Muktinath is a revered site located at the foot of Thorong La Pass in the Mustang district of Nepal. A fervently visited site by both the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, it also makes up for a great outdoor destination for the trekkers. The shorter trail starting from the outskirts of Pokhara is well gifted with some great scenery, villages and tourist sites, like; Ghorepani, Kagbeni and Jomsom.
The ancient temple of Muktinath is dedicated to God Vishnu (One of the Hindu-Trinity) and this temple is considered to be the 105th among the available Divya Desam (108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars [saints]). Hindus call the sacred place ‘Mukti Kshetra,’ which literally means the “place of liberation or moksha.”
During the holy month, primarily September/October, the pilgrims make a visit to the temple every year. If you’re lucky, you could trace the holy trail with them and enjoy the outdoors.
The courtyard of temple has 108 Bull-faced spouts pouring out cold water. Pilgrims, making a visit to the temple, must also consider taking a shower under every spout for the ‘soul cleansing’ purpose. You can find a locally produced wine made from the apples, Marpha, in and around Jomsom. It’s quite popular among the locals and tourists alike.
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara||7-8 hours|
|Day 3||Drive up to Nayapul, and trek to Tikhedhunga 1,577 m (5,173 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Ghorepani 2,850 m (9,350 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 5||Early hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tatopani 1,190 m (8,546 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Ghasa 2,010 m (6,592 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Larjung 2,560 m (8,396 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Jomsom 2,710 m (8,890 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Kagbeni 2,800 m (9,184 ft)||4 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m (12,464 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 11||Trek to Jomsom 2,710 m (8,890 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 12||Fly to Pokhara via Trans-Himalaya flight||–|
|Day 13||Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu||7-8 hours|
|Day 14||Depart from Kathmandu||–|
We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.
They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.
|Trip Length||14 days|
|Trek Length||09 days|
|Max. Altitude||3,800 meters (12,464 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|