Jomsom Muktinath Trek 12 Days trip code: EH095

Best Months

  • March-May
  • Sept-Nov

Duration

  • 12 Days

Grade / Difficulty

  • Moderate

Accomodation

  • Hotels/Local Tea-houses

Price:

840USD
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Ideal trek under Annapurna that traverses through dense forests to arid lands frequently emerging out to cultural villages of tribal clans - Jomsom Muktinath Trek

This is one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. It is a moderate trek designed for amatuer to veteran trekkers. However, the highlights of the trek are exceptionally wonderful culturally, naturally and adventure wise.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek highlights Poonhill, which is the most frequented hilltop in Annapurna Region. Poonhill caters almost 270 degree of Himalayan panorama. The Himalayan Ranges that could be sighted from Poonhill include Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Gangapurna among others. The windswept Himalayan deserts in the close vicinity of Jomsom, dense woodlands of Annapurna Conservation Area Project and the closest views of soaring Himalayan peaks from several points are the natural highlights of the trek.

Culturally, Jomsom Muktinath Trek showcases diversely unique culture of ethnical tribes of mountainous Nepal. Gurung, Thakali, Magar villages of the region where traditional lifestyle and ancient culture prosper hand to hand with the modern values. The trek also has religious significance. Ancient monasteries in villages like Kagbeni and the sacred highland pilgrimage for multiple religions, Muktinath are outstanding highlights of the trek.

Throughout the trek, we cater you comfortable stay and delicious food on full board basis in locally owned teahouses. Led by our experienced guides Jomsom Muktinath Trek would definitely be your ideal holiday in the Himalayas. 

Bullet point Highlights

  • The sighseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • The tourist town Pokhara
  • The Windy City and the Apple Orchard of the country, Jomsom
  • The walk across the windswept deserts via traditional villages like Kagbeni
  • The sacred destination above the clouds, Muktinath
  • The Himalayan panorama that includes Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges

 

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WHATS INCLUDED IN $840
  • Accommodation during trek available everyday en-route (local lodge)
  • All meals during trek if undertaken teahouse trek 
  • Expert tour guide who can speak English or language as per the requirement 
  • Entry fees to all heritage sites during sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trek guide & local porters during trek 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project fees
  • Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu road transfer
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight
  • 3 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation at 3 star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs
  • Insurance for all staff & porters
  • All applicable government tax
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: : Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel
  • Day 02: : Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive
  • Day 03: : Drive to Nayapul 1hr drive and trek to Thirkhedunga 1540m/5052ft
  • Day 04: : Trek to Ghorepani 3194m/10,479ft
  • Day 05: : Morning hike to Poonhil 3210m & trek to Tatopani
  • Day 06: : Trek to Ghasa 2,010m/6,594ft
  • Day 07: : Trek to Marpha 3,500m/11,482ft
  • Day 08: : Trek to Kagbeni 2,800m/9,186ft
  • Day 09 : Trek to Muktinath 3,760m/12,335ft
  • Day 10: : Trek to Jomsom 2,750m/9,002ft
  • Day 11: : Fly to Pokhara 25 mins flight & drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: : Depart Kathmandu
Service Excludes
  • Nepal visa 
  • International flight fare
  • Food in Kathmandu & Pokhara except breakfast
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire in Kathmandu)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason
  • Drinks, snacks while walking
  • Any other tours, transfers and services other than mentioned above
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver
  • Your insurance & Medical Expenses

Day 01:: Arrive to Kathmandu; transfer to your hotel

Flying in to the Himalayan nation Nepal is different in itself. Witness the towering Himalayan giant’s minutes before landing Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu if the weather permits. Enjoy the cordial Nepalese welcome in arrival terminals of the airport and drive to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:: Drive to Pokhara 200km 7-8 hrs drive

Today, we drive 200 km along the snaky Prithwi Highway to Pokhara. The highway that most of the times runs above Himalayan Rivers offers an adventurous drive. Moreover, the local lifestyles in frequent highway towns and lush vegetation are interesting aspects to observe during the drive. Once, we reach Pokhara we check into our Hotel in Lakeside and set out to explore the tourist hub in town. Pokhara is the city decorated with lakes and panoramic Himalayan views. It is also the biggest adventurous hub of the country. The city is famous amongst trekkers because it is the starting point for Annapurna Region Treks. 

