Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trip At Glance

Destination Nepal
Name of Trail Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Duration 15 Days
Grade moderate to fairly strenuous
Maximum Altitude 3800
Per Day Walking Approx 5-6 Hours
Trek Style Easy
Transportation Flight & Private Vehicle
Accommodation Star Hotel and Tea House Lodges

Outline Itinerary

Day Acitivity
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu valley (1360M)
Day 2 Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley (1360M)
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat
Day 4 Trek from Syange/Jagat to Dharapani (1943M)
Day 5 Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2720M)
Day 6 Trek from Chame to Pisang (3190M)
Day 7 Trek from Pisang to Manang (3540M)
Day 8 Acclimatization day in Manang (3540M)
Day 9 Trek from Manang to Letdar (4230M)
Day 10 Trek from Letdar to Phedi or High camp (4800M)
Day 11 Climb from Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath (3800M)
Day 12 Trek from Muktinath trekking to Jomsom through Kagbeni (2780M)
Day 13 Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Travel around Pokhara. (820M)
Day 14 Drive/ fly back Kathmandu from Pokhara. (1360M)
Day 15 Departure from Kathmandu to your respective destination.

Overview And Highlights

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a classic trekking destination located in the Mustang Region that includes the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River. The trek covers the maximum altitude of 3800m. It is a pilgrimage tour that takes you to the Tibetan plateaus of Muktinath in the Annapurna Region. Muktinath is one of the significant holy temples for Hindus and Buddhist that lies in Mustang Region, north-west of Nepal. You can reach to Jomsom by flight & drive from Pokhara. Continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, views of splendid peaks of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Explore the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and panoramic beauties of the different of landscapes. Rhododendron forest, people with different culture and ethnic groups, apple plantation, terraced rice field and many more.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek offers you to experience the exquisite trekking trail along the glimpse of Tibetan plateaus on the way to the holy pilgrimage site of Muktinath. The views of dense Rhododendron forest, people with different culture and ethnic groups, apple plantation, terraced rice field and many more. Commence this fascinating that let you explore the delighted scenic natural beauty of Jomsom and cultural experience of the highlander’s villages of Muktinath.

Highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • The walk provides a varied terrain, from the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, to the desert Mustang, which leads to Muktinath, a major pilgrimage destination.

  • Discover varied ethnic cultures, Tibetan-influenced villages, and Buddhist temples for a fascinating cultural experience.

  • Relax in natural hot springs at Tatopani, a therapeutic retreat for hikers set against the spectacular Himalayan landscape.

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, featuring renowned peaks such as Nilgiri and Tukuche.

  • Visit the famous Muktinath Temple, a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage destination featuring 108 water spouts and everlasting fires.

  • Explore the Mustang area, which is noted for its diverse scenery, old caverns, and distinct Tibetan culture.

  • Experience Jomsom's peculiar winds, which lend an element of adventure to the hike and make it unforgettable.

  • Trek to Muktinath, a Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site.

Best Season To Trek In Muktinath

The ideal seasons to visit Muktinath Jomsom trek are spring and fall. The summer months of March to May are moderate and challenging, with lovely temperatures and bright sky. This season is defined by rhododendrons in bloom, providing rich color to landscapes and creating a visually appealing travel experience. Another popular season is autumn from September to November, when the weather is heavy and the mountains and surrounding landscapes can be plainly seen. Finding Jomsom allows you to experience the cultural and natural marvels of the Muktinath area. Check the latest weather and road conditions before planning your journey to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.


 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Kathmandu valley

Welcome to Nepal. Our team member will be waiting for you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team member  will welcome you and transfer you to a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (in a private vehicle). You can relax for a while after checking into the hotel. We will meet you at our office and introduce you to your guides and brief you on the trek. The meeting will be followed by a warm welcome meal at one of Kathmandu's best traditional Nepali restaurants. Along with the meal you will get to experience ethnic dancing and cultural music of Nepal. Rest overnight.

