Jomsom Muktinath Trekking - 14 Days

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
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Trip Facts
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trek Days 11
  • Grade B
  • Max Altitude 3800m
  • Best Time Oct - May
  • Activity Sightseeing and Trekking

Trip Overview


Jomsom and Muktinath trek in northern Nepal offers some spectacular mountain views. Jomsom trek can be a good choice for those who  wish to avoid high altitudes. A trek to Jomsom and Muktinath starts from Pokhara either take a plane to or from Jomsom to avoid backtracking but this is not worth doing. We recommend you to trek from the

low land on the Kali Gandaki river. Jomsom and Muktinath trek is one of the easiest, most comfortable and certainly the most popular trek in Nepal. There is the entire route and the terrain is more varied than on any other trek of comparable length. There are howerver several side trips that take the trekker up and out of the valleys and closer to the main Himalaya. Muktinath, a Hindu and Buddhis pilgrimage site, is a day’s walk north of Jomsom.

Jomsom / Muktinath trek can be done throughout the year although the best season is Oct to Dec and March to April. There can be occasional snow at Ghorepani in winter (Dec – Jan) but it rarely closes the trail.

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The Trail Conditions

Straight, Uphill, Downhill, Jig Jag with small rocky, pebbles, somewhere flat man made stone steps, through the rhododendron, moss covered forests, suspensions metal bridges

Medication

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin – for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/paracetamol – general painkiller
  • Oral dehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional)
  • Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox (altitude sickness – can be bought in Kathmandu)

Clothing / Equipment List

  • Pair trekking boots and waterproofing agent
  • Pair lightweight trekking sandals
  • Pairs thin walking socks
  • Pairs lightweight wind – water proof pants
  • T-shirts
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • North Face down Jacket (Preferably)
  • Small thin towel (sports towel best)
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra lightweight shirt for day packs – for stops along the way
  • Hat
  • Cotton or silk bag liner – optional
  • Neck warmer
  • Pairs ‘thinners’ gloves
  • Rucksack
  • Pack tissues
  • Pair sunglasses
  • Water filter / Iodine (you could buy boiled water in hotels/ lodges which is safe to drink.
  • Camera and films
  • Head torch and spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag (rated -15(above) deg C during our trek)

Above things are required for Jomsom/ Muktinath Trek. However if you do not have clothing you can either buy or rent in Nepal. In this case we have equipment cheaper than your country.

Trip Details


For a short trek with few altitude problems, the Annapurna region provides you with unparalleled access to spectacular horizons of Snowy peaks. A trek to ABC combines some of the most fantastic mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the life of middle hill Nepalese. The trail takes us through an ever- changing landscape of rice fields, misty forests and lowland local villages to the glacier. It offers a fine opportunity to surround oneself with Himalayan Peaks specially witnessing the glacier basin of Annapurna Sanctuary formed by Annapurna, Machhapurchre (Fishtail, Himchuli, and Manaslu). This used to be a complicated trek due to problems with food and lodge. Now there are many new facilities between Ghandruk and Base Camp along this trail only used by trekkers. Annapurna Base Camp can be approached by at least three different routes. Here I have described one of three options.

 

Itinerary


Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 : Kathmandu - Pokhara

Day 4 : Pokhara - Tikha Dhunga (1491m)

Day 5 : Tikha Dhunga - Ghorepani (2848m)

Day 6 : Ghorepani - TatopaniI (2855m) 6.30 hrs

Day 7 : Tatopani - Lete (1189m - 2855m) 6 hrs

Day 8 : Lete - Marpha (2438m - 2667m) 6 hrs

Day 9 : Marpha - Kagbeni (2667m - 2800m)

Day 10 : Kagbeni - Muktinath (2800m - 3802m) and back to Kagbeni

Day 11 : Kagbeni – Jomsom

Day 12 : Jomsom – Fly to Pokhara

Day 13 : Pokhara

Day 14 : Pokhara - Kathmandu

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Extend My Holidays

If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.