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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 15 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a very exciting and unique trek in the Annapurna and Mustang region of Nepal. Mustang region is famous for its unique and dry landscape with magnificent Himalayan ranges. The influence of Thakali, Gurung and Magar community can be found in this area. Kali Gandaki valley (Jomsom – Muktinath) area is situated at north of Pokhara. In addition, this region is known for some of the most abrupt altitude variations experienced in Nepal. A magnificent sunrise at Poon Hill, before descending Tatopani (hot spring) and then we encounter the World’s deepest gorge, where the powerful Kali Gandaki River has cut deep through the Himalaya between the massive peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Jomsom is the center of Mustang region and a small airstrip is located in Jomsom from where the flights between Pokhara and Jomsom are operated daily basis. Jomsom is a large town: the administrative headquarters of the Lower and Upper Mustang region. It is also the major village along the Kali Gandaki Valley, linking the age old Trans-Himalayan salt Trade route from India to Tibet. Muktinath, located in the popular grove, is a sacred shrine and pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. The Mahabharata, the ancient epic written about 300 B.C, Muktinath as Shaligram because of its ammonite fossils called Shaligrams. Brahma, the creator, made an offering here by lighting a fire on water. You can see this miracle (burning natural gas) in a small Buddhist Shrine (Gomba) below the main Hindu Temple. From this trek we can see the beautiful mountains Machhapichhare (Fishtail), Annapurna Range, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and many other peaks of the Himalayas. At the end of the trip we will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 15 Days
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Upon arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. Today you are free and easy to spend time on your own.  In the evening we will proceed for welcome dinner hosted by our company.

Dinner Included

Today you will take a half day guided Kathmandu sightseeing of World Heritage site. You will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa.  After the sightseeing, we will be doing the necessary preparation for the trip. You may also wish to buy some trekking gears such as Jackets, hats, t-shirt, walking stick, trekking bags etc which is easily found near your hotel.

Breakfast included

Today we will drive to Pokhara, the second largest and the most beautiful city in Nepal. Pokhara is famous for breathtaking views of Mt. Fistail and Annapurna mountain ranges and beautiful lakes.

On arrival in Pokhara, check in to hotel and free time to explore the lake side area.

Breakfast included

After breakfast, drive to Nayapul which is the starting point of our trekking. On reaching Nayapul, we will get ready and trek to Tirkhedhunga. The trek will take us around 5 hours to reach our destination for today.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will hike through rhododendron forest and reach a hamlet of cultivated fields. Continue walking for 3 hours and finally you will find yourself in Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a popular area in the Annapurna region as it is a beautiful place and also the starting point for a short hike to Poon Hill to watch the amazing sunrise and Himalayan Panoramas. Ghorepani also houses family run lodges to provide food and accommodation to travelers.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Early morning we will trek to Poonhill for around one hour which is an excellent view point for sunrise and the amazing Dhaulagiri range. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and trek back to Ghorepani and enjoy you breakfast. Then we will proceed to Tatopani meaning Hot Spring which is a popular spot for travelers travelling to the Mustang region.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will start our trek towards Ghasa. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River which flows under the deep gorge. We will continue along Dana and Rupse Waterfall and Kopchepani as well. Further continuing through the trail, we will reach the Thakali village or Ghasa which is considered a paradise for bird watchers.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will take a steep climb through the forest which will take us to Lete Khola and finally to Lete. We continue our walk to reach Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross the trail via Tukuche and finally at Marpha. Marpha is a small beautiful village with narrow lanes and houses painted white. It is a very beautiful and unique place to explore and take photos. Marpha is known as the Apple Kingdom of Nepal as it produces very good quality apples in a good quantity during the apple season. Marpha apple brandy is also quite popular which is produced in Marpha.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will continue our trail along the side of the valley and will be rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom village. Jomsom is the center and most popular place in Mustang region which have an airstrip and have flight to and from Pokhara every day. We continue our trek and can feel that it is quite windy from Jomsom onwards. Our trek will take a gradual path on the Kali Gandaki River bed for around 3 hours before we finally reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an old and historical village with beautiful Charm.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Today we will start our trek to Muktinath. We will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. And from Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to rejoin the direct trail leaving to Khingsar. Our trail finally climbs through a desert landscape till Jharkot village to finally reach Muktinath. Muktinath is a beautiful place located at a height of 3710m and commands beautiful Himalayan Panorama. Beside from the beautiful sceneries Muktinath is famous for Holy Muktinath Temple which is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. Thousands of pilgrims visit Muktinath Temple for prayers every year.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

In the morning we will visit Muktinath Temple which is of great importance to both Hindus & Buddhists. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.  We will visit the temple and explore the area in the morning and then leave for Jomsom where we will stay for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Enjoy the spectacular views of Nilgiri Mountain from Jomsom in the morning. We will then proceed to Jomsom Airport for flight back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you are free to explore the beautiful Pokhara valley. You can do some shopping or indulge in adventure activities such as Paragliding, Zip flyer etc or simply rest and relax in the cool and cozy cafe and pub.

