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Muktinath Temple Facts
|Muktinath, Mustang district
|Lord Vishnu, Avalokitesvara.
|3 tiered Pagoda style
|Temple Opening Time
|07 AM to 11 AM02 PM to 05 PM
|Distance from Jomsom
|Drive duration from Jomsom
|1 hour 30 minutes
|Distance from Pokhara
|Drive duration from Pokhara
|Best time to visit
|Spring (Mar-May)Autumn (Oct-Dec)
Muktinath is situated at an altitude of 3710 m above sea level at the foot of world popular Thorong La mountain pass. The religious harmony among the various groups is also a major part of Muktinath. The temple is sacred to the Hindu and Buddhist followers. One of the world’s highest temples, Muktinath is a Shaki Peetha. It is one of the 108 Siddha Peeth according to Hinduism holy book Devibhagwat Mahapuran. The Shakti Peethas are the place with primordial cosmic energy formed by falling the body parts of Sati Devi while Shiva carried the corpse of his consort. The Shakti of Muktinath is directed as ‘Gandaki Chandi’ and revered for its huge religious and spiritual significance.
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Also, some epics state that Muktinath temple is the place where Lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda. The temple of Vishnu was consecrated here in the 19th century. Because of the belief of Vishnu’s liberation, the place is named as Muktinath. The literal translation of Muktinath is ‘place of liberation’. And it is said that visiting Muktinath temple can liberate humans from sins leading to the Moksha. Moksha is the process of getting rid of the cycle of birth and rebirth.
In Buddhism, Muktinath is popular as the place where Guru Rimpoche, Padmasambhava, meditated here on his way to Tibet. This place is also popular as Chumig Gyatsa, which means ‘Hundred Waters’. In Tibetan Buddhism, Muktinath is the place of Dakinis, sky dancers, and one of the 24 Tantrik places according to some Buddhist inscriptions.
Table Of Content
- Muktinath Tour Packages
- About Muktinath Temple
- Muktinath Temple as a Shaktipeetha
- Where is Muktinath located?
- Legends of Muktinath Temple
- Major Attractions of Muktinath Tour Package
- Muktinath Tour Packages
- Muktinath Entry and Permits
- Muktinath Tour Difficulty
- How to reach Muktinath Temple?
- Best time to visit Muktinath
- Muktinath Travel Tips
- Packing List Suggestion
- Muktinath Map
- Muktinath Tour Package from India FAQs
Muktinath Tour Packages
Muktinath temple holds huge religious significance among Hindu and Buddhist followers. The Muktinath tour packages are a popular pilgrimage activity in the Indian subcontinent among Hindu and Buddhist followers. It is said that Muktinath is the only place on earth which holds all five elements; fire, water, earth, sky and air; from which earthly elements are made.
The Gandaki River is near the Muktinath temple where the Shaligrams are found on the riverbed. The Shaligrams are worshiped as the manifestation of Lord Vishnu. The holy merits of Muktinath temple are popular and pilgrims have immense wishes to visit this sacred land in the Himalayas shadow zone.
Muktinath temple tour can be completed in many ways. Both roads and airways are accessible. The best way to visit Muktinath temple is via Helicopter that takes you directly to Muktinath temple from Kathmandu. And it can complete your Muktinath yatra within three hours.
However, if you want to explore Muktinath temple via road a drive from Kathmandu will take you to the beautiful Pokhara valley. From Pokhara, another drive will take you directly to the Muktinath temple.
Muktinath can be visited by flight. A flight from Kathmandu will take you to the beautiful Pokhara valley. From Pokhara valley, another flight will take you to the wonderful Jomsom. A little drive from Jomsom of around 1 and a half hours will take you to the greatest Muktinath temple.
About Muktinath Temple
Muktinath is an incredible pilgrimage destination in the marvelous settlement of the Mustang region of Nepal. It is revered for its immense religious importance and the awe-inspiring natural beauty. Situated at an altitude of 3890 m above sea level, Muktinath temple is sacred to Hindus and Buddhist followers.
