Some tourist destinations in Mustang Nepal
Mustang is one of the seventy-seven district of Nepal which is a part of Gandaki Pradesh in the Northern Nepal. Jomsom is the headquarter with an area of 3,573 km2. It has a population of 13,452 according to 2011 census. This district is one of the faraway areas in Nepal and is second in terms of the sparseness of population. It is an ancient forbidden kingdom, with world’s tallest peaks and 8000-meter tall Annapurna & Dhaulagiri.
Muktinath word is derived from “Mukti” which mean “Salvation or Nirvana” and “Nath” which mean “God or Mater”. It is the most important pilgrimage sites for hindus and Buddhists in the Himalaya. According to the perspective of the hindus, Brahma is said to have lit the eternal flames that burn at muktinath. There are two Kunda or ponds in front of the temple and 108 water waterspouts in the backyard of this temple called as Muktinath.
Jomsom is the acttractive city located in Kaligandaki Valley of Mid-Western Nepal. It lies at 2,700 meters above from the sea level, sits at the base of Mt.Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. It lies inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. Jomsom is the that originated from Tibetan word “Dzong Sampa”. After people visiting the place gradually and started to pronounce as “Jomsom”. Though the winter months in jomsom are excessively cold and harsh, the condition throught the remaining months provide for pleasant travelling conditions.
Some facts and thing to do in Jomsom:
- Dhumba Lake
- Mountain Biking and Rock Climbing
- Thakali and Tibetan Inhabitants
- Rupse Fall
- Mustang Museum
- The capital of Lower Mustang
- Snowfalls in winter Season
- Visit Kagbeni
Damodar kunda is located at the lap of high Himalayas in Upper Mustang area of Nepal, a bowl in the Damodar himal (6706m) and flows southward through a rain shadow valley on the eastern edge of the Annapurna Range. It is situated at the altitude of 22,000 ft. in the remote Himalayan district of Mustang in the western Nepal. According to the perspective of the hindus, Lord Krishna has said that who pays a visit to this kunda and takes a deep bath, they will be freed from all the sin. We can see the Tibetan plateau and Damodar himal to the north and the massive Annapurna Himalayas to the south from the Damodar Kunda. There are 65 peaks including Damodar Himal, Muktinath himal and Bhrikuti peak (6,364m). The good time to visit Darmodar kunda in the month of April to September.
Kagbeni is a famous village of Baarah Gaun (lit. twelve villages), and the essential gateway to Upper Mustang. It is about 2,800 meters above the sea level in Mustang district. Without a permit, foreign visitor aren’t allowed. The houses of kagbeni are made in traditional flat mud roof style with wood. This area is famous for trekking route like Upper Mustang, Annapurna Circuit trekkers, travelers making their way up to into mustang, hikers from the Thorong La Pass, and pilgrims stopping in on their way back from muktinath. Population of kagbeni village is 406, among them 310 people are belong to gurung, 82 people are thakuri and 14 of them are other.
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