Muktinath Temple Tour

Muktinath Temple Tour 7 Days

$ 980 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

3,840meters.

Group Size:

2-30 People

Transportation:

Flight/Private Vehicle

Accommodation:

Best Available

Best season:

All season

Meals:

B/L/D during tour

Tour type:

Tour & Hiking

Grade:

Moderate/ Adventure

Trekking Region

Mustang Region

Trip Highlight 

  • Muktinath Temple is famous for its 108 holy spring water sprouts.
  • You'll encounter stunning views of snow-capped peaks, arid landscapes, deep valleys, and ancient monasteries along the way.
  • Muktinath is accessible via various trekking routes, including the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek.
  • you'll pass through traditional Nepali and Tibetan villages, providing opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture.
  •  Nearby the Muktinath Temple, there are natural hot springs where pilgrims and travelers can relax and rejuvenate after their journey. 
  • Muktinath and its surroundings provide stunning opportunities for photography, with its unique landscape, colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and the majestic backdrop of the Himalayas.

Overview

Muktinath Temple resides in the picturesque Mustang region of Nepal and holds special significance for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Elevated at (3,710) meters, it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Shri Mukti Narayan, offering spiritual liberation to those who make the pilgrimage. The temple is a focal point, drawing diverse crowds, ranging from those in search of a spiritual encounter to adventure enthusiasts. The enchanting Himalayan landscape enhances the temple's allure, blending natural beauty with spiritual serenity. The crisp mountain air and tranquil atmosphere elevate the pilgrimage experience. A distinctive feature of Muktinath is its 108 holy spring water spouts, each believed to possess unique healing properties. Pilgrims partake in a ritualistic dip in these sacred waters, seeking purification and spiritual rejuvenation. This connection between faith and nature creates a holistic journey for the mind, body, and spirit.

At the heart of Muktinath lies the Jwalamai Temple, where natural gas flames burn mysteriously. These eternal flames are considered divine, adding a mystical ambiance to the temple. Visitors are drawn to the sacred surroundings, finding solace in the belief that these flames symbolize everlasting spiritual energy. The Muktinath Temple Tour requires careful planning, typically commencing with a flight to Pokhara and then another flight to Jomsom. Subsequently, a scenic drive through rugged terrain leads to the temple, allowing pilgrims to appreciate the beauty of the Mustang region. Beyond Muktinath, the tour delves into the cultural and natural marvels of the Mustang region. From ancient monasteries perched on cliffs to panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, each day of the tour unveils new facets of Nepal's rich heritage and breathtaking landscapes.

The Muktinath Temple Tour spans approximately 7–10 days, encompassing travel and exploration of nearby attractions. This duration ensures a comprehensive and immersive experience, enabling pilgrims not only to visit the temple but also to immerse themselves in the cultural tapestry and natural splendor of the region.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at (TIA) Kathmandu.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be greeted by a representative from your tour company and transferred to your hotel. After checking in and getting settled, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own.

Day 2 : Fly to Pokhara and fly too Jomsom (2840m.)

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, you'll be picked up and driven to the domestic airport for your flight to Jomsom. Once you arrive in Jomsom, you'll check in to your hotel and have some free time to explore the town.

Day 3 : Drive to Muktinath Temple(3280)m.

After breakfast, you'll drive to the Muktinath Temple, which is a famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site located at an altitude of 3,710 meters. Along the way, you'll pass through some beautiful scenery, including the Kali Gandaki River gorge. Once you arrive at the temple, you'll have the opportunity to explore the site and take part in any religious rituals or ceremonies that are taking place.

Day 4 : Explore Muktinath Temple and drive back to Jomsom(2840)m.

Today, you'll have a full day to explore the Muktinath Temple and the surrounding area. You can visit the 108 water spouts, which are believed to have healing powers or take a dip in the holy waters of the Kunda. You may also want to explore the nearby village of Ranipauwa or hike to the Jwalamai Temple, which is known for its natural gas flames. after 3/4 o'clock(pm) drive back to Jomsome.

Day 5 : Fly back to Pokhara (980)m from Jomsom (2,743m)

After breakfast, early morning you'll fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You'll have some free time to explore the town or rest and relax after you visit the temple. Once you arrive, you'll check in to your hotel and have some free time to explore the city. You may want to visit the Phewa Lake, the International Mountain Museum, or the World Peace Pagoda.

Day 6 : Fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive, you'll check in to your hotel and have some free time to explore the city. You may want to visit the Monkey Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. If you'll have some free time for last-minute souvenir shopping Then fare well dinner all together before your departure.

Day 7 : Finally Departure.

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back to your home. If you'll have some free time for last-minute shopping or sightseeing before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and Transportation.
  • 2-Night Hotel at Kathmandu and Pokhara (3 Start) Hotel.
  • Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Trek.
  • Professional Guide, Assitance Guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
  • Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
  • All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
  • First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.
  • Helicopter stands by for rescue (nominally charge applies).
  • Unique Sherpa trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek.
  • All taxes are imposed by the government of Nepal.

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can be paid directly to the airline.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival late departure, or early return from the trek.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost included) Section.

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. It is not will be refundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

FAQs

Muktinath Temple, located in the Mustang district of Nepal, is a sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is renowned for its religious significance and stunning natural beauty.

The best time to visit Muktinath Temple is from March to June and September to November when the weather is relatively mild and stable. Avoid visiting during the monsoon season (July-August) due to heavy rainfall.

There are several ways to reach Muktinath Temple. The most common route is to fly to Pokhara or Jomsom from Kathmandu and then either trek or take a jeep to Muktinath. Alternatively, you can also take a scenic drive from Pokhara to Jomsom and then trek or take a jeep to the temple.

