Jomsom Muktinath Trekking


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.


Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu Airport

After arrive Kathmandu our representative will pick up you from the airport and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2 Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus or fly.

Drive or fly Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m), drive (6 hours)or fly 30 minutes. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.

Day 3 Fly to Jomsom - Kagbeni.

Early in the morning transfer to airport for Pokhara to Jomsom flight (25 minutes), trek Kagbeni (2800 m.) 3 hrs walk

Day 4 Kagbeni to Muktinath

Trek Kagbeni - Muktinath (3800 m.) 3 hrs walk

Day 5 Muktinath to Marpha.

Muktinath - Marpha (2670 m.) 6 hrs walk

Day 6 Marpha to Kalopani.

Marpha - Kalopani (2530 m.) 6 hrs walk

Day 7 Kalopani- Tatopani.

Kalopani - Tatopani (1190 m.) 6 hrs walk

Day 8 Tatopani to Sikha

Tatopani -Sikha 5 hrs walk

Day 9 Sikha to Ghorepani.

Trek to Ghorepani (2855 m.) 3-4 hrs walk

Day 10 Ghorepani to Tadapani.

Ghorepani- Tadapani (2590 m.) 5 hrs walk. Early morning hike to poon hill (3210m) then trek to Tadapani.

Day 11 Tadapani to Ghandruk.

Tadapani -Ghandrung (2012m.) 3 hrs walk

Day 12 Ghandruk to Nayapul- Pokhara

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

Day 13 Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast transfer to the tourists bus Park or domestic airport. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 14 Departure to your own destination.

After breakfast departure to international airport.

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Trip Includes

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off (private car)
  •  Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  •  Welcome Dinner of Farewell Dinner.
  •  Trekking Accommodation, Twin Sharing in Basic Tea-house lodge
  •  Licensed, trained, English-speaking guides
  •  Porters for carrying all goods and supplies. 2 clients 1 porter in Group
  •  All accommodations during the trek
  •  All meals and hot beverages during the trek
  •  Transportation to and from the trail head
  •  All necessary documents and permits for trekking
  •  Trekking equipment including sleeping bags, down jackets,
  •  Trekking equipment including sleeping bags, down jackets,
  •  All Govt. and Local Taxes

Trip Excludes

  •  International airfares/ domestic flights
  •  Travel/trekking insurance
  •  Nepal entry visa fees
  •  Mountain rescue charges or insurance
  •  Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
  •  Lunches and dinners when not trekking
  •  Additional food or drink on trek in addition to three standard meals
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Special region permit and liaison officer fees (where applicable)
  •  Tips(Tipping are expected)

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