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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 8 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

The starting point in this trek is Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city located about 200 kilometers away from the capital city of Kathmandu. At Pokhara, there are a lot of activities you can do to have a good time. They include boating in the famous Fewa Taal, cycling to Pame, paragliding, visit Sarangkot, Begnas Lake, World Peace Stupa, Mahindra Cave, and so on. From Pokhara, we take a flight to Jomsom in Lower Mustang and trek to Kagbeni.

From Kagbeni, we make our way to Muktinath (3800m), one of the world’s highest temples, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. You will also make your way through Marpha, which is known as the “apple capital of Nepal.” Taste the famous homemade apple brandy here.

On your way back, you can view the fantastic sunrise at Poon Hill (3210m) and get a tremendous view of the mountain vistas. Explore the culture and tradition of the Gurung people you meet in the village of Ghandruk, and you can also try their local cuisine. One should avoid this trek during winter and rainy seasons due to harsh weather conditions. It is generally windy and dusty once you reach the higher terrains.

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Background 

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an adventurous trek in the famous Annapurna region of Nepal. On the scale of difficulty level, this trek is easy because the maximum altitude we reach is 3800m at Muktinath. Muktinath temple holds a religious significance for Hindus and Buddhists all around the world. On our detour back, we also visit Poon Hill (3210m) and Ghorepani (2800m), where you can see the beautiful sunrise over the mountain vistas. You can also enjoy a relaxing bath at the natural hot spring available at Tatopani.

About Us 

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we aim to provide you with the best resources and trekking guides to make this trek safe and one of the best experiences you ever have. You can mail us or contact us if you have any queries regarding this trek. Details about the expenses during this trek are also given below.

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Highlights

  • Trek to the famous temple of Muktinath, sacred to Hindus and Buddhists across the world.
  • Trek to the vantage point of Poon Hill, where you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise and get an excellent view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri.
  • Explore the beautiful village of Ghandruk, where you can learn about the culture and tradition of the Gurung community and try their local cuisine.
  • Visit Marpha, also known as “city of apples” and try their sweet apples and also their famous homemade apple brandy.

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Jomsom - Trek to Kagbeni

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

25min Flight
8km Hike (Avg 3hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jomsom

Altitude

(2743m./9051ft.)
(2810m./9273ft.)

After an early breakfast, you will head to Jomsom by flight. This is a very short flight, and you will get to see the beautiful landscapes, greenery, and rough terrains. From Jomsom, you will begin your first trek to Kagbeni. This is a relatively easier trek as it takes only a couple of hours and less effort. You will reach Kagbeni in the afternoon. In the evening, you can explore this small village with its walled passages and strange decorative walls. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 2

Trek to Muktinath

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

8km Hike
(Avg 4hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Muktinath

Altitude

(3762m./12414ft.)

After breakfast, we begin our hike to Muktinath. On the way to Muktinath, we get a picturesque view of the beautiful Kali Gandaki River as we make our way upstream. We take the alternative route for this trail to avoid the main road. This trail takes us through a desert landscape before reaching Jharkot Village. A little further uphill climb takes you to Muktinath. You can explore the sacred Muktinath temple. You will meet many Hindu and Buddhist devotees praying in the temple. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 3

Trek to Marpha

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Marpha

Altitude

2670m./8811ft

After breakfast, we retrace our steps back to Jomsom and make our way to Marpha. On this trail, we can catch a glimpse of mountains such as Nilgiri (2637m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), and Tukuche (6920m). We also pass through beautiful landscapes and small streams that make its way to Kali Gandaki. Marpha is a small town known for its production of apples and is also called the “apple capital of Nepal.” You must try the famous homemade apple brandy here. Overnight in Marpha.

Day 4

Trek to Ghasa

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghasa

Altitude

2200m./7260ft

After breakfast, we make our way to Ghasa. On the way, you may notice many apple trees and fields of barley and buckwheat. As we go downhill, we reach a small village called Larjung, where we stop for lunch and rest. On the wat to Ghasa, we also come across the famous river of Lete and also pass through a Thakali village of Lete. A short walk from here takes us to Ghasa. Overnight in Ghasa.

Day 5

Trek to Tatopani

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hike
(Avg 6hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tatopani

Altitude

1100m./3630ft

Today, we begin our trek to Tatopani. We descend downhill from the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley as we make our way through forests of rhododendrons and oaks. We also pass by the famous waterfall, Rupse Chhahara. After crossing a suspension bridge over Kali Gandaki, we reach Tatopani. You can relax your body and enjoy the natural hot spring available here. Overnight  in Tatopani.

Day 6

Trek to Ghorepani

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

17km Hike
(Avg 8hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghorepani

Altitude

(2800m./9240ft.)

