Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 12 Days

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group: 1 - 25 peoples
  • Max Altitude: 3,850m
  • Best Time Feb - May, Sep - Dec
  • Pick-up: Private Vehicle

Highlights

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley sightseeing
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom - Pokhara
  • Sunrise and Himalayas view from Poon hill (3210m)
  • Natural hot spring at Tatopani
  • A popular holy destination Muktinath
  • Buddhist monastery and Hindu temple
  • Apple farm at Marpha

About Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a suitable package for expressing a short time and limited adventure, it will touch two popular Mustang and Annapurna regions, this is a holy pilgrimage especially for Muktinath where thousands of pilgrims want to enjoy the cultural and natural beauty. The journey is more enjoyable than you think and leads interesting Thakali and Gurung villages, rhododendron forests, Kali Gandaki valley, apple orchards, the world’s deepest gorge, and the windswept Tibetan plateau.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Itinerary begins from UNESCO World Heritage Sites Kathmandu and will move forward through the transition zone, extreme environments, unique ecology, and geology. Trekking through the Kali Gandaki Valley, which was centuries before the primary trade route between Tibet and India. before entering the Jomsom and Muktinath area, the route enjoy the beautiful Ghorepani Poonhill trek of the Annapurna region, where has a golden opportunity to see amazing sunrise with a fantastic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges,  Mount Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek difficulty can be marked easily in terms of technical climbing when the journey starts towards Muktinath, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the natural hot spring in Tatopani, and then the route goes to Ghasa, Tukche, and Kagbeni Valley is still making the journey exciting, which will make your steps attractive in the experience. 

Ridge of Kali Gandaki River has fossils rocks called Shaligram in Nepalese language, which is used by Hindu to pray, Similarly, visit the centuries-old monasteries, caves, assorted landscapes, and snow-capped mountains. During Jomsom Muktinath Trek you will reach Muktinath where you can observe the temples of Buddhism and Hindu holy places of worship, it's said that" bathing in Muktinath  108 taps frees one from sin, Jomsom Muktinath 12 days trek provides Nepali religion, Himalayan experience, and Annapurna Conservation Area project of Nepal. Then we take scenic mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and enjoy the final night at Lakeside Pokhara

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure will provide experience and deepest knowledge guide through 12 - Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek, the whole of the trip, our team will make your safety and security, let touch us to explore Himalayan Nepal.

Itinerary

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When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1,350m
  • Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will start our drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Through the drive includes seeing Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, terraced fields and villages with Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for trekkers. Pokhara is a place full of a clean environment and natural beauty.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 850m
  • Pokhara

Our trek will start from Nayapul when we take a short drive from Pokhara. During the trek, you will go through a beautiful Birethanti and Ramgai village, Burundi River with a scenic view, passing paddy fields, arriving at Tikhedhunga. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy. Overnight we stay at Tikhedhunga lodges.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,210m
  • Tikhedunga

Today is the hardest walking day, we will move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri(2070m). It's consists of 3200 stone steps engraved with beautiful landscape in Magar village. On the trail, we see Himalayan views of; Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. We follow the scenic villages, Rhododendron forests, Bhurungdi River then finally reach Ghorepani.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,850m
  • Ghorepani

Early morning short hiking at poon hill (3210m), which famous to see the amazing sunrise view and wonderful Himalayan view; Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, the Annapurnas I, II, III, IV and much more. After spending some time at the viewpoint, you drop down to Ghorepani and have breakfast, we will be through forest, villages, and Kali Gandaki river with finally reach Tatopani. At the Tatopani, we enjoy taking a bath by natural hot spring.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,200m
  • Tatopani

Our journey through Kaligand between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri will be astonishing. Then trail rises gently up to Dana at 1,400 m, and onto Rupse Chhahara at 1,550 m. We will pass through the stunning waterfall, Kopchepani and Pairathapto village, suspension bridge and scenic farmland. After short hiking, we will reach Ghasa.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 1,190m
  • Ghasa

We will cross the two wooden bridges and reach the Thakali Basti via Kaligandaki where traditional culture will be enjoyed. On the way, we pass through peaceful forests, large settlements, Kalapani, territory and lush vegetation, and forests. During the trek, we will see the costumes of the Buddhist ethnic and religious places of the Hindu caste. We stay overnight at Tukche, which is good for accommodation and meals.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,510m
  • Tukche

After crossing the Marpa village, we reach Jomsom (2,713m), which is the headquarters of Mustang. At Jomsom, you get facilitated with Banks, ATMs, Sauna, the Internet, Hospital, Telecom office, and domestic airport. Through the hiking, you can enjoy the view of the mustang Jomsong and various riverside mountains. At the Kagbeni Village, you can find rich Tibetan cultures and unique hospitality.   

