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Jomsom Muktinath Short Trek

A Pagoda Style Muktinath Temple
A Pagoda Style Muktinath Temple
Jomsom Muktinath Short Trek - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy
  • Guest House, Lodge
  • Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus & Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight

About Jomsom to Muktinath Short Trek:

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is the combination of experiencing both naturally richer and religiously important places in the Mustang district of Nepal. Annapurna massif, natural hot springs, the deepest gorge on the earth - Kaligandaki River, dramatic changes in the landscape from greenery to desert, and a sacred Muktinath Temple is the major attractions of this trek.

The entire trekking is completed within 11 days from Kathmandu. You will be driven to Pokhara for the first day, 206 km in distance and reached within 6 to 7 hours. Next day, a short 1:30 hours drive up to the trekking beginning point, Nayapul.

Hiking will be of 7 days duration from Nayapul to Muktinath then to Jomsom following Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route. And exit by 15 mins flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Afterward drive back to Kathmandu.

The main destination of Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Muktinath Temple is an ancient sacred temple of god Vishnu. The temple is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhist. Hindu devotees called it Mukti Kshetra (place of getting salvation) and Chumig Gyatsa (hundred waters) by Buddha followers.

Hindus believe that taking bath under 108 waterspouts located in the backyard of Muktinath Temple will rinse past sins and achieve moksha means salvation from birth and rebirth, the life cycle chain. So, you may encounter lots of Indian pilgrimages at Jomsom and Muktinath.

Our itinerary for this trek goes as follows.

11 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara.
    • Meal: x
    • Driving: 206 km, 6/7 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Trisuli River, Malekhu Village, Mugling Village, Marshyandi River, Pokhara City
    • Max Altitude: 1300 m (Kathmandu)
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedunga.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Driving: 45 km, 1:30 hrs
    • Walking: 4 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Beautiful Lumle Village, Modi River, Rhododendron Forest, and Birethanti Village.
    • Max Altitude: 1,577 m (Tikhedunga)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 6 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Ulleri Village, Magar Village, views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiun Chuli, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South.
    • Max Altitude: 2,675 m (Ghorepani)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill & trek to Tatopani.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Annapurna South, Nilgiri Mountains, Sikha Village, and Hot Spring Water (Tatopani) 
    • Max Altitude: 3,180 m (Poon Hill)
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghasa.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Wonderful Rupse Chhahara Waterfall, and Kaligandaki River.
    • Max Altitude: 2,010 m (Ghasa)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Marpha.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Lete Village, Larjung Village, Apple Orchards, and Vegetable Farms
    • Max Altitude: 2,670 m (Marpha)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Kagbeni.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Jomsom Village, Nilgiri Mountain, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Kali Gandaki River (deepest gorge int he world), and Eklebhatti Village.
    • Max Altitude: 2,800 m (Kagbeni)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek to Muktinath.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs
    • Trail Attractions: Jarkot Village, Holy Muktinath Temple, 108 bull headed water springs, Jwala Mai Temple (Fire Goddess)
    • Max Altitude: 3,760 m (Muktinath Temple)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 09: Trek to Jomsom.
    • Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs
    • Max Altitude: 2,720 m (Jomsom)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Day 10: Fly to Pokhara. 
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Flying: 15 mins
    • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
    • Meal: Breakfast
    • Drop to your hotel. Jomsom Muktinath Short Trek finished here!

Trek Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by sharing Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara Tourist Bus Station to hotel transfer by private car.
  • Twin Bed Sharing hotel/Teahouse/Lodge accommodation.
  • Everyday breakfast at the hotel.
  • Breakfast. Lunch, and Dinner during Trekking.
  • An English speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul pick up and drop by private car.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight Fares.
  • Pokhara airport picks up by private car.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by sharing Tourist bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and Dinner at Pokhara.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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