Jomsom to Muktinath Trek

  • Trip Price: $1140 pp
  • Total Duration:14 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation:3800 M
  • Max Group Size:Min 1 Person
  • Best Time:March - May & Sep - Dec
  • Start Point:Kathmandu
  • End Point:Pokhara
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  • Sightseeing tour to some of UNESCO'S World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Pass some beautiful villages such as Kagbeni, Marpha (Popularly known for the productions of Apples).
  • Reach Kaligandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Visit Muktinath temple, a famous religious site.
  • Visit Old Monasteries in Muktinath.
  • Explore rich local culture and traditions on the way.
  • Trek through the dry landscapes of Jomsom to Muktinath.
  • Enjoy a hot water bath in natural hot springs in Tatopani.
  • Hike to Poonhill, a beautiful viewpoint from where you can enjoy the majestic mountain views.
  • Best Sunrise Views in the mountain tips from Poonhill
  • Airport transfers – pick up and drop
  • All ground transportation
  • Your accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with a breakfast plan
  • Your accommodation in the best guesthouses available (on twin sharing basis) during the trek with breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trekking journey
  • All paper works 
  • National park and heritage sites entry tickets
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) and trekking permits 
  • A licensed, English speaking, experienced and professional trekking guide, climbing guide along with a porter (1 for two clients)
  • All the costs of guide and porter including accidental insurance
  • Duffel bag, sleeping bags (to be returned to us after the trek)
  • Heaven Himalaya T-shirts, route map, and a travel completion certificate
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges. 
  • First aid kit
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International airfare
  • Visa costs
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal refreshment items like cold drinks, snacks, etc.
  • Personal utility items like laundry, telephone expenses, electricity charges, etc.
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guides and porters

Overview

Jomsom to Muktinath Trek is one of the spiritual treks amidst the glory of mountains and mountainous landscapes. The trek takes you to Muktinath, which is a popular sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Each year, we can see a flock of individuals heading towards Muktinath. Some people opt for this trip because of its religious value, while others get lured by the region’s wilderness. The fascinating views of the mountains in the Annapurna region are another factor that attracts many travelers to this trek. The panoramic views of mountains in Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal, etc. can see during the trek is amazing.

This trek is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In Annapurna Circuit Trek, after crossing Thorong La pass, the trail runs from Muktinath to Jomsom. But we don’t cross the pass in Jomsom to Muktinath Trek. So, for those who can’t take the challenge of crossing the pass, Muktinath to Jomsom Trekking can be an ideal trip that combines spiritual significance with natural fascination.

The scenic trail of Jomsom to Muktinath Trek 

First, Muktinath to Jomsom Trip starts from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We will have a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. The tour covers major UNESCO listed heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. Then we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway to Pokhara city. During the drive, one can rejoice in the picturesque views of the countryside of Nepal. The rivers, hills, greenery, and traditional villages, everything looks outstanding. After a wonderful night in Pokhara, we fly to Jomsom, which is the actual commencement point of the Jomsom to Muktinath Trek.

From Jomsom, we follow a trail towards the Kaligandaki gorge. We climb up via some interesting villages like Kagbeni and Marpha to Muktinath. The Jomsom to Muktinath trail covers diverse terrain that extends from Jomsom’s dry landscapes to high altitude mountainous terrain of Muktinath, then to sub-tropical fields and rice paddies in Ghorepani at the end of the journey. With the local people, diverse terrain, an old monastery, temple, and caves, the region is full of magnificent landscapes. After visiting Muktinath, the trail drops to Marpha and diverse from Ghorepani to Tatopani. Throughout the Muktinath trek, you will get to see the magnificence of mountains in abundance. Besides, one can enjoy a hot water bath in the natural hot water springs of Tatopani.

We also hike to Poonhill, a beautiful viewpoint that offers glorious views of sunrise and sunset amidst the mountains in the Annapurna range. The trail from Ghorepani to Pokhara is full of liveliness. The traditional villages, farmlands, lush hills, forests, and appealing terrain. Nothing could have been a better option. Finally, the Jomsom to Muktinath trekking concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara city.

Cultural significance of pious Muktinath temple

Muktinath temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu that holds a chief value among Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Lying in Thorong La pass’s foothills, the temple has its name amongst the highest altitude temples in the world. Each year, thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this pious site. As per Hinduism, it is popular as Mukti Kshetra, where Mukti means liberation, and Kshetra means place. Therefore, Mukti Kshetra is regarded as the place of liberation. We consider the temple being 106th amongst the 108 Divya Desams temples in the world. We believe it to be the same place where Lord Vishnu had led his life as a stone after receiving a curve from Brinda (a lady loyal to her husband, Jalandhar).

Buddhists consider this place as Chumig Gyatsa, a Tibetan word that translates as Hundred Waters in English. For Buddhist pilgrims, Muktinath is an important place for dakinis, the Goddess of Sky Dancers. It is also one of the 24 Tantric places, as per Buddhism.

