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Travel Activities Details

Price Per Person

USD 2,000
Country: Nepal
City: Pokhara
Duration: 24 Day(s) - 23 Night(s)
Tour Category: Trekking

Package Itinerary

Jomsom Trekking or Josom & Muktinath trekking also called Kaligandaki valley trek which is located in Annapurna region in north of the Pokhara. Most dramatic close views of the highest and most beautiful mountains in the world offer by Jomsom Trekking. The classic Jomsom Trek starts with a long climb up and descends to the world's deepest gorge, on the Kali Gandaki River, going all the way through the rhododendron forests to the Tibetan plateau trans Himalaya. Jomsom & Muktinath Trekking offers you a great chance to encounter unique people cultural, who have been practicing their ancient traditions even these days.

The Jomsom & Muktinath Trekking is famous for Muktinath temple situated at 3,800m significant site for religious devotees and mountains lovers. The Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims taking bath in sacred 108 water spots even in December, to wash out their bad karma and genuine god “Jwala Mai” (mysterious never put out natural flam come through the water ) are main attraction for the Visitors. “Saligram” fossil; the river bank of Kaligandaki can find, which is incarnation of God Bisnu. According to the Hindu’s holy book, people believe that Saligram bestow wealth, forgiveness, health and happiness. During this trip the natural hot spring “Tatopani” also significant for religious and scientifically and Ghorepani Poon Hill offers you magnificent sunrise and sunset breathtaking view of whole Annapurna range. Dhoulagiri Ice fall view, which makes massive noise of avalanche and powerful Kali Gandaki Holey River has cut deep gorge at Dana (1450m) between the massive Himalaya peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna I (8,091m). During the sun set and sun rise view of Annapurna I (8,091m), II, III, IV, and Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manslu (8,176m), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Gangapurna, Tukuche and several other peaks are breathtaking , slowly begin to appear like magic before in your eyes. The trail goes slowly through rhododendron forests with majestic Annapurna range reveals itself as you emerge from the forest into Ghorepani Poon Hill.

The Jomsom - Muktinath Trekking normally choose flight Pokhara to Jomsom and trek down to Nayapull, Beni or Phedi, visit Annapurna Base Camp and drive to Pokhara then drive or flight back to Kathmandu. If you scared about high altitude sickness we advise you begin trekking from Phedi, Nayapull or Beni, but in our experiences still no body getting problem even they fly to Jomsom. The traditional salt traders Thakali are well-known for Nepali food, have converted their charming and wonderfully clean homes into trekkers' lodges and are well known as mini Tibet for Mustang is most glories factors.

TRIP FACT:

Activities:                              Trekking & walking, Sightseeing, Cultural Tour

Difficulty:                               Easy & Moderate

Max Elevation:                     (4130m) Annapurna Base Camp

Trek/Tour Style:                    Teahouse

Accommodation:                  Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu/ Lodge in Trekking

Best Season: Sept -              Nov & Mar - May

DETAIL ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu:

Upon arrival at international airport meet assist and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m):

Our team leader explore around Kathmandu valley for the sight seen. Have explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square; the House of Living Goddess “Kumari” and Kasthamandup temple” Said that was built from single tree in 16th century, Big bell-Big drams, Erotic carving in old temple, old palace etc., Bouddhanath; one of the largest Stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; situated on top of the hill knows as the Monkey Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side. Pasupatinath; Hindus holy place, Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats, located on the holy Bagmati river. Finally we have sightseeing beautiful Patan Durbar squares; the Krisna Temple has build just by stone with incredible crafts, Patan king’s palace, Golden temple and much more. It is very famous for woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. If we have time there are still more remark site; the one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley “Bhaktapur” is known as Living Museum. Where, old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. After these activates back to hotel and pre- prier for the treks. Stay overnight at hotel. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (950m) - 6 to 7 hours by tourist bus:

Our team leader will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to leave for Pokhara (200 km) and will take us about 6 to 7 hours scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2713m) -25 munites, Trek Jomsom to Kagbeni (2897m) -3 to 4 hours:

Early in the morning, we will fly to Jomsom by 25 munities scenic flight view of Spectaculars Mountains. Then we start first day trekking Jomsom (2713m) to Kagbeni (2897m) after breakfast. The trekking trail follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, the wind generally picks up after about midday, but will at least be blowing at our backs as you head up to ancient village Kagbeni, where get of the Upper mustang rusticated area Trekking. The Rest of the day we will explore around village and people culture and life hood.

