Manakamana temple lies in Gorkha, on top of 1302 meter hill and 105 kilometres west from Kathmandu. The Manakamana Devi temple is dedicated of Hindu goddess Bhagawati, an incarnation of goddess Parvati. The combination of two words Mana means heart and Kamana is a wish so that Manakamana is also the goddess of will fluffiness. It is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wishes of all those peoples who worship her. The famous Manakamana Devi temple reaches 3 hours driving from Kathmandu. It is the middle way of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Spectacular deep valleys, the terraced field from the cable car and mountain views of Manaslu, Annapurna ranges and Himchuli can be seen from the temple.
Cable car ride from the station at the bank of Trisuli River takes about 10 minutes to reach the main temple. It is 2.8 kilometre from bottom till the hill. The bottom station of the cable car is placed at 258-meter altitudes and top station is placed at 1302 meter altitudes. There are facilities for overnight stay at the hotel and good restaurants to take foods. Cable car runs from morning 8 am till evening at 5 pm. In between from 12 noon till 1 o’clock is lunch time so that cable car service for an hour will be stopped. Saturday and other public holidays of Nepal is more crowded.
Manakamana Tour can be combining with other famous pilgrimage tour like Muktinath tour, Janakpur, Lumbini and any other tours or trekking start driving either from Pokhara or from Kathmandu. Rafting in Trisuli River is also possible to combine with Manakamna Day Tours.
Trip Departure : 6:00 AM from Touch Kailash Travels & Tours or Hotel you stayed at Kathmandu
Trip Start Dates
We can organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your custom departure date.
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Day 01:Drive from kathmandu or from Pokhara as early as you can. Visit Manakamana devi temple and drive back to next destination.
Day 01Drive from kathmandu or from Pokhara as early as you can. Visit Manakamana devi temple and drive back to next destination.Drive as early as possible wither from Pokhara or from Kathmandu. Reach Manakamana temple and darsan. Back to Pokhara or Kathmandu by evening. Lunch and other foods will be on the way of your driving or near at Manakamana Temple.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
As altitude increases, the body requires time to adapt to lower oxygen levels through a process known as acclimatization. Proper acclimatization is crucial for maintaining health and ensuring a comfortable journey at high altitudes. Most individuals are affected by the reduced oxygen levels at elevations exceeding 2,500 meters. Diamox (Acetazolamide) has proven to be highly effective in facilitating acclimatization and countering High Altitude Sickness. Further details will be provided closer to the journey.
Please consult your doctor and undergo a medical examination before embarking on the Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar yatra. Given the high altitudes, it is advisable to begin exercises such as walking, jogging, yoga, and breathing exercises at least a month prior to ensure a successful journey.
The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.