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Jomsom muktinath trekking

Jomsom and muktinath short trek
Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking description:

Jomsom muktinath trekking is known as Kali Gandaki valley trekking explores the tremendous diversity of the Annapurna region following the old trade route to Tibet along the bank of the Kali Gandaki. This is the most popular trekking region, attracting over 75% of all trekkers (more than 30.000 annually). It’s also among the tamest areas, with excellent lodges lining the main routes. Muktinath trekking route takes you from Pokhara valley to the famed Pun / Poon Hill for the best sunrise view on Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges through the beautiful Himalayan settlements and lust forest. Your visit to Kagbeni, the entrance gate of Mustang: the Once Forbidden Kingdom with the arid land of beauty against the backdrop of majestic mountains before ascending to the famous pilgrimage site at Muktinath adds the charm in your trip to Annapurna.
Muktinath is religiously important by both Hindus and Buddhists. The main shrine is a pagoda shaped temple dedicated to lord Vishnu; there are 108 water spouts around the Temple. The Jwala mai temple near by contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas underground. Since ancient times, there divine flames of jwala have been worshipped as Jwaladevi(the goddes of flame), situated North of the Annapurna Himalayas on the Ti betan border, Mustang is a rugged mysterious arid and hunting wilderness region set amid a lunar landscape of wind eroded hills and cliffs

What is the highlights of Jomsom and muktinath trekking ?

Mystical mountain flight, Explore beautiful Kagbeni, The Pilgrimage Muktinath Mandir, View of Dhawalagiri Ice- falls, The world deepest gorge of the Kaligandaki valley, Tatopani Hots pring, Sunrise and sunset at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

Jomsom and muktinath Trekking grades

This trekking is an easy and enjoyable as the landscapes are great. It doesn’t require any special training experience.

Muktinath Trekking Tour covers

Jomsom – Muktinath – Tatopani – Ghorepani – Poon hill – Mystical Gurung village Ghandrung

Best season to visit Muktinath Temple

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and December.

Jomsom muktinath trekking outline itineary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m) 6 hours, B/B Plan) Day 03: Drive from Pokhara (915 m) to Nayapul (1050m) Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m): 6 hours Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m) 5 hours Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m.) 6 hours Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m) 6 hours Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2730m) to Kagbeni (2800m) 5:30 hours Day 09: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m) 5 hours Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2730m) 5 hours Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight. Day 13: Final departure
Itinerary

Jomsom – Muktinath trekking itinerary in details

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu valley (1350m/4,415 ft)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport we will receive you with private car and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur with breakfast. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m/2,989 ft) 6hrs

Pokhara city lies on 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley Thangkot, only to quickly descend again to the Trishuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourists paradise with the combination of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. During the journey, one can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also take a flight from Kathamndu to Pokhara instead of drive.

Day 03 : Drive from Pokhara (915 m) to Nayapul (1050m/3,434 ft) and trek to Tikhedundha, 4 hrs

It takes one and half hours drive by private car / taxi / van / jeep. Now, you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

Day 04 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m/8,747 ft), 6 hrs

As you ascend along the path that leads to a forest, you will find Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge. Beyond Banthanti, there are magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron. After crossing several crystal-clear mountain streams, you arrive at the village of Nangethanti. Another few hours of trekking through the forest, you reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and is a popular watering spot for mules, which ply this route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. A ten minutes walk takes you to a small pass and further to the village of Deurali. For proper acclimatization, you rest at Ghorepani.

Day 05 : Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m/3,888 ft), 5 hrs

You can catch an amazing view of the sunrise from an ideal vantage point of Poon Hill. After breakfast, you descend to Tatopani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas. As you near Chitre, you get an awe-inspiring view of Dhaulagiri range. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magars village clustered on a ridge. You continue descending, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, you cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from thereon, it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name after the hot springs near the river below the village.

Day 06 : Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m/6,582 ft), 6 hrs

You have to follow the trail that ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. During the trails, you come across local people selling baskets of oranges. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. Thereafter, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge. You will find the layered stone path well-constructed and wide. As the rock cliff ends, you head towards Ghasa, a quaint Thakali village. You can see several flat-roofed Tibetan style houses in Ghasa.

Day 07 : Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m/8,721 ft), 6 hrs

The trek ascends crossing the wide valley of Kali. Through out the trek you will be enjoying many ethnic villages with a sparse population of Gurung, Thakali and few Tibetans. On the way to Marpha we trek along the banks of Kali Gandaki through the Apple orchard, you can eat apples if it happens to be the fruit season. Marpha is a big village enriched with a Buddhist Monastery in between the village which has its own cultural importance.

Day 08 : Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2730m/8,927 ft) to Kagbeni (2800m/9,156 ft) 5:30 hrs

You continue to follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. Tukuche is a delightful village where narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards attempt to provide some shelter from the winds which howl through the gorge. The wind generally picks up after about midday, but will at least be blowing at our backs as you head up to Jomsom. After passing through stone-walled orchards, a stone gate marks the entrance to Marpha. White walled houses line both sides of the narrow paved street, under which flows a cleverly made drainage system. Marpha makes a good lunch stop and the courtyards of the many lodges make ideal resting and refreshment places. The local apple brandy is especially well-known! As the trail continues towards Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and grey, contrasting with the white snow caps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening our way to Jomsom.

Day 09 : Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m/12,410 ft) 5 hrs

The trail steeply ascends for couple of hundred Meters. While gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple Garden, Yaks Herds, Sheep Herds and so on. You can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. You can enjoy delicious lunch at Jharkot and visit Monastery believed to be built in 15 century. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village. From here you hike to Rani Pauwa (3710m), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Now you walk for fifteen minutes to reach Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. The people of Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath are close to the life style, culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people

Day 10 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2730m/8,927 ft) 5 hrs

Heading away from Muktinath, you retrace your steps to Jomsom taking on the magnificent view of Nilgiri. You stay overnight in Jomsom. In the evening you celebrate the completion of your trek with the crew.

Day 11 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

Day 12 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus, which takes about seven hours. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 13 : Final departure

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your destination and our trip end.

Cost

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private Jomsom Muktinath with Poonhill trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for jomsom muktinath Trekking?

Answer: This trekking is suitable for all age trekkers who can walk about five hours everyday with a light weight rucksack.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on jomsom muktinath express Trekking?

Answer: We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in jomsom muktinath short Trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along kali gandaki valley Trekking?

Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on kali gandaki valley express Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route you can find shops and hotel where you can to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking .

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the guest house trekking, you can recharge your battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on muktinath with kali gandaki valley Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet fascilities.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings. We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on jomsom muktinath with kali gandaki valley Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.

Question: Is there any communication while we are on jomsom muktinath Trekking?

Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: You have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for jomsom muktinath express Trekking?

Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Jomsom and Muktinath trekking fact

    1. Trip Duration: 12 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 3,795m / 12,410 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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