Jomsom Muktinath Trek

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is one of the prevalent trekking and also pilgrimage site in Nepal which lies in northwest of pokhara valley at a height of 3, 749m. This region is snuggled down amidst the huge Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains on the boundary of upper Mustang, commonly well-known as the Himalayan Shangri- La. This place is famed for the pilgrimage site for both the Hindus and Buddhists where masses of Devotees come from fay away to visit this holy place. The huge subtropical forests, arid craggy terrain and landscapes resembling the high Tibetan Plateau enhance to the attractiveness of this region.

This trekking key feature is the fascinating Himalayan views including Mount Dhaulagiri 8167meter/788ft, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt. Nilgiri 7040m, Mt. Annapurna7219m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7525meter, Mt. Hiunchuli 6441m, Mt. Fishtail/ Machhapuchhare 6998m (also named as fishtail one of the marvelous mountain in Nepal) Tukuche peak 6920m, Lamjung Himal 6586m and other several mountains can perceived.

This trekking begins from either by a flight or a vehicle tourist’s bus it depends on your choice whether you can take a flight or a vehicle. For flight we will take from Pokhara where we will reach directly to jomson by vehicle we will reach Nayapul from here we will start our trekking to Ghorepani where we get to perceive the great Mt Dhhaulagir and Mt Annapurna and on the trail we will be visiting several communities like Gurung, Magars, Thakalis, Brahmin and Chettri where you get to experience their different culture. And then we will be reaching Tatopani –natural hot spring where we can relax many devotees believed that taking a dip into this water will wash away their pain, sins. This trek leads us to the jomsom small village with the apple factory of apple brandy and many other products related to apple. Then after that a slight demanding path to kagbeni also called as upper mustang region. From here we get to visit several temples and monasteries and there are 108 water sprouts where disciples take a shower in this sprouts which they believe that all their sins and illness are vanished. Our last visiting area will be the museum of jomsom. Then take an airstrip to pokhara and then back to Kathmandu.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek can be done at any time of the year, but the spring and autumn seasons are marked as excellent ones with flawless Mountain vista avoiding rainfall and other hurdles.

Our GHHT (Ganesh HImal Hiking Team) give such facilities like you can choose the detail itinerary according to your desire and you and your vacation so, if this itinerary does not fit you can contact or email us we will arrange the itinerary as your wish.

ITINARARY

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu at the altitude of 1,300 meter and 4,264 feet.

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu one of our representatives from GHHT- Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be there waiting for you at the terminal gate as you can easily spot them as they will be carrying a sign board or any other connected to GHHT. After that our representative will take you to the respective hotel in private vehicle. Reaching at hotel you can relax and refresh and you can also visit our Ganesh Himal Hiking Team office. In evening the GHHT will be hosting a welcome dinner in excellent Nepali restaurants which serve you delectable Nepali cuisine which will be the introduction of Nepalese food culture. We will spend our night at Kathmandu.

Dinner is included.


Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu

Today after breakfast we will start our trip where our GHHT guide will be taking you to the most known and most visited heritage sites of Kathmandu city where firstly we will visit is ancient Kathmandu Durbar square which showcases ancient arts and this square and surrounding with temple and museum was massively destruct by the earthquake occur on the month of April 2015. After that we will visit Pashupatinath temple which is sacred holiest shrine where many Hindu devotees from far way from different country come to visit this Hindu temple and this area is also the cremation site of Hindus and in this temple you get to explore Hindu cultures, religious and spiritual practices. After that we will visit Boudhanath stupa which is bounded by thousands of tiny prayer wheels and it is also the largest stupa in whole world. After that we will visit swambhutnath temple for the visitors simply called as monkey temple. We will spend our night at Kathmandu.

Breakfast is included.


Day 03: Fly toward Pokhara at 823 meter &2,700 feet and hike toward Tikhendhunga 1,552 meter & 5,090 feet: 4-5 hours trek

Today after breakfast we take a flight toward pokhara and during the flight we will get to view range of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, and Mt. Fishtail- Machapuchre including additional snowcapped peaks. We will then land at pokhara airport one of the finest tourist area and from here we will drive toward Nayapul and from here our actual trek starts. We will trek to the north side of the Bhurungdi Khola and after that ascend via subtropical dense forests after that we will be crossing the Modi khola and then we arrive at Tikhendhunga. We will spend our night at Tikhedhunga.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 04: Tikhedhunda toward Ghorepani at 2,750 meter &9,020ft: 6-7 hrs.

Today we will descend down and after that cross the Burungdi khola and from here we will climb up to Ghore pani close to the village of Uleri. From Uleri we will be continuing our trek and head upwards via the abundant stones. Ghorepani means horse water where earlier it was campsite for horses but now it has turned into a trekker’s camp stop. We will spend our night at Ghorepani.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 05: Ghorepani toward Tatopani at 1,190 meter and 3,904 feet: 5-6 hrs.

Today before starting our trek to Tadopani we will enjoy Mt. Annapurna south and Mt. Nilgiri. After enjoying the view we will start our trek where we will be heading on the trail to Tatopani and then we will descend down to village named Sikha and to Ghar Khola village. After that we will be crossing a suspension bridge. Reaching at Tadopani we will enjoy natural hot spring. We will spend our night at Tadoapani.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 06: Tatopani toward Ghasa at 2,110 meter &6,922 feet: 5-6 hrs.

Today after breakfast we will began our ascending following alongside the Kaligandaki River and after that we will continue our trek where we will pass by dazzling cascading waterfalls and the beautiful landscapes view and further ascending for awhile we will arrive at Thakali communities village named as Gasa. It is one of the exquisite locations to observe varied birds of Ghorapani region. We will spend our night at Ghasa.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 07: Ghasa toward Marpha at 2,680 meter &8,792 feet: 4-5hrs

Today we will climb on step trail via lush forest towards Lete Khola and after few walk we will arrive at village named Lete. Continuing trekking on the trail to east side of river we will reach at Larjung village. Continuing our trek we will reach at Marpha village where you can see apple farm and even you get to taste different product made from apple as this Marpha region is very much famous for apple. We will spend our night at Marpha.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 08: Marpha toward Kagbeni at 2,810 meter &9,218 feet: 4-5 hrs.

Today after breakfast we will began our trek from Marpha where we will head on the trail that grips to a gorge. After that we will trek to north side to kagbeni and head up to Kaligandaki River- the deepest gorge of Nepal. Continuing trekking further we will be reaching on the windy trail so, we will be trekking steadily. After that we will be passing Eklebhatti village and continue heading to Kagbeni. From here we will get astonishing view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri peaks. We will spend our night at Kagbeni.

 Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 09: Kagbeni toward Muktinath at 3,710 meter &12,170 feet: 5-6 hrs.

Today we will began our journey with special permit and head towards the river bank of Kaligadaki. After that from Kagbeni the trail ascends steeply to the trail that leads to Khingar which is at 3,200 meter. The path then ascends via dense desert landscapes until we don’t reach at Jarkot village. With additional ascend we will reach at Muktinath.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.          


Day 10: Muktinath toward Jomsom at 2,715 meter &8,910 feet: 5-6 hrs.

Today we will be exploring the Muktinath temple which is the holiest shrine both for Buddhists and Hindus. We will be also visit water spouts and after that we will explore Buddhists monasteries close by. We will retrace back to Jomsom from Muktinath relishing great view of mount Dhaulagiri. We will spend our night at Jomsom.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.


Day 11: Fly back toward Pokhara: 15 minutes flight

Today early morning after breakfast we will take a flight to Pokhara during your flight you will be enjoying amazing view Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. Enjoying 15 minutes flight we will reach at Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful lake city where we will spend our day by doing boating in Phewa Lake the 2nd largest lake of Nepal or we will be also wandering around the lake side. We will spend our night in Pokhara.

