Jomsom Muktinath Poon Hill Trek

Jomsom-Muktinath -Poon Hill Trek -13 days

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Group size: 2-10 People

Max-Altitude: 3,800 m/12,467 ft

Destination: Nepal

Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal

No. of Days: 13 days

Activity: Trekking

Travel by: Bus & flight

Fitness Level: Easy to medium

Accommodation: Hotel in city & lodge in trek

Meal: Breakfast in city & all meal during trek.

TRIP GALLERY

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

1. Beautiful view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
2. Wonderful sunrise and peak view from Poon Hill.
3. Visiting Marpha, an ancient Thakali village known for its namesake apple brandy.
4. 108 hot water taps in Tatopani and the Muktinath temple.
5. Visiting the Kagbeni village in the Kali Gandaki river valley and other traditional settlements like Ghasa, Shikha etc.
6. Mountain flight that provides a panoramic view of the mountains.
7. Visiting the deepest gorge in the world - Dana Gorge.

 

TRIP INTRODUCTION

Jomsom-Muktinath-Poon Hill is a medium length trek (13 days) that takes us to the lap of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. The highlights of the trek includes the visit to the Muktinath Temple, which at the altitude of 3,800 m is the highest point in the tour, the 108 natural spring hot water taps in Tatopani, Kagbeni village, Marpha village, Poon Hill etc. The trek provides us an experience of the culture of the Thakali, Gurung and Magar people. Their warm hospitality helps us forget the pain and fatigue of day-time walk.

The trek takes you through dense rhododendron forests, deep gorges, valleys nested in the mountains, wild rivers and tall snow capped mountains. Dana Gorge, the deepest inland gorge in the world, lies on our route.

The view of sunrise over the mountains from Poon Hill is mesmerizing and is one of the best experiences of the tour. You will enjoy a beautiful mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which will provide a wonderful aerial view of the mountains.

We will spend four days in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after the trek. They will provide us ample sightseeing opportunity. While you will enjoy the mountains during the treks, you will see age old monuments, palaces, temples, waterfalls, caves and lakes during your stay in these two cities.

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m) and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day and trek preparation. (Kathmandu valley sightseeing with extra pay.)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, 20 minutes, and trek to Kagbeni, 2-3 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m), 5-6 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Marpha (2,665 m), 6-7 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2,080 m), 5-6 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Tatopani (1,150 m), 4-5 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Shikha (2,000 m), 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani (2,853 m), 4-5 hours.

Day 11: Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise view and trek to Nayapul, about 6-7 hours. Drive to Pokhara (900 m), one and half hours. 

Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours.

Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu or extend your trip.

 

Important Notes and Safety Concerns

If your flight is cancelled we will attempt to get you on a chartered helicopter but you are responsible for the extra costs which can range from $200-$600 or more depending on the number of people on the flight.

We suggest you to add a couple of extra days at the end (never at the start) of your trip in case of any delays. 

Trekking is not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous. We kindly request you to come well prepared before these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopters can be the only means of evacuation. 

DETAIL ITINERARY 

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,300 m

You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Our Representatives will pick you up and take you to your hotel, where you will relax and freshen up. We will welcome you with traditional Nepali dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant in the evening. Dinner will be followed by cultural show in the evening.

 

Day 02: Free day (Sightseeing with extra pay)

If you need rest following your flight then you can relax today as the day is reserved for rest and trek preparations. You can shop for necessary trekking supplies. If you are willing then we can engage ourselves in Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, which requires you to pay separately for it. Places we will go during sightseeing are Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

 

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 820 m/ 2,690 ft

Time: 6-7 hours

We will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist coach. The drive takes 6-7 hours. We will visit the Phewa lakeside after checking into the hotel. We can also go boating in the lake if you are interested. This, however, depends on the time of our arrival. We cannot take part in boating if is already evening by the time we reach the Phewa lakeside. You also have option to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara but you will have to pay extra for the flight.

 

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni

Altitude: Jomsom (2,728 m/ 8,950 ft), Kagbeni (2,804 m/ 9,199 ft)

Time: Flight (20 minutes), Trek (2-3 hours)

The trek starts today. We will fly to Jomsom from Pokhara in the morning. We will have breakfast in the windy town of Jomsom and then head for Kagbeni. The path passes through the wide and mesmerizing Kali Gandaki river valley. We will face strong headwinds on our way to Kagbeni, which will make the trek slightly difficult. We will rest at a lodge in Kagbeni, following 10 km of walk.

 

Day 05: Trek to Muktinath

Altitude: 3,800 m/12, 467 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

We wake up in Kagbeni, have breakfast and head for the sacred Muktinath Temple (3,800 m). The trek to Muktinath takes 5-6 hours. We will encounter many sacred Monasteries of the Buddhist people on our way to Muktinath. Muktinath is the God of Salvation. Mukti means salvation in Nepali and Nath means god. It is a famous pilgrimage destination for the Hindus.

 

Day 06: Trek to Marpha

Altitude: Marpha (2,665 m/8,743 ft)

Time: 6-7 hours

We will be trekking to a lower altitude today. We will head to the famous Marpha village (2,665 m), settled by the Thakali people. Apple orchards, serpentine rivers and deep valleys lead our way. Marpha is famous for its apple brandy and traditional Thakali cuisine. It is one of the top apple production centers in Nepal. Houses in Marpha are made up of flat roofs, which is not a worry in terms of rainwater because the place receives very little rain. These roofs also serve as a place for drying up vegetables and fruits.

 

Day 07: Trek to Ghasa

Altitude: 2,080 m/6,824 ft

Time: 5-6 hours

We will travel to Ghasa from Marpha today. Ghasa is at the altitude of 2,080 m and trek takes about 6-7 hours. We will walk slowly - taking ample rest in between for scenery on the way. The route presents stunning views of mountains in the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. The hanging bridge of Ghasa is a great attraction. The bridge is often labeled as one of the most dangerous bridges in Nepal but it is very safe. It allows trekkers, villagers and herds of animals to pass between two hills.

