Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
|| 14 Days|
Explore the best of mustang region situated in the north western Nepal with jomsom muktinath trekking package. It is an amazing blend of pilgrimage and adventure. As name suggests, jomsom muktinath trekking takes us to mystical Tibetan influenced Jomsom valley along the famous pilgrimage site muktinath.
Furthermore the trek is not ideal for pilgrims only. However it is also best for those seeking adventurous trekking in the Himalayas with natural and cultural beauty. So ,jomsom muktinath trekking offers amazing Himalayan views. The trekking trail passes through stunning landscapes, lush forests decorated with rhododendrons and world’s deepest Kaligandaki gorge.
Along the trail, you admire the breathtaking views of Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and several others. Apart from Himalayan views, the other highlights of Jomsom trekking are amazing landscape.
Similarly it includes rocky cliffs, caves, scintillating scenery, old artistic monasteries, picturesque villages of local people, cultural encounter and opportunity to visit sacred Muktinath.
Our jomsom muktinath trek of 14 days begins after your arrival in Kathmandu. After completion of necessary preparations and sightseeing tour, we take a scenic drive to Pokhara. It is one of the major destinations of tourists traveling Nepal.
Next day, we take a short drive from Pokhara to Lumle from where our actual trek (walk) begins. We pass through the terraced fields, meadows along the crossing of Bhurungdi and Modi River.
The trail passes through Tikhedhunga to Ulleri, which is quite difficult involving the 3000 steps to reach Ulleri.Generally the walk is rewarded by the magnificent Himalayan views of Mt. Annapurna south and Himchuli Himal.
Further our trekking adventure continues towards Ghorepani which gives an insight to local communities. It is inhabited by Magars surrounded by beautiful forests and Himalayas on the back drop.
The trail further takes us to Tatopani where we will not miss to take a healing bath in natural hot spring. Passing through deep gorges of Kaligandaki river, we continue our trek to Marpha. It is famous for its apple farming and brandy.
From there, the trail takes us to a beautiful windy village Kagbeni. Kagbeni, one of the most beautiful villages in the world will impress you and fascinate you with its beauty and charm. We leave Kagbeni to reach Muktinath, a famous pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. At muktinath you get to enjoy the windy and snowy muktinath weather .
Similarly many pilgrims especially from Nepal and India become the part of Muktinath mustang trek to pay homage to Lord Vishnu, God of Salvation. After embracing the natural splendor around the Muktinath, we continue our journey to the deserted landscape to reach Jomsom. It is the headquarter of Mustang district. The approximate jomsom to muktinath distance by driving is 14.3 miles.
This Jomsom trek reveals the amazing diversity of Nepal offering the amazing view of deep valleys, high mountains and landscape resembling the Tibetan plateau. We finally board a flight to Pokhara and after some sightseeing there, we conclude our trip. With full of delightful trekking memories, we drive back to Kathmandu.
In addition Jomsom Muktinath trek is graded as a moderate trek with muktinath’s altitude of 3710 m . Previous trekking experience is not mandatory but the trek requires good level of physical fitness. If you have experience of high altitude trekking, it will definitely be an added advantage.
Hence ,mustang is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, this trek is also suitable in the monsoon months (June to August) in addition to usual best times: spring (March-May) and autumn (September to November).