Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration : 10 Days
  • Start - End : Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Highest Altitude : 3800 m
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Season : Jan-May, Mid Sep-Dec
  • Activity : Trekking
  • Trip Grade : 3

Jomsom - Muktinath Trek

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Jomsom trek is reputed in Nepalese as a skyline trek. Jomsom is the gateway of the Nepal's hidden treasure "Mustang"; the trekker can see  the landscape of Mustang and reach to the Hindu's and Buddhist's sacred pilgrimage, Muktinath.


We hike to poon hill for the spectacular mountain view and drop down to natural hot spring of tatopani to relax at hot pool and cross over the deepest george to arrive at unique thaklai village of Tukuche and Marpha. Following the famous Kaligandaki river we arrive at the most famous temple of Muktinath and take a short spectacular flight back to the beautiful city of pokhara.

Day 01: Drive to Pokhara (Approx: 820M)
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga (Approx: 1540M)
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani ( Approx:2750M)
Day 04: Poon Hill (Approx: 3210M) Sunrise Trek to Tatopani (Approx:2710M)
Day 05: Tatopani trek to Ghasa (Approx:2100M)
Day 06: Ghasa trek to Marpha (Approx:2680m)
Day 07: Marpha trek to Kagbeni (Approx:2810m)
Day 08: Kagbeni trek to Muktinath (Approx:3710m)
Day 09: Muktinath trek to Jomsom (Approx:2670m)
Day 10: Jomsom - Pokhara

Day 01 : Drive to Pokhara
We leave early in the morning for about 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu, making our way along river valleys, past terraced fields to Pokhara.

Day 02 : Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga
Our morning starts with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1035m) which takes around one hour. After the drive cross the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola and ascend slowly through terraced fields and classic mountain villages up from the river valley to Tikhedhunga.
Driving time: approx. 1 hours
Trekking time: approx. 4-5 hours
Heights: Tikhedhunga 1540m


Day 03 : Trek to Ghorepani
You have a steep ascent to get you going and then a more gradual uphill walk takes you to your lodge at Ghorepani. You will pass through some delightful villages and the beautiful, dense rhododendron forest so characteristic of Nepal at these altitudes. If the weather is clear you will see stunning mountain views from Ghorepani, making the climb well worth it!Trekking time: approx. 6-7 hours;
Heights: Ghorepani 2750m

Day 04 : Poon Hill Sunrise Trek to Tatopani
It is an early hike to Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise; Approx. 1 ½ hour hike. The poon hill offers an excellent Mountain View range including some 8000meter. The reflection of sunlight in the high Himalaya is breathtaking. After catching some good footage in your camera we head back to Ghorepani and start our onward journey Tatopani. The trail is mostly steep downhill through villages and forests.  As its name tatopani (hot water), you have chance to take a deep in the natural hot spring by the side of kaligandki river.
Trekking time: approx 6-7 hours
Heights: Poon Hill 3210m, Tatopani 1190m.
Overnight in tea house.


Day 05 : Tatopani trek to Ghasa
After the breakfast we follow the gradual uphill trail until we cross Kaligandaki River. Then we follow the Kaligandaki River bank through tropical landscapes. We pass by beautiful waterfall and cross the Kaligandaki river again just before arriving Ghasa.
Trekking Time: approx 5-6 hours
Height: Ghasa 2110m.


Day 06 : Ghasa trek to Marpha
You have gradual uphill walk through Pine forest which is followed by Dry and arid landscapes. We can enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Nilgiria and Tukuche peak. We chase the bumpy road towered by Tukuche Peak and here comes Marpha, which is basically famous for apple farming and apple wine.
Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
Height:  Marpha 2680m


Day 07 : Marpha trek to Kagbeni
We have almost similar features and trail like yesterday. The trail is gradual uphill, bumpy road. The landscapes are dry and arid with no sign of vegetation. We can see Mt. Nilgiria and Tukuche peak, Annapurna 1st and Dhaulagiri.
Trekking Time: 5-6 hours.
Height: Kagbeni 2810m


Day 08 : Kagbeni trek to Muktinath
We have one hour steep uphill walk through narrow trail that leads us to the rough road.  The bumpy road gradually takes us to the Holy Shrine of Muktinath. This sacred place is one of the most popular pilgrim sites and equally admire by both Hindu and Buddhist.
Trekking Time: approx 4-5 hours.
Heights: Muktinath 3710m


Day 09 : Muktinath trek to Jomsom
This morning you have an easy walk following the road down to the Kali Gandaki river bed, which you follow down to Jomsom. The Kali Gandaki valley gets very windy in the afternoons so it's a good idea to keep moving on the trail and get into Jomsom in time for lunch if possible.
Trekking time: approx. 6 hours
Heights: Jomsom 2670m


Day 10 : Jomsom - Pokhara

In the early morning you have an amazing 25 minute flight down the Kali Gandaki River Valley to Pokhara.

Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!

Visa for Nepal

All nationalities except Indians require a visa for Nepal which could be obtain from Embassies abroad or on arrival at Tribhuwan international airport in Kathmandu.

You need to have one passport Photo and following fees in US dollars to obtain the visa on arrival.

1. USD 25 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days.

2. USD 40 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days.

3. USD 100 for Tourist visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days.

4. USD 2 per day for visa extensions.

Please Note:
The visa regulations and fees for visa changes frequently so it is advisable to check the current rules with your nearest Nepalese Embassy or Consulate. 


Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring and autumn, the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. You are heading into the worlds highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes of temperature and weather!

Where ever you choose to trek in the Himalayas there are always uphill and downhill walk as a part of journey to greet you.  Forget all the hard work which need to be done; just imagine what nature will offer you up in the high Himalayas.

What to bring:

As you are going into the high Himalayas and the weather is subjected to change anytime so warm cloths are recommended all year round.  You could leave all the unnecessary items at your hotel or contact us to be storage. Just pack all your trekking gears in one bag which will be carried by our carrier and make a small day bag for yourself to carry the things which you might need during the day and for your valuable belongings.

Please check the checklist carefully for details of what you need to bring on the trek:

Check list:


  • Loose comfortable T-Shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
  • Trousers
  • A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
  • A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
  • Water and wind proof jacket
  • Water and wind proof trousers
  • Woolen or thermal gloves
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Woolen or fleece hat
  • Scarf     


  •  Warm woolen socks
  • Comfortable and warm trekking boots
  • Gaiters ( if snows)


  • A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, and travel towel etc
  • Sun block and lip balm
  • Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
  • Camera, music and books
  • Rucksack for your cloths and other accessories
  • An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
  • Sleeping Bag, Down jackets
  • Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
  • WATER BOTTLES - please be able to carry 2 liters of water and have bottles that can handle boiling/hot water
  • Batteries for camera, torch etc..
  • A big smile for all and your sense of humor and adventure!
  • Walking sticks (if needed)

These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!


All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. Helicopter evacuation is provided in emergency cases but please make sure that you insurance cover the cost of the evacuation. You will of course also want cover for loss or damage to personal effects, flight or trip cancellation etc.


Trekking trails vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be fatal. One must pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Be especially careful not to move while looking through the view finder of your camera!


Being in a hurry in the mountains can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends to higher altitudes.

Ascending slowly, with appropriate rest days and drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways not to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).

You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing at sea level or are pregnant. You should consult your doctor about any known medical conditions if you are considering trekking in high altitude (over 2500m).

Avoid sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking while at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to AMS. Data indicates that drinking 3-4 liters of fluids (water, soup etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process. Never try to attempt to go higher up if you have altitude sickness, stay either in the same elevation or if got worse trek to the lower elevation.

The first aid kit carried by your guide includes Diamox and he/she is trained in the identification of AMS symptoms and their treatment. You MUST take their advice.

You will be given a comprehensive briefing about what to expect and what to do to avoid AMS before embarking on your trek.


Do not forget to bring some Nepalese rupees for drinks or snacks that you might purchase on the way. You will be surprised by what is available on the popular trekking routes now! The amount to carry on the trekking routes depends on the area you are going to trek in, so please ask your guide for advice.

Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no strict rules about how much the tip should be. You could tip if you are satisfied with the service.


While trekking you have to be careful not to destroy the very environment you are enjoying so much. It is not only for your enjoyment, people and wildlife rely on this environment for their drinking water and food supply and many places are of enormous religious significance to local people.

There are many ways you can help to conserve the environment of the area in which you trek. Here are some simple tips:

- Pick up any litter along the trail

- Burn all your toilet paper and bury your faeces when not in camp, make sure you go at least 50m away from any water  Source

- In camp, when using a toilet tent, you may deposit paper in the hole, but ensure the hole is at least 30cm deep and make sure it is at least 50m away from any water source

- Do not make campfire, nor consume food cooked on wood fires; your crew uses kerosene stoves to help conserve the local forests

- Drink boiled/treated water instead of mineral water as the plastic is not recycled

- Stick to the trails to prevent erosion and damage to fragile alpine flora

- Ensure all rubbish is packed out (or burnt/buried if appropriate)