Jomsom Muktinath trek is usually known as Jomson Trek. Jomsom is located at an altitude of 2700m in Mustang District and is also famous with the name as Dzong-Sampa. The trekking to Jomsom Muktinath takes you to Pokhara thru the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the Pilgrimage site of Muktinath. It is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and prevails as one of the most admired and classic pilgrimage tour.
Jomsom Muktinath trek gives you the possibility of viewing the incredible Himalayas, stunning landscapes, Kali Gandaki valley (the private gorge inside the global). You will even undergo the dry, wasteland-like Tibetan plateau. The physical beauty alongside the Jomsom – Muktinath trek is breathtaking. The surroundings of the trail tiers from forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and barren region of Mustang. The path follows the Kali Gandaki River. The Kali Gandaki is 1 / 4 of a mile wide river bed; during the winter the river is practically dry, but in the summer monsoon it fills with rainwater and melting snow. This river forms the biggest gorge in the world. On one facet lies the Annapurna mountain variety and on the other aspect is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there are views of eight of the 20 highest mountains in the world. This trek can be a unique enjoy for all fit visitors.
The perfect and slight trekking path starts once we take the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Heading to the headquarter Jomsom; we move to the north to Kagbeni along the riverside manner of Kali Gandaki a historical fortress settlement at the border of higher Mustang trekking. We can locate fossils at the banks of Kali Gandaki River that is the sacred rocks for Hindus to hope. The way of life a number of the path is rich (a combination of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism). The trail weaves thru the lower Mustang vicinity of Nepal, Finishing at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan inspired village full of prayer wheels, chortens, and a Buddhist monastery. The path’s maximum factor is Muktinath at 3800 meters, a holy site of temples sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus for centuries. We are able to explore a day around historical Muktinath temple; a pagoda fashioned temple of Lord Vishnu.
Jomsom Muktinath trek gives a wonderful perception of the agricultural Nepalese existence. The best time for the trek from mid-Sept to Mid December and March to May, we can travel in the rainy season also these part of the trek. When the days are crisp and of the scenery lovely. Consider “Above the Himalaya” for the best and adventurous journey with masses of experiences. We will ensure to make your trip the best trip ever.
Duration: 04 days
Max. Altitude: Muktinath (3800m/12467ft)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best season. Dec & January is Winter, July & August is rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Trip Snippets: 3 nights lodge/guest house accommodation, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek) are included.
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Plane/ alternative local jeep drive.
Early morning take a short flight to Jomsom, the districts headquarter of Mustang district. From Jomsom, you can have some spectacular snaps of Nigiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. We will trek through the Kaligandaki river valley before arrive at Kagbeni. Kagbeni still feels like a medieval village, with its closely packed mud houses and dark tunnels. Situated at an auspicious river confluence, it is also the gateway to Upper Mustang.
Get an early start from Kagbeni to avoid the winds that amazingly whistle up the valley after midday. Gradually ascends to Muktinath, most important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. As you enter the walled complex, lined by Tibetan style prayer wheels, you pass first the Gompa Sambha (monastery) and then a Lord Shiva Temple ringed by four shrines. The focal point of the complex is the pool and its 108 brass water pouts, cast in the shape of cow’s heads, which pours forth sacred water. Hindu Pilgrimages bathe in the frigid water. This a central place to show the religious tolerance among Nepalese.
A short walk to the left is the Buddhist Marme Lhakhang, whose center is the image is of Tibetan Buddhist sage Guru Rinpoche, here holding a Hindu style trident.
From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them, merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. We transit at the significant town Kagbeni. Enjoying the plateau few more hours walking takes us to Jomsom.
We take our next flight back to Pokhara and spent a day here. You’re free here to feel the moderate climate and sceneries of this Magic land or Dream Land of Nepal. you can relax, take a time to visit the lake or boating in the lake by yourself.
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