Muktinath pilgrimage tour is a journey to one of the holiest sites of Nepal – Muktinath Temple. Muktinath carries a lot of cultural significance to both Hindus and Buddhists. Whereas, “Mukti” translates to “salvation”, devotees believe that this is a sacred place to be washed away with all their sins. It is also one of the highest temples in the world, with an altitude of 3800m.
According to Hindus, one should visit Muktinath at least once in their lifetime. This 7-day tour will not only take you to Muktinath but also to the famous tourist sites of Kathmandu and Pokhara such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Budhanilakantha temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev cave, Bindabasini temple and many more. This pilgrimage tour is the best way to explore Nepal’s best destinations carrying both natural and cultural aspects. You will also get a chance to witness the mighty landscapes of Nepal and experience the heaven residing within the Earth.
The Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour is designed in such a way that you will not miss any significant place in these beautiful cities. We have compiled the best destinations for you so that you can fully enjoy your journey peacefully. So let’s begin the Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour.
Myths related to Muktinath Temple
There are many myths and stories related to the origin of Muktinath temple. However, one interesting story related to Muktinath is that according to Swasthani Brata, after the death of Sati (the first wife of Lord Shiva), Lord Shiva carried her body and wandered places. The places where her body parts fell are famously known as the Shakti Peetha. Muktinath is one of them. There is a belief that Sati’s mouth (Mukh) was fallen here in Muktinath and hence it was honored with the name “Muktinath.”
Best time for the Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour
Muktinath temple is one of the highest-elevated Hindu temples in the Annapurna range of Nepal. In the winter season, it is very difficult for tourists to visit Muktinath as it will be snowing and the region becomes very cold. The ultimate time to visit Muktinath is Spring and Autumn season i.e. May-March and September-November. At this time, the weather is clear and the temperature is bearable.
Avoid visiting in the rainy season as the road conditions might not be good due to different factors like landslides.
The pilgrimage to Muktinath is a unique experience that combines stunning natural beauty with spiritual significance. The Muktinath Pilgrimage tour starts from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. There you will visit many heritage as well as cultural sites including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Budhanilakantha, and Swayambhunath. Then we move towards Pokhara and Jomsom which is not less than heaven.
It is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal. The Muktinath temple lies in the Mustang district and is one of the gems of Nepal. While returning, we will visit the popular sites of Pokhara and conclude the trip to Kathmandu. This trip overall gives you an idea of the culture, landscapes, history, and famous natural sites of Nepal.
- Bathing in sacred water of Muktinath is believed to cleanse all the sins from a person.
- Visit Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal and has significance for the Hindus all over the world.
- Cable car ride from Manakamana Temple on the way to Pokhara.
- Visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu i.e. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa.
- Visit the city of lakes, Pokhara and enjoy the wonders of nature.
- Some of the unseen landscapes of Nepal on the way to Mustang (Muktinath temple).