Muktinath Tour-5 Days

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Trip Introduction

Muktinath Tour is one of the most-desired religious tours in Nepal. It is a holy place for Hindu and Buddhist as they often travel to Muktinath for taking blessings while leaving out their sins and earning virtue.

The Muktinath Temple is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang district. It is also known among the people as Mukti Chettra (abode of salvation). It is considered 106th among the available 108 Divya Desam (premium temples) considered sacred by the Sri Vaishnava sect. The temple provides shelter to a pagoda-style temple of Lord God Vishnu which is famous among both Hindu and Buddhists.

Apart from that, the trek to Muktinath offers you with the 108 sacred water spouts pouring freezing cold water where the devotees take a quick bath running along each tap. Besides, you can enjoy the nearby temple of Jwala Mai, with a phenomenal underground blue flame.

 

Itinerary

There is a luxury for the trekkers to complete this religious trip via airways or roadways. As the plane charge come with huge expenses, you can take the road trip which would take around 5 days for completion.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6-7 hours)

The trip begins from Kathmandu and heads towards the beautiful lake city. The 200km distance could be reached via 6-7 hours of a bus ride or a few minutes of flight. The bus ride could be fascinating as trekkers could explore the beautiful scenery of rivers like Trishuli and Marsyangdi with refreshing weather and view of mountains like Ganesh, Manaslu, and Lamjung.

Day 2: Pokhara to Kagbeni via Jomsom (3-4 hours)

After spending a night in Pokhara an early morning flight to Jomsom is taken so as to prevent the strong wind at noon. The trek officially begins here at the open trial. We walk through the beautiful village Ekalibatti which is situated at the bank of two rivers and finally reach Kagbeni.

Day 3: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La pass and back to Jomsom (6-7 hours) 

The journey from Phedi to Thorong La pass – the highest point of this trip begins in the morning. We climb to the steep trail about 4 hours to reach the pass. It is marked by Chhortens and prayer flags. The magnificent view of mountains and landscapes is seen from here. High descend from pass leads to Muktinath which is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. While there you can explore the eternal flame and also take bath in 108 sacred water spouts. At last, the trip rests back in Jomsom.

Day 4: Jomsom to Pokhara

The same route can be followed back to Pokhara from Jomsom. Since we have a whole day we explore the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Day 5: Pokhara to Kathmandu

The same route can be followed back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

 

Best Seasons For Muktinath Tour

As this religious trip involves climbing to a higher altitude, it is necessary to know which seasons suits you the best to avoid any accidents. Generally, the months of March, April, May, September, October, November, and December are considered the best time to visit Muktinath.

The weather fits good during these months as you can get a clear view of mesmerizing snow-capped mountains on your way.

 

Accommodation

You need not to worry about resting your feet as there are enough hotels and lodges nearby Muktinath in Jharkot and Panipauwa. They serve you with the best food while some come up with solar heated hot showers as well.

 

Tips To Know Before Traveling

We already explained that Muktinath tour comes up with a walk towards higher altitudes. Having said that, you need to prepare well before packing your bags and going for an adventure.

First things first, it is entitled to take precaution for altitude sickness by taking Aspirin or other home-based foods like popcorn, Sugarcubes, and ginger. Other than that, don’t forget to drink as much water as you can while trekking to avoid dehydration.

You need to pack your bags with sports and trekking shoes, walking stick, warm clothes and jackets, chapstick and sunscreen lotions. Also, be sure to carry sunglasses and thick socks and gloves.

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Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6-7 hours)

Day 2: Pokhara to Kagbeni via Jomsom (3-4 hours)

Day 3: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La pass and back to Jomsom (6-7 hours) 

Day 4: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 5: Pokhara to Kathmandu

 

 

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  •   Trip Grade: Easy

Trip Introduction

Muktinath Tour is one of the most-desired religious tours in Nepal. It is a holy place for Hindu and Buddhist as they often travel to Muktinath for taking blessings while leaving out their sins and earning virtue.

The Muktinath Temple is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang district. It is also known among the people as Mukti Chettra (abode of salvation). It is considered 106th among the available 108 Divya Desam (premium temples) considered sacred by the Sri Vaishnava sect. The temple provides shelter to a pagoda-style temple of Lord God Vishnu which is famous among both Hindu and Buddhists.

Apart from that, the trek to Muktinath offers you with the 108 sacred water spouts pouring freezing cold water where the devotees take a quick bath running along each tap. Besides, you can enjoy the nearby temple of Jwala Mai, with a phenomenal underground blue flame.

 

Itinerary

There is a luxury for the trekkers to complete this religious trip via airways or roadways. As the plane charge come with huge expenses, you can take the road trip which would take around 5 days for completion.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6-7 hours)

The trip begins from Kathmandu and heads towards the beautiful lake city. The 200km distance could be reached via 6-7 hours of a bus ride or a few minutes of flight. The bus ride could be fascinating as trekkers could explore the beautiful scenery of rivers like Trishuli and Marsyangdi with refreshing weather and view of mountains like Ganesh, Manaslu, and Lamjung.

Day 2: Pokhara to Kagbeni via Jomsom (3-4 hours)

After spending a night in Pokhara an early morning flight to Jomsom is taken so as to prevent the strong wind at noon. The trek officially begins here at the open trial. We walk through the beautiful village Ekalibatti which is situated at the bank of two rivers and finally reach Kagbeni.

Day 3: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La pass and back to Jomsom (6-7 hours) 

The journey from Phedi to Thorong La pass – the highest point of this trip begins in the morning. We climb to the steep trail about 4 hours to reach the pass. It is marked by Chhortens and prayer flags. The magnificent view of mountains and landscapes is seen from here. High descend from pass leads to Muktinath which is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. While there you can explore the eternal flame and also take bath in 108 sacred water spouts. At last, the trip rests back in Jomsom.

Day 4: Jomsom to Pokhara

The same route can be followed back to Pokhara from Jomsom. Since we have a whole day we explore the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Day 5: Pokhara to Kathmandu

The same route can be followed back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

 

Best Seasons For Muktinath Tour

As this religious trip involves climbing to a higher altitude, it is necessary to know which seasons suits you the best to avoid any accidents. Generally, the months of March, April, May, September, October, November, and December are considered the best time to visit Muktinath.

The weather fits good during these months as you can get a clear view of mesmerizing snow-capped mountains on your way.

 

Accommodation

You need not to worry about resting your feet as there are enough hotels and lodges nearby Muktinath in Jharkot and Panipauwa. They serve you with the best food while some come up with solar heated hot showers as well.

 

Tips To Know Before Traveling

We already explained that Muktinath tour comes up with a walk towards higher altitudes. Having said that, you need to prepare well before packing your bags and going for an adventure.

First things first, it is entitled to take precaution for altitude sickness by taking Aspirin or other home-based foods like popcorn, Sugarcubes, and ginger. Other than that, don’t forget to drink as much water as you can while trekking to avoid dehydration.

You need to pack your bags with sports and trekking shoes, walking stick, warm clothes and jackets, chapstick and sunscreen lotions. Also, be sure to carry sunglasses and thick socks and gloves.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara (6-7 hours)

Day 2: Pokhara to Kagbeni via Jomsom (3-4 hours)

Day 3: Trek to Muktinath via Thorang La pass and back to Jomsom (6-7 hours) 

Day 4: Jomsom to Pokhara

Day 5: Pokhara to Kathmandu