Kagbeni is one of the most beautiful and popular village in Nepal.Kagbeni is a village about 10 kilometers away from Jomsom. It is an altitude at 2840 meters.It is a fascinating medieval village with closely packed mud brick houses, dark alleys .
On the other hand, the legend has it that Kagbeni was founded when two of these villages were destroyed by a demon that had the head of a lion, and a body of a serpent. The surviving villagers came together and founded a new village, which is modern-day Kagbeni.
Moreover, The “Kag” of “Kagbeni” used to be “Ghag” meaning centre and hence, is a centre of nearby villages of Jomsom to south and Muktinath to the east. “Beni” in Nepali means confluence of two rivers, and indeed Kagbeni lies on the banks of the confluence of Kali Gandaki .
Similarly, . The walk to Kagbeni is very straightforward, following the Kaligandaki river gorge – the deepest in the world of its kind and a reason behind eerie rocky formations that can be found all around Mustang.Muktinath is considered 4 to 5 hours walk to be one of the holiest Hindu and Buddhist temples in the world and it lies in the foothills of the Thorong La pass (5416m).
It contains a small golden statue of Lord Vishnu alongside an array of other statues of various gods and goddesses. Perhaps one of the most interesting things about Muktinath is the 108 water taps carrying chilled water from the Kaligandaki river lined up in its courtyard. The main ethnic group in village is Gurung and Thakuri.