Day 01: Join Kathmandu (1300m)
Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport (TIA, Tribhuvan International Airport) received by Wilderness Excursion representative on your arrival. Later, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel, get fresh, relax a bit or you can explore the vicinity until we meet in the evening for the trip briefing. The time for the briefing will be informed to you once you arrive at hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 02: In Kathmandu
Today we will get permits, after breakfast you have choice to visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu or you can do preparation. Kathmandu is known as the city of temples. There are several UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swayambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Stay overnight in Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara (800m)
Early morning breakfast and we check out the hotel to go to Pokhara. A 7 hours drive by tourist bus takes us to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. The drive is very scenic which goes through the winding and stretching road along side the famous rafting river of Trishuli and later on Marsyangdi. The passing through some beautiful small Nepali towns will give you some glimpses of countryside of Nepal.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom from Pokhara (25 minutes), trek to Kagbeni (2800 m.) 3 hours walk.
Take a short but scenic flight in the morning to a stunning town of Jomsom. A twenty minutes' flight with a very close up view of Annapurna range takes you to the mountain town of Jomsom. Feel welcomed by the mountain air in Jomsom and start the trek of the day to Kagbeni along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. A five hours gentle walk takes you to this beautiful place in the middle of the mountains. Enjoy the view of the mountains.
Day 05: Trek to Muktinath/3800m, 3 hours walk and stay in lodge.
Wake up early to a beautiful morning, take breakfast and start the walk of the day to Muktinath. Muktinath is a very significant sacred pilgrimage site for the Hindus and Buddhist, the place has a special spiritual charm. An about six hours walk takes you to this enchanting place. We stay at a tea house.
Day 06: Trek to Marpha (2670 m.) via Lubra 6 hours walk and stay in lodge.
Wake up to another fresh and beautiful morning; feel relaxed with each inhale of the mountain air. Drive to Jomsom after breakfast and trek to Marpha. Experience and enjoy the mountain driving in Nepal for about one and half hours and trek gentle down hill for about two hours to Marpha, today's stopover.
Day 07: Drive to Tatopani (1190m).
Take another day experience of mountain driving in Nepal. Drive to Tatopani (Hot Water) after breakfast. Once you reach Tatopani, you can enjoy a bath natural hot spring pool and wash the tiredness away. Overnight rest in a tea house
Day 08: Tatopani - Ghorepani (2850m)
It's a long day walk up today. It will take you about eight hours to reach a magnificently beautiful village of Ghorepani. Once you reach there, enjoy the close up view of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range. Stay overnight in Super View lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Tadapani/2590m, 5 hours walk and stay in lodge.
Early morning wake up to hike to a stunning view point of Poon Hill for a breathtaking panoramic view of the mountains and an incredible sunrise. Walk back to the tea house and enjoy the breakfast. Map the trail to hike to Tadapani. Stay overnight in grand view Guest house.
Day 10: Trek to Ghandruk (2012m), 3-4 hours walk and stay in lodge.
We walk along a shaded forest trail, followed by terraced fields of maize and potatoes to Ghandruk. From here we have fantastic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. It is a major settlement of the Gurung, an ethnic group of Nepal. It is a very famous Gurung village with terraces and offers excellent mountain views. After arriving, it is possible to take a short walk to explore the village, visiting a cultural museum and monastery.
Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (800m)
Walk down hill from Ghandruk to Syauli Bazaar then flat pleasing walk to Nayapul and drive back civilization, Pokhara. Rest and relax after 5 days hiking.
Day 12: Rest and relax in Pokhara
Today is the day to relax or rest. We have free time to enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara. You can go for relaxing massage, spa treatment. If you are not exhausted, we go for boating on the Phewa Lake and visit a temple in the middle of the lake, visit Davi's fall and International Mountain Museum. You can also go for adventure activities like Paragliding, ultralight flight,
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu (1300m)
Today, after breakfast, we make a 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Kathmandu Guest House.
Day 14: Further destination or fly back to home
Trip conclusion and time of farewell to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We take you to the airport for your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back trekking somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Wilderness Excursion will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Packing List and Equipment for Jomsom Muktinath Trek
Personal Trekking Equipment
Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,
Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
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