3 days in Kathmandu & Muktinath Itinerary

3 days in Kathmandu & Muktinath Itinerary

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3 days in Kathmandu & Muktinath Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
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Kathmandu
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Muktinath
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Kathmandu

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Kathmandu

Once synonymous with the mysterious and inaccessible Shangri-La, today Kathmandu draws an ever-increasing number of tourists, catering to independent travelers of various budgets.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Boudhanath Stupa, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then browse the exhibits of Universal Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swayambhunath Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kathmandu vacation builder site .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kathmandu. In October, daily temperatures in Kathmandu can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Muktinath.

Things to do in Kathmandu

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Swayambhunath Temple ©
Swayambhunath Temple

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Muktinath

Muktinath ©
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. On the 17th (Thu), trek along Jomsom Muktinath Trek, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muktinath Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Muktinath Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Muktinath visit planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Kathmandu to Muktinath in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kathmandu in October since evenings lows in Muktinath dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Muktinath

Historic Sites Trails Parks

Side Trip

Mustang Region
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Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Temple ©
Muktinath Temple
Jomsom Muktinath Trek ©
Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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