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Muktinath temple is also called as Mukti Kshetra, the place of liberation or moksha, and it is one of the most ancient temples of Lord Vishnu.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Tourists can also hire a helicopter all the way to Muktinath temple which takes around forty-five minutes to reach. The helicopter can be hired only when the weather condition permits.

From Jomsom Airport, one can either trek all the way or take a jeep to reach the temple.

By Air

One can fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then from Pokhara to Jomsom Airport.


Sri Muktinath Temple Nepal

Temple Legend

The Tibetan Buddhist tradition states that for this reason[which?] Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, had meditated at Muktinath on his way to Tibet. This temple is praised by many saints of Hindu tradition. The scripts narrating the importance of this temple are available in Vishnu Purana with the Gandaki Mahathmya. The waterway downstream from Muktinath along Kali Gandaki is the source of all Silas or Shaligrams that are required to establish a temple of Vishnu anywhere in the world.

It is considered to be one of the holiest places of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. It has 108 water springs and this number carries great significance in Hindu philosophy. As an example of the mystery surrounding the number 108, in Hindu astrology, there are mentions of 12 zodiacs and 9 planets , giving a total of 108 combinations. There are also 27 Lunar mansions which are divided into 4 quarters each giving a combination of 108 Padas in total.

Extra Information

Nearby Temple

Changu Narayan Temple

Guheswari Temple

Ram Janaki Temple

Pasupathinath Temple

Bindabasini Temple

Baglung kalika Temple

Dakshinkali Temple

The most suitable time to visit Muktinath is from March to June, as the weather conditions would not be safe enough to travel in other months. The journey passes through many archaeological sites and temples.

Timings and Events

All Days Open 06.00 a.m. Close 06:00 p.m.


Rishitarpani – August

Ram Navami – March or April

Vijaydasami – September or October

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