Breakfast included

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful sceneries of hills and greeneries and passing by many rivers. On arrival in Kathmandu check into your hotel and you are free on your own.

Breakfast included

Today is a free day for you in Kathmandu. You can opt for sightseeing tours or just wander on your own in Thamel area. You can find lots of restaurant, cafe and pubs in Thamel along with many shops for shopping.

In the evening we will proceed for a farewell dinner with cultural show hosted by our company to celebrate the successful completion of your trek.

Breakfast & Dinner included

Today you have free time until you departure time to Airport for flight back home with beautiful Himalayan memories.

Breakfast included

Cost Includes:

  • 04 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast ion a twin shared basis
  • 02 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara inclusive of breakfast on a twin shared basis
  • 08 nights’ accommodation during trek in a Tea House on a twin shared basis
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
  • Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu inclusive of entrance fees
  • English speaking Trek leader/Guide
  • Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Duffel bags, T- Shirt (Yours to keep)
  • Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
  • All necessary permits for the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner
  • All ground transfers on a comfortable private vehicle
  • Government, hotel and all applicable taxes

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Travel Insurance with rescue and emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 30 for 15 days Visa, USD 50 for 30 days Visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
  • Tipping to guide and driver
  • All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
  • Items such as hot water for shower/drinking; Mobile phone and camera charging etc will be extra during trek which can be paid to the tea house/lodge owner directly.
  • Any other item that is not mentioned in the Cost includes list.

How do I get from Jomsom to Muktinath?

Regular buses depart to and from Jomsom and Muktinath temple at 9 AM and 2 PM. If you miss one of those buses, you can opt for jeeps on a sharing basis which leave once they are full. The journey takes around 2 to 3 hours and will cost approximately USD 2 to USD 3 if you choose local buses.

How is road to Muktinath?

Kathmandu to Muktinath is approximately 375 kilometers one way. It can be reached by 4wheel jeep in two days, with approximately 300 kilometers of good, well-paved road, and the remaining 75 kilometers being rough mountain road after Beni.

Which month is best for Muktinath?

People can visit Muktinath at any time. However, due to its location in the Himalayan region of Nepal, visitors may encounter inclement weather if they arrive during an unfavorable season. Therefore, the best time to visit Muktinath is between March and May or September and October.

Why do tourists visit Jomsom?

Tourists visit Jomsom for trekking and the Kaligandaki River Valley flows through the region. Jomsom follows the Nepali tradition and the population is comprised of a harmonious mix of Hindus and Buddhists. Jomsom is the gateway to the Mustang which has unique landscape and culture.

Do you need a permit for muktinath?

Yes, a permit is required for the Muktinath Tour. All travellers need two permits - an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and a TIMS card.

Can I trek alone in Nepal?

Nepal is a popular destination for solo trekkers due to its safety and the freedom that comes with being able to explore the world on one's own. With the right preparations and precautions, you can enjoy a solo trekking experience in Nepal.

What is the best month to trek in Nepal?

Peak trekking season in Nepal typically occurs during the months of October and November, when temperatures are mild, the weather is relatively stable, and the clear air allows for stunning mountain views. The high mountains remain chilly, while lower elevations tend to be warm; however, daytime walking temperatures provide the most pleasant experience.

Can we go Muktinath by bike?

Motorbike Tour to Jomsom Muktinath is popular among adventure lovers, due to the growth in the number of domestic and international travelers. You can hire a bike in Kathmandu or Pokhara to explore this Himalayan land, divided into Lower Mustang and Upper Mustang.

How is the road to Jomsom?

The road from Kathmandu to Jomsom is approximately 360 kilometers and 157 kilometers from Pokhara. After Beni, the road to Jomsom is mostly rugged, and a four-wheel drive vehicle is recommended to reach Jomsom. The Pokhara to Jomsom route leads to Muktinath and Upper Mustang, culminating in the Nepal Tibet border Korola.

How can I go to Muktinath in Nepal?

Jomsom airport is the only airport in Mustang, located about 25 kilometres from Muktinath. Flights to Jomsom are available in the morning and take about 15 minutes on a small aircraft. To reach Muktinath temple, travelers can take a flight to Jomsom and then catch a local bus or Jeep, which takes about two hours.

Why is Muktinath famous?

For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath is an important place of dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers, and one of the 24 Tantric places. They understand the murti to be a manifestation of Avalokiteśvara, who is said to embody the compassion of all Buddhas.

Is Jomsom on Annapurna Circuit?

The Annapurna Circuit-Jomsom trek follows the Annapurna massif, offering spectacular close-up and panoramic views of snow-capped Annapurna 8,091m and Dhaulagiri 8,167m as well as other peaks of 6000m. This is a tea house trek.

What is the height of Muktinath?

Muktinath is held in great religious esteem by Hindus and Buddhists, situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters.

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  • duration Trip Duration : 15 Days
  • difficulty_level Trip Grade : Moderate
  • accommodation Accommodation : 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Tea House/Lodge during trek
  • altitude Max. Altitude : 3710m/12172ft
  • best_season Best Season : March, April, May, September ,October, November, December

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