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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: JPT
Trip Duration: 12 days
Max. Altitude: 3862M
Grade: Strenuous
Program Type: Holy Trekking
Trek Start Point: Jomsom
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner
Mode of Travel: Trekking
Transportation: Air/Bus/Car
Minimum Pax: 5
Best season: March/April or September/October

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is situated North of Pokhara which is popular trekking trail in Annapurna in Annapurna region where you will see with different spectacular Himalayan views including Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt.Nilgiri 7040m, Mt. Annapurna south 7219m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7525m, Mt. Hiunchuli 6441m, Mt. Fishtail/ Machhapuchhare 6993m, Tukuche peak 6920m ( Fishtail is one of the beautiful mountain in Nepal), Lamjung Himal 6586m etc, enjoy with mixed culture such as Bramin , Chhetri, Thakali, Magar, Gurung etc, beautiful landscape,pilgrimage trekking tour both Hindu and Budhist in Annapurna Himalayan range.

Jomsom is best known for its airport that offers a quick entry or exit to the valley with regular daily flights from Pokhara. The strong winds that blow up the valley prevents flights from taking off from Jomsom after 11 a.m. Jomsom can also be considered a place to use as a base for exploring the upper part of the Kali Gandaki region. There are numerous accommodation options including a new high-class resort complex.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking not only popular for trekking , both hindu and buddhist pilgrimage trekkers also participate for jomsom muktinath trekking as it is most popular both Hindu & Buddhist .Jomsom Muktinath trekking commences with a 30 minute early morning flight from pokhara to Jomsom, the major trading center in lower Mustang. From Jomsom, we head north to Kagbeni along the river side way of Kali Gandaki an ancient fortress settlement on the boarder of Upper Mustang trekking. Kagbeni has many interesting aspects and its ways of life have changed little although some rather inappropriate concrete lodges which have been built over the last few years hardly compliment what is otherwise a lovely little place. The following day is a four hour hike through arid country up to the Muktinath temple. The terrain here gradually gives way to the Tibetan plateau providing some fascinating rock formations on route. Rather than spending overnight at Muktinath (which over the years has become bland) we retrace our steps for an hour or so to reach Jharkot village. Jharkot village has in the main managed to retain its traditional way of life.


Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara: Kathmandu to pokhara by drive or flight.

Day 02: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2858m.): Take a morning flight to Jomsom, the Head quarters of Mustang district. Reach to Jomsom village after crossing the Kaligandaki River Bridge then trek about 3 hrs. Through the bank of Kaligandaki and reach to Ekley Bhatti village; trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni which lies at the band of two rivers, Kaligandaki (flows from Muktinath) and Nilgiri (flows from Mt. Nilgiri). There is good current of wind that blows 10 A.M. to 5. P.M. through out the trail. (4/5 hrs. walk).

Day 03: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3817m.): Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists with a Gompa and pagoda style. Pagoda is dedicated to Lord bishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas (3/4 hrs. walk).

Day 04: Muktinath to Jomsom (2709m): The trail desend to the valley for over 1525 m. below and there is a dramatic arid landscape, which continues upto Jomsom. On the Kaligandaki trading route, it is a major and almost busy village.

Day 05: Jomsom to Larjung(2522m):The valley is dominated by Thakalis interestingly related to Gurung and Magars of the Lutheran slopes (5/6-hrs. walk).

Day 06: Larjung to Ghasa (1970m) A dramatic change of vegetation from dry arid desert to pine and Confer forest can be found while palling between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Passing through Kalopani, magnificent views of Annapurna range can be seen; overnight rest at Ghasa (5/6hrs.walk ).

Day 07: Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m): Gradually going down to Tatopani, treks enter valleys and fields; the beautiful Rupse chhahara (waterfall) leaves behind while reaching Dana village for lunch. Then 3 hrs. easy walk to Tatopani through the bank of Kaligandaki river for overnight rest.(5/6 hrs. walk).

