Muktinath is the god of salvation. The two words Mukti means salvation and Nath means god. It is a secret place for Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is a holy place for thousands of devotees from the world. Other visitors reach there to see and feel the beauty of nature. It is also known as Muktidham lies in the base of the Annapurna Himalayan range at Mustang district. It is also one of the 51 Shakti Peeth represent Lord Vishnu, Chakrapani. Muktinath temple situates at 18 kilometers the northern side of Jomsom airport at an altitude of 3800 meters. There is an old Buddhist monk present in the temple and a Buddhist nun is a temple worshiper. As per Barah Puran, Muktinath is a month if Vishnu. Damodar Kund is as His auspicious Head, Shaligram Chakra as chest Ru Ru Kshetra of Palpa district as the waist, Devaghatam as the Knee and the auspicious feet of lord Vishnu is Gajendra Moksha in Devadham. Such a beautiful elaboration of Lord Vishnu. Pilgrimage tour can be started from auspicious lakes of Damodar Kund and end at Gajendra Moksha from auspicious head till His feet.
Way to Muktinath is via Kali Gandaki River valley. Kali Gandaki River is rich in Shaligram which is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Taking a holy bath at 108 taps beside Muktinath temple and two Kunda at front of temple believe to wash every sin. Jwalamukhi temple near the Muktinath temple is another attraction. The holy flame from water continuously burning under the soil. Photograph inside of Muktinath temple, Jwalamukhi temple and monastery is strictly prohibited.
There are many ways to reach Muktinath. The common way is to fly Jomsom airport from Pokhara and take a jeep drive to Muktinath temple. You can view our Muktinath Tour package for more details. Another way is to drive from Pokhara via Tatopani's rough road. It takes one full day to reach from Pokhara. Jomsom Muktinath is also suitable route for Trekking Nepal. You can view trip details in our Muktinath driving tourpackage. Peoples who have very limited time and want to have a comfortable tour package can take a chartered helicopter tour to Muktinath. Please contact us to organize your kind of tour package to Muktinath. Team of Nepal Highland Treks is waiting to serve you.