Holy Muktinath Trek

a famous holy pilgrimage spot in the high Mustang valley with views of snow capped peaks

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 3,800m/12,467ft

Highlights

  • High and beautiful pilgrimage place within a peaceful environment.
  • Amazing and ancient 108 holy water spouts the source of Kaligandaki River.
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom town with an awesome panorama of mountains.
  • Visiting Hindu temples and Buddhist monastery of interesting cultures.

About Holy Muktinath Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure presents an exclusive pilgrimage to Holy Muktinath Trek from Pokhara around the North West Nepal Himalaya region with tremendous views of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri Holy Muktinath Trek offers us massive Annapurna mountain and diversity cultural heritage.

Trek to Holy Muktinath a delightful and memorable experience in the country of high mountains and windswept valley with traditional and old villages and the town of Jomsom. Where the old caravan trade route of Nepal and Tibet passed this way into higher areas of Upper Mustang with mule trains carrying grain and other precious commodities.

During the Holy Muktinath Trekking, we can explore that It is also a country of Nepal's most successful ethnic groups the Thakali, the tribes are widespread from Pokhara up to the Mustang region, which used their strategic position on the trade route to great advantage.

Holy Muktinath Trek begins after a scenic short flight from picturesque Pokhara and landing at Jomsom, (headquarters of the Mustang district), Jomsom is an important government center where our walk begins as the trail stretches on wide Kali Gandaki Valley and up towards Kagbeni and Muktinath Tibetan-like villages with the ruins of fortresses set in the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki River Valley.

On reaching in the heart of the sunny and magical valley at Muktinath, one of the holiest pilgrimage places in all Nepal and India. Where, natural elements are displayed in miraculous form-flickering blue flames of natural methane gas burn on water, stone and earth in an offering said to have been first sighted by Brahma, the Hindu creator.

This natural wonder goes back to antiquity of 2,300 years ago. Both Hindu and Buddhist visit on pilgrimage to this place of natural power. Along Kaligandaki River Valley, pilgrims also search for black glossy fossils called shaligram (ammonite), those are found in abundance here.

On the outside they look like small rounded rocks but split open they reveal the imprint of ammonites formed 140 million years ago. Because of its wheel-like shape, the shaligram is associated with the Hindu god Vishnu.

After a pleasant stay at Muktinath, Holi Muktinath Trek concludes back at Jomsom for a short flight back to Pokhara and then heading back to Kathmandu. After an enjoyable and memorable moment in the high country of Nepal Himalaya at Holy Area of Muktinath with grand services of Nepal Spirit Adventure.

Itinerary

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On arrival in Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit airport representative with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment leisure individual time look up and visit Thamel overnight in Kathmandu

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft
After breakfast, as per the trip itinerary, you will join our regular city sightseeing tour of Kathmandu travel advice is available as per your need. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous “Monkey Temple” (Swoyambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath Stupa) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon we will visit the office for a trip discussion, where you can meet and introduction our trek leader, other crew and other participants of this trek. Nepal Spirit Adventure will brief you in detail about the trek and further provides the opportunity to ask any question we may have regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft

Travel by tourist coach or on a private car to Pokhara driving on Nepal's main busy, scenic highway, an interesting overland journey on the Himalayan foothills. On reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the serene Phewa Lake where most of the good tourist standard hotels and restaurants located.

(For flying option scenic flight of 30 minutes on reaching Pokhara airport our staff will transfer you to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake with free afternoon)

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8,20m/2,690ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 hours

With a pleasant overnight in Pokhara, early morning a short scenic flight to Jomsom, during airborne views of mountains on reaching Jomsom town, located on the shelf of Kali-Gandaki River. Jomsom a headquarter town of Mustang district, from Jomsom first day trek, starts following Kali-Gandaki river and it a windy valley, after few hours of good walk with great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s reach at Kagbeni village reaching Kagbeni village. A nice village of strong Tibetan culture, Kagbeni the gateway to Holy Muktinath and to Upper Mustang and Lo- Manthang, located on the old Himalayan Caravan Trade route to Tibet and overnight in a guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2,810m/9,219ft
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
Today a steep climb for few hours to reach holy Muktinath place, taking slowly as Muktinath is at an altitude of 3,760 meters high. The highest spot of this trip, the route leads along busy road that joins from Ekalibhatti, as the trail widens passing interesting village of Jharkot, this place looks old and withered, from Jharkot walk climbs for another hour to holy Muktinath at Rani Pawa where many good lodges are located, a mere distance from the main temple.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3,800m/12,467ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 hours

