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Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking - 11 Days

Destination Nepal
Activity Annapurna Treks
Accomodation Selected hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek
Duration 11 Days
Region Annapurna Region
Start / End point Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
Group size 2 - 40
MAX. ALTITUDE 3,855 m at Muktinath
MEALS INCLUDED Breakfast in pokhara and all meals kathamandu and during the trek
TRIP CODE DWTTK06
NATURE OF TREK Tea House Trekking
BEST SEASON Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.
GRADE Easy
ACTIVITY PER DAY Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
TRANSPORTATION Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation)

Highlights

  • A popular holy destination
  • Awe- inspiring mountains
  • Buddhist monastery, flag
  • Hindu temple
  • World’s deepest George Kaligandaki
  • Natural hot spring
  • Green and clean city of Pokhara
Benefits
  • Airport  arrival and departure transfer to/from Hotel by private transportation.
  • Medical Kit.

Overview

Naturally blessed along with diverse geographical structure, culture, religion, different ethnic group and remote villages etc within the territory of the Jomsom and Muktinath trekking offers unique experienced. Upper elevations are covered by the desert areas along with monastery, player flag, rocky stone, settlement of Tibetan tribe people and Buddhist religion practice where as the low lands are captivated by the rice farming, green forest and settled by Brahamin and Chhetri, Thakali, Gurung, Magar people and following the Hindu religion.

Discovery World Trekking leader, guide  provide us the opportunity to see mesmerizing panoramic close up views of Annapurna I (8,091m) to the east and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) to the west on the route to Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking. Walking along the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki carved/ formed by the Kaligandaki River and taking bath in a natural hot spring makes our journey full of thrilling, adventures and excitement. We find sacred fossils rocks called Shaligram in Nepalese language on the Ridge of Kali Gandaki River which is used by Hindu to pray.

Trek to Jomsom and Muktinath heads toward the lake city of Pokhara by the transportation from capital city of Kathmandu with the pre-determined time schedule of Itinerary arranged by the Discovery World Trekking. After nearly about 6/7 hours driving lead us to the Pokhara then we take taxi for ride to the Nayapul.  Nayapul is our first starting point of hiking then all our members gradually escalate ahead unless reach to the Gorepani poonhill to enjoy the sunrise and many mountains range view. This trail is passed through the farming fields, forests, blooming red Rhododron flower, Gurung and Mager villages, hot water (Hot spring).

Muktinath is the highest place of our trip package located at an elevation of 3,800m; holy sacred temple for Buddhists and Hindus renown as place of salvation. It has two small lakes in front of the temple, natural gas fires “Eternal flame” inside the temple and 108 holy taps; it is believed that taking bath in the water or drinking water continually in these taps guarantees get salvation after death. From Muktinath, we have two options to choose one of the best as per the wish, interest, and time permission whether drive back to Pokhara or fly back to Pokhara.

Its Notice to all our valuable clients who are joining Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking with us that our journey begins with 6-7 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara (approx 200 km)which is included in package, however, if you want to take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara (20 mins approx) and also from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we can provide that with an additional flight cost which is not included in package. Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our Valuable clients that they should arrive Kathmandu a day earlier at afternoon before the day we departed and start our Jomsom and Muktinath Trekking next day, To make sure that you’ll attend our Official Briefing as an important Pre-meeting. The Reason we do so is we want to make sure that you get proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey so that if you have forgotten something then we'll provide you with that ASAP.

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Day to Day Itinerary

day 1
Drive to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley - 6-7 hrs

We start our scenic drive after an early morning breakfast, traveling by tourist bus out of the valley and along the picturesque Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. The beautiful scenery along the way includes rivers, terraced fields, villages and sights of the snowy mountains, including Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist's paradise with many facilities for travelers.

  • Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside.
  • Included meals: Breakfast
day 2
Drive to Nayapul (1,050 m / 3,445 ft) 1½ hrs and trek to Tikhedunga(1,540 m / 5,050 ft) - 3-4 hrs

After a nourishing breakfast meal, we enjoy a short drive through beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul, our trek starting point. Here we inaugurate our first steps on the trail. The route follows a pleasantly through fertile jungle and terraced fields along a rushing river. We pass through several rural settlements and gradually reach Tikhedunga.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 3
Trek to Ghorepani (2,860 m/ 9,385 ft) – 6-7 hrs