The snow-capped and majestic mountain panorama in the backdrop offers mind-blowing experiences. The semi-arid landscapes and the beautiful valleys, Buddhist influenced culture and traditions, the lifestyle of local people and the entire nature enriched establishment are the major attractions of the Muktinath Tour Packages.
Muktinath is often known by the name ‘Mukti Kshetra’. The nomenclature is based on the name ‘Muktinath’, as it is also remembered as the place of salvation and liberation. This place holds religious significance because it is the belief that Vishnu got salvation at this place from the curse of Brinda (Hindu epic character, wife of Jalandhar). The derivation of Muktinath comprises two words, ‘Mukti’ and ‘Nath’. Mukti stands for salvation and liberation, whereas the term ‘Nath’ stands for god.
The conglomeration of both words makes a single meaning that expresses Muktinath as the god of salvation and liberation from the virtual world of Maya (earth). It is also a belief that visiting Muktinath liberates people from all the sins.
While Muktinath beholds the religious merits associated with Lord Vishnu, another Hindu epic, Devi Bhagwat Mahapuran states Muktinath as a Shaktipeetha. The Shaktipeeth are those places where the body parts of Sati Devi fell while the omnipotent Lord Shiva carried her dead body unconsciously around the globe. The forehead part of Satidevi is believed to have fallen here. As a vicinity of Satidevi’s body part, a Shaktipeetha formed here.
Buddhists also value Muktinath as the great pilgrimage site. According to Buddhism, Muktinath is the place where Guru Rimpoche meditated in some period at this place. Muktinath is also popular as Chumig Gystsa in Tibetan Buddhism. Rich religious significance defines the merits of visiting this place for Hindus and Buddhists. That’s why thousands of people visit this place for the peace of mind and do Muktinath darshan and perform pujas.
The Muktinath Tour Packages revolves around Annapurna Conservation Area allowing you to explore the pilgrimage and nature experiences. Hindu pilgrims from all over the world visit Muktinath Temple because of its religious importance. This beautifully decorated three-tiered temple is a place of huge cultural significance.
Muktinath Temple as a Shaktipeetha
It is also one of the Shakti Peethas. Also mentioned in the Hindu epic Devi Bhagwat Mahapuran. It is one of the 108 Siddha Peeth and is named Mahadevi. The abodes of Shakti are popular as Shakti Peethas. Shakti Peethas formed by falling the body parts of Sati Devi, while Lord Shiva carried unconsciously in the grief of his beloved and wandered around.
There are 51 Shakti Peethas, which connect 51 alphabets in Sanskrit. Shakti Peetha carries huge religious importance in Hindu religious myths. Each Shaktipeeth has a Shakti shrine and a Bhairav shrine. The Shakti of Muktinath is also popular as Gandaki Chandi and Bhairava as Chakrapani. Sati Devi’s forehead has fallen here. Also, the importance of Muktinath temple is narrated in Vishnu Purana with Gandaki Mahatmya.
The Muktinath Temple is considered as the place of salvation and liberation. According to Hindu Epics, the Hindu god of creation Brahma ignited light on water with his celestial powers. And to that very surprisingly, there is an eternal flame of natural gas burning from eternity in the Buddhist Monastery in the Mukti Kshetra. The Member Lakhag Gompa boasts the eternal flame, and that is one of the very attractive sights to witness in the Muktinath temple premises.
The main temple of Muktinath is revered by both the Hindus and Buddhists. The statue of Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Avalokitesvara. Avalokitesvara is the god of compassion in the Buddhist legends.
Muktinath temple is an epitome of spiritual and religious beliefs driven by very old scriptures and epics. It is also a symbol of peace and harmony. The temple is a Pagoda style temple and acts as a major holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist followers. Situated at an altitude of 3800 m. above sea level, Muktinath is one of the highest temples in the world. Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, whose Tibetan meaning is a hundred waters.
