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Most people visit Manakamana during the spring season

Destination: Manakamana 


A tiered pagoda basking in Himalayan views, the mountaintop Manakamana Temple dates back to the 17th century, but was heavily damaged by the 2015 earthquake. Despite the scaffolding, pilgrims still come here in droves. Visitors often sacrifice a goat or chicken in a gory pavilion behind the temple – goats even get a discounted one-way ticket up on the cable car!

Best time:

Most people visit Manakamana during the spring season (February-April) when plants are blooming new flowers and the hills are ornate. However, if you have planned for the trip on foot, going during the dry season (November-January) is advisable.


There are motels, hotels and lodges around Manakamana Temple. In cold days, most of hotels are closed but open sufficient enough to hold the guests at the winter.


One can take 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 cable car was installed. And people walk uphill for 3 hours to reach Manakamana temple. Now, the cable car operates from Kurintar.


Manakamana Temple Tour is a famous tour among the Hindus because it takes them to Manakamana Devi, who is a goddess that will fulfill their wishes. Many devotees have their wishes fulfilled by her. Manakamana is not only her name; it is the name of a place. Manakamana is a holy place, centrally located, to which the devotees from the northern side, western side, and eastern side, head off, to be blessed, to be protected and to pray that their wishes would be fulfilled in the upcoming days. 

To have your wish fulfilled is the greatest thing; that’s why, Nepalese and Indians visit this temple at least once in their life-time, some visit every year, and the highway and the stairs that lead you to Manakamana are smooth, easy, and perfect for a traveler, who wants to know the width of the Trishuli River, the volume of its water, the remote villages that lies outside Kathmandu and of course to know how the Chinese engineers constructed the highway by the river, digging out the hills and valleys, covered with vegetation, making the impossible possible, creating a link between Kathmandu and most of the regions of Nepal, giving Kathmandu from a basic necessity to engineered goods to medical supplies, giving a sustainability to the life of the people, who live in a capital. All these in one sense comprise Manakamana Temple Tour. 

Altitude and Manakamana goes side by side and the district where it is located is called Gorkha, another name of bravery in the Nepali language. Manakamana is at the top and below is Kurintar, from where the cable car runs and connects the two points. Walking to the top has become the thing of the past because of that cable car and the journey from Kathmandu to Kurintar covers a distance of 104 km. If you are a person who is concerned with the digit of height then you will reach the height of 258 m when you are at Kurintar and at 1302 m when you are at Manakamana temple. From this height, you also see mountains, distant mountains, namely Manaslu, Himalchuli and Annapurna Mountains. Manakamana Pilgrim Tour is a linking factor.

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