Trip Overview

Jomsom and Muktinath - trek offers the wonderful trekking of an experience of lifetime. The trail offers superb
mountain scenery of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre etc., including the scattered yet
picturesque villages with Tibetan ethnic Thakali tribes; the route follows through the Thakali village to Kagbeni (the
gateway to the ancient kingdom of Mustang and Muktinath), Marpha, Ghasa, Tatopani, Ghorepani & Ghandruk.

Chokhel Marg - 288, Dholahiti, Lalitpur - 26, G.P.O. BOX: 19960. Kathmandu, Nepal
TEL: +9 771 5573379, Mail: Web:

At the end visit historic & cultural places as Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Bhaktapur,
Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath with sacred monasteries, it is the first step in organizing to see massive
Annapurna Himalayan range for you, your family and friends.


Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300 m (4,265 ft)

Max Altitude: 1,325 m

Max. Altitude: 1,325 m.
Hotel Distance: 6 Km
Duration: 30 Min.
The flight into the Himalayas offers breathtaking views of the major peaks Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Mt. Ganesh
(7,422 m), Mt. Purbi Chhyachu (6,637 m), Mt. Langtang (7,227 m), etc. (weather permitting), taking you directly
into the Himalayan capital of Kathmandu. After immigration formality on arrival, as you exit the airport terminal
you will be greeted and welcome by a Sampurna Adventure personal & transferred to your hotel, Spend the rest of
the day at leisure for personal activities following your program briefing or you may familiarize with the narrow
lively, and endless streets around Thamel town (Touristic center), where you will find all kinds of good restaurants,
ATMs and exchange money, full of typical Nepali handicrafts, fine jewelry, clothing, and trekking gear stores.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: X Breakfast, X Lunch, X Dinner

Day 02Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara

Max Altitude: 827 m

Max. Altitude: 827 m.
Trip Distance: 205 km
Tour Duration: 6 hours
Drive to Pokhara, west of the Kathmandu passing by the picturesque small villages, Trisuli and Marshyangdi rivers
(Optional Rafting at Trisuli River).
Pokhara is a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, known for its panoramic views of the
Annapurna Range with three out of the ten highest mountains in the world — Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, and
Manaslu are within approximately 15 – 35 miles of the valley.
Due to its proximity to the Annapurna Mountain range in the Himalayas, the city is the gateway to famous
Mustang trekking, Mount Annapurna Circuit trail, and Jomsom – Muktinath,
In the afternoon take a boat ride in Phewa Lake and reach the temple of Tal Barahi temple in the island, later
simply walk around the main tourist hub near Fewa Lake side,
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, X Lunch, X Dinner

(Video) Jomsom to Muktinath - a 3-day trek in the Annapurna Range
Day 03Flight: Pokhara to Jomsom, Trekking a Mumtinath

Max Altitude: 2,743 m
Accomodation:Lodge/Guest house

Max. Altitude: 2,743 m.
Trek Distance: 21
Trek Duration: 5 hours

Chokhel Marg - 288, Dholahiti, Lalitpur - 26, G.P.O. BOX: 19960. Kathmandu, Nepal
TEL: +9 771 5573379, Mail: Web:

Commence trek to the Muktinath (3800M, it is moderate uphill hiking, which is strongly associated with local
legend and spiritual lore. Explore around the sacred Muktinath temple “salvation” and Monastery,
Accommodation: Lodge / Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Max Altitude: 2,670 m
Accomodation:Lodge / Guest House

Max. Altitude: 2,670 m.
Trek Distance: 16 km
Trek Duration: 6 hours
Trek from Muktinath through trail via Kali Gandaki valley then trek to Marpha village. This town is famous for
Apple, don't miss to taste local Apple Pie and Apple Juice.
Accommodation: Lodge / Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Video) Jomsom to Muktinath trekking path || Mountain trek to muktinath via jomsom

Day 05Trekking: Marpha to Ghasa

Max Altitude: 2,010 m
Accomodation:Lodge/Guest house

Max. Altitude: 2,010 m.
Trek Distance: 22 km
Trek Duration: 6 hours
Following the graveled trail further south along the Kali Gandaki River, we reach the village of Ghasa. The
picturesque town is the last point of Mustang district.
Accommodation: Lodge / Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06Trekking: Ghasa to Tatopani

