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Visit Religious Sites of Muktinath and Manakamana During Pilgrimage Tour

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Muktinath Temple of Nepal: A Pilgrimage Journey

Pilgrimage tour to Muktinath nestled amidst the serene and remote Mukthinath Valley, at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,171 feet), lies the sacred Muktinath Temple of Nepal. Revered equally by Hindu and Buddhist devotees, this pilgrimage site holds profound spiritual significance. Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Himalayas and situated near the base of the Thorung La pass in the Mustang district of Nepal, Muktinath Temple beckons both trekkers and pilgrims alike to its ethereal abode.

Significance of Muktinath:

The name “Muktinath” stems from the Sanskrit words “Mukti” meaning salvation or liberation, and “Nath” referring to master or god. The temple is aptly named as it is believed to be a sanctuary above the clouds, offering a glimpse into a divine realm. Widely known as Muktikshetra or Shaligram Kshetra, the area holds deep religious significance, with the sacred Saligram stone revered as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu by Hindus.

Local Attractions of Pilgrimage tour to Muktinath:

  • Muktidhara: Behind the temple, pilgrims encounter the 108 waterspouts known as “Muktidhara,” where icy waters flow continuously from the Gandaki River. Despite the chilling temperature, devotees partake in the holy ritual of bathing in each spout, seeking spiritual purification and salvation.

  • Kunda: Adjacent to the temple, pilgrims find two sacred water ponds named Saraswati and Laxmi Kunda. A dip in these waters is believed to cleanse one of negative karma, offering a chance for spiritual renewal.

  • Gomba: After offering prayers at the temple, visitors often explore the Mharme Lha Khang Gomba, a monastery dedicated to Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), situated north of Muktinath Temple.

  • Jwalamai Temple: South of the main temple lies the Jwalamai Temple, where eternal flames flicker perpetually. Hindus worship these flames as Jwala Mai, while Buddhists revere them as Dhola Mebar, symbolizing the eternal presence of divinity.

  • Sri Murthy Mahatma: Considered a sacred site where all five elements of creation converge, this area holds immense significance in both Hindu and Buddhist traditions. It is revered as one of the Divya Desams, holy places of worship dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

  • Swaminarayan: The revered Hindu guru, Lord Shri Swaminarayan, is connected to Muktinath, having practiced severe penance in the vicinity. His followers have erected a monument in his honor, symbolizing his spiritual journey and attainment.

  • Shaligram: Pilgrims also seek the sacred Shaligram stone from the River Kali Gandaki, considered a symbol of Lord Vishnu and kept for worship in households.

Worship & Festivals:

Managed by local Buddhist nuns, the temple hosts daily rituals and prayers, with photography and filming strictly prohibited within the premises. Pilgrims flock to Muktinath during auspicious occasions like Rishitarpani, Ram Navami, and Bijay Dashami to partake in festive celebrations.

Plan Your Pilgrimage:

Operated by Parikrama Treks and Expedition, Pilgrimage tour to Muktinath Tour offers customized itineraries for seekers of spiritual enlightenment and natural beauty. Whether you’re a trekking enthusiast or a devout pilgrim, Muktinath Temple promises a transformative journey of self-discovery and divine grace.

Embark on a sacred odyssey to Muktinath, where the purity of nature merges with the sanctity of spirituality, offering solace and enlightenment to all who seek it.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival, you will be warmly greeted and assisted by a knowledgeable representative from Parikrama Treks. They will escort you to your hotel, where you can settle in comfortably. Later, there will be a concise yet comprehensive briefing about the upcoming Pilgrimage Tour to Muktinath, ensuring you are well-prepared for the journey ahead.

Day 02: Flight to Pokhara

Today, you’ll embark on a short, scenic flight to Pokhara, a renowned destination beloved by trekkers for its stunning natural beauty and vibrant atmosphere.

Day 03: Flight to Jomsom, Drive to Kagbeni (10 Km / 2 hours)

Enjoy a breathtaking 18-minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, followed by a picturesque drive to Kagbeni, immersing yourself in the serene surroundings.

Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath

Begin your pilgrimage trek towards Muktinath, an esteemed sacred site revered by both Hindu and Buddhist devotees for its spiritual significance and natural beauty.

Day 05: Trek back to Jomsom from Muktinath

After a fulfilling breakfast, descend back to Jomsom, relishing the scenic trails and tranquil ambiance. Rest in Jomsom overnight to prepare for your early morning departure.

Day 06: Return Flight to Pokhara from Jomsom

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before heading to the airport for your flight back to Pokhara, where you can unwind and reflect on your pilgrimage experiences.

Day 07: Flight back to Kathmandu

Today marks your return journey to Kathmandu via a flight, allowing you some leisure time to soak in the cultural richness and charm of the capital city.

Day 08: Departure

As your unforgettable Pilgrimage Tour to Muktinath concludes, bid farewell to Nepal with cherished memories and profound experiences, departing from Kathmandu with a heart full of reverence and contentment.

Cost Details

Tour Cost: INR 38438.00 per person, sharing a twin room 
Single Supplement cost: INR 9375.00 per person

 Extra: Kathmandu/PokharaJomsom/Pokhara/Kathmandu roundtrip airfare INR 13750.00 Per Person

Price Includes

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara 3 * hotel accommodation on bed with breakfast basis
  • All land transfer by private vehicle
  • services of a experience Sherpa guide and porters for trekking
  • Economy Lodge/Inns trek with all meals (breakfast,lunch and dinner)
  • Hot water in lodges
  • Allowances, insurance and all meals of guide and porters while on trek
  • Costs of transportation and food for guides and porters
  • Annapurna Conservation fee and Trek Permit
  • Pokhara to trek in point transfer by private vehicle
  • Sleeping bags

Price Excludes

  • Beverages (cold drinks, coffee or Tea (except on breakfast))
  • Personal equipment and expenses
  • Clients insurance
  • Tips for staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
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