Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is popular as easy trekking in Nepal. This trekking is more popular as pilgrimage trekking than nature trekking in Nepal. Jomsom Muktinath trekking takes us to beautiful windy city, Jomsom, in the lap of Himalayas and also offers an opportunity to explore a popular Hindu Pilgrimage site, Muktinath. This trek is an exciting trek connecting both Annapurna and Mustang regions of Nepal.
Jomsom is a pristine city that tends to be windy in the afternoon and evening. Jomsom is very popular for apples in Nepal. We also will go to observe apple plantation and gardens in this Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. We find different brands of liquors made up of apples here in Jomsom.
Muktinath, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site where god Vishnu is worshipped, imparts spiritual feelings while being a part of Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. According to Hindu mythology, all sins will be washed away if we take a bath from the water spouts at Muktinath. So, the Hindu devotees from India and around the world go to visit Muktinath.
We also visit other beautiful towns like Marpha and Kagbeni. Marpha is where beautiful orchards can be observed. Kagbeni offers us mesmerizing views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks.
Jomsom Muktinath trek begins from Kathmandu with the tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This Kathmandu sightseeing tour takes us to four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan and have the chance to explore ancient art, history, culture, religion and civilization. Next, we fly to Pokhara, the beautiful city of serene lakes and holy caves. We further drive to Nayapool and begin trekking from there. We pass Ulleri and arrive at Ghorepani. Ghorepani and a climb to Poonhill offers spectacular views of sunrise and Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Trek in the beautiful Annapurna region and gradually enters the Mustang region.
The trail basically passes through quaint villages, cascading waterfalls, lush forests and surprisingly an almost-barren leeward side of the Himalayas. The diverse Nepalese landscape combined with the rich culture of its people makes this trek all the more rewarding. We also pass Kagbeni and Marpha before arriving at Muktinath. On Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you also walk on trails along the Kali Gandaki gorge which is the deepest gorge on earth and then visit the Muktinath Temple, which is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The 108 water spouts in Muktinath are supposed to wash all your sins. At the same time, you will astonish to seeing a flame that never goes out. Dipping your bodies into the hot spring at Tatopani will also be a pleasing experience. The trek finally ends with our short and scenic flight to Pokhara from Jomsom followed by a drive back to Kathmandu. Thus, Jomsom Muktinath trek is a distinct trek to distinct landscapes and mountain panorama.
If you are looking for other trips in Annapurna and Mustang region, Luxury Holidays Nepal also offers Upper Mustang Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Poonhill Sunrise Trek, Mardi Himal Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek.
After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During the meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following sites.
Swyambunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site):
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises.
Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site):
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the holiest Hindu temples of Nepal. It is located on the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is the most important temple dedicated to god Shiva.
Boudhanath Stupa is 2500 years old Buddhist stupa in the Valley built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site):
Patan Durbar Square - located in central of city Lalitpur. It displays the Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping nearby your hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu.
After breakfast fly to Pokhara early in the morning and enjoy amazing views of the valleys, hills and mountains from the airplane. After landing at the Pokhara airport, drive to Naya Pul (1 hour drive) and start the trek. Then start the first part of your hiking out to Tikhedunga (1577m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) this is a pretty easy flat hike as you pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, you will ascend gently to the final destination Tlhedhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse.
After breakfast starts your trek and ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. This path gives you breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Your trail now gets quite easy going as you pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives you good feelings till you ascend gently up to the final camp. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Enjoy views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains in the morning before starting your trek to Tatopani. You begin with a descent to Sikha Village and continue descending to the Ghar Khola Village. After crossing a suspension bridge, your trail climbs up to Tatopani. You can enjoy the hot spring water and relax in Tatopani. Overnight in Tatopani.
You begin your trek after breakfast and ascend gradually on a trail with Kali Gandaki River on our right. Cross a suspension bridge over the river and continue your walk. The trail passes through the beautiful waterfall, Rupse Chhahara. Ascend further to Ghasa, which is beautifully located in the lower part of the Kali Gandaki Valley and is warm and green. The village is also a popular place for bird watching enthusiasts.
Ascend on a steep trail through a forest to the Lete Khola (stream). After walking further reach the Lete village. Next, continue your trek on a trail east of the river and reach Larjung Village. On your trek you also see beautiful apple orchards and vegetable farms. Marpha is known in Nepal for its tasty apples. Overnight in Marpha.
From Marpha trek on a trail that clings to a valley. Ascend gradually on a ridge and reach Jomsom Village. From here trek to the north towards Kagbeni, up the Kali Gandaki River, which is the deepest gorge in the world. It gets windy after walking a while so it's important to walk carefully at a steady pace. Pass through Eklebhatti village and continue towards Kagbeni. From Kagbeni, you get great views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. Overnight in Kagbeni.
