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Duration

Nepal

Country

Strenuous

Grade

3760

Max altitude

Air and private vehicle

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge

Accommodation

Sep-Dec and Feb-May

Best season

Full Board

Meals

Trip Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is often taken as a religious trip because of its sacred values and spiritual belief towards lord Vishnu by many devotees from India and Nepal. Jomsom Muktinath Trek has long been among the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. This trek provides stunning views of the incredible mountain vistas, unique temples, and age-old monasteries that line the winding Kaligandaki River valley. This journey is fascinating in a variety of ways. The Jomsom to Muktinath distance is 23.3 km, which takes around 1 hour to drive locally. The journey takes you through various landscapes, from greenery-filled lower elevation landscapes to barren high elevation landscapes. The trek to Jomsom Muktinath tour begins at Tatopani, a natural hot spring pool. Pictures of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains and the cultural wonders of the villages along the trail make this a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Certain sections of the trail run along the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki River gorge, where one can witness nature's power as the river gurgles down the fantastic valley. The trip has a one-of-a-kind flavor due to the sandy trails, rocky landscape, apple orchard, beautiful villagesand magnificent mountains. The tour is begin by taking a flight that brings you to Jomsom, the spiritual vibrations at Muktinath temple and surroundings, or the stunning mountain views, every attraction along the way has an overwhelming charm. The temples and holy shrines at Jomsom and Muktinath are the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the area for Hindus. You walk through an entire trail with a one-of-a-kind trekking itinerary to Muktinath, which Tibetan traders and pilgrims once used. Muktinath temple, the trek's destination, holds the most sacred values for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath's temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of salvation from all sins and troubles. Hindus revere Muktinath as an incarnation of Lord Bishnu, and bathing in the 108 waterspouts here is thought to bring salvation after death. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site where the sage guru Rinpoche meditated. The trek from Jomsom to Muktinath is part of the significantly more prolonged and more well- known Annapurna Circuit. The route described below is from Jomsom to Muktinath and back down to Ghorepani. While you will undoubtedly be able to admire some of the Himalayan peaks in this region, this trek is also a rich cultural experience.

 

Itinerary

Our agent will be waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge as soon as you land at Kathmandu airport. The agent will kindly meet you and bring you to the vehicle. Our van will transfer you to your destination hotel.

On the second day of your journey, you will tour Nepal's cultural heritage sites and other well-known locations.

5 hours of wonderful driving down the Prithvi Highway will ultimately bring us to the gorgeous  lake city of Pokhara. The Trishuli River, rice terraces, and various peaks in the background will be featured along the trip.

Nayapul is located around an hour's drive from the picturesque city of Pokhara. The fantastic trekking adventure begins at Nayapul, as we continue our journey over the simple track for approximately 20 minutes to Birethanti, from where the trail continues through the woods to Tikhe Dhunga.

Leaving Tikhe Dhunga behind, we will follow the ascending track through the stone stairs to Ulleri, a big village dominated by the Magar community. We'll ascend across the meadow, cross the rivulet, and make our way to Nangethanti. Continuing the trail through Nangethanti will take you to the village of Ghorepani, where you may enjoy spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, and other peaks.

Well start our climb to Punhill early in the morning. After enjoying the exotic sunrise view and sweeping mountain views from the hill, we will return to the guesthouse in Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing on the trek along the Jomsom road to Tatopani, a natural hot geyser where we may delight by taking a bath.

Beginning with the route over the world's deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley, we will go down the Kali Gandaki River and pass the suspension bridge over the Bhalu River to reach Dana. Well take the tapering road from Dana and bridge the stream that will finally lead us to the Thakali village of Ghasa.

After a wonderful night in Ghasa, we will begin our trek via traditional Thakali villages, which will lead us through the gorges and rivers to the lovely tiny villages of Lete, Kalopani, and Kokhethanti. Before arriving in Larjung, we will have a wonderful glimpse of Dhaulagiri Peak.

We will keep moving through the lovely trail from Larjung to Khobang Village. Giving our regards to the Kanti Gompa in Khobang Village, we will continue on the trail through another Thakali Village at Tukuche, which will bring us through the uphill trail into Marpha, which is known for its apple orchard.

