Jomsom Muktinath Trek

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek
18 Days
By Bus & Flight
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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is situated North of Pokhara, Nepal's spectacular diversity appears at its finest The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. This is the most popular trekking region, attracting over 75% of all trekkers (more than 30.000 annually). It's also among the tamest areas, with excellent lodges lining the main routes. Finding Nepal beneath the flood of trekkers can be difficult, but the scenery and culture are top-notch, and you can avoid the peak- season crush and still get fine weather and views. The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of the northern flanks.

Day 1: Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft),Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. It is 7km and takes about 10 minutes. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sight Seeing & Permit making process
After breakfast beautiful "Kathmandu Valley" sight seeing. This day we visit Shwoyambhunath Stupa, Baudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel, B.B plan
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m/2986ft.)
DRIVE TO POKHARA (980M):Breakfast. Our Trekking guide will come at the Hotel an early morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and we walk from the hotel about 10 minutes to get bus station. Bus leave at 7 am to Pokhara. we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Nepal's second largest lake city. As we leave the capital city, our car follows the winding road over the valley rim and descends onto the valley where the Trisuli River follows The journey is slow and steady as the road winds through villages passing terraces fields and we soon catch glimpses of the high eye-catching mountain ranges of Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna. Normally, we arrive Pokhara by mid afternoon. O/N in Hotel.
Day 4: fly to Jomsom for 25 to 30 minutes then trek to Kagbeni (2750m/ 8327ft).
 Early morning flight, 20 minutes flight up and the dramatic ravine of kaligandaki valley. The walls of two world's highest mountains; The Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri, are sheer for 5000m above the valley floor. The plane land at the Jomsom and trek. Pokhara to Jomsom/Kagbeni (2810m)3-4 hours, Overnight Kagbeni. 
Day 5: Expolare Day Kagbeni to Muktinath (3802m/11512ft).
Explore the day, Kagbeni(2810m)Go ahead to kagbeni via Chhanche Lumba better known as Ekle Bhatti in English."Lonely Hotel" Which follows the river to kagbeni, a green oasis at the junction of Jhong Khola and Kaligandaki river. After tea we can wander around the village and visit the monastery, Kagbeni Overnight.  
Day 6:Kagbeni to Muktinath(3760m):

 Climb the steep hill section and once you reach at Mundu village the trail gently climbs following the Jarkot(fortress village) Cross the stream and ascend the steep part before reaching at Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the most important Pilgrimage sights for both Hindus and Buddhist and monasteries from two denominations exists peacefully side by side. Miraculously a fire burns in water under the monastery which is staffed by nuns. 4 hours.Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 7 Muktinath to Marpha via Ekle Bhatti (2665m/8743ft).
 Early morning trek back same way by Ekle bhatti following the bank of Kaligandaki river, passing Jomsom and trek down to Marpha (2600m)5-6 hours. Overnight at Marpha.
Day 8 Marpha to Ghasa (2080m/6824ft).
 Walk by newly built road track passing the famous village Tukuche; where Tibet-India trade once flourished. Continue walk through Larjung and Kobang villages, has houses clustered together thickly. Once you enter the other valley, you can see the majestic view of Dhaulagiri peak(8167m) and Tukuche peak(6920m) on the right side. Now it’s getting less windy. The Valley is very beautiful with it’s green pine forests. You will reach another big village of Lete. If the weather is clear you can see the Annapurna I and Nilgiri South. We descend from Lete and cross the suspension bridge over Lete Khola. Continue walking through the forests and reach Ghasa.(6-7 hours) Overnight at Ghasa.
Day 9 Ghasa to Tatopani (2080m/6824ft).
Pass the lower Ghasa village, there is path divides in two section. Either cross the suspension bridge over Kaligandaki or just take the road track on the right side of the river. After 2 hours walking through the narrow cliff and crossing small streams, you will reach at Rupse Chhahara (Beautiful Waterfall). Stop at Dana village for lunch which is known as deepest gorge in the world. The walls of the world two highest mountains; Annapurna and Dhaulagiri; are sheer for 6800m above the valley floor. Continue walk to Tatopani(Hot spring).(5-6hours)Evening visit the Hot Spring.Overnight at Tatopani.
Day 10Tatopani to Ghorepani (2860m)
Today you will make a long ascend to Ghorepani. After passing the checkpoint you will cross a suspension bridge over Kaligandaki river, steep climbing to Ghara. Then the path gradually climbs to Shikha village, stopping for Lunch. We are just half way to Ghorepani, so continue climb through Chitre, along the forest of Rhododendron and oaks. Stay overnight at Ghorepani. Approx. 8 hours walk.Overnight at Ghorepani.
Day 11 Expolare Day on Ghorepani Marpha to Ghasa (2080m/6824ft).
Early morning hike to Poonhill(3200m) for the sun rise view and Panoramic mountains. Explore the day .Overnight at Ghorepani .
After breakfast After breakfast trek through the Rhododendron trails to the ridge of Deurali. Descend to Banthanti and stop for lunch. We can see an excellent view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre from here. Walk on the right side mountain trail.After breakfast at Ghorepani we start our trek to Tadapani through the Rhododendron forest (In Nepali it is called 'Lali Guras' is the national flower of Nepal. The trail first go upto same height as Poonhill and slidly down and up. O/Nt in Lodge. (Walking hour app.4-5 hrs). to Tadapani; Overnight at Tadapani. 
Day 13 TADAPANI – GHANDRUK [1,945 m]
After breakfast Tadapani we walk down to Ghandruk through the Rhododendron forest. We reached Ghandruk around lunch time. After lunch we explore around Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which has provided Gorkha soldiers. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli.  O/N at Lodge in  Ghandruk. (Walking hour app. 3-4 hrs).
We have a breakfast at Lodge. After breakfast we walk down to Modi Khola. The walk to Landruk another Beautiful gurung village from where we can see the beautiful mountain view. We have little rest at Landruk. We continue to tolka (1,750m) where we will have our Lonch. After lunch we start walk to Potana where we spend Night. O/N at Lodge in Potana. (Walking hour app. 6-7 hrs )
Potana is a small place with couple of Tea House. After our breakfast we start our walk to Sarangkot via dhampus and Naudanda. Sarangkot (1592m) is a beautiful place from where  One gets to see the sunrise and magnificient views of the Himalayan like Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna IV(7525m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchere (6993m). O/N at Lodge in Sarangkot . (Walking hour app. 4-5 hrs)
As we have a view of Himalayas we start our walking to pokhara. The trail is beautiful through the forest and terraces. The beautiful view of Phewa lake as well.(Walking hour app. 3-4 hrs ) O/N at Hotel  in Pokhara. 
Day 17 Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu (200 km) by tourist Bus (6-7 hours) Overnight at hotel, B.B plan 
Day 18: Departure to Airport
Departure to airport for the onward destination.

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