Muktinath, located between popular trek to Manang via Thorang la pass and the trail also joins Upper Mustang area, inauspicious time the place is flooded with pilgrims of both Hindu and Buddhist, a nice walk to the Temple of Muktinath Darshan with its holy 108 water spout, regarded as one of the sources of Kaligandaki River. This spot offers excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche including Tilicho and Nilgiri peaks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3,800m/12,467ft

Today last day walk of this enjoyable and exciting journey, as the morning trek leads to Jomsom town, retracing the Kaligandaki river valley route most of the way. On reaching Jomsom into nice lodge for last overnight around Mustang district. Here celebrate with local apple products

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Jomsom
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

An early morning flight time due to strong afternoon wind in Jomsom and around Kaligandaki valley, transfer to Jomsom airport for short scenic short flight to Pokhara check in hotel then starts spiritual city tour of Pokhara including Devid fall, Bhindabasini temple, Mahadev cave, Mountain museum overnight in hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Location: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 8,20m/2,690ft
After breakfast transfer to Pokhara domestic as per your flight schedule to Kathmandu, 35-minute scenic mountain flight to Kathmandu transfer to hotel leisure time for shopping around the old market of Kathmandu. Evening we invite you farewell dinner overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: 3-star Accommodation
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m/4,314ft
After wonderful time around Holy Muktinath trekking in Mustang with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per your international flight time transfer to Kathmandu international air terminal for final departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.
  • Meals: Breakfast
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Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drops by private vehicle.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu city sightseeing tour included the temple and monastery fees.
  • City sightseeing tour of Pokhara including temple and monastery fees.
  • Tourist bus transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Flight: Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Twin sharing guest house accommodation during the trek.
  • Trekking Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 3 times a day.
  • English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, and lodging.
  • We provide trekking equipment such as sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, heater, and phone calls, etc.
Nepalese arrival visa fee.
Travel insurance & Rescue operation.
Personal trekking equipment.
Tips to staff.
Food and extra nights in a hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal).
International flight tickets.

Dates & Prices

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
27 Jan, 2020 - 06 Feb, 2020AvailableUS$1170

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival in Nepal:

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with a warm welcome with garland / Khada (Buddhist ceremonial silk scarf) and then transfer to your respective hotel.

Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu:

We provide 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara with accommodation based on twin sharing basis with breakfast.

If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated).

We can also assist you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us

Accommodation During Trekking:

During the Holy Muktinath Trek, we provide accommodation in the guest house comfortable room including the private bathroom (Attach hot & cold shower), restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). 

Meals During Trekking:

During the trekking session, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tea or coffee provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu.

Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries.

Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking:

Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS).

We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health & Fitness Required:

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks.

The highest height gain on this trip is at 3800m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces and river side as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides & Staff with Safety:

Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professional all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter:

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff /porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.

We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.

As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek:

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities:

We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies.

Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

Passport & Visa:

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival.

Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Valid Fee Structure:

a) US $ 25 for 15 days Visa

b) US$ 40 for 30 days Visa

c) US$ 100 For 90 days Visa

Visa Facility Fee:

Multiple Entries: US$.20.

Visa Extension:

Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31). For further information, please contact at Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Web site: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

High Altitude Sickness:

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness.

In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size:

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open a group date on the same date.

Trekking Season:

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible.

Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):

The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with a triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February):

In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):

The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the , national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):

During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.

How to Book Your Trip with Us:

When you decide to book your Nepal trip with us choose your Nepal holiday trips as per the trip grades and as per your physical standard and age matters sometimes when it includes high passes of above 3000 meters.

For the right choice of adventure holidays you are welcome for any suggestion and advice please feel free to contact us on phone at 977 9851072590 or e-mails us: info@nepalspiritadventure.com

For a clear understanding regarding our trip services, we have online trip booking options, you may click on the link, chose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and send it to us.

Once you book the trip with us, then we will suggest final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20% percentages (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure in Nepal. Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.