Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the most interesting treks for family adventures. It lets you experience the off the beaten Jomsom-Muktinath trek which lies in the heart of the lower mustang district.

This trek takes you from the Pokhara through the Kali Gandaki River, which originates in the Tibetan plateau to the famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus- Muktinath.

In the upper reaches of Kaligandaki one can look for the fossilized ammonites which are also known as Shaligram.
If you happen to visit this place during September, chances are you will get to enjoy the annual horse race known as Yartung in the Muktinath and explore the fascinating villages around Jomsom. Jomsom Muktinath trek is an easy trek which can be done in any season except for monsoon.

This trek to a beautiful windy valley lying in the rain shadows of Mt. Dhaulagiri is absolutely strain free and can be completed within short time period. Anyone physically fit irrespective of the age can be a part of this astounding experience in Mustang region.
Trip Code: JMT62
Starts: Nayapul
Finishes: Jomsom
Duration: 14 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 2 - 14
Age: Minimum 18
Seasons: Mar-May,Sep-Nov
Elevation: 3710m/ 12171.9ft
Trip Views: 1015
Activities: Trekking
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Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 9
Dinner: 9
Car
Jeep
Flight
Hotel: 7 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 6 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • This trek takes you to one of the most celebrated Hindu and Buddhist shrine 'Muktinath' amidst the barren desert of Mustang.
  • Muktinath is called Mukti Kshetra which means the "Place of liberation or moksh".
  • It is located at the laps of snow-capped mountains at the Thorang La mountain pass at an elevation of 3710m above the sea level in Mustang district.
  • The temple is covered in one of the famous trekking route of Annapurna Circuit.
  • Mukti Kunda, Mukti Dhara, Jwala Mai Temple, Mharme Lha Gompa, Swami Narayan, Shaligram are the major attractions.
  • Best season are March, April, May, Mid September, October and November.

 

Why this Trip

  • Jomsom Muktinath trek is a well-devised trek that follows the trail which is not used heavy traffic of tourists but a quiet and scenic route that are filled with splendid views and joyful adventure, This 2-week trip is deliberately programmed for the people who love to enjoy nature and solitude, and have a better sense of adventure.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • • A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Location

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Brief Itinerary

  • placeDAY 1 : KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
    As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of adventure. Our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will go for nice dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Airport Pick Up Services
    • Thamel Tour
  • placeDAY 2 : KATHMANDU-SIGHTSEEING
    Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Bouddhanath Stupa
    • Monkey Temple tour
    • Food and wine tour (Optional)
  • placeDAY 3 : DRIVE TO POKHARA
    After the breakfast, we will leave for Pokhara early in the day, so that enough time would be possible to explore the beautiful city of lakes; Pokhara. About 6-7 hours of drive will take us to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Pokhara
    • Pokhara Tour
  • placeDAY 4 : TREK TO TIKHENDHUNGA
    First, we drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. It takes around 1hr and 20minutes to reach there. Our first day of trek begins from Nayapul to Tikhedunga; which leads us to the northern side by passing the Burundi Khola. This trek leads us to climbs through sub-tropical valley forests. To reach the village of Tikhedunga, we cross the Modi Khola River and a suspension bridge. Finally about 4 to 5 hours walk we reach Tikhedunga. Overnight in Tikhedunga;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Nayapul
  • placeDAY 5 : TREK TO GHOREPANI
    After fresh up and taking breakfast, on this day we lead towards the Ghorepani Poonhill. It takes about 6 to 7 hours to reach there; we have to cross the Ulleri hill. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’. We can feel the chill weather in the Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 6 : TREK TO TATOPANI
    After the early morning encounter with the mesmerizing views of the mountains including Annapurna south and Nilgiri mountains, we leave Ghorepani and move towards Tatopani. Tatopani is the natural hot spring on this trail. Hot springs are popular among the trekkers to smooth their tired leg muscles. It takes about 5 to 6 hours to reach there. Overnight in Tatopani;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 7 : TREK TO GHASA
    Ghasa is 11.7km far from Tatopani; we take the trail that leads us to the Kaligandaki River. En route we cross the 120m long bridge which joins the road and has been blasted out of the steep solid rock walls. To reach Ghasa it takes about 5 to 6 hours. The Ghasa village is also popular for the bird watching. Overnight in Ghasa;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 8 : TREK TO MARPHA
    From Ghasa on this day, we move to Marpha which gradually leads us to the Jomsom village. During this trek, we pass through traditional Thakali villages. Marpha is the main settlement inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakali. Marpha is known in Nepal for its tasty apples. Overnight in Marpha;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 9 : TREK TO KAGBENI
    After the breakfast, we move towards the ancient village of Kagbeni. The trail is quite pleasant and passes along the Kali Gandaki River and the beautiful town of Jomsom. Jomsom has a domestic airport. From Jomsom, we ahead towards north Kagbeni up to the kali Gandaki River gorge which is the deepest gorge in the world. After 4 to 5 hours we reach Kagbeni from where we can view the mountains including Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. Overnight in Kagbeni;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 10 : TREK TO MUKTINATH
    Muktinath is the religiously important shrine of Hindu and Buddhist tradition followers. On this day, we visit the religious temple which is highly worshiped by Hindu and Buddhist people. We reach Muktinath after around 5 to 6 hours walk. Muktinath is the central place that depicts the religious tolerance among the Nepalese people. Muktinath also boasts a very unique and serene beauty. Overnight in Muktinath;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Guesthouse

