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Muktinath is combination of two separate words. Mukti means savior/nirvana and Nath means god/ master. Devotees visits Muktinath Temple for Moksha, or freedom, from the continuous spiritual cycle of birth and rebirth. Mukti Kshetra in Nepali – and Chumig Gyatsa in Tibetan meaning Place of Salvation in Nepali and Hundred Waters in Tibetans) is a location, frequented by Hindus and Tibetan year round. Temple is surrounded by an outer courtyard where there are aspisous108 water foundations. It is believed that sacred water, the origin of Gandaki River system in Nepal will wash away past sin and deeds. Muktinath Temple is the one of few places on Earth where we will come across all five elements of life together: Earth, Fire, Water, Sky and Air.
Muktinath- Mustang is not only about spiritual tranquility; Muktinath Mustang also offers natural tranquility, Muktinath lies at other side of world famous Annapurna Circuit after crossing highest pass in the world “ Throg la Pass’ with 360 view of beautiful mountains and landscape.
Mustang is famous for high altitude arid landscape, where wind constantly blows everyday almost from 11AM till 3 PM. Mustang is city beyond the mighty mountains meaning less rainfall than other part of nation, yet Mustang means fertile land famous for apple, special lentils, potatoes and rice variety. In lower Mustang Thakali are indigenous habitants, famous for trading business and tasty food, the Thakali food is well famous in Nepal and around the world.
In this trip we will walk through ancient Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. We will visit Lupra where ancient Bom Buddhism is in practice, the district headquarter of Mustang Jomsom offers visitors with modern facilities, airport and splendid view of Nirgiri range. Marpha village is famous for its unique setting, walking Marpha you feel walking to some ancient towns around the world, the monastery in Marpha offers wide view of Mt Annapurna. The walking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri is another major attraction of Mustang journey, you feel you are literally walking through other side of mountain while you cross world deepest gorge separating two 8000m High Mountain ranges -Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri range. Not to forget warm dip in natural hot spring in Tatopani. The best part of Muktinath Mustang journey is to reaching Pokhara where you can put your feet up and enjoy variety of food, drinks and natural beauty.