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Holy Muktinath Temple is situated on an altitude of 3,800 meters in the Mustang region of Nepal. It is also called Muktidham, Muktikshetra by Hindus around the world. This place is also called Chumig Gyatsa by Buddhists which means 100 water and belongs to one of the 24 Tantrik places. In the pre-Buddhist era, this place was known as Thiru Saligrmam. Muktinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the major Divya Desam out of 108. There are 108 Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu and 106 of them are situated on Earth, 2 of them are situated outside Earth. Divya Desam means Divine Place dedicated to Vishnu. Muktinath Temple is one of the major Divya Desams, someone who visits this place gets salvation. This temple has 108 water springs, once you take bath in all the springs it is equivalent to visiting all the Divya Desams.

Muktinath is also a holy place for Tibetan Buddhism and is called Chuming Gyatsa, Guru Padmasambhava always stayed in this place during his visit to Tibet. Buddhists around the world visit this place to meditation here. Muktinath Yatra is considered a holy journey for Hindus and Buddhists around the world!

Muktinath Temple with Muktinath Kund

Attractions in Muktinath.

Shiva Parvati Temple: You can visit Shiva and Parvati temple which is situated 100 meters from the Muktinath Temple. This is a pagoda-style temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati.

Jwala Mata Temple: The temple also called Jwala Mai Temple, Salamebar Dolamebar Gompa. You can find an eternal flame that is continuously burning. You can see these flames deep inside the ground once you enter the temple.

Saligram Temple: This temple is close to Shiva and Parvati temple managed by Muktinath Temple trust and a Tamil religious group. This is a must-visit Temple if you are visiting Muktinath.

Narsingh Gompa: This Monastery (Gompa) was the oldest in this place but old Gompa is not available now. You can find a beautiful new Gompa which completed in 2018. This Gompa is also situated 100 meters from the Muktinath Temple. You can see a big statue of Guru Padmasambhava inside this Gompa.

Sangdo Gompa: This is a small Gompa near the entrance of Muktinath Temple. This Gompa is used for the residential purpose for Monks and priests belonging to Muktinath.

Mukti Kunda: There are two Mukti Kundas (ponds) situated in front of Muktinath Temple, called Laxmi and Saraswati. These Kundas collect water from the 108 water springs, so taking a bath in these ponds is equivalent to take a bath in each of the water springs.

108 Water Springs: These are the holy water springs of Muktikshetra, each water spring considered as one Divya Desam. So, you take a bath in every water spring get Mokshay/Salvation. These water springs are situated behind the main Temple.

Big Buddha Statue: The Buddha statue is the most popular attractions after the main Muktinath Temple. This is a humongous statue of Lord Buddha overlooking the Muktinath valley and Kaligandaki river. The statue is newly built and fully completed in 2018. This is a must-see place if you are visiting Muktinath, the statue is close to Jwala Mai Temple.

Views from Muktinath.

You can see magnificent views of nearby mountains and Tibetan style villages near Muktinath. Mustang is a cold desert so most of the mountains are treeless. You can see the spectacular view of Mount Nilgiri (7, 061 meters / 23, 166 feet) and Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167 meters /26,795 feet). Dhaulagiri is the 7th biggest mountain in the world. Apart from these two big mountains, you can see a lot of snow-capped mountain ranges from Muktinath. There’s a big hanging bridge between Jomsom and Muktinath and provide a spectacular view of Kaligandaki River, this is a must-visit place for anyone who visits Muktinath. You can walk to the opposite side of the bridge and see the magnificent view of the region.

Best Seasons to Travel Muktinath.

You can travel to Muktinath from March to December. January and February are extremely cold and the roads are usually cold due to heavy snowfall. Mid-June to Mid-September is the rainy season due to which Jomsom flight cancellation is quite frequent so you can travel by road. March, April, May, till mid-June, and mid-September, October, November till mid-December is the best time to visit Muktinath Temple.

If you love snow and want to enjoy the winter, then you can consider visiting in the month of January and February when the entire zone is covered in snow.

Weather in Muktinath.

Weather in Muktinath is extremely cold in winter months, cold and pleasant in summer and rainy seasons. Temperatures during December, January, February and March months vary between 0 degrees to minus 20 degrees Celsius.

