|Trip Duration:||15 Days|
|Max Altitude :||3700,3700M.|
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Touch The Himalaya, Beyond your imagination ..........
Jomsom Muktinath trek will start and end in Pokhara. It is the trekking part of Annapurna Circuit after Cross the Throng-la (5416m the highest point of Annapurna Trekking). Normally trekkers continue on above Jomsom to Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist. To the Hindu, Muktinath is a sacred as the place of salvation. They believe that to wash in the water here guarantees salvation after death. To the Buddhist it is the place that the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated at, and to all, it is the source of fossillzed ammonites, known locally as shaligrams that are found all along the upper reaches of the Kaligandaki River Valley. This trek is recommended year round as most as most of this trek is always in the rains shadow. It is one of the easier treks in which all levels of trekkers can do it.
Days in Kathmandu:3
|01||Arrival in Kathmandu. On your arrival in Kathmandu International please look our airport representative together with Touch The Himalaya Treks Show board with your Name written on it. Then you will be transfer to Kathmandu Hotel Stay overnight at Kathmandu.|
|02||After breakfast you will have 2/3 hours sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley( Buddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan Durbar Square and Swambhnath Stupa) with professional tour guide then after evening you will have meeting with Trekking guide who will support you for trekking preparation.|
|03||Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus, Car or flight. Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach takes about 7 hours to get there. The drive mostly fallows along Trishuli River side enjoying the view of landscapes. At the Evening you may take short sightseeing around Pokhara city and Stay overnight.|
|04||After breakfast drive to Nayapul where walking starts from. The drive takes 1:5 hours to Nayapul(42km) by car.Then trails leads up through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals. Fallowing the main trail of Birethanti passed small waterfall. The trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily side of valley you reach at Hile and after half an hour you reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or you will walk futher until Ulleri for that you need to climbs 3000 stones steps from Tikadhunga|
|05||Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2800m.), The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields Rest of trails goes through inside blooming rhododendron and Oak forest. Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. All together it take 6 hours.|
|06||Ghorepani - Poon hill - Tatopani (2540 m.) Early morning wake up and start your journey climb to Poon Hill (3210m) around 1 hr. to provides best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. Lot of white mountain can be seen from poon Hill. After sunrise come down to Ghorepani to have breakfast and trek to Tatopani for 5-6 hours. On the way to Tatopani, we descend steeply to Sikha, a large village & further descend to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing suspension bridge it climbs up at Tatopani. Tatopani, meaning Hot Water in Nepali derives its name from the hot springs there. The hot springs are popular among the trekker to sooth their tired leg muscles.|
|07||Tatopani to Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]: 5-6 hrs: The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki river flows under the deep gorge by 2200m in between two 8000m mountaintops are only 38km apart. Continuing along to Dana, Rupse Chahara meaning beautiful waterfall and Kopchepani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Ghasa is a paradise for the bird watchers.|
|08||Ghasa to Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]: 4-5hrs: A steep climb through forest takes you to Lete Khola then reach to Lete. It further continues to the east side of the Kaligandaki reach you Larjung Village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukche at 2590m and apple farm projects which produces apple and vegetable for the whole region until you get to Marpha Village.|
|09||Marpha to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]: 4-5 hrs : The trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Ekle Bhatti meaning lonely pub. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After a good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.|
|10||Kagbeni to Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]: 5-6 hrs : Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath.|
|11||Muktinath to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 5-6 hrs: Muktinath is one of most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu. For the Hindus, the region is a "Muktikhsetra"or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also a Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. Muktinath itself demonstrates the religions harmony in Nepal. From Muktinath, we continue back to Jomsom.|
|12||Jomsom to Pokhara by flight 30 min. :After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara, a 30-min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport, guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. We make use of the rest afternoon for discovering the beautiful Pokhara valley leisurely. While we walk along the bank of Fewa Lake, a second biggest lake of Nepal, we cannot stop admiring the state of Fish Tail Mountain reflecting in the lake. We can also take a boat around the Fewa Lake or just can take an hour's walk to the World Peace Pagoda. Evening time, we spend exploring around the lakeside. Overnight at hotel.|
|13||Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus/Car/Flight.|
|14||Final Departure transfer to airport.|
The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we will provide. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. Trekking price will be according to deluxe, standard, and budget and group size, so if you provide details about it we will be pleased.Our client’s Safety is the main concern while travelling with Touch The Himalaya. Please note that you and your group leaders have authority to amend or change any part of the above itinerary if it is unnecessary due to the safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary, however this is adventure in remote mountain region,so, we can not guarantee weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters etc which may change the itinerary.
Jomsom to Muktinath trekking trip cost price for 2013 (trip cost only)
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|1 Pax||2-5 pax||6-10 Pax||10-19 Pax||20++|
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|Full Board Tea-House service||US$||US$||US$||US$||US$|
|Guide Service with Bed Base||US$||US$||US$||US$||US$|
|Guide service only||US$||US$||US$||US$||US$|
|Porter Service only||US$||US$||US$||US$||US$|
We are going to explain a cost that you have to pay.We are one of the best local company providing the world wide travel with international qualified services.We are trying to provide the trip with lowest cost as far as possible.We have guaranteed safety and satisfaction during trekking.
International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
Welcome and Farewell Dinner.
Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
Three meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
Accommodation during trekking that includes tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
All trekking and climbing permit fees,(Entry permit and TIMS Card).
Professional English speaking tour leader, guides and necessary porters.
Sleeping bag and Duffel bag during trekking period.
A comprehensive medical kit.
All government and local taxes.
International air fare to/ from Nepal
Entry Visa fees- at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking due to some reason.
Personal gear and expenses.
Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
|Trip Duration:||15 Days|
|Max Altitude :||3700,3700M.|
|Trip Code :|