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Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna base camp trek

Overview The Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating journey that combines two popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek also offers a diverse and awe-inspiring experience, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region. The journey begins in the picturesque city of Pokhara, where trekkers gather and make final preparations before embarking on their adventure. The trek commences with a flight to Jomsom, a charming town nestled in the Kali Gandaki Valley. From Jomsom, the trek also winds through arid landscapes, quaint villages, and alongside the world-famous Kali Gandaki River.…


The Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating journey that combines two popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek also offers a diverse and awe-inspiring experience, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region.

The journey begins in the picturesque city of Pokhara, where trekkers gather and make final preparations before embarking on their adventure. The trek commences with a flight to Jomsom, a charming town nestled in the Kali Gandaki Valley. From Jomsom, the trek also winds through arid landscapes, quaint villages, and alongside the world-famous Kali Gandaki River.

As trekkers ascend, they treat themselves with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including the mighty Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. The trail passes through charming settlements such as Kagbeni, known for its ancient Tibetan-influenced culture, and Marpha, famous for its apple orchards and locally brewed apple brandy.

From Muktinath to Annapurna Base Camp: A Sacred Trek into Majestic Heights

Continuing the journey, trekkers reach the sacred site of Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple complex at Muktinath is a harmonious blend of religious devotion and stunning natural surroundings, with 108 water spouts and mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains.

Leaving Muktinath behind, the trek then leads towards the renowned Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The trail gradually climbs through lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, revealing an incredible array of flora and fauna along the way. As trekkers approach ABC, they  greet themselves by awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the Annapurna mountain range, including the majestic peaks of Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Gangapurna.

At Annapurna Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), trekkers are rewarded with a truly unforgettable experience. Surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers, they can also bask in the breathtaking beauty of the amphitheater-like valley. The sense of accomplishment and wonder at reaching this remarkable destination is unparalleled.

After savoring the magnificence of Annapurna Base Camp, trekkers retrace their steps, descending through picturesque Gurung villages such as Chhomrong and Landruk. The journey concludes back in Pokhara, where trekkers can relax, reflect on their incredible adventure, and celebrate their achievements.

Conclusion and Summary

The Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a remarkable odyssey that combines stunning landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and the thrill of reaching two iconic destinations. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that leaves trekkers with lasting memories of Nepal’s natural beauty and the warmth of its people.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive/Flight to Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Beautiful City with lake and surrounds the views of the mountain
  • 3500 steps pathway of Ulleri
  • Lush green forest with the sound of bird chippings
  • Experience of the local lifestyle, steep climb up and the atmosphere
  • Streams of largest Rhododendron forest
  • Gance into the deepest gorge in the world (Kali Gandaki)

Itinerary Expand All

Upon arrival at international airport meet assist and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Our team leader explore around Kathmandu valley for the sight seen. Have explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square; the House of Living Goddess “Kumari” and Kasthamandup temple” Said that was built from single tree in 16th century, Big bell-Big drams, Erotic carving in old temple, old palace etc., Bouddhanath; one of the largest Stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; situated on top of the hill knows as the Monkey Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side. Pasupatinath; Hindus holy place, Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats, located on the holy Bagmati river. Finally we have sightseeing beautiful Patan Durbar squares; the Krisna Temple has build just by stone with incredible crafts, Patan king’s palace, Golden temple and much more. It is very famous for woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. If we have time there are still more remark site; the one of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley “Bhaktapur” is known as Living Museum. Where, old brick paved enclave of old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, Datatriya temple exquisite artwork offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. After these activates back to hotel and pre- prier for the treks. Stay overnight at hotel. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Our team leader will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to leave for Pokhara (200 km) and will take us about 6 to 7 hours scenic journey. Along the journey you will witness some stunning scenery of snow capped Mountains, green hills, rivers in rafting, and villages. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail), Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Early in the morning, we will fly to Jomsom by 25 munities scenic flight view of Spectaculars Mountains. Then we start first day trekking Jomsom (2713m) to Kagbeni (2897m) after breakfast. The trekking trail follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, the wind generally picks up after about midday, but will at least be blowing at our backs as you head up to ancient village Kagbeni, where get of the Upper mustang rusticated area Trekking. The Rest of the day we will explore around village and people culture and life hood.

