What to Expect

  • Adventurous and scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Best view of the sunrise from and numerous mountains from Poon Hill.
  • Traditional villages like Kagbeni and Marpha
  • Holy places Muktinath temple and Monasteries along the way.
  • Hot Spring at Tatopani for relaxation.

About Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

This adventurous Jomsom Muktinath Trekking travels up the west side of the world-famous Annapurna circuitto the ultimate destination of the journey, an ancient pilgrimage site, Muktinath. The high elevation temple of Muktinath is located in an astonishing highland setting and is revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.

Along the way to Jomsom and Muktinath, this trekking combines scenic villages with the renowned viewpoint of Poon Hill. We then travel north up theKali Gandaki Valley. The Jomsom Muktinath Trekkingtrail ascends through the wondrous landscape with different cultural traditions and through the deepest gorge on the planet along with an ancient trade route with Tibet.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking rises into the highlands that become more and more desolate as elevation is gained. We experience traditional lifestyles of both Hindu cultures and then Buddhist cultures on the way to unforgettable Muktinath Temple set at the foot of the towering mountains.

The Kali Gandaki Valley has long been beloved by travelers in theAnnapurna Region. The valley offers a wide diversity in flora and fauna and mountain views, an extraordinary experience to be cherished as a lifetime highlight.

We begin the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking with a short and scenic drive from the lakeside city of Pokhara. We then begin our hiking journey as we ascend through forests and over ridge tops with enticing panoramas of the peaks and surrounding valleys. We then follow up the Modi River Valley to idyllic Gurung villages of Landruk and Ghandruk. From there, we pass through dense timberland toGhorepaniand the famous viewpoint ofPoon Hill.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route continues from Poon Hill by dropping into the Kali Gandaki Valleyfollowing it up through deepest gorge in the world between Dhaulagiri, the world’s seventh highest peak and Annapurna I, the world’s 8thhighest.The trail heads north through mystical terrain to the headquarters of Mustang District at Jomsom. We then follow a remote side valley to the illustrious temple of  Muktinath.

We savor the breathtaking surroundings of this otherworldly location. Eventually, we make our way back to Jomsom for a scenic flight back to the tourist destination of Pokhara.

From the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route up the Kali Gandaki valley, we enjoy majestic mountain scenery includesAnnapurna I, (8,091 m, 26,545ft) 10th highest mountain on the planet and first peak over 8,000 m to have ever been summited (reached by a French team in 1950). Additional mountain peaks viewed include Dhaulagiri, (8,167 mt. , 26,7795 ft), world’s 7th  highest, Manaslu, (8,163 mt, 26,781 ft), world’s 8th highest, and Machhapuchhre, 6,993m (22,943ft), a sacred mountain off-limits to mountaineering.

There is a lot to explore in the Annapurna region including sacred caves, hot springs, alpine lakes, and magnificent monasteries.

Please Note: Our Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route up the Kali Gandaki valley has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this Jomsom Muktinath trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a trek that combines this trek with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and more.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 2Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Driving 7 hours by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 3One hour drive to Nayapul by car/van, trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 4Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,835mt.). Walking 6-7 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 5Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 mt.) to see 220 degree panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and sunrise, trek to Sikha (1,980 mt.).Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 6Sikha to Tatopani (1,189 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 7Tatopani to Marpha (2,670 mt.) by jeep. Approx. driving 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 8Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810 mt.). Walking 4-5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 9Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,802 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 10Muktinath to Jomsom (2,713 mt.). Walking 5 hours. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 11Early morning fly back to Pokhara (short and scenic flight about 20 min. between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range). Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 12Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 13Transfer to Airport for your final departure from Nepal.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • Pick up & Transfer to and from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfasts included).
  • Two nights accommodation at 2/3 star hotel in Pokhara (breakfast included).
  • Transportation as per the itinerary (including airfare).
  • Tea-house lodging during the journey.
  • Standard Meals during the journey (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Expert Guide (registered and licensed by the government) with accompanying porters (generally, one porter for every two clients). (High Camp Adventure covers the staffs’ meals and accommodations as well as wages, transport, insurance, and essential gear.)
  • Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Walking poles).
  • Conservation Area and National Park entry fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Trekking Map.
  • Medical kit.
  • Government taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure.

Price Excludes:

  • International plane ticket to and from Nepal.
  • Major meals in Kathmandu (other than breakfast).
  • Personal Expenses including laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, drinks and snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for Guides, Porters and Staff.
  • Expenses incurred by cancellation and events beyond our control, for example, weather delays, trail detours, political unrest, illness and et cetera.