6 days Annapurna trek in a dramatic landscape of lower Mustang - Jomsom
2 days in Pokhara, one of the most beautiful lake cities in the world.
4 days in Kathmandu , sightseeing of world heritage sights
The Jomsom trek, as it is generally called, takes you from Pokhara through the valley of the Kali Gandaki River to the pilgrim site of Muktinath. It's a part of the Annapurna Circuit trek as well.
The physical beauty along the Jomsom - Muktinath trek is breathtaking. The scenery of the trail ranges from forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and desert of Mustang. The trail follows the Kali Gandaki River. This river forms the largest gorge in the world, on one side lies the Annapurna mountain range and on the other side is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there are views of 8 of the 20 highest mountains in the world.
The Kali Gandaki is a quarter of a mile wide river bed; during the winter the river is practically dry, but during the summer monsoon it fills with rain water and melting snow.
You can find fossils in the banks of Kali Gandaki river which is the sacred rocks for Hindus to pray. The culture among the trail is rich (mixture of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism). The trail weaves through the Lower Mustang region of Nepal, ending at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan influenced village filled with prayer wheels, chortens and a Buddhist monastery. The trail's highest point is Muktinath at 3800 mtr, a holy site of temples sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus for centuries.
Day 01: Arrival day, check into hotel and rest.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, World Heritage Sights
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara and stay there, a beautiful lake city
Day 04: Pokhara – Jomsom (Fly 30 Min) and trek to Kagbeni
Day 05: Kagbeni – Muktinath and stay overnight in Eklobhatti (trek – 5-6hrs)
Day 06: Eklobhatti to Marpha - a beautiful village
Day 07: Marpha to Kalopani / Ghasa
Day 08: Kalopani / Ghasa – Tatopani ( enjoy Natural hot spring)
Day 09 - 10: Walk the steps towars Ghorepani ( poonhill) and then to Pokhara
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu and optional sightseeing, evening Neplease cultural show and dinner
Day 12: Airport transfer for flight to home country
The Jomsom Muktintah trek is a spectacular trek with close up view of the Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks of mid western Nepal. The Hindu and Buddhist cultural attaction, follow the ancient trade route of India to Tibet and deepest george in the world the Kaligandaki valley with the pligrimage to the god of salvesation Muktinath. This incrediable 12 days jomsom trek cost just USD 515 + the local flights USD 75 make total cost USD 590 per person.
Single supliment: USD 187
"Rajan we want to extend our thanks and appreciation to you and all of Earthbound Expeditions that made our stay in Nepal such a pleasant and safe experience that will be remembered by us for a long time. Since I celebrated my 75th birthday with you on Everest Base camp trek, Joe and Mike, USA, Nov. 2007
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Availability: Every week through out the year, even in monsoon season, it is known as Nepal's monsoon trek.
Style: Guided trip, Tea House Trekking
Maximum elevation: 3780 Mtr - Muktinath
Accommodation: 3 star accommodation in cities, but in trekking only simple lodge available
Transport: Car / Bus / one Flight included
Meals included: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
Note: This Jomsom Muktinath trek involves walking of 4-6 hours per day and covers an altitude ranging from MIN 850m to MAX 3870m, The local flight is from Pokhara to Jomsom. Please bear in mind the if the weather goes bad we might have to add 1 or 2 days in the trip. The jomsom Muktinath trek also can combined with Tilicho lake trek, also can add extra days to enjoy Jungle Safari activities in Chitwan or River rafting in Kaligandaki or Trishuli river.