Muktinath Tour

Muktinath situated in north-center of Nepal in the elevation of 3,800 m is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists Pilgrims. The five days Muktinath Tour start from Pokhara and its main objective is to ease devotees in visiting Muktinath Temple. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to Hindu deity Vishnu. Muktinath tours offer a picturesque scenery. Legends say that taking bath in the waters from 108 cow’s head spigots here guarantees salvation after death. It is also famous for Vishnu temple, ancient fossils, and Jwalamai (Goddess of Fire) Temple and natural gas jets that provide Muktinath’s famous eternal flame.

About Muktinath Temple

Muktinath word derived from Mukti and Nath; where “Mukti” suggests “Nirvana” and “Nath” suggests “God”. Muktinath holds great significance for all religious people within the South Asian sub-continent. In addition, the Hindus call it Muktichhetra (place of salvation) and are one of the 8 sacred shrines for Hindus. Thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees from Nepal, India and also from other different country visit the Muktinath shrine each year. Muktinath Temple opens throughout the year however particularly in Ram Navami, Rishitarpani, and through Nepali biggest festival Bijay Dashami thousands of follower congregate here to celebrate.

Highlights of Muktinath Tour

  • Holy water ponds “Mukti Kunda”. Taking a plunge here believed to rinse away your sin.
  • Taking bath under 108 Muktidhara (cow’s head waterspouts) where holy water from the Gandaki River flows continuously. Bathing here is believed to bring salvation.
  • Jwala Mai Temple located inside Dhola Mebar Gompa where the holy flame burns from a rock.
  • Visit Mharme Lha Khang Gompa.
  • Shaligrams (Fossils) symbol of Lord Vishnu found in Kali Gandaki River.

Muktinath trek route follows either drive (175 km takes 7/8 hrs) or fly 15 mins to Jomsom. Afterward, drive to Ranipauwa (20 km takes 1 hr) and hike for half hour to reach up to the temple. Visit an ancient sacred Muktinath Temple, take a holy bath in 108 waterspouts and holy Kunda then follow the same route back to Kathmandu. Great panorama Treks organizes pilgrims tour for the devotees, book your trip with us.

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu 200 km west by bus. And in the afternoon half day sightseeing in Pokhara city.

Day 02: Early morning takes a 25 minutes flight to Jomsom and stays overnight there for acclimatize.

Day 03: Drive to the Muktinath all the way is up hill. Takes about 2 hours. Lunch break on the way and overnight in Muktinath and do puja and take holy bath.

Day 04: Early morning after breakfast drive back to Jomsom and overnight there.

Day 05: Early morning fly back to Pokhara and take a connection flight back to Kathmandu.

All transport before tour and after tour

All permit for tour

Guide and porter during the tour

Great panorama Treks T shirt + Duffel bag

All food during tour

All accommodation during the tour

Airport transport

Service not include  

All personal touring gear

Meal in Kathmandu Pokhara

Tips for guide,porter driver

personal expenses : bar bill,chocolate bar alcohol

Trip Brief

Trip Duration: 5 days

Trip Grading: Easy

Max Altitude: 3800 m

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