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Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath Trekking -13 Days

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This trek will take you to the trasnhimalyan region of Nepal, Mustang district, a place similar to Tibet in terms of Topography, vegetation and culture. This trek starts after reaching Pokhara and taking a drive to Nayapul. The main attraction of this trek is the Muktinath temple at an altitude of 3800m. Enroute we will pass through the villages of Ghorepani, Tatopani and Ghasa.  You will find this trek very interesting as it takes you to the lush green hilly area and in matter of few hours you will find yourself in a different land, a cold desert area with different culture and vegetation. No trek in the world can offer this kind of diversity in such a short time span.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Ulleri [2000m]
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
Day 06: Trek to Tatopani [1190]
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa [2000m]
Day 08: Trek to Larjung [2560m]
Day 09: Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath [3710m]
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
Day 12: Flight to Pokhara and fly/drive to Kathmandu. Day 13: Depart Kathmandu
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  2. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
    Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Adventure Mission Nepal Treks & Expedition (AMN) and transfer to Hotel.

    Day 2 explore the city and prepare for the trek.
    You can spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon.

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara.
    After breakfast we will take a scenic bus drive of 7 hours to reach Pokhara. Walk around the lake side and explore Pokhara city on your own. Sitting at hotel balcony you can have a excellent view of the mountains as they are only 28 Kms away from Pokhara city, which lies at an altitude of 900m.

    Day 4: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri [2000m]
    After breakfast we will drive for 45 minutes to reach Nayapul and start the trek. We will continue walking uphill along the left bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. We will follow the terraced farms up to Hille and Tikhedhunga then cross a stream beyond the village and then drop down to the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola. Then we will climb about 3500 steeps to reach the village of Ulleri for the overnight stay.

    Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani [2775m]
    We start walking in the morning after breakfast along the path that leads to the rhodendrons forest and you can see the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge smiling at you. We will walk past the villages of Banthanti and Nangathanti through the forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a settlement of Poon Magars and has the biggest collection of rhododendron.

    Day 6: Trek to Tatopani [1190m]
    We will hike to Poonhill [3210m], early morning for 45 minutes for sunrise view over the Manaslu range, and after breakfast we will leave Ghorepani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas. We will walk through the stone paved trails for one hour and reach Sikha, a Magar village on a ridge. We will continue descending till Ghar Khola and climb for sometime afterwards to cross the Kali Gandaki River on a large suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge we will walk for half an hour to reach Tatopani for overnight stay.

    Day 7: Trek to Ghasa [2000m]
    We will follow the climb up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains and walk towards the village of Dana, famous for orange groves. If you happen to come in October you can see the locals selling orange in the bamboo baskets. You can taste some of them and you will find them very tasty. Walking further ahead we pass the hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail, after which the trail enters the narrowest segment of the gorge. After walking for couple of hours you will find yourself in the Thakali village of Ghasa where you can see the flat-roofed Tibetan style houses.

    Day 8: Trek to Larjung [2560m]
    We will start walking towards Larjung today. We will come across the forests of fir, cypress and juniper along the riverbank of Kali Gandaki after ascending for some time. We will walk for 4 hours to reach Larjung which is a small town where the major attractions are the houses built in traditional Tibetan style, narrow alleys and tunnels.

    Day 9: Trek to Jomsom [2800m]
    We will walk past the villages of Kobang and Tukuche through the under construction motorway. We will again witness the narrow stone paved alleys and enclosed houses which are built to protect the settlement from the strong wind in the kali Gandaki area. We will walk past stonewalled orchards until we come across the stone gate which is the entrance to the village of Marpha, famous for monasteries, life style, apples and brandy made of apples!!!! After lunch and brief exploration we will head towards Jomsom. You will reach Jomsom, the head quarter of Mustang district in 2 hours from Marpha.

    Day 10: Trek to Muktinath [3800m]
    We will start walking towards the Muktinath temple today and walk past Ekle Bhatti along the bank of the Kali Gandaki river, which is famous for the fossils which the locals especially Hindus worships as Saligram. We will continue walking up hill, leaving the small village of Kagbeni, the gate way to Upper Mustang on the left side. After walking 2 hours from Ekle Bhatti we will reach the Jharkot village where there are monasteries made in the 15th centuries. These monasteries are made in Tibetan style and families around the area send their second son/daughter to grow up as Monks/nuns. We will further walk uphill until we reach Muktinath. This temple is a very important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhist as Hindus worship the god as lord Vishnu and Buddhist worship Muktinath as one of the Avalokteshowrs.

    Day 11: Trek to Jomsom [2800m]
    After the short descend in the morning you will find yourself in Jharkot and Khingar, where there are beautiful monasteries which give you the opportunity to witness the interrelation and similarity of Tibet to this area. The view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri is splendid throughout the trail.  We will walk past Kagbeni to reach Jomsom along the bank of kali Gandaki River. We can spend some time exploring the headquarter of the mustang district, Jomsom.

    Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and Fly/Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    We will take an early morning flight of 20 minutes to Pokhara as the flights can’t take off in the afternoon. Upon reaching Pokhara we will either take a 30 minutes flight or 7 hours drive to Kathmandu.

    Day 13: Today you Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek.
    You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal

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  1. Service Details
  2. Service includes on Budget and all:

    • Airport transfer as per itinerary
    • 04 nights’ accommodation in KTM at budget standard hotel on BB basis.
    • 8 nights’ accommodation during the trek at guest house, lodge and hotel.
    • All meals, tea/coffee and snacks during the trekking.
    • Experienced mountain guide and required no. of porters.
    • Meals, salary, accommodation, equipments for supporting crew
    • All land and flight transfer as per itinerary.
    • ACAP permit, TIMS and necessary documentation, Taxes as per itinerary.
    • A comprehensive medical kit during trekking
    • Insurance, medical for staff.
    • Trekking Route Map.
    • Welcome/Farewell dinner

    You will get the following service extra on standard price !

    • All land transfer with A/C vehicle as per itinerary.
    • 3 star accommodation in city on BB basis and the best available accommodation during trekking.

    You will get the following services extra on Deluxe Price!!

    • All land transfer with A/c vehicle as per itinerary.
    • 5 star accommodation in city on BB basis and best available similar category accommodation during the trekking.
    • Flight fare as per itinerary ( Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu)

    Service Exclude

    • Personal nature expenses such as bar bills, laundry, phone calls, Tips
    • Any other additional services
    • Travel insurance and evacuation  for incase
    • All the cost out of mentioned includes.
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