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.