Lower Mustang Trek | Perfect itinerary leading to Ghorepani
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Lower Mustang Trek

  • Duration:
    12 Days
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  • Min Pax:
    02 Pax

Trip Introduction

Lower Mustang Trek is the most popular trekking trail in the Annapurna region. The trek is also a part of 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. Which is 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 peaks 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. The Muktinath temple carries great significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. 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 the rocky cliffs and the 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 a wide variety of terrains; from subtropical jungle to a high but deserted landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. The diverse terrain is also home to diverse cultures 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 are 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 ideal for one who wants to explore the diversity of the Annapurna region without doing the full Annapurna Circuit trek. The Trek can be done year around as 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
    • Drive / Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara Flight/ Drive (823m/2,700feet)
    • 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

      On this day you will be landed at the Capital City of Nepal-Kathmandu (1300m/4265 ft). It is the only International Airport of Nepal. You will be received by Sherpa Himalaya Representative.

      Then with a brief introduction you will be welcomed by flower Garland. You will be Taken to your Hotel where you can rest and freshen up to keep away Jet Lag. You will get a nearby location map from hotel reception and you can explore around.

      Overnight at KTM Hotel

    • Day 02
    • Trek Preparation Day In kathmandu

      Today you will also be introduced to your respective Guide for Lower Mustang – Jomsom Muktinath trek. If you have anything to buy for your trek then you can purchase from the stores around. In the evening you will have to pack only the necessary and important items that you need during the Trek and rest you can either store at Hotel or with Sherpa Himalaya.

      We recommend you to use company Duffel bag as there will be less chance of misplace in airport and easier to find in case of missing.

      Overnight at Kathmandu

    • Day 03
    • Drive / Flight from kathmandu to Pokhara Flight/ Drive (823m/2,700feet)

      Today we will either drive or take a flight to Pokhara. For flight will will take around 30-40 minutes depending upon the weather. If you take the option to travel by Vehicle then it will take around 8-9 hours normally. The time will take more if you get into traffic.

      Overnight at Pokhara

    • Day 04
    • Pokhara To Jomsom Flight And Trek to Kagbeni

      Today as we have our breakfast early morning and drive to Pokhara Airport and take a flight to Jomsom.

      The airport at jomsom will be closed after 11-12 mid day as this location will be highly affected by wind storm.

      As we reach Jomsom we will start our trek towards Kagbeni. Our trek will be normal uphill for 3-4 hours.

      Kagbeni is a traditional village of mostly Gurung people living there. You will find beautiful small villages of mud. The landscape is totally different comparing to other locations.

      Overnight at Kagbeni

    • Day 05
    • Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath

      Muktinath is one of the highly devoted pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Hindu people. Muktinath shows a clear example of peace, prosperity, love and respect for different religion in Nepal.

      Today your trek will be 5-6 hours long. During our trail we will also come over a beautiful village called Jarkot. from where you can find breathtaking view of Muktinath along with view of mountains; Nilgiri.

      Overnight at Muktinath

    • Day 06
    • Trek from Muktinath to Marpha

      Today we as we finish our breakfast we will head down towards Marpha. Marpha lies below Jomsom. Marpha is a beautiful traditional village. This village is also very famous for Apple brandy.

      Our Trek will be 6-7 hours long.

      Overnight at Marpha

    • Day 07
    • Trek from Marpha to kalopani

      Today morning as we finish our Breakfast as usual we will head towards Kalopani. Today will be also a long trek.

      The trail in not much uphills and downhills. You will be having almost straight trek. You will need around 6-7 hours Trek.

      Kalopani is a small village which is very peaceful and environment friendly. You can see mountains such as Nilgiri, Nilgiri South and some other peaks.

      Overnight at Kalopani

    • Day 08
    • Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani

      Today our Trek will be 6-7 hours trek. Tatopani is a small village beneath the Ghorepani Hill.

      As we reach Tatopani we will rest and prepare for the next day steep uphill climb through the rhododendron forest.

      Overnight at Tatopani

    • Day 09
    • Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani

      Today our climb for Ghorepani starts. We will start our Trek as we finish our breakfast. Our trail is steep uphill climb.

      Keeping our water bottles full and staying hydrated we will reach Ghorepani after long trek of almost 7 hours.

      We will reach there in the evening .

      Overnight at Ghorepani.


    • Day 10
    • Ghorepani to Pokhara

      Early in the morning we will have short hike to Poonhill 3210m from where we can see amazing panoramic view of Annapurna region.

      Today we will trek down to Hile which will take around 3-4 hours. We will have lunch at Hile and drive back to Pokhara.

    • Day 11
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu

      Today we will fly / Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu as planned with Company.  You will be picked by Sherpa Himalaya representative and dropped to Hotel.

      After this beautiful and adventurous Jomsom Muktinath with Poonhill Trek, you can have a proper rest at your hotel.

      On timely arrival to Kathmandu, you can use the free day as a day to explore and shop for your family or else you can also make short city tour.

      Overnight at KTM

    • Day 12
    • Final Departure

      Today morning you Sherpa Himalaya representative will be there at your hotel for last meet. You will be dropped at airport considering airport time.

      Sherpa Himalaya will thank you for amazing time together and handover Buddhist Scarf (Kha-tak) which symbolizes peace, prosperity, Long life and Harmony to everyone and certificate for your completion of Jomsom Muktinath with Poonhill Trek, with Sherpa Himalaya.

      With a hope to see all the beautiful people again, a warm Namaste and a hand wave.

      Thank You for your co-operation with Sherpa Himalaya

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)
  • Trekking

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      Hiking Poles
    • Trekking-windproof-jacket
      Trekking Wind Proof Jacket
    • Trekking-water-bottle
      Water Bottle
    • Trekking-T-shirt
      Trekking T Shirt
    • Trekking-sun-cream
      Sun Cream
    • Trekking-sunglasses
      Sun Glasses
    • Trekking-socks
    • Trekking-sleeping-bag
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Shoes
      Trekking Shoes
    • Trekking-Rain-coat
      Rain Coat
    • Trekking-Pant
      Trekking Pants
    • Trekking-inner-thermal
      Inner Thermal
    • Trekking-Head-Lamp
      Head Lamp
    • Trekking-Hat
    • Thin-Trekking-Gloves
      Thin Gloves
    • Thick-Trekking-Gloves
      Thick Gloves
    • Trekking-Flips-Sweater
      Flip Sweater
    • Trekking-Down-Jacket
      Down Jacket
    • Trekking-Bag
      Trekking Bag
    • Portable-Charger
      Portable Charger
    • sun-glasses
      Sun Glasses

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