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Jomsom Trekking with Muktinath, the holy temple in Nepal

12 Days
Duration
5/10
Trip Grade
$1150 Per person
3,800 Meters
Max. Altitude

The Annapurna region is probably the best known, and most popular trekking area in Nepal - and not without good reason, containing the massive peak of Annapurna 1, which at 8,091m is one of the eight highest mountains in the world.

Jomsom Trek is indeed a classical trek, essentially the final third of the Annapurna Circuit, follows the Kali Gandaki Valley between the soaring peak of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. Finally, it emerges to the north of the main Himalayan range, on the dry, desert- like Tibetan Plateau. A several days walk beyond Jomsom, takes you the final destination, Muktinath, the holy temple. This trek allows access to the high mountains of the Himalayas within a reasonable timeframe and without ascending to extreme altitude. You will then return to Pokhara by taking a flight from Jomsom.


Day by Day Itinerary for Jomsom Trekking

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and our staff will transfer you to hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing 

Day 03: 1 hour drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikedhunga. 

Day 04: Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2775m)

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3195m) - Tatopani (1180m)

Day 06: Tatopani to Kalopani (2560m) 

Day 07: Kalopani to Marpha (2665m) 

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m) 

Day 10: Trek back down to Jomson

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara (20 min scenic flight) & Fly to kathmandu

Day 12: Fly back to your destination

Detail Itinerary Jomsom Trek 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and our staff will transfer you to hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
This day is special tour day in Kathmandu city. You will have a guided tour to the famous cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu. Among them, the UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites are the primary places of visit. Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temple), Bouddhanath (Buddhist Shrine), Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square, Dharahara (Bhimsen Tower), Tundikhel, and many other en-route. You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.

Day 03: 1 hour drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikedhunga. 
We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to the end of the road. A 15 minute walk along the bank of the Modi Khola River brings us to Birethanti (1065m), a large village with many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village, and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m, and further short climb to Tikedhunga at 1525m. This is a short and relatively easy day, allowing us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

Day 04: Trek from Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (2775m)
After a hearty breakfast we leave Tikedunga, we begin with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to climb more gently through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. From there we trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. An hours further walk brings us to Ghorepani at 2775m.

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3195m) - Tatopani (1180m)
Today, very early in the morning, we rise to hike the 1 hour climb to Poon Hill (3195m). A brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. We spend around 40 minutes taking in the wonderful spectacle, before returning to Ghorepani for a well deserved breakfast.

After breakfast we start off for Tatopani. The trail makes a descend steeply to Chitre at 2390m. As the trail drops down through Sikha, the hills are extensively terraced. Sikha is a large village with shops and hotels at 1980m, from there the trail descends gently to Ghara at 1705m. A further steep descent of 500m takes you to the Ghar Khola where the trail crosses the river on a suspension bridge. We then climb up above the Kaligandaki River before crossing that too, before turning north to Tatopani. Tato means ‘hot’ and pani is ‘water’, a name earned courtesy of the hot springs by the river.

Day 06: Tatopani to Kalopani (2560m) 
Today, the trail continues up the Kali Gandaki gorge. This is considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated as it is between the two 8000m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From there, trail rises gently up to Dana at 1400m, & on to Rupse Chhahara at 1550m, there you can see a stunning waterfall. As the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the river, you will reach Kopchepani, & then cross back to the western side on a suspension bridge at 1935m. From here it is a short climb to Ghasa at 2080m. The trail continues to ascend & pass through Lete at 2470m, shortly before arriving at Kalopani at an elevation of 2560m, where we obtain superb views of the Nilgiri peaks to the east.

Day 07: Kalopani to Marpha (2665m) 
This day we start the trek by crossing to the eastern side of the river, but cross back again further up the trail before entering Larjung at 2560m. The trail continues on a short distance to the interesting village of Khobang with its narrow alleyways. Then will have lunch at the ancient Thakali village of Tukuche at 2590m. After Tukuche, the trail continues up the Kali Gandaki. As we pass through the gorge, the terrain becomes much more barren & the breeze increases. We continue towards Marpha at 2665m passing a Tibetan refuge settlement & then a horticulture research station. Marpha is a large Thakali village with many excellent teahouses, however it still retains the typical architectural features of narrow alleyways, flat roofs, & whitewashed buildings. There we will visit a superb Nyingmapa Buddhist gompa.

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 
From Marpha, we climb along the side of the valley to Jomsom at 2713m. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement, and is the administrative centre of the region, containing the airport, army camp, numerous hotels, shops, banks & government offices. On the way, we cross the river to the eastern bank, and then walk onwards to Eklai Bhatti at 2730m. From here we follow the trail along the river to Kagbeni at 2810m which is situated at the junction of the Jhong Khola & the Kali Gandaki, the northernmost village that can be visited without a permit to continue on to Mustang. This village is rich in Tibetan culture and their unique hospitality.

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m) 
We make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley upon leaving Kagbeni, and then join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3200m. From here trail continues high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3500m which is well worth exploring. We take a break here for lunch before continuing on to Muktinath. As we leave Jharkot, the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3800m. We initially visit Ranipauwa, there are many teahouses and shops. Our overnight stay will be here. 10 minutes further up the hill, we will be rewarded with the actual religious site of Muktinath & this area is kept free of hotels and camping sites. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for Buddhists and Hindus. There we can see Tibetan traders as well as sadhus from the far south of India. There is a shrine in a grove of trees including a Buddhists gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets that provide Muktinath’s famous eternal flame. It’s the earth-water – fire combination that accounts for Muktinath’s great religious significance.

Day 10: Trek back down to Jomson

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara (20 min scenic flight) & fly back to Kathmandu

Day 12: Fly back to your destination

  • Jomsom trek is a 12 days trek in the north of the main Himalayan range.
  • It is the best trek for the people who are seeking the natural beauty and adventurous places.
  • Pokhara the city of lakes is one of the beautiful cities in Nepal.
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre, Tukuche, Nilgiri are the mountains that can be viewed during this trek.
  • Muktinath is the final destination of the trek where a Pagoda style temple is build that shows the respect between Buddhism and Hinduism.

INCLUSIVE COST HEADING

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop facility by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a two star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lodges, Guest house accommodation during the trek.  (9 nights in a local lodge/teahouse while on trekking)
  • Trekking Map
  • 2 nights in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • NTA licensed English speaking guide.
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears on HIRE.
  • An experienced licensed holder Guide and Needed Porters as per as your group size. (MOSTLY 2 guest=1 porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits & TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.
  • Farewell DINNER Program after trekking in typical Nepali surrounding.

 

 

    EXCLUSIVE COST HEADINGS :-

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.  (Requires approximately USD 15 to 30 per person per day)
    • Lunch and Dinner while on Trekking. 
    • Extra Nights Hotel in Kathmandu
    • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees in city
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
    • International airfare and airport departure tax.
    • Any expense of personal nature.
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
    • Personal trekking Equipment.
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (TIPS ARE ONLY EXPECTED NOT MANDATORY )
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Inclusive cost heading’.

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