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Muktinath This Sanskrit name itself has religious overtone and a sort of emotional ring to it for the devout Hindus. The name is synthesis of two words - Mukti and Nath.  Mukti means Salvation or Nirvana and Nath mean god or Master. Mukti Holds grate 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 (Freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth. It is an ardent wish or a dream if you may say, of every Hindu to get Mukti-Nirvana from this cycle taking births over and over again. It is belief of the Hindus that this world is "MAYA" (an illusion) and the earliest one gets out of it the better and a visit to Muktinath will help them achieve that goal. Since then it called Muktinath.

Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindu & Buddhist. The holy shrine at Muktinath is in a grove of trees and includes a Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda style temple of Vishnu Temple, Containing an Image of Vishnu.

The Hindus call it Muktichhetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Shaligrams (Ammonite) found here are considered by Hindu as incarnation of lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth lord Vishnu turned into Shaligram because of Brinda’s Curse.
Similarly Buddhist calls this valley the Chumig Gyatsa (place of 108 waterspouts). It is believed that Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambha) the scholar founder of Tibetan Buddhism once meditated and gained lifetime achievement of spiritual knowledge here while on his way to Tibet on 12th century. The valley has seven historic village: Putak, Jhong, Chhyonkhar, Purang, Jharkot and khinga. Ranipauwa (lit.queen's pilgrim hostel, named after queen Subarna Prabha Devi) is a new settlement founded by people of Purang. The main ethnic group of the valley is Bhotias
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.

Muktinath Temple
The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.
On the other hand where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. Buddhist worships Vishnu as Avalokiteshvara. The Temple depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis.
The building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa was initiated by the Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha who considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama.

The famous temple of Lord Muktinath situated at base of Khatang Kang(Thorang Peak) in Baraha Gaun (lit. Twelve village) in the district of Mustang in the north central part of Nepal,and it is about 110 Km from Pokhara and 20 kms northeast of Jomsom. The temple and the religious shrine of Muktinath is about 90m in elevation above Ranipauwa and an altitude of about 3800 meters from the sea level. It is a gate way to Mustang from Manang in famous Annapurana circuit Trek route. Named after highly referred Muktinath shrine the valley is one of religious place in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhist. The Buddhist nuns take care of cultural heritage inside Muktinath temple. Photography and filming of deities inside Temple and Monasteries is strictly prohibited.


The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath). It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. It is believed that one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites,
Chardham Yatra of India; Muktinath must be visited once

Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named is Muktinath - Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau.

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How to go there:


Only those who are willing to undergo physical discomfort and rigour can go to Muktinath. Above all, one should have the Grace of the Lord to visit Muktinath. The convenient routes to Muktinath from India are: via Gorakhpur, Sonauli, Bhairawa and Pokhara, the last big town on the way to Muktinath; via Raxaul, Birgunj and Pokhara or via Darjeeling, Siliguri, Kakar Bhitta and Pokhara.

There are many ways to reach Muktinath. Either take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then hike for 7-8 hours from Jomsom or trek all the way from Pokhara through Kali-Gandaki valley,it takes 7/8 days. There has a trekking route one of famous treks name of Muktinath.
Nowadays the Bus & Jeep Services are available from Pokhara to Jomsom via Beni, Ghasa, Tato pani,Tukuche, Marfa, it takes time about 10-11 hrs. There are only 4 WD jeep services after the Jomsom to Ranipauwa near by Muktinath, it takes 2.30 hrs. The road is unpaved after Beni to Jomsom & Muktinath through the Kaligandaki river bank. & Hill area.
Helicopter services are also available from Pokhara & Kathmandu. The sight of the bewildering Annapurana and Dhaulagiri ranges will enchant you as you approach towards Pokhara Valley by air or surface. The next morning when you discover the clear sky and views of mountain, you then discover you are on your special journey to the Muktinath

Apart from walking to Muktinath all the way, there are many ways one can travel, depending on time and budget.  

 

Note: Nowadays the big Helicopter services are not available in Pokhara, only private Charter is availble. So We suggest you to go from Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara by flight then Jomsom to Muktinath to Jomsom by Jeep. Likewise except than pilgrimage tour, the trips will be very memorable, Adventure & enjoyble for pilgrims.



 


 

Muktinath Temple
Muktinath TempleThe Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.
On the other hand where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. Buddhist worships Vishnu as Avalokiteshvara. The Temple depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis.
The building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa was initiated by the Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha who considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama.

