12 days Jomsom Trek with Muktinath is an easy and the most popular trekking destinations in Annapurna region of Nepal. Jomsom Muktinath Trek also known as Lower Mustang trek will provide you a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Annapurna region. Jomsom and Muktinath is relatively a moderate grade trek, best for trek beginners like families to adults and seniors. One of the most famous and a searchable trekking of Annapurna region from the beginning, Jomsom Muktinath trek caters incredible mountain vistas like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. A low altitude trek is passing unique temples and monasteries along the windy Kali Gandaki valley, also famous for apple orchids, Thakali cultures and civilizations. For last minute booking and any queries regarding Jomsom Muktinath trek, please email us at [email protected] and call or message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Trek Difficulty: Easy /Moderate
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 850m- 3800m
Trek Cost: USD 950-1280
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Budget Teahouses
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara
Jomsom Muktinath Trek also known as lower Mustang Trek which is good for trek beginners.
12 days Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a lodge based trekking as there are better and bigger tea house lodges are being built up. You will have twin sharing rooms with twin beds in the trek, it has comfortable mattresses and pillows. It is nice to have your own sleeping bags for warmth, hygiene and comfort sleep. Most of the lodges have electricity, wifi, and hot water for showers available. In the high trekking season and in the places where there are limited number of tea houses, you need to stay in dormitories rooms with other people.
Lower Mustang Trek in Jomsom Muktinath is an easy trek, and no previous trekking experience is necessary.You can trek in Lower Mustang to Jomsom Muktinath if you are fit and healthy enough to walk 5 to 6 hours everyday.The treks only involve lower altitude with daily ascents of around 300-600m on a generally good weather, well maintained paths with an easy access to local amenities.
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Package includes standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara with breakfast and will be on twin-shared guest house accomodion during trek.Single room supplement will be served on request with an an additional cost payment. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Therefore, in such locations we will be staying in dormitories instead.
During 12 days Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you will get authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian and Nepali. Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way of day trekking. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be included in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Jomsom Muktinath 12 days trekking in Lower Mustang is possible throughout the year but Autumn: Sept to Nov and Spring: March to May are the best of year trekking in Jomsom Muktinath becuase the weather is sunny and warm with outstanding view of the Himalayas. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy this nature trek in a less tourist, Winter-Dec, Jan, Feb is also wonderful time although could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in Monsoon seasons like June to Aug will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.
This is a moderate grade trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5 to 7 hours a day with a light daypack. Walking in higher altitudes is physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. If we are in excellent health with average physical fitness with a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you will accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trek is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability.Previous hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.
The most significant thing that makes 12 days Jomsom Muktinath Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful and professional trekking guide and of course the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. This trek will be led by the best and most professional licensed trekking guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal attitude.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1310m).
We will receive you at Kathmandu airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7 km and takes about 10 minutes. O/N at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m)
Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus for 5/6 hours. On the first day of your trek you will drive to Pokhara which is 200 Km away from kathmandu and experiece the wonderful sites on the way. O/N at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara to Kagbeni (2750m) via Jomsom
An early morning fly to Jomsom for 25 to 30 minutes then trek to Kagbeni.The very next day you will fly to Jomsom for about half an hour and rest for a while. Jomsom is a headquarter of Mustang district and most of the government offices are located in Jomsom. Then by the time you start to walk along the Kaligandaki river you will feel the strong wind. After walking about 2 hours you will get to a small but beautiful village which is situated along the bank of the Kaligandaki river and you can have an enormous view of Nilgiri. Then you walk about an hour to get to Kagbeni where you can see the old styled or ancient houses and one famous monastery and spend a night there.
Day 04: Trek to Muktinath (3800m,5 hours)
On the third day you will start to walk up to get to Muktinath which is very famous and a holy shrine of Hindus and Buddhist. In Muktinath you will find a natural small flame burning which never sets off. This is believed to be burned by God. Muktinath is a small village surrounded by green hill all around which may fascinate you by it's beauty. While you get to Muktinath you will feel like a heaven and will think for a moment that Nepal is worthful to visit once in a life. After that you will walk up about 4 hours and finally reach to Muktinath.
Day 05: Trek to Marpha (2665m,6 hours)
The trail from Muktinath to Jomsom is straight down and you will find it quit easy to walk. On the way down to Jomsom you will get to see a village called jarkot where you can visit one more monastery. You will find many lodges on the way and one can have a food of their choice. While you get walking you can admire yourself by the rich Tibetan culture. After walking about one and a half hour you will reach to Eklebhatti which is a small village where you can have a tea. On the way to Ekle Bhatti you can even see the Thorung-La pass,Thorung peak and some caves of Upper Mustang. Have Lunch at Jomsom the route gently descends to Marpha which is very famous for apple all over the world. Marpha is a small beautiful village full of typical Thakalis and Tibetan.
Day 06: Trek to Ghasa (2080m,6 hours)
Walk about two hours to get to Tukuche which is on the lap of Dhaulagiri. Tukuche is also known as the friend village of Japan and the main distillery of apple is situated here. After that you walk about one hour and reach to Larjung and you will cross the Kaligandaki river on a bridge and start to walk along the small village with pine forest. After walking about 2 hours you will get to Kalopani. Kalopani is a small elegant village where you can stop by to have a lunch. Then you walk down to Lete and cross a river and continue walking to dense forest to Ghasa which is 2 hours walk from Kalopani. Ghasa is famous for the deepest gorge of the Earth.
Day 07: Trek to Tatopani (1110m,6 hours)
While you start to Walk to get to Tatopani you can have an enormous views of Annapurna South and Neelgiri and many waterfalls. After walking about 4 hours you will reach to Tatopani. Tatopani is named as a holy spring where you can get a natural hot water all the time. It is beleived that people can cure there disease naturally by getting bath in this water.
Day 08: Trek to Ghorepani (2834,6/7 hours)
The trail climbs up while you start to walk to get to Ghorepani. It takes about 6 to 8 hours to get to Ghorepani. On the way to Ghorepani you can see the whole Annapurna range, the narrow gorge of Kali gandaki and typical Magar houses. You can get numerous cultural knowledge and lifestyles of the Magar people on the way to Ghorepani.
Day 09: Ghorepani to Pokhara (800m, 6/7 hours)
After having the magnificent view of Himalayas from Poonhill, the trail descends through the dense forest of magnolia and rhododendron to Banthanti. Then the trail continues down to Ulleri where you have to follow the stone staircase. On the way to Birethanti you can see the wonderful view of lowlands dale and Annapurna south including the rice terraces. Then you walk about 3 hours down to get to Birethanti.is a small village situated on the bank of the river which is famous for the starting point of the rafting. After half an hour you will get to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara which is the ending point of your trek.
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu.
On the last day of your trek you will be driving back by a tourist bus or a car to Kathmandu following to your next destination.
Day 11: Kathmandu Tour
Kathmandu tour visit important historical and heritage site of Kathmandu such as Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa, Kathmandu durbar square and Swoyambhunath stupa.
Day 12: Kathmandu airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu to get your flight back to home.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)