Jomsom Muktinath Trek 12 Days
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- Fixed DATES: 2017 / 2018
Leisure to Moderate
3,800m/12,467ft at Muktinath
Full board on trek
Tea house/ Lodge
Private Vehicle/ Bus
September to December & March to May.
Outlined Itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath Trek 12 Days
- Pick up and drop facility from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara drives By Tourist Bus.
- Pokhara to Natapul Drive by private car.
- The flight ticket for Jomsom to Pokhara
- Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus(Tourist-Public)
- Full board meals (3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Regular Hotel/Guesthouse accommodation during the trekking period.
- Trekking Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area entry fee.
- Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
- All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) assisting you from Imperial Nepal that includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
- All necessary ground transportation.
- Two nights' accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
- 1-night accommodation in Pokhara.
- Medical supplies like First Aid Kit.
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Lunch, dinner and other expenses during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Liquors like alcohol and other beverages including mineral water; also, personal expenses like laundry, phone calls, and internet are excluded.
- Emergency rescue evacuation from Helicopter or any personal accident insurance during emergencies.
- Luggage weighing more than 20 kg per person needs an extra charge and private trekking gears.
- Your international flight tickets, pre-departure date or date extensions or reissues if required.
- Nepal Visa Fee (the issuance of the visa is easy upon arrival).
- Tips to Guide and porter.
Enjoy every moment in the rare and natural beauty of the Annapurna Region with Jomsom Muktinath Trek! This Jomsom Muktinath Trekking bestows a classic route to explore the deep valleys, high mountains and landscapes similar to that of Tibetan plateau along with diverse ethnicity.
Embracing the wide variety of nature and culture, the Jomsom Muktinath Trek will lead you high from Pokhara to Jomsom to Muktinath. Muktinath is the religious symbol for Hindus and Buddhists with temples, monasteries and gompas. This sacred temple, known as the God of Salvation consists of 108 waterfalls; water flowing from stone spouts, also, the mysterious natural gas fires.
Ghasa, Tatopani, Jomsom and Muktinath are the enticing stops during trekking period of Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Jomsom, being the capital of the Mustang inherits many facilities needed for the trekkers around. Also, the glorious view of Himalayan ranges is spectacular from here.
As the core trekking is Jomsom trek and Muktinath Trek, we will be following the Kali Gandaki River all along and also witness sparkling Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri peaks, also, the world's deepest gorge of the Gandaki River. Making your trip more intresting, the spine-chilling views and the bewitching sceneries are sure to be ease on the eyes.
The initiation point for Jomsom to Muktinath Trek in Annapurna Region is Pokhara. We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhra and again from Pokhara to Nayapul after which we start walking all the way to our destination. Upon completion of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, we take a flight from Jomsom to Pokharra and from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Click Here for the routes and coverage areas of your destination.
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is the trek to the famous sacred destinations in Annapurna region. This Annapurna region trek will put you in mainly divided two treks – Jomsom trek and Muktinath trek. Here are the major highlights of your Jomsom to Muktinath Trek.
- Sight Seeing in Pokhara – the Phewa Lake, the Davis Fall, Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), Gupteshwor Cave, Mahendra cave and many others
- Pokhara valley view
- Annapurna Himalayan Range
- Tatopani (Hot springs that is believed to remove all your pain and diseases)
- Ghasa, a paradise for Bird Watching
- Stunning Mountain Dhaulagiri views
- Apple Peach Farming in Marpha
- Jomsom, the headquarter of Mustang
- Ruined villages in Kagbeni
- Muktinath, the religious icon of Hindus and Buddhists
- Learn Buddhism, and visit ancient monasteries
- Unique Gurung, Magar and Thakali culture and generous hospitalities of the people living in this region
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- The traditional farming system
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Jomsom to Muktinath Trek depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 1-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking accordingly. The maximum number '10' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guide and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accomodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Hotel/Lodge and Guest Houses during Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Jomsom Muktinath trekking.
Our Trek to Jomsom and Muktinath in Annapurna Region would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at hotel/guest houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel. We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea/Coffee) are included during Panchase Trek once you leave move ahead from Pokhara.
The means of transportation are cars/vans and planes. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks. Also, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara by bus/jeep.
Our trekking will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul and walk all the way to our destination. While returning, we take flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and again from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Jomsom to Muktinath Trek. As the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before trek.
On your date of arrival, Imperial Nepal Treks will be there to welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will pick you and shift you in a tourist standard hotel as per booking for an overnight accommodation.
