All ground transportation as per itinerary
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Lodge/Tea house during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
All meals during the trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is a luminous trek in the north of the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is one of the most admired trekking routes in Nepal 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 landscapes, forests, and geographical diversities.
Commencing from Nayapul, the trekking route goes to Ghorepani and Poon Hill through the rhododendron forest in the beginning. From Ghorepani, the trek descends to Tatopani which is a place with the natural hot spring. Here you can enjoy a warm bath at the pool with the roaring sound of the mighty Kali Gandaki River. Then the route slowly ascends to Ghasa which follows on the bank of the river. The tree lines of pine start to fade after Lete to reach to Marpha. Marpha is an ancient town with majority of people being from the Thakali ethnicity. Then we head to Jomsom, a major town of the region with a small airstrip. It is also the windiest place in Nepal. The mountain views from this region include the world’s seventh highest peak Dhawalagiri 8167m with other smaller peaks like Annapurna, Nilgiri and Tukuche. Then the hike leads to Muktinath which is a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists, which is also the temple for liberation. People visit this shrine to take a cold icy bath in the famous 108 taps which is believed to wash the sins away. Then we head down to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an amazing trekking experience in the Annapurna Himalayan region of Nepal.
The best season for trekking in Nepal is Spring however the Jomsom Muktinath trekking is suitable at any time of the year as this region lies in the rain shadow area of Nepal. Vertex Holiday offers the trekking trips as per your desired itinerary. For more details, please contact us .
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 will conduct a short briefing and orientation . The evening will be wonderful with a dinner in a Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu which includes UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures. Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu are the major attractions. However, there are in total of seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, a short trekking briefing will be conducted by our trekking leader. Overnight at the hotel.
From Kathmandu, we drive to the touristic town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, with an additional cost 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 Pokhara. After checking in you can take a stroll around the Lakeside . Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul. The trek begins with a gradual inclined trail on the bank of a stream . The houses built with stone thatched roof will be a complete new experience for you. The rice fields on the side of the trail and the birds chirping in the forest with the sound of soothing stream makes you forget the hike. Once we reach to Tikhedhunga we will check in and visit the nearby waterfall if you would want to . Overnight at lodge.
On the second day of the trek, we ascend the stone steps trail for couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. Once we reach the village of Ulleri mostly inhabited by Magar ethnic people . After lunch our trek goes through the rhododendron forest on a gradual inclined trail . Gradually, we walk up to Ghorepani and our hike for the day is over. Overnight at lodge.
Getting up early, we hike up to Poon Hill to catch the glimpse of sunrise . The hiking trail is fine and is made of stone steps. Pooh Hill is offers the panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, Dhawalagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, and other surrounding peaks. The view from here will literally give you tears of joy and you can take as much pictures as you want. Then we hike down to Ghorepani. Having breakfast, we trek down to Tatopani . The trail is mostly downhill with a lot of zigzags to reach the mighty Kaligandaki River. Then we walk on a fine plain graveled road to reach Tatopani which translates to Hot Water. The reason being that this place is blessed with a natural Hot Spring where you can take a warm bath enjoying the success of today's journey. Overnight at lodge.
Our trek continues on the Kali Gandaki River valley, following the off road with a descent amount of traffic. But the view of the Nilgiri Mountains won't let you down. Passing Dana, we can view breathtaking Rupse waterfall then we walk through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge which lies between the Annapurna and Dhawalagiri mountain ranges. Following the eastern bank of the River, we reach to Kopchepani and gradually to Ghasa. Overnight at lodge.
The trek from Ghasa begins with a slight uphill to reach Dhaiku and follows down to a stream. From there, we ascend to Chhaye. The the trail is more gradual and easier as the tree line start to fade and the Tibetan Plateaued vibe can be felt. Then we reach to Marpha, an ancient town inhabited by the majority of the Thakali ethnic community. This place is famous for the tasty apples and their apple brandy. The village itself is like an open museum with a Buddhist monastery where tourists are welcomed. Overnight at lodge.
We begin our trek from Marpha with an easy ascend to the Jomsom valley. Passing Jomsom, we cross the river and walk to Eklai Bhatti. We catch 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. This place is the gateway to the Upper Mustang trek. Kagbeni is decorated with green potato fields and ancient monastic houses. Overnight at lodge.
The trail through arid landscape takes us to the world-renowned Muktinath temple. The view of the Dhawalagiri range of mountains add a genuine serenity to the trip. Thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this site in a belief of being liberated from the sins of the lifetime. A pool and several water sprouts lie beside the temple where the pilgrims take a cold bath . Overnight at lodge.
After visiting the temple we begin to descend. If you prefer then 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 the hotel. Then we head for the city tour around Pokhara which includes the Davis falls, Mahendra cave, World peace stupa, International mountaineering museum, and others. Later on, we can also enjoy the boat ride. Overnight at the hotel.
Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Optional, if you take a flight, it's half an hour's flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the 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 memorable trekking experience with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your departure.
Seasonal fruits for snacks
Duffle bag for luggage
Comprehensive Medical Kit