Jomsom Muktinath trek has some spectacular view of the incredible mountains vistas, unique, famous temples and monasteries along the Mustang valley. The trekking to Jomsom Muktinath takes you to Pokhara thru the valley of Kaligandaki river to pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
The Jomsom Muktinath trek can start from three points. Number one, beginning approximately an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trekking to Muktinath via Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani. The second option is to drive to Beni first, via Nayapul and either start trekking or continue to drive to Muktinath via Tatopani (hot spring). The 3rd option is to fly to Jomsom and trek to Muktinath which is one of the shorter trekking itineraries in Nepal. If you have enough time Sherpa Expedition and Trekking strongly recommend you start your trek from Nayapul - the first option. Even though the road is accessible from Beni to Jomsom/Muktinath, it is still worthwhile taking this trek up to Muktinath as there are not many vehicles on the road and it is also possible to follow the old trekking trails part of the way.
If you start trekking via Nayapul through Thikhedhunga – Ghorepani – Tatopani (hot spring) you will reach Poon Hill which is the most popular and easy trekking in Nepal. Poon Hill offers a panoramic view of the Annapurna Himalayas range, including sunrise, after which we descend to Tatopani - a natural hot spring. The trekking trail goes all the way to the Kali Gandaki River gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge is the deepest gorge/ valley in the world, nearby Dana) and then passing through Dhaulagiri Icefall nearby Larjung and through many fascinating Thakali villages along the way and finally to the headquarters of the district called Jomsom. We then head north to Kagbeni alongside the Kali Gandaki River and pass an ancient fortress-settlement on the border of Upper Mustang. From Kagbeni the trail heads north to Muktinath while walking through an old village of Jharkot before heading on to Muktinath where you will have a day to explore Muktinath Temple and finally descend to Jomsom via Lupra. The next morning we take a flight to Pokhara. After more than 40 years in the trekking business, you can be assured that we know how to give you a lifelong memorable experience.
Highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trek
- 15 minutes of scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
- Amazing Kaligandaki river and fossil are found on its bank.
- Local culture and spiritual experience of the region.
- Amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
- The trekking rewards you Nepal's spectacular diversity of landscape culture and ecology.
What's Price Includes
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights only) and Pokhara (2 nights only) including breakfast
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by a private tourist vehicle
- All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
- Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms ( 8 nights only)
- Local Sherpa Expedition and Trekking licensed English-speaking trekking guide
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
- Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bag by Ace the Himalaya (which need to be returned after the trek)
- Jomsom to Pokhara airfare including airport departure tax
- Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara private tourist vehicle from Pokhara to Nayapul
- Free Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffel/kit bag and a sun hat (yours to keep)
- Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
What's Price Does not Include
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
- Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab.)
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes the section
- Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
- Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
- A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- The warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
- Pair of sandals
- 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
- Socks liner
- Light shoes and sneaker
First Aid Kits and Medicines
- Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
- Blister treatment
- Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
- Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
- Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
- Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
- Water purifying pills
Miscellaneous, but must useable
- 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
- Water bottle & filter
- Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
- Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
Good to Know
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.