Muktinath Tour – Major Attraction of Muktinath Temple
Muktinath Tour is one of the most visited tourist destinations. It is located at an altitude of 3710 meters from the sea level and also known as the highest temple in the world. Muktinath is also known as the third holiest place. Heaven is a myth, Nepal is real. You can experience the true feelings of this statement by visiting Nepal. Every year more than thousands of International visitors visit Nepal to explore its natural beauty and lie on the lap of the giant mountains.
Muktinath is a beautiful temple with a picturesque view of mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The main festival celebrated in Muktinath is ‘Janaipurnima,’ and the place is mostly crowded during this festival. There are 108 water taps behind the temple; the ice-water coming from the tap is considered as the holy water. There is an eternally burning flame burning in the temple.
Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu, it is believed that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. The temple of Muktinath is made in Pagoda style dedicated to ‘lord of salvation’ Vishnu.
Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu, according to Hindu, it is believed that lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda here. According to Buddhists culture, it is believed that Muktinath,, the founder of Tibetan reliance ‘Guru Rinpoche,,’ stayed there and devoted himself to meditation there. Gurung and Sherpa are the native people living around the Muktinath area. There is a Dharmasala ‘Rani Pauwa, ’ which is also called ‘Queens resting place’ near the temple of Muktinath. Muktinath Tour is undoubtedly one of the exciting and pleasurable tours you can have in Nepal.
Muktinath tour is the sacred and secretive place; it was unfamiliar to the outer world, are, but since 2006, many developmental activities are being done in the Muktinath area. Now the site is famous inside and outside the country. Nowadays you can visit the temple in just 20 minutes flight from Jomsom. Mustang is situated between the Himalayan and Tibet in the Annapurna region. Muktinath Tour is also known as the treasure hunt of Nepal. Mustang is one of the very remote places in Nepal where not any modernization has occurred. Thus, this place is far from noise and dust.
Muktinath yatra holds Hindus and Buddhists’ ethnic and spiritual importance. Muktinath is located at Muktinath valley in the mustang district. In Hindu, Muktinath is also called Mukti-Chhetra, which means it is the place of deliverance. It is the oldest temple in Nepal.
The cost of the Muktinath tour package also depends upon the trip duration and from where the tour starts. The Muktinath yatra includes driving from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and a flight from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara. Those people who have enough time and want to explore nature deeply can opt for the choice mentioned above. Not only this, but they can also take the adventure of a mountain roadway.
Muktinath Yatra is all possible by any medium of transportation. According to their choice, people can choose between domestic flight, adventure road trip, or anyone can also opt for helicopter tours as well. All these medium of transportation depends upon the total period of each individual, the total budget of the Muktinath Tour.
Above the Himalaya will provide all the necessary things to their clients at a reasonable price. We can provide all the services ranging from giving deluxe to budget services as per their requirements.
You can reach easily from Kathmandu to Pokhara by an easy scenic drive of 5/6 hrs. Meanwhile, you can visit and explore the second largest country, Pokhara. A private jeep or any tourist bus would be easy to reach to Pokhara. For your kind information, there is a daily bus service operation from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Major Attraction of Muktinath Tour Package:
Muktinath temple, the temple of Lord Vishnu, has lots of spiritual and religious importance. Besides, there are various Kunda, Dhara, saligram, etc. around Muktinath temple, which is considered as the major attraction of this area.
Mukti Kunda is the two holy water ponds, which is also known as “Laxmi Saraswati Kunda.” This Kunda is located in front of the temple. It is believed that, if you take a plunge in that Kunda, you all sin will be rinsed away.
Mukti Dhara is another major attraction of this temple. You can see 108 bull-headed shape waterspouts in the backside of this temple. In those 108 waterspouts, holy water from Gandaki river flows.
Jwala Mai Temple:
Julia Mai Temple consists of a continuously burning holy flame. This flame is generated from a rock that is located inside of the Dhola Mebar Gompa. This place is just situated five minutes far from the walking distance and situated in the southern part of the temple side.
Pharma Lha Khang Gompa:
Monastery, located in the north region of the temple, is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche, which is also known as Padmasambhava.
Swaminarayan: Swaminarayan is called as the Satguru of Sabij Yoga.
Another main attraction of this temple is Shaligram. Shaligram is the Jurassic Park of the ages. These Fossils are found on the edge of the Kali Gandaki river. The stone’s color is black, and it symbolizes Lord Vishnu. These are usually kept in the prayer room in the home.
