Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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The Jomsom Muktinath trek traces the trail from Pokhara all the way to Kali Gandhaki valley with Muktinath the pilgrimage site as the end point of the trek. Along this trail you will enjoy the natural splendors as well as the unique culture of the Jomsom region. The Jomsom Muktinath trek provides the double pleasures for the trekkers to view of two great Himalayan ranges, the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range.This trek offers the availability of lodges and the easy access to the highland region of the Himalayas within a limited time frame.
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Kai Wah
Malaysia3,578 contributions
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Dec 2019 • Couples
This is not an easy trek which took us approximately 7 hours to complete. There are many upward slopes since it is the trek from lower elevation (Jomsom - 2,700 above sea level) to higher elevation (Muktinath - 3,800 above sea level). Some parts of the trek are rocky and dusty jeep road. Hence, good trekking shoes are essential to avoid sprained ankle, with plenty of fluids required. Walking poles can be helpful too. Good that we engaged Eco Nepal Adventure with good experiences tour guide and porter that made our trekking less strenuous and more enjoyable with scenic paths and stunning views. Also, some part of the trek is easier since it is asphalt road. We had a good panoramic view of Kagbeni Village on the way along this trek. Having said that, returning trek from Muktinath to Jomsom on the next day was much easier since it was a descending trek. The breathtaking views is the biggest motivation for this trek.
Written January 15, 2020
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Clear line Travel
Kathmandu, Nepal36 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Friends
Muktinath, means salvation god believe by Hindu mythology. Where every year thousands of people visit. As well it is famous trekking trail for trekkers, you can go up to Only Muktinath trekking for 8,9 days or you come by crossing another world famous pass ( Highest Trekking pass) Thorungla (5416 M ).
Only the Hindu Temple in the world, where lady priest from Buddhist religion (Nun), it is the place where you can see the good relation between 2 religion Hindu and Buddhist, Monastery and Temple is together in one place, where Hindu and Buddhist priest live together, and do ritual things in same place.
Written December 9, 2014
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Clear line Travel
Kathmandu, Nepal36 contributions
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Oct 2012 • Friends
Muktinath, One of the holy, attractive place where thousands of people visit every year.
In last October i have been there with my group. I have been in Muktinath more than 100 times, but i feel better every time. Muktinath is Hindu Temple and Buddhist Gompa in in place. And one of the most interesting this is there in Muktinath, Lady priest from Buddhist religion in Hindu Temple. This is only one Temple you can find lady priest in Hindu Temple all around the world.
Written December 3, 2012
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bera10
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
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Hi,
This is Martin from Australia i would like take this opportunity to all last three month ago i was in Mustang doing a two weeks trekking with Nepal Social Treks www.nepalsocialtreks.com, actually i was a participant from Australia alone but the company has more trekker. We were group of six start mustang (Lomangthang trek since flight from kathmandu to Jomsom via Pokhara alone the way we had a very nice scenery and nice team for our camping trek. If anyone wants to do this trek i would surely recommend to use this company.
Martin, Australia
Written December 26, 2010
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Harry J
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Mar 2014 • Couples
Me and my wife trekked up through Marpha, Kagbeni, and Muktinath, and then back down via a plane from Jomsom.

The views are absolutely breathtaking, the landscape in the 'rain shadow' is a bit like being on the moon, and it is also also one of the most culturally rich places in the world. Because the area has had trekkers for some time, This route is a relatively easy trek and allows you to see the best bits from the 'Annapurna Circuit' without the tougher parts of that trek. There are great places of interest on the way e.g. a 600yr old monestary, the real-life 'Shan gri La' that is Kagbeni, and of course Muktinath which is a place of pilgrimage for millions of people from around the world.

We went with Tsering Sherpa, from http://www.himalayansherpaadventure.com/. Tsering is a friendly guy and an experienced trekking guide. He knows the area and the people very well, and ensured that we had a really enjoyable trip.