Your journey starts with a special permit check and then onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki upstream. During the walk you will have scenic picturesque places to stop by and admire. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to rejoin the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape until Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches you to Muktinath.
Muktinath is an important place of pilgrimage for Nepalese of both Buddhist and Hindu faiths as these two religions are intricately woven together in Nepal. You visit the main temple in the morning and tour its surrounding. You can admire the water spouts before paying a visit to a Buddhist monastery nearby. From Muktinath, retrace your steps back to Jomsom, enjoying good views of Mt. Dhaulagiri. Overnight in Jomsom.
Take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, the beautiful ‘Lake City’, you can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Boating in the Fewa Lake and strolling in the quaint streets of ‘Lake Side’ is a popular choice among visitors. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
Thank you luxury Holidays Nepal for making my trip of Jomsom Muktinath such a wonderful. That trip was so amazing where I got a chance to experience the life of Himalayas. It is so peaceful and serene route.
LHN arranged my accommodation and travel so amazing. Everything was so fine. Luxury vehicle, scheduled flights, best lodges and guesthouses, guides, and porters, all was more than my expectation. The most epic moment of my trip was visiting the temple of Lord Muktinath. That temple is very serene and peaceful. We had close views of Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri Massif all o0n the way. It is my best memory of the entire life journey. I hope I can again able to join you for my next trip. Once again thanks a lot Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Monday, August 26, 2019
Two weeks before, I had an amazing trek in the Muktinath area. It was amazing to visit the Tibetan villages and tasting “Thakali Khana”. I was surprised by the extremeness of the route. The whole path was so rugged and thrilling.
We had well equipment, luxury vehicles, amazing scenic flights, professional licensed Guide and strong porters with kind heart, luxury accommodation in the city and standard lodges in route, all was nice.
I had a great time in Nepal and a lifetime unforgettable experience of trekking. Thank you luxury Holidays Nepal and Team for making my Nepal visit a memorable one.Published: Monday, August 26, 2019
I had spent a great time in Nepal. I did a few amazing things in Nepal. One of them is Jomsom Muktinath Trek.
I booked my trek with Luxury Holidays through facebook inquiries. That trek was so amazing. It was very nice to explore the Himalayan. My trek was much more amazing with the great hard work of the LHN Team. They did a great job, luxury hotels, standard lodges, finest restaurant, fixed flight schedule, licensed Guide and powerful porters, all were very nice.
Thank you Luxury Holidays for your all great efforts. Hope for the sooner meet! everyone should have to visit Nepal with Local organizations like Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt Ltd.
Thank you!Published: Monday, August 26, 2019
Luxury Holidays Nepal organized and conducted for us (two families with children) our first Nepal trekking experience - and it was fantastic. Everything was organized impeccably - in advance of the trip (their English is excellent), at arrival, the transfers, and the trip itself. The whole team - from guide (thank you Shankar for fantastic leadership), to porters to the Luxury Holidays Nepal leadership. We felt safe all through the trip, while also feeling free to explore and experience the mountains and beautiful landscape. They also took utmost care regarding food hygiene, both while cooking themselves or overseeing food preparation in guest houses. Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal and hope you will get the chance to give this great experience of your country to many others.
Visited September 2016Published: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 star hotels in Kathmandu/Pokhara and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want to upgrade accommodation in cities, then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel Kathmandu(Hotel Mulberry or similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and for 5 stars hotel in Kathmandu (Gokarna Forest Resort or similar category) and in Pokhara (Pokhara Grande or similar category).
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 15 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.
Food on the way (Journey):
Your all meals are Included in the price. Travelers take their breakfast and dinner at the tea house where they stay and lunch is taken during the trail in the local lodge.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for airport transferal, sightseeing and Pokhara-Nayapul. Tourist Bus Pokhara-Kathmandu and Flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara and Jomsom-Pokhara.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Communication during Journey:
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is moderate level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in the most of the place.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured(As you will reach up to 3800meter).. (See the travel insurance page)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact email@example.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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1. Flight Delay in JOMSOM
Twin Otter is the primary mode of transport from the airstrip at Jomsom. This service is fairly dependable. Sometimes, flights may be canceled due to mountain weather conditions or other technical problems. In such case, Luxury Holidays Nepal will organize the alternative available road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.
The expense of the road transport will be managed from the reimbursement received from the flight ticket after the deduction of cancelation charge. So please note that there will be no refund of the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara if the alternative road transportation is consolidated.
2. During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.