The Jomsom Muktinath trek is a popular trek that encompasses very interesting Gurung and Thakali villages, apple orchards, rhododendron forests, the world’s deepest gorge, and the windswept Tibetan plateau. The trek reaches the maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464 ft) and can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness. Continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri both of which reach heights in excess of 8000m (26,240 ft). Explore the hundreds of years old monasteries, caves, local tribes, and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region into the world’s highest regions passing through an almost treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail, up and downhill, and panoramic views of Nilgiris, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and several other peaks.
Close encounter with the Gurung and Thakali people of the region.
Walkthrough the ancient Salt Trade route and witness Yak caravans as well.
Remarkable sunrise and sunset views from different vantage points.
Spectacular panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Am I likely to get altitude sickness on my trek?
It will not cause altitude sickness as the maximum elevation of this trek will not exceed 3,700m. While it is very unlikely to get altitude sickness at 3,700m we would like to make you aware of this point.
Are we walking all the way on the road?
No, we are not walking all the way on the road. We will walk from Nayapul to Hile on the road. In the same place, we will have shortcuts. From Sikha to Tatopani some time on-road and sometimes not on road. From Tatopani, we walk most of the time on the road. There are also some shortcuts where we can escape the road. We can use that trail to have better hiking.
Is the trek difficult?
The trek reaches the maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464 ft) and can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Early morning drive to Pokhara and overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2710m) walk to Kagbeni (2800m) & overnight stay at teahouse lodge.
Day 04: Kagbeni (2800m) trek to Muktinath (3800m) overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 05: Muktinath (3800m) trek to Marpha (2670m)/Tukuche (2590m) overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 06: Marpha (2670m)/Tukuche (2590m) walk to Kalopani (2530m) overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 07: Morning visit Titi Lake or on day same day afternoon & back to overnight at Tukuche/Marpha
Day 08: Tukche/ Marpha walk to Jomsom overnight at teahouse lodge.
Day 09: Early morning fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom and afternoon free time.
Day 10: After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: International departure.
Airport pickup and drop by car.
Meals (breakfast + lunch dinner) during trekking
Accommodation (Tea house / Hotel / Lodge) while on the trek.
Well trained trekking guide.
All Ground transportation
Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary.
All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
Travel & Rescue arrangement.
TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
Insurance of guide and porter
All government taxes.
Meals while in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Your Travel insurance.
All kinds of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
Tips for trekking staff and drivers. (Tipping is expected).
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.