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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Grade:grade

Trek/Tour Style: Trekking in Nepal

Activities: Trekking in Nepal

Best Month: Mar-May and Sep-Nov

Daily Walking Hour: 5-6 Hours

Total Tour: 13 Days

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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking suits to people of any age group. The site offers a splendid view of mountains along with the introduction of cultural Nepal. The area is rich in culture and natural beauty. People here follow Buddhism. The place breathes spiritual air. The prayer flags, mani walls and prayer wheels on the site will revive your spirit.

The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is profound here. The Kali Gandaki River on the way fascinates you and will accompany you on the major part of the trail. The entire hills on the way to Jomsom are dotted red by rhododendrons in spring. The scene will sooth your heart.

Muktinath is the main site of a visit on Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. It is located at an altitude of 3800m. Muktinath is a common holy site of Hindu and Buddhist where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. A Buddhist monk worships Lord Vishnu following Buddhist rituals is the uniqueness of the temple. Hindu believes that a glimpse of Lord Vishnu at Muktinath will liberate them from the chain of birth and death forever.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 04: Tikedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tatopani

Day 06: Tatopani to Kalopani

Day 07: Kalopani to Marpha

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath

Day 10: Jeep to Jomson/fly to Pokhara

Day 11: Flight to Pokhara

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 13: Fly back to your destination

Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can customize the itinerary according to your need or requirements.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

Namaste! Info Nepal Treks and Expedition heartily welcomes you to the city of temples – Kathmandu. We will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our office representative will be there holding placard on which either client’s or company's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and after your reception, we will drive to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and you will settle rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be with 3 P.P. size photographs, a copy of passport and copy of travel insurance.

Overnight in hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

As per our schedule, the fun begins from today. You will tour Kathmandu—City of Temples. Our tour guide will show you four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites located in the capital city. The tour begins from Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is a historical place that covers five acres land in the heart of Kathmandu. There is Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Ghar, Kasthamandap and many more things to observe.

The earthquake of 25th April 2015 destroyed many temples and historic building but despite the fact, the charm of the site is still there and things are in the reconstruction phase.

After roaming Durbar Square we drive to Pashupatinath Temple. The temple is regarded as greatest Hindu shrine where Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of Linga.

Bouddhanath Stupa is located in close distance from Pashupatinath. It is an octagonal mandala structure stupa and Lord Buddha is worshipped here. In the vicinity of Bouddhanath, there are more than 50 monasteries where you can visit and see the metal structure of Lord Buddha and many other Buddhas.

Swoyambhunath is the last destination of our visit today. It is located in a cliff and the view of Kathmandu valley is really nice from here. Swoyambhunath is also known as Monkey Temple as many monkey of Reus species are found here.

It is a dome-shaped structure above which pyramid-shaped metal structure is placed. At the bottom of that metal structure, you can see eyes of Buddha in all four directions.

‘Self-Existing’ is the meaning of Swoyambhunath. It means that when there was nothing in the valley the Swoyambhu used to exist. Legends say that the civilization of Kathmandu Valley began with Swoyambhunath.

Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (Pokhara) (823m/2,700ft) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,552m/5,090ft)

After breakfast, we catch a bus to Nayapul. As per your request, we will arrange a vehicle to you for Nayapul—private car or tourist bus. It is a drive of around six hours riding on Prithvi Highway. You will enjoy the countryside Nepal while on the way. The lush green vegetation, hills and Trishuli River will fascinate you.

Nayapul is around one and a half hour driving distance from Pokhara.

No sooner we reach Nayapul we head towards Tikhedhunga. It is around three hours walk. This (Nayapul) is the starting point of our Jomsom Trekking. We will walk along the bank of Modi Khola (River). We arrive at Birethanti followed by Hille. Finally, we arrive at Tikhedhunga.

Overnight at Tikhedhunga

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft)

Today we pass through Ulleri and walk on the stone steps of more than 3000 stars. The stairs will test your endurance and stamina. Magar is the main inhabitants of this area. They are one of the indigenous groups of Nepal out of 59 groups.

