Jomsom-Muktinath Trek(3,800m/12,464 ft)

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Tour Details
Overview
Trip Facts

Located at an altitude of 2700m in Mustang District, Jomsom Muktinath trek takes you
through the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the Pilgrimage site of Muktinath. It is a part
of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and prevails as one of the most admired and classic
pilgrimage tour.Jomsom Muktinath trek gives you the amazing views of incredible
Himalayas, stunning landscapes, Kali Gandaki valley with the deepest gorge in the world.
The journey to Jomsom Muktinath is not lush green, but the beauty in the dry and
barren vastness is sure to leave you baffled. The rocky roads, the great canyons, and the
windy afternoons are all characteristics of the Jomsom Muktinath trek that makes this
trek different and unique. You will even undergo the dry, wasteland-like Tibetan
plateau. The physical beauty alongside the Jomsom – Muktinath trek is breathtaking.
The surroundings of the trail tiers from forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky
cliffs and barren region of Mustang. The path follows the Kali Gandaki River. The Kali
Gandaki is 1 / 4 of a mile wide river bed; during the winter the river is practically dry, but
in the summer monsoon it fills with rainwater and melting snow. This river forms the
biggest gorge in the world. On one facet lies the Annapurna mountain variety and on
the other aspect is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there are views of eight of the
20 highest mountains in the world. This trek can be a unique enjoy for all fit visitors.

Max-Altitude: 3,800m/12,464 ft
Destination: Nepal
Fitness level: Easy
Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
Accommodation: Teahouses during the trek
Trek Region: Annapurna Region
Types of Trek: Trekking
Mode of Trek: Lodge or Tea-houseAverage Walking: 4-5 hours in a day
Best Season: Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov) and Spring (March-April-May) and Monsoon
Transportation by: Domestic Flight and Private Vehicle
Culture Experience: Majority of Thakali
Major Himalayan Sights: Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 6839m, Tukuche Peak 6920m,
Thorong Peak 6144m, Yakwakang 6482m.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport private transporation .
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs) or flight in option.
  • Private car Pokhara-Naya Pool.
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Teahouse-Lodge accommodation during trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your Travel/Trekking insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All kind of alcoholic and soft drinks.
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

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Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, our office representative will pick
you and transfer you to the requested category hotel. Overnight at hotel, (Bed and
Breakfast basis).

Day 2:Kathmandu- Pokhara(823m/2,700ft)

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. Along the way enjoy scenic valleys,
hills and rivers. We reach to the beautiful city Pokhara after drive of about 7 hours.
Overnight at Hotel, (Bed and Breakfast basis)

Day 3:Pokhara -Tikhendhunga (1,552m/5,090ft)

We fly to Pokhara early in morning and enjoy amazing views of the valleys, hills and
mountains from our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul
(1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. We walk towards the Bhurundi Khola after
which we ascend through lush forests and trails on the side of cliffs. Next, we cross a
suspension bridge over the Modi Khola (river) and reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in
Tikhedhunga. Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 4:Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft)

We descend and cross a bridge over the Burundi Khola. From here we begin ascending
to Ghorepani. The trail leading up to Ulleri is very steep. We continue ascending further
and reach Ghorepani which literally means “horse-water” in Nepali. The village used to
be an important campsite for horse traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Overnight
in Ghorepani.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5:Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft)

We enjoy views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains in the morning before
starting our trek to Tatopani. We begin with a descent to Sikha Village and continue
descending to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing a suspension bridge, our trail climbs up
to Tatopani. While here we can enjoy hot spring water and relax. Overnight in
Tatopani.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 :Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft)

We begin our trek after breakfast and ascend gradually on a trail with Kali Gandaki River
on our right. We cross a suspension bridge over the river and continue our walk. The
trail passes through the beautiful waterfall, Rupse Chhahara. We ascend further to
Ghasa which is beautifully located in the lower part of the Kali Gandaki Valley and is
warm and green. The village is also a popular place for bird-watching enthusiasts.
Overnight in Ghasa.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 :Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft)

We ascend on a steep trail through a forest to the Lete Khola (stream). After walking
further, we reach the Lete village. Next, we continue our trek on a trail east of the river
and reach Larjung Village. On our trek today we also see beautiful apple orchards and
vegetable farms. Marpha is known in Nepal for its tasty apples. Overnight in
Marpha.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 :Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft)

From Marpha we trek on a trail that clings to a valley. We ascend gradually on a ridge
and reach Jomsom Village. From here we trek to the north towards Kagbeni, up the Kali
Gandaki River which is the deepest gorge in the world. It gets windy after walking a
while so it’s important to walk carefully at a steady pace. We pass through Eklebhatti
village and continue towards Kagbeni. From Kagbeni, we get great views of Nilgiri,
Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. Overnight in Kagbeni.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast,
Lunch, Dinner).

Day 9 :Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft)

Our journey starts with a special permit check and then onwards to the riverbank of
Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by
and admire. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to
Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape untill Jarkot Village. A
further climb reaches us to Muktinath.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 10 :Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft)

Muktinath is an important place of pilgrimage for Nepalese of both Buddhist and Hindu
faiths as these two religions are intricately woven together in Nepal. We visit the main
temple in the morning and tour its surrounding. We can admire the water spouts before
paying a visit to a Buddhist monastery nearby. From Muktinath, we retrace our steps
back to Jomsom, enjoying good views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Overnight in
Jomsom.Teahouse/Lodges, (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

Day 11 :Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight.

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge
between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing
experience. After arriving in Pokhara, the beautiful ‘Lake City’, we can spend the rest of
the day in leisure. Boating in the Fewa Lake and strolling in the quaint streets of ‘Lake
Side’ is a popular choice among visitors. Overnight in Pokhara hotel.(Bed and Breakfast
basis).

Day 12 :Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive
towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of
terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest
or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey,
we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.(Bed and
Breakfast basis).

Day 13 :Final departure

Our Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Nepal comes to an end today!

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