Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Trip Name: Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Trip Cost: $1380
Activities: Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip duration: 15 Days
Accommodation: Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara with BB plan/Tea house/Lodge during trek
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara/All meals during trek
Mode of Transfer: Plane/Bus
Maximum Altitude: 5416m
Difficulty: Moderate to Sternuous
Group size: 2-12 people
Suitable Time: March-May/Sept-December
Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
- Detail Itinerary
- Cost Details
- Check list
- Altitude Map
Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the popular treks in Annapurna region. Jomsom Muktinath trek is the blend of cultural, pilgrimage and natural tour which takes you to the Tibetan plateau in Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the famous holy sites for Hindus and Buddhists. Every year thousands of pilgrims come to visit the temple of Lord Bishnu, the Muktinath Temple. Jomsom Muktinath trekking is a 10 days tea house trekking. In this trek you will experience wide range of climate, culture and vegetation ranging from subtropical to alpine to semi-desert vegetation.
In this trek you will get to observe splendid view of Himalayan Mountains like Manaslu, Langtang Himalaya range, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Gangapurna and Dhaulagiri. Muktinath is the best trekking destination for trekkers who really want to explore the higher region and to visit the Muktinath temple. People believe that sins are relieved after visiting the holy Muktinath temple. In this trekking route we move through some of the important places like Kagbeni, Jomsom, Manang, and see around gateway to the “Forbidden kingdom of Mustang”. Here we get traditional glimpses still in practice.
Jomsom Muktinath trekking starts from Jagat. The highest access point of the trek is Thorong La Pass which is at an elevation of 5,416 m. On the way to Muktinath you will trek through the Marsyandgi valley or Kaligandaki valley which lies in between the massif Himalayan eight thousand above peaks Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. You will also get to climb this difficult and high pass of Throng La Pass (5416 m.). This trek takes you through the half way of Annapurna Circuit. After crossing the high pass of Thorong La you will reach Muktinath. Hindu people visit this famous temple of Lord Bishnu in Muktinath and belief that they will gain salvation after death. From Muktinath you will trek up to Jomsom via Kagbeni. En route you will enjoy the picturesque hills, beautiful scenery of the mountains. From Jomsom either you can take a flight back to Pokhara or trek via Kaligandaki. At Pokhara you can take a day rest enjoying boating at Phewa lake and visiting pubs at night.
Day 01: Kathmandu (1,400 m) Arrival Day.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syangja/ Jagat (1,100 m).~ Drive 208 km
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1,960 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2,630 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3,300 m).~ 5-6 hours
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3,570 m).~ 6 hours
Day 08: Rest Day in Manang
Day 09: Trek to Letdar (4,250 m).~ 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek to Phedi (4,420 m) or High Camp (4600 m).~ 2-3 hours
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) via Thorang La Pass (5,416 m).~ 7-8 hours
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2,713 m).~ 3-4 hours
Day 13: Fly to Pokhara (835 m) and Sightseeing tour
Day 14: Drive or fly to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure Day
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food, they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea houses you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/ Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, in some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blankets and little additional furniture. There will be large dining room where you can get the warmth by Bukhara stove. In the tea houses there will be solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.
Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get a porter who will carry 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.
Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.
Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous. Passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problems such as lungs, heart and other diseases, it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.
Suitable Time to Trek:
For trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in Summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be harsher for most trekkers.
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.
Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400 m).
We will receive you and take you to the hotel. After getting rest you can visit colorful markets of Thamel and rest overnight.
Day 02: sightseeing in Kathmandu valley.
Today we will provide you experienced guide to visit world heritage places Swayambhunath (known as monkey temple), Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Darbar squares and sightseeing places. we prepare for next day trip and overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange/ Jagat (1,100 m).
Drivetoday we drive you kathmandu to syange(208 km). We go all the way to Syange from the edge of Trishuli river which is very famous for rafting. After crossing the bridge of Trishuli river we turn west towards Dumre when we reach Dumre we turn north and fallow the Marshyandi river through Nadi valley, Beshi Sahar untill we reach Syange. Overnight at Syange.
Day 04: Trek from Syange/Jagat to Dharapani
We pass the village where Tibetan are settled (migrated long time ago). On the way we can see different lifestyle, settlement and culture. We cross suspension bridge and climb lead us Tal village (Where Gurung and Tibetan were settled). End of the valley above Tal we steeply rises and fall to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.
