Muktinath Temple Tour – Best time to visit with Jeep drive

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple, popularly known as Muktichhetra, is Nepal’s most renowned religious place. Devotees from all over the world come to visit the popular religious Muktinath. Here, you will learn about the Muktinath temple tour package. There are various ways to get to Muktinath temple. You can take aerial treks or drive to the Temple.

During the trek to Muktinath, you can experience multiple adventurous activities. Muktinath’s cable car ride is widely famous. Older people visit Muktinath more as a religious tour.

Trekking to Muktinath is easy if you keep calm and acclimatize properly. This trek is suitable for people of all ages. Although Muktinath is a Hindu, the Temple also holds an essential belief in the Buddhist community. During the trek, you will have to go through the longest pass in the world, Thorong LaP, which is a thrilling experience.

Hindu people call Muktinath Mukti Kshetra, which means “Place of Liberation,” also called “moksha.” Muktinath is one of the Char Dhams in Nepal. The Chaar Dham includes some sacred temples of Nepal, such as Pashupatinath Kshetra, Ruru Kshetra, Baraha Kshetra, and Mukti Kshetra.

It is also called Mukti Kshetra.

Muktinath is also very sacred as it is the 106th among the 108-premium temples by Lord Vaishnava in his time. This is the Shiva temple, and the nearby Gandaki River is the only source of Saligram Shila. | Temple is famous among Nepalese as the holy place for salivation. That is why people from all over the country have a dream of visiting the Muktinath temple. People believe that bathing in Muktinath will heal your soul. There is an eternal flame in Muktinath temple, which has been burning continuously for ages. The priest at the Temple says Lord Brahma burnt that flame during his period.

Muktinath Temple is a sacred temple for Buddhists in Nepal. The Buddhists of Muktinath consider this place very important. This is one of the four 24 tantric places, and the murti in the Temple is the manifestation of Avalokitesvara—the legend of Buddhism. Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, came to Muktinath to meditate. Guru Rinpoche introduced different aspects of Buddhism in Tibet.

JOMSOM & MUKTINATH Temple Tour

When we say Muktinath, Jomsom is the place that we must visit. This is the perfect place for adventurous geeks and trekkers. The landscape and diverse culture of Jomsom will make all your stress go away. The trekking route consists of pine and oak trees with a continuous view of the High Mountain and peak. This is the highlight of the Muktinath trek.

You will get a view of the high mountains and the deepest gorge in the world. Local people in the Muktinath Temple region say that the Kali Gandaki River originated in the Tibetan plateau and connects it to the Holy Gang in India.

A Muktinath trek is very relaxing in a clean and remote environment. The villages in the Muktinath region are untouched by urbanization. Like most of the Himalayan region in Nepal, the people of Gurung and Sherpa communities have an upper part of the habitat. The local people wear their traditional attire and promote them.

Almost all the houses in the Jomsom region are traditional, with hand-carved art and Buddhist flags along the route. While moving Jomsom from Muktinath Mos, the trek is part of the fabulous Annapurna circuit trek. Therefore, you will get unique glances at the snow-capped mountain. Going to Ghorepani is optional on this trek so that you can watch the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest. There are also various small and big Buddhist monasteries on this trek.

108 Faucets

People follow a specific power while worshipping in the Muktinath temple. First, visit the main Temple, take pictures, and roam around it. After that, you must see Merbar Lha Gomba, a small monastery near the entry gate of the main Temple. People call Muktinath “Micarolous fire” as it was built from Guru Rinpoche’s memory.

Another exciting thing about the Temple is the wall behind it, which is shaped like a bull’s head. The wall connects with the 108 faucets in the semi-circular form. In addition, from the mouth of the bull, water of the Kali Gandaki flows. The water on these faucets is excessive, so the pilgrims stand beneath each spout.

They say you will eliminate your sins if you stand behind each sport. Each of the 108 faucets has its significance in Eastern philosophy. According to Hindu astrology, there are 27 Nakshatras. The Nakshatras are used in astronomy. In addition, the faucets represent the 12 zodiac and nine planets, giving 108.


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    Location

    Muktinath Temple is located in the Manang district of Nepal at 3,750 meters above sea level. The high snow-capped mountains surrounding the Temple are sacred to Hindus. Walking to Rani Pauwa, a few tiny houses are the gateway to the Mount Annapurna circuit. People visit Muktinath for freedom and liberation from their sins.

    Along with the trekking and site, you can see many adventurous activities on the Muktinath temple tour.

    You can take a jeep ride from Pokhara, which stops a kilometer away from the Temple. You will have to trek a bit, but if you cannot walk on the challenging road, you can get to Muktinath by horse riding. Horses are an essential source of transport in the Muktinath temple region. Apart from the trekkers, Sadhus’s significant attrition is Muktinath. Sadhus are people from India who walk barefoot to Muktinath in winter. Pilgrimage sing, dance, and chant Om Namo Shiva while worshiping.

     

    Highlights of Muktinath Temple tour

    • Thakali culture

    You can explore different cultures during this trek. In the Muktinath region, you can get the original and untouched taste of Thakali culture. Their typical Thakali khana set and traditional dress promote Thakali culture worldwide. Thakali people are the primary people living in the Muktinath region and Jimson of Mustang.

