Flight booking in Nepal

Most of the people around the world would like to travel most incredible place. From then they plan to have a suitable and reliable transport . In this case , people are still suffering from getting easily flights. This happen mostly in our country Nepal. Getting the flight when you want is nightmare in Nepal. Global technology has created the border less enrichment in any country , people can easily access the most of the services remotely. But unfortunately in Nepal , people still get trouble while booking flights . In the survey , very few of people book there flight through online flight booking portal. And remaining are hired through travel agency . There are lots of sites and system which try to facilities it but very sadly no one was success to solve . Few month ago for the first time the problem has handled well with rising of Nepflights.com

Nepflights.com gives you the best system to secure great deals on flights within a Nepal. This provide you easy booking engine to browse nonstop flights and convenient departure points everyday. You can always rely on nepflights.com to help you find cheap flights . Using Nepflights.com booking engine is simple – just type in your points of travel and preferred dated and nepflights.com does the rest. If your travel times are flexible , you can find even better bargains by adjusting your flight dates.

For the payment method nepflights.com provide both online and cash on delivery payment services. It is not necessary to have the online payment gateway . It also provide cash on delivery service

Nepflights.com lets you search across the largest number of airlines which means that you’ll be able to find great flight deals at the perfect travel date and time. Much more , this nepflights provide rewards for there regular clients.

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Gautam buddha was born in NEPAL

The Buddha who is the founder of the Buddhist religion is called Buddha Shakyamuni “Shakya” is the name of the royal family into which he was born, and “Muni” means “Able One.” Buddha Skakyamuni was born as a royal prince in 624 BC in a place called Lumbini, which is the part of Nepal. His mother’s name was Queen Mayadevi and his father’s name was King Shuddhodana.Lumbini is the place where the Buddha, known as the Tathagata(his childhood name before he gained the gained the knowledge )was born. Lumbini is situated at the foothills of the Himalayas in modern Nepal. In the Buddha’s time, Lumbini was a beautiful garden full of green and shady Sal trees (Shorea). The garden and its tranquil environs were owned by both the Shakyas and Kolias clans. King Suddhodana, father of Gautama Buddha was of the Shakya dynasty belonging to the Kshatriya or the warrior caste. Maya Devi, his mother, gave birth to the child on her way to her parent’s home in Devadaha while taking rest in Lumbini under a sal tree in the month of May in the year 642 B.C. The beauty of Lumbini is described in Pali and Sanskrit literature. Maya Devi it is said was spellbound to see the natural grandeur of Lumbini. While she was standing, she felt labor pains and catching hold of a drooping branch of a Sal tree, the baby, the future Buddha, was born.

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Official announcement of Visit Lumbini

Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai formally announced the much-talked-about Visit Lumbini Year 2012 (VLY-2012) from the birthplace of Gautam Buddha on Thursday, inviting the world to work towards creating a peaceful society through Buddha’s peace message.

“I formally declare the year 2012 as Visit Lumbini Year so as to make the birthplace of Buddha a centre of global attraction,” said the prime minister at a programme here. Lumbini is one of the country’s 10 sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site List.

Bhattarai said Buddha fought against starvation, terrorism, hatred, wars and intolerance, and insisted that country is heading towards ensuring perennial peace, ending the impact of past conflicts.

Buddha’s discourses have high influence on both domestic and international communities and that Nepal should take its advantage by linking religion with the country’s development.

He committed that a number of plans have been devised to make Lumbini, the centre of global attraction. In the first phase, the government will design a master plan for the development of Lumbini and then a circuit will be developed to connect all the holy places related to Buddha.

The Cabinet on October 17 had declared 2012 as Visit Lumbini Year (VLY) for the promotion and development of the Lumbini area. It had also formed a six-member national committee led by UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal for the development of the Greater Lumbini Area.

The committee includes Forest Minister Wakil Musalman, Nepali Congress Lawmaker Minendra Rijal and UML Lawmaker Mangal Siddhi Manandhar. The committee has also been mandated for preparing a master plan for the development of Lumbini.

A team led by Dahal visited New York, USA, recently to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. The Nepali team urged Ban to coordinate international efforts to develop the Buddha’s birth place.

