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Lower Mustang- Jomsom Muktinath trek

  • Duration:
    12 Days
  • Starting Point:
    Jomsom
  • End Point:
    Nayapul
  • Min Pax:
    02 Pax

Trip Introduction

Jomsom Muktinath trekking is the most popular trekking trail in Annapurna region. The trek is also a part Annapurna Circuit and Lower Mustang Trek. This is a beautiful trek exploring the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and magnificent landscapes along the trek. The trail covers diverse terrain from the high altitude arid zone north of Jomsom through to the sub-tropical heat and terraced rice paddies at the end of the trek.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking starts with a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.Located at a height of 2,800 meters, Jomsom is the district headquarters of Mustang district. The trek starts with a walk along the river bank with spectacular Nilgiri and Tukuche peak on the horizon. The trail takes the trekkers to Muktinath via Kagbeni, a Tibetan village.Muktinath temple is one of the most important highlights of the trek. Muktinath temple carries a great significance for both Hindus and the Buddhist. The name Muktinath literally means- the land of Salvation and is visited by thousands of Hindu and Buddhist Pilgrims every year.

The trail then passes through Marpha -the village of orchards and Tatopani Natural hot spring to reach the beautiful Magar village of Ghorepani where the most spectacular mountain views can be observed. Further from Ghorepani the trail continues to Nayapul where the trek concludes. The scenery of the trail ranges from the forests of brilliant red rhododendrons in Ghorepani to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking rightfully displays the country’s spectacular geographical diversity as the trail traverses the deep valleys, high mountains and wide variety of terrains; from subtropical jungle to a high but deserted landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. The diverse terrain is also the home for diverse culture and people. The diverse landscapes and cultures found along this trekking route give the perfect insight into the rural life of Nepalese people.

The mountain views during the trek is spectacular as, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Mt.Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south, Mt. Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, etc. are visible. The trail actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range which offers a different view of the northern flanks.

The Jomsom Muktinath trekking is an ideal for the one who want to explore the diversity of Annapurna region without doing the full Annapurna Circuit trek. The Trek can be done year around as the most of the trekking region for the trek falls in the rain-shadow area.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Highlights

Mt.Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna I 8091m, Mt.Nilgiri 7040m, Mt. Annapurna south 7219m, Mt. Annapurna II 7937m, Annapurna III 7555m, Mt. Annapurna IV 7525m, Mt. Hiunchuli 6441m, Mt. Fishtail/ Machhapuchhare 6998m, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal 6586m and many more, gateway to the Upper Mustang, the Tibetan border, Poon Hill (3210m), Muktinath temple “Place of Salvation”.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival In Kathmandu
    • Day 02
    • Trek Preparation Day In kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Day 04
    • Pokhara To Jomsom Flight And Trek to Kagbeni
    • Day 05
    • Trek from KagBeni to Muktinath
    • Day 06
    • Trek from Muktinath to Marpha
    • Day 07
    • Trek from Marpha to kalopani
    • Day 08
    • Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani
    • Day 09
    • Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
    • Day 10
    • Ghorepani to Pokhara
    • Day 11
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Day 12
    • Final Departure
    • Day 01
    • Arrival In Kathmandu
    • Day 02
    • Trek Preparation Day In kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara
    • Day 04
    • Pokhara To Jomsom Flight And Trek to Kagbeni
    • Day 05
    • Trek from KagBeni to Muktinath
    • Day 06
    • Trek from Muktinath to Marpha
    • Day 07
    • Trek from Marpha to kalopani
    • Day 08
    • Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani
    • Day 09
    • Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
    • Day 10
    • Ghorepani to Pokhara
    • Day 11
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Day 12
    • Final Departure
Cost Include:
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport
  •  3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu. (B&B) 3-star level Hotel
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive-by Private Vehicle
  • Domestic Flight (Pokhara to Jomsom )
  • Drive from Hile to Pokhara By Jeep
  • 2 Night Hotel In Pokhara (B& B )
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu drive by Private Vehicle
  • Tea house, accommodation during the trek.
  •  All Meals ( Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Trekking Duffel Bag by company
  • Annapurna Conservation (ACAP) Fee
  •  TIMS Card (Trekking Permit)
  • Experience Trekking guide
  •  Assistant “Sherpa ” (For 4 Trekkers =1 Assistant Sherpa)
  •  Required Number of Potters (2 Trekkers:1 Potter)
  •  Insurance for Nepali Staff
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu Last Night
Cost Exclude:
  • Nepal Visa fee (please bring two passport photographs and cash on USD Denomination)
  • Personal, Travel and rescue insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Excess baggage charges for Air travel
  • Extra night stay in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu if you return early from the trip
  • Extended activities and destinations
  • All cold drinks during the trek (mineral water, cola, beer and Bar-bills)
  • Hot Shower During the Trek
  • Battery Charge ( All electronic devices) WI-FI (internet)
  • Tips for guides and porters (Nepali)Tips for Guide and Staff
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter (in case needed)

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