Going on a Muktinath yatra is one on the bucket list for almost 30% of the Hindus in this world. The temple is one of the oldest Vishnu temples on our planet, to which both Hindus and Buddhists turn for holy salvation. In the pre-Buddhist era, this place was known as Thiru Saligrmam. The temple darshan takes you up to an altitude of 3, 800 meters in the Mustang region of Nepal. It is also called Muktidham, or Muktikshetra by Hindus around the world. Also known as Chumig Gyatsa by Buddhists, which means 100 water, belongs to one of the 24 Tantrik places. Since the COVID-19 threat is still prevailing, the temple authorities are taking full precautions to keep the devotees safe.
There are 108 Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu. The temple at Muktinath is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is one of the other 108 major Divya Desam. Divya Desam means Divine Place devoted to Vishnu. It is believed that whoever visits this place gets salvation. This temple has 108 water springs. It is said that bathing in all the springs is equivalent to visiting all the Divya Desams. Guru Padmasambhava always stayed in this place during his visit to Tibet. Buddhists around the world visit this place for meditation. The Muktinath yatra is considered a holy journey for both Hindus and Buddhists around the world. The Temple here is a pagoda-style temple. You can see other temples in Muktinath premises like Jwala Mai temple, Buddha Temple, Shiva temple, and few other temples.
You can go for the Mukti Nath Yatra by road, flight, and helicopter based on your budget and time.
In our Muktinath Yatra by helicopter, you reach the Temple at Muktinath 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. Connect with us to know more about the Muktinath Yatra by helicopter cost.
This is the plan for Muktinath yatra by flight from Kathmandu:
This is the plan for Muktinath yatra by road from Gorakhpur:
The best time to travel for Muktinath Yatra is from March to December. January and February are extremely cold, and the roads are usually frozen due to heavy snowfall. Mid-June to Mid-September is the rainy season, due to which Jomsom flight cancellation is quite frequent so that you can travel by road. Therefore, March, April, May, till mid-June, and mid-September, October, November till mid-December is the best time to visit the Temple at Muktinath. If you love snow and want to enjoy the winter, then you can consider visiting in January and February, when the entire zone is covered in snow.
On your Muktinath yatra, you can see magnificent views of nearby mountains and Tibetan-style villages near Muktinath. Mustang is a cold desert- thus, 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 provides a spectacular view of the 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.
You can always customize your Muktinath yatra tour as per your time and budget. You can complete this tour in 2 days and extend it to 8 days even. 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 from your hometown- fully customized based on your requirements. We provide end to end Mukti Nath Yatra packages 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 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 groups, 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 worldwide.
You require two permits for your Muktinath Yatra:
1: ACAP – Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit. Muktinath zone is part of the Annapurna Conversion area. So, you will 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 the 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.