Jomsom - Muktinath Trek 13 Days

$1165 USD
- 13 Days
- Easy
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\ September -December

Private Car & Bus

Hotel & Lodge

Tea house

3800m at Muktinath

Breakfast in the city and full board meals during the trek

Kathmandu- Pokhara- Birethanti- Tatopani- Jomsom- Pokhara-Kathmandu

Jomsom - Muktinath Trek Overview

Jomsom is the capital of Mustang district, and is known as "windy valley". Jomsom is located 2800meter above sea level in a valley settled upon the bank of tne Holy Kaligandaki River. Its inhabitants are the Thakali,  a very famous ethnic group of Nepal and previously only settled in Thak Khola, but have now spread in other parts of Nepal. Jomsom is the gateway to “Upper Mustang Trek”, which is a restricted area and requires a special permit.

This trek to Jomsom leads you to Muktinath (God of Salvation), which is one of the most popular Hindu temples of Nepal, featuring pagoda-style templesand Buddhist Gompas. There are 108 images around the temple and three natural fires (Jwalamai), which are easily viewable from inside the Gompas. This is an adventure of a lifetime, fusing interesting elements of Nepalese culture and beautiful nature.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)

Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft)

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft)

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2,010m/6,594ft)

Day 08: Trek to Marpha (3,500m/11,482ft)

Day 09: Trek to Kegbeni (2,800m/9,186ft)

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,760m/12,335ft)

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,750m/9,002ft)

Day 12: Fly to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 13: Departure Day

Jomsom - Muktinath Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to your hotel.  We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming trek with us. Here, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants that serves delicious Nepalese food while offering cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into the different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening, we can have this welcome dinner the next day.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you will see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour, you will visit Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After the city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft)

Early morning drive to Pokhara through the beautiful Nepalese countryside, with views of beautiful valleys, interesting settlements and terraced farms situated on the mountains. The bus will make two stops on the way, breakfast and lunch. Once you reach Pokhara, check into your hotel and have an opportunity to explore the city, perhaps with an evening stroll around the lake. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)

Today, we'llhave a short drive to Nayapul, which is the beginning part of the trek. After a short preparation periodsituating the trekking luggage for the porters and for yourself, the trail starts with an easy walk towards Birethanti along a river. A short check in formalities takes place at the ACAP office, and the trail then leads you towards Bhurundi khola while offering great views of several villages on the way up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (3,194m/10,479ft)

After breakfast, we will prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri, which has 3200 stone steps with an amazing landscape of Annapurnas. This scenery gives you an inner power to climb up these steps. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron flowers, which are the national flowers of Nepal. Then, the trail continues to lead uphill to Ghorepani, which is on the top of a hill and has excellent views of Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 6: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft)

We wake up early in the morning and take an hour walk to Poon Hill for stunning views of sunrise. After taking photographs from Poon Hill, we will drop down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Totapani after breakfast. At the beginning, there is a  pretty steep downhill hike to Chitre, then a very gentle descent to Ghara village, where you may stop for lunch. Then we take a few short steps down to the bottom of a hill to cross abridge overthe Kali Gandaki River to get into Tatopani, where you will enjoy bathing in natural hot springs. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2,010m/6,594ft)

After breakfast, your trek continues through the bank of a river to Dana, which is the deepest gorge in the world, situated between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After crossing a suspension bridge at Dana you will get into Rupse Chahara (water fall) which is the biggest water fall on this route. Then the trail leads towards Ghasa for our overnight stay.

Day 8: Trek to Marpha (3,500m/11,482ft)

The trail continues gently uphill to Kalopani, which has awesome views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri Ice Fall. Next is an easy walk through the bank of a river to cross a suspension bridge to get into Tukuche, which is a popular Thakali village. After a short climb, you will reach Marpha, which is probably the most beautiful village on our route, boasting an interesting settlement and a beautiful apple garden. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 9: Trek to Kegbeni (2,800m/9,186ft)

The trail to Kagbeni is relatively easy. We will start early in the morning to cross the Jomsom valley before the wind begins to blow violently. This will be an easy day walking through the bank of a river to get to Kegbeni. We will visit the Red Gompa atour leisure in the evening, and walk around the little alleys of the town. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,760m/12,335ft)

The beginning part of the day, there will be steep climbing to a ridge followed by an easy walk to Jharkot. Then the trail climbs up to Muktinath, which is one of the most famous religious grounds of Hindus as well as Buddhists. After a short rest at the lodge, we will walk up to the temple area to explore the holy temple and the Gompas. It is an excellent place to explore. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,750m/9,002ft)

Today is very easy walk to Jomsom,though it is a bit hard to walk against the wind. On this day it is highly suggested to wear sunglass to protect your eyes. We willstop at Jomsom forour overnight stay before we catch a flight to Pokhara the next day.

Day 12: Fly to Pokhara and fly to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

This morning, we will fly back to Pokhara. This flight is a Trans Himalayan flight- approx 25 minutes in length. Once you arrive in Pokhara, we can manage your flight to Kathmandu right away or we can manage it in the evening so that you can explore Pokhara valley during the day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure Day

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday with us, we will gladly help you arrange to do so. Otherwise, we will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time.

Jomsom - Muktinath Trek Cost :- US$1075

Include

- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- 3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
- One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
- 2 nights accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
- ACAP trekking permits and Tims permits
- Jomsom-Pokhara air fare and airport tax
- All meals during the trek (lunch/Dinner/Breakfast)
- Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- A porter(One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local tax and Gov tax
- Down jackets and sleeping bags
- Trekking Map
- Medical kit box

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Monument entrance fees
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation.

Jomsom - Muktinath Trek Information

Travel Insurance
You must have a  travel insurance. A travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the client's responsibility. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it.

Health and Fitness
We strongly recommend you to consult the doctor before planning your holiday. 
Foods and Accommodation
In Kathmandu we use tourist standard hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share – depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered up on your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. For breakfast you expect to have porridge, toast or chapattis, omelet and local bread. We will provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Whilst trekking to Everest, the accommodation is in guesthouses or Lodges which are basic with shared facilities. Some lodges offers shower and mostly offers bucket hot water up on request. During the trip you can expect 2 hot showers.

Our effort while you are on a trek
We will try to keep to the proposed itinerary, however as this is adventure travel in a remote Himalayan region, the health of member, weather conditions can all contribute to changes the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. If you are delayed longer than the itinerary date we can help reschedule your international flights but prepare to pay some extra charge if required.
 
Our legal documents
We are a government authorized and certified company. We have special authorization from the government of Nepal to operate trekking tours, expeditions, Tibetan tours, Bhutan tours and many other tourism related services. We are also proud to be an active member of different professional organizations:
Ministry of Finance, Department of Taxation PAN No. 304585539
Company Registration Office, Pvt. Ltd. No. 79438/067/068
Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Department of Tourism Industry License No. 1288/067
Central Bank of Nepal, Nepal Rasta Bank Foreign Exchange Department License No. 1159/1/068
Nepal Tourism Board
Trekking Agent Association of Nepal (TAAN)
Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP)

Travel season
we have two best seasons in Nepal - spring and autumn.

Spring :-( March, April, May) - warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. 
Autumn: -(Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter : -(December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: -Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.

What to bring- pack list: 

Equipments:
Head
Sunglasses with UV protection
Sun Hat
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket (Included)
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters only for winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F (Included)
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. You may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You must have 2 passport size photographs, visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees
3 days transit visa - Free of cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu, and
Tel: 00977-1 4433935 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868 Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np