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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Annapurna Region
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Muktinath Trek
Jharkot Muktinath

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Trip Facts

Duration : 12 Days Max-Altitude : 3940m Program Type : Tea House trek Best Season : Sep to Dec, March to August Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight / Land Hold Your Guide : Lal Gurung
All price inclusive
$ 1060 $ 970

Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 12 days Itinerary

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek follows the beautiful (THAK KHOLA) Kali Gandaki valley and the isolated caste indigenous peoples of the Thakali tribes and is one of the most important sites for fossilized ammonites in Nepal. On our way to Jomsom Muktinath, we will walk through the Annapurna region, passing through paddy fields, and mostly passing through small villages that are inhabited by residents from the Gurung and Thakali tribes. As soon as one reaches the Tatopani, one can enjoy the natural hot springs. A trip to the Upper Mustang region can be made through Jomsom and Kagbeni, which are the gateways to the region. We will explore the sacred Buddhist area similar to the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath after visiting the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath. The area has 108 water taps. Then we will descend to Jomsom where you will be able to see the entrance to the ‘Forbidden State of Mustangs’. During your vacation in Nepal, you will have a wonderful time hiking in the Jomsom Muktinath area. 

Muktinath trek or Jomsom Muktinath Trek is also known as the Lower Mustang trek because the valley is connected to the Upper Mustang trek, and the trails are separated at Kagbeni village Checkpost. Despite the fact that the area is within or near Mustang District, it is traditionally referred to as Lower Mustang Trek from Muktinath, Kagbeni to Ghasa village, and Upper Mustang Trek from Kagbeni. It is possible to go through the lower parts of the trek with ACAP and TIMS permits, but the upper part of the Mustang requires a Restricted Area Permit.  

History and culture

Furthermore, the history of tribal caste Thakali heritage culture, the Buddhism followers, Thakalis are origin from the Thak Khola – Kali Gandaki valley, but the oral history In ancient times, the indigenous Thakali people migrated from Tibet, in addition, beauty is a sacred shrine of Buddhist monasteries and spinning prayer wheels, traditional Thakali lifestyle, harmony is a Mustang classified area.

Beauty of the Jomsom Miktinath trek

The Jomsom Muktinath trek lies in the Gharpajhong Rural Municipality ward no 4, also known as Dzongsam. Gharapjhong is the center of the rural municipality in the Mustang District and a former independent village development committee located at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,900ft) in the Gandaki Province of western Nepal. The majestic peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri serve as a backdrop in this town that straddles the Kali Gandaki River, which flows directly through the center of Jomsom.

There is a large concentration of black fossilized stones known as Shaligrams along the banks of the Kali Gandaki in the Hindu culture, which are considered an icon and symbols of the god Vishnu. Such stones are believed to exist only in the Kali Gandaki and are holy to the Hindus. The Kaligandaki River originates in the Mustang district. This is what makes the Kaligandaki River the second deepest gorge in Nepal. Mustang’s rocky soil and highlands are drained by the river flowing to the south of the country. It is yet another attraction of Mustang Nepal that can not be missed. Located in the heart of Jomsom, the district headquarters, the city is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, the Thakalis. Furthermore, the town is also the main gateway for onward journeys to Upper Mustang and Muktinath. There is a company of the Nepalese Army stationed here. There are regular flights from Jomsom Airport to Pokhara. The airport is also capable of handling aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.

The scenery

While the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you are able to see many white peaks, such as Nill Giri, Thorong peak, Thampus peak, Tukuche peak, and one of the seven highest mountains in the world, the Dhaulagiri Himal 8,167 meters. On this trek, one will have the opportunity to hike through the deepest gorge in the world, the Kaligandaki River gorge. This trek is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. Continue along the Kaligandaki River Gorge and marvel at the breathtaking views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri peaks. As well as the breathtaking scenery, we will visit a centuries-old monastery, local tribes, and caves during this tour. Some of the other mountains that we will be able to see include Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and many more.

