Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour
Muktinath pilgrimage tour is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists, located at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet) at the base of the Thorong La mountain pass in the Mustang district.
|Duration||7 days |
|Max Elevation||3,710 m|
|Activities||Trekking, Cultural, flora & fauna|
|Trekking Permits||TIMS permit, ACAP permit,|
|Accommodation||Hotels,lodges & tea house|
|Region||Annapurna, West Nepal|
|Other information||Holy land; Best scenery; Cultural trip|
The name Muktinath evolved from the Sanskrit words “Mukti”, which means “Salvation or Nirvana” and “Nath”, which means “God or Master”. Similarly, Muktinath Temple has a pagoda-style design, dedicated to Lord Bishnu. And, it is considered to be one of the eight sacred places known as Svayam Vyakta Kshetras (the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath), as well as one of the 108 Vaishnava shrines.
Muktinath pilgrimage tour is also known as a religious tour. Pilgrims come every year regardless of the weather & dipping themselves into pools under 108 running fountains. Likewise, taking a bath in these 108 waterspouts and two Kunda (ponds) believes to bring salvation.
Our journey starts on the second day from Kathmandu to Pokhara which will take up to 5-6 hours. In Pokhara, you will then enjoy your evening at the lakeside. On the third day, you will again take a vehicle to go to Jomsom. You will have a wonderful stay in Jomsom and don’t forget to eat the apple in Jomsom.
After a delicious breakfast in Jomsom on 4th day, you will go direct to Muktinath on a vehicle which will take 1-2 hours. Enjoy the beautiful scenery from there as well as worship in the Muktinath temple. After finishing your exploration in Muktinath, you will have to return back to Jomsom for a night stay. From there, you will return back to Pokhara through the bus on the 5th day and then Kathmandu on the 6th day.
Best months for the Muktinath pilgrimage tour?
March, April, May, June, September, October, and November are the best for Muktinath pilgrimage tour. Because during these months the weather will be clear and snowcapped mountains can be observed closely. Similarly, during the Autumn season, the weather gets warm and dry which makes the perfect day to travel. And, during the Spring season, there will be greenery all places and the flowers will bloom.
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Namaste & Welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the airport, one of our Pristine Nepal Treks & Tour representative will come to pick you up & assist you to transfer to the hotel in Thamel. On the way you can enjoy the city view & our representative will brief you about the tour. At evening you can explore the Thamel area. Overnight stay in hotel.
After brakfast you will drive to Pokhara (200km) via tourist bus, following the Trishuli River famous for river rafting.( You can take rafting package in Trishuli )
You will reach Pokhara in afternoon. Day rest or you can enjoy boating in Fewa lake. At evening time you can enjoy the walk in lakeside. Overnight stay in hotel.
After your early morning breakfast you will head out to Jomsom. The drive is around 8-9 hours. Rest & Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast , you will drive to Muktinath Temple by local sharing jeep (1.30 hrs ) along the Kali-Gandaki river. You have to walk a little bit to reach at Muktinath Temple.
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists.Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” & Mukti Kunda, believes to bring salvation.
Have Darshan and worship to Muktinath Temple & drive back to Jomsom by jeep.Overnight Stay at Jomsom.
After breakfast in the morning you will head back to Pokhara & transfer to hotel. You can enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara. Overnight stay in hotel.
After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trishuli River. These two river are biggest river of Nepal famous for rafting. ( You can take rafting package in Trishuli )
You can rest or go out for short trip exploring Kathmandu area. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple ( Aarati Performance ) in the evening. Overnight stay in hotel.
Our representative will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport in a private car. We wish you for the wonderful flight to back home and see you again in Nepal in future.