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Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 11 Days

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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) 6 hours.

Pass By: Trishuli Bazar, Bidur 44900, Nepal
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours.
You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 Star Hotels

Day 2: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana 5 hours.

Pass By: Pothana View Point, Dhampus 33700, Nepal
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Phedi (1130 m.) and trek from Phedi to Pothana which takes about five hours. From here you begin your trek to Pothana (1900m.). The trail ascends all the way to Pothana through forests till you reach the village called Dhampus. It is a Gurung village which gives you an opportunity to look at the magnificent views of Annapurna ranges, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The ascent trail follows to Pothana through the forests. This is a small village which is surrounded by forests having marvelous mountain views.


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 3: Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1940m.) 6 hours.

Pass By: Old Gurung Museum, 5 Kaski, Ghandruk Nepal
Trek from Pothana to Ghandruk (1940m.) which takes about six hours. While trekking from Pothana to Ghandruk the trail ascends gently to Deurali and begins to descend upto Bherikharka through forests. Now you follow flat path till you reach Landruk village. The path you follow till Landruk is really exhilarating as you pass through many local villages rich in culture, terrace fields and numerous green hills. From here the trail descends to Modi khola (stream) and ascends all the way to Ghandruk village.Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea house

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2650m.) 4 hours.

Pass By: Old Gurung Museum, 5 Kaski, Ghandruk Nepal
Trek from Ghandruk to Tadapani (2650m.) and it takes about four hours.
The trek begins through the Gurung village with beautiful Rhododendron trees, a birds chirping and welcoming the guests to their area. The stream run downs its clear and pure water as we climb up. We will come across the place named Bherikharka with some tea shops and lodges for a rest. The trek then continues with the forest of Rhododendron trees.


No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2853m.) 5 hours.

Pass By: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking, Kapan Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani (2853m.) which takes about five hours. Today’s trek starts with a short decline till a small stream and then uphill through the Rhododendron trees. We come across a place name Banthahiti with the facility of tea houses and lodges. From here, the trail ascends through the forests upto Gurung Hill. Now the trail descends through the forest till Ghorepani.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 6: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) 7 & 1/2 hours.

Stop At: Tatopani Hot Spring, Tatopani 33200 Nepal
Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) which takes about seven and half hours. This day offers you an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast you trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani. After descending through the rhododendron forest, fine vistas open up we approach Chitre, with the Dhaulagiri Range straight ahead. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. You continue to descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, we then cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name from the hot springs near the river below the village. At Tatopani you can enjoy the Natural Hot Spring Bath.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea house

Day 7: Drive from Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m) 5 hours.

Pass By: Ghasa Bridge (घासा), Lete 33100, Nepal
Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m.) and it takes about five hours. The followed route ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. From autumn to winter, baskets of these oranges are offered for sale to passing travelers. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. From here, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge, but the layered stone path is well-constructed and wide. When the rock cliffs end, we descend to the river before making the short climb back up to Ghasa. This is the first Thakali village we come across and the houses here are all built in the flat-roofed Tibetan style.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 8: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2670m) 6 hours .

Pass By: Marpha Monastery, Marpha Nepal
Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m.) which takes about six and half hours. The trek ascends crossing the wide valley of Kali Gandaki for about six to seven hours. Through out the trek you will be enjoying the mighty Rhododendron trees and many ethnic villages with a sparse population of Gurung, Thakali and few Tibetans. On the way to Marpha we trek along the banks of Kali Gandaki through the Apple orchard, you can eat apples if it happens to be the fruit season. Marpha is a big village enriched with a Buddhist Monastery in between the village which has its own cultural importance.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 9: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2897m.) via Jomsom (2713m.) 5 hours.

Pass By: Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Nepal
Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2713m.) to Kagbeni (2897m.) and it takes about five hours. You continue to follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. Tukuche is a delightful village where narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards attempt to provide some shelter from the winds which howl through the gorge. The wind generally picks up after about midday, but will at least be blowing at our backs as you head up to Jomsom. After passing through stone-walled orchards, a stone gate marks the entrance to Marpha. White walled houses line both sides of the narrow paved street, under which flows a cleverly made drainage system. Marpha makes a good lunch stop and the courtyards of the many lodges make ideal resting and refreshment places. The local apple brandy is especially well-known! As the trail continues towards Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and grey, contrasting with the white snowcaps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening our way to Jomsom.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 10: Trek Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) 4 hours then drive back to Jomsom by bus for2 hours.

