Jomsom and Muktinath Trek
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Jomsom - Muktinath Trek

Trek from Pokhara through Gurung villages of Gorepani, Poon Hill and the Thakali villages of the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomsom and Muktinath temple in the Annapurna area in Nepal.



A Trek up Nepal's famous Kali Gandaki Valley to Muktinath.

The ancient trade route to Mustang and Tibet, up the Kali Gandaki river, presents one of the most developed trekking trails offering comfortable lodges run by Gurung and Thakali families. Starting from Pokhara we ascend the Annapurna foothills through picturesque Gurung villages and continue through lichen-draped rhododendron forest to climb Poon Hill at dawn for spectacular views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Later we will trek up the deepest valley in the world situated between two Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,788ft.) and Annapurna (8,091m/26,538ft.). As we trek up the Kali Gandaki valley we pass though the traditional and prosperous villages of Tukuche, Ghasa, Marpha and Jomsom. The Thakalis, a traditional traders, have converted their charming and wonderfully clean homes into trekkers' lodges and are well known as one of the most gracious and successful inn-keepers in Nepal. Past Jomsom we reach the arid Tibet-like landscape of Mustang. At Muktinath, set below the Thorung La pass, we have a day to explore the temple and villages and enjoy wonderful mountain views before taking the flight back from Jomsom.

Moderate to difficult trek to Jomsom and Muktinath starting from 900m (3,000ft) to 3,800m (12,500ft). Accommodation in comfortable lodges run by local families. The trek starts in Pokhara and includes all meals, road-head transports, services of experienced trek guide and porter to carry luggage. Clients carry a light day-pack only and walk at their own pace.

   TREK DATES - 2013 (ex Kathmandu)
  01-12 January, 2013
  01-12 May, 2013
  01-12 February, 2013
  01-12 October, 2013
  01-12 March, 2013
  01-12 November, 2013
  01-12 April, 2013
  01-12 December, 2013
  Private treks are available on request.

  TREK DATES - 2014 (ex Kathmandu)
  01-12 January, 2014
  01-12 May, 2014
  01-12 February, 2014
  01-12 October, 2014
  01-12 March, 2014
  01-12 November, 2014
  01-12 April, 2014
  01-12 December, 2014
  Private treks are available on request.

2013 ITINERARY for
12-Day Poon Hill - Jomsom - Muktinath Trek

Day 12

Drive Kathmndu to Pokhara to Phedi.
Start trek to Dhampus or Pothana.

Day 12

Trek to Gurung Village of Gandruk.

Day 12

Trek through rhododendron forest to Banthanti.

Day 12 Trek to Gorepani. pm - Free at Gorepani.
Day 12 Early morning climb to Poon Hill for sunrise views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Trek to Tatopani.
Day 12 Trek up the Kali Gandaki Valley to Ghasa.
Day 12 Trek to Thakali Village of Tukuche.
Day 12 Continue trek to charming Marpha village.
Day 12 Trek through Jomsom to Kagbeni in Mustang.
Day 12 Trek up to Muktinath. Afternoon visit Muktinath Temple, monastery and enjoy great views.
Day 12 Trek back down-valley to Jomsom.
Day 12 Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
End of Jomsom-Muktinath Trek.

Pokhara-Muktinath Trek Map       

Your personal guide and porter.
Annapurna Trekkers              

Muktinath area - Kali Gandaki valley.
Kali Gandaki Valley                

The colourful Danphe Phesant - the national bird of Nepal.
Monal Pheasant                 


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