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Muktinath Temple

Published On: March 28, 2019

Muktinath Temple is one of most famous temples of Nepal. The name, Muktinath means “place of liberation or moksha”. Local people also call it Chumig Gyatsa. It’s located on the laps of snow-capped Thorong-La mountain pass. Trekkers in the famous Annapurna Circuit route will find themselves in front of this temple on their way back to Pokhara.

Muktinath temple is the pilgrimage for the Hindus as well as a sacred place of the Buddhists. The main temple houses the statue of Lord Vishnu which is additionally loved as Avalokitesvara – the god of empathy by the Buddhists. Aside from the main temple, there is a momentous conjunction of other Hindu temples (Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesha) and numerous petition haggles (stupas) in a typical religious stage.

Muktinath Temple Tour Package From Kathmandu

Explore Kathmandu at its best before west – Pashupatinath Temple, Manokamna Temple, Muktinath Temple along with other Temples during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

To reach our destination

By Road

7-8 Hours Drive to Beni from Kathmandu (306 KM) and then 6-7 hours drive to Muktinath from Beni.

By Trekking

6-7 hours Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu and the Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara – 1 hr & trek to Tikhedunga. Similarly night stay at Ghorepani, Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha, Kagbeni then to Muktinath. Average walking 6-7 hrs.

By Flight

You can go Muktinath Temple by Flight by going Pokhara from Kathmandu (25 mins. Fly time). Then Pokhara to Jomson (20 mins. Fly time) and 1-hour drive to Muktinath from Jomson.

By Helicopter

You can go Muktinath Temple from Kathmandu by Helicopter. It takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach there. If you wish to make it cost effective, then you can drive or fly to Pokhara and take helicopter from there.

What is the Best Time to Visit Muktinath Temple?

You will find heavy snow in the months of January, February, and December and you will find heavy rain in the months of June, July, and August. So March, April, May, September (mid), October, November are considered as the best time to visit Muktinath Temple. During these months weather used to be clear all the day and snow-capped mountains will be welcoming you with the big smile.

Travel Permits

You need to obtain two travel permits before visiting Muktinath Temple. Do not worry, as we will arrange these permits for you when you book with us.

ACAP – Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit.

You can get this permit from Nepal Tourism Board located at Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu or at Pokhara.

TIMS – Trekker’s Information Management System

 Trekking Agency’s Association of Nepal provides TIMS Card for trekkers.

But Don’t worry about these permits and advance bookings, Hiking Adventure Trek Pvt. Ltd. Provide you all those things in our package. So book your package to Muktinath Temple and enjoy your visit to famous temples of Nepal.

Happy Journey 🙂

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