Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 13 Days

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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  • Trekking Season
    September to December and March to May


Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a wonderful short day trekking in the Annapurna and Mustang regions of Nepal. Jomsom is the gateway of Muktinath as well as Upper Mustang, the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. We trek in the beautiful Annapurna region and gradually enter the Mustang region. Our trail passes through charming villages, lush forests and surprisingly an almost-barren leeward side of the Himalayas.

Muktinath is one of the most important sacred places for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is famous for its cold springs, ancient fossils, and natural methane fires. The cold water from the mountain spring channels through 108 cow’s head spigots behind the Vishnu temple. It is said to flow from the sacred lake of Mansarovar near Mount Kailash (western Tibet).

One can view two tiny blue flames that burn incessantly from a hole that also emits water in a temple called Jwala Mai nearby. Muktinath is also referred to as Chumig Gyatsa (a hundred-odd spring) by Buddhists. It is holy to them as the site of Lokeswar (Avalokiteshvara), the protective deity of Tibet.

Start of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom is a pretty town located on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and with the soaring Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks in the background. This Jomsom – Muktinath Trek has some striking views of the incredible mountain vistas, unique temples, and monasteries along the windy valleys. We also walk on trails along the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is the deepest gorge on earth. And then we visit Muktinath Temple. The trek is fascinating due to the diverse Nepalese landscape combined with the rich cultural heritage.

Along the upper reaches of Kali Gandaki, you can find fossilized ammonites, known locally as Shaligram. It avoids the roadway and goes on a beautiful trail. In addition, the trail will lead you from forests of red rhododendron to rocky cliffs and the desert of Mustang. From here you can observe the panoramic view of Mt Annapurna 1st (8091), Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt Tilicho (7134m), Mt Thorongla (5415 m) and Mt Nilgiri (7061m).

Travel Insurance for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

You should comprehend over the span of treks in remote parts of Himalayan nations like Nepal may bring a characteristic hazard because of awful climate condition, avalanche, and surge and so on which is outside our ability to control can cause genuine damage and demise. Furthermore, Please check our travel insurance page to get more detail information.

Permission Requirement for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trekking Infromation Management System(TIMS) card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) are the two essential permits for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking.

Finally, Mardi Himal trekking is a easy hiking trails in the Annapurna Region.  The newly trekking trail Mardi is a popular for Panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges, Pastoral village,  Flora and Fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area.

Mountain Treks Nepal Pvt. Ltd. welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic schedule for the Jomsom Muktinath trek. We have 13 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Itinerary. Moreover, we have similar Annapurna Region Trekking packages that might be easier but almost all activities would be similar to, Mardi Himal TrekkingGhorepani Poon Hill Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Trip Highlights

  • Jomsom (2,720m / 8,915ft) – the headquarter town of Mustang
  • Visit Annapurna and Mustang region
  • The stunning glimpse of Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Muktinath – a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists
  • Spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091), Thorung Peak, Nilgiri (7,061m), Chulr West, Chulu East, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV
  • Follows the historical salt trade route between Nepal and Tibet.
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    Detailed Itinerary

    Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal, at an elevation of 1,350 metres (4,428 feet), marks the beginning of your exploration. A memorable adventure awaits you as you get off the airport and are greeted by the bright energy of this busy city, which is framed by the stunning Himalayan peaks.

    Today is spent completing up trekking preparations and touring Kathmandu’s cultural attractions. Immerse yourself in the rich fabric of Nepali culture and history by visiting famous sites like Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and the revered Pashupatinath Temple.

    Following a magnificent plane trip to Pokhara, you start the initial portion of your journey to Tikhendhunga, perched at a height of 1,552 metres (5,090 feet). A leisurely introduction to the trekking experience ahead is provided by the about 30-minute flight, which is followed by a 4- to 5-hour hike through scenic landscapes and lovely communities.

    Hiking up to 2,750 metres (9,020 feet) in height, you trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, which is surrounded by terraced farms and rhododendron trees. You’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and a sense of success upon reaching your destination after the about 6-7 hour journey.

    Ascending further on our journey, we reach Tatopani, which is 1,190 metres (3,904 feet) above sea level and is well-known for its natural hot springs. A secluded haven amidst the serene splendour of the Himalayan foothills, the route winds through beautiful woods and charming towns. It usually takes five to six hours to do the walk.

    Our journey will take you from Tatopani to Ghasa, which is 2,110 metres (6,922 feet) above sea level and is enclosed by imposing cliffs and flowing waterfalls. As you walk for around five to six hours, you’ll be able to take in the stunning views of the valley of the Kali Gandaki River and the wild beauty of the Himalayas.

    Trekking up to 2,680 metres (8,792 feet) in altitude, Marpha is known for its apple orchards and mediaeval architecture, and it takes place from Ghasa. The route offers views into the distinctive culture and way of life of the surrounding communities as it wanders past charming towns and terraced farms. It usually takes four to five hours to do the walk.

    Travel on from Marpha to Kagbeni, a typical Tibetan town surrounded by abandoned monasteries and bleak scenery. The trek, which can be completed in four to five hours, provides breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and a peaceful experience amid the untamed splendour of the Mustang area.

    We will hike from Kagbeni to Muktinath today. Muktinath is a holy pilgrimage destination that is respected by both Buddhists and Hindus and is located at a height of 3,710 metres (12,170 feet). Trekking the path for around five to six hours offers you expansive vistas of the Himalayas while winding through rocky and desolate surroundings.

