Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom (2800m) to Muktinath (3710m) is the perfect balance between rugged alpine wilds and austere beauty, in a class truly of its own. Situated north of Phokara, the trail is constantly climbing and descending with a climate ranging from sub tropical heat to cool, dry, alpine plains. Great mystical valleys creep down from the giant Annapurna Himal encompassing a very diverse group of people, traditions, culture and wildlife. Locals mostly live in harmony with each other and nature, always very warm and welcoming to foreign trekkers who happen upon their doorstep.

This is perhaps one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, for it has an impeccable allure that seems to attract thousands every year. The captivating mountain views grip people by some unseen and awesome power, raging glacial rivers tear though the archaic rock formations, chanting monks echo across vast empty space and those trekkers with the blessing of traversing this land have the opportunity of falling into harmony with this slow paced and conscious way of life.

Many plants and animals call Annapurna conservation area home including a number of rare and endangered species like the Tibetan Wolf, Lynx, Musk Deer, and Snow Leopard. There are 22 different forest types with at least 1,226 known plant species; in short the ACA is thriving with a great magnitude of diverse wildlife which makes trekking here amazing.

The Kali Gandaki River forms the largest gorge in the world and if you walk upon the riverbanks innumerable fossils and some rare stones can be found (Hindus traditionally pray to the Ancient fossils). The highest point of the whole trek is at Muktinath which is 3800m high at the foot of Thorong La pass and is full of many temples as the area is considered holy land by both the Hindus and Buddhists alike.

For more info see Annapurna Region

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek Preparation 1,300m/4,264ft).

Day 3 :Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (915m), 5-6 hours drive.

Day 4 :Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1, 577m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 5 :Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,800m.) 5 hours trek.

Day 6 :Early hiking to poon hill (3,200m.) & trek to Tatopani (1, 190m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 7 :Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2, 110m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 8 :Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2, 680m.) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 9 :Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (3,710m) 5-6 hours trek.

Day 10 :Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m.) 4 hours trek.

Day 11 :Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,713m.) 5- 6 hours trek.

Day 12 : Fly to Pokhara, leisure day/explore the Pokhara valley.

Day 13 :Drive to Kathmandu and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 14 : Transfer to the airport for our onward flight home sweet home.

What is Included

  • Private pick up and transfer between airport/ hotel, on arrival and departure.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley (as per the itinerary), with private transport, local guide and all entrance fees.
  • Three nights in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, in a shared twin room with breakfast.
  • Full-board teahouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek with breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees.
  • At least 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking trekking guide for the duration of the trek.
  • Assistant guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size. (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  • Return transport by tourist bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara to trek start point and from trek end point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) permit.
  • 1 warm down jacket and sleeping bag per person (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Coordination of emergency rescue, if required. (Helicopter Evacuation available at clients’ expense).
  • Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  • 1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  • 1 Annapurna region trekking map, per person.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  • Any meals in Pokhara other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
Start Date End Date Cost Status
02 March 2016 16 February 2016 Book

It is important to consider that internal flights to/from Jomsom can be subject to disruption. Due to bad weather, flights can sometimes be delayed or even cancelled. Although such disruption is rare, we should be prepared for every eventuality, any time of the year, even in the peak trekking season. In case of flight cancellation it is therefore advised to bring extra money to cover costs of additional nights in Kathmandu, as this expense will not be included in your package. If you have to stay in Kathmandu longer than planned, you can of course enjoy other activities like cultural tours, rafting or shopping as you wish, and we can help to arrange this for you. For those travellers on a schedule that cannot be compromised, in case of flight disruption which is very rare, we can arrange an alternative trek to suit personal needs and time constraints.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Nepal

Max Altitude : 3710m

Best Season: Sep-Nov & Mar-May

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