Temperatures during April, May, June months vary between 15 degrees Celsius to -1 degree Celsius. Temperatures during July, August and September months vary between 20 degree Celsius to 0 degree Celsius.

Permits needed to Travel Muktinath.

You require two permits to visit Muktinath Temple.

1: ACAP – Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit. Muktinath zone is part of the Annapurna Conversion area so you must need an ACAP permit before visiting. You can get this permit from tourism offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

2. TIMS – Trekker’s Information Management System. As Muktinath comes in a trekking zone so you must need a TIMS permit before visiting. You can get a TIMS permit from TAAN offices in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

You will have to pay a penalty double the amount of the permit if you are found visiting Muktinath without permits. There are several checkpoints in the area where you need to show your permits before and after. So, carry proper permits to avoid any type of fine.

How to reach Muktinath Temple:

You can reach Muktinath by road, by flight and by helicopter based on your budget and time.

You can reach Muktinath Temple by road from Pokhara which is 200 Kilometres. The road journey to Muktinath is very beautiful and thrilling as the road goes through the high Himalayas alongside Kaligandaki River. You see many waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, beautiful mountain villages, Temples, Monasteries, Apple farms and a glimpse of local culture when you travel till Muktinath by road. The road journey to Muktinath takes 10 hours from Pokhara. Usually, people stay at Jomsom and the next morning visit Muktinath which is 25 Kilometres from Jomsom town.

You can reach Muktinath by flight from Pokhara. Small mountain flights operate daily basis to Jomsom from Pokhara which takes 20 minutes to reach Jomsom. Pokhara Jomsom flight is one of the most beautiful flight travels in the entire world especially when the tiny plane flies between to gigantic mountains Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. After your arrival in Jomsom, you need to travel to Muktinath by road which is 25 kilometers.

You can travel to Muktinath by helicopter from Pokhara or Kathmandu. This is the fastest way to reach Muktinath Temple. Helicopter generally lands close to the Temple and gives you the waiting time of 1 hour. But the helicopter journey to Muktinath is very expensive as you need to hire a complete chopper which will cost you a minimum of 2000 USD.

Altitude Sickness.

Muktinath Temple is situated on an altitude of 3,800 meters and the market situated on an altitude of 3,750 meters. So acute mountain sickness (AMS) can be a problem if you arrive directly at Muktinath and spend overnight here. We generally suggest staying at Jomsom which is 2800 meters of altitude for the night and do a day visit to Muktinath. Many people have headaches, body pain, and vomiting during the night when they directly arrive at Muktinath and sleep. If you want to stay in Muktinath then you must stay a night in Jomsom before staying in Muktinath to acclimatize properly.

AMS symptoms may include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. If you have similar symptoms, then you must return to a lower altitude.

Our Muktinath Tour Packages | Muktinath Yatra Packages

We offer several types of Muktinath Tour packages, Muktinath Yatra Packages based on your time and budget. Find a few of our Muktinath Tour Packages below,

5 nights 6 days Muktinath tour from Gorakhpur.

In this tour, you can start your journey from Gorakhpur, UP, India and reach Pokhara by Road on day 1. On day 2 you reach Jomsom by flight and visit Muktinath Temple. On day 3 you fly back to Pokhara and do local sightseeing. On day 4 you travel to Kathmandu via Manokamana Devi Temple. On day 5 you do Kathmandu local sightseeing. On day 6 we drop you back at Gorakhpur.

6 nights 7 days Muktinath Tour from Gorakhpur.

Our Muktinath tour 6 nights 7 days start from Gorakhpur, UP, India and drive to Pokhara via Lumbini on day 1. On day 2 we drive to Jomsom in 4×4 vehicle. On day 3 we visit Muktinath temple and drive back to Pokhara. On day 4 we do Pokhara local sightseeing. On day 5 we travel to Kathmandu via Manokamana Devi Temple. On day 6 we do Kathmandu local sightseeing like Pashupatinath etc. On day 7 we drop you back at Gorakhpur.

7 nights 8 days Muktinath Tour from Gorakhpur.

