Nepal Muktinath tour is very famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang and is situated about 18km northeast of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3,749m. The main shrine is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Set into the wall around it is 108 waterspouts from which pour holy water. It is believed that all miseries / sorrows are relieved once you visit this temple (Mukti=Nirvana, Nath=God) the temple is situated on a high mountain range and is visited during fair weather. There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to jomsom and hike for 7-8 hours via Kagbeni or to trek all the way from Pokhara which takes 7-8 days. It is believed that one should visit this temple after competing pilgrimages of four Dhams in India. This temple held sacred by Hindus as well as Buddhists. The Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Jomsom is a major center in the Annapurna region. There is a world-class accommodation facility in Jomsom from where one can enjoy remarkable natural beauty.
The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu the main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. On the other hand where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. Buddhist worships Vishnu as Avalokiteshvara. The Temple depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis. The building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa was initiated by the Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha who considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama.
Kunda: Infront of MuktinathTemple there are 2 Kunda (Water pond), Where holy dip is believed it can wash away negative karma, the results of one's past negative actions.
Mukti Dhara: Around the temple is a wall from the temple which there is 108 waterspouts (Dhara) name of “Muktidhara”. The 108 faucets in the cast in the shape of bulls' heads pour fourth-sacred water closely arranged in a semi-circle with a gap of hardly a foot between the faucets, at a height of seven feet.The water from Gandaki River continuously flowing through the mouth of the bull. Pilgrims who visit the temple take a holy bath in each of these spouts. But as the water is ice cold it requires burning desire and courage to take a holy bath here. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” believing that it brings them salvation. It is also believed that the deity was originated from Jumla,far western part of Nepal. It has helped to make this area as center of Tourist attraction. In Janai Purnima Buddhist’s Yar tang Mala celebrated here.
Jwala Mai Temple: Even more sacred is the water that issues from rock inside the ancient Tibetan style “Jwala Mai Temple” sound of flowing river is situated south and a short distance below the of Muktinath Temple. Inside this Gompa, behind a tattered curtain, are small natural gas jest that produce Continuously burning flame, the Jwala Mai temple has a spring and there are three eternal flames “Holy flame from soil”, “Holy flame from rock” and “Holy flame from water” fed by natural gas. Currently two flames are continuously burning. The Hindu believes that this miracle of fire lighting was offering made by Brahma himself, (the creator of universe) set water on fire. Hindus worship the fire as Jwala Mai (Lit.Goddess of fire). The Buddhist believes that Padmasambhav, the great Indian master who inducted Tantric Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet, meditated at this place. The Buddhist living will show foot prints which they say are those of the great master. They called it Dhola Mebar Gompa.
The holy flame alongside a spring that is the source of the religious importance of Muktinath. It is often possible to see Tibetan woman with elaborate turquoise embedded headdresses, engaged in devotion at these shrine.
Mharme Lha Khang Gompa: After completing prayer and puja at the temple a visit to Mharme Lha Khang Gomba is situated to the North of Muktinath Temple. Mharme Lha Khang is translates as thousand holy lamps. As this monastery dedicated to Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) with his huge clay image is placed center of altar along with bon deities: red Trakpo at right side and blue singe Doma at left side. Since Singe doma is lion headed deity, Hindu worships as Narasimha and name of monastry Narsingh Gompa.
Gomba Samba, a "newly built monastery". It is believed that founder of this monastery Syandol Lama came from Tibet. Originally this monastery was a big hostel for monks that later collapsed and people of Khinga and Jharkot jointly reconstructed it. The main deities’ monastries are Sakyamuni, Chingresig and Guru Rimpoche. The monastery is situated at left from entrance gate of Muktinath temple complex, would be worth it.
Swaminarayan: One Hindu Guru connected to Muktinath is Lord Shri Swaminarayan, Satguru of Sabij Yoga, the goal of which is the realization of and service to God Supreme. At the end of the 18th century this Satguru practiced severe penance in Muktinath for two and a half months and attained the highest degree of proficiency in Nishkamvrat. In 2003 his followers funded the new wall around Muktinath and raised a small monument for him at Muktinath.
