Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is another wonderful short days trekking in the territory of Annapurna Conservation Area Nepal. For Jomsom Muktinath trekking you take six hours scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the next morning of your arrival in Pokhara, you take 25 minutes flight to Jomsom.
The famous temple of Lord Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. It is situated about 18 Kms northeast of Jomsom in the north-central part of Nepal, at an altitude of about 3,800 meters from the sea level.
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindu & Buddhist. The holy shrine at Muktinath is in a grove of trees and includes a Buddhist Gompa and the pagoda style temple of Vishnu Temple, Containing an Image of Vishnu. The Hindus call it Muktichhetra (Place of salvation) is one of the four religious sites. Many Shaligrams (Ammonite) found here are considered by Hindu as the incarnation of Lord Vishnu and worship them. According to Hindu Myth lord Vishnu turned into Shaligram because of Brinda’s Curse.
On the other hand, Muktinath is famous for a panoramic view of Himalaya such as fishtail, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I-IV. You can enjoy a different kind of culture of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.
There are many ways to reach Muktinath. Either take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom or hike for 7-8 hours from Jomsom or trek all the way from Pokhara through Kali-Gandaki valley, which takes 7/8 days.