Jomsom Muktinath Tour is a combined tour between Annapurna and Jomsom Region. Himalayan Social Journey prepared this exclusive tour package for the travelers who are enthusiasts to have two different tastes of tours through the same trip program. The two completely distinct regions like one are arid and the other is green. First, we begin our tour from wonderful Annapurna region and gradually enter into the arid Mustang region. The tour in the first begins to offer you a spectacular experience of cascading waterfall, lush green forest, beautiful traditional settlements then shifts to an arid landscape in the lap of Himalayas. The diverse ethnic culture and the way of their particular life make this trip more rewarding.
- Guided tour of Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley
- Sightseeing tour of Lakeside Pokhara
- Spectacular views of mountain and glacier
- Religiously important temple for Hindu and Buddhist i.e. Muktinath temple
- Majestic views of Annapurna
- Stunning Landscape of dryland in Jomsom & Muktinath temple
Journey Route to Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
We begin this Jomsom-Muktinath trekking with an exciting sightseeing tour of UNESCO listed World Heritage sites in Kathmandu. Then, we have a short and scenic flight to Pokhara, the pristine city of lakes. Then, we drive in the Annapurna region and shift to the Mustang region. This shift offers a huge insight into two different region of Nepal. This tour also offers you an opportunity of trekking along the Kaligandaki gorge which is the deepest gorge on the earth. Besides, Muktinath is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site. One hundred eight water spouts and the natural flame which never goes out are the major highlights of Muktinath. Jomsom valley, an arid valley, is exhilarating to experience. We also have an opportunity to dip our body into the natural hot spring in Tatopani. The trek ends with our flight to Pokhara from Jomsom followed by a drive or flight to Kathmandu.Show more...
Outline Itinerary ( 9 Days ) Expand all +
Your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to hotel, the orientation program at 5:00 pm and in the evening, welcome dinner.
We start on the bus from the valley to the picturesque rivers Trishuli and Marsyangdi after an early breakfast. The stunning landscape includes rivers, terraced hills, snowy mountain villages, including the summits of Ganesh and Manaslu. Pokhara has many travel facilities and it's a tourism destination along the coast.
After breakfast, we will fly to Jomsom. The flight is about 25 minutes only but the flight is scenically very beautiful. After landing in Jomsom, you will continue your journey, hike to Kagbeni.
Early morning trek drive to Muktinath. In Muktinath, you will visit Muktinath temple, one hundred eight water spouts and monastery. After a wonderful day in Muktinath, today you will head to Tatopani. We will drive to return back to Tatopani. In Tatopani, there is a natural hot spring where you can enjoy a warm bath if you desire for an hour. To descend down to Tatopani, you will be driving back in private jeep.
Today, we are leaving Tatopani behind and heading towards Pokhara. While descending down to Pokhara, we are taking the jeep.
Today, after breakfast you will take a tour around Pokhara. You will visit the major attractions of Pokhara.
Today, we are heading back to Kathmandu. You may drive back to Kathmandu by bus or flight (flight is an optional), after your arrival 30 minutes massage.
Today, you have a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. You will visit all the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later in the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner.Show more...
Today is your final day in Nepal. Our representative will come to pick you up for your transfer to the Airport.
Include / Exclude
- Airport pick up and drop
- Transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
- Accommodation hotel Kathmandu (Himalayan Suite Hotel) and Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
- Accommodation in lodge during mountains in twin sharing basis with breakfast.
- Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of guide (English Speaking guide)
- Welcome Dinner on Day 1 and farewell on Day 8
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private vehicle
- Airfare from Pokhara to Jomsom
- TIMS and permit for trekking
- Lunch and dinner during the trip which cost is about $4-$7
- City sightseeing monuments entry fees in Kathmandu (NPR 250+400+1000+1000)
- Personal equipments and insurance
- Airfare, private transportation (car, jeep, van)
Travel and Transportation Modes used for Jomsom-Muktinath Trek
By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company for the most part, make the long distance travel. You will may have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group.
By air: Transportation by plane is available to fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu at the end of the trek. Please check includes and excludes option for your transportation options included and excluded from the price.
This Tour with HSJ
Guides and Porters
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.
Other Programs and services we offer with this trip
• Welcome and Farewell dinner
• Yoga Classes
• Spa services
How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?
We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you departure, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.
Throughout the years of business, we have always put the customers feedback as our inspiration towards making our company great travel partner. With many ups and downs, and good and not so good feedbacks we have reached where we are now. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate if you give us your valuable feedback, account of good and bad experiences, recommendations and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page.
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Best Time to do this trek
Mustang and Jomsom are among the few locations most frequented in Nepal during the monsoon months (June-August). Since they are situated in the Himalayan rain shadow and get little precipitation. The downside is that flights from Pokhara to Jomsom are frequently delayed or cancelled due to bad weather at this time. So do not skip essential connections with a gap for a few days.
In addition, Jomsom is also good time to go for spring vacation (March-May), and fall (September-November).
