श्री MUKTINATH DARSHAN

TempleMuktinath Temple

Description:
Muktinath, Sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims where both devotees co-exist together. Situated at an altitude of 3710m high at sit on the lap of the foot trails of famous Annapurna Circuit trekking at Mustang District. The hindu devotees believe that the place Mukti Kshetra which is suggest the place of Salvation whereas the Buddhist devotees decision it CHUMING GYATSA & Tibetan for hundred waters. The water springs from the Gandaki stream spurts out of the 108 waterspouts close to the hindu deity temple from wherever the hindu pilgrims take ritual bath.

Kali Gandaki River, famous for SALIGRAM (AMMONITE FOSSILS) stones which is found in this area. These black stones that once broken open, reveal the fossified remains of pre-historic ammonits shaped concerning a 130 million year ago. The previous speaks that seem on several Saligram iron pyrite (Fool's Gold). Hindu believe that the Saligrams represent the God Hindu deity.

History of Muktinath Temple:
Muktinath Temple, situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet) in the Mustang district of Nepal, holds great significance in Hinduism and Buddhism. Here's a brief overview of its history:
Ancient Roots: The temple's origins are traced back to ancient times. It is believed that the temple was initially built in the 19th century, although the site has been a place of worship for centuries before that.

Hindu Beliefs: For Hindus, Muktinath is considered one of the most sacred places of salvation (moksha). It is believed that visiting this temple and taking a holy bath in the 108 water sprouts surrounding it can cleanse one's sins and lead to liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Buddhist Significance: Muktinath is also revered by Buddhists as one of the 24 Tantric places. In Tibetan Buddhism, it is known as Chumig Gyatsa, which means "Hundred Waters" in Tibetan. The temple complex includes a Buddhist monastery, adding to its significance for Buddhists.

Religious Harmony: Muktinath Temple is a unique example of religious harmony, as it is a place where both Hindu and Buddhist devotees come to worship. The temple complex features separate sanctuaries for Hindu and Buddhist rituals, demonstrating the coexistence of these two religions in the region.

Renovations and Preservation: Over the centuries, Muktinath Temple has undergone several renovations and restorations. The temple structures that exist today are the result of various construction efforts aimed at preserving its religious and historical significance.

Pilgrimage Destination: Muktinath Temple attracts thousands of pilgrims from Nepal, India, and around the world, especially during the Muktinath Yatra season, which typically falls in the spring and autumn months. Pilgrims trek through rugged terrain and harsh weather conditions to reach the temple, driven by their faith and devotion.

Cultural Heritage: In addition to its religious importance, Muktinath Temple is also a cultural heritage site, reflecting the rich traditions and beliefs of the people of the Himalayan region.

Note: Overall, Muktinath Temple's history is intertwined with the spiritual beliefs of both Hindus and Buddhists, making it a revered pilgrimage destination and a symbol of religious harmony.

Muktinath Highlights:
Sacred Muktinath Temple: The main highlight is the Muktinath Temple complex, which is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple houses a golden statue of Lord Vishnu and features 108 water spouts believed to have healing properties. Pilgrims visit to take a holy bath in these waters, seeking spiritual purification and liberation from the cycle of rebirth.

Religious Harmony: Muktinath is a symbol of religious harmony, as it is a place where Hinduism and Buddhism coexist peacefully. The temple complex includes both a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu and a Buddhist monastery, reflecting the syncretic traditions of the region.

Scenic Beauty: The breathtaking natural beauty surrounding Muktinath is another highlight. The region offers panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, rugged valleys, and dramatic landscapes. Visitors can soak in the serene ambiance and marvel at the awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery.

Pilgrimage Trek: The journey to Muktinath is an adventure in itself. Pilgrims often undertake treks through the picturesque Annapurna Conservation Area, passing through quaint villages, terraced fields, and lush forests. The trekking route offers glimpses of traditional Nepali culture and allows travelers to connect with nature on a deeper level.

Cultural Experience: Muktinath provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich cultural heritage of the Mustang region. Visitors can interact with the local Thakali people, experience their hospitality, and savor authentic Thakali cuisine. The region's unique traditions, architecture, and craftsmanship add to the cultural allure of Muktinath.

Adventure Activities: For adventure enthusiasts, Muktinath offers various outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, and mountain biking. The rugged terrain and pristine wilderness are ideal for adrenaline-pumping adventures, providing a thrilling contrast to the spiritual atmosphere of the temple.

A typical Muktinath darshan tour package might include::
Transportation: This usually includes flights or road transport from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Jomsom, followed by a jeep or trek to Muktinath.

Accommodation: Accommodation options in Jomsom or nearby areas are often included in the package. These can range from basic lodges to more luxurious hotels, depending on your preferences and budget.

Meals: Most tour packages include meals, either provided at the accommodations or in local restaurants along the way.

Permits and fees: The package may cover necessary permits and entry fees for visiting Muktinath and other attractions in the region.

Guided tour: A knowledgeable guide often accompanies the group to provide insights into the religious and cultural significance of Muktinath and its surroundings.

Sightseeing: Depending on the duration of the package, there may be opportunities to visit other nearby attractions such as Kagbeni, Marpha, and the beautiful landscapes of the Mustang region.

The Shrine of Salvation

Muktinath Darshan Yatra

Travelling to Muktinath by private jeep. First We reach at Pokhara which is 200 km road distance and approx 6-7 hours travel journey. However, if you visit Manakamana Temple on the way then it takes 2 hours more extra time. Spend 1 night at Pokhara Hotel.

