trip duration TRIP DURATION
11 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Himalaya
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
-
trip level TRIP LEVEL
Intermediate
best period OFFER PERIOD
-
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified

Description

Go on this splendid trekking experience, and explore hundreds of years of history. Along this 11-day Jomson Muktinath Trek, you will visit old monastery, caves, local people and their culture, all whil enjoying unique scenic landscapes, including peaks like Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri.

To begin this program, we will meet you at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. After visiting the main landmarks of this wonderful city, including World Heritage Sites, we will head towards Pokhara to initiate our trekking adventure.

The many outstanding places this itinerary covers include:

  • Reaching Jomson and Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region
  • Viewing the impressive Dhaulagiri Glacier
  • Trekking across the wide and windy Tibetan Plateau
  • Visitng the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath
  • An unforgettable flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, which includes unmatched views the Himalayan mountain range

Along the itinerary, accommodation will be in hotels and guesthouses in different villages. This is a great opportunity to get in contact with the traditional local culture.

On this program, you will be guided by a certified guide from the GuideSource team. At GuideSource team we have been guiding groups for over 35 years, with zero serious or fatal accidents. We look forward to having you on one of our tours soon!

Interested in this Jomson Muktinath Trek, 11-day program? Request your booking! If your are interested in longer programs instead, have a look at this 31-day trek in Teri-La Pass, Nepal and this 21-day Manaslu Trek in the Annapurna Region.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Briefing on the itinerary
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B
Day 2

Kathmandu

  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu, including its World Heritage Sites like the Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ of Swayambhu Nath and the Buddhist shrine Bouddha Nath
  • Optional: last minute shopping of personal items in preparation for next day
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B
Day 3

Pokhara

  • Drive to the airport
  • Flight to Pokhara (duration: 25 minutes) – spectacular views of the Himalayan range
  • Arrival in Pokhara. Options:
    • Enjoy the ambiance in the natural setting with impending Himalayas in the distance
    • Walk along the Phewa Lake
    • Go boating in the evening
  • Overnight at Hotel
Day 4

Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni

  • Early drive to the airport
  • Flight to Jomsom (2,720 m)
  • Trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m), considered a green oasis in the middle of the desert. It is a junction on the ancient Trans-Himalayan trade route, and the path to Upper Mustang
  • Overnight at Lodge
  • Trekking time: 3 hours
Day 5

Kagbeni - Muktinath

  • Trail ascent through barren terrain to Jharkot (3,550 m)
  • Arrival in Jharkot – a medieval village with constricted pathways and ancient houses
  • Trek to Muktinath
  • Overnight at Guesthouse
  • Trekking time: 5 hours
Day 6

Muktinath - Rest Day

  • Visit to the Muktinath Temple, a popular pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal. It houses the 108 ICY COLD water spouts which are believed to cleanse people’s sins
  • Optional: go on a hike to enjoy the stunning views
  • Overnight at Guesthouse
Day 7

Muktinath - Jomsom, via Lupra

  • Trek towards Lupra (2,790 m)
  • Crossing of the small wooden bridge across the Panda Khola stream
  • Arrival in Lupra, one of the oldest settlements in this area – Optional: visit the 12th Century Lupra monastery, founded by a Bon (ancient shamanist faith later included into Tibetan Buddhisim) master
  • Trek to Jomsom
  • Overnight at Guesthouse
  • Trekking time: 6 hours
Day 8

Jomsom - Pokhara

  • Scenic flight to Pokhara (820 m; duration: 25 minutes)
  • Full day at Pokhara
  • Overnight at Hotel on B/B
Day 9

Pokhara - Kathmandu

  • Morning drive along the scenic countryside
  • Drive to back to Kathmandu (duration: 7 hours)
  • Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Overnight at hotel B/B
Day 10

Kathmandu

  • Leisure day
  • Options:
    • Go on a new tour
    • Explore Thamel
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight at Hotel B/B
Day 11

Departure from Kathmandu

  • Transfer to the International Airport
  • End of program

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
All accommodation includes full board

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport

Accommodation

Hotel and guesthouses

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