|Trip Duration:||12 days|
|Program Type:||Holy Trekking|
|Trek Start Point:||Jomsom|
|Trek End Point:||Jomsom|
|Meals:||Breakfast/Lunch and Dinner|
|Mode of Travel:||Trekking|
|Best season:||March/April or September/October|
Jomsom Muktinath13 days Over view
Jomsom Muktinath Trek is situated Northside of Pokhara, which is popular trekking trail in Annapurna in Annapurna region where you can see amazing and 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 mountains in Nepal), Lamjung Himal 6586m etc. One can get to enjoy the moment with variety of cultures such as Brahmin , Chhetri, Thakali, Magar, Gurung etc. Jomsom trek aloows you to submerge into the deep beauty of landscapes and the pilgrimages of Hindus as well as Buddhists.
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 prevent 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 is not only popular for trekking, but also for Hindu as well as Buddhist pilgrimage sites. 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 riverside way of Kali Gandaki, an ancient fortress settlement on the border 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 a 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: Arrival in Kathmandu international (TIA) Transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara: Kathmandu to pokhara by drives or flight.
Day 03: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2858m.): Take a morning flight to Jomsom,
Day 04: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3817m.) about 5hrs.
Day 05: Muktinath to Jomsom (2709m): The trail desends to the valley for over 1525 m about 6 hrs.
Day 06: Jomsom to Larjung(2522m) about 5/6-hrs.
Day 07: Larjung to Ghasa (1970m) About 6 hrs.
Day 08: Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m): about 5/6 hrs.
Day 09: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2855m.): about 6/7 hrs.
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 13:- Final departure own your destination
Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuban international airport (1,300m/4,264ft): then pick you up and take a short drive from the airport to the hotel check in the hotel and rest for few hrs then we meet again with guide and barging about the trek what we need the equipment for then trek and what time we live from Kathmandu details.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft): 6-7 hours:-We can enjoy the beautifully terraced farms, little shops by the side of the road and the raging Trishuli River on our drive to Pokhara also referred to as the ‘City of Lakes.’ From the city, we get great views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna. Pokhara is also a tourist destination, so we take some time out in the evening and enjoy! Stay overnight hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03. 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 04. 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 05. 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 06. 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 07. 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 08. 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 09. 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 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 13: Final Departure:- Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will drop International airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Your own way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
|Start Date||End Date||Price In US Dollar($)||AVAILABILITY||Booking|
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 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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