Jomsom Muktinath Trek
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Overview

Nepal is a beautiful Himalayan nation with majestic mountains. The foothills of these mountains serve as a perfect trekking ground. One of the unique trekking adventures you can take in Nepal is the Jomsom Muktinath trek. This wonderful trek is located in the Mustang district of Gandaki province in the country's western region.

This fantastic trekking package from Nepal Eco Adventure takes you to the remote landscapes of rural Nepal. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek passes through the country's diverse terrains that include deep valleys, towering mountains, desert-like landscapes, green hills, and others. Trekkers will trek through subtropical forests to high altitude desert-like landscapes.

This incredible trip also provides you with the opportunity for cultural exploration. There are many ancient monasteries, natural caves, tribal settlements, and other cultural landmarks. The rural lifestyle of the local people and their traditions will enthrall all travelers along this trail.

There are magical views of Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna II-IV, Mt. Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, and others along the trail. The high-altitude trail of this trek starts from the dry zone of Jomsom and ends in the subtropical forest area. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek route begins with a scenic drive from the capital of Kathmandu to Pokhara.

There are various incredible landscapes that you will pass through to arrive at the lake city of Pokhara. Trekkers will then pass through observing the beautiful landscapes on a mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The mountain flight takes you on an incredible journey to the stunning settlement of Jomsom. It remains located at an altitude of 2,800 meters and is the headquarters of the Mustang district.

The trek journey then starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is another lovely village on route to Muktinath. We will spend our night there and then trek to the famous temple of Muktinath the following day. The trail of the Kaligandaki river bank provides you with incredible views of the snow-capped mountains, including Tukuche, Nilgiri, and others.

The Muktinath temple or "temple of salvation" is significant for both Hindus and Buddhist pilgrims. The pilgrimage to the temple cleanses people of their sins and guides them to attain moksha, according to mythology. The trail then leads you to Marpha, where you can find large apple farms. You can go on a short tasting tour of the local farms as well.

Then you will travel to Kalopani the next day and Tatopani the day after. The village of Tatopani is also known for its natural hot water springs. After the relaxing adventure at Tatopani natural hot spring, we will then proceed to Ghorepani. We will be hiking from Ghorepani to Poonhill to observe the most extraordinary Himalayan sunrise and to observe the snow-capped mountains.

Trekkers will then move to Nayapul and then to Pokhara on a vehicle. The trek journey completes in Pokhara. You can relax in Pokhara and then drive back to Kathmandu the next day. In this nine-day Jomsom Muktinath trek, you will pass through the forested trail of rhododendrons trees and the rocky desert-like landscapes of Mustang.

The Jomsom Muktinath trek is a diverse trek that provides you with unique adventures compared to other mainstream treks in the region. We offer this incredible trek on a flexible itinerary and at an ideal cost. Contact us to learn about the Jomsom Muktinath Trek itinerary, best time, difficulty, tips, and other details.

Highlight of this Trip

  • The Awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains, including Annapurna South, Annapurna II-IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Tukuche Peak, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, and others.
  • The incredible natural scenery of the region, including waterfalls, rivers, glaciers, glacial ice, lakes, and others
  • Exploring the unique desert-like dry landscapes of the region
  • Stunning mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Pilgrimage of the Muktinath temple and its surrounding temples and heritages
  • Dipping in the natural hot water spring of Tatopani
  • Cultural exploration of the ancient local settlements, gompas, monasteries
  • Incredible hospitality and tasting the delicious cuisine of the local people

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Itinerary

Day 1
Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
Pokhara altitude: 822m

Drive duration: 6-7 hrs

Our Jomsom Muktinath Trek starts with a scenic drive from the capital city of Kathmandu to Pokhara. We will pass through the region's incredible landscapes to arrive at the tourist hub of the country. Lake city of Pokhara provides travelers with everything they need for a relaxing adventure.

The trip takes around 6-7 hrs to complete on a private vehicle. We can enjoy the beautiful views of the hilly side on this journey while traveling to Pokhara. The magical countryside looks magnificent with green hills, terrace farms, fast-flowing rivers, and other natural vistas. The silver mountains look lovely in the background as well.

After you arrive at your destination of Pokhara, you will then check into a hotel and then explore the beautiful city. Various sightseeing spots in and around the city will provide you with an exciting adventure. These landmarks include Phewa lake, Davis falls, Mahendra gufa, chamero gufa, Bindabasini temple, world peace pagoda, etc.

There are various other relaxing spots around the Lakeside area, including cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, where you can relax in the evening. You will rest overnight in the Pokhara hotel.
Day 2
Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni
Flight duration: 15-20 minutes

Kagbeni altitude: 2904m

Jomson altitude: 2743m

Trek duration: 3-4 hrs

After breakfast at the Pokhara hotel early in the morning, we will continue our scenic mountain flight to Kagbeni. This outstanding tour takes only around 30 min to arrive at the destination of Jomsom.

Jomsom, also known as the windiest place in the country, is a beautiful settlement. There are incredible adventure opportunities in the region. There are various lodges, teahouses, hotels, and administrative centers in the village settlement.

After we arrive at Jomsom, we will continue our journey passing through various stunning landscapes. We will cross the Kali Gandaki and then hike to the village. The Kagbeni village lies on the bank of the Kali Gandaki and Nilgiri rivers.

The harsh wind of the region will make the hike challenging, but you will get the best view of the region. Kagbeni is one of the significant points of the Trans Himalayan salt trade route that existed hundreds of years ago. We will explore around for some time at Kagbeni and rest overnight.
Day 3
Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath
Muktinath altitude: 3750m

Trek duration: 3-4 hrs

After we have a sumptuous and delicious breakfast at the lodge in Kagbeni, we will start trekking to Muktinath. The trail climbs up the valley and then to the high desert. Muktinath temple is also known as the temple of salvation. Many pilgrims from the Hindu and Buddhist community come to offer their prayers in the temple.

The temple premises also includes various small temples and 108 waterspouts, and a small pond. The water of the spouts and pond is widely believed to cleanse your sins of the past life. The Muktinath temple is, therefore, an important religious heritage site in the country. There is also a natural burning eternal fire in the premises. We will offer our prayers and then explore around before resting at a lodge in the area.
Day 4
Trek from Muktinath to Marpha
Trek duration: 4-5 hrs

Marpha altitude: 2750m

We will complete our daily rituals and then start our trek from Muktinath to Marpha. There are various incredible trails that you will pass through, including green fields and poplar groves through the valley of Kali Gandaki.

The trail passes through multiple challenges, but you will enjoy the region's beautiful landscapes as well. Marpha is also known for its great apple orchards. The apple from Marpha gets used to make wines and other pretty famous products in the country. We will explore and rest overnight in Marpha.
Day 5
Trek from Marpha to Kalopani
Kalopani altitude: 2430m

Trek duration: 5-6 hrs

We will rise early to observe an incredible sunrise overlooking the Himalayas and then start our trek from Marpha to Kalopani. We will pass through the beautiful pine forest and edge of the cliff to arrive at our destination.

The path takes you along the riverbed and then climbs the hillside passing through the forest and descending back to the river. We will rest at Tukuche for lunch and then continue our trek passing through various challenging terrains. The beautiful village is incredible, and we sleep overnight in Kalopani.
Day 6
Trek from Kalopani to Tatopani hot water spring
Tatopani altitude: 1200m

Trek duration: 6-7 hrs

On this day, we will start our trek passing through arid landscapes downhill of the valley to enter a forested trail. We will try for a couple of hours to arrive at the destination of Tatopani.

Tatopani is a great relaxing spot where you can dip in the hot natural water spring. You will then loosen up your fatigued muscles after a harsh trekking adventure. There are various facilities for the hot water dip in the area. We will rest overnight at a teahouse in Tatopani.
Day 7
Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani
Ghorepani altitude: 2874m

Trek duration: 6-7 hrs

On this day, we will start our trek from the natural hot water spring of Tatopani to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful Gurung village settlement. The trail gets relatively more straightforward as you will trek through these regions to Ghorepani. The incredible views of the snow-capped mountains along the route will enchant all travelers taking this trek.

