Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The part of Annapurna and Mustang Region Trek!

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a holy trek to Muktinath – a popular religious hub that is full of thrill, adventure and natural glories. Walk up to Muktinath and endeavour the beauty that lies in Annapurna massif. The striking views of mountains in Annapurna chain along with beautiful arts and architecture engraved in temples; you will be enthralled by the beauty of nature as you walk through the wild landscape, charming villages and deepest gorge in the world – Kaligandaki gorge. The trek to Muktinath and Jomsom goes through the same popular route of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek till Ghorepani. We start from the foothills of Annapurna region and pass various charming ethnic settlements in between. We walk through the dense rhododendron forests that will lead us to a popular view point at Ghorepani Poon Hill. As we reach there, we will be rewarded with the fascinating views of mountains like Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Tukuche and many other neighbouring peaks.

How to explore the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

Leaving Ghorepani Poon Hill, we enter into the next half of our journey where we descend down to beautiful villages like Gasa and Tukuche. We follow Kaligandaki river and pass a beautiful waterfall on the way to Muktinath. In Marpha village, we can witness the apple orchards and even try a local wine made there. Our journey further ascends through a wild landscape of Kagbeni to Muktinath with stunning views of Annapurna panorama in backdrop. At Muktinath, we can get some astounding views of mountains with wild landscape all around. Muktinath is a popular temple visited by thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims annually. The temple is beautifully made with 108 bull faced water taps from through which water pours continuously. As per Hindu mythology, Muktinath is one of the shakti peeths and is believed to be the same place where Goddess Sati’s forehead had fallen while Lord Shiva had madly carried her and wandered around after her death. Muktinath temple holds a religious value amongst Buddhist pilgrims too. It is considered as the place where Guru Rinpoche had meditated during his travel to Tibet.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek ends with a walk down to Jomsom via Muktinath. Jomsom is a vibrant town in Annapurna region which is well known for the hostile people inhabited in that area. The people are jovial and warm hearted. Apart from the natural beauty, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a journey that offers some insights on variety of people residing in Annapurna region, their culture, custom, tradition and lifestyle. Nepal Intrepid Treks escorts you to Annapurna region of Nepal and let you taste the natural and cultural wonders of the region with Jomsom Muktinath Trek. So, are you ready to be a part of this awesome journey?

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) – 6/7 hours
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1550m) – 4.5 hours
  • Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m) – 6 hours
  • Day 06: Hike up to Poon hill 3210m) and descend to Tatopani (1190m) – 6 hours
  • Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) – 6 hours
  • Day 08: Trek to Tukuche (2590m) – 5/6 hours
  • Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) – 6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) – 5 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2720m) – 6 hours
  • Day 12: Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu – 6/7 hours
  • Day 14: Farewell

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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.

Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Jomsom Muktinath Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.

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Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.

We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.

We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.

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We start our day early! Enjoy your breakfast and your guide will pick you up at your hotel for the journey ahead. Today, we take a drive along the Trishuli river to Pokhara. We pass a country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself. After around six hours drive from Kathmandu, we reach the lakeside city – Pokhara. We stop at a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to your room and enjoy rest of the evening wandering around the Phewa lake placed in an appealing location. Spend your night at a hotel in Pokhara! (Breakfast included)

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Get set for an exciting day ahead where we actually start our trekking journey. Around one and half hour drive from Pokhara, we reach Nayapul from where we leave our vehicle and start walking on our foot for our ultimate destination – Annapurna Base Camp. We walk through the foothills of Annapurna for around three hours today. We pass villages like Birenthanti and Ramghai to Tikedhunga. Today, we stop at Tikhedhunga for overnight. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Yesterday was an easy day walk. After yesterday’s warm up, you ought to be ready for a steep climb today. Leaving Tikhedhunga, we follow our trail and ascend up to Ghorepani. Up to Ulleri, our walk is quite tough as we have to walk along the stone paved staircase for around an hour. After moving a bit forward from Ulleri, enjoy your lunch and walk beyond Banthanti from where the lush and beautiful forests of rhododendron and oak opens up with a beautiful view of mountains on sight. As we reach Ghorepani, we stop at a guesthouse for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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An exciting day of our journey! We wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill for the mesmerising sunrise views from amongst the peaks in Annapurna range. As we reach Poon Hill, we will be rewarded with the outstanding views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and other peaks in Annapurna region. The golden sun rising above the white pinnacles of mountain is a pleasing experience to behold. After collecting enough memories from the vantage point, we descend down to Ghorepani and treat ourselves with a delicious breakfast. We further descend down to Tadapani which would be our stop for the night. We stay at a guesthouse in Tatopani for the night (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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We continue our trail along the Kali Gandaki river that flows under the deepest gorge in the world. We continue walking along Dana, Rupse Chahara and Kopchepani. The beautiful waterfall at Chahara will add up to your trekking journey today. The trail further climbs up and continues until we reach a Thakali village named Ghasa. We stay at a guesthouse in Ghasa for the night (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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We climb up steep through the forest to Lete Khola then continue until we reach Lete. We further continue walking on the eastern side of Kaligandaki to Larjung Village. From the village, we cross a trail via Tukche to apple farm projects which produce apple and vegetable for the whole region until we reach the popular Marpha Village. We stay at a guesthouse in Marpha for the night (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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As the trail continues along the valley, we rise gradually before crossing a low ridge to Jomsom Village. We cross the Panga Khola and walk until we reach Ekle Bhatti. The trail from Jomsom is very windy but our trek continues along the gradual path to Kali Gandaki river bed until we reach the village of Ekle-bhatti. Leaving the village, we walk along an easy trail to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an interesting village thatlies on the bank of two rivers in an ancient Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet. We stay at a guesthouse in Kagbeni for the night (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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We initiate our journey for the day with an upstream walk along Kaligandaki river. We walk along a scenic route until we climb up steep to join a trail that leads us to Khingar directly. From here, our trail climbs up through a desert like landscape till we reach Jharkot Village. A climb little further brings us to the spiritual hub at Muktinath. We spend our night at a guesthouse in Muktinath for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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Muktinath is one of the popular spiritual centre that holds high value amongst Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. It is a temple of Lord Vishnu and is regarded as a “Muktikhsetra” i.e. a holy spot for liberation or salvation. There is a Buddhist monastery nearby. The major attraction fo this place is the eternal flame that burns continuously due to some natural gas. Enjoy the pinnacles of Dhaulagiri and other peaks in Annapurna range and descend down to Jomson. We stay at a guesthouse in Jomsom for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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We take an early flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we check into the hotel and enjoy the day sightseeing Pokhara valley and strolling around the lakeside. Visit Lakeside, World peace pagoda, Gupteshwor temple, David’s fall, International Mountaineering museum and many other attractions in Pokhara. We stay at a hotel in Pokhara for the night. (Breakfast included)

