Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill trekking is short days easy trekking in Nepal. 13 days of trekking is including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath, and Poonhill. It involves the short Himalayan flight of Jomsom to Pokhara. The holy temple Muktinath lies in an altitude of 3800 meters is the highest altitude we reach. It is great opportunities to explore a different ethnic group of Nepal, their lifestyle, and culture. Typical Tibetan lifestyles in Muktinath area, Thakali’s in Jomsom area, Magars, Chettri, and Brahmin in Poonhill area and their warm hospitalities which makes our trip more memorials. Famous Nepali villages like Ghorepani, Marpha, Kagbeni, Muktinath and many others are including in our itinerary. Natural hot spring in Tatopani is another top listed of most visiting place in Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill Trekking. Two types of the landscape are involving in this trekking, Tibetan plateau landscape in Jomsom Muktinath area, dense forest areas of Poonhill. The Himalayas are panoramic from every part of the trek and more panoramic from Ghorepani, Poonhill. You could see the best sunrise view and more panoramic Himalayas from Poonhill.
Our trek starts 6 hours driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You have the option to take a private car or 25 minutes flight from Kathmandu. Next day very short driving to Nayapool and start trekking to Ulleri. Our first view of Himchuli and Annapurna south start from here. It is another memorial day when you reach Ghorepani. All the Himalayas including two over 8000 meters (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I) are just panoramic with other hundreds of peaks. Best panoramic views of mountains including Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, Fishtail, Gangapurna range are seen from Poonhill (3200m) with the best sunrise view. Another most famous reaching point of Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill Trekking is to Muktinath. It is the holiest place that is rich naturally. When we trek down from Ghorepani to Tatopani, we have a chance to take a natural hot spring bath. The typical local villages and apple fields are also the attraction of this route. Marpha, Kagbeni and several other villages are abundant with oldest Buddhist stupas. At the end of the trek, we take 15 minutes flight to Pokhara from Jomsom.
Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill Trekking can be done throughout the year but if you choose the best season which is March to May and September to November. Locally managed, well-maintained guest houses are available on this entire route. Professionally cooked hygienic foods are served by the same guesthouses. If you are willing to spend more time in this sector, you can also include Annapurna Base Camp or Annapurna round in this itinerary. This trek is also suitable combining with Upper Mustang Trekking. Touch Kailash Travels and Tours can customize the itinerary as per your interest.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel (1350m) we discuss about trekking and other arrangement if time permits. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing. Overnight at hotel
Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (6 hours - 827m) Overnight at hote
Day 04:Drive to trekking point and trek to Ulleri (5/6 hours – 1960m). Overnight at local guest house
Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (4 hours – 2860m). Overnight at local guest house
Day 06:Hike to Poonhill (3210m) early in the morning and Trek to Tatopani (6/7 Hours – 1190m) Overnight at local guest house
Day 07:Trek to Kalopani (6/7 Hours - 2530m) Overnight at local guest house
Day 08:Trek to Marpha (6/7 Hours - 2670m) Overnight at local guest House
Day 09:Trek to Kagbeni (4 Hours - 2810m) rest and Overnight at local guest House
Day 10:Trek to Muktinath (5/6 Hours - 3800m) overnight at local guest House
Day 11:Trek back to Jomsom (5/6 Hours - 2713m) overnight at local guest House
Day 12:Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing (15 Minutes flight - 827m). Overnight at hotel
Day 13:DepartureDownload Detail Itinerary
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel (1350m) we discuss about trekking and other arrangement if time permits. Overnight at Hotel We pick up you from the International airport in Kathmandu. It is just 20 minutes’ drive from the airport to your hotel. If time permits, we talk about the trip and prepare your equipment
Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing. Overnight at hotel We start sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. Cover historical places of UNESCO heritage sites. A Hindu temple Pashupatinath, The biggest Buddhist stupa- Boudha and the oldest palace Bhaktapur. Transfer to hotel after sightseeing.
Day 03Drive to Pokhara (6 hours - 827m) Overnight at hote After your early breakfast, drive with tourist bus to Pokhara. It is 6 hours driving with tourist bus via Prithivi highway. Driving way itself is mountain and scenic road. You will reach Pokhara by 2 pm. Evening walks around peach lakeside and overnight.
