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13 Days
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Kathmandu
Annapurna Jomsome muktinath
Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Duration: 13 Days
Max-Altitude: 3,800m/12,464 ft
Fitness level: Easy

 

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Trip Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

 

Accommodation: Standard to 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teahouses/Lodges
during the trek

Tour Details
Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is an amazing route through Mustang and Annapurna region that leads you to the famous pilgrimage site and holy place, Muktinath Temple. It is one of the most fascinating journeys to experience the different cultures. The diversities of landscapes and Culture will be found along this trekking route. Especially the physical beauty along the Jomsom Muktinath trail will leave you breathless. The panorama of the trail that range from forests of Red rhododendron to rocky cliffs and the desert of Mustang is the amazing mixture of nature in this region.

In addition, we will walk along the Kali Gandaki River, which forms the largest Gorge in the world, with the Annapurna mountain range on one, and Dhaulagiri on the other Side. Jomsom Muktinath trekking is one of the most popular treks in Annapurna region. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along this trekking route give the perfect insight into the rural life of the Nepalese people. During this trek, one can enjoy with diverse culture of various communities such as Brahman, Chhetri, Thakali, Magar and Gurungs. Between the two ranges, one enjoys marvelous views of 8 of the 20 highest mountains in the world. We trek in the beautiful Annapurna region and gradually enter the Mustang region.

Our trail passes through quaint villages, cascading waterfalls, lush forests and surprisingly an almost-barren leeward side of the Himalayas. The diverse Nepalese landscape combined with the rich culture of its people makes this trek all the more rewarding. On our Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we also walk on trails along the Kali Gandaki Gorge which is the deepest Gorge on earth and then visit Muktinath temple which is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. We always work hard for our clients’ satisfaction.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport private transportation,
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (BB Basis),
  • Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs) or flight in option,
  • Private car Pokhara-Naya Pool,
  • Flight Jomsom-Pokhara,
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit (ACAP),
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the 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,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara,
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • 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.

Complementaries

  • High Spirit T-Shirt
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival at Kathmandu

After landing at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, High Spirit Treks and Expedition
company representative will pick you up and transfer you to the request category hotel.
Overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 02:Fly or Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 05-06 Hrs drive, 30 minutes flight

Drive to Pokhara early in morning and enjoy amazing views of the valleys, hills and mountains
along the trail. After reaching Pokhara, spend overnight and rest for the next day journey. (Bed
and Breakfast Basis)

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapool - Trikhedhunga (1,552m/5,090ft)

We drive to Nayapool (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 Trikhedhunga. Overnight at
Trikhedhunga. (Teahouse/Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04:Trikhedhunda to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft): 6-7 hours

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/Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft): 5-6 hours

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/Lodge, Breakfast,
Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft): 5-6 hours

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/Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07:Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft): 4-5hours

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/Lodge,
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft): 4-5 hours

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/Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09:Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft): 5-6 hours

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.
Overnight at Muktinath, (Teahouse/Lodge, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

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/Lodge, 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.

Day 13:Final departure

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