2 Days and 1 Night
Ever wanted to have a short escape out of the Kathmandu Valley for a refreshing, soul-filling rejuvenation? Then you are in the right place. We offer you a full board package to a mere 2 and half hours’ drive away from Kathmandu to the mountains. Enjoy fresh air, the rushing river in the distance, great rural landscapes and ample activities for you to make memories.
Manakamana lies in Gorkha District. Gorkha is the another name of bravery in the Nepali language. Manakamana Temple is a holy place. It is the temple of the goddess Manakamana Devi. Hindus believes that she is the goddess who fulfills their wishes. Manakamana is at the top and below is Kurintar. From Kurintar, the cable car runs and connects two points. In addition, from the top of Manakamana you can see the beautiful mountains view. The Manakamana temple overlooks the Trishuli and Marshyangdi river valley. It offers the breath taking views of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna mountains to the north.
People worship the Hindu Goddess Manakamana Devi with offering of flowers, sound, scents, dress, makeups and colors. There is also a tradition of sacrificing animals at the temples. Sometimes there is a long line from the temple gate to the main temple. People seems to enjoy standing in the line, even without food and water for a long time.
Cable car takes 10 – 12 minutes to reach at the top in Manakamana from Kurintar. The cable car generally operates during the day time from morning 9 am to evening 5 pm.