Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

jomsom muktinath trekking

Well, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is one of the wonderful trekking package in Annapurna and Mustang Region. This trek includes the deepest gorge of the world at Kaligandaki River. Anyone having moderate level of fitness can complete this trek. We will be continuing along the Kaligandaki River Gorge and marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Besides, we will also explore the centuries-old monastery, local tribes, and caves along with the wonderful scenic beauty. The other mountains we will be witnessing are the Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks.

During the initial days of Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we will be trekking through Annapurna region which ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the indigenous people and mostly Gurungs. We will have interesting time when we reach Tatopani, to relax with natural hot springs. We then pass through Jomsom and Kagbeni which are the entry point of upper Mustang Region. We then will explore the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath which equally sacred site for Buddhists too. The sacred temple has 108 sprouts of water. After that, we will move downhill to Jomsom where you can look around at the gateway to the ‘Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.’ Sure, you will have great time trekking in Jomsom Muktinath Area during your Nepal Holidays.

Jomsom Kagbeni Village

Jomsom Kagbeni

Jomsom Marpha Village

Jomsom Marpha Village

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for trek
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1552m) 5 hours
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m) 7 hours
Day 05:Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours
Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2110) 6 hours
Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2680m) 5 hours
Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 5 hours
Day 09:Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m) 6 hours
Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) 6 hours
Day 11:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 12:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide Team will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation for trek
Today day you visit main places of Kathmandu valley. In the morning you visit Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is the oldest Hindu temple, Bauddhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa are the oldest Buddhist Stupas. After launch you visit Kathmandu durbar square and Patan durbar square. In Kathmandu durbar square, you visit Kumari temple, the temple of Living goddess. 

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1552m) 5 hours
Today, we will catch our early morning flight to Pokhara. You will be enjoying the best views of Himalayas from the air. Well, Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, five peaks of Annapurna, and others. Then, we drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga via Birethanthi. We will stay overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m) 7 hours
Leaving Tikhedhunga, we begin our trek with a steep climb to Ulleri. Well, Ulleri is a large Gurung village at the altitude of 2070m. Following the ascending trek through the beautiful dense rhododendron, magnolia forests will bring us to Ghorepani. The best time to see rhododendron and magnolia flowers is in the spring (March-April). We will stay at guesthouse tonight.

Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours Ghorepani offers the panoramic views of surrounding mountains including Nilgiri Mountains and Annapurna South. After having breakfast, we will leave for Tatopani. Well, on the way to Tatopani, we will descend steeply to Sikha which is a large village and then to Ghar Khola Village. Just after crossing a suspension bridge, the trail ascend up to Tatopani. We will take bath in the natural hot spring to sooth tired muscles.

Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2110) 6 hours Today, the trail follows the Kali Gandaki River which flows under the deep gorge. We will continue along Dana and Rupse Chhahara and Kopchepani as well. Further continuing through the trail, we reach at the Thakali villag of Ghasa which is considered a paradise for bird watchers. We will stay overnight at Ghasa.

Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2680m) 5 hours Today, a steep climb through forest takes us to Lete Khola and finally at Lete. We then reach at Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukuche and finally at Marpha. Marpha is considered The Apple Capital of Nepal. We will stay overnight at Marpha.

Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 5 hours Today, our trail continues along the valley side. We will be rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hours. We then walk to Kagbeni for our overnight stay.

Day 09: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m) 6 hours Today, our journey starts with a special permit check-up and onwards to the riverbank of Kali Gandaki upstream. Well, during our walk, we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. And from Kagbeni, the path climbs steeply to rejoin the direct trail leading to Khingar. Our trail finally climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot village to finally reach at Muktinath.

Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) 6 hours Well, Muktinath is one of the important destination for Hindus. It also holds an important place for Buddhists too. We will visit Muktinath Temple of Lord Vishnu in the morning. And then, we will leave Muktinath to reach Jomsom for overnight stay.

Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara After taking our morning breakfast, we will check in the airport to catch the flight to Pokhara. The dramatic flight of 30 minutes will take us to Pokhara. In the afternoon, we will explore the Pokhara city and lakeside views. We will also witness the magnificent views of mountains around.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu Today, after having morning breakfast, we will leave Pokhara and take a drive to Kathmandu. It will take around 7-8 hours to reach at Kathmandu. At the remaining time, you can explore the Kathmandu city or you can go for shopping. In the evening, we will celebrate the farewell dinner with our trekking crew.

Day 13: Final Departure You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.