This day involves a vigorous ascent as we climb a long, steep series of stone steps on our way to Ghorepani. After the challenging steps we journey through scenic villages and timberland. Although a difficult climb, along the way, we can take in astonishing views of the snowy peaks including the Annapurnas, Machhapuchhare, and Hiunchuli. Our destination is Ghorepani, a spectacular settlement located on a ridgeline.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 4
Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,525 ft) ¾ hr, then trek to Tatopani (1,200m / 3,940 ft) 4 hrs

Today we have an early start of the day as we begin before sunrise to ascend Poon Hill in time to view the sunrise on the Himalaya. The marvelous panoramic view from Poon Hill includes Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, the Annapurnas and much more. After enjoying the views, we return to our lodge for a hearty breakfast, and then follow a pleasant forest trail through rhododendron and villages with terraced farmland to eventually cross the Kali Gandaki river and arrive at Tatopani with nearby hot springs where we take a dip and savor the experience.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 5
Trek to Ghasa (1,190 m/3,900 ft) – 5 hrs

The pleasant route heads north as we follow upriver in the Kali GandakiValley. We take the chance to explore newly developed trails away from the motor road. We will pass through scenic farmland with rural villages surrounded by terraced fields. We are hiking up the world’s deepestgorge, with Dhaulagiri, world’s seventh highest peak on one side, and Annapurna I, the tenth highest on the other.We ascend to the peaceful village of Ghasa, mainly populated by Thakali people of this region.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 6
Trek to Tukche(2,510 m/8,550 ft) – 5hrs

Today we continue our journey up the Kali Gandaki. We pass through peaceful forests to the large settlements of Lete and Kalapani and as we continue the journey north , the territory becomes noticeably drier and the lush vegetation and forests give way to more desert like terrain. The culture, too, begins to change from the lowland Hindu style practices to a Buddhist lifestyle. Tukche is a scenicvillage with surrounding orchards and a monastery. The local brandy from Tukche is famous throughout Nepal and a hit with many trekkers.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 7
Trek to Kagbeni (2,900 m/9,500 ft) - 5 hrs

We pass through the scenic village of Marpha, famous as part of the Annapurna Circuit for its apple pies before road building dramatically decreased tourism. We enjoy thrilling views of the surrounding peaks and unforgettable landscape.Jomsom is the next town and district headquarters of Mustang. The route then follows a pleasantly up the arid valley of the Kali Gandaki Riverto the fort of Kagbeni, an ancient trade post with a Buddhist monastery, too. Kagbeni is just south of the restricted area of Upper Mustang.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 8
Trek to Muktinath (3,855 m/12,635ft)- 4 hrs

We will make an exciting journey up the valley in the direction of the legendary Thorung La pass. We are on the world-famous Annapurna Circuit but most people attempt the pass from the other direction. We make a scenic climb up the Jhong River valley with marvelous scenery along the way. The trail passes ancient villages on the way to Muktinath, a temple that has long been a pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The temple’s walled complex has a Buddhists monastery and Hindu shrines, 108 bathing spouts and even an ‘eternal flame’.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 9
Trek to Jomsom (2,720 m/8,915 ft)-4 hrs

We have reached our final day on the trekking trails. The journey heads down the valley as we lose elevation and gradually rejoin the Kali Gandaki River valley bottom and the trail back to Jomsom. Jomsom’s market area may seem like a big change from the serene trails and villages that we have visited. Rest and refresh at the lodge or explore Jomsom bazaar.

  • Overnight at Lodge.
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 10
Early morning flight to Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) (and optional flight back to Kathmandu

We say goodbye to Mustang today and will have an early morning flight back through the Kali Gandaki Valley’s southern section. The scenic flight returns us to Pokhara. (We can then connect with a flight back to the ancient city of Kathmandu, or take a day of exploration of Pokhara and tourist bus to Kathmandu the following day). The rest of the day is yours to explore the city and perhaps go souvenir shopping or just relax in the tourist haven.

  • Accommodation at Hotel near Lakeside
  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
day 11
Drive from Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft) to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) - 6-7hrs

Today is an early start as we depart by tourist bus for a return to Kathmandu. The 200 km route follows first along the Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli Rive offering a good look at the natural scenery and farmland. The bus makes one last climb and we are back in the valley of the gods, Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Included meals: Breakfast

What is Included?

  • Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Pokhara by Tourist bus.
  • Private transport from Pokhara bus station to your hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
  • Two night’s accommodation in selected hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast.
  • Private transportation service Pokhara and Nayapul (trek strat point)
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Discovery World Trekking appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Excluded?

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • All accommodations and Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhra due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.

