Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Duration: 14 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 3710m

Jomsom-Muktinath trekking is a major trekking destination in the Mustang region. The Jomsom –Muktinath trail follows the path of world-famous Annapurna Circuit trek exploring the villages of Jomsom, Kagbeni, Marpha, Thini, and Lubra. 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 are 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 a high and dry landscape resembling the Tibetan plateau. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an easy and short trek in Annapurna region. Take an early morning flight to Jomsom and start the easy walk to Kagbeni through the Kaligandaki river.

Thakali community is the only inhabitant of this region. Their unique culture and the Buddhist tradition is still alive in their lifestyles and century-old monasteries such as Muktinath. Lubra is the best place to know about the Bon religion. 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.

Highlights

  • Trans Himalayan flight to Jomsom
  • Trek through the Kaligandaki valley and Kali Gandaki gorge
  • Visit Muktinath and Kagbeni Monastery
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri mountains
  • Observe Thakali culture and enjoy local cuisines including Marpha Brandy
  • Enjoy the lake city of Pokhara

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Upon arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, Global Adventure Trekking staff will meet you and coordinates transfer to Hotel.
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• Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley.

• Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

• Monkey Temple: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.

• Kathmandu Durbar Square: Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

• Evening group briefing at your hotel.

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After having early breakfast, we start our journey by tourist bus to Pokhara with beautiful views of green hills and villages. Along the way the bus stops for Lunch and rest time and continue drive to Pokhara. Pokhara has many beautiful lakes, of which Phewa Lake is the most visited. Explore Pokhara city and Overnight in hotel Pokhara. B/B plan

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After having the breakfast at the Hotel, the trek begins after the short drive to Nayapul. Trails goes through the deciduous forest and over look water falls,mountain and rice field. Over night at guest house. 

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  • 1520m

You are going all the way up hill to Ghorepani but apart from the first part till to Ulleri then gradually up through the rhododendron and pine forest. Over night at Guest house. 

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  • 2780m

Early morning hike to Poon hill (3155m) for sun rise and mountain views of Dhauligiri,Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. Return back to Ghorepani and Trek through dense forests of rhododendron to Tatopani, which is a natural hot spring where you can take natural hot bathe. Over night at Guest house.

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  • 1200m

Your trek goes into the valley passing small Magar and Thakali village, Waterfalls, some mountain views. Mostly you are following Donkey/mule and horse, as a porter to carry the loads to the village and lodge. You requested to leave the side off to them because they are naughty. Over night at Guest house. 

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  • 2000m

You going gradually up and gaining the elevation, above the vegetation. All different views of landscape, mountain, people and micro climate valley will be seen through south to North. Marpha is most popular village of Thakali Tribes, Apple garden and old Monastery. Over night at Guest house. 

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  • 2620m

These days are much easier compatibly. Walking through the Kaligandaki river bank offers you some fossils and Saligrames. Pass Jomsom where the regular flight operates to Pokhara in the morning. Over night at Guest house. 

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  • 2890m

Kagbeni is much popular for the sun set at Nilgiri Mountain. Explore the Kagbeni in the morning and ascent to Jharkot for lunch and keep continuous to Muktinath. Over night at Guest house. 

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  • 3710m

Morning visit the Monastery,Water spouts,Temple and many other chorten. Descend to Jomsom via Ekle Bhatti. Over night at Guest house. 

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Today we take you back to Kathmandu by tourist coach which will takes 7hrs. optional we arrange you the flight for an additional cost. Transfer to Hotel and Evening farewell dinner at Nepalese typical restaurant.

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