We start Trek to Panchase with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The drive to Pokhara is filled with an outstanding panorama of river and countryside. If you have learned about Nepal, you must have gone to this beautiful source of treasures, the place called Pokhara in Nepal. Once we arrive here, you will be transferred to the hotel you've booked before. After taking some time for refreshment, we visit some exotic places lying in Pokhara such as Davi's fall, Gupteshwor cave, Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda – astounding view of Pokhara from here) and later, you will encounter out of the world experience by boating on Phewa Lake. Your accommodation would be in a tourist standard hotel where breakfast will be provided within our budget and other meals will be counted on your own expense.
Heading for Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we take a short drive to Nayapul. Passing by the famous Bindhyabasini Temple, and a wonderful view of Pokhara valley along with the Himalayan ranges of Annapurna Region, we reach Milanchowk. Walking along the Ghobang Khola, we cross Phedi, Naudanda, and little higher from here lies places like Kande and Lumle. Crossing the bridge over Dhoti Khola, we arrive at Nayapul.
After some time we head for Tikhedhunga from Nayapul. We ascend from Nayapul and cross the river over Modi Khola. Now walking along the Bhurungdi Khola, we step in Birethanti. At Birethanti, check-in formalities take place at the ACAP office. The countryside villages above Bhurungdi Khola are simply awesome and passing by these villages here, we arrive at Tikhedhunga. Your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
The trail drops down for a while and then climbs up steadily to Ulleri. Ulleri is the viewpoint for Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. The special point about Ulleri is that it consists of 3200 stone steps engraved with beautiful landscape in Magar village. Because of the fantastic scenery here, you will be getting the ultimate energy to climb up the steps and head further to the destination. Further, from Ulleri, the pathway goes upwards through the Rhododendron forests along the Bhurungdi River. Ascending over the trail, we reach Ghorepani, the trekker's stop that was previously an important campsite. Ghorepani is the source of excellent views of entire Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri. Your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Poon Hill, the famous spot to eye on the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, is one popular destination among trekkers of Annapurna region as it would let you detain the view of the sunrise over the mountains. Taking in the snaps from here, we descend back to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani begins our trek to Tatopani after breakfast.
Taking steps towards Tatopani, we ascend and then descend from Chitre. The trail is full of ups and downs till Sikha. From here, we ascend steadily till Ghar Khola and a little further from Ghar Khola we arrive at Tatopani after crossing a bridge over Gandaki River. Tatopani is a religious place meaning Hot Water in Nepali that is derived from the hot springs existing there. The place is popular for the significant belief that by taking a bath here, all the pain, as well as diseases, will be flushed from your body. By staying inside the hot springs here, your tired legs and muscles will be strengthened again. We stay overnight here. Your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Following the Gandaki River flowing under 2200m deep gorge in between two of the 8000m peaks, we step forward for Ghasa. On our way, we pass by a small tunnel at Guithe and cross the suspension bridge at Dana. Continuing our trek, we Rupse Chahara (Waterfall, the biggest waterfall of this route where there is a possibility of landslide too. Passing by Kopchepani and Pairathapto village, we finally enter in Ghasa. For all the bird lovers, Ghasa would be that heavenly place for bird watching. We stay overnight here. Your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Crossing the wooden bridges at Dhaiku and Chhyo, we reach Kalopani where a cultural Thakali Museum exists. Proceeding from Kalopani, we arrive at Kobang. Kobang consists of many worth places to view - Mount Dhaulagiri view, Guru Rinpoche cave, Makilakhang Gompa and Mahalaxmi temple. Exploring these wonders, we reach Tukuche, a Thakali village with Ekai Kawaguchi Residence Museum and Rani, Samba & Tukuche Gompa. Climbing up gently from Tukuche, we enter in Marpha. Marpha is a wonderful village with Apple Peach Farm and Rinjin & Solmi Gompa. We stay overnight at Marpha; your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Ascending by crossing a wooden bridge Pongkyu Khola, we reach Syang where lies Mustang Eco-Museum. A little further from here, we reach Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang facilitated with Banks, ATMs, Sauna, the Internet, Hospital and Telecom office. Along the stony sandy trail, watching ammonite fossils on the river beds, we step in Ekle Bhatti village after crossing Pang Khola. Taking in a good stop here, we head for Kagbeni. Kagbeni is near Ekle Bhatti as we can reach there within an hour. The place is interesting because of the windswept villages; it used to be a Himalayan salt trading route to Tibet via Upper Mustang. We shall visit the Red Gompa in the evening and little alley of the town. We stay overnight at Kagbeni; your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
From Kagbeni, the pathway descends for a trek to Muktinath along the villages like Jharkot (Shakya Gompa and Traditional Medicine Centre) and Ranipauwa (wide trail over barren hillside). Our next stop from here is Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous religious place of Hindu as well as Buddhist. We will be visiting Muktinath Temple, Sarwa Gompa and Vishnu & Jalwa Mai Temple. At Muktinath, an annual fair takes place on the day of Janai Purnima. We stay overnight at Muktinath; your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Spending a good time at the religious icon, and completing our trek to Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom eyeing on the glimpse of Dhaulagiri peak. Retracing the previous trail, we arrive at Jomsom to catch the flight to Pokhara tomorrow. We stay overnight at Jomsom; your accommodation would be in a hotel/lodge where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
We catch in the early flight to Pokhara which is Trans Himalayan flight. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we can take Tourist or public bus to Kathmandu. You will meet the team of Imperial Nepal at Kathmandu who will be responsible to drop you at the Hotel you stayed before (unless changed). As this is the last day, we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live music and rejoice the moments.
