One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna area has always been the Jomsom Muktinath Trek. This hike provides some breathtaking views of the extraordinary alpine scenery, unusual temples, and centuries-old monasteries along the winding Kaligandaki River valley. From the Tatopani natural hot spring, the trek to Jomsom Muktinath begins.
Anyone with a moderate degree of fitness may finish the walk, which has a maximum elevation of 3800m (12,464 ft). As you continue through the Kali Gandaki River Gorge, be in awe of the magnificent Annapurna-I and Dhaulagiri peaks, both of which are above 8000 meters high (26,240 ft).
Discover the caverns, native tribes, and beautiful wonders of the various terrain, along with a monastery that is hundreds of years old. Take an experience from the deepest valley in the world, the Kali Gandaki Region, to the highest regions in the globe, passing through a nearly treeless, desolate environment, a steep, rocky road that climbs and descends, and panoramic views of the Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks.
Deive from pokhara to Nayapul [ Drive for 1 hours] and Trek Takhidhunga or Ulleri [1,552m/5,090ft]: 4-5 hrs
Tikhedhunda to Ghorepani [2,750m/9,020ft]: 6-7 hrs
From Tikhendhunga the trail drops down and crosses the Burungdi Khola, then climbs all the way up to Ghorepani via very steeply up to village Ulleri. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward would really prove a test of your stamina.
Ghorepani to Tatopani [1,190m/3,904ft]: 5-6 hrs
Ghorepani town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani town that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. On the way to Tatopani, we descend steeply to Sikha, a large village & further descend to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing suspension bridge it climbs up at Tatopani.
Tatopani to Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]: 5-6 hrs
The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki river flows under the deep gorge by 2200m in between two 8000m mountaintops are only 38km apart. Continuing along to Dana, Rupse Chahara meaning beautiful waterfall and Kopchepani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Ghasa is a paradise for the bird watchers. Included meals:BLD
Ghasa to Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]: 4-5hrs
A steep climb through forest takes you to Lete Khola then reach to Lete. It further continues to the east side of the Kaligandaki reach you Larjung Village.
Marpha to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]: 4-5 hrs
The trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom Village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Ekle Bhatti meaning lonely pub. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After a good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers.
Kagbeni to Muktinath [3,710m/12,170ft]: 5-6 hrs
Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by.
Muktinath to Jomsom [2,715m/8,910ft]: 5-6 hrs
Muktinath is one of most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also hold an important place for the Buddhists. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu.
Jomsom to Pokhara by flight