Muktinath Trekking

Trip Facts

Program Code: AHT-AT04 | Duration: 11 days | Program Type: Trekking | Maximum Altitude: 3800m | Minimum pax: +1 | Mode of Travel: Flight / over Land | Start Trip: Jomsom | End Trip: Naya Pul | Program Grading: gradegrade

Trip Overview

  • Hinduism and Buddhism harmony Pilgrims attraction in Muktinath
  • Sunset sunrise panorama view from Pun Hill 3210m
  • Natural Hot bath in Tatopani
  • Easy pilgrims trip with culture and mountain rich
  • Possible by fly, drive and walk what ever you expect!!!
  • Apple valley

Muktinath trekking, a village and temple with the same name, is located at an altitude of 3,800 meters in the Mustang district of Nepal. Muktinath lies at the foothills of the Thorong La Mountain which is also a part of the Annapurna Himalayas. The shrine of Muktinath above Thak Khola is one of the major pilgrimages for the Hindus and Buddhists of the religion. For the Hindus, the place is call  “Mukti Chhetra” meaning the "place of salvation". For the Buddhists, Muktinath is the Chumig Gyatsa which in Tibetan means 'Hundred Waters', a very important place of Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers and one of the 24 Tantric places.

Muktinath shrine is also one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas of the order Svayam Vyakta Ksetras. Hindus also worship the shrine of Muktinath as the manifestation of the God Vishnu. The idol is of human size and is made from gold. Another important part of the shrine are the Prakaram, the 108 bull faces pouring very cold water. Interestingly, an old Buddhist monk and Buddhist nuns present in the temple conduct the worshipping of the idol.

To reach Muktinath trekking you can walk 5, 6 days from Nayapul either fly to Jomsom or drive on the way to Muktinath by bus/Jeep from Beni. Our itinerary bring you fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, walking to Muktinath valley, explore the pilgrim side and Jeep/bus drive to Tatopani (hot spring). Continues walk to Ghorepani for sunrise panorama view from Pun Hill and end trek into Nayapul drive to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu – Arrive in Kathmandu, meets our staff transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu – City tour and final preparation for Trip
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara by Tourist bus/Car/Van 6 hrs drive
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom 2740m – Half hour flights Trek to Kagbani 3115m
Day 05: Trek to Muktinath 3800m 4 hrs
Day 06: Muktinath to Tatopani 1189m by Jeep 7 hrs drive
Day 07: Tatopani to Ghorepani 2850m 7 hrs Trekking
Day 08: Poon Hill and trek to Tikhedunga 1575m 4 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Naya Pul 3 hrs and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hrs
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus 6 hrs
Day 11: Departure from Nepal or next trip.

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