Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a distinctive trek essentially famous as the final third portion of the Annapurna trek. It makes you travel along the soaring peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, it is situated at the north of Pokhara. It unites to the main Himalayan array, the dry desolate region resembling Tibetan plateau. As a famous trekking region attracting over 30,000 trekkers annually the major tourist attractions of this trek are; You as a trekker can enjoy sunrise and mountain views from Poon Hill, Hot springs at Tatopani,typical Magar village in Ulleri, world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge, archetypal Thakali village in Marpha and Tukuche monasteries in Tukuche and Muktinath. Jomsom Muktinath trek takes you along the Kali Gandaki River to Muktinath on the border of Mustang as the Himalayan Shangri La. This trek covers the places such as Jomsom, Muktinath, Tatopani, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill. The views of the mountains are spectacular and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of the northern flanks. Therefore, we are sure that this Jomsom Muktinath Trek will give you best experience of geographical and religious matters.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek starts from Kathmandu city. You can either ride or take a flight to reach your destination. Trekkers mostly choose Pokhara flight to Jomsom and enjoy the trek. You can explore beautiful Kagbeni, view the Dhaulagiri ice flow, world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley, natural historical at Tatopani with magnificent mountain views. A several days walk beyond Jomsom takes you the final destination Muktinath, the sacred temple. Muktinath lies at the height of 3800m which is visited by Hindus and Buddhists. This temple is dedicated to Lord Bishnu or Avalokiteshwora as the Buddhist call him. Due to remoteness, Muktinath is not seen by many pilgrims. You can see fire Gompa, Narsingh Gompa, Sangdo Gompa, Shiv Parbati Mandir around Muktinath. You can see other very old monasteries in the area with unbelievably great artwork on the walk but photography is strictly prohibited. You reach Nayapul, Beni Bazaar then drive to Pokhara and next day drive or flight to Kathmandu which will end this fabulous trek.Jomsom Muktinath Trek a 13 days affair is designed for those who want to visit Jomsom and pilgrimage Muktinath at the same time using or having little time. The best time to visit here are January to May and October to December. You can continue your trek to Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek etc as per your desire.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu.
Today you will arrived international airpoart of Nepal which is in Kathmandu city.after you will transfer to your Hotel included your itinerary.you can meeting your guide and other official person and make discouse how to well your trip.your guide give you right way how to take trekking.overnight in Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
In the morning you will get up and take breakfast then we will starting our sightseeing in Kathmandu city,where we will visit patan darbar square,pashupati temple which is big and famous temple of hindus people in the world. bauddhanath stupa,etc.overnight in Hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (910m.) or Drive to Pokhara
Early in the morning flight from Kathmandu to apokhara.need 25 minutes only from kathmandu to Opkhara by flight.if you wanna by vehicle to Pokhara we need 5 to 5:30 hrs by vehicle.over night at Hotel
Day 04: Drive and walk to Tikhedhunga.
we are going to begin our actual trek from Nayapul. So, we take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara which takes about an hour. From Nayapul, we take a short walk along the banks of Modi Khola, which brings us to Birethanti (1016m). From there, our trail continues through the village and climbs continuously up the side to the Hille. We eventually reach Tikhedhunga (1577m) where we stay overnight at a guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek Ghorepani (2675m.)
After our breakfast From Tikhedhunga, we move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri. This is a large Magar village. Our trail ascends more gently from this point through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti. After walking for a couple of hours, we arrive at Ghorepani (2840m) where we stay overnight in guesthouse.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3120m.) and back to Ghorepani and trek Tatopani.
Ghorepani town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani town that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. On the way to Tatopani, we descend steeply to Sikha, a large village & further descend to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing suspension bridge it climbs up at Tatopani. Tatopani, meaning Hot Water in Nepali derives its name from the hot springs there. The hot springs are popular among the trekker to sooth their tired leg muscles.over night here.
Day 07: Trek Ghasa (2100m.)
The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki river flows under the deep gorge by 2200m in between two 8000m mountaintops are only 38km apart. Continuing along to Dana, Rupse Chahara meaning beautiful waterfall and Kopchepani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Ghasa is a paradise for the bird watchers.
Day 08: Ghasa to Tukuche (2590m.)
After our breakfast we move from Ghasa to Tukuche and overnight in guesthouse.
Day 09: Tukuche to Kagbani (2800m.)
like same days after our breakfast we take our trek from Tukuche to Kagbeni.stay here in guesthouse.
Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m.)
Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.over night here.
Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom.
Muktinath is one of most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra"or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom.over night here.
Day 12: Fly back to Kathmandu through Pokhara.
We come to Pokhara by flight and we can back Kathmandu by flight or vehicle as you like.
Day 13: Final departure.
Your bye bye day to Nepal.
The cost includes:
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- transportation from Kathmandu Pokhara.
- transportation from Birethati- Pokhara.
- transportation from Pokhara Kathmandu.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara ( First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
- All government taxes.
The price will not include:
- Your Travel insurance.
- Your personal expenses.
- Food while you are in Kathmandu .
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- Sweet things like chocolate.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
• 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.
• 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
• 1 rucksack or day pack: This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
• 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock. Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.
Head and Face Gear
• A Bandana
• Lightweight gloves
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
•2 Long shorts
•2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm
• Down Jacket
• Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
• Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
• Waterproof pants
• Baggy pants
• 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
• 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket
• Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
• Spare laces
• 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
• 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
• One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp
• 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
• 2 one-liter water bottles
• Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.
Sleeping and Carrying Equipment
• 30-40 liter daypack
• Rucksack- Without aluminum support
• Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
• Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Personal Medical Kit
• Bandage for sprains
• Iodine or water filter
• Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
• Antiseptic ointment for cuts
• Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
• Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
• Oral rehydration salts
• Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
• Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
• Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
• Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
• Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
• Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
• Reading book
• Trail Map/Guide book
• Journal & Pen
• Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble