Jomsom Muktinath Deluxe Trek in Fly Out | Jomsom Trek (12 days)
|Trip Duration||12 days|
|Trip Type:||Lodge (Teahouse)|
|Min. Group Size||5|
|Max Altitude:||3800 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Transportaion:||Land & Flight|
|Meals:||All meals 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara
Lodge (Teahouse) accomodation during the trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel.
Drive from Pokhara to Beni which takes about five and half hours and trek from Beni to Galeshwar takes about one hour. The road up to Baglung is well paved and the vehicle clambers up the muddy tracks towards Beni. A small river at the side of the town, Beni is the last point where one can have the comforts of a four wheel drive. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Galeshawar to Tatopani which takes about five and half hours. The trail is flat which follows Kali Gandaki. You will come across many small waterfalls. The trail also continues through the Baisari, Bekhola and finally reaches Tatopani. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tatopani (1180m.) to Ghasa takes about four and half hours. After descending through the rhododendron forest, fine vistas open up as you approach Chitre, with the Dhaulagiri Range straight ahead. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. You continue to descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, you then cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. When the rock cliffs end, you descend to the river before making the short climb back up to Ghasa. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Ghasa (2080m.) to Kalopani which takes about two and half hours. The trail continues to ascend and pass through Lete at 2470m, shortly before arriving at Kalopani, where you can have access to superb views of the Nilgiri peaks to the east. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Kalopani (2560m.) to Tukuche takes about four and half hours. This day you start the trek by crossing to the eastern side of the river, but cross back again to continue the trail before entering Larjung at 2560m. The trail continues on a short distance to the interesting village of Khobang with its narrow alleyways. Then you reach the ancient Thakali village of Tukuche situated at 2590m. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Tukuche (2590m.) to Jomsom which takes about three and half hours. You trek through almost flat level. On the way, you get to see the multi hued orchards of apple, peaches and walnut. You come across many Thakali villages such as Syang, Marpha and so on. Stay overnight at lodge.
Trek from Jomsom (2713m.) to Kagbeni takes about three hours. You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. En route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki river. Stay overnight tat lodge.
Trek from Kagbeni (2810m.) to Muktinath which takes about four hours. The trail steeply ascends for couple of hundred meters. You can enjoy stunning deserted landscape, caves, old Tibetan villages, appleorchards, yaks and sheep herds and so on. You can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village.
Trek from Muktinath (3800m.) to Jomsom takes about four and half hours. You now begin the trek descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow path steeply down to Kagbeni, a primitive village famous for Tibetan architectures. Now your trail passes through the bank of Kali Gandaki passing through the Eklebhatti. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang and it is split into two towns and between these two towns passes through Kali Gandaki river. There is access of internet and banking facilities. From Jomsom, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peak. Here you stay overnight at hotel.
Fly from Jomsom (2713m.) to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. You stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara. The flights are available during the morning time. During the flights in the morning, the sky is very clear which enables you to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.
Bob & Sylvia Maclean,
Jomsom - Muktinath - Pokhara
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