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Jomsom Muktinath Trek


JOMSOM AND MUKTINATH TREK  (10 DAYS Trek) The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation have declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2,600 sq. km., the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans. This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. This…

JOMSOM AND MUKTINATH TREK  (10 DAYS Trek)

The Annapurna Region in central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation have declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2,600 sq. km., the area boasts of a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans.

This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. This area has the world’s deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900 meters /22,563 ft, below some of the world’s largest and most beautiful mountains as the Annapurna I (world’s 8th highest) and the most beautiful Fishtail Peak.

Animals and birds are in abundance in this region. 440 species of birds and animals like the marten, deer, langur and the elusive snow leopard live in this area.

DAY 01:    After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (Lumle) and start trek.

Lunch at Birethanti (3400 ft./1037 m) and continue trek to Tirkhedhunga

(5175 ft/1577 m).

Duration of drive from Pokhara =1 ½ hour & duration of trek = 3 hours.

DAY 02:    Fullday uphill trek through Brahmin, Chettri, Gurung and Magar villages,

to Banthanti where lunch is served. Afternoon trek through dense forests

of rhododendron and pine and arrive at Ghorepani (9300 ft /2724 m).

Duration of trek = 6 hours.

DAY 03:    Pre-dawn alert and trek upto Pun Hill to view the sunrise (weather

permitting). After breakfast at Ghorepani start a fullday trek down to Tatopani (3900 m./1189 m). The trail descends steadily to Tatopani which  means “Hot Water” and it is possible to bath in the Hot Springs.

Duration of trek = 6 hours.

DAY 04:    After breakfast, follow the Kali Gandaki River passing water falls and

Thakali and Magar Villages to Dana (4750 ft./ 1446 m.) for lunch and

continue trek up hill to Ghasa (6600 ft./ 2012m).

Duration of trek = 6 hours.

DAY 05:    As we pass between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range, a dramatic

change in vegetation is witnessed from green forests, to dry arid desert.

Passing through Kalopani (2530m./ 8300 ft), the view of the Annapurnas. Rest at Larjung where there is a Thakali village. Trek to Campsite at Marpha (8750 ft./2667m).

Duration of trek = 6 hours.

DAY 06:    We start the trek slowly and gradually acclimatizing with the surroundings and arrive at Jomsom for lunch. The Thakalies are the dominant tribe of the valley, related to the Gurung and Magars of the southern slopes.

After lunch we continue trekking to Kagbeni (2800 m) which is the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Duration of trek = 5 hours.

DAY 07:    Trek slowly upto Muktinath (12,475ft./3802m). After lunch guests should rest and take it easy for acclimatization.

Duration of trek = 4 hours.

DAY 08:    Free day in Muktinath. Carry pack lunch box and trek up to the Thorong-la Basecamp. There are many interests to occupy the day in this ancient town which also used to be the capital of one of the province of Mustang. It is therefore, interesting to note the mixture of Buddhist and Hindu culture in this area.

DAY 09:    After breakfast, trek back to Jomsom. Evening the Sherpa team will host a
farewell dinner.                  

Duration of trek = 5 hours.

DAY 10:   Early breakfast and proceed to the airport to catch the early morning flight back to Pokhara.  

(This trek can also be done fly in and walk out which takes 5 to 7 days)

Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul in a private car/van accompanied by an English speaking Sherpa guide.

NOTE:                       

The above trek can be completed in seven days by omitting Muktinath and Thorong-la or in nine days by omitting Thorong-la Base Camp.

What's Included


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.

What's Excluded


1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Trip Information


Trip Facts


Duration 10 Day(s)
Best Season March to May, September to December
Start/End Point Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Easy

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