After breakfast he Trail ascends for couple of hundred Meters, gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple Garden, Yaks Herds, and Sheep Herds and so on and splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m). Far ahead us we can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. And visit the Jharkot ancient Tibetan style village, Monastery built in 15 century and fort. Now you head following steep ascent path for half an hour towards Muktinath (3800m) an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Muktnith is a place of Nirvana and is home to the Hindus temple as well as several Buddhist monasteries, dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water sports and Jwala Mai Temple an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.

After breakfast we walk around Muktinath Village and heading for non tourist historical Jhong Village cross the river belod the Muktinath and reach after few munities walk. The unique jhong village offers, culture and live hood are like similar Tibetin people. We are still high alpine area with desert rocky hills and wide windy Kaligandaki valley, where can find “Saligram” fossil, incarnation of God Bisnu. After 5 to 6 hours down walk from opposite side of yesterday trail we will get Tibetan and Gurung mixed cultural ancient inhabitance Kagbeni, get of the rusticated upper Mustang Trekking. Stay overnight here.

Today is easy day; the trail goes along the Valley of Kaligandaki River all the flat desert land. Even, much batter to leave early morning avoid to the strong wind after every 10/ 11 am. We will continue to walk to Jomson, headquarter of the Mustang districts with inhabitance of traditional salt traders Thakali. We can get many facilities here. The trail lead us continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route.

After breakfast, we trek further down the Kali Gandaki valley alongside the Kali Gandaki river to Ghasa. We will pass the villages of Tukuche (2580m) and Larjung (2560m), then cross the the Kali Gandaki river by a high suspension bridge and continue through an area covered with pine, juniper and cypress trees Towards the village of Kalopani (2530m) we will have splendid views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, the three Nilgiris, Annapurna Fang and Annapurna I. Finally, we get in Ghasa, our base for this night.

Today our trek leads us through the world deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki valley; much of the way is cut through solid rock and subject to frequent landslides beside the road. Before we reach the village of Dana (1450m) we pass the Rupse Chhahara (‘beautiful waterfall’), then descend further down past several landslides we will reach Tatopani (hot spring), which is situated on the riverbanks where we will stop to make the most of a well worthy of hot bath.

After early breakfast we will ascend for Ghorepani after the last swaying bridge of Kaligandaki river. The trail continue ascending to Ghara (1780m) and Shika (1935m), inhabitance of kind hearted and honest Magar ethnic group and some Bramin and Chhetri, where we can see British army training centre. The last part of the trail today will have us climbing through rhododendron and magnolia forests to Ghorepani, where we will arrive mid afternoon with stunting Himalayan scenery.

We will hike about 45 munities to Poon Hill (3210m) early in the morning; this viewpoint provides an unobstructed beautiful sunrise over the high Himalayas with panoramic view giants Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. along with a network of other peaks, slowly begin to appear like magic before our eyes.We come back to Ghorepani for a hot breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani, the trail climbs along ridges with pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali and then descent it through the beautiful waterfall, stream, and dense forest to the Banthati. The stream has some clear pools alongside the trail and finally climb up to the final destination Tadapani, meaning ‘far water’ and the water supply for this village is a long distance below.

After breakfast the trail starts with steep downhill through rhododendron forests and terrace field to Kimrong Khola offers good views of the upper Modi valley. Then, after crossing suspension bridge, ascend to the Gurjung Village, you can donate some money for the school kids and school welfare. From here the trail goes gradual ascend through the forest and huge land slide ridge with an easy walk to Chommrong (2140 m). Where we have view of mighty peak of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Gangapurna and Fishtail touch to the sky-line. Stay overnight at lodge.

