Jomsom-Muktinath trekking is a major trekking destination in Mustang region. The Jomsom –Muktinath trail follows the path of world famous Annapurna Circuit trek exploring the villages of Jomsom, Kagbeni, Marpha, Thini and Lupra. The highlight of this trek is a visit to the temple of Muktinath or locally called Chumig Gyatsa which is a sacred pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists.
The main features of Jomsom-Muktinath trek is the walk past Kali Gandaki gorge, which is the deepest gorge in the world, formed between the tenth highest Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and seventh highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8164m) mountains in the world. The terrain encompasses everything from subtropical jungle to high and dry landscape resembling the Tibetan plateau.
Thakai community is the only inhabitant of this region. Their unique culture and Budhhist tradition is still alive in their lifestyles and century-old monasteries such as Muktinath. The trek is fit for trekkers of all ages and fitness as it easily allows you to reach the high mountains of the Himalayas within a short time frame and without ascending to extreme altitude.