"Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is all about immersing into a culturally enriching journey that also combines the adventure of trekking in the Himalayas and excellent mountain views."
Jomsom and Muktinath are two very famous places in the Annapurna region, Lower Mustang area. Jomsom Muktinath Trek 11 days is one of the less-visited treks but offers a lifetime venture. The trail is gorgeous and unspoiled. This trek is also known as Lower Mustang Trek. Muktinath Trek is one of the easy-going treks in the Himalayas.
The Jomsom Muktinath Trek combines a perfect balance of adventure and cultural experience. The trail goes through picturesque villages like Ghasa, Marpha, and Kagbeni. You walk along with beautiful white-washed stone houses and narrow alleyways. The locals are friendly and welcoming. Likewise, the trail also goes through apple orchards.
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route further passes by the Kali Gandaki gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. Located at the lap of Thorong La pass, Muktinath Temple is one of the sacred temples in Nepal. The temples hold huge value for Hindus. Thousands of pilgrims visit this temple every year to get a blessing. As per the legend, taking a bath in its 108 sprouts will forgive your sins.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek Nepal offers stunning panoramas of the Annapurna range (8,091 m). You come across a wide range of exotic flora and fauna that enhances the journey. The diverse landscapes along the way will win your heart. Other Himalayan mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Tilicho Peak (7,134 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), etc, are also seen throughout the trail.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek route
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking begins from Kathmandu. You drive to Pohara and from here to Tatopani. The trail ascends along Kali Gandaki river gorges, Rupsi waterfall, and Kali Gandaki river to Ghasa. You then ascend to Kalapani village and continue the trek to Marpha. The route between Marpha and Kagbeni is very impressive.
Kagbeni onwards, the trail ascends steeply, following a rocky path to Muktinath temple. The next morning, after paying a visit to the temple, you follow a rough terrain that leads to Jomsom. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek 11 days ends here. You take a scenic flight out of Jomsom to Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu.
Jomsom Muktinath Trek's difficulty level is moderate. This trek is a great option for travellers looking for an alternative less crowded trekking route in the Annapurna region. Anyone can do this trek, including the naive trekkers. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek route has a few steep and rough sections.
As it is remote trekking, the facilities along the trekking route are not that plentiful. You have to adjust to the simple teahouses and live with bare minimum services. This aspect of the journey can make the trek furthermore difficult for some trekkers.
Altitude sickness wise, Jomsom Muktinath Trek is pretty safe. The elevation gain is not significant. The highest point is Muktinath Temple, at 3,800 metres. Moreover, our Jomsom Muktinath Trek itinerary is designed by choosing the best villages to spend the night that do not ascend more than 500 metres a day. So, you'll get ample time to adjust to the altitude change as you trek.
To prepare for the trek, you can jog or run. Likewise, other activities like swimming, cycling, and hiking also help you prepare your body for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. All these activities involve cardio, so you get to build the needed stamina and endurance to walk 6 to7 hours a day during the trek.
You can book a group or private Jomsom Muktinath Trek 2022 with us anytime. We are also taking early bookings for 2023 spring/autumn. Check out our Terms & Conditions to know more in detail about our booking/cancellation policy.