|1 Pax.||US$ 635.29 PP|
|2-4 Pax.||US$ 615.29 PP|
|5-7 Pax.||US$ 599.29 PP|
|8-10 Pax.||US$ 566.29 PP|
Overview of Jomsom-Muktinath Trek
Amongst the major treks favoured in Nepal is the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Nestled beyond the gigantic Annapurna massifs is the flatland cut by the raging Kaligandaki river. The settlement of Thakali people along the river basin of Kaligandaki is the Mustang region which is blessed with topographic, cultural and geographical resources. This trek is a moderate level trek that traverses through Kali Gandaki Valley and the deepest gorge in the world, Dana gorge which is estimated to be about 6000 metres deep.
Encapsulating a wide varieties of flora and fauna, Mustang region is a part of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) which is home to rare species of birds and animal. Jomsom is the district headquarter of Mustang which also acts as a commercial hub to connect Nepalese highlands with the northern Tibetan territory. This trek traverses through the flatlands of Mustang along the river basin of Kali Gandaki River and ascends from Kagbeni towards the final stopover Muktinath. Along the way you will pass through numerous settlements of Thakali people, native to the region.
Jomsom is the starting point for this trek. From here, the trail forks, leading up the Kali Gandaki River to Kagbeni, a small village in the Mustang Valley of Nepal. The trail is fairly flat and well-defined, passing through several small villages and settlements. You will journey through the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which lies at an altitude of 2,810 metres in Nepal’s Mustang District. Kagbeni is a small village at 2,810 metres that is renowned for its quaint streets, historic buildings, and lovely mountain views. Kagbeni is also the gateway for Upper Mustang Trek, which requires a special permit to enter.
Your trek will continue further from Kagbeni. You will follow the Kali Gandaki River upstream, crossing several small villages and communities as it snakes through the Gandaki area. Taking photographs is a popular pastime here. You’ll also see a suspension bridge over the Kali Gandaki River, which is a popular photo location. It’s a beautiful change to see the scenery in the trek! As you ascend towards Muktinath, you will notice that the landscape changes. The trail becomes more rugged and difficult, and the scenery becomes more desolate and barren as you ascend. Chortens, prayer flags, and other religious monuments will also be present along the way. The Muktinath temple, which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu in Hinduism and to Chenrezig in Buddhism, is a destination of both religious groups. It has 108 water spouts, which are believed to have healing properties.
From Muktinath, you will descend towards Jomsom, a small town located in the Mustang district of Nepal. The trail is fairly straightforward and well-marked, and passes through a number of small villages and settlements. As you descend towards Jomsom, you will notice a change in the landscape and vegetation. The scenery becomes more lush and green, and you will encounter apple orchards and Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri in the distance.
From Jomsom, you will follow the Kali Gandaki River downstream to the village of Marpha. The trail is relatively flat and well-marked, and passes through several small villages and settlements. Marpha is a charming village located at an altitude of 2,670 meters. It is known for its apple orchards, traditional architecture, and friendly locals. The village is also famous for its production of apple brandy and other local products.As you trek from Jomsom to Marpha, you will pass through several picturesque villages and settlements, including the village of Tukuche, which is known for its old monastery and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek requires a you to have TIMS ( Trekkers Informations Management System) and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. You will need these two documents for your Jomsom Muktinath Trek:
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP): 3000 Nepalese Rupees (About $30)
- Trekkers Informations Management System (TIMS): 2000 Nepalese Rupees ( About $20)
Itinerary of Jomsom-Muktinath Trek
Day 1: Drive to Jomsom (2800m/ 9200 ft) from Pokhara 7-8Hrs
Day 2: Trek to Kagbeni (2804m/ 9199 ft) 4 Hrs
Day 3: Trek to Muktinath (3800m / 12540 ft) 5-6 Hrs
Day 4: Trek to Jomsom VIA Lubra (2800m/ 9200ft) 6hrs
Day 5: Trek to Marpha (2650m/ 8694 ft) 3 Hrs
Day 6: Drive to Pokhara 850m 7-8 hrs
- 3-Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Basic lodge accommodation during the Jomsom – Muktinath trek
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with tea/coffee during the trek
- English speaking guide and necessary porter with their salary, accommodation, meals, and insurance
- Airport transfers in private vehicle and Kathmandu – pokhara– Kathmandu by bus
- Annapurna conservation area Trek PERMIT and TIMS
- Applicable government taxes
- Medical Kit Box (FIRST KID-KIT)
- International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
- Personal expenses like laundry, bar and beverage bill, the pot of tea/coffee, hot shower during the trek, etc.
- Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek and late departure from Nepal
- Sleeping bag
- Feather jacket
- Waterproof trekking shoes
- Trekking Pole
- Couple of trekking shocks
- Personal care box
- Camera/Mobile/Binocular (Depend on you)
- Trekking Pants
- Water Purification pills
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