Jomsom Muktinath Trekking 2022

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Jomsom Muktinath trekking is a scenic and serene trek in the midst of the Annapurna region and, is well known for its baked landscapes with strong winds. Well, the Jomsom trekking is fantastic, however, the major highlights of this trip are the superb views of massif Nilgiri and a visit to the holy and enchanting Muktinath temple. Jomsom is the district headquarters of the Mustang region and hence, all the government offices of the district are present here with a comparatively high population. The Kali Gandaki valley proudly sits beside the main bazaar with plenty of street vendors and children playing around. This region is decorated by a small airstrip with regular flights from Pokhara to Jomsom. For decades, locals here typically the Thakali people have been serving exotic trekkers with a welcoming smile. Get a chance to experience the unique culture and tradition of the Thakali inhabitants in this ethnic place.

In order to accommodate and serve the thousands of trekkers, plenty of decent guesthouses have been built in the region. The Jomsom Muktinath trek has a few altitude-related obstacles and never goes above 3000m. Nevertheless, you are rewarded with some stunning and unusual views of the high Annapurna.

Experience something like never before by walking into the deepest gorge in the world which is the narrow Kaligandaki valley. You will get to witness almost the impressive base of the stunning Nilgiri and then explore the ancient Mustang area. It tends to be a bit clouds early in the morning, however, the views are spectacular throughout the day. We begin the trek at Pokhara with a scenic flight amidst the Himalayas to Jomsom

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking view of massif Nilgiri
  • Visit Jomsom and Kagbeni villages along with the holy and enchanting Muktinath Temple
  • Take a bath in 108 waterspouts in Muktinath temple, a pilgrimage site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims
  • Awe-inspiring mountain views from Muktinath temple 
  • Explore Kag Chode Buddhist monastery in Kagbeni 
  • Walkthrough the world’s deepest George Kaligandaki
  • Tour around the lake city of Pokhara and explore caves, lakeside, world peace pagoda, etc...

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at the Kathmandu International airport (TIA), Nepal

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, one of our trek leaders will greet you and transfer to the hotel. Rest and relax till eveing. Join the welcome dinner with one of our tour managers at a typical Nepali restaurant; enjoy the meal with short briefing about Jomsom trekking. Overnight at the hotel.     

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, start a full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also, visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Or rest day for shopping and packing for the trip. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After early breakfast, we take a scenic 6 hours bus drive or about 35 minutes flight to Pokhara. Check into the hotel, the rest of the time will be leisurely walking around Lakeside or resting and relaxing at the hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Lakeside.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,10m

Transfer to airport, fly to Jomsom and trek continues to Kagbeni, about 3 hrs working through the bank of Kali Gandaki river bed and reach to Ekley- Bhatti villages. Trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kagbeni
  • Maximum Altitude:2800m

Four hours trek to Muktinath 3800m, is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists with a Gompa and a pagoda-style temple. Pagoda is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. The most interesting and important of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas. Overnight at guest house.    

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Muktinath
  • Maximum Altitude:3800m

Leaving Muktinath behind, we will trek to Lubra village via Lubra Pass. From the pass, we can see the beautiful views of the Himalayas. Lubra village is a small village that is the only village to have the Pre-Buddhism practices known as 'Bon Po'. From there, we will cross a river and descend until reaching a river and continue to Jomsom for the night stay.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jomsom
  • Maximum Altitude:2700m

After an early breakfast, we leave our guest house and walk towards a small airstrip from where we take a 35 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, transfer to hotel. The rest of the time will be spent doing some sightseeing or boating on Phewa Lake. Overnight at the hotel.   

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:8,10m

After breakfast at the hotel, we take a short visit to the international mountain museum and transfer to the airport for a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of the day will be free for shopping, in the evening join farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at a hotel in Katmandu.   

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you at the international airport for your flight back home. We wish you have a safe and sound journey back home and see you again in the future.  

    Inclusion

    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom return trips.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staff.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome, and farewell dinner in Kathmandu served by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


     

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    Useful Information

    Alpine Eco Trek recommends all our valuable trekkers to arrive at Kathmandu at least one day before the trek departure so that we have time to provide you with proper guidance, checking equipment, weather briefing, and a meeting for the guide and crew introducing. We also recommend you to keep one or two days extra for the trip, in case, flights from Pokhara to Jomsom or from Jomsom to Pokhara get delayed due to bad weather. 

    And, please note that for this trek the weight limit for your luggage is max. 15kg per trekker with your handbag, the domestic flights especially flying to mountain regions allow only 15kg (10kg language plus 5kg handbag) weight per trekker on a plane. Also, there will be one porter for two trekkers and our porters carry up to 20kg so the combined luggage of two trekkers should not exceed 20kg.  Please carry only the essentials. You can leave extra baggage safely, either at the hotel’s store or at our office store with free of cost.

     

    FAQs

    How can I book Jomsom Muktinath Trekking?

    When you would like to confirm the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    Can I do Jomsom Trekking 9 Days?

    Jomsom trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and a mountain trek with stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jogging, cycling or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Jomsom Trekking?

    Jomsom Muktinath trek via Lubra village is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?

    Yes, we recommend you to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day before the trek so that we can brief you about the trip and Kathmandu valley is one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves so to experience the beauty of these cities, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program, we are providing you with standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Do you also offer a Tailor-made Itinerary?

    Yes, we do offer a Tailor-made itinerary, if our holiday package is not perfect for your family let us know we will tailor the itinerary as per your needs and requirements. 

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Jomsom Muktinath trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3800m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have the right types of equipment with you. Please find a packing list below:

    01) Large day pack: - This is for the majority of your gear that a porter will carry for you.
    02) Day pack: - Bring a comfortable pack to carry your personal items such as water bottles, Water purifiers, cameras, snacks, hats, and a change of clothes.
    03) Money belt or pouch: - Always carry your valuables, including plane tickets and passport, in your person.
    04) Water bottle: - we recommend bringing 1 one-litre bottle to carry your water.
    05) Shoes: - A pair of good hiking shoes.
    06) Socks: - Bring a couple of pairs of cotton and woollen socks.
    07) Trekking pants: - Bring a pair of loose-fitting, lightweight, moisture-wicking pants. Shorts are optional, but baring your legs is not recommended.
    08) T-shirts/Long sleeve shirt:-Lightweight, quick-drying, moisture-wicking shirts are recommended.
    09) Polar fleece, Warm sweater: - Bring a lightweight pullover to help keep you warm.
    10) Jackets: - Wind and rain jackets are recommended, try bringing one that meets both needs. 
    11) Other: Sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm. 

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide accommodation with daily breakfast, and during the trek, we provide all meals on a full board basis. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, one of our trek leaders will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trekking guide and helpers.

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, one of our trek leaders will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a signboard of our company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

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