Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
10 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is another short trekking route of Annapurna conservation area in Nepal. It is one of the most exciting trekking in the Annapurna region which is located at a height of 2800 meter from the sea level and also part of the Annapurna round trek. The trek is also among the tamest areas with excellent lodges lining the main routes. The diverse Nepalese landscape combined with the rich culture of its people makes this trek more rewarding. For trekking on these trails, you take six hours scenic drive from the Kathmandu valley to Pokhara city. This route is not only perfect for the pilgrims but also for those looking for adventurous trekking in the Himalayas with natural and cultural beauty. This valley trek is more correctly known as Dzongsam or new fort. This trekking route passes through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki George with dry desert areas like the nearby Tibetan plateau. This trip also include Upper Mustang Trek.

jomsom Muktinath Trek is situated north of Pokhara. Our trail passes through the bizarre villages, wonderful waterfalls, lush forests and surprising an almost barren leeward side of the Himalayas. The temple and the religious shrine in these two places are the most noteworthy pilgrimage sites for the Hindus and Buddhist people in this region. There are many attractive things in this trails but one of the most attractive thing in the route is culture, religion, traditions, and lifestyle of Thakali people. Trekking in this route is special for people who don’t have previous trekking experience. While doing trekking on this trail we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron and oak forest and get the opportunity to see many beautiful villages and mountain views of this region with Experience Mountain Guide. The season between spring and autumn is the best season for trekking in this region.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhendhunga (1,552m) 4-5 hrs

Day 04: Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani (2,750m) 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m) 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m) 5-6 hrs

Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m) 4-5hrs

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810m) 4-5 hrs

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m) 5-6 hrs

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m) 5-6 hrs

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final departure

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary:

Day 0 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Journey Nepal Adventure will pick you up from the airport and take you to our hotel cheek in the Hotel.  After getting refresh and briefing about the trip.  Welcome dinner hosted by Journey Nepal Adventure. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m., 6 hours)

Starting the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, with a tourist bus drive on Nepal’s interesting highway to reach Pokhara, the journey leads past many farms, villages, and towns with views of mountains.

The drive finally ends on reaching Pokhara and transfer to a hotel nearby beautiful Fewa lake and cheek in the Hotel.

Day 03:  Drive to Nayapul (trek point) with 4 hrs trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440m

After breakfast one and half hour drive to Nayapul unto Bherethati cross the Modi river from here walk begins through nice villages, farms and beautiful waterfalls,  genteel walk then reaching at Tirkehdhunga for an overnight stop in the comfort tea house/ lodge after a good day walks of 4 hours.

Day 04: Thikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri  Dhawalagiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 05:Ghorepani to Tatopani. with a visit to Poon Hill: (1,190m) 5-6 hrs

To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is an also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light Annapurna Himalayan range including Dawalagiri Mountain which is one of the high mountain among them. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head down to Tatopani (Natural Hot spring) Enjoy taking Bathing Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m) 5-6 hrs

Enjoy the night at Tatopani ( Natural Hot Spring) village the valley is quite constricted and it is quite warm with sub-tropic climate and vegetation, Tatopani is another nice village with large hot spring pools just by the bank of the River Kaligandaki.

This pleasant walk continues leading back to paddy fields in warm sub-tropical climate to Ghasa, to cross beautiful waterfalls call Rupsi Chhahara. Passing through the world deepest gorge (Dana) along the Kaligandaki river. Over Night at Lodge.

Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m) 7-8 hrs

We will pass through the many barren landscapes of this area resemble Tibet and we will have our lunch on the way after lunch we will take some rest and start our trekking. We will walk until we don’t reach in Marpha and we will spend one-night ion this beautiful village.   

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810m) 5-6 hrs

We gradually on a ridge and reach Jomsom village. While traveling in this route, we get chance to explore beautiful apple garden and wonderful views of the mountain. Mt.Dhaulagiri Mt. Nilgiri  and many other peaks of this region. and will proceed forward to Kagbeni village which is main gate of Upper Mustang(restricted area) The trail goes gradual to Kagbeni Village. Over night at Lodge.

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m) 5-6 hrs

After Breakfast Trek toward to Muktinath. Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass (part of the Himalayas) in Mustang, Nepal. The site is close to the village of Ranipauwa, which is sometimes mistakenly called Muktinath.

Within Hinduism, it is called Mukti Kshetra, which literally means the "place of liberation or moksh". This temple is considered to be 106th among the available 108 Divya Desam (premium temples) considered sacred by the Sri Vaishnava sect. The ancient name of this place in Sri Vaishnava literature, before Buddhist origin[clarification needed], is Thiru Saligramam. This [clarification needed] houses the Saligram shila, considered to be the naturally available form of Sriman Narayan , the Hindu Godhead. It is also one of the 51 Shakti peeth. The Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means "Hundred Waters". Although the temple has a Vaishnav origin, it is also revered in Buddhism because guru padmasambhava meditated there for some time. For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath is a very important place of dakinis, goddesses known as Sky Dancers, and one of the 24 Tantric places. They understand the murti to be a manifestation of Avalokiteśvara, who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. Over night at lodge.

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m) 5-6 hrs

Spending the wonderful moment in Muktinath then after we will move towards Jomsom. We will pass through the many barren landscapes of this area resemble Tibet and we will spend one night in the Jomsom. Over night at lodge.

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara 15 minutes flight

In the morning time, we will go to the Jomsom airport to fly towards the Pokhara city which takes only 15 minutes after scenic fly from Jomsom. After reach in the Pokhara then we will first check out the hotels and have our lunch and go out to explore the Pokhara city. The whole day we will explore Pokhara city or take rest in the hotel. And we will spend one night in this city.  Overnight at pokhara.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After enjoying a marvelous time on high mountains and culture Jomsom Muktinat Trekking, after breakfast in the morning depart Pokhara with overland drive back to Kathmandu( 6 hour). (Or flying options which taked about 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Included : Breakfast

Day 13: Final departure

Our culture Joumsom Muktinath trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A Journey Nepal Adventure representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast










Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Paperwork as Annapurna conservation entry permits (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • All Ground transportation and Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus and Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara, The hotel is nearby lake, you can enjoy Mountain View and Fewa lakes from the roof of the hotel.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter


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