Breakfast is included.


Day 12: Drive from Pokhara toward Kathmandu

Today after breakfast we will leave exquisite Pokhara city and drive towards Kathmandu. During our drive to Kathmandu we will be enjoying striking view of terraced fields and local people. Reaching Kathmandu you can take rest at hotel and freshen up or you can also do souvenir shopping. In evening the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be hosting a farewell dinner as well as celebrate for successfully completing the trek. We will spend our night at Kathmandu.

Breakfast and dinner are included.


Day 13: Final departure

Today your journey Jomsosm Muktinath trek comes to an end. One of our representatives from Ganesh Himal Hiking team will be dropping you at the airport three hours prior than your flight schedule.

Breakfast is included.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and Drop off, Transfer to Hotels.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per guest request.
  • Vehicles for sightseeing purpose.
  • Tourist bus, van,car and flight charges.
  • Foods during the trek.
  • All required paper works and permits like (ACAP,Trekking permit)
  • Experienced guide and porters.
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit box
  • Government and local taxes.

What is not included?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Visa fee of Nepal entry.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any personal nature expenses.
  • Alcohol,Non-Alcohol and Bar bills.
  • Rescue Operation

TRIP INFO

Hotel and Lodge:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges the best comfy and pleasant accommodation and provides you the well-nourished hygienic foods. Throughout your stay in Kathmandu i.e. 3 nights you will be staying at the best standard hotel which will be rating at 2- 3-star hotel. Although if you want to stay at 4- 5-star hotel in the well sumptuous hotel and are able to pay for this expenses then you have this kind of choices but for the luxurious hotel the payment should be deposited by the clients itself. As the Ganesh Himal Hiking team company can only afford the hotel which is the rate at 2-3 star hotels. However once you are set for your trek there will be no such facilities like in the city of Kathmandu and one should not expect like Kathmandu as we are trekking to the remote area so, we will be staying at tea houses and local lodges. In such hotel there will be a usual bed and of course pillow. Most of the lodges of this region depend on lanterns or candle only a few has the facility of electric lights nonetheless you will be getting clean hygienic food which is most important. Most of the lodges will be already booked earlier before your trek however in some situation we will be not able to book in advance but not to worry we can book -in while reaching there because there are ample of lodges and some tea houses in this region and if not we can easily set a camp which will the most adventurous part of the trek itself is interesting and adventurous.

Meals and Drinks:

We the company totally focuses on client’s meals by making sure that each and every client get the same portion which is clean hygienic and nourished which is most necessary while trekking. While trekking all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided but in the Kathmandu city sometimes breakfast and sometimes dinner are included where you can go through the each detail itinerary below. During trek breakfast and dinner will be served in the lodges or teahouses and for the lunch our expert trek leader or guide will be taking you the best clean hotels. However we suggest you carry a water purification tablets to purify the water as on the way you will get normal water but if you want bottled mineral water you will easily get in some shops or tea houses but the expense of the bottled water should be paid by the client itself as it is not included in package.

Best Season to Travel:

The flawless seasons for Nepal visit will be in the spring season in the month of March to May and autumn season on September and November. Even in winter one can travel but only if you can bear the cold weather season. We strongly recommended the clients not to trek on the monsoon season on the month of June, July and August because during this period it rains heavenly and in day afternoon the sun rays will be extremely blazing heat so, it will be difficult to trek. So, we suggest every client trek in the specific seasons.

Luggage/Backpack:

Throughout your trekking your luggage will be carried by our porters and you have to carry your own small baggage containing your own water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you usually carry and this small baggage should be carried by yourself. Some of the gears and clothes which are not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box carefully locking it properly and for the deposit there will be no charges so, you can freely keep your belongings which are not needed. The Nepal domestic airlines do not exceed more than 15 kg which also includes your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg then some charge should be deposit which is not included in the package.  