Muktinath is a temple of Lord Vishnu and is in pagoda style. The temple is small, and the statue of Lord Vishnu inside the temple is of gold. There are 108 bull faced waterspouts in the temple’s periphery. People believe holy water flows from these 108 taps. Therefore, people take baths in these taps, even in the freezing temple. It is said that a bath in those taps liberates a person from various sins caused by him/ her during their lifetime. Read more about Muktinath Temple on Wikipedia.

Heaven Himalaya for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

If you are ready for a wonderful venture to Muktinath, then do not miss an opportunity to be a part of this trek with Heaven Himalaya. We organize the trip to Muktinath throughout the year. If you want to explore more of the Mustang region, we also have other trip packages like Upper Mustang Trek, Mustang Jeep Tour, and Mustang Tiji festival Trek on the list. With us, you are in the hand of professionals. Just lay back and enjoy your trip. Leave the rest upon us!

Itinerary Expand all

Our group representative will wait for you at the appearance terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport with your nameplate. The representative will welcome and take you to your inn in Kathmandu. As you check into the inn, the delegate will portray our arrangements ahead. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Sightseeing visit in Kathmandu incorporates a guided visit around the art, historical, and cultural monuments around Kathmandu city that have been recorded under the UNESCO World Heritage Site graphs. Today, after breakfast, your tour guide will get you for a touring visit ahead. You will begin from Kathmandu Durbar Square, a recorded royal residence that dates back to the sixteenth century during the Malla rule. The castle is an enormous complex with a royal residence, courtyards, and temples. We explore the outskirts of the royal residence and visit a historical center inside the royal residence. In the wake of investigating the royal residence, we head to Swayambhunath Stupa, an enormous stupa put on a peak encompassed by different Buddha sculptures and religious communities. Next, we drive to Pashupatinath Temple, a most seasoned Hindu Temple with many small temples and sculptures that date back to ancient times. Finally, we head to Boudhanath stupa, a colossal stupa set on a three-layered Mandela. We visit all these excellent legacy destinations and end our day with a drive back to your inn. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, after breakfast at the lodging, your guide will get you for an overland drive to Pokhara city. The vehicle follows a course along the Prithvi Highway loaded with countryside views of Nepal. More often than not, we will drive along the Trishuli River with captivating views on terraced farmland, conventional towns, and rich slopes on sight. We even pass a boating spot while in transit to Pokhara. After around seven hours of drive, we come to Nepal's wonderful touristic center point–Pokhara. We check-in at the inn, spruce up and prepare for a loosening up exploration around the lakeside Pokhara. With the unblemished air, quiet lake water, and mountains, lakeside Pokhara is a magnificent spot to be at. In the evening, we return to our hotel. Spend your time at the hotel in Pokhara for the night.

 

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Pokhara Airport to catch a flight to Jomsom. In around half an hour, you will be in Jomsom. Jomsom is a beautiful village with several local markets, guesthouses, and lodges. From Jomsom, we walk through the wild terrain of the region along the Kaligandaki gorge to Kagbeni. It is a quick daily walk today. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Kagbeni.

Leaving Kagbeni, we climb up to Ekalu Batti. From here, the trail splits into two; one leads us to Muktinath while the other leads us to Upper Mustang. We take a trail to Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site in the Annapurna region. It’s the temple of Lord Vishnu, and there is a monastery nearby. The temple is also a wonderful location for admiring the panoramic views of mountains in Annapurna massif. One can admire the views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, and many other mountains. We explore the holy places around the temple premises like an eternal flame, holy pond, 108 water spouts, and a monastery on reaching the temple. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Muktinath.

Today, we descend from Muktinath and follow a trail that goes through Lupra. It is a scenic and interesting trail where we can enjoy some magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Himal and Nilgiri Himal. We descend to the Lupra River and enter Lupra village. It is an isolated village. Few hours walk from the village; we reach Marpha, a beautiful village in the region famous for Apple orchards. People from the Thakali community mostly inhabit the village. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Marpha.

After a tasty breakfast at Marpha, we make our way to Ghasa. We walk pass interesting villages like Lhobang and Larjung on the way to Kothethanti. We walk continuously for a few hours until we reach Kalapani. From here, we can rejoice in some stunning views of the mountains in the Annapurna ranges. Further, the trail undulates up and down to Lete and then to Ghasa. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Ghasa.

From Ghasa, the trail descends to Kaligandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. It is in between the great Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks. As we move ahead, we drop to the Rupchechhara waterfall and move ahead to Tatopani. Tatopani, as its name depicts, is a popular place with natural hot water springs. One can enjoy a hot water bath in the natural hot water springs of Tatopani. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Tatopani.

After breakfast in Tatopani, we follow a trail along the Kaligandaki River and cross a suspension bridge over the river. After some time, we cross another suspension bridge over the river and descend to Durbin Danda. Further, we ascend to the village of Sikha. Sikha is a large village in the region that comprises shops and teahouses. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Sikha.

From Sikha, we follow a trail that ascends to Ghorepani via Chitre. We walk past the lush villages, farmlands, and forests to Ghorepani. If you are lucky enough to travel in spring, you can see the entire rhododendron forests blossom with colorful flowers. Ghorepani is a beautiful Gurung village that lies in the backdrop of beautiful Himalayas. It’s truly a relishing experience to be there in this village. Tonight, we spend our time at a guesthouse in Ghorepani.

We wake up early and hike up to Poonhill to catch the views of the sunrise. The golden sun rays fall upon the glittering snow of Annapurna massif; it’s just so outstanding. From Poonhill, we catch some magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Macchapucchre, Langtang Himal, Manaslu Himal, and many more. After a wonderful start of the day with the heart whelming views of mountains, we return to the guesthouse for breakfast and start descending to Tikhedhunga. Tonight, spend your time at a guesthouse in Tikhedhunga.

After breakfast, we trek down to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara, we check into a hotel Pokhara and rest for a while. Then we get ready to explore the lakeside area. We stroll along the Phewa Lake bank and spend some quality time boating in the serene lake water. In the evening, we can spend our leisure time in the restaurants and clubs in Pokhara. Excellent food, live music, and a relaxed mood after such a long day trek will keep you delighted. Tonight, spend your time at a hotel in Pokhara.

Today, after breakfast at the hotel, we get into our ride to drive back to Kathmandu. We follow the same scenic route along Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we will transfer you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, spend your time at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, fly home from Kathmandu or proceed with your travel to some different goals around the world. We will drop you at the air terminal three hours before your planned flight. We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a popular trek not only for international travelers but for domestic travelers. The trek is busy with travelers during the entire year. Pilgrims visit the place, but youngsters, youths, and adults also show an equal interest in trekking to Muktinath. It’s one of the popular holiday destinations, even for the Nepalese people.

We consider March to May and September to November the best season for this trek. However, people also opt for this trek in winter and monsoon. But core winter and core monsoon are not so recommended. During the monsoon, the weather is not clear. Therefore, you may miss the unobstructed views of the mountains. Also, the path gets slippery. In winter, snow covers the high altitude region. So, walking can be difficult or almost impossible. Hence, plan for your Jomsom to Muktinath trekking accordingly.

Reviews

Trip of a lifetime- Annapurna Circuit Trek

Heaven Himalaya Team offers a magnificently arranged trekking involvement in Nepal. Ramhari answered instantly to all my messages. They make a solid effort to make your vacation in Nepal an extraordinary one and genuinely went well beyond my desires.

I couldn't remember the name of the guide but my boy, you were more than amazing. I wish you good luck in the days to come.

Everything from pickup to trekking in the mountains was very professional with excellent service.

So, I strongly suggest everyone and will trek with Heaven Himalaya again in the future.

Glorious Experience in EBC Trek

We did an EBC trek with Ram and his team back in April 2019, and it was a glorious experience. Ram is a very knowledgeable, resourceful, and very helpful guide. 2 of us got unwell during the trek, and he was very prompt and took care of us in any way that was available.

We enjoyed our chat and his sense of humor along the trail and at the teahouses. He even got us a special breakfast and pickle salad at Namche Bazaar and always fulfilled the strange request with our dietary needs. EBC trek is amazing. With Ram, it is even more spectacular. Thanks for the amazing trip. Looking forward to island peak climb in the future.

Thein Thein,
Brisbane, Australia

Incredible Scenery and Service

I trekked up to Basecamp with Ram and his Heaven Himalaya team last year and had incredible Scenery and Service. The scenery is just awesome, and Ram took amazing care of everyone in our group. He kept us all entertained and motivated and most importantly, healthy. Can't recommend him highly enough!

Best Experience Ever, Thank You Ram

My wife and I spent our honeymoon in the mountains. We made the Three Passes Trek in the Everest region. I can certainly say that it was the ultimate outdoor experience we have ever had, simply astonishing. I'm also very sure that a great part of enjoying that experience the way we did was thanks to our guide (Ram). He's a highly expert in the mountains and more importantly a great person with a big heart and always a smile to offer.

Juan J. Jaume,
New York City, New York

Everest Base Camp Trekking

I did the Everest Base Camp Trek back in Nov’18 and it was an awesome experience. My guide, Ram was fantastic, very knowledgeable, and professional. He was very good in all the preparations that he made and was very attentive to my needs. He was very thorough explaining all parts of the trek and he took good care of me, especially I was exhausted on the last day of the trek, he pushed and helped me out to ensure I made it to EBC. I highly recommend going with Ram if you ever wanted to do any treks in Nepal.

Culture165163,
TripAdvisor Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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