Jomsom Muktinath trek lies in the trans-Himalayan district of Annapurna. The trekking trail follows antiquated salt exchanging and journey course to Jomsom and Muktinath. The trekking discloses Nepal’s astounding decent variety of scene, culture and environment. The district of Jomsom Muktinath was a piece of Mustang Kingdom for long time in the history.
Henceforth it has vestiges of old posts, caverns and religious communities of Tibetan Buddhism also a pre-Buddhist Bon religion. The zone gets next to no rain making it the best palce to trek in Nepal during storm downpour.
The autumn (September, October, November, and December) and spring (February to May) are the most favorable seasons for trekking. The weather is pleasant and calm, which offers the fantastic crystal clear view of the mountains. The trek cannot be done during the monsoon season because the trail remains muddy and slippery, along with lots of sucking leeches.
Day 01 : Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,850 m / 3 hrs)
The 18 mints flight is the best mountain flight as it passes through the world’s deepest gorge wedged between Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri I (8,167m). Jomsom is a small town on the base of Nilgiri Himal. We will mostly follow the river bed of Kali Gandaki to Kagbeni. Visit old Kagbeni with 500 years old monastery. Dhaulagiri from Jomsom Flight
Day 02 : Trek to Muktinath (3,750 m / 5 hrs)
Explore the temple and monasteries The trail climbs steeply above Kagbeni to the plateaus and then more gradually to another ancient town of Jharkot. From Jharkot, it is a 45 minute climb to Muktinath. From the altitude of Muktinath, one will be overlooking at Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Ranges.
Day 03 : Take a detour to Lubra and back to EkaliBhatti.
Lubra is the last Bon village pre-Buddhist practice). The place is full of legend and history. Also the scenery is beautiful as we first traverse the pasture to come to the ridge closer to Dhaulagiri range. From the point where Panda Valley meets Kali Gandaki,we have to walk back half an hour to Ekli Bhatti.
Day 04 : Trek back to Jomsom (2 and half hrs).
You can explore the Museum or hike to Dhumba Lake (2 hrs) from Jomsom.
Day 05 : Fly back to Pokhara