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 11 : TREK TO JOMSOM
    After visiting the beautiful Muktinath, we step back our legs towards the town of Jomsom. After breakfast, we leave Muktinath and trek all the way to Jomsom it takes around 5 to 6 hours to reach there. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snowcapped mountains. Overnight in Jomsom;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

  • placeDAY 12 : FLY TO POKHARA/ DRIVE TO POKHARA
    As per your wish, we can either drive from Jomsom to Pokhara or also we can get a flight. After reaching Pokhara we take lunch and we take some rest. In the evening, we can go for boating in the Phewa Lake and sightseeing of Pokhara and wonderful trekkers' massage if you want. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Pokhara Sightseeing
    • Trekkers'Massage
  • placeDAY 13 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU
    This is the last day in the Pokhara and on this day we come back to Katmandu by road. In the evening we can visit Pashupatinath temple, greatest Hindu shrine in Nepal. Overnight in hotel;

    Meal:

    • Breakfast

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    Activities:

    • Private transportation to Kathmandu
    • Evening chants in Pashupatinath.
  • placeDAY 14 : DEPARTURE
    Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

    Meal:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch

    Accommodation:

    Activities:

    • Airport Drop
    • Shopping Arrangements
    • Souvenir
  • Detail Inclusions

     

    • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
    • Standard/Deluxe rooms in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu along with ticket fees
    • Accommodation during trek (or camping in case of need)
    • All meals(Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • Authorized English-speaking guide along with required Porters(3:1) for the trek
    • Round Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private transportation
    • Equipment clothing for porters including their insurance
    • All applicable government tax
    • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
    • All necessary paperwork
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Complimentary
    • Arrangement of tea, coffee during the trek 
    • Get-to-know (welcome) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
    • Occasional hot Shower during the trek
    • Optional: Free mountain biking ride around Kathmandu
    • Sim card service(zero balance)
    • Souvenir from Nepal
    • Photos and videos of trip(if requested)
    • Certificate of appreciation(if requested)
  • Exclusions
    • International flights; Nepalese visa fee;
    • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight;
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure.
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu;
    • Travel and rescue insurance;
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);

     



FAQS

  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Is this a popular trek ?
    Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the world. It is a well-devised trek that follows the trail which is not used heavy traffic of tourists but a quiet and scenic route that are filled with splendid views and joyful adventure. This 2-week trip is deliberately programmed for the people who love to enjoy nature and solitude, and have a better sense of adventure.
  • 6. Can I do solo trek ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
  • 7. Is Travelling in Jomsom Muktinath Trek safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Locals are very respectful and welcoming toward women and tourist in general and our guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe while trekking in remote areas.
  • 8. What about security during trekking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in trekking ?
    Jomsom Muktinath Trek is trekking region and mostly we spend our night at Guesthouse. In Guesthouse, you can get pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher, it’s better to avoid meat because non-vegetarian is heavy meals which may cause food poisoning so we avoid it.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in trekking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara by private transportation and also transfer to Nayapul by private transportation. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travelers.
  • 12. What is the best season to do Jomsom Muktinath Trek ?
    Jomsom Muktinath Trek can be done in all the seasons except for the monsoon season because it will be difficult to trek in monsoon season. Although March, April, September and October are the best time to do this trek.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for trekking ?
    Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a little bit tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement. So, pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal inner wear to escape severe cold. Needless to say the good shoe is very important for trekking in rough terrain. So invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village, try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while trekking ?
    We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can get your electronics charged in the hotel that you will be staying at. While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea is to bring your own power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?
    In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide is also provided with a mobile phone. In case of emergency, you can get his mobile and make a call.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my trekking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to trek each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hours of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the trek ?
    No, you cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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