Day 03:: Drive to Nayapul 1hr drive and trek to Thirkhedunga 1540m/5052ft

Early morning we begin the journey. An hour long drive along narrow and twisted Baglung Highway brings us to Nayapul. We begin our trek from Nayapul. After an hour walk we come to Birethanti, the popular and the first entrance to Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Then, gradually walking along gentle ups and downs and sometimes on the flat trail, we arrive to Hille. It is a couple of hours trek to Hille. Finally a gentle push on a short flat trail brings us to Thirkhedunga for the overnight stay. 

Day 04:: Trek to Ghorepani 3194m/10,479ft

Today, the trek really tests your endurance. A long walking day along the steep uphill stony steps to Ulleri would be an effortful hike. Getting up to Ulleri after 3 hours of strenuous walk would be a great relief. We will enjoy the lunch at Ulleri and then continue to trek along the geltle uphill trail and sometimes flat trails brings us to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is small village at the foothill of towering 8000m plus peaks. Ghorepani refers to horse water and hence we see plenty of horses in Ghorepani. Overmight in Ghorepani.

Day 05:: Morning hike to Poonhil 3210m & trek to Tatopani

Today, we wake up before dawn and begin the trek towards Poonhill. An uphill walk before the dawn for 45 minutes brings us to Poonhill right before the sunrise. From Poonhill we shall witness the most beautiful sunrise of our life. The mountains glitter like gold in the beginning and slowly their color changes as the sun goes higher. As the sun sets high enough, the white walls almost 270 degrees sprawl right before our eyes. The view is amazing. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Dhampus and many other Himalayan peaks loom high up in the sky rising from the base at green hills. Enjoy the morning here and trek down back to Ghorepani. Enjoy the breakfast in your teahouse and resume the trek. We trek downhill throughout the day and arrive to Tatopani. At Tatopani we dip into hot water pond, which presumes to heal all kind of sickness. Hence the devotee throng to this place for holy water dip.

Day 06:: Trek to Ghasa 2,010m/6,594ft

Savoring the beauty of Rupse Fall and walking on a cliff ridge over Kali Gandaki Gorge we arrive to Ghasa. Ghasa is bird watchers paradise. If you are one of them enjoy the stay in Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 07:: Trek to Marpha 3,500m/11,482ft

Exiting out of Ghasa we trek uphill via Dhaiku and Chhyo to Kalopani. Gentle uphill climb further brings us to Kobang. Explore around. We take a breather at Kobang to sight the dazzling view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, sacred cave of Guru Rimpoche and equally holy Makilakhang Gompa and Mahalaxmi temple. Trekking along the leveled trail we arrive to famous thakali village Tukuche. Tukuche houses Ekai Kawaguchi Residence Museum & Tukuche Gompa. The final push uphill leads to Marfa. Marpha is another cultural village and the famous apple garden of the country. Enjoy the home baked apple cake at Marpha and if you desire taste the home brewed apple wine here. 

Day 08:: Trek to Kagbeni 2,800m/9,186ft

Today's trek begin by crossing the wooden bridge over Pongkyu Khola and we reach Syang. Syang houses Mustang Eco Museum. Explore the museum and resume the trek. A short walk from here brings us to Jomsom, a windy city with airport and other facilities like bank, internet, hospital and telecom. Exiting out of Jomsom, we climb up on a stony sandy trail to Pang Khola. Crossing the river we get into Eklebhatti. An hour long walk brings us to Kagbeni. A windswept village used to be traditional stopover point of ancient Silk route. Kagbeni is a fascinating town with cobblemazed alleys, which houses Red Gompa. Explore the traditional town. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 09: Trek to Muktinath 3,760m/12,335ft

A descending trail via villages like Jharkot that houses Shakya Gompa we arrive to our next important stopover point Muktinath. Muktinath a sacred site above the clouds has huge religious significance. Muktinath is the common pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhist, Bons and Jains. We will explore around Sarwa Gompa and Vishnu & Jalwa Mai Temple at Muktinath. Overnight at Muktinath. 

Day 10:: Trek to Jomsom 2,750m/9,002ft

On the retracing trail and savoring the magnifivent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri we trek back to Jomsom. The last of the trek is relatively easier and full of fun. On arriving Jomsom, we shall let go all the trek exhaustion. Explore around the windy town and get in touch with your family and freinds back home. Describe them the beauty of Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 11:: Fly to Pokhara 25 mins flight & drive back to Kathmandu

A short scenic flight from Jomsom brings us to Pokhara. The flight caters the scenic views of Himalayas. On arriving Pokhara, we shall board a private vehicle that would drive us back to Kathmandu along Prithiwi Highway. On arriving Kathmandu we shall escort you to your hotel. Evening on your own.

Day 12:: Depart Kathmandu

Today, we will escort you back to the Tribhuvan International Airport. Fly home safely and visit Nepal time and again.

