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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Annapurna Trekking

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Trek Duration: : 11 days.

Trekking Destination: : MuktiNath

Starting from: : Nayapul

Ending point: : Jomsom

Grade: : Moderate

Maximum Altitude: : 3800m.

Mode of trek: : Tea house/camping.

Group size: : 1+

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Annapurna region is one of the most prominent trek spot in Nepal that offers splendid Himalayan views, exceptional landscapes, verdant valleys, Kali Gandaki River, deepest gorge of the world and famous apple backyard in Tukuche and Marpha. Jomsom Muktinath trekking is the best choice for those travelers who are craving for low altitude hike route in Nepal. Muktinath is situated about 18 km northeast of Jomsom (3,802m) in the district, Mustang. Muktinath is a sacred Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. 108 taps here bequeath sanctified water. Furthermore, after completing the journey of four dhams in India, it is believed that devotees should visit this holy temple.
This trek allows the trekkers observe Himalayan panorama which significantly includes Mount Dhaulagiri-8167m, Tukuche peak-6920, Nilgiri-7041m, and very stunning Annapurna range. In addition, Jomsom Muktinath area lets you witness numerous Trans Himalayan cultural sites, incredible snow-capped mountain views and wonderful countryside sceneries. The region offers diversity of flora and fauna. We can also observe the natural vegetative changes from tropical to more temperate species of forest trees which includes beech, rhododendron and oak. The extremely cultivated vicinity is terraced with meadows of paddy for almost entire year. A nearby Jwala Mai temple holds a spring and an eternal flare nourished by natural underground gas.
The increasingly changeable panorama of the mountains and gratifying environment will make this journey an unforgettable one. Jomsom Muktinath trek is trouble-free trek route that begins from Pokhara and ends at Jomsom Muktinath. The entire tour completes in 13 days with a moderate hike for almost 9 days. Jomsom Muktinath Trek can be a typical tea-house trek or a camp. According to the vacation schedule and your need, Great Himalaya Treks will arrange the trek.

After you arrive at Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to a hotel. Later afternoon will include short briefing of the voyage which is followed by a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese kitchen.

After our breakfast, we take a drive for 6 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara by a luxurious tourist bus where we can view some wonderful scene of river and countryside throughout our drive. After we arrive at Pokhara, with some refreshment, sightseeing tour to palces like Davi’s fall, Gupteshore cave, famous Fewa Lake boating and others will be done. We shall be staying overnight in a hotel.

Early in the morning, you will take a 3 hours flight from Pokhara to reach Jomsom and start trekking to Kagbeni. Today we will walk to Kagbeni (280m), our checkpoint for the entry to Upper Mustang. The altitude diverges from about 915m at Pokhara to approximately 3880m at Muktinath walking uphill and downhill.

Today, we climb abruptly to 3880m from Kagbeni to Muktinath. Muktinath is considered as one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus and a home for Buddhists and Tibetan ethnic groups. This place is well known for sacred water flowing from 108 carved spouts that surrounds Bishnu Temple in an orchard of poplars.

Early morning, we begin our trek to Marpha (2670m) from Muktinath which approximately takes 6 hours. We entail traveling downwards gradually through the pastures and poplar copses, then to Kali Gandaki valley. From the valley, we will walk southwards and reach Marpha. The Kali Gandaki river valley at this juncture is named as the Thak Khola, by Thakali tribe, the major residents of this province.

On this day, we drive for about 4 hours from Marpha to Tatopani. We drive through the beautiful rural community of overwhelmed houses and abundant grasslands. Following the Kali Gandaki River, we arrive at the old trading centre of Thakali people called Tukuche. We can observe the Himalayan rain dusk, coniferous forests and reach Kalopani (2560m). The drive continues from Kalopani to Tatopani (1100m) which literally mean hot spring that provide a perfect chance for a relaxing bathe.

Early morning, we start our walk from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2840m) steadily hiking the entire day; we eventually walk through the terraced pastures and dense rhododendron forest to Ghorepani village. We arrange our camp at the pass, for the best panorama of sundown over the stunning, hoary Annapurna Range and Mt Dhaulagiri.

Today is the most remarkable day of our entire trek. We begin our trip hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which lets us to view wonderful vista of sunrise over the snow-capped mountains. Annapurna South (7119m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri south, Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail (6993m) and many more peaks can be seen from here. Subsequently, we descend to Ghorepani and continue our walk to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mostly up and down hill all the way through the forest.

Today, our journey begins with almost 3 hours walk from Tadapani to Ghandruk. We march sharply through thick humid forest, where we can see monkeys, and descend a series of rock-cut steps which follows a hurdling watercourse. Later, after arrival at Ghandruk 1950m, we can explore the puzzling streets of the flourishing Gurung settlement.

Today, our trek tumbles down for around 4 hours to Nayapul through the refined meadows in Modi khola valley. We walk downhill through green cultivated picturesque, beautifully preserved farms to the scamper Modi River, and back to Naya pul. Later we will drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight at hotel.

After a tiring trip, we will drive back to Kathmandu which will take about 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can either relax in your hotel or go for some shopping. Later you can even explore around the city and overnight at hotel.

After breakfast, you will depart from Nepal to your next destination or your country.

What’s include

  • Airport /Hotel/Airport Transportation by car/van/bus.
  • 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Ground transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and returned Kathmandu
  • Pokhara to Jomsom by flight.
  • 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 night standard accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Adventure Trekking Certificate from Company, Company Hat, T-shirt.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Welfare diner.

What’s excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Lunch Dinner  in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses. (phone call, laundry service etc)
  • All bar bills coke, beer, bottle of water, etc.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Reviews of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

We did Jomsom trek in January 2014. Babu and the team of Adventure Great Himalaya organized the whole of our trip. We started with sightseeing in Kathmandu - Babu provided…

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

I am Keem from Malaysia. In October 2011, I and my group, we were 9 people, have trekked with Adventure Great Himalaya Treks & Expedition!!! I just want to let…

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