Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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Jomsom / Muktinath Trek is another exciting trek, which follows the most ancient traditional route in the trans-Himalaya route or salt trade route. When this route passes it touches several appealing villages with native people and animals. Jomsom / Muktinath Trek follows the old trade route to Tibet along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River exploring the great diversity of Annapurna region. Nepal is rich in its scenic beauty; this statement will be justified when you visit Jomsom/ Muktinath. Jomsom/ Muktinath Trek is the most attracting trek in Nepal as every year the number of trekkers visiting this trail has increased by almost 70% . You can find inter connected and mixed culture butmajority of people belong to Gurung, Magars and Thakali.
Through Jomsom / Muktinath Trek, you can view amazing scenes like Himal Lamjung, Annapurna, Fishtail, Himal Nilgiri, Dhawalagiri Mountain Range and Tilicho peak. The trek grade is easy and moderate. The highest altitude reached during the trek is 3800m (Muktinath). As soon as you reach Tatopani, the trek gets even more exciting as you can have an opportunity to relax in the lap of natural hot springs. In addition the grandeur of the Dhaulagiri is ahead with the quick look of the windy Tibetan plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m). This track leads to Kagbeni, which is the entrance gate of Mustang. In the past this was the forbidden kingdom and it leads to Muktinath, considered to be the most holy places for Hindus and Buddhists alike.
Itinerary OutlineDay 01:
Arrival To TIA ( Kathmandu)
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Trip to Pokhara (910m)
Trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m)
Trek to Ghorepani (2850m)
Trek to Tadapani (2500m)
Trek to Ghasa (2120m)
Trek to Tukuche (2560m)
Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Trek to Muktinath (3800m)
Trek to Jomsom (2700m)
Flight to Pokhara
Back to Kathmandu
Departure from TIA, Farewell!
(We encourage you to extend your views in case if you want to change the itinerary)
Day 1: Arrival at the TIA, Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal, the Land of the Himalayas! You will be guided to the hotel by a Great Nepal representative once you arrive at the airport. You will have the rest of the day to do whatever you wish to do: get some sleep, stroll around or party hard. Well, do whatever that suits you. Later, you will participate in a gathering of other trekkers and guides and also be handed over the equipment necessary for the trek.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
The next your day start with sightseeing the Kathmandu valley where you can enjoy the culture and take a look at ancient architectural monuments still standing tall within the colorful city. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (910m) 6hrs
Our 3rd day starts with the trip to Pokhara. It takes 6 hours by road from Kathmandu. You can enjoy a beautiful journey alongside the Prithivi Highway, where you will be able to see small settlements with a touch of countryside life in Nepal. Overnight stay at a hotel
Day 4: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) 5hrs
You will have your breakfast at sharp 7:30 AM, drive to Naya Pul by vehicle crossing the large village of Lumla. You will march for at least 20 minutes past Nayapul towards Birethanti, which is considered a large and the most flourishing town. In Ramghai you will have lunch. Trek to Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 6hrs
When you reach near Ulleri after one hour of walk, you will have some time for rest. Again in Nangethanti you will stop for lunch. From there it takes around couple of hours to reach Ghorepani, situated at an altitude of 2850 meters. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 6: Trek to Tadapani (2500m) 7hrs, hike to Poon Hill (3180m)
On 6th Day of trek, you have to get up early in the morning for hiking until Poon Hill (3180m). Poon Hill is the place from where you can see fabulous view of sunrise and the Himalayas. When we are done with Poon Hill, you will return to Ghorepani, taking hot breakfast and will continue your walking towards Tatopani. Overnight stay at a hotel,
Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2120m) 5hrs
The gorge formed by Kali Gandaki River is considered as the deepest gorge in the world and it is the starting point of our trek on the seventh day. This is the finest place for walking all along the Kali Gandaki riverside. Before Dana (1450m), you will cross Bhalo Khola and after around 30 minutes you will see a high waterfall. Crossing the narrowest path of Kali Gandaki trail, you reach at Ghasa, which is famous for its ethnic Thakali villages. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Day 8: Trek to Tukuche (2560m) 5hrs
The trail now follows along the Kali Gandaki River, a narrow ravine which comes before Thakali villages. On the way you can snap photographs of great natural beauty. Our trek for the day will end in the village of Tukuche (2560m). Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 4 hrs
Kagbeni (2800m) is the most beautiful and adventures place for the trek. The first village of Kagbeni trail is Khobang. From there you can make your trip towards Kanti Goma, a Buddhist temple. You can continue our trip towards Marpha as it is important place for Apple. On the way you can see a wine brandy distillery which is the main source of the native living here. Still you need to walk another 2 hours to be at Jomsom. At this point you will have some lunch so that you can carry on the Kaligandaki River. Overnight stay at a hotel,
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 6hrs
Muktinath (3800m) is the holy place for both Hindus and Buddhist. You need to climb 1000 meters from Kagbeni to reach Muktinath. First of all you start to walk all the way through Khingar (3400m) continuing Jharkot (3500m) which will be an inspiring stronghold for natives. If you are planning to carry on the first part of Muktinath, you will be staying that night at Ranipur. It has other advantages too. That will give you some time to visit Hindu places and to see the sights near the areas. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2700m) 5hrs
On the 11th day of our trek you will move for the trek to Jomsom (2600m). Jomsom is another destination for trek that can change the perspective of your life. Trek to Jomsom takes almost 5 hours. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara
The next morning, you will catch a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom which takes approximately around 20 minutes. Overnight stay at a guest-house.
Day 13: Back to Kathmandu
From Pokhara , you will return back to Kathmandu on the 13th day. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Day 14: Departure to TIA “Farewell!"
Something you really wish didn’t come, the end of your marvelous journey. Obviously, having you attached to this beautiful country, saying goodbye will be painful. You will be chauffeured to the airport and then make your departure.
Cost includes / excludes
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport both Domestic and International with ( A/C or non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International airport by Great Nepal's representative while arriving and departing.
- 3 Nights accommodations hotels in Kathmandu on B/B plan basis with twin sharing.
- 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara with BB plan on twin sharing basis.
- Airfare Jomsom to Pokhara and airport tax
- Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking.
- All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swoyombhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
- Local English-speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
- Per person 20kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 20kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
- Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
- Nepalese Government Royalty;
- One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed (Sherpa) per client.
- All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking.
- First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
- Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication also available for members
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all trekking crew at base camp and above as required.
- Required fixed and dynamic rope during trekking period.
- Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of guest with appropriate charge
- We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance
- High altitude food for member and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crew
- Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
- Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary)
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
- Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Transportation is not on disposal basis. It is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
- Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera).
- Personal climbing gears;
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
- Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
- Any other item not included in cost includes section
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary
We will be staying hotel of your request in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost addition. We will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea houses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities.Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please e-mail us or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-01-4252525