Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 12 Days

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Introduction to Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Choose the Jomsom Muktinath Trek in Nepal for a perfect mix of nature and culture in the backdrop of the wild Himalayas! Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you to the Holy Trail to taste the Himalayan adventure and spirituality. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a classic trek that takes you to some of Annapurna’s fascinating areas, such as Poon Hill, Kagbeni, Muktinath, Kaligandaki Gorge, and Jomsom.

You start your journey from Jomsom and cross different ethnic settlements. You will continue to walk under the shade of the Rhododendron Forest, enjoying Annapurna’s vista at its finest. Poon Hill is a vantage point in the area that offers magnificent views of the Annapurna panorama. From this vantage point, the sunrise adds beauty to the mountains and leaves you in awe.

The different landscapes and cultures found on this trekking route provide fascinating insights into the lifestyle of rural Nepalese people. At the lower part of the trek is the settlement of Gurungs and Magars. The view of the village and the design of the houses are unique in this area.

Hiking along the deepest gorge in the world, the Kaligandaki Gorge offers you impressive views of the Annapurna panorama and Dhaulagiri Mountain. On one side of the Kaligandaki River is Annapurna Mountain, and on the other side is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there is a view of eight high mountains.

Muktinath Temple

Muktinath is a popular spiritual site for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. According to Buddhist mythology, Muktinath was a place of meditation for Guru Rinpoche on his trip to Tibet. The gompa in this place enhances its spirituality.

Muktinath is a famous temple of Lord Vishnu, and the eternal flame is the main attraction in this temple. For Hindus, Muktinath is the sacred place of salvation, and they believe that bathing with water will lead to salvation.

There are many accommodation options in Jomsom, from a normal hotel to a new high-class resort complex. The Jomsom Muktinath trek in Nepal is a well-designed trek suitable for those who can walk in high-altitude areas and dry terrain.

The attraction of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  1. A scenic 15-minute flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  2. Hiking along with the deepest gorge in the world, Kaligandaki gorge.
  3. Opportunity to experience local culture, rituals, and traditions.
  4. Amazing view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
  5. Muktinath Temple – Nepal’s holiest temple for Hindus and Buddhists.
  6. Tatopani Hot Springs.
  7. Impressive sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,210 meters)

Accommodation in Jomsom Muktinath Trip

During the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you will find teahouses run by the locals. Teahouses are small lodges that provide food and accommodation for hikers. These are simple rooms with beds, mattresses, and blankets, but extra blankets are available when it is cold, or you can use your sleeping bag.

During the trek, Nepali food, as well as continental food, is available in these teahouses. Depending on the location, some teahouses offer rooms with attached bathrooms, while others have fewer amenities. Hot water for bathing is available in almost all places, but if not, hot water is available at your request.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking Cost

Trekking costs depend on route, travel agency, service, and many other factors. To determine the cost, trekkers have to decide what kind of service they want to take. You can complete this trek for USD 1200 if you use basic facilities.

 The difficulty of Jomsom Muktinath

How difficult or easy any trekking is depends also on the season. Jomsom Muktinath trekking is suitable in the spring and autumn seasons and is also somewhat easier. This trek is somewhat challenging and passes through remote terrain. This trek is moderate, but remember that you need good physical fitness to complete the trek.

Best Seasons for Jomsom Muktinath Hiking

Autumn and spring are the best times for the Jomsom Muktinath trek. There is not much rain and not much cold during these seasons, which makes it easier for trekkers to complete the trek. However, you can do trekking according to your vacation throughout the year as per your wish.

What about security during Trek?

There is no doubt that this trek is safe for trekkers. The safety of our customers is the most important thing to us. All of our guides and other support teams have been carefully selected for your trip. Guides are licensed by the government of Nepal, and porters are trained. Our guides and porters will protect you and your belongings. But during the Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we advise you to take care of your personal belongings as well. Take your personal belongings with you to your room in a tea house, and lock your room when you need them.

Trip Itinerary

  • Day 01

    Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) – 7 to 8 hours.

  • Day 02

    Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (25 minutes) and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m) – 3 to 4 hours walk.

  • Day 03

    Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.

  • Day 04

    Muktinath to Marpha (2,670m) – 6 to 7 hours walk.

  • Day 05

    Marpha to Kalopani (2,530m) – 6 to 7 hours walk

  • Day 06

    Kalopani to Tatopani (1,190m) – 7 to 8 hours walk.

  • Day 07

    Tatopani to Sikha (2,830m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.

  • Day 08

    Sikha to Ghorepani (2,750m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.

  • Day 09

    Morning, excursion to Poon hill and trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,590m) – 5 to 6 hours walk.

  • Day 10

    Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m) – 4 to 5 hours walk.

  • Day 11

    Ghandruk to Nayapul (5 to 6 hours walk) and drive to Pokhara (2 hours).

  • Day 12

    Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu – 7 to 8 hours.

Why not list the price?

Each client's needs may be different. The price of the trip varies according to the size of your group and the service you want. The cost of the trip is calculated according to the type of service and accommodation chosen by our customers.

Each trip is customized to fit the client's needs and group size, so the price of each organized trip is different. Please let us know the service you want and the size of the group. We create trips to suit your taste and travel budget per your requirements. Hope you find our price calculation reasonable according to your needs and preferences.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

*****(5 star)
Dom Miller



*****(5 star)

Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 12 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Accomodation Tea House
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 3802m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

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