Well, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is one of the wonderful trekking package in Annapurna and Mustang Region. This trek includes the deepest gorge of the world at Kaligandaki River. Anyone having moderate level of fitness can complete this trek. We will be continuing along the Kaligandaki River Gorge and marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Besides, we will also explore the centuries-old monastery, local tribes, and caves along with the wonderful scenic beauty. The other mountains we will be witnessing are the Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks.
During the initial days of Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we will be trekking through Annapurna region which ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the indigenous people and mostly Gurungs. We will have interesting time when we reach Tatopani, to relax with natural hot springs. We then pass through Jomsom and Kagbeni which are the entry point of upper Mustang Region. We then will explore the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath which equally sacred site for Buddhists too. The sacred temple has 108 sprouts of water. After that, we will move downhill to Jomsom where you can look around at the gateway to the ‘Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang.’ Sure, you will have great time trekking in Jomsom Muktinath Area during your Nepal Holidays.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (823m) and trek to Ulleri (2000m) 5 hours
Day 03: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m) 7 hours
Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours
Day 05: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2110) 6 hours
Day 06: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2680m) 5 hours
Day 07: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 5 hours
Day 08: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m) 6 hours
Day 09: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) 6 hours
Day 10: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 12: Final Departure
According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Everest Trekking Routes Tour Operator (Rabin Gurung) will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus it takes 6/7 hour by tourist bus, You will be enjoying the best views of Himalayas from the air. Well, Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, five peaks of Annapurna, and others. We can explore numerous lakes in Pokhara. We will stay overnight in guesthouse in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri Today, we begin our trek at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by a private vehicle from Pokhara. And then after 15 minutes of short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we will reach Birethanti. Trek starts from Birethanti to Ulleri which will take around three and half hours following the river to Lumle for lunch. One the way, you will be observing the beautiful farming lands and people working there. Finally we will reach at Ulleri.
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1190m) 6 hours Ghorepani offers the panoramic views of surrounding mountains including Nilgiri Mountains and Annapurna South. After having breakfast, we will leave for Tatopani. Well, on the way to Tatopani, we will descend steeply to Sikha which is a large village and then to Ghar Khola Village. Just after crossing a suspension bridge, the trail ascend up to Tatopani. We will take bath in the natural hot spring to sooth tired muscles.
Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2110) 6 hours Today, the trail follows the Kali Gandaki River which flows under the deep gorge. We will continue along Dana and Rupse Chhahara and Kopchepani as well. Further continuing through the trail, we reach at the Thakali villag of Ghasa which is considered a paradise for bird watchers. We will stay overnight at Ghasa.
Day 07: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2680m) 5 hours Today, a steep climb through forest takes us to Lete Khola and finally at Lete. We then reach at Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukuche and finally at Marpha. Marpha is considered The Apple Capital of Nepal. We will stay overnight at Marpha.
Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m) 5 hours Today, our trail continues along the valley side. We will be rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hours. We then walk to Kagbeni for our overnight stay.
Day 09: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m) 6 hours Today, our journey starts with a special permit check-up and onwards to the riverbank of Kali Gandaki upstream. Well, during our walk, we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. And from Kagbeni, the path climbs steeply to rejoin the direct trail leading to Khingar. Our trail finally climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot village to finally reach at Muktinath.
Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) 6 hours Well, Muktinath is one of the important destination for Hindus. It also holds an important place for Buddhists too. We will visit Muktinath Temple of Lord Vishnu in the morning. And then, we will leave Muktinath to reach Jomsom for overnight stay.
Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara After taking our morning breakfast, we will check in the airport to catch the flight to Pokhara. The dramatic flight of 30 minutes will take us to Pokhara. In the afternoon, we will explore the Pokhara city and lakeside views. We will also witness the magnificent views of mountains around.
Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu Today, after having morning breakfast, we will leave Pokhara and take a drive to Kathmandu. It will take around 7-8 hours to reach at Kathmandu. At the remaining time, you can explore the Kathmandu city or you can go for shopping. In the evening, we will celebrate the farewell dinner with our trekking crew.
Day 13: Final Departure You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.