- Duration 11 Nights / 12 Days.
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Feb
- Difficulty Level Moderate
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal.|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure.|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||11 Nights / 12 Days.|
|Best time to travel||Feb|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||3,800 meters / 12,464 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
The Annapurna and Mustang region are among the best locations of Nepal and the Jomsom Muktinath Trek lies in this region. It is a short and crisp journey filled with thrills and adventure all along the way. Lush Greenery, Vivid Landscapes, Cascading waterfalls, pretty villages, and the barren downwind side of the Himalayas combines for the picturesque panorama of the entire journey. The astounding sights of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest Gorge on the earth is quite bewildering. Temples can be seen in abundance and the beautiful landmarks of Kathmandu are quite alluring. Kathmandu – Tikhendunga – Ghorepani – Tatopani – Ghasa – Marpha – Kagbeni – Muktinath – Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu is the route that the journey follows.
Trekking though is hectic but the joy after completion of an adventurous trek journey is beyond expectations. The Jomsom Muktinath trek is one such trek experience in the Annapurna region of Nepal well known for its diverse landscape and rich culture of the people. Push yourself to the limits and instigate that heart of yours to try out this amazing experience at least once if not always. This article will guide you through 13 days itinerary to help you have the most amazing experience of your life.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The capital of the country, Kathmandu will be your first stop on the long journey. Kathmandu is a paradise where nature’s beauty congregates the rich culture and heritage. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Monkey temple, the Hindu temple, and the Buddhist Shrine. Stroll the market areas of Kathmandu, enjoy the vivid colors of the city, the exotic views in the background, and the warm heart locals. Kathmandu is an ideal place to mingle with the Nepalese culture and the best place to try the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Make your day a happening one in the capital, spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara, trek to Tikhendhunga (1,552meters/5,090 feet).
Pokhara is the first destination you will be traveling to before starting with the trekking journey. The journey to Pokhara is full of amazing views all around and you will enjoy the glimpse of the beautiful mountains and green valleys accompanying you on the journey. Through Pokhara, you will be reaching Naya Pull and from there the Trekking will start.
The walk till Modi Khola will be through lush forests and cliffs and you will also cross suspension bridge on your way. The suspension bridge will lead you to tik end UNGA where you will stay the night.
Day 3: Tikhendhunga (1,552meters/5,090 feet) to Ghorepani (2,750 meters/9,020 feet).
The journey till Ghorepani will take up around 7 hours and the bridge over the Bhurundi Khola is the first destination you will cross. The ascend till Ulleri constitutes of steep slopes and further from Ulleri you will ascend to reach Ghorepani. The trekker’s stop Ghorepani is a beautiful village and was previously well known for being a campsite for horse traders. The elevation of Ghorepani is 2750m and is an amazing place to spend the night.
Day 4: Ghorepani (2,750 meters/9,020 feet) to Tatopani (1,190 meters/3,904 feet).
The journey to Tatopani will be filled with fun and you will have a super relaxing time enjoying the Hotspring in Tatopani, but before starting the journey take your time enjoying the amazing views of the Annapurna south and the Nilgiri mountains. Today’s journey will comprise mostly of descent, where the Sikha village is the first stop you will be descending to before reaching Ghar Khola village. Cross the suspension bridge over the river before finally climbing up the trail to reach Tatopani. Stay the night in Tatopani.
Day 5: Tatopani (1,190 meters/3,904 feet) to Ghasa (2,110 meters/6,922 feet)
Ghasa is a popular village to witness beautiful birds and a lot of bird watchers from around the world visit this warm and green village in the Kali Gandaki valley to watch some exotic birds. The path that leads to Ghasa runs along the Kali Gandaki river and you will also get to witness the beautiful waterfall, Rupse Chhahara on your way. Enjoy the walk clicking pictures of the beautiful landscapes all around. Stay the night in Ghasa.
Day 6: Ghasa (2,110 meters/6,922 feet) to Marpha (2,680 meters/8,792 feet).
Marpha is located at an elevation of 2680m and takes up around 5 hours to complete the journey. The steep trail today will be through a forest to reach the Lete Khola, walk further and you will reach the Lete village. The following trail will be in the east of the river to reach the Larjung Valley. Marpha is popular in the country of the tasty apples it produces and along the journey to Marpha, you will also see a lot of Apple orchards and other vegetable farms. Enjoy the tasty apples of the village and stay the night in Marpha.
Day 7: Marpha (2,680 meters/8,792 feet) to Kagbeni (2,810 meters/9,218 feet).
Kagbeni has some beautiful views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche peaks. The trail to the journey clings to a valley and after climbing on a ridge you will reach the Jomson village. Trek further up north towards Kagbeni and along the way witness the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki River. The further journey needs you to be cautious and steady as it gets windy as you proceed. Walk forward along the trail to cross the Eklebhatti village before finally reaching Kagbeni. Stay the night in Kagbeni.
Day 8: Kagbeni (2,810 meters/9,218 feet) to Muktinath (3,710 meters/12,170feet).
Todays’s journey will take you to the Muktinath located at an elevation of 3710 m and will take up around 6 hours to finally reach. After getting the special permit check to follow the trail to reach the banks of the Kali Gandaki river. Along the journey, you will get to enjoy the picturesque beauty and amazing places, take your time appreciating and admiring the beauty of nature. Follow the trail further to cross the Khingar and the journey ahead to Jarkot village will be along a desert landscape. From Jarkot village, ascend up to finally reach Muktinath where you will be spending the night.
Day 9: Sightseeing in Muktinath, back to Jomson Village.
Muktinath is a culturally and religiously rich place to be in. An important place of Pilgrimage for the people of Nepal, Muktinath welcomes both Hindu and Buddhist believers of the country. Indulge in the strong culture of the village, get to learn about the religious beliefs of the locals and redefine the soul within. Enjoy your day in the village, visit the main temple of the village and the Buddhist monastery located in the vicinity. The surrounding places are equally beautiful and you also get to witness the water spouts in the locality. After exploring the beauty of Muktinath, follow the trail back to Jomson village and enjoy the astounding views of Mt. Dhaulagiri as you trail back. Stay the night in Jomson.
Day 10: Jomsom to Pokhara.
You have reached the climax of your journey, and your journey is nearing the end. Drive back to the beautiful Pokhara, the amazing ‘lake city’ and enjoy your rest of the day exploring the Pokhara. There are a lot of activities you can do in Pokhara including boating in the huge ‘Fewa Lake’. You can also choose to spend your day wandering the quaint streets of Pokhara. Stroll through the day exploring beautiful places and mingling with the locals. Stay the night in Pokhara
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
The drive back to Kathmandu is the concluding journey of the amazing trek you have just enjoyed. The drive back to Kathmandu will surely help you keep the positivity alive as you feel heartbroken to finish the journey. The drive will be along with some beautiful river banks and well placed terraced farming lands, you will also get to enjoy the rural Nepalese villages on your way back. Enjoy the beautiful scenes to reach the capital. Spend the rest of the day doing some shopping for your loved ones back in the home and exploring what you have missed on your first day. Lose yourself in a good Nepalese dinner and spend a quiet night in the capital of Nepal.
Day 12: Final departure.
The final departure after completion of the beautiful journey will mark the resume of your daily lifestyle. As you take the final ride home, spend the time re-living and cherishing the memories you have created for yourself. These memories are for you and they will stay with you forever and ever. As soon as you reach and resume your every-\day life, you are bound to miss the amazing experience you had. Your heart will crave for some more like this, plan your next adventurous trip back in the country as there are many more treks in Nepal that are equally amazing.