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Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 13 Days

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Daily Tour 13 day Availability: 2019-01-01
Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Annapurna Region Tour Guide: Ngwang Sherpa
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Overview

 

Join Alpine Club of Himalaya’s trekking expedition to the Mustang region that includes the world’s deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom Muktinath Trek at a maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464 ft). Continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri both of which reach heights in excess of 8000m (26,240 ft). Explore the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes.

The best seasons for doing this trek are Spring (March to May) and autumn (mid September to mid December). During these seasons you will be rewarded by good weather, sunny and warm with clear sky and outstanding views. You can trek during winter (Dec, Jan, Feb), however, cold weather with snow-fall at higher elevations may cause delays

Important Note:

  Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.  
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Kathmandu International Airport(Google Map)

Trip Fact

PriceUSD 1099
Activities:  Trekking and Sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu
Duration: 13 Days
Trek Style: Classic
Accommodation: 3 NightsHotel in Kathmandu, 1 night hotel in Pokhara and 8 nights in Lodge/Guest House during Trek
Meals: Full Board during Trek and Breakfasts, Welcome and Farewell meals in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Transportation:Private Vehicles/ Flights
Service Level:Comfort
Maximum Altitude: Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]
Trek Grading:3

  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] and Trek to Tikhendhunga [1,552m/5,090ft]: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 04: Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020ft]: 6-7 hrs
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani [1,190m/3,904ft]: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]: 4-5hrs
  • Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]: 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 11: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Final departure

COST INCLUDED & NOT INCLUDED
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-star Hotels in both Kathmandu and Pokhara. (Both on B&B basis)
  • Teahouses during the trek with all meals
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight ; Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation in tourist bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International and domestic flights (Pokhara to Kathmandu-$108)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Departure Date

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Highlights
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.

Equipments and Packing List

This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Alpine Club of Himalaya inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.

Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
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Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

You will be welcomed by an amazing view of The Himalayas as you approach Kathmandu. At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Alpine Club of Himalaya. In the evening, you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

We depart in the morning to the Pashupatinath temple, a famous 5th century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the banks of the Bagmati River. We then tour Boudhanath, one of the holiest and largest Buddhist stupas in South Asia which is built on the ancient trade route to Tibet. We will visit the Patan Darbar square that has heritage buildings representing the four kingdoms (Kantipur, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur) in Nepal, which is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Next we visit Bhaktapur, an ancient Newar city in the east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, with the best preserved palace courtyards in Nepal, and is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artwork. Prominent structures are the Nyata-Pola Temple, a 5-story pagoda erected by Nepali King Bhupatindra Malla during a 5-month period from late 1701 into 1702, the world famous Golden Gate, cited as “the most lovely piece of art in the whole Kingdom; it is placed like a jewel, flashing innumerable facets in the handsome setting of its surroundings”, and the 55 Window Palace that has a balcony of fifty-five windows, considered to be a unique masterpiece of woodcarving, built during the reign of King Yaksha Malla in 1427 AD. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft] and Trek to Tikhedhunga [1,552m/5,090ft]: 4-5 hrs

We take a flight to Pokhara;  the right side of the plane will offer the best views of The Himalayas.

Representatives of Alpine Club of Himalaya will pick-you up at the Pokhara airport. Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal located 200 km west of Kathmandu, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city, offers spectacular views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others.

We take a 1 hour and 20 minute drive to Nayapul, and walk to the northern side of Burundi Khola, through sub tropical forests, and sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. We cross the Modi Khola River via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020ft]: 6-7 hrs

From Tikhedhunga we trek downhill and cross the Burundi Khola river. From there we brave through thousands of steps and boulders up to the Ulleri Hill and further up to the Ghorepani village via stone stairs, while admiring the spectacular view of Annapurna South, through waterfalls, tiny villages, and several tea-houses before reaching Ghorepani that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and the Nilgiri mountains. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani [1,190m/3,904ft]: 5-6 hrs

Ghorepani town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani town that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. On the way to Tatopani, we descend steeply to Sikha, a large village, then descend further to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing a suspension bridge we climb up to Tatopani. Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]: 5-6 hrs

The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki river that flows under a deep gorge by 2200m, in between two 8000m mountaintops that are only 38km apart. Continuing along to Dana, the beautiful Rupse Chahara waterfall, and Kopchepani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village in Ghasa, a paradise for bird watchers. Overnight in Ghasa.

Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]: 4-5hrs

We make a steep climb through forests to Lete Khola and then Lete, and further to the east of the Kaligandaki, reaching the Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross the trail via Tukche at 2590m and apple farms that produce apple and vegetable for the entire region, until we reach Marpha Village.Overnight in Marpha.

Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]: 4-5 hrs

We continue along the valley, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Ekle Bhatti meaning lonely pub. From Jomsom, we continue on a gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs until the Ekley-Bhatti village. After a good stop, we take an hour of easy walk to Kagbeni, an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area, which lies at the bank of two rivers.

Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]: 5-6 hrs

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.

Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 5-6 hrs

Muktinath is one of most sacred destinations for Hindus and Buddhists. We will visit the Muktinath Temple of Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a “Muktikhsetra”or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.

Day 11: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight

Representatives of Alpine Club of Himalaya will transport you to the airport for a a 30-minute flight to Pokhara, providing views of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

In Pokhara, we tour the city; Davis Falls is a unique waterfall that flows directly into a narrow and deep canal, The Shiva Cave houses a shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva. We also do some boating in Phewa Lake, the largest lake in Pokhara and visit the Bindyabasini Temple located at the center of the Lake. From the lake, and possibly even from your hotel bed, you can enjoy a clear view of the snow-capped mountains, just twenty or so kilometres away. Then we visit the famous International Mountain Museum (IMM) that records, documents and chronicles the past and present development of mountaineering activities in the world and the Himalayas in particular. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

We take a 200 kilometer drive back to Kathmandu, while enjoying the marvelous scenery.

In Kathmandu, you may spend the day exploring more of Kathmandu, shop for souvenirs, lovely pashminas, or intricate art work. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate your successful trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Final Departure Departure

Representatives of Alpine Club of Himalaya will transport you to the airport.

Join Alpine Club of Himalaya's trekking expedition to the Mustang region that includes the world's deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom Muktinath Trek at a maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464 ft).

4 Reviews

  1. avatar
    Rickey
    5:06 am - March 24, 2019 / Reply

    Most beautiful trek to JOMSOM MUKTINATH. What a breathtaking view. Nice tea house and food was basic but fresh. Sujan planned our itinerary as per our requirements. He was excellent with communication during trek. He arranged helicopter when one of my colleagues fell a sick.
    Highly recommended.

    5
  2. avatar
    Mahen
    9:34 pm - April 4, 2019 / Reply

    I love my trek to JOMSOM and MuKHITINATH. This is best trek out of my many trekking experience.
    Alpine has done the great job for recommending this trek for us. I recommend this trek to everyone. You will enjoy it.

    5
  3. avatar
    Veronica
    10:48 pm - April 27, 2019 / Reply

    We booked this trek with the recommendation of my friend. Alpine club of Himalaya provided great service throughout the trek. Very professional and knowledgeable team. Highly recommended.

    5
  4. avatar
    Paula
    10:50 pm - April 27, 2019 / Reply

    Alpine club of Himalaya is Highly recommended, a perfect experience.

    5

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