Jomsom Muktinath Trek

For many, many people (including us!) Muktinath is a really special place. Muktinath is one of Nepal’s most famous pilgrimage sites and when you are there you can understand why. Scenically, it is in a breath-taking location and there are many beautiful temples including a Newar style temple near a wall with one hundred and eight stone taps and Buddhist temples with miraculously burning perpetual flames.

The walk from Jomosom to Muktinath is part of the Annapurna trek. In comparison to others, it is an easier trek and best enjoyed in the months of March to May and August to December. Having said that, there are year round delights and one of the most significant features of this trek is that it can be done throughout most of the year as it falls under rain shadow area. We’ll get magnificent Himalayan views for much of our trek and the entire route remains below 4000 meters (unless you duck up to the teahouses at Phedi for a quick walk!). The trek allows exploration of the beautiful villages of Jarkhot and Kagbeni and a peek into the Upper Mustang region. You may even be able to wander up the bed of the Kali Gandaki looking for shaligrams.

There is flexibility in this trek depending on the time available and the interests of the members of the group. We could stay a little longer in Pokhara or have more time in Kagbeni. Alternatively, we could explore some lesser trekked areas around Tukuche or the Tibetan refugee villages at Chimang and Chaimro. So many options! This is a moderate trek where we’ll walk an average of 5-6 hours each day. The trek does not go above 3800m and we throw in the delights of a hot spring as well.

 

13

3800m

Moderate+

Camping + Tea House

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, we will pick up at airport, transfer to hotel, Briefing.

Day 02: After break your Sightseeing day starts around 9am.  Our City guide will take you to visit world heritage sites Biggest Hindu Temple Pashupati, Biggest Boudha Stupa and Swayambhu (Monkey Temple). Final preparation day for trekking, check the gears.

Day 03: Drive Or Flight to Pokhara (850m)
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom flight and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 05: Kagbani  to Jarkot (3550m)
Day 06: Jarkot to Muktinath and back to Jarkot (3550m)
Day 07: Jarkot to Marpha (2680m)
Day 08: Marpha to Ghasa via Tukuche (2080m)
Day 09: Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 10: Tatopani to Pokhara by vehicle (850m)
Day 11: Drive Or Flight Kathmandu (1350m)
Day 12: Free day
Day 13: Departure

Cost Include

Airport pick up

Accommodation in Kathmandu for two nights before and one night after the trek

Accommodation and food on the trek

Gear hire as specified

Internal transfers as specified

Trekking permits, restricted area special trekking permits and park fees

 

Cost Exclude

Gear hire of unspecified items

Extra accommodation

Tips and gratuities

Alcohol

Additional options:

At Himalayan Sunrise, we can arrange any other excursions you’d like to have such as rafting adventures, a trip to Chitwan, Pokhara, Bandipur etc.  please contact us and we can arrange this for you.

Please contact us if you are interested in this trek.  We can modify our itinerary to suit the specific needs of your party and can offer you flexibility and the resources to tailor make a trip that suits your needs.