Duration:8 Days

Difficulty Level:Moderate

Price:US$ 000

Group Size:5 adults

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

This is a short trek but probably most popular route. There is no other routes which have this much natural diversity & cultural variety. This trek start from Nayapul a hour car drive from Pokhara. In the beginning of trek village life, culture, terrace view, water falls & green hills’ view can be enjoyed. From Ghorepani Mt. Annapurna & Mt. Dhaulagiri Can be viewed. These are mountain over 8000m. Poon Hill offers most spectacular view of mountains peak & sun rise over Himalayas. Ghandruk village is another attraction of this trek. Ghandruk is habitation of Gurungs who are known is “Gurkhas”. Gurkhas have glorious history they created in Second world war.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a colourful short foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape

Clanging bells announce the brightly colored mule and yak caravans that regularly use the well-trodden paths on their way to and from Tibet. We climb with them through oak and rhododendron forest and across sparkling streams to Ghore pani Pass (2,834m). On day three, in the pre-dawn, we climb to Poon Hill (3,190m) to witness a classic Himalayan moment. As the sun rises in the eastern sky, the mighty peaks begin their dawn parade, changing colors every minute as the stunning vistas open up.

Descending through giant primary rhododendron forest, troops of monkeys and exotic birds set a vivid and colorful scene. We arrive in Ghandruk (1,940m), one of the largest Gurung villages in the Kingdom with its traditional buildings and picture-perfect setting below Machapuchare (6,993m).
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Itinerary.

Day 01. Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) by drive or flight.
You can flight 30min for kathmandu to pokhara or you can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (820m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.

Day 02. Pokhara to Kagbeni (2,858 m).
Take a morning flight to Jomsom, the Head quarters of Mustang district. Reach to Jomsom village after crossing the Kaligandaki River Bridge then trek about 3 hrs through the bank of Kaligandaki and reach to Ekley Bhatti village; trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni which lies at the band of two rivers, Kaligandaki (flows from Muktinath) and Nilgiri (flows from Mt. Nilgiri). There is good current of wind that blows 10 A.M. to 5. P.M. through out the trail. (4/5 hrs. walk).

Day 03. Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,817 m).
Muktinath is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists with a Gompa and pagoda style. Pagoda is dedicated to Lord bishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas (5 hrs walk).

Day 04. Muktinath to Jomsom (2,709 m).
The trail desend to the valley for over 1,525 m. below and there is a dramatic arid landscape, which continues up to Jomsom. On the Kaligandaki trading route it is a major and almost busy village.

Day 05. Jomsom to Larjung (2,522 m).
The valley is dominated by Thakalis interestingly related to Gurung and Magars of the Lutheran slopes (5 to 6 hrs walk).

Day 06. Larjung to Ghasa (1,970 m)
A dramatic change of vegetation from dry arid desert to pine and Confer forest can be found while palling between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna region. Passing through Kalopani, magnificent views of Annapurna range can be seen; overnight rest at Ghasa (5 to/6 hrswalk).

Day 07. Ghasa to Tatopani (1,189 m)
Gradually going down to Tatopani, treks enter valleys and fields; the beautiful Rupse chhahara (waterfall) leaves behind while reaching Dana village for lunch. Then 3 hrs easy walk to Tatopani through the bank of Kaligandaki river for overnight rest..

Day 08. Tatopani to Ghorepani (2,855 m)
Steadily climbs all day up to Ghorepani. After lunch at Sikha village, the trail passes through thick forest of Rhododendron and reaches to Ghorepani. The best view of sun set over Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna can be seen from here. (7 hrs walk).

Day 09. Rest day at Ghorepani.

Day 10. Ghorepani to Tirkhedhunga (1,577 m)
Descending to Tirkhedhunga, Mules loaded with goods can be seen enroute (5 to 6-hrs walk).

Day 11. Tirkhedhunga to Pokhara (915m.)
Walk up 5 hrs to Nayapul (New Bridge) and drive to Pokhara.

Day 12. Pokhara to Kathmandu (drive or fly).