Jomsom-Muktinath Trek

Duration : 13 Days/12 Nights

Destination : Kathmandu-Pokhara-Muktinath

Highlights

The Jomsom Muktinath trek traces the trail from Pokhara all the way to Kali Gandhaki valley with Muktinath the pilgrimage site as the end point of the trek. Along this trail you will enjoy the natural splendors as well as the unique culture of the Jomsom region. The Jomsom Muktinath trek provides the double pleasures for the trekkers to view of two great Himalayan ranges, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range.

This trek offers the availability of lodges and the easy access to the highland region of the Himalayas within a limited time frame.

Trinetra Holidays, we offer a number of services to our clients. We also have professional guides to lead you and make your trip better. Also, we have many other trips across the country.

DAY 1
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.

Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Trinetra Holidays will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

DAY 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m) 6- 7 hours. (B)

This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty.

Pokhara is the tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Evening you can walk around the Phewa lake and boating to visit the Tal Barahai Temple (Island Temple). Overnight stay at Hotel.

DAY 3
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2713m) & trek to Kagbeni (2805m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

An early morning transfer to the airport, fly to Jomsom about 30 min flight. This is one of the world's exciting flights to see mountains closely through a plane, Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), fishtail (6997m), and other numerous peaks. You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. En- route, you pass through the arid part of the Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at the lodge.

DAY 4
Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The Trail steeply ascends for a couple of hundred meters. While gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscapes, caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, an 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 a Monastery believed to be built in the 15th century.

Now you head towards Muktinath following a 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 a 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 lifestyle, culture, religion, and idea of Tibetan people. Stay overnight at lodge.

DAY 5
Trek from Muktinath to Tukuche (2590m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through an arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki. From here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks.

You continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge and Tukuche is particularly well known for its apples, apple cider and apple, apricot and peach brandy Stay overnight at the lodge.

DAY 6
Trek from Tukuche to Ghasa (2013m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

Your trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The beginning part of the trail is stretched at an almost flat level up to Kalopani ( Black Water) and then your trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests, and birches are seen.

The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Here you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m), Nilgiri Central (6940m), and Nilgiri South (6839m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), and Tukuche peak (6920m). Stay overnight at the lodge.

DAY 7
Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)

The trail descends steeply up to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is amazing to look at. There is situated the deepest gorge of the world between two mountains Annapurna I (8091m) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m) facing each other near Rukse Waterfalls. Now the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements.

You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopani is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in Hot Spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Stay overnight at the lodge.

DAY 8
Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Our trail passes through a flat level of the land at some distance. Then the trail begins ascending steeply for at least one hour. Now path goes up through different villages inhabited by the people of different caste and agricultural land. The majority of the people here serve Gorkha Regiment and Indian Regiment as well. While trekking you cross through the Kali Gandaki river with a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.

The trail ascends gently all the way to Ghorepani passing through small villages like Phalate, Chitre, and so on. While trekking you pass through rhododendron forests and come across wildlife such as monkeys and birds of various species. You are accompanied by more panoramic views of different mountains. Ghorepani (Watering to Horse) is a small pass and the village of Deurali.

Although there is time enough to continue, it is better to stay here overnight so that we can make the morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m) for an outstanding panorama of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, Iv, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri ranges, Annapurna I, Bahra Sikhar (Twelve peaks or renowned as French Fang), Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and Mardi Himal.

The view you can see from here is probably the best view in the world. Not only this but Poon Hill is also crowded with different visitors to enjoy the sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped mountain. Stay overnight at lodge.

DAY 9
Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2675m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)

Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m) 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), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks.

After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650m) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos, and oaks. En- route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds, and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grant you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II, and so on. Stay overnight at the lodge.

DAY 10
Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) 3-4 hours. (B/L/D)

It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak, and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village.

There is a handicraft center and Gurung museum. From this village, you could see good views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7755m), and fishtail. Stay overnight at the lodge.

DAY11
Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethati (1025m) 4-5 hours. (B/L)

For the first part of the trek, you will descend observing beautiful waterfalls. The trail then ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, you will be at Birethanti (1025m) Now the trail gently ascends to Nayapul passing through a forest and the trail follows the Modi River. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara which takes one and a half hours. Stay overnight at the hotel.

DAY 12
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/D)

On the way, you will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar, where Nepal’s first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.

Evening you can do shopping in Thamel for your friends & family. Evening farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

DAY 13
Departure to Airport (B)

A representative from Trinetra Holidays will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Pick up from Airport and transfer to the hotel.

Two Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.

Two Night 3* hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.

Lunch Dinner and Breakfast during Trekking.

National park permit(ACAP).

The domestic airport picks up and drops by vehicle.

Flight Ticket (LUK-KTM-LUK) / domestic airport Tax.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.

Kathmandu/ Pokhara/ Kathmandu by tourist bus.

Naya pul/ Pokhara by taxi.

Flight Ticket Pokhara to Jomsom/ airport Tax.

All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.

An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).

An arrangement of Travel rescue.

Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

Last night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.

    Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily at Kathmandu airport.

    International airfare to and from Kathmandu. Porter.

    Travel and rescue insurance.

    Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)