Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one the beautiful place for trekking which bears the many incredible scenarios of mountain vistas, monasteries, ancient temples along the windy valleys. Jomsom is also known as the Dzong-Sampa and is located at an elevation of 2,743m-8999ft in Mustang District Nepal.
Muktinath 3,750m-12303ft is a temple worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists which is located at an elevation of 3,750m-12303ft. The main scenario is focused on the different landscapes with the diversity of Hindu and Buddhist culture. The exotic view of mountain ranges is followed by the Kali Gandaki River where you can find the black stone called Shaligram which is worshipped as a god by locals. You can experience the windy valleys, Snowy mountains, multi-diverse culture, and tradition. The stunning view of majestic mountain ranges, the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki River, and relaxation in Tatopani provide the sensation of delightfulness. You can encounter a change in vegetation where people of this region depend on agriculture, herding animal, and trading animal and food product. The Muktinath is just beyond the highest pass in the world Thorung La pass (5,416 m-17769ft) which is an ancient pilgrimage site.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek journey Starts as we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which itself is a tourist place to hang out, and then from Pokhara, we drive to Beni to start our trekking journey. Beni lies in the Hilly region of Nepal from where we join the trekking trail of the Annapurna circuit. We trek towards the Tatopani 2,607m-8553ft where we can be fascinated by the natural beauty of waterfalls and different landscapes that will start to change every hour we proceed towards the mountain region. In Tatopani we can relax in the natural hot spring pool and from Tatopani, we plan to progress our trekking towards Ghasa. While we are hiking we will be able to encounter the farming site of local people and their culture and tradition.
Proceeding the journey from Ghasa we will be entering the exotic village of Marpha 2,675m-8776ft where we can see the monasteries and the ancient sculptures in stone that describes the history of that place, different types of people living together sharing the same way of living. The most famous of that village is the Apple and Apple juice which are made by locals and their wine is rated best in Nepal which is made with the apple cultivated in Marpha and also named as Marpha Apple. Besides enjoying the scenario we have to progress our trekking so after Marpha village we will reach Kagbeni 2,804m-9199ft a wonderful small village where the greenery is only seen in small particular land of the village due to the altitude, vegetation is changed drastically. From Kagbeni we will finally reach the most historical monument of Nepal – Muktinath. Muktinath is a temple worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists as Hindus believe in the Mokhs (place of liberation) where you can take a bath in 108 premium temples. After trekking Muktinath the windy valley of Jomsom is waiting for us. The village is filled with Chortens, prayer wheels, and monasteries. The panoramic view of the Annapurna range gives you a breathtaking experience.
Moreover, we are proud of being the most recommended trekking agency in Nepal and heartily welcome our clients to explore the extreme beauty and adventure of our country. Identifying the desires of our valued clients to chill in the nature and structure of the country, we do also manage the adventurous and thrilling outdoor activities for making the trip more valuable and memorable. Bungee Jumping, Paragliding, Rafting, and Canyoning are the most highlighted adventurous games in these outdoor activities. These activities have the supreme power to deep insight undisturbed form of nature and their beauties and eventually excite you with adventure and thrill at once, providing overwhelming unforgettable memories for your lifetime.
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be welcomed by our representatives, who will be responsible for getting you transferred to your hotel. Further plans and programs will also be explained to you. You can have rest and do your stuff on this day.
Today we will be driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara where you can enjoy the natural sceneries from the window of the bus. You can encounter a change in a different landscape of the hilly region of Nepal where you can enjoy the roadside waterfalls, rice fields, and several rivers. While reaching Pokhara we will be staying in the hotel.
Early morning we will be preceding our journey towards Ghorepani. On reaching Ghorepani we will start our trek to Tatopani. You can be beguiled by the scenario of the natural beauty of the Annapurna circuit trekking trail where you can observe the enchanting waterfall with multi-diverse vegetation.
This morning we will be starting our journey towards Ghasa from Tatopani. As we pass the village of Ghasa natural Hot spring of Tatopani is waiting for us. Enjoying a hot bath in Hot Spring all the energy is restored so that the coming journey feels wonderful.
We are heading towards Marpha in the early morning elevated at 2,675m-8776ft. Here you can enjoy the small Marpha village and the apple farm also known as the best apple in Nepal. You can taste the different Nepali cuisine made by apple and have the best apple wine production in the local village.
Trekking from Marpha, we proceed towards Kagbeni which is located at an elevation of 2810m-9219ft. A small beautiful village with roughly 1200 people living is the best place to stay. You can observe the monasteries, ancient sculptures that describe the history of mustang, and the ancient people who lived and lived there.
Today we will be starting our journey to Muktinath – one of the listed pilgrimage places of the whole world. Muktinath is located at an elevation of 3,750m-12303ft and is known as the place of liberation by Hindu and Buddhist culture. Here you can bath in the 108 premium temple so that all your sins are forgiven.
This is the awaited part of this journey as we trek from Muktinath to reach Jomsom. Jomsom is located at an elevation of 2,743m-8999ft and is also known as Dzong-Sampa. The windy valley of Jomsom is popular in Nepal and Nepali people. This place is full of Chortens, prayer wheels, and monasteries and the view of the mountain range is marvelous.
A scenic flight from Jomsom will take you to Pokhara.
Today we will be driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu where you can enjoy the natural sceneries from the window of the bus. You can encounter a change in a different landscape of the hilly region of Nepal where you can enjoy the roadside waterfalls, rice fields, and several rivers. While reaching Pokhara we will be staying in the hotel.
For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover up the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.
In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you of 4,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 4,000 m.
We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Meals And Accommodation
While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.
Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.
Booking And Payment
You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.
How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased.
Our Guides And Safety
Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.
All our Trekking Guides are professional with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.
On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan.
Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit for trekking porters.
The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.
This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 1,350 m to 4,070 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, Jomsom Muktinath Trek one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complication on the route the journey, just follow our guide he will advise and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.
Best Time To Visit Nepal
Three best seasons for the trek to Jomsom Muktinath. Generally, the main trails are having with trekkers in the two regions, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.
High season- Autumn (September-November)
Low season- Moonson (June-August)
Things To Know Before Trekking
The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Jomsom Muktinath trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.
On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least twenty days before your departure from the home country.
Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal and also in case of flight delay (Pokhara-Jomsom and Jomsom-Pokhara) which can happen sometimes due to bad and unfavorable weather.
Passport & Visa Information
What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:
A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
Two passport size photos
Visa fees which should be paid in cash.
Entry points to Nepal
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)
USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.
If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.
Other General Information
Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.