Maoist Chairman Dahal is also one of the joint chairmen of Hong Kong-based Non Governmental Organisation—Asia Pacific Exchange and Cooperation Foundation (APEC)—which was said to have pledged to spend $ 3 billion for the development of Lumbini.

The government plans to nominate Nepali singer and nun Aani Chhoying Dolma, Chinese actor Jackie Chan, Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan and Indian actress Rekha as Peace Ambassadors for the VLY 2012.

According to the Bhairahawa immigration office, 98,431 visitors (excluding Indian) entered Nepal to visit Lumbini in the first 10 months of 2011. According to the government statistics, 99,508 tourists (excluding Indians) visited Lumbini in 2010.

 

copied from: ekantipur.com

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Sagarmatha National Park

Introduction

Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park is spread over an area of 1,148 sq, km in 1976, of the Himalayan ecological zone in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The Park includes the upper catchments areas of the Dudhkoshi and Bhotehoshi Rivers and is largely composed of rugged terrain and gorges of  the high Himalayas, ranging from 2,845m at Monjo to the top of the world’s highest Himal – Sagarmatha at 8,848m above the sea level. Other peaks above 6,000m are Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Thamserku. Nuptse, Amadablam and Pumori.

The famed Sherpa people, whose lives are interwoven with the teachings of Buddhism, live in the region. The renowned Tengboche and other monasteries are common gathering places to celebrate religious festivals such as Dumje and Mane Rumdu. In addition to Tengboche, Thame, Khumjung and Pangboche are some other famous monasteries. For its superlative natural characteristics, UNESCO listed SNP as a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Flora and Fauna

The vegetation found at the lower altitude of the park include pine and hemlock forests, while fir, juniper, birch and rhododendron, scrub and alpine plant communities are common at the higher altitude.

The park is home to the red panda, snow leopard, musk deer,  Himalayan tahr, marten, Himalayan mouse hare (pika) and over 118 species of bird including the Impeyan pheasant, snow cock, blood pheasant, red billed cough etc.

How to Get There

The most common ways to reach the park from Kathmandu are:

– Flight to Lukia and two day’s walk

– Bus to Jiri and 10 day’s walk

– Flight to Tumlingtar and 10 day’s walk

– Flignt to Phaplu and 5 day’s walk

 

Buffer Zone

Government of Nepal has declared a buffer zone in and around the park in 2002 with the objective of reducing biotic pressure in the slow growing vegetation. The government has also made a provision of plowing back 30 – 50 percent the revenue earned by the park to community development activities in the buffers zone. In collaboration with local people it aims to conserve biodiversity in the region.

Popular Trekking Routes

The trek from Namche to Kala Pathar is very popular. The Gokyo Lake and Chukung valleys also provide spectacular views. The Thame Valley is popular for Sherpa culture while Phortse is famous for wildlife viewing. There are some high passes worth crossing over. However, the trekkers must have a guide and proper equipment for the trek.

 

From Namche Bazar to Kala Pathar

From                       Destination                             Duration

Namche Bazar             Tengboche                              5 hours

Tengboche                 Pangboche                             3 hours

Pangboche                 Dingboche/Pherich                     3 hours

Dingboche/Pheriche        Lobuche                                5 hours

Lobuche                    Kalapatthar                             6 hours

Kalapatthar                 Base Camp                             8 hours

 

Namche Bazar to Gokyo Peak

 

From                            Destination                              Duration

Namche Bazar                           Khumjung/Khunde                     2 hours

Khumjung/Khunde                     Dole                                         6 hours

Dole                                         Macherma                                 4 hours

Macherma                                 Gokyo                                      4 hours

Gokyo                                      Gokyo Peak                              3 hours

Gokyo Peak                              Thaknak                                    3 hours

Thaknak                                    Phortse                                     6 hours

Phortse                                     Pangboche                               2 hours

Pangboche                               Park HQ, Mendalphu                 8 hours

Safety Precautions

High altitude sickness can affect if elevation is gained too rapidly and without proper acclimatization. The symptoms are – headache, difficulty in sleeping, breathlessness, loss of appetite and general fatigue. If someone develops the symptoms, stop ascending immediately; if symptoms persist, the only proven cure is to descend to lower elevations.

Medical advice could be sought from Kunde Hospital or Pheriche Health Post. Radio communication with Kathmandu is available at Park Headquarter.

