Jomsom Muktinath Trekking - 12 Days

Jomsom Muktinath trekking – 12 Days is generally known as Jomsom Trek. Jomsom is situated at an altitude of 2700m in Mustang District and is also famous with the name as Dzong-Sampa. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you to Pokhara thru the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the Pilgrimage site of Muktinath. It is the part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and prevails as one of the most appreciated and classic pilgrimage tour.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking – 12 Days gives you the possibility of observing the incredible Himalayas, stunning landscapes, Kali Gandaki valley (the private gorge inside the global). You will even experience the dry, wasteland-like Tibetan plateau with the physical beauty alongside the Jomsom Muktinath trek is breath taking. The12 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trekking trail is all surrounded by forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and barren region of Mustang. The routes follows the Kali Gandaki River ( Kali Gandaki is 1 / 4 of a mile wide river bed; during the winter the river is practically dry, but in the summer monsoon it fills with rainwater and melting snow). On one fact lies the Annapurna mountain diversity and on the other aspect is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there are views of gorgeous eight of the 20 highest mountains in the world. This unique and refreshing trek astonishes all fit visitors.

The Jomsom Muktinath trekking -12 Days starts once we take the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom or Pokhara to Ghorepani Poonhill. From there we start hiking through many charming Thakali villages referred to as Marpha widely known for the garden of apples, apricots, and peaches. You possibly can reveal it with the diverse lifestyle of various ethnic groups along with Brahmins, Chhetris, Thakalis, Magars, Gurungs and the lovely landscapes. Heading to the headquarter Jomsom; we move forward to the north to Kagbeni along the riverside manner of Kali Gandaki a historical fortress settlement at the border of higher Mustang trekking. We can locate many fossils at the banks of Kali Gandaki River that is the sacred rocks for Hindus to hope. The trail further weaves thru the lower Mustang vicinity of Nepal, Finishing at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan inspired village full of prayer wheels, chortens, and a Buddhist monastery. The path’s highlight is Muktinath at 3800 meters, a holy site of temples sacred to both Buddhists and Hindu devotees for centuries.

15 Days of Jomsom Muktinath trekking gives a wonderful presentation of the agricultural Nepalese existence. The most favorable time for Jomsom Muktinath Trek is from mid-Sept to Mid December and March to May, where as we can also travel in the rainy season in these parts of the trek. When the days are crisp and the sceneries are lovely. Consider “Above the Himalaya” for the best and adventurous journey with lots of experiences

Highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

  • Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  • Mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (25 minutes)
  • Visit Muktinath, the sacred temple of Hindus and Buddhists
  • Walk through Kaligandaki valley
  • The warm hospitality of Thakali people and their culture
  • World deepest gorge at Kaligandaki valley
  • Natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Enchanting Sunrise from Poon hill (3210 m)
  • Panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Annapurna rage

Walk through the rhododendron

Jomsom Muktinath trekking is the most popular trekking trail in Annapurna region. The trek is also a part of Annapurna Circuit Trek. This is a beautiful trek exploring the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and magnificent landscapes along the trek. The trail covers diverse terrain from the high altitude arid zone north of Jomsom through to the sub-tropical heat and terraced rice paddies at the end of the trek.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking starts with a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.Located at a height of 2,800 meters, Jomsom is the district headquarters of Mustang district. The trek starts with a walk along the river bank with spectacular Nilgiri and Tukuche peak on the horizon. The trail takes the trekkers to Muktinath via Kagbeni, a Tibetan village.Muktinath temple is one of the most important highlights of the trek. Muktinath temple carries a great significance for both Hindus and the Buddhist. The name Muktinath literally means- the land of Salvation and is visited by thousands of Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims every year.

The trail then passes through Marpha -the village of orchards and Tatopani Natural hot spring to reach the beautiful Magar village of Ghorepani where the most spectacular mountain views can be observed. Further from Ghorepani the trail continues to Nayapul where the trek concludes. The scenery of the trail ranges from the forests of brilliant red rhododendrons in Ghorepani to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking rightfully displays the country’s spectacular geographical diversity as the trail traverses the deep valleys, high mountains and wide variety of terrains; from subtropical jungle to a high but deserted landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. The diverse terrain is also the home for diverse culture and people. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along this trekking route give the perfect insight into the rural life of Nepalese people.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Namaste and Welcome to the beautiful Himalayan country Nepal. Upon our arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be received by a representative from Nepal Trekking In Himalayas. We will be helped with our transfer to the hotel. After the check in at the hotel, You are free to explore our vibrant surround or rest in the comfort of the hotel. In the evening you can enjoy savory, authentic Nepali dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is known for its rich art, culture and architecture. The city holds many sites with cultural and historical importance and are listed under UNESCO World heritage sites. Today we will be visiting some of the important cultural heritages of Kathmandu. A visit to the Kathmandu Durbar square with ancient temples, palaces and stone alleys that will make you feel like you have traveled back centuries in time. The visit to Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temples and Swayambhunath temple is both culturally and spiritually insightful. After the exciting guided tour around the city, we will come back to our hotels to prepare for our road trip to Pokhara tomorrow. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara

We will start the day early for a seven hour long road trip to Pokhara. We get to enjoy the beautiful countryside of Nepal with its green hills, winding rivers, terraced farms and the mighty Himalayas in the background en route to Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city with lakes and surrounded by the magnificent Himalayan views. After checking in the hotel in Pokhara, we can explore this vibrant city. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4
Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni

We take an early 30 minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement and administrative center of the region.We start our trek to Kagbeni by crossing the Kali Gandaki and walk to Eklai Bhatti.We continue towards the Kagbeni village which is lying on the bank of two rivers; Kali Gandaki (flows from Muktinath) and Nilgiri river.The hike today is windy, but the landscape and magnificent views will make a wonderful walk. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept village situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 5
Trek to Muktinath from Kagbeni.

After breakfast in Kagbeni, we start our trekking to Muktinath. The trail today rises up and out of the valley to a high desert bench overlooking the river below. Muktinath is a sacred temple for both the Hindu and Buddhist.The temple demonstrates the religions harmony between Hindu and Buddhist in Nepal. The temple has 108 waterspouts around that pour holy water which is believed to wash away the troubles. The visit to Muktinath temples is believed to relieve every sorrow.The most interesting importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas.

Day 6
Trek to Marpha.

Today we trek back from Multinathgradually through fields and poplar groves into the Kali Gandaki river valley. We continue our walk to reach the beautiful village ofMarpha.Marpha is home to many apple orchards. The Apple brandy from Marpha is very popular in the region. Overnight in Marpha.

Day 7
Trek to Kalopani

We start our trek from Marpha to Kalopani as we skirt the edge of a pine forest. Sometimes the path would be down in the riverbed, then we’d go up the hillside a little into the forest, then back down by the river.We will stop at the beautiful Thakali Village, Tukuche, for lunch. Then we continue our trek to reach Kalopani. The village has wonderful views of the mountains. Overnight in Kalopani.

Day 8
Trek to Tatopani( natural hot spring).

We start our trek from Kalopani to Tatopani. The walk today is pretty much all downhill as we left the wide open riverbed that we had walked down from Kagbeni into the tighter region of the gorge. We leave behind the semi-arid landscape of the upper valley and enter the much greener forest region. After a long walk we will reach the village of Tatopani known for its hot springs. Ovrbight in Tatopani.

Day 9
Tatopani to Ghorepani.

Today we will trek from Tatopani to beautiful Gurung village of Ghorepani. The trail from here would go up pretty much consistently for the entire way to Ghorepani. But the wonderful views are plenty on the way to boost our morale while we continue our ascent. Seeing the Kali Gandaki behind us as we climbed up this ridge and all the fields and villages that graced the mountainside in front of us is pleasing. After a long walk we reach Ghorepani village filled with Teahouse. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 10
Trek to up to Ponhill for sunrise view then trek down to nayapul and drive to pokhara.

We wake up early to take a hike to Poonhill where we can view the most spectacular sunrise view over the Himalayas.The view from Poonhill is one of the most appreciated sunrise view over the Himalayas. After relishing the spectacular views, we come back to Ghorepani to start our trek to Hile. The trail initially took a gradual descent through forests of rhododendron and down into some very thickly forested terrain. We continue our walk to Nayapul. After a hearty breakfast in Hile, we will start to trek to Nayapul. The trekking in the Annapurna region ends at Nayapul and we take a transport back to the city of Pokhara. The beautiful Pokhara city offers a wide range of activities. We can visit caves, lakes and try out some adventures like Paragliding and bungee jumping in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 11
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After a hearty breakfast, we bid farewell to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara and take seven hour drive to Kathmandu. After checking in Kathmandu, we can either rest in the comfort of our hotel or roam around for souvenir shopping in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 12
Final Departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! We will be escorted to the Airport for our flight to our next destination. We will recollect the wonderful memories our Himalayan adventure as we fly back to our destinations. Nepal Eco Adventure will be happy to serve you for your next adventure in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop via Private Transport
  • One night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • Two night stay at the hotel in Pokhara including breakfast with twin sharing basic.
  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara via Tourist Bus
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus
  • Flight tickets: Pokhara - Jomsom – for guide & Porter
  • Flight tickets: Pokhara - Jomsom – for customer
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 09days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 09 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 07 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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