Muktinath Trekking in nepal

Muktinath Trekking in nepal

Muktinath, a village and temple with the same name, is located at an altitude of 3,800 meters in the Mustang district of Nepal. Muktinath lies at the foothills of the Thorong La Mountain which is also a part of the Himalayas. The shrine of Muktinath above Thak Khola is one of the major pilgrimages for the Hindus and Buddhists religion. For the Hindus, the place is a Mukti Chhetra; meaning the "place of salvation". For the Buddhists, Muktinath is the Chumig Gyatsa which in Tibetan means 'Hundred Waters', a very important place of Dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers and one of the 24 Tantric places.

Muktinath shrine is also one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas of the order Svayam Vyakta Ksetras. Hindus also worship the shrine of Muktinath as the manifestation of the God Vishnu. The idol is of human size and is made from gold. Another important part of the shrine is the Prakaram, the 108 bull faces pouring very cold water. Interestingly, an old Buddhist monk and Buddhist nuns present in the temple conduct the worshiping of the idol.

There are many ways to reach Muktinath. One can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and continues to Muktinath and another from Pokhara to Jomsom by flight.. From there, one can take a jeep to Muktinath. From Jomsom to Muktinath it takes 2.30 hours by Jeep. Or walk 5, 6 days from Nayapul either or drive on the way to Muktinath by Jeep from Pokhara – Beni Muktinath. Either you can reach Muktinath trekking from Thorong-la pass 5416m within 7-10 days.

Asian Hiking Team itinerary brings you fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, walking in Muktinath valley. Explore the pilgrim side and Jeep drive to Tatopani (natural hot spring) an overnight. Continues walks to Ghorepani for a sunrise panorama view from Poon Hill and end trek into the Nayapul drive to Pokhara. If given itinerary is not match as your interest and time frame, lets us know AHT re-deign the another itinerary as your interest and time frame.

Starting From Pokhara to Jomsom:

By Flight: Pokhara to Jomsom by air in about 30 minutes

By Trek: Pokhara to Nayapool by vehicle then do the 7/8 days trek to Jomsom,

By Jeep: Pokhara to Beni to Ghasa, via Tato pani, Marpha, Tukuche to Jomsom about 10-11 hrs.

Starting from Jomsom To Muktinath

By treks: Walk to Kagbeni to Jharkot to Muktinath in about 7-8 hours.

By Transport: Go by local rented motorbike with driver & by Jeep in about 2.30 hrs.

By Horse: Go by a local rented horse in about 7/8 hrs.

Trekking Itinerary 

Day 01: Kathmandu - Arrive in Kathmandu, meets our staff transfer to hotel, Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu - City tour and final preparation for tour, overnight hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara - Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus/Car/Van 6 hours drive, overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Kagbani - Pokhara to Jomsom 2740m half an hour flight and trekking to Kagbani 3115m,

2/3 hours, overnight Lodge.

Day 05: Muktinath - Trek to Muktinath 3800m 4 hours, overnight Lodge.

Day 06: Tatopani - Travel to Tatopani 1189m by Jeep 7 hours drive, overnight Lodge.

Day 07: Ghorepani - Trekking to Ghorepani 2850m, 7 hours, overnight Lodge.

Day 08: Poon Hill and Tikhedunga - Early morning Poon Hill 1 hours and trek to Tikhedunga 1575m,4 hours, overnight Lodge.

Day 09: Pokhara - Trek to Naya Pul 3 hours and drive to Pokhara 1.30 hours, overnight hotel.

Day 10: Kathmandu - Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours, overnight hotel.

Day 11: Departure from Nepal or next trip.