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Muktinath (38000m) -4 to 5 hours:

After breakfast he Trail ascends for couple of hundred Meters, gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple Garden, Yaks Herds, and Sheep Herds and so on and splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m). Far ahead us we can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. And visit the Jharkot ancient Tibetan style village, Monastery built in 15 century and fort. Now you head following steep ascent path for half an hour towards Muktinath (3800m) an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktnith is a place of Nirvana and is home to the Hindus temple as well as several Buddhist monasteries, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water sports and Jwala Mai Temple an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.

Day 06: Trek Muktinith via jhong to Kagbeni (2800m) -5 to 6 hours:

After breakfast we walk around Muktinath Village and heading for non tourist historical Jhong Village cross the river belod the Muktinath and reach after few munities walk. The unique jhong village offers, culture and live hood are like similar Tibetin people. We are still high alpine area with desert rocky hills and wide windy Kaligandaki valley, where can find “Saligram” fossil, incarnation of God Bisnu. After 5 to 6 hours down walk from opposite side of yesterday trail we will get Tibetan and Gurung mixed cultural ancient inhabitance Kagbeni, get of the rusticated upper Mustang Trekking. Stay overnight here.

Day 07: Trek Kagbeni to Marpha (2670m) - 4 to 5 hours:

Today is easy day; the trail goes along the Valley of Kaligandaki River all the flat desert land. Even, much batter to leave early morning avoid to the strong wind after every 10/ 11 am. We will continue to walk to Jomson, headquarter of the Mustang districts with inhabitance of traditional salt traders Thakali. We can get many facilities here. The trail lead us continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route.

Day 08: Marpha to Ghasa (2010m) - 5 to 6 hours:

After breakfast, we trek further down the Kali Gandaki valley alongside the Kali Gandaki river to Ghasa. We will pass the villages of Tukuche (2580m) and Larjung (2560m), then cross the the Kali Gandaki river by a high suspension bridge and continue through an area covered with pine, juniper and cypress trees Towards the village of Kalopani (2530m) we will have splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Annapurna Fang and Annapurna I. Finally, we get in Ghasa, our base for this night.

Day 09: Trek Ghasa to Tatopani (1190m) - 4 to 5 hours:

Today our trek leads us through the world deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki valley; much of the way is cut through solid rock and subject to frequent landslides beside the road. Before we reach the village of Dana (1450m) we pass the Rupse Chhahara (‘beautiful waterfall’), then descend further down past several landslides we will reach Tatopani (hot spring), which is situated on the riverbanks where we will stop to make the most of a well worthy of hot bath.

Day 10: Trek Tatopani to Ghorepani (2834m)-6 to 7 hours:

After early breakfast we will ascend for Ghorepani after the last swaying bridge of Kaligandaki river. The trail continue ascending to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m), inhabitance of kind hearted and honest Magar ethnic group and some Bramin and Chhetri, where we can see British army training centre. The last part of the trail today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Ghorepani, where we will arrive mid afternoon with stunting Himalayan scenery.

Day 11: Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) - 45 munites, to Tadapani (2520m)-4 to 5 hours:

We will hike about 45 munities to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning; this viewpoint provides an unobstructed beautiful sunrise over the high Himalayas with panoramic view giants Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. along with a network of other peaks, slowly begin to appear like magic before our eyes.We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani, the trail climbs along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali and then descent it through the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to the Banthati. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally climb up to the final destination Tadapani, meaning ‘far water’ and the water supply for this village is a long distance below.