Yes, there are several guesthouses, lodges, and hotels available near Muktinath Temple catering to the needs of pilgrims and tourists. However, it's advisable to book accommodation in advance, especially during the peak tourist season.

Since Muktinath Temple is a religious site, visitors are expected to dress modestly. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing suitable for trekking and to carry warm clothing as the weather can be unpredictable, especially at higher altitudes.

No, there are no entry fees to visit Muktinath Temple. However, if you're trekking to the temple, you might need to obtain necessary permits depending on the route you choose.

Trekking to Muktinath Temple is generally safe, but it's important to be well-prepared and aware of the potential risks associated with high-altitude trekking. It's advisable to trek with a licensed guide, especially if you're not familiar with the terrain or altitude sickness.

Besides Muktinath Temple, there are several other attractions nearby such as Jwala Mai Temple, Shaligram Temple, Kagbeni village, and the picturesque landscapes of Mustang district.

Photography inside the temple premises is generally allowed, but it's advisable to ask for permission before taking photographs, especially during religious ceremonies.

While visiting Muktinath Temple, it's customary to take a holy bath in the 108 water spouts located within the temple complex. Additionally, devotees offer prayers and perform puja rituals as per their religious beliefs.

Additional Information

  1. Accessibility: Muktinath is located in the Mustang district of Nepal, in the Annapurna Conservation Area. The most common way to reach Muktinath is by flying to Pokhara, followed by a road trip to Jomsom, and then either trekking or taking a jeep ride to Muktinath. Alternatively, there are also helicopter tours available for those seeking a quicker and more convenient option.
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  3. Altitude Considerations: Muktinath is situated at an altitude of approximately 3,710 meters (12,172 feet) above sea level. Travelers should be mindful of altitude sickness and acclimatize properly to avoid any health issues. It's recommended to ascend gradually and stay hydrated throughout the journey.
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  5. Weather: The weather in Muktinath can be unpredictable, with temperatures varying significantly between day and night. It's advisable to pack layers of clothing to accommodate the fluctuating temperatures. The best time to visit Muktinath is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable.
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  7. Permits: Travelers visiting Muktinath may need to obtain permits, depending on the route taken and entry points. Permits such as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card might be required. These permits can be obtained either in Pokhara or Kathmandu.
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  9. Accommodation: There are various accommodation options available in Muktinath ranging from basic lodges to more comfortable guesthouses and hotels. However, due to the remote location and limited facilities, it's recommended to book accommodation in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons.
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  11. Cultural Etiquette: While visiting Muktinath Temple and other religious sites, it's important to respect local customs and religious practices. Dress modestly and remove your shoes before entering temples or monasteries. Photography may be restricted in certain areas, so always ask for permission before taking photos.
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  13. Currency and Facilities: Muktinath is a remote area, and facilities such as ATMs, banks, and medical services may be limited. It's advisable to carry enough cash in Nepali rupees for your expenses during the trip. Basic amenities such as food, water, and toiletries are available but may be more expensive than in urban areas.
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  15. Guided Tours: While it's possible to explore Muktinath independently, many travelers opt for guided tours for a more organized and informative experience. Local guides can provide valuable insights into the history, culture, and significance of the region, enhancing your overall journey.

Equipments

Visiting Muktinath is a significant cultural and spiritual journey for many travelers. Located in the Mustang district of Nepal, Muktinath is a revered pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The journey involves traveling through diverse terrains and experiencing varying weather conditions. Proper preparation and the right equipment are crucial for a comfortable and safe visit. Here’s a detailed guide on what equipment to pack for the Muktinath tour.

Backpack:
Daypack (20-30 liters
Footwear:
Trekking Boots
Comfortable Walking Shoes
Trekking Socks
 
Clothing:
Layered Clothing
Base Layer
Insulating Layer
Outer Shell
Trekking Pants
Warm Clothing
Rain Gear
 
Accessories:
Hat and Gloves
Sunglasses
Buff or Scarf
 
Hydration and Nutrition:
Water Bottle or Hydration System
Water Purification
Snacks
 
Navigation Tools:
Map and Compass
GPS Device or Smartphone with Offline Maps
 
Lighting:
Headlamp or Flashlight
 
First Aid Kit:
Include bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, blister treatment, and personal medications.
 
Personal Identification and Permits:
Passport and Visa
Permits
Cash
Camera or Smartphone
Notebook and Pen
Reusable Bags
 
Toiletries and Personal Care Items:
Basic toiletries including biodegradable soap, hand sanitizer, toothbrush and toothpaste, and wet wipes.
 
Power Bank:
For charging your electronic devices, electricity might be limited or unavailable in remote areas.
 
Travel Adapter:
Nepal uses Type C, D, and M plugs. Ensure you have the appropriate adapter for your devices.
 
Sun Protection:
Sunscreen with high SPF, lip balm with SPF, and a wide-brimmed hat.
 
Small Day Bag:
For short excursions or day trips from your base.
Tips for the Muktinath Tour
 
Acclimatization:
Muktinath is located at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Spend a few days acclimatizing in lower altitudes like Jomsom or Kagbeni if you’re coming from a low-altitude area.
 
Conclusion:
A visit to Muktinath is a unique blend of spiritual journey and adventure. Proper preparation with the right equipment ensures you are ready for the varying conditions and can fully enjoy this incredible experience. Whether trekking, driving, or flying, having the essential gear will make your trip safe and memorable.

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$ 980 Per Person

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Enquiry Whatsapp +9779862854770 Download PDF

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