Manakamana Tour Package
Manakamana Tour Package Facts
|Package:||Manakamana Tour Package|
|Price||USD 15 per person|
|Trip Start / Ends||Kathmandu / Kathmandu|
|Contact Detail (Viber/Whatsapp)||+9779843724104|
|Trip Note:||Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.|
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Manakamana tour package is designed for Nepali devotees and is a single-day package.
Manakamana is the temple of Durga Bhawani (Hindu Goddess), situated in the Gorkha District of Nepal. Manakamana means “wishes.” It is believed that Goddess Manakamana fulfills the wishes of those who worship her with a pure heart. Therefore, it is very accurate when someone with something from the heart; God performs it.
Manakamana temple is situated at about 1300 meters at the top of a hill surrounded by a small village community. It is about 9 km northeast of the town of Mugling and at about 90 Km West of Kathmandu and East of Pokhara.
Hindus believe that Manakamana Devi fulfills the wishes of her devotees, thus known as the wish-fulfilling deity. It is located close to historic Gorkha on a prominent ridge at 1302m altitude overlooking the Trisuli river valley.
History of Manakamana
It is said queen of Ram Shah was a goddess. It is only known to her devotee. Even the king was unaware of it. Ram Shah is king Gorkha born in AD 1614. One day the king found his queen in goddess incarnation. He told this to Lakhan Thapa. King dies instantly, in AD 1636. The queen went Sati (commit cremation with the husband's pyre as per the custom of that time). Lakhan Thapa objected and was dismayed by her Sati. The queen convinced him that she would reappear again. In six months after the queen's death, Lakhan Thapa heard the news that a farmer hit a stone while he plowed his field, and a stream of blood and milk came out from the rock. Immediately, he started performing Hindu tantric rituals and worship (home and pooja) at the place. As soon as blood and milk flow ceased, he established it as Manakamana Mai. It, later on, grew as Manakamana Temple. The current priest at the temple is the 17th generation descendant of Lakhan Thapa. Manakamana is only one of very few of its kind of temples where the priest is from the Magar community of Nepal.
Transportation to Manakamana
The bus takes three to four hours from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Generally, microbuses and minibusses run to Kurintar. In addition, one can take the bus in transit from east/west (Janakpur, Kakadbhitta, Biratnagar, Nepalgunj) to Kathmandu or Kathmandu to east/west.
There was transportation to Abu Khaireni until the cablecar was installed. And people walk uphill for 3 hours to reach Manakamana Temple. Now, the cable car operates from Kurintar. The cable car takes 10-12 minutes to reach the top.
The cable car generally operates during the daytime (9 a.m. to 5 p.m). It stops for a lunch break from 12.00 to 13.30. It starts operations an hour before the scheduled time on festive occasions, Saturdays, and holidays.
Manakamana Cable car
The charge is US$10 (tax extra) for foreigners and Rs 250 plus tax for Nepalese people. However, there is no method of separating foreigners from Nepalese other than a self-declaration by the tourist. The sacrificing animal, especially the goat, is also charged Rs. 140 one-way fare. Cock can be carried together with the passengers.
Worship and sacrifices
Manakamana is Hindu Goddess, so she is worshiped with flower offerings, sound, scent, dress, make-ups, and colors. There is a tradition of sacrificing animals at the temple. Devotees stand in line for even for 5-10 hours during festivals. The line started from the temple gate and sometimes reached longer than a few kilometers. People can be seen standing in line with pooja samagri (worship materials) in hand, and some of them carrying duck, cock, or goat with them. People seem to enjoy standing in the line without food, some even with no water.
Pooja Samagri (worship and offering materials) for Manakamana
As per Hindu mythology, all objects in this universe consist of five cosmic elements: earth, water, fire, air, and ether or space or sky. Therefore the arrangement of pooja samagri is made based on these elements then. It helps balance and regulates the activated five cosmic aspects in the universe. The worshipper then gets the maximum benefit of both manifest and unmanifest frequencies emitted from the God and Goddess.
Devi is worshiped with the same elements, and in Nepal, there is a tradition to offer cloth (bastra) to God and Goddess. Especially red is considered saubhagya (long life in Nepal), so Devi provides almost everything in Red color.
The pooja thali should contain at least the following in a puja basket along with Pancha patro,
- Abir (kumkum) for saubhagyaManakamana Cable Car Entrance
- Kesar represents earth
- Flower and Leaves
- Dhup for Scent (Fragnace)
- Diyo for light
- Cloth (Bastra or Dress) and mirror
- Fruit and Foods for Prasad (Coconut and sweet deserts)
- Bell for sound
- Betel nut and Janai
- Slight amount of rice (anna, grain)
The priest takes the pooja material when the devotee reaches near the Devi statue, and he offers their pooja samagri to Goddess and returns the same after providing her. People do Sankalpa (vow) and Bhakal (resolution) in the temple. The priest asks the devotees if they have any vow or resolution they are in the temple to offer. If they have any, the priest offers the pooja materials to Goddess in the name of Sankalpa and Bhakal of the devotee. People resolve the temple, and when their wish is fulfilled, they see the goodness Burga Bhavani, Manakamana Mata, again to offer their gratitude.