Inspired by: http://www.dnpwc.gov.np

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Bardia National Park

Introduction

Bardia National park is the largest national park in the lowland Terai covering on area of 968 sq.km. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems and conserve tiger and its prey species. Initially, a small area was gazetted as the Karnali Wildlife Reserve in 1976.1500 households of the Babai valley were resettled outside the park allowing the vegetation and wildlife to flourish. In 1982, it was renamed as Bardia Wildlife Reserve, and in 1984 it was extended to its current size. The reserve was given the status of a National Park in 1988. Greater One-horned Rhinoceros were translocated from Chitwan National Park in 1986, 1991, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002.

In 1997, an area of 327 km2 surrounding the park was declared as a buffer zone, which consists of forests and private lands. The park and local communities jointly manage the buffer zone. Together they initiate community development activities and manage natural resources in the buffer zones.An elephant ride provides a different view of the park as one can go off the main trail, Morning and late afternoon is the ideal time to go on a ride. Karnali river is the suitable home for Gangetic dolphin. Babi valley is a majestic place to visit where flagship Rhino, tiger, elephant can be observed in the wilderness site.

 

Babai valley

The Babai valley extending from Parewa odar to Chepang (bridge) was included In the park in 1984. The pristine valley is characterized by rich biodiversity. The major vegetation and forest type are wooded grassland and the riverine forest. The translocated rhinoceros from Chitwan were reintroduced in this valley. The luxurious forests in the east of the park also provide a good habitat and corridor for several wildlife species. The Karnali river is home to the endangered Gharial crocodile and Marsh mugger. The blue waters also provide habitat for the endangered Gangetic dolphin. Large Mahasheer, a game fish, is considered an excellent catch.

The fast flowing water also provide excellent rafting expeditions that can stop in the park. Riverine forests along with the shores of the river creating prime habitat for birds such as Herons, Egrets, Black-necked, stork, and Little pratincole. The Tharu ethnic group is native to this area. Traditionally they are subsistence farmers and practice their own tribal religious. Handicrafts made by the community members could be bought as souvenirs.

 

Features

Climate

The park has three distinct seasons, each providing a unique experience. Form October through early April the weather is dry. The days are warm, and the nights are cool and pleasant. From April to June the temperatures warm up, are peaking up to 450c in May. The hot sticky days give way to the monsoon rains that lasts until September.

Flora and Fauna

The park offers a variety of experiences in its vast undisturbed wilderness. About 70% of the forest consists of Sal trees with a mixture of grassland and riverine forests.Sal leaves are used in festival and religious offering. The park is home to endangered animals such as the Royal Bengal tiger, wild elephant, Greater one-horned rhinoceros, swamp deer, and black buck, The other endangered species include gharial-crocodile, marsh mugger and Gangetic dolphin. Endangered birds found in the park are Bengal florican, lesser florican and sarus crane, More that 30 different mammals, over 230 species of birds and several species of snakes, lizard and fish have been recorded In the park’s forest, grassland and river. In addition to the resident species, several migratory birds visit the park,

Facilities

Museum and Tharu culture are available for visitors at HQ. The wireless radio communication facility at the park headquarters, could be used in eme rgency, If you are traveling by private vehicle make sure that you have ample amount of fuel. Be advised to carry a comprehensi ve first-aid kit including medicines for intestinal problems. There is a community health post at Thakurdwara. You can spend your nights at the lodges surrounding the pork. These lodges provide service to tourists.

 

How to get there

You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Nepalgunj or take the doily flight. From Nepalgunj bus service is available to the park HQ at Thakurdwara during the dry season,

 

Inspired by: http://www.dnpwc.gov.np/

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Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. Formerly called Royal Chitwan National Park it was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km2 and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the Chitwan district. In altitude it ranges from about 100 metres (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 metres (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills.Chitwan National Park has long been regarded as Nepal’s third biggest attraction after trekking and the Kathmandu Valley. This huge and beautiful nature reserve protects 932 sq km of sal forest, water marshes and rippling grassland. The park is one of the last refuges of the endangered one-horned Indian rhino and there are sizeable populations of tigers, leopards and rare Gangetic dolphins

Chitwan National Park is one of Nepal’s most popular tourist destinations. In 1989 more than 31,000 people visited the park, and ten years later already more than 77,000.There are several lodges inside the national park offering full board and accommodation in combination with elephant and jeep safaris, rafting tours and guided jungle walks. The pioneer safari lodge is Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge which has been receiving guests since 1972, before the national park was established. Tiger Tops has developed standards for responsible conservation tourism and supports the “Long-term Tiger Monitoring Project” of the International Trust for Nature Conservation and anti-poaching units operating in the national park.On the edge of the national park Sauraha is a well-known spot for tourists. Accessible from the nearby Bharatpur Airport, Sauraha offers a choice of hotels, lodges, restaurants and agencies that organize day trips into the protected area.

This is the richest habitat in the land with tall grasslands interspersed with riverine and hardwood sal forest . Here one can see wildlife such as the swamp deer, musk deer, black buck, blue bull, the royal Bengal tiger, gharial and marsh mugger crocodile and the last of a breed of Asiatic wild buffalo. This area is also rich in birdlife with a variety of babbles and orioles, koels and drongos, peacocks and floricans, and a multitude of wintering wildfowl. There are five protected areas in Nepal – Koshi Tappu and Parsa in the east, Sukla Phanta and Dhorpatan for hunting in the west and Shivapuri in the. mid-mountain region. The Churia, also known as the. siwalik, is the southern most range of the Himalaya. No where do they rise above 1,220 meters, This range is famous for fossil deposits of Pleistocene mammals, among them 10 species of elephants, 6 rhinoceros, hippopotamus, saber-toothed cats, various antelopes and primates such as the orang-utan, long extinct in the subcontinent, Situated north of the Churia are broad, low valleys of the inner Terai know as the Doons. These valleys are not unlike the outer plains with tall elephant grass, swamps and ox-bow lakes where the last of the one-horned rhinoceros survive. Royal Chitwan National Park in the Inner Terai of central Nepal is the first and best protected area in the kingdom. Once one of the most famous big game hunting areas in Asia. Chitwan now offers protection to a large array of mammals such as the. one-horned rhinoceros, tiger, leopard, sloth bear and the gaur (wild bison) as well as more than 400 species of birds.

Higher in the north between 2000 and 3500 meters lies the Mahabharat Range with its oak crowned crests. The hills of this midland are covered by a moist temperate forest of deodar, oak, maple and birch in which are found deer, ghoral serow, leopard and monkey, The gorgeous multi-colored lmpeyan pheasant (Nepal’s national bird) is also found here with other endangered birds like the koklas and Cheer Pheasants. Protected areas in this zone include Khapted National Park in the Far-West, Dhorpatan Hunting reserve, North-west of Pokhara and Shivapuri Wildlife Sanctuary near Kathmandu.

Higher still, nearer the snowline, are the alpine mountain flanks which are the haunt of snow leopard, which preys on blue sheep and the Himalayan tahr. Rarely seen are the wolf, black bears and lynx. The Sherpas, Manabga, and Dolpa-bas are some of those who farm and graze their livestock on the high mountain pastures. Langtang, Sagarmatha (Everest), Shey-Phoksundo and Rara National Parks are the protected high altitude areas of Nepal.

His Majesty’s Government of Nepal has set aside more than 13,000 sq. kms of protected areas that include as many bio-geographic regions as possible to assure conservation of the maximum numbers of wildlife species. These nature sanctuaries attract wildlife enthusiasts and tourists from all over the world and each park and reserve has its own attraction.

Inspired by: Wikipedia, visitnepal.com, lonelyplanet.com

khaptad

Khaptad

Introduction:

Khaptad is a land of grasslands and forests at the same time it is one of A Mystical and an unexplored Territories of Nepal.Khaptad, Nepal’s newest park area, is in the middle hills of the Far-west of the country. The 225 sq. kms. area of the park is situated where the district of Bajhang, Bajura, Doti, and Achham meet. Khaptad is a plateau of grassland and forest cover at an elevation of about 3,000 meters. The mixed conifer and broad-leaf forest are an excellent example of the vegetation that once convered much of west Nepal’s middle hills. The forest consists of mixture of tall fir, yew rhododendron, oak, dense strands of bamboo and smaller shrubs. This habitat provides good cover for bear, leopard, barking and musk deer, as well as birds like the Impeyan, koklas, and kalij pheasants. This park is special because it represents one of the few remaining mid-mountain ecosystem in Nepal Himalaya. At the north-eastern corner of the park, a small serene lake and swampy area called Khaptad Daha is a religious site where Hindu pilgrims come to worship Shiva on the full moon of July-August each year. Here lived the ascetic, the Khapatad Baba, who was known and revered throughout Nepal.

