Jomsom Muktinath Trek 16 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Jomsom to Muktinath Trekking in Nepal is the most vibrant trekking route in Nepal trekking. This trekking part has become the natural as well as the aesthetic masterpiece for the holiday seekers. The monastery and the temple of Muktinath have equal importance to the Hindu as well as Buddhist Followers. As recently it was reported that non Hindu and non Buddhists too have been lured towards this beautiful place of the Annapurna Region of Nepal. The trekking trail taking you from the green we land up to the dry barren land along the Kaligandaki River serves best for small group adventure holiday plans. It can be trekked by all ages of people and relatively easy trekking in Annapurna region as compared to ABC or its periphery trekking in Nepal.  The mystic harmony between Hindu and Buddhists followers amidst the beautiful landscape would take breath away of any visitors. The chance to encounter with the Mongols and Tibetan origin ethnic of Nepal as well as savoring the delights of nature are the highlights of this tour.

Fantastic Jomsom Muktinath Trekking trail of Nepal starts from the lake city Pokhara and gives you the option to fly to or from Jomsom once you have reached Muktinath Temple. The exhilarating views of Mount Nilgiri as if its just a step far from you ignites the inner self. The mountains seem nearer as ever. The spiky pine forests covered by the scattered snow and the barren desert look alike geographical settings present great deal of romantic affair with the nature. Waterfall to Mountains, Rivers to Temples, Thakali to Tibetan Community settlement, lakes to the hilly temple with natural gas lantern and green lush wetlands to spiky alpine forests; Muktinath Jomsom stands itself as the most diversified trekking destination of Nepal.

Come trek with us to this mystic land up in the Himalayas of Nepal. Make Nepal trekking as top priority for your holiday plans. Backpacker ensures the adventure, safety and fair prices for your vacation in Nepal. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking offers beautiful Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan-Thakali Culture.

Best Season

September to November and March to May

Itinerary outline

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni

Day 04: Trek to Muktinath (3800m)

Day 05: Trek to Marpha

Day 06: Trek to Kalopani

Day 07: Trek to Tatopani

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 09: Trek to Tadapani

Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk

Day 11: Back to Pokhara

Day 12: Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 13: Back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and visit Nagarkot

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu and shopping

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu “Farewell!"

Day 01–Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu, our team members will welcome you and explain briefly about the travel itinerary. You will then be taken to the hotel where you will be staying for the overnight.

Day 02–Drive to Pokhara 6 hrs
On the second day, you will be traveling to Pokhara (around 200km) via Prithivi Highway. The bus will depart at 7 AM in the morning. It will be a 6-hr drive with beautiful scenery all along the way. You will arrive at Pokhara in the late afternoon. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2700 meters) & trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 3 hrs
The real itinerary will start on the third day when you will board a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara Airport. The flight itself promises to be an exciting prospect as the aircraft flies along the sky with beautiful views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After reaching Jomsom, the trek formally starts with a short trekking to Kagbeni, the main gateway to Upper Mustang. Kagbeni is situated at an altitude of (2800m). Overnight stay at guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 7 hrs
On the fourth day we embark on the trek to Muktinath, the popular pilgrimage destination for Hindu and Buddhists alike. Kagbeni is a village in Upper Mustang located in the valley of the Kali Gandaki River. The trail from Kagbeni to Muktinath is mostly steep but the climb will be remarkable as you will come across Himalayan Yaks, wonderful suspension bridges and the naïve local people who welcome you with heart-warming hospitality. Upon reaching Muktinath Temple in the evening, you will be staying in a guesthouse there.

