Looking for the best time to visit Muktinath temple? We have prepared this article for your assistance. This article will be helpful for you to understand about the weather conditions and preferences while visiting Muktinath temple.Situated at an altitude of 3710 m above sea level, Muktinath temple is Nepal’s one of the holiest sacred sites.
Every year, Hindus and Buddhists from all over the globe visit Muktinath Temple. This temple has a huge religious significance. There are 108 sacred spouts of water cast in the shape of a cow and also 2 ponds where the holy bath is taken by the devotees.
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The name Muktinath is made up of two words; Mukti and Nath. Mukti means salvation and Nath means God. In Hinduism, Muktinath is known as Mukti Kshetra which means the place of Liberation. Legend prevalent in this region states that the Hindu God of creation, Brahma made an offering by lighting the fire on water. Surprisingly, the phenomenon attesting this Hindu legend – the flame of natural gas that is believed to be burning from eternity.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Bhairava. Buddhism followers believe that the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava, meditated here. The main temple house and statue of Lord Vishnu revered as Avalokitesvara, also the deity of compassion in Buddhism.
Autumn Season to visit Muktinath (SEP to NOV)
The months of September, October and November are regarded as the best months to visit Muktinath temple. The average temperature condition is experienced in these months. Slight rainfall can be experienced in early September but the integrative experience is finest in these months. A light jacket, windcheaters, and autumn wear works well in Muktinath in autumn. The excellent Himalayan views, wonderful sceneries and perfect weather conditions, in the holiest pilgrimage site. What more do you need!
Spring Season to visit Muktinath (MAR to MAY)
The months of March, April and May lie in this season. The beautiful floras can be seen along the way. The spectacular Himalayan views can be experienced in these months. Some warm light jackets, windcheaters and light clothes will be suitable in the Muktinath region. Ground transportation as well as air flight options are available to visit Muktinath. The moderate temperature and average weather is mostly forecasted. So, this is also a better season to visit Muktinath Temple.
Summer Season to visit Muktinath (JUN to AUG)
Summer season, the months of June, July and August are relatively less suitable to visit Muktinath temple. However these months are preferred for trekking in upper shadow zones like Upper Manang and Mustang, Annapurna Base Camp etc. In summer, the monsoon starts and the possibility of heavy rainfall is high. This might lead to some uncertainties, affecting your travel experience. Because of the rainy season, there are possibilities of harsh access. If you are traveling in the Summer season, light wind cheaters, jackets, summer wears, raincoat, walking sticks are required. The flight options might not be available because of rain. And even the ground vehicles might not reach because of landslides. So, these months are less suitable.
Winter Season to visit Muktinath (DEC to FEB)
The months of December, January and February are regarded as the winter season in Nepal. Depending upon the weather and temperature forecast, the trip can be completed. Still, these months are less favorable because of the high possibility of snowfall. In higher elevation there will be heavy snowfall but in lower elevations, it is still favorable for short treks. Heavy down jackets, winter wear that can hold the fierce cold in Muktinath and waterproof boots are recommended to wear. For Muktinath Darshan, depending upon the weather condition helicopter flight is suitable. The post monsoon travel experience is better.
Some Festivals Time to Visit in Muktinath Temple
Muktinath is a never ending desire of every pilgrim. The huge religious importance and festival celebration are major attributes of Muktinath temple. There are some festivals celebrated in Muktinath.
Shivaratri is associated with the union of Shiva and Shakti. Shiva is the god of creation, preservation and destruction. Shivaratri lies in the month of February. Many people visit Muktinath after celebrating Shivaratri, believing to attain ‘Moksha’ or Liberation from the cycle of birth and rebirth.
Yartung festival is one of the major festivals of Mustang region. This festival is celebrated in Muktinath during August Full moon day. The festival is celebrated in three days with horse races, drinking, dancing and enjoying the moment. The festival is celebrated in three stages; first, the local king’s activities are performed, Lamas and Monks activities are performed in second and local people’s activities on the third. The most interesting part of this festival is the horse race contest between Masculine and Feminine. In thakali, Yartung stands for the end of summer. So basically, this festival is celebrated to farewell the summer season as well as harvesting the crop in Mustang.
Muktinath is the most important place from religious, natural and cultural aspects. Beside pilgrimage visits, there are so many things to see. The majestic Himalayan views of Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna and the astounding surrounding of Muktinath region are the major features of Mustang. Visit Muktinath to worship religion in the finest natural settlement.