Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an exciting and acknowledged trek in the Annapurna region to the north-central part of Nepal. This awe-inspiring trek is a classic sampler of Himalayan vista, marvelous landscapes, and religious heritage. The diverse backdrops and cultures found along this trekking route provide the ideal insight into the rural life of Nepalese people. Well-favored from the natural and cultural point of view, this trek is suitable for someone with a moderate level of fitness, craving a low-altitude hike in Nepal within a short period of time.
This trip starts with a scenic drive to Pokhara, where the serenity of lakes and the majesty of the Himalayas rising behind them create an ambiance of peace and magic. The peaceful night in Pokhara is followed by an early morning flight to Jomsom which takes around 30 minutes. Jomsom, located at an altitude of around 2700m is the administrative center of Mustang district. The trek actually begins from here on as you head towards Kagbeni through the banks of Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world. Kagbeni, in fact, is a beautiful Tibetan model village often admired for its hospitality, holy caves and ancient monasteries; most notably The Red Monastery from 14th century.
Continuing the trail through plateaus and diverse landscapes take you to Muktinath, the major attraction of the trek. Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site which carries a massive significance for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a great instance to our world of a holy place shared in harmony by devotees of two world religions. As per the Buddhist mythology, Muktinath is a sacred place where Guru Ripoche had meditated on his journey to Tibet. Muktinath, the ancient temple of Lord Vishnu literally means the Land of Salvation. Thus, bathing through the holy 108 spouts situated in the courtyard of the temple is believed to purify your heart and soul.
As we trace back all the way down to Jomsom, the trail offers spectacular mountain views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri ranges. You can also witness various floras and faunas during the trekking route since this region is extremely rich in bio-diversity. This Jomsom Muktinath Trek is suitable for those who want to explore the diversity of the Annapurna region in a short span of time without doing the full Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03Drive to Pokhara
Day 04Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni
Day 05Trek to Muktinath from Kagbeni
Day 06Trek back to Jomsom
Day 07Flight to Pokhara and Exploration
Day 08Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 09Final Departure