Jomsom Muktinath trek

Jomsom Muktinath trek

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  Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the most famous spiritual trek in Nepal, Muktinath, ancient Hindu temples of God Vishnu, most sacred Hindu site in Nepal for both Hindu and Buddhists which is situated about 18km northeast of Jomsom at the elevation of 3800m, at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. It is amazing to view the main shrine of the temple, which is designed in the Pagoda style. This Pagoda shrine symbolizes the religious symbiosis between Buddhists and Hindu, where Buddhist regards Muktinath as Buddha temple while Hindu regards as Vishnu temple. The statue of God is made of gold which depicts metal statues of Lord Vishnu, Saraswati, Goddess Laxmi, Janaki, Garuda, Sapta Rishis and Lava-Kush.  This trek also offers the spectacular views of mountains. Apart from this, you can also encounter exciting local settlements and their unique cultures. During the trek to Jomsom Muktinath, we get chances to experience moderate adventure. Muktinath and Jomsom are filled with breathtaking landscape and spiritual temples. You shall pass through several small and large settlements, dense forests full with rhododendron, through the world's deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki, and get opportunities to soak your exhausted body into the natural hot springs at Tatopani.

Muktinath Jomsom trek starts with the scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We will explore and pass through Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tatopani, Ghansa, Marpha, Kagbeni, and finally reach Muktinath, and Jomsom, and return back to Pokhara and to Kathmandu. As you reach to Kathmandu, you will be visiting the UNESCO's World Heritage sites enlisted from this city, and shall also taste various local Newari dishes and typical Nepalese cuisines. You do not require any strenuous physical fitness to accomplish this trek. Your body must endure long duration of walking for some days in a row, and shouldn't have any problem related to knee or ankle. Throughout the trek, you should ensure that you are taking proper care of your personal hygiene and are consuming hygienic food. We can further tailor this itinerary as per your need and requirement. 

Short Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
Day 4: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,552 m)
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m)
Day 6: Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m)
Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2,110 m)
Day 8: Trek to Marpha (2,680 m)
Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m)
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,710 m)
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m)
Day 12: Flight to Pokhara (823 m) city tour.
Day 13:  Drive to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day 14: Rest day at Kathmandu (1,320 m)
Day 15: Final Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,320 m)
 Welcome to Kathmandu. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you take rest, you can do buy gears for your trek starting from the next day. After a short debriefing session, we will be enjoying Nepalese dishes at the Welcome Dinner hosted by us. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
As morning rises, after early breakfast, we will manage you to visit major world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist. Syambhunath temple famous for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and largest Boudhanath Stupa through the world. In the evening, you need to be well prepared for the next day trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
In this day, we will have an early breakfast and drive around 6 to7 hours which takes us to the paradise city Pokhara. After you reach Pokhara and there you can do some rest after hotel checkout. In the evening you can stroll around Fewa Lake and enjoy boating around 1 hour. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,552 m)
From Pokhara, we will begin our official trek after early breakfast in Pokhara. We will leave Pokhara and pass through the Naya Pul. You will also follow the Burundi Khola, and ascend up through the dense forests. You shall reach Tikhedhunga after crossing the Modi Khola via the suspension bridge. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750 m)
You shall descend downhill to Burundi Khola, and begin you ascend after crossing the river. The steep trail taking you to Ulleri can be quite troublesome. Further ascending takes you to Ghorepani. This is an ancient place discovered by ancient traders where their horses drank water. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 6: Trek to Tatopani (1,190 m)
 As you open you're early from bed, you shall find Mt. Nilgiri and Annapurna South overlooking you. After breakfast, you shall descend downhill to Sikha Village, from where further descending takes you to the Ghar Khola Village. You will have to climb uphill after crossing the bridge to reach today's destination—Tatopani. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2,110 m)
 Overlooking the Kali Gandaki River flowing down, you shall ascend the beginning of today's journey with ease. You shall continue trekking after crossing the suspension bridge. After a while, you will find yourself walking beside a spectacular waterfall. Trekking further takes you to the bottom of the Kali Gandaki Valley, which is Ghasa. Stay overnight at Ghasa.
Day 8: Trek to Marpha (2,680 m)
 Walking over a steep uphill covered with forest, you reach the stream—Lete Khola. Further trekking leads you to Lete Village. Traveling the east side of the river takes you to Larjung Village. Today's trek also offers you the beautiful views of vegetable farms and apple orchards. This place is quite popular in the country for the apples. Stay overnight at the land of apples.

Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m)
 You will have to ascend on a ridge to reach the Jomsom Village. Turning towards the north, overlooking the Kali Gandaki River, you shall find the world's deepest gorge in the world. You will be trekking in the windy trail, and pass the Eklebhatti Village. Further trekking takes you to Kagbeni—today's destination. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,710 m)
 After having your permit checked at the checkpoint, you shall trek reaching the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. You will have to make a steep climb uphill and arrive at the junction of the trails, one of them taking you to the Khingar. Before reaching the Jarkot Village, you will be trekking through the desert landscape. Further ascend takes you to Muktinath. Stay overnight at Muktinath.

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,715 m)
You shall visit the religious site of Muktinath in the morning before heading off to Jomsom. You shall take some time to explore this pilgrimage site holding importance to both Hindus and Buddhists. You will see the main temple, the water spouts, Buddhist monastery, etc. You shall be busy in return trek from today onwards. Stay overnight at Jomsom.

Day 12: Flight to Pokhara (823 m) and city tour.
During the morning flight back to Pokhara from Jomsom, you will enjoy the aerial view of the gorge between the mountains. You can stroll in Pokhara after you take required rest. Visit the Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, David's Fall, and other popular destinations depending upon the availability of your surplus time. Stay overnight in his beautiful city—Pokhara.
Day 13:  Drive to Kathmandu (1,320 m)
You will drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast in the morning. It is quite a long journey of about 7 hours. Witnessing the beauty of terraced fields, river banks, scattered settlements at the top of some hills, your journey to Kathmandu is filled with the soothing ride and beautiful landscape. Our representative shall take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 14: Rest day at Kathmandu (1,320 m)
This is the day you can rest and relax in the hotel. Do some last-minute shopping for your departure journey. We will be sitting together at the Farewell Dinner in the evening. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 15: Final Departure
Be ready with your bags and luggage, our representative shall receive you from your hotel and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We shall bid our goodbyes and farewell. Have a safe journey.

Included in the Cost

  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3- Star level (4 nights)
  • Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast at a 3- Star level (2 nights)
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle.
  • Entrance fee for Durbar Square, Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour.
  • Sightseeing in Pokhara with all entrance fee and private vehicle
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porter / Sherpa service to carry your duffel bag (2 clients, porter)
  • kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu by private Vehicle
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private Vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork such as Annapurna Conservation area entry fee, trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system).
  • Accommodation on the Tea House/ Mountain Lodge/Guest House Twin sharing bases with 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea and coffee, during the trekking
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Jomsom Muktinath trekking route map souvenir for you.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge. 

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, mineral water during the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, sweet snacks beverages barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late Departure.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section 
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House
Seasons : Oct-Dec/Mar-May
Type: Moderate
Maximum height : 3800 M.
Type of Transport : flights/ private vehicles
No. of Pax : Minimum of 2 people
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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