• Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Max-Altitude 3,820m/12,533ft
  • Best Season Mar-May & Sep-Dec
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch & dinner
  • Group Size 01-16 people
  • Difficulty

Starting Price

$1650

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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Himalayan Excursion Nepal designed Jomsom Muktinath trek for pilgrims and for travelers looking for dashing trekking experience with natural and cultural beauty in the Himalayas. Muktinath is famous pilgrimage sites for Hindu and Buddhist as well. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is short delightful & unique treks in the Annapurna region. The trekking route passes through Kali Gandaki gorge (world’s deepest gorge), beautiful villages, cascading stream, lush vegetation, ancient monastery and attractive dry landscapes resembling the Tibetan Plateau. Taking a deep bath into the natural hot spring at Tatopani will be a pleasing experience in your lifetime. 

 

Jomsom Muktinath trek offers eye-catching views of different mountains including mount Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tilicho (7,134m), Nilgiri (7,061m) and many other snowcapped peaks. Moreover, another attraction of this trek is tradition, culture, food and life style of Thakali (inhabitants).

 

Trip Highlights

  • Cultural & UNESCO World Heritage Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Visiting beautiful local village of Kagbeni.
  • Eye-catching views of snowy peaks, waterfalls, gurgling river & dense forest.
  • Visit old Buddhist monasteries, chortens and religious monuments.
  • Experience culture, tradition & life style of Thakali community.
  • Visiting the pilgrimage town of Muktinath area.
  • Bathing in natural hot springs at Tatopani.
  • Explore the Kali Gandaki river valley.
Itinerary
Our company representative meets you in airport and transfers you to the related hotel. Overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.
After breakfast at morning, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trekking guide and our guide provides you final briefing and preparations for the trip then you will go for Kathmandu Sightseeing around Kathmadnu Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square and Swyambhunath which is also called monkey temple). Overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.
In morning around 7 a.m drive to Pokhara which take 5 to 6 hours to reach. Pokhara is very beautiful city which is less polluted and less crowded than Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.
Today’s, we begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes a short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m) a large village that has many shops and teahouse. From there, the trail continues through village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. Then the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1,495 meters and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570 meters. Today's walk offers a short and relatively easy day, during the journey which allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
Now we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2,070 meters. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through Pine forests of oak and Rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2,250 meters. We trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour of walk this brings you to Ghorepani at 2,840 meters. Overnight at guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
At early in the morning, we begin trekking for Poonhill. It takes an hour to climb from Ghorepani to Poon hill, presenting you with one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal from where spectacular Himalayan ranges with incredible sunrise views can be seen very closely. After observing the wonderful Himalaya views, we return to Ghorepani to have a hot breakfast. After breakfast, we continue our journey to Tatopani. The trail makes a steep descent to Chitre at 2,390 meters. As the trail drops down through Sikha, the hills are extensively terraced. Sikha is a large village with shops and hotels at 1,980 meters, from there the trail descends gently to Ghara at 1,705 meters. A further steep descent of 500 meters takes you to the Ghar Khola where the trail crosses the river on a suspension bridge. We then climb up above the Kaligandaki river before crossing too. As you turn north, it takes you to the Tatopani at 1,180 m. Tato means 'hot' and pani is water a name earned courtesy of the natural hot springs by the river. Tatopani is a popular short trekking spot just out of Pokhara. Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & dinner basis.
The trails climbs up the Kali Gandaki gorge, considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated between the two 8,000 meters peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail rises gently up to Dana at 1,400 meters, and Rupse Chhahara at 1,550 meters, there you can see a stunning waterfall. As the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the river, you will reach Kopchepani which crosses back to the western side on a suspension bridge at 1,935 meters. Then a short climb to Ghasa at 2,010 meters. Overnight at guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
We start the trek by crossing to the eastern side of the river, but cross back again further up the trail before entering Larjung at 2,560 meters. The trail continues on a short distance to the interesting village of Khobang with its narrow alleyways. Then we spend over night at the ancient Thakali village of Tukuche at 2,590 meters. Overnight at guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
From Tukche, we climb along the side of the valley to Jomsom at 2,713 meters. 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. Overnight at guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
We make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola leaving Kagbeni, we then join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3,200 meters. From here trail continues high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3,500 meters, well worth exploring. We take a break here for lunch before continuing on the Muktinath. As we leave Jharkot, the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3,802 meters. We intially visit Ranipauwa, there are many teahouse and shops. Our overnight stay will be here. Further 10 minutes walks up the hill, we will be rewarded with the actual religious site of Muktinath is a Pilgrimage center for Buddhist and Hindus. There we can see Tibetan traders as well as Sadhus from the far south India. There are shriness in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets that provide Muktinath’s famous internal flame. It’s the earth-water-fire combination that accounts for Muktinath's great religious significance. Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
Today, we follow the same trail nearby Kagbeni and then the new trail takes you down to the Eklebhatti, then again follow same trail to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner basis.
20 minutes scenic flight takes us to Pokhara. Than drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers fewa lake, Davi's fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower Mahadev cave etc. Overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.
It's also spare day in case of bad weather in Jomsom. Overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.
Drive back to Kathmandu and in extra time relaxing or you can do shopping, buying some gift for your family, friend or relatives. Overnight at hotel with Bed & Breakfast basis.
Today, you will transfer to airport for your final departure to your home country or onward destination.
Includes/Excludes
    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
    • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • 1 Night twin sharing hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
    • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
    • Professional English speaking tour guide during Kathmandu sightseeing.
    • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
    • License holder English speaking trekking guide.
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter).
    • Food, accommodation, salary, equipment, medicine and Insurance for all staff.
    • Necessary entry permits fees & traveler TIMS card.
    • Company provide sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
    • All government and local taxes.
    • International airfare & necessary airport taxes.
    • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month.
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
    • Temple and monasteries entry fees during Kathmandu sightseeing.
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
    • All personal and bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
    • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected).
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
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Faq

Jomsom Muktinath trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.

Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying your name outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.

Best season for trekking is usually March-April and October-November but Jomsom Muktinath trek can be done in February, June, April, May and December as well.

Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict. At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm. The temperature could be as high as 30 degree Celsius to minus 15 degree Celsius low.

Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service. We provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We provide tourist bus transfer service from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. We book flight ticket through Simrik air, Buddha Air, Yeti air for the flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice versa.

There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. Some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges. Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your Xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.

In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.

Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so it’s better to bring power bank or spare batteries.

There are many restaurants available in Kathmandu and Pokhara city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most tea houses menu you may find noodles soup, steam mo:mo, daal bhat, green salad, finger chips, eggs, potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea, coffee, hot lemon, hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch, dinner will be at a lodge.

Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude are not safe for the stomach.

Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.

Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They has also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.

Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Click here