Max Altitude: 1,190 m
Accomodation:Lodge/Guest house

Max. Altitude: 1,190 m.
Trek Distance: 21 km
Trek Duration: 5 hours
We will walk through the world’s deepest gorge, Kopchepani, and continue descending to Tatopani, the famous
place for hot springs. (Tato means hot, and Pani means water.) This is the best place to relax your body after a long
day's trek. We will spend another day relaxing at this spot.
Accommodation: Lodge / Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07Trekking: Tatopani to Ghorepani

Max Altitude: 2,850 m
Accomodation:Lodge/Guest house

Max. Altitude: 2,850 m.
Trek Distance: 13 km
Trek Duration: 4 hours
From Tatopani, we start ascending again to Ghorepani, arriving towards the afternoon. Leaving the hot springs
behind us we ascend again to Ghorepani arriving midafternoon.
Accommodation: Lodge / Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08Trekking: Ghorepani – Poonhill – Ghandruk

Max Altitude: 3,200 m
Accomodation:Lodge/Guest house

Max. Altitude: 3,200 m.
Trek Distance: 16 Km
Trek Duration: 7 hrs.
Early morning our Sherpa guide will knock at your door to head up to the well-marked track by torchlight, hiking to
an absolute celebrated viewpoint of Poon Hill (3195M), which overlooks the great valley and village. The first light
of dawn illuminates Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak with a surreal pink glow. From here you will see wide range of
high mountains from west to east about 650 km by the morning cool sunrise. Later back to Ghorepani for
breakfast, continue our trail with some ups and later descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk village, along
the way you could see some wild animals, such as languor monkeys with occasional stunning views of Annapurna
South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).
Ghandruk (2710M is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek, in the afternoon explore one of Nepal’s most famous
Gurung ethnic villages, rich in culture, known for their distinctive dialect, costume & lifestyle. Ghandruk is also
home to many soldiers from the famous Gorkha regiments.
Accommodation: Lodge / Guest House
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

(Video) Jomsom Muktinath Trip
Day 09Trekking: Ghandruk to Nayapool - drive to Pokhara

Max Altitude: 827 m

Max. Altitude: 827 m.
Trek Distance: 14 Km
Trek Duration: 4 hours
We take the main trail that leads to south dropping at first on a staircase, and then traversing high above the river
on a stone paved trail. We cross a stream at Chame (1690m) and continue to Kimche (1640m) and follow the ridge
downhill to join the Modi Khola at Syauli bazaar (1140m). From here on the walking is flat and following the river
valley through a lovely birch forest and rice terraces we reach Birethanti. Now walking 30 minutes on a rough and
rocky road takes us to Nayapool from where we drive back to Pokhara, arrive and check-in at the hotel, in the
afternoon free for relax and walk around lakeside,
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, X Dinner

Day 10Flight: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Max Altitude: 1,325 m

Max. Altitude: 1,325 m.
Trip Distance: 205 km
Tour Duration: 6 hours / 30 min
Breakfast, transfer to Pokhara airport and we take an exciting half hour (30 min) flight to Kathmandu, viewing the
Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri and Langtang, arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Today, we visit Swoyambhunath Stupa with its 2,500-year history. Later visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square,
Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residence, Kasthamandap, Mahadev & Parvati Temple, Kumari palace sacred
for Buddhists and Hindus and old bazaars.
In the afternoon, visit Patan Durbar Square, the old Newar City with the Golden Gate, the Temple of Taleju, Golden
Temple and surrounding beautiful monument,
In the evening, a Nepali farewell dinner, we rejoice and express our gratitude to our Sherpa team who
accompanied us to make our great Trek successful!!
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, X Lunch, Dinner

Day 11Final departure: Kathmandu to the city of origin
(Video) Pokhara to Muktinath Jomsom Tour/Yatra by Jeep, and Road Condition Difficulty

Max Altitude: 1,325 m

Max. Altitude: 1,325 m.
Airport Distance: 6 Km
Duration: 30 Min.
Breakfast, In the morning free for personal activities, we can explore the narrow lively and endless streets of
Thamel town where we will find all kinds of good restaurants, full of typical Nepali handicraft, fine jewelry, clothing
and trekking gear store, later at the arranged time, transfer to the airport for final departure.
We wish you a safe flight and hope to serve you back in near future. End of Service.
Accommodation: X Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, X Lunch, X Dinner


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(Video) Day 3 of Muktinath Trekking in Nepal: Kagbeni to Marpha via Jomsom


How far is Muktinath from Mustang? ›

It takes about three and a half hours to cover the distance of about 90 km. It is easier to travel from Beni to Muktinath,Mustang in a medium length bus or four wheeler jeep. However, even in a two-wheeler car, the journey to Muktinath,Mustang can be completed with a little effort.

