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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1345m/4428ft)

SAT airport representative pick you up from airport upon your arrival. Then transfer to the hotel for short briefing about the trip. In the meantime, you can roam around the city to get familiar with new city or take a rest and relax.

 

Day 02:Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m/2700ft) & trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m/) – 35 min flight, 1 hrs drive, 5 hrs trek

Supported by the astounding mountain views and Lakes, we take 35 minute of flight to Pokhara. Pokhara – second most touristic hub of Nepal, is also known as “the city of lakes” with many opportunities of adventures. Then we drive to Nayapul and trek up to Tikhedhunga through Birethati, Sudami and Hile (1495m) respectively. Along the way: we past valleys, waterfall and swimming hole.

 

Day 03:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft)- 6/7 hrs

From Tikhedhunga we trek to Ghorepani. The trail offers amazing landscape and Himalayan scenery with pasture land and cultivated fields as we climb uphill. We continuously trek past Ulleri (2070m): a large Magar village, Banthati (2250m) & Nangethati (2460m) village before arriving to our destination – Ghorepani.

 

Day 04:Ghorepani – Hike to Poonhill & trek to Tatopani (1190m/3904ft)- 6/7 hrs

Early in the morning, we hike to Poonhill for stunning view of Himalayan range and beautiful sunrise view. Then we descend to Ghorepani and continue to our next destination; Tatopani. We steeply descend until Chitre (2380m) and further trail down to Sikha (1980m) – a large village with shops and hotels. Moving on, we descend gently to Ghara (1705m) and Ghara River respectively. Taking suspension bridge we cross the river and reach Tatopani after crossing Kali Gandaki and taking turn to north.

 

Day 05:Tatopani to Ghasa (2110m/6922ft)- 5/6 hrs

Trek to Ghasa begins via Kali Gandaki George – world’s deepest George that situates between two 8,000m peaks (Annapurna & Dhaulagiri). We continuously ascend to Dana (1400m), Rupse Chhahara (1550m) – you can see waterfall here and Kopchepani (1935m) from where a short climb escorts us to Ghasa (2110m).

 

Day 06:Ghasa to Tukuche (2560m/8398ft)- 5.5 hrs

Our trek starts by crossing eastern side of river and entering Larjung (2560m). Then after a short walk we come to an interesting village Khobang with narrow passages and reach Tukuche. Tukuche is famous for apple brandy and wine products and various communities with Thakali village.

 

Day 07:Tukuche to Kagbeni (2800m/9186ft)-

Today our trek goes along the side of the valley to Jomsom (2713m). Jomsom is a large busy settlement and headquarter of the Mustang district. Jomsom is full of life with airport, army camp, hotels, shops, banks and government offices so Kagbeni begins by crossing a river.

 

Day 08:Kagbeni to Muktinath (3710m/12170ft)- 5/6 hrs

Taking a vertical route to Jhong Khola we leave Kagbeni and link ourselves for direct route to Muktinath. Throughout the trail we carry on high above Jhong Khola to the village of Jharkot (3500m) and climb up to our destination – Muktinath. Muktinath is a fascinating village with unique hospitality and influenced with Tibetan culture.

 

Day 09:Muktinath to Jomsom (2715m/8910ft)- 5/6 hrs

Today we trek back to Jomsom through the same route of Kagbeni after visiting some monasteries and Hindu temples in Muktinath. Reaching Ekle Bhatti, we continue our trek to Jomsom. Down the way, we get to see magnificent views of mountains and fields.  

 

Day 10:Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara (Flight optional)

After breakfast, we take jeep/bus from Jomsom and enjoy the awe-inspiring views of mountains and rivers. We pass Magar, Gurung & Thakali villages and enjoy fresh as well as dry apples and apple products.

 

Day 11:Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Pokhara to Kathmandu drive takes around 5/7 hours. It is a scenic drive along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi Rivers. After your arrival in Kathmandu, in the evening, you are treated with a special cultural dinner program as a complimentary commencement of Sunrise Adventure Trek.

 

Day 12:Departure/Farewell

After victorious ending of our trip, our representative drops you to the airport for your journey home. You are dropped off 3 hours earlier so that there is no any delay in flight. Or you can join another adventure and explore hidden gems of Nepal. Till then, have a safe journey to Home!

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Annapurna region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.   

Experience and Health Requirements

Jomsom Muktinath trekking starts easy and goes moderate along trek. It is suitable for those who can hike for 3 – 5 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Jomsom and Muktinath. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the  trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Jomsom Muktinath trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to  all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the  trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ).  If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Jomsom Muktinath trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing

-    T – shirts
-    Hiking shorts
-    Undergarments
-    Full sleeves shirts
-    Long light weight cotton pants
-    Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
-    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
-    Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker
-    Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
-    Fleece jacket or pullover
-    Waterproof shell jacket
-    Down jacket
-    Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat
-    Sun hat
-    Lightweight gloves.
-    Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).

Foot Wear

-    Hiking boots
-    Light and comfortable camp shoes
-    Thin, lightweight inner socks.
-    Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Accessories

-    Down Sleeping bag
-    Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter )
-    Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time )
-    Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag )
-    Water bottle
-    Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries
-    Trekking poles
-    Personal medicine box
-    Sunglasses with UV protection.
-    Books, dairy, pen, walkman  and any other game instruments

Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

-    Quick drying small towel
-    Toothbrush / paste
-    Soap
-    Face and body moisturizer
-    Sun block for lips
-    Tissues / toilet rolls
-    Wet wipes
-    Feminine hygiene products
-    Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Annapurna region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek  a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips.  Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Annapurna region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February. Jomsom Muktinath trekking can be done even during the monsoon season but not recommended.

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide 
  • Accommodation  in lodge  and full board meals during the trekking 
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals 
  • All entry fees TIMS card and entry Permit 
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary 
  • Sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program
     

Cost Excludes
  • International Flight major meals in cities
  • Airport tax and monuments entrance fees
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc
  • Tips to guide and porter  and your insurance


Trips Facts

  • Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing
  • Annapurna Region, Nepal
  • 3800 meters
  • 10 - 15 Days
  • Lodge/Tea-house/Camping
  • 3 - 5 hours
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Min. 1 pax
  • Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
  • Easy - Moderate
  • Bus/Car/Flight
  • Hot Spring Bathe, Beautiful Sunrise, Short & Beautiful Hike, Waterfall, Village Sightseeing, Muktinath Temple

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