It happens that there is a Hindu festival in Kagbeni and compared to our first visit to Kagbeni twelve days ago, the town is quite crowded. The route to Muktinath passed through several small villages - Kinghar and Tharkot. We passed many people, mostly Hindu for Nepal and India on our hike to Muktinath. At Muktinath we visited a very sacred Hindu temple. We had lunch at the North Pole restaurant in Muktinath.
The hike covered about seven miles each way with an elevation gain of about 1200 meters. We covered the hike up to Muktinath in three hours and the return in only two hours. The return is always nice when it is all downhill and we are looking forward to the afternoon tea at four PM.