Trekking in Nepal
Tourism Licence No: 1948/072

Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 9 Days


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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Scenic Road Drive to and from Pokhara
  • Scenic Flight to and from Jomsom
  • Exploring the Kali Gandaki River Valley
  • Pilgrimage town of Muktinath
Jomsom Muktinath Trek lies in the north of Pokhara in the district of Mustang. It is about 18 km north east of Jomsom at an altitude of 3750m. Trekking to Muktinath – Jomsom is starts from Jomsom which is the most well known place for trekking. The natural beauty along the Jomsom – Muktinath trek is awesome which offers us the brilliant scenery of the trail ranges from the forests of rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang.
In mustang region we can see the world’s deepest gorge of the kali Gandaki River, which lies in the middle of Annapurna mountain range and on the other side is Dhaulagiri. In the monsoon and summer time the water rises with rain water and at summer time melting the snow. In mustang region we can find to see fossil rocks in the bank of Kali Gandaki River which is believed as a scared for the Hindus religious. Here we can found the culture is rich with religious mixture of Hindus and Tibetan Buddhist Fraction.
The route of Jomsom Muktinath Trek weaves though the lower Manang region of Nepal finishing at the village of Kagbeni which is famous for a Tibetan influenced village filled with prayer wheels, chortens and a Buddhist monastery.


 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (02 night)
  • Airfare ticket Pokhara- Jomsom - Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in kathmandu & Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner. 

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

​Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.)

Today is the day of your arrival in Nepal, after landing at Tribhuvan International airport. Our representative member will welcome you and receive you at airport and bring to the hotel. Take rest at day time and in evening we have short meeting with our trekking staffs to discuss about our trek plan. At night you will have a welcome dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with traditional Nepalese food. Stay overnight at the hotel. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Dinner)

Day 2

​City tour and trek preparation day (1300m)

Today, morning after our first breakfast we will be ready to visit Kathmandu valley. Our guide will take you to visit Kathmandu valley by private vehicle. At first we move to see Swayambhunath which is located at the hill of Kathmandu valley. This Swayambhunath is also known as the monkey temple, because here we can found many monkeys are guard the temple. Our next one is Pashupatinath which lies at the north east of Kathmandu. Pashupatinath is situated at the bank of Bagamati river and specially this temple is famous as a Hindu temple. In Pashupatinath at the bank of river we can see dead bodies are burning there, and only Hindus are allowed to cremate the dead bodies. Now we move to visit Bouddhanath  Gumpa, which is known as the world’s biggest stupa in Nepal. Then at last we visit Kathmandu Durbar square, locally which is known as Basantapur. In Kathmandu Durbar square we can see kumari house, Kala Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and many more interesting things. After finishing short distance of sightseeing back to hotel and take rest and preparation time for our trek. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 3

​Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus.

Today, we will catch tourist bus from Kantipath to pokhara.  In the morning around 7:00am tourist bus will move, that’s why we have to be there at 6:45 am in the morning. Our bus will move from there, after one hour from Thankot we have travel down side hill.  Along the way to you can see farmland, forest and hills of Nepal that gives you an escape from hustle and bustle of city life. Passing through all these beautiful sceneries at afternoon we finally reach in Pokhara. Pokhara certainly will give you the feeling of being intimate to nature. We can see beautiful mountains like Machhapuchhare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and others. Our bus will drop us at tourist bus stop from there our guide will take you to the hotel at lakeside. Take rest, rest of time is yours. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 4

​Pokhara to Jomsom (2,700m) (30 min. flight) to Kagbeni ( 2,800m) 2/3 hours


Today morning we will take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Twenty minutes flight with close up view of Annapurna range takes you to the stunning mountain town of Jomsom.
We feel pleasure with the cold breeze of air. With this pleasure and romantic weather we start our trek of the day to Kagbeni. While moving toward the Kagbeni we need to walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. Five hours of mild walk take us to the beautiful place in the center of the mountains. You can enjoy the views of the mountains. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

​Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m) 5/6 hours.

We need to wake up early in the morning with beautiful and pleasurable weather. You will feel refresh with fresh mountain air. And we take our breakfast and ready to walk of the day to Muktinath. Along the way we need to cross the Marsyangdi River through a suspension bridge then follow the river to the village Jagat. Walking a little bit upward we reach to Muktinath. Muktinath is well known as a holy pilgrimage site for the Hindus and Buddhist. An about of waking 5 to 6 hours we reach to this enchanting place. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

​Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m) 5/6 hours.


The route from Muktinath to Jomsom is straight down it is quite comfort to walk. On the way to Jomsom we need to pass through the village called jagat. In Jagat village we see monastery which is splendid. On the way we can find many lodges and we can have a food too and this village is rich in Tibetan culture. After walking an hour we reach to Yaklewati which is a mini village where we can have our lunch. After taking lunch on the way to Yaklewati you can even see the Thorong-la pass, Thorong peak and some caves of upper Mustang. After walking of 5 to 6 hours we again back to Jomsom. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7

Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) (30 min. flight)

In morning, after breakfast we will move to airport to fly back to Pokhara. It takes maximum 30 minutes to reach in Pokhara. From plane you can see beautiful gorge of the two giant mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.  After arriving at Pokhara airport our guide will take you to the lakeside hotel by private vehicle. Take rest, after refreshment we will go for short sightseeing in Pokhara. We can take a round of lake side and we can take boat in hire for boating. We can go to the Barahi temple which is located at middle of lake. After an hour of boating we proceed to Davies fall, Mountain museum and Gupteshowar cave. Back to the hotel and rest of time is yours. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast)