The famous temple of Lord Muktinath situated at base of Khatang Kang(Thorang Peak) in Baraha Gaun (lit. Twelve village) in the district of Mustang in the north central part of Nepal,and it is about 110 Km from Pokhara and 20 kms northeast of Jomsom. The temple and the religious shrine of Muktinath is about 90m in elevation above Ranipauwa and an altitude of about 3800 meters from the sea level. It is a gate way to Mustang from Manang in famous Annapurana circuit Trek route. Named after highly referred Muktinath shrine the valley is one of religious place in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhist. The Buddhist nuns take care of cultural heritage inside Muktinath temple. Photography and filming of deities inside Temple and Monasteries is strictly prohibited.

The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath). It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. It is believed that one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites, Chardham Yatra of India; Muktinath must be visited once

Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named is Muktinath - Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau. Muktinath Temple
The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu.
On the other hand where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. Buddhist worships Vishnu as Avalokiteshvara. The Temple depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis.
The building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa was initiated by the Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha who considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama.

The famous temple of Lord Muktinath situated at base of Khatang Kang(Thorang Peak) in Baraha Gaun (lit. Twelve village) in the district of Mustang in the north central part of Nepal,and it is about 110 Km from Pokhara and 20 kms northeast of Jomsom. The temple and the religious shrine of Muktinath is about 90m in elevation above Ranipauwa and an altitude of about 3800 meters from the sea level. It is a gate way to Mustang from Manang in famous Annapurana circuit Trek route. Named after highly referred Muktinath shrine the valley is one of religious place in Nepal for both Hindus and Buddhist. The Buddhist nuns take care of cultural heritage inside Muktinath temple. Photography and filming of deities inside Temple and Monasteries is strictly prohibited.

The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath). It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. It is believed that one should visit this temple after completing pilgrimage of four special religious sites, Chardham Yatra of India; Muktinath must be visited once

Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named is Muktinath - Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau.

Itinerary

Details Program


6Nights 7Days Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu



Pick up from Airport transfers to Hotel, Evening Visit to Pashupati Nath Temple for arati and Have a worship (Puja) back to Hotel, overnight.



Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing



After breakfast Kathmandu city Sight Seeing places to visit Pashupatinath, Bouddha Nath, Budhanil-kantha, ,Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey's temple), Patan durbar squar and Krishna temple, back to hotel, evening leisure, overnight.



Day 03: Kathmandu - Manokamana- Pokhara



Am Breakfast Departure to Pokhara enroute visit to Manakamana Temple by cable car, , after have darshan continues to Pokhara, Arrival Pokhara, Transfer to Hote, rest and overnight.



Day 04: Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath- Jomsom



After early breakfast, transfer to Airport fly from Pokhara to Jomsom by Schedule flight -25 min, Arrival at Jomsom, transfer to Hotel, after short preparation walk to Jeep stand (10-15 Min.) and drive to Mukti-nath by Jeep 20 km /2.30 Hrs. Arrival at Ranipauwa walks to Muktinath temple 40 Min. It takes 10 min if you go by motor bike (2 wheeler) to the main entrance of temple, arrive in temple, have holy bath on 108 waterspouts & 2 Kunda, Have darshan and worship to Muktinath god walk to Jwalamai Temple and walk back to Ranipauwa and drive back to Jomsom by Jeep (2.30 hrs), Arrival Jomsom. Walk back to Hotel Overnight at Jomsom.



Day 05: Jomsom - Pokhara



At Morning fly back to Pokhara, Pick up from Airport transfer to Hotel After Breakfast Pokhara city Sight Seeing place to visit - Bindhabasini Temple, Seti River gorge, Devi's waterfall, Mahadev Cave and visit the Barahi Temple by boat ride in Fewa Lake, Evening leisure, overnight.



Day 06: Pokhara - Kathmandu



AM breakfast drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel, Evening Leisure overnight.



Day 07: Final Departure



AM breakfast, Transfer to Air port and Fly to yours onward Destination.

Includes

Cost Includes:-
Airport Pick up and Drop By Privat Car/Van
Kathmandu –Pokhara—Kathmandu By Privat Car/van
Flight Cost Pokhara— Jomsom—Pokhara.
All sightseeing in Kathmandu by Privat Car/Van
Manokamana Temple Darshan by cable car cost .
BB Base DBL Sharing room Hotel in all Places

Excludes

Cost exclude:-
International flight cost and air port Tax.
All meal and drinks .
Any cost of Personal Puja and Bheti ( Donation ) to the Temple .
Any cost of flight cancellation and Delayed due to the weather .

 

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Package Facts
Price On request
Duration 6 Night 7 Days
Best Months Mar-october
Trip Grade modrate
Departure Dates Every months
Altitude 3800 Meter
Starting Point Kathmandu
End Point Kathmandu
Mode of Travel adventure and Holy
Group Size Min 2 Pax
 
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