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,900m
  • Kagbeni

After breakfast, we will start our journey to continue. During the trek, we cross Jhong Khola valley, the village of Jharkot at (3,500m), Ranipauwa, and reach a Muktinath. Which is popular by religious places of Hindu as well as Buddhist and 108 taps. For Hinduism people, Janai Purnima is a great festival and they will celebrate at Muktinath. Today we can enjoy ourselves at Muktinath sightseeing.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3,855m
  • Muktinath

After breakfast at the Muktinath, we follow the same trail nearby Kagbeni and then the new trek takes us down to the Ekle Bhatti and then again we follow the same trail to Jomsom. Overnight we stay at Jomsom lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2,720m
  • Jomsom

We'll catch a morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Our flight will be 30 min to reach Pokhara. You can visit at Pokhara; Davis Fall, Bindhabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Cave, Seti River Gorges and Tibetan Refugee Camps.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 820m
  • Pokhara

We leave Pokhara at 7:30 by tourist bus; a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take between 7/8 hrs. It's a 200 km distance; we follow through the drive Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • 1,300m
  • Kathmandu

Notices

Himalayan Frozen Adventure will fully support your whole trip. Sometimes come these kinds of the problem; Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, and unexpected natural disasters. These conditions we make extra or rest day, which is not available in this itinerary but if you have time then it is possible to make more extra day at trekking. You have to pay a package for extra days.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick-up/drop by car.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit
  • TIMS card
  • Trekking Lodge/Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Assistant guide group size of 6 people and above in the group.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu by A/C Bus
  • Pokhara- Siwai-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus
  • Farewell Dinner
  • First aids box.
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Entry visa fees
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expense
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and staffs

Departures & Dates

Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible travel company in Nepal. Our all dates are 100% guaranteed if there no political unrest and natural disaster then. Is there not any error then you can use this date it's better for your trip.  We try our best to ensure this information.

FAQs

Is Jomsom Muktinath Trek Difficulty?
This trek is easy than another trek, the Jomsom Muktinath Trek difficulty is through the Muktinath (3,855m). Jomsom Muktinath Trek Difficulty is classified as easy, who has good healthy fitness, perfect training, and already has done trek above 2000m, those trekkers can do easily this trek. 

Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?
The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell an accident and Acute mountain sickness then, at this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 

Electricity does available on Jomsom Muktinath Trek?
Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of the Annapurna region, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc. 

Is possible to take my children to Jomsom Muktinath Trek?
Of course, all of the age can do it but before goes trekking, you have to give training for your child.

Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?
Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.

Can I found Wi-Fi through the trek?
Of course, Wi-Fi is available many lodges and teahouse, but you have to pay extra.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?
Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan frozen Adventure is responsible teams, who leading many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and made successfully.

How can I respect the culture?
During the trekking, we can get Different kinds of culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.

Is possible to get ATM through trek?
No, is not possible to get ATM and bank through the trek, so you have to takes Nepali money from Kathmandu.

Do I have to take sleeping bags on the trek?
Yes, is necessary to take sleeping bags on the trek because the lodges don't have enough blanket.

How high the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?
Jomsom Muktinath trek high elevation is (3,850m) above the sea level. 

Is Jomsom Muktinath Trek permit necessary?
Yes, Tamang Heritage Trek TIMS and Permit are necessary.

How many hours I have to walk each day?
For this Jomsom Muktinath Trek per day maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 5 hours, you have to walk.

Is possible to make an extra day on the trek?
Yes, if you have time then the trekking is always flexible, you can easily add.

Without any trek can I do it? 
Yap, many trekkers succeed without any trek, because of this trek easy than other region trekking

Booking trip can I do cancel?
Yes, you have the option to cancel this trip but there are some certain conditions:

  • If you cancel your trip before 60 days the full amount will be refunded
  • If you cancel your trip before 30 days the 30% amount will be refunded.
  • If you cancel your trip before 1 week the 5% amount will be refunded.

How to manage drink water through trekking?

The Annapurna region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. Bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters water for your health.

