Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

attractions Attraction
Muktinath, Jomsom, Marpha
nature Accomodation
timer Duration
11 - 13 Days
restaurant_menu Food
Jeep or Plane(according to Itinerary)
Group Size
1 - 25
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temple_hindu Culture
Gurung and Tibetan Culture

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek in the lower Mustang region offers a captivating blend of culture and breathtaking scenery. With the Annapurna mountains gracing your journey, it's a holistic adventure. This trek not only treats you to panoramic mountain vistas but also provides the opportunity to visit the sacred Muktinath pilgrimage site, allowing you to immerse yourself in both the natural and cultural wonders of the region.

As you follow the classic route through the world's deepest gorge, the Kaligandaki River Gorge, you'll be enchanted by charming villages, stunning vistas, and diverse flora and fauna. The trek includes a scenic drive to Pokhara and a mesmerizing flight to Jomsom, among other highlights like Kagbeni Village and the delightful apple orchards in Jomsom.

Your journey reaches its pinnacle at an altitude of 3,800 meters at the bustling Muktinath Temple, a pilgrimage site revered by Hindus and Buddhists alike. Here, the 108 sacred sprouts and cleansing rituals offer a profound cultural experience.

After receiving blessings from the temple's deities, your descent begins, but the adventure continues. Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, relieving any fatigue. On the way back, savor the awe-inspiring beauty of a sunrise from the Poon Hill viewpoint, where the early morning sun's rays embrace the mountains in a truly breathtaking spectacle.

Note: We offers you package from both Kathmandu and Pokhara, so you can book a package that includes your drive to pokhara.

Trips highlights:

  • Experience a mesmerizing scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Encounter the world's deepest gorge along the Kali Gandaki River.
  • Explore the renowned Muktinath Temple at a lofty altitude of 3,800 meters.
  • Relish natural hot springs relaxation at Tatopani.
  • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the mountains at Poon Hill View Point.

Note: You can choose to fly or drive to Tatopani, price changes on basis of your transport. 

Trip Info for Jomsom-Muktinath Trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Trek begins in Pokhara.
    • Requires obtaining necessary permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring.
    • Muktinath lies in no rainfall region so can be done in Summer also. 
    • Winter is colder but less crowded. 
  • Jomsom-Muktinath Trek Difficulty :

  1. For Beginners:
    • Jomsom-Muktinath can be manageable for beginners with good fitness levels and preparation.
    • The trail has a variety of terrains, from gradual ascents to steeper sections.

  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Some sections might involve longer and more strenuous walks, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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