Muktinath Darshan (#30 )

About this package

Muktinath is the Sanskrit name itself has religious overtone and a sort of emotional ring to it for the devout Hindus. The name is synthesis of two words Mukti and Nath - (the provider of salvation) has been one such holy site, where thousands of devotees flock for attaining the much sought after moksha (Freedom) from the cycle of birth and rebirth. It is an ardent wish or a dream if you may say, of every Hindu to get Mukti-Nirvana from this cycle taking births over and over again. It is belief of the Hindus that this world is "MAYA" (an illusion) and the earliest one gets out of it the better and a visit to Muktinath will help them achieve that goal. Since then it called Muktinath. This Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation). The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath). It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. 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.

Day 1

Arrive at airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Fly Kathmandu to Pokhara and sightseeing of Fewa lake and barahi temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3

Fly Pokhara to Jomsom and transfer Jomsom to Muktinath by pony. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 4

Back to Jomsom from Muktinath. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 5

Fly back Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

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