Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip CostUS$ 800 (Per Person)
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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"Walking through the most beautiful typical local villages, visiting one of the beautiful pilgrimage places Hindu Temple and Buddhist monasteries and beautiful panoramic view of mountains makes your trip absolutely amazing"

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is another wonderful short trekking destination in Annapurna region of Nepal which is situated at the northern part of Nepal, this trek is one of the most classical trekking routes in Annapurna regions which provides a magnificent view of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range. The trek leads us to the Kaligandaki Rivers (the deepest gorge in the world) valley up to the Kagbeni village after a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Jomsom is the gateway to Muktinath as well as Upper Mustang valley treks. After 25 m delightful mountain flight than our beautiful trekking starts from here towards Kagbeni village where trails have engaged way up to Upper Mustang and Muktinath, next day our hiking goes towards Muktinath village which is most popular Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage place of Nepal. Jomsom Muktinath trek reveals a spectacular diversity and culture of Nepal. This trek offers breathtaking encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of Annapurna valley. The journey goes subtropical lush forest to high, dry landscape resembling Tibetan plateau high mountains, as we reach Muktinath we visit 108 water sprouts taps. All of them pass from natural spring water every year thousands of pilgrimages come visit here; bathing over here decreases our shrines. after visiting an exciting Muktinath temple than we descend through the Jomsom, Marpha, Tatopani (hot spring), Ghorepani, Tikhedunga, Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. While trekking in this area you will get to know the richness of culture and diversity of Himalayan people and their lifestyle with inspiring views of Snowcap Mountain as well as superb landscape along the way back.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking route is formed by Annapurna Conservation Area project of Nepal, considering as spectacular holly trip in Himalaya region with significant scenery, while joining the trip with Alpine Ramble to accomplish your journey will be absolutely perfect journey ever. Our professional and committed team dedicate focusing on tourism sector to ensure your safety and security during the trip with us.

Trip Highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara valley Sightseeing tours (historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites).
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom- Pokhara
  • Visit apple farm at Marpha
  • Beautiful Sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poon hill (3210 M).
  • Relaxing at Natural hot spring spring in Tatopani.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.