Elevation
1360
Day 2

Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

A guided tour of the Kathmandu Valley reveals a wealth of cultural and historical attractions. A professional guide will drive you around the gorgeous roadways of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan, providing insights into ancient temples, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and bustling marketplaces. Explore the architectural marvel of Durbar Square, feast on spirit the state of the Swayambhunath Stupa, proof of the complexity of the Nyatapola Temple at Bhaktapur Sthakarma, and marvel at the antiques. The guided trip paints a picture of Nepalese history and creative culture, ensuring that each step highlights the rich cultural legacy of the Kathmandu Valley.


 

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Elevation
1360
Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat

From Kathmandu to Syang or Jagat is a lovely cross-country journey that offers a stunning glimpse of the Nepali environment. Leaving the busy metropolis, the drive travels along the gorgeous overland highway, providing panoramic views of terraced farmland, lovely villages, and picturesque mountains. The landscape shifts. Along the journey, guests may see local life and traditional buildings as the Trishuli River flows by. The automobile not only acts as a method of reaching the beginning point of numerous walks, but also as an immersive experience, allowing guests to enjoy the natural and cultural wealth of Nepal.


 

Day 4

Trek from Syange/Jagat to Dharapani

Traveling from Syang or Jagat to Dharapani is a fascinating excursion of the Annapurna Circle, with routes that mirror the beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas and weave past gorgeous towns, deep woods, and terraced lands, as well as providing an idea of local life. When travelers walk along the Marsyangadi River, they come across Jhalana bridges and stone walkways with panoramic views of waterfalls and snow-capped mountains in Manang district. Dharapani welcomes visitors with a unique combination of culture and environment. Traditional architecture and the great friendliness of the villagers create a real Himalayan experience, making this section of the trip an unforgettable adventure across Nepal's hilly area.


 

Elevation
1943
Day 5

Trek from Dharapani to Chame

The trip from Dharpani to Chame reveals as a spectacular leg of the Annapurna Circle, with a seamless combination of natural beauty and cultural depth. Leaving the charming settlement of Dharpani and ascending through the forest, it plunges suddenly into the Marsyangadi river and is met by beautiful high mountains overlooking traditional Tibetan inscriptions. Chame, the regional headquarters in Manang, greets walkers with a tranquil setting and spectacular vistas. The change from woods to dryland is notable, providing a preview of the vistas to come. The route from Dharpani to Chame is not just a physical trek but also a cultural and scenic feast, making it a remarkable chapter in the Annapurna Cycle route.


 

Elevation
2720
Day 6

Trek from Chame to Pisang

The trek from Chame to Pisang is a stunning part of the Annapurna Circuit, with dynamic Himalayan landscape. From Chame, the route follows the Marsyangadi River, which is bordered by steep mountains and deep forests. The environment changes as hikers ascend, providing panoramic vistas of Annapurna II and Lamjung Hills. Pisang, a picturesque town with traditional Tibetan buildings and vivid prayer flags, is a vital cultural and visual interchange. The journey is not just a physical excursion but also a cultural immersion, as guests enjoy warm local hospitality and receive insight into the distinctive way of life in the Himalayan area.


 

Elevation
3190
Day 7

Trek from Pisang to Manang

The route from Pisang to Manang is a remarkable tour in the center of the Annapurna Circle, combining natural beauty and cultural legacy. From the charming village of Pisang, the route continues through hilly terrain, alpine meadows, attractive settlements, and magnificent vistas of the Annapurna range. When tourists visit the Marsyangdi Valley, the distinctive Tibetan architecture of Braga and the old monasteries typical of the Manang area greet them. This tour is a harmonic combination of natural wonder and cultural discovery, making the walk from Pisang to Manang a remarkable experience in the Himalaya.


 

Elevation
3540
Day 8

Acclimatization day in Manang

The Manang Acclimation Day provides a nice respite from hiking, allowing guests to acclimate to the altitude and enjoy the unique cultural and natural treasures of this Himalayan wonderland. Located in the heart of the Annapurna Ranges, Manang provides a tranquil atmosphere to adjust to the climate, where snow coveredHikers can tour historic monasteries with views of the mountain peaks and gorgeous traditional Tibetan architecture, immersing themselves in local life while remaining peaceful. The day is a planned rest, which helps trekkers acclimate to the weather and ensures a safe climb as they continue their journey to higher heights. Not only does the difference in Manang wear on the body promote well-being, but it also provides a cultural and visual feast.

