This popular trek takes you to the ancient pilgrimage site of Muktinath, important to both Hindu and Buddhist devotees. It follows an ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet and passes through the world's deepest gorge and some of the most beautiful scenery in the Himalaya including the Annapurna Range with the 10th highest mountain on the planet and Dhaulagiri, the 7th highest. You will have magnificent views and experience a wide diversity of cultures along the way from the plateau of Mustang to the fertile lowlands.
Pokhara Jomsom Muktinath is a top-down trek, starting near the highpoint and eventually working our down which makes for a pleasant, more relaxed way to see some of the world's greatest sights and meet people who follow an age-old lifestyle, even today. The trek is also famous for small, ammonite fossils found in the area around MuktinathTemple which are sacred to Hindu pilgrims as representations of Vishnu. The temple is famous for its burning eternal flame of natural gas, 108 brass water spouts, and pagoda shrines. The name Muktinath actually means, place of liberation. The Pokhara Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a marvelous tour combining natural and cultural diversity with astounding beauty.
Our treks in the Annapurna region start from Pokhara, a famously beautiful lakeside city with mountain views. We will take a short, scenic morning flight to the mountain village of Jomsom, headquarters of Mustang District. The trek then begins over a windswept river basin up to Kagbeni, an ancient village and a main waypoint on the trade route. The beautiful village feels like a step back in time and the surroundings are a feast for the eyes. We continue up to the sacred temple at Muktinath and spend a day there observing the local way of life and exploring the nearby villages.
We then make our way down the Kali Gandaki Valley on new trails that are away from the road, passing magnificent displays of village life and flora and fauna of the region We finally reach a natural hot springs where we can relax and enjoy the rewards of our efforts and reminisce about the beauty of the Pokhara Jomsom Muktinath trek.
We have options to visit viewpoints of Khopra, Poon Hill and Mohare with final views of the astonishing Himalayan Range and eventually we make it back to the road for a short drive to Pokhara and a celebratory conclusion to this wonderful trek.
This trek is a suitable choice for anyone with a limited schedule wanting to get a taste of both culture and stunning scenery and also a great option for a family journey. People with more time might consider combining Pokhara Jomsom Muktinath with our Annapurna Circuit Trek and/or our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We will be happy to arrange everything to suit your needs for these treks and much more!
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Taxes and Entrance Fees
The given itineraries are temporary. We are ready to operate according to your interested itineraries also. Please, let us know about your desired route plan too.
Arrival in Nepal
After your arrival itinerary in Nepal, Good Vibe Adventure welcomes you at the entry point or at the airport and takes you to the hotel. We also explain to you in short about the programs.
Private Tourist vehicle to airport drops and pick up/ round flight trip KTM-Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-KTM.
Food/ Water and Accommodation on Jomsom Muktinath trekking
We provide Standard breakfast in Kathmandu. During the trekking, we provide breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch on the trekking trail. We recommend you to bring water purification pills, but you have options of buying bottled water or boiled water as well.
We offer 2-3 star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but it can be customized according to your request. And best available lodge in the trekking. Lodges with basic facilities are available in upper Mustang trekking
Luggage on Jomsom Muktinath trekking
During the trekking, your bag pack will be carried by the porter and you can use your belongings at your desired time. You can just carry a day pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. Except for the necessary things, you can deposit your belongings to the hotels' locker.
Communication, Electricity and Battery Charge on Jomsom Muktinath trekking
Despite some areas, there is network coverage of mobile phones in almost the places. The landline phones are also available for communication. Electricity or solar powers are available for the mobile charge. It is better to have a spare battery.
It is better to consult with your doctor before going to the Jomsom Muktinath trekking. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)/ High Altitude Sickness can occur during the trekking so proper acclimatization is needed. Please, take your required medicine with you.
Insurance helps you to get a quick rescue and medical expenses. It is an expensive operation from the higher altitude in the helicopter. It cuts your economic burden if some accidents happen. Insurance should be done by you.
Best Trekking season for the Jomsom Muktinath trekking
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. Days are warm and nights are chilling. Mornings are usually clear and fine weather. It can be Windy around the afternoon.
Booking and Payment procedure
20% payment should be paid in advance while you book the trip. It should include Passport copy and flight detail. The rest of the 80% payment is payable at your arrival in Nepal. You can pay by your credit card and deposit into the bank account of Good Vibe Adventure from your country and can pay cash after your arrival.
In addition to Jomsom Muktinath trekking, we can also extend the trip to jungle safari, Lumbini Tour, Nepal Tour, Rafting along with tour activities in Tibet and Bhutan. Please, let us know earlier if you want to extend your trip either inside Nepal or outside of it according to your time management.