Manakamana is also famous for its sweet juicy small oranges (Tangerine). The hill of Manakamana is full of oranges in the season.
Manakamana Tour Package Itinerary
- Pick up from Kathmandu Valley at 6 o’ clock
- Receive two way Cable Car Ticket in Thankot from our agent
- Stop in Malekhu for refreshment (Interested can take their Breakfast)
- Take Cable car at 10 to 11 AM (Your’s Bus, Hiace wait for you in Kurintar Base)
- After Manakamana Darshan you can enjoy your lunch at Manakamana or in Kurintar
- 3 to 4 PM Departure from Kurintar
- 6 to 7pm drop in Kathmandu.
Manakamana Tour Package Price for Nepali
|Adult Nepali||A/C Tourist Hiace||Rs.1850|
|Nepali Student||A/C Tourist Hiace||Rs.1750|
|Elderly 60+ year||A/C Tourist Hiace||Rs.1750|
|Adult Nepali||Non Ac Hiace||Rs.1850|
|Nepali Student||Non Ac Hiace||Rs 1750|
|Elderly 60 + year||Non Ac Hiace||Rs 1750|
Note: Student identity card & Citizenship card for elderly people should carry compulsory while traveling. For indian Citizens you have to add NRS 200 per person.
Manakamana Cable car ticket price
|SAARC and Chinese||USD. 10.00|
|SAARC and Chinese (Child)||USD. 7.00|
|Foreigner||USD. 20 .00
(Other than Indian, SAARC and Chinese)
|Foreigner Child||USD. 15.00
(Other than Indian, SAARC and Chinese)
Vehicle rental for Manakamana Darshan
Manakamana Darshan is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus located in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The temple of Manakamana, dedicated to the Hindu goddess Bhagwati, is situated on a hilltop and can only be reached by cable car. Many devotees make the journey to the temple to seek blessings and fulfill their wishes.
For those planning to visit Manakamana Darshan, one of the most important aspects of the trip is transportation. The temple is located in a remote area and can only be reached by cable car, which can be a bit of a challenge for some. To make the journey more comfortable and convenient, many people opt to rent a vehicle.
There are several options for vehicle rental for Manakamana Darshan. The most popular choice is to rent a car or jeep, which can be easily arranged through local tour operators or travel agencies. This is a good option for those who prefer the comfort and convenience of a private vehicle, and allows you to travel at your own pace and schedule.
Another option is to rent a motorcycle or scooter, which can be a more affordable and adventurous way to explore the area. This is a good option for those who are comfortable with riding a motorcycle and want to experience the thrill of the journey. However, it's important to note that the roads in the area can be quite rugged and challenging, so it's important to have a good level of experience and confidence before attempting to ride a motorcycle or scooter on these roads.
For those who prefer to travel in a group, there is also the option of hiring a bus or mini-bus. This is a good option for larger groups or families, and allows everyone to travel together in comfort and safety. This can be arranged through local tour operators or travel agencies.
Regardless of which mode of transportation you choose, it's important to plan your trip in advance and make all necessary arrangements well before your departure date. This will help ensure that your journey to Manakamana Darshan is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
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Manakamana Tour FAQ
Q: How do I get to Manakamana Darshan?
A: The temple is located in the Gorkha district of Nepal and can only be reached by cable car. The cable car ride can be booked at the base station, located in Kurintar, and takes about 10-15 minutes to reach the temple.
Q: What are the hours of operation for the cable car?
A: The cable car operates from 6:00am to 5:00pm, with the last ride down at 5:00pm.
Q: Are there any restrictions on what I can bring with me on the cable car?
A: Yes, there are some restrictions on what you can bring with you on the cable car. You are not allowed to bring any sharp objects, firearms, or any other dangerous items. Additionally, the temple has certain dress code restrictions, so it's best to wear modest clothing.
Q: Can I make a booking for the cable car in advance?
A: Yes, you can make a booking for the cable car in advance through local tour operators or travel agencies.
Q: What are my transportation options for getting to Kurintar (base station)?
A: The most popular transportation options for getting to Kurintar are by car or jeep, which can be rented through local tour operators or travel agencies. You can also take a bus or mini-bus, or hire a motorcycle or scooter, but it's important to note that the roads in the area can be rugged and challenging.
Q: Is there a guide service available at the temple?
A: Yes, there are local guides available at the temple who can provide information about the temple's history and customs. Guides can be hired at the base station or through local tour operators or travel agencies.
Q: Are there any accommodations available near the temple?
A: There are a few guesthouses and lodges located near the temple, but it's best to check availability in advance. Additionally, there are also some accommodation options in nearby towns such as Kurintar and Dumre.
Q: Is it safe to visit Manakamana Darshan?
A: The temple is considered safe to visit, and thousands of people make the journey every year. However, as with any travel, it's important to take the necessary precautions and be aware of your surroundings.
Q: How can I Book Manakamana Darshan?
A: You can book Manakamana tour package with the most trusted tour operator, Hiking Annapurna. Simply dial the contact number 9843724104 and send your detail. Finally you can pay the amount in the ewsewa id 9843724104. Finally your trip is confirmed.
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