The various landscapes and cultures that originate along this Jomsom trekking route give the wonderful insight into the rural life of Nepalese people. The main mark of this Jomsom Muktinath trek is walking from side to side gorge carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which bring water from the Tibetan highland which finally connect the Ganges in India.
The starting and finishing point Nayapul is about one hour drive from Pokhara. Usually trekkers carry on above Jomsom to Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. To the Hindu, Muktinath is sacred as the place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the water here guarantees salvation after death. To the Buddhist the Jomsom and Muktinath trek is a part of the Annapurna circuit and perhaps the single most admired treks in place that the great Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated on, and to all, it is the source of fossilized Ammonites, identified locally as shaligrams that are found all along the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki River valley. This trek is suggested year round as most of this trek is always in the rainfall shadow.
Day 01- Arrive at Kathmandu airport.
The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expeditions will heartily welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel.You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
After breakfast, we set out for the city sightseeing to the historical monuments. You will visit UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Darbar Squar, Bhaktapur Darbar Square, Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. We will give you briefing about the trekking you begin from tomorrow at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03- Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours by tourist vehicle
Early morning we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in the tourist vehicle. Following the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River, we reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 04- Drive to Nayapul (1010meters) and trek to Tikhedunga (1570meters) 3 hours.
After breakfast, we drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and start the trek. We cross the Modi Khola River via a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedunga. Overnight in Tikheduga
Day 05- Trek to Ghorepani (2840meters) 5 hours.
Crossing the rhododendron and oak forest we reach Ulleri. From Ulleri, the trail goes up, crosses many streams and reaches the Banthanti. After walking for 3 hours from Ulleri we reach Ghoreapni. Overnight in Ghorepani
Day 06- Hike up to Poon Hill (3210meters) and trek to Tatopani (1190meters)
Early in the morning we set out for the hike to Pooh hill from where we can have the fascinating view of Dhaulagiri and the Kali Gandaki gorge. After a while we return back to hotel, have breakfast and continue our trek to Tatopani. The trail passes through the villages of Chitre, Phalate, Sikha and cross the suspension bridge of Kalai Gandaki River and reaches Tatopani. Overnight at Tatopani
Day 07- Trek to Ghasa (2010 meters) 5 hours.
Tatopani meaning Hot Water in Nepali derives its name from the hot spring located along the bank of the river. From Tatopani the trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River. Crossing the Dana, Rupse Chahara and Kopchepani the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Overnight in Ghasa
Day 08- Trek to Tukche (2586m.) 5.30 hours.
After breakfast, we leave Ghasa and climb up to Kopche Pani. The trail passes through the Kalopani, Larjung, Khobang and finally reach Tukche. Overnight in Tukche
Day 09- Trek to Kagbeni(2810m.) 5 hours.
After breakfast, we head towards Marpha village which is popular for apple orchards. From Marpha the trail goes to Jomsom and then Kagbeni via Ekley Bhatti village. Overnight in Kagbeni
Day 10- Trek to Muktinath (3802meters) 5 hours.
From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct rail leading to Khingar. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot village. We continue climbing and reach Ranipauwa. Muktinath can be reached within 10 minutes from Ranipauwa. Overnight in Muktinath
Day 11- Trek back to Jomsom (2713meters) 5 hours.
Muktinath is one of the most important destinations for both Hindus and Buddhists. This is originally the temple of Lord Vishnu. There are 108 water spouts. From Mukitnath we continue back to Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom
Day 12- Thirty minutes morning flight to Pokhara
After breakfast, we fly back to Pokhara. It is 30 minutes flight between the gorge of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We go to the hotel first, check in there and explore second biggest lake of Nepal, Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 13- Leisure day and sightseeing around Pokhara
Today we will go for a city tour. Early in the morning we head to Sarangkot to catch the amazing view of the sun rise. We then come back to Pokhara and visit Davis Fall, Shiva Cave, Bindyabasini Temple, International Mountain Museum (IMM) and do some boating in Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara
Day 14- Drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters).
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. It is 7 hours drive. The drive is unforgettable through villages, terraced fields and the forested hills above the road. You can spend your evening by shopping and general sightseeing.
Day 15- Transfer to international airport for your final departure
Your beautiful journey to the country of Himalayas ends today. The representative of Two Brothers Trek and Expedition will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight and wishes to have a safe journey.