Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • START:Jomsom Muktinath Trek
  • SEASON:February - June, Septstrongber - Novstrongber However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but the rain make visibility a bit poor
  • TYPE:lodge trek [tea house]
  • GRADE:Moderate/Fairly laborious
  • TRANSPORT:Car, JeepVan, Land cruiser,Bus, Flight to Pokhara
  • ELEVATION:5416 m
  • DURATION:15 Days

About Jomsom Muktinath Trek in detail:

The Jomsom/ Muktinathtrek takes you from Pokhara through the valley of Kali Gandaki alongside the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki River to the Hindu’s famous pilgrim site Muktinath. It is a part of Annapurna circuit trek as well. The natural beauty along the Jomsom Muktinath trek is incredible. The trial gives you a mind blowing scenery of forests of brightness red rhododendrons and the rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang. The trail leads you alongside the Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world with Annapurna mountain range on one side and Dhaulagiri on the other. The river bank is rich of fossils which is also a sacred rock for Hindus to pray. The culture among the trail is rich and interesting mixed up of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism.The trial is a good adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region into the world's highest regions passing through barren landscape, steep rocky hills and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other peaks. In the first days of trek we walk through rice terraces and villages populated byGurung Villages. The trek gets more interesting as we reach Tatopani where you will have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs. Then we move forward to pass through Jomsom and Kagbeni which makes an entry point Mustang region. The majesty of the Dhaulagiri Glacier is on display a little further up along with the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m). The holy temple has 108 waterfalls falling from stone water taps and mysterious natural gas fires that would surprise you. From here downhill is the Jomsom village on the Tibetan Plateau where you can see at the gateway to Mustang also known as the forbidden kingdom, and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions and cultures still in practice. A transport following day will bring you to pokhara and a few hour drive through the green mountains to Kathmandu.