Do you need a permit for Muktinath? ›

Answer: Yes, permit is compulsory for Muktinath Tour. All the travellers needs two permit. One is Annapurna Conservation area permit and another is TIMS card.

What makes Jomsom a place worth visiting? ›

Mesmerizing natural beauty, alpine desert-like landscape, and exotic Thakali, Lopa, Gurung, Magar, Tibetan, and a mix of Hindu and Buddhist culture attract thousands of footfalls every year. The town is a part of the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna foothill treks.

What is the altitude of Muktinath trek? ›

Muktinath is the highest place of our trip package located at an elevation of 3,800m; holy sacred temple for Buddhists and Hindus renown as place of salvation.

Which month is best for Muktinath? ›

The months of September, October and November are regarded as the best months to visit Muktinath temple. The average temperature condition is experienced in these months. Slight rainfall can be experienced in early September but the integrative experience is finest in these months.

Is Mustang and Jomsom same? ›

Jomsom is the gateway to Mustang, reached via a long, bumpy bus ride or a short, very scenic flight from Pokhara. Flights depart early in the morning because the high winds that whip through the Kali Gandaki Gorge from late morning can make flying treacherous. Flights are frequently cancelled due to the weather.

What is the entry fee for Muktinath? ›

200.00 Per person for Indians and others SAARC nationals and Rs. 2000.00 per person to others foreign nationals at the above mentioned designated place. An equal extra fee will levied if permits are issued from field check post. The Permit is non refundable, non-transferable and is valid for single entry.

What is the entry fee for Muktinath Temple? ›

Muktinath lies in the Annapurna conservation area where entry fee required. Entry fee can be obtained from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The ACAP entry fee is Rs. 200.00 Per person for Indians and others SAARC nationals and Rs.

How many steps are there in Muktinath? ›

How many staircases one needs to climb to reach the Muktinath Temple from the Entrance? There is about 114 staircase to climb to reach the temple. So in general you have to cover around 300 staircases to cover all the temples/ monuments /sightseeing locations in the Muktinath Temple Region.

How far is Jomsom from Muktinath from Pokhara? ›

Overview. Private Jeep rent to Jomsom Muktinath is either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara. It is the well-paved road up to Beni, 104 kilometers from Pokhara, and all rough roads up to Muktinath temple via Jomsom and other local villages.

Is Passport required for Muktinath Temple? ›

Booking procedure and document requirement

You can arrive at Nepal either with voter ID or with your passport, if you travel from India by flight. Travelling by road only require any valid ID card. Indian national do not need any visa for Nepal.

Why do most people visit Muktinath? ›

Muktinath temple is considered a holy place by both Hindus and Buddhists. People visit this temple to get 'Mukti' from all their sins. It is also believed that if you offer the god to leave any of your favorite habits or thing and do as well you will get 'Moksha' after your death.

Is there altitude sickness in Muktinath? ›

Muktinath altitude/elevation is 3800 Meter, whereas Jomsom elevations is at 2750 Meter. Some travellers may face altitude sickness in Muktinath. If you go there by flight to Jomsom then to Muktinath by jeep then there might be a little bit more chance of altitude mountain sickness.

How to go to Muktinath from Kathmandu? ›

There is no direct connection from Kathmandu to Muktinath. However, you can take the drive to Kathmandu airport, fly to Pokhara, then take the drive to Muktinath. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Pokhara then take the drive to Muktinath.

How much does it cost to go to Nepal Mustang? ›

Mustang Tour Package Facts
Package:Mustang Tour Package
Duration4 days
PriceUSD 100 per person
TransportationFlight/Private Van or Tourist Bus
Group Size7
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How is the road to Muktinath? ›

Kathmandu to Muktinath is about 375 kilometer one way. It reached with 2 days of driving with 4wheel jeep. About 300 kilometers road is good and well paved. Rest of 75 kilometer is rough mountain road after Beni.

Is Muktinath is a jyotirlinga? ›

Muktinath is a Vishnu temple, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is located in Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. It is one of the world's highest temples (altitude 3,800 m).
Muktinath Temple
Elevation3,762 m (12,343 ft)
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How long from Pokhara to Mustang? ›

The Road distance from Pokhara to Upper Mustang is about (219.8) via Baglung Rajmarg which takes approx 11h 38min.