Although the temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Buddhists believe that this is also the place where Guru Rimpoche, also known as Guru Padmasambhava meditated for some time. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the temple of Muktinath is an important place of Dakinis and is also one of the 24 Tantrik places. Dakinis are sky goddesses in Buddhism philosophy. Buddhists also worship the Murti as a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, who embodies the compassion of all buddhas.
Muktinath Darshan is the major pilgrimage activity of Hindu followers. Hindu believe that Muktinath is the same place where Lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda, wife of Jalandhar. So, It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and people worship Lord Vishnu here.
The shrine at Mukti Kshetra is popular to have risen over itself. It is one of eight such holy shrines namely Srirangam, SriMushnam, Thothadri, Pushkaram, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Badrinath and Muktinath. It is also one of the 108 Vaishnava shrines. The Mukti Kunda, Mukti Dhara, Swami Narayan, Shaligram, Mharme Lha Khang Gompa, Jwala Mai temple etc. are the major places of great significance around Muktinath temple.
Where is Muktinath located?
A beautiful symbiosis of nature and religion, the major Pilgrimage Muktinath in Nepal is the highly devoted temple. Situated in the Lower Mustang region, Muktinath temple offers the mind-blowing natural settlement along with the Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage. It constitutes the greatest religious merits, followed by Hinduism and Buddhism religious beliefs. According to Hindu beliefs, Muktinath stands for the place of salvation and liberation.
Muktinath is also popular as ‘Mukti Kshetra’. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Muktinath temple holds a huge religious significance. It is also one of the 108 Divya Desam, and the major sacred site, one of eight Svayam Vyakta Kshetras. Further, it is also one of the 51 Shakti Peetha sites where the body part of Sati Devi fell off while Shiva was carrying her dead body, maddened by his consort, all around the world.
The temple of Muktinath comprises a human-sized golden statue of Lord Vishnu. Also some of the bronze images of Bhoodevi, garuda, goddess Saraswati and Janaki, Lava Kusha and Sapta Rishis. In the Buddhist tradition, this temple stands for the place where Guru Rimpoche meditated in ancient times. Hence the Buddhist religious significance.
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In the premises of Muktinath temple, there are 108 stone faucets. The water from Kali Gandaki river flows in these bull shaped faucets. Pilgrims visiting Muktinath temple take a bath by running beneath these spouts believing it will cleanse all the sins they did in their life. The Kali Gandaki river in Mustang region is also the major place where rare Shaligrams are available. The Shaligrams are said to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Muktinath is the greatest pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhists. The diverse landscapes and astounding settlement of Mustang itself give unforgettable experiences. The greatest pilgrimage Muktinath adds more beauty to the beautiful destination Mustang. Also, the Hindu followers believe Muktinath to be a place of salvation and taking holy baths at this temple can liberate the mind, body and soul.
Inhabited by the Gurungs and Magars in the lower regions, the Mustang region offers the mind-blowing natural spectrums along with the greatest pilgrimage of Muktinath temple. The tremendously decorated Mustang region of Nepal offers diverse beauty with the mix of culture, traditions and pilgrimages. Especially for Hindu and Buddhist followers, Muktinath stands for its splendid religious values since ancient times.
The temple of Muktinath in Nepal is best known for its wonderful holy myths. After completing the Chardham yatra, pilgrims must visit Muktinath temple. This signifies the completion of the entire Chardham. There are many ways to reach Muktinath. Drive and flight are popular ways to reach Muktinath temple. If you are a nature enthusiast and want to trek in this region, it is equally adventurous.
Legends of Muktinath Temple
Yatra to Muktinath temple is one of the highly revered temples of Hindus and Buddhists. It is situated in the northern part of Nepal. Lied in the Mustang district, this temple is considered to be a part of Chardham (one of the four major holy sites according to Hindu epics). It beholds some religious values that have piqued the generosity of Muktinath temple with huge religious significance worldwide. Many Hindu followers all over the world come here to visit Muktinath temple. Muktinath temple is the prominent one, having great religious merits.
