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Muktinath temple is an important pilgrimage site in the remote Mustang region of Nepal. The religious heritage site is quite popular among both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. Hence, Muktinath is on the list of many travelers for these pilgrimage tours.
The Muktinath temple is also known as “the temple of salvation” by the locals. Many people visit this great religious heritage site in the hope of cleansing past sins. People also believe that visiting the temple and offering prayers will help you attain “moksha” or enlightenment.
The spiritual Muktinath temple is among the eight most important pilgrimage sites in Hinduism. While Multinath is accessible through various transportation means, the jeep drive is perfect for traveling to this holy site. The jeep drive passes through the different rugged roads in remote regions.
The unique terrains of Mustang are pretty exciting to travel enroute to Muktinath. The ride takes around 6-7 hours to arrive at Muktinath from Pokhara. You can observe the natural vista and the unique barren and dusty landscapes throughout the journey.
You can book this Pokhara to Muktinath Jeep from Nepal Recreation Tours and Vehicles. We provide excellent travel services at a reduced cost. Read on for detailed information about the trip.
Pokhara to Muktinath Jeep – The Route
The jeep drive passes through Dhikur Pokhari, Beni from Pokhara to reach Tatopani. At Tatopani, we will rest and have lunch. From Tatopani, we will travel to the beautiful landscapes of the Mustang region. The drive passes through the settlements of Marpha, Kagbeni, and Jomsom to reach the spiritual landmark of Muktinath.
After reaching Beni, you can experience the challenging landscapes of the region. There are a lot of waterfalls you can observe during the tour. The mountain and hilly views from the jeep are other highlights. You can dip quickly in the natural hot spring in Tatopani. Overall, you will arrive at Muktinath after around 6-7 hours of travel.
Why Take Pokhara to Muktinath Jeep?
Muktinath is a significant religious landmark of the Mustang region. There are many travelers arriving at the temple for their pilgrimage tour. Muktinath is widely considered the temple of salvation where people get “moksha” from their past sins.
According to Hindu mythology, the temple is quite important and is among the eight pilgrimages site in Hinduism. Buddhists consider Muktinath as an avatar of the Avalokitesvara. The Muktinath region is famous for various religious landmarks, including 108 waterspouts and Laxmi Saraswati Kunda.
Mharme Lha Khang Gomba of Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) is another region’s attraction. There are festivals in Janai Purnima and Yar tang, the Buddhist festival.
This Pokhara to Mustang jeep drive is of short duration. If you trek to the Muktinath region, it takes two to three days. However, this quick tour only takes about 5-6 hours. Hence, it is an ideal option for the journey.
The Pokhara to Muktinath jeep drive also passes through some of the incredible routes of the region. The vista of the region will provide you with beautiful exploration opportunities. This makes the trip quite enthralling. Besides, there are other natural diversities and local settlements. The route also takes you through the local bazaars and settlements. They offer you a unique perspective of the region.
Factors To Consider Before Pokhara to Muktinath Jeep
Before taking this jeep tour, you must consider various aspects. These multiple factors are as follows:
The cost factor is the primary aspect of the tour. There are various jeep fares, and you must ask around before settling for a price. At Nepal Recreation Tour, you will get provided this tour at a reasonable price.
The road condition is another essential aspect that needs consideration. There are extremely rugged terrains on the route to Muktinath. Small vehicles are generally not ideal in these conditions. Travelers will find comfort and reliability in these 4WD jeeps while traveling through the rugged and challenging terrains.
However, there are some bumpy roads in the area as well. The narrow roads pose a challenge, especially at turns. Hence, the road conditions are a significant factor for the Pokhara to Muktinath jeep.
There are various aspects of the jeep that you must consider before traveling. A comfortable travel experience is expected in these well-conditioned jeeps. In the case of poorly conditioned jeeps, there are high chances of breakage.
Hence, jeep inspections for scratches and dents are necessary for travel adventures. You should also check for damages on the jeep; if any. It would help if you considered the functionality, including ensuring all the breaks work fine.
Besides that, you should also get all other precautionary methods if possible. The travelers must ensure that all the safety protocols get followed during the trip. This way, you will remain safe from all the external factors along the trail.
The other thing you must consider for the trip is the storage space. You must ensure the vehicle has ample space. You can carry a lot of stuff and luggage during your trip in case of plentiful storage space.
You must ensure that the vehicle has ample legroom space. The large legroom will provide you with enough comfort to stretch your legs. This option will allow you to travel comfortably.