Is Muktinath in lower or Upper Mustang? ›

Lower Mustang is also known to the name - Jomsom to Muktinath trek which is very popular among the Annapurna treks.

How do you get to Jomsom Nepal? ›

The easiest way to get from Pokhara to Jomsom is to fly. The small airplanes fly through the Kali Gandaki Gorge (the deepest gorge in the world, according to some calculations) and arrive in Jomsom, in the rain-shadow of the Himalaya, less than 30 minutes later. There are spectacular mountain views from the airport.

Is Jomsom on Annapurna Circuit? ›

Annapurna round with Jomsom trek is one of the popular treks of Annapurna region. Different types of Flora and fauna, old monasteries, the dramatic views of snowcapped mountains and the lifestyle of ethnic inhabitants of the region are the main attractions of this trek.

Do I need a Tims card in Nepal? ›

All trekkers must obtain TIMS Card before trekking.

For safety all trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card before trekking. TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas.

Is there snowfall in Muktinath? ›

In Muktinath in October, there's a 21% chance of rain or snow on an average day. And on the average day it rains or snows, we get 0.59 in (15.1 mm) of precipitation.

Can we go Muktinath by bike? ›

A bike ride in Jomsom Muktinath offers a true experience of off-road bike ride experience in Nepal at the lap of the Himalayas. The height elevation of the Jumosm Muktinath Motorbike Tour will be Muktinath Temple which is situated at the elevation of 3800 Meters from sea level.

How many steps are there in Pashupatinath temple? ›

358. Or you can cheat and get a cab to the top at the other side :) over a year ago.

What is the age limit for Muktinath? ›

Individuals in the age group of 18 to 40 years.

How far is Muktinath from Kathmandu to Pokhara? ›

Muktinath Temple is located 24 km northeast direction from Jomsom, 200 km from Pokhara and 406 km from Kathmandu in Mustang District, Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. How to go to Muktinath Temple?

What is the oxygen level in Muktinath? ›

The oxygen level is low at Mukthinath and it is advised to visit between 10 AM to 4 PM beyond that it would be difficult to breathe, having camphor would help in breathing. The holy water from himalayas flow in 106 Komuk and 2 kunds Papa kund and Puniya kund in front of the temple.

Is Mustang and Muktinath same? ›

Muktinath is a Vishnu temple, sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is located in Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La mountain pass in Mustang, Nepal. It is one of the world's highest temples (altitude 3,800 m).

Can you drive to Mustang Nepal? ›

There is a road which connects Kathmandu to Mustang, Nepal. The road is not black topped all the way, but you can drive a 4 wheeler to drive to Mustang. It takes 18 hours during the dry season and up to 24 hours during the rainy season.

How do I get to Muktinath? ›

Muktinath Temple can be easily reached just in one day by taking 15 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then, one and half hour jeep drive up to the Ranipauwa and walk for 20 minutes up to the temple. One can also hire a single 4W Jeep from either from Kathmandu (3 days) or from Pokhara (2 days) to Muktinath.

Which is better Pokhara or Nagarkot? ›

Pokhara is nicer and there are more things to do there. However, with your time constraints, going to Nagarkot may be the better option. Most tourist buses arrive in Pokhara between 3-7 pm depending on the traffic. Leaving you with only the end of your 3rd day and your 4th day to explore Pokhara.

How much does it cost to go to the Mustang Nepal? ›

An average 12 days Upper Mustang Trek costs roughly around USD 1800-USD 2100. An average 12 days Lower Mustang Trek costs around USD 800-USD 1100.

Can you drive car in Nepal with US license? ›

To drive in Nepal, you must hold either a valid Nepali licence or a valid International Driver's Permit.

How long does it take from Kathmandu to Mustang? ›

It takes around 6 hours to do the whole trip to Lower Mustang. This includes 1-1.5 hr stopover at Ranipauwa. Ranipauwa is the place where the helipad for Muktinath or Lower Mustang lies. Muktinath Temple is in one and half hour flying distance from Kathmandu and forty-five minutes from Pokhara.

How far is Mustang from Kathmandu by road? ›

Kathmandu to upper mustang distance info

Kathmandu to upper mustang distance 462 kilometers / 287 miles to reach Lo Manthang Nepal.


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