Kaligandaki Valley Trekking, Jomsom muktinath Trekking

Kaligandaki Valley Trekking

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Kaligandaki Valley Trekking is one of the popular trekking destinations is Annapurna region. The major attractions of the Jomsom Muktinath Trek route are Kagbeni, Muktinath Temple, Natural Hot spring Tatopani. Most popular view point Poonhill and Ghandruk Gurung Village etc. The nice alternative trekking route has been built from Marpha to Kalopani and Ghasa to Tatopani.

Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
starts after 30 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. It is also known as pilgrimage trekking. The Kaligandaki valley Trekking reaching the maximum altitude of 3800m (12,464ft) and can be completed by anybody with a moderate level of fitness. Jomsom muktinath Trekking gives many spectacular views of the two Himalayans Annapurna ranges and Dhaulagiri Ranges. Explore the hundreds years old Monastery, caves, narrow tribes, culture and life style and scenic beauties of the different landscapes.

Kaligandaki Valley Trekking covers Muktinath. Vishnu temple there is 108 water taps and two small pounds. The Hindu people believe that, if you take a bath in 108 taps (108 is a sacred number in Tibetan Buddhism), cast in the shape of Cow heads, which pour forth sacred water. You will be the free from the sin which you committed in your past life. A short walk past a collection of chortens is the Dhola Member Gompa, or Jwalamai (Goddess of fire) temple, where a holy flame of natural gas burns behind a grill just above the spring. Joining our Jomsom Muktinath Trekking is included the World’s deepest Gorge of the Kali Gandaki River between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri himalayan ranges.

Kaligandaki Valley Trekking gets interesting in Tatopani where you will have the opportunity to relax in Natural hot spring, The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of dawn grace of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas from Ghorepani (Poon hill, 3210m), that is absolutely magnificent, the hike continuous through dense Rhododendron forest towering view of snowcapped mountains in the background to Tadapani and Ghandruk. The trek will end at Nayapul and then we drive back to Pokhara. The nice alternative walking route has been built from Marpha to kalopani and Ghasa to Tatopani.

“In the antique trans-Himalayan salt trade route-charming villages’ peaceful forest of rhododendrons-oaks-pines-constant views of the snow capped peaks of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri mountain range from sub-tropic-alpine to arctic zone.”

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on arrival in the Kathmandu Airport , you will be greeted by Nepal Holiday Trip representative. After completing your formalities pick up your luggage and look for our representative display the name plate of yours in arrival gate. Then you will transfer to the hotel as we required. After check in, you can take a rest B, B plan.
Early morning flight to Pokhara, from plane you will see the best views of Himalayas. Pokhara offers magnificent views of the Dhaulagiri, Manasalu, Fishtail, five peaks of Annapurna range and others peaks. When we reach the Pokhara, take some time rest and drive to Nayapul and start the trek. We walk to the Northern side of Bhurundi Khola, the trail climbs through the subtropical valley forests. Around 4 hours walk we will reach the Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedgunga B, L, D
After having breakfast walk down and cross the Bhurundi Khola, then stone steps Climbs all the way up to Ullery and then slope walk up to Ghorepani, Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stall for selling local products and craft. Since Ghorepani lays quite higher elevation and from there we can see Himalaya’s views of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Fishtail, Nilgiri and many more. Overnight at Ghorepani B, L, D
This morning, get up around 4 o’clock and go to poonhill for Sunrise view of Himalayas and come back to the Ghorepani, take a breakfast and start to walk down to the Tatopani through many Magars Village like Chitre, Shikha and Ghara. Meaning of Tatopani is Hot water in Nepali derives its name from the hot springs there. Overnight at Tatopani in Tea house lodge B, L, D
The trail now follows the Kali Gandaki River flows under the Deep gorge by 2200m between two 8 thousand meters mountain tops are only 38 km a part. Continue along to Dana, Rupse Chahara meaning beautiful waterfall and Kopchepani, the trail further ascends to the Thakali village Ghasa. Overnight at Ghasa in teahouse lodge B, L, D
A steep climb through forest takes you to Lete Khola then reach to Lete. It further continues to the east side of the Kaligandaki reach you Larjung village. From Larjung, we cross trail via Tukuche at 2590m and apple farm Porjects which Produces apple and vegetable for the whole region until you get to Marpha Village. Overnight at Marpha in tea house lodge B, L, D
The Trail continues along the valley side, rising gradually before crossing over a low ridge to Jomsom village. Cross the Panga Khola to reach Eakle Bhatti meaning Lonely Pub. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon and the trek continuous on the gradual path on the Kaligandaki river bed for about 3hrs and finally reaching at Eakly Bhatti village. After that we reach Kagbeni within a half an hour. Overnight at Kagbeni at tea house Lodge B, L, D
Our Journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up Stream. During the walk we will have scenic picturesque place to stop for short break. We will cross through Khingar, Jharkot village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath (Rani Pauwa). Overnight at Muktinath in teahouse lodge B, L, D
Muktinath is our final destination and it is most important destination for Hindus pilgrimage. It also holds on important place for the Buddhist. In the morning, we visit the Muktinath Temple of the Lord Vishnu for Hindus. The region is a Mukti-kchhetra or the region of liberation or salvation. There are water spouts channeled for the stream running above the temple. There is also Buddhist Monastery nearby. Also enjoy the magnificent views of Dhaulagiri peak from Muktinath. After that started to walk down to the Jomsom followed by the Kali Gandaki River Bank, Overnight at Jomsom in a tea house lodge B, L, D
After breakfast we check in the airport to fly to pokhara. It takes about half an hour flight and then goes to the Hotel. During the leisure in Pokhara you can go for sightseeing around Devid’s falls, Gupteshor Cave, and mountain museum. Overnight at Pokhara in Hotel B, B plan
Today after breakfast, we make a 300 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the Bus to enjoy the scenery through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will transfer to your hotel where you stayed before. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel B. B plan
Our staff will take you to the airport for your flight time. We hope you enjoyed the trek, and are sure you will be back for trekking somewhere in the Himalayan again. Approximately 3 hour before you scheduled flight a representative from Nepal holiday trip trekking will take you to the airport.
Trip cost

Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • All airport Hotel transfers
  • Two night hotel in Kathmandu and one night hotel in Pokhara on B.B plan
  • Welcome and welfare dinner in Kathmandu on Nepali traditional food
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu with all airport tax
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide and porters as you needed. Guide and porter salary, their food and accommodation in mountain
  • Down Jacket, sleeping Bags, trekking Map (sleeping bag and down jacket are to returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (national park or conservation area permit and TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit-box
  • All government and local taxes

cost excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival late departure and early return from the mountain due to any reason
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, Bottle or boiled water, shower etc
  • Tips for guide and porters
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