    • Dhumba Lake

    This unique yet unrated lake flows along the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Dhumba Lake lies at an altitude of 2,830 meters. Mount Nilgiri, with a height of 7,125 meters, is in the upper part of the Dhumba region. The eater of this lake is extremely cold.

    • Saligram

    The only fossil in the Kali Gandaki River is an ammonite called Saligram. In Hinduism, Saligram is the black stone and symbol of Lord Vishnu.

    • Jimson view tower

    Jimson View Tower is another highlight of the Muktinath temple trek, which lies in the beautiful Thini village of Jimson. The motive for building this view tour is to attract local tourists. You will get the best view of the entire Jimson region from the top of the tower. In addition, the view tower also provides a thrilling view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.annapurna, and Tiilicho Peak.

     

    Places to visit near Muktinath Temple

    • Jawala Mai Temple

    Jawala’s Mai temple lies on the southern side of Muktinath temple. Inside the Temple are three eternal burning flames representing rock, soil, and water. To pay, Lord Vishnu lighted these flames to Jawala, the goddess of fire, ames. Therefore, the flame makes her presence in today’s time. You can feel the spiritual energy inside of this Temple, which is why many people visit it.

    • Pokhara

    It is the best place to experience all the adventure, as it is the principal city for tourists. Pokhara lies on the bank of Phewa Lake. Pokhara is the gateway for trekking the Himalayas of Nepal, with different quirky cafes and a clean environment. Paragliding here is regarded as the best paragliding experience in the world. In addition, river rafting, skydiving, zip flights, ultralight flights, bungee jumping, and boating in Phewa Lake are some of the adventures you can experience in Pokhara.

    • Marpha

    Marpha village is another remote village in Mustang Valley near Muktinath temple. As the name suggests, Mar means hard work, and PHA means people, so the people of Marpha are hardworking and humble. Marpha is a tourist destination, but the lifestyle of local people is effortless. The streets are paved everywhere with clobber stones. Tourists refer to the streets of Marpha as Roam and Italy, which have spectacular scenery in the mountains. Marpha, being a small valley, is a small world in itself.

    • Kagbeni

    Kagbeni is a beautiful village on the bank of Kali Gandaki in the upper Mustang region. Here, you can experience the real meaning of natural beauty: the town’s surroundings are a high snow-capped mountain, a green landscape, and flowing Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki is the cold desert of Nepal, with grey loose rock everywhere. If you want to get time away from your hectic life, Kagbeni is the perfect place to find inner peace and rejuvenate.

     


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      • Tansen

      This is one of the few places in Muktinath temple that have a lush green environment. It is at a lower altitude than Muktinath temple. Tansen temple provides the best view of the Kali Gandaki River; you can roam around the Rani Mahal, Naran Temple, Sital Pati, and Rikeshav Temple. The best time to visit Tansen is during the winter season; snowfall makes the surroundings more beautiful and picturesque.

       

      Here are frequently asked questions for the Muktinath temple visit

      1. How to go to Muktinath Temple?

      Although Muktinath temple is far from Pokhara, you can reach Mustang with 15 15-minute flight from Kathmandu to Jomson. From Jomson, you can take a half-hour drive to Rani Pauwa; from here, you can trek for about 20 minutes to the Temple. Another way of going to Muktinath is hiring a jeep from Kathmandu, which takes three days, and from Pokhara, which takes two days to Muktinath. You can also fly directly from Kathmandu to Muktinath, which takes about an hour.

      1. Do I need to obtain any permits to visit this Temple?

      Usually, while trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal, you must get a permit. To go to Muktinath temple, you must collect two trekking permits. One of them is ACAP, which is for entering the Annapurna region, and another permit is TIMS. You can order this trekking permit from the Tourism Board of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

      1. Is there any risk of altitude sickness?

      Muktinath Temple is the world’s highest Temple, at an altitude of 3,710 meters. However, this trek is not challenging if you stay calm. There is no such record of altitude sickness on the Muktinath temple tour. Although there is no risk, you must take some necessary precautions.

      Is there any direct flight from Kathmandu to Muktinath temple?

      There are various ways to get to Muktinath temple. One is a direct flight from Kathmandu. You can also get a direct bus from Kathmandu to Muktinath temple.

      1. How is the road condition?

      If you are traveling by road, the route from Kathmandu to Beni is 306 km, and Kagbeni to Muktinath temple is 12km. The roads up to Rani Pauwa are all blacktop, but the trail is slightly challenging to trek from Rani Pauwa. If you travel from June to September, there might be a chance of a landslide.

      The best time to visit Muktinath temple is March to June and December to January. During this time, you can catch a spectacular view of the mountain. The weather also becomes acceptable and perfect for trekking.

      1. What should I carry during the Muktinath Tour?

      Muktinath temple tour is as typical as other Himalayan tours. It would help to carry a wind sitter, warm jackets, thermals, gloves, and clothes according to your traveling weather. In addition, the hotels in the Muktinath area are very basic. You can combine the Everest base camp trek after this tour.

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