The trail descends on the stone staircase to the Chhomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to small village Sinuwa (2340m). The trail leads us through the dense forest further on, then the route travels very steeply down a rock bank through thick bamboo at the bottom of the gorge to the Bamboo, and after lunch we follow up along the Modi Khola forest to the Dovan. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

Today is short walking day trek due to altitude and risk of snow avalanches in the area that we need to cross in the next morning. All the way climb through bamboo and rhododendron mixed forests and small Ditties serene nearby Himalayan Hotel, known as Hinko cave; used to potters shelter in previous time. Then continue to the Deurali, on the ridge above Hinko is the stretch of trail that is most subject to avalanche. Stay overnight at guesthouse.

After breakfast the trail lead us in the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp for overnight stay. The trail follows uphill for few hours passing some roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine and this area is windy and often snowbound. The trail climbs on past the Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m), which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. From here to Annapurna Base Camp 2 hours trail offering superb Himalaya scenery and can be seen rarely this amazing panoramic view of snow capped mountains surrounding you. Rest of day you have time to explore and relax at the base camp as per your interest.

After breakfast we drop down to Bamboo, collecting boundless experience this morning glimpse of sunrise and last evening sun set over Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna fangs. The unobstructed views of mountain scenery, which is very spectacular totally surrounded by mountains, that’s why this area is known as the Annapurna Sanctuary. After a great time retrace the journey back to Bamboo for the overnight stay. You can rest and relax at the evening with a good unforgettable view of the many snow capped peaks, Annapurna Glacier and enjoy the dinner.

The trail follows the same trail until Chommrong. Once we have passed Khuldighar there is an experimental sheep farm, the trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhre. From ancient Gurung village Chomrong, trail descends very steeply to the Jhinu hot spring, where you can bathe in natural hot springs,which 20 munites from our hotel. Rest of the day enjoy around and stay overnight.

The trail for today, first descend to the Komrong Khola and get in new bridge through the forest nearby river side, here we see many trekkers, who are going to finest trekking in Nayapull. After we cross new suspension bridge nearby Himalpani with beautiful water fall. Then the trail leads us gently up to horizontal to the Gurung village Landruk. We will get in Tolka for lunch after an hour easy walk. We explore around the Magar village Tolka rest of day.

The trails climb through forests alive with birds, fern and orchids in to the dense forest. After crossing a stream on a suspension bridge the trails climb to the Bheri Kharka, often hear sound of sheep. Then the trail climbs through forests to a clearing on the top of the hill at Deurali (2010m) where there are views of mountains can be seen and Pokhara valley. After breakfast all the way lead us downhill to Dhampus (1580m) through the Pothana village pass a tourist cheek post. You are rewards with great views of the mountains and people culture.

Today is last day trekking, the goes to downhill through the village to Phedi through the forests that is so overgrazed that is look like a manicured municipal park, the trail down steeply to the ridge at Phedi at (1080m). Then catch our vehicles and drive to Pokhara for lunch. After Lunch you are free as your own in Pokhara.

After late breakfast, we will start sight scene around Pokhara Valliy. The worth able places; Fewa Lake, Bagnes Lake, Devi’s water fall, Bisw Shanti Stupa (Worlde Peace stupa ), International Mountaineering Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. We will relax rest of the day in Hotel or Shopping around. Overnight at hotel Day

We will be ready at 6:00 morning in hotel lobby with having your breakfast or advice as your trekking guide or you’re wise. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the river side. It takes about 7 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. If you are interested to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu with extra cost of fly ticket, please request Nepal Mother House Trekking to book your flight ticket. It takes about 30 minutes with having spectacular Himalayas, high hills, terraces, local settlements, and forests … view from the plane.

In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip.

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

What's Included

In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.

What's Excluded

Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.

Trip Information

From Muktinath, the trek continues towards the Annapurna Base Camp, passing through dense rhododendron forests, traditional villages, and rugged mountain terrain. Along the way, you will witness stunning views of the Annapurna Range, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and Hiunchuli.

As you reach the Annapurna Base Camp, you will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak. The region is also home to diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard.

The best time to undertake the Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is from March to May and from September to November, when the weather is favorable, and the trails are not too crowded.

Overall, the Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an excellent choice for those looking for a unique and diverse trekking experience in the heart of the Nepalese Himalayas.

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Trip Facts

Duration 24 Day(s)
Activities Trekking
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 4130M

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