Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Outline Itinerary:

 

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Kathmandu –Pokhara
Day 04 : Pokhara –Phedi and Trek to pothana
Day 05 : Pothana to Ghandruk
Day 06 : Ghandruk-Ghorepanie
Day 07 : Ghorepani Tatopani
Day 08 : Ttatopani-Ghasa
Day 09 : Ghasa- Marpha
Day 10 : Marpha-Jomsom
Day 11 : Kagbeni-Moktinath
Day 12 : Muktinath –Jomsom
Day 13 : Jomsom –Pokhara
Day 14 : Pokhara _Kathmandu
Day 15 : Free Day
Day 16 : International Departure



                                                                                                                  

Trip Fact:

Trip Code: MN221

Duration: 16 days

Maximum Elevation: 3795 m

Difficulty: Medium

Trekking Type: Teahouse

Best Season: April- October

Trekking Start From: Pokhara

Trekking Finish at: Jomsom

Price :  USD 1300

Route Map:












Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu :

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel; here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days.  We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.


Day 02: Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley :

After breakfast, you will start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Swayambhunath (Monkey Tembple), Pashupatinath , Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (960m / 6hrs or ½ hr):

Drive or fly to Pokhara. Pokhara is situated on the side of Lake Fewa, it is a beautiful area with Fishtail mountain (Machhapuchhare) rising not far behind within the Annapurna range.  Only 200km from Kathmandu it can take 6/8 hours by road depending on the season.


Day 04 : Pokhara –Phedi and Trek to pothana:

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana which takes about five hours. From here you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m.). The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. This is a small village which is surrounded by forests having marvelous mountain views.


Day 05 : Pothana to Ghandruk:

Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1940m.) which takes about six hours. While trekking from Pothana to Ghandruk the trail ascends gently to Deurali and begins to descend upto Bherikharka through forests. Now you follow flat path till you reach Landruk village. The path you follow till Landruk is really exhilarating as you pass through many local villages rich in culture, terrace fields and numerous green hills. From here the trail descends to Modi khola (stream) and ascends all the way to Ghandruk village.Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.


Day 06 : Ghandruk –Ghorepani:

Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2853m.) which takes about five hours. Today’s trek starts with a short decline till a small stream and then uphill through the Rhododendron trees. We come across a place name Banthahiti with the facility of tea houses and lodges. From here, the trail ascends through the forests upto Gurung Hill. Now the trail descends through the forest till Ghorepani.


Day 07 : Ghorepani Tatopani:

Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) which takes about seven and half hours. This day offers you an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast you trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani. After descending through the rhododendron forest, fine vistas open up we approach Chitre, with the Dhaulagiri Range straight ahead. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. You continue to descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, we then cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name from the hot springs near the river below the village. At Tatopani you can enjoy the Natural Hot Spring Bath.


Day 08 : Tatopani-Ghasa:

Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m.) and it takes about five hours. The followed route ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. From autumn to winter, baskets of these oranges are offered for sale to passing travelers. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. From here, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge, but the layered stone path is well-constructed and wide. When the rock cliffs end, we descend to the river before making the short climb back up to Ghasa. This is the first Thakali village we come across and the houses here are all built in the flat-roofed Tibetan style.


Day 09 : Ghasa- Marpha:

Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m.) which takes about six and half hours. The trek ascends crossing the wide valley of Kali Gandaki for about six to seven hours. Through out the trek you will be enjoying the mighty Rhododendron trees and 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 10 : Marpha-Jomsom:

Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2713m.) to Kagbeni (2897m.) and it takes about five hours. 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 snowcaps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening our way to Jomsom.


Day 11 : Kagbeni-Muktinath:

Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) which takes about 4 hours. 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 (3700m.), 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 (8165m), 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 12 : Muktinath –Jomsom:

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 m.) and it takes about 5 hours. Today we continue down for early two hours and then walk through the flat path till we reach Jomsom. Between the walk lies Eklebhatti village where you find tea houses and lodges.

Day 13 : Jomsom –Pokhara (Fly):

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 20 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.


Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu drive or fly. (1300m / 6 hrs or ½ hr):

After breakfast in the morning you say goodbye to Pokhara and head back to bustling Kathmandu by car or private bus (There is an option to fly). In the afternoon free day of your own. Overnight in Hotel.


Day 15: Kathmandu free day of your own:

This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening you will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.


Day 16: Final Departure:

All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing country.



  • Arrival and Departure transfer as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights) and Pokhara (3 nights) with breakfast
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara guided city tour
  • All necessary road and air transportation
  • All three time meals and teahouse accommodation while on trekking
  • A trekking guide and necessary porters for the trekking part
  • Annapurna conservation area Entrance fee
  • Accidental and Medical Insurance of trekking staffs
  • First aid kits
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets for guide, assistant guide and porters (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items)




  • International and domestic Airfare and tax
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure
  • Beverage, hard drinks and alcohol
  • Rescue and emergence cost
  • Your travel insurance
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses
  • Extra charge in case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc.
  • Other personal expenses and tips

Special Instructions to our Clients : :

Before leaving your country, you are suggested to ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months. Please book your trip as early as possible; giving us enough preparation time for your trip means your trip will be managed well so that you will get full satisfaction from our services. Please make sure that you have got confirmation receipt from our company about your booking. If you need any special facilities that are not included in the listed itinerary, make sure that you have informed us about it at the time of booking. Should you want to book any programs that are not listed in this website as tailor made package, please let us know by email; we will design it as per your travel need.

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