Jomsom Muktinath Trek is the religious and spiritual trek close-up by religious temple Muktinath in the Mustang region. Muktinath is one of the oldest and famous pilgrimage sites of Nepal for both Buddhist and Hindu people where it is located at the foot of the Thorong La pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang region, at the altitude of 3,760 meters.
Due to absent of altitude sickness trekking to this area is being popular among traveler. Though the temple is slightly identical, also it is considered as one of the eight most powerful and sacred shrines. Our trekking journey starts from the sightseeing of world heritage sites and the beautiful second largest city of Nepal ‘Pokhara’, regarded as “the gate to Annapurna Region”. After that, we will drive to Nayapool and trek towards Ulleri with admiring ethnic traditional villages, forest of orchids, several waterfall and suspension bridges. Furthermore, we will pass through renowned place Ghorepani there we can see the small shop, wooden craft and stunning Mountain range including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains.
Likewise, we descent to Ghasa, Kagbeni and finally reach Muktinath, designed in pagoda style where you see 108 water spouts and two ponds behind the gorgeous temple. This trail follows Kali Gandaki River, famous as the deepest George in the world, where holy water from Gandaki flows continuously and it has a strong belief that taking bath brings salvation. Thousands of people every year derive here to worship and take the spiritual path for salvation. Similarly, there will be a guide to assist you with everything. Our Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary is around 14 days from arrival of Kathmandu to final departure. The combination of a religious temple and spiritual bath offers a great experience of this trail.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek itinerary can be fully customized as per your requirement.
Fitness: This trip needs a fair level of fitness, we recommend you to practice some exercises a couple of months prior to the trip.
Altitude sickness: Mild risk of altitude sickness can be found. Proper rest and medication are required.
After your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal a Master Himalaya representative will be there for your warm welcome who will help you to transfer to the hotel, Introduce your trekking guide. Afternoon explores the Tourist Colorful market Thamel Bazaar Down Town. The evening will be for well come dinner with Master Himalaya team in Thamel bazaar.
Early in the morning 7:00 AM we start our journey to Lake city Pokhara. Drive through green hills and Tirsuli River Bank enjoy admirable views. After your arrival in Lake City Pokhara, you will transfer to hotel. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.
After Breakfast, We take a short drive to Nayapool, From there we start our trekking towards Ulleri. The trail this day is mostly easy uphills through small villages, several waterfalls and suspension bridges. Overnight in Ulleri.
The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather, especially in the evenings.
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.
Today, the trail climbs up the Kali Gandaki gorge, considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated between the two 8,000 m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail rises gently up to Dana at 1,400 m, and onto Rupse Chhahara at 1,550 m. There we can see a stunning waterfall. As the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the river, we will reach Kopchepani which crosses back to the western side on a suspension bridge at 1,935 m. Then a short climb to Ghasa. Overnight in Ghasa.
Today we hike up to the Nupsang hill for the view of sunrise and The Annapurna Peaks. Even the Striking Dhaulagiri Tukche and Nilgiri on our site. Then we climb down to Titi have breakfast and set off for the walk for Tukche. The trail leads us to downhill Kokhathanti with a gradual walk. Down again, We catch the trail to descend to the Kali Gandaki Riverbed. The gentle and paced walk goes through Sirkung to reach Tukche after crossing the wooden bridges. Overnight in Tukche.
From Tukche, we climb along the side of the valley to Jomsom at 2,713 m. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement and it’s the administrative center to the region that contains the airport, army camp, hotels, shops, banks and government offices. 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.
Our journey starts with a special permit check and then onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki upstream. 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 until Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath. Overnight in Kagbeni.
After a pleasant stop at Thinigaon exploring its unique Buddhist culture, the morning walk is easy on the flat river bed of Kaligandaki to reach famous Jomsom town, the headquarter town of Mustang district with a small airstrip above Kaligandaki River. At Jomsom check into a nice lovely lodge for last overnight stop of this adventure, and celebrate last night dinner among crews and other members.
A 32-minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu viewing green hill and Tirsuli River Bank enjoy admirable views. In Kathmandu, You can Do some Last minutes shopping. In evening, join farewell dinner organized by Master Himalaya Treks. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at hotel. Hotel Check-out and transfer to International airport as per your schedule.
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Pickups and drops
3* property accommodation in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
All meals during the trek and breakfast in Kathmandu
All necessary paper works and permits
Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
Welcome and farewell dinner
Licensed, English speaking guide
One porter shared between two trekkers.
All entrance fees
Master Himalaya T-Shirt
Nepalese visa fees
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation in case of early return from trek (due to any reason)
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal nature expenses