• Apr 29, 2020
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Do you want to go on a short trek in the lower Mustang region? Want to have a short exploration into the cultural and beautiful views of the Annapurna Region? It all sounds tempting but committing to a week-long trek in the remote regions is more difficult than it sounds. For people with a short time limit but love exploring the remote routes, we have brought the Jomsom Muktinath trek 5 days.

With the Jomsom Muktinath short trek, you get to explore the remote areas, the rough terrain, the lifestyle of the people, all within a short time of 5 days. This is an opportunity for you to experience the Annapurna region trek in a short span of time.

The Jomsom Muktinath trek distance is covered within 5 days with scenic flights and bus rides. This trek is more comfortable and easier than other treks in the region.

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek itinerary takes you to the religious destination of Muktinath within 3 days with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a flight to Jomsom. You will be trekking a day for around 5-6 hours to reach Muktinath Temple. The trek is hence a lot easier than others. You can easily complete it enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains of the Annapurna Region.

Apart from the Muktinath temple at an altitude of 3710 meters, you will have a chance to experience a lot of new things in this Jomsom Muktinath short trek. The Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary provides us with enough time to explore not only the Jomsom and Muktinath but also the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Highlights of 5 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek 

  • Deepest Gorge of the world - Kali Gandaki
  • Beautiful views from Jomsom along with Marpha Village
  • Muktinath Temple
  • Pokhara and Kathmandu city sightseeing
  • Magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountains

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Best time

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 daysThe short trek of 5 days to Jomsom Muktinath is a short but fulfilling trek with magnificent views and exciting exploration of the destinations. Filled with new experiences and opportunities to understand and be close to the local culture and lifestyle, the Jomsom Muktinath short trek is an exciting and wholesome trek.

Despite being a short trek, choosing the best time for the trek will make your experience more memorable and wholesome. To get the best out of this short trek, it is important to know when is the right time to explore this remote route to Muktinath.

Autumn and spring are considered the Jomsom Muktinath Trek best times. With the most favorable weather and temperature conditions, these two seasons provide you with the best trekking experience.

The months of September to November brings you the Autumn season with the average temperature of about 20 degrees with clear skies. With the monsoon season-ending finally, the skies will be free of clouds and the views will be clear and magnificent.

Similarly, with the Spring season lasting during the months of March to May, the exotic flora and fauna are all waiting for you. The beautiful views and moderate climate will keep you safe from the cold in the region.

You can also enjoy the trek in the winter season from December to February. However, late December and January are too cold. With proper preparation and warm clothes, the short trek will be possible in winter as well.

Cost

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 daysJomsom Muktinath Trek cost is based on the services you use and require during your trek. The Jomsom Muktinath trek 5 days cost includes the flight and other transportation costs during your trek. The total cost for Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 days ranges from USD 500 per person.

The total cost includes the food and accommodation costs, salary for the staff like the guides and the porters along with other miscellaneous costs like taxes and other government charges. Your permits along with the flight charges will be included in the Jomsom Muktinath trek cost.

However, your international flight fare and the Visa charges are not included in the Jomsom Muktinath trek costs. Apart from this, your travel insurance and the personal expenses during your trek are also excluded.

If you want an extra day or touring help in the city of Pokhara or Kathmandu, you will have to bear the charges yourself. The trek cost only includes the trekking costs in the trekking routes not in the city.

Difficulties

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 daysDespite being a short trek, there are some difficulties you may face during your Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 days. The trek includes mostly flight and bus rides and only a short trek from Jomsom to Muktinath. However, the altitude of the trek reaches 3710 meters which may cause difficulties during your trek.

Acute Mountain Sickness

As the trek does not necessarily venture an extremely high altitude above 4000 meters, there is a less chance of getting altitude sickness. However, getting Acute Mountain Sickness is common reaching Muktinath with a sudden change in altitude. Avoiding this requires getting proper rest and acclimatization. Also carrying the right medicines for such situations is a must.

Uncertain Weather

Well, another issue during your trek can be the unexpected change in the weather. The weather changes in high altitudes is not uncommon. You can get sudden showers during your trek. This makes your trek difficult so it is better to trek in the Autumn or Spring season rather than other seasons for your safety and convenience.

Rough terrain

Another difficulty you may face during your trek is that of rough terrain. Lying in the lower mustang region, the terrain is mostly dry and rough. Even with vehicles, the ride is extremely bumpy. So without proper trekking boots and poles, it is kind of a hard walk. However, with proper gear and preparations, you can complete it.

5 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 daysMaximum Altitude: 1400 m

Flight Duration: 40 minutes

Total distance: 200.9 km

Your short Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 days starts from Kathmandu. The 5 days Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary takes you on a long ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara on your first day. The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara gives you a chance to witness the beauty of the Nepalese culture and lifestyle along with great landscapes on the way.

