Manakamana temple lies in Gorkha, on top of 1302 meter hill and 105 kilometres west from Kathmandu. The Manakamana Devi temple is dedicated of Hindu goddess Bhagawati, an incarnation of goddess Parvati. The combination of two words Mana means heart and Kamana is a wish so that Manakamana is also the goddess of will fluffiness. It is believed that Goddess Manakamana grants the wishes of all those peoples who worship her.
According to Hindu lore the goddess Bhagwati, an incarnation of Parvati, grants wishes to those who make a sacrifice in her name. Newlyweds praying for children and other favor seekers visit Manakamana Temple, located in Nepal’s Gorkha district, to do just that, often in the form of a goat sacrifice made in a pavilion behind the temple.
The famous Manakamana Devi temple reaches 3 hours driving from Kathmandu. It is the middle way of Kathmandu and Pokhara. Cable car is a first passenger transportation car in Nepal that has become extremely popular with the locals and tourists alike. The 10-minute cable-car ride takes the visitor to the temple of Goddess Manakamma who is believed to have the power to fulfill wishes. Cable-car ride starts at Cheres, 104 km from Kathamndu on the highway to Pokhara. Cable car runs from morning 8 am till evening at 5 pm. In between from 12 noon till 1 o’clock is lunch time so that cable car service for an hour will be stopped. Saturday and other public holidays of Nepal is more crowded.
Manakamana Tour can be combining with other famous pilgrimage tour like Muktinath tour, Janakpur, Lumbini and any other tours or trekking start driving either from Pokhara or from Kathmandu. Rafting in Trisuli River is also possible to combine with Manakamna Day Tours.
Visit the Manakamana Temple of Nepal on a guided day trip to the holy site, which honors the Hindu Goddess Bhagwati. After a 3-hour drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar, you’ll take a 10-minute cable car ride to the 4,270-foot-high (1,302-meter) ridge-top station, located west of the Kathmandu Valley. During three hours of sightseeing, explore the temple alongside a knowledgeable guide who sheds light on its significance. Enjoy a restaurant lunch with marvelous views of the Himalayas.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350 m) and Transfer to the hotel
Day 02:Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Kurintar (258 m), 3 hrs. Go to temple by cable car. Back to Kathmandu
Day 04:Transfer to the Airport