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Jomsom Muktinath Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Combination of Kali Gandaki gorge, Muktinath pilgrim place, high mountain like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri and famous Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill. Finish your trek in Pokhara, the beautiful village at Phewa Lake.

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

3800 m

Starts At:

Pokhara

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1330m)

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (820m)

Day 03: Pokhara – Jomsom (2770m) – Kagbeni (2800m)

Day 04: Kagbeni - Jharkot – Muktinath (3800m)

Day 05: Muktinath – Jomsom (2770m) – Marpha (2686m)

Day 06: Marpha – Ghasa (2010m)

Day 07: Ghasa – Tatopani (1190m)

Day 08: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2750m)

Day 09: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2600m)

Day 10: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 11: Ghandruk – Nayapul – Pokhara (820m)

Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu (1320m)

Day 13: Kathmandu – Departure

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m): Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (820m): After the breakfast we will be heading to Pokhara by private transport which takes around 6-7 hours. On the way we would be seeing the beautiful view of the Trishuli river which is flowing side by side throughout the most of our way to Pokhara. We even get to witness the people doing rafting in Trishuli river.

Day 03: Pokhara – Jomsom (2770m) - Kagbeni (2800m): An early morning transfer to airport , 25 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. This is one of the world's exciting flight to see mountains (Annapurna I (8091m) , Dhaulagiri (8167m), Fishtail (6997m) and other numerous peaks)   closely through plane. We begin our trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki river which takes around 3 hours. En-route, we pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki River.  Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Kagbeni - Jharkot – Muktinath (3800m): Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath takes about four hours. The Trail steeply ascends for couple of hundred meters. While gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, caves, old Tibetan Style villages, apple garden, yaks herds, sheep herds and so on. We can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. We can visit Monastery at Jharkot believed to be built in 15 century. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. Overnight at Muktinath village.

Day 05: Muktinath - Jomsom (2770m) – Marpha (2686m): Early in the morning we go to pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists  where we come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Then, we start our trek to Jomsom which takes about approximately four hours. From Jomsom views of the Nilgiri peaks are fine. We further start trek to Marpha which takes around 1 hour. Marpha is a large Thakali village which still retains the typical architectural features of narrow alleyways, flat roofs, and whitewashed buildings.

Day 06: Marpha – Ghasa (2010m): Today we start our trek along the side of the Kali Gandaki River but crossing it several times further as trail continues. On the way we cross villages like Tukuche, Khobang, and Larjung etc. with the majority of the Thakali people living there. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Ghasa which is also a small Thakali village which lies by the side of the small pine forest.

Day 07: Ghasa – Tatopani (1190m): We start our trek to Tatopani after we have our breakfast. Today, the trail continues down the Kali Gandaki gorge. This is considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated as it is between the 8000m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Walking slightly down we reach Rupse Chhahara from where we can see stunning waterfall. We continue trek to Tatopani crossing Dana on the way. Overall it takes around 4-5 hours to reach Tatopani from Ghasa.

Day 08: Tatopani – Ghorepani (2750m): As always we start our trek after the breakfast and this time to Ghorepani. Today it will be a trek about 6-7 hours continuously walking up hill until the Ghorepani. On the way we cross the villages like Ghara, Shikha, and Chitre etc. Our last 2 hours of the trek before Ghorepani will be through the Rhodendron forest which is totally red due the flowers durng the months of February to April.

Day 09: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2600m): Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill , a brilliant spectacle; this vantage point provides a superb view of sunrise over the high Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhare. In Poon Hill we will spend about 1 hour, we then return to Ghorepani we take a hot breakfast at the hotel and continue our trek to Tadapani. Along the trail towards Tadapani, we make climb along ridges and through pine- and rhododendron forests. Our final destination for today, Tadapani, offers magnificent views of Machhapuchhare and Annapurna South.

Day 10: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1940m): Today we take enough time to wake up and have breakfast as our trek is only 3 hours downhill today to Ghandruk. It is a large, prosperous Gurung village and after arrival we have time to explore the maze of narrow alleyways separating the neat slate-roofed houses and watch the sunlight on Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 11: Ghandruk – Nayapul – Pokhara (820m): Today is the last day of our trek and we start our trek  from Ghandruk we descend down to Syauli Bazaar. From Syauli Bazaar it is a pleasant easy walk following the river to Birethanti where we cross the bridge. A short walk from the village brings us to the road at Naya Pull from where we go to pokhara by private transport which takes 1 hour drive.

Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu (1320m): Today we will be back to Kathmandu and as our trip comes to an end. We can prefer to go by private transport   (6-7 hours drive) or can fly by domestic air (35minutes flight) too.

Day 13: Kathmandu – Departure: After breakfast, a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus( Guide and Potter)
  • Transfer Pokhara to Naya Pull by car (before start trek)
  • Transfer Naya Pull to Pokhara by car(after finish trek)
  • Food and accommodation during trekking in lodges / teahouses
  • English speaking experienced guide
  • Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
  • Food, salary, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • TIMS (trekking registration card)
  • Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.