Jomsom Muktinath Trek -12 days
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek starts after 6/7 hr drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and we march forward to the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the pilgrimage site of Muktinath through several villages. Deepest gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki gorge, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhre Himal, Rhododendron forest, typical village and their cultures, monasteries and other main temples are the main highlights of this trek. This trek route lack road transportation but trekking on foot will give experience of the real adventure. This trek is suitable for child, old aged and adults too as it highest elevation reaches below 4000 M. The deep valleys and high mountains are home to wide range of peoples and terrain, subtropical jungle to a high dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. From Jomsom to Muktinath trek it is not necessary experience all you have to do is walk. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is suitable from March to May and September to December but Jomsom Muktinath trek can be arranged throughout the year.
Outline Itinerary of Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara & Trek to Ulleri
Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 5: Ghorepani to Tatopani
Day 6: Tatopani to Ghasa
Day 7: Ghasa to Marpha
Day 8: Marpha to Jomsom to Kagbeni
Day 9: Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure
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Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation (1360 M)
Today you are going to explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanah Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Ulleri (2000 M).
After breakfast you arrive at Pokhara either by air or bus, then head to Nayapul by private car which is one hour drive and same day trek to Ulleri. Stay overnight at Ulleri.
Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750 M)
After breakfast you will trek to Ghorepani and along its trail you will enjoy spectacular views of Mount Annapurna south (7219m) & Himchuli (6441m) and places like Banthati and Tangethati from where Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167M), highest of Annapurna Region, looks stunning. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 5: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190 M)
Early morning you will be climbing up to Poon Hill (3193M) to see sunrise, and after that beautiful sunrise and 180 degree view of Annapurna Mountains, and return to your lodge for breakfast. Then you continue your trail to Tatopani. Stay overnight at Tatopani.
Day 6: Tatopani to Ghasa (2100 M)
After breakfast you headed to Ghasa along with passing through the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki valley, Waterfalls, khochepani we reach at Thakali village called Ghasa which is famous for different species of birds habitat. Stay overnight at Ghasa.
Day 7: Ghasa to Marpha (2667 M)
After breakfast you move towards Marpha steeply continues up through forests, rivers, villages-Lete, LarJung, Tukuche and some agricultural land till you rest at Marpha village. Stay overnight at Marpha.
Day 8: Marpha to Jomsom to Kagbeni (2810 M)
After breakfast you continue your journey to Kagbeni via Marpha and Jomsom, headquarter of Jomsom District. Jomsom bears an airport too. Trailing through the Jomsom, Kali Gandaki valley, Panga River you reach at a village, Ekle Bhatti, located on a bank of two rivers. History says it is a salt trade route to Tibet through upper Mustang. During the way you will see some black stones at Kali Gandaki beach, Hindus believes them as face of god, “saligrams”, and worship them. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.
Day 9: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710 M)
After breakfast you continue your trail through villages called Khingar and Jarkot. The journey will be with a special permit check through the river bank of Kali Gandaki up stream. There are lots of mountain and beautiful natural scenes which you can capture for your beautiful collections of trek. Further walk from dessert Jarkot leads to Pilgrimage site Muktinath Temple of lord Vishnu i.e. temple of Salvation. Both Hindu and Buddhist worship Muktinath temple. This temple has 108 stoned water taps and after taking bath from all those taps, believed that people will get salvation. Stay overnight at Muktinath.
Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2700 M) to Pokhara
After your religious tasks at temple and enjoying beautiful Dhaulagiri Mountain and Buddhist monastery you head back to Jomsom and. Then you fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom. You will be explore surroundings of hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
After breakfast you will explore the different plaaces like Phewa Taal, Davidfall, Mahendra Cave, and also enjoy the boating, And drive back to Kathmandu. Tonight you will have an dinner with your team mates in Nepali kitchen with Nepali musics. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Farewell
Today your Jomsom Muktinath Trek comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.
Necessary local transport by private vehicle
Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara at 3 star standard hotels with breakfast.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide.
Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks
Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House while on treks.
Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.
Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.
Insurance of our field staff.
Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu flight ticket including 15kg Baggage’s
TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
All additional government tax.
Nepal entry visa fee
International / any air fare.
Travelers insurance (compulsory)
Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, political disturbances etc.
A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.
Trekking Accessories- Trekking Bag pack, Trekking day bag (Small handbag), Trekking stick, Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket, Sleeping bag, etc
Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc
Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.
Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.
Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.
Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.
Always Drink Safe Water
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.
About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek
Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.
Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.
Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.
Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks
You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Trekssuggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.
While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.