Jomsom Muktinath is the most popular religious tour for both Hindus and Buddhists that starts from Jomosom and ends at the same place. It is the most popular destination for pilgrims due to its holy shrine called Muktinath Temple. It is named from the combination of two words Mukti+ Nath.
Here, Mukti means salvation and Nath means God. It is located at an elevation of 3,760 m. According to legend, Hindus believe that Lord Vishnu got salvation from the curse of Brinda (wife of Jalandhar) here. Therefore he is worshipped as Muktinath (Lit. the lord of salvation).
The holy shrine, which is said to have risen on its own, is one of eight such shrines (the others include Srirangam, Sri Mushnam, Tirupati, Naimisaranyam, Thottadri, Pushkaram, and Badrinath).
It is also one of 108 Vaishnava shrines. It carries great significance for all human beings in the South Asian subcontinent. It is a symbol of religious symbiosis between Buddhists and Hindus. You can reach Jomsom by flight or Heli or by Jeep.
Brief Itinerary for Jomsom Muktinath:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom flight and trek to Kagbeni
Day 04: Kagbeni to Muktinath
Day 05: Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 06: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 08: Final departure
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
You will be picked up by our airport representative and transferred to the hotel. You can have refreshment at the hotel and explore around city.
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and prepare for the trek
Today, we will drive you to Bhaktapur for sightseeing. It is one of the oldest heritage site of Kathmandu valley where you can see the ancient Bhaktapur Durbar Square and others old temple as well. After that you will be taken to BoudhanathStupa which is the most popular and huge Buddhist temple of Nepal. Having finished it, we will drive you to Hotel and prepare for the next day’s trip.
Day 03Kathmandu to Pokhara (850)
On the next day, we will take a private car or tourist bus early in the morning to Pokhara which takes around 7-8 hours. Pokhara is one of the popular cities for tourist where we spend a night at Lake Side.
Day 04Pokhara to Jomsom(2,715m) flight and trek to Kagbeni(2804)
From Pokhara, we fly to Jomsom early in the morning with the splendid views of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri which takes approximately 25 minutes. After 25 minutes of short flight you get to Jomsom. It is the main headquarter of Mustang district. From here, we cross Kaligandaki River and head to Kagbeni through the bank of Kaligandaki River. It takes about 4/5 hours to get to Kagbeni where we spend a night at lodge.
Day 05Kagbeni to Muktinath(3800m)
Kagbeni is the main entrance of upper mustang. From here, the trail ascends to Jarkot and finally reaches at Muktinath. Muktinath is the main destination of this trek where we visit the holy temple of Muktinath and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06 Muktinath(3,800m) to Jomsom(2,713m)
After having visited and spent a night at Muktinath, we will have breakfast and trek to Jomsom. From here, the trail descends through the same trail along with the beautiful scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. It takes about 5/6 hours from Muktinath to Jomsom and stay overnight at lodge.
Day 07Jomsom(2,713m) to Pokhara(850m) by flight
Today, we will fly to Pokhara early in the morning with the magnificent scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.After 25 minutes of short flight we will arrive at Pokhara and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1350m)
From Pokhara we will catch a tourist bus to Kathmandu which takes around 7-8 hours. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 09Final Departure
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
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- Arrival and departure transportation
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- All necessary paper work and permits
- Trekking poles with company T-shirt
- An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
- Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
- All accommodation during the trek
- Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
- Mineral Water
- Boiled Water
- Electronic device re- charge
- Hot shower
- Personal Expenses
- Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
What are the main indigenous groups of this region?
The main indigenous groups of this area are Gurung and Magar.
What sort of wild animals and birds we can see in this region?
There are different sort of wild animals. If you are lucky you can see like; Deer, Leopard,wild boar and many different Species of birds.
What sort of accommodation are available in this region?
The accommodations are basic and normal Tea houses during your stay in the mountains.
What are the Possibilities of getting altitude Sickness?
Generally, you don’t get any altitude Sickness but that would be better if you go with medication if in case.
What sort of equipment do we need?
The equipments required like; Jacket, Trousers, T- shirts, Gloves, hat, Sun glasses, Trekking shoes, Trekking Sticks etc.