The Muktinath temple is popular for its religious myths. Moreover, the term Muktinath itself depicts the significance of the temple. Mukti means Salvation or Nirvana and Nath means God, this way, Muktinath stands for the belief that it is the temple of God of salvation. People visit Muktinath temple for the attainment of liberation (Moksha) from the cycle of birth and rebirth.
The belief is also relevant to the world of Maya. Maya is an illusion, and the earlier people get out of it, the better. So, many Hindu followers have ardent wishes to visit Muktinath temple to get liberation from the world of Maya. Muktinath is also popular by the name ‘Mukti Kshetra’ (place of salvation).
The legends state that lord Vishnu turned into the Shaligram after Brinda gave him a curse to be stone. In the Mukti Kshetra, Shaligrams are found. Shaligrams are the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to this Hindu myth, a temple is made in this place, known as Muktinath temple. Furthermore, thousands of pilgrims visit Muktinath temple throughout the year. Some festivals like Rishitarpani, Ramnavami, Vijaya Dashami; many people gather in the Muktinath temple to celebrate the festival.
Major Attractions of Muktinath Tour Package
Major Attractions of Muktinath Tour Packages are:
The wonderful pilgrimage - Muktinath temple.
108 water spouts.
Spectacular Mountain views.
Culture and Traditions of Local people.
Scenic and adventurous drive and flight to Jomsom and Muktinath.
Muktinath Tour Packages
The bewildering beauty of the mustang region, and for pilgrims, Muktinath temple, be an added advantage. It boasts an amazing natural settlement in the mountainous region of Nepal at an altitude of 3800 m. Helicopter tour to Muktinath is a little expensive, nevertheless, not disappointing as you will get to see the most beautiful aerial sceneries and the perplexed Himalayan beauty along with the greatest pilgrimage that Muktinath itself is.
List of Muktinath Tour Packages
|Muktinath Tour Packages by Drive and Flight
|Starts from INR 29,000
|Muktinath Tour Package by Flight
|Starts from INR 33,000
|Muktinath Tour Package by Helicopter
|Starts from INR 54,000
|Muktinath Tour Package by Road
|Starts from INR 24,000
|Muktinath Tour Package from Gorakhpur
|Starts from INR 24,000
The significance that Muktinath holds attracts a lot of people every year. The mountain views and amazing natural beauty of the Mustang region is, of course, an added advantage. But the holiest part of Muktinath is a major part of this temple. So, for easy, convenient and best experiences to Muktinath, remember us. We have handpicked destinations to provide a great experience in Nepal, making it a memorable part of your life.
Muktinath Yatra By Road
Muktinath Yatra by the drive is accessible to visit Muktinath temple. The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom, and around half an hour of the drive will take you to the destination. The route is by drive from Kathmandu to Muktinath or Kathmandu to Pokhara by drive and flight from Pokhara to Muktinath.
Depends upon the request of our visitor. The scenic drive goes through the lush green villages and surpasses the amazing beauty of Himalayan lifestyle along with the great Himalayan views. A drive is a time-consuming option, however, it will be full of adventure.
|Kathmandu Sightseeing (Half-day), Drive to Pokhara (6-7 Hours Drive)
|Drive to Jomsom and overnight stay at Jomsom or Muktinath
|Drive to Muktinath and Drive back to Pokhara After Darshan
|Pokhara Sightseeing (Full Day)
|Drive back to Kathmandu, Manakamana Temple Visit
Besides the tour, if you want to add some activities in the adventure hub of Nepal- Pokhara, we can also arrange. The Muktinath trip from Pokhara is accessible via drive as well. If you want to take a drive to Muktinath, it’s a good option as well.
Muktinath Yatra by Helicopter
Helicopter for Muktinath Tour Packages is the most accessible way to Muktinath darshan. Muktinath is highly revered for the pilgrimage activities accompanied by mystical and spiritual beliefs. The perfect blend of religious harmony between Hindu and Buddhist followers can be seen in the Muktinath temple as Muktinath temple is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.