Day 05: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,630 m).
After breakfast and short brief about route and safety our trails begins to climb in a high altitude and reach Bagarchap within an hour trek, following Dangyan Tibetan settlement, trails enter to dense forest, crossing bridge over tributaries, waterfall and ascend step stone to reach chame. It takes 3hour to reach chame, from here we can see fine view of Annapurna. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,300 m).
After breakfast and short brief our trail start climbs up and down and crosses several rivers and we will be in small village Taleku. After Taleku village within 2hour walk we cross bridge to the sparsely inhabited settlement of Bartang. This khampa settlement is the boundary between Manang and Lamjung. Next,almost 1hour trail of river, crossing bridge and ascend will lead us to Pisang. You can see beautiful rock wall and changes of landscape through the trekking; you can see arid land on the climb. Overnight at Pisang.
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,570 m).
After short brief we start our trail windy and dry atmosphere, which makes special and interesting place for tourists. Trail rises steeply way from lower Pisang to reach upper Mustang valley. On the way we can see view of airfield and settlement from vintage point. Next, our trail descends and goes through the flat valley to reach Ongre. After crossing Sabche river with a great view of Annapurna range. After half hour walk, we will be in Braga. In this village have a beautiful architecture of cliff wall. Next, we will be Manang. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Acclimatization day.
Explore the natural beauty and culture around. Today we stay at Manang and explore the place of Manang and go for short hike. We can visit Bhojo Gumba and Ganagapurna Lake. If we have time and energy we can visit Himalayan rescue association (HRA) to get knowledge about mountain sick and get back to Manang. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to Letdar (4,250 m).
After we leave Manang trail ascend to Thorung la pass and climb steady through Tenki and leaving the Marshyandgi valley and continue the Jarsang river valley we will be in Ledar. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Letdar to Phedi (4,420 m) or High camp
After breakfast there will be short brief about route and safety. We start our trail descend to cross the river then climb up to hill and we will be in Phedi. rest overnight.
Day 11: Climb from Phedi or High Camp to Muktinath
After breakfast we start our trail towards Muktinath temple. We start trek to Thorang la pass (5,416 m) for 7hours ascent to the top .from here can see the magnificent view of Muktinath temple and 3hours descend will lead us to Muktinath temple (Bishnu temple). This is common temple for Hindus and Buddhist. Here is a believed that, sins are relieved after visiting this holy temple. Muktinath temple is the combination of earth-fire-water it gives area of particular religious significance. Rest overnight at tea house.
Day 12: Trek from Muktinath trekking to Jomsom (2,713 m)
via Kagbeni (2,810 m).
Trails descend through kaligandaki valley to kagbeni (famous village of upper mustang). Next descending from Ranipauwa village down to the steep and barren hillside which is home of many orchids as well as various food products made from fruits. Apple brandy is most popular local product in here. Explore Kagbeni and rest overnight.
Day 13: Take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Today we fly for pokhara and explore the beauty of Pokhara or visit some of the famous places like Phewa Lake, Sarankot, white gumba, davi's falls, Mahindra cave, Chamero cave and lots more. Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Drive or fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Today we drive 204 km (5-6hours)/fly for 25 min all the way to Kathmandu. When you reach Kathmandu there will be arrangement of typical Nepali dinner(Dal, Bhat) with various cultural show. Enjoy evening programs and rest overnight.
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu.
Today is your departure day to your home. yarsa treks will drop you to international airport before 3hours and farewell you.
- Transportation for Kathmandu / Pokhara / Kathmandu by Tourist Coach
- Accommodation for two nights in Pokhara with breakfast.
- All trekking permits
- Transportation form Pokhara to Nayapul and from Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle.
- Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
- Services of English-speaking trekking guide and porter (We will provide one porter for two ople and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total)
- Accommodation, meals, transportation, equipments, and allowances of guide and porter
- Insurance for Guide and Porter.
- Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
- All applicable government taxes and service charges.
- Any accommodation, meals and other services in Kathmandu
- Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
- Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
- Your travel insurance.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone bills etc.
- Any airfare and departure airport tax
- Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrences beyond our control
- Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags. These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.
1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks
1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
4. Head torch
Upper Body Wear:
1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket
Lower Body Wear:
1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers
2. Light weight fleece gloves
1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots
1. Sleeping bag
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.
1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription
1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash
1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product
1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.
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