Jomsom and Muktinath Trek – 11 days
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This trek allows the trekkers observe Himalayan panorama which significantly includes Mount Dhaulagiri-8167m, Tukuche peak-6920, Nilgiri-7041m, and very stunning Annapurna range. In addition, Jomsom Muktinath area lets you witness numerous Trans Himalayan cultural sites, incredible snow-capped mountain views and wonderful countryside sceneries. The region offers diversity of flora and fauna. We can also observe the natural vegetative changes from tropical to more temperate species of forest trees which includes beech, rhododendron and oak. The extremely cultivated vicinity is terraced with meadows of paddy for almost entire year. A nearby Jwala Mai temple holds a spring and an eternal flare nourished by natural underground gas.
The increasingly changeable panorama of the mountains and gratifying environment will make this journey an unforgettable one. Jomsom Muktinath trek is trouble-free trek route that begins from Pokhara and ends at Jomsom Muktinath. The entire tour completes in 13 days with a moderate hike for almost 9 days. Jomsom Muktinath Trek can be a typical tea-house trek or a camp. According to the vacation schedule and your need, Great Himalaya Treks will arrange the trek.
Trek Duration: 11 days.
Trekking Destination: MuktiNath
Starting from: Nayapul
Eanding point: Jomsom
Maximum Altitude: 3800m.
Mode of trek: Tea house/camping.
Group size: 1+
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive at Kathmandu, our representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to a hotel. Later afternoon will include short briefing of the voyage which is followed by a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese kitchen.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist Bus. 6 hour drive
After our breakfast, we take a drive for 6 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara by a luxurious tourist bus where we can view some wonderful scene of river and countryside throughout our drive. After we arrive at Pokhara, with some refreshment, sightseeing tour to palces like Davi's fall, Gupteshore cave, famous Fewa Lake boating and others will be done. We shall be staying overnight in a hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom flight and trek to Kagbeni. (280m) 3 hour
Early in the morning, you will take a 3 hours flight from Pokhara to reach Jomsom and start trekking to Kagbeni. Today we will walk to Kagbeni (280m), our checkpoint for the entry to Upper Mustang. The altitude diverges from about 915m at Pokhara to approximately 3880m at Muktinath walking uphill and downhill.
Day 04: Kagbeni to trek Muktinath. (3760m) 4 hour
Today, we climb abruptly to 3880m from Kagbeni to Muktinath. Muktinath is considered as one of the most revered pilgrimage sites for Hindus and a home for Buddhists and Tibetan ethnic groups. This place is well known for sacred water flowing from 108 carved spouts that surrounds Bishnu Temple in an orchard of poplars.
Day 05: Muktinath to Trek back to Marpha. (2670m) 6 hour
Early morning, we begin our trek to Marpha (2670m) from Muktinath which approximately takes 6 hours. We entail traveling downwards gradually through the pastures and poplar copses, then to Kali Gandaki valley. From the valley, we will walk southwards and reach Marpha. The Kali Gandaki river valley at this juncture is named as the Thak Khola, by Thakali tribe, the major residents of this province.
Day 05: Marpha to Tatopani by jeep. (1100m) 4 hour drive.
On this day, we drive for about 4 hours from Marpha to Tatopani. We drive through the beautiful rural community of overwhelmed houses and abundant grasslands. Following the Kali Gandaki River, we arrive at the old trading centre of Thakali people called Tukuche. We can observe the Himalayan rain dusk, coniferous forests and reach Kalopani (2560m). The drive continues from Kalopani to Tatopani (1100m) which literally mean hot spring that provide a perfect chance for a relaxing bathe.
Day 06: Tattopani to trek Ghorepani. (2840m)
Early morning, we start our walk from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2840m) steadily hiking the entire day; we eventually walk through the terraced pastures and dense rhododendron forest to Ghorepani village. We arrange our camp at the pass, for the best panorama of sundown over the stunning, hoary Annapurna Range and Mt Dhaulagiri.
Day 07: Hiking Poonhill - Back to Ghorepani, and Trek to Tadapani.
Today is the most remarkable day of our entire trek. We begin our trip hiking to Poon Hill (3210m) which lets us to view wonderful vista of sunrise over the snow-capped mountains. Annapurna South (7119m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri south, Annapurna I (8091m), Fishtail (6993m) and many more peaks can be seen from here. Subsequently, we descend to Ghorepani and continue our walk to Tadapani for 6 hours. Trek leads mostly up and down hill all the way through the forest.
Day 08: Tadapani to trek Ghandruk. (3 hour walk)
Today, our journey begins with almost 3 hours walk from Tadapani to Ghandruk. We march sharply through thick humid forest, where we can see monkeys, and descend a series of rock-cut steps which follows a hurdling watercourse. Later, after arrival at Ghandruk 1950m, we can explore the puzzling streets of the flourishing Gurung settlement.
Day 09: Trek down to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight Pokhara.
Today, our trek tumbles down for around 4 hours to Nayapul through the refined meadows in Modi khola valley. We walk downhill through green cultivated picturesque, beautifully preserved farms to the scamper Modi River, and back to Naya pul. Later we will drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu. By Tourist Bus.
After a tiring trip, we will drive back to Kathmandu which will take about 6 hours by a tourist bus. Today you can either relax in your hotel or go for some shopping. Later you can even explore around the city and overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.
After breakfast, you will depart from Nepal to your next destination or your country.
Service Cost Includes:
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- Ground transportation by tourist bus from Katmandu to Pokhara to Katmandu
- Pokhara to Jomsom by flight.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation,
- Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Two night standard accommodation in Pokhara.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Service charge.
Service Cost Excludes:
- Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
- Your Travel insurance.
- Food in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Your personal expenses. (phone call, laundry service etc)
- All bar bills coke, beer, bottle of water, etc.
- Extra night hotel in Kathmandu if finished trek early due to any reason.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Tips for the guide and porter.