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.