Trekking and Walking

Khopra Danda & Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Nepal

Khopra Danda & Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Durtation: 15 Days

Price: US 1,170 All Inclusive

Khopra Danda & Jomsom Muktinath Trek is a combination of two fantastic locations with lush natural beauty untainted. 

The highest point you reach on this trip is 3710 m. The trek provides you with a blend of cultures, and traditions of the people as well as view of different terrain landscapes.

Trek Highlights

  • Visit Pokhara: lakes, mountain views, caves, waterfalls and more
  • Scenic flight/drive
  • Khayar lake, a sparkling glacial lake in the Annapurna Region
  • Alpine Wildlife and vegetation
  • Desert-like unique landscape of Jomsom
  • Visit Muktinath, the only temple at such a height in Nepal
  • Spiritual eternal flame fueled by natural gas in Muktinath
  • Learn more about the culture and religious practices of Hindus and Buddhists
  • Amazing mountain views
  • Nature at its finest 
  • Physically, spiritually, and religiously fulfilling
  • You can explore all this and discover more trails not mentioned here during this awe-striking trek.

Trip Route

You start your journey at Nayapul which is just a few hours’ drive from Pokhara. From here, you start making your way to the biggest Gurung village, Ghandruk via dirt roads, suspension bridges, settlements of Brahmins and Chettris and cross a lot of rivers.

Picturesque mountains views of Hiunchuli, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, and Fishtail are on the backdrop on your hiking route. On your way from Ghandruk to Tadapani, your eyes and ears can feast in the jungles of rhododendron and oak, filled with the cacophony of waterfalls and birds.

Next, you continue your adventure to Khopra ridge followed by Chistibung and Bayli Kharka. After Khopra, you have an option to either trek through Ghorepani or from Jomson, but the decision must be given before the start of the trek.

In this particular trek package, we will be moving towards Jomsom and Muktinath after reaching Tatopani (the hot spring). This is a short, rarely visited and unique trek route where you can have ample opportunities to view the varied landscape and different vegetation.

Jomsom is a renowned tourist destination in the trans-Himalayan region of the region. It lies in the rain-shadow area resulting in its famous desert-like landscape and vegetation. Thus, the overall landscape is quite unique perfectly complemented by the scenic mountain views.

The people there are simple farmers, traders, shepherds, or small hotel owners mainly of Tibetan origin. The main highlight is the Muktinath temple due to its high altitude location and religious significance.

All this combined gives you an experience that cannot be described in words. It is something every traveler would long for. The breathtaking sceneries and the adventure will make you feel alive in a way that you have never experienced before.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

A Himalayan Trekkers representative will pick you up from the airport and escort you to the respective hotel.

Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Fly/drive to Pokhara

30 mins flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

895 m

You have an option to either fly or drive. For the first time, it is worthy to drive 7 hours and enjoy the beautiful landscape on the way with majestic Mountain views along the road. Or you can choose the scenic flight of 30 minutes. You can see 3 of the world’s tallest mountains from the window during the flight. Taking a flight saves time and allows you time to explore some attractions of Pokhara and stroll around the beautiful city.

Breakfast

3 star hotel

Day 3

Drive to Nayapul & trek to Ghandruk.

1 hour drive & 4 hrs hike

2,012 m

You will start early in the morning immediately after breakfast on a drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. The 2 hours drive offers the view of beautiful landscapes, villages, and farmlands, with Mount Fishtail in the background. As soon as you reach Nayapul, you will start the trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a famous village of the Gurkhas and many youths from this village have been part of the British Gurkha Regiment. You will explore the village and enjoy the sunset over Mt. Annapurna South.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 4

Trek to Tadapani

3-4 hrs

2,675 m

After a warm breakfast, you will be ascending slowly towards Tadapani, passing on through Bheri Khara, a place with lush greenery and richness in flora and fauna. Pheasants of several types are seen along the way including a lot of Himalayan birds. The hike is very pleasant and the view of Mt. Fishtail and Annapurna Range add to the beauty of the area. Overnight at Tadapani.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 5

Trek to Dobato

4-5 hrs

3,350 m

Today you will walk along the trail to Annapurna Base Camp. The trail passes through dense forests, lush rhododendron trees and overlooked by the mighty Fishtail until you reach the resting point at Masher (2969 m). From here you will linger to a higher altitude, involving gradual climbing and stop at Haire (3137m) for lunch. After luch an hour and a half walk will take you to Dobato (3426m) where you can see a splendid view of greenery and mountain. You will spend overnight at Dobato.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 6

Trek to Shistibung

4-5 hrs

3,450 m

You wake up early for an early start today for the sunrise view. You will walk to the Hilltop at Dobato at dawn and after walking for 40 minutes uphill, you can see the range of mountains including Lamjung, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many more. After sunrise view, you will be heading back to Dobato and have your lunch there. Then, you will head towards Shistibumg.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 7