It will help you remain upbeat and motivated along the trail. They will provide you with the best time while ascending along these trails. The course then takes us past the Kali Gandaki through green fields and village settlements in the backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. We will trek through the beautiful settlements to arrive at Ghorepani village, where we will rest in a local stay in lodges.
Day 8
Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill, Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Poon Hill altitude: 3210m

Trek duration: 6-7 hrs

Drive duration: 2 hrs

We will hike up to Poonhill to observe one of the most beautiful sunrises in the region. It overlooks the entire snow-capped Himalayas and other natural vistas of the area. We will take as many pictures as you can take and make memories of a lifetime. Finally, we will return to Ghorepani to have our breakfast. We will trek gradually while observing the natural beauty of the region.

The trail then takes you through the forested rhododendron trail and then to some rocky cliffside. We will trek for a few hours to arrive at Nayapul. After having lunch at Hile, we will continue our journey at Nayapul. After arriving at Nayapul, we will drive back to Pokhara through a private vehicle which takes around 1-1.5 hrs.

Pokhara has incredible sightseeing points, including Mahendra guava, chamero gufa, Davis falls, Phewa Lake, Bindabasini temple, world heritage stupa, etc. Besides that, you can also go on some adventure sports like bungee jumping, Paragliding, zip line, etc. we will explore these places if we have enough time or rest and relax around the beautiful lakeside of Phewa lake. We will rest for the night in a hotel in Pokhara.
Day 9
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Pokhara altitude: 822m

Drive duration: 6-7 hrs

We will have breakfast and, finally, take a scenic drive back to the capital of Kathmandu as our Jomsom Muktinath trek comes to an end. It takes 6-7 hrs to arrive at our destination from Pokhara.

What is Included

  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every night after the dinner.
  • Trekking lodge( Tea houses) accommodations during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu-Pokhara -Kathmandu.
  • Flight Pokhara-Jomsom.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , well English speaking well trained, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurance Company.
  • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket,Duffel bag and Walking Poles (if you do not have your own, to be return after the trip completed).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Two night standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.

What is Excluded

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and lunch and dinner in Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar.
  • Your Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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What is the duration of this trek?

The Jomsom Muktinath Trek itinerary is 9 days long. However, this flexible itinerary is customizable, and then you can either extend or shorten your trip based on your requirement and schedule.

What is the cost of this trek?

The Jomsom Muktinath trek cost around US$ 750. The trek package includes food, meal, trekking permits, guide/porter, transportation, and other costs.

When is the best time for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

Autumn and Spring are ideal in the peak season for trekking around the region.

How is the difficulty level of this Jomsom Muktinath trek?

This Jomsom Muktinath trek is ideal in the peak season of Spring and Autumn. This trek is quite challenging and passes through rugged and remote terrain. There are various challenges, including acute mountain sickness, mountain passes, and others.

Are hiring guides and porters of this trek essential?

Guides help with navigation and other logistics for this trek. They will keep you safe along these trails and protect you from various external factors during your hike. They will also act as translators and provide you with cultural knowledge and insights into this trek. Porters will also help you with the carrying of this luggage.

Why get Travel insurance along these trails?

Yes, travel insurance is essential in this high-altitude trail. Various challenges will test you to the core in these trails. These rugged terrains, high altitudes, extreme temperatures, and others are some of the challenges of this trek.

However, trekkers should make sure that their travel insurance package must cover altitudes of 4000m and above. It should cover details like injuries, accidents, loss, thefts, altitude sickness, and others.

What are the facilities for your food and accommodation along this trail?

The food and accommodation facilities along this trek are pretty basic. There are various Nepali dishes you can find along the trail. Among them, "Dal Bhat, is quite famous. Besides that, you can also get multiple cuisines like tea, coffee, noodles, garlic soup, and others. Accommodation is usually in the local tea houses and lodges that provide basic rooms with beds, sheets, mattresses, pillows, and blankets.

What is the water for drinking facilities on this trek?

Water facilities are scarce in the region. Hence, you can get water from tea houses and then use water purification tablets to purify it for drinking. Besides that, you can also carry bottled water, but they will cost you more as you move high along these trails.

What are the network and communication facilities along the trail?

This remote region trek has proper facilities of communication in the lower region trails. As you move up along the route, the communication facilities get scarcer. The NTC and NCELL networks provide you with a 4G internet connection with mobile data.

What is the Jomsom Muktinath trek?

The highest point of this trek is Muktinath (3750m).

