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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

This trek at the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki passes between the giants of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. This is an ideal trek throughout the year as the route stays at a low altitudes and does not rain in the region. This trek is highly recommended for luxury trekkers as there is a regular flight fom Pokhara/ Jomsom. A highlight of this trek is a leisure day at the holy temple of both hindus and Buddhists, Muktinath, where a natural holy flame has been burning from time immemorial.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Transfer to Hotel and Evening welcom Dinner.
After arrival and customs clearance in kathmandu airport. You’ll be met by the Plan Nepal tour representative at airport terminal. we would offer you a warm Nepalese welcome and transferred to Hotel. In evening there will be welcome dinner hosted by Plan Nepal tour. we offer you a welcome dinner in one of the finest cultural restaurant in nepal which will introduce you to the country's food. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
Morning drive to the most scenic Himalayan destination -Pokhara (200km/6hrs) in the centre of Nepal. You have also option to take white water river rafting at Trishuli river.The rest of the day will be at leisure roaming around the lake side with the colourful bazars, Coffe shops and stroll around lakeside and get prepared for Trek. Overnight at pokhara.

Day 03: Pokhara – Nayapul – Hile (1,490m) 
From Pokhara to Nayapul, it takes about 1 ½ hour by driving. The road is reasonably good. At the place of Nayapul, within short walk, one can cross suspension bridge. After that, follows up bank of Modi river to Birethanti. From there mountain trail leads through bamboo forest and passes a large waterfall-summing hole. The trail stays on the north bank of Bhurundi River to Bajagara. Beyond a pasture used by Pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudami then climbs steadily up through the valley reaching Hile (1495m). Walking time takes about 5 hours, overnight at Tea house.

Day 04: Hile – Ghorepani (1,490m – 2,850m) 
From the place of Hile, after a short walk the trail crosses a steam on suspension bridge and leads the climb very steeply on a stone staircase. It leads continuously steep to the large village of Uleri at 2070m. From there one can see first eye catching mountain views of Annapurna south (7219m), Himchuli (6440m) and Fishtail (6996m). After that, the trail leads through deep magnificent oak and Rhododendron forest up to Ghorepani (2850m). Walking time takes about 7 hours, overnight at Tea House.

Day 05: Ghorepani – Tatopani (2,850m – 1,190m) 
From the Ghorepani, trail descends almost through the several villages such as Chite (2350m), Sikha (1980m), Ghara (1700m), to Kali Gandaki River . After, crossing Kali Gandaki River through the suspension bridge and comes Tatopani (1190m). Walking time takes about 6 hours, overnight at Tea House.

Day 06: Tatopani – Ghasa (1,190m – 2,010m) 
At the place of Tatopani, trail head up the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is said to be the deepest in the world from the heights of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. Between which it lays a tunnel and rocks trail brings Dana and the Hamlet with the picture of waterfall called Rupachhahara. From there ascends to Ghasa time takes approximately 6 hours, overnight at Tea House.

Day 07: Ghasa – Tukuche (2010m – 2590m) 
After a step climb through forest arrives Lete khola and the cluster of buildings that the village of Lete . After 20 minutes walking arrives at place of Kalopani. From there, trail leads up through the bank of Kali Gandaki River and enters Tukuche. Walking time takes about 6 hours, overnight at Tea House.

Day 08: Tukuche – Kagbeni (2,590m – 2,800m) 
After Tukuche, a dramatic changes in the vegetable from Pine and Onifer forest changes in the desert like country. The flow of air between the peak of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri creates strong winds. From there, trail leads flat through Marpha, Jomsom Eklaibhatti, reaches Kagbeni (2800m). Walking time takes about 6 hours, overnight at Tea House.

Day 09: Kagbeni – Muktinath (2,800m – 3,800m)
At the place of Kagbeni, trail leads upwards through Khirgar (3270m), Jharkot (3550m) and can be reaches Muktinath walking about 4 hours even relaxing, overnight at Tea House.

Day 10: Rest day in Muktinath for worshipping
Take a tour around Muktinath temple, bathe in holy 108 watersprouts and worship in the temple. Also explore around the villages with guide. These is main highlights of Trek. Overnight at Teahouse.

Day 11: Muktinath _ Jomsom (3,800m – 2,750m) 
At the place of Muktinath, one can back through the same trail to Jomsom. Walking time takes approximately 5 hours, overnight at tea House

Day 12: Jomsom – Pokhara 
Early after breakfast fly backs to Pokhara. Arrival at pokhara airport. Transfer to hotel. Later on, Take short sightseeing of Pokhara with Boating jn Fewa Lake. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.

Day 13: Fly or Drive Back Kathmandu. Leisure time on your own.
After Breakfast, Drive or take a Flight to Kathmandu. Free time on your own for shopping, Relax in hotel, visit garden of dreams or Walk around Thamel Street. Overnight at kathmandu Hotel.

Day 14: Final Depature.
We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this Jomsom muktinath trek with Ghorepani- poonhill and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal with Plan Nepal. we will provide a ride to International airport for final depature as per your flight schedule.

Trip Profile Description
Duration : 14 Days
Grade : Moderate
Maximum Elevation : 3,800m/12,464 ft
Seasons : All Year, Summer, Autumn, Spring
Route : Kathmandu - Kathmandu

we provide you with a list of the required trekking equipment for your trek in nepal, as well as clothing you need to bring to bring in the days. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended, it's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some dry warmer clothing with you. For the cold nights, thermal, a warm jacket and a down jacket will help to keep you warm.
We can find variety of these gears to hire or buy in Kathmandu. Majority of the gears are also provided by Plan Nepal Tours and the gear which are in sale in Kathmandu are locally manufactured or imported from China. Very high quality branded gears can also be bought in some stores in Kathmandu. We can guide you if you wish. This list should be considered as an essential summary and, it might be incomplete. 

1. Trekking Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag (Optional. we can provide if you do not have your own and it is to be returned after the trek ).
  •  Duffel or main bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters on whole trekking duration.
  • Daypack for yourself to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Light weight Running shoes or sandals-to used in lodge or camp (optional)
  • A pair light to medium weight water proof hiking or trekking boots if walking through deep snow or on wet ground.
  • Woolen Socks-heavy weight to be worn over the liner socks
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protectionDust mask
  • Casual wears before after the trek
  • Good quality mittens or gloves
  •  Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  •  Light weight thermal tops.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox or Acetylzolamide as Anti-altitude sickness pills
  • 1 set of earplugs (optional)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • Cough and/or cold medicine

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  •  Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport for visa.
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines.
  • Lip balm. SPF 20, 2 sticks is recommended.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc
Cost Included
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse lodge accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome Dinners.
  • Domestic flights (Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porter service as per group size.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excluded
  • International Airfares to/from Kathmandu and airport departure taxes.
  • Nepal entry/re-entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as bar bills, telephone calls, laundry, extra mileage, mineral water.
  • Personal insurance, evacuation and medical expenses.

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