Desert valley at Jomsom Muktinath
Desert valley at Jomsom Muktinath

Jomsom Muktianth Poonhill Trekking - 13 Days


    • Sightseeing at UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu and Natural city Pokhara
    • Climb Poonhill (3,210m) for panoramic mountain and best sunrise view
    • Explore the well-preserved Tibetan culture of Lower Mustang region
    • Visit Muktinath, one of the holiest Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal
    • Panoramic views of Mountains, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and others
    • Scenic flight over the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, green forest, Mountains
    • Oldest monasteries, Cultural villages and typical peoples

Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill Trekking is low land trekking destination of Annapurna region. It is including multi cultural villages, multi cultures of local peoples, scenic greenery and Tibetan plateau landscape with panoramic mountains and best sunrise view points. 13 days trekking plan includes sightseeing at UNESCO heritage site in Kathmandu as well as exploration major attraction in Pokhara. Starting days of trekking is with dense forest inside greenery landscape. Himalayan views are starting to see from Pokhara and it will be stunning in Ghorepani Poon Hill. Another section of Jomsom and Muktinath is different landscape and Tibetan cultural settlements. Oldest monasteries, picturesque Tibetan plateau landscape, Holy Muktinath Temple, huge apple field and off course Himalayan views.

You will have enough time to prepare your trekking in Kathmandu. Our plan in this itinerary is to drive Pokhara with tourist bus from Kathmandu. You have option to drive with private car or take 25 minutes flight. Pokhara, the Natural city of Nepal is panoramic mountain of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Fishtail and more. Boating at beautiful lakes can spend relaxable time here. The first day of trekking is drive to Nayapool and start trek to Ulleri village. Ghoreani village in our second day trekking is panoramic with huge mountains from very near. Early in the morning climb to Poon Hill (3210m) is best option to view Panoramic Mountain and sunrise.

Next section of Jomsom Muktinath Poonhill Trekking reaches toward barren land at Buddhist cultural villages. Reach at Tatopani, can spend memorial time and taking bath at natural hot spring. Typical Tibetan cultural villages on the way like, Kobang, Tilicho, Ghasa, Marpha, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath. Every day are not only trekking, but exploration around village, get touch with local peoples, know their life style and cultures is also part of this trekking. Trekking ends at Jomsom after exploring Muktinath temple at the lap of Thorong La Himalayas. We than take fly back to Pokhara. Jomsom Muktinath section from Tatopani to Muktinath and back to Jomsom has option to do driving tour.  

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu (1350m). Overnight at Hotel

Day 02:Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours - 710m). Overnight at Hotel

Day 04:Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (7 Hours - 1960m) Overnight at tea house

Day 05:Trek to Ghodepani (4 hours - 2860m). Overnight at tea house

Day 06:Morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tatopani (7 Hours - 1170m) overnight at tea house

Day 07:Trek to Ghasa (5/6 Hours - 2,100m) Overnight at local tea house

Day 08:Trek to Marpha (6 Hours - 2,650m) Overnight at tea house

Day 09:Trek to Kagbeni (5/6 Hours - 2,810m) Overnight at tea house

Day 10:Trek to Muktinath (5/6 hours - 3,800m) Overnight at tea house

Day 11:Trek back to Jomsom. overnight at tea house

Day 12:Fly back to Pokhara. half day sightseeing and evening fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel

Day 13:Departure

Cost Includes

    • Accommodation in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara on twin sharing
    • Accommodation in local tea houses in twin sharing rooms
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with guide, transpiration and entrance fees  
    • Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist bus
    • Jomsom - Pokhara flight
    • Pohara – Kathmandu flight
    • Trekking permit of Jomsom Muktinath and TIMS card
    • Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking days
    • English speaking friendly and experience trekking guide with his salary, accommodation, foods, equipment and insurance
    • Trekking supporter (Porter) one porter for 2 pax
    • First Aid kit box
    • All service charges and government taxes  

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
    • Personal expenses, personal equipment, travel insurance, emergency rescue expenses
    • Accommodation upgrading, Tipping 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu (1350m). Overnight at Hotel Representative from Nepal Highland Treks pickup you from international airport and transfer to Hotel at Thamel, Touristic hub. Depend one time, we can discuss about the trip and make sure your trekking equipment.

Day 2Day in Kathmandu. Sightseeing and trip preparation. overnight at Hotel After your breakfast, our tour guide leads you to sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. We cover three major highlights which are UNESCO heritage sites. Bhaktapur Durbar Squire, Old king palace with living arts and architectures. Bauddhanath Stupa, A biggest Buddhist stupa. Pashupatinath temple, a Biggest Hindu temple. Come back to hotel and final preparation of trekking. Introduce with your guide and porter

Day 3Drive to Pokhara (6 Hours - 710m). Overnight at HotelEarly morning breakfast in your Hotel. Take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and scenic beauty all the way around. check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore Lakeside Pokhara. In Option you can take private car (6 Hours) or flight (25 minutes) to make comfortable trip

Day 4Drive to Nayapool and Trek to Ulleri (7 Hours - 1960m) Overnight at tea house Drive 1 and half hour to Nayapool, start trekking for 5 hours through river, local villages and forest. It is flat and easy walking till Tikkhedhunga (1540m). Than our walking reach to one of the tough uphill towards Ulleri (1960m). Annapurna South and Himchuli view just spectacular from here. Check in local tea house.