On the tenth day, the trail passes through Shyang Village and continues crossing the Shyang River to Jomsom, the administrative headquarters of the Mustang district. Continuing on the trail through Jomsom, we will pass through Ekle Bhatti before arriving in Kagbeni at 2840m height, where we will spend the night.

From Kagbeni, a rising track will take us through the multi-ethnic settlements of Khingar and Jharkot to the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath, which is sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Bathing at Muktinath is believed to cleanse the sins done during one's lifetime.

We will go to the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and travel along the side of the Kali Gandaki Valley floor, immersed in the breathtaking view of Nilgiri Mountain, to reach Jomsom, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Well fly or drive to Pokhara early in the morning. We will spend our free time seeing the enchanting Lake city of Pokhara, visiting Phewa Lake, Seti Gorge, David Fall, KI Singh Bridge, Mahendra Cave, and the International Mountaineering Museum before returning to our hotel for the night.

In time for your scheduled trip home or to another destination, we will transport you to the airport. We'll pick you up three hours before.

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Cost Includes and Excludes

Package Includes

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by comfortable private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop)
  • 02 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel mandala Boutiquee on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Bus service to Pokhara (Transportation in a Private jeep or flight upon request and extra cost)
  • Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffees in a cup only, seasonal fruits)
  • Tea-house and Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • One Adventure Victory Team Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek Sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggage (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • Trek T- shirt and Map
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Trekking permit fee / TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card fee and National Park permit fee
  • Adventure Certificate (upon completion of the trek)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Final departure transfer from Kathmandu

Package Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fee (US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and Breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc.), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must include Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips

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Trip Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is often taken as a religious trip because of its sacred values and spiritual belief towards lord Vishnu by many devotees from India and Nepal. Jomsom Muktinath Trek has long been among the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. This trek provides stunning views of the incredible mountain vistas, unique temples, and age-old monasteries that line the winding Kaligandaki River valley. This journey is fascinating in a variety of ways. The Jomsom to Muktinath distance is 23.3 km, which takes around 1 hour to drive locally. The journey takes you through various landscapes, from greenery-filled lower elevation landscapes to barren high elevation landscapes. The trek to Jomsom Muktinath tour begins at Tatopani, a natural hot spring pool. Pictures of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri mountains and the cultural wonders of the villages along the trail make this a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Certain sections of the trail run along the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki River gorge, where one can witness nature's power as the river gurgles down the fantastic valley. The trip has a one-of-a-kind flavor due to the sandy trails, rocky landscape, apple orchard, beautiful villagesand magnificent mountains. The tour is begin by taking a flight that brings you to Jomsom, the spiritual vibrations at Muktinath temple and surroundings, or the stunning mountain views, every attraction along the way has an overwhelming charm. The temples and holy shrines at Jomsom and Muktinath are the most significant Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the area for Hindus. You walk through an entire trail with a one-of-a-kind trekking itinerary to Muktinath, which Tibetan traders and pilgrims once used. Muktinath temple, the trek's destination, holds the most sacred values for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath's temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of salvation from all sins and troubles. Hindus revere Muktinath as an incarnation of Lord Bishnu, and bathing in the 108 waterspouts here is thought to bring salvation after death. It is a Buddhist pilgrimage site where the sage guru Rinpoche meditated. The trek from Jomsom to Muktinath is part of the significantly more prolonged and more well- known Annapurna Circuit. The route described below is from Jomsom to Muktinath and back down to Ghorepani. While you will undoubtedly be able to admire some of the Himalayan peaks in this region, this trek is also a rich cultural experience.

 

Itinerary

Our agent will be waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge as soon as you land at Kathmandu airport. The agent will kindly meet you and bring you to the vehicle. Our van will transfer you to your destination hotel.

On the second day of your journey, you will tour Nepal's cultural heritage sites and other well-known locations.

5 hours of wonderful driving down the Prithvi Highway will ultimately bring us to the gorgeous  lake city of Pokhara. The Trishuli River, rice terraces, and various peaks in the background will be featured along the trip.

