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Jomsom to Muktinath trek is one of the famous trek to do in the Annapurna Region. It is only 9 days treks with the magnificent mountain views. This is the nice trekking route if you want to avoid high altitudes. The Jomsom trek is a classic teahouse trek and here you will find the best lodges in Nepal with great food also. You will also find the hotels run by one of the caste of Nepal called as Thakalis. You will also see different caste of Nepal like Magars, Brahmins, Thakalis etc. In Jomsom and Muktinath trekking trail is often covered with donkeys and ponies traveling to Mustang and other areas. The few attractions of the Jomsom - Muktinath trekking route are the typical Mustang villages such as Tukuche, Marpha and Jharkot with its medieval King's Palace and Bonpo Gompa. Not to forget the deepest gorge Kaligandaki route which is the added attraction of the this trek.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: Trekking & Culture Exploration
  • Trekking Type: Tea House
  • Best Season: Sept - Dec / Feb - May
  • Total Duration: 12 Days
  • Trek Duration: 10 Days
  • Group Size: 1+ pax
  • Max. Height: 3,810 m. / 12,500 FT
  • Transportation: Drive in / Out
  • Trek Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trek End To: Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu at (1’365m. 4’478ft.)
    It is a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. A representative 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 designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
  • Day 02: City sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
    Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix 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. There will be 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: We fly to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul – Tikhedhunga (1’539m. 5’049 ft.) about 6 hour Trek
    It takes around 30 minutes to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. While flying to Pokhara, we can enjoy the fantastic views of shimmering mountain ranges and spectacular landscapes below us. we will be met at Pokhara airport by your trekking crew. A short drive of about 45 minutes brings us to a trailhead at Birethanti, a busy village of lodges, shops and houses. we commence our trek with a gradual ascent along the left bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. We then leave the river and follow a trail along the upper edge of terraced fields through Hille to Tikedungha.
  • Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2’850m. 9’350 ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    Leaving tikhedunga and we cross a stream beyond the village and then drop down to the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola. Then we climb a long, steep and seemingly endless stone staircase, which eventually leads us to the village of Ulleri. From this village, there are fine views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. As we ascend along the path that leads to a forest, we 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, we arrive at the village of Nangathanti. Another few hours of trekking through the forest, we reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means "horse water" and is a popular watering spot for mules, which ply this route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. A ten minutes walk takes us to a small pass and further to the village of Deurali. For proper acclimatization and we rest in Ghorepani.
  • Day 05: Ghorepani - Tatopani (hot spring) (1’190m. 3’904ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    early morning we can catch an amazing view of the sunrise from an ideal vantage point of Poon Hill. After breakfast, we descend to Tatopani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas. As we near Chitre, we get an awe-inspiring view of Dhaulagiri range. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. We continue descending, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, we cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from thereon, it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name after the hot springs near the river below the village.

    Day 06: Tatopani - Ghasa (2’000m. 6’561ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    we have to follow the trail that ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. En route, we come across local people selling baskets of oranges. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. Thereafter, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge. We will find the layered stone path well-constructed and wide. As the rock cliff ends, we head towards Ghasa, a quaint Thakali village. we can see several flat-roofed Tibetan style houses in Ghasa.
  • Day 07: Ghasa - Larjung (2’560m. 8’398ft.) about 6 hour Trek
    After breakfast we trek from Ghasa towards Larjung. Few hours of descents soon follow other rock-strewn ascents through forests of fir, cypress and juniper along the riverbank of Kali Gandaki. As soon as you reach Larjung, we cannot help but marvel at the architectural grandeur of this small town; tunnels, narrow alleyways and houses built in traditional style presents an interesting sight.
  • Day 08: Larjung - Jomsom (2’713m. 8’900ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    We begin our trek along the trail that follows the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. Yet again, we get to see narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards as a protection against the unpredictable wind of the Kali Gandaki gorge. The trail further meanders through stonewalled orchards. Soon we will come across a stone gate that marks the entrance to Marpha. We can spot several white-walled houses. Marpha has well-maintained drainage system and is most popular for its local apple brandy. After a lunch in Marpha, we continue trekking towards Jomsom. As we approach our destination Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and grays contrasting with the white snowcapped peaks of Tilicho and Nilgiri.
  • Day 09: Jomsom - Muktinath (3’810m. 12’500ft.) about 7 hour Trek
    after breakfast we resume our trekking along the path up to the vast gravel riverbed of the Kali Gandaki. We come across a stream and verdant vegetation. On crossing a small ridge to Chhancha Lhumba at 2’730m. 8’956ft. you continue heading towards Muktinath. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri dominates the view as we ascend to Khingar 3’200m. 10’498ft. More meadows, streams and lush vegetation can be seen along the trail as it paves to Jharkot 3’500. 11’482ft. you encounter the ruins of the Dzong and pristine villages of Purang and Changur. As we trek past mule stables and steep barren hillside, we enter Ranipauwa. Ranipauwa for years has remained an ideal resting point for pilgrims and travelers. On trekking further, we enter Muktinath. Temples and religious shrines are the major attractions of this holy place. Pilgrims flock to the Buddhist gompa and pagoda-style temple of Lord Vishnu. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Day 10: Muktinath - Jomsom (2’713m. 8’900ft.) 6 hour Trek
    Heading away from Muktinath, we retrace our steps to Jomsom taking on the magnificent view of Nilgiri. We stay overnight in Jomsom. In the evening we celebrate the completion of our trek with the crew, whom we have come to know so well over the last 09 days.
  • Day 11: We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Fly or Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    We board an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. From Pokhara we can either fly or drive to Kathmandu. The flight takes around 30 minutes and the drive takes around 7 hours.
  • Day 12: Departure Kathmandu
    our support team will takes you to the internation airport for your flight back home.