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USEFUL INFO

The Jomsom-Muktinath Trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and Pokhara and canbe tailoredto accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you. The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, theLead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind theinterests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

Trip Reviews

Jomsom Trek and Culture Tour in Nepal
Matthew and Friends
5 - Excellent
10/10/2012

Paul, as others have mentioned, quickly responded to all email enquiries which was the main reason we chose Discovery World Trekking. This efficiency flowed through the whole trek from paul’s advice and assistance, to the professionalism of our excellent Guide, Tek Gurung who catered for our every need. He along with the porters watched over us constantly to help us avoid grumpy Yaks, heavily loaded porters and other hazards on the trail. We were very well fed and much enjoyed the company of the trekking staff. We would unreservedly recommend Discovery World Trekking for a hassle-free and fun trek.

“Incredible Journey, Incredible Support”
Chris Neale
5 - Excellent
10/26/2014

I recently spent one month in Nepal and my itinerary consisted of activities in the Kathmandu Valley, Everest Region, Chitwan, and Phokara. Having been recommended to the DWT team by a friend well in advance to booking the trip, I got in contact with CEO Paul via Facebook and simply put, the rest is history. Right from the get-go, Paul was so incredibly friendly and supportive, giving me a huge amount of information and various options for how I wanted to construct my trip as well as extra (and very helpful) suggestions. We remained in contact right up until my departure from Australia and upon arrival, 'Paul from Nepal' ensured that I got the absolute most out of my time in this beautiful country. Paul and his team worked tirelessly to make me feel at ease and Paul himself always made himself available for contact via text or call 24/7 in case I had any queries on the fly. I was delayed getting to the Everest Base Camp region due to bad weather for two days and was never caught out of a room to stay and Paul made huge efforts to get me on the soonest available plane. My guide Hari, and porter Dole were amazingly helpful and easy to get along with (very important when trekking by yourself) and always had great information on the different areas along the route. Upon successfully returning from my trek, Paul organised buses to and from Chitwan and Phokara, and often checked in to ensure that I was comfortable and that everything was going well. Paul and his DWT put you first, and I have yet to experience better service and attention to detail in any of my other organised travel experiences. I would recommend DWT to anyone wanting to experience Nepal and its plethora of amazing sights and sounds and can safely say that if it weren't Paul, my trip simply would not have been nearly as incredible as it fortunately was. Amazing!

Jomsom Trek and Culture Tour in Nepal
Matthew and Friends
5 - Excellent
10/10/2012

Paul, as others have mentioned, quickly responded to all email enquiries which was the main reason we chose Discovery World Trekking. This efficiency flowed through the whole trek from paul’s advice and assistance, to the professionalism of our excellent Guide, Tek Gurung who catered for our every need. He along with the porters watched over us constantly to help us avoid grumpy Yaks, heavily loaded porters and other hazards on the trail. We were very well fed and much enjoyed the company of the trekking staff. We would unreservedly recommend Discovery World Trekking for a hassle-free and fun trek.

“Incredible Journey, Incredible Support”
Chris Neale
5 - Excellent
10/26/2014

I recently spent one month in Nepal and my itinerary consisted of activities in the Kathmandu Valley, Everest Region, Chitwan, and Phokara. Having been recommended to the DWT team by a friend well in advance to booking the trip, I got in contact with CEO Paul via Facebook and simply put, the rest is history. Right from the get-go, Paul was so incredibly friendly and supportive, giving me a huge amount of information and various options for how I wanted to construct my trip as well as extra (and very helpful) suggestions. We remained in contact right up until my departure from Australia and upon arrival, 'Paul from Nepal' ensured that I got the absolute most out of my time in this beautiful country. Paul and his team worked tirelessly to make me feel at ease and Paul himself always made himself available for contact via text or call 24/7 in case I had any queries on the fly. I was delayed getting to the Everest Base Camp region due to bad weather for two days and was never caught out of a room to stay and Paul made huge efforts to get me on the soonest available plane. My guide Hari, and porter Dole were amazingly helpful and easy to get along with (very important when trekking by yourself) and always had great information on the different areas along the route. Upon successfully returning from my trek, Paul organised buses to and from Chitwan and Phokara, and often checked in to ensure that I was comfortable and that everything was going well. Paul and his DWT put you first, and I have yet to experience better service and attention to detail in any of my other organised travel experiences. I would recommend DWT to anyone wanting to experience Nepal and its plethora of amazing sights and sounds and can safely say that if it weren't Paul, my trip simply would not have been nearly as incredible as it fortunately was. Amazing!

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