Trip Type : Group Tour
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking tour

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking - 12 Days

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
12 days
From: $ 890 $ 74 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is famous for both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimages. Trekking to the part of Annapurna circuit and passing by beautiful settlements, provides you a great chance to explore the local culture of many Mongolian people like Gurung, Magar, Rai etc., following their own traditions, customs, norms, and rituals.

  • Explore world deepest Kaligaandaski George, and Kaligandaki valley natural hot bath in Tatopani and great seen of Annapurna massif and other neighboring Himalayas.
  • Visiting Hindu and Buddhist holiest Muktinath temple and enjoy with the Thakali and Rai cultures.
  • Along with this, trek offers you beautiful stunning view of  massif Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.

Short Description

Jomsom and Muktinath trekking is the best trek in Annapurna region which is on the way to Mustang. Muktinath 3710m (12172 ft) is famous for pilgrimage spot for both the Hindus and Buddhists and great trekking area for travelers. Hindus, it is sacred as the place of salvation. The Hindus believe that bathing in the water here guarantees salvation after death. The Hindu god, Bramha, is thought to have lit the eternal flames that still burns at Muktinath which means (freedom from the karma). For the Buddhists, it is a place that the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) had meditation, it’s source of fossilized ammonites, known locally as saligrams, which are found all along the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki valley. If you want to do shorter trek you can do Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Different amazing floras and faunas of this region provide you with unexpected moments of your life. You observe many endangered species like musk deer, leopards, spotted deer etc. in the beautiful forest of pine and bamboo.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kathmandu
End City Kathmandu

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All entry fees TIMS card and entry Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4428ft)

SAT airport representative pick you up from airport upon your arrival. Then transfer to the hotel for short briefing about the trip. In the meantime, you can roam around the city to get familiar with new city or take a rest and relax.

Day 2: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m/2700ft) & trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m/) – 35 min flight, 1 hrs drive, 5 hrs trek

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Supported by the astounding mountain views and Lakes, we take 35 minute of flight to Pokhara. Pokhara – the second most touristic hub of Nepal, is also known as “the city of lakes” with many opportunities of adventures. Here we get to observe the local sttlements of people. Then we drive to Nayapul and trek up to Tikhedhunga through Birethati, Sudami and Hike (1495m) respectively. Along the ascend to the uphill: we pass by valleys, waterfall, suspension bridge and swimming hole. As we get a chance to cross by the beautiful villages, we also can observe the cultures and traditions follow by different ethnic groups of people.

Day 3: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft)- 6/7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

From Tikhedhunga we trek to Ghorepani. The trail offers amazing landscape and Himalayan scenery with pasture land and cultivated fields. We climb uphill after descending down and crossing the suspension bridge over Burundi Khola. We continuously trek past Ulleri (2070m) and pass a large Magar village, Banthati (2250m) & Nangethati (2460m) village before arriving to our destination, Ghorepani. Ghorepani is used to be an important campsite for horse traders before a long time.

Day 4: Ghorepani – Hike to Poonhill & trek to Tatopani (1190m/3904ft)- 6/7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Early in the morning, we hike to Poonhill for stunning view of Himalayan range and beautiful sunrise view. Then we descend to Ghorepani and continue to our next destination; Tatopani. We steeply descend until Chitre (2380m) and further trail down to Sikha (1980m) – a large village with shops and hotels. Moving on, we descend gently to Ghara (1705m) and Ghara River respectively. Taking suspension bridge we cross the river and reach Tatopani after crossing Kali Gandaki and taking turn to north.

Day 5: Tatopani to Ghasa (2110m/6922ft)- 5/6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

After the breakfast trek to Ghasa begins via Kali Gandaki George – world’s deepest George that situates between two 8,000m peaks (Annapurna & Dhaulagiri). We continuously ascend to Dana (1400m), and pass by Rupse Chhahara (1550m) – you can see waterfall here and Kopchepani (1935m) from where a short climb escorts us to Ghasa (2110m) at the lower region of Kali Gandaki valley. During the trek we observe the amazing fascinating greenery of the forests as the region is mostly famous for bird watching program.

Day 6: Ghasa to Tukuche (2560m/8398ft)- 5.5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Our trek starts by crossing eastern side of river and entering Larjung (2560m). Then after a short walk we come to an interesting village Khobang with narrow passages and reach Tukuche. Tukuche is famous for apple brandy and wine products and various communities with Thakali village. Along with this you can see the farm fields and apple orchads on the way.

Day 7: Tukuche to Kagbeni (2800m/9186ft)-

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Today our trek goes along the side of the valley to Jomsom (2713m). Jomsom is a large busy settlement and headquarter of the Mustang district. It is full of life with airport, army camp, hotels, shops, banks and government offices. Walking along this side, we cross a river which takes us to Kagbeni. Reaching at Kagbeni, we get to observe the spectacular views of stunning mountains, Nilgiri, Daulagiri and many others.

Day 8: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m/12170ft)- 5/6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

After having the early breakfast we check our permits and take a vertical route to Jhong Khola. We leave Kagbeni here and link ourselves for direct route to Muktinath. Throughout the trail we carry on high above Jhong Khola to the village of Jharkot (3500m)via Khingar at 3200m and climb up to our destination – Muktinath. Muktinath is a fascinating village with unique hospitality and influenced with Tibetan culture.

Day 9: Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8910ft)- 5/6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Today we trek back to Jomsom through the same route of Kagbeni after visiting some monasteries and Hindu temples in Muktinath. Muktinath is mainly famous for the “Vishnu Temple” and is the main center for Hindu pilgrimages during the festive seasons. Reaching Ekle Bhatti, we continue our trek to Jomsom. Down the way, we get to see magnificent views of mountains and fields.

Day 10: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara (Flight optional)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge.

After breakfast, we take jeep/bus from Jomsom and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of mountains and rivers. We pass Magar, Gurung & Thakali villages and enjoy fresh as well as dry apples and apple products.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Pokhara to Kathmandu drive takes around 5/7 hours. It is a scenic drive along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. After your arrival in Kathmandu, in the evening, you are treated with a special cultural dinner program as a complimentary commencement of Sunrise Adventure Trek.

Day 12: Departure/Farewell

After victorious ending of our trip, our representative drops you to the airport for your journey home. You are dropped off 3 hours earlier so that there is no any delay in flight. Or you can join another adventure and explore hidden gems of Nepal. Till then, have a safe journey to Home!

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Overland Transportation

Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Solo Notes

For the single supplement they have pay extra for the trip.

Accomodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Guides

Helpful and Friendly professional English speaking guide.

Cancellation Policy:

According to our company rules and regulation no refund will be made for 20 % payment amount in any case of cancellation of the trip. If you paid early full payment you will get 50 % refund incase of any reason if you cancel the trips.

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Equipment and Packing List
A variety of clothing is necessary for the Jomsom Muktinath trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing
T– shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Season
Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February. Jomsom Muktinath trekking can be done even during the monsoon season but not recommended.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flight major meals in cities

  • Airport tax and monuments entrance fees
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc
  • Tips to guide and porter and your insurance

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 9 Dinners

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