Mukti (Salvation) holds great significance for all spiritual people in the south Asian sub continent. Muktinath (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha.
The famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18 km northeast of Jomsom in the north central part of Nepal, at an altitude of about 3800 meters from the sea level. Named after highly referred Muktinath shrine the valley is one of a religious place in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhist. Hindus call it Muktichhetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Shaligrams found here are considered by Hindu as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth, Lord Vishnu turned into Shaigram because of Brinda's Curse. Similarly Buddhist calls this valley the Chumig Gyatsa ( place of 108 waterspouts). It is believed that Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) the scholar founder of Tibetan Buddhism once meditated and gained lifetime achievement of spiritual knowledge here while on his way to Tibet in the 12th century. This place is opened through out the year but especially in Rishitarpani, Ram Nawami, and Bijay Dashami thousands of pilgrims gather here to celebrate the festival.
There are two ways to get to Muktinath from either take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and from Jomsom or trek all the way from Pokhara through Kali-Gandaki valley, which takes 7/8 days. It is believed that one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites in India. This temple held sacred by Hindus as well as Buddhists. The Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Jomsom is a major center in the Annapurna region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara via visit of Manokamana Devi temple by cable car. Arrival in Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom. Arrival in Jomsom and drive to Muktinath by jeep (21 km / 02 hrs drive). Pooja & Darshan of Muktinath and drive back to Jomsom and transfer to the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 04: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 05: Sightseeing of Pokhara city. O/N at the hotel.
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. O/N at the hotel.
Day 07: Sightseeing of Kathmandu. O/N at the hotel.
Day 08: Departure transfer to the airport.
- Trip Duration : 8 Days
- Start - End : Kathmandu - Muktinath
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