Muktinath Tour Package Overview
Muktinath is one of the popular go-to pilgrimage sites for both Hinduism and Buddhism. The temple is located at the foot of Thorang La Pass with an altitude of 3,710 m in the Kali Gandaki valley. The Muktinath temple holds great religious significance for both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is considered to be the 106th of the 108 Divya Desams considered sacred by the Sri Vaishnava sect. It is believed Lord Vishnu got salvation from Brinda’s curse so Muktinath is worshipped as Lord of Liberation. Popularly known as Mukti Kshetra is the place for liberation. It is one of the Char Dhams of Nepal.
Buddhists signify Muktinath as Chumig Gyatsa, one of the 24 Buddhist tantric places. It is believed Guru Rinpoche also known as Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism meditated here on the way to Tibet. This is the reason many Buddhists visit the temple.
Muktinath Temple Tour takes you to the sacred pilgrimage sites of Lord Vishnu providing the Moksha from sins and bad deeds. It offers splendid vistas of the Annapurna region's snow-capped mountains, landscapes, and valleys. Muktinath Yatraenriches your cultural experience as you traverse through the villages of Mustang experiencing the local people's culture, traditions, and lifestyle.
Is it possible to do the Muktinath Temple Tour from Kathmandu?
Muktinath Temple Yatra can be easily done from the capital city, Kathmandu. You can reach Muktinath Temple by exploring the en-route places in a tourist bus or jeep. The distance from Kathmandu to Muktinath is 372 km while from Pokhara, it is 171 km away.
We, Nepal Adventure Team organize Muktinath Temple Tour from Kathmandu in various ways. You can choose the route at your convenience.
Muktinath Tour Package by Drive
Your Muktinath Temple Tour starts with a drive from Kathmandu. You will drive 6 hours to Pokhara by jeep and stay in Pokhara overnight. There you have the option to stay either in cheap lodges or in five-star hotels. It depends on what’s included in your Muktinath tour package cost. The next day, you will be driving 10 hours traversing through Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, and Marpha reaching Jomsom. You will witness the deepest gorge in the world - Kali Gandaki, Rupse Falls, Thakali settlements, and the highest mountain Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri.
The other day in the early morning, you will drive to Muktinath for your Darshan and drive back to Pokhara where you will stay overnight.
You will drive to Kathmandu on the final day.
Muktinath Tour Package by drive and flight
You do have the option to choose the other way. After you arrive in Kathmandu, your Muktinath Temple Yatra starts with a drive to Pokhara where you will stay overnight and take rest.
You can also fly to Jomsom the other day, the nearest airport to Muktinath Temple. You will drive to Muktinath for Darshan from Jomsom. And you will fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara on the same day.
Note: In our Muktinath Tour Package, we also provide back-and-forth flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara so that you can have a great Muktinath Temple Tour experience.
How Accessible is Muktinath Temple Yatra from Gorakhpur?
The Muktinath Yatra from Gorakhpur Tour Package is designed especially for Indian pilgrims willing to do the Muktinath Yatra. The distance from Gorakhpur to Muktinath is 465 km away.
You will be picked up either from the railway station or the airport of Gorakhpur. You will drive to Pokhara crossing the borders of Nepal-India. On the way to Pokhara, you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the countryside and the Himalayas upon reaching Nepal. Upon reaching Pokhara, you have two options. You can take half an hour's flight to Jomsom and visit Muktinath on the same day. The next option is you can drive to Jomsom enjoying the hot spring water of Tatopani on the way.
We will customize the packages at your convenience. You can shorten the itinerary or extend it as per your availability of time and comfort.
How Easily Can We Reach Muktinath Temple from Pokhara?
Pokhara is a famous tourist city of Nepal offering multiple attractions for visiting travelers and trekkers from scenic landscapes of the Himalayas of the Annapurna region, village settlements, lakes, temples, and many more.
You have a few options available for Muktinath Tour from Pokhara which are discussed below.
Muktinath Tour from Pokhara by flight
Upon your arrival in Pokhara either from Kathmandu or Gorakhpur, you can take a 30-minute flight to Jomsom, the nearby airport to Muktinath in Mustang district. You can visit Muktinath for Darshan the same day and overnight stay in Jomsom.