Day 05: Trek to Marpha 5 hrs
After worshipping and visiting the Hindu shrine in Muktinath in the morning, we start our trek towards Marpha, a Village Development Committee in Mustang district. It is beautiful little village located on the way of the Jomsom, Muktinath trek. The name Marpha is derived from words "mar" meaning hard work and "pha" meaning people. So, it literally means that the villagers in Marpha are hard working. Marpha is known for the production of local apple brandy. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Kalopani 6 hrs
From Marpha, we descend downhill looking at the great Himalayan Range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Climbing downhill is much easier and relaxing as the tourists seem to enjoy this, taking their time during the trek and conversing with the local villagers on the way. Great views of sunrise and sunsets are possible from Kalopani. Overnight stay a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Tatopani 6 hrs
On day seven, we reach Tatopani which is most popular for the hot-water spring. Even the foreigners are seen dipping their body on the hot-water spring. There is a popular belief among the Nepalis that skin ailments and other diseases are cured if they take a dip at the hot-water spring. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani 5 hrs
From Tatopani, we trek to another wonderful village and place called Ghorepani. You will come across many small rivulets, and river springs as you continue with the trek. Midway through the day, you will reach a traditional Magar village of Ulleri located at around 2080 meters. An hour’s walk from Ulleri takes you to Nangethanti, the destination for lunch on day eight. Few more hours of trek from Nangethanti will take us to Ghorepani where we will stay at a hotel for the night. From Ghorepani, spectacular views of Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche, and other adjoining Himalayas can be seen. Sunrise viewing is also quite popular from Ghorepani.

Day 09: Trek to Tadapani 5 hrs great
Trekking to Tadapani itself doesn’t take much time, so the tourists and trekkers are advised to hike until Poon Hill which is not far from Tadapani. Poon Hill is quite famous for its magnificent views of the great Himalayan range including Mount Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre and others. After visiting Poon Hill, we will then return to Ghorepani for a quick breakfast, and continue trek to Tadapani. Tadapani will be the place for the overnight stay on day nine.

Day10: Trek to Ghandruk 5 hrs
On the tenth day, we trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk, a wonderful Gurung village located at the foothills of Annapurna Mountain. Ghandruk is also popular for the traditional Gurung culture which is still prevalent in the village. Plenty of accommodation and lodging facilities are available in Ghandruk and we will be staying in one of such guesthouses in Ghandruk.

Day 11: Back to Pokhara
After taking breakfast in the morning, we return back to the beautiful city of Pokhara. Almost 3-4 hours of downhill climbing from Ghandruk is enough to bring back to the amazing lake city. As the next day is already arranged for sightseeing Pokhara, after returning to Pokhara that day, we take rest in a hotel.

Day 12–Sightseeing in Pokhara
The 12th day will be spent in Pokhara sightseeing around the beautiful Valley abound with lakes, caves, temples. The night life around Lakeside is also enough to keep tourists interested in this lake town.

Day 13–Drive back to Kathmandu 6hrs
You will drive back to the capital city Kathmandu on day 13 of the itinerary. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14– Sightseeing in Kathmandu and visit Nagarkot
On the fourteenth day of the tour package, you will be sightseeing around the Capital city of Kathmandu. Several world heritage sites including Basantapur Durbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddha Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, among others, are located in Kathmandu that will keep the tourists enchanted. And in the evening, you will also travel to Nagarkot, a beautiful tourist destination located on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Located just 30 kms from Bhaktapur, Nagarkot is also quite popular for sunrise viewing. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Nagarkot.

Day 15: Back to Kathmandu and shopping
After eating breakfast, you will return to Kathmandu from Nagarkot. The rest of the day, you will be shopping around Kathmandu buying souvenir to your loved ones back home. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 16- Departure from TIA “Farewell!"
On the 15th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.

Price: US$ 1200.00

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Nagarkot.
  • Food, lodging,salary,insurance and other expenses of staffs.
  • All necessary paper work.
  • Guided sightseeing tour including all entry fees.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs.
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, Porter(also a personal Sherpa on request).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety].
  • Backpacker Treks T - shirt, Duffle bag, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Government taxes and office service charge.
  • Farewell dinner cultural program with Nepali typical meal.

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.