Jomsom muktinath trekking starts with a one and half hour drive from pokhara to Nayapul after start to our trekking via Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. And next day morning we go up to Poon Hill, which is very famous for panoramic view of annapurna Himalayas range including sunrise after that we descend to tatopani, which is natural hot spring. Subsequently to the Kali Gandaki gorge (Kali Gandaki Gorge is deepest gorge valley in the world) passing through many fascinating Thakali villages called Marphas, along the way and then to the headquarter of the district called Jomsom. we head to the north to Kagbeni along the river side way of Kali Gandaki an ancient fortress settlement on the boarder of Upper Mustang trekking. Then, we have a hike on the following day through to the Muktinath temple. The terrain at Muktinath gives way to the Tibetan plateau providing some of the fascinating rock formations on route, and step up an hour and reach Jharkot village from Kagbeni then we heading on to Muktinath and explore a day around Muktinath temple and descend to the Jomsom and next morning we flight to Pokhara.
We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.
After having breakfast in the morning today, we drive to Pokhara. It takes around 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu by bus. You can also take the flight which take about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore the Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at a guesthouse in Pokhara.
Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Ghandruk (1940m).Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk.
Comparatively, today is the easiest trek. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for birds lovers. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Tadapani.
Trek from Tukuche to Kalopani (2500m.) which takes about five and half hours. After trekking along rocky trail with some bushes at some point at the bank of Kali Gandaki for nearly two hours you reach Larjung. This is the view point for Dhaulagiri glacier, Tukuche peak, Dhaulgiri I and many others. You find apple orchard in and around Larjung. After trekking along flat leveled path you crossi a suspension bridge and passing jungle you reach Kokkethanti where you can enjoy lunch. There are good lodges lying at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Finally you have to trek along flat leveled path passing few villages, lodges, crossing a suspension bridge to reach Kalopani. This is a magnificent village surrounded by verdant forest from where you can have closer view of Annapurna.
We make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley leaving Kagbeni, we then join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3,200m. From here trail continues high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3,500m. well worth exploring. As we leave Jharkot, the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3,802m. We initially visit Ranipauwa, there are many teahouses and shops. Further 10 minutes walks up the hill, we will be rewarded with the actual religious site of Muktinath. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for Buddhists and Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved spouts surrounding the Vishnu temple in a grove of poplars. There are shrines in a grove of trees including a Buddhists Gompa & the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and natural gas jets that provides Muktinath’s famous eternal flame. It’s the earth-water- fire combination that accounts for Muktinath’s great religious significance.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu