Muktinath Tour

7 Days

Muktinath temple is a sacred pilgrimage site in Nepal’s Mustang district. It is a site of religious importance to both Hindu and Buddhist communities, who consider it a place of liberation or moksha.

The Muktinath temple via Jomsom has complex houses a sacred pond with the temple of Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped by Hindus as the preserver of life. While Buddhists regard the place as a key site to contemplate on Padmasambhava, one of the most important Buddhist teachers.
The Muktinath Temple is renowned for its 108 sacred water spouts, known as “Mukti Dhara,” and two holy ponds, namely Mukti Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. The temple complex is considered a place of spiritual significance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
The 108 Mukti Dhara are located behind the Muktinath Temple and are in the shape of bullheads arranged in a semicircle, with a gap of about a foot between each spout. The water from the Kali Gandaki River flows through the mouths of these 108 bull faces, symbolizing the sacred nature of the water and its purifying properties.
The two sacred ponds, Mukti Kunda and Saraswati Kunda, hold great religious significance for devotees visiting the Muktinath Temple. Pilgrims often take ritual baths in these ponds to cleanse themselves of sins and to achieve spiritual purification before offering prayers and seeking blessings at the temple. Muktinath Temple is popular among the Hindus and Buddhist from Nepal, India and other countries around the world. Many devotees from India, they visit to Muktinath Temple to fulfill their wishes.

Overview

Muktinath temple is a sacred pilgrimage site located in the Mustang district of Nepal. It is a site of religious importance to both Hindu and Buddhist communities, who consider it a place of liberation or moksha. The temple complex houses a sacred pond and the temple of Lord Vishnu, who is worshipped by Hindus as the preserver of life, while Buddhists regard the place as a key site to contemplate on Padmasambhava, one of the most important Buddhist teachers.
The Muktinath Temple is renowned for its 108 sacred water spouts, known as “Mukti Dhara,” and two holy ponds, namely Mukti Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. The temple complex is considered a place of spiritual significance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
The 108 Mukti Dhara are located behind the Muktinath Temple and are in the shape of bullheads arranged in a semicircle, with a gap of about a foot between each spout. The water from the Kali Gandaki River flows through the mouths of these 108 bull faces, symbolizing the sacred nature of the water and its purifying properties.
The two sacred ponds, Mukti Kunda and Saraswati Kunda, hold great religious significance for devotees visiting the Muktinath Temple. Pilgrims often take ritual baths in these ponds to cleanse themselves of sins and to achieve spiritual purification before offering prayers and seeking blessings at the temple.
Incorporating these elements, the Muktinath Temple complex offers a unique and spiritually enriching experience to pilgrims and visitors, reflecting the deep religious and cultural heritage of the site.

The history of Muktinath temple dates back to the 19th century, during which a wealthy Guru founded the temple on the site of an ancient Vishnu shrine. The temple experienced significant renovations during the 1980s and 1990s, supported by international donors and the Nepalese government.
Muktinath temple’s cultural significance extends beyond religious worship. The temple site has been a central location for the local community’s festivals, such as the Janai Purnima festival and Muktinath Jatra, that draw devotees and pilgrims from around the world to take part in the grand feast, musical performances, and other religious observances.
Moreover, the temple’s location, situated at an altitude of 3,800 meters in the Muktinath valley and near the ThorongLa mountain pass, has significance for spiritual and emotional fulfillment among the devotees. The beauty of the region, including its unique landscape and local culture, has UNESCO recognizes the area surrounding Muktinath Temple as a natural and cultural World Heritage site.
The region around Muktinath Temple offers picturesque views and cultural experiences. The Mustang district is known for its unique landscape, including the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, as well as the breathtaking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The area also features traditional Tibetan-style villages, adding to the cultural allure of the region.
In conclusion, Muktinath Temple stands as a symbol of religious harmony and cultural significance, attracting pilgrims and visitors from around the world. Its rich history, stunning location, and cultural importance make it a revered destination for spiritual seekers and those interested in exploring Nepal’s diverse religious and natural heritage.

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu is a vibrant cultural hub that boasts numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • The city's bustling streets are a reflection of its energy and diversity. Explore the narrow alleys filled with vibrant markets, prayer wheels, and traditional architecture.
  • Kathmandu serves as the gateway to various adventure activities, including trekking in the Himalayas, mountain biking, and exploring nearby natural wonders.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara, another picturesque city nestled by the serene Phewa Lake.
  • Along the way, engage with local villagers, taste local cuisines, and learn about their dialects, cultures, and traditions, fostering a deeper connection to the region.
  • Savor the delicious local apples and apple-based products like apple brandy and apple pie in the charming Jomsom region.
  • Explore Muktinath Temple, a renowned spiritual site for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, and witness its unique religious practices.

Jomsom Muktinath Tour Itinerary

Your adventure begins as you land at Tribhuwan International Airport, where our friendly (GTT) team will warmly welcome you to Nepal. Immerse yourself in the rich culture and vibrant atmosphere of Kathmandu, a city brimming with ancient temples and bustling markets. Transfer to the Hotel, refresh and proceed to the Half-day sightseen which includes Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Temple.

Pokhara is 200 km away from Kathmandu. It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara by road. You will visit Manakamana Temple by cable car on the way to Pokhara. We will stay in a hotel in lakeside of Pokhara, which is one of the tourist spot in Pokhara. After short rest, we will have short time to walk around lakeside in evening.

Jomsom is 155 kilometer away from Pokhara. It takes around 8 hours’ drive to be in Jomsom. We will visit to Muktinath same day and return to Jomsom for our stay.

We will start our journey to Pokhara as soon as possible. Our journey to Pokhara will be around 8 hours. After hotel check in Pokhara, you will visit to some other sightseen points.

We will take whole day city tour to Pokhara, we will visit David falls, Gupteswor cave & Temple, Mountaineering museum, Bindhayabasini Temple, Seti river, Tal Barahi Temple. In Evening we will have free time to do boating in Lakeside.
(The maximum sightseen hour is 4 hours after vehicle reports to the hotel).

After breakfast we will start our tour to Kathmandu, it takes around 7 hrs. to be there from Pokhara which is 200 km away. Afternoon arrive in Kathmandu and check-in in hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After breakfast depart to Tribhuwan airport for your flight to home. Time to say Good bye and take back memories you made in Nepal.

Included and Not Included in Your Muktinath Tour

Cost Included

  • Tour as per the above itinerary.
  • Water during the tour.
  • Fluent English Speaking and Experience Tour Guide and his Salary.
  • All transportation (Private Vehicle)
  • Necessary Entrance Fees.
  • Office Service charge.

Cost Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet & food.
  • Personal Equipment
  • Tips for guide, driver...

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Muktinath Tour

Trip Facts: Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Private
  • As per Itinerary
  • Hotel/Lodge
  • 3800m.
  • Jan - May & Sept - Dec
  • Kathmandu