Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is another wonderful short days trekking in the territory of Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal. Muktinath trekking lies in the district of Mustang and is about 18 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of 3,749m. The natural beauty along the Jomsom – Muktinath trek is breathtaking. The scenery of the trail ranges from the forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang. Mustang is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, so the landscape here is arid. Flying to Pokhara gives you views of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world. On the other side, a completely different landscape opens up that is like few other places in Nepal.
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Langtang National park Permits and TIMS.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our trek guide and porters and discuss our trip at office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We fly to Pokhara early in morning and enjoy amazing views of the valleys, hills and mountains from our airplane. After landing in the Pokhara airport, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We walk towards the Bhurundi Khola after which we ascend through lush forests and trails on the side of cliffs. Next, we cross a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola and reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
We descend and cross a bridge over the Burundi Khola. From here we begin ascending to Ghorepani. The trail leading up to Ulleri is very steep. We continue ascending further and reach Ghorepani which literally means “horse-water” in Nepali. The village used to be an important campsite for horse traders before it became a trekker’s stop. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Ghorepani offers the panoramic views of surrounding mountains including Nilgiri Mountains and Annapurna South. After having breakfast, we will leave for Tatopani. Well, on the way to Tatopani, we will descend steeply to Sikha which is a large village and then to Ghar Khola Village. Just after crossing a suspension bridge, the trail ascend up to Tatopani. We will take bath in the natural hot spring to sooth tired muscles.
From Tatopani, you can follow the road all the way up to Ghasa. A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with the transition into subtropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Cross the 120m long bridge as the river roars through a narrow chasm and rejoin the road, which has been blasted out of the steep solid rock walls. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.
Today, a steep climb through forest takes us to Lete Khola and finally at Lete. We then reach at Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukuche and finally at Marpha. Marpha is considered 'The Apple Capital of Nepal'. We will stay overnight at Marpha.
From Marpha we trek on a trail that clings to a valley. We ascend gradually on a ridge and reach Jomsom Village. From here we trek to the north towards Kagbeni, up the Kali Gandaki River which is the deepest gorge in the world. It gets windy after walking a while so it's important to walk carefully at a steady pace. We pass through Eklebhatti village and continue towards Kagbeni. From Kagbeni, we get great views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. Overnight in Kagbeni.
Walking through sandy path and stone path reaching to Jharkot and Ranipauwa you can see Muktinath, the sacred place for Hindus and Tibetan Buddhists. There are some things worthy of a special mention. There is the water wall which consists of fine streaks of water 108 spouts. The water springs out through rocks. Surrounded by this water wall, the main temple stands of Vishnu where we can see .
From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them, merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. We transit at the significant town Kagbeni. Enjoying the plateau few more hours walking takes us to Jomsom.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, the beautiful ‘Lake City’, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Boating in the Fewa Lake and strolling in the quaint streets of ‘Lake Side’ is a popular choice among visitors. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, we check out from hotel and return back to Kathmandu covering 204 km distance in 6-7 hours travel time. After arriving to Kathmandu, we then stay at hotel for rest and overnight. You can also enjoy doing some last minute shopping around Thamel.
Our trekking in Nepal ends today. Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before the scheduled flight. We give you much fun and memory that you'll never forget about.
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