Muktinath Helicopter Tour is available in Nepal every month, sometimes depending upon the weather conditions in winter and summer. But you will get the true worth if you want to explore the Himalayan beauty of the Mustang region. The arid surrounding in the destination, but the greenery all around is the most accessible way to reach the beautiful part about Muktinath temple. The aerial scenic beauty of Mustang region itself is heavenly and Muktinath, it’s incomparable.
|Kathmandu Sightseeing and Fly to Pokhara.
|Helicopter flight from Pokhara to Muktinath and Return to Pokhara.
|Fly back to Kathmandu, Kathmandu Sightseeing.
The Helicopter tour to Muktinath is accessible from many destinations. However, Kathmandu and Pokhara, being the major places to offer the activities, helicopters are available. The finest condition Helicopters and reliable services make the Helicopter tour to Muktinath popular. Muktinath Helicopter tour is an ideal way to visit the Muktinath temple. It can be completed in a single day if the time constraint is a factor.
But Nepal has much more to offer. Explore the Himalayas of Nepal, or even have the mountain flights to the top of the world. You may indulge in other activities as well. Basically, Muktinath tour Packages are accessible from Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, Muktinath Yatra by the drive is also an accessible way to explore the Muktinath region.
Muktinath Helicopter Tour From Kathmandu
Muktinath tour by Helicopter is easily accessible. If you want to visit Muktinath in a single day, the Heli flight from Kathmandu will take you to Muktinath. And after darshan, it will take you back to the capital- Kathmandu. The trip can be of one day, but it can be extended to multiple days if you want to explore more places in Nepal. The basic outline itinerary of Muktinath Helicopter tour from Kathmandu is as mentioned here.
|Heli flight to Muktinath from Kathmandu and return back to Kathmandu.
|Departure from Kathmandu.
However, if you want to add some days and explore more of Nepal, we can arrange the best destinations as well. If you want to explore Muktinath by drive and flight, it is also accessible. The drive from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara. And the flight from Pokhara will take you to Jomsom, nearby Muktinath. After Muktinath Darshan, you will return back to Pokhara in the same way.
Muktinath Helicopter tour From Pokhara
Muktinath Helicopter tour from Pokhara is also accessible. If you want to explore Pokhara and want Helicopter from Pokhara that will take you to the Muktinath temple, and take you to return back to Pokhara, Muktinath Helicopter tour from Pokhara is for you.
|Drive or Flight to Pokhara.
|Heli flight from Pokhara to Muktinath and return back to Pokhara. (same day fly back to Kathmandu)
|Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu.
Muktinath Yatra by Flight
The flight is another option for Muktinath Yatra. The domestic flight from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara. And further, the connecting flight from Pokhara will take you to Jomsom. Around half an hour drive from Jomsom, and you reach Muktinath temple.
From Kathmandu, you can visit Muktinath in several ways. You can visit Muktinath temple by Flight. A domestic flight from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara and the very next you will have another flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom, there is around an hour drive that will take you to the wonderful Muktinath. After visiting Muktinath in the morning, you can have a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom Airport. And from Pokhara, you can get a flight to Kathmandu the same day. So, it’s really easy to reach Muktinath from Kathmandu by flight.
|Kathmandu Sightseeing (Half-day), Fly to Pokhara (20 minutes Flight).
|Fly to Jomsom (Tara/Goma/Nepal Air), Drive to Muktinath by Sharing Jeep.
|Fly back to Pokhara (Tara/Goma/Nepal Air) and Pokhara Sightseeing (Half-Day).
|Fly back to Kathmandu, Kathmandu Sightseeing (Half Day).
