Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking - 13 Days

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Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking
Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking
Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking
At a Glance
Duration13 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude3800m
Group Size1+ Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Best TimeMar-May, Sep-Dec

Jomsom reveals Nepal’s spectacular diversity at its best. It is located in the Annapurna region which is the most popular trekking region in Nepal. Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking is widely famous inside and outside the nation. The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna mountains has a wide range of people of various culture and terrain. There are people from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau.

Overview of 13 Days Muktinath Trekking Itinerary:

Early in the morning, fly from Pokhara to Jomsom through close up view of the Himalayan Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. Trekking starts from Jomsom to Muktinath. We can visit Hindu & Buddhist shrines and explores their culture, rituals and trek down the Natural hot spring (Tato Pani). We see the best sunrise view from poon hill and trek down to Nayapul drive to Pokhara.

Short trek along the Kali Gandaki River, the life of the Thakali who make this area their home and from Kagbeni peak north towards the long forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.

Highlights of Muktinath Trek:

The highlight of the trek is trekking through the gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which originates from the Tibetan plateau to eventually flow into the Ganges in India, the temple of Muktinath, although dedicated to Vishnu, is sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist and many ascetic sadhus gather here.

Muktinath is the perfect place to find fossilized ammonites, known locally as Shaligram, which are found all along the upper reaches of Kali Gandaki.

Muktinath is the famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. To Hindus, Muktinath is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. The Hindu god, Brahma, is said to have lit the eternal flames that burn at Muktinath.

For Buddhists, Muktinath is a place where the great sage guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) came to meditate. People living in this area are mostly Gurungs and Magars. In the lower regions of the Kali Gandaki, Thakalis around Jomsom and people from Tibetan roots, the Lopa, around Muktinath and up to Mustang. These people have their own unique customs and attire.

Jomsom Muktinath Cost:

Muktinath Trek Cost is very affordable and the Trek Itinerary can also be fully customised according to your time availabilty. We are charing USD 1099 for International Tourists and lesser for Domestic Tourists. For any information regarding the Cost and Packages you contact us as time.

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After you arrive at Kathmandu Airport, the representative from our agency will welcome you at the airport and shift you to a hotel. Later, we will give a short briefing of the voyage which is followed by a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese kitchen.

After our breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by a tourist bus where we can have sight of some wonderful scene of the river and countryside throughout our drive. After we arrive at Pokhara, with some refreshments.

Sightseeing tour to places like Davi’s fall, Gupteshore cave, famous Fewa Lake boating and others will be done. From here your Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking will begin. We shall be staying overnight in a hotel.

Early in the morning, you will take a 3 hours flight from Pokhara to reach Jomsom and start trekking to Kagbeni. Today we will walk to Kagbeni (280m), our checkpoint for the entry to Upper Mustang. It will take around 5 hours. Overnight at the tea house.

Today, we climb abruptly to 3880m from Kagbeni to Muktinath taking 5 hours. Muktinath is considered as one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus and a home for Buddhists and Tibetan ethnic groups.

This place is well known for sacred water flowing from 108 carved spouts that surrounds Bishnu Temple in an orchard of poplars. Overnight at a tea house.

Departing from Muktinath we will trek back to Jomsom taking 5 hours. Overnight at a tea house.

We drive through the beautiful rural community of overwhelmed houses and abundant grasslands. Following the Kaligandaki River, we arrive at the old trading center of Thakali people called Tukuche. We can observe the Himalayan rain dusk, coniferous forests and reach Kalopani (2560m). Overnight at a tea house.

Today, our walk continues from Kalopani to Tatopani (1190m) which literally means hot spring that provides a perfect chance for a relaxing bath. It takes around 5 hours to reach Tatopani. Overnight at a tea house.

On this day we will trek to Shikha that lies at an elevation of 1935m leaving Tatopani. It takes around 5 hours. Overnight at a tea house.

Early morning, we start our walk to Ghorepani (2840m) steadily hiking the entire day. We eventually walk through the terraced pastures and dense rhododendron forest to Ghorepani village.

We arrange our camp at the pass, for the best panorama of sundown over the stunning, hoary Annapurna Range and Mt Dhaulagiri. Overnight at a tea house.

Today is the most remarkable day of our entire trek.  We begin our trip hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which lets us view the wonderful vista of sunrise over the snow-capped mountains. Annapurna South (7119m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri south, Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail (6993m) and many more peaks can be seen from here.

Subsequently, we descend to Ghorepani and continue our walk to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mostly up and downhill all the way through the forest. Overnight at tea house.

Today, our trek tumbles down for around 4 hours to Nayapul through the refined meadows in Modi Khola valley. We walk downhill through green cultivated picturesque, beautifully preserved farms to the scamper Modi River, and back to Naya pul. Later we will drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight at the hotel.

After a tiring trip, we will drive back to Kathmandu which will take about 6 hours by a tourist bus. This is the end of your Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking. Today you can either relax in your hotel or go for some shopping. Later you can even explore around the city and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will depart from Nepal to your next destination or your country.

Cost Details
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with 2-stars bed & breakfast for 2 nights in twin sharing basis.
  • Hotel in Pokhara with tourist standard bed & breakfast for 2 nights in twin sharing basis.
  • Your meal main course (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) during the trek.
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist. If you are a solo traveller porter is not included.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu or Flight as itinerary area wise.
  • Annapurna Conservation Permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters.
  • All accommodation during the trek available lodge /tea houses.
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Personal Equipment: Sleeping bag , down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu) for trekking/climbing.
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal.
  • Nepal entry VISA 30 USD
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation.
  • Tipping (Tips) for guide & porter.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. (Tea, Coffee, Mineral Water, hot water, soup)
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • All that are not mentioned in Cost include.
  • Wi-Fi, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Extra Night Accommodation: If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra night hotel arrangement.You can mail us at [email protected] It is available by adding extra cost.
  • Extra Programs: If you want extra programs like taking a flight Kathmandu to Pokhara  to Kathmandu and want travel  by private a car from Kathmandu to Pokhara or 2 night/ 3 days Chitwan  Jungle safari package or 1 Day River Rafting or 1 Day hiking in Kathmandu valley Please contact us on What's App 977-9851229400. It is available by adding extra cost. We will organize it as per your wish and requirement. 
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