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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Duration: 12 Days
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Maximum Altitude: 3800m.
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Tea House
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Trekkers
  • Trip Grade: Easy & Moderate
  • Meals: Full Board on the trek
  • Activities: Tours, Sightseeing, Trekking in Annapurna Hills and Himalayas
  • Best Time: All year round except June to August the wet months
  • Start / Ending: Pokhara to Pokhara

“Adventure on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade & Caravan route towards holy Muktinath”


  • Adventure on the ancient Trans Himalayan Salt trade route of Nepal & Tibet
  • Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • An enjoyable scenic country walks on high hills of Annapurna Himalaya with grand views
  • Exploring Gurung, Poon-Magar and Thakali traditional villages enriched with ancient culture
  • Walking into the lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-pines and fir trees
  • The breathtaking panorama of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu mountain range
  • Into world deepest gorge within Kaligandaki River valley in between Annapurna & Dhaulagiri
  • Entering into arid and dry Mustang areas towards holy Muktinath Temple premises


Awesome Nepal Treks presents a special and unique walk of more than ten days around massive Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains and then into world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River valley, situated beneath towering peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

A scenic and wonderful walks lead you from low warm areas of Annapurna massive mountains towards cool alpine zone covered in the green forest of tall rhododendron and magnolia tree lines, wherein spring this whole hill becomes magic with wildflowers in full bloom. After a short drive from picturesque and touristic Pokhara takes you to our starting point of trek and then following the ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade / Caravan Route of Nepal & Tibet to higher hills at Ghorepani village, where morning walk to Poon Hill offers stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks with majestic Machhapuchare ‘Fish Tail’ peak.

The walk continues heading towards Kali Gandaki River at Tatopani village with natural hot-spring and then towards Mustang areas from Ghasa village onwards in the land of Thakali tribe interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture similar to Tibetans. The journey leads to a scenic trail with daily views of snow-clad peaks past nice and lovely villages of Let-Kalopani-Tukuche to Marpha famous for delicious apples, as this route also known as Apple Pie Trail.

Finally, our walk takes you to large Jomsom town, the headquarter of Mustang areas and then towards our final goal and highlight at holy Muktinath Temple premises with super views of Dhaulagiri and Mustang Himal, here enjoy the visit into Muktinath areas a sacred and important pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist. After a wonderful and enjoyable time head back to Jomsom for a scenic short flight to beautiful Pokhara with overnight by the lake Phewa.

Guideline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 820m (220 k.m) – 06hrs.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (trek point) and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440m-04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,860m – 06 hrs.

Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Sikha 2,230m – 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Tatopani 1,190 m – 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa 1,960 m – 06 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Lete and to Kalapani 2,400 m – 05 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Marpha 2,670 m – 05 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Kagbeni 2,860 m via Jomsom 2,715 m – 05 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m – 04 hrs walk.

Day 12: Morning enjoys the views and walks into holy Muktinath and drive to Jomsom.

Day 13: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 14: Drive to  Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 15: International departure for homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide briefs with information regarding Jomsom & Muktinath trekking, lodges on the route with do's and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Morning travel by private coach or in tourist bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Pokhara highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake with an afternoon free for short walks. (Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).

Starting our wonderful country walks to Poon Hill Panorama trekking with about two hours drive to Nayapul and Bhirethati villages, located near the river Modi where our first day walk starts past several farm villages with scenic waterfalls then a short gradual climb for few hours to reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge after a wonderful and interesting walks of few hours.

The morning starts with a climb to a series of stone steps for an hour to Ulleri village, a moderate size Gurung village of traditional Nepali hill with slated roofs. From here walk leads to a slow climb into pristine and cool rhododendron, pine forest area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. Ghorepani village mostly inhabited by Poon of Magar tribe, a famous and popular place for Poon Hill view top an hour hike uphill.

Early morning before the sunrise hike to Poon Hill viewpoint for stunning views of the sunrise over a range of mountains from world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with the range of peaks includes world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After an exciting and marvelous time with memorable views from Poon Hill, return to Ghorepani and continue downhill walk into the green forest of rhododendron for an hour to Chitre with further descend to large Magar village at Sikha for an overnight stop.

With lovely morning views of Dhaulagiri massive mountain range from Sikha village, walk leads downhill to reach at Kaligandaki River, where the trail to Ghorepani and Beni meets as our walk leads further upstream of the river towards Tatopani around warm sub-tropical zone full of organs and citric trees gardens, where you can enjoy refreshing natural hot spring at Tatopani, where the name Tatopani derived from.

From Tatopani with pleasant time on hot spring morning walk leads following the Kaligandaki River upstream to near Dana village, and then a slow climb up to Rupsi Charre with beautiful cascading waterfalls next to the road. From here entering the world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River valley situated between massive and towering peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, walk slowly enters into cooler areas to large Thakali people village at Ghasa for overnight surrounded with green alpine forest.

