One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Nepal is at Muktinath which is about 40 min walk away from Jharkot, just below the high Thorong pass.
It is a sacred place for Buddhists and Hindus, shared in harmony by these devotees of two major world religions.
The focal point of the complex is the pool fed by the108 waterspouts, it combines Buddhist elements (108 is a sacred number in Tibetan Buddhism) with Hindu elements (the temple and the pool for pilgrims to bathe). All elements (earth, air, holy water and fire) are represented and their auspicious combination is responsible for the religious importance of the site.
Other important places nearby: the red-walled Gargen Chhyoling Nunnery; the Chhyonkhar Gompa, an atmospheric 200-year-old Tantric monastery of 25 monks; or the 16th-century Sakyapa-school Chode Shedrup Choephel Ling Monastery in Jhong (the former capital of the region).
Everywhere you go, you can hear people whispering the Tibetan mantra to themselves: Om Mani Padme Hum. It seems so magical.