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Muktinath Foundation International (MFI)
The Muktinath Foundation International (MFI) is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, interfaith organization registered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands under K.v.K./C.C. no. 34133018. The MFI is officially recognized by the Dutch government as a nonprofit organization (ANBI).

Mission Statement
The MFI supports the local people of Muktinath Valley at the Annapurna Trekking Circuit in Nepal to preserve the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site Muktinath - Chumig Gyatsa with the indigenous cultural and religious heritage connected to it.

The Muktinath Foundation International was founded in 2000 with the help of Muktinath Lama Wangyal after talks with, amongst others, H.E. Chogye Trichen Rinpoche - teacher of H.H. Tenzin Gyatso Dalai Lama XIV - who gave his personal blessings to the founding. See the Recommendation Page for more backgrounds.


The MFI works in close cooperation with the Sree Mukti Kshetra Development and Conservation Committee, the committee of the local people of Muktinath Valley, founded by the local people of Muktinath Valley. The international support for the traditional caretakers of Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa, the Muktinath nuns of the lineage of Lama Wangyal, is channeled through the MFI.

Board of Recommendation
Late Chogye Trichen Rinpoche (1920-2007)
Late Guru Cheyu Kushok Lama (1918-2003)
R. H. Jigme Palbar Basta, King of Mustang (1930-2016)
Muktinath Lama Wangyal

For more information on the Board of Recommendation, please click here.

Contact details can be found on the contact page.

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