The cultural diversity and religious aspect make Jomsom Trekking a beautiful experience for trekkers. The inhabitants of this place are mixed—Buddhist and Hindu. The prayer flags and prayer wheels combined with the natural beauty is awe-inspiring.
It is a classic trek circuit that follows Kali Gandaki Valley which lies in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain. The sight of snow-capped peaks above and winding river below is mesmerizing. The vegetation of the area is green accompanied by flowers.
This part of Nepal shares border with Tibet, Autonomous Region of China. Due to this reason the area is highly influenced by the culture of Tibet.
Muktinath is popular shrine here. More than 100,000 pilgrims having faith on both religion—Hindu and Buddhist—visit here. It is a common shrine of Hindu and Buddhist. The temple enshrines Lord Vishnu. In the campus presmises of Muktinath there is a temple of Jwala Mai which means Goddes of Flame and it is worshipped as Female Energy. The word Mukti means salvation and Nath refers to Lord. It is believed that the glimpse of temple will liberate pilgrims from the chain of birth and death.
Adventure White Mountain Will receive you at international airport of Nepal, Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to hotel. Today you can enjoy Thamel as it is one of the cream touring sites of Kathmandu. Tourists believe that Nepal visit is incomplete without visiting Thamel. You will spend night in a hotel.
The real fun begins from today as you get chance to witness at least four UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. You visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is regarded as Historic City and Kathmandu Durbar Square is a lively example that speaks about the history of this nation. The site covers five acres of land. Hanuman Dhoka, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinatha and Bouddhanath are the main place of our visit today. We will spend night in a hotel.
After having a breakfast we leave Kathmandu for Pokhara- City of lakes. We either go in a private vehicle or a tourist bus. It takes around six to seven hours to reach Pokhara. The journey in between is so marvelous. You can view Trishuli River, cable car and various waterfalls on the way. Right before entering Pokhara the breathtaking view of Machhpuchhre (Fishtail) mountain will leave you speechless. You arrive at Pokhara by noon. The preliminary point of our Jomsom Trekking is Nayapul which is an hour drive from Pokhara. Short walk along the bank of Modi Khola will lead us to Birethanti where various tea shops and tea houses are found. Again moving through the bank of Bhurungdi Khola we come to Hille and climbing a short distance will take us to Tikhedhunga. Here we will be spending night.
Moving across the stone paved way we reach at Ulleri. The stone steps here is really stamina challenging as there are more than 3000 stone steps. To make your journey worthy we will walk to Ghorepani from Ulleri. Oak forests, soft breeze and spectacular view of southern faced Annapurna and Himchuli will leave strong footmarks on your memories to cherish throughout your life. Ghorepani is an important spot for local traders. It has established itself as a crossways for tourists. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Now the important day has finally arrived. Today is a day to experience a rare beauty of nature. We get up early in the morning and head towards Poon Hill. Poon hill is a popular hill station. It is even a perfect destination to seize the unbarred beauty of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The rays of sun beautifully strike on the surface of these mountains will leave everyone stunned. After spending some time here we get back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the best trekking destinations in terms of Nepal. Hundreds and thousands of people come to visit every year. Tatopani which means Hot Spring in English is the last destination for today where we will stay overnight. The trail to Tatopani is descending. Crossing Chitre we arrive Shikha. It further descends to Ghara. Crossing suspension bridge over Ghara Khola we head towards Kali Gandaki River and finally arrive at Tatopani. You can take dip in the hot springs here.
The route is thrilling today as we will be passing through Kali Gandaki Gorge. You witness world’s deepest gorge of the world here at Dana. A couple of hours of walk will lead us to Rupsse Chhahara. It is a beautiful waterfall. We arrive at Kopchepani and after crossing suspension bridge we arrive at Ghasa. The tail now is ascending till we reach Lete. Kalopani is at an hour walk distance from here. On the way to Kalopani from Lete you get mesmerizing view of Nilgiri peak. Overnight in Kalopani.
After crossing few rivers we reach Larjung followed by Khobang. Further walk leads us to a Thakali village called Tukuche. The village inhabits Thakali people. It is an ascending walk from Tukuche. Before arriving Marpha we cross Tibetan Refugee Camp and Horticulture Research Centre. Marpha is also a Thakali village where we put off at night.
It is a wonderful walk today as we enter Jomsom valley today. There are lots of hotels, teahouses in Jomsom. It is a busy place from commercial point of view. We move towards Eklai Bhatti walking along river. Finally, we arrive at Kagbeni where we will stay overnight.
The trail to Muktinath from Kagbeni is truly inspiring. We head towards Jhong Khola Valley. We catch connecting route that leads us to Muktinath. Muktinath is popular shrine here. More than 100,000 pilgrims having faith on both religions—Hindu and Buddhist—visit here. It is a common shrine of Hindu and Buddhist. The temple enshrines Lord Vishnu. In the campus premises of Muktinath there is a temple of Jwala Mai which means Goddess of Flame and it is worshipped as Female Energy. The word Mukti means salvation and Nath refers to Lord. It is believed that the glimpse of temple will liberate pilgrims from the chain of birth and death.
Today after breakfast we get back to Jomsom following the same route that we followed earlier. It is descending trail. We spend night at a hotel in Jomsom.
Early in the morning after breakfast we catch flight to Pokhara. It is a flight on around 20 minute. You will enjoy the scenic beauty of mountains from the flight. In Pokhara you will have ample of time to enjoy the city. You can visit Gupteswor Cave, Mahendra Cave, Davi’s Fall and enjoy boating in Phewa Lake. We will put off at a hotel in Pokhara.
Aftre breakfast we retrace path to Kathmandu following the same highway which we followed earlier—Prithvi Highway. It is a scenic ride of around six hours. You will get some time to stroll in the streets of Thamel. Adventure White Mountain will offer you dinner tonight. You will spend night at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Here ends your Jomsom Trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to airport three hours before scheduled flight to your onward destination. See you again!!