Shaligram: Another attraction Nepal tour for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic park age. One may find a fossil within a few minutes or it may take hours and without success. However, these fossils can be had from the local people at a price. Shaligram, a black stone fossil if found, is considered sacred and is kept in pooja (prayer) room in the house. It is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (Nepal)
Day 02 : Kathmandu city sightseeing
Day 03 : Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 04 : Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath- Jomsom
Day 05 : Fly from jomsom - Pokhara
Day 06 : Pokhara - Kathmandu
Day 07 : Departure back to onward Destination
Because of bad weather you could face problem of domestic flight from Jomsom delayed by few hours or canceled for a day or more. Very rarely, but it could happen even in the best season as you know how climate changes effecting our world. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement nights in Kathmandu after your tour if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like Bungee Jumping, Spiritual tour, Sightseeing, River Rafting, Mountain flight, Paragliding, Rock Climbing, Jungle Safari & shopping as you wish in that additional day. However, we can also organize Helicopter rescue in the condition of flight cancellation from Jomsom as per your request.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu (Nepal)Pick up you at Airport transfer to hotel evening live show cultural programs with dinner overnight in hotel
Day 02Kathmandu city sightseeing Breakfast Kathmandu city sightseeing visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan durbar square Swoyambhunath stupa (monkey temple) Swayambhu Nath stupa (Monkey's temple) and Kathmandu durbar square over night in hotel.
Day 03Kathmandu - PokharaBreakfast, scenic drive either mountain flight to Pokhara explore around in beautiful city and overnight in hotel
Day 04Pokhara - Jomsom - Muktinath- JomsomEarly morning fly to Jomsom, drive to Muktinath by Jeep along the Kaligandaki Valley. After holy bath in Kunda, 108 Dhara and have darshan /worship to Muktinath tour ( Yatra ) finish.drive back to Jomsom by jeep (130 hrs.), Evening leisure, Overnight.
Day 05Fly from jomsom - PokharaMorning fly back to Pokhara, Pick up from Airport transfer to Hotel, After Breakfast Pokhara city Sight Seeing place to visit - Bindhabasini Temple, Seti River gorge, Gorkha Museum, Devi's waterfall, Mahadev Cave and visit the Barahi Temple by boat ride in Fewa Lake and overnight in hotel
Day 06Pokhara - KathmanduFly back to Kathmandu transfer to hotel evening fare well dinner and overnight in hotel
Day 07Departure back to onward DestinationThree hours before the departure we will bring you to the airport and onward to your destination.
Above the trip Itinerary, if could not help your needs, we can design a tailor- made itinerary to suit your needs do email us whatever you would like to make it shorter or longer here we are ready all the time contact your travel agent in "Nepal at Nepal Spirit Adventure"
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Muktinath tour is one the interesting part of Nepal, it is very necessary that you are accompanied by the very experienced and qualified, equipped leader (guide) for that safe and successful trip. We Nepal Spirit Adventure employee the local guide and staff who are trained and qualified for the trip we worked on.
Easily he will share his local information, and provide advice on how to fill your free time as well as co- ordinate the day to day running of the tour, although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan.
All of our Tour guides are experienced from last 9- 10 years. We also provide training for our staff, thus attractive their work efficiency your trip to supply the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining basis trip from different countries, this doubly assures you that your trip is on the right and expert management.
Our guides are well known with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have many chances to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during your trip.
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Your travel insurance policy must be covered emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.
We organize any route of Nepal tour with fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online, market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.
Nepal has two best seasons to attempt this tour, as this trip is a big trip for you, we always recommend you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.
Tour in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on where you are going. In Nepal you can trek somewhere in any of the four seasons, but the most popular trekking seasons are autumn and spring. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.
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Trek/Tour Style: Tea House
Accommodation: Hotel & lodge
Meals: B|B in Kathmandu full board during the trip
Transportation: Flight | Private
Best Month: March to June/September to December
Group Size: Min.02.Max.20
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