Jomsom Muktinath Trekking follows the Kaligandaki valley between the soaring peaks of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri finally emerging to the north of the main Himalayan range on the dry desert like Tibetan plateau. The Kaligandaki river basin, the junction of the Indian plain and Tibetan highland includes wide varieties of races, religion, culture, climate, and topography hence creating an interesting trekking experience. The final destination is the holy temple of Muktinath, further days walk beyond Jomsom. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for the Buddhists as well as for the Hindus where one will be able to see the Tibetan traders as well as the Sadhus from far South of India. You will gain a maximum altitude of 3800m at this place yet altitude sickness does not pose a real problem because of a gradual ascent. From Jomsom, you can make your return trip by flight or you will have to retrace your steps down the Kaligandaki Valley.
Jomsom is an incredible place to begin trekkking. The different scenes and societies to be found along the trekking courses give magnificent understanding into the lifestyle of provincial Nepali individuals. A feature is trekking through the canyon cut by the Kali Gandaki River, which starts in the Tibetan level to in the end stream into the Ganges in India. Not to a long way from Johnson you discover Muktinath, the popular journey site for Buddhists and Hindus. To Hindus, Muktinath is a hallowed place of salvation. They trust that washing in the waters here ensures salvation after death. The Hindu god, Brahma, is said to have lit the everlasting blazes that consume at Muktinath.
To Buddhists, Muktinath is a place where the immense sage master Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) came to reflect. The region is an ideal place to discover fossilized ammonites, referred to locally as Shaligram, which are discovered up and down the upper compasses of Kali Gandaki. This piece of Nepal is possessed by Gurungs and Magars in the lower districts of the Kali Gandaki, Thakalis around Jomsom and individuals with clear Tibetan roots, the Lopa, around Muktinath and up to Mustang.
After arrive Kathmandu our representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive or fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m), drive (6 hours)or fly 30 minutes. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
Early in the morning transfer to airport for Pokhara to Jomsom flight (25 minutes), trek Kagbeni (2800 m.) 3 hrs walk
Trek Kagbeni - Muktinath (3800 m.) 3 hrs walk
Muktinath - Marpha (2670 m.) 6 hrs walk
Marpha - Kalopani (2530 m.) 6 hrs walk
Kalopani - Tatopani (1190 m.) 6 hrs walk
Tatopani -Sikha 5 hrs walk
Trek to Ghorepani (2855 m.) 3-4 hrs walk
Ghorepani- Tadapani (2590 m.) 5 hrs walk. Early morning hike to poon hill (3210m) then trek to Tadapani.
Tadapani -Ghandrung (2012m.) 3 hrs walk
End trek at Nayapul (approx. 5 hrs walk) and drive to Pokhara (approx. 1:30 hr drive). Overnight stay at hotel Overnight stay at hotel
After breakfast transfer to the tourists bus Park or domestic airport. Over night at Kathmandu.
After breakfast departure to international airport.
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