Jomsom Muktinath Trek 11 Days

Trip Facts
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 3,800 m
  • Trip Style Adventure
  • Trip Type Solo or Group
  • Best Time ALL SEASON


"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.

Mountain Views

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

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. 

Trip Itinerary


  • Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 2:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 3:Drive from Pokhara to Tatopani
  • Day 4:Tatopani to Ghasa
  • Day 5:Ghasa to Marpha
  • Day 6:Marpha to Kagbeni
  • Day 7:Kagbeni to Muktinath
  • Day 8:Muktinath to Jomsom
  • Day 9:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Day 10:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 11:Final departure

Our airport representatives will be at the airport on your arrival day to welcome you to Nepal. They will escort you to the hotel we have booked for you in Thamel. We do not disturb you and let you relax after your long flight. Meet us at the complimentary welcome dinner in the late evening. We do final packing for the trek as well. 



  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome dinner

Duration: 6-7 hours

We leave Kathmandu today after breakfast. The drive goes along the Trishuli river. The ride offers beautiful sceneries of lush green hills, waterfalls, terraced fields, and snow-capped mountains. We spend the evening in Pokhara, exploring the tranquil Phewa Lake.


Overnight in the hotel

Meals: Breakfast & lunch

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & lunch

Duration: 4-5 hours

The trek begins at Tatopani. From Pokhara, we drive to the beginning point of the trek. We load our luggage after having breakfast and begin a scenic drive. Tatopani means hot water in English, and the name refers to the natural hot springs of this place. 


  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner


Altitude: 2,010

Duration: 4-5 hours

Today is our first day of the trek. It's a gentle walk to Ghasa. We pass by many landmarks on the way like Kali Gandaki river gorges, Rupsi waterfall, Kali Gandaki river, etc. The scenery along the way is breathtaking. The trail is fantastic. 


Overnight in the teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,010

Duration: 5-6 hours

From Ghasa, we begin moving towards Marpha, the apple capital of Nepal. The trail goes to Kali Gandaki river and Lete Khola. From here, we ascend to Kalapani village, where we take a small break for lunch. This village offers surreal views of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, glaciers, and icefalls. Further, we pass by Larjung and Tukuche villages to reach Marpha. 

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,670 m

Duration: 6 hours

The route between Marpha and Kagebni is utterly impressive. We begin trekking, passing by white-washed stone houses and narrow alleyways. On the way, we may see children playing and saying hello to us with big smiles. It's a great walk with spectacular landscapes today. 


Overnight in the teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,810 m

Duration: 4-5 hours

We finally reach the holy Muktinath on this day. From Kagbeni, we ascend to Muktinath. The trail gets steep and rocky at some points. The mountain gets prominent, and you'll find yourself very close to them. While trekking, we see panoramic views of Tukuche, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tilicho Peak, Annapurna, Gangapurna, etc. 


  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,800 m


Duration: 5-6 hours

We wake up early in the morning and visit the Muktinath temple to get a blessing. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal visited by thousands of devotees each year. The temple has one main temple and many small shrines around the site. 

After paying our visit to the Muktinath temple, we begin walking towards Jomsom. The trail goes alongside the Kali Gandaki river gorge, the deepest gorge in the world and gradually ascends to Jomsom. It is a big village with many modern facilities.


  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,720 m

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Duration: 15 minutes

Our trek has ended. We take a morning flight to Pokhara. The flight offers jaw-dropping aerial views of the Himalayan mountains. As it's a very short flight, we'll have an entire day free in Pokhara. So, we visit Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, Gupeshwor Cave, etc.


  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast only

Duration: 6-7 hours

Following a scenic route, we drive back to Kathmandu today. It's your last day in Kathmandu. The day is free, so you can go shopping and visit tourist sites on your own. We see you over the farewell dinner in the late evening. 


  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, lunch & farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,300 m

Our airport team will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time. Don't forget to leave your feedback behind. 

