Jomsom Muktinath Trek

13 Days

Trip Facts

  • Plane-Car-Toursi Bus
  • 3760 meter/123333 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Less Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Trek & Tour
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78

Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the best composed Himalayan adventures including mountain trekking, visiting the sacred temple Muktinath and experiencing 3 different Nepalese cities.

This pilgrimage trail provides an awe-inspiring understanding of Nepal while exploring the local tribes, their culture, traditional villages and enjoying the spectacular views of different landscapes with snowcapped mountains (Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many others).

Thrilling sensation given by the landscape from Jomsom to Muktinath will be memorable.

As this trail is a part of the famous Annapurna circuit and Upper mustang trekking, we will meet fellow trekkers with lots of stories to tell – some of victory, some of suffering. Muktinath is a temple for both Hindu and Buddhist people situated at the base of Thorong La pass along the Around Annapurna trekking trail.

It is also a gateway for the trekkers going to upper mustang trekking.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Difficulties

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Diverse landscapes can be seen from the trail of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The maximum altitude of Jomsom Muktinath trek is 3760 meters. However, being less than 4000 meters, this trek falls under moderate trekking area in Nepal. Various factors can creates difficulties during the trek such as uncertain weather, rough terrain and so on.

Trekking to an area less than 4000 meters have very less chance of altitude sickness. But, you can find sudden change in altitude once you reach to Muktinath and hence chance of getting altitude sickness. Avoiding the altitude sickness during Jomsom Muktinath trek requires or needs acclimatization to adjust your body to the environment and rest too. Carrying the medicine for situations like altitude sickness is helpful.

Apart from the altitude sickness, uncertain weather is another factor that may bring difficulties during Jomsom Muktinath trek. Uncertain weather mostly occurs during the monsoon and winter season such as rainfall, snowfall, foggy and so on. So, avoid trekking Jomsom Muktinath in monsoon and winter. Be wise and choose autumn and spring because these are the best season to avoid uncertain weather and to trek Jomsom Muktinath.

Rough terrain can be another factor to create the difficulties during Jomsom Muktinath trek. The terrain can be found mostly dry and rough. Prepare yourself in such a way that you can complete the trek without facing difficulties. Choose the best equipment’s and carry with you to avoid difficulties.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Itinerary

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Trekker passing through the suspension bridge during Jomsom Muktinath Trek

There are several itineraries for Jomsom Muktinath Trek. You can customized the itinerary according to your schedule – in how many days you want to complete the trek. Here, we have provided the basic 13 days itinerary of Jomsom Muktinath trek;

  • Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu; 1400 meters
  • Day 2: Guided Sightseeing at Kathmandu
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara; 820 meters, 6 – 8 hours
  • Day 4: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni; 2720/2820 meters, 20 minutes flight and 3 – 4 hours trek
  • Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath; 3760 meters, 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 6: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha; 2670 meters, 6 hours
  • Day 7: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani; 2530 meters, 5 hours
  • Day 8: Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani; 2474 meters, 6 hours
  • Day 9: Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani; 2860 meters, 7 – 8 hours
  • Day 10: Hike to Poonhill and trek down to Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara; 3193/1430 meters, 5 – 6 hours
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Explore Bhaktapur; 1401 meters, Full Day
  • Day 13: Final Departure from Kathmandu

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Permits required for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area project) permit is required to trek Jomsom Muktinath. The cost for TIMS card is $10 whereas the cost for ACAP permit is $30. If you book Jomsom Muktinath Trek with us, we will arrange it but if you are planning to trek solo you have to arrange it by yourself. You can get it from Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) which is situated at BhrikutiMandap, Kathmandu.

Food and Accommodation during Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Accommodation
Comfortable hotel at Jomsom

Jomsom Muktinath Trek includes full board meals i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Full board meals is served during the trek. Every teahouse in the trek provide you the menu which includes all the available food. Choose the food according to your preference.

In Jomsom Muktinath trek, you will be staying at teahouses owned by local people. The accommodation during the trek is comfortable where the room will be on twin sharing basis.

Flight Details during Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Airport at Jomsom with the backdrop of snowcapped mountain

The flight is only accessible from Pokhara to Jomsom. You don’t have an option of direct flight from Kathmandu to Jomsom. To reach to Pokhara you can choose an option of drive or flight. 25 minutes of scenic flight from Kathmandu will take you to Pokhara. From Pokhara it takes around 20 minutes flight to reach to Jomsom.

Nepalgram team is always here to help you if you need any customization for your Jomsom Muktinath Trek.