Muktinath Yatra by Drive and Flight
Various options are available to visit Muktinath Temple from Kathmandu. Another option to reach Muktinath temple is by flight and drive. A drive from Kathmandu will take you to the beautiful Pokhara city. It takes around 6 hours to reach Pokhara. The flight in the morning the next day from Pokhara will take you to Jomsom and you can visit Muktinath the same day. Another flight from Jomsom Airport to Pokhara will take you back to the beautiful Pokhara city. From Pokhara, you can have a drive to Kathmandu. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes around 6 hours.
|Kathmandu Sightseeing (Half-day), Drive to Pokhara (6-7 Hours Drive).
|Fly to Jomsom (Tara/Goma/Nepal Air), Drive to Muktinath by Jeep.
|Fly back to Pokhara (Tara/Goma/Nepal Air) and Pokhara Sightseeing (Half-Day).
|Drive back to Kathmandu, On the way visit Manakamana Temple.
Muktinath Entry and Permits
|Cost (For SAARC National)
|Cost (For Foreigners)
|NPR 3000 (USD 30)
|NPR 2000 (USD 20)
Muktinath Tour Difficulty
Muktinath Tour Package from India are an easy and convenient tour in the mountain region of Nepal. Because of the easy accessibility of Flight, Drive and Helicopter, Muktinath Tour Packages are not extensive and can be completed in a short time. The altitude of Muktinath is about 3710 m above sea level, which is not so high and there are fewer chances of altitude sickness at that altitude. However, you need to be aware of the climate and altitude while visiting Muktinath Temple.
The Helicopter trip to Muktinath is one of the easiest and time-efficient ways to visit Muktinath. However, a Jeep can take you to Muktinath from Pokhara. Also, there are flight options to reach Jomsom from where a short drive of about 1 and a half hours can take you to the temple easily.
How to reach Muktinath Temple?
Muktinath is easy for the pilgrims who want to visit Muktinath temple in Nepal. If you are wondering about how to get to Muktinath temple from Kathmandu, Pokhara and Gorakhpur, then this article on Muktinath will help you to provide directions and information about reaching Muktinath.
|Price (for Indian Nationals)
|Flight Ticket Cost from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara
|INR 13,000 Per Person
|Jeep Cost from Pokhara to Muktinath and back to Pokhara
|INR 26,000 Per Jeep (6 PAX)
|Jomsom to Muktinath Jeep Cost
|INR 7,000 Per Jeep (6 PAX)
|Jeep Cost from Kathmandu to Muktinath and return to Kathmandu
|INR 50,000 Per Jeep (6 PAX)
|Helicopter Charter Cost from Pokhara to Muktinath
|INR 180,000 (4 PAX)
If you want to visit Muktinath temple from Kathmandu, you will have to reach Pokhara to start your journey to Muktinath. However, if you want to know how to visit Muktinath temple from Pokhara, we prepared a step by step guide to reaching the Muktinath of Nepal.
Muktinath temple symbolizes both Hindus and Buddhists religious symbiosis in the beautiful settlement of Mustang region. This holy abode offers mind-blowing natural beauty and wonderful pilgrimage. The temple is situated at 3710 m above sea level. And lies 48 km north-east of Jomsom. Muktinath is a pagoda-style temple devoted to Lord Vishnu.
Also, it carries a huge religious significance in Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche, founder of Tibetan Buddhism, meditated here. The pilgrimage value of Muktinath yatra is very high, for which people from the south Asian subcontinent, especially Hindu and Buddhist followers, visit Muktinath.
Best time to visit Muktinath
The climate of Nepal fluctuates with geographical variations. The topography and the altitude of different places in Nepal are different. Which makes it a diverse and wonderful climatic region. From the lowest altitude of 60m to the highest elevation 8848.86 m of mighty Mount Everest is in Nepal. So, it has a wide range of geographical diversity and boasts various species of flora and fauna, alongside the cultural and natural spectrums.
Autumn Season (September, October and November)
Autumn is the best time to visit Muktinath Temple. A favorable climate and weather condition during the months of September, October and November allows you to explore the amusing flora and fauna, high hills and the Himalayas and captivating landscapes. Autumn is the best time to visit the mountain region of Nepal and is a wonderful time for trekking and hiking activities. The moderate temperature and weather in Autumn make it the best favorable time for the pilgrimage and adventure activities.
