Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 14 Days

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Jomsom – Muktinath is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. This trek offers the greatest cultural diversity that could not find in any part of Nepal. Along this scenic route you will pass through villages inhabited by different ethnic groups such as Thakali, Gurung, and Magar and in higher elevation the Tibetan culture is predominant. Here you may visit several authentic Tibetan Monasteries. The trail follows up the Kali Gandaki Valley, one of the deepest gorges in the world, between the soaring peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The high point of the trek is at the Holy Temple of Muktinath 3800m which affords spectacular views. The walking trail is a gentle slope making this a relatively easy trek that can be completed all year round.

This region has also gained popularity of having Buddhist influence culture & old monasteries. Muktinath is one of the salvation points for Hindus. Hindu must have to visit once on their life so a lot of Hindus pilgrims visit that holy side round the year.

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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1300m)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA), you will be greeted by a representative of Sisne Rover Trekking. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc). You will be then transferred to your hotel. Welcome drink will be served. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 02:Kathmandu - Trek preparation and Free Time

  

On your first day in Kathmandu, we take rest after a long flight from your home country. After breakfast, you can visit around Thamel (where your hotel will be located) and shop few items that you have missed to bring with you. We can add Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour on your request. We can have a tour to UNESCO World heritage sites – Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

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Day 03: Drive to Pokhara: 6-7 hours

We take Tourist Bus to Pokhara in the morning. Visit Sisne’s office to have acquainted with the guide and other trekking staff. Overnight in Pokhara

Included meals: Breakfast

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Day 04:Pokhara - Ulleri ( 2025m.)

  

From Pokhara, we drive an hour to Naya Pul and start the trek. We walk through a valley forest, cross the Bhurundi Khola (river) before reaching Tikhedhunga Village. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 05:Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m): 4 - 5 hrs

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs. As we are ascending we admire the spectacular scenery as Annapurna South looms large, coming and going from our view.  We pass waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. The village has small shops that sell local products such as handbags and crafts. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 6: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m ): 5-6 hrs

We wake up early in the morning to reach Poon Hill just in time to see the sunrise over the Himalayas. Poon Hill is the most popular destination to enjoy close up views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and enjoy the sunrise from these majestic mountains. After enjoying a cup of coffee, we descend back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we descend steeply to Sikha, a large village & further descend to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing suspension bridge the trail head up to Tatopani. Tatopani (hot spring) is popular among the trekker to sooth their tired leg muscles.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 07: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m): 5-6 hrs

The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki river flows under the deep gorge by 2200m in between two 8000m mountaintops are only 38km apart. Continuing along to Dana, Rupse Chahara meaning beautiful waterfall and Kopchepani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Ghasa is a paradise for the bird watchers.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 08: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m): 5 - 6hrs

A steep climb through forest takes you to Lete Khola then reach to Lete. It further continues to the east side of the Kaligandaki reach you Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukche at 2590m and apple farm projects which produces apple and vegetable for the whole region until you get to Marpha Village.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 09: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810): 5 -6 hrs

The trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Ekle Bhatti meaning lonely pub. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After a good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 10: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m): 3 -4 hrs

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jharkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m): 5-6 hrs

Muktinath is one of most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a “Muktikhsetra”or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 12: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

We will take the earliest flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. It is a 30-minutes dramatic flight  between the gorge of  two huge mountains – Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, we will be transferred to the hotel in Pokhara.

We mark the end of our successful trip with a farewell dinner hosted by Sisne Rover where we can share our experiences of the trek before leaving Pokhara. The dinner will be accompanied by Live Nepalese Cultural show with Dance and Songs of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.

Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

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Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6-7 hours

We drive to Kathmandu in the morning by tourist bus. After arriving in Kathmandu, we leave for our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. . Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast

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Day 14: Final departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative of Sisne Rover will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals: Breakfast

Additional Information

We can customize this trip as per your schedule, budget and preferences. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.

Additional information

Dates

September-May

Duration

14 Days

Location

Annapurna Region

Physicality

Moderate

Group Size

Minimum 2 travelers

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
December 13, 2017

I booked our trek with Sisne after reading the reviews and i was not disappointed for a bit. Everything was taken care well by Mr Dambar sir and our guide Tirtha Roka. I would recommend Sisne to all my friends and anybody who travels to Nepal.

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