13-days Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one of the pleasing treks in Nepal where you will be able to encounter the plains of Terai, exciting landscapes of Hilly region, massive mountains and also the Himalayan desert at once.
The trek starts from Kathmandu with the tour of UNESCO world heritage sites. We trek in the appealing and beautiful Annapurna Region and enter into the Mustang Region, which is beyond the Himalayas. The trekking trail passes through the amazing lush green forests, high cascading waterfalls, dramatic landscapes encountering excellent paddy, corns and maize fields.
The trail follows the deepest gorge of Kaligandaki then passes through the Muktinath Temple, the holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists. Therefore, the trip is also called Pilgrimage Tour for many Hindu and Buddhist people. Muktinath is the highest point of the trek, lies at an altitude of 3710m. The trekking marks its completion by a downhill trek to Jomsom then a drive back to Pokhara.
- Encounter with amazing lush green forests full with vibrant colors of flowers throughout the Annapurna foothill.
- The waterfalls originates from the massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges makes the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki gorge.
- Stay with local people at Jomsom and experience their culture and tradition.
- Visit Muktinath Temple.
- Taste the organic apples at Jomsom, and the wine made from those.
- Swimming at the natural hot water of Tatopani.
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit Hindus and Buddhists sites, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.
The day starts early by taking a vehicle out of Pokhara. The drive takes around an hour and half to Nayapul and we start our trip towards Ulleri hiking through jeep track way and a little bit of uphill stone steps.
Walking through the beautiful Lord of the Rings like trail set-up is overwhelming and getting to Ghorepani the leading protected area in Nepal with the world largest Rhododendron forest is extraordinary.
An early morning excursion to Poonhill offers you the breathtaking Himalayan sunrise views of Dhaulagiri massif, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Hiuchuli, Mt Fishtail etc. Climbing down from Poonhill, we take a breakfast at Ghorepani and start our trip to Tatopani via Ghaja Khola. At tatopani, many people enjoy their spear time by swimming or bathing at natural hot spring.
A lovely day walk through the world's deepest Kaligandaki gorge take you to the Ghasa crossing several suspension bridges. The beautiful village of Ghasa marks the cultural and ethological importance.
A walk from diverese vegetation with the narrow rushing gorge of water takes you to Marpha. This village has a strong hold of Thakali tribes of people. Marpha has organic apples garden where you can taste the local wines made from those.
An easy day hike along the riverside of Jomsom leads to Kagbeni. The trails follows the interesting footpath via thini, gompa, and syang which offers the picturesque of old towns and monasteries. Kagbeni is a small medieval village, closely packed with mud houses and dark tunnels.
Mustang region is known as the desert valley of Nepal. So, we cannot find any vegetations despite some wheat fields. Here, you will experience the amazingly blown winds after the middle day. In order to avoid this we start our trek from very early morning gradually ascending to Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is believed that if you bath in the frigid water of 108 taps in Muktinath, the sins you have committed throughout your life will be washed away. Overnight we stay at Muktinath.
Trek through the ancient caves, dramatic landscapes with the views of impressive white snow-capped mountains leads us to Jomsom. Overnight we stay at Jomsom.
On this very day, we take flight back to Pokhara and spend a day here. You have a spear time at Pokhara, where you can enjoy the beauty of mother nature by boating in the Phewa Lake or roaming around it.
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel.
Today we say our final goodbye. Our representative will come to see you off at the airport. Hoping you had a pleasant and wonderful trekking experience we bid you goodbye.
- Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
- Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
- Full board meals while Annapurna panorama trek.
- Accommodation in comfortable teahouse while on Jomsom Muktinath Trek
- Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
- Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary.
- Domestic flight. Jomsom to Muktinath.
- Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip.
- Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
- Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
- Trekking guides and other support staff.
- Jomsom Muktinath trekking map.
- Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
- Warm clothing and other required trekking gear for porters
- Osho Adventure T-shirts / other seasonal gifts.
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Trekking permit, Annapurna conservation entry fees.
- International Airfare from Home – Kathmandu – Home.
- Photocopy charges, web usage and telephone calls.
- Nepal VISA cost which will be charge at Tribhuvan International Airport.
- Travel Insurance
- Extra cost due to natural calamities and hiring additional transportation and porters.
- Emergency evacuation costs (for rental of land cruiser). Medical and Rescue insurance is recommended. We recommend you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
- Any additional meals in Kathmandu.
Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.
- 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffel bag
- Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)
Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
- Sun hat
- Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Neck warmer
- Liner gloves
- Heavier shell gloves
- Lightweight expedition thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
- Synthetic sports bras (For women)
Lower Body – Legs
- Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
- Nylon hiking shorts
- Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
- Water/windproof trousers
- Casual pants
- Liner socks
- Heavyweight socks
- Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
- Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
- Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)
Medicines and First Aid Kits
(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
- Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
- Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
- Anti-infection ointments
- Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
- Sunscreen (SPF 40)
- Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
- Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
- Water bottle/bladder
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)
- Adjustable trekking poles
- Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
- Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
- Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
- Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women