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 storey being a Gompa and the upper storey, 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, Ghoepani, 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.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
Today we drive to Pokhara, a seven hour ride or take a flight (optional at additional charge). As we reach Pokhara late in the afternoon we get to stroll around the lake city on foot or on a hired bicycle.
On reaching Nayapul after a one and half hours ride, we walk through Birethanti and Sudami until we reach Tikhe Dhunga. We stay for the night in Tikhe Dhunga.
Today we head to Ghorepani from Tikhe Dhunga, passing trough Uleri and Nange Thati. The trail passes through pastures, cultivated fields and Rhododendron forests. We camp in Ghorepani.
One of the most popular places in the Annapurna Region is the Poon Hill (3153m) 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 we descend through Chitre, Shikha and Ghara crossing the Kali Gandaki river and reach Tatopani.
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.
After spending a night in the beautiful village of Lete we head to the famous Thakali village of Marpha.
From Marpha we head North and walk for about three hours until we reach the Tibetan village of Marpha.
Today we trek to the holy Muktinath temple which is a pilgrimage site for both the Hindu and Buddhists. After spending some time in Muktinath we hike back to Kagbeni.
Jomsom is a three hour hike from Kagbeni. The town of Jomsom boasts of an airport, the ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Project) office and a museum worth visiting.
After breakfast, we take a flight from the Jomsom Airport to Pokhara , from where we are transferred to a Hotel. O/N in the Hotel.
Transfer to the airport either tonight or tomorrow. NB – Extra nights in Pokhara can also be arranged if desired.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
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 permit and transportation.
Water: among the tea house trek is available mineral and hot water every stop, also you can use tape water if you bring water purification tablets with you.
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.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
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.
The following equipment are required during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tax Jacket with hood).
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
In 2005 I had the honor assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are.…