The temples at Muktinath

From Muktinath to Jomsom

This high country bordering Higher Mustang is one of the highlights of the Annapurna Circuit.

Muktinath is the most important pilgim site in the Nepal Himalaya for both hindus and buddists.  Muktinath itself may not be so interesting, despite a 7eleven Nepalese style and colourful buildings. The major attraction here is rather observing the myriads of pilgrims, many from India pilgrims paying homage at the temples, gasping in the thin air, carrying huge amounts of luggage.

Muktinath
Muktinath

The walk down to Jomsom via the medieval mud village Kagbeni passing traditional  villages such as Jhong on the northern side of the river is another highlight of the Annapurna Circuit.

Jhong
Jhong

The complete photogallery of this area is available on flickr.
This post is part of the series on the Annapurna Circuit walked in October 2015.

One thought on “From Muktinath to Jomsom”

  1. Muktinath ,
    Muktinath Temple, Muktidham, Mukti Kshetra, Chumig Gyatsa is situated in high Himalayan zone of Nepal. Muktinath Temple is situated on an altitude of 3800 meters in Mustang district amidst some of the high mountain ranges like Dhaulagiri , Annapurna. The Temple is situated on a high ground outskirt of village Rani Purwa. River Kaligandaki flows just below Muktinath.

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