Is possible to pick up me from the airport?
Yes, when you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, our airport representative will wait for you at the airport, we will display a Himalayan Frozen Adventure with your group name signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our car.

Can I exchange my money in Nepal?
Of course, You can exchangers your money at the Airport, ATM, and money exchange by a better rate. And you can get enough Nepalese cash for your trek.

What do I have to carry on the trekking?
You have to carry the perfect size trekking bag where you can put your personal belongings item, snacks, sunscreen, water, camera,  gloves, hat, and jacket. Our porter will carry your 20 kg bigger packs.

Is possible to store my extra things in Kathmandu Hotel?
Yes, it's possible to store your extra things in Kathmandu Hotel, We have a safe place to store your luggage.

Can I get an experienced guide?
Of course, we'll provide an experienced guide, who has the deepest information about Himalayan Nepal, and government license holder English speaking guide. Our guide and porter are fully helpful and friendly and make your trip fantastic.

Useful Information

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory to have to join an adventurous trip in the Himalayas. It is for your safety. The travel insurance must cover things like illness, medical emergencies, accidents, death, trip cancellation, and loss of personal baggage & items. All costs for Emergency Evacuation must be paid in cash in Nepal unless an insurance company has agreed to pay all the cost on your behalf. Make sure that your travel insurance covers activities in the Himalayas if you are participating in them.

*Note: Foreigners are not allowed to purchase an insurance policy in Nepal. So make sure to purchase good travel insurance in your country, and it is your responsibility to check whether your insurance policy is adequate or not.


Jomsom Muktinath Trek Accommodation

Jomsom Muktinath trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. The Jomsom Muktinath trek all accommodations are on the twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage room with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. Single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible to higher elevations.


Jomsom Muktinath Trek Meals

At the Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Jomsom Muktinath trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Through the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the menu. 


Safe to Travel 

Make you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of Himalayan. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essentials equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.


Trekking Guide

We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Himalayan Trekking, who has the ability to face challenges. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart.


Trekking Porter

The Trekking porter is an adventurous person who will carry 20 to 35 kg of stuff during trekking. When you carry less, you will be able to walk and enjoy the beautiful valley of the Nepal region, which makes our trek meaningful. The porter will safely carry your bag pack. Maybe you will feel hard to carry the bag on a high elevation, so hire a guide is the best option. Those who have the ability to face challenges. A porter does not only carry the bag, who provides entertainment and fantastic throughout the trip. The porter will carry all of your luggage and you can explore the magnification view of mountains.


Last-minute trip booking

The last-minute booking can be difficult for us but we'll accept, whatever reason Himalayan Frozen Adventure has a special provision for a last-minute booking. You have to give full details and 100% percent trip payment before 24 hours, but we can't be responsible for flight, weather, and availability of lodging delay due to changes beyond our control but we try our best. As you can last-minute trip booking directly with us from email (info@himalayanfrozen.com), Whatsapp (+977 - 9840396708), and by calling. 


The necessary document you should carry

  • Insurance papers which are depending on the agency
  • Some booking and payment details.
  • passports sized photos
  • TIMS and Permits
  • Passport
  • Visa

Drink water

The Himalayan region can get normal free tap water, for this water you have to use purification medicine. bottled water or boiled water also available to buy at lodges and teahouse. Per day you have to drink about 4-6 liters of water for your health.


Passport & Visa

A passport with at least six months of validity from the return date is mandatorily needed. You can get the Nepalese visa from the Nepalese Embassies or Consulate in your country. You can also get the Nepalese visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Do know that there are few countries that have to apply for the Nepalese visa from their own country. Obtaining your visa is entirely your responsibility.

While booking, make sure to put full and correct passport information so that we can get all the necessary permits, tickets, and pay fees on your behalf. If you do not provide the correct information when you make your booking, we will not be able to make the necessary bookings on your behalf and cannot be held responsible.


Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

AMS or altitude sickness is one of the main risks while traversing in the high altitude. The main region behind getting AMS is when the body doesn't adjust to the lower level, and the result can be deadly. So it is very important to take proper measures on time. Gaining altitude with constant pace and proper acclimatization days will help reduce the chances of getting AMS.

Similarly, you also have to keep yourself hydrated during the trek, therefore, drink enough water and avoid alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. If you are planning to trek in one of the adventurous trails of Nepal then do keep above things in your mind.

