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JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREKKING

jomsom muktinath trekking

The Jomsom Muktinath trekking is a part of the Annapurna circuit and perhaps the single most popular trek in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along this trekking route give the perfect insight into the rural life of Nepalese people. The main feature of Jomsom Muktinath trekking is walking through the gorge(world’s deepest gorge) carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which carries water from the Tibetan plateau to eventually join the Ganges in India.

The starting and ending point is Nayapul about one hour drive from Pokhara. Normally trekkers continue on above Jomsom to Mukitnath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. To the Hindu, Muktinath is a sacred as the place of salvation. They believe that to wash in the water here guarantees salvation after death. To the Buddhist it is the place that the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated at, and to all, it is the source of fossilized ammo-nites, known locally as “shaligrams” that are found all along the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki River valley. This Jomsom Muktinath trekking is recommended year round as most of this trek is always in the rain shadow.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1, 300m.)

Day 02: Pre – trip meeting and sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours by tourist vehicle.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1, 010 meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1, 570 meters) 3 hours.

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2, 840meters) 5 hours.

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3, 210meters) and trek to Tatopani (1, 190meters).

Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa (2, 010 meters) 5 hours.

Day 08: Ghasa to Marpha. (2, 586m.) 6 hours.

Day 09: Marpha to Kagbeni(2, 810m.) 5 hours.

Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3, 802meters) 5 hours.

Day 11: Trek back to Jomsom (2, 713meters) 5 hours.

Day 12: Thirty minutes morning flight to Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1, 345meters).

Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1, 300m.)

Our staff will meet you, upon your arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After check-in you have an option to be companion-ed stroll around Thamel, Kathmandu. Welcome dinner in the evening with a typical Nepali cultural program hosted by Visit View Nepal Trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in our interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance, afternoon preparation for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours by tourist vehicle.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s main busy and interesting highway towards picturesque Pokhara valley, drive leads through Himalayan foothills around towns and farm villages with wonderful country landscapes, after an exciting drive reaching at famous touristic Pokhara, and then transfer to your hotels near beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks (options by air of 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).


Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1, 010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1, 570meters) 3 hours.

We will drive around 1.5 hrs. to Nayapul by private vehicle. During driving, all the way to Nayapul we will pass through local villages along with wonderful scenery from Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle. From Nayapul, we begin our trek to Tikhedhunga via Birethanti which takes about 4 hrs. to reach there. Our trial begins with warm sub-tropical region & follows the river Modi upstream to Birethanti then follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall & dense green forest.


Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2, 840meters) 5 hours.

Today, we will walk or hike about 6 hrs. to Ghorepani. Our route goes steeply uphill with stones peeped step up to reach Ulleri, which offers a view of massive Annapurna Himal and beautiful greenery terraces. Continuing our walk, a steep ascent and more gradual uphill walk to reach the Ghorepani.

We will pass through beautiful villages Banthali and Nayathati, observing the village culture and lifestyle of the local people. We also pass through beautiful dense rhododendron forest revealing the typical nature of Nepal. Ghorepani, an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. Overnight at lodge in Ghorepani.


Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3, 210meters) and trek to Tatopani (1, 190meters).

We will start our trek early in the morning and have a better view of mountains and clear weather. We stoop at the higher part of the Ghorepani (Poon Hill) town that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna south and Nilgiri mountains.

Next, we descend steeply to reach to large beautiful village Sikha then further descend to Ghara village. Our trial offers to cross the suspension bridge and takes slightly up to Tatopani. Overnight at lodge in Tatopani.


Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa (2, 010 meters) 5 hours.

Today, we follow the river Kali Gandaki which flows under the deep gorge by 2200 m. in between two mountain tops. Continuing along to Dana, and Kopchepani, the trial further ascends to the wonderful Thakali village Ghasa.

We can do a bird watching in Ghasa, a paradise for the bird watchers; enjoy the evening at Ghasa with various species of birds in Annapurna region of Nepal. Overnight at lodge in Ghasa.


Day 08: Ghasa to Marpha. (2, 586m.) 6 hours.

Today, we will explore the diverse flora and fauna of Lower Mustang Area following a steep up through dense forest. Continuing our walks takes us to Lete which further continues to the east side of the Kaligandaki reach you Larjung village. Next, we will cross trail via Tukche and reach to the Marpha. Overnight at Lodge in Marpha.


Day 09: Marpha to Kagbeni(2, 810m.) 5 hours.

Due to the windy atmosphere in afternoon, we will start an early trek today on the lower ridge of Mustang. The trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom village. Furthermore, continuing on the gradual upward path through the corner of river Kaligandaki for about 4 hrs. we will reach to Ekley Bhatti village.

After a short rest we will head to Kagbeni, at the bank of the two rivers Kaligandaki and Shaligram. Kagbeni is unique medival village and also the gateway to the Upper Mustang Trekking. It used to be trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang. Overnight at Lodge in Kagbeni.


Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3, 802meters) 5 hours.

At Kagbeni, we will checked by government officer for Permit before starting our trek to go Upper Mustang trekking. The path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail which leads to Khingar. We will follow the trail that is gradually rises up through a desert landscape to Jarkot village. We will continue the trial that is gradually up to reach the Muktinath, one of the pilgrimage sites of Hindu and Buddhist people. Overnight at lodge in Muktinath.


Day 11: Trek back to Jomsom (2, 713meters) 5 hours.

During the visiting of Muktinath temple, we can enjoy the magnificent view of Dhaulagiri. Muktinath, one of the most important pilgrimage destinations for Hindus where water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in an orchard of poplars.

We can observe the fire miraculously burns in a stream of water inside a small but very holy temple, Muktinath, also a home to many ethnic Tibetans and holy Buddhists. After, completing the visiting of holy sites we descend back to Jomsom, which will take about 3 to 4 hrs. Overnight at lodge in Jomsom.


Day 12: Thirty minutes morning flight to Pokhara.

Early morning, we will fly back to tourist hub, lakesie of Pokhara city. Transfer to hotel grand. Visit Barahi Temple, Gupteswori cave, Davis fall, Seti River gorge. O/N Hotel.


Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1, 345meters).

After an enjoyable time on high hills and mountains around Nepal North West on scenic and religious Jomsom Muktinath Trekking with grand views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time around Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, on reaching Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.


Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

As per your flight time our guide and staff transfers you at the airport after an enjoyable and great time on scenic, religious and cultural trekking around amazing Nepal Himalaya.


What are included ?

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Accommodation as required by your choice -Budget Hotels, Tourist standard Hotel ,Threee star category Hotels ,Four – Five Star Hotels in ( Bed & Breakfast Basis , Bed Breakfast & Dinner Basis , Bed Breakfast Lunch Dinner Basis )or as specified in the appropriate itinerary.
  • Guided city tours as per the Itinerary by Private Car, Van, Jeep, Costar, Bus, Flights etc as per the group sizes and your request.
  • An experienced English-speaking tour guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All our government taxes , local taxes, services charges etc
  • Official expense & services charges

What are not included ?

  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  • Personal equipment.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  • Any others expenses