Lodging and Food during the trek
The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is quite popular so that the trekking facilities in comparison to other parts of Nepal are quite good. In Jomsom and Muktinath there are hotels and resorts. In the area, tea houses / lodges are the most common form of accommodation. Typically they are very simple but they have clothing and running water. These rooms also provide food with lots of fresh vegetables, rice and noodles.
Wifi Connection and Electricity during the trek
Wi-Fi is now commonly accessible in almost all of the tea houses and lodges in the trekking area, although the speeds are lower, but as you climb to higher altitudes the speed may be much slower than you might be used to. Weather conditions may also interrupt the connection. Normally, the lodges sell Wifi card for NRs. Or 350 NR. 500. 500. As you climb further into altitude, there are indeed cheap standard lodges and one of the factors is that they don't provide electricity for luxuries like charging your electronics. You will have to pay up to 2-4 USD for that hourly, it's recommended that you take a fully charged power bank so you have anything else to rely on when you continue climbing.
Obtaining Trekking Permits
You will need an Annapurna Conservation Area permit ($30) and TIMS card ($10) for trekking in and around Jomsom. These can be arranged by your trekking agent or company.
HSJ arranges for all the necessary permits for its clients.
Packing list for this trek
· Trekking boots
· Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
· Trekking pants and jackets
· Thermals underwear
· Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
· Insulating down jackets
· Woolen cap
· Trekking Gloves
· Diamox tablets
· Sanitary pads / Tampons
· Anti-nausea Medicines
· Mosquito and insect repellents
· Toilet Paper
· Hand sanitizer
· Sleeping bag
· Water Bottle
· Solar Chargers
· Hot water Thermos
· Travel Permits
Drinking water during the trek
Planning to have at least two liters of water when trekking every day is a smart way to start. Filling up water is quick. Taps in, out or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders.This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in anyway.Bottled water is available to buy throughout the trek, but we would advise against this for a number of reasons.You do not need them if you use sterilization method. Environment concerns are there and also buying water is expensive up in the mountains.
Insuring your safety
We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents and illnesses during the service.
Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.
Carrying Extra money
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $15 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You would also have to pay for hot showers, Wi-Fi and charging hence allocating USD 20 per day would suffice.
As for the tips, A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 25 for the guide per traveller and USD 25 for porter between two travellers if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for Tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever / how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one
Luggage per one person
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your daypack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets etc.
Guide and leader for the trek
Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Government of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association, and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. With experience, well trained, friendly guides, and courteous porters you are assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement" of USD 250. Important: Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.
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There are three ways to get a visa for Nepal
- Visa on arrival: You can get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or other designated entry points. The visa fee is USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, or USD 125 for 90 days.
- Online application: You can apply for a visa online through the Nepal Immigration website. https://nepaliport.immigration.gov.np .The visa fee is the same as for visa on arrival.
- Nepalese Embassy or Consulate: You can also apply for a visa at a Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. The visa fee may be different, so check with the embassy or consulate.
- Passport valid for at least six months from your planned entry date into Nepal.
- Visa application form.
- Passport-sized photo (Bring 4 )
Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)
Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:
- Children below 10 years except US citizens
- Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen - Bangladesh , Bhutan, India , Maldives , Pakistan , Sri-Lanka (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen are eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.
- Non Residential Nepalese(NRN) card holder ( issued by MoFA /Nepalese diplomatic missions abroad)
- Chinese Nationals for 150 days
Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government.
- Refugees with travel document
If your passport is not valid for at least six months, you will need to renew your passport before you travel to Nepal. You can renew your passport at your local passport office. The process of renewing your passport can take several weeks, so it is important to start the process early.
Nepal has Three international airports: Kathmandu, Bhairawa, and Pokhara. Currently, Pokhara airport does not handle international flights. However, there are a few flights to Bhairawa from few countries. The main international airport in Nepal is Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), located in Kathmandu. You can search TIA airport to book your International flight.
By land: There are multiple land entry points along the borders of Nepal, India, and China. These entry points include Kakarvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalganj, Dhangadhi, Mahendranagar, and Kerung(china boarder)
If you've booked a multiday tour or trekking package with Himalayan Social Journey, we'll pick you up from the airport. Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative will be there to greet you with a sign displaying your name and our company's name. We'll then take you to your pre-booked hotel.
To make the pick-up process smooth, kindly share your flight details, including flight number and arrival time. If there are any changes to your arrival plans, please inform us as soon as possible so we can arrange your pick-up accordingly. Travel with us for a hassle-free experience!
Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.
The official currency of Nepal is the Nepalese rupee (NPR). Major foreign currencies such as USD, AUD, and EURO are accepted for VISA.
There are plenty of ATMs in these major cities, so you can easily withdraw cash from your foreign currency bank account. Credit cards are also accepted in some shops and restaurants, but they are not as widely accepted as cash.
On the trek, you will only need to use Nepali rupees. You can exchange your foreign currency for Nepali rupees at your hotel, money exchanges, or the airport. Himalayan Social Journey representatives will also be happy to help you exchange money.
