Jomsom Muktinath Trekking (15 days)

Jomsom Muktinath TrekkingWe take you to the next beautiful city named Pokhara for the experience of its natural beauty and the panoramic views of over 8000 meters Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri. Always twinkling view of Machhapuchhre (fishtail) is it's another attraction. The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is populer trekking program for those who are looking something different, Kaligandaki Valley and visit Holi temple Muktinath easy walking.

Your Trekking Preparation:  

This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not expected high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.
We suggest you to strengthen your knee muscles and prepare for several days of steep descents. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, biking or aerobics is recommended, but mostly hiking on steep hills or running up and down steps are preferable.
Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.

While the trek is designed for lodge to lodge accommodation and meals service arrangement, our professional mountain guide and porters handle everything. The meal will be provided in the available restaurant enroute and accommodations in the available lodges (with most of the days hot/cold shower.

Trek Itinerary:

Day 01:. Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel:

Day 02: City Sightseeing Tour:
Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square).

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara-200 km (7 hour) and Overnight in hotel:
In a short you will be out of Kathmandu than you will enjoy beautiful countryside with views of Himalayas. Lunch will be served about the half way of Journey.

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom-2760m and trek to Kagbeni-2840m (2-3 hrs) and O/N at guesthouse:
Morning fly to Jomsom-35min. while flying you enjoy breathtaking views of Annapurna Himalayas and Dhaulagiri-8167m. Trekking passing valley of Kaligandaki River to ancient village Kagbeni entrance of Upper Mustang Kingdom.

Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath-3802m (4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. Kagbeni looks like small town out of the medieval past with mud/stone old houses and dark tunnels. Gompa perched above the town. Climb up through some ancient villages Jharkot and Ranipauwa with meadows. This is very popular place for both Hindu and Buddhist, crowed with pilgrims and travelers. Excellent views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

Day 06: Muktinath to Marpha-2667m (6-7 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after visit site of Muktinath. Trekking down passing Aklebhetti and Jomsom.
Marpha is quite civilized village of Thakeli People with large impressive gompa (Tashi Lhakhang). This is a Nyingma Buddhist Gompa like all buildings in Marpha painted with whitewash produced from a special local stone.

Day 07:Marpha to Ghasa -2025m (6 -7 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Mostly you walk along side Kaligandaki river to Tukche village. Tukche was the most important village of Thakeli people, because of salt and wool trade meeting point from Tibet and upper Thak valley. Treks continue through the valley of Kaligandaki with views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I and Nilgari as well. Vegetation changes from dry, desert like to green pine forest.

Day 08: Ghasa to Tatopani-1189m (5-6 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Vegetation changes from mountain pine and birch to subtropical trees. Kaligandaki valley ends here and valley said to be deepest in the world. On way down you will enjoy beautiful waterfall (Rupse Chhahara).

Day 9: Rest day in Tatopani-1189m O/N at guesthouse:
Relax day. Tatopani means 'hot water' in Nepali and village took it name from the hot springs near the river below the village. There are two cement pools on the banks of the river. You'll enjoy food prepared by well trained Cooks in restaurants. Many shops, tailor, shoemaker, bookshops, several jewelers are among Tatopani's facilities.

Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani-2855m (7-8 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7am after breakfast. Before the trails from Beni joins, there are few ups and downs. Trekking through some villages like Ghara, Shikha and Chitre at the end you will trek through oak and magnolia and rhododendron forest. Once you are in Ghorepani you will enjoy views of many Annapurna mountains.

Day 11: Ghorepani to Tadapani including Poon Hill - 3100m (6-7 hours):
Trekking starts early around 5 am as to visit Poon hill before breakfast. You can have one of the best panorama views from poon hill. Breakfast in Ghorepani after, path follows through deep pine and rhododendron forest with some small waterfalls. Tadapani means 'far water' water supply in this village is long distance.

Day 12: Tadapani to Ghandruk (4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. This is Gurung village with pleasant views of Annapurna south, Hinchuli and Machhepuchere and many other mountains.

Day 13: Ghandruk to Nayapul ( 4-5 hours) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 9am after breakfast. The trail is now on the bottom of the river valley passing through some lovely birch forest. Trekking along side the river to rice terraces of Chimrong village. From Nayapul drive to Pokhara about 2 hours

Day 14: Transfar to Kathmandu

Day 15: Today you can explore in Kathmandu and we provide you Airport transport for  departure

The cost includes the following services:

  • Airport transfers.
  • Land Transfer Kathmandu-Pokhara 
  • Pokhara to Jomsom domestic flight,
  •  3-meals per day along the Trails  at Tea house Lodge or Guest House
  • Supporting field staff including professional trekking guide, porters as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permits
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus or Private Transport in addtional cost

Cost does not include:

  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment: sleeping bag, down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc.
  • Kathmandu airport Departure tax
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks
  • (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.

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