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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Overview
Trips Details

activity
Activity : Trekking, tour,
trip length
Total Days : 15 Days
trip days
Trekking Days : 11 Days
difficulty
Difficulty : Easy- Interesting
start end
Start - End : Kathmandu-Kathmandu
hightest altitude
Highest Altitude : 3800m
season
Season : Spring and Autumn are best

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is one of the remarkable trekking spots in Northern Pokhara of the Annapurna region that begins from beautiful city Pokhara and passes through the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the holy pilgrim site of Muktinath. The natural beauty here at the Jomsom – Muktinath is amazing. The beautiful scenery of the trail ranges from the forests of red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang.This is a most popular short trek is attracting over 75% of all the trekkers.

Muktinath is one of the important pilgrimage places for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you can also find relic rocks on the banks of Kali Gandaki River which is believed to be holy for the Hindus. The trail to Muktinath from Jomsom follows the Kali Gandaki River. You may also know that this river forms the largest valley in the world and on one side lies the Annapurna mountain range and Dhaulagiri on the other side. Between these two ranges, there are views of 8 of the 20 highest mountains in the world. The trail weaves through the Lower Mustang region of Nepal finishing at the village of Kagbeni which is a Tibetan influenced village where you can see prayer wheels, shortens and a Buddhist monastery. Jomsong Muktinath trekking is a beautiful spot that is peaceful, incredibly beautiful and mysterious for pioneers, adorned with god and goddess.  One of the ethnic groups Thakali is the significant community of Jomsom and Muktinath.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking leads you to the entrance of the Nepal’s hidden destiny location known as Mustang. The entire route remains below 3000 meters though the trek is still tireless enough to be stimulating. So get ready to explore another beautiful place in the world with a team of Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition. If you want to explore the culture, experience wilderness and adventure at once then this is the perfect trek for you. 

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking itinerary outline:  

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Tikhe Dhunga

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 06: Trek to Tatopani

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa

Day 08: Trek to Larjung

Day 09: Trek to Marpha

Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom

Day 13: Fly to Pokhara

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure    

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: Once you arrive at the premises of International Airport at Kathmandu, you will be received by a staff member from ‘About Nepal Trek’ and then transferred to the hotel through the bustling streets of Kathmandu. Upon arrival at the hotel, you will be briefly explained about your itinerary package which will be followed by the welcome dinner.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu: A government registered guide will take you on a ride through several World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour on the second day concludes with a visit to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square premises which holds sites like Basantapur Museum and home of Living Goddess- Kumari.  

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara: It takes about 5 hours of the drive along the Prithvi Highway with views of paddy fields, river, and hills to arrive at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Arriving at Pokhara, we will stay in a hotel and prepare ourselves for the trekking to be done in upcoming days.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul Trek to Tikhe Dhunga: About an hour long drive with views of looming mountain at the background will take us to Nayapul. The fun- filled trekking begins at Nayapul as we follow the route for about 20 minutes to reach to Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will cross the forest to Tikhe Dhunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani: Following the upward path through the stone steps, we will proceed to the large village of Ulleri. Ulleri is a Magar dominated Village. Ascending uphill through the pasture land, we will cross the small stream and reach to Nangethanti from where the trail stretches further to a village at Ghorepani from where we can have the picturesque views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other peaks.

Day 06: Trek to Tatopani: We will leave the bed before sunrise and run hurriedly towards the summit of Poon hill. Enjoying the wonderful sunrise view and kaleidoscopic mountain views from the hill, we will return back to the hotel at Ghorepani for breakfast. Later, we will progress through Ghaja Khola to Tatopani, the natural hot geyser.

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa: Trekking on 7th day starts by following the route that exists above the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley. Moving along the bank of Kali Gandaki River, we will cross the suspension bridge over Bhalu River and reach to Dana. A narrow route from Dana will take us to the Thakali Village of Ghasa.

Day 08: Trek to Larjung: Leaving Ghasa early in the morning, we will pass through few Thakali Villages afterward which the trail progresses by the way of the gorges and rivers to the pretty small villages of Lete, Kalopani and Kokhethanti. We will be enjoying the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri Peak before advancing to Larjung.

Day 09: Trek to Marpha: Walk through scenic routes for about 6-7 hours duration will lead us to Marpha. Arriving at the Khobang Village, we will visit Kanti Gompa and move on through Tukuche Village which is also the Thakali Village. Lowering down from Tukuche Village, we will arrive at Marpha which is popular for its apple orchard.

Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni: Passing through the Shyang Village, we will arrive at Shyang River which further leads us to Jomsom. Jomsom is the administrative headquarter of Mustang district. Continuing our path through Jomsom, we will cross Ekle Bhatti which leads us to Kagbeni located at 2840 m altitude where we will be staying overnight.

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath: Ascending the steep trail, we will pass through the multi-ethnic villages of Khingar and Jharkot to arrive at the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Muktinath is a center of faith of both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Taking a bath at Muktinath is believed to liberate devotees from sins committed in the lifetime.

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom: The trek on 12th day begins by lowering down to the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge. Advancing further, we will move along the bank of Kali Gandaki Valley floor. En route, we will be enjoying the picturesque views of Nilgiri Mountain. Later, we will arrive at Jomsom where we will be staying overnight in a hotel.

Day 13: Fly to Pokhara: It takes about 40 minutes of flight over mountains to shift us to Pokhara. There will be plenty of time to explore the beautiful Lake city of Pokhara. We will be returning back to Kathmandu only in the next day.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu: It takes 5 hours of picturesque drive through Prithvi Highway to return back to Kathmandu where we will be staying in a hotel.

Day 15: Departure: The amazing 15 days ‘Jomsom Muktinath Trekking’ meets its end on this day as you will be driven back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you.  

Include/Exclude
Costs include/ exclude of trekking companies:
 
Costs included in the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Package:
 
  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • Hotel stays in Kathmandu
  • Hotel stays in Pokhara
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period 
  • Accommodations during the trek 
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees and transportation
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation 
  • and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  •  TIMS card(Trekker’s information Management System)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Entry Fees wherever required
  • Trekking Permits needed
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure 
 
 
Costs excluded in the package:
 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (if allowed)
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry
  • Cost of extra porter 
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • All items not listed in Cost included section 
 
Notes: Your Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.
Equipment List

The basic equipment’s check lists for trekking:

  Sun hat or scarf

  Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

  Sunglasses

  Sun protection cream 

  Gloves

  Camera

  Basic First Aid Kit

  Down vest and/or jacket *

  Rain cote

  Water bottles

  Trekking shoes

  Thick and thin both type of socks

  Warm clothes

  Tissue and Toilet papers

  Tooth brush/paste

  Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the trek bag

  Towel etc…..

 

Extras Equipment’s: 

   Binoculars

   Reading books

   Travel game i.e. chess, card etc

   Swimming customs

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