Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code: TTE-04,
  • Duration: 16 days,
  • Trip Destination: Muktinath temple
  • Program Type: Tea House,
  • Max. Altitude: 3940 m,
  • Minimum Pax: Any,
  • Activities: Trekking,
  • Start Trip: Pokhara,
  • End Trip: Jomsom,
  • Best Season: Autumn/spring,
  • Transportation: Bus/aircraft,
  • Per Day Walking: 5/7 hours,
  • Trip Grade: gradegrade
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

The Jomsom Muktinath trek is probably the single most popular trek in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures to be found along the trek 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. 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 trekkers continue on 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 obvious Tibetan roots, the Loba around Muktinath. Their customs and dress are all quite distinct and this trek gives a chance to see those differences.
Jomsom Muktinath trek give you unique experience to see mountains at your back, in other treks you normally see the mountains in front of you. Moreover, during Jomsom Muktinath trek you will be enchanted by the naturally decorated landscapes of mustang region. When you reach Muktinath temple you will feel heartily sacred because holiest Hindu and Buddhist temple offers many things to you. In Muktinath temple premises beside the main temple of Muktinath devoted to Hindu god Vishnu, you will see the two ponds which are called Mukti Kunda named Laxmi and Saraswati Kunda, Hindu people believe that if they take holy bath in this Kunda they will get ultimate salvation. Mukti Dhara, 108 waterspouts which are established beside the Muktinath temple in the shape of cows head. The water from the Kaligandaki River continuously flowing 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.
There are lots of options for Jomsom Muktinath trek, you can start this trek from Nayapul and reach to Muktinath through Ghorepani, Tatopani, Ghasa, Jomsom, and Kagbeni. Similarly, you can take flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and start trek from Jomsom and you can return via Tatopani, Ghorepani route. Moreover, if you want to long and adventurous journey in the Annapurna region you can combine Jomsom Muktinath trek with Annapurna circuit trek. Trekking to Everest offers adventurous and romantic Jomsom Muktinath trek in Nepal. We designed Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary by including general route and minimum required days. If you want long trek in Annapurna Circuit and other popular areas of Annapurna region we will redesign its itinerary as per your request. During Jomsom Muktinath trek, Trekking to Everest provides experienced Trekking guides, good accommodation and foods, well- trained cooks and luxury camp during campaigning stay.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and transport to the hotel at Thamel, The hotel is centrally located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu which is renowned for its many restaurants, shops, bars, and nightclubs etc which cater for the tourists.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley full day sightseeing with a professional tour guide.

Day 03:
Drive to Pokhara by tourist Bus at 7:00 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) and stay overnight at the hotel nearby lakeside.

Day 04: Take breakfast in the morning and then drive to Nayapul by local bus (2 hours driving) and then trek to Tirkhedhunga (1520 m. 3 ½ hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 m. 7/8 hours walking) and stay over night at Lodge.

Day 06: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (3210 m. 45 minutes walking) for the best sunrise view and the magnificent Annapurna ranges then back to Ghorepani. Take breakfast and then trek to Tatopani (1120 m. 7 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Tatopani (1080 m. 6 / 7 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Ghasa (2450 m. 5/6 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Tukuche (2732 m. 6 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Jomsom (3 hours walking) stay over night at Lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Kagbeni (2980 m. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3940 m. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 13: Trek down to Jomsom (2728 m. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.

Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara (25 minutes flight) and stay overnight at the hotel near the lake. Rest of the day individual activities.

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 07:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) and stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu,

Day 16: Departure to international airport to fly to your home country. I will provide you free transport to international Tribhuwan airport.

Cost Includes

  1. Airport to Hotel by privet car.
  2. 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu,
  3. Sightseeing with professional city guide,
  4. Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  5. Pokhara to the starting point of the trek (Nayapul) by taxi or local bus.
  6. Jomsom to Pokhara Air tickets.
  7. 2-night hotel in Pokhara (one night before trekking & one night after trekking).
  8. Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
  9. Meals:-( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  10. Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  11. One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
  12. Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation and insurance.
  13. Airport Tax.

Cost Excludes

  1.  All hard and soft table drinks.
  2. Personal insurance.
  3. Rescue operation charge.
  4. Tips for guide & porters.
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