Day 01: Kathmandu (Arrival)
Arrival at Kathmandu Airport. You will be met by our
Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Pokhara
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 4 to 5 hours scenic drive by
Private Car / van. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara - Nayapul - Tikhedhunga
One hour drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin
trek to Tikhedhunga. We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to
the road head. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of
the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065 m) a large village
that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail
continues through the village. The trail follows the north
bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs
steadily up the side of the valley to Hill at 1495 m and
after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1525 m. This
trek offers a short and relatively easy day, during journey
and allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in
Nepal. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 04: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani
Trek to Ghorepani. Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey
with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at
2070 m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently,
through fine forests of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti
at 2250 m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460
m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2775 m.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 05: Ghorepani - Tatopani
This day early in the morning at 5 o'clock, we begin the trek
for hiking to Poon Hill. It takes an hour to climb from here
to Poon Hill, offering you one of the best Himalayan
viewpoints in Nepal from where spectacular Himalayan ranges
with amazing sunrise view can be seen very closely. After
observing the wonderful Himalayas views, we return to
Ghorepani and we will have hot breakfast. After breakfast, we
continue our journey to Tatopani. The trail makes a descend
steeply to Chitre at 2390 m. As the trail drops down through
Sikha, the hills are extensively terraced. Sikha is a large
village with shops and hotels at 1980 m, from there the trail
descends gently to Ghara at 1705 m. A further steep descent of
500 m takes you to the Ghar Khola where the trail crosses the
river on a suspension bridge. We then make another climb up
above the Kaligandaki River before crossing that too. As you
turn north, it takes you to the Tatopani at 1180 m. Tato means
'hot' and pani is 'water', a name earned courtesy of the hot
springs by the river. Tatopani is one of the popular shorter
trek spot out of Pokhara. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Tatopani - Kalopani
Today, the trail continues up the Kali Gandaki gorge. This is
considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated as
it is between the two 8000 m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
From there, trail rises gently up to Dana at 1400 m, and on to
Rupse Chhahara at 1550 m, there you can see a stunning
waterfall. As the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the
river, you will reach Kopchepani, and then crosses back to the
western side on a suspension bridge at 1935 m. From here it is
a short climb to Ghasa at 2080 m. The trail continues to
ascend & pass through Lete at 2470 m, shortly before arriving
at Kalopani at an elevation of 2560 m, where we obtain superb
views of the Nilgiri peaks to the east. Overnight at Guest
Day 07: Kalopani - Marpha
This day we start the trek by crossing to the eastern side of
the river, but cross back again further up the trail before
entering Larjung at 2560 m. The trail continues on a short
distance to the interesting village of Khobang with its narrow
alleyways. Then will have our lunch at the ancient Thakali
village of Tukuche at 2590 m. After Tukuche, the trail
continues up the Kali Gandaki. As we pass through the gorge,
the terrain becomes much more barren and the breeze increases.
We continue towards Marpha at 2665 m passing a Tibetan refuge
settlement and then a horticulture research station. Marpha is
a large Thakali village with many excellent teahouses, however
it still retains the typical architectural features of narrow
alleyways, flat roofs, whitewashed buildings. There we will
visit a superb Nyingmapa Buddhist Gompa. Overnight at Guest
Day 08: Marpha - Kagbeni
From Marpha, we climb along the side of the valley to Jomsom
at 2713 m. Jomsom is a large, bustling settlement, and it is
the administrative centre of the region that contains the
airport, army camp, and numerous hotels, shops, banks and
government offices. On the way, we cross the river to the
eastern bank, we then walk onwards to Eklai Bhatti at 2730 m.
From here we catch a direct route to Muktinath that ascends
the hill behind the village, however we follow the trail along
the river to Kagbeni at 2810 m which is situated at the
junction of the Jhong Khola and the Kali Gandaki, the
northernmost village that can be visited without a permit to
continue on to Mustang. This village fascinates rich Tibetan
cultures and their unique hospitality, influences us much.
Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09: Kagbeni - Muktinath
We make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley leaving
Kagbeni, we then join the direct trail to Muktinath just below
Khingar at 3200 m. From here trail continues high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3500 m which
is well worth exploring. We, therefore, take a break here for
lunch before continuing on to Muktinath. As we leave Jharkot,
the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath
at 3800 m. We initially visit Ranipauwa, there are many
teahouses and shops. Our overnight stay will be here. Further
10 minutes walks up the hill, we will be rewarded with the
actual religious site of Muktinath and this area is kept free of
hotels and camping sites. Muktinath is a pilgrimage center for
Buddhists and Hindus. There we can see Tibetan traders as well
as sadhus from the far south of India. There is shrines in a
grove of trees including a Buddhists Gompa and the Vishnu temple
of Jwalamai. An old temple nearby shelters a spring and
natural gas jets that provide Muktinath's famous eternal
flame. It's the earth-water - fire combination that accounts
for Muktinath's great religious significance. Overnight at
Day 10: Muktinath - Jomsom
Trek back to Jomsom. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 11: Jomsom - Pokhara
Fly back to Pokhara (about 20 minutes short, but scenic
flight). Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Pokhara - Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Kathmandu
Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath
Temple, Bodhnath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu durbar square).
Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu (Departure)
Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey.
To enable us to send you the rates of the
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Tour, we need to have the number of
participants and the dates from you.