Brief Itinerary for Muktinath Tour Package
Muktinath tour is a pilgrimage tour. It takes seven to eight days to complete this tour. People trek Muktinath for salvation. Muktinath is essential for people following Hinduism and Buddhism. You will also get to see the beautiful landscape, dense forests, and the fantastic Himalayas along to your visit to Muktinath Temple.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
You will first have to reach Kathmandu for this trek. Our office representative will greet you and picked up at the Hotel. Have some welcome drink and check-in at the hotel. After getting some refreshments there, you can take a short walk inside Kathmandu Valley. For the rest of the day, you can visit and roam around Kathmandu. After sightseeing Kathmandu, you will have a group discussion with the team above the Himalayan about the trip.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Drive to Pokhara
Next morning, you will be visiting the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu valley, the most magnificent temple of Lord Shiva. It is also enlisted in the world heritage site by UNESCO. After having lunch, you then head towards Swayambunath stupa by driving 1 hr from there. At midday, you will be driving to Pokhara(200km), by the beautiful 6 hrs scenic drive. You can also visit Manakamana Temple through Cable car. INR 500 will be the per-person cost for the cable car, which is to be paid directly at the station.
You can have the breathtaking views of the magical Himalayas, Hills, farming land, etc.
If you are in sort of time, then you can also take Everest mountain flight.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom & drive to Muktinath Temple
Distance: Jomsom 2700 m, Muktinath (3800 m)
The third day of the trip will be a little exciting. You will be transferred to the airport and catch a flight to Jomsom. This will take you exactly 25 mins to reach there. After the arrival of Jomsom, you will directly walk to the hotel there, which is nearly 5 mins from Airport. After a short break, walk to the jeep stand, and your journey to Muktinath begins from there. Muktinath is approximately 20 km from Jomsom and takes an easy 2/3 hrs. Along the way, you can also see the beautiful natural scene, the gorge of Gandaki river, Various monastery, and Kagbeni.
You will then reach to Ranipauwa (3710 m) and have a short 40 min walk towards Muktinath Temple. There you will have 40 mins holly bath on 108 waterspouts. These waterspouts are also called as “MuktiDhara.” And there is also 2 Kunda n front of the temple called as Mukti Kunda.Overnight in Jomsom. After visiting and receiving blessings from the temple, walk to Jwalamai Temple. This temple is a continuously burning flame, and from there, walk to Ranipauwa. Drive back to Jomsom by Jeep and go to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Jomsom.
Day 04: Fly back to Pokhara/ Pokhara Sightseeing
Early morning, You will be transferred back to Jomsom airport. Then catch a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. This day you will have a full day sightseeing in Pokhara.
Pokhara offers tons of adventure activities for entertaining you. Pokhara is the city full of lakes and temples, such as Phewa Lake, Rupa Lake, Begnas Lake, Gude Lake, Neutani Lake, and Maidi Lake, Barahi Temple, Bindyabasini temple and many others. You can also have Sarankot day hiking, visit World peace pagoda, David falls, Barahi Temple, Fewa Lake, Gupteshwor cave, Seti Gorge river, etc.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 05: Drive back to Kathmandu
In the early morning, you can have a spectacular sunrise view above the skyline of the majestic Himalayan ranges. Seeing the stunning views of the Mt. Fishtail, Mt Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mt Annapurna would surely melt your heart.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 06: Final Departure
This is the last of your stay in Nepal. You will be dropped off to the international airport by our office member 2 hours before your flight. This concludes your end of the Muktinath Tour Package.
Muktinath temple lying in the height of about 3710 meters, and standing on the foot of the Himalayan region has huge importance in today’s society. It lies in the Mustang Valley region and passes along the Thorong La pass in Nepal. The sacred place Muktinath is especially for both Buddhists and Hindus Pilgrimage. The site is famous for Mukti Kshetra and includes Moksha or the location of Liberation.
A large number of domestic as well as international tourist influxes there, considering the importance of the temple. You can choose any package tour based on your budget and time. Muktinath temple that resides on the laps of the snowcapped mountains is beyond the expectation.
Thus, visit Nepal 2020 campaign has been pushing and motivation every adventurous lover to visit Nepal and explore it once in a lifetime. While visiting Nepal, you can visit the Moksha related Muktinath Temple. Along with this, you can also visit another famous temple of Nepal, such as Pashupatinath, Halesi Mahadev, Bouddhanath, etc. Sightseeing and field visits are the main activities to be done during this trip.
You can contact Above the Himalaya team (https://abovethehimalaya.com/contact-us.html) for having a safe and comfortable Muktinath Tour. In addition to this, we will offer you a customized itinerary based on your choice.