Beautiful mountain scenery taken during the journey to Jomsom Muktinath

Jomsom Muktinath Trek

Recommended by 99% of travelers
Duration13 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude3,800m
Group SizeMin. 2 Pax
Travel StyleTrekking & Tour
Best TimeFeb to Jun & Sep to Dec

Enjoy the remote and rural landscapes of Nepal on the Jomsom Muktinath trek. Experience a perfect balance between adventure and cultural immersion!

Nepal is a beautiful country for adventure travels, and you do not have to go on long, tough treks deep in the Himalayas to witness its beauty. Jomsom Muktinath trek is one the great examples of beginner-friendly yet very scenic journeys. You can do the Jomsom Muktinath trekking in under two weeks. It is an adventure pilgrimage trek in the lower Mustang region.

On the Jomsom Muktinath trek, you will start trekking from sub-tropical forests. The trail follows dense forests and ascends to the Kali Gandaki river valley, where you will trek through the deepest gorge in the world. The trek route is dotted with picturesque Nepali villages where you will meet with communities like Brahmins, Chettris, Gurung, Magars, and Thakalis.

Our Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary involves Ghorepani village and a hike to the Poon Hill viewpoint. You will start the trek from Nayapul. On the way, spend a night in Tatopani, where you can enjoy natural hot springs. It is a paid service. From here, you will explore Ghasa, Marpha, and Kagbeni villages before reaching Muktinath.

Muktinath is one of the holy temples in Nepal that hold importance for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is a popular pilgrimage site that is visited by hundreds of pilgrims every year. This is also the highest point of the Jomsom Muktinath trek. From here, you will trek to Jomsom, where the trek ends, and fly to Pokhara.


  • Get to see the remote and rural landscapes of Nepal
  • A perfect trek with the right balance between adventure and cultural immersion
  • A moderate, beginner-friendly trekking pack in the western Himalayas of Nepal
  • Explore the beauty of the lower Mustang region
  • Trek through dense sub-tropical forests and picturesque villages
  • Follow Kali Gnadaki river valley in the upper part of the trail and trek via the deepest gorge in the world
  • Come across beautiful apple and orange orchards on the way, cascading waterfalls, and lovely streams
  • Meet with different Nepali ethnic groups and get to see their simple mountain lifestyle
  • Explore Kagbeni, get blessings in Muktinath Temple, and enjoy modern services in Jomsom

What to expect during the Jomsom Muktinath trek?

The Jomsom Muktinath trek is also known as the Lower Mustang trek in Nepal. It is a moderate trek with a lifetime experience and jaw-dropping views. The journey is quite immersive and culturally enriching. The trail is dotted with beautiful villages where you will spend the nights. Trek through lush forests and apple and orange orchards.

Enjoy lush greenery scenery, you will ascend to an arid landscape. Likewise, you will get to witness many tall mountains on Jomsom Muktinath trek 13 days, like Machhapuhhre (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), etc.

Jomsom and Muktinath are two popular trekking destinations in the western Himalayan range of Nepal. From Pokhara, travelers can visit both places by driving. Trekking to these places offers a lifetime experience to the trekkers, which makes this trek very appealing. Not many foreign trekkers do the Jomsom Muktinath trek in Nepal, so the trek route is quite empty.

Who can do the Jomsom Muktinath trekking?

Jomsom Muktinath trek is perfect for all ages of trekkers. It is one of the best beginner treks in Nepal, with just the right amount of adventure and uphill and downhill walking. If this is your first time trekking in the Himalayas, consider this less crowded yet immersive trail.

How to prepare for the Jomsom Muktinath trek in Nepal?

To prepare for the Jomsom Muktinath trek, exercise. Long walks, weight training, and activities like swimming, cycling, jogging, running, and day hiking are recommended. After you book the trek, our team will guide you through the preparations.

