Jomsom Muktinath Trekking


Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking prevails as one of the most admired and classic pilgrimage trekking tour in Annapurna trekking region. It offers fantastic Himalayan views, beautiful landscape, Kali Gandaki valley (the deepest gorge in the world) and famous apple garden in Marpha and Tukuche. Muktinath has become the center for pilgrimage for thousands of Indians and Nepalese Hindus. The Trekking area situated on the dry, desert-like Tibetan Plateau allows access to the high mountains of the Himalayas within a reasonable timeframe and without ascending to adventurous altitude. It is one part of the Whole Annapurna Circuit with different spectacular views of mountains above  8000m; Mt. Dhaulagiri [8167m], Mt. Annapurna I [8091m] also Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri and many more in Jomsom Trekking.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek offers unique experiences for all fitness level of travelers.  It is easy to moderate trekking can be done from Pokhara by flight to Jomsom or Pokhara via Ghorepani Poon Hill finally reach the Jomsom Muktinath. The flight offers magnificent views of Himalayas as it flies through a narrow slice between the tips of two Himalayan giants; Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I. Ghorepani Poon hill hiking are very famous for a panoramic view of Annapurna Himalayas range including sunrise then we descend to Tatopani, which is natural hot spring. Adventurous hiking to the Kali Gandaki gorge continues. The deep valley is surrounded by high mountains Annapurna from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape really embraces to a wide range of peoples.


Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft].

Regarding our confirmation our staff will be waiting you at the TIA Airport to pick up you,welcoming you by flower beads then drive to your Hotel if time applicable after taking rest you can walk in Thamel evening 7;00 AM we will meet dinner together and brief and preprating of your whole Tour, Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.

After Breakfast 9;00 AM We start a guided tour to four of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square area holds the palaces of the medieval Kings who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom. Pashupatinath houses a sacred linga, or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The Aryaghat alongside Pashupati and on the banks of the Bagmati River is a famous cremation site for the Hindus. The Buddhists shrine of Boudhanath is one of the largest stupas in the world, and one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage and tourist destinations in Kathmandu. The area of Boudhnath is also famous for over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries. Swayambhu meaning the “the self-existent” is popular among the foreigners as Monkey Temple owing to the large number of monkey population residing in the area. Overnight at Kathmandu. Back to Hotel 4;00Pm Dinner and Overnight

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] and Trek to Tikhedhunga [1,552m/5,090ft]: 4-5 hrs.

Your guide will come at your Hotel 8;00Am drive to  Domestic airport 9;30 Am after 25 mintues flight transfer Hotel for prepration. Pokhara offers magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, five peaks of Annapurna range and others. Numerous lakes of Pokhara offer fishing, boating and swimming, the city itself is popular as the city of lakes. After taking rest for some time, drive to Nayapul and start the trek. We walk to the northern side of Bhurung Khola, the trail climbs through the sub tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. We cross the Modi Khola River via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga.Overnight at Lodge

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020ft]: 6-7 hrs.

From Tikhedhunga the trail drops down and crosses the Burungdi Khola, then climbs all the way up to Ghorepani via very steeply up to village Ulleri. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward would really prove a test of your stamina. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means “horse-water” owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings.Dinner Overnight

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani [1,190m/3,904ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Ghorepani town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani town that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. On the way to Tatopani, we descend steeply to Sikha, a large village & further descend to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing suspension bridge it climbs up at Tatopani. Tatopani, meaning Hot Water in Nepali derives its name from the hot springs there. The hot springs are popular among the trekker to sooth their tired leg muscles.Dinner and Overnight

Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]: 5-6 hrs.

The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki river flows under the deep gorge by 2200m in between two 8000m mountaintops are only 38km apart. Continuing along to Dana, Rupse Chahara meaning beautiful waterfall and Kopche Pani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Ghasa is a paradise for the bird watchers.Dinner and overnight

Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]: 4-5hrs.

A steep climb through the forest takes you to Lete Khola then reach to Lete. It further continues to the east side of the Kali Gandaki reach you Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukuche at 2590 m and apple farm projects which produces apple and vegetable for the whole region until you get to Marpha Village.Dinner and Overnight

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]: 4-5 hrs.

The trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Ekle Bhatti meaning lonely pub. From Jomsom onwards, it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After a good stop here an hour of the easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.Dinner Overnight

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk, we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.Dinner and Overnight

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Muktinath is one of the most important destinations for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a “Muktikhsetra” or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also, enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom.Dinner and Overnight

Day 11: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, gthe uide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. We make use of the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While we walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, a second biggest lake of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hour’s walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Evening time, we spend exploring around the lakeside. Overnight at hotel.( sometime due to weather flight can  cancel at that time we will take you back by Jeep)

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu.

Today, after breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with our staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final departure.

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport for your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from our company will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.


Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by car.
  • Meals (breakfast + lunch+ dinner) during trekking.
  • Accommodation (Tea house / Hotel / Lodge) while on the trek.
  • Well trained trekking guide.
  • All Ground transportation.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • All government taxes.
  • Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Porter (USD 13 per day) if necessary.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected).

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.
  • Trip Level
    Moderate
  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    3800 m
  • Duration
    13 Days