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Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 12 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an exciting journey that goes through the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River into world’s highest regions via almost tree- less barren land; a steep rocky trail up and down hill. Throughout the journey, you can have the dramatic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna south, I, Mt.Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Tukuche peak and many more.

This magnificent trek initiates after an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. A short trek along the bank of Modi Khola, leads you to a small village called Birethanti and as you climb the winding stone paved trail, you get noteworthy looks of beautiful Machhapuchree Mountain. This trek then leads you to Poon Hill via Ghorepani for appreciating the glory of fabulous sunrise and sunset form amidst the peaks of awe inspiring mountains.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is not just a trek that is famous for its jaw dropping sceneries but for Muktinath temple as well. This temple situated at the height of 3750 meters holds a very high value among the Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrimages. Thousands of devotees from all over the world make their journey to this ‘Land of Salvation’ every year and take bath under ice cold water of 108 waterspouts, “Muktidhara”, considering that it brings them salvation. From Muktinath you can enjoy amazing scenery around with  your quality time in this fully pristine land.

This amazing Jomsom Muktinath trek offers you to experience variety of changes in dramatic way within a few hours walking distance. Diversity of flora and fauna, landscape, culture and climate within few hours of walking distance makes your journey very exciting. Along with that you can communicate with the local Thakali people living on the trail for centuries and know more about them, their ancient tradition, interesting stories and amazing faiths.

The final days of this trekking will be spent in the delightful and lovely villages like Jomsom, Kaghbeni and Marpha where you get chance to further interact with the locals.  After which you will return to Pokhara, appreciating the last views of the Mountains and the local people.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.

After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, you will be met by our airport representative who will then transfer you to the hotel. Later, you can roam the streets of Kathmandu and observe the activities of the local people. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara. 6-7 hours.

A tourist bus ride to Pokhara will initiate the lovely day that has been waiting for you. You follow Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers on the picturesque Prithvi Highway to reach the amazing lake city. Upon reaching Pokhara, feel free to explore the beautiful lakeside area and enjoy the view of Machhapuchhre (6997m). You can enjoy cycle riding, boating, and other fun activities in Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive by car to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (1540m). 4-5 hours.

It will be a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. Ascend along the trails of Modi River and cross the suspension bridge to reach Birethanti. Then passing the mesmerizing villages of Sudame and Hille, you ascend alongside Bhurung Khola to reach Ulleri. The wide path of the village towards the stone steps leading to Ulleri village. Overnight in Ulleri.

Day 4
Day 04: Ulleri- Ghorepani (2887m) 4-5 hours.

Today you walk further through the wide path of the villages of Banthanti and Nangethanti. After a short walk, climb thousand more stone stairs before you come to the entry point of the village of Ghorepani. Upon arrival, explore the area and enjoy the view of the snowy peaks around you. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5
Day 05: Ghorepani-Poon Hill- Tatopani (1190m) 7-8 hours.

Today you will wake up early in the morning and ascend through the reach Poon Hill, which is popular for its enchanting sunrise view. From Poon Hill, you can get a breathtaking sunrise view over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif along with the views of Nilgiri (7061m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Tukuche (6920m), Baraha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), and others. Then you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue your trail towards Tatopani. After arrival in Tatopani, you can take a soothing bath in the natural hot spring. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Day 06: Tatopani-Kalopani (2300meters) 6-7 hours.

The trail today leads you along the bank of Kali Gandaki River, which flows through a deep gorge, towards Ghasa. You continue ascending past Dana, Rupse Chhahara, and Kopchepani, enjoying the view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Further, a decent climb takes you to the Thakali village of Ghasa, which is a paradise for bird watchers. After reaching Ghasa, you continue to Kalapani for the overnight stay. Overnight in Kalopani.

Day 7
Day 07: Kalopani-Marpha (2650meters). 5-6 hours.

From Kalapani you pass by beautiful villages with the backdrop of Dhaulagiri massif on one side and Annapurna massif and Nilgiri (7061m) on the other side, en route to ancient Marpha village. Overnight in Marpha.

Day 8
Day 08: Marpha - Muktinath (2810m) 7-8 hours.

The trail goes through the settlements of Jomsom Bazar, EkleBhatti, Khingar, Jharkot, and Ranipauwa and passes a couple of monasteries en route to Muktinath. Enjoy the scenic landscape and the view of the amazing mountains that surround the area. The trail ends finally after climbing through a desert landscape to reach Muktinath.

Day 9
Day 09: Muktinath -Kagbeni-Jomsom. 6-7 hours.

You start the day today with an early morning visit to the sacred Muktinath Temple. Muktinath is one of the most important religious destinations for Hindus from all over the globe. It holds an important place for Buddhists and other religions as well. It is believed that all your sins are washed after taking a bath in the 108 holy water taps in the Muktinath premises. After offering your prayers to the God of Salvation, you retrace your way to Jomsom via Kagbeni. Overnight in guesthouse.

Day 10
Day 10: Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara, 20- minutes.

You will board an early morning flight back to Pokhara from Jomsom, which flies you through the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki. You also get to catch amazing mountain views from the plane. Upon arrival in Pokhara, feel free to explore the lakeside area. You can also stroll cycle around the city or boat on Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

Take a tourist bus to reach the capital. You will be transported to your hotel as you arrive in Kathmandu. You can rest for some time and later stroll around the nearby market. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12
Day 12: Transfer to Airport for your departure to home.

Our staff will drop you at the airport around 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight.

Cost Includes(s)

  • Airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available guest houses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking trekking guide during the trek.
  • The required number porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staffs.
  • All necessary trekking permits and entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate.
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Jomsom Muktinath trek route map.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara domestic flight fare.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staffs.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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