Ghorepani Tatopani Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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Ghorepani Tatopani Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Price: USD 950.0 USD 850.0

Nepal

calender icon Duration 13.0 days
accommodation icon Accommodation 3* Hotel in city, Tea House in Trekking
season icon Best Season Whole Year,
hiking icon Hiking,Sight Seeing 13.0 days
transportation icon Transportation Tourist Vehicles days
altitude icon Max-Altitude 3800.0 m
meal icon Meal Full Board
difficulty icon Difficulty medium
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Ghorepani Tatopani Jomsom Muktinath Trek Overview

Ghorepani, Tatopani, Jomsom, and Muktinath trek is a short trek to the famous places of the Annapurna region. It is also called Kaligandaki valley trek. As it is situated in the Kaligandaki Valley area in the north of Pokhara. The hundreds of years old monastery, cave, local tribes, culture and lifestyle, and scenic beauties of different landscapes and Himalayas. 


Highlights of Ghorepani Tatopani Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  •     The beautiful scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  •     Panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayan range
  •     Natural hotspring bath at Tatopani
  •     Breathtaking view of various mountains like Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre
  •     The world's deepest Kaligandaki gorge
  •     Walkthrough the Kaligandaki Valley
  •     Sunrise view from the majestic viewpoint, of Poonhill
  •     Visit the pilgrimage site of Muktinath Temple
  •     Pass the various beautiful Thakali village and rhododendron forest
  •     Delicious Thakali food, warm hospitality of Thakali people
  •     Culture and tradition of different ethnic groups

 

Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi District and lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area. It is the largest protected area in the Annapurna region. Ghorepani lies on a major trail linking several villages as well as the Annapurna Base Camp. Ghorepani is a historical colorful Magar and Gurung village. Ghorepani is also part of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking route. Poonhill is the major attraction of this area. You can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas from here. A short hike to the majestic viewpoint gives amazing 360o views of the Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalayas. Besides that, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Fishtail, and Barah Shikhar are some major peaks seen from this viewpoint. 


Tatopani, favorite stop while trekking to the Annapurna region. It is named after the hot spring that emanates from the rocks beside the Kali Gandaki River. It is also believed that water heals. And the healing effect that the hot spring has is because of the high mineral content in the water. Likewise, the majestic view of Bhote Khoshi into the lush green vegetation is another attraction of this place.


Jomsom is headquartered and primarily an administrative & commercial center of the Mustang district. Jomsom sits on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River and is the main hub for onward travel to Mustang and Muktinath. The people living in Jomsom have mainly formed Thakali and the Tibetan background. The design of the houses is unique. And it is designed to protect the inhabitants from the strong wind. This is caused by the difference in atmospheric pressure between the Tibetan plateau and the lower reaches of the valley. This atmospheric pressure blows up the valley every day. There is an airport in the southern part of the valley. This airport offers quick entry to the valley with regular daily flights from Pokhara. 


Muktinath is a beautiful valley situated at the base of the Thorong la Pass at an altitude of 3,710m. Muktinath is a pilgrimage site, which means the place of salvation. it is a highly venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. A sacred temple situated at the top of the Muktinath Valley defines the place as its main feature. Muktinath may be seen as a thousand square meters of temples, shrines, and burial stupas. Here are prayer wheels, natural springs, and sacred trees with supernatural characters reflecting both Hindu and Buddhist. Furthermore, Muktinath is a temple that contains a human-sized golden statue of Vishnu as Shri Mukti Narayana. The water from the ice-cold Kali Gandaki River has been diverted to flow through 108 stone spouts behind the temple. Moreover, the devotees take their sacred baths even in freezing temperatures. 

 

Ghorepani, Tatopani, Jomsom, and Muktinath are a beautiful journey to the most beautiful and famous places in the Annapurna region. Trekking to these places trek would be the best and lifelong experience. With the beautiful scenic long drive alongside the Trishuli River, you reach the beautiful and famous ‘City of Lake’. Then another short drive takes you to the starting point of the trek. While trekking to Ghorepani, you will see the diversity of plant and animal species. You can see various plants like oak, birch, pine, juniper, orchid to rhododendron. 


Likewise, many species of native birds like Pink-Browed Rosefinch, white Browed Fulvetta, and Red-billed Blue Magpie can be seen while trekking. And animals like a goat, rare big languor Monkey, Musk Deer, etc. might be seen too while trekking to Ghorepani. Hike to Poonhill, for the best sunrise view over more than 10 mountains including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna is the highlight of the trek. The warmth of the local folks with the lovely landscapes and a colorful small village inside of the Annapurna Conservation Area is something more than what you bargained for. 


