Kaligandaki & Muktinath Trek - 10 Days

in the ancient trans-Himalayan salt trade route-charming villages,-constant views of the snow capped peaks of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri mountain range in the holy Muktinath area, on the arid Tibetan like terrain

One of the most truly inspiring walking journey on the worlds’ deepest gorge in the midst of towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range, this trek follows the ancient cavern route through a more diverse range of climate, vegetation and cultures than most small countries can boast in their entire country.

The trail leads to ups and downs path, passing through many traditional villages along the way. This wonderful adventure begins with a flight to and from Jomsom, tiny thatched roofed villages; set among the terraced fields, makes an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snow range of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The pleasant walk eventually leads to lower Mustang from Jomsom and to the highest spot of Muktinath one of the holiest pilgrimage place for the Hindu’s and Buddhist the trek leads back to Jomsom for the scenic sweeping flight towards Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our staff and escort you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

Day 2
In Kathmandu with half day sight seeing tour.

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara 200 k.m. 5-6 hrs rides

As per the drive time, transfer for the scenic driving journey to Pokhara after 5-6 hours of good ride brings us to the stunning Pokhara Valley, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to Hotel. Pokhara is the second largest township in Nepal and enjoys a beautiful setting beside the large lake of Phewa, Rupa and Begnas.

Day 4
Fly to Jomsom 2,715m and begin trek to Kagbeni 2,810 m 3-4 hrs walks.

From Jomsom, the trail leads on the Kaligandaki plains in the rainy season the road diverts to the right bank of the river plain, the walk is pleasant with few ups and down most of the way to the place of Ekali Bhatti (lonely inn) where there is three or four tea-houses at present, it used to be one tea-house when its got its name Ekali -Bhatti. From here the path splits into two ways the higher up leads to Muktinath well the other one leads you to upper Mustang and Tibet via Kagbeni.

Our trail leads past Eklai-bhatti towards north west, the walking gets much easier on the gradual winding route as the the road widens as you walk further on the river bed towards the windswept village of Kagbeni for the overnight.

Day 5
Trek to Muktinath 3,760m. 4-5 hrs.

Walk leads to a slow uphill, with gradual path in some section on arriving at Jharkot village, another 1 -2 hours of climb brings you at the Muktinath area for the overnight stop in of the many good lodges.

Day 6
Rest day at Muktinath.

A leisure day and with time to marvel the great view of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Mt.Tukuche and Nilgiri range of mountains visiting Muktinath Temple, in the auspicious time this place is flooded with pilgrims of both Hindu and Buddhist, the Temple of Muktinath and with its 108 water spout, which is also the source of Kaligandaki river. Afternoon free for independent activities.

Day 7
Trek to Jomsom. 4-5 hrs.

A good gradual walk on the downhill slope all the way to the Kaligandaki River Valley from here the path is almost level all the way to Jomsom.

Day 8
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Early morning flight to Pokhara, on arrival our staff will pick you up for the short
drive back to respective Hotel, afternoon sightseeing of Pokhara and boat ride.

Day 9
Drive back to Kathmandu.

After a memorable time in Jomsom and Muktinath and the scenic Pokhara, morning
drive on the busy highway to Kathmandu following the River Trisuli for few hours, and then reaching Kathmandu by mid or late afternoon, on arrival check in at the respective Hotel.

Day 10
Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Depending upon your flight time, our staff will transfer you to the International airport for the flight back home or to your respective destination.

Incursions

  • The airport pickups and drops.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu (Breakfast Included).
  • 2 nights accommodation in 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara (Breakfast Included)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu transfer on a Deluxe Tourist Bus.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul Drop on a private AC vehicle.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets.
  • Private AC Vehicle During sightseeing.
  • 4 nights accommodation in Local Tea Houses during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
  • Accompany of Licensed English speaking trekking guide for the entire trip. (Trained in First-Aid and Emergency Evacuation)
  • Accompany of Licensed English speaking City Guide during the sightseeing.
  • One porter for every two clients. (13 Kg luggage per person)
  • Attach bathrooms and hot showers wherever available.
  • A cup of tea/coffee (three times a day)
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner on the trek.
  • Chlorine solution/tablets for water purification on the trek
  • Trekking permit and Everest Conservation Area Permit for the trek.
  • Free service of borrowing Down Jacket and Sleeping bags, (rated up to - 20 degree Celsius)
  • Complimentary Duffel bag, and Map of Trekking area as souvenirs.
  • Certificate of Adventure after the completion of the trek.
  • First-Aid box with medicines (Carried and handle by the guide)
  • Arrangements for Emergency Helicopter evacuation services (paid by your Travel insurance company)
  • Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant of Kathmandu.
  • Free massage service in Kathmandu after the completion of the trek.
  • Local SIM Card
  • All applicable government charges.

Excursions

  • Nepal Visa.
  • International air-tickets.
  • Travel Insurance - must cover helicopter evacuation, medical expenses, and Trip Cancellation charges (Compulsory).
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for breakfast and farewell dinner.
  • Personal equipment and other expenses such as beverages, confectionaries, laundries, etc.
  • Extra meals, extra porterage service (if you need), Wi-Fi, charging of your electronic devices, etc.
  • Monuments and entrance fees for the sites of sightseeing.
  • Tips to your guide, porters, driver, and other field staff as a token of appreciation.
  • Any other expenses or charges not mentioned in the “Trip Includes” list.

  • US$ 970 per person in the group of minimum 1-2 pax.
  • US$ 905 per person in the group of minimum 3-5 pax.
  • US$ 860 per person in the group of minimum 6-9 pax.
  • US$ 820 per person in the group of minimum 10-15 pax.
  • US$ 780 per person in the group of minimum 16-20 pax and above

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Trip Facts

  • Tea-House / Lodge
  • Moderate
  • 03 / 04 days
  • 3,760m at Muktinath
  • 09 / 10 days
  • All year round except from June to mid September.
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