|Tour Duration||10 Days||Group Size||Min 2|
|Grade||moderate||Max Altitude||3800 Meters|
|Starting Point||Kathmandu||Ending Point||Kathmandu|
Cherished by a majority of travelers, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a journey full of fun, adventure, and exploration in Nepal. It is a part of Annapurna Circuit Trek that portrays the country’s diverse landscapes that varies from deep valleys to high mountains and from subtropical forests to high desert-like landscapes that resemble that of the Tibetan plateaus. This diverse landscape in the diverse altitudinal condition treasures some of the valuable species in the ecosystem. It is home to some diverse species of floras, faunas, birds, mammals, and butterflies. Similarly, the trail passes through a route enriched with various groups of people who share their own unique culture, custom, tradition, and lifestyle.
Journey to Jomsom Muktinath starts with a wonderful sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. After a day of exploration amidst the hassle and bustle of the capital city, we drive to Pokhara, a popular touristic hub in Pokhara. The very next day, we fly to Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang district at an altitude of 2800 meters. We commence the trek with a wonderful walk along the Kaligandaki River with spectacular views of Nilgiri Himal and Tukuche Himal on sight. We walk pass the village of Kagbeni and climb up to Muktinath. Muktinath is a popular spiritual hub in the Annapurna region. Besides its spiritual importance, the place is also a remarkable viewpoint for some magnificent views of Annapurna massif along with other mountains in the range.
Muktinath temple holds a high significance amongst Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The name Muktinath refers to a place of liberation. As its name signifies, the place is considered as a place of liberation (Mokshya in Sanskrit) by various pilgrims. Therefore, many Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims come to visit this temple yearly. Muktinath is the temple of Lord Vishnu. As per Hindu mythology, it is considered to be the 106th temple amongst the 106 Divya Desam (premium temples). In the outer courtyard of the temples, there are 108 waterspouts which is considered to be the holy spouts that pour holy water. Buddhist call this place Chuming Gyarsa which is a Tibetan word that means a hundred waters. Buddhist consider this place to be an important place of Dakinis, goddesses of Sky Dancers. And they consider it to be one of the 24 tantric places in the world.
The amusement of Jomsom Muktinath doesn’t end here. Further, the trail traverses through the village of Marpha and Tatopani to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a popular Gurung village in the region that is known for the sunrise/sunset views and close up views of mountains in the Annapurna range. From Ghorepani, the trail drops down along various ethnic villages, verdant hills and terraced farmlands to Nayapul. At Nayapul, we catch a ride that will drive us to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. In this way, the journey of Jomsom Muktinath comes to an end.
Eye On Himalayas Treks and Expeditions P. Ltd organizes a well-planned trip to Muktinath. If you are interested in diverse cultures, religions, and landscapes, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is here to shower you with abundant mountain views, scenic landscapes, and diverse cultures. Explore people, their culture and lifestyle as you walk pass the rural lifestyle of Nepal. The close-up views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, Tukuche peak, and Lamjung Himal are the advantages that make the trip worth it.
Early morning wake up and start your journey climb to poonhill(3210m)around 1 hr to provides best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains then some down to ghorepani to have breakfast and
Trek from Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga hile (1500m)