Muktinath Trek

  • Muktinath Trek

Overview

Highlights of the Trekking

  • World's Famous Hindu Temple Muktinath.
  • Natural flame.
  • World's deepest Gorge Kaligandaki.
  • Spectacular Himalayan panorama. 

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route has been completely destroyed by the road network. Just few years back the route used to be one of the best trail of Annapurna region’s trekking in Nepal. However, graveled road all the way up to Muktinath has diminished the old essence of walking holiday. Unique Adventure International researched to provide old feeling of trekking in this area to great extent. Finally, our travel planners have developed the trekking route consisting of Annapurna Sunrise Trek trail and original Jomsom Trek route. Trekkers will be able to experience natural hot water springs, subtropical, temperate and alpine forests amalgamated with unique culture of Thakali, Magar, Ghale and Tibetan people.

Embark on this journey and get embellished by the beauty of nature present in alluring Annapurna region of Nepal.  Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route usually starts from Beni of Myagdi district. However, after start of bus service from Beni to Muktinath the trail has lost its tranquil aspect. Therefore, we will take different route from Ghorepani Poon Hill area. Journey is similar to Annapurna Sunrise Trek until trekkers reach Poon Hill. Upon experiencing the Himalayan sunrise trekkers descend to Tatopani via Ghorepani. Green lush forests and scattered village of Brahmins and Chhetris are seen on the way. Enjoy dip in hot warm natural spring. We will trek on the graveled road with occasional shortcuts through suspension bridges. Rupse Waterfall and Kaligandaki River will undoubtedly make your walking blissful. The village of Marpha which is famous for local apple drink is one of the largest villages on this area. Once you reach Muktinath the landscape and house designs completely changes. Barren Himalayan landscape appears. The temple of Muktinath has 108 taps and 2 ponds. Offer your prayers and behold the relation between culture and nature. Mt. Neelgiri on the background is definitely a heavenly experience to gather. Jomsom Muktinath Trekking returns back to Jomsom for the flight to Pokhara.

Book the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking in Nepal with Unique Adventure International. We understand the culture of Thakali and Tibetan people much better than rest of the trekking agencies of Kathmandu. Our research based itinerary and high degree of experience will definitely aspire to make momentous walking holiday in Nepal. 

Itinerary Details

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel

On your arrival, our representative of Unique Adventure International will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, O/N at hotel

Today you go around Kathmandu valley and see Durbar Squares at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Visit to Bouddhanath will be unforgettable experience since it is one of the biggest stupas in Nepal. And, Swayambhunath located top on the mount in the city known as the Monkey Temple will also captivate you. Also, you will visit Pashupatinath, at the bank of Bagmati River which is one of the Hindus sacred places. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03 : Drive/fly to Pokhara, O/N at lodge

After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive for 6 hours we travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, or car depending upon the number in your group. You will be walking through exciting panorama of river and landscape. On the other hand, you might take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes half an hour. Then, you will get into the hotel and you relax in the afternoon on your own. You can visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Drive to Nayapool and start trek to Ulleri, O/N at lodge

Today, driving for about 1 and half hour, you will reach Nayapool. Then, the trek begins by ascending through the beautiful rice, millet and maze farms of local people. Walking all along the major trail of Birethanti allows us to pass through beautiful petite waterfalls. The path takes us to Sudami and then we gradually walk by the side of valley and reach at Hile. Eventually, after half an hour walk we will reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or we can further climb 3000 stone steps to reach Ulleri from Tikhedhunga.

Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani, O/N at lodge

Today, we will march from Ulleri to reach Ghorepani, one of the well-known spot of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. Our hike simply moves up to Banthanti (2250 m.) going across oak and rhododendron forest. We keep on trekking until we reach to our ultimate destination Ghorepani through Nangethanti (2460m.). Later we will be staying overnight in a hotel after trekking for around 5 hours.

Day 06 : Climb up to Poonhill (early in the morning to see the Himalayan panorama and sunrise views) and trek to Tadapani, O/N at lodge

Early in the morning we walk to Poonhill (3195m.) where nature allows us to view the striking mountains and beautiful sunrise. After an hour, we descend from Poonhill and continuously walk to Tadapani taking around 6 hours. Tadapani exactly refers to 'Far water' which means water is provided in this village from far away. The track rise all along ridges and through rhododendron, pine woods to Deurali. We descend arrive at Banthanti, walk further on the twisting way to Tadapani and stay overnight.

Day 07 : Trek to Ghasa/Kalopani, O/N at lodge

Trek from Ghasa (2010m.) from Tadapani takes about 2 and half hours. The path keeps on ascending and come across Lete at 2470m, in a while before reaching Kalopani, where you get hold of wonderful views of the Nilgiri peaks, Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I and Tukuche Peak.

Day 08 : Trek to Marpha, O/N at lodge or camp

We trek to Marpha (2670m.) from Ghasa crossing Kalopani and Tukche. Here you will see the oldest Apple brandy distillery. Overnight at Lodge in Marpha.

Day 09 : Trek to Kagbeni, O/N at lodge or camp

We depart from Marpha and trek to Kagbeni (2800m.). After reaching in lodge, we rest and optionally go for visiting the village of Upper Mustang, Kagbeni village and observe its distinctiveness. Overnight at Guest House in Kagbeni.

Day 10 : Trek to Muktinath, O/N at lodge or camp

On this day, we go up steeply to Muktinath (3880m.). This is one of the most noteworthy holy sites for Hindus. Sanctified water flows from the 108 taps nearby the Vishnu temple. Muktinath is also home to many tribal Tibetans and Buddhists, who visit the temple. You can also see fire eternally burning by natural gas underground. Overnight at camp in Muktinath.

Day 11 : Trek back to Jomsom. O/N at lodge

It takes around 5 hours to reach Jomsom (2720m.) from Muktinath (3800m.). You start the trek moving down the spectacular Kali Gandaki ravine. After passing via Jharkot and Khingar settlements with classic Tibetan art and architecture, you tag on path down to Kagbeni, a prehistoric village renowned for Tibetan art. Now your track passes all the way through the shore of Kali Gandaki and come across the Eklebhatti. Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang is divided into two settlements and Kali Gandaki river passes between these two settlements. In Jomsom, you can enjoy the splendid views of Nilgiri, Tilicho peak. Overnight at Lodge in Jomsom.

Day 12 : Fly back to Pokhara, O/N at lodge

We fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, taking around 20 minutes. The major attractions of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa Lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara.

Day 13 : Exploring around Pokhara valley

Early in the morning, striking sunrise view from Sarangkot, some major spots like Patale Chhango (Davis fall), Mahendra Cave, Chamero (Bat) Cave, KI Singh Bridge and other places as per your choice will be explored today. And stay overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : Drive/fly back to Kathmandu

Leaving behind the wonderful countryside morning, we travel for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 15 : Free day in Kathmandu

We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 16 : Departure to your own destination

This is your last day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast as per the programme.
  • Three meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with hot beverage and snacks whilst on trekking.
  • Cosy guesthouse accommodation whilst on trekking.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permit and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) fees.
  • An experienced fluent English speaking guide, trained and licenced by Ministry for Tourism & Civil Aviation.
  • Highly experienced trekking porter.
  • Staff food, accommodation, clothing, salary & insurance.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • Airport transfers.
  •  All governmental procedure.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.

What is not included?

  •  Meals at Kathmandu.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

Info

Recommended Gear Lists:

  • Good wind/rain jacket
  • Warm fleece jacket or jersey
  • Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots
  • Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu)
  • A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Other necessary equipment:

  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Note

Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Note

Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 16 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 919 meter
  • Max Altitude : 3800 meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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