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- Traditional agriculture system of local people.
- Unique culture, lifestyles of Thakali, the indigenous group of northwestern part Nepal
- Muktinath temple, the pilgrimage center of Hindus as well as Buddhist
- The landscape looks like Tibetan plateau
- Amazing Kaligandaki river and fossils are found on its bank
- Beautiful panorama of Mt. Annapurna1(8091), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Mt. Nilgiri (7061m)
- 25 minutes scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
Jomsom and Muktinath Trek is one of the most exhilarating treks in the Annapurna and Mustang region of Nepal. This amazing cultural and religious trek of Jomsom and Muktinath by following the world deepest gorges, the Kaligandaki Valley leads us to the famous Muktinath temple, which is famous for its ancient fossils, cold springs, and natural methane fires. Muktinath, important religious, historical, and spiritual pilgrimage sites for both Hindu and Buddhist is really awe-inspiring. Bathing in a 108 waterspout behind the Vishnu temple is another fascinating activities to do in this trek. Jomsom, situated at the height of 2800 meters is another popular place for many trekkers to begin their trekking into the Himalayas. It is also the gateway to exotic Mustang. Many travelers consider it as a pretty town located on the banks of the beautiful Kaligandaki River with the magnificent soaring Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peak in the backdrop. Situated between the Annapurna, the world’s 10th highest peak with its 8091m high and Dhaulagiri, 7th highest Peak with 8167m heights adds massively to the rugged beauty of the mountain landscape.
Definitely, Jomsom Muktinath is one of the fascinating treks that allows you to find the various beautiful landscapes and cultural people while following along the Kaligandaki Valley, with the subtropical jungle to high, dry landscapes during the trekking route. Geographical beauty and varied cultural practices of the Annapurna region will captivate you in a single trek. The panorama of the trail that ranges from forests of red rhododendron to rocky cliffs and the desert of Mustang with marvelous views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and others of 8 of the 20 highest mountains in the world is really worth visiting.
During the trial of Jomsom Muktinath trek, you will get an opportunity to encounter with ascetic sadhus carrying trident and blankets and see people selling saligram(a black stone) along the way to Kali Gandaki is really amazing. Tatopani, famous place for natural hot spring provides you with a rare opportunity to experience bathing in a healing natural hot spring (60 degree Celsius hot). Exploring a big Samtenling Gompa at Marpha, wonderful landscape of natural beauties, great Himalayan scenery and unique tribal culture are other major attractions of Jomsom Muktinath trek in Nepal. Apart from this, we can also get chances to have a panoramic view of Annapurna I (8091), Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt Tilicho (7134m), Mt Thorongla (5415 m) and Mt Nilgiri (7061m) and many more.
This awe-inspiring trek is an ideal opportunity to observe the diversity among the people and their customs. Beside physical beauty of the Jomsom Muktinath, observing local ethnic residents (Thakali, Gurungs, and Magars) culture and their customs will surely provide insight into the way of living of rural Nepali People and their unique culture.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Tikhendhunga (1,552m/5,090ft): 30 minutes flight, 4-5 hours trek
Day 04: Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020ft): 6-7 hours
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m/3,904ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Tatopani to Ghasa (2,110m/6,922ft): 5-6 hours
Day 07: Ghasa to Marpha (2,680m/8,792ft): 4-5hours
Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2,810/9,218ft): 4-5 hours
Day 09: Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,710m/12,170ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Muktinath to Jomsom (2,715m/8,910ft): 5-6 hours
Day 11: Fly back to Pokhara: 15 minutes flight
Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 13: Final departure