Legend says that once the Kathmandu valley was a lake in which Swayambhu hill existed as an island. On top of that hill stood a natural crystal stupa. Buddha, when visiting the place, declared that it was a wish-fulfilling stupa and whoever is touched by the wind that passes over the stupa receives the seed of liberation from the cycle of existence
What are the best months to visit Muktinath?
March, April, May, June, September, October, and November are the best time to visit Muktinath. During these months weather will be clear and snowcapped mountains can be observed closely.