Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists, located in the Mustang district of Nepal. The Muktinath tour is a spiritual journey that involves visiting the sacred Muktinath temple and exploring the natural and cultural beauty of the region.The tour usually starts with a flight or drive from Kathmandu to Jomsom, followed by a scenic trek to Muktinath. Along the way, visitors can enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas, traditional villages, and lush landscapes. The trek can take around 5-7 days, depending on the itinerary and level of fitness. At Muktinath, visitors can visit the famous Muktinath temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is believed to grant salvation to its visitors. The temple complex also includes several other shrines and a sacred spring, which is believed to have healing properties.Apart from the religious significance, the Muktinath tour also offers an opportunity to explore the unique culture and lifestyle of the Mustang region, which has a strong Tibetan influence. Visitors can also enjoy the natural beauty of the region, such as the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, and the scenic Jomsom valley.
Overall, the Muktinath tour is an excellent choice for visitors who want to experience the spiritual, natural, and cultural richness of Nepal.
Rules and Regulations of Muktinath Tour
When visiting Muktinath, it is important to follow certain rules and regulations to ensure a safe and respectful journey. Here are some of the key rules and regulations for traveling to Muktinath:
Obtain the necessary permits: Visitors need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card before traveling to Muktinath. Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks arrange it and visitors need to carry them at all times during the trek.
Respect local customs and traditions: Muktinath is a sacred site for both Hindus and Buddhists, and visitors need to be respectful of the local customs and traditions. Visitors should dress modestly and remove their shoes before entering the temple complex. They should also be mindful of their behavior and avoid causing any disturbance to the locals.
Avoid littering: Visitors should avoid littering and carry out all their trash to protect the natural environment of the region. They should also avoid using plastic bottles and carry a reusable water bottle instead.
Acclimatize properly: Muktinath is located at a high altitude, and visitors need to acclimatize properly before continuing their trek. They should also stay hydrated and avoid alcohol and smoking.
Attractions of Muktinath Tour
Kunda (water pond) - Jwala Mai Temple - Gomba Samba - Swaminarayan - Shaligram.
Muktinath tour - is the most famous Pilgrimage Tour in Nepal for all religious peoples and we get spectaculars view of mountains when we go for the Darshan of Muktinath temple, located in district of Mustang.
How to Visit Muktinath?
Fly from Kathmandu to Jomsom: The easiest and fastest way to reach Muktinath is by taking a helicopter ride which will take around one and half hour.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then fly to Jomsom: Another option is to drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which takes around 6-7 hours, and then take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. From Jomsom, visitors can trek to Muktinath 2-3days depending on the route and itinerary.
Drive from Kathmandu to Muktinath: Visitors can also drive from Kathmandu to Muktinath, which takes around 2-3 days, depending on the route and itinerary. This option is more time-consuming but offers the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural beauty of the region along the way.
Once at Muktinath, visitors can explore the famous Muktinath temple, enjoy the scenic beauty of the region, and experience the unique culture and lifestyle of the Mustang district. Overall, visiting Muktinath from Kathmandu is an excellent way to experience the spiritual, natural, and cultural richness of Nepal.
We Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks organize Muktinath Tour every year for both group and individual in different season. Please let us know we will give you the detail information and will arrange yout memorable Muktinath Tour.
After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and check in to the Hotel. We will have dinner in typical Nepali restaurant and enjoy folk dance performances in the evening at 7 to 9 pm and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour of Pashupati/Bouddha/Bhaktapur
After Breakfast sightseeing tour to-
Nepal's most significant Hindu temple lies on the shore of the holy Bagmati River, on the eastern periphery of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is also the central Shiva temple that draws disciples and Sadhus from different parts of Nepal as well as India. The temple lies 5 km. east of the Kathmandu on the shore of the sacred River, Bagmati where dead body is cremated according to Hindu rituals.
The largest ancient Buddhist Stupa in Nepal as well as in South Asia is situated in the east region Kathmandun of the valley. It was constructed by the Lichchhavi King Man Dev in the 4th century A.D. is the religious centre for Nepal's large population of Tibetan exiles, and the streets here around the Stupa are full of maroon-robed monks. This is one of the few places in the world where Tibetan culture is available, lively and unfettered.
Bhaktapur, the word symbolizes as the city of devotees, was once a booming town on the trade route to Tibet. The former capital city of Kathmandu valley has conserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, for the reason that, its location is more isolated. It is situated in the 14 km east of Kathmandu valley. Today, it preserve its beauty in the form of, famed Golden Gate, ornate woodcarvings, large and spacious Durbar Square( Palace area), 55windows palace, potter shaping with their pottery, Nyatapola, Dattatreya, Bhairavnath Temples and the mesmerizing Newari ( specific cast) life styles
Early in the morning after breakfast, you will take for 5-6 hrs drive to reach Pokhara where you will be gifted with a splendid panorama of river and landscape throughout your drive. On the way, you will visit Manakamana Devi temple via cable car and go on driving to reach Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Today you will take the flight early in the morning to get to Jomsom from Pokhara and start on trekking to Kagbeni. You arrive at the checkpoint of access to Upper Mustang. The altitude of this trek differs from approximately 915m at Pokhara to about 3880m at Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Buddhist as well as Hindus. You will see temple devoted to Lord Vishnu, 108 water taps pouring sacred water, the Jwala Mai temple nearby has a Kunda spring, an eternal flame of natural gas and more in Muktinath. After that you will drive back to Jomsom and overnight at Jomsom.
Today, you fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, taking about 20 minutes. The main fascinations of Pokhara are natural and cultural spots such as temples of Buddhists and Hindus, lakes, caves, peak views. You can observe the north region crossing the hill, Phewa lake, the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu ranges. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Today, you can either drive or fly back from Pokhara. Free afternoon, overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast, you will depart for Airport or for your next destination.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.
Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.
A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)
Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph