|Total Duration: 9 days||Trip Grade: Moderate||Altitude: 3,760m.|
|Activities: Trekking||Area: Annapurna||Season: Whole Year|
|Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge||Transportation: Drive and Fly||Group Size: 2 - 12 pax|
This area is famous as a holy pilgrimage place for Hindus and Buddhist devotees. You will have the opportunity to visit the unique villages of the area with out standing views of the world's highest mountain such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri. This trekking is also famous because you trek through the valley to the heights in the deepest gorge in the world. This trekking can be done in less time also because of the regular flights from Pokhara to Jomsom.This is one of the oldest and pilgrims cultural treks in Nepal. Also known as classic trek which essentially the final third of the Annapurna Circuit, follows the Kali Gandaki Valley between the soaring peak of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna. The trek follows the ancient trading route from India to Tibet up the Kali Gandaki valley starting from the road head near Pokhara and finishing at the pilgrimage site of Muktinath. Muktinath Temple, the holy place where you will observe the activities of many devout Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims including ascetics or "Sadhus" who have walked from as far as India to reach this point.We experience a range of surroundings, from the culture of the lowland villages to the splendor of the high Himalaya. This trek gives many spectacular views of the two Himalayan giants, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgir and gives flavors of the Tibet-like country north of Jomsom.
There are two ways to get to Muktinath from Kathmandu. Either taken a direct flight from Kathmandu via Pokhara to Jomsom and hike for a 7-8 hours via Kagbeni or to trek all the way from Pokhara which takes 7-8 days. It is believed that one should visit this temple after competing pilgrimages of four Dhams in India. This temple held sacred by Hindus as well as Buddhists. The Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas undergroung. Jomsom is a major center in the Annapurna region. There is a world-class accommodation facility in Jomsom from where one can enjoy remarkable natural beauty.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. O/N Hotel.
Day 02: Full day sightseeing Kathmandu valley. O/N Hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m).
Day 04: Fly to Jomson (2,713m) and Trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m) is 3-4 hrs walks.
Day 05: Trek to Muktinath or Mukti kshetra 3,760m.
DAY 06: Trek to Jomsom. 3-4 hrs.
DAY 07: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive or fly Kathmandu. O/N Hotel.
Day 09: Transfer to airport for next destination.
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, all surface transportation to and fro, a guide and required number of porter(s), all meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trek, insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs, Two Night Hotel in Kathmandu, Pick and Drop Airport to Airport, Welcome Dinner in Nepali Kitchen.
Cost Not Included:
Personal expenses (Cold drink,beverages etc.) Insurance, Tips, Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Alternative transportation etc