Elevation
3540
Day 9

Trek from Manang to Letdar

The walk from Manang to Letdar provides an exciting ascent through the steep sections of the Annapurna Circle, distinguished by the pristine grandeur of the Himalayan scenery. From the lovely traditional town of Manang, the trekkers steadily rise to higher heights, surrounded by snow-capped mountains fields that continue to exhibit unusual plants adapted for severe settings. Letdar at high altitude is a key weather observation station, allowing trekkers to gain a sense of the weather before ascending to higher terrain. As trekkers progress deeper into the central Annapurna region, they experience a significant difference in landscape, beauty, and a sense of achievement. This is an excellent chapter in the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Elevation
4230
Day 10

Trek from Letdar to Phedi or High camp

The hike from Letdar to Fedi or High Camp is a difficult but interesting portion of the Annapurna Circuit, allowing trekkers to shift from the hilly terrain to the higher peaks around Thorong La Pass. Leaving Letdar, the routes ascend higher and are surrounded by snow-capped mountains. It's a fascinating vista. Hikers go via gravel roads and snow-covered gorges, gradually heading toward more barren and tropical environments. Fedi and High Camp are crucial rest places before climbing the Thorong La Pass, allowing trekkers to adapt and prepare for the difficulty of the high elevation ahead. This trek is in the Himalayas. The basic beauty of the mountains is exposed, and every step seems achieved as we pass the spectacular landscape mountain before us. The climb from Letdar to Fedi or High Camp is a key component of the Annapurna circuits, bringing both physical and mental benefits to those who go into the high desert.

Elevation
4800
Day 11

Climb from Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath

The journey from Fedi or High Camp to Muktinath marks the conclusion of the famed Thorong La Pass, a high mountain pass with a tough climb of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Trekkers depart Fedi or High Camp terrain is a ruin, taking steep rocky routes and encountering thin air as they rise to pass. so Dhaulagiri - The beautiful vista of the surrounding hills, especially Annapurna, gives you the feeling that you've accomplished something. The holy pilgrimage destination of Muktinath greets pilgrims with ancient temples and natural wetlands, giving a unique combination of spiritual and ecological beauty. The journey is a monument to pilgrims' stamina and perseverance, as they ascend the peaks of Annapurna circuits and celebrate accomplishments and appreciate the beauty of the high Himalayan country.


 

Elevation
3800
Day 12

Trek from Muktinath trekking to Jomsom through Kagbeni

The hike from Muktinath via Kagbeni to Jomsom is a journey of cultural beauty, blending spiritual inquiry with stunning landscape of the Himalayas. As travelers depart the ancient pilgrimage destination of Muktinath, they travel to Kagbeni, a picturesque medieval town set in the Kali Gandaki Valley. With old monasteries and traditional buildings, Kagbeni has a rich regional cultural legacy. It follows the Kali Gandaki River to Jomsom, then descends through windswept terrain. With its gorgeous backdrop and busy local markets, Jomsom marks the culmination of these hikes, delivering the perfect combination of cultural immersion and natural splendor at Annapurna Circle.


 

Elevation
2780
Day 13

Early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Travel around Pokhara.

An early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is an exciting adventure that offers breathtaking aerial views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. As the plane descends into the beautiful city of Pokhara, passengers are treated to panoramic views of Phewa Lake and the surrounding lush countryside. After arrival, spend the day exploring and relaxing in Pokhara. There are several activities to do, including tranquil boat rides on Phewa Lake, visits to the Peace Pagoda, and the bustling Lakeside district. Pokhara's allure stems from its relaxed attitude, which is enhanced by breathtaking mountain reflections on the lake. Whether strolling through colorful marketplaces, savoring in local food, or simply soaking in the gorgeous surroundings, a day in Pokhara provides the ideal blend of before wrapping off an incredible Himalayan vacation, you may enjoy both adventure and peace.

Elevation
820
Day 14

Drive/ fly back Kathmandu from Pokhara.