Cost of Jomsom Muktinath Trek – Nepalgram Adventure

S.No.Luxury All InclService
1Cost (in USD $) Details19751180825
2Licensed Guide 
3Accommodation during trekStandardPrivateShared
4Transportation to trek start pointPrivateSharedShared
5Shower
6Airport/bus terminal Shuttle servicePrivatePrivate×
7Hotel at KTM/Pokhara5 StarStandard×
8Food on trek(BLD)Unlimited Meal3 Meal×
9DesertFrom MenuFresh Fruit×
10Soft drinkunlimited1×
11PorterPrivateShared×
12Company Cap & T-shirt×
13Dawn Jacket & Sleeping – bag to be returned×
14Hard drinkLocal Brand××
15Warm up hike √××
16Farewell party/dinner √××
17Buffer day for trek √××
18Food in the city×××

Note – Minimum people in group must be 02 so as to apply above price range.

Jomsom Muktinath trek Overview

This package is more like a tour than just a mountain trekking. Cover sightseeing of major cities of Nepal and the itinerary covers most of cultural, monumental, traditions, natural and religious site of Nepal.

From flame of Muktinath to the towering mountain Dhaulagiri and view from Pokhara – everything makes your best trekking experience with major insights of tour in Nepal.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is more like a tour than a trekking activity

We fly to Jomsom and trek down to Nayapul, the idea is to do easy trekking in the beautiful nature. View of the deserted landscape while trekking from Jomsom to Muktinath will give you a sense of Mini Tibet, and the view of the wide range of mountains from Poonhill (Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range) will be one of the highlights of the trip.

Adventure of walking the uphill and downhill of Ghorepani village through the green forest will add to your experience.

Trekking in spring time will give a chance to enjoy the blooming Rhododendron forests throughout the trail after Jomsom to Nayapul. Considering all these factors, Jomsom Muktinath trek is a great choice for someone looking for easier access to the stunning mountains and holy sites during their holiday in Nepal.

Villages of Mustang

Thatched house in the village of Muktinath resemble the beauty of Tibet, even though we are trekking in Nepal. Taking shower under the 108 tabs in Muktinath temple and offering at the natural flame, the temple will purify our souls. Temple of Muktinath is famous as Mukti Kshetra (translates to place for enlightenment), so visiting this place will add value for your trip.

Jomsom Muktinath trek offers not only the pilgrimage site but also the spectacular views of the snowcapped Himalayas like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other mountains from the Temple of Muktinath itself. From Ghorepani Village, the panoramic view of the mountains is unreal.

The trail provides you an opportunity not just to relax in natural hot springs in Tatopani but also soaks you with the beauty of nature while trekking. Overall, Jomsom Muktinath trek is a perfect combination of culture, nature, religion, lifestyle, mountain and jungle of Nepal.

Best time for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Autumn and spring are considered to be the best time for Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Autumn starts from mid – August to mid – November whereas spring starts from March and ends in May. These season are considered to be the best because the surrounding during the trek is clear, the trail is fine to walk, temperature is adjustable and very less chance of cancelling the flight. Often the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom cancel due to bad weather. Bad weather highly seems in winter and monsoon season in comparison to autumn and spring season.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek Cost

Jomsom Muktinath trek cost varies upon the itinerary you choose. Different trekkers have different needs and wants such as services during the trek. The services you choose and use fluctuates the cost of Jomsom Muktinath trek.

The Jomsom Muktinath trek starts from around USD 1050 which includes the cost of permit, transportation, food, accommodation, guide and porter fees and Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee. The cost can be lowered if you exclude the Kathmandu sightseeing.

The international air fare is not included in this trek as well as the visa charges and your personal expenses.

Major things to see in trekking Tour

  • Guided tour of Living museum of Bhaktapur
  • Kathmandu city tour with local guide
  • Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Muktinath Temple & the mountain view
  • Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Heritage City tour with Local Guide
  • Lakeside Pokhara (phewa Lake)
  • Kagbeni Village walk (there is a monastery) and surrounding Landscape towards Upper Mustang Trekking region.
  • Brandy at Marpha (Brandy is a local alcohol of Apple)
  • Sunrise at Poonhill
  • Mountain view from Ghorepani
  • Bus ride to and from Kathmandu
  • Hot springs at Tatopani village

Price & Details of other packages of Nepalgram

 

All Inclusive package

Price for All Inclusive Package = USD $1180 per person – for Min 2 people in the group

“All inclusive package is a common package offered by all most all the trekking agencies in Nepal.”

COST DETAILS OF ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Jomsom Muktinath Trek – All inclusive package

  • 5 night Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • All accommodations Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; if applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Domestic flight as in the itinerary
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Bhaktapur in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu and Bhaktapur sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.

