Trekking to Jomsom- Muktinath is an exciting trek in the Annapurna and Mustang regions of Nepal.It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindu and Buddhiists.Jomsome Muktinath trek guarantees vistors for a wonderful landscap of natural beauties,great Himalayan scenery and unique tribal culture.
Muktinath lies about 18km north east of Jomsom in the mustang district Of Nepal at an elevation of 3,749m. On our way to Muktinath trek we will also walk on trails along the kaligandaki gorge which is the Muktinath trekking takes you to the rural areas it will display an authentic picture of real Nepal.
We begin our 14 day trip in Kathmandu with Visits to UNESCO world Heritage sites pashupatinath Temple,Bauddhanath stupa, Swayambunath templs and Patan city. Next day we will heading to Pokhara by bus and after that We will be heading to muktinath.Which is the most perfect blend of pilgrimage.local culture with delightful trekking in Nepal adventure.
Aarohi Holiday will make your trekking in Nepal adventure better then you have thought of.Hope to see you soon.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) Tribhuvan internationalAirport (TIA). pick up by our office representative then transfer you to your Hotel, evening brief you about your programs, Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa – the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur – the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple
We start our program early morning our guide will pick you up from your Hotel and take you the bus station to catch a bus to pokhara Between a journey we enjoy the natural landscapes and beautiful of Hillside. Upon reaching Pokhara we head to hotel and take a rest.Evening time walk to lake site we spend the night in pokhara.
Morning fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2800m) then commence trek to Kagbeni (3100m)
Today there will be mostly uphill climbing. We will start the trek walking towards Jharkot. We walk ahead until finally reaching Muktinath. The place is of religious importance to both Hindus and Buddhists. People take Muktinath as God of salvation. There are many other temples around the area. People take bath in the 108 water sprouts with a belief that it will clean away the sins and consider the water holy. We explore the area and spend the night at Muktinath
Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists alike. In the morning, we pay our visit to a Vishnu Temple and a Gompa. Descending from Ranipauwa village down the steep and barren hillside, we tumble down toward Kagbeni and then to Jomsom finally arriving at Marpha. The trail today is quite surreal as we trek along a plateau above Kali Gandaki River, the world’s deepest gorge. The barren landscape of this area resembles Tibet. Marpha is also famous as the apple capital of Nepal where one can enjoy different items made from apple. The local apple brandy of Marpha is famous all over Nepal.
The trekking trail descends steeply through forests to ghasa, the last thakali village and the southernmost limit of Tibetan Buddhism . The beginning part of the trail is stretched at almost flat level up to kalopani and then trial begins descending steeply to ghasa. The first part of the trek passes through the windy area covered with pine forests,rhododendron forests and birches are seen. The surrounding area of ghasa is famous destination for bisrd watching. Here you are quite amazed at the panoramic view of Mount Nilgiri North(7061m.) , Nilgiri South(6839m.) , Annapurna (8091m.) , Dhaulagiri (8167m.) and Tukuche peak (6920m.).
The trekking trail descends steeply up to Rupse Chhahara (Rupse Waterfall) which is amazing to look and enjoying the beauty. There is the deepest gorge of the world between two mountains Annapurna (8091m.) and Dhaulagiri (8167m.) facing each other near Rupse Waterfall . Now the trail ascends slightly to Tatopani(1190m.) through different human settlements . You can enjoy the hot spring at Tatopani as the word Tatopani is termed after the natural hot spring situated at the bank of Kali Gandaki River. It is popularly believed that taking bath in hot spring helps you to get rid of skin diseases
We move from the Kali Gandaki and head up the Ghar Khola valley. The stream leads us through a terraced farmland with mountains all around. We pass through the villages of Shikha and Chitre before reaching a preetiest rhododendron forest. When in bloom the rhododendron trees with its average height of up to 100″ will be covered with pink or red flowers. Walking further we reach Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at a ridge top.
To capture the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a beautiful viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light.
We enjoy the beautiful hill landscape of western Nepal on our way to Naya Pul. And drive back to pokhara .
Today is for sightseeing tours around Pokhara valley (Devi’s falls, Gupteshwor Cave,Bindabasini Temple, Seti Gorge,Gorkha/Mountain Museam,Tibetian refugee Camp, Boating in Fewa lake) free afternoon optional paragliding, Avia flight,Bungee Jump.
Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus ,Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip.