Jomsom Muktinath Trek



Details of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one of the beautiful combination trekking destinations specializing in Morain landscapes, windy Apple Valley, and a sacred place of Hindu and Buddhist holiness. Muktinath, a natural hot spring in Tatopani, and the last panoramic 360-degree Himalayan ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and many more It is a mixed culture of Mustang, Thakali, Gurung, and Magar inhabitants with warm hospitality. It is a fully equipped teahouse. Furthermore, it is a moderate and easy-accessing trek. Most tourists do the full Annapurna Circuit Trek, then go from Jomsom to Pokhara and return by flight, or they continue the trek and go to Tatopani (a hot spring) and Ghorepani Poon Hill before returning to Pokhara.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is a 7-day trek, well known as the Lower Mustang Trek, with much wind, apple gardens, and walking along the Kaligandaki River bank. It is a medium-category trek; any age group can do it, especially family treks. First, fly to Jomsom, explore Apple Garden, Holi Place, and Muktinath, then trek downwards to Tatopani Hot Spring and visit Poonhill, then back to Pokhara. It is a wonderful and delightful trip.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is 7 days of walking, but it needs a few more days because Kathmandu to Pokhara and returning need extra days. It is the trekking route for which a trekking permit costs US$500; the only entrance is called Upper Mustang Trek. It is a very good combination of trekking and a comfortable trekking trail. Any kind of age factor can do it easily. Jomsom and Marpha valleys are beautiful, as is Apple Valley. We get very tasty apple products like Pie, Brandy, Juice, Cake, Crumpal, etc. If you don’t have time for 3 days of walking, you can also get to Muktinath temple and then return via plane from Jomsom. It is from Pokhara to Jomsom by flight, then Kagbeni, Muktinath, and Jomsom. Trekking via the Kaligandaki River, which follows the Tibet border,

People’s Lifestyle, Cultures, Religion, Customes in Jomsom Muktinath Trek

There are mixed people living in Jomsom Muktinath. They are farmers; they grow many kinds of crops, vegetables, and fruits famous in the Apple Garden. They are mainly living Thakali and Lamaism, Gurung, and Magar; they have almost similar cultures, customs, and languages. They speak their own language, wear a typical dress, and celebrate many festivals according to their own culture. They are mostly Buddhist, and they have Buddhist monuments such as monasteries, stupas, Prayer wheels, and Mani Walls. Muktinath has a Buddhist monastery and a Hindu temple. They respect each other and never quarrel.

Lodging & Fooding Facilitate in Jomsom Muktinath Trek

There are well-managed tea houses and comfortable rooms. They grow organic crops and vegetables. They provide hygienic meals with warm hospitality.

How about Transportations system?

You must take a vehicle from the beginning to the end of your trek. We organize accordingly for needed vehicles.

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight
  • Pokhara to Jomsom by flight
  • Hile Nayapul to Pokhara by local jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu, returning by tourist bus or by flight

The Attraction Mountains views from Jomsom Muktinath Trek

We will see these crystal-clear, white-snow mountains from the Jomsom Muktinath trek.

  • Mt. Dhaulagiri, 8167m (26795 ft)
  • Mt. Annapurna I, 8091m (26545 ft)
  • Mt. Nilgiri, 7061 m/23166 ft
  • Mt. Tukuche Peak, 6920m (22704 ft)
  • Dhampus Peak, 6012m (7295 ft)
  • Annapurna South: 7219 m/23685 ft
  • Hiuchuli, 6441 m/21132 ft
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre): 6993m (22943 ft)

How is Difficulty to do Jomsom Muktinath Trekking?

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is a medium category; anyone of any age can do it. You are at 3860 m, the highest point in Muktinath. We take the shortest route by flying to Jomsom Muktinath, then walking downtown and finishing near Pokhara. It is an easy or medium trek. Specially, we can say family trek.

Do we need entry permit for Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Yes, you need it; you are visiting the Annapurna Conservation Area, and you must issue some permits according to the below-mentioned requirements. You should send a passport photocopy and a passport-size photo. There are many checks posted by ACAP and the police. If you don’t carry permits, they will not allow you to visit the Annapurna Conservation Area. Our guide will manage it during the trek and then give it to you at the end.

  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Areas Project) Nrs. 3000.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Nrs. 2000.
  • Poon Hill Entrance Fee Nrs. 200.

When is the best time to visit Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

The best time to visit Jomsom Muktinath Trek is in the autumn (September, October, November, and late December) and in the spring (March, April, and May). Those months' weather is always clear, with a good temperature, good visibility, and fantastic, crystal-clear mountain views.

The winter and Monsoon seasons are also not bad. In the winter, it is snowing and very freezing cold, and in the monsoon, it is most of the time raining, cloudy, and not clear visibility. If you like to trek in the monsoon or winter, it is possible. We plan your trip to be safe and successful.

  • Autumn Season: September, October, November, and December.
  • Winter Season: Late December, January, and February.
  • Spring Season: March, April, and May.
  • Monsoon Season: June, July, and August.

Trekking Gear of Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

You need to arrange warm enough clothing and gear: a big jacket as a down jacket, warm enough fleece, warm paint and inner, warm hats and gloves, warm enough socks, warm trousers or trekking pants, some quick-dry trekking t-shorts, half paint, a warm enough negative sleeping bag, a comfortable trekking boot, a headlight, a sandal, a 2-liter water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, a daypack comfort bag, a camera and charger as two-pin, etc. It is very helpful to do this trek. If you don’t have it, rent is also available.

Carry your important medicine

Medicine is very important. If you have any disease, you must carry the medicine with you. In that "prevention is better than cure" mountain region, we can’t find any healthcare, clinic, or hospital. If there is a clinic, you may not get it according to your problems. So, I humble request that you prepare if you are continually taking any medicine. Please bring it with you or buy it in Kathmandu. It is very important, but our company will provide something in the first aid kit bag, normally for a headache, fever, etc.

Cost of Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

Jomsom Trek costs US$ 575 each and requires a minimum of 2 people in group size. If you are a single visitor, the cost would be a bit more.

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