Annapurna Region Trek
Jomsom Muktinath trek is located towards the North of Pokhara, which is a beautiful city. It is the typical cottage trek in the Mustang area. You can see stunning high peaks that make you pleased from inside. Therefore, it is not a big shock for anyone to stay longer on the trip. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to watch things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be paying attention in the trek. This expedition is very precious with hard to believe scenery, engaging culture, and at ease accommodation. Walking is not that very tiring with all those beauties around.
The trip passes with the villages that greet you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provide you an insight into the customary farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the key occupation of local people living in the villages. You will be more pleased to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and impressive views of pure cliffs. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that put in beauty to nature. The trek has Annapurna1 as well as Dhaulagiri that are surplus on the height of 800m.
The Jomsom Muktinath trek follows the world’s genuine gorge on its way. Your trek gets even more exhilarating at Tatopani village. There you will get the chance to calm down in natural hot springs. You will finally reach Jomsom after passing all the significant villages of the Mustang region. This region resembles the Tibetan Plateau. Hence, the trek provides you information and amusement at the same time.
Your journey begins with your arrival in the bustling capital city of Nepal,
Kathmandu. A representative from our team will arrive for your pickup at TIA
who will assist you together with your luggage and transportation to your hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, so you'll check your hotel and luxuriate in the afternoon and evening at your leisure. You may simply want to rest after your long flight, but the lively tourist markets and restaurants of the Thamel are an enticing draw for many visitors.
Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. You will get the opportunity to explore Boudhanath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swayambhunath Stupa. They have been scheduled in the UNESCO world heritage sites. These sites display the full range of historic and artistic achievements. Kathmandu Valley is world-famous for such beauty. Overnight stay will be at this city.
We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs. On the other hand, a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to take pleasure in highway scenes. On your drive, you will view local markets, rivers, forests etc. Otherwise, you can take a small attractive flight. You will get to view snowy-mountain peaks and high hills if you make a decision to take a fight. It is up to you how you want to take a trip.
We drive towards Nayapool after having breakfast. After that, we will start on a short hike going up to the village of Ulleri. There we will expend our night. People also lose around 7 to 10 percent of body weight during the trek. This is an ordinary experience that also depends on your hunger and other factors. Most experienced trekkers supervise to eat a healthy diet along with a long journey. Climbers are highly confident to eat as much as possible.
We walk towards Ghorepani following fertile paths along the way. On the way, you could observe streams, waterfalls, and rhododendron and pine forests. We will be arriving at Ghorepani village after 5-6 hours of walk. You can travel around the village that has customary Gurung and Magars culture. You can see the distinctive Gurung culture if you stay at Ghnadruk village. If you want to do other hike and unpaid helper activities around villages, feel free to contact the office/tour operator. We will spend the night at Ghorepani.
You can grasp the sunrise over the Himalayas if you make an early morning climb along the complete path to the standpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft). It is the most popular trekking objective of the Annapurna region. It is also a great standpoint to benefit from the astonishing views of Mustang and Pokhara. You can take pleasure in more than 20 of the highest mountains. You will also see the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains come out above and around us shimmering in the morning light. After taking glimpses, we go back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we start east and climb a close-by edge. We move down all the way through rhododendron forests, pass by stunning waterfalls. In this way, we reach Tadapani. We will stay overnight there.
The path now follows the earnest Gorge called Kali Gandaki. You will be crossing by 2200 m in flanked by two 800 m mountains. They are just 38 km apart. On the way, we will get the likelihood to view a variety of small villages. You may watch the various small villages and people living there. We will arrive at the Thakali village called Ghase to spend the night. You can travel around the Thakali culture at Ghase village. Thakali food is very accepted because of the way they dish up their different items.
On this day, we will supply you breakfast early in the morning. It is one of the best ever routes from Ghasa to Tukche. You need to carry out a lot of roads walking. On the way, you will bump into small villages, rivers, forests, and rhododendron. We will also come upon Kalapani on the way. Kalapani lies in the Darchula district of Nepal. On the way, you can view the vertical hills that are rich in normal beauty. You could see many other guests coming from different regions to travel this route. We can observe the distinctive way of life of the people living there. Farming and cattle rearing is their chief occupation. After a few hours of trek, we will turn up at another beautiful target called Tukche to stay overnight.
