13 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath13 Days Jomsom Muktinath trek is classic lodge trek starts with a long climb to and then descends to the world's deepest gorge, on the Kali  Gandeki River, going all the way from rhododendron forests to the beginning of the Tibetan plateau. This trek also offers you a chance to encounter unique cultural people who practice their ancient traditions even today. The maximum altitude reached on this trek is 3800m and can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness.

The first part of this trek ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the fearless Gorkha people, renowned for their strength and as pillars of both the Indian and British armies. A fascinating museum of Traditional Nepalese Life awaits you in Ghandruk. Walking up slowly through rhododendron forests, the majestic Annapurna range reveals itself as you emerge from the forest into Ghorepani. A short hike from Ghorepani will bring you to Poon Hill (3210m), a place of timeless beauty presenting magnificent views of the Himalayan Mountains. The trek gets interesting in Tatopani where you will have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs! Continuing along the Kali Gandeki River Gorge, marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri both of which reach heights in excess of 8000m. The grandeur of the Dhaulagiri Glacier is on show a little further up along with the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m). The sacred temple has 108 waterfalls that resemble water flowing from taps and mysterious natural gas fires that boggle the mind. From here it is downhill to Jomsom village, on the Tibetan Plateau where you can look around at the gateway to the "Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang", and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions still in practice. A flight the following day will bring you back to Pokhara while you enjoy a last look at the beautiful Himalayan Mountains.

Day 1st: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m-4428m)

Day 2nd: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 3rd: Flight to Pokhara 823m 2700m) and trek to Tikhendhunga

Day 4th:    Tikhedunga to Ghorepani

Day 5th: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m/3904ft) 5-6 hours

Day 6th:Tatopani to Ghasa (2110m/6922ft) 5-6 hours

Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft): 4-5hours

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft): 4-5 hours

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft): 5-6 hours

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final departure

Day 1st: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m-4428m)

Our airport representative will be at airport Tribhuwan International Airport who will be displaying the signboard of Real Adventure Nepal. She/he will be there to greet you and will transfer you to your respective hotel.

Overnight: Hotel

Day 2nd: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

After our breakfast, we will start our sightseeing trip. We will visit many more heritages sites like Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Square, Syambunath, Bouddhanath stupa and many more places. Each and every heritage sites have their own important like we visit Bouddhanath stupa since it is one of the largest stupa in the world, we visit Pashupatinath temple since it is one of the most famous pilgrims of Hindu religion likewise we visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square since it is one of the amazing collection of pagado and shikhara style temple grouped a fifty five window palace of brick and wood. In the noon time we will introduce you to our trek leader/ guide.

Overnight: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 3rd: Flight to Pokhara 823m 2700m) and trek to Tikhendhunga

Early in the morning we will take a (30 min) flight to Pokhara. After landing, we will start our trek at Nayaphul after an (1hr 20min) drive on private vehicles from Pokhara. We will move to Bhurundikhola after then we ascend through lush forests and trails on the side of cliffs.  Then on the way we will cross the suspension bridge of Modi Khola and reach the Tikhendunga.

Overnight: Tikhendunga

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 4th:    Tikhedunga to Ghorepani

Leaving Tikhendunga , we start our trek to Ghorepani crossing the suspension bridge over Bhurundi Khola. Then we will ascend to Ghorepani with a steep climb to Ulleri (a largest village of magar community). To continue the trek we will move down to reach Ghorepani “Horse Water”. In ancient time this Ghorepani used to be campsite for horse traders before it became a trekker’s stop.

Overnight: Ghorerpani

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 5th: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m/3904ft) 5-6 hours

In morning time we can enjoy the spectacular view of beautiful mountains Nilgiri and Annapurna South. As the trail drops down through Sikha village the hills are extensively terraced. From there the trail steep descend to Gharkhola where our trail will cross a suspension bridge over there. A short climb will take you to Tatopani. Over there you can fully enjoy and refreshment in hot water spring which will be a good relaxation.

Overnight: Tatopani

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 6th:Tatopani to Ghasa (2110m/6922ft) 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we will start our trek crossing over the Kaligandaki Bridge considered as one of the deepest river in the world. On the way, we will cross suspension bridge over the river and will continue our trek route. Our trail will passes through the beautiful water fall ( Rupse Chhahara). Then slowly we will ascend o the Ghasa which is situated in the lower part of Kali Gandaki Valley.

Overnight: Ghasa

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft): 4-5hours

This day we will start our trail to Marpha by ascending on a steep through a forest. Continue walk will lead us to Lete Village. After then our continue trail will reach a beautiful village called Larjung village. In Marpha village, we will see the many more specialties of apple orchards and vegetable farms. Tasty apples are available in Marpha so don’t miss the taste of tasty apple.

Overnight: Mrapha

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft): 4-5 hours

Leaving the Marpha we will head towards the Kagbeni. This day, we will gradually ascend on a ridge and will reach Joomsoom village. We will continue our trek towards the Kagbeni up to the Kaligandaki. Our trail will passes through the steady pace where we should be careful while moving ahead. We will pass through Eklebhatti village and we will continue our trail towards the Kagbeni. The beautiful mountains like:  Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche can be observer from the place of Kagbeni.

Overnight: Kaghbaeni

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft): 5-6 hours

Today, our trail will start from Kagbeni to Muktinath. Our trail will go through the bank of Kali gandaki  river upstream. On the way we will see the beautiful scenery. Our trail will lead us to the steeply path from Kagbeni to Khingar at 3200m. Before reaching the Jarkot our trail will climbs through a desert landscape. Some moments walk will lead us to Muktinath.

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours

Muktinath is a pilgrims place for both Hindu and Buddhist religion. In the morning time we will visit the main temple of Muktinath and we will have short tour around the temple. Over there we can see the Tibetan traders as well as sadhus belong to south India. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas will provide Muktinath famous eternal flame. We will step back from Joosoom where we can enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Dhaulagiri

Overnight: Joomsoom

Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight

This day we will have a short flight from Joomsoom to Pokhara. We will experience amazing scenery of mountain while plane will passes between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. After arrival in Pokhara we will have short Pokhara tour. In Pokhara we will visit some beautiful places like: boating in Fewa lake, view of Lake side and many more, as this place is considered as one of the tourist favorite destination.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After early breakfast we will leave Pokhara a beautiful city and we will take bus to Kathmandu. On the way we will get chance to see the beautiful views of terraced hills and living style of remote areas people. After reaching Kathmandu you can take rest or you can go for some shopping nearby shops. In the evening we will have our farewell dinner.

Overnight: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast/ Dinner

Day 13: Final departure

Today finally our trip has come to end. Our airport representative of Real Adventure Nepal will drop you in the airport for your final departure.

Meal: Breakfast

Included in the Cost

  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Farewell dinners after Trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Pokhara and Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee 
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Note: As per the interest of client the itinerary can be minimize by cutting two days tour in city area. To start trek on the very same day we will have early 25 minute flight to Pokhara around at 8am. People who have short period of time for trek, for them we can also manage short treks. If you some more time after trek then you may experience some adventurous activities like White Water Rafting, jungle safari tour in Chitwan National Park. In Pokhara you can experience some extra adventurous activities like Paragliding, Zeep flyer and other many more.  So, please tell us about your interest and time which will be easy for you to provide the best service and comfort and enjoy full journey.