Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 820m - 3820m
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15

Overview

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is situated North of Pokhara, Nepal’s spectacular diversity appears at its finest The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is the most popular trekking region, attracting over 75% of all trekkers (more than 30.000 annually).

This Annapurna Trekking is  also among the tamest areas, with excellent lodges lining the main routes. Finding Nepal beneath the flood of trekkers can be difficult, but the scenery and culture are top-notch, and you can avoid the peak-season crush and still get fine weather and views.

The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of the northern flanks.

Similarly, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one of the cultural and scenic treks withinside the decreased Mustang region. With stunning perspectives of the Annapurna mountains all through the trek, the hiking routes offer you an all-rounder trip. The combo of culture, adventure, and delightful points of interest make this trek a memorable one.

The panoramic view of the mountains alongside the threat to go to the holy pilgrimage web website online makes this trek a brilliant threat with a view to discovering the herbal in addition to the cultural splendor of the region.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you via the traditional path passing the private gorge of the world, Kaligandaki River Gorge. The stunning villages alongside the brilliant perspectives and unique vegetation and fauna make the trek a spellbinding and noteworthy adventure.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek itinerary takes you via a scenic power to Pokhara and a spell-binding flight to Jomsom. These are a number of the main highlights of the trek. Also, the eleven-day Jomsom Muktinath trek has extra to provide you want the stunning Kagbeni Village and the Apple orchards, and the style of snacks in Jomsom.

After taking part in the apple orchards in Jomsom, the trek takes you closer to the principal vacation spot for the trek at an altitude of 3800 meters. Crowded with devotees all 12 months-spherical from distinct components of the world, the Muktinath temple is a pilgrimage for each Hindu and Buddhist.

The 108 sacred sprouts and the ritual of bathing in them to cleanse your spirit is the principal appeal of this place. The Devotees will carry out numerous different rituals on this pilgrimage web website online.

So you get plenty of extra cultural publicity on this vacation spot of the trek.
After getting blessed with the gods and goddesses of the temple, you may begin your descent. But this doesn’t suggest your adventure is over every time soon. You will experience the luxury of the herbal warm springs in Tatopani relieving your ache and concerns and fatigue.

Also on the manner return, you get to experience the stunning dawn view from the Poon Hill viewpoint. The solar rays hitting the mountains early morning is an awe-inspiring view.

Highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • Classic trek on ancient trade routes
  • Explore beautiful Kagbeni
  • The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath
  • View of Dhawalagiri Ice- flow
  • The world’s deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley
  • Natural Hotspring at Tatopani
  • Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive and drive to the hotel and Visit our office for basic preparation.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, received by our Unique Path Trek staff and guides with warm greetings and then transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu.

After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed, our guide or tour escort will brief you regarding your trek Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking and pleasant stay in Nepal providing you with the necessary information to make the trip more enjoyable.

Day 02

Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2986ft.)

Breakfast. Our Trekking guide will come to the Hotel in the early morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and we walk from the hotel for about 10 minutes to get bus station. Our bus leaves at 7 am to Pokhara. We drive to Pokhara by tourist bus, enjoying an afternoon sightseeing on the lakeside and boating at Phewa lake. From Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is about 206km and it takes 5 hours.

Day 03

DAY Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni

An early morning fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni 2750m (3:30 hours)

We climb along the side of the valley to Kagbeni at 2750m. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement, & it is the administrative center of the region that contains the airport, army camp, & numerous hotels, shops, banks & government offices. On the way, we cross the river to the eastern bank, we then walk onwards to Eklai Bhatti at 2730m. From here we catch a direct route to Muktinath that ascends the hill behind the village, however, we follow the trail along the river to Kagbeni at 2810m which is situated at the junction of the Jhong Khola & the Kali Gandaki, the northernmost village that can be visited without a permit to continue on to Mustang. This village fascinates rich Tibetan cultures & their unique hospitality, influences us much.

Day 04

Kagbeni to Muktinath 3802m (5 hours)

The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through the forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05

Muktinath to Marpha via Jomsom (2665m/8743ft)

Our descent continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route. 6 hours.

Day 06

Marpha to Ghasa 2080 meters (6 hours).

