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Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek is one the another holiest popular trek trail in Annapurna region.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Jomsom Muktinath trek is one the another holiest popular trek trail in Annapurna region.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the popular trekking trails in the Annapurna region. This trekking is basically to explore the Tibetan plateau. It is also considered to be the gateway to the Upper Mustang, the Tibetan border. While trekking in this area, you will enjoy different mountain views including Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mount. Annapurna I (8091m), Mount Nilgiri (7040m), Mount Annapurna South (7219m), Mount Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Mount Annapurna IV (7525m), Mount Hiunchuli (6441m), Mount Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6998m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Lamjung Himal (6586m) among others. Apart from viewing the snow-capped mountains, you also can explore the mixed culture of various ethnic groups namely Bramin, Chhetri, Thakali, Magar, and Gurung among others who are residing in the areas and you also can enjoy the beautiful landscapes. This trekking is also considered to be a pilgrimage trekking tour, as you make an excursion to the Muktinath, which is popularly known as a site for a pilgrimage to both Hindus and Buddhists.

Jomsom Muktinath trek begins in Jomsom, the major trading center in the lower Mustang, and heads north to Kagbeni along the riverbank of Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge in the world, following the trial it finally takes to Muktinath temple. It passes through many fascinating Thakali indigenous peoples' settlements and sails out the Marpha village, the famous village for apple brandy. You can enjoy having a shower in Tatopani (A natural hot spring) and visit Ghorepani Poon hill for viewing sunrise over the mountain and have a panoramic view of various Himalayas trails in Annapurna trekking, and then you will return to Jomsom from the same route and fly back to Pokhara. Another option is that from Jomsom, you will return to Ghandruk, the largest settlement of Gurung ethnic groups on foot and have great views of Annapurna south and Machhapachare, the finally we descend to Nayapul, from there we catch vehicles, and at last, we reach Pokhara and subsequently in Kathmandu.

For Travelers to the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we can customize the days according to the choice and interest of the travelers, or if you have unlimited time to explore the Annapurna region like the Annapurna Circuit Trek the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek the Annapurna Base Camp or the Upper Mustang Trek would be a suitable for your vacation. Contact us for further details or individual requests. 

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek/ 12 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara flight 25 min. /drive 6-7 hrs

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1 hour & trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 3-4 hrs

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3194m) 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill & Trek Tatopani 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Trek Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m) 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Trek Ghasa to Marpha (3500m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Trek Marpha to Kegbeni (2800m) 5-6 hrs

Day 09: Trek Kegbeni to Muktinath (3760m) 4-5 hrs

Day 10: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2750m) 4-5 hrs

Day 11: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara 40 min. and fly to Kathmandu (1300m) 40 min.

Day 12: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination)

Jomsom Muktinath Trek / 12 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu (1300m)
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara flight 25 min.
Start your travel early at 7:00 am 30 min. fly to Pokhara as per departure time. A city that offers us a magnificent view of various mountains namely Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchre, and another mountain of the Annapurna range. You have a good chance to do some last-minute shopping and self-exploration around the town (walk around a few lakes, boating, etc). (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1 hour & trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 3-4 hrs
Today, we take a short drive to Nayapul which is the beginning part of the trek. After short preparation of the luggage for the porters and preparing yourself the trail leads an easy walk towards Birethanti along the River. A short check-in formality takes place at the ACAP office and the trail leads you towards Burundi Khola along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages up to Tikhedhunga. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3194m) 5-6 hrs
After breakfast in the morning, we prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri which has 3200 stone steps and has an amazing landscape with the valley and short range of Annapurna. This scenery gives you the inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron which is the national flower of Nepal. Then the trail continues leads uphill to Ghorepani which is on the top of the hill have excellent views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tatopani (1190m) 6-7 hrs
Wake up in the early morning as per sunrise time and an hour walk to Poon Hill for Sunrise view and Mountain View. After having a photograph from Poon Hill, drop down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tatopani after breakfast. At the beginning pretty steep downhill to Chitre then a very gentle descent to Ghara village where you may stop for lunch. Then short step down to the bottom of the hill to cross the bridge over Kali Gandaki River to get into Tatopani where you will enjoy the natural hot springs. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 06: Trek Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m) 5-6 hrs
After breakfast at the lodge, your walk begins through the bank of the river to Dana which is the deepest George in the world between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain. After crossing the suspension bridge at Dana you will get into Rupse Chahara (Waterfall) which is the biggest waterfall on this route. Then the trail leads towards Ghasa. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 07: Trek Ghasa to Marpha (3500m) 5-6 hrs
The trail continues leads gently up to the Kalopani which has awesome views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Icefall. It is an easy walk through the bank of the River to cross a suspension bridge to get into Tukuche which is a popular Thakali village. Tukuche. After a short climb, you will reach Marpha which is probably the most beautiful village on the route and has an interesting village settlement and apple garden. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 08: Trek Marpha to Kegbeni (2800m) 5-6 hrs
The trial to Kagbeni is easy, flat, and also windy. In this case, we will be starting early morning to cross the Jomsom valley before the wind blows violently. It is an easy day walking through the bank of the river to get to Kegbeni. Visit Red Gompa in leisure evening and walk around the little alleys of the town. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 09: Trek Kegbeni to Muktinath (3760m) 4-5 hrs.
At the beginning part of the day, steep climbing to the ridge and an easy walk to Jharkot. Then the trail climbs up Muktinath which is the most famous religious place for Hindus as well as Buddhists. After short rest at the lodge, walk up to the temple area to explore the holy temple and Gompas. It is an excellent place to explore. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 10: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2750m) 4-5 hrs
Today is very easy to walk to Jomsom but a bit hard to walk against the wind. So this day is highly suggested to wear sunglass to protect your eyes. Stop at Jomsom overnight to catch a flight to Pokhara the next day. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 11: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara 40 min. and fly to Kathmandu (1300m) 40 min.
This morning we fly back to Pokhara. This flight is a Trans Himalayan flight- approx of 25 minutes. Once you arrive in Pokhara we can manage your flight to Kathmandu right away or we can manage your flight to Kathmandu in the evening so that you can explore Pokhara valley during the day! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant together with Mountain Guide Trek staff for the successful completion of the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Day 12: Farewell Friend (Final departure to your onward destination) 
Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip; you are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal, comes to an end today, There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up drop service
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • 2 night's hotel accommodation at Kathmandu in a deluxe hotel on a BB basis
  • One-night hotel accommodation at Pokhara in a tourist standard hotel on a BB basis.
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in a 2-bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Domestic air ticket (Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Domestic airport Tax
  • "Farewell dinner "before the day of your departure from Nepal.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for a seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking, etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

Note:- The cost includes and excludes section may give you a better idea of how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested travelers and the departure date we would get back to you with the actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your personal preferences for clothing that may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/windproof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

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Our Grand Discount Offer For 2022/2023

  • 04 to 06 people in a group, there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • 07 to 09 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost.
  • 10 to 19 people in a group, there will be 15% discount in total cost and 1 group leader free of cost.
  • 20 & above people in a group, there will be special discount in total cost and + + member free of cost.
  • Winter Special Offer: If you travel in winter time (Dec / Jan / Feb), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Summer Special Offer: If you travel in summer time (June / July / August), there will be 10% discount in total cost.
  • Early Booking Special Offer: If you Book a Trip before 6 months from the trip departure, there will be 10% discount in total cost.

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