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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking in Nepal which is also very famous for pilgrimage trek. This Trek starts from Pokhara and leads towards the pilgrim site of Muktinath through the way of Kali Gandaki River. Jomsom and Muktinath trek is a part of the Annapurna circuit and perhaps the single most popular trek in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along this trekking route give the perfect insight into the rural life of Nepalese people. The main feature of this trek is walking through the gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki river, which carries water from the Tibet plateau to eventually join the Gangas in India. Nayapul is starting and ending point about one hour drive from Pokhara.
 
Mainly, trekkers continue on above jomsom to Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. For Hindu Muktinath is a sacred as the place of salvation. Hindu people believe that to wash in the water here guarantees salvation after death. For Buddhist it is the place that the great sage Guru Rinpoche  (Padmasambhava) meditated at, and to all, it is the source of fossilized ammonities, Known locally as shaligrams that are found all along the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki river valley. The main shrine is a pogoda style temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and there are 108 water spouts around the wall of temple.
 

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Magnificent sunrise views.
  • Explore the Kali Gandaki river valley.
  • Bathing in natural hot springs at Tatopani.
  • Visiting the pilgrimage town of Muktinath area.
  • Visit of World heritage site in kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport.(1,300m)
  • Day 2 : Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara, 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570 m) 3 hours.
  • Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) 5 hrs.
  • Day 6 : Hike up to Poon hill (3,210m) and trek to Tatopani (1,190m). 6 hrs.
  • Day 7 : Trek to Ghasa (2,010m) 5 hours.
  • Day 8 : Trek to Tukche (2,586m) 5 hours.
  • Day 9 : Trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) 5 hrs.
  • Day 10 : Trek to Muktinath (3,802 meters) 5 hrs.
  • Day 11 : Trek back to Jomsom (2,713m) 5 hrs.
  • Day 12 : Flight to Pokhara.
  • Day 13 : Lesiure day Sightseeing around Pokhara.
  • Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu. 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 15 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan Airport.(1,300m)

Our company representative meets you and transfer you to the hotel.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

After breakfast at morning, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trekking guide and our guide Provides you final briefing and preparations for the trip then you will go for Kathmandu Sight seeing around Kathmadnu Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square and Swyambhunath which is also called monkey temple). 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara, 6-7 hrs.

In morning around 7 a.m  drive to Pokhara which take 6 to 7 hours to reach. Pokhara is very beautiful city which is less polluted and less crowded than Kathmandu. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570 m) 3 hours.

 
Todays, we begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by privte vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes a short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015 m) a large village that has many shops and teahouse. From there, the trail continues through village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. Then the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495 meters and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1570 meters. Today's walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey which allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3
  • Max. Altitude: 1010m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) 5 hrs.

Now we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070 meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through Pine forests of oak and Rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250 meters. We trek towards Nangethanti at 2460 m. After an hour of walk this brings you to Ghorepani at 2840 meters. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 2840m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Hike up to Poon hill (3,210m) and trek to Tatopani (1,190m). 6 hrs.

At early in the morning, We begin trekking for Poon hill. It takes an hour to climb from Ghorepani to Poon hill, presenting you with one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal from where spectacular Himalayan ranges with amazing sunrise views can be seen very closely. After observing the wonderful Himalaya views, we return to Ghorepani to have a hot breakfast. After breakfast, we continue our journey to Tatopani. The trail makes a steep descent to Chitre at 2390 meters. As the trail drops down through Sikha, the hills are extensively terraced. Sikha is a large village with shops and hotels at 1980 meters, from there the trail descends gently to Ghara at 1705 meters. A further steep descent of 500 meters takes you to the Ghar Khola where the trail crosses the river on a suspension bridge. We then climb up above the Kaligandaki river before crossing too. As you turn north, it takes you to the Tatopani at 1180 m. Tato means 'hot' and pani is water a name earned courtesy of the hot springs by the river. Tatopani is a popular short trekking spot trekking spot just out of Pokhara. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 6
  • Max. Altitude: 3210m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Trek to Ghasa (2,010m) 5 hours.

The trails climbs up the Kali Gandaki gorge, considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated between the two 8000 meters peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail rises gently up to Dana at 1400 meters, and Rupse Chhahara at 1550 meters, there you can see a stunning waterfall. As the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the river, you will reach Kopchepani which crosses back to the western side on a suspension bridge at 1935 meters. Then a short climb to Ghasa at 2010 meters.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 2010m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Trek to Tukche (2,586m) 5 hours.

We start the trek by crossing to the eastern side of the river, but cross back again further up the trail before entering Larjung at 2560 meters. The trail continues on a short distance to the interesting village of Khobang with its narrow alleyways. Then we spend over night at the ancient Thakali village of Tukuche at 2590 meters. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 2586m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) 5 hrs.

From Tukche, we climb along the side of the valley to Jomsom at 2713 meters. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement and it's the administrative centre to the region that contains the airport, army camp, hotels, shops, banks and government offices.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 2810m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Trek to Muktinath (3,802 meters) 5 hrs.

We make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola leaving Kagbeni, we then join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3200 meters. From here trail continues high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3500 meters, well worth exploring. We take a break here for lunch before continuing on the Muktinath. As we leave Jharkot, the trail climbs up t our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3802 meters. We intially visit Ranipauwa, there are many teahouse and shops. Our overnight stay will be here. Further 10 minutes walks up the hill, we will be rewarded with the actual religious site of Muktinath is a Pilgrimage center for Buddhist and Hindus. There we can see Tibetan traders as well as Sadhus from the far south India. There are shriness in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and Natural gas jets that provide  Muktinath's famous internal flame. it's the earth-water-fire combination that accounts for Muktinath's great religious significance. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 3802m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek back to Jomsom (2,713m) 5 hrs.

Now, we follow the same trail nearby Kagbeni and then the new trek takes you down to the Eklebhatti, then again follow same trail to Jomsom. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 5
  • Max. Altitude: 2713m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Flight to Pokhara.

30 minute scenic flight take us to Pokhara.Than drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around pokhara valley, which covers fewa lake, Davi's fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave etc. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 : Lesiure day Sightseeing around Pokhara.

It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jomsom. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu. 6-7 hrs.

Drive back to Kathmandu and in ertra time relaxing or you can do shopping, buying some gift for your family, friend or relatives.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Hours: 6-7
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

Today, you will transfer to airport for your final departure to your home country or onwards destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Night twin sharing hotel accomodation in Pokhara.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Jomsom Muktinath trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Jomsom Muktinath trek can be done in February,June, April, May and December as well.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 30 degree celsius to minus 15 degree celsius low.
 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We provide tourist bus transfer service from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. We book flight ticket through Simrik air, Buddha Air, Yeti air for the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu and Pokhara city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
 
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
 
Duration
15 days
Price Start From
USD 1650

Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : Mar-May & Sep-Dec
No. of Person : Minimum of 2 people
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 3,800M.
Average hours of walking per day : 4-5 Hours
Destination: : Nepal

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