Muktinath is a religious place of both Hindus and Buddhists (Chumig Gyatsa) lies in Muktinath valley. Some people mistakenly spelled Muktinath as “Mukthinath” which is derived from “Mukti” and “Nath”. The meaning of Mukti is Nirvana and “Nath” is “god or master”.
Muktinath is a famous trekking destination among the tourist around the world, and why not? This temple is an extraordinary place which beauty can’t be explained by any word. The main attraction of Muktinath is local people custom, cultural values, and lifestyle, famous places such as Muktidhara, Gomba, Saligrama etc.
Muktinath has its own historical stories according to Hindus and Buddhist as well.
According to Hindus, it is believed that if you bath in water of Muktinath you will be granted salvation after your death. They also believe that this temple is a place where Lord Vishnu got preservation from the imprecation of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) and he is worshipped as Muktinath. The pagoda style Muktinath Temple is one of the 108 Vaishnava holy places.
According to Buddhists, the great sage guru Rinpoche who is also known as Padmasambhava came to Muktinath and meditate there.
Muktinath is popularly known as Mukti Kshetra which simply means all your bad thoughts and sins will be removed if you visit this temple once in a lifetime. Muktinath is one of the 24 tantric places which is very important for the sky god known as Dakinis. For Tibetan Buddhist, this place is one of the 51 Shakti Peethams.
For tourists, Muktinath is most popular destinations because of its historical beliefs, local people cultural, custom, norms, values and its natural beauty.
There are various ways to reach Muktinath. Some of them are given below:
First option: Flight from Pokhara Airport to Jomsom Airport and hike from Jomsom to Muktinath Hike Time Duration: 7 to 8 Hours.
Second Option: Trek from Pokhara, Poonhill & Kali-Gandaki to Muktinath (Time Duration: 7 to 8 days)
Third Option: Helicopter Tour from Kathmandu and Pokhara
Fourth Option: Jeep and Bus drive from Pokhara to Jomsom via Beni, Ghasa, Tato Pani, Tukuche, Marfa (Time Duration: 10 to 11 Hours)
Summer in Muktinath offers you clear views of mountains, sunny day with clear blue sky and sometimes heavy rain in this season. If you are interested in forest research, then this season is best. This season is the rainy season so sometimes, Muktinath tour by road will be tough and adventurous during heavy rainfall.
Spring is the first best season for Muktinath Temple Trek. This season offers you the extraordinary views of hills and forest filled with different colors of flowers especially Rhododendron. This season is the suitable season to visit Muktinath and mustang.
Muktinath area in winter is covered by snow. This season is best for a helicopter tour in Muktinath. You can observe panoramic views of the snow-covered mountains in Muktinath area.
Autumn is the best season to visit Muktinath Temple. In this season weather remains moderate, neither too hot nor too cold. In this season environment remains clean compare to other because of monsoon rain will wash away all the pollution and dust. This season offers you clear wonderful views of the mountain range, easy and worthful treks.
If you are not an adventurous or cold lover then the best seasons to enjoy the mountains and forests view in overall are Spring and Autumn. But if you are, winter will treat you right.
Muktinath is a naturally and culturally rich holy destination. The beauty of Muktinath has won hearts of many people around the world. Some of the major attractions of Muktinath Trek are given below:
Day 1: Arrival In Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (Visit Manakamana Temple on Way)
Day 4: Flight to Jomsom and Drive to Muktinath Temple
Day 5: Ritual in the temple and Drive back to Jomsom
Day 6: Flight to Pokhara and Drive to Kathmandu
Day 7: Fly back Home
You can plan your trip to the holy Muktinath with your friends or families and all you need to do is book the Journey to Muktinath Temple Trek package.
For more detail contact Himalayan Trekking and Tours company or Whatsapp at +9779851032316.