Are you searching for a short day trekking destination that is neither harsh nor much challenging? Then our Jomsom Muktinath Trek 7 days is a great option for you.
You will be taking a week off your hectic schedule to explore the beautiful Mustang region. This trek lets you explore the two famous tourists destination of Mustang i.e. Jomsom and Muktinath.
On this trek, you will be trekking in the lower Mustang region. Mustang is one of the remote areas of Nepal and known as the Dessert of Nepal. This place is a forbidden kingdom that is sheltered by a few of the world’s highest mountains.
The Lower Mustang lies in the rain shadow area of the Himalayas. There are no to fewer chances of rainfall in this region making it suitable to visit any time of the year. The areas of this region are dry and wind-swept enhancing your journey.
Jomsom and Muktinath are situated inside the Mustang district and lie on the north-west side of Pokhara. These trekking trails are also a part of the famous Annapurna circuit trek.
Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang district that lies at an altitude of 2743 m above sea level. This town is the gateway to the lower Mustang and has a one-way street.
Whereas Muktinath is a sacred temple for both Hindu and Buddhist religions. This temple is one of the highest temples in the world that lies in an elevation of 3800 m above sea level.
You will be trekking through lush valleys, dry landscape viewing the scenic scenes along the way. You get to see many snowy peaks on this trek. Some are Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and many more.
Traveling through the thick jungles you get to see unique vegetation of flora and fauna. Such as Rhododendron, Pines, Oaks, and many more.
In this trek, you get to visit ancient temples, monasteries, and local tribes that have been living here for a long time. Gurung, Magar, Thakali, etc are some of the communities found in this region.
Experiences of warm hospitality offered by these people will overwhelm you. Also exploring the rich Tibetan influenced culture and tradition is quite amazing.
You will be trekking in lower altitude so this trek is suitable for both beginner and Professional. Jomsom Muktinath trek route has been graded as an easy to moderate level trek.
These 7 days Jomsom Muktinath Trek takes you on an adventurous journey through the alluring vistas. Don’t think twice and grab this opportunity that leads you through narrow, remote, and off-beaten paths.
Highlights of Jomsom Muktinath Trek
- Visit Muktinath Temple
- Fly to Jomsom
- Explore the remote area
- Beautiful scenarios
- Mesmerizing mountain peak
Jomsom Muktinath Trek Route
Your Jomsom Muktinath trek 7 days tour begins as you leave the beautiful city of Kathmandu and head towards Pokhara. Traveling to Pokhara will be a scenic drive through Prithivi Highway. Arriving Pokhara you stay there for the night.
The next day, you catch an early flight to Jomsom which is one of the main highlights of your trek. Your trekking journey begins as you head towards Kagbeni from here. Viewing scenic views you reach there and stay the night.
Following day you head towards Muktinath Temple, a holy ground for Hindu and Buddhist religion. Reaching there you can explore the area. You will be waking up early and visiting the temple.
After that, you trek down towards Marpha through off-beaten routes. Reaching there you stay the night. And head towards Tatopani the next day via Ghasa. Reaching there you stay the night.
From there you drive till Beni and again Drive back to Pokhara. Roam Pokhara and call it a night there. You then drive back to Kathmandu retracing your way.
Best Time to Visit Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek can be done at any time of the year. Trekking in these trails is suitable during any season. Most trekkers prefer Spring and Autumn season as the best time to visit Jomsom Muktinath Trek 7 days. You can trek during Monsoon and Winter Season too but these seasons can be a bit challenging.
Each season has its own advantage and showcases the beauty of nature in different forms. You can study in brief below:
Spring Season comes under the months of March, April, and May. March being the first month of this season brings new beginnings along with it. This one of the crowdest seasons of the year.
During this season, the routes are crowded with nature lovers. As they have come to see the beauty of nature bloom throughout the valley. The valleys get its lost greenery back along with new buds ready to bloom.
As for the weather and temperature, it is quite favorable for trekking. The days are sunny and mildly warm. But the afternoon can be windy in some areas. Also, the nights and early mornings can be a bit chilly.
Autumn Season comes under the months of September, October, and November. These months are the peak season of the year. Trekkers prefer this season as the Best time to visit Jomsom Muktinath trek. The beauty of nature will be at peak during this time.
This season is the crowded time of the year when routes are packed with trekkers. If you love peace and silence then you might have to adjust during this season.
The weather and temperature are just perfect during this season. The days are neither too hot nor too cold. As for nights, it can be chilly so carrying a few warm clothes will be helpful.
The flowers will have already bloomed making the paths quite beautiful and colorful. Also, the clear blue sky gives out the best view of mountain peaks enhancing its beauty.
Winter Season comes under the months of December, January, and February. These months are the off-season time for Jomsom Muktinath Trek. These are the coldest months of the year.
The routes are less crowded with trekkers compared to the peak seasons. Thus, trekking during the Winter season gives you a lot of privacy. Other than the cold weather everything looks mesmerizing.
The skies are clear giving the wonderful view of snow-capped peaks. Also, the walks are warm during the daytime. But as night falls it can get colder as you climb in the elevation. The temperature tends to drop below zero in higher altitudes.