The travel from Pokhara to Kathmandu, whether by automobile or plane, is a considerate finish to Himalayan hikes. Choosing a VIP aircraft allows passengers to experience spectacular panoramic views of the Annapurna and Langtang peaks before landing in the busy metropolis. Alternatively, a magnificent drive along the Prithvi Highway gives a view of rural life, terraced lands, and charming villages as travelers approach Kathmandu. The scenery changes from the tranquil serenity of Pokhara to the bustling metropolitan vitality of the city. This return marks the end of a spectacular adventure, leaving hikers with a sense of accomplishment and a memento treasure trove of the numerous sites and cultural delights seen over the trek.


 

Elevation
1360
Day 15

Departure from Kathmandu to your respective destination.

As you leave Kathmandu and travel to your destinations, various experiences and cultural beauties remain in your memories. The busy streets, colorful marketplaces, and timeless grandeur of old temples make up the distinctive fabric that distinguishes Nepal's capital city. Kathmandu makes a lasting impact on every tourist, whether they explore the historical richness of Durbar Square, marvel at the spiritual ambiance of Pashupatinath, or immerse themselves in the colorful bustle of Thamel. When you leave town, this warm weather symbolizes both the conclusion and the beginning of a beautiful adventure. That the spirit of Nepal will remain with you when you return to your destination.


 

What Is Included ?

  • Airport Pickup & Drop with Private Vehicle
  • All  accomodations and breakfast in city,
  • Tea house - during trek,
  • Meals 3 times a day during trekking
  • All transportation including KTM-Pokhara trip on Tourist Bus, Pokhara-Nayapool on private car.
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS card
  • Local trek guide and a Sherpa porter (salary, insurance, equipment, flights, food and lodging) one porter is provided for two people
  • Certificates
  • Comprehensive medical kit, Travel and rescue arrangement
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner.

What Is Excluded?

  • Visa cost
  • International airfare
  • Excluded meals and accommodation.
  • Drinks and beverage cost.
  • Insurance cost.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Additional potter or equipment cost.
  • Personal expenses, tips and shopping cost

Route Map

Route map of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Altitude Graph

FAQs

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a classic trekking route in the Mustang Region, which includes the world's deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River. The trek reaches a maximum elevation of 3800m. It is a pilgrimage tour that takes you to Muktinath in the Annapurna Region's Tibetan plateaus. Muktinath is a significant Hindu and Buddhist holy temple located in the Mustang Region of Nepal's northwestern region. You can fly to Jomsom and then drive from Pokhara. Views of the magnificent Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri peaks as you continue along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge. Explore hundreds of years old monasteries, caves, local tribes, and panoramic beauty of various landscapes. Rhododendron forest, people from various ethnic and cultural groups, apple plantation, terraced.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route is considered to be of easy to moderate difficulty. The trek takes 5-6 hours of trekking per day on average. The terrain is challenging, but not as difficult as a high altitude trek.

The permits required for Jomsom Mukitnath Trek are Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). Two permits are required for hiking in the Annapurna Circuit. They are available at tourist offices in Pokhara and Kathmandu. But if you wish to take permit without any issue we recommend to take permit by our company.

There may be some leaches in the forest, but it isn't that bad. The guide will assist you with some leach preparations. You can follow him and listen to his advice. The majority of the case guides will carry salt while walking through the woods.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a simple trip in terms of geographical difficulty. Despite the fact that this is a moderate trip, you may encounter some difficulties along the way. The highest point of this trek is 3830m, which means you may encounter some difficulties. Mountain Sickness (Acute)

Additional Information

About Nepal Visa:

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek:

We offer you a star rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facility like (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek your accommodation is includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

Meals and Drinking Water:

We provide you only Bb facility in city as preferred in itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek.  We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy the Nepalese style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health and Fitness Required:

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing Himalaya’s tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepare for the trek. Before commencing adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, high land, wilderness and much more difficult and rough trail.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Guide and Porter:

Trained, license holder, English speaking, honest and friendly...

Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loads more 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:

One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size:

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

How to Book Your Trip with Us:

While if you are interested to trek or tour the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal you must go through online product.

If you have gone through online product and want a booking, write and ask the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation.

To be very clear understanding about the trip services we have also online trip booking. Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentage (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

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