Holy Muktinath Trekking

  • 11 Day(s)
  • Moderate
  • US$1170

Holy Muktinath Trekking

Trip Highlights

"high and beautiful pilgrimage place within peaceful environment, amazing and ancient 108 holy water spouts the source of Kaligandaki River, scenic flight to and from Jomsom town with awesome panorama of mountains, visiting Hindu temples and Buddhist monastery of interesting cultures"

Trip Introduction a famous holy pilgrimage spot in the high Mustang valley with views of snow capped peaks
Nepal Spirit Adventure presents an exclusive pilgrimage to Holy Muktinath Trekking from Pokhara around North West Nepal Himalaya region with tremendous views of world 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri Holy Muktinath Trek offers us massive Annapurna mountians 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 town of Jomsom. Where old caravan trade route of Nepal and Tibet passed this way unto 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 country of Nepal's most successful ethnic groups the Thakali, ths tribes are wide spread from Pokhara up to the Mustang region, which used their strategic position on the trade route to great advantage.

Holy Muktinath Trek begin after a scenic short flight from picturesque Pokhara and landing at Jomsom, (headquarters of the Mustang district), Jomsom is an important government centre 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 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 lighted 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 short flight back to Pokhara and then heading back to Kathmandu. After a enjoyable and memorable moment in the high country of Nepal Himalaya at Holy Area of Muktinath with grand services of Nepal Spirit Adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Nepal Kathamndu (1,315m/4,314ft) transfer to hotel

Day 02 : World heritage site city tour & trek preparation overnight in hotel

Day 03 : Tourist bus to Pokhara (8,20m/2,690ft) 6 hours journey overnight in hotel

Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8,858ft) trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,219ft) 3-4 hours

Day 05 : Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) 5 hours

Day 06 : Explore Muktinath darshan hiking around

Day 07 : Muktinath to Jomsom 5-6 hours walk overnight in guest house

Day 08 : Fly to Pokhara & city sightseeing tour overnight in Pokhara

Day 09 : Fly to Kathmandu transfer to hotel (Farewell Dinner)

Day 11 : Final departure for homeward bound or to respective countries

Booking and Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
24 November, 2019 04 December, 2019 Available USD 1170
29 November, 2019 09 December, 2019 Available USD 1170
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
02 December, 2019 12 December, 2019 Available USD 1170
11 December, 2019 21 December, 2019 Available USD 1170
17 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 Available USD 1170
23 December, 2019 02 January, 2020 Available USD 1170
29 December, 2019 08 January, 2020 Available USD 1170

Trip Note

Tailor-Made Trip & Departure
11 Days Holy Muktinath Trek departure from Kathmandu as per our group joining fix departure date. Private trek can be arranged any time of the year. If our set trek departure dates are not conveninet to you, you may choose alternate departure dates. Private trek is best suited for cuoples, families, wrok colleagues and small group of friends. Customized trek itineraries are available as per your travel needs please contact your trekking agency at Nepal Spirit Adventure.

We will be staying at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Lodge and guest house during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Nepal Spirit Adventure will arrange clean rooms with attached washrooms along the trek.

All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast included in Kathmandu. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Holy Muktinath Trek-11 days is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Holy Muktinath should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Best Time to Travel
The best time to trek to the Holy Muktinath Trek is Spring March to June and Autumn September to December. The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Additional Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us by email. If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: 00977-98510- 72590.

Day 01Arrival in Nepal Kathamndu (1,315m/4,314ft) transfer to hotelOn 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 to Thamel overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02World heritage site city tour & trek preparation overnight in hotelAfter breakfast, as per trip itinerary you will join with 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 (Buddhanath Stupa) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon we will visit the office for 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 details about the trek and further provides the opportunity to ask any question we may have regarding our upcoming adventure overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 03Tourist bus to Pokhara (8,20m/2,690ft) 6 hours journey overnight in hotelTravel by tourist coach or on private car to Pokhara driving on Nepal 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 restaurant located.
(For flying option scenic flight of 30 minutes on reaching at Pokhara airport our staff will transfer you to respective hotels by the Phewa Lake with free afternoon)
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 04Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8,858ft) trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,219ft) 3-4 hoursWith pleasant overnight in Pokhara, early morning a short scenic flight to Jomsom, during airborne views of mountains on reaching Jomsom town, located on shelf of Kali-Gandaki River. Jomsom a headquarter town of Mustang district, from Jomsom first day trek starts following Kali-Gandaki river and it windy valley, after few hours of good walk with great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s reach at Kagbeni village reaching at Kagbeni village. A nice village of strong Tibetan culture, Kagbeni the gateway to Holy Muktinath and to Upper Mustang and Lo- Manthang, located on old Himalayan Caravan Trade route to Tibet and overnight in guest house.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05Kagbeni to Muktinath (3,800m/12,467ft) 5 hoursToday 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.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06Explore Muktinath darshan hiking aroundMuktinath, located between popular trek to Manang via Thorang la pass and the trail also joins Upper Mustang area, in auspicious 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 source of Kaligandaki River. This spot offers excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche including Tilicho and Nilgiri peaks.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07Muktinath to Jomsom 5-6 hours walk overnight in guest houseToday 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.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08Fly to Pokhara & city sightseeing tour overnight in PokharaAn 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.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 09Fly to Kathmandu transfer to hotel (Farewell Dinner)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 old market of Kathmandu. Evening we invite you farewell dinner overnight in Kathmandu.
Included meals: Breakfast Dinner

Day 11Final departure for homeward bound or to respective countriesAfter 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.
Included meals: Breakfast

What is Included

  • All airport and hotel transfer by private Vehicle.
  • 3 nights twin sharing 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • World heritage city sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara including all the temple and monastery fees.
  • Tourist bus transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • 2 nights twin sharing 3-star 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 bag and down jacket.
  • Annapurna conservation permit and TIMS card.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

What is Not Included

  • 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).
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu.
  • International flight tickets.

Trip Map

Upon Arrival in Nepal:

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you with 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 chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with 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 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 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 guest house comfortable room including private bathroom (Attach hote & 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 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 house as per choices in 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 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 litters 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. Beside 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 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, farm lands, 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 travelling and do 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 remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied with experienced and qualified guide and leaders for 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 long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offering you with 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 needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by expert team of tourism professional all our guides have good knowledge regarding 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 gets 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 are fully equipped with warm gears and insured on each trips by the company. We take care of our staff / porters welfare as well 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 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 others 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 does not have 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 volt 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 small amount fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities:

We are fully committed in providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a life time 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 regulation 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, Land slide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to the some situations clients should 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 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 they take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get Nepalese visa you should bring valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee is 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 in 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 over exertion 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 maximum group size is ten of 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 market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open 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 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 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 day long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterwards 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 foot hills 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 season 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, comes 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 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 few crowd of trekkers and on 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 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 ua: info@nepalspiritadventure.com

For 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.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Trip Cost: $1170 Per Person

Max Elevationc: 3,800m | 12467ft

Trek/Tour Style: Lodge | Tea House

Activities: Trekking & World Heritage City Tour

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel | Guest House

Meals: Breakfast in City, Full Board on Trek

Transportation: Flight, Private Vehicle & Bus

Best Month: March to June | Sept - December

Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10 People in Group

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