The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Alright, one of the beautiful trekking packages in Annapurna and Mustang Region is Jomsom Muktinath Trekking. This trip covers the world’s deepest gorge on the Kaligandaki River. Anyone with a mild fitness level will finish this trek. We must travel along the Kaligandaki River Gorge and marvel at Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri’s majestic peaks. However, along with the beautiful scenic beauty, we will also visit the centuries-old temple, the local tribes and caves. The other ranges that we’re going to encounter are the Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and other hills.
During the early days of Jomsom Muktinath Trek, we will be trekking through the area of Annapurna that ascends across rice terraces and villages populated by the native people and are mostly Gurungs. Once we approach Tatopani we will have an enjoyable time to relax with the natural hot springs. Then we travel through Jomsom and Kagbeni which are the upper Mustang area entry point. They will then visit Muktinath’s holiest Hindu pilgrimage spot, which is also important for Buddhists as well. There are 108 sprouts of water in the sacred temple. After that, we’ll travel downhill to Jomsom where you can peek around at the entrance to’ Mustang’s Forbidden Kingdom.’ In addition, a further attraction of this journey is the tradition, heritage, food, and Thakali`s (inhabitants) lifestyle.
We also have the Annapurna Circuit Trek-13 Days for trekkers wishing to do through Besishar and finish trek at Jomsom.
Explore unique village of Kagbeni
Visiting of old monasteries, Chortens and religious temples
Hot springs natural bath experience
Visit to deepest gorge Kali Gandaki
Scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus
Drive to Pokhara for approximately 6-7 hours. And arrive at Hotel in Pokhara. Check in & refresh, then rest of your free time for leisure. Either go to explore the lake or take a rest at the hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri.
Today, we’re starting our journey to Nayapul after 1 hour driving a private vehicle from Pokhara. And then, after a short walk along the bank of Modi Khola, we’ll get to Birethanti. The trek begins from Birethanti to Ulleri, which will take around three and a half hours after the river to Lumle for lunch. One way, you’ll be watching the beautiful farmland and the people who work there. Here we are finally hit Ulleri.
Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani
Today we continue our trek to climb more slowly, across pine forests of oak and Rhododendron, towards Banthanti, at 2,250 meters. We’re heading to Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour of hiking, this will take you to Ghorepani at 2,840 meters.
Day 04: Climb up to Poonhill and trek to Tatopani
We continue trekking to Poonhill early in the morning. It takes an hour to ascend from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, introducing one of the best views of the Himalayas in Nepal from where the remarkable Himalayas with unbelievable sunrise views can be seen very closely. After witnessing the magnificent view of the Himalayas, we return to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast. After breakfast, we will continue our journey to Tatopani. The path leads to a gradual drop to Chitre at 2,390 meters. As the path goes through Sikha, the hills are heavily terraced. Sikha is a big village with shops and hotels at 1,980 metres, from where the path departs gradually to Ghara at 1,705 metres. A further steep descent of 500 meters will lead you to the Ghar Khola, where the path crosses the river on a suspension bridge. We ascend the Kaligandaki River until we reach it, too. This brings you to the Tatopani at 1,180 m when you move north. Tato means’ heat’ and Pani is cold, a name gained by the natural hot springs of the river.
Day 05: Trek to Ghasa
Today the path parallels the Kali Gandaki River, which passes under the deep gorge. We’re going to continue with Dana and Rupse Chhahara and Kopchepani. Further along the road, we enter the Thakali village of Ghasa, which is considered a bird watch paradise. We’re going to stay overnight in Ghasa.
Day 06: Trek to Marpha
Today, a steep climb through the forest leads us to Lete Khola, and eventually to Lete. We enter the Larjung City. We pass the road from Larjung to Tukuche, and finally to Marpha. Marpha is considered the city of the Apple Kingdom of Nepal. We’re going to stay overnight at Marpha.
Day 07: Trek to Kagbeni
Today, our path tends along the side of the valley. We’re going to rise gradually before we cross a low ridge to Jomsom Village. In Jomsom onwards, it’s very windy in the afternoon and the trek starts on a gentle course along the Kali Gandaki river bank for about three hours. Then we’re heading to Kagbeni for our overnight stay.
Day 08: Trek to Muktinath
We find a steep climb up the Jhong Khola, leaving Kagbeni, and then we follow the straight path to Muktinath just below Khingar. From here the path starts high just above Jhong Khola to the formidable village of Jharkot at 3,500 feet, well worth considering. We’re going to take a lunch break here before we start on the Muktinath. When we depart Jharkot, the road rises to the final destination of Muktinath at 3,802 metres. We’re going to visit Ranipauwa, there’s a number of teahouses and stores. Our overnight stay is going to be here. Around 10 minutes of walking up the hill, we will be greeted with the actual religious site of Muktinath, a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists and Hindus. There we can see Tibetan merchants as well as Sadhus from the far south of India. There are shrines in the tree grove, including the Buddhist gompa and the Vishnu temple of Jwalamai. The old temple nearby is home to spring and natural gas jets that provide Muktinath’s iconic inner blaze. It is the mixture of earth-water-fire that accounts for Muktinath’s great religious value.
Day 09: Trek to Jomsom
Today, we take the same path near Kagbeni, and then the new trail brings you down to the Eklebhatti, and then we take the same path to Jomsom again. Overnight at Jomsom
Day 10: Fly to Pokhara
We’re taking beautiful morning mountain flight to Pokhara, exploring the mountain range.After arriving at Pokhara; we can take some rest or explore nearby place son our own. Overnight at Pokhara
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu, the highway starts with a panoramic view of the hillside. We can see the typical homes and shops of the residents, and after passing the bridge suspension of the Muglin, we proceed along the Prithivian highways, as you can see the lovely river on your left side called Trishul. Overnight stay at Kathmandu
Day 12: Departure
As per your flight time, you will be relocated to Kathmandu Airport 3 hours before the flight time and your trip will finish here.