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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip Facts

Trek Duration:
11 Days
Trip Start/End:
Naya Pul
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Best Season:
August-December / March-June
Per Day Hiking:
5-6 Hours
Elevation:
2810 m.
Accomodation:
Hotel
Group Size:
2+
Cost:
USD 1069
Transportation:
Private Vechicles / Flights
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The trek reaching the maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464 ft) and can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness. Continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri both of which reach heights in excess of 8000m (26,240 ft). Explore the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world's deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region into world's highest regions passing through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
The initial days of the trek through the Annapurna region ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the indigenous people, mostly the Gurungs. The trek gets interesting in Tatopani where you will have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs! Then the trek passes through Jomsom and Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region. The grandeur of the Dhaulagiri Glacier is on show a little further up along with the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m/12,464 ft). The sacred temple has 108 waterfalls that resemble water flowing from taps and mysterious natural gas fires that boggle the mind. From here it is downhill to Jomsom village on the Tibetan Plateau where you can look around at the gateway to the "Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang", and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions still in practice.


Itinerary

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Sea & Sky Tours & Travels Trekking & Expedition will pick up from the airport and take to our hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Early morning after breakfast at hotel, then drive to Pokhara, (Pokhara is located in the mid western Nepal and a six-hour drive or 20-minutes flight from Kathmandu. Pokhara, the centre of adventure in Nepal, is an enchanting city nestled in a tranquil valley. Due to its stunningly beautiful natural setting and the suitable base for trekking in the Annapurna region, Pokhara is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal after Kathmandu. It is the starting point for many of Nepal’s most popular trekking and rafting destinations. The majority of the people of Pokhara are Brahmins and Chettris from Kathmandu and Tibetan settlers) Arrive and lunch in Pokhara, rest then 1 hour Boating on Fewa Lake, free time lake side, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Early morning after breakfast we drive to Naya Pul (1 hour and 20 minutes) and start the trek. Trek to Ghorepani 6-7 hours walking through jungle and up and downhill. During the trail you will enjoy birds watching. Ghorepani is one of the Gurung Village. They have own language, dress, typical foods, house. There is nice view of Annapurna South and Fishtail. Overnight stay at hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early in the morning you hike up 45 minutes to Poon Hill for sunrise (Poon Hill is one of the best place to view Sunrise in Nepal) from there we can see Marvelous view can be seen which are Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri ,Fishtail after taking good time in Poon Hill trek back down to the Ghorepani then trek to Sikha along the path that leads to the Rhodendrons forest and you can see the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge smiling at you. We will walk past the villages of Banthanti and Nangathanti through the forest to reach Sikha. Overnight Stay at hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A beautiful walk, with another transition into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge, and descends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall, before winding through the valley to Tatopani. The hot water springs that give the village its name provide the perfect opportunity for a good 'scrub. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Trek up to Kalopani 6-7 hours walking through Kali Gandaki Valley .During the trail we will cross Thakali houses. From Kalopani Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains are visible on the way. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Morning after breakfast trek to Marpha 6-7 hours walking to Marpha village. This town is famous for Apple, don't miss to eat Apple Pie and Apple Juice. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley we then join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3,200m. From here trail continues high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3,500m. well worth exploring. As we leave Jharkot, the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3,802m. We initially visit Ranipauwa, there are many teahouses and shops. Further 10 minutes walks up the hill, we will be rewarded with the actual religious site of Muktinath. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for Buddhists and Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove of poplars. There are shrines in a grove of trees including a Buddhists Gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets that provides Muktinath’s famous eternal flame. It’s the earth-water- fire combination that accounts for Muktinath’s great religious significance. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Muktinath, we climb along the side of the valley to Jomsom at 2,713m. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement and it’s the administrative centre to the region that contains the airport, army camp, hotels, shops, banks and government offices. We cross the river to the eastern bank; then walk towards Eklai Bhatti at 2,730m. From here we take a direct route via Kagbeni to Jomsom however we follow the trail along the river to Kagbeni at 2,810meters which is situated at the junction of the Jhong Khola & the Kali Gandaki which is the northern most village that can be visited without a permit to continue on to Mustang. This village is fascinating with its rich Tibetan cultures and their unique hospitality which influences us greatly continue to Jomsom. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Morning after breakfast then take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara then continue flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara, Arrive Kathmandu then free time for We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. Evening celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening with live folk music and cultural dance, and overnight stay at hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today we will visit some historic place in Kathmandu and will also have free time for shopping around Thamel and Ason, evening dinner at restaurant then transfer to Airport 3 hour before of scheduled flight. On your way to home.

includes

You will be happily served and facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION with:
  • 3 star deluxe Hotels as above (twin sharing) in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Airport pick up and transfer (from/to the international/domestic flight),
  • Privately reserved transportation as per the group size for round the trip (HIACE/van, mini/bus, Sutlaj etc. as per the group size),
  • Full board trek with 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) And in Kathmandu and Pokhara all meals inclusive as on the given program,
  • Guest house / Tea house Accommodation (twin sharing) on trek,
  • All trek and entry permits & TIMS,
  • 1 guide, guide's assistant (for the group if higher than 10 people) assistant, necessary number of porters (normally each 3 guests = 1 porter),
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara on the said places with guide, drive and entrance fees,
  • Duffel bag for carrying your things if required for trek purpose only,
  • Services of trekking map (1 or 2) depending on the group size,
  • Services of daily warm/washing water, fresh fruits, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner all inclusive.

excludes

You will not be facilitated by SEA & SKY TOURS & TRAVELS TREKKING & EXPEDITION for :
  • Trek equipment, back pack, warm clothes, rain wear, personal medicines if any,
  • Cold drinks, bar bills, personal expenses, tips to your trek guide and other porters (if any),
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu or in Pokhara and anything not mentioned on the above price inclusive column,
  • Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu Airfare with airport Tax,
  • Any International and Domestic Airfare,
  • Tips for Driver, Guide & Staff.

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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