Way to reach there:
The easiest access is to fly to Dipayal or Chainpur or Sanfebagar or Kolti from where it is a few days hike to the national park. It is also possible to drive to Silgadi from Dhangadi. The best time to visit Khapatad is in March and April and in October and November. Travellers should hike with camping equipment, food and guides

Place to visit:

  • Khaptad National Park
  • Shaileswori:
  • Ramaroshan:
  • Surma Devi & Surmasarovar:
  • Badimalik

Predominant Culture:
The main ethnic groups living here are Brahmin, Chettri, Thakuri, Damai, Kami and Sunuwar. The predominant culture is Hindu. Khaptad is a place of high I’eligious value. The religious and cultural values of this place were highly enhanced after Khaptad Swami settled here 53 years ago. The area is believed to have been the center of the civilizations that covered southwest Tibet, far west Nepal, and northwest India of Kumaon and Garhwal region.

When To Visit:
The best time to visit Khaptad is during autumn and spring, October-November and March-May. During autumn several festival are held here. A fair is held at Tribeni near Khaptad, every Dashain which falls in October and another fair is also held at Khaptad Daha around the same time at the end of Summer.

Summer here is cool and wet with temperature ranig from 0 to 18-degree Celsius, while winters are cold and dry with temperature some times below -18 degrees. The monsoon rains occur between May-September. Snowfall occurs during the extreme winter months.

Inspired by:nepaltravels.com and colorfulnepal.com

 

 

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Muktinath

Introduction
Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is a holy place for both Buddhists and Hindus on the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas of NepalMukti and Nath.  Mukti means Salvation or Nirvana and Nath mean god or Master. Mukti Holds grate significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath This Sanskrit name itself has religious overtone and a sort of emotional ring to it for the devout Hindus. The name is synthesis of two words – (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha (Freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth. It is an ardent wish or a dream if you may say, of every Hindu to get Mukti-Nirvana from this cycle taking births over and over again. It is belief of the Hindus that this world is “MAYA” (an illusion) and the earliest one gets out of it the better and a visit to Muktinath will help them achieve that goal. Since then it called Muktinath.The Hindus call it Muktichhetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Shaligrams (Ammonite) found here are considered by Hindu as incarnation of lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth lord Vishnu turned into Shaligram because of Brinda’s Curse.This place is opened through out the year but especially in Rishitarpani, Ram Nawami, and Bijay Dashami thousands of pilgrims gather here to celebrate the festival.

How do I go to Muktinath?
Apart from walking to Muktinath all the way, there are many ways one can travel, depending on time and budget.

Basically the trip can be divided in two parts: from Kathmandu to Jomsom, and from Jomsom to Muktinath.
There is no direct flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom. Travelling by airplane one has to fly to Pokhara, stay over one night and then take the early morning flight to Jomsom.

From Kathmandu to Jomsom you can:
1. Go by bus to Pokhara, then the next day by plane to Jomsom.
2. Go by plane to Jomsom.
3. Do the 6-day trek to Jomsom, starting from Pokhara.
4. Take a helicopter.

Starting from Jomsom you can:
1. Walk to Kagbeni to Jhargot to Muktinath in about 5-7 hours total.
2. Go by a local rented horse in about the same time.
3. Go on the back seat of a local rented motor bike or by jeep plus driver.

Can I travel to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa safely by myself?
Yes, if you are physically and mentally healthy, both men and women alike, up till quite a high age, can travel to Muktinath on their own and travel quite comfortably and safely. Recently new roads have been made and it is even possible now to go by motor bike, jeep or small bus from Jomsom to Muktinath.

What is the best time to travel?
When you are not familair with the local situation, we recommend not to hike to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa during the raining season (June, July, August and the beginning of September) because of the possibility of landslides. Due to bad weather also there is a great chance plains do not fly from Pokhara to Jomson and back for days. Taking a helicopter can be the alternative.
In November and February it can be cold, but you can travel. December and January are for the die hards.

