Places to visit in Muktinath
Many people are not familiar with the Places to visit in Muktinath, Not Everyone is familiar with the wonders that the antiquated and humble sees. It is situated in one of the most strangely gorgeous encompassing that Nepal brings to the table. This sanctuary is devoted to Lord Vishnu’s avatar of equity provider. Anyway, there is something else to this spot besides only the sanctuary. One can enjoy loads of fun exercises and visit various focal points around Muktinath sanctuary. Try not to be oblivious to the open doors that anticipate around the sanctuary.
Below is the list of places that you should visit during the Muktinath trip:
Jwala Mai Temple:
The Jwala Mai Temple falls southward of the main . The temple site features a spring and three eternally burning flames, out of which two are still active. Pilgrims come to the site to pay their tribute to Jwala Mai, the flame goddess who makes her presence felt by burning as eternal flames. Soil, rock and water are the 3 different sources of the 3 different flames respectively. As per myths Lord Brahma had lit up these eternal flames at this spot. Buddhist pilgrims refer to the site as Dhola Mebar and pour in large numbers to pay their tribute.
Jwala Mai (lit. goddess of fire) is the temple of the eternal flame, wich is located inside the Tibetan style Dhola Mebar Gompa, situated to the east of the main Muktinath temple. It is built above an underground water stream, and small natural gas jets underneath the gompa produce continuously burning flames on top of the water.
Muktidhara is the name given to the 108 spouts of water flowing out of unique bull’s mouth-shaped faucets, all arranged successively in a semi-circular pattern and each spout is set one foot apart from each other. This collective fountain of Muktidhara is also located on the temple’s hind side. The waters from Gandaki River flow incessantly from out of the faucets and pilgrims make sure to bathe in this Muktidhara streams in order to free their mind and body of the bad impact of negative deeds prior to entering the Muktinath shrine. However, one requires immense piety and determination to bathe in these streams as the water is freezing cold.
Jomsom, which is one name that keeps coming up during the Mukti Dham Yatra is not only a highly revered tourist destination but is also one of the most well-known places for exploring the wilderness amidst the pristine beauty of the mustang valley. It is located in close proximity to the temple and visiting here will definitely make you believe that there is more to Muktinath than just a temple. You can pay a visit to the mystical Dhumba Lake and leopard along with get in touch with the traditional Thakali culture making your visit here extremely wholesome.
The name of this humble village in mustang valley near Muktinath temple literally translates into ‘mar’ meaning hard working and ‘pha’ meaning people. This is a great place if you are interested in experiencing village tourism activities. The cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways seem like you have stepped into Rome or Italy and paints a wonderfully scenic picture making it one of the best places for every photography enthusiast. Although being a small village in the valley it has its own charm and a sense of wonderment.
Situated in close proximity to the beautiful and devotional temple of Muktinath Dham this place is truly a relief from the huge throng of devotees that visit this place for offering their prayer to lord Vishnu here. The Thubchen Gompa here is the primary attraction among the tourists here and apart from this people often love interacting with the local population here while cycling their way through the valley. It is one of the most preferred places around mustang valley for a quick getaway amongst surreal beauty.
This tiny village hamlet is tucked on the upper region of the Mustang valley by the banks of Kali Gandaki River. There are a limited number of people residing in the village here and falls on the trail from Jomsom to Muktinath. Some patches of green vegetation can be seen around here and this perfectly blends with the grey loose rocks of the cold desert that engulf the senses in every way possible. One can come here to clear your mind and rejuvenate you from the inside and help you in finding inner peace.
This quaint hamlet also falls on your way to Muktinath and cannot be avoided so if it falls in your itinerary then it is a must visit. The ethnicity of the people here are Sherpas and Tamang who make the eco and village tourism here extremely worth it. One can witness the surrounding panoramic snow clad views from all sides making every step of the way here as awe inspiring as the other. A prime tourist attraction here is the naturally occurring hot water spring that is believed to get rid of all types of skin and joint related problems and leave you deeply rejuvenated.
Other most visited places are :
- Tilicho Lake