Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Facts of Trip
Destination:
Nepal
Activities:
Trekking
Trip Duration:
12 Day(s)
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Trekking Destination:
Jomsom trek
Minimum altitude:
800m.
Maximum altitude:
3800m.
Season:
September to late December and February to late June.
Transportation:
Tourist Bus.
Walking Hour:
Approximately 6 - 7 hours each day.
Trip Highlights
  • Muktinath
  • Jomsom valley
  • hot spring
  • Ghorepani
  • Pokhara.

About Trip

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking located at the north of scenic lake city Pokhara in popular Annapurna region offers a perfect blend of pilgrimage, local culture and abundance of natural beauty with delightful trekking in Nepal adventure. Even though Jomsom Muktinath Trekking takes you to the rural areas it displays an authentic picture of real Nepal. There are equal opportunities to experience the diversity in nature and culture as we will be following our trails from subtropical forests to high and dry Tibetan plateau alike landscapes. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking would be equally fun and insightful while interacting with most hospitable local inhabitants of Magars and Gurungs with Tibetan influenced culture. In the similar manner Jomsom Muktinath Trekking lets you witness spectacular views of snow capped mountains like Annapurna Himalayan range, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Nilgiri and other surrounding peaks.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking initiates as you arrive at the scenic lake city of Pokhara taking a scenic drive from capital city of Kathmandu. Initially we will be driving to Nayapul which is the starting point of the trek. Following the popular trails of Ghorepani Poonhill trekking with majestic sunrise views from Poonhill we head towards Tatopani for taking a natural hotspring that it is believed to wash out all our sins and sadness. After getting reenergized Jomsom Muktinath Trekking leads us towards Ghasa , small village famous for local apple products, apple pie, apple brandy etc. It calls for a sip. Then we tight our shoe laces and get ready for a bit challenging trekking route towards Kagbeni which is also known as the gateway to Upper Mustang Zone. Moving ahead, there are many temples and monasteries around famous pilgrimages site of Muktinath that resembles the Hindu and Buddhists followers living in peace and harmony with Himalayan culture and lifestyle. At final days of our Jomsom Muktinath trekking, we visit mountain museum at Jomsom and take a short flight back to Pokhara that ends our fabulous trekking in Nepal trip. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking can be joined any time of the year, but the spring and autumn seasons are marked as best ones with clear mountain views avoiding rain and other obstacles.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking requires fair level of physical fitness. However with strong determination and passion towards trekking adventure, you can absolutely make it happen. The details of itineraries can be chosen as per your desire and holiday requirements. Join Jomsom Muktinath Trekking with Outshine Adventure for making your trekking in Nepal adventure better than you have thought of. We strive to make our best efforts in offering you highest of quality in services. See you soon.

Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 02:An hour drives to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 03:Trek to Ghorapani
  • Day 04:Early in the morning hiking to Poon Hill and to Tatopani
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghasa
  • Day 06:Trek to Tukche
  • Day 07:Trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 08:Trek to Muktinath
  • Day 09:Rest day at Muktinath
  • Day 10:Trek back to Jomsom
  • Day 11:Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 12:Drive back to Kathmandu
Cost Includes

To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
  • Standard accommodation at hotel in Pokhara.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private car / van / bus.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
  • Local licensed English and other native language speaking Guide.
  • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Annapurna conservation Park permits.
  • Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes.
Cost Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Airport Kathmandu with 2 passport size photos.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff--Tipping is expected.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
  • Day 01
    Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

    We will drive to Pokhara after having breakfast. The drive will be scenic and offer us beautiful views of green hills, rivers, and several small settlements. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will move to our hotel and rest for a few hours. Later in the evening, we will visit famous Lakeside and do boating on the Phewa Lake. We will end our day with a delicious dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 02
    An hour drives to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

    We will drive to Nayapul. The drive will be around one and a half hour long. After reaching Nayapul, we will begin our trek towards Tikhedhunga. Traversing high above the river on a stone paved trail we will reach Birethanti. From here, we will go through a bamboo forest and waterfall and reach a small village Sudami. Further, we will ascend all the way up to Tikhedhunga.

  • Day 03
    Trek to Ghorapani

    We will cross a suspension bridge over the Tikhedhunga River and further cross the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge (1,520 m). Then, we will ascend through the stone staircase and continue trekking to reach Ulleri. From here, we ascend through cultivated land and trek along the side of a river. Going through rhododendron and oak forest, we will ascend and reach Ghorepani where we are going to stay for a night.

  • Day 04
    Early in the morning hiking to Poon Hill and to Tatopani

    We will wake up early in the morning and go on an excursion to Poon Hill. Upon reaching Poon Hill, we will see gorgeous sunrise with the backdrop of the Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and many more. After watching the sunrise, we will trek back to Ghorepani and begin trekking towards Tatopani after having breakfast. We will descend steeply through the dense forest of rhododendron and moss. Passing through small villages, we will walk along the side of Ghaja Khola and reach Tatopani.

