Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
10 days adventure into the sacred places of the Annapurna Mountains
High up in the Annapurna Mountains of the Himalayas is a sacred place called Muktinath. This location has been a sacred pilgrimage spot for both Buddhists and Hindus to see the every burning sacred flame. Fueled by an underground gas fissure, it has been burning for centuries.
Muktinath Temple features 108 golden taps that continuously bubbles forth holy water as ithave done for centuries. A number of Hindu deities are honored here including the god Vishnu.
The region of Jomsom and Muktinath is famous for its incredible beauty. It lies between the mighty peaks of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri, the 10th and 7th highest mountains in the world, respectively. Here you trek next to deep gorges and valleys that are nestled between the snowcapped peaks.
For 15 incredible days, you travel from the sub-tropical forests just north of the picturesque mountain city of Pokhara to the stunning heights near Muktinath at 3,817 meters, which is right in the heart of the snowcapped peaks.
There is only 10 actual days of trekking, which begins with a short flight to Jomsom near Muktinath. After taking the short climb to Muktinath, the trip is primarily downhill until you reach the village of Tikhenhunga before returning to Pokhara. The journey ends by first class bus through the Trisuli River Valley as you make your way back to the legendary city of Kathmandu.
On the trek, there are hot springs, the world’s deepest gorge on the Kaligandaki River and then for the awesome opportunity to witness sunrise over the Annapurna’s from Poon Hill. Here you get up before sunrise to climb to the top of this hill to watch the rays of the effulgent sun rise above the mountains. The snowcapped peaks of the Annapurnas go from grey to pink and to finally a brilliant white as the sun climbs higher and higher in the cobalt blue of the Himalayan skies.
The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is one of the most popular of the Annapurna Treks and attracts approximately 75% of all visitors to the Annapurna region. The trek begins in the Tibetan plateau are of Mustang before working its ways south to the sub-tropical forests near Pokhara.
The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an exception value, featuring opportunities to see Nepal at its finest. The trip will include a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu where you will experience several of the UNESCO World Heritage sites that the Kathmandu Valley is famous for.
Your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks can put together this or any other trip into the incredible Himalayas. Be sure to ask them about the Jomsom Muktinath Trek as you plan your next holiday in Nepal.