Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 9 days

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9 Days

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Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

Jomsom Muktinath Trek - 9 days is a popular trekking trail located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek offers an opportunity to explore the hidden and remote areas of the Mustang district and trek along the beautiful Kali Gandaki River. The Jomsom Muktinath trek is a perfect blend of adventure, nature, and cultural experiences. It offers an opportunity to escape the chaos of daily life and immerse oneself in the serene and peaceful environment of the mountains.  

The trek begins with a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which takes around 30-35 minutes. From Jomsom, you will trek to Kagbeni, a beautiful village located on the trails between Jomsom and Muktinath. The trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath will take around 5-6 hours and offer views of scenic settlements along the way. Muktinath is a major tourist destination of the Mustang district and is a holy shrine for Hindu and Buddhist followers.

The next day, you will trek from Muktinath to Marpha, which takes around 5-6 hours. Marpha is a beautiful village that is known for its famous apple brandy. On the 5th day, you will drive from Marpha to Tatopani, which is a popular natural hot spring. This drive will take around 7-8 hours. On the last day, you will drive from Tatopani to Beni and then back to Pokhara. The drive from Beni to Pokhara takes around 3 hours.

Throughout the Jomsom Muktinath trek, you will be surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks, dry landscapes, and lush green forests. You will also be walking past several small settlements that offer a glimpse into the traditional and cultural lifestyles of the local people. Additionally, you will be able to visit the Muktinath temple and bathe in the natural hot springs of Tatopani.

For adventurers throughout the world, trekking ranks highly on their checklists of activities to do.Relive and recall the triumphant ascent of notable trekkers with Hiking Bees' 9 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a beginner, this trek is sure to leave a lasting impression and provide memories that will last a lifetime.


Ideal Season for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful of the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Jomsom Muktinath Trekking? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.

Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere.

Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to Jomsom Muktinath in the summer. Although, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip to the Annapurna region if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.


How challenging is Jomsom Muktinath Trekking?

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.  

However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Daily walks, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on. 

You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather of the Himalayan regions is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Jomsom Muktinath Trek – 9 days with Hiking Bees.


Jomsom Muktinath Trekking by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. 

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other lengthy alternatives such as  Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tillicho Lake if you're searching for other variations of Annapurna Region Trekking. If you have limited time then you may also consider Annapurna Balcony Trekking- 9 Days or Short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- 7 Days which are one of the best Trekking Options available in the Annapurna region.


With Hiking Bees, you can travel anywhere for a reasonable price, capture your precious moments, and enjoy your vacation. You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!


Tour Highlights

  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom above the lush green woodlands.
  • Trekking along the deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki River.
  • Visit to the holy shrine of Muktinath temple.
  • Relaxation at the natural hot spring in Tatopani.
  • Opportunities to see magnificent mountain peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Experience the unique culture and traditions of the Mustang district.
  • Takes you through different landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, and alpine meadows, providing a diverse and scenic journey.
  • Trek with a knowledgeable and amiable tourist agent to discover more about your trekking route.

Tour Includes


  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • 2 nights lodging plus breakfast at a 3-starred Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge-to-lodge accommodation throughout the hike,
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide plus one porter (1 porter for two individuals), and all of the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • First-aid supplies including an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • All the necessary equipment (Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Walking pole).
  • Hot bag for a goodnight's sleep.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once in a day.
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes


  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.
  • Tips for guide and porter.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1,400 meters)

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check-in.

Trek Distance : 6 hour drive/ 25 minutes flight
Highest Altitude : 822Meters
Trek Duration : 200Km
Meals : B,L

In the morning, you will board a scenic flight or drive to Pokhara, the adventure capital of Nepal. The journey to Pokhara takes around 6 hours by road and around 25 minutes by air. Upon arrival in Pokhara, you will check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city and its attractions.

Trek Distance : 67 Km flight/11.4 Km Trek
Highest Altitude : 2,804 meters
Trek Duration : 3-4 hours
Meals : B,L,D

On day three, you start your day by taking a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The flight takes around 30-35 minutes and offers breathtaking views of the Kali Gandaki River, which is the deepest gorge in the world, and the peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Upon landing in Jomsom, your trekking journey starts. You head to Kagbeni, walking along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the way, you pass through the village of Ekle Bhatti, offering stunning views of Nilgiri Himal. Eventually, you reach Kagbeni, a beautiful village located on the trail between Jomsom and Muktinath. You spend the night here.

Trek Distance : 12.4Km
Highest Altitude : 3,710 m
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

On day four, you set out from Kagbeni for Muktinath, walking through Khingar and Jharkot. During your trek, you'll pass several small settlements and enjoy scenic views. After a 5-6 hour walk, you arrive in Muktinath, a popular destination for Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. You spend the night here.

Trek Distance : 15.8 Km
Highest Altitude : 2,650 meters
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Before leaving Muktinath, you visit the Muktinath temple, a holy site dedicated to Vishnu. You have the opportunity to purify your soul by bathing in the 108 water taps surrounding the temple. After your visit, you start your journey to Marpha, walking through the Kali Gandaki valley and past mountain peaks and dry landscapes. You spend the night in Marpha, a village known for its apple brandy.

Trek Distance : 35.7 Km
Highest Altitude : 1,190Meters
Trek Duration : 7-8 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Day six involves a drive from Marpha to Tatopani. You catch a bus from Marpha to Ghasa, then a jeep to Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for its natural hot springs, which provide an opportunity to relax and soothe your muscles after days of walking. You spend the night in Tatopani.

Trek Distance : 21Km
Highest Altitude : 899m
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs trek and 3 hours drive
Meals : B,L

On day seven, you head from Tatopani to Beni, walking through a lush green forest and making a slight descent. From Beni, you drive back to Pokhara, passing scenic views along the way. You arrive in Pokhara and are dropped off at your hotel, where you have the opportunity to visit local attractions. You spend the night in Pokhara.

Trek Distance : 200Km drive
Trek Duration : 6 hour drive
Meals : B,L

Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu, retracing your steps from Pokhara. The drive back to Kathmandu takes around 6 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring the city and its attractions. A farewell dinner will be hosted for the accomplishment of your trek.

Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you through diverse landscapes, picturesque villages, and sacred sites, culminating in a visit to the holy temple of Muktinath.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trekking typically takes around 9 to 12 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekking pace. It offers a moderate level of difficulty, suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers.

The best time to undertake the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months provide pleasant weather, clear skies, and stable trekking conditions, allowing you to fully enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.

The major highlights of the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking include the stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, exploring traditional Thakali and Gurung villages, experiencing the unique culture and lifestyle of the local people, and visiting the sacred temple of Muktinath.

Yes, trekkers need to obtain permits for the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. The two main permits required are the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara through authorized trekking agencies or the Nepal Tourism Board.

Along the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking route, you can expect to stay in teahouses or lodges. Teahouses provide basic accommodation with shared rooms and communal dining areas. The facilities may vary, but you can generally expect a comfortable bed, basic meals, and hot showers at an additional cost.

Some essential items to pack for the Jomsom Muktinath Trekking include sturdy hiking boots, comfortable trekking clothes, a warm jacket, a hat and gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, a water bottle, a camera, and extra batteries. It's important to pack light but ensure you have everything you need for the trek.

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