• Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Annapurna Region

Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Annapurna Region

 
  • Days: 13
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 13 Days

Activities: Waling,Trekking

Departure From: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Region: Annapurna

Price: USD 1,170

Group size: Min 1-12 Min

Jomsom & Muktinath Trek

 

Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath trekking (3805 m, 12465 ft) is one of the renowned trekking destination and is part of the entire Annapurna Circuit.

With sound health, even novice trekkers can attempt this trekking. The trekking gives you the magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks such as Mount Dhaulagiri (8165 m), Mount Annapurna I (8090 m), Mount Nilgiri (7045 m), Mount Annapurna South (7218 m), Mount Annapurna II (7938 m), Mount Annapurna III (7550 m), Mount Annapurna IV (7520 m), Mount Hiunchuli (6440 m), Mount Fishtail (also called Machhapuchhare) (6997 m), Mount Tukuche (6925 m), Lamjung Himal (6585 m) and glimpses of several other peaks. The miscellaneous landscapes and cultures of this region offer you the flawless perception into the rural lifestyles of Nepali people.

The trekking commences from the scenic flight to Pokhara and then a short drive to Nayapul, from where our actual trekking begins. Passing sub-tropical valley forest and crossing the Modi Khola (river) through a suspension bridge, we reach Tikhendhunga and descending down, we will be crossing Burungdi Khola (river). We will then ascend up to Ghorepani and from Ghorepani - we get the splendid mountain views of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and numerous other peaks.

After crossing several rivers via a suspension bridge, we reach Tatopani and this day; one of the main feature of our trek; we will be trekking through Kaligandaki River which flows from the Tibetan plateau to ultimately join the Ganges of India. And continuing trekking we reach Gasa, and then to Marpha and head to Kagbeni and then, we reach at Muktinath, which is one of the sacred places of Hindus and Buddhists, where you get to visit several other Hindu temple and Buddhists monasteries. From Muktinath, one also gets to see the panoramic view of Mount Dhaulagiri.  And finally, we retrace back to Jomsom, take a scenic flight to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Accent Himalaya has designed this 13 days itinerary to Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath trek through the different hidden routes where you get to enjoy each and every trail from the mystic land to diverse landscapes to the remote village including viewing the numerous Himalayan peaks.

This trekking can be done in every season but the picture-perfect season is during the month of March to May and September to December.

Accent Himalaya gives you options like prolonging and shrinking the itinerary according to your vacation schedule. So before booking the trek, please make sure to email us if you want to adjust the itinerary. For further detail about the trek or if you would like to inquire more, feel free to contact or email us.

Here we list you our detailed itinerary for Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trek:

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

As we provide airport pickup service - so our representative will pick up you and drop to your respective hotel. Today we have no any planned activities, so you may visit our office and meet our staff members. In the evening, we will attend welcome dinner with Nepali delicious food entertained by Accent Himalaya. 

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (910 m) by tourist bus, 6 hrs

Early in the morning, we take our breakfast and be ready to catch a tourist bus. That tickets are already booked and we drive to Pokhara along the Trisuli river in the Prithvi Highway. We feel blessed with the amazing views of stream green land and landscape with the flowing river. After reaching Pokhara, we will visit the lakeside and see the magnificent views of firing mountain Annapurna and Fishtail because of sunsetting rays.

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) Duration 1 hour and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m) Duration 4 hrs

Today we will drive to Nayapul about an hour. We start our trek journey with a short trek along the Modi Khola and reach Birethanti, a large village with shops and teahouses. We follow trails leading towards the village and follow the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. With a steadily climbing side of the valley for Hille and short climb, we reach to Tikhedhunga.

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) Duration: 7 hrs

Today after having our breakfast, we continue to trek crossing over the suspension bridge on a stream near the campsite. With an ascending steep stone staircase trails, we will arrive the Magar village at 2080 m, Ulleri. Above the village, our trails climb gently through the pastures and cultivated land, with campsite for water stop and rest. We cross the sparkling streams on our path towards Nangethanti and have our lunch. From here we climb for Ghorepani where we will able to see the spectacular panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) Neelgiri (6940 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), and Himchuli (6441 m) plus other views.

Day 5: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210m/10529ft) and onto Tadapani (1200m) Duration: 7 hrs

Early in the morning, around 3-4 am, we wake and start to hike over to Poon Hill at 3210 m for amazing sunshine over panoramic views of the mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, South Fishtail and others. After all that, we trek down to Ghorepani and have our breakfast. Then we continue our trek towards Tatopani.

Day 6: Trek to Ghasa (2120m) Duration: 7 hrs

Our trek will begin at the Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest Gorge in the world with floor elevation of approx. 2520 m, 8270 ft, also the Andha Galchi. Here we will enjoy a beautiful day walking along the Kali Gandaki River. We will cross over the Bhalu Lhola on a high suspension bridge and will arrive at Dana (1450 m) and see the waterfall after a short trek of 30 minutes, Rupse Chahara. We will continue to walk through the narrow and steeply part of Kali Gandaki valley, route cuts with rocks. We cross the river with 120 m long bridge and continue to climb to Ghasa, an ethnic Thakali village, practicing as Tibetan Buddhism, also whose food called Thakali Khana is famous all over Nepal. 

Day 7: Trek to Tukuche (2560m) Duration: 5 hrs

We continually follow the River Kali Gandaki passing through the narrow gorge before reaching the Thakali Traditional Village. We cross the river over suspension bridge numerously - so we have so many views for taking photos. We also cross the villages like Lete, Kalopani, and Kokhethanti. 

Day 8: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) Duration: 5 hrs

Our journey for the day will be little easy and lovely as we first see the village of Khobang, narrow alleyways and tunnels connecting houses. We make a short hike to Kanti Gumba and again start to trek towards Marpha, the well-known place for apple and apple-alcoholic products. By the name of the place, the brand of Apple Brandy is also named as Marpha, which is world famous as also for medicine for hill sickness. We will trek for another 2-3 hours to reach Jomsom, where we stay in return, and have our lunch and continue to trek crossing Ekle Bhatti along the Kali Gandaki River.

Day 9: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) Duration: 4 hrs

Today we will trek to Muktinath, the pilgrimage for both Hindu and Buddhist. We trek through Khingar (3400 m) and cross Jharkot (3500 m). We will trek through Ranipauwa, the first part of Muktinath. We stay a night here to explore the area and see some Holy Hindu places like the eternal flame coming from natural gas and spring (considered Holy).

Day 10: Trek to Jomsom (2600m)

We trek down to Jomsom, the capital farm for Nepali apple, best all over the world. Jomsom also has an airport (domestic).

Day 11: Morning flight to Pokhara,

We take an early flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. As per your interest, we will also visit the Fewa Lakeside in Pokhara.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu

We will come back to Kathmandu from Pokhara on a tourist bus from Pokhara tourist bus-park. We will drive along with the scenic views of the green landscape, amazing Trisului, and Marsyandi River.

Day 13: Farewell

Our representative will drop you at the International Airport before 3 hours to your flight. We hope a good time for you ahead.

Includes and Excludes

What's included 

  • Tourist bus transportation from  Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Fly from Jomsom - Pokhara
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast at a Hotel in Pokhara 
  • 3 meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • English speaking, well trained and experienced trekking guides, assistant guide(s) as per the group size and support team for luggage
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Not included in the Cost

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Porters in needed
  • Tips for guides and porters

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 stars) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Treks, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited on the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks for Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.

Luggage/Backpack for Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trek from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available at some places) tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes the 13 days for your trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall at any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath trekking along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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