Package Name: Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Highest altitude: 3800 meters
Activities: Walking and sightseeing
Culture: Gurung, magar and Thakali.
Accommodation: Hotel, lodge and camping
Transport: Bus/private car/ helicopter
Best Season: Anytime
Attraction: Panoramic view of Himalaya such as fishtail, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I-IV
Duration: 8 days
The famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. It is situated about 18 Kms northeast of Jomsom in the north central part of Nepal, at an altitude of about 3800 meters from the sea level.
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindu & Buddhist. The holy shrine at Muktinath is in a grove of trees and includes a Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda style temple of Vishnu Temple, Containing an Image of Vishnu. The Hindus call it Muktichhetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Shaligrams (Ammonite) found here are considered by Hindu as incarnation of lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth lord Vishnu turned into Shaligram because of Brinda’s Curse.
On the other hand, Muktinath is famous for panoramic view of Himalaya such as fishtail, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I-IV. You can enjoy different kind of culture of Gurung, magar and Thakali.
There are many ways to reach Muktinath. Either take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom or hike for 7-8 hours from Jomsom or trek all the way from Pokhara through Kali-Gandaki valley, which takes 7/8 days.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Early in the morning drive to pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom. Arrival in Jomsom and drive to Muktinath by jeep (21 km / 02 hrs drive). Pooja & Darshan of Muktinath and drive back to Jomsom and transfer to the hotel.
Day 04: Fly back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.
Day 05: Pokhara city sightseeing.
Day 06: Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 07: Kathmandu valley Sightseeing (Pashupatinath, buddhanath,Shaymbhunath, Durbar square)
Day 08: Departure transfer to the hotel.