Let’s Go On a Divine Muktinath Yatra

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 Muktinath 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.

A Little Bit About The Muktinath Temple

There are 108 Divya Desam of Lord Vishnu. The Muktinath darshan 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. Muktinath Temple 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.

How to Reach Muktinath Mandir

You can go for the Mukti Nath Yatra by road, flight, and helicopter based on your budget and time.

By Road

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 the Kaligandaki River. You will see many waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, lovely mountain villages, temples, monasteries, apple farms, and a glimpse of local culture on your Muktinath yatra 2021 road trip. The road journey to Muktinath takes 10 hours from Pokhara. Usually, people stay at Jomsom. The next morning visit Muktinath situated 25 Kilometres from Jomsom town.

By flight from Kathmandu

Take a flight for your Muktinath yatra. You can reach your destination for Mukti Nath yatra by flight from Pokhara. Small mountain flights operate on a daily basis to Jomsom from Pokhara, which takes 20 minutes to reach Jomsom. To reach Muktinath from Kathmandu you need to take a 20 minutes flight to Pokhara and another flight to Jomsom. Pokhara Jomsom flight is one of the most beautiful flight travels in the entire world, especially when the tiny plane flies between the gigantic Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. After you arrive in Jomsom, you need to travel around 25 kilometers by road for your Muktinath Yatra 2021. You can travel to Muktinath by helicopter from Pokhara or Kathmandu. This is the fastest way to reach Muktinath Temple. The helicopter generally lands close to the Temple and gives you a waiting time of 1 hour.

Tour by Helicopter

In our Muktinath Yatra 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. Connect with us to know more about the Muktinath Yatra by helicopter cost.

Check Out Our Muktinath Yatra Tour Packages

We, at Divine Kailash, provide all types of tour packages for Muktinath Yatra. Based on your time and budget, you can choose from several Muktinath Yatra 2021 packages based on your time and budget. Here we offer trip packages from Gorakhpur and Kathmandu.

The Muktinath darshan tour from Gorakhpur include the following

  • 5 nights 6 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 6 nights 7 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 7 nights 8 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 3 nights 4 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 2 nights 3 days Muktinath Tour.

The Muktinath yatra 2021 package from Kathmandu includes the following

  • 6 nights 7 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 5 nights 6 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 2 nights 3 days Muktinath Tour.
  • 5 nights 6 days Muktinath Tour with Janakpur.

Muktinath Yatra Details

  • Region: Nepal.
  • Tour Activity Type: Group Tour, Customized Tour.
  • Group Size: Any.
  • Duration: 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 8 days.
  • Difficulty Level: Easy.
  • Best time to Travel: March to June and September to December.
  • Trip Begins and Ends in: Kathmandu. Maximum Altitude Gain: 3,800 meters / 12, 467 feet (Muktinath Temple).
  • Type of Accommodation: Hotel / Guest House.

Itinerary of Muktinath Yatra from Kathmandu

This is the plan for Muktinath yatra from Kathmandu by flight:

  • Day 1- Arrival at Kathmandu.
  • Day 2- Travel 205 km from Kathmandu to Pokhara by road.
  • Day 3- Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and drive to Muktinath (25KMs), returning to Jomsom.
  • Day 4- Fly back to Pokhara.
  • Day 5- Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Day 6- Departure.

Itinerary of Muktinath Yatra from Gorakhpur

This is the plan for Muktinath yatra from Gorakhpur by road:

  • Day 1- Gorakhpur to Pokhara by road.
  • Day 2- Travel to Jomsom 175 km from Pokhara by road.
  • Day 3- Drive to Muktinath (25KMs), after visiting returning to Pokhara.
  • Day 4- Pokhara to Kathmandu via Manakamana Devi Temple by road.
  • Day 5- Kathmandu sightseeing, visit Pashupatinath Temple, Guhyeshwari Shaktipeeth Temple, and Jalnarayan Temple.
  • Day 6- Return to Gorakhpur.

Here’s what is included in the Muktinath yatra 2021 package

  • 2 nights accommodations in Pokhara in a hotel with breakfast and dinner.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in a hotel with breakfast and dinner.
  • 1 night accommodation in Jomsom in a hotel with breakfast and dinner.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara transport in a private vehicle.
  • Pokhara Jomsom return flight ticket.
  • Jomsom Muktinath shared vehicle.
  • Private vehicle from Gorakhpur to Gorakhpur (when your tour starts from Gorakhpur).
  • Annapurna entry permit and TAAN permit.
  • Pokhara sightseeing.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Airport drop and pickup.

The following are not included in our Muktinath tour package

  • Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
  • Food and beverages are not included.
  • Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health, or other reasons.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any type of entry fees to temples, museums, etc.
  • Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
  • Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury, or any health problem.
  • Nepalese visa fee (not required for Indian Nationals).
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

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Best Seasons to Travel for your Muktinath Yatra

The best time to travel for Muktinath darshan 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 Muktinath Temple. 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.

Weather in Muktinath

It is always better to have a rough idea about the weather conditions before setting out on your Muktinath yatra 2021. The weather in Muktinath is extremely cold in the winter months, cold and pleasant in the summer and rainy seasons. Temperatures during December, January, February, and March vary between 0 degrees to minus 20 degrees Celsius. Temperatures during April, May, June months vary between 15 degrees Celsius to minus 1 degrees Celsius. Temperatures during July, August, and September months vary between 20 degrees Celsius to 0 degrees Celsius.

Attractions in Muktinath

  • Shiva Parvati Temple: You can visit Shiva and Parvati temple, 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 is also called Jwala Mai Temple, Salamebar Dolamebar Gompa. You can find an eternal flame here 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 trust. This is a must-visit Temple if you are visiting Muktinath.
  • Narsingh Gompa: This Monastery (Gompa) was once the oldest in this place. However, the old Gompa is not available now. You can find a beautiful new Gompa which was completed in 2018. This Gompa is also situated 100 meters from the Muktinath Temple. You can see a giant 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: Two Mukti Kunda (ponds) are situated in front of Muktinath Temple, Laxmi and Saraswati. These Kundas collect water from the 108 water springs, so taking a bath in these ponds is equivalent to taking a bath in each of the water springs.
  • 108 Water Springs: These are the holy water springs of Mukti Kshetra. Each water spring is considered as one Divya Desam. So, you take a bath in every water spring and get Moksha/Salvation. These water springs are situated behind the main Temple.
  • Big Buddha Statue: The Buddha statue is the most popular attraction after the main Muktinath Temple. This is a humongous statue of Lord Buddha overlooking the Muktinath valley and Kali Gandaki river. Situated close to the Jwala Mai Temple, the statue is newly built and fully completed in 2018. This is a must-see place if you are in Muktinath.

Views from Muktinath

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.

Your Customized Tour Packages

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 Muktinath darshan 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.

Permits needed to Travel Muktinath

You require two permits for your Muktinath darshan:

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.