Day 12: Trek Tadapani to Chommrong (2140m)-4 to 5 hours:

After breakfast the trail starts with steep downhill through rhododendron forests and terrace field to Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. Then, after crossing suspension bridge, ascend to the Gurjung Village, you can donate some money for the school kids and school welfare. From here the trail goes gradual ascend through the forest and huge land slide ridge with an easy walk to Chommrong (2140 m). Where we have view of mighty peak of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna and Fishtail touch to the sky-line. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek Chommrong to Dovan (2500m) - 5 to 6 hours:

The trail descends on the stone staircase to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to small village Sinuwa (2340m). The trail leads us through the dense forest further on, then the route travels very steeply down a rock bank through thick bamboo at the bottom of the gorge to the Bamboo, and after lunch we follow up along the Modi Khola forest to the Dovan. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek Dovan to Deurali (3200m) - 4 to 5 hours:

Today is short walking day trek due to altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. All the way climb through bamboo and rhododendron mixed forests and small Ditties serene nearby Himalayan Hotel, known as Hinko cave; used to potters shelter in previous time. Then continue to the Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) - 4 to 5 hours, via Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m):

After breakfast the trail lead us in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing some roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. The trail climbs on past the Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m), which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. From here to Annapurna Base Camp 2 hours trail offering superb Himalaya scenery and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Rest of day you have time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.

Day 16: Trek back Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2345m) -5 to 6 hours:

After breakfast we drop down to Bamboo, collecting boundless experience this morning glimpse of sunrise and last evening sun set over Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna fangs. The unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular totally surrounded by mountains, that’s why this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. After a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight stay. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good unforgettable view of the many snow capped peaks, Annapurna Glacier and enjoy the dinner.

Day 17: Trek Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (hot spring) (1780m) - 4 to 5 hours:

The trail follows the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhre. From ancient Gurung village Chomrong, trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs,which 20 munites from our hotel. Rest of the day enjoy around and stay overnight.

Day 18: Jhinu Danda to Tolka (1790m) - 4 to 5 hours:

The trail for today, first descend to the Komrong Khola and get in new bridge through the forest nearby river side, here we see many trekkers, who are going to finest trekking in Nayapull. After we cross new suspension bridge nearby Himalpani with beautiful water fall. Then the trail leads us gently up to horizontal to the Gurung village Landruk. We will get in Tolka for lunch after an hour easy walk. We explore around the Magar village Tolka rest of day.

Day 19: Trek Tolka to Dhampus (1580m) - 3 to 4 hours:

The trails climb through forests alive with birds, fern and orchids in to the dense forest. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trails climb to the Bheri Kharka, often hear sound of sheep. Then the trail climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at Deurali (2010m) where there are views of mountains can be seen and Pokhara valley. After breakfast all the way lead us downhill to Dhampus (1580m) through the Pothana village pass a tourist cheek post. You are rewards with great views of the mountains and people culture.

Days 20: Trek Dhampus to Phedi (1080m) -1: 45 hours, Drive to Pokhara - 40 munities:

Today is last day trekking, the goes to downhill through the village to Phedi through the forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park, the trail down steeply to the ridge at Phedi at (1080m). Then catch our vehicles and drive to Pokhara for lunch. After Lunch you are free as your own in Pokhara.

Day 21: Explore day around Pokhara Valley:

After late breakfast, we will start sight scene around Pokhara Valliy. The worth able places; Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s water fall, Bisw Shanti Stupa (Worlde Peace stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. We will relax rest of the day in Hotel or Shopping around. Overnight at hotel Day

Day 22: Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning by Tourist Bus - 6 to 7 hours:

We will be ready at 6:00 morning in hotel lobby with having your breakfast or advice as your trekking guide or you’re wise. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the river side. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu with extra cost of fly ticket, please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket. It takes about 30 minutes with having spectacular Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests ... view from the plane.

Day 23: Farewell friend day in Kathmandu (1,350m):

In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip.

Day 24: Final Departure to your Destination:

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

 

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