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Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 12 Days

A tryst with nature, religion, landscapes & trails that lead you into the fascination of the wild…at your pace….

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is the one fascinating journey to experience the different cultures of the Annapurna region. It takes off with a flight into the heart of the lower Mustang district, from where we continue to the ancient village of Kagbeni, on the border of upper Mustang and the Hidden Kingdom. From here, we travel North East through arid landscape to the sacred pilgrimage town of Muktinath; this area is Tibet all but in name only. The reverse journey goes through the Kali Gandaki canyon, the deepest in the World. And then we enter into Thakali and Gurung tribal culture, hiking through lush forests complemented by the ever changing views of the Annapurnas, on the way. This trek is the easier part of the Annapurna Circuit and is ideal for those with less time or for those not wishing the exertion of a 5416 meter pass. It’s a trek that gives you more awareness about the divine forms of nature…..& you will love it……

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Fly Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri [2000m]

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani [1190]

Day 06: Trek to Ghasa [2000m]

Day 07: Trek to Larjung [2560m]

Day 08: Trek to Jomsom [2713m]

Day 09: Trek to Muktinath [3710m]

Day 10: Trek to Jomsom [2713m]

Day 11: Flight to Pokhara and fly/drive

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop.
  • Hotel in kathmandu as your requirement.
  • Full Board Plan – (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation Tea or Coffee) during the trek. You can choose food from the menu.
  • Join Nepali culture program with dinner.
  • Private accommodation to a basic standard. Please be aware that the toilet and bathroom will be outside of the room during the trekking.
  • If necessary, we will be happy to provide you with a sleeping bag, down jacket, raincoat and trekking poles.
  • All necessary transportation by car, flight, bus.
  • An experience licensed holder English speaking guide.
  • Strong porter(s) if required.
  •  Wage, accommodation, food and travel expenses for guide and porter (s). As well they are fully equipped. .
  • Annapurna conservation area project fee permit.
  • Trekkers information management system (TIMS) Permit.
  • In cases of emergency, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for on your behalf. This will be paid for by your own travel insurance company. (Please ensure that you are adequately covered for this eventuality).
  • Insurance for guide and porter(s).
  • We will also inform your embassy that you are doing trekking under our care.
  • In cases of Emergency, we will contact your family or friend and make them aware of the situation.
  • Trekking Map of Annapurna region.
  • All guided sight seeing tour in kathmandu and entry fee for heritage site.
  • All necessary transport while sight seeing.
  • All government tax.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel Insurance.
  • International flight and departure tax.
  • Any expense of personal nature.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any kinds of Bar bills.

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
You will just find it wonderful flying into Kathmandu on a day that’s crystal clear. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole connection of memorable experiences that stay with you for a real long time. An escort and driver from our office will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your reserved hotel. At the hotel, you will be oriented about your daily activities. It’s your first overnight in the city of temples, the most in the world.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the historical heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its borders to outsiders. The city presents a wonderful combination of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significances. you will be given a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Boudhanath, the 15th century Palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath.

Day 03: Fly Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri [2000m]
We hop a flight to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri [2000m] it takes around 30 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. While flying to Pokhara, you can enjoy the wonderful views of glistening mountain ranges and stunning landscapes below you. You will be met at Pokhara airport by your trekking crew. A short drive of about 45 minutes brings you to a trailhead at Birethanti, a bustling village of lodges, shops and houses. You commence your trek with a gradual ascent along the left bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. You then move away from the river and follow a trail along the upper edge of terraced fields through Hille to Tikedungha. After this, you cross a stream beyond the village and then drop down to the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola. Then you climb a long, steep and seemingly endless stone staircase, which eventually leads you to the village of Ulleri. At this scenic village, there are fine views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
On ascending along a route that brings you to a forest, you will find Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge. Beyond Banthanti, there are magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron. After crossing several crystal-clear mountain streams, you arrive at the village of Nangathanti. After a few hours of trekking through the forest, you enter Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and is a popular watering spot for mules, which have plied this route for centuries from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. A short hike takes you to a small pass and further to the village of Deurali. To get you acclimatized with your surroundings, you rest at Ghorepani.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani [1190m]
The views of the sunrise are ideal from the point of Poon Hill. After breakfast, you descend to Tatopani through the rhododendron forest amidst magnificent natural vistas. As you near Chitre, you experience breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri range. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. You continue descending, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, you hike across the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here onwards, it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani derives its name from the hot springs near the river below the village.

Day 06: Trek to Ghasa [2000m]
You now go by the trail that ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by beautiful orange groves. En route, you see the local folks selling baskets of oranges. Further down the road is the small hamlet of Rupse, where a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail, exposing its naked beauty. Further-a-foot, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge. You will come across a layered stone path well-constructed and wide. As the rock cliff ends, you head towards Ghasa, an old-world Thakali village. You can see several flat-roofed Tibetan style houses in Ghasa. [Walk approx 5 – 6 hours]

Day 07: Trek to Larjung [2560m]
After breakfast you trek from Ghasa towards Larjung. Few hours of descents soon follow other rock-strewn ascents through forests of fir, cypress and juniper along the riverbanks of the Kali Gandaki. As soon as you reach Larjung, you cannot but literally marvel at the architectural grandeur of this small town; tunnels, narrow alleyways and houses built in traditional style presents an interesting sight for snapshots of this unique village on the mountains.

Day 08: Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
From Larjung, the trail follows the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. As we hike the walks, we keep seeing narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards as a buffer against the unpredictable winds of the Kali Gandaki gorge. The trail further meanders through stonewalled orchards. Soon, you come across a stone gate that marks the entrance to Marpha. You also spot several white-walled houses. Marpha has a well-maintained drainage system and is highly popular for its local apple brandy. After a lunch in Marpha, you now hit the trail towards Jomsom. As you approach your destination, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and eye-catching with its mixture of browns, yellows and grays that contrast with the white snowcapped peaks of Tilicho and Nilgiri.

Day 09: Trek to Muktinath [3710m]
After breakfast, you continue your trek along a path that is a vast gravel riverbed of the Kali Gandaki. You come across a stream and fertile vegetation. On crossing a small ridge to Chhancha Lhumba at 2730 meters, you continue heading towards Muktinath with Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri attracting your sights as you ascend to Khingar (3200 meters). More meadows, streams and lush vegetation can be seen along the trail as it paves your way to Jharkot (3500 meters). You encounter the ruins of the Dzong and the serene villages of Purang and Changur. As you trek past mule stables and steep barren hillside, you enter Ranipauwa. Pilgrims & hikers have, for years, been using Ranipauwa as an ideal haven for rest. On trekking further, you finally enter Muktinath. Temples and religious shrines are some of the major attractions of this holy site. Pilgrims flock to the Buddhist gompa and pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu.  Muktinath is a prime pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Day 10: Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
As you leave Muktinath behind, you start retracing your steps to Jomsom glimpsing once again at the majestic views of Nilgiri. You bunk out for the night in Jomsom. At eventide, you celebrate the completion of your trek with your hardworking crew, whom you have come to know so well over the last 9 days.

Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Fly/Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
You catch an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. From Pokhara you can either fly or drive to Kathmandu. The flight is for about 30 minutes and the drive takes approx 6-7 hours.

Day 12: Depart Kathmandu
On reaching Kathmandu, Your day is free to do some souvenir shopping, sightseeing or any other personal activities that suit your conveniences; until your departure. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight home. This will be a trip that you will remember for some time to come.

 

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