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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Scenic trek to sacred Muktinath. (Jomsom, Nepal)



13 Days


  • 12 BreakFast
  • 11 Lunch
  • 11 Dinner


  • Three star rated Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Best lodge/Tea house Available during the Trek.


Starts at

USD 799760





Group Size



2900 m



Optimal Season

March - June & Sept – December.



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Salbin Basnet

Kathmandu, Nepal +977 9851102825


Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal, taking you through the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region. It is a pilgrimage trail leading to the sacred temple of Muktinath, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.

History: The trail has been used for centuries as a religious and trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site, holds religious importance for Hindus and Buddhists alike. The trekking route gained popularity among adventure enthusiasts and spiritual seekers due to its unique blend of natural beauty and cultural significance.

Route: The Jomsom Muktinath Trek usually starts from Jomsom, a town in the Mustang district. It passes through picturesque villages, river valleys, and arid landscapes before reaching the sacred temple of Muktinath at an altitude of 3,800 meters.

Trip Highlights:

  1. Scenic mountain views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks.
  2. Apple orchards in Marpha, famous for apple brandy and pies.
  3. Encounter with the diverse culture and warm hospitality of Thakali people.
  4. Relaxation in natural hot springs at Tatopani.
  5. Exploration of Kagbeni, an ancient village with Tibetan influences.
  6. Spiritual experience at Muktinath Temple, a sacred site for Hindus and Buddhists.

Local Culture & Tradition: The Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you through several ethnic villages, predominantly inhabited by the Thakali and Gurung communities. The Thakalis have a unique culture and are well-known for their hospitality and trading skills. You'll have the opportunity to savor traditional Thakali cuisine, which includes dal bhat, Thakali Khana, and apple products. The trail also features Buddhist monasteries and chortens, reflecting the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the region.

Overall, the Jomsom Muktinath Trek offers a captivating blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and spiritual significance, making it a memorable journey for trekkers seeking both adventure and a deeper connection with the region's traditions.

Route Map

Route Map


  • Scenic Flight to Jomsom: The trek usually starts with a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Trek through the Kali Gandaki Gorge: Walk along the world's deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Gorge, which separates the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
  • Marpha Village: Explore the charming village of Marpha, famous for its apple orchards, apple brandy, and traditional whitewashed houses.
  • Thakali Culture and Cuisine: Experience the warm hospitality and unique culture of the Thakali people. Taste their delicious local dishes, such as Thakali Khana and apple pie.
  • Tatopani Hot Springs: Enjoy a rejuvenating bath in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, a perfect way to relax after days of trekking.
  • Kagbeni: Visit the ancient village of Kagbeni, which lies on the ancient trade route to Mustang and offers a glimpse of Tibetan-influenced architecture and culture.
  • Muktinath Temple: Reach the sacred temple of Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. The 108 water spouts and eternal flame are highlights of the temple.
  • Stunning Mountain Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to stunning views of snow-capped peaks like Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri.
  • Apple Orchards and Mustang Scenery: Walk through the picturesque apple orchards and unique landscapes of the Mustang region, known for its arid beauty.
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Extension: Some trekkers opt for an extension to Poon Hill, offering a breathtaking sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. These highlights make the Jomsom Muktinath Trek a memorable journey, combining the beauty of nature, cultural exploration, and spiritual experiences.


  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Flight from Jomsom-Pokhara
  • All accommodation and meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
  • Porter 1:2 ratio. 1 porter for 2 people weighing around 15-20 kg of weight.
  • Sleeping bags and duffel bags, Walking Sticks if necessary.
  • First aid kit will be available if necessary.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Our Company provides Adventure Trekking Certificate.
  • Our administration charge and government charges.


  • Food in city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Extra Hotel Lodging Charges in Kathmandu because of Early arrive or late departure. early arrive from mountain than our schedule Itinerary.
  • Tips to Guides and porter.
  • Additional charges in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, like (ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare.
  • Chocolates/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food /snacks etc.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal and any other expenses such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Two-ways domestic airfares from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Can be organized at an extra charge USD $130 only.

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