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.
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 Prithvi 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.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.
Day 09Trek to Kagbeni (4 Hours - 2810m) rest and Overnight at local guest House 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.
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 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.
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. 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.
Day 12Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing (15 Minutes flight - 827m). Overnight at hotel 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.
Day 13Departure We drop you to international airport for your final departure.
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High altitudes pose challenges like lower oxygen levels, inducing symptoms such as headaches, nausea, lethargy, and breathlessness. These affect everyone, regardless of age or fitness. Acclimatization is crucial; avoid tranquilizers and antibiotics. Slow down activities, rest frequently, and reduce talking. Walk slowly, keep loads light, and observe silence with a smile. Consume liquids, avoid sudden exertion, and protect against cold. Don't bathe in streams, protect against dust and sun, and follow experienced guides. Prioritize rest, hydration, and warm clothing during winter.
Wi-Fi will be accessible in Kathmandu, but as we venture into the more secluded regions of Nepal, connectivity will be restricted. The tour guide will carry a satellite phone for emergency communication. Wi-Fi connection is more accessible in the Tibet region as well, while there are no such facilities in Mansarovar, and during the Parikrama.
Options for e-sims are widely available in supported devices for cellular data, while mainstream social media including WhatsApp and Facebook are prohibited in China. The use of VPNs may allow for seamless communication with family back home.
During May to September, temperatures in Nepal and Tibet range from 10 to 22°C during the day. Despite the moderate daytime temperatures, the intense sun at high altitudes can create a much warmer sensation. Nighttime temperatures may drop significantly, reaching as low as -5°C.
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The Touch Kailash Team will be providing a Duffel Bag, a 25l Backpack, and a Down Jacket (on a refundable basis), upon your arrival in Kathmandu.
Carry a small waist pouch or document bag to organize essential documents:
- Passport with photocopies
- Identity card
- Diary for addresses and contacts
- Ball pens with spare refills
- Travel cheques, credit cards & currency
- Airline/Railway tickets/vouchers
- Any other personal documents
- Big bag for equipment
- Small light trek bag
- Water bottle/Thermos flask (1 liter)
- Enough clothing for the entire journey, including trek suits, leisure wear, jogging trousers, T-shirts, polar fleece, shirts, salwar kameez, etc.
- Wool socks, thick tights, wool monkey cap, scarves, warm light gloves
- Wool/thermal long underwear
- Rainwear (umbrella or raincoat)
- Sports comfortable shoes/trainers (Nike, Adidas, etc.) with a spare pair
- A pair of light slippers
- Toiletries kit (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toilet rolls, towels, etc.)
- Sunscreen lotion/cream
- Facial tissues, wet wipes
- Plastic mug
- Dusk masks/face masks
Personal & General Items:
- Regular medicines
- Dark sunglasses
- Favorite food for energy (nuts, biscuits, powdered juice)
- Kapoor/Vicks/Inhaler, etc.
- Binoculars/Camera/extra batteries
- Milk powder for tea
First Aid Kit:
- Typical backpacking kit for minor injuries
- Lip balm/Mustard oil/Vaseline
- TCP, salt, mint, Vicks for sore throats
This journey encompasses urban, rural, and remote areas in Nepal and Tibet, resulting in varying accommodations and amenities. Whether it's five-star hotels and guest houses or camping in the breathtaking Himalayan regions under the care of our staff, you can be confident that we will consistently offer the best possible facilities in every instance.
All Travelers must ensure that their passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of tour completion.