How common is altitude sickness, and how to avoid them?

Altitude sickness is quite common, and you can avoid them by acclimatizing, hydrating, and trekking gradually along these trails.

More Info

Best Time For Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The trekking adventures in the Himalayan nation of Nepal are ideal in Spring and Autumn. This incredible trek is perfect in these seasons due to the beautiful weather and stable climate. Clear skies provide good contrast to the snow-capped silver mountains of the region. Besides that, there is less precipitation in these seasons, making them perfect for traveling and trekking.

Weather in Spring

The spring season is perfect for traveling around the foothills of the silver mountains in the country. There is incredible weather all around the region, providing the scenic natural vista. There are flowers and vegetation in full bloom around the trails welcoming the trekkers.

Besides that, the aromatic smell of herbs follows you during this journey. Trekkers can experience warm weather during the day while night can get quite chillier. Temperatures in the region remain moderate throughout, making this trek perfect in this season.

Weather in Autumn

There are various advantages of taking this trek in the Autumn season. This season comes after the monsoon season; hence the clouds will have vanished. There is perfect weather and less rainfall which makes this trek quite suitable in this season.

Another essential factor of this season is an opportunity for cultural exploration. Since this season is a festive time along the trails, you will explore the region culturally and celebrate festivals with the locals.

Other season treks

There are other seasons where you can take this trek as well. However, this season comes with its challenges. Besides that, travelers will experience various challenges like snowy trails, slippery trails, icy conditions, landslides, avalanches, and others.

You can take this trek as the difficulty gets significantly reduced in the off-season. However, you should be adequately trained and must have excellent fitness skills to complete this trek.

Difficulty Level of Jomsom Muktinath Trek

This incredible trek at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can get quite challenging at times. There are numerous challenges on this spectacular trek. There are multiple challenges, including altitude sickness, rugged terrain, cold weather, food and accommodation, and others in this trek.

Trekkers will pass through high-altitude terrains. Hence, altitude sickness is common in these high altitude terrains as there is a lesser amount of oxygen and air pressure as you move high up along these terrains.

One significant aspect of the trek is that you should acclimatize well before this trek. This trek requires you to acclimatize at regular intervals and rest well between expeditions. Other safety tips to crack altitude sickness include hydrating regularly, not gaining more than 600m in a trekking day, and avoiding alcoholic beverages.

Besides that, the trails of this trek go uphill and downhill quite a bit in this terrain. During this trek, you need to cross challenging landscapes, including rugged terrains, mountain passes, waterfalls, rivers, glaciers, and others. Besides that, travelers need to trek for around 6-7 hours every day, which will test you to the core. Hence, you will need to prepare well with proper training to complete this trek.

There are various basic facilities of food and accommodation to stay in during this trek. While the facilities in this trek are pretty basic, you will need to compromise along the trails. Trekkers should also book these facilities in advance so that you will get the best facilities even in peak seasons. If there are no rooms available, you might need to occupy rooms with others.

Toiletries and water facilities are scarce. Hence, you will have to manage sanitation on your own. Extreme cold weather conditions are another challenge of this trek. Daytimes are moderate, but in the night and early morning, there is chilly weather. Hence, you will need to pack well on this trip with proper trekking gear and clothing.

Why should you take the Trek to Jomsom Muktinath?

This outstanding trek in the Mustang region is a must for all trekkers who want to add some adventure. This spectacular trek allows you to observe magnificent views of the mountains. The reasons to take this Jomsom Muktinath trek are as follows:

Adventurous trails

The adventurous trails pass the rugged and challenging terrains of the region. There are various challenges that you need to cross before arriving at your destination on each trekking day.

You will pass through some uphill and downhill treks that require perfect stamina and fitness to travel. The tour will provide trekkers with an excellent trekking atmosphere throughout their journey. Guides and porters along the trail will help you with meals and accommodation along these trails.

Awe-inspiring views

Another outstanding aspect of this high-altitude trek is that it is an excellent trekking destination that provides you with awe-inspiring views of the entire region. There are various challenges along the trail that you need to tackle to arrive at your destination.

These viewpoints that you can find along the courses provide you with an incredible mountain vista of the region. You can explore through natural diversities in the region. These natural landmarks include rivers, glaciers, glacial lakes, waterfalls, and others.