Jomsom Bazaar

Located on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river, Jomsom is a beautiful and peaceful town, which hosts the Mustang district headquarters offices. There is a small tiny airport in the town, fancy tea houses, hospitals, and a medical pharmacy. There are local markets for the area, high schools, and bus stations.

Muktithan

Muktinath is located 3,710 meters above sea level, which is a popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The trails leading to Muktinath from the Thorong La pass via the Annapurna Circuit Trek begin in Manang on the Manang side of the Himalayas.

Jomsom Muktinath trek Itinerary

Kathmandu Valley- Pokhara- Nayapul – Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani Poon hill – Tatopani – Kali Gandaki River – Ghasa – Tukuche – Jomsom -Kagbeni – Muktinath Tempel – and back to Jomsom.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Highlights:

  • You are going to the city of lakes Pokhara in order to watch the sunset over Phewa Lake, which is known as the city of lakes.
  • A waterfall on Ghorepani Poon Hill, rice terraces, and the white mountains change their colors during sunset.
  • Three of the ten highest mountains in the world will be passed by the route: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Everest.
  • In the heart of the Himalayas is the Kali Gandaki Riverwalk, where water winds through the mountains with an idyllic view of the white peaks, where some people believe that bathing in the hot springs (Tatopani) guarantees salvation after death.
  • According to Buddhist belief, Guru Rinpoche meditated in the area of Kaligandaki, as well as, to all, it is the source of fossilized ammonite fossils.
  • Culture of the isolated Thakali ethnic group 
  • It is known that they have different thicker dresses called “Bakhu”, which are worn in colder regions, especially on top of the mountains.
  • Moreover, I would add that this trip brings peace and happiness to the soul and mind thanks to the remarkable and unique Annapurna region.

Note:

On top of that, the Nepal Wilderness Trekking agency provides the most valuable price for the Jomsom Muktinath Treks =$970 per person + $100 for single supplements. our expert Guide and porters are familiar with this trekking region, peoples, cultures, trails, and history.  

Jomsom Muktinath trekking can also be done in 5 days, so to do the Jomsom Muktinath trek in 5 days is called the lower mustang trek, the trek starts from Jomsom. Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom in 25 minutes, and trek to Kagbeni at 2800 meters in 3 hours. Trek to Muktinath 3900m 5 hours, sight-seeing around Muktinath 6 hours, return to Jomsom 6 hours, fly back to Pokhara. This is the best way to do 5 days Jomsom Muktinath trek too if you have a short time.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus at 7:00 AM (200km. 6/7 hours driving) and stay overnight at the Selected hotel nearby lakeside.
  • Day 02: Take breakfast in the morning and drive to Nayapul by local bus (2 hours driving) trek to Tirkhedhunga (1520 meter. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 7/8 hours walking) and stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 04: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (3210 meters. 45 minutes walking) for the best sunrise view and the magnificent Annapurna ranges the Himalayas, back to Ghorepani. Take breakfast and trek to Tatopani (1120 meters. 7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghasa (2450 meters. 5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tukuche (2732 meters. 6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Jomsom 2743 m. (3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Kagbeni (2980 meters. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3940 Meters. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek down to Jomsom (2728 meters. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara (25 minutes flight) and stay overnight at a selected hotel nearby the lake. Rest of the day individual activities.
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 07:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to the starting point of the trek (Nayapul) by taxi or car/bus.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Air tickets.
  • 2-night hotel in Pokhara  (one night before trekking and the other night after trekking).
  • Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS card permit.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced first aid trained friendly and familiar guide.
  • required porters, 1 porter for every 2 pax.
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Reviews

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 12 days Itinerary

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek follows the beautiful (THAK KHOLA) Kali Gandaki valley and the isolated caste indigenous peoples of the Thakali tribes and is one of the most important sites for fossilized ammonites in Nepal. On our way to Jomsom Muktinath, we will walk through the Annapurna region, passing through paddy fields, and mostly passing through small villages that are inhabited by residents from the Gurung and Thakali tribes. As soon as one reaches the Tatopani, one can enjoy the natural hot springs. A trip to the Upper Mustang region can be made through Jomsom and Kagbeni, which are the gateways to the region. We will explore the sacred Buddhist area similar to the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath after visiting the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath. The area has 108 water taps. Then we will descend to Jomsom where you will be able to see the entrance to the ‘Forbidden State of Mustangs’. During your vacation in Nepal, you will have a wonderful time hiking in the Jomsom Muktinath area. 