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Ghorepani. You will again pass through forests of rhododendrons. Enjoying the glimpse of the beautiful Himchuli (6441m) along the way, we will stop on the way in Ghar Sikha village for lunch. From here, we can catch a fascinating glimpse of Annapurna South (7219m) and Nilgiri (2637m). We make our way to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, you can learn about the culture and traditions of the friendly Magar people. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 7

Trek to Tadapani

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13km Hike
(Avg 5hrs)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Tadapani

Altitude

(2650m./8745ft.)

You will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning to view the sunrise. You do not need to carry your rucksack since we will return the same way. From Poon Hill, you get a magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). After enjoying the beautiful views, you descend back to Ghorepani.

After breakfast, you make your way to Tadapani. As you descend, you will come across a fantastic view of the rural hillsides. You stop in a village called Deurali for lunch and make your way through forests of rhododendrons and wild oaks before reaching Banthanti. After a couple of hours, you reach Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 8

Trek to Ghandruk - Drive to Pokhara.

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Hike (Avg 4hrs)
2:30hrs Drive

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

2030m
820m./2706ft

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most famous Gurung villages in the Annapurna region. Many trekkers and mountaineers pass by this village on their trekking journey to the Annapurna region. You can try the local cuisine of the Gurung people here. After lunch, we make our way back to Pokhara via a jeep, which is almost a 2:30 hour drive passing through Nayapul. Overnight in Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Lodge ( Twin share basis) accommodation during the trekking.
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during trek.
  • One experienced, first aid trained, fluent English speaking, local language speaking, friendly and government authorized trekking guide and required porters (one porter for two persons ).
  • Guide/ Porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipment.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom  flight ticket.
  • Entire overland transportation as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • Annapurna conservation area project ( ACAP) and necessary permits ( TIMS) .
  • A trekking map, Duffel bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification,  first aid kit box, Company t-shirt and trekking completion certificate.
  • Assistance of emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, desert, hot shower, hot water, battery charge, laundry, phone bill, bar bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters .( Highly suggested).

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The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

Tej and his employees make trekking in Nepal an attainable goal. His sincere interest in tailoring my trips to meet my needs and requests have made my three visits to Nepal deeply personal and satisfying. He and his staff are so friendly and helpful they made me feel like family! Never would I have been able to have such a rich cultural experience on my own. I look forward to more beautiful treks through Nepal Alternative Treks and Expeditions. Nepal has so much diversity and beauty it will take a lifetime to explore. With Tej's services arranging travel, lodging, and dining I was well taken care of. Very honest company.

5.0

Dawn Larson

USA
Nepal Alternative Trek has been a first class organization. They were able to quickly organized our trek according to our specifications and our guide who knew very well the area, lodges and people took great care of us.

5.0

Pierre L

Montreal, Canada

ESSENTIAL INFO

Best Time for Visit

Spring and Autumn seasons will be the best period of the year for this trek. March, April, May, September, October, and November months are highly recommended. Similarly, during this time you will find a suitable and stable climate. In addition, you will also travel with clear visibility of the surroundings. Which can double your trekking experience. So, make sure you visit here during his time of the year.

The difficulty of this trek

This trek is difficult. You have to do a lot of uphill climbs during this trek. You will travel from some suspension bridges and rough roads. Similarly, you might fall victim to altitude sickness. In addition, to all that this trek is 10 days long which will fully push the physical and mental state of your body. Furthermore, this trek will test your stamina too.

Travel insurance

We don’t provide you with personal insurance. you should have your insurance with you. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Including all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition to all that make sure your insurance policy has covered all your medical and hospital bills in case anything bad happens to you during the trek.

Meals and Accommodation

We provide meals three times a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner and the accommodation we provide are lodging facilities that are also top class. We take full care of our consumer’s needs and essentials. We also provide facilities according to our consumer’s desires and comfort. Similarly, we also provide you with Nepali and Western foods. All of them are healthy and top class. So, feel free and enjoy yourself.

Required Permits

ACAP : NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Fitness and experience requirements

This is a very long trek so you should be physically fit. In addition, you should have at least the experience of climbing small peaks. Not everyone can do this trek. Most importantly, you should be passionate about the trek. Furthermore, you should not have any heart or lung diseases. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases.

Climate and weather

The best time for you to travel is during the spring and monsoon seasons. These seasons provide you with the best scenery of the surrounding. Similarly, the temperature is also moderate. If you want to experience the perfect weather and climate these seasons are perfect. Similarly, if you travel here during this time then this can multiply your fun and trekking experience during the trek.

Safety and security

Your safety and security are very important to us. We constantly monitor every area of our travel. So, you can feel free and enjoy your time trekking with us. In addition, we take full care of our consumers and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates under the supervision of an expert who will fully guide you during your tour. Furthermore, the lodging facility we provide is also secure for our consumers.

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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