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Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 13 Days

Jomsom Muktinath is one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region. The striking feature of Jomsom Muktinath is call as country behind the mountain. Duration: 1 Day (approx.)
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Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.

Upon arrival, our travel representative will greet you at the Airport and transfer to your Hotel. After checking into Hotel, we will meet in the evening at the hotel lobby and discuss trekking.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) by tourist bus, takes about 7 hours.

This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty.

Pokhara is the tourist’s paradise full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. we will go for an evening walk around the Fewa lake. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2713m) and trek Jomsom to Kagbeni (2895m) takes 3 hours.

An early morning transfer to the airport, fly to Jomsom. This is one of the world’s exciting flights to see mountain closely through a plane, Annapurna One 8091 meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 meters, fishtail 6997 meter and other numerous peaks. You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. En- route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Kagbeni (2895m) to Muktinath (3795m) takes 4 hours.

The Trail steeply ascends for a couple of hundred meters. While gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, caves, old Tibetan Style villages, apple garden, yaks herds, sheep herds and so on. You can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. You can enjoy delicious lunch at Jharkot and visit Monastery believed to be built in 15 century. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village. From here you hike to Rani Pauwa (3700m.), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see a splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Now you walk for fifteen minutes to reach Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 taps. The people of Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath are close to the lifestyle, culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Muktinath to Tukuche (2590m) takes 7 hours.

You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki. From here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. You continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge and Tukuche is particularly well known for its apples, apple cider and apple, apricot and peach brandy Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Tukuche to Ghasa (2013m) takes 6 hours.

Your trail descends steeply through forests to Ghasa, the last Thakali village and the southern-most limit of Tibetan Buddhism. The beginning part of the trail is stretched at almost flat level up to Kalopani ( Black Water)and then your trail begins descending steeply to Ghasa. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests, rhododendron forests and birches are seen. The surrounding area of Ghasa is a famous destination for bird watching and wild Marijuana. Here you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North (7061m.), Nilgiri Central (6940m.), and Nilgiri South (6839m.), Annapurna I (8091m.), Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Tatopani (1189m) takes 6 hours.

The trail descends steeply up to Rukse Chhahara (Rukse Waterfall) which is amazing to look at. There is situated the deepest gorge of the world between two mountains Annapurna I (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri I (8167m.) facing each other near Rukse Waterfalls. Now the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani through different human settlements. You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopani is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in Hot Spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2853m) takes 7 hours

Your trail passes through flat level of the land at some distance. Then the trail begins ascending steeply for at least one hour. Now path goes up through different villages inhabited by the people of different caste and agricultural land. The majority of the people here serve Gorkha Regiment and Indian Regiment as well. While trekking you cross through the Kali Gandaki river with a panormic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The trail ascends gently all the way to Ghorepani passing through small villages like Phalate, Chitre and so on. While trekking you pass through rhododendron forests and come across the wildlife such as monkeys and birds of various species. You are accompanied by more panoramic views of different mountains. Ghorepani (Watering to Horse) is a small pass and the village of Deurali. Although there is time enough to continue, it is better to stay here overnight so that we can make the morning trip to Poon Hill (3180m.) for an outstanding panorama of Dhaulagiri I,II,III, Iv, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri ranges,Annapurna I, Bahra Sikhar (Twelve peaks or renowned as French Fang),Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail and Mardi Himal. The view you can see from here is probably the best view in the world. Not only this, Poon Hill is crowded by different visitors to enjoy the sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped mountain. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) takes 7 hours

Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En- route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Tadapani( 2675m) to Ghandruk (1950m) takes 3 hours.

It is a very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There are a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village, you could see good views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge

Day 11: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m) to Pokhara (914m) takes 5 hours

For the first part of the trek, you will descend observing beautiful waterfalls. The trail then ascends gently crossing numerous streams and terraces. After a short trek, you will be at Birethanti (1025m.) Now the trail gently ascends to Nayapul passing through a forest and the trail follows the Modhi river. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara which takes one and a half hour. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes 7 hours.

On the way, you will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar, where Nepal’s first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.

Day13: Departure Day:

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- What Will You Do

Great trek experience
Walking on the sand and pebbles
Climbing up and descending down

- What To Expect

Jomsom and Muktinath is like desert
Heavy wind in afternoon
Best trekking trail
Temples and monastery
Kaligandaki big river
Trees and vegatation
Local people and culture and many more

- What Is Included

Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private car

Two night 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast

Lunch Dinner and breakfast during trekking

National park permit,Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit

All necessary paper works.

Domestic airport pick up and drop by car

Flight Ticket Pokhara to Jomsom domestic airport Tax

All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks

An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients)

Travel and rescue arrangements.

Last Night farewell dinner at authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance

Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)

- What Is Not Included

Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc)

- Know Before You Go

• Clothing lightweight trousers
• Tee-shirts
• Socks
• Hat and gloves
• Down jacket
• Sleeping bag(option)
• Long Johns, pants and vests
• Warm trekking trousers
• Fleece jacket or sweater
• Windproof over trousers and jackets
• Shirts (ski type ideal)
• Footwear good and comfortable walking boots for day wear
• Sandals for evening
• Sun cream
• Equipment kit bag /rucksack
• Good Alpine sunglasses

- Transfers

Pick up/drop from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private car

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