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    Trip Map

    Jomsom Muktinath Trek 11 Days map

    Cost Details

    • Airport pick up and drop.
    • Guide and porters.
    • All food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) in trekking.
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation.
    • Hot drinks (Tea and coffee) 3 times a day.
    • All land transportation.
    • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card.
    • All require national park and entry Permit.
    • All food, drinks, Lodge, salary, Insurance, medical equipments, for guide and porters.
    • Sightseeing with guide and  transport.
    • All government taxes.
    • Any bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water, and cold drinks), cigarettes, client’s personal insurance, any kind of unforeseen expenses.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Tips for Guide and Porter (Tips are not compulsory but expected).

    Essential Info


    Best time to do Jomsom Muktinath Trek 

    Our favourite time for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is March to April and October to November when the weather is stable, and the climate is fine. These months are part of the spring and autumn seasons in Nepal, which is perfect for trekking in the Himalayas. 

    The impressive trekking routes and bloomed rhododendron forests with stunning mountain views make the journey to Muktinath blissful. As the climate is moderate, you do not have to carry heavy clothing. You can walk freely. 

    Accommodation during the Jomsom and Muktinath trek 

    Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a tea house trek. There are lodges in some villages, but we spend nights in tea houses. The accommodation facility on this trek is simple. You get double bedrooms with a common washroom. The rooms are clean and comfortable to spend the night. 

    Likewise, the services in the tea houses are basic. Do not accept anything like the city. The warmest place in the teahouse will be the dining/kitchen area. You can spend time there talking with the locals and friends. 


    We give three meals a day during the trek. All the meals are provided as per the menu of the tea houses. The menu has a wide range of dishes like momo, noodles, thukpa, thenduk, mashed potatoes, pasta, steak, chillies, sandwich, curries, veggies, dal bhat, chapati, porridge, etc. You can see many Indian and Nepali dishes on the menu. 

    For breakfast, things like toast, eggs, sausage, roti tarkari, oatmeal, muesli, tea, coffee, etc are available. The drinking water is available in all tea houses. They give boiled drinking water. 

    Group/private joining

    You can trek in a group or privately with us. Group joining is also available for solo trekkers. Our mentioned Jomsom Muktinath Trek cost is for group joining. If you want to do a private trek, then the price may increase. 

    Group joining reduces the per head cost. We have an easy booking system. It's a simple process. We only need a few of your details and booking payments to confirm the trip. For more information, get in touch with us anytime. 

    Child Policy

    To do Jomsom Muktinath Trek with a child, we recommend you first talk with us and share the details. Jomsom Muktinath Trek is not a strenuous trek, so we believe you can do this trek with your kids if properly prepared and supported. The elevation gain is not that high, nor the trail is arduous. 

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not needed for Jomsom Muktinath Trek. But trekking with one will allow you to travel freely because you have your backup if any unseen medical emergency occurs to you on the trail. 

    If you are thinking to get travel insurance, we recommend adding air evacuation and medical bills to it. Do double check all the clauses before confirming the travel insurance with your company. 



    • Q1. How is the road from Jomsom to Muktinath?

      From Jomsom to Muktinath, it is around 1.5 hours drive. The road goes along the bank of the Kali Gandaki river. The road condition is rough and pitched at some sections.

    • Jomson is the district headquarters, located at 2,743 metres above sea level.

    • The Muktinath temple is believed to be built in the 19th century. There are many myths and legends associated with this holy temple. One of them says the famous Tibetan yogi, Shabkar visited this temple in 1818 and meditated here for a long time to connect with the place.

    • The Muktinath temple is located at 3,710 metres at the base of Thorong La pass in the Mustang district of Nepal. Muktinath is a sacred temple in the Himalayas visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year.

    • Jomsom airport is situated at 2,736 metres. It is one of the highest airports in the world. The route flies over the narrow Kali Gandaki valley and the high speed of wind in the afternoon & evening makes it impossible to operate flights after morning from Jomsom.

    • The distance between Kathmandu and Muktinath is 188 kilometres. It's the air distance. Whereas the road distance between Kathmandu and Muktinath is 370.5 kilometres.

    • The charging and internet facility along the Jomsom Muktinath Trek route is decent. You can get both services by paying a few extra bucks. For your convenience, we recommend carrying spare batteries and also a Nepali sim card to use the internet at a better cost.

    • No, there is no ATM on the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route. Therefore, withdraw money in Kathmandu or Pokhara to use while trekking. Our trek package cost covers your accommodation and meals only during the trek. So, any additional service expense you have to bear by yourself.


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