Trek Introduction

The most flabbergasting trek in the Annapurna and Mustang regions of Nepal is Jomsom Muktinath trek. After the remarkable, tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu your tour will be embarked. We will fly to Pokhara, the beautiful Lake City and begin trekking from there. With the full of joy and curiosity, we trek in the beautiful Annapurna region and gradually enter the Mustang region. Moreover, the quaint villages, cascading waterfalls, lush forests and surprisingly an almost-barren leeward side of the Himalayas make our trip more glamorous then paradise. The peculiar landscape combined with the rich culture of its people makes this trek even more rewarding. The more interesting opportunity of this trek is, we also walk on trails along the Kali Gandaki gorge, which is the deepest gorge on earth, and then visit Muktinath Temple, which is an important place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists alike. It is supposed that while dipping our bodies into the hot spring at Tatopani we will get the solace with some skin recovery.

Because of the diverse geographic aspects and places of interests, Jomsom Muktinath trek is popular trekking adventure in Nepal among the trekkers. This trek allows an opportunity to sight the traditional village Kagbeni, which is the gateway of the Nepal's hidden treasure" Mustang".Plus the adventurous walk to the elevated shrine Muktinath, which is the common pilgrimage for Buddhist, Hindus and Jains is the walk of a lifetime in the elevated region of Nepal. This trek traverses across Kali Gandaki gorge - the deepest gorge in the world. The cultural diversity is another amazing aspect of the trek. 

 Trek Highlights

  • The sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu allowing you an opportunity to see the effects of earthquake in Kathmandu
  • The trek to Poonhill, which is the most remarkable trekking destination in Annapurna Region for the sunrise view and Himalayan panorama
  • The remote trails of Annapurna region that caters extremely diverse landscpeas and culture of different ethnical tribes. The cultural outlook trekkers can see includes of, Chettris, Brahmins, Gurungs, Magars and Thakali among others.
  • The deepest gorge in the world, Kali Gandaki Gorge and the ancient civilization that prospered in Kali Gandaki Valley centuries ago.
  • The Apple orchard of Nepal, Jomsom and the villages nearby that includes Kagbeni.
  • The panorama of Himalayan Giants including, Annapurna, Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri among others.
  • The fun of walking and ultimately the most sacred destination for the devotees of many religions, Muktinath - (The temple of salvation)

Can I accomplish this trek?

If you have, the extreme ability to walk around 6-8 hours a day with a light daypack and passionate feeling, this trek will be highly suitable as this is moderate trek. It is fact that having walk in higher altitudes is definitely more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Therefore, you need to be prepared to adjust in the high altitude. Advance Adventure Kindly request to all the clients to prepare themselves for Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek 15 day/s by jogging and exercising regularly at least 3 month prior to the start of the trek. If you have the subtle experiences on walking /trekking in high altitude, environment this trek will be really easier. Your Past hiking experiences may be worthy but you need special technical skill for this trek. To accomplish the trek you should have excellent health with average physical fitness, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination. If you have pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases please kindly inform us before booking the trip. We are highly conscious about your health and safety. You can have the experiences of more demanding and challenging episode while in Trek.

Additional Information

Come directly, join honestly and become our family member without any hesitation. The door of Advance Adventure is always open for our guests. Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information from our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feel free to contact directly at +9779851040806, if you want to talk. Alternatively, please contact us via our .we are eagerly waiting to welcome you in Nepal, the land of mountain and peace.

Outline Itinerary

  • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) -D
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation.-B
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2510 ft)- 6 to 7 hrs-L/D
  • Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga- (1,577m/5,173 ft)- 3 to 4 hrs-B/L/D
  • Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) - 5-6 hrs-B/L/D
  • Early hike to Poon Hill and trek down to Tatopani (1190m)- 5 to 7 hrs-B/L/D
  • Tatopani to Ghasa (2010m/ 6592ft)- 5 to 6 hrs-B/L/D
  • Ghasa to Larjung (2560m/8,396ft)- 4 to 5 hrs-B/L/D
  • Larjung to Jomsom (2710m/8,890ft)- 4 to 5 hrs-B/L/D
  • Jomsom to Kagbeni (2800m/9,184ft)- 3 to 4 hrs -B/L/D
  • Kagbeni to Muktinath (3800m/12,464ft)- 5 to 6 hrs -B/L/D
  • Muktinath to Jomsom( 2710m/8,890ft)-B/L/D
  • Jomson to Pokhara by trans Himalayan Flight-B/L/D
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu-D
  • Transfer to Airport for your onward destination.-B B/L/D denotes the Breakfast ,Lunch and Dinner

Important Trip Notes & Activities

Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Day 01:

Arrival day in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, we meet and brief your upcoming trek with us. Evening we host welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with local music and ethnic dance. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley &Trek Preparation day
Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft

Today, after breakfast at hotel, we start our guided city tour of Kathmandu capital; we visit main highlighted and most interesting part of the city which is recommended by the UNISCO Heritage sites of Nepal. We visit Pashupatinath Nath (Greatest Hindu Temple), Bouddha Nath (Biggest Buddhist Stupa of the world- a prime Stupa of Buddhist pilgrimage), Kathmandu Durbar Square (Historical part of the city) & Monkey Temple- has a great 260 degree views of Kathmandu valley (Buddhist and Hindu centre- a place of religious harmony). Afternoon, return back to hotel, refreshed up, check your trekking equipment (hire or buy as per required), trekking preparation. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft
Distance of walking: 6 to 7 hrs


We depart to Pokhara by tourist bus 7:00 in morning. This drive is through the local highway, via through local villages, small hills and riversides. This drive takes approx of 6 to 7 hours. Once reaching to pokhara buspark, we transfer you to hotel in Pokhara at lakeside. Explore remaining time with lakeside and over night at Pokhara.

Day 04:

Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhadhunga
Altitude: 1,577m/5,173 ft
Distance of walking: 3 to 4 hrs


Today, we take a short drive continues along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Nayapul, where from our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region and follows the Modi River to Birethanti where you can see the confluence of the two river of Modi and Bhurungdi khola. We trek to Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest and follow the stabilized trail and after 3-4 hrs continuing walk will reach at Tikhedhunga village for overnight stay.

Day 05:

Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Altitude: 2,850m/9,350ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs

Morning we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the amazing landscape and Annapurna Himalayan scenery. This scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of forest and stream sound, we continues walk in the midst of the giant rhododendron forest and finally reaches you at Ghorepani for overnight stop. Ghorepani Deurali is a busy spot on the ridge in the midst of the beautiful rhododendron forest, offering fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range. 

Day 06:

Early hike to Poon Hill and trek down to Tatopani
Altitude: 1190m/6528ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs

Morning, we start our hike up to Poon Hill, one of the panoramic view point of this Annapurna.  En-route offering the glimpse of aurora walking through the pleasant rhododendron forest. Pun hill named after the hill tribe Pun, inhabitants of Ghorepani/Shikha village. This is wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu Himalayan range. It is picturesque Himalayan scenery and good memorable moments spending an hour to the top. After a great time return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to onward destination, Tatopani.

From Ghorepani crossing Chitre (2420m), the trail continue descends towards Phalate (2390m) and down to Sikha, you will meet a large Magar village. The trail makes a gentle descent to Tatopani. There you are able to relax in the natural hot springs.

Day 07:

Tatopani to Ghasa
Altitude: 2010m/6595ft
Distance of walking: 5 to 6 hrs

The trail starts up the Kali Gandaki Valley and from Tatopani; the route goes to Dana (1450m) a predominately Magar village, though there are a few Brahmins living there. This gorge is the deepest valley of the world- here you would also see the hydro electricity power station at this gorge valley. After Dana you will reach Rupse Chhahara, the place famous for its beautiful waterfall and onward you will get Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 08:

Ghasa to Larjung
Altitude: 2560m/8398ft
Distance of walking: 4 to 5 hrs

Crossing several small ups and down you will be at Lete (2470m) and then you will enter Kalopani  (2560m).The trail goes to Larjung (2560m). Over night at Larjung.

Day 09:

Larjung to Jomsom
Altitude: 2710m/8,890ft
Distance of walking: 4 to 5 hrs

The trail goes towards Khobang (2580m) and enters the large village of Tukuche (2580m) which is a large Thakali village. As the trail proceeds you can see the Agricultural project established in 1966 after this you will reach Marpha (2680). Following the Kaligandaki River you will finally get to Jomsom (2760m). In Jomsom there an Airport, Mustang Eco Museum, ACAP visitor centre and permit check post. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 10:

Jomsom to Kagbeni
Altitude: 2800m/9,186ft
Distance of walking: 2 to 3 hrs

The trial to Kagbeni is easy, flat and also windy. In Eklaibhatti you will find a few lodges on the bank of Kaligandaki River and going a little bit onwards you will reach Kagbeni which is the entrance of Upper Mustang (Lo- Manthang). Explore this typical local thakali village and overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 11:

Kagbeni to Muktinath
Altitude: 3800m/12,467ft
Distance of walking: 5-7 hrs

Climbing steeply up the Jhong valley you will join the direct trail to Muktinath from Eklebatti and reach to Jharkot. Then the trail climbs to Muktinath which is the most famous religious place of Hindu as well as Buddhist people. Here you will see the big temple of Lord Vishnu and near to the temple there is a heliport also. Overnight at Muktinath.