Written December 28, 2014
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BoHendgen
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions
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Sep 2012 • Friends
This trek is fairly easy to walk, it gently follows up a river valley most of the way, jet has spectacular scenery, you will walk through ancient villages & past monastries to finally after 4-5 days at the foothill of the mountains find this incredible temple.
The experience was adventurous, yet gentle & not very strenuous. I would recommend it for family with children also.
Written October 22, 2012
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Aalap D
New Delhi, Delhi, India11 contributions
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Oct 2012 • Solo
I trekked the western portion of the Annapurna circuit, Muktinath was very ok-ok. I didn't feel like getting a room in any of the hotels over there. I went to a few of the smaller villages nearby, instead, and found a nice place called Jharkot, where I finally found a really nice room.
Written October 15, 2012
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Avash P
Kathmandu, Nepal13 contributions
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Oct 2014 • Friends
Best visited on Spetember and October, Muktinath lies on the heart of Mustang region, the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Either from the Jomsom or straight descent from Thorang Pass, Muktinath gives you both the feeling of holiness and place to gaze on beautiful land mass of mustang.
Written January 2, 2015
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Arunava4all
Kolkata (Calcutta), India49 contributions
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These days, there are 4 wheelers going to almost about a kilometre of the Muktinath Temple. So you may not like to walk the dusty road with vehicles driving past. However, the vehicles are a big help for those who find it difficult to walk. More importantly, for travellers, it opens up options of visiting places which you would otherwise wouldn't have the time or tenacity to explore.
Normally Kagbeni would have been a halt which you would have reached in the afternoon and left next morning. Now you can reach Kagbeni as early as 8am. Quite a few lodges there with moderate amenities. Base yourself there & look around - villages - interesting places like Djong & Jharkot..... the old dilapidated fort and the interesting old monastery at Jharkot. Walk down to the Kali Gandaki... Spend a couple of days there before you plan your next move. It may lead you to Lo Mathang on the left, or cross Muktinath to Thorung La by taking the trail on the right.
Written December 27, 2014
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anand s
Darjeeling District, India76 contributions
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Dec 2016 • Family
"Well few years before trekking Muktinath was amazing, especially known as- Around Annapurna or Annapurna Circuit as well some people would call Thorangla pass - Mutinath Trek. Starting from Beshisar and end at the either Nayapool or Birethati (On the other side of the modi river). But since few years there is road all the way up to Manag or may be higher up, which is bit disappointing, still beautiful". ABOUT MUKTINATH :While traveling to Muktinath from Pokhara -( Beni - Tatopani - Ghasa) and to Jomsom even by bus this days or hire a jeep (A day or two). Road condition is not that good (Off Roads), while going up do not sit on the right hand side, driving is all the way on riverside (Kaligandaki), beautiful Nepali villages along the road side, remember do not travel in empty stomach. Drivers are very experience, most of them are locals so they are well educated about twist and turn, nothing to worry. If you like to hire a motor bike in Pokhara or Jomsom to do this beautiful trip you can try do on the both place. MuktiNath is a name of the Temple and the village as well Monastery, it is Lord Shiva Temple just below the Mt' Nilgiri, other side of the MuktiNath is Upper Mustang. Area of MuktiNath is very peaceful, late afternoon will bit cold and windy. People around region are Thakali, Chhetri, Lo, Gurung, Magar so on, traveling to this region is always fascinating with culture and tradition combination. Muktinath (3708 m) so if you going straight then beware of Altitude sickness, drink plenty of water and don't drink alcohol. On the Muktinath area there is plenty of Hotel and Lodges and the food is well cooked (Nepali Dal Bhat Is best). You might meet domestic pilgrimage and Indian pilgrimage tourist in huge groups, just below Muktinath village (Half an hour) walk there is very fascinating town call Jankarkot, worth visiting this village en route, there is 300 yrs old Monastery, the whole jankarkot houses look like Tibetan style. I recommend to stay in Kagbeni (the village with modern days facilities and this is the place from where lower and upper Mustang divided. Indeed its a awesome place to be in life time, do not forget to see sulfur heated water at muktinath, try to take bath in sulfur heated water at Tatopani. Thanks.
Written June 28, 2017
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