Muktinath is the most sacred Hindu site in Nepal after the temple of Pashupatinath in Kathmandu. Hindu pilgrims come here to bathe in the 108 water spouts shaped as cows heads and Buddhists come here to pay homage at a shrine enclosing an eternal blue flame. The flight from Pokhara to Jomsom offers magnificent views of Himalayas as it flies through a narrow slice between the tips of two Himalayan giants: Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna I (8,091m). The trail from Jomsom passes along the Kali Gandaki river, the deepest gorge in the world to Kagbeni, a fascinating old citadel.
Jomsom to Muktinath trek is one of the famous trek to do in the Annapurna Region. It is short and easy treks with the magnificent mountain views. This is the nice trekking route if you want to avoid high altitudes. The Jomsom trek is a classic teahouse trek and here you will find the best lodges in Nepal with great food also. You will also find the hotels run by one of the caste of Nepal called as Thakalis. You will also see different caste of Nepal like Magars, Brahmins, Thakalis etc. In Jomsom and Muktinath trekking trail is often covered with donkeys and ponies traveling to Mustang and other areas. The few attractions of the Jomsom – Muktinath trekking route are the typical Mustang villages such as Tukuche, Marpha and Jharkot with its medieval King’s Palace and Bonpo Gompa. Not to forget the deepest gorge Kaligandaki route which is the added attraction of the trek?
Day 01: Arrival at kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Preparation day at Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (800m) by drive or flight
Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and trek to a Kagbeni (2858m) 3hrs walk.
Day 05: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3817m) 4.30 hrs walk.
Day 06: Muktinath to Kagbeni (2809m) via Chhongkhar village. 6hrs walk.
Day 07: Kagbeni to Marpha Tibetan village (2670m) 5hrs walk .
Day 08: Marha to Kalo pani (2530m) 5hrs walk. a a
Day 09: Kalopani a to Tatopani.(1190m) 6hrs walk.
Day 10: Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m) 6hrs walk.
Day 11: Ghoreepani to Poon hill (3120m) early in the morning for the sun rise view and rest day at Ghoreepani village.
Day 12: Ghorepani to Tirkhedunga (1577m) 5hrs walk.
Day 13: Tirkhedunga to Birethanti and to Pokhara by jeep . 3hrs walk/ 1hrs drive.
Day 14: Pokhara rest day and visit lake side on own choice.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or flight.
Day 16: kathmandu rest day and shopping of souvenirs.
Day 17: Departure.
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