Jomsom -Muktinath Trek combines in just two weeks so much of what makes Nepal a unique travel and trekking destination: its varied but harmonious mix of spirituality and cultural traditions, along with a sublime physical adventure that will bring you through diverse terrain to stupendous Himalayan scenery.
Our adventure begins with a drive from Kathmandu and its many UNESCO World Heritage Sites to the town of Jomsom in the heart of the Lower Mustang Region. Situated astride the banks of the Kali Gandaki River, Jomsom enjoys as a backdrop the soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. From here our trail heads north through a number of traditional villages on the way to the town of Kagbeni, many of whose residents practice an ancient form of Tibetan Buddhism.
Its medieval ambience is also reflected in its impressive red-walled Gompa dating back to 1429. Continuing on to Muktinath, we may well encounter trekkers who have just successfully crossed the famous pass Thorung-La! More profound for us, however, will be a visit to Muktinath's walled complex of temples and shrines, which for both Hindus and Buddhists is the Nepal Himalaya's most important pilgrimage venue. The return brings us finally into the stupendous Kali Gandaki Gorge; the difference between the river's elevation and the heights of the highest peaks on either side makes this gorge the deepest in the world. Continuing on through Thakali and Ghurung ethnic villages we will encounter cultural traditions as colorful as the people, along with lush forests and breathtaking views of the Annapurna massif
Flight delays in Jomsom
Our primary modes of transports from the airstrip at Jomsom are the Twin Otter planes. Even though the flights are fairly dependable, they can be cancelled or delayed due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalaya and/or other technical issues.In cases of such delays, Adventure Club Trek will arrange road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight. The expenses for the road transport will be managed from the compensation received from the flight ticket after deducting charges for cancelation. Therefore, there will be no refund of the Jomsom to Pokhara flight in case we take the road back to Pokhara.
Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available