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Muktinath Pilgrimage Trek

Muktinath Pilgrimage Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 12
Grade Easy to Easy
Best month March/April/May/June
Maxi Elevation 3,660m
Group size minimum two people in group
Accommodation tea house services
Meal choose your own meal
Starts From Pokhara
End at Pokhara

Overview And Highlights

The main highlight of this particular trek is the holy Muktinath temple which is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktinath is situated at a height of 3,660m. The two-storied structure of Muktinath shows the co-existence of the Buddhist and Hindu culture; the lower story being a Gompa and the upper story, a temple.

This trek explores a lot of beautiful places within the Annapurna region and it is on the tenth day that we reach Jomsom. Jomsom, the headquarters of the Mustang district is sometimes referred to as Dzongsam or the New Fort. The small town that extends over the banks of the Kali Gandaki is set against a backdrop of the towering Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks. We also visit Ghorepani and the famous Poon Hill on our way to Jomsom.

Our journey to Jomsom is made via Tikhe Dhunga, Ghorepani, Tatopani, Lete, Markha, and Kagbeni. The Poon Hill at Ghorepani is a popular spot to observe the towering Himalayas of the Annapurna region, especially Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

Muktinath Pilgrimage Trek Route

Day 01 Drive: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) and catch a taxi to Tikhedunga (1,540m).

Day 02 Trek Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (2,860m).

Day 03 Trek Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m).

Day 04 Trek Tatopani to Lete (2,480m).

Day 05 Trek Lete to Marpha, Overnight in Marpha (2,670m).

Day 06 Trek Marpha to Kagbeni (2,800m).

Day 07 Trek Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,670m).

Day 08 Trek Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,720m).

Day 09 Flight: – Jomsom to Pokhara (820m), Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.

Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and catch taxi or Jeep to Tikhedunga about 2 hours driving, Overnight stay in Dhunga (1540m), Lodge stay accommodation
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
900

Today we drive to Pokhara, a six-hour ride, or take a flight (optional at additional charge). As we reach Pokhara in the afternoon. we catch the next taxi or Jeep for Tikhedunga. We drive about 2 to 3 hours and reach late evening in Tikhedunga. We stay overnight here after a long drive.

 

Day 3 : Tre Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2860

Today we head to Ghorepani from Tikhe Dhunga, passing through Ulleri and Nange Thati. The trail passes through pastures, cultivated fields, and Rhododendron forests. We camp in Ghorepani.

 

Day 4 : Trek Ghorepani to Tatopani ,
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1190

One of the most popular places in the Annapurna Region is Poon Hill (3,200m) at Ghorepani. The small flat top of this hill is worth climbing as the view from the top is incomparable. The Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri are majestic mountains that can be best seen from only a few places, and Poon Hill is one such place. From Ghorepani after breafast, we descend through Chitre, Shikha, and Ghara crossing the Kali Gandaki river and reaching Tatopani.

Day 5 : Trek Tatopani to Lete
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2480

Our trek becomes steeper today as we pass through the deepest gorges at Dana, stopping in between at Rupse Chhahra. Then we continue walking up to Ghasa from where the trail climbs steadily to Lete.

Day 6 : Trek Lete to Marpha
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2670

After spending a night in the beautiful village of Lete we head to the famous Thakali village of Marpha.

Day 7 : Trek Marpha to Kagbeni
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

From Marpha we head North and walk for about three hours until we reach the Tibetan village of Kagbeni.

Day 8 : Trek Kagbeni to Muktinath
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3670

Today we trek to the holy Muktinath temple which is situated at the height of 3,800m. The Muktinath valley is the foot of Thorong La pass, Annapurna circuit, and The Upper Mustang Lomanthang. It is one of the worlds highest temples within Hinduism. Buddhists call it Chumig Gyatsa, which in Tibetan means “Hundred Waters”.

Day 9 : Trek Muktinath to Jomsom
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2720

Today, we can catch a taxi or any transport to back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang district situated at an altitude of 2,700m. Jomsom lies to the north of Pokhara in the Mustang district and is the main gateway to Upper Mustang. 
Today, if the weather is good, May can flight to Pokhara. It will be starting windy at about 11 AM. 

 

Day 10 : Flight: Jomsom to Pokhara, Overnight stay in Pokhara hotel
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

After breakfast, we take a flight from the Jomsom Airport to Pokhara, from where we are transferred to a Hotel. Overnight stay in Pokhara hotel. During the afternoon, you can visit around the beauty of Pokhara city such as Peace temple, Barahi temple, Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, etc

Day 11 : Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu by local bus about 6 hours driving
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

If you don’t have enough time to come to Kathmandu by tourist bus driving about 6 hours, The optional transportation by flight Pokhara to Kathmandu can be arranged up on your request. 

And also, if you have a later evening flight back to the home same time, this is also possible rather staying than at Kathmandu night. 

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

What Is Included ?

  • Return transfers from International and Domestic airports to your hotel.
  • One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara.
  • All government taxes and Annapurna Conservation entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English-speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation).
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport.
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag (if necessary we provide).
  • Flight ticket: Jomsom – Pokhara for guide.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment.
  • Emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff.
  • PNT official services charge and government taxes.

Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried by the support staff

Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permits and transportation.

Water: among the tea house trek is an available mineral and hot water every stop, also you can use tape water if you bring water purification tablets with you.

What Is Excluded?

  • All meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergency).
  • Internal flight tickets.
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

Travel Insurances: –

Travel Insurances are compulsory for clients trekking or climbing with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Nepal has four climatic seasons


  • Spring: March-May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Enquire about any trekking region and we will tell you about the best season to visit that area.

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