Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom Muktinath trekking is situated north of Pokhara, Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest. The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau.

Jomsom Muktinath trek is most popular trekking region in Nepal, attracting over 75% of all trekkers (more than 30.000 annually). Trekking to muktinath ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the fearless Gorkha people, renowned for their strength and as pillars of both the Indian and British armies. A fascinating museum of Traditional Nepalese Life awaits you in Ghandruk.

Jomsom trek is very interesting in Tatopani where you will have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs! Continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri both of which reach heights in excess of 8000m. The sacred temple has 108 waterfalls that resemble water flowing from taps and mysterious natural gas fires that boggle the mind. Finding Nepal beneath the flood of trekkers can be difficult, but the scenery and culture are top-notch, and you can avoid the peak-season crush and still get fine weather and views.

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Your arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 02: Trek preparation and city tour in Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu durbar square). Overnight at hotel. B.B.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hours.
After you breakfast at your hotel about 8 o’clock in the morning, then scenic drive to Pokhara via Prithivi Highway Approximately 6 hours. While driving we will have great chances to observe the rural people & various culture on the highway. After got Pokhara we will have some to explore around Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 04: Drive to Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) 4 hrs.
After breakfast at around 07:30 hrs drive to Naya Pul (42km) by car via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai where you have lunch. After lunch, climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching at Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at Guest house. B.L.D

Day 05: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) 6 hrs.
Breakfast is served at 07:00 hrs. From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning "rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti climb to Ghorepani at 2750m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Overnight at Guest house. B.L.D

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1200m) 7 hrs.
Early start – about 05:30 hrs - to climb to Poon Hill (3210m) for a spectacular sunrise with unobstructed views over the high Himalayas. You will see a panorama of mountain peaks from this viewpoint. After sunrise, return to our guesthouse and enjoy breakfast. Ghorepani means "horse water" and it is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Jomsom. From Ghorepani the downhill trail follows the Jomsom route. Across the rhododendron forest, we pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. In Tatopani (which means hot water in Nepali) there are natural hot water springs for your refreshment, be sure to bring a bathing costume. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D

Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa (2120m) 7 hrs.
The trek now starts up the Kali Gandaki valley, which is said to be the deepest gorge in the world Here we will enjoy a beautiful day’s walking along the Kali Gandaki riverside, gradually ascending into sub-tropical vegetation. We will cross the Bhalu Khola on a high suspension bridges before arriving at Dana (1450m) Around 30 minutes from Dana we will see a very high waterfall: Rupse Chhahara (which translates as “beautiful waterfall”). From there we will continue through the steepest and narrowest part of the Kali Gandaki valley, where much of the route is cut through solid rock. We will cross the river again on a 120m long bridge to the east side. We will continue on to Ghasa, an ethnic Thakali village and this marks the southernmost limit of Tibetan Buddhism in the valley. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D

Day 08: Ghasa to Tukuche (2560m) 5 hrs.
The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River, passing through a narrow gorge before reaching Thakali traditional villages. Today we will cross the gorge and river numerous times via long suspension bridges, which make great photo opportunities. We will pass a couple of villages (e.g. Lete, Kalopani and Kokhethati). On the way we can see the top of Dhaulagiri Mountain peeking over the west side. We will end our day in the village of Tukuche. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D

Day 09: Tukuche to Kagbeni (2800m) 5 hrs.
An easy and lovely day’s walking where we will first see the village of Khobang, which has narrow alleyways and tunnels connecting houses. We can make short side trip to the Kanti Gompa (a Buddhist temple). Then our route continues to Marpha, one of the most important place for Apple. We can see a wine-brandy distillery here and walk through the orange orchard street. We will continue our trek for another 2 hours before reaching our day’s final destination at Jomsom, Here we will have lunch then trek continue along the Kaligandaki river passing though Eklai Bhatti. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D

Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m) 4 hrs.
Today we will do the 1000 meter ascend to Muktinath which is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. We will first walk through Khingar (3400m) and then onto Jharkot (3500m), which is an impressive fortress like village. We will continue our way to the first part of Muktinath which is known as Ranipauwa, where we will stay the night. There will be time to explore the area and see some of the holy Hindu places like an eternal flame coming from natural gas next to a spring which is considered holy as well. Overnight at Guest house. B.L.D

Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m) 6 hrs.
This is an easy day walking back to Jomsom following a different route, but can be tedious if we are unlucky to get the strong winds. From Muktinath to Jomsom, you will see the people of Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who come to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly-revered mollusk fossil called shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and see the impressive White Mountain that is the Dhaulagiri. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni, which is at a junction of 2 rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes. Overnight at guest house. B.L.D

Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara (910) 20 min.
Fly to Pokhara and spend the day at leisure, relaxing, and maybe enjoying enjoy the sightseeing around Pokhara valley. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D

Day 13: Scenic drive from Pokhara (950) to Kathmandu (1337) 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel. B&B
Day 14: Drive to Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) for your home departure! “Farewel
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Above indication B = Breakfast, B&B = Bed & Breakfast, B.L.D = Full Board ( Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Our Cost Included During Trip

  • All Airport / hotel / pick up & drop by private car / van.
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 3* category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 2* category hotel in Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide by private car / van.
  • Meals breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea & coffee during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during in the mountain.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, During Trek.
  • Porters (1 porter between 2 people), their food, accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight inclusive domestic departure Tax.
  • All surface ground transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Annapurna conservation permits and necessary documents.
  • TIMS Fees- Trekkers Information Management System.
  • Government taxes & Office Service charge.

Cost Not Included During The Trip

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.).
  • All kind of cold drink like alcoholic and mineral water, Coke, Fanta, Juice etc...
  • Hot and cold shower during the mountain.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
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    NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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    Trip Highlights

    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour,
    • Scenic drive to Pokhara,
    • Unforgettable Closer Mountains View,
    • Mid-Hill Cultural and Total Wildness
    • Experience, Inhabited by Different Ethnical Groups, Untouched Biodiversity and Natural Heritage Site,
    • The Holy Pilgrimage Site at Muktinath Both Buddhism and Hinduism,
    • Pinnacle Sceneries, Beautiful Landscape,
    • Scenic Mt. Flight Jomsom to Pokhara.

    Jomsom Muktinath Trek Map

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    Trip Facts

    Tour Code:
    NHT
    Max. Altitude:
    3800m.
    Trip Duration:
    14 days
    Trek Grade:
    Easy to Moderate
    Activities:
    Trekking + Tour
    Accommodation:
    Hotel/Lodge
    Transportation:
    Car / Van / Plane
    Group Size:
    1 (minimum)
    Best Time:
    Feb - May, Sep - Dec.
    Per Day Hiking:
    5 to 6 hours
    Trip Cost:
    USD 1150.00 Per Person

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