POKHARA - JOMSOM - MUKTINATH TREK(12 days)
Trek along the Kali Gandaki to Muktinath on the border of Mustang - 12 days
The trek takes you along the Kali Gandaki to Muktinath on the border of Mustang, which is popularly known as the Himalayan Shangri-la.
As you hike through the Kali Gandaki Valley, passing through the deepest gorge in the world; the trek finally emerges into the wide valley of Jomsom, a Himalayan Shangri-la. Beginning the trek from Nayapul after a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, the trail passes over the Ghorepani pass and descends down to Kali Gandaki valley. The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of dawn grace the pinnacles of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Ghorepani, creating a landscape that is absolutely magnificent to behold. Along the route, fascinating traditional villages of Gurung, Magar & Thakali will keep you enthralled day after day as you hike along the way. Once you reach Jomsom you can either trek to the famous Muktinath temple [Temple of Lord Vishnu] at 3710 meter or explore the fascinating villages around Jomsom.
This is an easy trek that can be done any time of the year except during the monsoons [July & August].
Trip duration: 12 Days
Grade: Soft Adventure trek - Grade Explanation
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking
Starts in: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Trek type: FOT/TH/GAP
Accommodation: Hotel and Lodge (tea house)
Transportation: Flights & private car
Maximum altitude: 3710m
[FOT: Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek
TH: Tea House (Lodge)
GAP: Guide, Accommodation & Porter]
"The meeting and handling was very good. The guides and support staff were also very good and friendly. Malla Hotel & Fishtail Lodge were nice and clean."
Name: Helge & Bente Christensen
Area: Annapurna - Kagbeni Gap Trek
Date: November - December, 2010
ANNAPURNA JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREK
"The trek guide was very experienced and knowledgeable. The hotels we stayed in were strategically located. The hotel’s staff were all friendly and helpful. Generally we are satisfied. Explore Himalaya’s staff were all responsible and friendly. Good!"
Name: Tan Hui Hui & Tan Kam Soon
Area: Jomsom – Muktinath
Date: October, 2010
"I got to know about your company through the internet. The service was good and without problems. Kishan was very helpful and tended to all my requests and needs. Som, our trek guide, was excellent. Did his best possible and the result was excellent service."
Name: Erez Pyetan
Area: EBC & Muktinath Trek
Date: October, 2010
JOMSOM MUKTINATH TREK
"The meeting and handling was excellent. The support team showed great flexibility while improvising the itinerary. Hotel Dwarikas was excellent (service, food and accommodation) while Shangri-La was good (the food was not as varied as Dwarikas).
We find it very important that our travelling contributes to the preservation of Nepal’s fragile and beautiful nature. We encourage Kipling Travels and Explore Himalaya to start working with different tea-houses / lodges and hotels on sustainability initiatives- like waste recycling, solar heating etc. Many tourists would be willing to pay more to be sure that accommodation and transport do not harm the environment or add to global warming."
Impeccable service in Kathmandu, even when we changed plans at the last minute. Our every need was accommodated. Similar service in Pokhara. Bharat, our trek guide, was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were looked after very well at each stop with great service. Even when I walked slowly I never felt rushed. The hotels we stayed in appeared to be the best choice in each town. Staff in hotels were friendly. We were happy with the itinerary and appreciated Yalamber’s help. Overall a great service. We will recommend Explore Himalaya to others. Thank you for a great experience!
Name: Rossanne Hyde
Area: Jomsom / Muktinath Trek
Date: December, 2008
"1.Friendly welcome 2. Always reliable and on time 3. Good briefing 3.Good help with gear...Bagbir was an excellent and experienced guide. He made sure our rooms were clean and comfortable and gave us valuable assistance with the walk and our health. He chose hotels that were quiet & had good views. We found Kagbeni very interesting...Your company is very professional and we will recommend it to people in Australia"
Day 01-Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03 - Fly Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. Trek to Ulleri [2000m]
Day 04 -Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
Day 05 -Trek to Tatopani 
Day 06 -Trek to Ghasa [2000m]
Day 07 -Trek to Larjung [2560m]
Day 08 -Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
Day 09 -Trek to Muktinath [3710m]
Day 10 -Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
Day 11 - Flight to Pokhara and fly/drive to Kathmandu.
Day 12 – Depart Kathmandu
Your itinerary is just a guideline and we have not included any rest day in Pokhara. Since the trek ends in Pokhara, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal, it would be nice for you to spend a day or two in this scenic city, taking in the beautiful sights and sounds. Please do let us know, if you wish to spend a day or two in Pokhara or head towards Chitwan for a wildlife safari adventure.