Opportunity for cultural expiration

There are various opportunities for cultural exploration along these trails. Various settlements of local communities that date back to ancient times are highlights of these trails.

Besides that, there are various monasteries, temples, gompas, and others along these trails. The cultural exploration aspect makes this trek favourable. You can also hire professional guides. They will keep you safe and comfortable and also provide you with insights into the region.

Safe and comfortable trip

An experienced team runs this trek in the Himalayan trails. You will get the best facilities during your trip. A guide will keep you safe and help you traverse along these trails. They follow safety protocols making this trek safe and comfortable. All trekkers of all skill levels can take this trek in the region.

Things to consider for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Trekking gear and requirement

Trekking gear and requirements are essential for this trek. This outstanding trek takes you to rugged and remote trails of the region. There are various trekking gears that you require to complete this trek.

These trekking gears include crampons, trekking poles, and others in this trek. Hence, trekkers can take this trekking gear and equipment for the excursion. One important thing is that you can rent these trekking gears for your trekking journey.

Travel insurance

These high-altitude trekking journeys require you to have travel insurance. These travel insurance packages must cover these aspects, including altitude sickness, injuries, loss of items, thefts, and others. Besides that, you must consider getting a package that covers high altitudes.

Acclimatization

Acclimatization is essential for this high-altitude trek as it helps you tackle altitude sickness along these trails. These high altitude terrains have less oxygen and air pressure, and therefore there are high chances of acute mountain sickness along these trails.

These challenges get tackled through proper acclimatization along with regular hydration and gradual trekking. Acclimatization is a must for the trekking journey, and your guides will help you set up points for navigation along these trails.

Trekking Permits

Trekking permits are essential for any trekking journey in the country. Hence, you should get proper travel and trekking permits before you start on your trekking adventure.

Guides and Porter

Guides and porters are essential for this trek as they will help you navigate along these trails. There are various logistical aspects of this trek that will benefit from the professional guides along these trails.

There are multiple aspects of this trek, including challenging terrains that require the help of a guide. Porters, on the other hand, help you with luggage along these trails. They will carry your luggage and keep them safe during your trekking journey.

Food and Accommodation in the Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Food and accommodation are pretty basic in these high-altitude terrains. There are basic facilities for a stay in teahouses and lodges run by locals in these trails. These teahouses have basic facilities, including rooms with beds, pillows, mattresses, sheets, etc. There are toilets generally located outside these tea houses, but you need to get your toiletries along these trails.

Besides that, you need to book your trip in advance, as these accommodations tend to get packed in peak seasons. There are various meal facilities along these trails. There is a unique dish of "Dal Bhaat" on every teahouse along these trails. You will get served these in these teahouses twice a day which are rich in protein and carbohydrates.

There are various other dishes, including momo, chaumein, noodles, and others. You can also carry snacks for this trip to munch and satisfy your hunger along these trails. These snacks include protein bars, nuts, chocolate bars, and others.

A Typical Day in the Jomsom Muktinath Trek

The trekking journey starts as you take a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomson. From Jomsom, we will start our trek early in the morning. After waking up and freshening up early, we will continue our journey. The breakfast consists of bread, toast, eggs, porridge, and other beverages like tea and coffee. The trekking starts at around 7-8 AM. You should carry various snacks and water bottles to munch on during this trek.

You can trek, observing incredible and unique landscapes around the region. There are extraordinary settlements of local people. Besides that, there are various heritages of religious landmarks, including monasteries, gompas, chortens, and others. There you can take beautiful pictures of the local people in the region.

After trekking for some time, we will stop for some rest and have our lunch in the area. You should also travel in time to arrive early at your destination. After completing the trek, you can rest in the teahouse for some time and have light snacks in the evening.

You will then gather at the dining hall or common room to have dinner. The incredible trek will take you through challenging terrains, and you will have to adapt to high-altitude conditions. In the evening, you can interact with fellow trekkers, play board games, or read. After dinner, you will rest in the teahouse before starting trekking the next day.

Training Regime for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

A Training routine that covers all requirements is essential for this trek. You need to perform various training before you start on this trek in the high-altitude Himalayan region. These training regimes include physical as well as mental exercises. Besides that, you will also need to have a proper diet throughout your trekking journey to keep you ready and energized for this trek.

