MUKTINATH DARSHAN TOUR

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is one of the most ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu. The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu regards Muktinath as Vishnu where as Buddhists regard as Buddha. The main shrine of Muktinath is a pagoda - shaped temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. The statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. The Statue is of gold and is tall enough to compare with a man. The depicts metal statues of lord Vishnu, goddess Laxmi, Saraswoti, Janaki, Garuda, Lava-Kush and Sapta Rishis. 

The building in 1815 of the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu and Chenrezig at Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa was initiated by the Nepali Queen Subarna Prabha who considered Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa Salagrama. 

The central shrine of Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is considered one of the eight most sacred shrines for Hindu Vaishnavas known as Svayam Vyakta Ksetras which is said to have risen on its own, the other seven being Srirangam, Srimushnam, Tirupati, Naimisharanya, Totadri, Pushkar and Badrinath. It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. There is an old Buddhist monk present in the temple. The worship is conducted by Buddhist nuns. 
Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named is Muktinath - Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau. 

The temple and the religious shrine of Muktinath are about 90m in elevation above Ranipauwa. There are no hotels and the temple committee does not allow camping.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara via Manokamana Devi temple by Cable car, Arrival in Pokhara O/N at the hotel.

Day 02: Fly to Jomsom breakfast and drive to Muktinath by jeep (21 kms / 02 hrs drive) Pooja & Darshan of Muktinath & drive To Jomsom, transfer to the hotel. O/N at the hotel.

Day 03: Early morning fly back to Pokhara and breakfast, Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 04: Transfer to Airport for departure.

Cost Includes : 

Accommodation with all meals in Nepal, airport transfers and Pashupatidarshan tour, best available sharing accommodation in Jomsom, Jomsom-Muktinath-Jomsom by jeep, all veg meals, Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu Airfare.

Cost Excludes:

Insurances, Pony, Porter, personal expenses like laundry , telephone calls, beverages etc.

Contact Address:

G.P.O: 24424, Thamel, Kathmandu Nepal.

Tel: +977-1-4212900, Fax: +97-1-4212901, Mobile: +977-9851052217, 9813991300 (Anil Poudel)

nteekatravel@wlink.com.np, anil_poudel@hotmail.com