The next highlight of this trek is the natural hot spring, at Tatopani. It will be the most relaxing hot water bath. Hiking around the breathtaking mountains to gaze at, fishes to catch and lovely rare birds to spot following the Kali Gandaki north and see beautiful apple gardens and the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang, giant icefall, and Annapurna I mountains. After passing the gorge cross a more typical village Marpha which has the best apples in Nepal. The next place is Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang. It provides magnificent views of Nilgiri and Tilicho Peak a large. 


Enjoying the amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, and many more following the flat path to Kagbeni, a small village with mainly Gurung inhabited. Like Larjung, Kobang, Tukuche, and Marpha, Jomsom is also known as Thakkhola because the people in these valleys are Thakali ethnic groups. Another highlight of this trek is the delicious Thakali food you get everywhere.


The main highlight of this trek is the Muktinath temple, one of the holiest Hindu and Buddhist temples in the world. It is one of the highest temples in the world. It holds great significance for all spiritual people on the South Asian sub-continent.


 


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Itinerary

day-1

With the beautiful views of the Himalaya and the terraced fields, you fly into Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal, where only International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport is located. Arriving in the international airport representative from Bold Himalaya will be waiting for you. Then you will be guided to your hotel and help you to settle into your room. And once you are settled in, your trekking guide will visit you and your trekking itinerary will be briefed and will help in preparation. After trekking description, you can walk in the tourist hub of Thamel. Overnight at Kathmandu

day-2

Today, your trekking to Ghorepani Tatopani Jomsom Muktinath start. You will have an early morning breakfast in your hotel room then our guide will peak you up from your hotel and transfer you to the bus station. Then you’ll be driven to Pokhara, along the Trishuli river with beautiful scenery of landscapes, waterfalls. And after around 7 hours' drive, we reach the beautiful city of lake, Pokhara

Pokhara is a famous tourist destination and every year thousands of tourists visit Pokhara. There are many places you can visit like Fewa Tal, Begnas Tal, Mahendra Gufa(cave) and similarly other caves, temples. In the evening, you can walk around the lakeside is very beautiful and refreshing. Overnight at Pokhara. 

day-3

After a beautiful night in Pokhara, today we are driving to the starting point of our trek. We will have around 2 hours drive to Nayapul by our private car. Passing several beautiful villages like Hemja, Naudanda, Lumle with the majestic views of the Annapurna range we reach Nayapul. Nayapul is a beautiful village situated near the Modi Khola in the northwest of Pokhara. From Nayapul we will head toward Trikhedhunga

Following the uphill trail through the fertile farms of rice, maize and millet fields we reach the Birethati. It is located at the junction of Bhurungdi and Modi Khola. Then passing by a small waterfall and continuing the trail keeping the river to your left side we eventually arrive at Hile. And around 20 mins steadily climb along the side of the valley we reach to Trikhedhunga. Overnight at Trikhedhunga. 

day-4

From Trikhedhunga we start our big climb to Ulleri. Crossing the suspension bridge near the campsite at Tikhedhunga, we trek through a steep stairway, with exact 3,767 steps. Ulleri is a beautiful large Magar village. The trail then leads us up the ridgeline through cultivated fields. The trail continues through a scenic area of blooming rhododendron flowers and old oak forests and we keep climbing uphill and reach Nangathanti. And after some rest continues an hour ascend through the Gurung hill to Ghorepani. Ghorepani offers the majestic views of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight stay in Ghorepani

day-5

In the early morning, we start our walk up to Poonhill. Around 45 minutes ascend through the rhododendron forest we reach the majestic viewpoint, Poonhill (3,210m/10,531ft). Poonhill is a grassy top of the hill from where we have unobstructed panoramic views of the huge Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo and Dhaulagiri. Similarly, we enjoy the sunrise over the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, and other snowcapped mountain peaks. After having wonderful panorama from the majestic viewpoint we hike back to Ghorepani

After a delicious breakfast in Ghorepani, we start our trek to Tatopani. Crossing numerous ridges through dense pine and rhododendron forest with a rich birdlife. And the little flat section with amazing views of the snowcapped peaks and passing waterfalls to small village Tatopani. Tatopani is a beautiful village alongside the rive with natural hot spring so you can have a bath in the hot spring which will be much so relaxing. Overnight at Tatopani.   

