The Jomsom Muktinath Pilgrimage tour is probably the single most popular tour in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures to be found along the tour route give a marvelous insight into the way of life of rural Nepalese people. The route to Jomsom up the Kaligandaki River passes through a gap in the Himalayan barrier in the bottom of the deepest river canyon in the world. The valley of the Kaligandaki River that runs between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain is very beautiful. Therefore, it offers good views of the mountains with spectacular and varied scenery on the way. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is astonishing.
Normally the tour continues above Jomsom to Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. The people of this part of Nepal are a mixture of Gurung and Magar in the lower stretches of the Kali Gandaki, Thakali people around Jomsom and people with obvious Tibetan roots, the Loba around Muktinath. Their customs and dress are all quite distinct and this tour gives a chance to see those differences.
Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour – Mountains & Religion
The Jomsom Muktinath Pilgrimage tour gives you a unique experience to see mountains at your back. Moreover, during the Jomsom Muktinath tour, you will be enchanted by the naturally decorated landscapes of the mustang region. When you reach Muktinath temple you will feel heartily sacred because holiest Hindu and Buddhist temples offer many things to you.
In Muktinath temple premises beside the main temple of Muktinath, you will see the two ponds. These are Mukti kunda (Laxmi) and Saraswati Kunda. Hindu people believe that if they take holy bath in this Kunda they will get ultimate salvation. Therefore, they bathe in the taps of the temple. Mukti Dhara, 108 waterspouts are on the side of the Muktinath temple. These taps are in the shape of a cow’s head. The water from the Kaligandaki River continuously flows through the mouth of the cows head shaped waterspouts. Hindu pilgrims who visit the temple take a holy bath in each of these spouts in order to get ultimate salvation. Jawala Mai temple which has three eternal flames from the rock fed by the natural gas. You will also see Buddhist Gompa, monastery and Mani walls there.
Muktinath Pilgrimage Tour 7 Days Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival
Day 02: Fullday Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Beni or Tatopani
Day 04: Drive to Muktinath
Day 05: Visit to Muktinath and drive back to Tatopani
Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 07: Departure
- Airport to Hotel by private car
- 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu
- Sightseeing with professional city guide
- Private Jeep Kathmandu to Muktinath and back to Kathmandu
- Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card
- Meals:-( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
- Lodge accommodation on the tour
- One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide
- Guide salary, meals, accommodation and insurance
- All hard and soft table drinks
- Personal insurance
- Tips for guide & driver
There are lots of options for the Jomsom Muktinath tour, you can start this tour from kathmandu to kathmandu 7 nights 8 days and reach Muktinath through Tatopani, Ghasa, Jomsom, and Kagbeni. Similarly, jeep drives from kathmandu to kathmandu. Trekking to Everest offers adventurous and romantic Jomsom Muktinath tours in Nepal. We designed the Jomsom Muktinath pilgrimage tour itinerary by including general route and minimum required days. During the Jomsom Muktinath trip, Trekking to Everest provides experienced Trekking guides, good accommodation and foods, private Jeep and experienced driver.
Can I add Upper Mustang too in this trip?
Yes, you can add the Upper Mustang too in this trip. However, you need to get the special permit from the immigration office in Kathmandu. Solo traveler can't travel to forbidden kingdom of Nepal.
How is the road condition?
The road condition is okay except for the some section between Beni and Ghasa. Beyond Ghasa all the way to Muktinath, the road is black topped. The construction work is going on in the lower region too. Hopefully it will be complete at the end of 2022.
Is there risk of altitude sickness?
Yes, there is risk of altitude sickness as you will be traveling directly on the bus or jeep without proper acclimatization. Muktinath area is among high altitude area and has thin air atmosphere too.
Do i need travel insurance?
Yes, it is mandatory to have the travel insurance. You must get the travel insurance which covers your medical aid, weather conditions and emergency helicopter rescue as well.
Can i add this trip with Annapurna Circuit Trek?
Yes, you can add Annapurna Circuit Trek too but it will be longer itinerary. You will have to take the route of Manang and cross the Thorong La Pass to reach the Muktinath. The pilgrimage tour starts upon crossing the Thorong La Pass and reaching the lower mustang area.