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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Popular trek in Nepal through Kali Gandaki gorge and up to Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage settlement in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

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 – Dzong – Jomsom (2770m)

Day 06 Jomsom – Pokhara (820m)

Day 07 Pokhara – Kathmandu (1320m)

Day 08 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 tourist bus 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 flights 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): 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. We now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki .From here views of the Nilgiri peaks are fine. Jomsom is head Qatar of Mustang district and one of the biggest town of that valley. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 06 Jomsom – Pokhara (820m): As our trek has already completed, we head back to Pokhara via domestic flight in the morning. We can spend a quality time relaxing and sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day 07 Pokhara – Kathmandu (1320m): Today we will be back to Kathmandu and as trip comes to an end. We can prefer to go by tourist bus (6-7 hours drive) or can fly by domestic air (35minutes flight) too.

Day 08 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.