Cost Excludes of Jomsom Muktinath Trek – All inclusive package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee in the morning are included with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).



Guide+B/B Package OR Service package

“Service package comes with all arrangement for your trek except food and accommodation in the cities – which you can do by yourself on this modern era.”

Price for Guide+B/B Package (service Package) = USD $825 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF SERVICE PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Jomsom Muktinath Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; iff applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Domestic flight as in the itinerary
  • Guided Sightseeing tour (Kathmandu and Bhaktapur) with Local/Licenced tour guide in a private Vehicle.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if you need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination

Cost Excludes of Jomsom Muktinath Trek for Guide+B/B Package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Sightseeing Entrance fees
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • All food and accommodation
  • Anything not illustrated on the inclusion section



LUXURY PACKAGE

“Luxury package comes with comfortable trip possible in the Himalayan circumstances and inside Nepal. Every service we use for your Luxury package will be best available.”

Price for luxury package = USD $1975 per person for Min 2 people in the group

COST DETAILS OF LUXURY PACKAGE

Cost Includes of Jomsom Muktinath Trek for Luxury Package

  • 5 night 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Best available accommodations with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with all drink during the trek
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (Tims) and Local fees; iff applicable.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking.
  • Domestic flight as in the itinerary
  • Airport Shuttle service, to and from.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for one trekker).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit). And regular oxygen saturation check up by oxymeter.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value – (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap – to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu & Bhaktapur in an A/C Car.
  • Kathmandu and Bhaktapur sightseeing entrance fee, if applicable.
  • All the non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, tea or coffee.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver.

Cost Excludes of Jomsom Muktinath Trek for luxury package

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.

Detailed Itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath trek

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Welcome to Nepal! Our representative will be waiting you at the airport with your name on a sign or Nepalgram hording board. S/he will help you to check in to your hotel and will let you know the time for meeting about Jomsom Muktinath trekking and sightseeing tour in following day.

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – full day
• Activity – Sightseeing UNESCO world heritage sites

Local government licensed tour guide will take you on the tour of the major 4 landmarks of Kathmandu valley. All of these 4 destinations are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. Our guides will show you a different side of the city; they will take you off the touristic destination, and show you real Nepal. We call this as Urban Adventure with Nepalgram. Four destinations for the tour include, Pashupatinath Temple (Hindu), Boudhanath Temple (Buddhist), Swyambhunath Stupa (both Buddist and Hindu), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (also Known as Basantapur Durbar). After the tour you will have time to do the last minute preparations for Jomsom Muktinath trek.

• Altitude – 1400 meters
• Special – Scenic view during drive
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

We start our journey to Pokhara early in the morning. Tourist bus with Air conditioning will stop 2 times during the journey for breakfast and Lunch. We will see view of mountains and local villages, small towns, paddy fields and greenery of Nature. Once we get to Pokhara we will have time to walk by the Phewa lake since we stay really close by the lake (Walking distance from hotel to Lake).

• Altitude – 2820 meters
• Special – Scenic view from plane and during trek
• Time – 20 minutes flight and 3/4 hours of trek
• Activity – Flying in plane and trekking

Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom will be early in the morning, so we will have time to hike from Jomsom to Kagbeni. This flight is scenic with the view of mountains. We will be able to have aerial view of Ghorepani, Poonhill and whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya Range. Trekking from Jomsom to Kagbeni may make you feel like being in Tibet. Dry landscape from Jomsom extends all the way to Tibet – Nepal Border Korolla. After 3 hours of walking in the flat terrain we will get to Kagbeni village. Kagbeni is a gateway of Upper Mustang trekking. This village with stunning view of surrounding landscape date back to the 5th century BC.
Once we get to Kagbeni village we will walk around the village, meet & talk to locals, and visit the monastery. Overnight we sleep in the local guest house at Kagbeni Village. Here we are likely to meet other trekkers heading to Upper Mustang Trek.

• Altitude – 3760 meters
• Special – View of snow-capped mountains
• Time – 6 hours trek
• Activity – Trekking through steepy trail

Trekking today is bit steeper than yesterday, but more beautiful. From the beginning to the end of today’s trek we will have picturesque view of snowcapped mountains on one side and dry mountains on the other. Overnight at the local guest house at Muktinath, here we might get chance to chat with trekkers coming down from Thorong La pass.

• Altitude – 2670 meters
• Special – Marpha village and diverse landscapes
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking mostly downhill

During today's trekking the landscape changes from dry mountains to green hills. Marpha village is famous for Brandy; you can try it but do not drink too much to get hang over the next day. The walk is similar than from Jomsom to Kagbeni, mostly downhill.