Jomsom Muktinath trek packing

For the Jomsom Muktinath trek, you will need the following things:

  • Trek clothes and gear: Down jacket, fleece jacket, windbreaker, underwear, base layer, thermal layer, sun cap, scarf, gloves, beanie, rain cover, socks, dry towel, trekking boots, casual shoes, daypack, duffel bag, trekking poles, sunglasses, reusable water bottle, sleeping bag, etc
  • Toiletries and first aid: SPF, lip balm, sanitizer, wet wipes, toilet paper, toothbrush & paste, deodorant, soap, shampoo, comb, moisturizer, antifungal cream, insect repellent, bandage and spray for sprained joints, band-aid, cotton, ORS or electoral powder, general medicines, etc
  • Other essentials: Spare batteries, power bank, charger, camera, headlamp/LED torch, adapter, snacks, travel insurance documents, permits, passport, visa, photo, Nepali cash, etc

Extend the trek to Upper Mustang- a restricted area in Nepal

The Jomsom Muktinath trek leads you to Kagbeni, from where you can extend the trek to Upper Mustang. It is a famous trekking region in Nepal that offers trans-Himalayan landscapes and a lifetime experience.

If you have a week to 10 days extra to travel, we highly recommend extending your Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary to the Upper Mustang. If you have any questions regarding it, write to us at

What makes the Jomsom Muktinath trekking with us a fantastic experience?

Jomsom Muktinath trek requires proper planning for a smooth adventure. Our professional team arranges all the necessities for the Jomsom Muktinath trek and makes the journey hassle-free for you. Our English speaking porter and guide will be there for you. They ensure your safety and satisfaction.

With us, you will get an affordable Jomsom Muktinath trek price. Our itinerary is well-designed and includes beautiful villages. There is no hidden cost in our trips. Likewise, we also have an excellent refund policy in case you have to cancel the trip because of an unforeseen situation. Your money is safe with us.

Below are some of the benefits of Jomsom Muktinath trek with us in Nepal:

  • Free airport pick up and drop off as per our Jomsom Muktinath trek itinerary
  • Local guide and porter to support during the trek
  • Flexible itinerary that you can customize
  • Affordable cost and no hidden charges
  • Complimentary welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trek completion certificate and a company t-shirt
Trip PlanExpand all

Meet the team of Regulus Treks and Expedition at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can see them with your nameplate and our company's banner. They will welcome and escort you to the hotel in a private vehicle. The remaining day is free in the city. In the late evening, we will catch up for a welcome dinner.

Meals: Welcome DinnerAccommodation: 3 Star Hotel

In the morning, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanth Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour will be guided by one of our professional and knowledgeable tour guides.

After the tour, you will have a couple of hours to rest. Later in the day, we will meet for the trek briefing and preparation. You can do any last minute shopping with your mountain guide and pack duffel bags.

Max. Altitude: 1400 mMeals: BreakfastAccommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Drive distance: 201 km/125 miles

Trek distance: 6 km/3.7 miles

Altitude: 1,480 m/4,855 ft

Duration: 2-3 hours

You will travel to Pokhara today either by roadway or airway. The journey will be scenic. From Pokhara, take a short, one-hour ride to Nayapual. The trek starts from here. Follow a forested route and gradually ascend via small villages, crossing suspension bridges on the way to Tikhedhunga for the night stay.

Max. Altitude: 1,480 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 7 km/4.3 miles

Altitude: 2,874 m/9,429 ft

Duration: 5-6 hours

From Tikhedhunga, you will trek to the famous Ghorepani village. The trail goes through lush rhododendron forests, offering stunning landscapes and mountain views along the way. First, climb stone staircases to Ulleri. From here, trek to Ghorepani. You can see stunning views of Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc, from Ghorepani village.