Spring Season (March, April and May)
The months of March, April and May are also the best times to explore the beauty of the mustang region and the wonderful pilgrimage Muktinath itself. The moderate temperature and weather and blissful scenery amid the mountains are very astonishing during Spring. That’s why most people prefer to travel for trekking and pilgrimage purposes in the Spring season.
Summer Season (June, July and August)
Mustang is the rain shadow area as it is a trans-Himalayan range. It observes least waterfall and temperature stays moderate. So, Summer Season is also a favorable time to visit Muktinath temple. During monsoon, there are chances of flight cancellation and landslides due to the poor visibility and heavy rainfall in lower elevations. So, the Muktinath Tour Packages must be undertaken by observing the weather forecast.
Winter Season (December, January and February)
The months of December, January and February are the winter season in Nepal. There is a probability of snowfall in high terrains and temperature drop to low. The visibility and weather are not so favorable however the tour is doable in some predictable circumstances. The Helicopter Tour to visit Muktinath is a good option to explore the greatest pilgrimage during winter months.
Muktinath Travel Tips
Muktinath is a wonderful pilgrimage for religious travelers as well as nature explorers. The mindblowing atmosphere and the spectacular scenery in the Muktinath temple lures a lot of travelers. There are some important things to remember while visiting the Muktinath temple.
Always remember that Muktinath is a religious site, provocative clothing, drinking and smoking in the premises is not pleasantly entertained.
Carry your necessary goods and worship materials while visiting the temple.
From the Jeep stopping point to the temple premises, there are pony services available. Which can help you to reach Muktinath temple easily. It generally takes around 15-20 minutes to reach the main temple.
If you are with children, carry snacks and other items to keep them busy and satisfied.
The typical Nepali meal is available here, it would be better ‘not to expect’ too many varieties of foods.
Since Muktinath Temple is situated at an altitude of 3710 m, it might be hard for some people to cope with altitude sickness. It’s better to take some precautions to lower the risk. Some medications are available to avoid altitude sickness. However, drinking sufficient amounts of water and self-motivation can also help to lower the risk of altitude sickness.
In the winter season, travelers should bring winter clothes, it’s too cold there. For the summer season, it would be good to carry light- jacket as there is the continuous current of flowing air around.
Travelers should get an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit to visit Muktinath temple.
Packing List Suggestion
Muktinath Tour Package from India are an easy and convenient trips with a moderate level of backpack necessities. Basic essential travel gear and some seasonal travel necessities are important to travel. Some of the suggestions for the Muktinath trip are :-
Flip Flops for a holy bath in Muktinath.
Clothing, inner wears, towels, sweater, sweatshirts, shorts, gloves, scarfs
Laundry Kit, Laundry Bag.
Diamox (Just in case, for Altitude Sickness), Pain Relievers.
Religious Praise Packs (worship bag).
Sunglasses, Hat, water bottles.
Camera, travel adapter, Film/Memory Card.
Muktinath Tour Package from India FAQs
What is the best time to visit Muktinath temple?
The best time to visit Muktinath temple is in Summer and Autumn. However, Muktinath can be visited all year round. There’s good accessibility of both land and air. So, it’s convenient to visit Muktinath all year round for pilgrimage purposes. Sometimes in winter and Monsoon, it is a little difficult to visit Muktinath. For more information, visit the best time to visit Muktinath.
What is the altitude of Muktinath Temple?
The altitude of Muktinath temple is 3710 m above sea level.
What are the major deities of Muktinath?
The major deities of Muktinath are Lord Vishnu for Hindus and Avalokitesvara for Buddhists.
How to go to Muktinath?
You can go to Muktinath from Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are various options to reach Muktinath. A flight from Pokhara can take you Jomsom and a short drive from Jomsom can take you to Muktinath.
What is the temple opening time in Muktinath?
The temple opening time is 7 AM to 11 AM and 02 PM to 05 PM.