Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 12 Days

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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is situated North of Pokhara, Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. This is the most popular trekking region, attracting over 75% of all trekkers (more than 30.000 annually). It's also among the tamest areas, with excellent lodges lining the main routes. Finding Nepal beneath the flood of trekkers can be difficult, but the scenery and culture are top-notch, and you can avoid the peak-season crush and still get fine weather and views.

The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of the northern flanks.

Trip Facts

  • country Nepal
  • Destination Throungla pass( longest pass in the world)
  • Duration 12 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. 820m/Max. 3820m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation 3 to 4 stars hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on BB plan & mountain lodge( Tea-house ) in trekking.
  • Meals included Breakfast and welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
  • Transportation Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By tourist bus from Kathmandu to Besishar/Pokhara to Kathmandu and by car from trek ending point to Pokhara and flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.

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  1. Katmandu (1310m/4298ft). Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 10 minutes. O/N at hotel, B & B plan.
  2. Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (910m/2986ft.). Driving 5:30, O/N at Hotel at 3 stars.
  3. An early morning fly to Jomsom for 25 to 30 minutes then trek to Kagbeni (2750m/ 8327ft). Walking 3:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  4. Kagbeni to Muktinath 3802m/11512ft). Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  5. Muktinath to Marpha via Jomsom (2665m/8743ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  6. Marpha to Ghasa (2080m/6824ft). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  7. Ghasa to Tatopani(Natural hot spring)11110m/13361f) Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  8. Shikha to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). walking 4:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  9. Ghorepani(2834m/9298ft) to Poon Hill(3210m/10531ft) to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). walking 6:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  10. Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara by car for an hour. Walking 5 hours, O/N at Hotel at 3 stars.
  11. Drive back to Katmandu by tourist bus. Driving 5:30 hours, O/N at Hotel at 3 stars.
  12. After breakfast transfer to the Airport for departure.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 12 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrive and drive to hotel and Visit our office for basic preparation.
  2. Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2986ft.) Breakfast. Our Trekking guide will come at the Hotel an early morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and we walk from hotel about 10 minutes to get bus station. Our bus leave at 7 am to Pokhara. We drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, enjoying an afternoon sightseeing on the lakeside and boating at Phewa lake. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206km and it takes 5 hours.
  3. An early morning fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni 2750m (3:30 hours) We climb along the side of the valley to Kagbeni at 2750m. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement, & it is the administrative centre of the region that contains the airport, army camp, & numerous hotels, shops, banks & government offices. On the way, we cross the river to the eastern bank, we then walk onwards to Eklai Bhatti at 2730m. From here we catch a direct route to Muktinath that ascends the hill behind the village, however we follow the trail along the river to Kagbeni at 2810m which is situated at the junction of the Jhong Khola & the Kali Gandaki, the northernmost village that can be visited without a permit to continue on to Mustang. This village fascinates rich Tibetan cultures & their unique hospitality, influences us much.
  4. Kagbeni to Muktinath 3802m (5 hours) The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  5. Muktinath to Marpha via Jomsom (2665m/8743ft). Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. 6 hours.
  6. Marpha to Ghasa 2080 meters (6 hours).
  7. Ghasa to Tatopani (1180 meters). Tatopani means hot spring.There is a natural hot spring beside the Kaligandaki river. So, you may have an experience having a bath in the natural hot spring(6 hours)
  8. Tatopani to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). (6:30 hours)
  9. Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft). An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) leads us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m).(6 :30 hours)
  10. Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara by car for an hour. Walking 5 hours, O/N at Hotel at 3 stars, AP plan.
  11. Drive back to from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist bus. 5:30 hours driving.
  12. Departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 12 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
September 03 Sep 20 Sep
September 06 Sep 23 Sep
September 13 Sep 30 Sep
September 20 Sep 07 Oct
September 27 Sep 14 Oct
October 02 Oct 19 Oct
October 08 Oct 25 Oct
October 15 Oct 01 Nov
October 22 Oct 08 Nov
October 29 Oct 15 Nov
November 01 Nov 18 Nov
November 08 Nov 25 Nov
November 15 Nov 02 Nov
November 26 Nov 13 Dec
December 03 Dec 20 Dec
December 10 Dec 21 Dec
December 17 Dec 28 Dec
December 25 Dec 27 jan 17
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 23 Feb
February 09 Feb 26 Feb
February 15 Feb 03 Feb
February 22 Feb 10 Mar
March 01 Mar 18 Mar
March 06 Mar 23 Mar
March 14 Mar 31 Mar
March 19 Mar 05 Mar
March 22 Mar 08 Apr
March 28 Mar 14 Apr
April 02 Apr 19 Apr
April 05 Apr 22 Apr
April 12 Apr 29 Apr
April 19 Apr 06 Apr
April 26 Apr 13 May
April 30 Apr 17 May
May 01 May 18 May
May 10 May 27 May
May 17 May 03 May
May 24 May 10 Jun
June 04 Jun 21 Jun
June 08 Jun 25 Jun
June 14 Jun 01 Jun
June 21 Jun 08 Jul
July 03 Jul 20 Jul
July 09 Jul 26 Jul
September 03 Sep 20 Sep
September 06 Sep 23 Sep
September 13 Sep 30 Sep
September 20 Sep 07 Oct
September 27 Sep 14 Oct
October 02 Oct 19 Oct
October 08 Oct 25 Oct
October 15 Oct 01 Nov
October 22 Oct 08 Nov
October 29 Oct 15 Nov
November 01 Nov 18 Nov
November 08 Nov 25 Nov
November 15 Nov 02 dec
November 26 Nov 13 Dec
December 03 Dec 20 Dec
December 10 Dec 27 Dec
December 17 Dec 03 Dec
December 25 Dec 11 Jan 18
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast at 3stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, domestic flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 8 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Pokhara to Jomsom with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

what our previous clients say about us?

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Hi Babu,
We had a wonderful time during our stay in Nepal. Unique Path Trekking organized everything: the hotels, the visit to Chitwan National Park and the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It was our first trek in Nepal and we liked it very much. Our guide Ganesh and porter Ram were both very nice, helpful and proffesional. Ganesh took care of everything during the trek, including accommodation and meals, so we had no worries and could fully enjoy the beauty of the mountains. The weather was great, so we had magnificent views of the Annapurna region. We will surely recommend Unique Path to all our friends. We also plan to come back soon to do some more trekking, especially the Everest Base Camp trek. Malgorzata and Michal Kudelscy, Poland Best regards and thanks again,
Malgorzata
Poland
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Dear Babu,
Time flies so fast. It has passed a month since we left Nepal, but we still talk a lot about it, and how we enjoyed our stay, thanks to you and your staff. The most memorable part was Annapurna circuit trek, the mountain scenery with the side trip to Tilicho lake and pass over Throng-la. It was just great! We also fondly remember our guide and porter, that made whole trek much more interesting and fun. So, thank you all, for our great time in Nepal. Also we wish Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2012 to you personally, and to the whole Unique Path Trekking staff ! Best regards
Ronald and Jasna
Croatia
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