Muktinath Temple trek is one of the most admired and classic pilgrimage site tours in Nepal. Muktinath (3800m) being the highest point of the trek, this trek is suitable for anyone having a moderate fitness level. This trek is a part of the Annapurna Circuit trek and perfect trek to experience the vibe of Himalayas in a short time period. This is a short trek yet it has the capability to give you a lifetime experience.
Our trek starts from Kathmandu heading towards the City of Lakes, Pokhara also known as Dreamland of Nepal. Short domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom enjoying a magnificent view of snow-capped mountain and Green giant hills right in front of our eyes is fascinating. Short trek to Kagbeni following Kaligandaki River Bank and a scenic panorama of Mountains increases the excitement of this trek. Kaligandaki River Bank is famous for fossilized ammonites, known as Saligram. According to Hinduism, Saligram is a form of Hindu Lord Vishnu and people use to worship it. Kagbeni is a beautiful village also known as the gateway to Upper Mustang. We can witness breath-taking views of 8 out of 20 highest mountains in the world including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri.
As Muktinath is a pilgrimage site of both Hindus and Buddhists, it is a symbol of religious equality between Hindus and Buddhists of this area. In Hinduism, this site is also known as Mukti Kshetra which means a sacred place of Salvation. They strongly believe that visiting this site within a lifetime guarantees salvation after death. Mesmerizing Temple located at high altitude, 108 water sprouts and burning eternal flame are highlights of this pilgrimage site. Jomsom is an administrative and commercial center as well as headquarter of the district. This windy valley is famous for quick entry and exit flights.
Overall, the diversity of this place is spectacular. From deep valleys to sky-high mountains, subtropical rhododendron jungle to a high dry land resembling Tibetan Plateau is magnificent. In the lower area, the majority of the population is Hindus but as altitude climbs up, Buddhists dominate Hindus. Diversity of the culture, a tradition between Hindus and Buddhists and lifestyle of the people is amazing to experience.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Fly [30 min flight] or drive [6-7hrs] to Pokhara and boating in Phewa Lake.
Day 03: Early morning fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni[2800m].
Day 04: Trek to Muktinath [3710m][4-5 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek to Jomsom [2720m].
Day 06: Early morning fly to Pokhara and free for personal activities.
Day 07: Fly or drive to Kathmandu and free for personal activities.
Day 08: International departure.
35 min by car BB plan on cities Hotel/resort as per your requirement
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, Our representative from Nepal Dream path will welcome you in the airport. After a short greeting, we will transfer you to the Hotel in a comfortable private vehicle. In the hotel, we will provide detail information about essential gears and other important information about the trek. In the evening, we will organize a welcome dinner for you and introduce you to related individuals. Overnight in Hotel
[6-7hrs] drive or[30 min flight] BB plan (Generally we provide breakfast and bed) Hotel/resort (according to your requirement)
After the night at Kathmandu, Our next destination is to beautiful city Pokhara. We will drive to Pokhara in the morning. Throughout this 6-7 hour drive, you can see beautiful landscapes, roads followed by streams and small tea stops. Pokhara is a small but geographically diverse city located at the feet of Sky high Machhapuchchhre Himal (mountain). In spite of its small area, this city has many amazing things to offer. Sports activities like base jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, bungee jumping, cycling are highlights of this city. Overnight in hotel.
3-4hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House
After having breakfast at Pokhara, we will have a short domestic flight of 20 min to Jomsom. During the flight we will get the opportunity to witness the scenic view of snow-capped mountains and greenery of the hills. From Jomsom, we will set our root to Kagbeni following Kaligandaki river bank, the deepest George of the world. We will enjoy breath taking view of mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche from Kagbeni. Overnight in Hotel.
4-5 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House
We consider this day as the main day of this trek. Today, we will leave for Muktinath early morning to avoid strong wind that amazingly blows up the valley after midday. Our way ascends up to the highest point of the trail Muktinath Temple located at the altitude of 3710m. Also, the Muktinath temple is one of the temples located at highest altitude of the world. Muktinath valley is situated at the foot of eye-awing Thorang La mountain pass. We will have great honor to take a bath in 108 sacred taps carved in cow head shape. There is a traditional belief that taking bath in 108 sacred tap guarantees salvation after death. Overnight in Hotel.
4-5 hrs walk All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea House
After having an amazing night at Muktinath, we will drive back to Jomsom. Jomsom being headquarter of the district, administrative and commercial center has a facility of governmental offices, high-class cafes, and hotels with free internet services, ATMs. We can utilize our remaining time chilling out and enjoying the spectacular diversity of this area. Overnight at Hotel.
20 min fly BB plan Hotel/ Resort
We will leave Jomsom enjoying our short domestic flight back to Pokhara and spend a day here. We can spend our time exploring Pokhara by visiting the amazing Bat cave, Mahendra cave, Seti River, Begnas Lake, etc. Boating on peace Phewa Lake and visiting Barahi Temple situated in the middle of the lake is always great to experience. We will enjoy our night at Pokhara.
25min fly or 6 hrs drive BB plan Hotel/Resort
We will drive back to Kathmandu early morning and transfer you to hotel. You can rest and utilize your time as your wish. We strongly suggest you to go for sightseeing of the city. Sightseeing of four World Heritage Sites of city Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square provides you Lifetime experience. On the other hand, you can go for shopping and buy the things in the memory of Nepal and your Trek. In evening, we will host a farewell dinner and celebrate the success of our trek. Today, you can enjoy your last night in Nepal.
Today, you are leaving Nepal enjoying your last moments in the city and with all good and bad experiences. Depending upon your departure schedule, we will transfer you to the International Airport with a heavy heart. Farewell and have a safe journey back to your Home. Hope to see you again!
- Sun Hat
- Worm hat (it mean worm one to protect your head from cold)
- Sun Cream/lip guard
- Tooth pest/Brush/soap
- Down Jacket
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Jumper/fleecy jacket
- Long underwear
- Windbreaker trouser
- Wool socks
- Cotton socks
- Trekking boots
- Sewing kits
- Water bottle
- Swiss knife
- Extra batteries
- Flip flops
- Raincoat/ Umbrella
- Rucksacks(For a Day)
- Sleeping Bag
- Medical & first aid kit
- All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
- Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses in the trek.
- Full day guided tour of Kathmandu.
- 3 meals a day during the trek.
- Guide, porters and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
- ACAP fees.
- Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
- Necessary equipment during the trek.
- All taxes and fees required for the program.
What's not included?
- Meals in the cities.
- Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water etc)
- Travel Insurance (Essential).
- Personal trekking gears not mentioned in the contract.
- Tips for staffs.