Day 08: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2855m.): Steadily climbs all day up to Ghorepani. After lunch at Sikha village, the trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendron and reaches to Ghorepani. The best view of sun set over Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be seen from here. (6/7 hrs.walk).

Day 09: Rest day at Ghorepani.

Day 10: Ghorepani to Tirkhedhunga (1577m.): Descending to Tirkhedhunga, Mules loaded with goods can be seen enroute (5/6-hrs. walk).

Day 11: Tirkhedhunga to Pokhara (915m.): Walk up to Nayapul ( New Bridge ) and drive to Pokhara for 5 hrs.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m): Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

Day 01. Kathmandu to Pokhara: Kathmandu to pokhara by drive or flight.

Day 02. Pokhara to Kagbeni (2858m.): Take a morning flight to Jomsom, the Head quarters of Mustang district. Reach to Jomsom village after crossing the Kaligandaki River Bridge then trek about 3 hrs. Through the bank of Kaligandaki and reach to Ekley Bhatti village; trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni which lies at the band of two rivers, Kaligandaki (flows from Muktinath) and Nilgiri (flows from Mt. Nilgiri). There is good current of wind that blows 10 A.M. to 5. P.M. through out the trail. (4/5 hrs. walk).

Day 03. Kagbeni to Muktinath (3817m.): Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists with a Gompa and pagoda style. Pagoda is dedicated to Lord bishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas (3/4 hrs. walk).

Day 04. Muktinath to Jomsom (2709m): The trail desend to the valley for over 1525 m. below and there is a dramatic arid landscape, which continues upto Jomsom. On the Kaligandaki trading route, it is a major and almost busy village.

Day 05. Jomsom to Larjung(2522m):The valley is dominated by Thakalis interestingly related to Gurung and Magars of the Lutheran slopes (5/6-hrs. walk).

Day 06. Larjung to Ghasa (1970m) A dramatic change of vegetation from dry arid desert to pine and Confer forest can be found while palling between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Passing through Kalopani, magnificent views of Annapurna range can be seen; overnight rest at Ghasa (5/6hrs.walk ).

Day 07. Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m): Gradually going down to Tatopani, treks enter valleys and fields; the beautiful Rupse chhahara (waterfall) leaves behind while reaching Dana village for lunch. Then 3 hrs. easy walk to Tatopani through the bank of Kaligandaki river for overnight rest.(5/6 hrs. walk).

Day 08. Tatopani to Ghorepani (2855m.): Steadily climbs all day up to Ghorepani. After lunch at Sikha village, the trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendron and reaches to Ghorepani. The best view of sun set over Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be seen from here. (6/7 hrs.walk).

Day 09. Rest day at Ghorepani.

Day 10. Ghorepani to Tirkhedhunga (1577m.): Descending to Tirkhedhunga, Mules loaded with goods can be seen enroute (5/6-hrs. walk).

Day 11. Tirkhedhunga to Pokhara (915m.): Walk up to Nayapul ( New Bridge ) and drive to Pokhara for 5 hrs.

Day 12. Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350m): Drive or fly back to Kathmandu from Pokhara

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Cost Include

Cost Is Included

• 2 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B basie plan
• Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by bus or Car
• 1 Night accommodation in Pokhra with B/B basic plan
• All airport and hotel transfers
• National permit & TIMS permit ( Trekking Information Management System)
• Accommodation, food and Tea/coffee during the trek
• Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
• Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
• For guest:-Down jacket, Good sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

Cost Exclude

Cost Is Not Included

Air ticket from KTM-PKR-JUM-PKR-KTM

.Food in Kathmandu Lunch & Dinner)
• Food in Pokhara (Lunch & Dinner)
• Bakery food during the trek. When you eat in the bakery that you need to pay by yourself
• Nepal Visa fee
• International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
• Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Tips for guide and porters

 

 

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