• Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trip Overview

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Nepal Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in City and Tea House in Trekking
  •    Meals: Breakfast in City and 3 Meals in Trekking
  •    Maximum altitude: 3,800m/12,464 ft
  •    Group size: 1-12
  •    Best Season: Around the Year

Trekking to low-lying areas of Mustang and Annapurna regions is fascinating. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an ideal package for those trekkers who want to avoid the strenuous walk but still want to enjoy the panoramas of the Himalayas. It will save much of the time as you will be flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom to Pokhara. Trekking around the Lower Mustang through the beautiful villages of Marpha, Kagbeni, Muktinath, Jharkot and Lupra gives a different taste of adventure. This Jomsom Muktinath Trek is feasible and economical as you will not be paying the expensive permit for trekking in Upper Mustang. Step On Himalaya will assist you to step into the incredible Jomson Muktinath area by all possible means of trekking. Jomsom Muktinath trek is a pious and adventurous walk offering chance to discover the ancient culture and unique wonders of nature.

Sparse greenery, incomparable landscape, exquisite valleys with multiple apple orchards, lush vegetation, gorgeous waterfalls, mind-blowing snowy peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoyable environment enhance the Jomson Muktinath trek. Jomsom is a beautiful settlement located at an elevation of 2700m in Mustang district. Not so far from Jomsom, there is the Muktinath temple. It is believed that after the Char-Dham yatra, the pilgrims must visit here to complete their religious tour. For Hindus, Muktinath is a holy place for salvation. Bathing in the water from the 108 taps here assures the salvation after the death. As for Buddhists, it is the sacred place where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) did his meditation. Here, you will find a perfect combo of Hindus and Buddhists. This Jomsom Muktinath trek offers you a picture-perfect insight into the rustic lifestyle of the local people and the cultural diversity.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a 13-days’ tour starting from Nayapul via Tatopani and Ghorepani. Dipping into the hot springs of Tatopani soothes and relaxes your tired body. Since Jomsom lies in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, you will find the arid environment and windy. The houses are built in a distinctive way to protect from the strong winds. These winds are due to the atmospheric pressure differences between the low-lying valleys and the Tibetan plateaus. So it is recommendable to take early morning flights back to Pokhara. Sometimes the flight gets canceled due to sturdy winds. An alternative route getting to Pokhara from Jomsom is via road hiring a jeep or bus. But you must be ready for the bumpy ride on rough roads. Kali Gandaki gorge or Andha Galchi is another highlight of this trekking. It is popular as the deepest canyon in the world. You can find the abundant amount of Shaligrams here.

Step On Himalaya has designed a wonderful package for the Jomson Muktinath Trek to provide you the utmost satisfaction and the ultimate experience in the Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Day 02: Kathmandu valley: sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Day 3: Day 03: Morning flight to Pokhara, then trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 4: Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani

Day 5: Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani

Day 6: Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft): 5-6 hours

Day 7: Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha

Day 8: Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni

Day 9: Day 09: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath

Day 10: Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

Day 11: Day 11: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Day 12: Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Day 13: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will land in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by the representative of Step On Himalaya and then escort you to the hotel in a private transport. After checking in, you can freshen up, take rest and then walk around if you like. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: N/A

Day 02: Kathmandu valley: sightseeing tour and trek preparation

A day Tour around Kathmandu valley in different cultural and historical heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Durbar Square. Boudhanath stupa and Swayambhunath stupa are dedicated to Lord Gautam Budhha. Pashupatinath temple is a holy Hindu temple situated at the bank of Bagmati river. Durbar Square reflects the historical importance of Kathmandu valley in old times. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Morning flight to Pokhara, then trek to Tikhedhunga

An early morning breakfast and then a flight to Pokhara enjoying the majestic views of the unique landscapes and the gigantic Himalayas. Upon arrival at the Pokhara airport, you will drive for about 1 hour 30 minutes to Nayapul and then here begins the trekking. You will walk towards Bhurundi river. After crossing it, you will climb up passing through the dense forests and the edges of the cliffs. Then, you will cross a suspension bridge built over the Modi river and arrive at Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani

After having breakfast, you will start descending towards the bridge over Bhurundi Khola and then cross the bridge. Then you will gradually ascend towards Ghorepani. Continuing the walk upwards passing through Ulleri, you will finally arrive at Ghorepani meaning “horse-water” in Nepali. It is believed that Ghorepani was the campsite for horse traders. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani

You will trek from Ghorepani enjoying the mesmerizing views of Nilgiri Himal and Annapurna South. You will descend to Sikha village and then to Ghar Khola village. There is a suspension bridge on the way to Tatopani. You can enjoy dipping into the hot spring water and soothe the body. Overnight in Tatopani.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft): 5-6 hours

You will begin the trek from Tatopani to Ghasa. After breakfast, you will slowly climb up following the trail of Kali Gandaki river. You will cross a suspension bridge and continue the walk passing through Rupse Chhahara, a gorgeous waterfall. Walking ahead for about 5 – 6 hours in the low-lying regions of Kali Gandaki valley, you will arrive at Ghasa. It is a popular village for bird-watchers. Overnight in Ghasa.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha

From Ghasa, you will climb up on a steep path passing through a forest towards the Lete Khola. Crossing this Lete Khola, you will arrive at the Lete village. Continuing the trek on the east of the river, you will reach Larjung village. There are many apple orchards and vegetable farmlands on the way. After walking for about 5 – 6 hours, you will arrive at Marpha, which is popular for its delicious apples. Overnight in Marpha.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni

Todays’ destination is Kagbeni. After enjoying the breakfast, you will trek on a trail towards a valley. Gradually ascending on a ridge, you will reach Jomsom village. Kagbeni lies towards the north from Jomson. Following the Trail of Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world, you will pass through the Eklebhatti village. Continuing the walk, you will arrive at Kagbeni enjoying the amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri peaks. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath

Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath will be of 5 – 6 hours. Showing the special permit at the check post, you will now walk upwards the bank of Kali Gandaki river. On the way, the striking views of the attractive places can be seen. From Kagbeni, you will walk on the direct trail leading towards Khingar at an elevation of 3200m. Passing through a desert countryside until Jarkot village, the ascent will take us to the Muktinath. Overnight in Muktinath.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

Muktinath is a holy pilgrimage for the Hindu and the Buddhist. Nepal is known for its religious tolerance. You will visit the main temple in the early morning and wander around the nearby places. There are the enchanting waterspouts, just before the Buddhist monastery. After passing some time here, you will return to Jomson following the earlier trail. Overnight in Jomsom.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

An early morning breakfast and then a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will fly over passing through a gorge just between the mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After arriving at Pokhara, you will be taken to the hotel. Now you can either rest or do boating or roam around the city. You will find many visitors walking by the Lakeside during the evening time. Overnight in Pokhara.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today you will leave Pokhara on a tourist bus early morning, after having breakfast. Enjoying the journey along the river banks, you can see eye-catching terraces, countryside villages on the hills and lush vegetation. After reaching Kathmandu, check-in the hotel and then plan accordingly for the rest of the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: Final departure

Final day in Nepal – end of the Jomsom Muktinath trek. You will be escorted to the airport in a private transport by the representative of Step On Himalaya. You should reach the airport atleast 3 hours before the time of the scheduled flight. Hoping to welcome you again in Nepal, wish you a safe trip back to home.

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels of Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trek
  • All 3 meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Airport transfers in private vehicle
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle
  • Domestic flight fares from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in private vehicle
  • Entrance fees, permits, TIMS and necessary documentation
  • All the local and the government taxes
  • Trek Leader: Government licensed, experienced, English speaking
  • Porter
  • The inclusion of Salary, Insurance, Food, Accommodation, domestic flight fare of the staffs
  • First aid medical kit

What is not included?

  • Entry visa fee to Nepal
  • International flight fares
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Extended stay in Kathmandu or Pokhara due to any reason other than the Itinerary
  • Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal expenditures like Internet, Phone calls, Bar bills, Beverages, Extra porter, Hot shower, Laundry, etc.

Trip Info

The Trekking Group Size

  • 1 trekking leader, 1 assistant leader if there are more than 6 trekkers in a group
  • 2 trekkers:1 porter:
  • The optimum number of members: 12 – 14
  • Arrangements of larger groups can be done accordingly
  • Arrangement for the Single traveler can be done accordingly with a larger group.

Accommodations

  • 3 – 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara depending upon your choice and budget
  • All the accommodations are Twin-Sharing basis with attached bathrooms and toilet facilities in the cities
  • In some Teahouses, common bathroom and toilet facilities during the trek
  • A single room can be available with additional cost

Meals

  • In cities, any International cuisines are available.
  • Nepalese traditional food items
  • In mountains, all 3 meals are available like Pizzas, noodles, pasta, sandwiches, bread, etc.

Safety

  • The foremost priority of Step On Himalaya towards our valued customer.
  • Kindly communicate with your trekking leader for any problems
  • Follow his directions during the Emergency Evacuation either due to sickness or any natural calamities or mishaps
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