Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek is probably the single most popular windy trek in Nepal. The diverse landscapes and cultures to be found along the Jomsom Muktinath trek route give a marvellous insight into the way of life of rural Nepalese people. The route to Jomsom up the Kaligandaki River passes through a gap in the Himalayan barrier in the bottom of the deepest river canyon in the world. The valley of the Kaligandaki River that runs between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain is very beautiful.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek offers good views of the mountains with spectacular and varied scenery on the way. The abrupt variation in altitude found here is astonishing. Normally trekkers continue on above Jomsom to Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. The people of this part of Nepal are a mixture of Gurung and Magar in the lower stretches of the Kali Gandaki, Thakali people around Jomsom and people obvious Tibetan roots, the Loba around Muktinath.
The people from Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Their customs and dress are all quite distinct and this trek gives a chance to see those differences. Jomsom Muktinath Trek gives you unique experience to see mountains at your back, in other treks you normally see the mountains in front of you. Moreover, during Jomsom Muktinath trek you will be enchanted by the naturally decorated landscapes of Mustang region. When you reach to Muktinath temple you will feel heartily sacred because holiest Hindu and Buddhist temple offers many things to you. In Muktinath temple premises beside the main temple of Muktinath devoted to Hindu God Vishnu, you will see the two ponds which are called Mukti Kunda named Laxmi and Saraswati Kunda.
Equipment for Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Recheck your Equipment List after planning to Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Make sure you have enough gear to be warm and comfortable but without overloading. Usually, you will experience warm days and cold nights depending on altitude and the time of year, For footwear, best walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof, warm socks, Gaiters for the winter season, loose casual trousers, Thermal Leggings, a Long skirt for women, trousers, and Waterproof trousers. For body Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton, Thermal shirt, warm shirt, possibly Fleece, Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper. Windproof, waterproof outer higher altitudes, Down jacket Down Sleeping Bag (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired or buy in Kathmandu cheaply) and for head and hand, Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking, Sunglasses or goggles, Warm gloves, sun cream. for more info please contact us