  • Day 05
    Trek to Ghasa

    We will begin trekking along the side of Kaligandaki River and ascend slowly with the shift into subtropical vegetation. Further, we will cross a thrilling suspension bridge and trek to reach Ghasa. We will stay overnight in the Ghasa.

  • Day 06
    Trek to Tukche

    We will begin our trek to Tukche. Following the Kali Gandaki in the north, we will trek along with the stunning views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Further, we will trek along the river bed and reach the rugged section. Crossing a high suspension bridge and forest of juniper, cypress & fir, we will reach Tukche.

  • Day 07
    Trek to Kagbeni

    We will begin ascending to north towards Kagbeni above the Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge of the world. The region is windy so we will trek slowly and carefully. We will pass Ekle Bhatti village and continue to trek to Kagbeni. We will see amazing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peaks.

  • Day 08
    Trek to Muktinath

    After getting our permit checked, we will trek onwards to the river bank of Kaligandaki upstream. The trail will be scenic. We will ascend steeply to join the trail to Khingar and further, ascend through the desert area to reach Muktinath. We will stay overnight in the Muktinath.

  • Day 09
    Rest day at Muktinath

    Today is our rest day at Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the holiest sites of the Hindus. Every year hundreds of pilgrims visit Muktinath to worship. We will explore the area and visit the temple. We will also visit the water spouts before paying a visit to a Buddhist monastery nearby

  • Day 10
    Trek back to Jomsom

    We will trek back to Jomsom today. The trail will be same as before, and on the way, we will go through ancient caves. The trail will offer breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and take us to Jomsom where we are going to stay for a night.

  • Day 11
    Fly Jomsom to Pokhara

    After having the breakfast, we will fly back to Pokhara. The flight will be scenic, and upon reaching Pokhara, we will move to our hotel. Later in the afternoon, we will go on the sightseeing tour to famous sites like David's Falls, Mahendra Cave, and many more. We will stay overnight in the hotel.

  • Day 12
    Drive back to Kathmandu

    Today, we will drive back to Kathmandu re-tracing the same route as we came Pokhara. We will see beautiful views of landscapes along our way to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel and rest of the day is free for us to rest and explore on our own.

Trip Map

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

All our trekking programs are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of altitude & terrain of the trek. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 - 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Strenuous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities. It's definitely not for beginners. Basically, any trek can be challenging...u need to know your body & probably take a medical examination before doing any trek above 5000 meters and/or before doing strenuous treks.

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you {our guides will help you on this} do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR a SINGLE WOMAN, if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. Your first meal of the day starts with a king size breakfast that consists of a choice of porridge, muesli or a cereal followed by eggs done to your style; it can be an omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The cooking crew leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation. The head cook makes sure that all food is prepared with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner. Tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that range from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek, accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are deciding for a camping trek, then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually during peak or busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in a dormitory; however, the feel of adventure is always there.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, (provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity).

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative & a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport, in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name with the Outshine Adventure tag clearly written on top of the board…you can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport.

Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.

The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails…

You can keep your luggage & valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the teahouses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected to avoid being on the dark side of the moon.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.

Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking & listen to your body…always.

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUTSHINE ADVENTURE, NO MATTER WHERE…

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Gokul, un gestor turístico que ofrece seguridad y resolución
Gokul, un gestor turístico que ofrece seguridad y resolución

Creo que lo principal que Gokul ofrece es seguridad. Se nota que lleva aos trabajando en el sector, es una persona sobradamente capaz y su fluidez con el castellano, la resolucin a la hora de gestionar, su conocimiento de los recursos de la zona y su capacidad de respuesta ofrecen una garanta para contratar sus servicios..

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Contactamos por casualidad con la agencia, pero fue lo mejor que nos pudo pasar. Hicimos cuartos excursiones con ellos, culturales sobre todo y un trekking. El responsable, Gokul, nos organizo las actividades segn nuestras circunstancias y habla un castellano perfecto. Todos los das nos escriba por whatsapp para saber cmo haba ido la salida y el ltimo da incluso se present a primera hora de la maana para despedirnos, un detalle que no es habitual, y eso que hemos viajado mucho por medio mundo. Los guas son todos geniales, muy simpticos. Es una agencia mas que recomendable y si volvemos a Nepal no lo dudaremos en contactar con ellos. Hay muchas agencias pero el trato que nos dieron fue inigualable. De hecho, no hay mas que mirar que todas las opiniones que tienen son excelentes. Por algo sera. Trabajan mucho con turistas espaoles y tienen pgina web para con contactar antes de ir. Rubn

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