Guide/Porter on Trek:

We the company Ganesh Himal hiking team will be providing you the well expert trained trekking guide who will be handling all your trip issue. Also we will be providing you a cordial and sincere porter who will be carrying your 10 kg luggage of each client. Like if you are trekking in a huge group like more than 10 people than we will be providing you an extra guide which will be divided into two groups or more than three according to the number of people in the group. 

Group Size, Guide and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal hiking team arranges trek with the minimum solitary client to maximum 16 clients in a group. In the larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups. However one can stay in the same lodge but during your trek you will be having a different guide. We the Ganesh Himal Hiking team offers one guide for maximum 10 people in the group and if the number exceeds more than 10 till 16 then we will be providing you 2 guides. 

Personal Expenses on Trek:

Your personal expenses should be deposited by yourself like if you addicted to alcohol and all the alcohol you consume during your trip should be paid by yourself that goes to snacks or any other additional meals. Though the cost of accommodation and meals are included in package but such additional meals and drinks- alcohol and non-alcohol beverage, snacks, tips for guide and porters, hot shower- accessible only in some hotel, entrance fee around $ 25 for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals while you are in Kathmandu and the normal meals will cost around $ 5-7. It is up to you whether you like to give tips to the guide and porter, if you are satisfied with their services then you can tip them.

Gears Available in Kathmandu:

For the trekking equipment you can easily get it at Nepal country stores at the reasonable price and if you like you can also rent the trekking equipment. You don’t have to carry or buy from your hometown because all the trekking gear can be easily available in this country –Nepal.  

A Typical Day on Trek:

On a customary day you are necessary to trek for 4-6 hours each day. After breakfast we will start to walk and then we will be stopping for a lunch and after lunch we will walk for 3-4 hours to reach our destination. After lunch we will be trekking only for few hours and we will reach our trekking destination in 1—2 hours. Like in some days you will reach your destination in afternoon hours and then you can have lunch and then relax, or take shower, read a novel or wander around the area and even you can play cards with the group, guide and all.

Our Greetings at Airport:

We suggest you that when you are confirmed for this trip we advise you to give us your international flight schedule so, we the team can easily get to you and pick you up from the airport on time. As soon as you finish processing the customs formalities and come out from there and there you can find our representative carrying a signboard of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team and the team will greet you and take you to the hotel in private vehicle. Like if you have already booked the hotel by your own then we advise informing the hotel that you are staying so it will be easy for our representative to drop you at the hotel.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it:

Our usual itinerary of the trek is 9 days which is main customary and pragmatic that has also included your arrival day, departure day or Kathmandu sightseeing day tour are all included in this package itinerary. If you like to adjust the itinerary we can set it for you as per your desire so, before that let us know before booking the trip and then we will arrange the itinerary and the cost. Like if you like to extend more days then we will even manage it for you as in our package we have kept extra day because we don’t know the situation of Himalaya weather it suddenly changes and faces problems like delayed flights or cancellation of flight.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation:

Client’s safety is our main priority and makes sure that each and every client is well taken care of.  If by chance anyone got sick during trek we will take you to the hospital and if one is seriously ill then we will rescue a helicopter and then they will take you to the hospital and all the expenses are carried out by the travel insurance company so, make sure to cover the insurance policy. For the further information you can go to the Nepal Travel Insurance page.

Booking and Payment:

For booking any trip, trek, expedition first you have to deposit 20% in advance if you are confirmed for the trek you have to send even your flight detail schedule, a passport photocopy and if you cancel the booking then this 20% is not -refundable.  The remaining 80% can be paid when you reach Kathmandu and if you want to pay in advance you can deposit it by transferring through a bank, credit card so, lets us know then we will be sending you the detail for payment. 

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 9 Days

Difficulty: Moderate

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing

Departure City: Kathmandu

Trip Grade:

Trip style: Tea-house

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 890

Group size: Minimum 1

Best Season: May to June & Aug to Nove

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