day-6

It’s another wonderful trek that passes through the deepest gorge in the world. The trail from Tatopani gradually ascends with Kali Gandaki River, the deepest gorge. We cross a suspension bridge over the Kaligandaki and continue our walk. Then we pass through the beautiful waterfall, Rupsa Chhahara, and further walking we reach the beautiful village Ghasa. Now, the trail enters the Mustang district and gape at the lush verdant landscapes filled with the sound of insects and birds

Ghasa, the last town in Mustang is the first Thakali village on the road north and the southernmost limit of Tibetan Buddhism in the valley. So the area is culturally different. Ghasa is also a popular place for bird watching admirer. Overnight at Ghasa.

day-7

Today’s trek continues along the road passing the pine trees, tropical forest up to Lete and Kalopani village. We continue following the Kali Gandaki north where we get to see beautiful apple gardens and with the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Fang, giant icefall and Annapurna I mountains. Entering into a deep windy dry area, we pas several villages like Larjung village, Kobang village and finally reach in Tukuche village. Larjung is the viewpoint for Dhaulagiri glacier, Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri I and many others. This village is located in Kaligandaki Gorge and is the centre of Thakali people. Overnight at Tukuche

day-8

After breakfast in Tukuche, we will be trekking a strong wing but a sunny route. The trail from Tukuche continues up the Kaligandaki along the rocky trail and some bushes. After passing the gorge, the terrain becomes more barren and the breeze increases. On the way, we cross more typical village Marpha. Marpha has the best apples in Nepal. Next, we reach Jomsom, a large, bustling settlement and administrative center of the region with a small airport, army camp and many more

Jomsom is headquartered of Mustang which provides magnificent views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peak. After Jomsom, we trek through a very beautiful route. With as easy flat walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki, our trail passes through Eklebhatti. Enjoying the amazing views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak and many more following the flat path we reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a small village with mainly Gurung inhabited. Like Larjung, Kobang, Tukuche, Marpha, Jomsom is also known as Thakkhola because the people in this valleys are Thakali ethnic groups.

Kagbeni is an amazing little town with hidden alleyways and European like a charm. It is not only a sightseeing place but also a pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. Kagbeni is also the starting point of the Upper Mustang and is known as a restricted area for trekking. Overnight at Kagbeni. 

day-9

Today we are hiking to the village of dream and arrive into the mighty Muktinath. From Kagbeni we make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley and join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar. The trail from here continues above the Jhong Khola to Jharkot

Leaving Jharkot, we trek to the final destination, Muktinath. the trail gradually descends and we reach a surprisingly beautiful marshy lake with willows, poplar and fruit trees. On reaching Muktinath you can see the panorama of the red roof and above Muktinath, you can see the temple. Muktinath is considered one of the holiest Hindu and Buddhist temples in the world. Situated in the foothills of Thorong La pass, it has a small golden statue of Lord Vishnu alongside an array of other statues of different gods. Overnight at Muktinath.

day-10

Early in the morning we hike to Muktinath Temple and explore Muktinath temple. It is one of the highest temples in the world and holds great significance for all spiritual people on the south Asian sub-continent. There are 108 waterspouts in the backyard of the temple called Muktidhara and taking bath in these 108 waterspouts and two ponds believe to bring salvation. After a spiritual visit to Muktinath Temple, we trek down to Jomsom

We first climb to Lubra Danda and walk down to the Lubra village. This is one of the most picturesque Thakali villages in this region. With the overwhelming stunning views of the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche and other surrounding snow-capped peaks continue along the wide and flat trail. And we reach the district headquarters of Mustang, Jomsom passing the windy Kali Gandaki river valley. Overnight at Jomsom. 

day-11

From Jomsom, you will have another incredible morning mountain flight to Pokhara. Enjoying a close-up view of Dhaulagiri and the amazing view of Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Kaligandaki valley we land on Pokhara. As the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara is in the morning, you have the whole day to explore beautiful Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara we check into a hotel then you can either find some soothing massage and recover from the tiredness or explore Pokhara Overnight at Pokhara

day-12

After delicious breakfast in the hotel, Pokhara we drive back to Kathmandu. Continuing Prithivi highway with the scenic view of the hillside and with the beautiful river, Trishuli river on the left side also crossing suspension bridge of the Muglin to the capital, Kathmandu. After around seven hours’ drive passing the several villages with the different homes and the shop of local people, we reach Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will drop you to your hotel. In the evening you will have cultural dinner with the Bold Himalaya as a farewell dinner. Overnight at Kathmandu

day-13

After a wonder Ghorepani, Tatopani Jomsom Muktinath Trek, today you will be transferred to the international airport three hours before your flight schedule

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