Covering a total distance of 200.9 kilometers, you will reach Pokhara after a 5-6 hours drive and make stops on the way for lunch. Leaving early in the morning, you will reach Pokhara for lunch. Enjoying a delicious lunch you can admire the beauty of the city.

The ride may have been beautiful and scenic but you may be tired. You can rest up in the hotel you will be staying overnight. Or you can also roam the streets and make the most out of the trip. Resting up a bit and enjoying the nightlife of Pokhara is a great option. You will enjoy the dinner at the hotel and can enjoy cultural dances for you at the hotel and rest up for the next day.

Day 2: Pokhara to Jomsom Flight

Maximum Altitude: 2743 m

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Total distance: 155.3 km

The second day of our short Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 days starts with the scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The flight is 30 minutes long and takes you to an altitude of 2743 meters. We will leave Pokhara after a hefty breakfast. The flight to Jomsom is a short and scenic flight.

Pokhara to Jomsom flight provides you with great views of the city of Pokhara with the lakes showing the way. The city of beautiful lakes looks even more beautiful. Also, the flight has a great view of the mountains and the landscapes to keep you mesmerized throughout the flight.

You will reach Jomsom for lunch. There are many things to do in the small village of Jomsom. One of the famous attractions in the Jomsom region is the Marpha village with apple orchards. The products from the region are immensely popular. Also, you have the rest of the day to explore the region. You can explore the Jomsom Bazaar with a wide range of products and objects of the region made by locals.

Tonight we will rest in one of the lodges or guest houses in Jomsom.

Day 3: Jomsom to Muktinath Trek

Maximum Altitude: 3710 m

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Total distance: 16.7 km

The most awaited day of our Jomsom Muktinath Trek has arrived. Today we shall trek to the infamous sacred Muktinath temple. The trek from Jomsom to Muktinath may be long and tiring because of the rough terrain but it is very rewarding.

The 5-6 hours long trek will take you through the rough rocky trails with great views of the Annapurna mountains. The lower Mustang region is famous for the dry rough terrain. With proper pace and rest in between, we shall reach Muktinath temple within 5-6 hours. This is the highest point of our 5 days Jomsom Muktinath Trek at an altitude of 3710 meters.

The infamous religious hub for both the Hindus and Buddhists is almost always crowded with pilgrims and devotees from around the world. The sacred 108 water sprouts always have devotees running under it to be purified regardless of the season. You can finally reach the temple after a long staircase or you can take a horse ride to the temple from the side trail.

You can experience a great blend of cultures and religious activities in the temple. You will return from Muktinath temple visit after getting your blessings and return to Jomsom and spend the night there.

Day 4: Fly back to Pokhara

Jomsom Muktinath Trek 5 daysMaximum Altitude: 2743 m

Flight Duration: 30 minutes

Total distance: 155.3 km

Your Jomsom Muktinath short trek is about to come to an end. As you have already visited your main destination of the trek, it's time for you to make your return. However, this does not mean that your return route will be boring.

As you arrived at Jomsom on a scenic flight, you shall return on one as well. The scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara with beautiful views of the Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath trek region is majestic. The 30 minutes flight will provide you with the scenery that will cure your fatigue of the trek.

After the mesmerizing flight has landed in Pokhara, you will have a lot of time to spare in Pokhara. Considering you catch an early flight back to Pokhara, you will have the whole day to yourself in Pokhara. You can enjoy boating, paragliding, and visiting cultural and religious sites and many more in Pokhara. Explore the lakeside area, enjoy the nightlife and make many memories. We will spend the night in Pokhara.

Day 5: Fly back to Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1400 m

Flight Duration: 40 minutes

Total distance: 200.9 km

Today marks the last day of your Jomsom Muktinath short trek 5 days. The trek ends as you reach Kathmandu, back to where you started from. You will board a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu on your way back rather than drive to Kathmandu. The flight will take around 40 minutes. With ecstatic views of Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will rest and enjoy your flight back to Kathmandu.

You can also choose to stay in Kathmandu and have a short tour of the valley for the day as you will be arriving early in Kathmandu. The city of temples provides you with a great blend of cultures and lifestyles, so you will enjoy it with great cuisines as well.

With the short 5 days of Jomsom Muktinath Trek, you can learn and experience the lifestyle of the people along with the religious importance and impact of Muktinath Temple. We, at Index Adventure, will provide you with the best packages that fit your schedules and help you make the best out of your busy schedules. Who said you can’t have a fulfilling trekking experience with limited time? You can enjoy the Jomsom Muktinath trek 5 days along with many other short treks with Index Adventure.

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