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Jomsom Muktinath Trek[VAJMT11]


Enjoy the rare combination of long arrays of snow-capped peaks, crystal clear lakes, turbulent rivers with deep gorges, monasteries, hot-springs, and picturesque villages inhabited by friendly ethnic people.

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Day 1

Fly/Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Overnight Hotel

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Day 2

We begin our trek at Nayapul after a 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1512m/4961ft. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 3

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2,070m. The trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons towards Banthanti at 2,250m. We trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460m. After an hour of walk this brings you to Ghorepani at 2855m/9367ft. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 4

It’s an early morning rise at 5 o’clock; we begin trekking for Poon Hill. It takes an hour to climb from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, presenting you with one of the best Himalayan viewpoints in Nepal from where spectacular Himalayan ranges with amazing sunrise views can be seen very closely.After observing the wonderful Himalaya views, we return to Ghorepani to have a hot breakfast. After breakfast, we continue our journey to Tatopani at 1190m/3904ft. The trail makes a steep descent to Chitre at 2,390m. As the trail drops down through Sikha, the hills are extensively terraced. Sikha is a large village with shops and hotels at 1980m, from there the trail descends gently to Ghara at 1,705m. A further steep descent of 500m takes you to the Ghar Khola where the trail crosses the river on a suspension bridge. We then climb up above the Kaligandaki River before crossing too.As you turn north, it takes you to the Tatopani at 1,180m. Tato means ‘hot’ and pani is ‘water’, a name earned courtesy of the hot springs by the river. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 5

Today, the trail climbs up the Kali Gandaki gorge, considered to be the deepest in the world which is situated between the two 8,000m  peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail rises gently up to Dana at 1,400m, and onto Rupse Chhahara at 1,550m,  there you can see a stunning waterfall. As the trail crosses to the eastern bank of the river, you will reach Kopchepani which crosses back to the western side on a suspension bridge at 1,935m. Then a short climb to Ghasa at 2,010m/6594ft. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 6

A steep climb through forest takes you to Lete Khola then reach to Lete. It further continues to the east side of the Kaligandaki reach you Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukche at 2590m and apple farm projects which produces apple and vegetable for the whole region until you get to Marpha Village at 2,680m/8,792ft.

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Day 7

The trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Ekle Bhatti meaning lonely pub. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After a good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 8

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath. Overnight at the lical lodge.

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Day 9

Muktinath is one of most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra"or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom.Overnight at the local lodge.

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Day 10

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. We make use of the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely.Overnight at the hotel.

 

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Day 11

Drive or fly back to Kathmandu.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Country
Nepal
Type of trip
Trekking
Trip Length
11 days
Maximum Elevation
3810
Grade
Easy or Easy
Season
Mar – May / Sep – Dec
Highlights
Turbulent rivers with deep gorges, monasteries, hot-springs and picturesque villages inhabited by friendly people.
Price
Please contact us for proce and further detail for this trip







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