KATHMANDU - POKHARA - NAYAPUL - GHOREPANI - KAGBENI - MUKTINATH - JOMSOM - POKHARA - KATHMANDU
Why Jomsom Muktinath Trekking?
- Visit fascinating village kagbeni and Marfa,
- Enjoy your walk on Kali Gandaki valley,
- Visit Marfa distillery and Apple garden,
- Waterfall, River and ancient Caves,
- Hot spring at Tatopani,
- Explore Hindu and Buddhist temple in Muktinath,
- View of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many other massif Mountains.
The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is a part of the famous Annapurna Circuit trek in Annapurna region. This trip encompasses so many unique things including Thakali cultural village, Apple orchards, the deepest gorge in the world, Pine forest, Gurung villages and barren Tibetan plateau.
Although, Jomsom Muktinath trekking is affordable and suitable for all age group hikers, particularly for researcher, students and family. The route of Jomsom Muktinath trekking takes you to the religious sites Muktinath, where there is Buddhist and Hindu temples which will give your cultural flavor in the mountain.
It is no doubt, the best trekking route in Annapurna region. This trip takes you from low subtropical region to the alpine zone passing so many cultural villages, waterfalls, river view, valley and magnificent landscapes. Likewise, there are a couple of local villages on the route such as kagbeni, Marfa Tukuche where there are truly heavenly made landscapes, natural caves and Buddhist Gombas to visit.
After all, the last settlements of this trek is Muktinath which is also the highest point in this trek, with its historical Hindu temple where there are 108 different stone water spouts as it is religiously a popular place for Hindu furthermore, once we have a shower on that tap means you are washing all your bad karma and sins.
If you have dream to see the up close high Mountain View including remote culture and people on a short time than Jomsom Muktinath trekking will be your great choice for your memorable holiday.
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Outline
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu,
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu (1350) to Pokhara (910 m) by bus: 7 hrs,
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070 m) and trek to Tikhedhunga/Hille (1,595 m),
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m),
Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m), for (sunrise) than trek to Tatopani (1,190 m): 8 Hrs,
Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2,010 m): 6 Hrs,
Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marfa (2,680 m): 5 Hrs,
Day 08: Trek from Marfa to Kagbeni (2,810 m): 5 to 6 Hrs,
Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3,860 m): 4 Hrs,
Day 10: Trek to Jomsom (2,750 m),
Day 11: Fly to Pokhara (910 m) early in the morning,
Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu,
Day 13: Departure day from Nepal.
- Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drop,
- 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu,
- 2-night hotel in Pokhara,
- Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking,
- A highly experienced well-trained government license holder Guide and Porter,
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit and TIMs (Trekkers information management system) card.
What's not included?
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara apart from breakfast,
- Travel insurance,
- International and dmestic flight tickets,
- Nepal entry visa fee, which is easily issued upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport at Kathmandu,
- Your personal first aid Kit, Equipment, and items of personal nature,
- All kind of drinks (Water/Coke/alcoholic beverage and hot drinks),
- Tip for field staff. It is expected.
NOTE: If There are more than 5 people in a group, you will get discount and if there are more than 10 people in a group (one who convince her/his friend), he will be 50% discount and if there are more than 15 people in a group, one will get all free trekking.
Day by Day Itinerary
Welcome Dinner Hotel in Kathmandu
On your arrival in Kathmandu,
on time I will manage the private pick up service than drop to your Hotel in Kathmandu.
If you need some rest after reaching at your Hotel I let you rest and meet
again for further conversation if not after your check in at the hotel, we can
talk about trekking and trek preparation.
7 Hrs Drive Breakfast Hotel in Pokhara
On your second day, you are taking
morning bus from Kathmandu at 7 am to Pokhara. It is about 200 kilometers and
takes 7 hours to reach Pokhara. The Bus will be comfortable known as Tourist Bus, and they stop twice a time before reaching Pokhara for food and bathroom. We
stay at Pokhara Hotel today and explore the city by evening time.
