Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 14 Days



Experience the stark beauty of the Mustang Region on this trek along with the lush farmland of the Annapurna Region. This trek will allow you to experience the contrast in the scenery and also to experience a variety of cultures and special sites.

The trek starts along the farmlands through predominantly Gurung villages, lush green hills with magnificent views of the snow capped peaks of Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri. You will have a wonderful opportunity to relax at the Tatopani hot springs. Arriving in Jomsom the scenery changes dramatically and becomes very stark. The feature here is the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the monasteries that are hundreds of years old and the Tibetan influence on culture and architecture.

The highlight of the trek is a visit to the sacred Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site of the Muktinath Temple.

omsom Muktinath trek is a part of Annapurna Circuit and amongst one of the most popular treks in Nepal. Muktinath is one of the most sacred pilgrimages in the Hindu regions, thus this trek has a very religious sentiment. It too is one of the most comfortable treks due to easy availability of local teahouses during the trek. The trek begins from Naya pul, moving forward to Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghasa, Tukuche, Kagbeni and finally reaching our destination at Muktinath and back. Mustang region offers amazing sights of the world’s deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River, along with old monasteries, local tribes, caves and scenic beauty of varying landscapes.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at TIA, Kathmandu

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (910m) 6hrs

Day 4: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) 5hrs

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 6hrs

Day 6: Trek to Tadapani (2500m) 7hrs, hike to Poon Hill (3180m)

Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2120m) 5hrs

Day 8: Trek to Tukuche (2560m) 5hrs

Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 4 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 6hrs

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2700m) 5hrs

Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Departure to TIA “Farewell!”

Welcome to Nepal, the Land of the Himalayas! You will be guided to your hotel by a Great Nepal representative once you arrive at the airport. You will have the rest of the day to do whatever you wish to do: get some sleep, stroll around or party hard. Well, do whatever suits you. Later, you will participate in a gathering of other trekkers and guides and also be handed over the equipment necessary for your trek.
The next your day start with sightseeing the Kathmandu valley where you can enjoy the culture and take a look at ancient architectural monuments still standing tall within the colorful city. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Our 3rd day starts with a trip to Pokhara (200km). It takes 6 hours by road from Kathmandu. You can enjoy the beautiful journey along the Prithivi Highway, where you will be able to see small settlements with a touch of countryside life in Nepal. Overnight stay at a hotel.
You will have your breakfast at 7:30 am sharp before driving to Naya Pul by vehicle crossing the large village of Lumle. You will trek for at least 20 minutes past Nayapul towards Birethanti, which is considered a large and flourishing town. In Ramghai you will have lunch. Trek to Tikhe Dhunga after-wards. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
When you reach Ulleri after one hour of walk, you will have some time for rest. Again in Nangethanti you will stop for lunch. From there it takes around couple of hours to reach Ghorepani, situated at an altitude of 2850m. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
On 6th Day of trek, you have to get up early in the morning for hiking until Poon Hill (3180m). Poon Hill is the place from where you can see fabulous view of sunrise and the Himalayas. When we are done with Poon Hill, you will return to Ghorepani, taking hot breakfast and will continue your walking towards Tatopani. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
The gorge formed by Kali Gandaki River is considered as the deepest gorge in the world and it is the starting point of our trek on the seventh day. This is the finest place for walking all along the Kali Gandaki riverside. Before Dana (1450m), you will cross Bhalo Khola and after around 30 minutes you will see a high waterfall. Crossing the narrowest path of the Kali Gandaki trail, you will reach Ghasa, which is famous for its ethnic Thakali villages. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
The trail now follows along the Kali Gandaki River, a narrow ravine which comes before Thakali villages. On the way you can snap photographs of the great natural beauty. Our trek for the day will end in the village of Tukuche (2560m). Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Kagbeni (2800m) is the most beautiful and adventurous place for the trek. The first village on the Kagbeni trail is Khobang. From there you can make your trip towards Kanti Goma, a Buddhist temple. You continue your trip towards Marpha a famous apple growing district. On the way you can see a wine brandy distillery which is the main source income for the people living here. Still you need to walk another 2 hours before arriving at Jomsom. At this point you will have some lunch so that you can carry on the Kaligandaki River. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Muktinath (3800m) is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. You need to climb 1000 meters from Kagbeni to reach Muktinath. First of all you start to walk through Khingar (3400m) continuing to Jharkot (3500m) which will be an inspiring stronghold for natives. If you are planning to carry on the first part of Muktinath, you will be staying that night at Ranipur. It has other advantages too. That will give you some time to visit Hindu places and to see the sights near the areas. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
On the 11th day of our trek you will move for the trek to Jomsom (2600m). Jomsom is another destination for trek that can change the perspective of your life. The trek to Jomsom takes almost 5 hours. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
The next morning, you will catch a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom which takes approximately 20 minutes. Overnight stay at a Hotel.
From Pokhara, you will return back to Kathmandu on the 13th day. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Something you really wish didn’t come, the end of your marvelous journey. Obviously, having you attached to this beautiful country, saying goodbye will be painful. You will be chauffeured to the airport and then make your departure.

Inclusion

  • All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
  • 3 nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis. 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara (Bed & Breakfast)
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
  • A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • Park entry fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Trekking equipment’s i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and a trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Official expenses.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
  • Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
  • Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
  • Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.

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Acclimatization

To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.

Why Tipping is essential?

There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.


TRIP COST USD
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Domestic airplane and private vehicles
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Max-Altitude: 3800 m
  • Trek Style: Tea House Trek

Trip highlights

  • Deepest George of world Kali Gandaki River valley
  • Worship sacred land of Mukti Shetra (Muktinath)
  • Relaxing at natural Hot spring, Tatopani
  • Unobstructed view of Annapurna I (8,091m.) Annapurna II (7,937m.) Annapurna IV (7,525m.) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441m.) Lamjung Himal (6,586m.) Machhapucchre (6,993m.) and Ganesh Himal (7,446m)
  • Trek through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  • Magnificient Pokhara Valley

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