About Jomsom Muktinath Trek
The classic 13-day Jomsom Muktinath Trek will precede you to the gateway of "Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang". The focal point of this trek is its itinerary along with the grandeur Kali Gandaki River Gorge. Altitude is relatively low in this trek. In this trekking you will get once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to seek and explore scenic beauties of the different landscapes along with glimpse of the hundreds of years old monastery, caves and local tribes.
The trekking route from Jomsom to Muktinath takes you through Tatopani, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Dhaulagiri Glacier, Tibetan Plateau on the way to the holy Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath (3800m/12,464 ft) and entry point of upper Mustang Region. Muktinath is the prominent pilgrimage spot for both Hindu and Buddhist. To the Hindu, Muktinath is a blessed as the place of salvation. They consider the water here assures salvation after death. To the Buddhist it is the place that the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meditated at. This place is also the source of fossilized ammonites, known locally as shaligrams.
The expedition begins from Pokhara. The nest stopover is Tatopani, where you can enjoy the hot springs. Along the Kaligandaki valley and beautiful hill villages of Tukche and Marpha another spot is Jomsom. North of Jomsom the trek passes through Mustang and lastly reaches Muktinath.