Next day early breakfast. We process our continue journey towards Jomsom for about 157 km which is 10 hours. Jomsom is famous tourist destination within the Mustang District. Approx. 7 hours more (77 km) need to travel through humpy bumpy gravel road from Beni to Jomsom. First 3 hours from Pokhara to Beni, which we follow up national highway (Pokhara - Baglung Highway) & road almost black taps & smooth. In fact from Beni to Jomsom, via Galeshwor, Tatopani, Ruptse Falls, Ghasa, Lete, Kalopani, Tukuche, Marpha & Jomsom) journey bit wild & difficult as says tourism language "Adventure".

From Jomsom, our journey will begins early in the morning for Muktinath via Kagbeni & Rani Pauwa village. First 40 minutes easy footstep walk upto the Muktinath Temple. After Puja, Darshan & Holy pond ritual bath, we process the drive back to Tatopani village (Literally Tatopani means - "Hot Spring Water") for night halt. Next day. Drive to Pokhara. Visit Galeshwor Temple & Baglung Kalika Mandir on the way travel if time permitted. Finally, Short visit Pokhara at Barahi, Bindyabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave & David's Fall before heading towards the journey back to Kathmandu.

Document Require
1 Passport size photographs 2 & Valid ID Card
Must issue TIMS Card & Annapurna Conservation Permit.
Rs 2000/- for Indian Citizen & Rs 5000/- for Foreign Nationality

Option: Plan No 01: OVERLAND TOUR BY JEEP SERVICE
Suggested Itinerary - ARRIVAL KATHMANDU & SIGHTSEEING:
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu / Pashupatinath Darshan with Aarati. Overnight.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour Full Day / Issue Entry Permit
Suggested Itinerary - TRAVELLING JOURNEY FROM KATHMANDU TO JOMSOM / MUKTINATH VIA POKHARA:
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara - Visit Manakamana Temple (Puja & Darshan)
Day 04: Early Morning, Drive to Jomsom for night halt via Beni Bazar.
Day 05: Early Morning - Drive to Muktinath Temple ( Puja & Darshan) Explore Around Muktinath & Visit Rani Pauwa, Kagbeni and after having the Lunch, Drive process to back Tatopani. On the way visit Mapha Village
Day 06: Early Morning - Process to go to pond for the deep bath on hot spring at Tatopani Bazar. After Breakfast, Drive process to Pokhara. Visit Galleshwor temple on the way journey. Transfer Pokhara hotel and after lunch, short Pokhara visit
Day 07: Early Breakfast - Drive to Kathmandu and transfer hotel. Rest of the day free for you leisure or shopping etc
Day 08: After Breakfast - Transfer Airport for Final Departure. Service End

COST for Indian Citizen:

INR 29,999/- PER PERSON

Option: Plan No 02: FLIGHT TO FLIGHT SERVICE
Suggested Itinerary - BY Flight KATHMANDU / POKHARA / JOMSOM AND BACK KATHMANDU VIA POKHARA:
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu / Pashupatinath Darshan with Aarati. Overnight.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour Full Day / Issue Entry Permit
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara - By Flight | Pokhara Sightseeing Tour.
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom - By Flight | Drive process to Muktinath Temple & Puja / Darshan. O/N Jomsom.
Day 05: Jomsom to Pokhara & Connecting Flight to Kathmandu. Afternoon. Half Day Sightseeing.
Day 06: Final Departure. Service End

COST for Indian Citizen:

INR 39,999/- PER PERSON

✅ SERVICES INCLUDES:
✅ HOTEL ACCOMMODATION ON BB PLAN - KATHMANDU / POKHARA / TATOPANI / JOMSOM
✅ PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BY 4WD SCORPIO JEEP
✅ KATHMANDU & POKHARA CITY SIGHTSEEING
✅ MUKTINATH TEMPLE DARSHAN / KAGBENI, MARPHA, GALESHWOR TEMPLE VISIT
✅ ANNAPURNA TRAVEL ENTRY PERMIT (CONSERVATION FEE)
✅ TOUR ESCORT DURING THE TRIP

X: SERVICES EXCLUDES:
X: MEALS NOT INCLUDES (LUNCH & DINNER) DURING MUKTINATH TRIP
X: ENTRANCE FEE DURING SIGHTSEEING PERIOD
X: OPTIONAL TOURS WHICH IS NOT MENTION ABOVE ITINERARY
X: PERSONAL TRAVEL INSURANCE

NOTE: We offer the Following Hotel Accommodation during your Muktinath Package: Please do check below the name list accordingly. if incase, you prefer the better option plz let us know. We will do make it change accordingly as per your requirement. Thanks

1. HOTEL MELA OR SIMILAR (CHHETRAPATI - THAMEL - KATHMANDU) - 3 NIGHTS / BB PLAN
2. HOTEL MAJHERI SPA RESORT OR SIMILAR (LAKESIDE - POKHARA) - 2 NIGHTS / BB PLAN
3. HOTEL MAJESTY OR SIMILAR (JOMSOM - MUSTANG) - 1 NIGHT / BB PLAN
4. HOTEL OLD KAMALA OR SIMILAR (TATOPANI BAZAR - BENI) - 1 NIGHT / BB PLAN

Option 2 - Flight Service Package:
1. FLIGHT TICKETS FOR KATHMANDU TO POKHARA TO JOMSOM
2. FLIGHT TICKETS FOR JOMSOM TO POKHARA TO KATHMANDU
3. JOMSOM - MUKTINATH - JOMSOM - BY JEEP SERVICE

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