This incredible trek in the high-altitude region requires you to remain fit at all times and have fitness and stamina throughout the tour. The rugged terrains is extremely tough for beginner trekkers. Hence, trekkers must follow a proper training routine at least two weeks before starting their trekking journey. The training regimes required for this trek are as follows:

Strength and endurance building physical exercises

These physical exercises that will help you build your strength, stamina, and endurance are a must before starting your trekking journey. These exercises will help you trek in challenging conditions by providing you with enough strength and endurance.

The challenging trails of this trek will take you through high-altitude mountain passes, mountain valleys, ridges, cliffs, and other challenging landscapes. Hence, you should take this training regime to complete your trekking with ease.

Trekkers will gain muscles in their bodies through these exercises. You can use weight in your training for these exercises and also get help from a trainer. They will help you in providing the best training routine. You can also hike in various short hills around your area for practicing for this trek.

Cardiovascular exercises

These exercises are also essential for this trek that will provide you with flexibility along the trail. These cardiovascular exercises are beneficial and are generally known as aerobic exercises. These exercises also help you gain better breathing in the high-altitude region where there is less oxygen.

There are various forms of these cardiovascular exercises, including hiking, jogging, cycling, swimming, treadmill walking, etc. Thus these exercises are a must for a smooth trekking experience. They will help you with trekking in the area, providing a safe and comfortable experience.

Mental exercises

Mental exercises will help you travel through various challenging terrains in the high-altitude region. There are beneficial exercises that you can perform that include positivity and motivation along these trails. These exercises will keep you stable along these trails and help you reach your destination without any hassle.

Practice hikes will help you immensely in getting the right mind for your trekking adventure. Then, you can also get the best advice for your trekking from expert trekkers online. These are various ways to motivate during your trek. A professional guide will help you by encouraging you to get a positive attitude for this trek.

A proper diet

A good and healthy proper diet is also needed to maintain during this trek. Trekkers must have a proper diet. Besides that, you should also hydrate regularly with at least 4-5 liters of water as it will help you tackle altitude sickness.

Since there are extreme freezing conditions in the high-altitude region, you should eat well for this trek as calories get burned faster in this region. Besides that, you will have to trek for 6-7 hours, which will make you tired.

Tips for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek

  • Book your meal and accommodation in advance
  • Trek gradually at a slow and gentle pace
  • Trekking gear and requirements along these trails are essential
  • Get proper travel insurance before starting on this trek
  • Trek slowly at a gradual pace
  • Start trekking early to arrive at your destination in time
  • Train well for the hike in advance.
  • Carry water purification solution or tablets for your purification along these trails
  • Carry snacks for the trek, including protein bars, chocolate bars, energy drinks, and other
  • Carry first aid box along with you
  • Acclimatize well for tackling along with altitude sickness along these trails

Packing List for Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Clothing

  • Trekking shirts
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece jackets
  • Down jacket
  • Thermal wears
  • Woolen trekking socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Windproof jacket
  • Woolen gloves
  • Raincoat

First Aid and Toiletries

  • Water purifying tablets
  • Anti-nauseant medication
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sanitizer
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Quick-dry towel

Others

  • Phone
  • Power Banks
  • Solar Charges
  • Extra Batteries
  • Local SIM card
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Map
  • Camera

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking Permits

Final Say

Trekking is an excellent adventure in the beautiful foothills of Nepal. There are many incredible trekking destinations in the country that provide trekkers with an outstanding experience. The mainstream treks of Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp trek are pretty popular. Other remote and rugged landscapes in the region are both unique and quite beautiful.

Moreover, the trekkers can take you through various parts of the remote and rugged landscapes of the region. The Jomsom Muktinath trek takes you through unique landscapes that range from subtropical forests to desert-like landscapes. The cultural and natural diversities of the area are a highlight of this trek.

This peaceful Himalayan trek is hence, quite popular among trekkers in the region. Contact us for complete information in this Jomsom Muktinath trek package in detail. Happy traveling.

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Trip Facts

  • 9 Days Jomsom Muktinath Trek
  • Moderate
  • Minimum 02 persons
  • February-June September-December
  • 3940 m
  • Tourist Bus / Aeroplane

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