• Altitude – 2530 meters
• Special – View of mountains and landscapes
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Trekking through river valley

Marpha to Kalopani is a flat walk along the river valley. It is approx 5 hours of easy walk.

• Altitude – 1190 meters
• Special – Hotspring, mountains and greenery
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Trekking through the side of river

Trekking along the side of river gives nice view of green hills on the side, river valley opening wide and mountains at the end of the valley. Tatopani is famous for the Hot Springs. This is a natural hot spring where you can soak your body and drink & chat with friends.

• Altitude – 2860 meters
• Special – View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Trekking through rhododendron forest

Long trek to Ghorepani starts early after breakfast at Tatopani, after crossing the river we were following yesterday, we will get to a village called “Shikha”. Trail towards the end of the day will have green forest, and the higher we climb the mountains will be more visible. If you are doing Jomsom Muktinath trek during spring, this whole uphill walk will be inside a blooming Rhododendron forest. Once you get to Ghorepani village, view of Annapurna mountain range & Dhaulagiri Mountain range will be amazing.

• Altitude – 3193/1430 meters
• Special – Sunrise view along with the view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Trekking uphill for sunrise view and trekking downhill

It takes 1.5 hours to get to Poonhill from Ghorepani village. We will hike up the hill to catch the view of sunrise from behind the mountains. Sun rises behind Mt. fishtail, and the color of the snow with the first rays of the sun makes amazing views; it is well worth climbing up the steps! After sunrise we will get back to the tea house, have breakfast and walk downhill to Ulleri for 3 hours. This is an easy walk, mostly downhill, through the jungle, you will love this side of jungle more than jungle from Shikha to Ghorepani. Once we get to Ulleri, we will take a jeep from Ulleri to Pokhara, where the Jomsom Muktinath trek ends. Enjoy the night life, Lake Walk, boating at Pokhara. Overnight in the hotel at Lakeside

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Scenic view during drive
• Time – 8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

We will take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel at Kathmandu

• Altitude – 1350 meters
• Special – Bhaktapur tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur is famous as a Heritage city. Among the 3 Palaces of Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur is the oldest and it is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Bhaktapur city tour is different from Kathmandu sightseeing, as we will take you to the narrow streets where every tourist do not go, and take you to the local restaurants. Also the art and architecture of Bhaktapur is different than in Kathmandu. We will spend a whole day touring Bhaktapur. Overnight at Kathmandu, capital of Nepal

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Time has come to farewell you with all the good memories from trekking in Nepal. Our representative will drop you off to the airport promising to meet you again. Wish you a happy journey back home.

Cost Details of Jomsom Muktinath Trek-General Inclusions

  • 5 nights in Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Domestic flight as in the itinerary
  • Airport Shuttle service, to and from.
  • All accommodation & food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek and fresh fruit every night after dinner.
  • All necessary paperworks, entry permits, TIMS & entrance fees for/during the trek.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government licensed guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trek and tours.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people) if you need this service.
  • Credit card fee for Online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek
  • (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away
  • (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide
  • (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided Sightseeing tour (Kathmandu and Bhaktapur) with Local/Licenced tour guide in a private Vehicle.
  • Sightseeing Entrance fees

Cost Details of Jomsom Muktinath Trek-General Exclusions

  • Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we assist you with the arrangement.
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks, except tea/coffee with breakfast.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected).

Jomsom Muktinath Trek FAQs

How is the road from Jomsom to Muktinath?

The motor able road from Jomsom to Muktinath is better than the road before getting to Jomsom from Pokhara. In the beginning the road track goes along the river. Once the road get to Kagbeni village it leaves the riverside.
As of 2022 AD – road from Kagbeni to Muktinath section is blacktopped. But soon the road all the way from Jomsom to Muktinath will be done asphalt.

Can we go Muktinath by bike?

Yes. Motor biking to Muktinath is one of the famous adventure riding activity in Nepal. Most of the adventure/sports bike companies organize advertising event to ride to Muktinath. Muktinath is also famous as lower mustang region.
Going to Muktinath on bike might be easier if you are in group and all share the load of tools you need for the trip.
It is recommended to have clutch wire, screw drivers, extra gloves, rain gear, hand pump for air on the tire and stripes. If budget is not an issue – it is wise to take a support 4 wheeler vehicle with you with necessary supplies for your adventure ride to Muktinath.

How is the road to Jomsom?

