Home Ministry provides alternate trekking route around Muktinath Temple
8th May, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew
KATHMANDU, May 08: The Home Ministry has provided an alternate trekking route around Muktinath Temple to control the crowd of trekkers in the area. It has also barred entry to pilgrims at the Muktinath Temple from May 11 to 12 to accommodate the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Home Ministry stated on a press release that it will be barring entry to pilgrims at the Muktinath Temple from 4:00 pm on May 11 to 12:00 pm on May 12. This measure has been taken to provide security to the Indian PM. As the Muktinath Temple also falls on the Annapurna trekking route, the ministry will also be regulating the trekkers by directing them through an alternate route. Trekkers going to Mustang through the Thorang La pass and vice versa will be directed through the alternate route moving through Chengur, Putak, and Kagbeni.
The alternate route devised my the Home Ministry comes as a relief to trekkers as it originally planned to stop all trekkers from crossing the area for a few days while the Modi visit took place.