About Jomsom Muktinath trek
Jomsom Muktinath trek lies in the trans-Himalayan region of Annapurna. The trekking trail follows ancient salt trading and pilgrimage route to Jomsom and Muktinath. The trekking unveils Nepal’s spectacular diversity of landscape, culture and ecology. The region of Jomsom Muktinath was part of Mustang Kingdom for long time in the history. Hence it possesses ruins of ancient forts, caves and monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism as well a pre-Buddhist Bon religion. The area gets very little rain making it the best palce to trek in Nepal during monsoon rain.
Duration: 5 to 10 days
Season: August to May (Being in Rain Shadow of the Himalayas, the best trekking alternet for monsoon)
Means of Transportation: Flight
Activities: trekking, visiting Tibetan Buddhist and Bon monasteries
Note: Could be custom made with horse riding, village tour, short hikes to suite your interests and time.
Day 01 : Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,850 m / 3 hrs)
The 18 mints flight is the best mountain flight as it passes through the world's deepest gorge wedged between Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Dhaulagiri I (8,167m). Jomsom is a small town on the base of Nilgiri Himal. We will mostly follow the river bed of Kali Gandaki to Kagbeni. Visit old Kagbeni with 500 years old monastery.
Day 02 : Trek to Muktinath (3,750 m / 5 hrs) | Explore the temple and monasteries
The trail climbs steeply above Kagbeni to the plateaus and then more gradually to another ancient town of Jharkot. From Jharkot, it is 45 mints climb to Muktinath. From the altitude of Muktinath, one will be overlooking at Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Ranges.
Day 03 : Take a detour to Lubra and back to EkaliBhatti
Lubra is the last Bon village (pre-Buddhist practice). The place is full of legend and history. Also the scenery is beautiful as we first traverse the pasture to come to the ridge closer to Dhaulagiri range. From the point where Panda Valley meets Kali Gandaki,we have to walk back half an hour to Ekli Bhatti.
Day 04 : Trek back to Jomsom (2 and half hrs). You can explore Museum or hike to Dhumba Lake (2 hrs) from Jomsom.
Day 05 : Fly back to Pokhara
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Tibet in Monsoon (summer)
Everest sightseeing Flight
Himalayan Rain Shadow
The Himalayas obstructs the Monsoon wind from getting to Jomsom Muktinath region. They condense and give heavy rainfall to the south of Annapurna. The air that finally crosses the main Himalayas is rather dry. As a result The annual precipitation of Mustang is only 250 – 400 mm while of Pokhara on the southern slope of the Himalaya is 1,200 – 1,500 mm.
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