  • Day 03: Pokhara – Tikhedunga 1210m/3800ft- 4hrs Trek.
  • Day 04: Tikhedunga to Gorepani 2850m/9348ft- 6hrs Trek.
  • Day 05: Gorepani to Tatopani (1200m/3940ft 4/5 hrs, early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr,
  • Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (1,190 m/3,900 ft) – 5 hrs trek.
  • Day 07: Ghasa to Tukche(2,510 m/8,550 ft) – 5hrs trek
  • Day 08: Tukche to Kagbeni (2,900 m/9,500 ft) - 5 hrs trek
  • Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,855 m/12,635ft) 3 hrs trek.
  • Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,915 ft) 5hrs trek.
  • Day 11: Early morning flight to Pokhara (820 m.)
  • Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by drive or 30minute flight.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.
your guide and porter will come to pick up you at your hotel and you will follow them to take a bus at a bus station, this day you have the scenic drive to Pokhara than overnight at hotel.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 03:Pokhara – Tikhedunga 1210m/3800ft- 4hrs Trek.The first day of your trek is an easy and short walk starting from Nayapul to Tikhedunga. The trail goes along the Burungdi River with scenic view, passing paddy fields, villages of Birethanti and Ramgai, arriving at Tikhedunga. In the afternoon you can explore the village, overnight lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Tikhedunga to Gorepani 2850m/9348ft- 6hrs Trek.Today is a tough day of your trek ascending to uphills, As you trek along beautiful scenery and passthrough typical villages, wide landscape, crossing suspension bridges and ascending to Ulleri. From Ulleri the trail takes you through a lush green forest where you may see wild animals and colorful birds before reaching Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you will see the beautiful Himalayan range, overnight at lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Gorepani to Tatopani (1200m/3940ft 4/5 hrs, early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr,Today we have an early start of the day as we begin before sunrise to ascend Poon Hill in time to view the sunrise top on the Himalaya. The marvelous panoramic view from Poon Hill includes Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, the Annapurna and much more. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and villages with terraced farmland to eventually cross the Kali Gandaki river and arrive at Tatopani with nearby hot springs where we take a dip and savor the experience, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Tatopani to Ghasa (1,190 m/3,900 ft) – 5 hrs trek.The pleasant route heads north as we follow upriver in the Kali Gandaki valley. We take the chance to explore newly developed trails away from the motor road. We will pass through scenic farmland with rural villages surrounded by terraced fields. We are hiking up the world’s deepest gorge, with Dhaulagiri, world’s seventh highest peak on one side, and Annapurna I, the tenth highest on the other.We ascend to the peaceful village of Ghasa, mainly populated by Thakali people of this region, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Ghasa to Tukche(2,510 m/8,550 ft) – 5hrs trekToday we continue our journey up the Kali Gandaki. We pass through peaceful forests to the large settlements of Lete and Kalapani and as we continue the journey north, the territory becomes noticeably drier and the lush vegetation and forests give way to the more desert-like terrain. The culture, too, begins to change from the lowland Hindu style practices to a Buddhist lifestyle. Tukche is a scenic village with surrounding orchards and a monastery. The local brandy from Tukche is famous throughout Nepal and a hit with many trekkers, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Tukche to Kagbeni (2,900 m/9,500 ft) - 5 hrs trekWe pass through the scenic village of Marpha, famous as part of the Annapurna Circuit for its apple pies before road building dramatically decreased tourism. We enjoy thrilling views of the surrounding peaks and unforgettable landscape, Jomsom is the next town and district headquarters of Mustang. The route then follows a pleasantly up the arid valley of the Kali Gandaki river to the fort of Kagbeni, an ancient trade post with a Buddhist monastery, too. Kagbeni is just south of the restricted area of Upper Mustang, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 09:Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,855 m/12,635ft) 3 hrs trek.We will make an exciting journey up the valley in the direction of the legendary Thorung La pass. We are on the world-famous Annapurna Circuit but most people attempt the pass from the other direction. We make a scenic climb up the Jhong River valley with marvelous scenery along the way. The trail passes ancient villages on the way to Muktinath, a temple that has long been a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The temple’s walled complex has a Buddhists monastery and Hindu shrines, 108 bathing spouts and even an ‘eternal flame, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 10:Muktinath to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,915 ft) 5hrs trek.We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. The journey heads down the valley as we lose elevation and gradually rejoin the Kali Gandaki River valley bottom and the trail back to Jomsom. Jomsom’s market area may seem like a big change from the serene trails and villages that we have visited. Rest and refresh at the lodge or explore Jomsom bazaar, Overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 11:Early morning flight to Pokhara (820 m.)We say goodbye to Mustang today and will have an early morning flight back to the Kali Gandaki Valley’s southern section. The scenic flight returns us to Pokhara. Then take a day of exploration of Pokhara. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city and perhaps go souvenir shopping or just relax in the tourist haven, overnight at Hotel near Lakeside.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 12:Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by drive or 30minute flight.A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take between 7/8hrs or in optional you will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide and 1porter for 2 trekkers to help the backpack.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Managment System) 
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Clients Reviews

  • Holly W
    Holly W
    United States Published: Saturday, December 2, 2017

    Annapurna Research Trip

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    Dil was my guide for two research seasons (I am an anthropologist) in the Mustang region; assisting me for several months at a time while I was working in the Kali Gandaki River Valley on the Annapurna Circuit. I highly recommend him. He's an excellent guide, always has ideas for…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Jomsom Muktinath trek is moderate trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have a menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; the variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

Feet 
a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.

b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.

Environment:

The Jomsom Muktinath trek areas embrace the entire Annapurna region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt, would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us [email protected]

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.