Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

A day trip to Muktinath from Pokhara (Helicopter Charter)

Detail Itinerary - Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

Day 1

Pokhara to Muktinath Heli Tour

07:30 am – Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and drop to the airport. You will reach the airport around 08:20 am.

08:30 am – your journey will start for Muktinath temple.

09:30 am – you will reach the Muktinath temple. Then you will get 50 min times for sightseeing in Muktinath temple.

10:20 am – you will return back to the airport again. Then our driver will drop you to your hotel.

Pick-Up

Drop

Cost Includes - Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

• Pick up and drop

Cost Excludes - Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

• Accommodation

• Personal expenses

• Airport tax

Trip Notes - Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

For extra hours in Muktinath region, the cost will add up.

Places to see in Muktinath Temple

Muktinath Temple
The Pagoda style Muktinath Temple is symbol of the religious symbiosis between both Hindus and Buddhists. Hindu believes that lord Vishnu got salvation from curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation).

The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram and Badrinath). It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines.

Here in the early 19th century the Hindus consecrated a Vishnu temple and named is Muktinath - Lord of Liberation. Against a backdrop of incredible starkness you can sit and stare to the south the snow covered Annapurna range, or to the north the Tibetan plateau.

Kunda
In front of MuktinathTemple there are 2 Kunda (Water pond), Where holy dip is believed it can wash away negative karma, the results of one's past negative actions.

Mukti Dhara
Around the temple is a wall from the temple which there are 108 waterspouts (Dhara) name of “Muktidhara”. The 108 faucets in the cast in the shape of bulls' heads, pour fourth-sacred water closely arranged in a semi-circle with a gap of hardly a foot between the faucets, at a height of seven feet. The water from Gandaki River continuously flowing through the mouth of the bull. Pilgrims who visit the temple take a holy bath in each of these spouts. But as the water is ice cold it requires burning desire and courage to take a holy bath here. Hindu devotees take bath under chilled water of 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara” believing that it brings them salvation. The holy flame alongside a spring that is the source of the religious importance of Muktinath. It is often possible to see Tibetan woman with elaborate turquoise embedded headdresses, engaged in devotion at these shrine.

Swaminarayan
One Hindu Guru connected to Muktinath is Lord Shri Swaminarayan, Satguru of Sabij Yoga, the goal of which is the realization of and service to God Supreme. At the end of the 18th century this Satguru practiced severe penance in Muktinath for two and a half months and attained the highest degree of proficiency in Nishkamvrat. In 2003 his followers funded the new wall around Muktinath and raised a small monument for him at Muktinath.

Shaligram
Another attraction for the pilgrimage is the River kali Gandaki from where one can collect fossils of the Jurassic park age. One may find a fossil within a few minutes or it may take hours and without success. However, these fossils can be had from the local people at a price. Shaligram, a black stone fossil if found, is considered sacred and is kept in pooja (prayer) room in the house. It is supposed to be symbol of Lord Vishnu

Trip Reviews - Muktinath Pilgrimage Heli Tour

Tour Type
Heli Tour


Places to see

Muktinath Temple
Kunda
Mukti Dhara
Swaminarayan
Shaligram
 

 No Accommodation

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