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Jomsom muktinath Trek Best season

The climatic condition of Nepal differs from place to place depending upon geographical regions. One can have warm and hot wear in the terai whereas can observe the chilling arctic-like weather in the Himalayas. Nepal’s weather is influenced by a maritime and continental factor and has four different seasons, Autumn (September to November), followed by Winter (December to February), Spring (March to May), and finally, there is Summer/Monsoon (June to August).

The best time to go on an adventurous journey in the Himalayas is in Spring (March to May) and Autumn (mid-September to November). These are the best times to go on any treks and climbing trips because of stable weather and a moderate climate. There is only one place in Nepal, where you can go trekking in even monsoon (July to mid-September) and that is Upper Dolpo. This region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and therefore does not receive rainfall in the monsoon.

Autumn (September To November)

Autumn (September-November) is one of the perfect seasons to trekking with hiking in Himalayan Nepal, so thousands of trekkers choose these months. In fact, September, October, and November months are will be full of excellent atmosphere as well as beauty, enjoys your journey with joy and beauty. The Autumn season provides reference weather with clear magnificent mountains. The temperature is good than another season. September-November is a great time to express your adventure in Himalayan Nepal. It will also be free from natural disasters such as floods and landslides these months. It's the most famous season to goes high altitude area of Himalayan. 

Winter (November To March)

Winter (November-March) is also possible to trek in Himalayan Nepal, the weather condition is stable and the days are clear. December, January and February are the cold months in Nepal. Days temperatures are cool but the nights are much cold. During the winter trek is risk winds and colder temperatures. Above 3,000m altitude being usually snowfall and freezing. If you are looking for wonderful scenery, let choose the lower elevation trek in Nepal.

Spring (March To May)

Spring (March-May) is the second famous trekking season in Himalayan Nepal. March, April, and May is also a great option to mountain climbing and high altitude trek. At spring morning weather condition will be clear, but the afternoon sky covered by the cloud, and sometimes can be rain. You can get to see beautiful flowers like jasmine, pine, and rhododendron with wild flora. During the Spring, lower altitude trek is mildly warm and above 3,000m quite a moderate temperature. This season also best to express your adventure in Nepal.

Summer (June To August)

In the summer season, the trekkers are less crowded in the Himalayan region will be less. June, July and August are the main raining season in Nepal which involves monsoon. Bad weather can hamper travel, maybe some problems during the journey due to heavy rain. Some travelers prefer to travel at this time as this is also not an emergency period. The weather is hot and almost everyday rains. This season is better for the tour to Tibet and in Himalayan Nepal like Mustang, Dolpo region, and Nar-Phu valley because these regions are in the rain-shadow.


Trekking Equipment

Trekking equipment is the essential material used during the trip to the Himalayas, which is used on a daily basis. Without trekking equipment, your trip may be unsuccessful so we request you please follow the list. If you have not time to buy in your country, so don't worry we can help to buy trekking equipment in Kathmandu. Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt.Ltd will make your precious time reference and entertainment.

Trekking Equipment Lists

HEAD

  • Headlight
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat and scarf

FACE

  • Face wipes and towels
  • Sunscreen +40
  • Sunglass

Hands

  • Waterproof & Snowproof Gloves
  • Lightweight gloves

Body clothing

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jackets
  • Sport hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying
  • Fleece jacket and sweaters
  • Poncho and rain jacket
  • Socks preferably cotton –mix
  • Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

  • Water/Snowproof Trekking Boots
  • Socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
  • Crampon (optional)

Essential gear

  • Day Backpack above the 30 L
  • Pack covers
  • Thermos Bottel- hard bottle that can be used for boiled drinking water

Water peals

  • Umbrella / Poncho
  • Walking pole if you need it
  • Thick Sleeping bag
  • Deodorant
  • Laundry soap
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Toiletries
  • Toothbrush
  • Shampoo

Personal accessories

  • Cell phone
  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Money wallet with Money
  • Padlocks
  • Plastic bag
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra p photos and passport photocopies

First-aid Kit

  • Diamox (acetazolamide)
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Moleskin
  • Cotton bandages and band-aids
  • Lancing needle
  • Antibiotic eye-drops
  • Thermometer
  • Sling
  • Paracetamol
  • Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
  • Loperamide to control diarrhea
  • Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
  • Oral rehydration salts

Himalayan Frozen Adventure Pvt. Ltd porter is available for (2 trekkers a porter) who will carry up to 20 kg at maximum; therefore, keep this in mind before you pack your bags!!!