Day 12:

Muktinath to Jomsom
Altitude: 2713m/8900ft
Distance of walking: 5-6 hrs

Return back to Jomsom along the Kaligandaki River. Over night at Jomsom.

Day 13:

Jomson - Pokhara by Trans Himalayan Flight
25 minutes flight to Pokhara

This morning. We fly back to Pokhara. This flight is a Trans Himalayan flight- approx of 25 minute. Remaining time, relax. Our guide will take you to visit some interesting sites of Pokhara- Davis Fall, Guptashor Cave, Barahi Temple and boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 14:

Pokhara to Kathmandu
Distance of driving: 6-7hrs

Drive back to Kathmandu. This drive is approx of 6 to 7 hours through the local highway. Relax. Evening we meet you again, commence about your trip with us, take your trip feedback. Over night at Kathmandu.

Day 15:

Departure from Kathmandu

Today, our trip comes at end. You will be transferred to airport to your onward destination. Or, join us with another adventure or ask us for the assistance of the other additional activities you would be interested.

Price: US $960 per person


• Airport pick up and transfer

• Tourist standard twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

• Welcome dinner at One of the typical Nepalese restaurant in Kathmandu

• Sightseeing trip with city tour guide in Kathmandu with private car, cost of entrance and monument entry fees

• Kathmandu to Pokhara & return by regular tourist bus.

• Tourist standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast as per above itinerary

• Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle

• Jomsom- Pokhara by flight, airport taxes

• 09 nights/10 dayss full board of Jomsom Valley Trek with full board of meals and accommodations (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee)

• Advance Adventures Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and Eco trained), One Sherpa helper per each two trekkers/ all payments/ insurance

• Annapurna Conservation National park fees

• TIMS Card

• Down Jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag

• Exclusive medical kit bag

• All government and local taxes as necessary


• Nepal Visa fees, intl. airfare & departure taxes

• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara

• Travel and rescue insurance

• Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters

• Personal tipping

• Any extending trips

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

We do have several departure dates for our trekking /climbing trips. Please find your convenient departure date from the below listed year and write us. Being as a Nepal based adventure travel Company, we do have permanent trekking set up in mountains so we are very much flexible for the departure dates for our every Himalayan trip. Please view our available group dates as stated and if the listed dates are not matching your expected time for this trip, write us with your personal date, we are happy to organize this trip to you as per your own selected date and we can open the same date for our group departure date.

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Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.

Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while travelling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.

Passport & Visa Information
Nepal Visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.

Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.

Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,

Download visa form-:

Group Size:
In this Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online or ask us with your personal dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Our Guides, trip and safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.

At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

Meals and Accommodations:
While in Kathmandu and Pokhara, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels ( Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower) similar of 2 to 3 star standard hotel and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, they are clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 180.

In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.

Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.

(Upgrade hotel to 4 stars or 5 stars is possible in Kathmandu, please write us if you interested)

Trekking Seasons:
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Kali Gandaki Valley Trek. As this trip is a big trip to you, we always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.

Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.

Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek

Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.

Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.

Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be travelling.

Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.

Caring Porter:
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.

Communication facilities on this Trek:
These days, there are enough communication facilities on this trek, most of the local villages has local telephone booth phone thus if required, you can easily communicate with your friends and family however the cost is slightly expensive, 2 to 3 dlr per minute. Nowadays, during the clear days, reception of Nepalese cell phones is on throughout the trail, your guide will have Cell phone on the trip.

To Book
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.

Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.

Notation: Airport Stops Route


It is very important to have right seasonal Clothing & Equipments for the safe and enjoyable trek in Nepal. Here below, we have listed the required equipments for traveling to Nepal and its Himalayas. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. 

Sun hat or scarf 
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 
Sunglasses with UV protection


Lightweight gloves 
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer


Upper Body:
T-shirts (2) 
Light and expedition weight thermal tops 
Fleece jacket or pullover 
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)
shell jacket 

T- Shirt and Down Jacket
Advanced Adventure provide you this


Lower Body:
Underwear (4) 
Hiking shorts (2) 
Lightweight cotton long pants 
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 
Fleece or wool pants 
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thin, lightweight inner socks (4) 
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4) 
Hiking boots with spare laces 
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F - Advanced Adventure provide this 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock for trek bag- Advanced Adventure provide Trekking Duffle Bag.
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal) 
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 
Thermarest sleeping pad 
Water bottles (2)
Small wash towel

Reading book 
Trail Map/Guide book 
Journal & Pen 
Pencils and small notebooks 
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

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