If you have booked a trekking or multi-day tour with Himalayan Social Journey, the orientation meeting usually happens at your Kathmandu hotel around 4 or 5 pm. Our team will provide you with the specific details upon your arrival.
If you're arriving early or leaving late, please ensure to arrange extra hotel accommodations by contacting . Let us know if you'll be extending your stay in Nepal, and we'll book your additional nights. Also, kindly share your flight details with us to facilitate a smooth pick-up and drop process.
When you book a trip with us, the standard accommodation arrangement is on a twin-sharing basis. This means two people will be staying in each room throughout the trip. However, if you prefer to have a room to yourself or if you're traveling alone, you can choose the "single supplement" option. By selecting this option, you'll have a private room during the trip, but please note that there will be an additional cost for the single room arrangement according to tour / trek.
For each tour date, there will be several separate groups, each with a maximum of 14 people and their own experienced English-speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters available to carry your luggage. Additionally, if you prefer to do a private tour or trek with your own group, that is also possible.
Nepal has five main seasons: summer, monsoon, spring, autumn, and winter. Each season offers unique experiences and weather conditions.
Winter (Late Dec - Feb): Cold temperatures, great for festival tours and special highlights.
Spring (Mar - May): Magical rhododendron blooms, ideal for trekking and peak climbing.
Monsoon (Jun - Aug): Low season with rain, but perfect for nature lovers and discounts on hotels.
Autumn (Sep - Nov): Peak season, clear weather, and popular trekking regions fill up fast.
You can check the live weather condition via this website https://www.accuweather.com
The hotel in Kathmandu where you'll stay during the trip offers complimentary storage services. You can leave your luggage and extra clothing that you won't need for the trekking / tour. Rest assured, you can collect them once the trek and tour are over.
Don't forget to bring both TWO and THREE-pin travel adapters! If you don't have them, you can purchase them at supermarkets or electronic shops in Kathmandu. Our guide will be there to assist you if needed. You can get information about plug and voltage in below link.
Most places in Nepal are covered by mobile network providers, especially Ncell and Nepal Telecom. You can use data services for communication. You can buy a SIM card at the airport counter. There are also free and paid Wi-Fi services in most tea houses in Nepal during trek.
Here are some tips for staying connected while you are in Nepal:
- Buy a SIM card as soon as you arrive in Nepal. This will give you access to data services and allow you to make calls and send text messages.
- Check the coverage map of your mobile network provider before you travel. This will help you to know where you can expect to have good reception.
- If you are planning on visiting remote areas and need to be in connected on Internet , you may want to consider renting a satellite phone. This will give you access to communication even in areas with no mobile network coverage.
- There are many free and paid Wi-Fi hotspots in Nepal. You can find these at hotels, tea houses, restaurants, cafes, and even some temples.
If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding, Bungy jump, Mountain flight, Heli Tour , Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can find updated price and program detail in this link: . You can book by contacting us at For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at
If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too :
A typical suggestion for tipping is to allocate around USD 50-60 for the guide and porter if you're happy with their service. However, the amount you decide to tip is entirely up to you, and you can give whatever you feel is appropriate based on the excellent service they provided during your tour / trek
Packing List for Tour:
Pack appropriate clothing for the weather conditions during your visit. Include comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Don't forget essential travel documents, a camera, and any necessary medications.
Packing List for Trekking
- Trekking Poles - 1
- Daypack - 1
- Backpack - 1
- Water Reservoir - 1
- Sleeping bag - HSJ will provide
- sleeping bag liner
- Underwear - 3
- Socks - 3
- Bra - 3
- base Layers pant - 1
- Trekking Tshirt - 3
- Trekking Pants - 2
- Rain Pants - 1
- Hiking Shoes/ Boots - 1
- Gloves - 1
- Hat - 1
- Down Jacket - 1
- Wind Breaker - 1
- Sandles -1
- Sunglasses - 1
- Books or E-reader (optional)
- Microfiber towel - 1
- Toothbrush - 1
- Toothpaste - 1
- First aid kit - 1
- Medicine kit -1
- sunscreen -1
- sewing kit -1
- Soap/shampoo - 1
- Comb or brush - 1
- Period supplies - 1
- Toilet paper - 1
- sanitising gel - 1
- Extranel Hardrive (optional )
- Head touch
- Power bank for charging Phone
If you cancel the trip for any reason, the 20% deposit amount will not be refunded. If you have paid the full trip amount and need to cancel, you will receive your money back, but a cancellation charge of 20% will still apply.
For voucher holders who purchased vouchers from deal companies, we must adhere to their cancellation policy. However, under both circumstances, we are flexible and can reschedule your trip for a later date. To cancel any trip, please make sure to provide written notification of your cancellation.
Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek/tour due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides , porters, drivers for the time they have committed.
Our commitment is to offer you an unforgettable journey with the best services. We take our responsibilities seriously and conduct all programs in Nepal according to the rules and regulations of Nepal Goverement. If needed, we can provide alternative itineraries for a delightful holiday experience. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We're here to help!