Jomsom Muktinath Trek
The Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of those highly renowned outings where the trails blend with the righteous & the holy that gives this venture a special brand of adventure that combines with a pilgrimage & landscapes that give justice in a calling of the gods. In this particular part of the Annapurna region, one can see and relish the power & love of god for the world he created with different majestic views of Himalayas that include the sights of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7040m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6998m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Lamjung Himal (6586m) and a number of other well-known peaks when on the holy trails in a Jomsom Trek to the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath.
The Jomsom Muktinath trekking route is located at the northern side of Pokhara Valley and one of the areas with impressive diversity, which we can experience ourselves while we are trekking in the area. The terraced fields and tropical fruit trees surround the neat, white-washed Gurung villages of the higher regions, leading the eye to vistas dominated by some of the Himalayas most handsome peaks. Most backpackers reckon the Annapurna region is truly the heart of the Nepal Himalaya.
The deep valley is surrounded by high mountains as the sacredness of the Annapurna from the subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape really touches the emotions of a wide range of people who come often this area. It is the most popular trekking region, & has attracted many trekkers with repeated visits over the years. There are excellent lodges lining the main routes where your meals also include apple pies in some of the wildest parts of this region. There’s no doubt that finding the depths of a river in Nepal can be difficult, but the scenery and culture are excellent in this region that’s home to fauna, flora, different bird species & human beings all living in perfect harmony with one another.
Visitors also enjoy the diverse cultures of various communities that include: Brahmins, Chhetris, Thakalis, Magars & the Gurung communities who refreshes our insights into how our fellow beings survive in such harsh, but nonetheless beautiful terrain throughout most of their lives; and all this amidst beautiful landscapes, where pilgrimage treks to Jomsom & Muktinath bring hordes of pilgrims from both Hindus and Buddhists to the Annapurna Himalayas to make their peace with the gods. It is one of the most rewarding treks that provide insights of different cultures as well as a wide range of sceneries and fabulous views of towering mountains on the way.
The Jomsom Muktinath venture begins with an almost 2 hours’ drive from Pokhara to Nayapul from where we start our actual trek via Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani following the Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking trail. And the next morning, we hike up to Poonhill, which is famous for panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas that include a classic sunrise & then we descend to Tatopani, which is natural hot spring. Consequently, the trail takes us to the Kali Gandaki gorge (this is the deepest valley gorge in the world) pass through many fascinating Thakali villages called Marphas, along the way and then to headquarter of the district called Jomsom. We head to the north to Kagbeni along the river banks of the Kali Gandaki & an ancient fortress settlement on the border of the famous Upper Mustang trek that is another famous story altogether.
Doing these trips with us has special significance because we go the mile in ensuring that you get more mileage in your holidays by taking you to areas less tread with more options for experiencing the unknown & enjoying the true reality of nature at its truly the best.