On this day, we will be going towards one of the stunning villages of this area called Kagbeni. We will walk on the extra short cut roads that join the main road in Eklai Bhati instead of that. Kagbeni is a village located in the rustic municipality of Mustang district. On the way, you will get to examine the Kali Gandaki River. Kagbeni is measured one of the oldest villages in the Himalayas. Therefore, the village is wealthy in the civilization and tradition of the Sherpa and Tamang communities. We will stay during the night at Kagbeni.
You need to hike for around 7-8 hours to arrive at Muktinath. Muktinath temple is well-known among both Hindus and Buddhists. You can see the astonishing natural gas fire that has some customary values. It is said that the Muktinath temple is a sacred place where your pray is heard to by God. On this belief, travelers from diverse parts of the world visit this stunning temple. They also get facts of the arts and structural design of this temple. Overnight stay will be at Muktinath.
We will visit the Muktinath temple in the morning because of puja programs. You will have breakfast on return. We will trek down to Jomsom after breakfast. It is the windiest valley in Nepal. You will be strike by the burly winds far-reaching across the valley. You need to bunch warm clothes with you. It is better to follow the orders of our knowledgeable guide. The city of Jomsom is compelling. You can also visit there and depart for a food hunt. We will stay during the night there.
On this day, we will move towards Pokhara which is the tourist destination. After sometime, we will drive back to the lakeside near Phewa lake. It is better to travel around some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc.
On this day, your successful trek comes to an end. We wake up early to bid a farewell to the spectacular scenery of the Himalayan region before boarding your morning flight back to Kathmandu. Watching the Himalayas pass beneath your window, you’ll now be able to recognize many of the major peaks. The hustle and bustle of Kathmandu may come as something of a surprise after the solitude of the mountains. You’ll be transported to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Feel free to relax or explore the local markets and eateries. There are plenty of great restaurants and bars in Thamel where you can enjoy dinner before returning to your hotel to spend the night. Breakfast is included.
The last morning on your trip to Nepal where you’ll be enjoying a pleasant breakfast while reflecting on all of the memories you have collected on the Ama Dablam Base Camp Trek over the past two weeks. Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. We hope you’ll return to Nepal in the near future to see everything else that it has to offer!
Today’s breakfast is included.
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1. Domestic Flight
Kathmandu to Pokhara and return flight are often affected by weather conditions and congestion which may cause delays, sometimes even for several days. We request you to ensure that you have planned for spare days to account for moderate delays, but can't guarantee against longer delays which can even affect your international flight.
2. A typical Trekking hours per day
A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset, instead of any Western time schedule. You’ll be walking 5-6 hrs each day on average.
3. Health Issues
We recommend you consult the doctor to discuss the health issues associated with your trek. We also suggest you bring your own personal first aid kit to supplement the comprehensive. Although, the first aid kit is carried by the Trek Leader.
4. Altitude Sickness
Many treks in Nepal can take you quite rapidly to high altitudes, so you must give your body the time to acclimatize. If you ascend faster than your body can adapt then you will likely start to develop symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Headache is the most common symptom, while nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, and sleep disturbances are some others.
The best way to adapt to higher altitude is to ascend slowly and gradually. The common method is that you should take 2-3 days to reach 3000m. If traveling to above this height remember to have extra acclimatization days.
5. Safety and security
You can have Travel Insurance while trekking which is the safest measure. However, there are some measures following which you can implement to ensure safety:
We recommend you to have an appropriate insurance policy that covers travel in such isolated and mountainous areas, and also includes helicopter rescue from a trusted agency. We recommend you do good research and find a reputable insurance agent or insurance specialist.
7. Recommended Equipment
The best time is during the pre-monsoon months of March through May. It is also favorable after post-monsoon. This starts from late September till December. However, it is also possible to trek in February and early September.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there is less number of participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information.
The accommodation in this region is considered the best so far. There is an upscale service than anywhere else in the upper Himalayas. It’s all up to you where you want to sleep. You may choose from guesthouses, hotels, resorts, or teahouses. Guesthouses may vary from extremely expensive to cheap. Low-budget houses are usually of poor quality. They are as not much deluxe as those in the urban areas. However, they are well off than the cheap lodges or budges guesthouse. Teahouses' accommodation is most predominant amongst hikers. They are equipped with furnished wood and solar hot showers. You will have a pillow, mattress, and a blanket along with western toilet facilities. As you ascend higher, the accommodation will be simpler with basic facilities.