Jomsom & Muktinath trek

Jomsom -Muktinath trek is mix-cultural hotbed of Hindus & Buddhist. The trail follows with Hindu culture then slowly we will experience with Buddhist culture influence from Tibetan Buddhism.  

The Jomsom and Muktinath trek is a popular and rewarding trekking route in the Mustang region of Nepal. Starting from the town of Jomsom, located at an elevation of 2,700 meters, this trek takes you through a diverse landscape of stunning natural beauty, ancient monasteries, and picturesque villages, ultimately leading to the sacred site of Muktinath.

The journey begins with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, providing breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. As you step foot in Jomsom, you’ll immediately notice the arid and windy terrain, which is characteristic of the Mustang region. The trek commences along the Kali Gandaki River, following a trail that winds through the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. The rugged landscape, with its unique rock formations and barren hills, creates a surreal atmosphere, captivating trekkers with its raw beauty.

As you trek further, you’ll pass through charming villages like Kagbeni and Marpha. Kagbeni, a medieval village, serves as the gateway to Upper Mustang and showcases its rich Tibetan culture and architecture. The traditional whitewashed houses, narrow alleyways, and the ancient Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery provide a glimpse into the region’s rich history and spiritual heritage. Marpha, on the other hand, is famous for its apple orchards and production of apple-based products such as cider and brandy. You can savor these local delicacies while exploring the village’s distinct architecture and friendly atmosphere.

Continuing on, the trail gradually ascends to Muktinath, situated at an elevation of 3,800 meters. Muktinath is a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The main attraction is the Muktinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hinduism and Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara) in Buddhism. The temple complex is adorned with ancient idols, pagodas, and natural flames that burn continuously, regarded as the divine manifestation of fire and water. The holy waters of the 108 stone spouts surrounding the temple are believed to cleanse sins and grant spiritual liberation.

Besides the religious and cultural significance, Muktinath offers breathtaking views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, including Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. The serene and peaceful atmosphere at this altitude is a perfect setting for introspection and meditation, allowing trekkers to immerse themselves in the spirituality of the place.

Overall, the Jomsom and Muktinath trek is a mesmerizing journey that combines stunning natural landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and spiritual exploration. It is a trek that caters to both adventure enthusiasts and those seeking a deeper connection with Nepal’s ancient traditions and beliefs.

Trip Information

Trekking in Annapurna region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum one person
Maximum 15 person

Trek features :

  1. Mixed Buddhist & Tibetan culture & practices
  2. Old Monasteries & Gompas
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. Hot spring
  5. Gurung & Magar cultural & practices.
  6. Best sunrise view from Poon -Hill
  7. spectacular mountain views of Annapurna ranges

Grade : Low to Medium
Elevation : Max. 3800 Meters. (Muktinath)
Accommodation : Tea House
Food : Continental
Equipment List : The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Jomsom & Muktinath Itinerary

Option 1

Day 1: Pick up then transfer to the Hotel (1350m.)

Day 2: Full day sigh seeing tour in kathmandu valley.

Day 3: Drive/ Flight to Pokhara

Day 4: Half day sight seeing tour in Pokhara (850m.) &trek preparation.Trek start

Day 5: Drive to Nayapul by car/van/bus then start trek to Ulleri(1960m.) 5/6 hours gradual & steep up.

Day 6: Trek to Ghorepani (2875m.) steeps ,gradual ups through Rhododendron forest -4/5 hours.

Day7 : Trek to Poon Hill for sunrise view then back to Hotel then trek to Tatopani (1190m.) up and downs 6-7 hours.

Day 8: Trek to Kalopani (2530m.) gradual ups 5/6 hours.

Day 9: Trek to Marpha (2670m.) Gradual up & flat .

Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m.),flat & gradual up 5/6 hours.

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800m.) steep ups 5/6 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2710m.) Steep down & flat 5/6 hours.

Day 13: Fly to Pokhara (850m.) 20 min. then transfert to Hotel, evening farewell dinner

Trek end

Day 14: Rest day in Pokhara & sight seeing tour

Day 15: Drive or flight to Kathmandu

Day 16: Rest day , shopping

Day 17: Fly out or other activities.

Option 2

Day 1: Pick up then transfer to the Hotel (1350m.)

Day 2: Full day sigh seeing tour in kathmandu valley.

Day 3: Drive/ Flight to Pokhara

Day 4: Half day sight seeing tour in Pokhara (850m.) &trek preparation.Trek start

Day 5: Flight to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni (3800m.) 2/3hours gradual & flat kaligandaki river valley.

Day 6: Trek to Muktinath (3800m.) steep up.

Day7 : Drive to Tatopani (1190m.) by Jeep /Bus 6-7 hours.

Day 8: Trek to Ghorepani (2875m.) Steep up then Gradual up 7/8 hours.

Day 9: Trek to Poon Hill then trek down to Nayapul & pokhara (915m.) Steep down then drive to pokhara car/van/bus, evening farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant .

Trek end

Day 10: Rest day in Pokhara & sight seeing tour

Day 11: Drive / flight to kathmandu then transfer to Hotel .

Day 12: Rest day , shopping Day 13: Fly out or other activities.

Jomsom & Muktinath trek cost includes/Excludes

Jomsom & Muktinath trek cost Includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine......)
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Jomsom & Muktinath trek cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documents
  • Flight fare domestic and international
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide
  • Bar bills such as mineral water , cola , beer & personal items.

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