Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara cultural sightseeing.
  • Views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche.
  • Stunning Tibetan Buddhists’ Culture.
  • Sacred pilgrimage site-Muktinath.
  • Bustling Jomsom Bazaar and striking Lower Mustang region Kagbeni.
  • Waterfalls and breathtaking gorges.
Jomsom -Muktinath  trek, It avoids the roadway and include undiscovered trail.

Jomsom- Muktinath Trekking detains the striking views of the incredible mountain vistas, unique temples and monasteries along the windy valleys through the Kali Gandaki River. The feasible excursion commences from the Tatopani. The temple and religious shrines of the Jomsom and Muktinath are the most noteworthy pilgrimage sites for Hindus and Buddhists in the northwest of Kathmandu in the Lower Mustang region.The newly build road badly effected this trek but we have carefully designed a unique itinerary It avoids the roadway and include undiscovered trail.

This trip takes you directly to the Tatopani village and begins the foothill excursion, which was used by the Tibetan traders and the people in their pilgrimage trip. The trail goes through the narrow and abrupt gorges, combining the deepest gorge in the world. Different up and down the route, including the bone jarring slopes on its first half eventually leads you to the flat and desert landscape. Trips are starting earlier in such a windy and dusty town to reach the sacred site- Muktinath. It is the place where you meet the trekkers of Annapurna Circuit makes an overturn into the different landscape after the Thorong Pass. The holy shrine of temple, Gompa and water sprouts symbolize the mystical dominance in this place. You enjoy Kagbeni which is entrance of Upper Mustang where you have great monastery , unique old village, its worth to explore arould.

Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition has designed Jomsom Muktinath trekking itinerary combining various hidden routes. Jomsom Muktinath trek is equally mystical and the route is surrounded by the natural gems. Please, contact us for the unique experiences and  memorable excursions.  

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).

Welcome to Nepal. Representative of Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition receives you at the Tribhuvan international airport, Kathmandu. Then you transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we take you to the Thamel tour (about 30 minutes) to show you the shopping centre, bank and ATM, restaurants and money changers. Then, in the hotel a brief introduction about the upcoming itinerary is given. If you have a late flight, we do it on the following day.  Overnight at hotel.

Day 02:  Kathmandu Sightseeing.

Pashupatinath Temple:It is a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Shiva, located beside the Bagmati River. It is one of the most significant temples for the Hindu devotes around the world and the UNESCO site. The golden pagoda style temple is richly carved with silver doors. On the day of Shivaratri, a big fair is held around the month of February/March.

Boudhanath Stupa: One of the biggest Stupas in the world is located on the east in Kathmandu. It stands with four pairs of eyes in the four prime direction, keeping watch for virtuous behavior and human success. King Man Deva at the advice of the Goddess Mani Jogini had built this remarkable Stupa. The Stupa resembles the Mahayana philosophy.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Beni-Tatopani. 30 min fly and 5 hrs

In the morning, we fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara with the mountain sceneries when you are sitting on the right seat. As we land on Pokhara and a short refresh, we begin to drive to Tatopani via Nayapul and Beni, the district center of Myagdi district. With the hillside views and forests we reach all the way to Tatopani. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 04: Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m). 5-6 hrs trek.

Be began the trek after breakfast through the wide road for half an hour. Then we descend to the Kali Gandaki River, cross the bridge and head to the Narchyang village. Getting the breathtaking panoramas of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Annapurna peaks can be more charming from the village. Again, the trails descend a bit further and continue towards Gadpar and down to Kopchepani. Then we catch up the main trail and trek to Ghasa via Pairithapla. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 05: Ghasa to Titi. 5-6 hrs

Another picturesque day we have today. As we walk half an hour from Ghasa, we climb up steadily beyond Dhaiku and descend to the Lete Khola, which continually leads us to the Chhoyo. Wrapping the lush sceneries, we walk further to the Kunjo village, inhabited by the Thakali people, who are skillful for cooking delicious foods. Then we climb up a bit and walk through the easy trail through the pine woods to Titi. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 06: Titi to Tukuche (2590m). 6-7 hrs

Today, we hike up to the Nupsang hill for the sunrise view and the Annapurna Himalayan beauties. Even the striking Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri range can be explored. Then we climb down to our campsite, have breakfast and set out for a walk. Scramble the trail; it leads us to the downhill at Kokhethanti with a gradual walk. Down again, we catch the trail to descend to the Kali Gandaki River bed. The gentle amble goes through Sirkung to gain the Tukuche after crossing the wooden bridge. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 07: Tukuche to Thini (2840m). 5-6 hrs

Crossing the bridge after Tukuche, we hike through the plain trail to Chimar and Chhairo. Dhumbara is ahead as we walk steadily and attain there in no time. We can see the tiny Dhumbar Lake nearby and persist to Thini. It is where the trekkers who come from the Thilicho Pass join the main trail of Jomsom Muktinath trekking. The Jomsom valley and Nilgiri range dazzle in its extreme fascination. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 08: Thini to Kagbeni (2810m). 4-5 hrs

It is a relief day for us and head to our overnight destination Kagbeni with a gentle pace. Reaching the Ekle Bhatti, we continue to trek along the Kali Gandaki River bank, which is renowned as a windy valley. The earlier we start to trek, the more we feel easy to deal with the continual wind. There is a Kagbeni, the place which departs the trekkers to the Upper Mustang and Muktinath. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m). 5-6 hrs

The trail is similar to the Tibetan terrain and we feel as if we are walking on a desert. The landscape is unique and the green vegetations are seen in some of the places. Slightly, we walk to Puthak, then to Jhong. The eye catching panoramas of Thorong peak, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri can be seen through the way. Gradually ascending, we reach to the world famous pilgrimage site of Muktinath beyond the Annapurna Himalayan chain. People from different parts of the world come to this place to get freed from the sins. Hindu and Buddhist people make their pilgrimage trip to this temple. Overnight at teahouse/lodge.

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m). 6-7 hrs

It’s a pretty log foothill excursion from Muktinath to Jomsom. However, descending is easier to ascend. First, we climb to the Lubra Danda and walk down to the Lubra village, one of the picturesque Thakali villages in this area. The stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and the vicinity snowcapped peaks. The wide and flat trail from there continually leads us to the district headquarter of the Mustang region along the windy route beside the Kali Gandaki River bed. Our walking trip concludes here at Jomsom. Overnight at the teahouse/lodge.

Day 11:  Jomsom to Pokhara (20min fly) or adventure drive (8-9 hrs)

It is an early morning flight from Jomsom over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri sceneries. The morning weather is very much suitable for the flight. Or the adventurous road drive from Jomsom is also available. Then we transfer to the hotel. After a rest, we set out for the refreshing sightseeing and boating in the Fewa Lake and enjoying the tranquil views. In the evening, we set out for a walk around the lakeside area. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu drive. 6-7 hrs or 45 min fly

We are leaving for Kathmandu from Pokhara today. It is again pretty long drive by a tourist bus. In the beginning, we get amused by the Marshyangdi river valley and its surrounding scenarios and of the Trishuli river valley in the second part. After reaching Kathmandu, you transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the evening as you wish. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13. Love Kathmandu Tour (Hidden place in Kathmandu and Durbar square)

Walk with us around the local town in Kathmandu to feel the local life and culture. If you are looking for the theme-based walking tour in the center of the Kathmandu valley, the tour lets you a great moment to enclose with the religious and cultural affluence to unveil the social and historical mysteries. Bustling city, to view the artistic Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour bequeaths you an opportunity to capture the snaps of the centuries old monuments and historical crafts in the Kathmandu city. We take you walking tour to Local market Ason, Oldest supermarket Vishal Bazar, Kilagod, Hidden Stupa etc.

