Experience the splendor of some breathtaking landscapes at its finest!
Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an adventurous journey that initiates from world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region into the world’s highest regions through an almost tree-less barren landscape; a steep rocky trail up and downhill. You will be blessed with the dramatic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt.Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna south, Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and Tukuche Peak.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek is not just a trek celebrated for its jaw-dropping landscapes but Muktinath, a major highlight of this trip holds a very high value among the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimages. It also covers Poon Hill, which is a popular vantage site for sunrise and sunset view. The view of Annapurna panorama from this point is just fabulous. The culture and lifestyle exploration of several ethnic groups namely -Magar, Gurung, Thakali, Brahmin, Chhetri, etc will keep you enchanted all along your way.
After experiencing the art, culture, and history of Nepal in the UNESCO listed world cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu, we drive along the Trishuli river to Pokhara. Jomsom Muktinath Trek starts after an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We hike up through the lush rhododendron forests to Ghorepani via the village of Tikhedhunga. From Ghorepani, we hike up to Poon Hill for appreciating the glory of fabulous sunrise from amidst the peaks of awe-inspiring mountains. The diverse terrain that we pass through during this trek is a distinct feature of this trek. We follow our trial through Kali Gandaki River and move along subtropical jungle to a dry landscape.
We hike up to Kagbeni via Ghasa and then to Muktinath. Muktinath is a very popular pilgrimage site amongst Hindu and Buddhist people. From Muktinath, we head down to Jomsom and conclude our trek by an awesome flight back to Pokhara and a drive back to Kathmandu.
Be a part of this trek and experience an expansive range of scenery along the trial which ranges from forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang.
Highlights of the Jomsom Muktinath Trek
- Poon Hill Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges and Dhaulagiri Ranges with a spectacular view of sunrise and sunset place
- The typical culture of the Magar, Gurung and Thakali people during the trek
- Short and comfortable trek route with enough teahouses for the food and accommodation during the trek
- Tatopani Natural Hot Spring place
- Marpha Thakali village is famous for Apple, apple Brandy and apple Pie
- Monumental sites in Kathmandu: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath & Swayambhunath
- Connects Kali Gandaki River valley
- Annapurna Himalayan range & Dhaulagiri & Manaslu Himalayan range
- Muktinath, the sacred destination both Hindu and Buddhist Religion
- Tatopani Natural Hot Spring
Arrive in Kathmandu at any time. Our airport representative will welcome you and explain the program further. There are no planned activities for the day, so check into the hotel. Enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Your guide will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30am and escort you to the bus station. The tourist bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. The scenery along the road is dramatic and you will see the river, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. Upon arrival, check in hotel, in the evening, you may enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water of the Lake. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
We begin our trek at Nayapul after an hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning “rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill 3,210m/10529ft). From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tatopani. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
The trek now starts up the Kali Gandaki valley, which is said to be the deepest gorge in the world Here we will enjoy a beautiful day’s walking along the Kali Gandaki riverside, gradually ascending into sub-tropical vegetation. We will cross the Bhalu Khola on a high suspension bridges before arriving at Dana (1450m) Around 30 minutes from Dana we will see a very high waterfall: Rupse Chhahara (which translates as “beautiful waterfall”). From there we will continue through the steepest and narrowest part of the Kali Gandaki valley, where much of the route is cut through solid rock. We will cross the river again on a 120m long bridge to the east side. We will continue on to Ghasa, an ethnic Thakali village and this marks the southernmost limit of Tibetan Buddhism in the valley. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River, passing through a narrow gorge before reaching Thakali traditional villages. Today we will cross the gorge and river numerous times via long suspension bridges, which make great photo opportunities. We will pass a couple of villages (e.g. Lete, Kalopani and Kokhethati). On the way we can see the top of Dhaulagiri Mountain peeking over the west side. We will end our day in the village of Tukuche. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
An easy and lovely day’s walking where we will first see the village of Khobang, which has narrow alleyways and tunnels connecting houses. We can make short side trip to the Kanti Gompa (a Buddhist temple). Then our route continues to Marpha, one of the most important place for Apple. We can see a wine-brandy distillery here and walk through the orange orchard street. We will continue our trek for another 2 hours before reaching our day’s final destination at Jomsom, Here we will have lunch then trek continue along the Kaligandaki river passing though Eklai Bhatti. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Today we will do the 1000 meter ascend to Muktinath which is an important pilgrimage place for both Hindu and Buddhist. We will first walk through Khingar (3400m) and then onto Jharkot (3500m), which is an impressive fortress like village. We will continue our way to the first part of Muktinath which is known as Ranipauwa, where we will stay the night. There will be time to explore the area and see some of the holy Hindu places like an eternal flame coming from natural gas next to a spring which is considered holy as well. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Scenic drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus, 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.
Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Reliance Trekking Team will take you to the airport.
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