The Jomsom Muktinath Trek commences with a scenic journey to Pokhara in Kaski district either by road or air. The famous Lake City is also the gateway to most of the trekking regions in north-western Nepal. From Pokhara, we will take on a short drive to Nayapul, from where we will begin our trek. We will trek to Ghorepani, a popular village in the region via Tirkhedhunga. After proper acclimatization at Ghorepani, we will trek to Pun Hill the next to catch the sunrise views. The most popular viewpoint in the region and rightly so, Pun Hill grants the unforgettable views of mountains. After trekking down from Pun Hill, we will continue our journey towards Mustang district. We will trek mainly northward to reach Muktinath via picturesque Thakali settlements like Tatopani, Ghasa, Marpha, and Kagbeni. After visiting the sacred temple, we will drive back to Jomsom from where we’ll catch a flight to Pokhara and subsequently, Kathmandu.
Since Jomsom Muktinath Trek will take you to the best places northwestern Nepal has to offer, you will be left mesmerized by the extent of contrasting natural beauty. Located in the sub-alpine region, trek to Pun Hill will take you through diverse and rich vegetation. From here, you can have a panoramic view of more than 20 peaks including major peaks like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Mt. Machhapuchhre, the Pokhara valley and Mustang region. On the other hand, the Mustang is characterized by contrasts. Since it lies in the Tibetan Plateau, it has arid, dry and harsh terrain, but is surrounded surreally close by beautiful mountains. The beauty of Jomsom and Muktinath is simply mesmerizing. We will also have the amazing chance to trek on the trail made by the Kali Gandaki Gorge, also known as the world’s deepest gorge. The trail passes through several beautiful hamlets of Magadi and Mustang district like Ghorepani, Marpha, and Kagbeni, the trekking will be a beautiful cultural revelation at the same time. Thus, the journey offers the rare chance to witness and experience the rich culture of the Gurungs, Puns, Magars, and Thakalis who have preserved the beauty of their culture and traditions perfectly. Since the trek revolves around moderate elevation, any individual in good physical health is a good candidate for the trek.
What is the trip about ?
|Trip Standard||Hotels / Lodge basis.|
|Trek Grade||moderate with uphill walks|
|Highest Spot||3, 190 m Poon Hill & 3,800 at Muktinath.|
|Trekking||09 nights 10 days (Pokhara to Pokhara)|
|Total Trip||13 nights 14 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)|
|Season||All season except July & August (wet season)|
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu received by Team Himalaya staff.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and trek to Sikha 2,130 m – 05 hrs.
After an exciting and enjoyable time head down to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking towards Tatopani with overnight stop at Sikha village, through serene rhododendron and pine forest throughout the walk on the downhill path all the way to a nice large Sikha village inhabited by Magar tribes.
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani 1,050 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa 1,610m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Marpha 2,670 m – 06 hrs.
After a pleasant stop here continue trek on the river valley for a while and then reaching the apple orchard area of Larjung, Kobang and Tukuche villages beneath the towering Tukuche and Nilgiri peak.
From here leaving the tree lines for desert like of Tibetan dry landscapes as the walk leads to Marpha one of the most charming villages in all Himalaya this place famous for apples and its product like apple cider, brandy, juice, dry apples and apricots and local brew.
The neat looking houses with white paints and nice cobbled stone path with an old monastery on top of the village.
Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni 2,810 via Jomsom 2,715m – 05 hrs.
Afternoon free to wander and observe the local life and its culture, as this village the entrance to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet border, the culture, religion and way of life is similar to Tibet.
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 04 hrs.
Great views of Tilicho, Nilgiris and the North Face of Dhaulagiri with Tukuche peak, Muktinath lies on famous trekking route of Annapurna circuit.
Day 11: Drive to Jomsom 2,715 m – 2 hrs.
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: Drive or fly to Kathmandu.
Starting from Pokhara after breakfast drive on the same highway with views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains, then on reaching at Mugling Bazaar another 3 hours drive to Kathmandu following the Trisuli River for some times with uphill ride to reach the valley rim and back into hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu, on reaching at respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and souvenir shopping.
Day 14: International departure homeward bound.