And we take you Kathmandu Durbar Square. It is famous for its unique history, cultural and religion and the living goddess “Kumari” lives here. We can found lots of small monuments and temples in this area. The whole square was listed in world heritage sites. We can see an antique architecture of statue, perfectly carved wooden windows and doors. This will be the right destination to study for those who love to extend the history of Nepal’s Old King family. It is a museum too. It is one of the Kathmandu’s most spectacular legacies of traditional architecture.

Day 14:  Departure.

At the farewell day, Mountain Delights Treks and Expedition’s representative drops you at the airport for your final departure. Thank you for your wonderful experience with us.

 

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop.
  • Guide and Helpers (porters) assistance, according to the group size.
  • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
  •  Tea house(lodge accommodation.)
  •  Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
  • All land transportation.
  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permit.
  •  All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, all transport for guide, and porters.
  • Nepal's three star standard hotel with BB plan in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Sightseeing with guide, transport and monument entry fees.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag.
  • 4 wheel drive to trekking starting point.
  • Flight ticket (Ktm - Pokhara).
  • Flight ticket (Jomsom-Pokhara).
  • All government taxes.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Cost Excludes

  • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).

 

What to bring

This list outlines the required things to bring during the trekking hours. There are various selections and brands that you can have your own choice. Those equipments can be bought and hire easily at a reasonable price in Kathmandu.

General

  1. Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us if required).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  (you can borrow with us if required).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (you can borrow with us if required).
  5. Flish liner (you can borrow with us if required).
  6. Walking poles (Walking poles (optional, you can borrow with us if required).
  7. Water bottle with purification tablets.
  8. Hand wash liquids.
  9. Lip guard.
  10. Sun block cream.
  11. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Cap and ears covering hat. 
  2. Sun glasses
  3. Head torch.
  4. Ear-muffs and neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth (optional)

Hand

  1. Hand gloves

Core Body

  1. T-shirts.
  2. Light and weight thermal tops.
  3. Light jacket.
  4. Wind and rain jacket.
  5. Shirts

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Long and short hiking pants.
  2. lightweight long underwear.
  3. Rain and windproof trousers.

Feet

  1. Thin and thick socks.
  2. trekking boots, light  shoes and sandle.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry the first aid kit bag during the trek.  We still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as you feel it necessary).

  1. Headache and fever medicine.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Burnt cream.
  4. Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.
  5. Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  6. Antibiotics.
  7. blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plasts band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.

Miscellaneous

  1. Passport and extra passport photos (2 copies).
  2. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.
  3. Pocket knife.
  4. bandanas.
  5. Favorite snack foods and energy bars
  6. Paperback books, cards, mp3 player. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight
  7. Binoculars.
  8. Camera.
  9. All garments should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

1 - 2 of 2 reviews

WONDERFUL JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREK
WONDERFUL JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREK
Hi may name is Wendy and I am from Australia. I have just arrived back from 18 days with Ram. We flew to Pokhara then Jomsom. The country is fabulous. And so are the people. Ram is a wonderful guide very in formative. He speaks English well and knows so much about his country. That the journey was a big learning experience. It was my first trip out of my country and would?ve have been very harder if not for Ram meeting me at the airport and finding me hotel, he took me for dinner that first night and saved me from bit more over welned then I was. My guide and potter made me very comfortable and safe for the whole journey they also have a wonderful scenes of humor and kept me entertained.
To Ram and Prajaj thank you and I will back.
Werdy From Australia
April 30, 2012 at 12:03 pm
Jomsom together with the guide Bhes
Jomsom together with the guide Bhes
Kathmandu and the traffic my first day was just crazy but when i returned from trekking i just get used to it.

I trekked the Jomsom together with the guide Bhes, My 10 days in the hill were just amazing, wonderful and will be a fantastic memory. And nice weather every day. I have nothing to complain about.

Mountain Delights - Ram and Bhes had done everything to make my trip just wonderful.
Zachrisson ( Sweden )
November 2, 2007 at 06:56 am

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