Nayapul is located around an hour's drive from the picturesque city of Pokhara. The fantastic trekking adventure begins at Nayapul, as we continue our journey over the simple track for approximately 20 minutes to Birethanti, from where the trail continues through the woods to Tikhe Dhunga.

Leaving Tikhe Dhunga behind, we will follow the ascending track through the stone stairs to Ulleri, a big village dominated by the Magar community. We'll ascend across the meadow, cross the rivulet, and make our way to Nangethanti. Continuing the trail through Nangethanti will take you to the village of Ghorepani, where you may enjoy spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, and other peaks.

Well start our climb to Punhill early in the morning. After enjoying the exotic sunrise view and sweeping mountain views from the hill, we will return to the guesthouse in Ghorepani for breakfast before continuing on the trek along the Jomsom road to Tatopani, a natural hot geyser where we may delight by taking a bath.

Beginning with the route over the world's deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki Valley, we will go down the Kali Gandaki River and pass the suspension bridge over the Bhalu River to reach Dana. Well take the tapering road from Dana and bridge the stream that will finally lead us to the Thakali village of Ghasa.

After a wonderful night in Ghasa, we will begin our trek via traditional Thakali villages, which will lead us through the gorges and rivers to the lovely tiny villages of Lete, Kalopani, and Kokhethanti. Before arriving in Larjung, we will have a wonderful glimpse of Dhaulagiri Peak.

We will keep moving through the lovely trail from Larjung to Khobang Village. Giving our regards to the Kanti Gompa in Khobang Village, we will continue on the trail through another Thakali Village at Tukuche, which will bring us through the uphill trail into Marpha, which is known for its apple orchard.

On the tenth day, the trail passes through Shyang Village and continues crossing the Shyang River to Jomsom, the administrative headquarters of the Mustang district. Continuing on the trail through Jomsom, we will pass through Ekle Bhatti before arriving in Kagbeni at 2840m height, where we will spend the night.

From Kagbeni, a rising track will take us through the multi-ethnic settlements of Khingar and Jharkot to the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath, which is sacred to both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Bathing at Muktinath is believed to cleanse the sins done during one's lifetime.

We will go to the world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge and travel along the side of the Kali Gandaki Valley floor, immersed in the breathtaking view of Nilgiri Mountain, to reach Jomsom, where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Well fly or drive to Pokhara early in the morning. We will spend our free time seeing the enchanting Lake city of Pokhara, visiting Phewa Lake, Seti Gorge, David Fall, KI Singh Bridge, Mahendra Cave, and the International Mountaineering Museum before returning to our hotel for the night.

In time for your scheduled trip home or to another destination, we will transport you to the airport. We'll pick you up three hours before.

Not Satisfied with this itinerary?

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.


Cost Includes and Excludes

Package Includes

  • All ground transportation in Kathmandu by comfortable private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop)
  • 02 Nights twin sharing Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu at Hotel mandala Boutiquee on BB plan
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in main down town
  • Bus service to Pokhara (Transportation in a Private jeep or flight upon request and extra cost)
  • Trek on full board of meals plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea or coffees in a cup only, seasonal fruits)
  • Tea-house and Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • One Adventure Victory Team Leader (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), required assistance Leader/s as per the group size, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek Sherpa porter for every two trekkers for carrying their trek luggage (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter), all the payment, trek equipment and insurance
  • Trek T- shirt and Map
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (To be returned after trek use)- rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • Group medicine (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Trekking permit fee / TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card fee and National Park permit fee
  • Adventure Certificate (upon completion of the trek)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Final departure transfer from Kathmandu

Package Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fee (US$- 25 for 15 days and US$- 40 for 30 days)
  • Your meals at Kathmandu (Except provided welcome/Farewell dinner and Breakfast)
  • Cost of beverages (Such as mineral water, beer etc.), Battery recharge, Phone Calls, WIFI use, extra porter etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must include Medical expenses, Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation)
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Tips to Guide, Assistance Guide/s and Sherpa Porters
  • Any extending trips

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