Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Muktinath Jomsom trekJomsom Muktinath trekking is popular for spectacular Himalayan views, landscape and pilgrimage trekking tour in Annapurna Himalayan range. Jomsom Muktinath trekking commences with a 30 minute early morning flight from pokhara to Jomsom, the major trading center in lower Mustang. From Jomsom, we head north to Kagbeni, an ancient fortress settlement on the boarder of Upper Mustang trekking. Kagbeni has many interesting aspects and its ways of life have changed little although some rather inappropriate concrete lodges which have been built over the last few years hardly compliment what is otherwise a lovely little place. The following day is a four hour hike through arid country up to the Muktinath temple. The terrain here gradually gives way to the Tibetan plateau providing some fascinating rock formations on route. Rather than spending overnight at Muktinath (which over the years has become bland) we retrace our steps for an hour or so to reach Jharkot village. Jharkot village has in the main managed to retain its traditional way of life.

The following few days are spent traveling back along the Kali Gandaki gorge passing through many fascinating Thakali villages along the way. Marpha village in particular is a very pleasant "stop off" point. It is famous for its apple brandy (you can visit the brewery).On from Marpha towards Kalapani where the scenery changes becoming a lot more alpine. A further two days through pine forests towards the hot springs of Tatopani (Natural hot spring) where we rest up for a day. Before reaching Ghorepani and Poon hill two more days trekking up for sun rise over the Himalayas. On our return we stop for one night in the beautiful large Gurung village of Ghandruk and great views of Annapurna south and Machhapachare. Our last day is an easy descent to Nayapull where transport awaits for the one & half hour journey to the hotel in Pokhara. A very rewarding trek providing insight into different cultures as well as a wide range of scenery and tremendous mountain views.

Trip Facts

Trekking duration: 14 days

Starting from: Pokhara or Jomsom

Ending at: Pokhara

Grade: Moderate

Highest access of the trek: Muktinath (3802 meters)

Culture: mixed culture with Gurungs, & Thakalis

Mode of trekking tour: Teahouse(lodge)or camping trek

Himalayan sights: Dhawalagir, Nilgiri, , Annapurna,

Splendid breathtaking place: Hindu's pilgrim and the land escape of Nepal's hidden treasure Mustang

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel and wel come diner.

Day 02: Katmandu by flight or by tourist bus to pokhara (915m).

Day 03: Pokhara by flight to Jomsom (2713m) & overnight at Muktinath (3802m)

Day 04: In the morning Muktinath temple excursion & overnight at Jomsom (2713m)

Day 05: Jomsom to Tukuche (2519m)

Day 06: Tukuche to Ghasa (2013m)

Day 07: Ghasa to Tatopani /Natural Hot spring (1179m)

Day 08: Tatopani (Natural hot spring) to Shikha (1920m)

Day 09: Shikha to Ghorepani (2810m)

Day 10: Ghorepani to early in the morning to poon hill( 3210m) from where you will panoramic view including the Fishtail( Machhapuchhare) ,Annapurna I ,Annapurna south, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and more than continue to Tikhedunga.(1577m)

Day 11: Tikhedunga to pokhara and make short sightseeing (915m)

Day 12: Pokhara back to Katmandu by Tourist bus/Flight

Day 13: Katmandu valley sightseeing and farewell diner

Day 14: Back to onward destination

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