Day 8

​Pokhara to Kathmandu 7/8 hours by luxury tourist Bus

After finishing our Muktinath – Jomsom trek, today we are returning back to Kathmandu by tourist bus.  After travelling luxury and enjoyment journey of 6 hours about 200 km finally we arrive to Kathmandu. You will be taken to the hotel by private vehicle. At evening we will offers you a farewell dinner at Nepalese restaurant. Overnight at Hotel. (Included: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 9

​Departure day

It is time for leave taking. We will take you to the airport before 3 hours of your schedule flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek and hope again you will back to Nepal for another trek. Hoping to see you again it’s time to say goodbye have a safe flight. ( Meal Included: Breakfast)
Have a nice and safe flight see you again

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (02 night)
  • Airfare ticket Pokhara- Jomsom - Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance, domestic airfare & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu/ Pokhara  and  Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permit & TIMS.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in kathmandu & Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner. 

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew .
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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Important documents and items

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Head

  • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)


Upper Body

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)


Lower Body

  • Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

Feet

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

  • 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
  • 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
  • 1 compass or GPS(optional)
  • 1 alarm clock/watch
  • 1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
  • large Ziplocs
  • 2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  • 1 small folding knife
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks

Toiletries

  • 1 medium-sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror

Personal Hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hand wash

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

 

What is trekking?
Trekking is an adventurous and exploring work. This activities pursuit involves lengthy, multi-day walks and climbs on village and park trails.

Is trekking for me?
We offer the trekking for everyone who is physically and mentally fit, patient, and love the outdoors.

Why is a guide necessarily?
Having guide is not a legal requirement but we cannot send you without any guide having licensed and experienced. You’ll be travelling through wilderness, remote countryside, and high elevations - from an aspect of pure safety, it is highly dangerous to go it alone. Additionally, very few locals in Himalayan villages speak English. Should you get lost (and, with many paths crossing through many, many villages, this is more a likelihood than a possibility), it would be difficult to communicate directions or obtain food and shelter.

What type of insurance should I have? Where can I obtain a policy?
For your own responsibility Travel insurance is mandatory and obtaining for the days you are trekking. Some standard policies only cover up to 4000 meters for evacuation so please confirm with your insurance company if you purchase it from another company. If you get to Nepal and don't have insurance already we can help you purchase it for a reasonable price before you start the trek.

What's the best time of year to book a trek in Nepal?
The best times for trekking the Himalayas are February to May, and then September to December. You can view the sublime beauty of Nepal with glamorous sense.

Are any permits required for trekking?
Its depends on the nature of the trek. Some trekking areas require a special permit for trekking, while as others require only permits to enter conservation or national parks. Most require a Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card. We handle all permits for you, so you have one less thing to worry about!

How long do treks last?
Most of our Himalayan treks range from one to four weeks.

How long do we spend walking each day?
Trekkers generally walk four to six hours a day. That's between five and fifteen kilometres depending on trail conditions and the state of the weather.


Can you please provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
the location and the situation determined the nature of the tea house. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bedroom above them. You have to share their toilet while using but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some of them have hot shower facilities too. But some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porters carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
Exactly it is not necessary buy if essential they can carry. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various points and it’s easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your size of group.
At one time how many litter of water I have to carry in the trek?

Mostly 3-4 litters will be sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.


What sort of footwear is recommended?
Cosy , sturdy trekking shoes or boots are a must. Ideally your footwear will have Gore-Tex or similar lining, along with thick soles. This will ensure that your feet stay warm and dry, and that you are comfortable walking on rocky paths. Wool socks are recommended instead of cotton, and these too should be thick and warm.

What do I need to know about sun protection?
It may seem counter-intuitive, but your skin is in more danger of sun damage on the mountains than while at the beach! The sun's intensity increases dramatically as we rise in altitude, and fresh snow reflects exponentially more UV rays than does the sand. You will need to protect your skin with clothing and sun block. A sun block specifically for mountain conditions is recommended. If you wear prescription eyeglasses its recommend that you get your prescription fitted to sunglasses.

Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recycleable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odourless.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physically changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness.

What ill may be appeared if i get in the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travellers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is very flexible in Nepal. It changes according to the time. The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.


Should I tip my guide? How about my porter?
It is not compulsory; tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks. Your guides and porters will tremendously appreciate a small gratuity at the end of your trek, as these little extras go a long way towards helping their families. Tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for the team's hard work and devoted attention to your happiness.

How much money should I bring along?
Our treks are all-inclusive. We cover accommodation, food, park fees, permits, and many other costs, as a means of making your adventure as stress-free and convenient as possible.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude. It depends on you.


Can I get a refund if I don't finish the trek?
It’s sometimes the case that trekkers finish ahead of schedule or they end up stopping the trek early for health or personal reasons. If this is the case please understand that we cannot offer any refunds for unused days on the trek. Please understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 9 Days
Accomodation: Hotel / Guest House
Seasons : March , April , May , Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Type: Moderate
Activities : High altitude trek / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12 pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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