Muktinath Travel Guide

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Muktinath Overview

Situated 3750m above sea level, Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. A natural spring exists in the mountain side and nearby is an eternal flame. This combination of earth, water and fire account for the importance of this site with both faiths.

Nestled at the base of the Thorong La pass on the western side, many tourists spend a night in this town either in preparation or recovery from the steepest section of the popular Annapurna circuit trek. Spectacular views of the Annapurna mountains and of Dhaulagiri mountain in the west make this an excellent resting stop on the long trek.

Because it is a multi-day journey to trek to Muktinath from either direction, many more affluent pilgrims opt to fly to Muktinath via a helicopter service based in Pokhara.

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