From Pokhara I made my way towards Mustang with today’s destination being Muktinath. Muktinath is a holy Hindu and Buddhist temple of Lord Vishnu. The drive was around 7-8 hours long. On the way we pass through the town on Beni, than Tatopani (natural hot springs) and Jomsom. After Beni the road is off road and around 20 km before the village of Marpha there is paved road. Today’s journey is beautiful and fascinating as we cross waterfalls, village, jungle, river and different terrain. In the end we reached the beautiful village of Muktinath which is located at an altitude of 3762 m. We than had dinner and drinks and had a good sleep in our nice and cozy hotel.
Before breakfast we headed to Muktinath temple to visit the temple and make prayers. I also sprayed my body with the holy water in the temple. There is 108 taps where people enter from one end and walk all the way to the end as a form of a shower of holy water and then there are two ponds where people take a dip after crossing the 108 holy taps. After the temple visit I made my way back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast I continued my bike ride with today’s destination being Dhakmar. The motorbike ride to Dhakmar was around 5-6 hours long. The ride was quite tiring as the road as rocky so it became very bumpy while riding. Aside from the road, the view was amazing with amazing Landscape with unique rock formations and almost desert like environment. Since I reach Dhakmar in the afternoon around 3-4 P.M. i had plenty hours to rest and see the views of this beautiful village which had beautiful Tibetan design houses also amazing natural landscape as well.