Experience the stark beauty of the Mustang Region on this trek along with the lush farmland of the Annapurna Region. Jomsom Muktinath 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 I 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.
Jomsom 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.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft)
Day 2: Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (200km/6Hrs)
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1525m/5003ft, 3 hrs)
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2855m/9366ft, 6 hrs)
Day 6: Hiking to Poonhill (3245m/10646ft) – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani (2523m/8277ft, 5-6 hrs)
Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2120m/6955ft, 5 hrs)
Day 8: Trek to Tukuche (2560m/8398ft, 5 hrs)
Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m/9186ft, 4 hrs)
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m/12467ft, 6 hrs)
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2700m/8858ft, 5 hrs)
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara (20 Mins)
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (200kms/6 Hrs)
Day 14: Final departure
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. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Today you will be going for sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
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 Prithvi Highway, where you will be able to see small settlements with a touch of countryside life in Nepal. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.
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/9186ft) 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 Kali Gandaki 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. Rest of the day free to Explore Pokhara City. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Pokhara.
From Pokhara, you will return back to Kathmandu on the 13th day. Evening enjoy Farewell dinner with Authentic Nepali cuisine and Cultural Show. Overnight stay at a Hotel in Kathmandu.
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.