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Jomsom – Muktinath Trek

Jomsom - Muktinath Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Muktinath temple, a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims
  • A chance to witness the deepest gorge of the worlds, The Kaligandaki Gorge with dry desert areas as of Tibetan plateau
  • The stunning views of waterfalls, high mountains, deep valleys, and apple garden

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a popular trek in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is not only rich scenically with interesting Mountain View and changing landscapes but also equally rich in the cultural diversity of various ethnic groups. This trekking route is also a part of the Annapurna Circuit.

The 13-days Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you to pilgrim’s sites of Muktinath temple. It is also perfect for those trekkers who are looking for adventurous trekking in the Himalayas. Our journey starts from flight to Pokhara then to Jomsom. Jomsom is the gateway to Muktinath and upper Mustang. The trekking trail to Jomsom Muktinath trek moves alongside the deepest gorge in the world aka Kali Gandaki Gorge with dry desert areas as of Tibetan plateau. The trail takes a trekker to the main attraction of trek; Muktinath Temple.

Muktinath Temple is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist which dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This Temple has 108 water sprouts around it from which holy water flows which is believed to wash off all sins a person committed in their life. The trekking trail also leads to Tatopani where trekkers can enjoy the natural hot water spring.

Talking about mountain vistas: Jomsom – Muktinath Trek

The trek offers a stunning view of different mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m, Tukuche peak 6920m and many other mountain peaks. Since the trekking route passes through several villages of various ethnic groups, trekkers get an opportunity to experience different cultures and traditions, and a glimpse of their lifestyles. The trekkers also come across stunning waterfalls, high mountains, deep valleys, barren land, and apple gardens of Marpha.

Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition make sure you have the best experience during your stay in Nepal. We provide our clients with every best service available in the tourism industry. Also, We have all kind of transportation and deliver the service according to the client’s choice. We also ensure that we accommodate our clients to the finest overnight stays depending upon the location.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 13 Days
  • Vacation Style Adventure
  • Max-Altitude 3,800m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Best Season Mar - May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2 - 12 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek


    Pick up at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

    We take an early morning 30-min flight to Pokhara. From the banks of Phewa Lake, an incredible view of its surrounding hills, one of where the famous Peace Pagoda is located, can be seen with the first glimpse of snowy peaks such as Annapurna and Machhapuchhre.

    Early in the morning, we catch our second scenic flight to Jomsom enjoying the stunning views of massive snowcapped mountains. Once we reach Jomsom, we start our trek heading towards Kagbeni moving alongside the Kaligandaki gorge. Overnight at Lodge in Kagbeni.

    Leaving the Kagbeni behind us, we ascend to Jhong Khola valley. We continue our trek through the eye-catching village of Jharkot before reaching Muktinath. Upon reaching, we can get the sight of Muktinath Temple which is a famous religious pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist. The temple has 108 waterspouts around from which the holy water flows. Overnight at Lodge in Muktinath.

    After visiting the holy Muktinath temple early in the morning, we trek back to Jomsom. We retrace our trail to Kagbeni moving alongside the bank of the river plain. After passing Kagbeni, we trek for another 3 hours to reach the picturesque village of Jomsom. In the evening, we explore nearby Jomsom, the strong wind there will refresh our mind. Overnight at Lodge in Jomsom.

    Moving alongside the Kaligandaki River, we pass through several stupas, Buddhist monasteries, and old traditional houses on our way. Accompanied by the amazing view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri in the background, we trek towards Marpha which is also known as the apple city or home to the legendary apple orchid. We continue to trek for 3-4 hrs before reaching Larjung for an overnight stay.

    We head towards Ghasa passing through the beautiful village of Khobang with narrow trails. After trekking for few hours, we reach Kalopani from where the amazing view of Annapurna and Fang peaks can be seen. After a few up and down the walk from Lete, we finally arrive at Ghasa. Overnight at lodge.

    The trail today takes through the Rupchechhara waterfall which is the most beautiful waterfall in Nepal. After taking some pictures with waterfall, we head towards to Tatopani. Tatopani stands for “Hot water spring”. You can take a hot water bath for good relaxation and relieve all the tiredness from trekking. Overnight at Lodge.

    Today our trail takes through the dense forest filled with colorful rhododendrons and lush green terraces. We also trek through several villages like Ghara, Shikha, Banthanti, Nangathanti, and Chitre before reaching Ghorepani. Ghorepani is large settlement inhabited by Poon Magars. Overnight at Lodge.

    We hike up to Poonhill early in the morning from where we can see the splendid view of the sunrise with spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Fishtail Mountain. After seeing the sunrise, we hike back to Ghorepani and continue our trek to Tadapani through densely forested trails. We further move ahead to Ghandruk enjoying the view of waterfalls, mountains, and landscapes. Overnight at Lodge in Ghandruk.

    The trail today descend through the stone staircase. We make our way up to Nayapool relishing the stunning view of emerald hills, rice fields and donkeys moving towards their destination. Upon reaching Nayapool, we take a jeep and drive to Pokhara enjoying the scenic view. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

    We drive back to the capital. We transfer you back to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can take a rest or stroll around the markets of Thamel to buy souvenirs to take back home. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Drop off at Tribhuvan International Airport before your scheduled flight hoping to see you again.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

• Stay in the city at the finest hotel (2 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 1 nights at Pokhara).
• Airport pickup and drop facility.
• Lodge expenses during the trek.
• Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
• Insurance of guide and porter.
• Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
• Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
• Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
• All required local and government taxes.
• Airport pickup and drop facility.
• A porter and his entire expenses.
• Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets.
• Trekking permits/TIMS.
• Welcome and Farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant.

  • Exclusive medical kit bag
  • Trekking T-shirt
  • Trekking Maps
  • Adventure Certificate.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED

• Nepal arrival visa.
• Extra porter charge.
• Cost for additional trips.
• Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
• Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
• Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
• Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle

FAQs

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

One Review to “Jomsom – Muktinath Trek”

    • Sangi

    I feel loved everything in Mustang- mesmerizing views, the himalayas, roads, landscapes, ambiance, sherpa people and cultures among them. I highly recommend visiting Jomsom-Mustang at least once in your life time. A must visit place. Amazing experience! with hospitality of Himalayan Summit team.


    Rating: 5 / 5

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