Monsoon Season comes under the month of June, July, and August. These months are the least preferred time for Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Monsoon is the season for heavy and continuous rainfall in lower altitudes.
But Jomsom Muktinath falls in the rain shadow areas so there are no to fewer chances of rainfall. Thus you can trek in these trails without the worry of rainfall being an obstruction.
However, the views can be obstructed by dark rain clouds which can be a disappointment. Also, rainfalls occur in other parts of the trek so your flight might get delayed or canceled.
So, while trekking during this season be well prepared and don’t forget to carry raincoats.
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Jomsom Muktinath Trek 7 days Itinerary
Taking a week off your schedule Index Adventure brings to you Jomsom Muktinath Trek 7 days itinerary. Given below is the detailed itinerary of Jomsom Muktinath Trek 7 days:
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Drive Distance: 200 km
Maximum Altitude: 827 m above sea level
Today is your first day of Jomsom Muktinath Trek 7 days. You begin by driving out the noisy capital city and heading towards Pokhara this day. You will be driving through the Prithvi highway to reach your destination.
As you leave the city behind you travel through paved roads surrounded by lush green hills. Traveling beside the Trishuli river you pass many small settlements and towns along the way. Seeing scenic views you reach Pokhara.
Pokhara is a famous tourist hub and the gateway for various famous trekking routes. To trek in the Annapurna region, you will have to visit Pokhara. This is a beautiful city with numerous lakes. Thus this city is known as “City of Lakes.”
You can roam around the lakeside or explore the city. You stay in one of the hotels for tonight.
Day 2: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom Then Trek to Kagbeni
Flight Duration: 30 to 35 min
Trek Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Flight Distance: 67 km
Trek Distance: 11.4 km
Maximum Altitude (Jomsom): 2743 m above sea level
Maximum Altitude (Kagbeni): 2804 m above sea level
Today you wake up early and get ready to catch your flight to Jomsom. It is about a half an hour flight towards the headquarters of Mustang. You will be flying above the Kali Gandaki river which is the deepest gorge of the world. As you look out your window, you can see the magnificent peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Viewing these scenes you land in Jomsom. From here your trekking journey begins. You head towards Kagbeni from here. Your trek begins as you walk along the Kali Gandaki river. Walking for some hours you reach Ekle Bhatti, a beautiful village on the banks of the river. This place gives the mesmerizing view of Nilgiri Himal. Viewing this you walk ahead in your path and reach Kagbeni.
Kagbeni is a beautiful village that lies on the trails between Jomsom and Muktinath. You stay here for the night.
Day 3: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Trek Distance: 12.4 km
Maximum Altitude: 3710 m above sea level
Today you will be trekking to Muktinath from Kagbeni. After a healthy breakfast, you begin your journey by heading out of the village. As you continue your walk you reach Khingar then walking for some time you reach Jharkot.
This day you will have walked past many small settlements viewing scenic views along the trails. Walking for a few hours you reach Muktinath.
Muktinath is a major tourist destination of the Mustang district. This temple attracts many Hindu and Buddhist followers to visit this place every year. You can explore around here.
Stay here for the night.
Day 4: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Trek Distance: 15.8 km
Maximum Altitude: 2650 m above sea level
Today you wake up early and visit the Muktinath temple. This is a holy shrine for Vishnu God. You can see a small pond and 108 water taps around this temple. People say if you cleanse your body in this water your soul will be purified. So you can try it.
After touring a bit you begin your journey to Marpha. You will be making downhill climb waking pass fields and groves in the Kali Gandaki valley. Viewing mountain peaks and dry landscapes you reach Marpha.
Marpha is a beautiful village that is home to the famous apple brandy. You can see apple orchards around the valley. If you want you can try some or buy it as a souvenir.
You stay here for the night.
Day 5: Drive from Marpha to Tatopani
Trek Duration: 7 to 8 hour
Maximum Altitude: 1190 m above sea level
Today you will be heading towards Tatopani from Marpha. Waking up early you will catch your bus from Marpha to Ghasa. Then from there you will take a jeep towards Tatopani from there. Traveling through a vehicle saves two days of walking off your schedule.
Tatopani is a popular natural hot spring. You can bath and relax your body from all the walk stress. This is your last day in this region so rejoice the moments. You stay here for the night.
Day 6: Drive from Tatopani to Beni then Drive to Pokhara
Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Drive Duration: 3 hours
Maximum Altitude(Beni): 820 m above sea level
Today you will be heading towards Beni from where you drive back to Pokhara. Waking up early you follow the trails out the village and enter a lush green forest. Then as you move ahead in the trails you make a slight descend. And following the routes you reach Beni.
From Beni you catch your ride back to Pokhara via Baglung Highway. Seeing scenic views you reach your destination. Arriving Pokhara you will be dropped off at your Hotel. The rest of the time is unplanned so you can visit attraction sites.
You stay here for the night.
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu
Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Trek Distance: 200 km
Maximum Altitude: 1400 m above sea level
Today you wake up early and leave the city of Pokhara. You will drive back to Kathmandu this day. Retracing your way you reach Kathmandu with great memories of this trek.
We the members of Index Adventure hope you had a great time with us. Bidding you goodbye we part our ways from here.
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