Muktinath trek or Jomsom Muktinath Trek is also known as the Lower Mustang trek because the valley is connected to the Upper Mustang trek, and the trails are separated at Kagbeni village Checkpost. Despite the fact that the area is within or near Mustang District, it is traditionally referred to as Lower Mustang Trek from Muktinath, Kagbeni to Ghasa village, and Upper Mustang Trek from Kagbeni. It is possible to go through the lower parts of the trek with ACAP and TIMS permits, but the upper part of the Mustang requires a Restricted Area Permit.  

History and culture

Furthermore, the history of tribal caste Thakali heritage culture, the Buddhism followers, Thakalis are origin from the Thak Khola – Kali Gandaki valley, but the oral history In ancient times, the indigenous Thakali people migrated from Tibet, in addition, beauty is a sacred shrine of Buddhist monasteries and spinning prayer wheels, traditional Thakali lifestyle, harmony is a Mustang classified area.

Beauty of the Jomsom Miktinath trek

The Jomsom Muktinath trek lies in the Gharpajhong Rural Municipality ward no 4, also known as Dzongsam. Gharapjhong is the center of the rural municipality in the Mustang District and a former independent village development committee located at an altitude of 2,700 meters (8,900ft) in the Gandaki Province of western Nepal. The majestic peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri serve as a backdrop in this town that straddles the Kali Gandaki River, which flows directly through the center of Jomsom.

There is a large concentration of black fossilized stones known as Shaligrams along the banks of the Kali Gandaki in the Hindu culture, which are considered an icon and symbols of the god Vishnu. Such stones are believed to exist only in the Kali Gandaki and are holy to the Hindus. The Kaligandaki River originates in the Mustang district. This is what makes the Kaligandaki River the second deepest gorge in Nepal. Mustang’s rocky soil and highlands are drained by the river flowing to the south of the country. It is yet another attraction of Mustang Nepal that can not be missed. Located in the heart of Jomsom, the district headquarters, the city is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, the Thakalis. Furthermore, the town is also the main gateway for onward journeys to Upper Mustang and Muktinath. There is a company of the Nepalese Army stationed here. There are regular flights from Jomsom Airport to Pokhara. The airport is also capable of handling aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.

The scenery

While the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you are able to see many white peaks, such as Nill Giri, Thorong peak, Thampus peak, Tukuche peak, and one of the seven highest mountains in the world, the Dhaulagiri Himal 8,167 meters. On this trek, one will have the opportunity to hike through the deepest gorge in the world, the Kaligandaki River gorge. This trek is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness. Continue along the Kaligandaki River Gorge and marvel at the breathtaking views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri peaks. As well as the breathtaking scenery, we will visit a centuries-old monastery, local tribes, and caves during this tour. Some of the other mountains that we will be able to see include Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and many more.

Jomsom Bazaar

Located on the banks of the Kali Gandaki river, Jomsom is a beautiful and peaceful town, which hosts the Mustang district headquarters offices. There is a small tiny airport in the town, fancy tea houses, hospitals, and a medical pharmacy. There are local markets for the area, high schools, and bus stations.

Muktithan

Muktinath is located 3,710 meters above sea level, which is a popular pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The trails leading to Muktinath from the Thorong La pass via the Annapurna Circuit Trek begin in Manang on the Manang side of the Himalayas.