Do I need a guide?
If people ask us if a guide is needed, the answer is a bit difficult to give. To find your way you do not need a guide, but, of course, you might consider it more convenient to travel together. Beside by hiring a guide you provide income for a Nepalese family.

Do I need a permit to travel to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa?
Yes, unless you are from Nepal or India you need to obtain two documents which allow you to travel to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa. Best is to ask a local travel agency in Kathmandu to arange it for you. It saves you time. (See the bottom of this page.)

Can I continue my trip after my arrival by airplane at Jomsom immediately?
When you arrive at Jomsom by airplane you are at 2,800 meters while you came from Pokhara at 800 meters (Kathmandu is at 1,500 meters). Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is at 3,800 meters. So, you have to be aware that you can get (severe) high altitude sickness when you continue your trip to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa and stay near in Ranipauwa (3,700 m.) or Jhargot (3,400 m.) for a night without adjusting to the hight.

Basically there are three options:
1) After arrival early morning at Jomsom you can go up and down from Jomsom to Muktinath by jeep in one day. Or you go up bij jeep and walk 4-5 hours back to Jomsom the same day.
2) If you plan otherwise and arrive at Jomsom by airplane from Pokhara, we strongly recommend that you stay one night in Jomsom in order to prevent high altitude sickness instead of going to Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa and staying nearby in Ranipauwa (which sometimes, due to signs with ‘Muktinath’ in this small town, mistakenly is called Muktinath as well) the very same day you arrive by flight.
3) Alternatively, after arrival by plane at Jomsom, you can walk for three hours and stay at Kagbeni for a night at 2,900 meters.

When choosing option 2 or 3, after visiting Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa sleeping at Jharhot is best (which is 30-45 minutes walking down).

Where can I buy bus tickets, and can I do this at the last minute?
The bus tickets can be bought at any travel agency in Nepal. Last-minute bookings are most of the time no problem. Cost for the 6-hour bus drive to Pokhara is between 250-900 NPR, or 3-13 USD.

The road is OK, and officials at government road blocks prevent the drivers of trucks and buses from going too fast by noting down there arrival time at each road block. The cheap local buses to Pokhara always have bad tires and are often run by junior drivers. You can feel comfortable travelling with a tourist bus to Pokhara though. Having said this, travelling by bus in Nepal is less save than flying.

And how about the plane tickets for Jomsom?
For non locals the plane tickets to Jomsom cost about 130 USD for a single trip from Kathmandu to Jomsom and about half of this amount from Pokhara to Jomsom. That is, if you are not from Nepal. For locals the prices are much cheaper for good reasons. Make sure you take an early flight.  Every day, between 10 and 11 a.m., it starts to be very windy in Jomsom. The planes need to arrive before that time. If the departure of a plane is delayed, it can be cancelled for that reason. So take the early flight at 7 or 8 a.m., and even with some delay the flight will not be cancelled.
Due to bad weather flights from Pokhara to Jomsom can be cancelled, sometimes for several days in a row, especially during the rain season.

Lodging
Along the route to Muktinath you’ll find enough guesthouses to eat and sleep. If a local guesthouse is fine for you, you do not need to make arrangements up front. The beds are clean and the food is good. Hot showers and electricity are available during part of the day. Costs per night are about 200-500 NPR for a local guesthouse and 40 USD or more for a hotel. Food per day in a local guesthouse is about 500-700 NPR per person for three meals, including tea or coffee. Enough room is available. For Hindu pilgrims there are also free Dharamsalas.

Does it make sense to use a travel agency to make all arrangements?
Yes, no doubt this could make sense. If you are not used to travelling in Asia, or if you are feeling insecure about things, a good travel agency will make the difference between a relaxed journey and a journey full of worries. Besides, when you travel in a group of more than three persons you must make sure you make reservations not only for bus and plane, but also for the guesthouses you want to stay at. One person can always find a place to sleep. With a group – more than two persons – it can be difficult (to stay together in the same place). In that case you could consider to ask a travel agent to make the bookings up front.

 

Inspired by: muktinath.org, muktinathdarshan.com

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