  • Group Size During Trek
    Trekking in Nepal is regarded as rewarding experience for the nature lovers. In our featured website products, we generally run the trip with the minimum of 2 persons in a group. The given program is just a suggested itinerary which can be customized as per the client’s preference.  However, if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families for any number of people we would be happy to arrange a personalized trip only for you in your suitable period of time.

    We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you, you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

    Normally for a group, we provide 1 main guide, 1 assistance guide along with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers. Moreover, for every additional 2 trekkers, 1 more assistance and a porter will be provided.
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  • Trek Guides and staff.
    For trekking, we provide local experienced trek guide who can communicate well with the guests and explain well about the trails, customs and traditions of the local community living in the area. The role of the trek leader is to ensure that the trip runs smoothly. He will share their local knowledge, co-ordinate the day to day running of the tour. If you have any problems on the tour, please let your Trek Leader know so that steps can be taken to put it right.

    We are a well stabilized adventure company and we employed professional trek leader (who are based on English speaking and few are multi-lingual's) and required crew member (they have basic knowledge of communication). We also provide the training to our staff increasing their work efficiency. And our guides are intimately familiar with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have good chance to learn Nepali phrases, cultural things and more on your Trekking.
  • Ecstatic Himalaya trained its guide/trekking staff on following course.

  • Trekking Guide Training & licensed- Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • English Language KEEP
  • Conservation & Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association
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  • Trip safety
    Once, you confirm your trip, it is our responsibility to make your trip wonderful without creating any difficulties. Hence, we have prepared our itinerary in such a way that it will properly acclimatize you. Also, we request you in advance to have regular exercises and make habits to walk in a daily basis. Similarly, during trek, you will be fully guided by our professional trekking guides and supporting team. They are properly trained in regards to safety and first aid. Even, we have every set up in case of emergency such as high altitude medicine and Gammow Bag (High altitude Chamber bag). Please note High altitude Chamber Bag is used to provide heat in your body and it is available on certain cost. Moreover, to let you familiar with altitude, you are suggested to walk slow and steady and ensure for proper acclimatization.
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  • Climate and weather condition during trek
    Weather in the mountains is extremely unpredictable. The nights are generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected!

    Everest Base Camp trek is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 20 degree C to -15 degree C.
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  • Permits and Fees
    In Nepal, you most require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. All the trip prices are including the cost of relevant permits and entrance fees. In case of any such conditions we will inform you if required any additional permit fees before you make a booking with us.
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  • Travel Insurance
    While travelling to Nepal, you are requested to have a travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and required to issue from your home land and we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    Travelling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. Your insurer should be well familiar with our itinerary that you have booked and must have agreed to cover all activities being undertaken during trip. Meantime, it is not compulsory that our all the assigned trip are facilities with Heli-rescue. You will not require heli rescue insurance for Tibet Tour as it is not possible to provide such facility.
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  • Altitude Mountain sickness
    AMS is the abbreviation for Acute Mountain sickness also termed as the High Altitude Sickness. AMS is one of the challenges that the trekkers/ climbers might face during their climb in the mountains. As you reach higher in the altitude the oxygen level gradually decreases. If a person tries to climb too quickly then there is a higher chance of getting AMS. The major symptoms of AMS is headache, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tiredness, difficulty in sleeping. However, AMS can be avoided by using some precautionary measures such as drinking plenty of water, eating enough food and walking in the steady pace. Our experienced guides who have been working in the Himalayas will help and instruct you for further measures.

    Ecstatic Himalaya will provide a well-qualified and experienced guide who has a good knowledge about AMS as they can recognize the early symptoms and advise medications for instant relief. We have designed our trips in such a way that the clients get full acclimatization and proper rest. You will also be provided with a Gamow bag upon request at an additional charge which is considered a major gear to reduce the effect of AMS. In the worst case scenario, we shall arrange a rescue and evacuation using a helicopter whose cost should be covered by your travel insurance.
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  • Acclimatization
    We are experts at operating at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our treks are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on hiring basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness, and our leaders are trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.
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  • Physical Fitness
    We strongly recommend our clients for consulting the doctor before planning your holidays. You should obtain professional advice from a travel clinic or your local GP about which vaccinations to have before you arrive in Nepal. Your doctor will advise current inoculation requirements. If a doctor has recommended against travel or indicated travel may be inconvenient then inform us of the details. On all trekking and exploratory trips technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination. We strictly maintain hygiene foods on the trek. We carry extensive medical kits and, if the need should ever arise, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter. We run regular first aid courses for our all trekking guides and Sherpa helpers.

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