Day 5Trek to Ghodepani (4 hours - 2860m). Overnight at tea house Ulleri its self is magnificent view of Annapurna South and Himchuli. Our walking about one hour through Ulleri and Banthanti village. We than enter very dick forest where we can see some beautiful waterfall. We reach Ghorepani (2860m) by our lunch time. Take your lunch at local tea house. It is depending on us, we might walk to Poonhill (3210m) to view sunset with and panoramic Himalayas.

Day 6Morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Tatopani (7 Hours - 1170m) overnight at tea house Climb to Poonhill early in the morning. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tatotapni. You can enjoy bathing at natural hotspring in Tatopani.

Day 7Trek to Ghasa (5/6 Hours - 2,100m) Overnight at local tea houseTrekking trail all the way follows the Kali Gandaki river. Continuing along to Dana village, Rupse Chahara, Huge and beautiful waterfall and Kopchepani, the trail further ascend to Ghasa village. Ghasa village is small village having Annapurna Conservation office.

Day 8Trek to Marpha (6 Hours - 2,650m) Overnight at tea house There is different trail for trekking although trail sometime meets rough road. Meets Tukuche, Largung and Lete. Unique suspension bridges over kaligandaki and Lete rivers. Deepest valley with few typical villages and time to time view of Himalayas makes this trail unforgettable. Marpha is Thakali village have big monastery at top of the village. Marpha is capital of Apple field too.

Day 9Trek to Kagbeni (5/6 Hours - 2,810m) Overnight at tea house Trek to Kagbeni village. 5 to 6 hours trekking trail passing through Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom village and Eklebhatti. Exploration around Kagbeni village. Oldest Monasteries, local village, peoples and reach up to boarder of Upper Mustang.

Day 10Trek to Muktinath (5/6 hours - 3,800m) Overnight at tea house It is short distant trekking from Kagbeni to Muktinath. Since we assent almost 1000 miter, walking slowly with enough rest in recommend. The panoramic mountain of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri are shine from on the way walking. Visit Jharkot village on the way which consist of Oldest monastery and Lama school. Once you reach at Muktianth, visit holy Muktinath temple and around

Day 11Trek back to Jomsom. overnight at tea house Morning sights of Muktinath and sunrise at scenic landscape. After your breakfast, start trek. It is all the way down same route via Kaligandaki River valley till Jomsom. You can hike to Mountain museum at top of Jomsom village. Nilgiri South, Nilgiri West, Nilgiri middle and Jomsom airport view seems very scenic from here.

Day 12Fly back to Pokhara. half day sightseeing and evening fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel Early in the morning, fly back to Pokhara. Take half day sightseeing in Pokhara. Boating at Fewa Lake, Visit Talbarahi temple, International mountain museum, David falls and Gupteswor cave. Late afternoon fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 13Departure Till departure time, free. We drop you to international airport for your final departure. As per rule, you have to be there before 3 hours.

Departure Dates

It is not important to have group joining in this trekking. Any number of trekkers can have their own private trekking tour. Nepal Highland treks provide you professional tour and  trekking guide in entire trekking. Make your trip lifetime memorial with our professional team.  

Useful Info

Foods in the trip
All the foods are including in the cost during trekking days. Lunch and Dinner is extra while you are in Kathmandu and in Pokhara (Main cities). There are good restaurants to take Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu. all the foods during trekking is from local restaurant. There will be hygienic and good foods entire the trip. you can choose it from menu.

Accommodation in the trip
While you are starting in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we are providing you twin sharing rooms in 3 star category hotels. During your trekking, accommodation is in local tea houses on twin sharing room. We can provide you attached toilet rooms in most of the places during this trek.  

Drinks in the trip
Bottled mineral water is available in entire trekking and tour. Other hot drinks are available tea house and you can meet tea houses in every hour time.

Staffs in the trip
There will be professional tour guide during your tour in Kathmandu valley. Professional trekking guide will lead your trekking. He is professional, English speaking and friendly. Porter in the trekking is to carry your luggage. You will meet your guide and porter in Kathmandu before starting trekking.      

Equipment list
You do not need to bring much equipment for trekking or you do not need to bring whole equipment from your home. You can buy it in Kathmandu as per your need.
Clothing List
Round cap to protect from sun during sunny day
Warm head cover cap
Muff to cover mouth from heavy wind and cold
1 pairs warm inner thermal and inner trouser
1 pair warm outer trouser
1 pair warm wind proof warm outer trouser
One pair light and warm jacket or sweeter
One pair down jacket
One pair wind proof jacket
2 pairs light shocks
2 pair warm shocks
1 pair light shoe or sandal
1 pair warm water proof trekking shoes 
2 pairs light trouser or half paint for walking during day and hot temperature
3 pairs of light t-shirt
Warm glove
Rain coat (cover body and backpack)
20 litter polar bag for trekking, carrying yourself (Trekking bag pack)
Duffel bag or big polar bag to hand over with your goods to our Porter (Nepal Highland Treks provide you)

Other accessories
Head lamp with enough battery
Camera and its battery
Battery charger
Trekking stick
Phone and charger
lip care
Sun cream
Toilet papers
Hand wash lotion
Thoth brush add paste
Washing shop and bath shampoo
Quick dry towel

First Aid Kit Medicines 
In every trekking package, our guide will carry first aid kit box containing medicines of anti altitude, anti Diarrhea, pain relief, Antibiotic, anti cold, anti vomiting, anti headache, fever, bandages, handplast and anti septic lotion . If you are taking any regular medicine that is compulsory to bring yourself.