The representatives from Imperial Nepal Treks will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.
- 2017 Fixed Departures
- 2018 Fixed Departures
What is the success rate for your trips?
- We have up to 98 % success rate for our Annapurna treks.
What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?
- To prepare for a strenuous trek you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.
Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?
- Yes Some one come to pick you up from airport to hotel .
What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
- In Kathmandu we will provide you 3* category hotel and mountain normal Tea house/ Lodge
Is it possible to reserve a trip now and pay deposit later or do I HAVE to pay deposit at booking/reservation?
- About deposit amount depend about you, This is possible you reserve your trip now and pay your deposit amount 20% later
Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the Kathmandu portion of the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?
- Yes this is possible of getting separate rooms in Kathmandu, It cost around $40 Per night.
Is this a guaranteed departure even if I am alone stating in the request trip?
- Our departure is guaranteed even if you are along.
When I pay the remainder of the money on arrival in Kathmandu, how do you take that money? US cash or credit card?
- Remaining balance you pay upon your arrival in Kathmandu. We accept Visa card, MasterCard, and cash.
What sort of food can I expect in trekking?
- Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?
- YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
Is water provided and is there still water available at higher altitudes? Is it filtered/boiled? Readily available?
- Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and tea houses. You can buy bottled water at the cost of USD 2 at lower elevations to USD 4 to higher elevation per littler. You can also drink the normal tap or spring water if you bring the purifying aid with you.
What mode of transportation do you use?
- We used in Kathmandu all transport Car/ Van/Bus with A/C
What is the best season for this trekking?
- February, March, April, May,/ October, November, December are the best time to do Annapurna trek.
What is the weather and temperature like in trekking?
Spring - March / April / May / June
- During springtime, the average temperature is 17 degrees C with a maximum of 25 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -15 degrees C in the morning and at night for areas above 4000 meters.
July / August Through Mid-September is Monsoon Season
- The maximum temperature during the monsoon season averages 25 degrees C during sunny days with a minimum -15 degrees C in the morning and night at areas above 4000 meters. The average temperature tends to hover around a comfortable 18 degrees C.
Autumn - End of September / October / November
- The average temperature during the fall is 15 degrees C with a maximum temp of 20 degrees C during sunny days and a minimum of -10 degrees C in the morning and at night, for areas above 4000 meters altitude.
I m a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?
- No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.
Do your guides have trekking guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?
- Yes, they have all received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project). And NMA.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
- Our guides are well trained for the high altitude problems and first aid. They always carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well. All our guides carry the local mobile phones and SAT phones for the emergency.
Do you know about how many miles the trek is?
- Total distance of the entire trek is about 75 miles.
Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?
- Yes, you need to book your own International flights.
Can I charge my digital camera or other equipment’s on my trip?
- These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
- There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides are equipped with the local mobile phone. You may wish to pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
- No In Trekking you need a cash. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains.
How much additional money do I need per day?
- It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking.
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?
- This is a difficult thing to gauge. we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
- Our guide he arrange some guesthouse with hot shower. And in rest of the places, hotel water in bucket will be provided for shower; it would cost you extra about USD 3-4 per shower.
Is Imperial Nepl staff insured?
- Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.
Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?
- Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
- Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
- The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
- YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.
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