Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill Trekking

Duration13 Days

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 at 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 the 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 for combining with Upper Mustang Trekking. Touch Kailash Travels and Tours can customize the itinerary as per your interest.    


  • Natural city Pokhara
  • Sightseeing in Historical place of Kathmandu
  • Himalayan flight Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Typical Tibetan lifestyle of local peoples
  • Panarimic Mountain and sunrise view from Poonhill
  • Muktinath Temple
  • Natural hot spring in Tatopani
  • Warm hospitality from locally own guest houses 
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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 

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. 

After your early breakfast, drive with tourist bus to Pokhara. It is 6 hours driving with tourist bus via Prithvi highway. Driving way itself is mountain and scenic road. You will reach Pokhara by 2 pm. Evening walks around peach lakeside and overnight.  

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.

Trekking 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.

Early 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. 

A 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  

Walking through Kali Gandaki Valley.D uring the trail we will cross several Thakali houses. We also have the option to take local transportation in the middle of trekking. Reach Marpha. Marpha is a typical Thakali village with Monastery at the top of the village. Exploration of Monastery and surroundings. 

2 hours trekking through the road bank of Kaligandaki River. Reach Jomsom, place of the small airport. Another 2 hours of trekking reach at Kagbeni. We will have enough time to take an exploration of Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a typical Tibetan style of the village with Tibetan influence people and cultures. Explore the oldest monasteries and local village in Kagbeni. Kagbeni is also the entry point of the Upper Mustang. 

Trekking trail goes generally ups to reach more 100-meter altitude today from Kagbeni to Muktinath. Walking via road do not feel hard walking. Several villages on the way are 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. 

Morning hiking over Muktinath temple, 108 holy taps and Jwalamukhi. trek down with the same way to Jomsom. the 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 Jomsom Airport.  

Take the early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. 15 minutes flight is Mountain flight with the Himalayan scenery. Reach Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. Day sightseeing in International mountain museum, David falls, Gupteswor Mahadev and Fewa lake. 

We drop you to international airport for your final departure.

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Cost Details
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 star category hotels on twin sharing
  • Accommodation in Pokhara in 3 star category hotels on twin sharing
  • Accommodation in local tea house/ Guest house during trek on twin sharing
  • Every morning breakfast in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with transportation, Guide and entrance fees
  • Tourist bus driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Private car to drop trekking starting point and pick up from there
  • Local and shared transportation in trekking area as per itinerary
  • Trekking permit and TIMS card
  • English speaking professional guide in trekking
  • Supporter to carry your baggage
  • Salary, foods, accommodation, insurance and equipment of guide and supporter
  • Three times foods and hot drinks during trekking
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Emergency evacuation management
  • First Aid kid box
  • Warm jacket and down sleeping bag in returnable based if your need 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Personal equipment, Insurance, medical expenses or emergency evacuation
  • Upgrading your accommodation and mode of transportation
  • Tipping to staffs