Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is a luminous trek in the north of Annapurna Conservation Area. It is one of the most admired trekking routes in the trekking in the Annapurna region and a paradise route for the trekkers. The natural wonders and diversities are spectacular that can be explored during trekking. The trek goes through the deepest gorge of the world, the Kali Gandaki gorge. It combines different landscape, forest and geographical diversities.
Trek to Jomsom Muktinath goes through the Kali Gandaki River and the deepest gorge of the world. Although there has been extension of motor road, trekkers find the trail superb and charming. Commencing from Nayapul, the trekking goes to Ghorepani and Poon Hill through the rhododendron forest in the beginning. From Ghorepani, you trek to Tatopani, Ghasa and Jomsom. It follows the Kali Gandaki river bank and the gorge. It is a bit strenuous journey. The Kagbeni, after trekking from Jomsom is an Upper Mustang trekking beginning point. Muktinath is a sacred temple of Hindu and Buddhists. It is believed that you can avoid your evil journey after death if you make a pilgrimage trip to Muktinath temple. After worshipping in the temple you trek down to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a superb trekking package and also the sacred pilgrimage tour in the Annapurna Himalayan region of Nepal.
Spring, august and also including rainy seasons are the best seasons for Jomsom Muktinath trekking. Vertex Holiday offers the trekking trips according to your desired itinerary. For more details, please contact us and make your booking.
Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation by our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
After the breakfast at the hotel, set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, these include UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. There is Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu. However, there are in total seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from sightseeing tour, you get a short trip briefing. Overnight at hotel.
Optional program:- mountain flight to see mt.Everest and other aerial view of the highest Himalayas range
From Kathmandu, we drive to the tourist town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, you can take a flight and see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna region peaks. If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 6 hours and reach to Pokhara. Walking throughout the lakeside city is fabulous. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul, the gateway of Ghorepani trekking and begin the trek through the terrace hillside trail. A stream flows beside the trail. In autumn, the scene of the rice fields can be seen astounding. We pass Hile and ascend to Tikhedhunga. As it is the first day of the trek, we take a rest here. Overnight at lodge.
The second day of the trek, we reach to Ghorepani. The trail is mixed. At the beginning, we ascend the steep up trail for a couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. While ascending, we meet many trekkers both ascending and descending. The route we use isclockwise and some do anti-clockwise trek. Then we reach a Magar village at Ulleri. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest. We reach to Nangethanti for the lunch. Gradually, we walk to Ghorepani and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to the Poon Hill through the rhododendron forest. The hiking trail is fine that has been made of stone steps. Pooh Hill is a famous/best viewpoint of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli and the surrounding peaks. You can take abundant snaps and hike down to Ghorepani. Having breakfast, we trek to Tatopani through up and down zigzag trail. Overnight at lodge.
We make an approach towards the trail which leads us to Muktinath temple passing different Kali Gandaki valleys. We walk through the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge. Another interesting fact is that it lies between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Passing Dana, we can view breathtaking waterfalls. Following the eastern bank of the River, we reach to Kopchepani and gradually to Ghasa. Overnight at lodge.
We begin the trek from Ghasa. Walking uphill, we reach to Dhaiku and trek down to a stream. From there, we ascend to Chhoyo. Local people live in tiny settlements. Then we reach to Kunjo village. it is populated by the Thakali people. They are forward in cooking meals. We Reach to Marpha for the overnight stay. Overnight at lodge.
We begin to climb up from Marpha climbing to the Jomsom valley. Passing Jomsom, we cross the River and walk to Eklai Bhatti. We cath a direct trail to the Muktinath temple via Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a picturesque village at 2810 meters, situated at the juncture where Jhong Khola meets the Kali Gandaki River. Tibetan culture and hospitality come as we take the name- Kagbeni. It is also the gateway of Upper Mustang. Overnight at lodge.
The trail through arid landscape escorts us to the world renowned Muktinath temple. Nilgiri frequently peeps our excursion. Thorong peak and Dhaulagiri peak are other attractions that can be seen during the trek. We steadily climb up and reach to this spiritual site. Hindu and Buddhist devotees travel this place with a belief that visiting Muktinath temple is a beneficial journey to remove the sins of the lifetime. A pool and several water sprouts lie beside the temple. Overnight at lodge.
We worship at the temple and begin to descend after breakfast. If you prefer, we can also take a drive. Passing Kagbeni and the windy Jomsom valley, we reach to Jomsom. It is the district center of the Mustang region. Then we celebrate the succession of the trek. We stop there waiting for the next day’s flight. Overnight at lodge.
This morning, we take a half an hour flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Then we drive to hotel. Then we prepare for the city tour around Pokhara: Davis falls, Mahendra cave, World peace stupa, International mountaineering museum and others. Later on, we can also enjoy the boat ride. Overnight at hotel.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Optional, if you take a flight, its half an hour flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Optional program: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.
Having a good memory with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your final departure.