The next day you will be flying back to Pokhara and visit the major attractions of Pokhara.
Muktinath Tour from Pokhara By Private Jeep
After reaching Pokhara, you will drive 7 - 8 hours to Jomsom. Muktinath Yatra Tour Package Itinerary traverses through Beni, Tatopani, Ghasa, and Marpha providing great exposure to scenic vistas of the Himalayas, valleys, desert-like landscapes, local settlements. You will stay overnight in Jomsom and rest for the next day's adventure.
The other day in the early morning, you will drive a few hours and trek to Muktinath for your religious and spiritual Darshan. After your Darshan, you will be returning to Jomsom in a private jeep or you can stay one more day at Tatopani and Marpha experiencing the local lifestyle and foods of the places. Your body will feel fresh and more energetic after the bath in hot spring water at Tatopani.
Muktinath Tour from Pokhara By Walking/Trekking
The most adventurous way to visit the sacred temple is Muktinath. Those travelers willing to trek for the Muktinath Tour from Pokhara will witness the stunning vistas of the Annapurna Himalayas, deep gorges, Gandaki River, and desert-like landscapes and experience the local cuisine and lifestyle of the people.
The trek will be 7 to 10 days depending upon your walking speed, acclimatization day, and your time availability. The trek is known as the Jomsom Muktinath trek, and the route will be as follows:
Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 2: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
Day 3: Early morning hike to Poon Hill for a mesmerizing view of Sunrise. Trek towards Tatopani.
Day 4: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa.
Day 5: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha.
Day 6: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni.
Day 7:Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath.
Depending upon your time availability, comfort, and physical fitness; you can choose an option to reach Muktinath by flight, jeep, or walk. We will customize the packages at your convenience.
How will the Weather and Temperature of Muktinath Temple Yatra?
Muktinath Temple is open year-round. You can visit the sacred pilgrimage site at any time of the year as God’s home is open all time for everyone. Here is the brief information regarding weather and temperatures so that you can have the best time for Muktinath Temple Yatra.
Spring Season for Muktinath Temple Tour (March-May)
The month of March, April, and May is the time of the spring season when the flowers blossom decorating the environment with different shades of colors. The temperature will be moderate neither too hot nor cold.
The environment feels new and fresh due to the blossoming of new plants and flowers. The clear weather offers spectacular vistas of the Himalayas of the Annapurna region.
You will have the best time to visit Muktinath for your Muktinath Temple Yatra.
Autumn Season for Muktinath Temple Tour (September to November)
September, October, and December fall in the autumn season. This season is regarded as the best time to visit Muktinath Temple.
The temperature will be moderate with clear blue skies and stable weather conditions. The season offers clear breathtaking views of lofty mountains and wonderful scenes of surrounding valleys. There might be slight rainfall in early September so prepare with monsoon gears.
Is there any Service to reach Muktinath Temple by Helicopter?
We organize the Muktinath Tour Package by helicopter. Muktinath Temple Tour by Helicopter Package is designed for pilgrims having a short time, elderly people, and pilgrims with any disability. Muktinath Temple Tour by Helicopter Package provides easy and luxurious access to Muktinath Temple Yatra.
After you arrive in Kathmandu, you will fly to Pokhara and stay overnight at Pokhara. The next day, you will be flying to Muktinath in a charted helicopter enjoying the aerial views of lofty mountains, Kali Gandaki Valley, and Thakali settlements.
You will fly back to Pokhara in the same helicopter after your puja and Darshan at Muktinath Temple. We do organize religious visits to Damodar Khunda (lake). After you visit Muktinath Temple, you can visit Damodar Khunda and fly back to Pokhara. You will stay in Pokhara overnight and fly back to Kathmandu the other day.
Damodar Khunda holds religious significance to both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is a restricted area that requires permits to visit as it is located between Kagbeni and Muktinath near the Tibetan border.
We, Nepal Adventure Team offer you various options for your Darshan to Muktinath Temple. Be it by private jeep, tourist bus, or flight from an airplane or charted helicopter. We are specially designed Muktinath Tour Packages for Indian pilgrims. Hence we offer services to Indian pilgrims from all over India. We are flexible to customize the Muktinath Temple Tour Packages at your convenience and comfort. Let us provide you with the best Muktinath Tour Packages.