Join our classic lodge trek in the Mustang region that includes the world's deepest gorge of the Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom Muktinath Trek. The trek reaching the maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464 ft) and can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness. Continuing along the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, marvel at the splendid peaks of Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri both of which reach heights in excess of 8000m (26,240 ft).
Explore the hundreds of years old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world's deepest gorge Kali Gandaki Region into world's highest regions passing through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
The initial days of the trek through the Annapurna region ascends through rice terraces and villages inhabited by the indigenous people, mostly the Gurungs. The trek gets interesting in Tatopani where you will have the opportunity to relax in natural hot springs! Then the trek passes through Jomsom and Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region.
The grandeur of the Dhaulagiri Glacier is on show a little further up along with the first glimpse of the windy Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m/12,464 ft). The sacred temple has 108 waterfalls that resemble water flowing from taps and mysterious natural gas fires that boggle the mind.
From here it is downhill to Jomsom village on the Tibetan Plateau where you can look around at the gateway to the "Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang", and get a glimpse of the ancient traditions still in practice. A flight the following day will bring you to Pokhara from where we make a few hours's drive through the green mountains to Kathmandu.
|Jomsom Muktinath Trek|
|Primary activity:||Trekking and Hiking|
|Group size:||2-12 people|
|Meals:||All main meals except in Kathmandu & Pokhara|
|Accomodation:||Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teahouses during the trek|
|Transportation:||Domestic flight and private vehicle(s)|
|Day 01||Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)|
|Day 02||Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek|
|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|