The Jomsom Muktinath Trek divides trekking as 2 nights of stay in Kathmandu, 9 days of trekking after that and 2 nights in Pokhara in the third phase with total days of 14. This trekking route literally allows trekkers for Kathmandu sightseeing, Pokhara City Tour, views of mountains form the Poon Hill, Sunrise and Sunset views, Jomsom and Mustang View, exploring the Muktinath Temple and getting into the lives of Ghale and knowing about their culture.
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking starts right from Pokhara and ends in Kali Gandaki Valley making Muktinath the last destination of the trek. This pilgrimage site is considered to be sacred, where people from far away come to worship. Through the trek, you are provided with opportunities to explore the natural and cultural heritages of Jomsom in details. Trekking in Jomsom Muktinath allows you to pleasure yourself with the view of two mountain ranges; Annapurna and Dhaulagiri too. During the trek, a large facility of accommodation is managed which makes the trek easier and more convenient.
This trek is categorized in moderate grade, which means neither too difficult nor too easy to go through. Trekkers gain a maximum altitude of 3800m from 1065m within the trekking period. The best season to trek in this area is from September to November and February to May.
Itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft]
Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by our representatives. After completion of official formalities, we pick our luggage and head towards a 4 star category hotel where you will be transferred to stay overnight.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparations
You will be woken up with a morning call along with bed tea and breakfast. Today, we will enjoy sightseeing around Kathmandu the entire day including visits to some of the major places of the city such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudha and so on. These sites have been listed as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. We get back to our hotel in late evening and stay overnight
Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] – Tikhedhunga [1,552m/5,090ft]; 4 – 5 hours
We leave the hotel and get transferred to the airport. Making a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, we start the initial phase of our trekking part. We trek from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga that roughly takes 4 – 5 hours. We stay at a teahouse there
Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020ft]; 6 – 7 hours
The path from Tikhedhunga falls down and crosses the Burungdi Khola. Then the route climbs high up to a village named Ulleri. With continuous walk, we arrive at Ghorepani which is a beautiful place with numerous small shops that can provide you basic items. This site is comparatively higher than the previous one, so, we experience chilly winds in late evening. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 05: Ghorepani – Tatopani [1,190m/3,904ft]; 5 – 6 hours
On the way to Tatopani, we make a steep descend to Sikha which a large village. Then we further descend to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing a suspension bridge there, we climb towards Tatopani. The name in Nepali means ‘Hot Water’. The place gets its name from the hot water springs that exists in this place. Teahouse overnight
Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]; 5 – 6 hours
The path today follows the Kali Gandaki River that flows under a deep George. Passing through Dana, Rupse and Kopchepani, we ascend to the Thakali village Ghasa. This place is considered to be a paradise for bird watchers.
Day 07: Ghasa – Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]; 4 – 5 hours
We leave Ghasa and cross the Lete Khola that takes us to Lete. We then meet the eastern part of Kali Gandaki and reach Larjung village. Then we cross Tukuche where apple farm projects exists that produce apple and vegetables for the entire region. Then we finally arrive in Marpha. Camp or teahouse overnight
Day 08: Marpha – Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]; 4 – 5 hours
Our walk continues along the valley side gradually gaining altitude before crossing a low ridge that takes us to Jomsom. The path from Jomsom becomes windy even during the day time. We cross the Ekley Bhatti village. We rest in this place for some time and after an hour of walk, we reach Kagbeni that lies on the banks of two rivers.
Day 09: Kagbeni – Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]; 5 – 6 hours
This day will take you to an outrageous place name Muktinath. It is one of the holiest site for both Hindu as well as Buddhist followers. It is believed that if you take a holy bath here, we will be free from all your sins and in addition, your wishes will be fulfilled.
Day 10: Muktinath – Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]; 5 – 6 hours
The waterspouts, the Buddhists temple, and the Muktinath temple itself is a very ideal site to visit. Also from here, you can enjoy superb views of the Dhaulagiri Peak. Today, we trek back to Jomsom that takes 5 – 6 hours by foot.
Day 11:Jomsom – Pokhara
From Jomsom, we take a short scenic flight to Pokhara. This city is a paradise for tourists with major places such as the Lake Site and Sarangkot. Hotel overnight
Day 12: Pokhara – Kathmandu
We take another flight this day again from Pokhara to the capital city of the country; Kathmandu. You can also take a scenic drive rather, that takes 6 hours of time. Hotel overnight
Day 13:Free day in Kathmandu
You will be offered with a leisure day in the Kathmandu city this day. You can either go for a short sightseeing tour around the city or even do shopping as per your interest. We get back to our hotel in the late evening and enjoy a cultural show along with a farewell dinner in our hotel.
Day 14: Final Departure
With unforgettable memories taken, we declare an end to our beautiful holiday in Nepal. Our representatives will escort you to the airport before 3 hours of scheduled flight time.