Max. Altitude: 2,874 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 13 km/8 miles

Altitude: 2,474 m/8,117 ft

Duration: 3-4 hours

In the morning, hike to the popular Poon Hill viewpoint to see a gorgeous sunrise and a fantastic panorama of the western Himalayan range. After enjoying the view, descend to Ghorepani and continue trekking from here to Tatopanu. The trail descends through forests and crosses the Ghar Khola. In Tatopani, you can enjoy natural hot springs by paying a few extra bucks.

Max. Altitude: 2,474 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 21.3 km/13.2 miles

Altitude: 2,000 m/6,561 ft

Duration: 3-4 hours

Today, you will trek from Tatopani to Ghasa. The trail ascends, crossing a suspension bridge over the Kali Ganddaki river. Trek through lush forests and apple orchards on the way. Also, pass by small villages and come across beautiful streams and waterfalls. Meet with the Thakali community in Ghasa.

Max. Altitude: 2,000 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 23 km/14 miles

Altitude: 2,670 m/8,760 ft

Duration: 6-7 hours

Leaving Ghasa, you will gradually ascend to Marpha. It is another beautiful village. The trail continues along the Kali Gandaki Valley, offering breathtaking views of Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peaks on the way. You will trek via lovely apple and orange orchards on the way.

Max. Altitude: 2,670 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 14 km/8.6 miles

Altitude: 2,804 m/9,199 ft

Duration: 5-6 hours

From Marpha, trek to Kagbeni, a famous village. The trail ascends via small Thakali villages and wheat and barley paddies. You can see the contrast in the scenery as you get closer to Kagbeni. Witness barren hills, meadows, and huge rocks on this part of the trail. Explore the narrow alleys of Kagbeni later in the day.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 14 km/8.6 miles

Altitude: 3,710 m/12,172 ft

Duration: 5-6 hours

The trail takes you to one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Nepal today, Muktinath Temple. From Kagebni, follow the Kali Gandaki river gorge. It is the deepest gorge in the world. On the way, witness arid landscapes. Upon reaching Muktinath, settle in your lodge and explore the area.

Max. Altitude: 3,710 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Distance: 23 km/14 miles

Altitude: 2,743 m/8,999 ft

Duration: 7-8 hours

In the morning, visit the temple and get the blessings. After that, you will begin trekking Jomsom. It is a long trek from Muktinath to Jomsom. For the first few hours, retrace the path back to Kagbeni. From here, you will gradually ascend and descend, following rugged trails to Jomsom. Jomsom is a lovely little town with an airstrip and many modern services.

Max. Altitude: 2,743 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Altitude: 822 m/2,697 ft

Duration: 20 minutes

Today, you will take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. The flight will present you with an outstanding aerial view of the western Himalayan mountains of Nepal. Upon landing in Pokhara, the guide will drop you off at the hotel.

You have the rest of the day free in Pokhara to enjoy and explore. Explore the Phewa Lake and the bustling Lakeside Market and visit nearby tourist areas. Buy souvenirs and enjoy your time in this lovely city.

Max. Altitude: 822 mMeals: Breakfast onlyAccommodation: Hotel

Distance: 201 km/125 miles

Altitude: 1,400 m/4,593 ft

Duration: 6-7 hours

After a delicious breakfast, you will leave Pokhara and travel to Kathmandu. You will use a comfortable tourist bus for the ride and enjoy superb scenery on the way. The guide will drop you at the hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. You have the remaining day leisure in the city. Rest and explore local markets. Buy solvers. In the late evening, we will meet for a farewell dinner.

Max. Altitude: 1,400 mMeals: Breakfast, lunch, and farewell dinnerAccommodation: Hotel

You will fly back to your home today. Our team will drop you at the international airport as per your flight departure time. It takes around 20 minutes to half an hour to drive from Thamel to the airport as per the traffic conditions.

