Muktinath Temple is located 24 km northeast direction from Jomsom. 200 km from Pokhara and 406 km from Kathmandu in Mustang District, Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. Muktinath is a highly venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters (12,172 feet) at the base of the Thorong La mountain pass in the Mustang district.
Not too far from Jomsom you find Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists as well as Hindus. To Hindus, Muktinath is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshiped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation).
Nepal is unique and amazing opportunity to explore the diverse religions. Book your Muktinath tour 5 Nights / 6 Days from Kathmandu.
Muktinath Tour can be easily reached just in one day by taking 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then, one and half hour jeep drive up to the Ranipauwa and walk for 20 minutes up to the temple. One can also hire a single 4W Jeep from either from Kathmandu (3 days) or from Pokhara (2 days) to Muktinath.
So the best time to visit Muktinath is, either from March to May or September to October. Traveller can visit it after February before November. June to August is the Monsoon season when one have to face with extremely heavy rainfall.
- Visit Pashupatinath, Shiva Temple.
- Visit Changunarayan.
- Visit Manakamana Temple by Cable Car.
- Visit Barahi Temple by Boating at Phewa Lake.
- Visit Bindabasini Temple and Seti River George.
- Visit David’s fall and Mahadev cave etc.
- Visit Jomsom and Museum.
- Visit Muktinath Temple with 108 water spot holy bath.