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After exploring the glory of Pokhara and Annapurna region of Nepal, we drive back to Kathmandu with the scenery of country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself.

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After this wonderful adventure, it’s finally time to bid you a farewell. We will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your journey home! We hope with all our hearts that we served you well and look forward to seeing you or your friends again someday.

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Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop option from and to the airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara will be in a 3 star category hotel which is inclusive of breakfast
  • Transportation cost to Pokhara
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Three time meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with cup of tea during the trek
  • Accommodation in best available guesthouses during the trek
  • First aid kit with basic medicines
  • Necessary documentation and Permit costs to enter into Annapurna Sanctuary and trek
  • Professional guide and porter (1 porter will be available to two persons)
  • Expenses related to our staffs (guide and porter)
  • A duffle bag, t – shirt and travel achievement certificate on the behalf of our company
  • Government taxes and office service charge during travel

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International air fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All cold drinks, water any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  • We provide such service with extra charge.
    (Note:– Our option excursion are culture trip, Festival trip, monastery meditation with Lama and Monks, Bird watching, Farming trip other things as per clients interest).
  • Trekking Equipment:
    (Note: – Clients them have to arrange personal trekking equipment such as- trekking pole).
  • Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package).
  • Others:
    1. Personal expenses such as phone calls, Internet, Laundry, Bar Bill and extra porters.
    2. Cost arising out of land slide, Road Blocked, Rescue of any form, Cancellation of flight or Reasons beyond our control.
    3. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.
You can choose your dates at the time of booking. Thanks!

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We visited Nepal in December and had only 7 days, not long enough for multi-day treks yet, as travelers from the US, we wanted to experience as much as possible within that time frame the comprised of visiting the breath-taking mountain sceneries, sport activities, and history. While Nepal Intrepid Treks was started by trekking guides, they have diligently built their business and tourism relationships over the last few years to cater to different tourist needs. As an active planner, i had reached out to a dozen tour companies as opposed to only settling for the top 2-3 on Tripadvisor ratings. What first impressed me about Nepal Intrepid Treks is their responsiveness, flexibility and transparency about planning constraints. Its really the best value and service. 
 
They also offered the best value by a large margin. At no time during my interactions with them did they push any additional services on me, but rather adapted to whatever changes I wished to make. Given the relationships they made in the industry, they also offered some of the best rates relative to other tour companies for the exact same vendors. We did the heli ride to Everest Base Camp, hikes in Nagarkot, paragliding, city tours in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Pokhara and of course the sunrise trips to the neighboring hill stations. What really made the difference is their sense of service on the ground. They were always on time and went the extra mile whenever there were unexpected delays. On one day, our morning flight to Pokhara was delayed for several hours and eventually canceled yet our guide went above and beyond to get us on an afternoon flight so we wouldnt miss out on the activities for the rest of the day. That sense of urgency on our behalf extended through the whole trip. Even though we missed an activity for no fault of theirs, they did their part in making up for it by dining us at a cultural center on their own cost, which wasnt needed at all yet we fully appreciated. We are so much happy for this best value and service.
 
In summary, I was thoroughly impressed -- a sense of humility, superior service, flexibility, transparency with unmatched value. We know we will definitely return to Nepal for the treks; we will look no further than Nepal Intrepid Treks. A big thank you Nisan, Santa and Lal! Keep it up!
You guys are best value and service provider team in Nepal. 
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Sami Muneer,
United States

April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC

Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!

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whysoscherious,

You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.

I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.

Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.

This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.

Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.

Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.

Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.

Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.

Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!

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Tina N,
Sydney, Australia

Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!

This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.

Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.

Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!

Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.

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Lyn K,
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Patan historic and good adventure

Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.

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melissabartonnn,

Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days

Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!

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Jade C,
Orange, Australia

Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019

Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.

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olivieryiu,

Perfection EBC trekking

Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.

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Iverroce Tu,

Wonderful experience

It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!

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Nora H,

Our Visit to Nepal

I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.

Best Regards
Luca & Ludovico

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Bahadir E,
Koenigswinter, Germany

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