Today we travel from Marpha to Ghasa at an altitude of 2080m. During your Marpha to Ghasa you will experience different ecosystem with different flora and fauna of the place. Also, you will explore the lifestyle of nepali people.

Day 07

Ghasa to Tatopani (1180 meters).

Tatopani means hot spring. There is a natural hot spring beside the Kaligandaki river. So, you may have an experience having a bath in the natural hot spring(6 hours)

Day 08

Tatopani to Ghorepani (2834m/9298ft). (6:30 hours)

Just three days before the end of the trek,  Annapurna Circuit will throw an absolute curve ball! Today was  the longest and toughest day of trekking. Then, just one day after descending 1000 meters above sea level, when I arrived at Gorepani, I climbed about 1700 meters above sea level. Yes, this is the biggest difference in altitude across the hike

Day 09

Ghorepani to Poon Hill to Tadapani (2520m/8268ft).

An early start and an hour hiking to Poon Hill (3195m) lead us to a brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending about 45 minutes on the hillside, we come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani, the trail climbs along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m). We descend to reach Banthanti, before winding our way to Tadapani (2540m).(6:30 hours)

Day 10

Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara by car for an hour. Walking 5 hours, O/N at Hotel at 3 stars, AP plan.

Today we will drive from Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara by car for an hour. Walking 5 hours on the trip. O/N at Hotel at 3 stars, AP plan.

Day 11

Drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara - 07 hrs.

Depending upon road conditions where morning last day walk leads for short while and then reaching the road head for the drive to Pokhara, where the journey leads the following winding uphill road to Kande past farm villages and fields to reach Pokhara from here on the main highway to reach Kathmandu.

After a marvelous and exciting time with a fabulous and scenic drive back into hustle and bustle of the city life of Kathmandu, and then transfer to your respective hotels after a great wonderful journey and adventure on Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking.

(Flying options of 35 minutes to Kathmandu with Scenic Mountain views on air)

Day 12

Depart Kathmandu for international departure homeward bound.

Last day in the country of fascinating colorful culture and mountain panorama, as per your international or connecting flight transfer to Kathmandu international airport for the journey back home with timeless memories and great adventure on Best of Annapurna Himalaya Trekking

 

Group Pricing

The trip cost will vary depending on the group size, please find Jomsom Muktinath Trek rates below.

Group Size
(PAX)
1 2-3 4-5 6-7 8-9 10 +
Price (USD)
per person
1400 1175 1100 1000 925 855

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  •  3 star Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) and Pokhara ( One night) with breakfast at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and Pokhara for you. (Sample of Trekking Menu)
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking ( 8 nights).
  • Domestic flight ticket from Pokhara to Jomsom with airport tax.
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and strong Mountain porter.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Token of trip achievement award certificate as a Souvenir. (Sample of Certificate)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (Expect farewell dinner in Kathmandu).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • While sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ sectio

SEASONS & DEALS
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Trip Info

The trip of the Jomsom Muktinath trek starts with one’s arrival in Kathmandu. Furthermore, the trip finally starts with a drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Similarly, from Pokhara, early morning fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni. Then from Kagbeni to Muktinath. After, Muktinath to Marpha passing through Jomsom (2665m/8743 ft). Likewise, from Marpha to Ghasa. After, Ghasa to Tatopani(Natural hot spring).

After that Shikha to Ghorepani and from Ghorepani to Poon Hill(3210m/10531ft) to Tadapani (2520m/8268 ft) and from Tadapani to Nyapul and drive to Pokhara by car. Then, drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After breakfast, transfer to the Airport for final departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Best Time for Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

The best time for the Jomsom Muktinath trek is during the spring and autumn seasons. Similarly, this is a long hike. Therefore, great care must be taken when choosing the right time for trekking. Spring and autumn are sunny and warm, and you can travel under the clear sky and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

In addition, since this is the festive season in the country, you can enjoy Dashain and Tihar, the largest festivals in the country. In addition, you can travel to Nepal at this time of the year to learn about the culture and traditions of the place. In addition, you can explore various other festivals in the country.

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.

Clothing

Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1

Footwear

Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.

Optional

Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer

MEDICINE

Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.