Max. Altitude: 1400 mMeals: Breakfast
Route Map
Jomsom Muktinath Trek Map, Trek Route, Variation
Cost Details
  • 2 nights of accommodation in a 3-star standard deluxe hotel in Kathmandu & 1 night in Pokhara (BB plan).
  • 8 nights of accommodation in a basic lodge/hotel while trekking, includes 3 meals a day (B.L.D.).
  • An experienced, licensed, English-speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A government-registered trekking guide (English-speaking with a license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  • Hot drinks (tea / coffee).
  • Fooding, lodging, salaries, & insurance for the staff.
  • Domestic flights (Kathmandu to Pokhara & Jomsom to Pokhara).
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus.
  • Transportation fees during ground-travel (airport pick-up & drop-off).
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permits 
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner.
  • Trip Completion Certificate.
  • First Aid Kit.     
  • International flights.
  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Airport departure tax.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Food in Kathmandu (also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason other than the scheduled Itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation(s) in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Unforeseen costs due to flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • Cancellation fees, if any, from your side.
  • Hot shower.
  • Boiled water.
  • Wi -Fi.
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control, such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
Dates & Availability
Starts: Sep 01, 2024Ends: Sep 13, 2024
Starts: Sep 19, 2024Ends: Oct 01, 2024
Starts: Sep 30, 2024Ends: Oct 12, 2024

Below is our trek cancellation/refund policy:

  • If the company has to cancel the trip due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund.
  • After deducting the cancellation fee, you will receive a refund if you cancel the trek. Check out our terms and conditions for more information.
  • If you fail to join the trek, inform us within 48 hours to claim a refund. You will get the refund after deducting all the incurred expenses

For this trekking, you will be given an English-speaking guide cum porter if your reservation is made for a lone traveler. On the other hand, we accept your reservations for this trekking's daily departure all year round. For ABC, we offer trekking for individuals, small groups, or mixed groups. Only during the year's major seasons is group membership feasible.

Additional Info

Jomsom Muktinath trek permit

Jomsom Muktinath trek explores the lower Mustang region. It is not a restricted area, so you will not need a special restricted area permit for this trek. Instead, you have to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and TIMS Card. It is easy to acquire both permits, and our team will get them for you.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit cost for SAARC nationals: NPR 200 per person
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit cost for other countries: NPR 3000 per person
  • TIMS Card for SAARC nationals: NPR 600 per person
  • TIMS Card for other countries: NPR 1000 per person

Guide and porter during the trek

Guide and porters are an important part of the Jomsom Muktinath trek. This trek is not as popular as other treks in Nepal, so the trekking route is pretty empty. This factor also makes trekking with a guide and porter necessary because of safety concerns. Not only that but the TIMS Card is only issued for trekkers who are doing the trek with a guide.

Likewise, the porter will be there to help you with the duffel bag. The Jomsom Muktinath trail is rugged and tricky. Walking with a heavy load can impact your balance during both ascending and descending. However, porters are trained, and they know the trail and how to carry the bags safely.

Both guides and porters make your Jomsom Muktinath trek, or any trek in the Himalayas, achievable. They will motivate you, keep you entertained, and make the journey delightful.

What is the best time to do the Jomsom Muktinath trek?

The best time to do the Jomsom Muktinath trek is between March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn). March to May is our first choice for the Jomsom Muktinath trek because the trail is extremely beautiful in these months. The trail is packed with rich vegetation, rhododendrons and other wildflowers, and apple/orange orchards.

Likewise, trekking between September to November lets you enjoy the fallen leaves and a festive atmosphere. Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals in autumn, so you may get to be part of the celebration. Climate, weather, and trail conditions are ideal in these months for trekking. The mountain views are also crystal clear.

Jomsom Muktinath trekking between June to August (summer/monsoon) is quite challenging because of heavy rainfall and slippery trails. Winter (December to February) is also considered not an ideal time for this trek, however if you can handle the cold, you will enjoy the Jomsom Muktinath winter trek.

Travel insurance for the Jomsom Muktinath trek

It is always best to be well prepared than under-prepared if you are going to travel in a remote region with no road access. Therefore, we recommend travel insurance for the Jomsom Muktinath trek. You have to include helicopter evacuation and medical bills in your travel insurance.

