Muktinath (3,710m/12,172ft), a holy site revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike, is located in the Muktinath valley of northern Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of devotees visit the place for pilgrimage each year. They take shower in the cold streams located inside the temple premise. Muktinath can be one of the destinations that serve you adventure traveling and sightseeing while observing cultural and religious aspects of Nepal. People from diverse ethnic background like Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Managi call Muktinath their home, making it even more colorful and interesting. Jomsom Muktinath trek takes you from the aesthetically pleasing lowland of Pokhara through the deepest valley in the world “Kali Gandaki” to the vastly uninhabited plateau of Upper Mustang. It also includes trekking parts of Annapurna region including Tatopani and Ghorepani.
The trek is suitable for anyone with moderate level of fitness. Jomsom Muktinath trek is a unique mixture of cultural journey, adventure travel and eco-tour in the high Himalayas. The trek throws a panoramic mix of Upper Mustang valley and scenic mountain ranges of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Dolpo. You also get a rare chance of bathing in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, a hot-spot among Annapurna trekkers. The trek allows access to the high mountains of the northern region within a reasonable time-frame without having to ascend extreme altitude. It can be a perfect choice for those looking for a short adventure-sightseeing trip or family trek.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation
Drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 5-6 hrs drive
Fly to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft), trek to Kagbeni(3,710m/12,170ft) 3-4 hrs walk
Trek to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Trek to Marpha(2,680m/8,792ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Trek to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Trek to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Relaxing day at hot spring
Trek to Ghorapani (2,750m/9,020ft), 6-7 hrs walk
Trek to Tikhadhunga (1,552m/5,090ft), 4-5 hrs walk
Trek to Nayapul & Drive to Pokhara, 3-4 hrs walk & 1hour drive
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft), 5-6 hrs drive
Departure from Kathmandu