Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Duration: 14 Days

About Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an exciting journey that starts from Australian Camp then through the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Region, taking you to the beautiful treeless barren land; a steep rocky trail up and down the hill. Throughout the journey, you can see the wonderful views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna south, I, Mt.Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Tukuche peak.

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

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

Highlights

  • Bath in 108 waterspouts in Muktinath temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims
  • Trek and explore through the typical villages of Thakali, Gurung and Tibetan and their culture
  • Taste the famous and special local Apple products like the Apple wine in Marpha 
  • Visit the centuries-old monastery and gompas of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon religion
  • Thrilling Jeep ride along the Kali Gorge – world’s deepest gorge
  • Bath in a natural hot spring at Tatopani

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel

One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you about the trip.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest of Nepal, Boudhanath stupa. After visiting these places, you will head to Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and prepare for the trek.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive will be scenic and long. Enjoying beautiful views of lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, terraced fields, and small settlements, we will reach Pokhara. Pokhara will welcome us with excellent views of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Annapurna. In the evening, we will stroll on the Lakeside market and also do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake. 

  • B,&B
  • Hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 824 M
  • 7 hours

After breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul from where we will start our trek. We will trek to Birethanti along with the Modi Khola on a dirt road crossing a bridge over Modi Khola. We will stop for checking our trek permits, and from here we will follow the left side of the Bhurungdi Khola leaving classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail. Then we gradually ascend through forested trails and passing by many small villages until reaching Tikhedhunga.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tikhedhungga
  • 1540 M
  • 1:30 hours drive and 4 hours trek

After crossing a suspension bridge over Bhurungdi Khola, we will climb steep stone steps to Ulleri. We will continue to ascend slowly through the dense rhododendron and oak forest and reach Ghorepani via our lunch camp,'Banthati'. The original name of Ghorepani was Ghodepani where Ghode means a horse and Pani means water.  It used to be an important campsite for horse traders before it became one of the important trekking points of the Annapurna region.  The beautiful view of the Annapurna range can be seen from here.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghorepani
  • 2860 M
  • 6 hours

Early in the morning, we will climb to Poon Hill for the 360-degree stunning views of the majestic Himalayan peaks like Annapurna (1,2,3&4), Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and the beautiful sunrise as well.  After spending some time, we will descent to Ghorepani for breakfast and start our trek to Tatopani. The trail will descent down passing through the forest and crossing several villages like Chitre, Palate, Shikka, and Ghara. We will have to walk on the rugged vehicle roads in some parts as well. And finally, after crossing the last suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki river.  we will arrive at Tatopani where we can enjoy the natural hot spring water. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tatopani
  • 1190 M
  • 6-7 hours

Today we will drive to Marpha because there is no alternative route except the road which is pretty dusty. We will drive on a rugged road alongside the Kali Gandaki River’s Valley. We will drive through several beautiful villages mainly Ghasa, Kalopani, Larjung, Tukuche, etc. along the Kali Gandaki Valley. Starting from Ghasa, we will be officially in Mustang district and from Larjung we can see the changes in the landscape, settlements, and cultures as well. Finally, we will arrive at Marpha where we can see lots of Apple plantations. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Marpha
  • 2670 M
  • 4 hours

The trail today will be along the Kali Gandaki valley with an awesome view and crossing beautiful several villages like Syang, Jomsom and Eklai Bhatti finally reaching Kagbeni. And it is quite windy during the day. It is one of the important villages of the Mustang region lying at the edge of the Kali Gandaki river. It is the gateway to the last forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang. 

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Kagbeni
  • 2810 M
  • 5 hours

After breakfast, we will begin our trek to Muktinath, a pilgrimage site for both the Buddhists and the Hindus. We will take a mild ascend to Khingar and then to Jharkot where we will take lunch. After lunch, we will visit the old monastery and continue our trek to Muktinath where we will visit the holy site of the Hindu and Buddhist.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Muktinath
  • 3760 M
  • 4 hours

Today, we will explore the surrounding areas of Muktinath like the Dzong (Jhong) village and Chungur village.  At Dzong, we will visit the centuries-old castle situated on a hill and the monasteries as well.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Muktinath
  • 3760 M

Leaving Muktinath behind, we will trek to Lubra village via Lubra Pass. From the pass, we can see the beautiful views of the Himalayas. Lubra village is a small village which is the only village to have the Pre-Buddhism practices known as 'Bon Po'. From there, we will cross a river and descend until reaching a river and continue to Jomsom for the night stay.

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Jomsom
  • 2600 M
  • 6 hours

Today, early in the morning, we will fly back to Pokhara. The flight will be short and we will get to see an outstanding landscape view during the flight. Upon reaching Pokhara airport, we will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore around. 

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 25 mins

After having breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu following a scenic route. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours

Today, you will fly back to your home. As per your flight departure time, you will be taken to the airport.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • 3 night’s accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • One porter for two people (maximum weight:12 kg per client) and assistant guide for group size above 4 people.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by private vehicle (flight option available with additional cost).
  • Flight Jomsom–Pokhara.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing and Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone, personal trekking equipment, hot shower, and battery charging during the trek.
  • Excess baggage charges during domestic flights (only 15kg altogether).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).

Useful Information

From Tatopani to Marpha, we have to drive because there is no alternative route except the road which is pretty dusty.