Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

This trek gives many spectacular views of the two Himalayas Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri ranges. Explore the hundreds years old monastery, caves, local tribes, culture and life style and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. 

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is situated North of Pokhara which is popular trekking trail in Annapurna in Annapurna region where you will see with different spectacular Himalayan views including Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt.Nilgiri 7040m, Mt. Annapurna south 7219m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7525m, Mt. Himchuli 6441m, Mt. Fishtail/ Machhapuchhare 6998m, Tukuche peak 6920m ( Fishtail is one of the beautiful mountain in Nepal), Lamjung Himal 6586m etc, enjoy with mixed culture such as Brahmin , Chhetri, Thakali, Magar, Gurung etc, beautiful landscape, pilgrimage trekking tour both Hindu and Buddhist in Annapurna Himalayan range. See more.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking it is the lower part of Mustang, the sowing village called Jharkot popular and oldest village in Mustang. There are traditional Buddhist monasteries as well as local houses. Jomsom Muktinath Ghorepani trekking highest altitude of this trekking is 3800m. That is at Muktinath temple, the sacred holy site for both Hindus as well as Buddhists. There are 108 water taps and two small pounds. The Hindu people believe that if you take bath 108 taps (108 is a sacred number in Tibetan Buddhism), cast in the shape of cows heads, which pour forth sacred water.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking not only popular for trekking , both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage trekkers also participate for Jomsom Muktinath trekking as it is most popular both Hindu & Buddhist .Jomsom Muktinath trekking commences with a 30 minute early morning flight from pokhara to Jomsom, the major trading center in lower Mustang. From Jomsom, we head north to Kagbeni along the river side way of Kali Gandaki an ancient fortress settlement on the boarder of Upper Mustang trekking. Kagbeni has many interesting aspects and its ways of life have changed little although some rather inappropriate concrete lodges which have been built over the last few years hardly compliment what is otherwise a lovely little place. The following day is a four hour hike through arid country up to the Muktinath temple. The terrain here gradually gives way to the Tibetan plateau providing some fascinating rock formations on route. Rather than spending overnight at Muktinath (which over the years has become bland) we retrace our steps for an hour or so to reach Jharkot village. Jharkot village has in the main managed to retain its traditional way of life.

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Trip Fact: 14 Days

  • Group size:1-12 people
  • Max-Altitude:2850m
  • Destination:Mukhtinath, Jomsom
  • Fitness level: Moderate
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Included Meals:Breakfast in Kathmandu and full-board meal during the trek
  • Best time:September, October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Accommodation:Twin sharing accommodation in 2 star to 5 star hotel in city and tea house, lodge and home-stay during trek

     

Trip Highlights

  • Seven hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Explore gorgeous springs, waterfalls and Modi river in Annapurna region of Nepal
  • Beautiful lush green forest,the rhododendron forest, rice field terraces and farmhouses.
  • Mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Visit Muktinath, the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists
  • Walk through Kaligandaki valley
  • Warm hospitality of Thakali people and their culture
  • World deepest gorge at Kaligandaki valley
  • Natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Enchanting Sunrise from Poon hill (3210 m)
  • Panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna south and Annapurna rage
  • Friendly Gurung people, culture, tradition, living style and their warm hospitality

Trip Map

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara. 6-7 hrs

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 55km and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hrs

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft): 6-7 hrs

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 7: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 8: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft): 4-5hrs

Day 9: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft): 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m/12,170ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 14: Final departure

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of the country, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western cultures influences. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities. These two cities, like Kathmandu, have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments and artifacts that they contain. You will be taken on a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. An orientation session for the trek, which commences the following day, will be organized in the evening.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Early morning after breakfast, we drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (208km) via Prithvi Highway, takes 6hrs approximately (option of flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, takes extra cost). Along the way we will stop in scenic spots, for lunch and to get fresh as well, en-route you experience the countryside which is lays with greenery, rivers, local villages, farm lands and beautiful mountain scenarios. Upon on arrival in Pokhara you have an option of your own.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul 55km and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
After having breakfast early in the morning with a short drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga. At a 30minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes Tikhedhunga via Burundi Khola, village of Sudame, Mathathati Hille and finally crossing many beautifully settled hamlet and reach to Tikhedhunga.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m)
After breakfast the trail slightly drops to Bank of the small river. From here 2 hour climbs uphill to Magar and Gurung settlement village of Ulleri, which is beautiful village placed in the middle of forest from where you can witness the magnificent Annapurna south and other snowy peaks and walking path dead you through Rhododendron forest to Ghorepani via Nanggethati.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft): 5-6 hours
We enjoy views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains in the morning before starting our trek to Tatopani. We begin with a descent to Sikha Village and continue descending to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing a suspension bridge, our trail climbs up to Tatopani. While here we can enjoy hot spring water and relax.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft): 5-6 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast and ascend gradually on a trail with Kali Gandaki River on our right. We cross a suspension bridge over the river and continue our walk. The trail passes through the beautiful waterfall, Rupse Waterfall. We resume further to Ghasa which is beautifully located in the lower part of the Kali Gandaki Valley and is warm and green. The village is also a popular place for bird-watching enthusiasts.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft): 4-5hours
We ascend on a steep trail through a forest to the Lete Khola (stream). After walking further, we reach the Lete village. Next, we continue our trek on a trail east of the river and reach Larjung Village. On our trek today we also see beautiful apple orchards and vegetable farms. Marpha is known in Nepal for its tasty apples.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft): 4-5 hours
From Marpha we trek on a trail that clings to a valley. We ascend gradually on a ridge and reach Jomsom Village. From here we trek to the north towards Kagbeni, up the Kali Gandaki River which is the deepest gorge in the world. It gets windy after walking a while so it's important to walk carefully at a steady pace. We pass through Eklebhatti village and continue towards Kagbeni. From Kagbeni, we get great views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft): 5-6 hours
Our journey starts with a special permit check and then onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by and admire. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape untill Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
We visit the main temple in the morning and tour its surrounding. Muktinath is an important place of pilgrimage for Nepalese of both Buddhist and Hindu faiths as these two religions are intricately woven together in Nepal. We can admire the water spouts before paying a visit to a Buddhist monastery nearby. From Muktinath, we go back over our steps back to Jomsom, enjoying good views of Mt. Dhaulagiri.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, the beautiful ‘Lake City’, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Boating in the Fewa Lake and wander in the appealing streets of ‘Lake Side’ is a popular choice among visitors.
Included meals: Breakfast,

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu: Drive
Early morning after breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu (208km) via Prithvi Highway, takes 6hrs approximately (option of flying from Pokhara to Kathmandu, takes extra cost). Along the way we will stop in scenic spots, for lunch and to get fresh as well, en-route you experience the countryside which is lays with greenery, rivers, local villages, farm lands and beautiful mountain scenarios. Upon on arrival in Kathmandu you have an option of your own.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 14: Final departure

Cost Includes

  • Welcome in Airport by garland
  • Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
  • Two-way ticket in domestic fixed wings Air craft, Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek, lodge and Home-stay
  • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • 4 seasonal sleeping bags
  • trekking map for group
  • All necessary paper work & Permits
  • All cost for a staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek )
  • Salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • National Park Fee
  • TIMS
  • First aids kit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Does not Include:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal spending money.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

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