Muktinath pilgrimage Tour
Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour is a moderate adventure tour that offers stunning mountain views and breathtaking landscapes and spiritual temples. The Muktinath Temple in Nepal is regarded as the place of salvation, where people usually come to visit this temple throughout the world.
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Activity Level Moderate
Muktinath Temple (elevation3710m) is located at the foot of Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang district of Nepal. Muktinath temple is a sacred or a holy place for both Buddhists and Hindus in the country. The word “Muktinath” is made from two words “Mukti” and “Nath” which means “Salvation or Nirvana” and “God or Master” respectively.
Muktinath has been such a holy site where thousands of devotees visit in search of freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Muktinath tour does not involve high altitude trekking, nor does it involve tiring treks over the mountains.
Our tour starts with the scenic flight to Pokhara. Following day, we’ll fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and from Jomsom to Muktinath in the jeep. Upon arrival in Muktinath Temple, you will visit a small pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu which is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath one of the eight most virtuous holy temples in the world for the Hindu whereas it is worshipped as 24 Tantric places in the world by the Buddhists. The Buddhists worship the deity as one of the Bodhisattvas while Mukti Kshetra ( place of salvation) by Hindus. Hindu devotees take quick bath in 108 icy water spout which is believed to cleanse one’s sins and take a quick holy dip 2 holy ponds (Mukti Kunda) which is located in the backyard and front of the temple respectively. Nearby is the temple of Jwala Mai, or the Goddess of Flame, with the exceptional underground blue flame. The Hindus believe that this fire was lit as an offering made by Brahma himself, (the creator of Hindu mythology) as he set water on fire. After the completion of worshipping we return to Pokhara by the same route. We return to Kathmandu the following day. On the way, we stop by Manakama Temple to visit. We’ll be able to enjoy views of green hills, mountains, lush orange trees, and terraced farms while riding in the cable car from Kurintar to reach the temple located in the uphill of Gorkha District. After the visit, we continue our journey to Kathmandu.
Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Our representative will be there at airport to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. You will have your lunch there. In the afternoon, either you can have rest or enjoy roaming in Thamel. In the evening, our guide will give you some important information about the trip. Prepare yourself with the necessary materials for the trip.
Flight to Pokhara.
Early morning after breakfast, our day begins with the visit to Ghuheswori and Pashupatinath. This Hindu temple is also revered as the guardian deity of the nation. The journey then heads towardsJalnarayan (the sleeping Bishnu) and we then return back hotel for lunch. After lunch, we will drive toward the domestic airport for our flight to Pokhara.
Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktianth - Jomsom.
After breakfast, we will fly to Jomsom. After arrival in Jomsom, we will reach the hotel from the airport in a few minutes. After a short break in the hotel, we will start our today’s trip to Muktinathvia private jeep. On the way, you can enjoy see the scenery of natural beauty places, George of Gandaki river, Monastery & Kagbeni. Upon arriving in Muktinath, you can have a holy bath in the Mukti Kunda and the 108 water spouts that are believed to wash away one’s bad deeds. After darshan walk to the Jwala Mai temple and the MhameLhaKhang Gompa. We will return to Jomsom following the same route.
Jomsom - Pokhara.
Today we will fly back to Pokhara after having breakfast. After a short break in the hotel– we will go for Pokhara sightseeing where you will visit the following:
Bindhyabasini Temple, Davis Fall, Seti River Gorge, Gupteshwor Cave, Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake.
Drive to Kathmandu via Manakamana Temple.
Early morning, we will drive to Kathmandu which will take around 7 hours. On the way, we can visit Manakamana Temple through Cable Car. This ride gives breathtaking views of Hills, Mountains, forests, little farming villages and the ride through the clouds.
Departure from Kathmandu
You will be dropped to the international airport two hours prior to your flight by our representative.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Trek: 06 Days
Max Altitude: 3,800m
Religions: Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu
Ethnic People: Thakali/Tamang/Magar
Transportation: Flight/Tourist Bus/Private Vehicle
- Visiting the revered Hindu temple of Manakamana and Muktinath, one of the world’s highest temples (altitude 3,800 m)
- lush apple garden in Marpha Village
- Collect Shaligram stones from the riverbed of Kali Gandaki River, symbols of worship for Hindu god Vishnu.
- Backdrop of Dhaulagiri South Face from Muktinath Vicinity
- Experience the culture and hospitality of the local ethnic communities