Grade

Moderate

Geography

Hills/Mountains

Location

Mustang/Manang/Kaski

Max altitude

3760 meters

Religions

Hindu/Buddhist

Ethnic People

Ghale/Thakali/Gurung/Chhetri

Accommodation

Teahouse/Lodge

Transportation

Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Minimum Pax

2pax

$699

 Jomsom Muktinath Trek

One of the most in-demand and popular treks both in Nepal and the world. The reason behind its immense popularity lies in the fact that it resides in the famous Annapurna Conservation Unit and harbors the highly religious Muktinath temple.
The trek showcases the majestic peaks of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre and an intricate cultural balance among the diverse ethnicity. The trek transcends into a spiritually and culturally awakened journey to culminate at the Muktinath Temple.

 

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Highlights

  • Explore the major UNESCO world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley
  • Trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area filled with abundant bio-diversity
  • Visit the holy Muktinath temple and the monastery that lies there
  • Observe the mesmerizing panorama of Annapurna, Muktinath, and Nilgiri ranges along with the Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m)

 

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Overview

Your trip commences by arriving in the Kathmandu Valley. We shall visit the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites that this city holds like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath. After we finish packing, we shall fly to Pokhara. The flight shows you the dazzling Himalayas and green hills adorning the geography of the nation. We start walking to Ulleri along the trails which present the mesmerizing beauty of the surrounding hills.

As we walk on the banks of the Bhurungdi Khola, we reach Ghorepani. A Gurung Village sits at the base of the Poonhill, a famous viewpoint to witness the panorama of the Annapurna Himalayas. Rejuvenate the tired soul by resting on the warm waters of Tatopani and later head towards Ghasa.

Our road takes us along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River and through the beautiful Rupse Chhahara. From Ghasa, we head to Marpha which is famous for its apple-derived alcohol- Marpha. The road leads us to Kagbeni where we shall observe the ancient fortresses and monasteries.

From here, we will go to Muktinath. This temple is visited by both the Hindus and Buddhists as a pilgrimage site to undertake a spiritual journey. After praying in this temple, we need to head to Jomsom to buy some souvenirs. We shall get on a quick flight to Pokhara and ultimately to Kathmandu where the trip shall end. The Best time to visit Muktinath is, either from March to April or September to November.

If you are in need of an appropriate trekking partner, we, at Nepal Treks are the best in the business. We not only possess trained staff, but they have years of experience in this sector. A blend of a cultural and natural journey, the Jomsom Muktinath Trek requires experts to guide the trek and we are certainly one of the best.

  • Location
  • Days
    13
  • Nights
    12
  • Geography
    Hills/Mountains
  • Location
    Mustang/Manang/Kaski
  • Max altitude
    3760 meters
  • Religions
    Hindu/Buddhist
  • Ethnic People
    Ghale/Thakali/Gurung/Chhetri
  • Accommodation
    Teahouse/Lodge
  • Transportation
    Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Today, we arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. In Kathmandu, you can explore the streets and enjoy the delightful Newari architecture as well. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing
Today we shall explore the major UNESCO world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley which include Swayambhunath Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. These sites are revered destinations for Buddhist and Hindus all over the world. If time permits, we can visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square as well. Later, we shall indulge in preparation for the trek that lies ahead. Interact with the guides and porters who will accompany you during the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3
Fly to Pokhara (820m) and trek to Ulleri (1960m) 5 hours
Today, we shall wake up early and head to the airport for a quick flight to Pokhara which lasts for about 30 minutes. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we shall collect our stuff and begin the trek to Ulleri. Our trail takes us through the uphill roads. The trek follows the Bhurungdi River for the entire length. Ulleri is about 5 hours away from Pokhara. We can find many teahouses and small lodges here. Overnight in Ulleri.
Day 4
Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m) 7 hours
The trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani takes us along the banks of the Bhurungdi Khola. We need to cross bridges and walk on a steep trail to reach Ghorepani. We also pass Banthanti and Nangethanti along the way. Ghorepani is a resting point in the hilly region and people living here are mostly of Gurung and Magar ethnicities. The views of the Annapurna Himalayas are enchanting from the village. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Day 5
Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours
Today, we head to Tatopani along the Ghara Khola. The walk takes us through the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains. The trail goes down the Sikha village and later ascends to Tatopani. Tatopani is a hot spring which is used by people to relax. We can enjoy the hot springs which are believed to cure skin diseases and muscle aches. Overnight in Tatopani. Today, we head to Tatopani along the Ghara Khola. The walk takes us through the foothills of the Nilgiri Mountains. The trail goes down the Sikha village and later ascends to Tatopani. Tatopani is a hot spring which is used by people to relax. We can enjoy the hot springs which are believed to cure skin diseases and muscle aches. Overnight in Tatopani.
Day 6
Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2110) 6 hours
We need to start early on order to reach Ghasa. The trail goes along the Kali Gandaki River and the beautiful waterfall of Rupse Chhahara. We pass Kabre and Pairothapla before arriving at Ghasa. The Ghasa village sits on the lower parts of the Kali Gandaki valley and it is famous among the locals for being a hub to watch birds. Overnight in Ghasa.
Day 7
Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2680m) 5 hours
Today we need to head towards Marpha. The road is a combination of ups and downs and goes on the banks of the Lete Khola. As we walk on the eastern parts, we arrive at Larjung village and then Marpha. The Kali Gandaki River and its serene banks keep us company along the trek. Marpha is beautifully decorated with apple orchards and vegetable farms. Overnight in Marpha.
Day 8
Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 5 hours
From Marpha, we walk on a trail that gradually reaches the Jomsom village. We head towards Kagbeni for the day. On the trek, we can observe the deepest gorge in the world which is carved by the Kali Gandaki River. Kagbeni is an ancient settlement and you can see huge fortresses and ancient monasteries. Overnight in Kagbeni.
Day 9
Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3760m) 6 hours
We shall head towards the major highlight of the trip which is the holy Muktinath temple. To reach here, we must walk through the banks of the Kali Gandaki River and join the trail at Khingar. The Muktinath temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and people come here from around the globe. Bath in the holy waters pouring from the 108 taps and pray in the temple premises. Overnight in Muktinath.
Day 10
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) 6 hours
The trip is reaching its end and we need to head to Jomsom today. We retrace our steps as we pass Ekle Bhatti and reach follow the Kali Gandaki River. The trail goes through the desert like landscape and ultimately reaches Jomsom. Jomsom is a place that is famous for its strong winds and windswept landscapes. We can catch surreal glimpses of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains from here. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 11
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Our motive for the day is to reach Pokhara. We need to wake up early to catch a quick flight to Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes. The scenic flight provides us spectacular view of the mountains. At Pokhara, we can visit destinations like Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave, and International Mountain Museum. In the evening, boating at the Phewa Lake offers glorious setting of the serene lake and the Machhapuchhre (6997m) adorning the background. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 12
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Today, we shall head back to the Kathmandu valley. We go through the Prithvi Highway and along the way, we will be greeted by the lavish sites of greenery, mountains, and hills. The drive also joins the beds of the Trishuli River all the way to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you can explore the city to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 13
Final Departure
Today is your final day in Nepal and our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. You can remember us for any future visits to the country.


Included
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with 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
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
 
 
Not Included
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
 
 
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