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Jomsom Muktinath Trek  

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Jomsom - Muktinath Trek is another luxurious and famous trekking route located in north of Pokhara. The major highlight of the trek is sacred temple of Mukinath (for both Buddhists and Hindus), which is equally famous for family pilgrimage. The route also offers the trekkers to see and explore the typical Nepali villages with traditional lifestyle of ethnic communities, biological diversity, snow capped Annapurna Himalayan range, scenic landscapes, riverbanks, picturesque forest valleys, and Hindu and Buddhists temples and monasteries. The entire trek covers several important places in Kathmandu valley, Pokhara, Jomsom, and Muktinath. The maximum altitude of the trek is 3,710m. 
 
The total duration of the trek is 14 days. 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Fly/drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 05: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga 
Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani 
Day 07: Trek to Tatopani via Poon Hill
Day 08: Trek to Ghasa 
Day 09: Trek to Marpha Village 
Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni 
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath 
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom 
Day 13: Fly/drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
 
Name: Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Duration: 14 days
Grade: Soft Trek
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge
Transportation: Private car
Maximum altitude: 3,940m
Per day walking: 3-4 hours
 
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our Fishtail representative and driver will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. The representative will help you to check into your hotel. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities during the trek.
 
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers you a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. In the morning, after breakfast, you will visit renowned and one of the largest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swoyambhunath Stupa. After lunch, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square.
 
Day 03: Fly/Drive to Pokhara
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. For this, in the early morning, after having breakfast you will be driven to Pokhara city, 200 km west from Kathmandu. It takes 5-6 hours on a tourist vehicle or you can take a flight as well. We will be passing through beautiful forests, deep gorges and Nepali villages on our way to the destination.
 
Day 04: Sightseeing in Pokhara
Pokhara is a globally renowned tourist destination for its natural beauty. After breakfast, you will be guided for half day city sightseeing. Firstly, you will visit Fewa Lake where you can see the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre if the weather is clear. The lake also houses Barahi Temple located in the middle of the lake. Other interesting destinations would be Devi’s Waterfall, Tibetan Refugee Settlement, Gupteshwor Cave, International Mountain Museum and Bindabasini Temple. 
 
Day 05: Drive to Nayapul (1,010m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m)
This day will mark the beginning of your trek. The trek will start from Nayapul, which is about 1 hour drive away from Pokhara. Upon reaching Nayapul, you will be walking for tentatively 20 minutes along the banks of the Modi Khola and reach Birethanti (1,015m), a large village housing many shops and teahouses. The trail then continues through the valley of Hille crossing the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and ultimately we will end the journey for the day in Tikhedhunga.  
 
Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840m) 
Today you will ascend the path that leads to Ghorepani. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means "horse-water" owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani has been fascinating tourists and trekkers with its small shops and stalls selling local products and crafts. 
 
Day 07: Trek to Tatopani (1,180m) via Poon Hill (3,210m)
Poon Hill is famous for its ideal location to view sunrise. Once you witness the mesmerizing view of sunrise at Poon Hill, you will have breakfast and then descend to Tatopani crossing the rhododendron forests amidst the awe-inspiring view of Dhaulagiri range.
 
Day 08: Trek to Ghasa (2,050m)
The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River via world’s deepest gorge Dana between Annapurna Himalaya ranges. Ghasa is paradise for bird watchers. 
 
Day 09: Trek to Marpha Village (2,732m)
Today you will pass through forests that will take you to Lete Khola and then Lete. The trail further continues to the eastern side of the Kaligandaki River from where you will reach Larjung Village. Moving ahead, we will cross Tukche at 2,590m and several apple farm projects. These projects in Tukuche grow apples and vegetables sufficient for the entire region. The trek will end for the day upon reaching Marpha Thakali Village.
 
Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni (2,980m)
Continuing the journey from Marpha village, the trail will follow the way along the valley side towards Panga Khola and Ekle Bhatti meaning Lonely Pub. Upon walking for three hours from Ekle Bhatti, you will reach Kagbeni where the accommodation for the day would be arranged.
 
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3,940m)
Today your destination would be the Muktinath Temple. You will need to walk uphill along the Jhong Khola valley leaving Kagbeni. From here the route continues high above the Jhong Khola. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here, we can see Tibetan traders as well as sadhus from as far as south India. Shrines could be seen erected in a grove of trees including a Buddhists Gompa and the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. The area restricts any hotels and camping sites.
 
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2,728m)
As mentioned earlier, Muktinath is one of most important destination for both Hindus and Buddhists pilgrims. In the morning, you will pay a visit to the Muktinath Temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Furthermore, magnificent views of Dhaulagiri Peak can be seen from this place. From Muktinath, we will then continue the trek to Jomsom.
 
Day 13: Fly/drive to Kathmandu via Pokhara
After breakfast, you will be taken to the airport for the flight to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara Airport, you will either take transfer flight to Kathmandu or will be driven to Kathmandu via tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital will be free for shopping and relaxation.
 
Day 14: Depart Kathmandu
After checking out of the hotel, our representative will take you to the international airport for your flight towards onward destination. If you want to continue your stay in Nepal for short tours i.e. National parks, rafting, mountain biking, hiking, etc., please do let us know. We will be proudly serving your needs.
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