Trek to Kopra Ridge

3-4 hrs

3,660 m

After breakfast, you will have a steep climb to reach the top of the Vantage point. This will be the most exciting day of the trek in the Annapurna region. This ridge can be reached after 3 hours of walk from Shistibumg which offers a panoramic 240-degree view of the mountains in the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range. After spending plenty of time on the cliff, you will return back to your camp around sunset. Overnight at Kopra Ridge.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 8

Trek to Swanta

5-6 hrs

2,200 m

After breakfast, you will descend down to the river followed by a bit of an ascend through beautiful forest. After a gradual day walk in a lush forest of rhododendron and occasional steep descent, you will reach Swanta for Lunch. As it is a bigger settlement, you can engage in various activities such as visiting the school and the monastery or taking a stroll around the main village center. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 9

Trek to Tatopani

6-7 hrs

1,190 m

Today after breakfast, you head towards Tatopani. Tatopani is a natural Hot Spring. People have a belief that if you dip yourself in this pond, then it can cure many diseases.

The trail from Swotha to Tatopani is a downward trail. You pass by the side of Kaligandaki River, the deepest gorge. It is a beautiful village near the river with amazing landscapes. Stay overnight at Tatopani.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 10

Drive to Jomsom

4-5 hrs

2,720

Jomsom is one of the very popular trekking routes in Nepal. The trail goes by the bank of Kaligandaki River. In case you are a bit exhausted to do the walk, you may even take a vehicle ride to Jomsom. On the way, you will encounter the largest waterfall, Ruptse. You pass by many beautiful villages like Lete, Kobang, Tukuche, Marpha.

Marpha is very famous for the apple orchard. You should definitely taste the apples grown here if you get the chance.

Apart from the villages, you will see the amazing and distinct landscapes. Also, the view of snow-capped mountains such as Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Tilicho peak, & many more, will make you stumped. 

The region is dominated by Thakali Culture. Jomsom is the capital of Mustang district. The distance is about 4-5 hrs drive.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 11

Trek to Muktinath

5-6 hrs

3,710 m

It will take about 5-6 hrs walk and the altitude rise almost 1000m but it will not feel so because the trail is gradual & the atmosphere is pleasant. The landscape is similar to Tibet so it is also referred to as Little Tibet. The main attraction is the Muktinath Temple, and also many other age-old Gumbas. From the temple, you can view Muktinath Himal, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus Peak, Tilicho peak, etc. People of both Buddhists and Hindu culture reside there and the temple is worshipped by both the religions. Another interesting Gumba here is Aani Gumba where there are only female monks. You pass through Kaligandaki also known as the fossils valley (Shaligram). Overnight at Muktinath in the best available guest house.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 12

Trek back to Jomsom via Kagbeni

5-6 hrs

2,800 m

Today you take the same way back. After an hour of walking, you reach Jharkot. This village has been able to preserve the age-old monasteries and the distinct culture. An interesting culture followed here is that the parents must give away their second child to the Gumba where they become monks. The monks, either they be a girl or a boy, spend their lives in the Gumba, staying unmarried forever, praying 5 to 7 times a day, following the strict rules and rituals inside as well as outside the Gumba.

You continue your trek from Jharkot to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a gateway to Upper Mustang and even a Spiritual site for Hindus and Buddhists. You pass by the bank of Kaligandaki Riverbank. Kaligandaki is also known as the windy valley. There are many cliffs and caves in this region. You can also take a halt by the river bank and search for some fossils. The most popular fossils are Shaligram (Nepali Name), which is worshipped as Lord Bishnu by the Hindus.

After lunch, you continue towards Jomsom for next 2/3 hrs. Overnight at a Guest House in Jomsom.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ Lodges

Day 13

Fly to Pokhara

20 mins

895 m

After breakfast, you will fly back to Pokhara. Spend rest of the day exploring this beautiful city, boating, enjoying the view from the Lakeside, trying different dishes, and many more activities. Overnight at a hotel.

Breakfast

3 star hotel

Day 14

Fly/drive back to Kathmandu

30 min flight/6-7 hrs drive

1,350 m

After breakfast, you will fly or drive to Kathmandu. Afternoon you are free to roam around on your own. Evening dinner with the Himalayan trekkers team where you can share your feedback and experience.

Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 15

Final departure

30 mins

You will be dropped off at the airport for your final flight from Nepal.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) paperwork and fees
  • All the permits
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • All domestic transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) during the trek
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All applicable taxes & surcharges

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Lunch & Dinner Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable conditions such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Any expenses not in the 'Includes' section

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing