Muktinath Jomsom Trek
Following the grandeur of the Kali Gandaki River Valley between the silent impressive peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the Muktinath Jomsom Trek is considered one of the foremost treks in Nepal. The journey starts in Pokhara and goes through Poon Hill, passes by a unique natural hot spring and leads one to the Jomsom and the Muktinath Temple of the Mustang District. This trek is basically to explore the Tibetan plateau. It is also considered to be the gate way to the Upper Mustang, the Tibetan border. The trail has it own unique features with a variety of natural beauty. It is the sacred pilgrimage for the Hindus and Buddhists people and lets one experience the rich culture of those religions. At the same time, one can enjoy the breathtaking mountain views of Dhaulagiri, the worlds 7th highest mt at 8167m. and its tremendous icefall. This trip can also be done the other way around to make it a little easier.
The Mustang Valley is very famous for its apples. The local people have large orchards of apple trees and there are distilleries in the area which make apple brandy. You may visit these distilleries and taste this delicious apple drink. All these features of the Muktinath Jomsom Trek have made it one of the most desired destinations for trekkers from around the world. Come and travel in comfort and safety with Mountain World Treks and enjoy all of our services which will allow you to have the best possible trip.
Diffculties and Safety
Your safety is of our major concern while traveling with Mountain World Treks. Please note that your Trekking guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary;
however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The Guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Accommodation & Food details
We will provide tourist standard accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and this is possible to upgrade in your choice. Most lodges now have twin bedded rooms but you should still be prepared to sleep in multi-bedded rooms on the occasional night. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost extra.
During the Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). 3 main course meals will be provided during trekking, only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Best Time To VisitAutumn (Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Muktinath Jomsom Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) could also be an another great option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
You are advised to consider the following equipment as essentials while packing. Please use this link as a guideline. Adjustments to the list can be managed according to our requirements, interests, duration of trip, and season of trip. We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) and some gears found here are imported from China and are obviously of better quality. We can find very high quality branded gears too in some famous stores in Kathmandu.