This is a complete road tour. In this tour, we pick you up from Gorakhpur, UP, India and drive to Pokhara via Lumbini on day 1. On day 2 we drive to Jomsom in 4×4 vehicle. On day 3 we visit Muktinath temple and drive back to Pokhara. On day 4 we do Pokhara local sightseeing. On day 5 we travel to Kathmandu via Manokamana Devi Temple. On day 6 we do Kathmandu local sightseeing like Pashupatinath, Guhyeshwari, etc. On day 7 we travel to Janakpur which is the birthplace of Sita Mata. On day 8 we drop you at Gorakhpur.

3 nights 4 days Muktinath Tour from Gorakhpur.

This tour starts from Gorakhpur, UP, India and you travel to Pokhara by road on day 1. On day 2 you fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath then back to Jomsom. On day 3 you fly back to Pokhara and do Pokhara local sightseeing. On day 4 we drop you at Gorakhpur by road.

2 nights 3 days Muktinath Tour from Gorakhpur.

This tour starts from Gorakhpur on day 1 and reaches Sonauli airport by road then reach Pokhara by flight. On day 2 you fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath. On day 3 you flay back to Pokhara then Sonauli. After your arrival at Sonauli airport, we drop you at Gorakhpur for your onward journey.

6 nights 7 days Muktinath Tour from Kathmandu.

This tour starts from Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal on day 1 we pick you from the airport and transfer to the hotel. On day 2 we travel to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple. On day 3 we travel to Jomsom by road. On day 4 we visit Muktinath and return to Pokhara. On day 5 we do Pokhara local sightseeing then travel to Kathmandu. On day 6 we do Kathmandu local sightseeing. On day 7 we drop you at the airport for your onward journey.

5 nights 6 days Muktinath Tour from Kathmandu.

Our 5 nights 6 days Muktinath tour starts from Kathmandu on day 1 upon your arrival, we pick you from the airport and transfer to the hotel. On day 2 you travel to Pokhara by road via Manokamana Devi Temple. On day 3 you fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath. On day 4 you fly back to Pokhara and go for Pokhara local sightseeing. On day 5 you fly to Kathmandu and go for Kathmandu sightseeing. On day 6 we drop you at Kathmandu airport for your onward journey.

2 nights 3 days Muktinath Tour from Kathmandu.

This tour starts from Kathmandu upon your arrival at the international airport, the same day you fly to Pokhara. On day 2 you fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath Temple. On day 3 you fly back to Pokhara then Kathmandu. The same day you return to your destination.

Muktinath Yatra, Tour by Helicopter.

In our Muktinath tour by Helicopter, you reach Muktinath Temple within an hour and after visiting the Temple you can return to Pokhara on the same day. You can take the chopper from Kathmandu or Pokhara based on your convenience.

5 nights 6 days Muktinath Tour with Janakpur from Kathmandu.

This tour starts from Kathmandu upon your arrival. On day 2 you fly to Pokhara then go for Pokhara local sightseeing. On day 3 you fly to Jomsom and visit Muktinath Temple. On day 4 you fly to Pokhara then Kathmandu, the same day you go for Kathmandu sightseeing like Pashupatinath Temple, etc. On day 5 you fly to Janakpur and go for Sita Temple visit, after that you fly back to Kathmandu. On day 6 we drop you at Kathmandu international airport for your onward journey.

Muktinath Tour, Yatra Customize Package.

You can always customize your Muktinath Tour as per your time and budget. You can complete this tour in 2 days and extends it to 8 days also. It all depends on what are the places you want to visit apart from Muktinath. You can combine Muktinath with Pokhara, Chitwan, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Janakpur, Chandragiri Hills, Sarangkot and many other places.

We also provide Muktinath Yatra starting from your hometown and fully customize it based on your requirements. We provide end to end Muktinath Yatra Package from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Madurai, Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Cochin, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Mysore, Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Jaipur, Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Patna, Kolkata, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar and all other parts of India.

We offer customized Muktinath Yatra Packages for large groups who prefer food cooked to their choices. We offer South Indian cooking staff for South Indian Groups, Jain cooking staff for Jain group, etc.

We offer customized Muktinath Yatra Packages for International countries such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Srilanka, China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and all the other countries around the world.

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