1 Hrs Drive & 3 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
After breakfast in the hotel,
we pack our bags and drive to Nayapul, it is about 1 hour 25- minute drive on a
zigzag road passing many high hills and villages. After reaching Nayapul we
follow the Small River and stream in the north- east valley. The trails are
really easy and wide goes slightly up until check post- Birethanti than turn in
to the left valley. The walk on the road is your first day of the trek passing
some waterfalls, traditional houses, river and massif wild landscapes. After
all we reach Thikhedunga. It is a small area got some Tea Houses to stay and
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Rea House
From Thikhedunga, we descend
few minute and cross two different suspension bridges over Burundi
khola(stream) than we follow the most popular route to Ghorepani. The first 2
hours walk after crossing those bridges will be quite challenging although, it
is clean and pleasant trails where there many local Houses, People and you can
see some white mountains. We continue our walk following the route made by
stones and lots of steeps that will take you to Banthati after and the next we
trek through the Rhododendron forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani means horse
water regarding the history and it is the best place to enjoy entire Annapurna and
8 Hrs. Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Today we are hiking early in
the morning for sunrise view from Poonhill view top. We can see more than 10
mountains from poon hill including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains, which
are over 8,000 m high after wonderful morning at poon hill we trek back to hotel than
follow the steep descends to Tatopani. It is a long way down but for you, it is immense
opportunity to see locals, introduce with them, their farming way, livings and
facts of the region. After 5 downhill passing all of these we cross kali Gandaki
River over the bridge than short easy walk to Tatopani. It is popular place for
natural hot bath.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We begin our journey today along
the river on the right side and follow the road ascending up to Ghasa. The route
of today’s trek goes through the villages, beautiful Ruptche Chhahara (water fall)
and world deepest gorge Dana. From Ruptche chhahara we ascended further up
following the wide road to Ghasa, it is beautiful village provides you place to
eat and sleep.
5 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Today our journey is going up
to beautiful Thakali village Marfa. We climb gradually on the massif mountain cliff
to Lete at the beginning than we follow the easy road through the pine forest and
enter kalikandaki valley passing popular settlements kalopani and larjung. The walk
from kalopani to Marfa is truly beautiful and view of massif Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri
similarly the wide picturesque valley than we reach to Marfa. It is old
cultural village inhabited by Thakali people, where there is a couple of
5 to 6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
We trek on a flat road along Kaligandaki
River today. From Marfa we ascended slightly until Jomsom. It is head quarter of
mustang district where many people fly in straight from Pokhara too instead
trekking trails. We trek continue along Kaligandaki valley for 3 hours than we
reach Kagbeni. It is located at the bank or Kaligandaki River and the view of
mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Rukuche pear are just very close.
4 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Trek to Muktinath today is a
most exciting and picturesque. From Kagbeni we ascended steeply at the beginning
along the river than reach on the massif mountain cliff, from where you can see
truly gorgeous Mountain View, natural caves, valley and clear blue sky. We follow
the route continue to Kharkot where we probably stop for lunch than short steep
walk to Muktinath. It is a cultural and historical place to visit Hindu temple
and Buddhist Gompa including 108 different religious tap. Hindus believe that
after taking a shower on that taps you are out of sin and renew you further steep of your life.
5 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Early morning we visit temple
and see the way of worshiping by priest. Muktinath is a popular pilgrim sites
for Hindu and Buddhist both people that symbolize the two different religions complicatedly
interlaced together in Nepal. After this beautiful morning we descend to
Eklebhatti than easy flat road along the river to Jomsom. We are staying at Jomsm tonight.
20 Minute Flight Breakfast Hotel in Pokhara
We take morning flight to Pokhara. It is a short 20- minute flight but takes you over the white mountains
and over the world’s deepest gorge. After reaching Pokhara, we can have some
rest then enjoy your time around the lake. Overnight at Pokhara hotel.
7 Hrs Drive Breakfast Hotel in Kathmandu
After wonderful breakfast, we take a Tourist standard bus by 7 am than drive to Kathmandu. The journey to Kathmandu today is also scenic with various attractions and river.
25 Minute Drive Breakfast
The Holiday in the mountain Nepal is over today for this time. Hope you had great trek and hoping you next visit soon for another adventure. I will manage your airport drop service in a private Car, Jeep to Airport. Wish you safe and pleasant flight back Home with lots of memories from the Himalaya.
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Is Nepal safe to make holiday?
Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. If you feel scared still you can have you authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get visa for Nepal is an easy once you arrive in TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visas. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.
Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many temperatures and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:
- Sleeping bag, torch,
- Down Jacket,
- Trekking pools, a pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
- A Pair of sucks and Sun Glass,
- General medicine,
- Rucksack and day bag,
- Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
- Inner Paint and thermal
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.
Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is a nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.