Muktinath-Pashupatinath Darshan Yatra
The famous temple of Muktinath lies in the district of Mustang. Muktinath is a pilgrimage place for both Buddhist and Hindu. It is situated 48 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of about 3749 m. Its main shrine is a pagoda-shaped temple dedicated to lord Vishnu. Behind the temple there are 108 waterspouts cast in the shape of cow headed pour holy water. Here lots of pilgrimage takes bath from the ice-cold holy water. The temple is situated on a high mountain range. During the festival of Janai Purnima, Hindu devotees gather here to pay homage to lord Muktinath. Another famous temple of Jwaladevi, the goddess of flame, is situated about hundred meters south of Muktinath.
There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either take a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom, hike for a couple of hours via Kagbeni or trek all the way from Pokhara. There is also an air service from Pokhara to Jomsom.
Pashupati is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for Shiva devotees. The Pashupatinath Temple is the largest Hindu temple and is considered to be the holiest of all Hindu Temples. This is a two-tiered golden temple with four silver doorways, hundreds of Shiva linga's shrines and holy symbols. It is located on the holy river Bagmati, 6 km east of Kathmandu . Non- Hindus are not allowed into this temple.
It is believed that this temple was built long before the Christian era begin. The Pashupati Temple was built in the fifth century and later renovated by Malla kings, Its original beauty still remains with the beautifully sculpted stone sculptures found here. Thousands of Hindus come each year on Shivaratri.
Day 01 (Thursday): Reach Gorkhapur. Gorkhanath Temple Darshan and overnight at Hotel
Day 02 (Friday): Gorkhapur - sunauli - Lumbini (Buddha Birth Place) - Reach Pokhara overnight at Hotel
Day 03 (Saturday): Pokhara - Jomsom by flight, Drive to Muktinath by Jeep, conduct pooja, darshan and back to Jomsom, stay at Hotel.
Day 04 (Sunday): Jomsom - Pokhara by flight and Pokhara sightseeing and overnight at Hotel
Day 05 (Monday): Pokhara - Manakamana Darshan - Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel
Day 06 (Tuesday): Kathmandu - Pashupatinath - Guhewari - Swayambhunath - Bouddhanath - Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
Day 07(Wednesday): Kathmandu - Sunouli - Gorkhapur Overnight at Hotel
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