After a cool morning, walk leads up looking down at Kaligandaki River with stunning views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of peaks with Nilgiris, slowly walk takes to Lete village within alpine woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees. From Lete, an hour walks uphill brings you at beautiful surrounding into Kalapani village closed within incredible views of high snow-capped peaks, here at Kalapani enjoy the scenery in the comfort of a nice and lovely lodge.

From Ghasa village onward into Mustang areas on leaving the Mygdi district, where our morning walk leads further North West to reach one of the most charming villages within Himalaya at Marpha, as trek progress on the ancient Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade of Nepal and Tibet slowly reaching at whitewashed houses of Marpha a gem of a village, famous for delicious apples and its various products.

After a wonderful overnight stop at Marpha, depart from this nice village with a short walk of a few hours to reach Jomsom, a town with a small airstrip, located on the shelf of Kali-Gandaki River. headquarter town of Mustang district, after Jomsom trek continues on Kali-Gandaki river valley around the windswept country. Afternoon time carries heavy wind, after few hours of the great walk with super views of  Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and ending our daily walk at Kagbeni village for an overnight stop.

Kagbeni a windswept Tibetan like a village which is the starting and ending point of Upper Mustang, located on an old Himalayan Caravan Salt Trade route of Nepal and Tibet.

Today,  walk leads to our highest point of the adventure at Muktinath of above 3,800 meters with a panorama of high mountains, walk leads uphill on winding mountain path past villages towards Jharkot village and then continue on the pleasant trail for an hour to reach holy Muktinath.

On this marvelous scenic spot morning visit holy Muktinath Temple premises with its 108 fresh spring water spouts, this is one of the source of Kaligandaki River also, after a holy and exciting moment our final day of this beautiful Jomsom & Muktinath trekking ends taking few hours of exciting drive to Jomsom town for last overnight of this wonderful journey in the comfort of a nice fine lodge.

Last day of this amazing trek concludes with a short scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara a lovely touristic city, overnight in Pokhara a scenic spot with many nice hotels by the serene Phewa Lake, where Annapurna Himal reflects on its pristine calm waters.
(Driving options which is about 6-7 hours via Beni town to Pokhara city from Jomsom)

Morning a scenic drive to back Kathmandu with grand memories of this fabulous and exciting  Jomsom & Muktinath trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with an afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs .

(By air 30 mins of scenic flight)

Your last day in amazing Nepal in the land of Himalayan wonders, after wonderful experience and fond memories of Jomsom & Muktinath Trekking around great Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya, our staff transfer you to airport as per your time for international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • 2-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights ( Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)


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Client Reviews

Lorraine Morgan

Trip Name: Short Poon Hill Trek

Booked this trek from the comfort at home in the UK. Communication with Dil was brilliant, his response to all my emails were quick and courteous. He tailored the trek around us, as a small group of 4 adults ranging in age from 29 to 69 (who was still recovering from an ACL op last May). His pace was brilliant for our group.

Dil arranged to meet us in our hotel in Kathmandu and talked us through the trek, bringing maps, holdalls and T-Shirts.

The trek was for 3 nights, 4 days staying in good, clean lodges. All was included except our drinks.

We experienced trekking in glorious sunshine up to Poon Hill. There was still snow on the ground and Dil provided the group with crampons, which made walking easier and safer.

Our trek started and ended in Pokhara. Dil and his team collected us from our hotel in Pokhara promptly at the time agreed.

Dil and the porters were brilliant, the porters were more than porters and made our trek even more enjoyable. We felt totally safe and Dil was an excellent guide. The scenery was spectacular.

Would certainly use Awesome Nepal Treks again as Dil arranges trips to Tibet and Bhutan.

Ryan Schult

Subject: Thanks for a great trek
Message: We have just completed a 15 day Himalayan trek with Awesome Nepal Treks and it could not have been better! The trek was very well organized, had excellent food and accommodation, there was no problems whatsoever and our guide Dil was a very informative, well-spoken and absolutely entertaining guy. The whole experience was amazing and I would strongly recommend Awesome Nepal Treks to anyone who wants a great, enjoyable, hassle-free trip.

Derek Manhas

Subject: Humbling & Surreal Experience

My cousin and I traveled to Nepal in 2011 and completed the Everest Basecamp Trek with our guide Dil Thapa.
Dil absolutely made sure this trek would far exceed my expectations and I am grateful for the time we shared together in Nepal.
There are an endless amount of photos and videos online for us to see the natural beauty of Nepal before arriving there. The greatest compliment I can give Nepal (more specifically, Dil Thapa) is this, the beauty of Nepal is its people first and foremost.