Jomsom Muktinath trek Itinerary

Kathmandu Valley- Pokhara- Nayapul – Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani Poon hill – Tatopani – Kali Gandaki River – Ghasa – Tukuche – Jomsom -Kagbeni – Muktinath Tempel – and back to Jomsom.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Highlights:

  • You are going to the city of lakes Pokhara in order to watch the sunset over Phewa Lake, which is known as the city of lakes.
  • A waterfall on Ghorepani Poon Hill, rice terraces, and the white mountains change their colors during sunset.
  • Three of the ten highest mountains in the world will be passed by the route: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Everest.
  • In the heart of the Himalayas is the Kali Gandaki Riverwalk, where water winds through the mountains with an idyllic view of the white peaks, where some people believe that bathing in the hot springs (Tatopani) guarantees salvation after death.
  • According to Buddhist belief, Guru Rinpoche meditated in the area of Kaligandaki, as well as, to all, it is the source of fossilized ammonite fossils.
  • Culture of the isolated Thakali ethnic group 
  • It is known that they have different thicker dresses called “Bakhu”, which are worn in colder regions, especially on top of the mountains.
  • Moreover, I would add that this trip brings peace and happiness to the soul and mind thanks to the remarkable and unique Annapurna region.

Note:

On top of that, the Nepal Wilderness Trekking agency provides the most valuable price for the Jomsom Muktinath Treks =$970 per person + $100 for single supplements. our expert Guide and porters are familiar with this trekking region, peoples, cultures, trails, and history.  

Jomsom Muktinath trekking can also be done in 5 days, so to do the Jomsom Muktinath trek in 5 days is called the lower mustang trek, the trek starts from Jomsom. Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom in 25 minutes, and trek to Kagbeni at 2800 meters in 3 hours. Trek to Muktinath 3900m 5 hours, sight-seeing around Muktinath 6 hours, return to Jomsom 6 hours, fly back to Pokhara. This is the best way to do 5 days Jomsom Muktinath trek too if you have a short time.


  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus at 7:00 AM (200km. 6/7 hours driving) and stay overnight at the Selected hotel nearby lakeside.
  • Day 02: Take breakfast in the morning and drive to Nayapul by local bus (2 hours driving) trek to Tirkhedhunga (1520 meter. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 7/8 hours walking) and stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 04: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (3210 meters. 45 minutes walking) for the best sunrise view and the magnificent Annapurna ranges the Himalayas, back to Ghorepani. Take breakfast and trek to Tatopani (1120 meters. 7 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghasa (2450 meters. 5/6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Tukuche (2732 meters. 6 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek to Jomsom 2743 m. (3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Kagbeni (2980 meters. 3 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3940 Meters. 4 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek down to Jomsom (2728 meters. 5 hours walking) stay overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara (25 minutes flight) and stay overnight at a selected hotel nearby the lake. Rest of the day individual activities.
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 07:30 AM (200 km. 6/7 hours driving)

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to the starting point of the trek (Nayapul) by taxi or car/bus.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Air tickets.
  • 2-night hotel in Pokhara  (one night before trekking and the other night after trekking).
  • Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS card permit.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu).
  • Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced first aid trained friendly and familiar guide.
  • required porters, 1 porter for every 2 pax.
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus 25 degrees
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Jomsom Muktinath trek is easy trek. 3940 m altitudes which everyone would be able to do.
Everyday 5 to 6 hours walk and 12-15 km, the hike starts at 7:30 AM after breakfast, and Lunch will be 1 Am, and arrive to the next place at 3:00 PM
The Accommodation for Jomsom Muktinath Trek is tea house, nice and clean comfortable twin sharing beds and single bed.
Our guide is well trained about the altitude sickness and if there is an emergency, then our guide will call the insurance office and us for rescue. (if the insurance cover the evacuations)
This trekking is can do monsoon time also because of called rain shadow area, so able to do 4 season.
No, this is lower park of Mustang so if you entry upper mustang then you need Restricted area permit
Strong Windy after 11 Am every day.
Bus and Air plane

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