Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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12 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek

You will climb gradually along the ridges that are the foothills of the Annapurnas and Nilgiri.. Remember, however, that you are in the Himalayas and that 95 percent of the country is hilly and cross-crossed by numerous trails. There is very little flat land. If you take it slowly and walk at an even pace you should not experience any problems. You will pass through many villages where you will have ample time to take photographs and chat with the local people. There are many different ethnic groups along the trail, but the predominant people in this area are the Gurungs. Together with the Thakali, Magar and Chetries people, the Gurungs are famous as soldiers in the British Army, better known as Gurkhas.

Along the trail the views of Nilgiri (7061), Dhaulagiri(8167m), Machapuchare (6993m) and the Annapurnas are magnificent. The various trails from which we can choose lead us towards such Himalayan giants as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Lamjung, Annapurna II, and Machapuchare (6993m). The part of jomsom is the lowest part of Tibetan pleauto and almost like desert. Muktinath is the famous pilgrimage site. The winding trail passes through magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron that line the southern foothills of the Himalaya. The terrain varies from sub-tropical valleys with banana trees and rice paddies to high ridges clad in thick rhododendron forest. In January and February these may well be covered in snow, while during March and April they will be a blaze of red rhododendron flowers.

You will visit the famous Poon Hill where you will hopefully be blessed with a fantastic sunrise and 360 deg view of all the Annapurna Range including Annapurna South (7272m) Annapurna I (8091m) with imposing views of the Mt. Dhaulagiri(8157m) and the Dhaulagiri Range to the West. The views here are breath taking as you sit and sip on a hot chocolate before heading down the main trail to Pokhara. Here you will be able to see how things have changed over the years since western man started visiting the Himalayas. One of the added advantage of lodge trekking is being able to sit and chat to the Sougi (Inn Keeper), whilst he spins you yarns about life in Nepal. The altitudes of this trek vary between about 915m at Pokhara to approx.3880m at Muktinath, going up and down will test the best pair of knees. The secret is, take it SLOWLY!

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Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Nepal.

    Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.


  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (90 m) by tourist bus - 7 hrs.

    Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight at a hotel.


  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) - 1 hr. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570m) - 3 hrs.

    We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m). From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at a guesthouse.


  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) - 5 hrs.

    We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at a guesthouse.


  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190 M).

    Early in the morning we climb up to Poon hill to see magnificent sunrise and 180 degree panorama of Annapurna region. Then we return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. We pass through villages called Sikha, Ghar Khola and suspension bridges we arrive at Tatopani, hot spring. This place is regarded as a pilgrimage site and popular among the trekkers to sooth their tired legs and muscles. Overnight stay BLD


  • Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2100 M).

    Passing through the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki valley, Waterfalls, khochepani we reach at Thakali village called Ghasa which is famous for different species of birds’ habitat. Overnight stay BLD


  • Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2667 M).

    The trail steeply continues up through forests, rivers, villages-Lete, LarJung, Tukuche and some agricultural land till we rest at Marpha village. Overnight stay BLD


  • Day 08: Marpha to Jomsom to Kagbeni (2810 M).

    We continue our journey to Kagbeni via Marpha and Jomsom, headquarter of Jomsom District. Jomsom bears an airport too. Trailing through the Jomsom, Kali Gandaki valley, Panga River we reach at a village, Ekle Bhatti, located on a bank of two rivers. History says it is a salt trade route to Tibet through upper Mustang. During the way you will see some black stones at Kali Gandaki beach, Hindus believes them as face of god, “saligrams”, and worship them. Overnight lodgeatKagbeni (B, L, D)


  • Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710 M).

    The trail continues to Muktinath through villages called Khingar and Jarkot. The journey will be with a special permit check through the river bank of Kali Gandaki up stream. There are lots of mountain and beautiful natural scenes which you can capture for your beautiful collections of trek. Further walk from dessert Jarkot leads to Pilgrimage site Muktinath Temple of lord Vishnu i.e. temple of Salvation. Both Hindu and Buddhist worship Muktinath temple. This temple has 108 stoned water taps and after taking bath from all those taps, believed that people will get salvation. Overnight Stay at lodge BLD


  • Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700 M) to Pokhara.

    After your religious tasks at temple and enjoying beautiful Dhaulagiri Mountain and Buddhist monastery we head back to Jomsom and take good lunch. Then we fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will be enjoying Pokhara at a hotel. Overnight BLD.


  • Day 11: Travel back to Kathmandu.

    You will enjoy Pokhara at its best and comfort yourself with shopping and entertainments, foods and so on and recall what you have achieved from that trek, those beautiful natures, kind peoples and their lifestyle, different cultures and many more. So, around 3 PMyou will depart to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at fine hotel. BLD


  • Day 12: Departure from Nepal.

    Today you will be free for your own activities like shopping. Afternoon we will drop you at the Kathmandu Airport end of the package.

Package Cost

Package cost always depends on the number of people travelling in your group, standard of the hotels you like to take, the mode of transportations you choose as (by private vehicle, tourist bus, plane, 4WD) and the period you are travelling (High season, Low season) etc. Please click on the next tab (INQUIRY/ BOOKING) and send us your inquiry. We will reply you with cost and other necessary details within 24 hours.


Cost Include(s)

  • All necessary ground transfers including arrival and departure.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided cultural city tour in Kathmandu with entrance to the monuments.
  • Tea House accommodations while Jomsom Muktinath Trekking period.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner during the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking.
  • All domestic flights as listed in the itinerary with airport tax.
  • All necessary paper works, National park entry permit and TIMS Card for Jomsom Muktinath Trek.
  • Experienced and First Aid trained trekking guide licensed by NATHM.
  • Strong, helpful porters (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Jomsom Muktinath Trekking map.
  • Insurance of all local staff including porters.
  • Warm clothing and trekking gear for staff including porters.
  • Complementary Jomsom Muktinath Trekking T-shirts and trip duffle bag.
  • Jomsom Muktinath Trekking certificate issued by us.
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Air travel to and from Nepal.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts or alcohol.
  • Entry visas for Nepal (suggest getting 30 day tourist visa for Nepal on arrival into KTM).
  • Personal clothing and equipment.
  • Personal expenses whilst trekking such as laundry, showers, internet use.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (transport, extra hotel nights, etc).
  • Personal travel / trip cancellation insurance.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20 kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg).
  • Any rescue costs.
  • Gratuities.

Trip Start Dates:

  • Our Jomsom Muktinath Trekking start dates are flexiable. We can organize this trip on the dates requested by you.

Additional Information:

  • This Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a well designed program. But again if you like to give any changes on it, it is possible. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this package or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us anytime.
   

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