Pass By: Muktinath Temple, Bhagwanbahal, Thamel, Kathmandu, 00977 Nepal
Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) which takes about 4 hours. The Trail steeply ascends for couple of hundred Meters. While gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple Garden, Yaks Herds, Sheep Herds and so on. You can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. You can enjoy delicious lunch at Jharkot and visit Monastery believed to be built in 15 century. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village. From here you hike to Rani Pauwa (3700m.), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Now you walk for fifteen minutes to reach Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. The people of Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath are close to the life style, culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House

Day 11: Fly early morning 6:30 AM Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 20 minutes and fly Pokhara to Kathmandu for 25 minutes

Pass By: Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Nepal
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 20 minutes and fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes 25 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Tea House
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Domestic airport , International airport , Bus station

Airports

  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
Duration
11 days
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 11 nights
  • A guide.
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Necessary transport by: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara to Phedi by taxi.
  • Jomsoom to Pokhara by Flight.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Flight.
  • Accommodation for you during a trek.
  • Meals for guide during a trek.
  • Accommodation for guide during a trek.
  • Necessary equipment for our guide.
  • Insurance for guides.
  • Airport picks up and drop service.
  • Entry/Admission - Trishuli Bazar
  • Entry/Admission - Pothana View Point
  • Entry/Admission - Old Gurung Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking
  • Entry/Admission - Tatopani Hot Spring
  • Entry/Admission - Ghasa Bridge (घासा)
  • Entry/Admission - Marpha Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Jomsom Muktinath Trek
  • Entry/Admission - Muktinath Temple
Exclusions
  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue Insurance (Provided by your insurance company).
  • Expenses of Personal Nature such as drinks and beverages, etc.
  • Tips.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek for you.
  • Hotel accommodation at Pokhara for You BB basis.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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By: First Environmental Trekking
99 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
gillest48
21
Great experience!
I did the Langtang Gosaikunda Trek and it was very impressive! One of the most beautiful experiences I had in my
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felixt220
10
7 days Gosaikunda trek - beautiful
With two friends of mine we did a 7 days Gosaikunda trek. Awesome organisation and fair price. I highly recommend
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melody180698
Sydney, Australia
40
Absolute Best Trekking Experience
I found this company through a friend’s recommendation and my goodness they are amazing! The trek was so
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CTamN
10
Australian camp, Nagarkot
The company had forgotten to mention the tax while quoting the price, this caused a confusion on the final price.
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Claireenderud
10
Unforgettable trip
My Dad and I trekked the Manaslu Circuit with our guide Madhu and our porter Kanchha both of whom made the
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Thomas270672
Graz, Austria
30
Personally Guide with client wishes oriented
I wanted to have a trek which is not to long (about 10 days) and has all the highlights, so i did a part of
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Ambassador531302
10
It was perfect,once in a life time expirience
We highly recommend First Environmental Trekking, Raj arranged all our trip in the most sufficiant & proffesional
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Radomir12
Gdansk, Poland
1317
Upper Musang experience..:)
I was solo trekker being on route with Ganesz (guide @porter).Organization was perfect and the whole trek was a
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koenels
21
Friendly and reliable !
Very friendly people who helped us to do some bookings and a great city tour with super guide. No effort was too
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MickaelH16
41
Fo for it. They are the best
The agence is very well licated, the owner is so nice and they help you yo fond everything you want to know on
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Yannik M
40
Awesome monsoon time trek in Annapurna region!
We had the nicest time with takurs company. Takur is a very nice guy and very helpful with everything. Even in
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Dario R
43
A Nice trek with fun and value!
I booked this trek as a solo traveler and I was a bit worried, because I'm not used to treks (especially on the
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JeffMcMahan
10
Reliable, kind, generous people
Thakur Pandey organised a two-week trip for me and a couple of friends in Nepal. We hiked to Poon Hill and also
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Cartertravels47
10
Great people with a wealth of hospitality and knowledge
Had a great time trekking the langtang valley. First Environmentals guides put your well being in the forefront
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caro_shuqi
Hangzhou, China
20
ABC+Poon Hill Trekking & Booking
About the trekking: My guide Krishna did a great job. I went there alone, and took good care of me and helped
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