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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Trip code
Package name Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
Duration 14
Max. elevation 3800M m
Level EASY
Transportation <p> </p><p>Domestic airfare&nbsp;</p><p>All ground transportation as per itinerary </p>
Accomodation

3*** Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara 

Lodge/Tea house during the trek

Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 1,050 per person

Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking OVERVIEW:


Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is one of the best hiking trails in Nepal. The hiking trip goes through diverse landscapes, exploring beautiful mountain vistas, ethnic villages, terrace fields, rivers, and diverse flora and fauna. The destination of this journey, the Mustang region is also known as the Hidden kingdom as it lies behind the Annapurna Mountain Range.
Commencing from Nayapul, the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route goes through colorful rhododendron forest to Ghorepani.  A short hike Poon Hill in the morning offers a wonderful sunrise view of the Himalayas. Apart from mountain views, Tatopani is a major highlight for its natural hot spring bath at the pool with the roaring sound of the mighty Kali Gandaki River. Then the trek route follows on the bank of the Kali Gandaki river to reach an ancient town known for apples Marpha.
Jomsom the windiest place in Nepal is the headquarter of the Mustang region is a small town with an airstrip.  The mountain views from this region include the world’s seventh highest peak Dhawalagiri with other smaller peaks like Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Tukuche. Then the hike leads to Muktinath a sacred pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists believed to wash one's sins away and grant liberation. Then we head down to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara. 
Vertex Holiday's Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary is a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip at a reasonable cost considering the best possible holiday experience in Nepal. Get in touch with us for more information regarding this vacation trip and other amazing holiday trips in Nepal.

Highlights

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m).

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival, Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we will conduct a short briefing and orientation . The evening will be wonderful with a dinner in a Nepali restaurant with cultural program. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.

After breakfast at the hotel, we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu which includes UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Kathmandu is a city of temples and mediaeval arts and architectures.  Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square in Kathmandu are the major attractions. However, there are in total of seven world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Returning back from the sightseeing tour, a short trekking briefing will be conducted by our trekking leader. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 3 : Fly/drive to Pokhara (823m).

From Kathmandu, we drive to the touristic town of Pokhara. As an option of the driving, with an additional cost you can take a flight and see the views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna region peaks. If driving, tourist buses leave at 7 am and you have to check-in at 6.30 am. Through the winding road, we drive for 6 hours and reach Pokhara. After checking in you can take a stroll around the Lakeside  . Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Pokhara to Nayapul drive, trek to Tikhendhunga (1552m).

After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul. The trek begins with a gradual inclined trail on the bank of a stream . The houses built with stone thatched roof will be a complete new experience for you. The rice fields on the side of the trail and the birds chirping in the forest with the sound of soothing stream makes you forget the hike. Once we reach to Tikhedhunga we will check in and visit the nearby waterfall if you would want to . Overnight at lodge.

Day 5 : Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani (2750m).

On the second day of the trek, we ascend the stone steps trail for  couple of hours after crossing the suspension bridge. Once we reach the village of  Ulleri mostly inhabited by Magar ethnic people . After lunch our trek goes through the rhododendron forest on a gradual inclined trail .  Gradually, we walk up to Ghorepani and our hike for the day is over. Overnight at lodge.

Day 6 : Ghorepani to Poonhill (3210m) Tatopani (1190m).

Getting up early, we hike up to Poon Hill to catch the glimpse of sunrise . The hiking trail is fine and is made of stone steps. Pooh Hill is offers the panoramic view of  Mt. Annapurna, Dhawalagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, and other surrounding peaks. The view from here will literally give you tears of joy, especially during the spring season as the colorful rhododendrons are in full bloom. Then we hike down to Ghorepani. Having breakfast, we trek down to Tatopani . The trail is mostly downhill with a lot of zigzags to reach the mighty Kaligandaki River. Then we walk on a fine plain graveled road to reach Tatopani which translates to Hot Water. The reason being that this place is blessed with a natural Hot Spring where you can take a warm bath enjoying the success of today's journey.   Overnight at lodge.

Day 7 : Tatopani to Ghasa (2110m).

Our trek continues on the  Kali Gandaki River valley,  following the off road with a descent amount of traffic. But the view of the Nilgiri Mountains won't let you down. Passing Dana, we can view breathtaking Rupse waterfall then we walk through the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge which lies between the Annapurna and Dhawalagiri mountain ranges. Following the eastern bank of the River, we reach to Kopchepani and gradually to Ghasa. Overnight at lodge.


Day 8 : Ghasa to Marpha (2680m).

The trek from Ghasa begins with a slight uphill to reach  Dhaiku and follows down to a stream. From there, we ascend to Chhaye. The the trail is more gradual and easier as the tree line start to fade and the Tibetan Plateaued vibe can be felt. Then we reach to Marpha, an ancient town inhabited by the majority of the Thakali ethnic community. This place is famous for the tasty apples and their apple brandy. The village has distinct houses made up of stones and muds in a traditional way and seems like an open museum with a Buddhist monastery. There are daily prayer programs where a visitor can witness and special programs during various festivals.  Overnight at lodge.

Day 9 : Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m).

We begin our trek from Marpha with an easy ascend to the Jomsom valley. Passing Jomsom, we cross the river and hike to Kagbeni via  Ekle Bhatti.  Kagbeni is a picturesque ancient village at 2810 meters, situated at the junction for Upper Mustang and Muktinath .  Kagbeni is decorated ancient monastic houses , Buddhist temples, ruins of royal palace and green potato field .  Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 : Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m).

The trail through arid landscape takes us to the world-renowned Muktinath temple. The view of the Dhawalagiri range of mountains add a genuine serenity to the trip. Thousands of Hindu and Buddhist devotees visit this site in a belief of being liberated from  the sins of the lifetime. A pool and several water sprouts lie beside the temple where the pilgrims take a cold bath . Overnight at lodge.


Day 11 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m).

After visiting the temple we begin to descend. If you prefer then we can also take a drive. Passing Kagbeni and the windy Jomsom valley, we reach to Jomsom. It is the district center of the Mustang region. Then we celebrate the succession of the trek. We stop there waiting for the next day’s flight. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12 : Jomsom to Pokhara by flight.

This morning, we take a half an hour flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Then we drive to the hotel. Then we head for the city tour around Pokhara which includes the Davis falls, Mahendra cave, World peace stupa, International mountaineering museum, and others. Later on, we can also enjoy the boat ride. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 13 : Drive/fly back to Kathmandu.

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu. It’s a scenic drive through the Prithvi Highway road. Optional, if you take a flight, it's half an hour's flight. After your arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Optional program: If you are going for the jungle safari tour in Chitwan, you drive to Chitwan and enjoy the safari trip. We offer 2 Nights/3 Days package for your wonderful holidays in Nepal.


Day 14 : Final departure.

Having a good memorable trekking experience with Vertex Holiday, our representative drops you at the airport for your  departure.

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