    As we go from Muktinath to Jomsom, the Mustang region’s administrative hub, you will fall to 2,715 metres (8,910 feet) in elevation. The route offers you a glimpse into the region’s rich cultural legacy as it passes through windswept landscapes and traditional Thakali settlements. It usually takes 5–6 hours to do the walk.

    After finishing our hike, you take a quick flight back to Pokhara, where you may unwind and think back on the amazing experiences you’ve had so far while taking in the tranquil beauty of Nepal’s second-largest city.

    As we travel through beautiful landscapes and energetic cities on the way back to Kathmandu, you may relish the memories of your trekking experience and look forward to relaxing in the nation’s capital.

    As we make your final exit from Kathmandu, we say goodbye to the magnificent Himalayas and the kind people of Nepal, taking with you priceless memories and a profound respect for the diversity and beauty of this fascinating nation.

    Trip Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop by private car / van (depends on group size)
    • Domestic air ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara including airport taxes.
    • 13 days Trip, 09 of which include 3 meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    • Guide and car for Kathmandu sightseeing ( entrance fee pay by yourself)
    • Three night’s hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of bed and breakfast.
    • Experienced English speaking trekking guide and porters (one porter for two people) salary / accommodation / insurance.
    • Kathmandu to pokhara and back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
    • The entire necessary trekking entry permit. (Trekking permit / TIM’s card etc.)
    • Two night hotel in Pokhara city on the basis of bed and breakfast.
    • Tea house accommodation in the mountain.
    • First Aid Medical Kit Box
    • All the government taxes and service charge
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (Need to returned after the trek)
    • Farewell dinner

    Trip Excludes

    • Personal Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry visa.
    • International airfare 
    • Drinks (mineral water, Tea, coffee, whisky) or other snacks and any meals beside breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hot shower, charge etc.
    • Tips for Guide and potter.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses.
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the “Trip Includes” Section.

    7 Responses to Jomsom Muktinath Trek

    • Crystal

      unforgettable trip

      I recently completed the Jomsom Muktinath Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal, and I can confidently say it was an excellent experience.

      Mountain Treks Nepal’s Organization: A big thanks to Mr. Bharat, the manager, for his outstanding organization. Everything ran smoothly, from transportation to accommodation, ensuring a stress-free trek.

      Yeka, the Superstar Guide: Our guide, Yeka, deserves the highest praise. Their expertise and knowledge of the region were invaluable. Yeka’s friendly personality and ability to explain the cultural and historical significance of the places we visited made the trek even more enriching.

    • Athor

      I recently completed the Jomsom Muktinath Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal and had an absolutely phenomenal experience. Here’s why I would highly recommend this trek and company:

      The trek offered stunning views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche peaks. The contrasting landscapes, from the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, deepest in the world, to the colorful rhododendron forests, were awe-inspiring.

      Seamless Organization: Mountain Treks Nepal took care of everything. From the flights to Pokhara to the comfortable teahouse accommodations and delicious meals throughout the trek, everything was well-managed. Their attention to detail made the journey smooth and enjoyable.

      Our guide Yaka was knowledgeable, friendly, and ensured our safety throughout the trek. They shared interesting insights about the local culture, history, and Himalayan ecosystem, making the experience even more enriching.

    • Salebon

      Mukthinath Trip

      Overall, my Jomsom Muktinath Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an unforgettable adventure. I highly recommend this company to anyone seeking a well-organized and enriching trek in the Himalayas.

    • pristina

      Excellent Review of Jomsom Muktinath Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal

      I recently completed the Jomsom Muktinath Trek organized by Mountain Treks Nepal, and I can confidently say it was an exceptional experience. Here’s why:

      Mountain Treks Nepal’s Organization: A big thanks to Mr. Bharat, the manager, for his excellent organization. Everything ran smoothly, from transportation and logistics to accommodation and meals.

    • killey

      Excellent Review of Jomsom Muktinath Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal

      I recently completed the Jomsom Muktinath Trek organized by Mountain Treks Nepal, and I can confidently say it was an exceptional experience. Here’s why:

    • peter

      Jomsom- mukthinath trip

      My recent Jomsom Muktinath Trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an unforgettable adventure. The combination of stunning Himalayan scenery, rich cultural immersion, and the exceptional service provided by Mountain Treks made this trek a true highlight of my Nepal trip.

    • louice

      Amazing trekking with mountain treks nepal

      My recent Jomsom Muktinath trek with Mountain Treks Nepal was an absolutely phenomenal experience. From the breathtaking Himalayan scenery to the rich cultural immersion, the entire trip exceeded my expectations.

      Our guides were Dipak incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the region. They ensured our safety and comfort throughout the trek, while also sharing fascinating insights into the local culture and history.

      The Jomsom Muktinath trek boasts some of the most dramatic Himalayan vistas I’ve ever witnessed. Witnessing the majesty of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri at sunrise was a truly unforgettable moment.

      The teahouses we stayed in were clean, comfortable, and offered delicious local cuisine. The hospitality of the lodge owners truly added to the charm of the trek.
      Additionally, Mountain Treks Nepal impressed me with (Thanks Bharat):

      Everything was perfectly organized, from airport pickups to logistics during the trek.

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