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.
- Life style and culture.
- Buddhist monasteries and Hindus temple.
- Jomsom Village via Kagbeni.
- Pokhara to Jomsom flight
- 10 days trekking.
- 4 nights at city.
- Max. Elevation 3700m.
- Guided trip.
At a glance
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.
Itinerary Details ( Click on the days to see the extended form. )
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to the Hotel and free time to explore Thamel.(Over night at hotel on BB basis).
Trek briefing and Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour. (Over night at hotel on BB basis).
Drive to Pokhara by Tourist bus (200 km. 6/7 hours driving) ( Over night at hotel on BB basis) possible to upgrade to private ground transport or a 30min flight.
Drive to Pokhara airport early in the morning and to fly Jomsom (2728m. 30 minutes flight) And start trek to Kagbeni. (2985m, 3 -4 hours) (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Muktinath via Jharkot (3840m, 4-5 hours), In the evening, explore Muktinath temple.(Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek back to Marpha via Jomsom (2732m, 6-7 hours) Marpha is famous for Apples in Nepal. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Ghasa (2050m, 6-7 hours) via Tukuche (apple orchard), Kalapani village (view of Annapurna I (8091m.)(Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Tatopani (1180m, 4-5 hours) via the worlds deepest gorge made by Annapurna 1st and Dhaulagiri. Relax in the natural (very) hot spring pool in the evening. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Sikha (2020m, 4/5 hours walking) passing small villages and observing their lifestyle, stay overnight at Pun and Magar village. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Ghorepani (2800m. 3-4 hours) .Walking through the beautiful rhododendron forest and small villages. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Hike early in the morning to Poon Hill (3210 m, 1 hour ) to see the superb sunrise view and morning sunlight view on the white mountains that surround this view point. Back down to tea house, breakfast and trek to Tadapani (2660m, 5 hours) (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Ghandruk (2030m, 3-4 hours) rest of the day to explore the village, local museum and tourist visitor centre. (Over night at tea house on full board basis).
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (850 m, 4-5 hours walking and 1.5 hours driving) (Over night at hotel on BB basis).
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. It’s possible to upgrade to private transport or flight. (Over night at hotel on BB basis).
Departure, transfer to airport. Breakfast included.
- Airport picks up and drops off.
- An English speaking guide and porters.
- Ground transportation.
- All Accommodation include breakfast.
- 3 main course meals a day while trekking.
- Trekking permit and TIMS.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government taxes and Tourist attraction fees.
- Mountain World Treks t-shirt and trekking map.
What's not included
- Flights To/From Nepal.
- Tourist Visa.
- Travel insurance.
- Meals while not on the trek.
- Personal expenses such as snacks, gear, drinks, Hot shower, WiFi, laundry, phone calls, etc.
- Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Tips to trekking staffs.
This trip can be possible to customize as you want and you may extension your Nepal trip as well. Here are the few options what you may do.
1. Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
2. Chitwan jungle safari tour.
3. White water Rafting.
4. Everest Mountain flight.
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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 Visit
Autumn (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.