Jomsom Muktinath Trek Itinerary
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 tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you about tomorrow's trip.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour with a tour guide
You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, the Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest in 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, meet your trek guide, and prepare for the trek. Your guide will give you a short brief about your trek.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (825 M)
After having breakfast, you 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, you will reach Pokhara welcoming you with excellent views of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Annapurna. In the evening, you will stroll on the Lakeside market and also do boating on tranquil Fewa Lake.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 M)
After breakfast, you will drive to Nayapul from where you will meet with the rest of the trek crew and start the trek. You will trek to Birethanti along with the Modi Khola on a dirt road crossing a bridge over Modi Khola. You will stop for checking our trek permits, and from here we will follow the left side of the Bhurungdi Khola leaving the classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek trail. Then you will gradually ascend through forested trails and pass by many small villages until reaching Tikhedhunga.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 M)
After crossing a suspension bridge over Bhurungdi Khola, you will climb steep stone steps to Ulleri. You will continue to ascend slowly through the dense rhododendron and oak forest and reach Ghorepani via 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.
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani (1190 M)
Early in the morning, you 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, you will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and start your trek to Tatopani. The trail will descend down passing through the forest and crossing several villages like Chitre, Palate, Shikka, and Ghara. You 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, you will arrive at Tatopani where you can enjoy the natural hot spring water.
Day 07: Drive to Marpha (2670 M)
Today you will drive to Marpha because there is no alternative route except the road which is pretty dusty. You will drive on a rugged road alongside the Kali Gandaki River’s Valley. You will drive through several beautiful villages mainly Ghasa, Kalopani, Larjung, Tukuche, etc. along the Kali Gandaki Valley. Starting from Ghasa, you will be officially in the Mustang district and from Larjung you can see the changes in the landscape, settlements, and cultures as well. Finally, you will arrive at Marpha where you can see lots of Apple plantations.
Day 08: Trek to Kagbeni (2810 M)
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.
Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3760 M)
After breakfast, you will begin your trek to Muktinath, a pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. You will take a mild ascend to Khingar and then to Jharkot where you will take lunch. After lunch, you will visit the old monastery and continue the trek to Muktinath where you will visit the holy site of the Hindus and Buddhists.
Day 10: Day explore around Dzong/Jhong (3760 M) village
Today, you will explore the surrounding areas of Muktinath like the Dzong (Jhong) village and Chungur village. At Dzong, you will visit the centuries-old castle situated on a hill and the monasteries as well.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2600 M) via Lubra village
Leaving Muktinath behind, you will trek to Lubra village via Lubra Pass. From the pass, you can see the beautiful views of the Himalayas. Lubra village is a small village that is the only village to have the Pre-Buddhism practices known as 'Bon Po'. From there, you will cross a river and descend until reaching a river and continue to Jomsom for the night's stay.
Day 12: Fly to Pokhara (825 M)
Today, early in the morning, you will fly back to Pokhara. The flight will be short and you will get to see an outstanding landscape view during the flight. Upon reaching Pokhara airport, you will head to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore around.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 M)
After having breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu following a scenic route. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 14: Final departure
Today, you will fly back to your home. As per your flight departure time, you will be taken to the airport.