Road to Jomsom from Pokhara is not bad as it used to be before 2022 AD. Most of the narrow section are widen, slippery sections are paved with RCC work. A big project for upgration of road connecting Nepal and china through Koro la boarder is undergoing – thus the road from Pokhara to Jomsom will get better every year.
As of 2022 – the road from Pokhara to Jomsom has partially asphalt, partial RCC surface and mostly soiling. Riding by jeep is totally fine whereas Motorbike ride can be safely adventurous.

How high is Jomsom Nepal?

Jomsom is 2800 meters above the sea level. Jomsom has an airport, access by land big settlement.
Jomsom is a sub urban part of Nepal with hills on the either side. Located by the Marsyangdi River – Jomsom is sweet higher settlement of Nepali mountain.

What is Muktinath famous for?

Muktinath is one of the holiest place for both Hindu & Buddhist people. Also it is home to trekkers doing Throrong la pass or any trekking in Annapurna/Mustnag region.
From Muktinath you can see Dhaulagiri mountain range.
Hindu temple at Muktinath is famous and one of the appealing landmark for people visiting this place.

Which month is best for Muktinath temple?

If you are visiting mainly for Muktinath temple – visiting there any time of the year should be fine. If your concerns are flight to Jomsom because you have heard of frequent plane crash in this route – please avoid flight during monsoon season. So as to replace the flight you can take 4 wheeler jeep as for now at 2022 AD. But after couple of years the road till Muktinath will be fine in monsoon even with bus ride.
Apart from just pilgrimage visit – your travel to Muktinath can be best in the normal trekking season in Nepal. Autumn or spring are the best season for the travel to Muktinath. March to May or Sep to November are regarded as the best month to travel to Jomsom Muktinath area. Same goes for trekking to Jomsom Muktinath route.
However trekking in spring (March to May) is the best time for trekking in Jomsom Muktinath trekking trail, as the trail will be bloomed with colorful rhododendron.

What makes Jomsom a place worth visiting?

Jomsom is gateway to mustang Nepal and famous religious temple Muktinath. Jomsom is also famous for other treks than Jomsom Muktinath trek alone. Trekking’s like Dhaulagiri base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Tilicho mesokanta pass trek, Dolpo trek, upper mustang trek etc. starts or ends in Jomsom.
Jomsom has airport for access of many trekking as mentioned above and for Muktinath, obviously. Another simple reason for famous Jomsom is its landscape. Jomsom is starting point of deserted landscape of Upper mustang region. However, Kagbeni is the entrance point of Upper mustang (restricted region of Nepal) trekking trail. Kagbeni is 20 minutes’ drive from Jomsom Bazzar.

Why Jomsom airport is not used in the afternoon?

Not just Jomsom but most of all the mountain airports are not used in the afternoon. It is because of the changing mountain weather and poor visibility. However the runway of Jomsom airport is not as tricky as Lukla airport – afternoon are not favorable for flights in Jomsom airport.
Clouds stars rumbling in the afternoons of mountain region in Nepal.

What is the altitude of Muktinath?

Muktinath is at 3800 meters above the sea level. Standing at this altitude – this is base of famous thorong la pass trekking and an ending point of Upper mustang trekking as well.
Muktinath is one of the most famous religious site for Buddhist & Hindu pilgrimage at this height of Nepal Himalaya. Landscape of Muktinath is dry but you can see snow capped mountain range of Dhaulagiri range. Greenery by the garden of local village is surreal mix in deserted geography of Muktinath temples surrounding.

Is there snowfall in Muktinath?

Yes, in the winter Muktinath get covered with snow. Some winter even creates difficulties for driving in the road from Jomsom to Muktinath because of snow.
Snowfall in Muktinath area in other season than winter is also common as it stands around 4000 meters range of Nepal Himalaya. If you have heard of 2014 incident of Annapurna circuit snow storm calming more than dozen lives – those people who arrived at Muktinath were safe.
Even it snows at Muktinath there are plenty of places to stay warm. Muktinath is itself a big village and has many other neighboring villages of decent size.

Can we go to Muktinath in December?

Yes, it is possible to trek or ride to Muktinath in the winter. People also take helicopter to go to Muktinath. Taking helicopter in the winter on the sky of Muktinath will surely look awesome as most of the snow capped mountains has thick layer of ice on top.

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Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Tip info of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • Plane-Car-Toursi Bus
  • 3760 meter/123333 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Less Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • Trek & Tour
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 5
  • 78

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    TRIP Deposit is 92% refundable & 100% Transferable
    Middleman free & Transparent
    READ the DEFINITION OF Trip Difficulty
    USE Multiple Payment Options


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