Day 04Drive to trekking point and trek to Ulleri (5/6 hours – 1960m). Overnight at local guest house After your breakfast in the Hotel, drive one and the half hour to Nayapool. Start trekking to Ulleri. Starting of the walking is easy walking in flat land crossing many local villages. In the end, one and half hour tough uphill walking and reach Ulleri. You could start to view Annapurna South and Himchuli from here.
Day 05Trek to Ghorepani (4 hours – 2860m). Overnight at local guest houseTrekking route starts from thick forest and bank of the deep river. As a whole, the route is easy uphill. Sounds and birds and other wild animals are surrounding. We pass a small village called Banthati and reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani provides panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Gangapurna range.
Day 06Hike to Poonhill (3210m) early in the morning and Trek to Tatopani (6/7 Hours – 1190m) Overnight at local guest houseEarly in the morning, we hike to Poonhill. Reach at Poonhill before sunrise. Poonhill is the hillside walking 1 and half hour from your lodge, provide panoramic mountains and best sunrise view. Come back to lodge, take your breakfast and start trekking to down to Tatopani. We can take natural hot spring.
Day 07Trek to Kalopani (6/7 Hours - 2530m) Overnight at local guest houseA beautiful walk into sub-tropical vegetation and the return of water buffalo, banyan trees and poinsettias. The trail follows the river through a narrow gorge, and ascends to cross a bridge near a spectacular waterfall. Most of the walking section is near to the local road. we could view Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Kalapani
Day 08Trek to Marpha (6/7 Hours - 2670m) Overnight at local guest House Walking through Kali Gandaki Valley .During the trail we will cross several Thakali houses. We also have option to take local transportation in middle of trekking. Reach at Marpha. Marpha is typical Thakali village with Monastery at the top of village. Exploration of Monastery and surroundings.
Day 09Trek to Kagbeni (4 Hours - 2810m) rest and Overnight at local guest House 2 hours trekking through road bank of Kaligandaki River. Reach at Jomsom, place of small airport. Another 2 hours of trekking reach at Kagbeni. We will have enough time to take an exploration of Kagbeni. Kagbeni is typical Tibetan style of village with Tibetan influence people and cultures. Explore the oldest monasteries and local village in Kagbeni. Kagbeni is also entry point of Upper Mustang.
Day 10Trek to Muktinath (5/6 Hours - 3800m) overnight at local guest House Trekking trail goes generally ups to reach more 100 meter altitude today from Kagbeni to Muktianth. Walking via road do not feel hard walking. Several villages on the way is important and interesting to stop over. We also visit and meet local students in the oldest monastery in Jharkot. Reach at Muktinath at the end. We can visit main Muktinath temple and surroundings today if our time permits. We still have next day morning to visit this and trek down to Jomsom.
Day 11Trek back to Jomsom (5/6 Hours - 2713m) overnight at local guest House Morning hiking over Muktinath temple, 108 holy taps and Jwalamukhi. trek down with the same way to Jomsom. day is heavy windy in this sector. Reach quite early in Jomsom. We will explore Monastery at the top of Jomsom and surroundings village. Make confirmation of your flight time and seat for next day flight to Pokhara. we stay overnight at very near by Jomsom Airport.
Day 12Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing (15 Minutes flight - 827m). Overnight at hotel Take early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. 15 minutes flight is Moutnain flight with Himalayan scenery. Reach at Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. Day sightseeing in International mountain museum, David falls, Gupteswor Mahadev and Fewa lake.
Day 13Departure We drop you to international airport for your final departure.
Trip insurance is important documents. Touch Kailash Travels and tours do not need your insurance policy for permit and visa confirmation. it is only for your secure and immergency. make sure your insurance cover travelling up to 5600 miter altitude and cover Emmergency rescue and Medical bills.
Oxygen level is less at higher altitudes. The inclement weather and high altitude induces certain illness generally not encountered over the plains. Headache, nausea, lassitude, lethargy, breathlessness, general uneasiness [malaise], high irritability, light loss of balance, disorientation, incoherence and insomnia are a few. It is common to all irrespective of the age, sex and physical fitness. Gradual acclimatization is the best answer. Tranquilizers, sleeping dose and strong anti-biotic must be avoided. Some of symptoms indicate that the body mechanism is readjusting to new environments. The best idea is deliberately slow down all the activities and follows the following rules:
You are advised to own a small waist pouch or document bag to manage the following documents properly;
Note: Touch Kailash Travel provide you big bag and small day carry bag for Yatra
Note: Down Jackets and Sleeping bags will be provided on returnable basis at Kathmandu for the Yatra
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