Ghorepani Jomsom Muktinath Trek is indeed a classical trek, essentially Annapurna Circuit trekking follows the Kali Gandaki Valley between two sky touching Mt. Annapurna Dhaulagiri. The trail begins from beautiful lowland and emerges into the Himalayan range, on the dry desert- like Tibetan Plateau. The most beautiful Dhaulagiri icefall, Tukuche Mountain, Nilgiri, panoramic Thakali village and moony landscape adds more excitement on this travel. After passing all this unforgettable paradise things and villages like Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Jharkot you will arrive in the most impressive place call Muktinath (getting rid off from sins). Where, hundreds of pilgrims make vow and pray for good fortune, long life to be cleaned from negative thinking and improving self positive thinking. Mainly the loard Bishnu (the deity of protection) is worshiped here although there are some other deities are also be worshiped. 108 high mountain growing water taps are containing for ritual shower as well 24 hours flaming Buddhist monastery are very interesting and impressive in this mighty shrine Muktinath.
Day 01: Arrival in international airport and drive to your hotel, over night at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 02:Trekking preparation day or sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley.
Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara by local tourist bus or by airplane and overnight at Hotel.
Day 04:Pokhara to Tirkhedung:
Day 05:Thirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2800 mtr):
Day 06:Ghorepani to Tatopani:
Day 07:Tatopani to Ghasa:
Day 08:Ghasa to Tukuche:
Day 09:Tukuche to Jomsom (2800mtr)
Day 10: Jomsom to Muktinath (3800 mtr);
Day 11:Muktinath to Jomsom:
Day 12:Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu:
Day 13: can be free day in Kathmandu or departure back to home.
Day 04Pokhara to Tirkhedung: After breakfast, 2 hours drive to Nayapul by private vehicle and start to walk up to the normal trekking path along the Modi river bank. Today you will walk in easy terraced sloppy part crossing several groups of mule and travelers along the route. You will arrive to Tirkhedunga after 2.5 hours of walking after getting off from vehicle.
Day 05Thirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2800 mtr): Breakfast will be at 7: Am and proceed ahead to scale your trail, cross the suspension bridge over the beautiful clear little waterfalls then the way starts to hike up steeply up to Ullery Magar village. Lunch in Banthanti and crossing the heavy rhododendron forest, Nangethanti village then just up to Ghorepani (2800mtr)village and over night at lodge.
Day 06Ghorepani to Tatopani: Make a morning excursion to punhill before breakfast for fantastic views of Mountains with beautiful sun rise and get down for breakfast. Today you have to walk mostly slow down track however it is very interesting through the Pun village Shikha and so on. The way takes into the kaligandaki valley to Tatopani where you can go for lying into the natural hot spring. This hot spring is consider as a the best natural massage for body pain, vain problem and blood circulation thus people from far away also come just for a week swim into this pond. Overnight at local lodge
Day 07Tatopani to Ghasa: Breakfast at 7:00 Am and follow the kaligandaki valley. Today is comparatively hot day because of narrow valley walk along the river bank. If you are on orange picking time you will buy a lot of fresh local oranges and guava. On the way you will cross the world’s deepest gorge in Danaque and the most beautiful Ruptse waterfalls. You have optional way up here for Ghasa. If you want to go by bus that is also possible and if you go by your own feet that is also possible. You can take the old trekking track if you are fade off the buses. 6 hours of walking will bring to you at the beautiful village Ghasa where many lodges for comfort stay.
Day 08Ghasa to Tukuche: The way continues along the road; pass the pine trees, tropical forest up to Lete and kalopani village. This village is one of the most attractive villages where you can make a lunch break. From here you can see a nice view of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and a giant icefall, onwards from here will be entering into deep windy dry area. Larjung village, Kobang village and finally arrive in Tukuche village.
Day 09Tukuche to Jomsom (2800mtr) This valley is known as Thakkhola because the people who are settling in Larjung, Kobang, Tukuche, Marpha and Jomsom are Thakali ethnic groups. These people are similar to Tibetans however they are not exactly Tibetans. These are Tibeto barmis ethnic people, whose religion is Buddhist they also practice Lamaism. Their way of livelihood was also herding animals, transhimalayan trading, agriculture (apple, peach, wheat, buckwheat) however nowadays they are involving in different sectors. On the way you will pass the most famous village call Marpha which is often very marked place in literature and songs also the best land for apple growing. After walking of one and half hours from Marpha a city appears like in moon is Jomsom where you stay for overnight.
Day 10 Jomsom to Muktinath (3800 mtr); Make your breakfast very early today because arriving to Muktinath is quite challenging today due to the dusty and windy route. You also have an extra option to take jeep from Jomsom where direct jeep services are available. If you go by walking make a lunch break in Ekle bhatti and take a route to the right side. Left side route goes to Kagbeni, which is also possible but would be better to do on the way back due to the heavy climbing on the way up. The trail is almost steep just up to Rani pauwa then it is gradual. The mind blowing beauties of landscape and mountains almost make away the entire hardship walk into the joy and impressive. On the way visit the Shakya monastery in Jharkot which is also call the village of dream and finally arrive into the mighty place Muktinath.
Day 11Muktinath to Jomsom: Before breakfast go to make tour in temple where morning activities is most powerful. Thousands of pilgrims are queuing, holding the offering to the temple. This place Muktinath means to get rid off from the sins what we have done in our life time. The main temple is call Bishu (the deity protector) behind the temple 108 taps are containing to offer the fresh ground growing water shower for pilgrims. The flame blowing 24 hours on the water monastery is about 100 meter away from this temple. Only nuns are allowed to live in this monastery. This is pretty interesting that both Hindus and Buddhist are perfectly respect to each other in friendly harmonization. After breakfast scale down your path to Jharkot, Rani pauwa and go to Kagbeni (the gate way village for upper Mustang). Where you can visit the interesting monastery and make a lunch break and directly back to the Jomsom by following the wide kaligandaki valley to Jomsom.
Day 12Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu: The flights often operate their service early in the morning because of wind after 10:00 Am, it depends on you either to stay in pokhara or go to Kathmandu today. If you want to stay in pokhara as a free day today is also meaningful to make tour around the lake and hanging around the nice restaurant or make city tour or international museum or take flight/ bus back to Kathmandu.