You can also cover other things like trip cancellation, flight cancellation, etc, in your travel insurance. Get the travel insurance in your country and bring the documents with you. Make sure your travel insurance accepts evacuation in the Himalayas.

Jomsom Muktinath trek difficulty and altitude sickness

The Jomsom Muktinath trek follows the rugged Himalayan foothills. You will trek through forests that gradually change to barren hills, rocky gorges, and meadows. The trek is adventurous and a little bit offbeat. You will trek via different climatic zones, facing different weather conditions.

You will need good stamina to complete the Jomsom Muktinath trek. The facilities along the trail are limited, so you have to adjust to simple accommodations and meals. It can be a challenge for some trekkers. However, do remember it is not a luxury trip. The route is remote.

Compared to most of the treks in Nepal, the Jomsom Muktinath trek sees a very low altitude gain. The highest point you will touch on this trek is Muktinath. It is located at 3,710 meters. This makes the risk of altitude sickness lower on this trek.

However, you will spend multiple days over 2,500 meters, so be careful of the symptoms and keep yourself hydrated. Inform your guide if you feel any discomfort or are sick. Taking proper first aid on time is very important to avoid any escalated medical situation.

Accommodation and meals during the Jomsom Muktinath trekking

The Jomsom Muktinath trek offers basic lodges where trekkers can spend nights and have meals. You will get twin-shared rooms during the trek unless you request single rooms, which costs additional money. The rooms are small, and the bedding will be clean and comfortable.

Most of the facilities, like charging, hot showers, and WiFi, usually cost a few extra bucks, but you may get them free of cost in some places. Still, make sure to have some money on you for these personal expenses. Likewise, the washrooms are shared, too. Pack your toiletries for the trek.

The main meal during the trek will be dhal bhat. It is a staple Nepali meal packed with nutrients and tastes very good. You can pick a veg or non-veg option. Likewise, the menu also includes momo, noodles, thukpa, chapati, thenduk, Tibetan bread, curries, pasta, burgers, pancakes, soups, etc.


The Jomsom Muktinath trek difficulty is moderate. The trek route ascends through lush forests for the first few days and later follows rugged tracks of the Kali Gandaki river valley. Yes, you can join the Jomsom Muktinath trek as a beginner trekker.

From Muktinath, Jomsom is around 20 kilometers away. You have to trek for around 8 hours following the Kal Gandaki river gorge.

The Jomsom to Muktinath road condition is mixed. You will see both rugged and pitched sections. It takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour to drive from Jomsom to Muktinath or vice-versa.

The Jomsom Muktinath trek route has a good network service, and many tea houses offer paid WiFi. Buy a tourist sim in Kathmandu with ample data to use during the trek. The network may fluctuate along the way.

Jomsom Muktinath trek is a high-altitude trek, so there is a chance of altitude sickness on this trek. However, it is also quite easy to avoid on this trek because of low elevation gain. By keeping yourself hydrated and maintaining your pace, you highly lower the risk of altitude sickness.

No, you do not need prior trekking experience for the Jomsom Muktinath trek. You can do this trek as your first trekking adventure in the Himalayas. Make sure you are physically ready for the journey.

Yes, drinking water is available along the Jomsom Muktinath trek route. Both mineral water and boiled drinking water are found along the way. We do not encourage buying mineral water bottles because it increases waste production and affects the environment. Boiled drinking water is safe and costs less as well.

No, you cannot do the Jomsom Muktinath trek solo in legal terms because the TIMS Card is not issued for solo trekkers but is needed as one of the permits for this trek. It makes trekking with the guide mandatory.

Yes, you can do the Jomsom Muktinath trek with your family. It is a lovely trek to do with your family because you will explore beautiful villages, get to see the daily lifestyle of the locals, and come across a wide range of vegetation and flowers on the way. The trek is also not difficult and achievable by all members of the family.

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