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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a spectacular classic lodge trek in Mustang region and also in the North of Annapurna region. It is also a holy journey for many as Muktinath has benn one of the most popular and important pilgrimage place for both Buddhists and Hindus for centuries. The breathtaking mountain panoramas is one of most fascinating part of this trekking. This trek can be completed by anyone with a moderate level of fitness. The trail follows Kaligandaki river which forms the world’s deepest gorge. Explore the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region into world’s highest regions passing through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.

The starting point of Jomsom Muktinath Trek is Jomsom, capital of Mustang. A short and scenic flight from Pokhara will take you to Jomsom. Following the walking trail through the Kali Gandaki valley to the north we reach Kagbeni which is a Tibetan influenced village filled with prayer wheels, chortens and a Buddhist monastery. The initial days of the trek through the Annapurna region ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the indigenous people, mostly the Gurungs. Then a steep climp up the Jhong valley crossing meadows, streams and poplar and fruit trees will lead to Muktinath.

The sacred temple has 108 waterfalls that resemble water flowing from taps and mysterious natural gas fires that boggle the mind. After visting Muktinath, the trail descends towards Marpha village with monastery and Apple Brandy factory and then to Kalopani. The grandeur of the Dhaulagiri Glacier is on show a little further up along with the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way. Then we trek to Tatopani wher we can enjoy hot spring.

Following the route, we will reach Ghorepani , Poonhill where we can enjoy the exotic sunrise and sunset over the majestic mountains. We continue to walk leading to Tadapani, Ghandruk village, Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.The best seasons for doing this trek are Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid September to mid December). This trek not only amazes you with natural beauty and traditional culture but makes you a part of a holy journey that’s centuries old.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara & Pokhara Sightseeing
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2713m) & trek to Kagbeni (2,810m)
Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m)
Day 06: Muktinath to Marpha (2665m)
Day 07: Trek to Lete [2470m]
Day 08: Trek to Tatopani [1160m]
Day 09: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
Day 10: Ghorepani to Pokhara via Uleri, Hille & Nayapul
Day 11: Drive/fly back to Kathmandu
Day 12: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder Guide and Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure
  • Emergency expenses like rescues, emergency medical treatment.
  • Personal insurance charges.
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 12 Days

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Group Size : 2-20 People

Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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