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Jomsom and Muktinath trek

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13 days
Jomsom and Muktinath trek

Trip Fact

Trip duration: 13 Days

Grade: Moderate Grade Trek

Activity: Trekking and Cultural Tour

Starts/ Ends in: Kathmandu

Trek type: Tea House

Accommodation: Hotel, lodge (tea house)

Transportation: Flights, private car or tourist bus

Maximum Altitude: 3802m

Route Map:

Jomsom and Muktinath trek is a part of the Annapurna circuit that passes through deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Mountain Range along with diverse landscapes and cultures which offers the perfect insight into the rural life of Nepalese people. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site regarded as sacred as the place of salvation for the Hindu religion.

Muktinath lies about 18 km north east of Jomsom in the Mustang district of Nepal at an elevation of 3, 749m. We start our trek from Pokhara and ascend the Annapurna foothills through picturesque Gurung villages. The trail passes through rhododendron forest to climb Poon Hill for astounding scenery of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Walking in the gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki River is one of the key feature of this trek. After trekking upto Kali Gandaki valley we pass through the blooming villages like Tukuche – Ghasa - Marpha and Jomsom. We continue to trek for arid Tibet-like landscape of Mustang passing Jomsom. Finally we reach Muktinath passing below the Thorung La pass. We explore the temple and villages and enjoy wonderful mountain scenery within a day before taking the flight back from Jomsom.

Trip Info

Trekking Group Size

Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.

[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]

Meals and Accommodation

During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.

As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.

Qualification

As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Jomsom and Muktinath Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,802m/12,473ft. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.

Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.

Trekking Staffs

Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.

We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!

Best Season

The Best Season to go for Jomsom and Muktinath Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.

Equipment

This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.

Insurance

We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.

We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip.

[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]

Permits and Fees

No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours by tourist vehicle.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) 3 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2840meters) 5 hours.

Day 06: Hike up to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Tatopani (1190meters).

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2010 meters) 5 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Tukche (2586m.) 5.30 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni (2810m.) 5 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3802meters) 5 hours.

Day 11: Trek back to Jomsom (2713meters) 5 hours.

Day 12: Fly back by Jomsom Pokhara Flight, overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 13: Drive or Fly back by Pokhara Kathmandu Flight, overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Cost Info

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS Card fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Airport departure tax
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu or Pokhara (Main city)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Gallery

Jomsom and Muktinath trek

Reviews

Annapurna Poon Hill and Jomsom Muktinath Trek

" I have know Hari and his family for several years and last year asked Hari to organizes a four day trek for me on the lower Annapurna slopes.

I could not have asked for a better service. He was a charming sophisticated companion, spoke English well and knew his way around perfectly (not least as we had to make a major change of plan the morning of the trek due to flight problems, which he effected effortlessly). He was well known throughout the area and knew all the suitable trekking lodges.

The arrangements were all perfect. He seemed to know exactly what was wanted and arranged much on line without fuss beforehand, including all the flight details and KTM lodging. His charges were modest.

If I were young enough to go on another trek! I would certainly want to go with Hari and advise anyone who wants to be looked after properly to do the same.

(5/5)

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