We arrive at Banthanti. Crossing oak and rhododendron forests we reach Nangethanti. A further couple of hours from here will bring us at Ghorepani.

Overnight in Ghorepani

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft)

Poon Hill is at a walking distance of around 45 minutes from Ghorepani. It is a vantage point where people gather in the morning to get the view of rising sun. The sunrays striking Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the morning are truly awesome.

After spending few hours in Poon-Hill we get back to Ghorepani and have breakfast. We now proceed towards Tatopani. Following descend trail, we pass through Chitre and Shikha before arriving at Tatopani.

Hot spring is an English translation of Tatopani. Here you get the opportunity to take dip in hot spring. It is believed that the hot water in the spring is a natural cure for many types of skin diseases.

Overnight in Tatopani

Day 06: Tatopani to Kalopani (2,505m/8,218 ft)

Today we will be walking along the way of Kali Gandaki gorge. At Dana you will witness the deepest gorge of the world. This gorge is located in between two eight-thousanders—Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

The further walk will bring us at Rupse Chhahara. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls of Nepal and is also the longest waterfall of Nepal.

We cross a suspension bridge and reach at Ghasa. From here we follow ascending course to be at Lete. While on the way to Kalopani from Lete you get an astounding view of Nilgiri. It is something wonderful view of a lifetime.

Overnight in Kalopani

Day 07: Kalopani to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft)

As usual, our trek begins after breakfast. Crossing few rivers we enter into Larjung followed by Khobang. Tikuche, a Thakali village is a next place where we arrive.

After lunch, we start our trek. It is uphill trail and the course will bring us at the gorge of Kali Gandaki. We pass Tibetan Refugee Center and get in Marpha, a Thakali village.

Overnight in Marpha

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft)

Today we will enter into Jomsom Valley. The valley is one of the busiest commercial areas of Annapurna Region. We reach Eklle Bhatti before being at Kagbeni. Kagbeni is located in the confluence of Jhong Khola and Kali Gandaki.

Overnight in Kagbeni

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft)

We will be moving in Jhong Khola Valley. We reach Jharkot. Here we lunch. After some time of walk from there (Jharkot) we reach at Muktinath. The site is located at an altitude of 3800m. Muktinath is a common holy site of Hindu and Buddhist where Lord Vishnu is worshipped. A Buddhist monk worships Lord Vishnu following Buddhist rituals is the uniqueness of the temple. Hindu believes that a glimpse of Lord Vishnu at Muktinath will liberate them from the chain of birth and death forever.

Overnight at Muktinath

Day 10: Trek back to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft)

After experiencing Muktinath we head back to Jomsom. Following descend trail and enjoying the scenic beauty on the way we get in Jomsom.

Overnight at Jomsom

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara

We catch flight to Pokhara from Jomsom in the early morning. It is a scenic flight of around 30minutese. We will get enough time to roam around Pokhara City of Lakes.

Overnight in Pokhara

Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast we will be driving to Kathmandu. You will be riding through Prithvi Highway enjoying countryside Nepal. The will ride along the way of Trishuli River.

Here in capital you get ample of time to roam around especially, on the streets of Thamel. If interested, you can purchase gifts to your friend and family.

Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will offer you farewell dinner tonight.

Overnight in hotel

Day 13: Departure to your country

Your Nepal stay ends from today. Representative of Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to you scheduled flight.

See you next season for another trip!

Important Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can customize the itinerary according to your need or requirements.

Cost Included

  • Airport pick up and drop in private vehicle.
  • City sightseeing with a private vehicle.
  • One night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking Permit, TIMS,and conservation Area Permit fee.
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks.
  • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
  • All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles.
  • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance and equipment charge .
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be returned after trek).
  • Government Taxes and paper work.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost Excluded

  • International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills).
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
  • Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
  • Late arrival and late departure extra night.
  • Tips to guide and porter.

Route Map:

Assocoated With

  • TAAN
  • NTB
  • NMA
  • GOV

We Accept

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