Begin your journey from the resort after breakfast with a leisurely 1-hour drive to the historical gem of Jharkot, famous for its notable gompa. Revel in the tranquility and beauty of this Tibetan village, seemingly untouched by time. From Jharkot, embark on a serene hike into the valley, through ancient orchards, crossing suspension bridges and ascending the opposite side to ancient Jhong village. Tour a traditional home and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch by the Shinta Mani culinary team at the monastery, set against the backdrop of 360-degree breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and majestic mountains.
After the meal, choose between an exhilarating mountain biking adventure down a less-traveled trail or a comfortable jeep ride towards Kagbeni village, the gateway to Upper Mustang. Here, visit the Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, an important Buddhist site, attracting visitors interested in Buddhism and its teachings. This tour is a blend of history, culture, adventure, and natural beauty, providing an immersive experience of the Nepal countryside.
For those seeking an even more enriching cultural experience, we offer an optional tour of the revered Muktinath Hindu pilgrimage site. By departing from the resort two hours earlier, you can visit this sacred location nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Muktinath is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists from around the world, offering a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the spiritual traditions of Nepal.
The highlight of the Muktinath visit is the sacred 108 fountains, also known as Mukti Dhara. According to Hindu belief, bathing in these fountains washes away one’s sins and brings salvation. Hence, we recommend bringing your bathing suit to partake in this unique spiritual ritual. This optional tour adds an additional layer of depth to your Nepalese journey, combining the thrill of adventure with profound spiritual experiences.