Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath trek 13 days appears as finest trekking destination encountering both Annapurna and Mustang region of Nepal holding incredible mountain vistas, unique temples, windy valleys, waterfalls, apple orchards and deepest George of the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountain.
Jomsom Muktinath trek starts forward with scenic drive towards Pokhara leaving Kathmandu valley. Short drive to Nayapul and trekking towards Poon hill by passing Ghorepani behind rewards you great sight from highs elevation throughout magnificent Himalayas. Trekking forward towards Tatopani for hot spring bath is amazing and unbelievable along developing walk ahead passing numerous settlements, apple orchards and peach farms with windy valley takes to Muktinath. Therefore following Jomsom, we catch flight to Pokhara and then Kathmandu. Numerous of waterfalls, noisy rivers, unique settlements, wooden bridge, temples and monuments with praying flags and much more countless attractions are there to sight on way of trekking.
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300)
Starting day of our trip, we send our company front man to pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport by our private vehicle for shifting towards tourist standard hotel. We additionally schedule for quick gather at our office for instructions regarding our trek.
Day 2: Sightseeing and trek preparation
Kathmandu valley itself captures major attractive spots of cultural and historical sites. Early morning, we move forward for sightseeing some historical spots; Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) which are on list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After spending some hours to inspect these spots, we return back for finalizing our trekking equipments, which are required during our trek and spend our night at same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 m)
Soon after breakfast, our private vehicle shifts you to bus station to catch tourist standard bus towards Pokhara. Leaving valley, bus proceeds towards west of Kathmandu following Prithivi Highway to reach Pokhara valley. On midway, we stop twice for breakfast and lunch before steeping Pokhara. Finally after reaching Pokhara, we visit Fewa Lake and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1,070 m) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540 m)
Attending sweet morning breakfast, we drive forward till Nayapul and after steeping Nayapul we separate short time for bag packing and arrangements to develop out trek. Starting an easy trek take towards Birethanti for considering some formalities at the office of ACAP and continuing walk through passing numerous of rivers, waterfalls, farms and unique settlements takes to Tikhedhunga. This night will be spent at lodge in Tikhedhunga.
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (3,194 m)
Leaving Tikhedhunga behind and following our trail, we reach Ulleri (Large Magar settlement) by crossing a suspension bridge along heading upward ascend by inspecting magnificent view of snowcapped mountains from Ulleri passing numerous of settlements and pleasing forests takes to Ghorepani. This night will be spent at lodge in Ghorepani.
Day 6: Hike to Poon hill (3,210 m) and trek to Tatopani (1,190 m)
Today, we hike early morning to reach Poon hill view point before sunrise and while striking morning sunrays on Annapurna Himalayan Range and many other famous neighboring Himalayas make your moment awesome and unbelievable. After enjoying wonderful moment, we get back to Ghorepani for breakfast therefore crossing numerous of suspension bridge, settlements, forests and rivers, we reach Tatopani. Night will be spent at Lodge there.
Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2,010 m)
From Tatopani, following the trail we head towards Dana crossing numerous settlements to sight deepest George in the world between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain. Developing walk forward, we head towards Rukse waterfall (biggest waterfall in this route) then after crossing suspension bridge over Kaligandaki River, we ascend to Ghasa. Night will be spent at lodge in Ghasa.
Day 8: Trek to Marpha (3,500 m)
From Ghasa, crossing Lete trail ascends towards Kalapani. Therefore, following sandy trail along Kali Gandaki River and by passing Larjung, we walk up to Kobang. After that, further ascend takes to Tukuche (Thakali village) offering pleasing view of apple orchards and peach farms along short climb forward reaches Marpha (destination of the day). This night will be spent at lodge in Marpha.
Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m)
Triggering Marpha behind, our morning walk begins by crossing wooden bridge at Pongkyu River. After that, easy uphill walk takes us to Syang to drop down towards Jomsom crossing next suspension bridge. After steeping Jomsom (windy valley), a steep climb takes us to Kagbeni with beautiful and wonderful view of magnificent peaks throughout. This night will be spent at lodge in Kagbeni.
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3,760 m)
Targeting Muktinath, our day begins with steep climb up to Jharkot Passing Kingar. After that, easy ascend through dusty and rough trail leads to Muktinath. Enough time will be remained, for exploring Muktinath and other monasteries throughout. Taking holy bath on 108 water sprouts and 2 kunds in the premises of Muktinath makes your day wonderful. This night will be spent at lodge in Muktinath.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2,750 m)
Last day of walk, we leave Muktinath to step Jomsom. Walking trail descends towards Ekle Bhatti crossing numerous of settlements including Ranipauwa and Lupra along following the bank of Kaligandaki River with marvelous view of Nilgiri Mountain takes to Jomsom (capital of Mustang). This night will be spent at lodge in Jomsom.
Day 12: Fly to Pokhara and Fly to Kathmandu
Day to leave Manang district, we move forward to catch (25 to 30 min) Himalayan flight viewing Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Jomsom to Pokhara. However, if you wish to explore Pokhara city then flight will be scheduled at evening hour otherwise we directly board a flight to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, our private vehicle picks you up and escorts toward fine tourist hotel for stay overnight. Farewell dinner is hosted for you at fine tourist hotel.
Day 13: Departure day
Last day highlighting your flight schedule, you can go out to buy gifts for your loving or something for memory of trekking in Nepal. We help you for your necessary arrangements and packing along our private vehicle transfers you to the airport focusing departure hour. Well wishers and representatives will be there to greet you for your journey.
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All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
- Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
- You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
- Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
- Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
- Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
- Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
- Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
- Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
- Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.
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