 

Day 08: Trek to Tatopani

Altitude: 1,150 m/3,772 ft

Time: 4-5 hours

This is a downhill trek of 4-5 hours and we will descend nearly 1,000 m in a single day. Tatopani (1,050 m) is famous for its natural spring hot water taps. These tap, 108 in total, attract many tourists, pilgrims and health concerned people. We will also visit the deepest gorge in the world - Dana Gorge - which lies at the confluence of the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna mountains.

 

Day 09: Trek to Shikha

Altitude: 2,000 m/ 6,561 ft

Time: 4-5 hours 

We will hike uphill today, nearly going 1,000 m up in altitude. Shikha is at the altitude of 2,000 m. The trek will take us 5-6 hours. We will pass by traditional Magar villages on our way and enjoy the hospitality of their tea houses. Sikha is the best place in the Annapurna Circuit to watch the Dhaulagiri mountain. The view of Dhaulagiri and surrounding mountains is mesmerizing from Sikha if the weather is fine. We rest in Shikha overnight.

 

Day 10: Trek to Ghorepani

Altitude: 2,853 m/ 9,360 ft

Time: 4-5 hours

We will go up to Ghorepani today. The trek will take us nearly 4-5 hours. The road to Ghorepani passes through rhododendron forests full with varieties of mountain animals and birds. Swirling rivers and waterfalls add to the beauty of our track. We will see the majestic view of Annapurna, Gangapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains from Ghorepani.

 

Day 11: Hike to Poon Hill, trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Altitude: Poon Hill (3,210 m/ 10,531 ft)

Time: 8-9 hours

We will wake up early today and hike to Pooh Hill. The hilltop is a wonderful place to view the mountains and sunrise. We will return to our hotel, have breakfast and trek down to Naya Pul. The total trek takes around 6-7 hours. Our vehicle will be waiting for us at Naya Pul and we will reach Pokhara (900 m) in one and half hours of drive.

 

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

 We will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu today. We will do so in a  tourist coach but you also have the option to travel by air. You will have to pay separately for the flight. We will reach our hotel and freshen up. You can enjoy live music, cultural shows and dances in the evening.

 

Day 13: Departure

Altitude: Pokhara (820 m/ 2,690 ft)

Time: 4-5 hours

Team Ambition Himalaya will provide you a memento of love and bid you goodbye with a small traditional Nepali farewell ceremony. We will drop you to the airport from where you will head back to your destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop in private vehicle.
  • Pokhara - Jomsom flight.
  • Accommodation-Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu on tourist bus.
  • Accommodation-Breakfast in Pokhara.
  • Nayapul-Pokhara drive on private vehicle.
  • Necessary papers and trekking permits ( ACAP permit and TIMS permit )
  • 3 meals and 3 drinks per day during trekking.
  • Seasonal fruits after night meal.
  • Accommodations during trek.
  • Well trained English speaking guides (including their salary, accommodation, meal, transportation and insurance). 
  • For groups over 6 people - assistant guide (including their salary, accommodation, meal, tramsportation and insurance).
  • Porters throughout the trek - 1 porter will carry 2 trekker's baggage. (Including salary, food, accommodation, and transportation).
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and Ambition Himalaya t-shirt ( Duffel Bag, down jacket and sleeping bag must be returned after trek).
  • First aid kit.
  • Expedition taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A complimentary traditional Nepali dinner on arrival..
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).

 

Cost Excludes

  1. Overseas airfare and visa fees ($25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days ).
  2. Sightseeing in Kathmandu accompanied by our private guide and vehicle.
  3. Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  4. Food other than mentioned above, telephone bills, laundry charges and shower fees.
  5. Wifi charger and battery charging bill during the trek.
  6. Extra porter and activities outside itinerary.
  7. Lunch & dinner costs during Kathmandu stay.
  8. Extra costs caused by natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival etc.
  9. Extra incentives such as tips and gifts for the guides and porters.
  10. Any benefits not mentioned in 'cost includes' section unless indicated on booking.
  11. Lunch in Pokhara and Kathmandu.

 

Equipment you need to bring

  • Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
  • Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.
  • Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc.

List of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. These gear list can be different depending on route, season etc. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.

Head:

Sun hat, scarf, light balaclava or warm fleece hat. Sunglasses (real ones, with true UV protection).

Lower Body:

Undergarments, comfortable hiking shorts, lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, fleece or wool pants (seasonal), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.

Feet:

Thin and lightweight inner socks, thick and warm wool hiking socks, hiking boots with spare laces, sandals (flip-flops for use after trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom), gaiters (For high altitude trekking and crossing passes).

Upper Body:

T-shirts, light and expedition weight thermal tops, fleece jacket or pullover, gloves, fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest and/or jacket.

Accessories:

One microfiber towel (most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry), sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade, DSLR / digital camera with spare batteries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bag with rain cover / duffel bag, comfortable day pack, trekking poles, water bottle, ear plug (rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms).

Toiletries:

Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste (preferably biodegradable), feminine hygiene products, small mirror.

Personal Hygiene:

Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue / toilet rolls, anti-bacterial hands wash, water purifier (Better than using mineral water to keep the mountains clean).

Extras / Luxuries:

Adapters (Nepal - two prong, 220 volt plug; or an international, universal adapter), multi tool (Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool), personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse), sewing kit (sometime it’s very useful), superglue, books for reading on free time, cell / mobile phone, trail map / guide book, Ipod / walkman / Mp3 player / Mp4 player, pens / pencils and small notebooks, games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards etc.

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