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Jomsom Muktinath trekking is usually known as Jomson Trek. Jomsom is located at an altitude of 2700m in Mustang District and is also famous with the name as Dzong-Sampa. The trekking to Jomsom Muktinath takes you to Pokhara thru the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the Pilgrimage site of Muktinath. It is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and prevails as one of the most admired and classic pilgrimage tour.

This trekking gives you the possibility of viewing the incredible Himalayas, stunning landscapes, Kali Gandaki valley (the private gorge inside the global). You will even undergo the dry, wasteland-like Tibetan plateau. The physical beauty alongside the Jomsom - Muktinath trek is breathtaking. The surroundings of the trail tiers from forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and barren region of Mustang. The path follows the Kali Gandaki River. The Kali Gandaki is 1 / 4 of a mile wide river bed; during the winter the river is practically dry, but in the summer monsoon it fills with rain water and melting snow. This river forms the biggest gorge in the world. On one facet lies the Annapurna mountain variety and on the other aspect is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there are views of eight of the 20 highest mountains in the world. This trek can be a unique enjoy for all fit visitors.

The perfect and slight trekking path starts once we take the flight from Pokhara to Jomsom or Pokhara to Ghorepani Poonhill. In the end, we pass via many charming Thakali villages referred to as Marpha widely known for the garden of apples, apricots, and peaches. You possibly can revel in with the diverse lifestyle of various groups along with Brahmins, Chhetris, Thakalis, Magars, Gurungs and the lovely landscapes. Heading to the headquarter Jomsom; we move to the north to Kagbeni along the riverside manner of Kali Gandaki a historical fortress settlement at the border of higher Mustang trekking. We can locate fossils at the banks of Kali Gandaki River that is the sacred rocks for Hindus to hope. The way of life a number of the path is rich (a combination of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism). The trail weaves thru the lower Mustang vicinity of Nepal, Finishing at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan inspired village full of prayer wheels, chortens, and a Buddhist monastery. The path's maximum factor is Muktinath at 3800 meters, a holy site of temples sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus for centuries. We are able to explore a day around historical Muktinath temple; a pagoda fashioned temple of Lord Vishnu.

The trek gives a wonderful perception of the agricultural Nepalese existence. The best time for the trek is mid-Oct-end-Nov and the latter half of February when the days are crisp and the scenery lovely. If the climate is going terribly we'd add 1 or 2 days within the trip. Consider "Above the Himalaya” for the nonspiritual and adventurous journey with masses of experiences. We will ensure to make you trip the best trip ever.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu (The capital valley)

Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara and Phewa lake boating

Day 04: Pokhara Trekking to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance - 9.6 km

Day 05: Tikhedunga Trek to Ghorepani (2750m): walking distance - 9.4 km

Day 06: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to Tatopani (1180m): walking distance - 13.3 km

Day 07: Tatopani Trek to Ghasa (2000m): walking distance - 11.7 km

Day 08: Ghasa Trekking to Marpha (2665m): walking distance - 22 km

Day 09: Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m)): walking distance – 13.5 km

Day 10: Kagbeni trekking to Muktinath (3800m): walking distance 8.7 km

Day 11: Muktinath Trek to Jomsom (2713m): walking distance - 16.7 km

Day 12: Jomsom flight to Pokhara, Explore various interesting places

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.

Day 14: Final Departure

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Very warm 'Namaste' (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and freshen up after your long fight, we humbly request you to visit at our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

Day 2: A full day recreational tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The next morning after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. You can pay your homage visiting center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple (for Hindus) and Swyambhunath (for Buddhists). These are very ancient and historical pride of Nepal importantly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflects the uniqueness and diversity in Nepalese culture. On journey back to hotel, you can travel around the local areas, gullies and lifestyle. You can perhaps take relaxed walk through the famous streets like Thamel.

Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara and Phewa lake boating
After having your breakfast in Kathmandu, we can drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara or if you wish to explore Nepal more you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour. Drive includes short stops for lunch and breakfast and guarantees enjoyment of charming beauty all the way around. In the evening, you can go for a  boating trip on Phewa Lake on your own or just walk in the famous lake side street and enjoy the dinner with the great view.

Day 4: Pokhara Trekking to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance - 9.6 km
After having the breakfast morning, your journey for Annapurna Jomsom Muktinath trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on a wide stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools appealing you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village Sudami, where you can have your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short waking you will arrive Tikhedunga. Over night sleep in Tikhedhunga.

Day 5: Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2750m): walking distance - 9.4 km
The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri the trail gently climb through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. There is a hut with water and a sma camp site about 1 hr. above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making a short climb to Nangathanti (2460m). Nangathanti will be our spot for a little rest and lunch. In winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangthanti about one hour trek climbs to Ghorepani at 2750m. At the top of the Ghorepani pass we will have our camping.

Day 6: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to Tatopani (1180m): walking distance - 13.3 km
Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m) and other small Himalayas as Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiuchhuli, Tarke Kang etc. Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) pour you their beauty. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.
After Sunrise we will return to our camp for breakfast. From Ghorepani the trail follows downhill the Jomsom route. Trail descends steeply through dense moss-covered rhododendron forest with rich bird life. We pass some small villages and walk alongside the Ghaja Khola. Tatopani is famous for natural hot springs – you can have time for a hot Scrub-up.

Day 7: Tatopani trek to Ghasa (2000m): walking distance - 11.7 km
From Tatopani you can follow the road (or even take a jeep) all the way up to Ghasa. A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, gradually ascending with transition into sub tropical vegetation. Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. Cross the 120m long bridge as the river roars through a narrow chasm and rejoin the road, which has been blasted out of the steep solid rock walls. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa.

Day 8: Ghasa Trekking to Marpha (2665m) : walking distance - 22 km
The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages. You can visit to the red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a huge sacred tree. Marpha is the main inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis which has been favourite amongst the trekkers. It has kept its traditional narrow paved alleys and passageways and an extensive drainage system flows under the flagstone paved street.

Day 9: Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m)): walking distance – 13.5 km
An easy and lovely day walking alongside the river to Jomsom, the districts headquarter of Mustang district. The foot trail continues the interesting and picturesque old town and large Dechenling and Tashi Lhankhang Moanstries. Also you can take interesting footpath via thini, gompa and syang which requires a bit more time and effort but offers some excellent, little seen views. From Jomsom, you can have some spectacular snaps of Nigiri, Dhauagiri and Tukuche peaks.
We arrive at Kagbeni. Kagbeni still feels like a medieval village, with its closely packed mud houses and dark tunnels. Situated at an auspicious river confluence, it is also the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Day 10: Kagbeni trekking to Muktinath (3800m): walking distance 8.7 km
Get an early start from Kagbeni to avoid the winds that amazingly whistle up the valley after midday. Gradually ascends to Muktinath, most important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. As you enter the walled complex, lined by Tibetan style prayer wheels, you pass first the Gompa Sambha (monastery) and then a Lord Shiva Temple ringed by four shrines. The focal point of the complex is the pool and its 108 brass water pouts, cast in the shape of cow's heads, which pours forth sacred water. Hindu Pilgrimages bathe in the frigid water. This a center place to show the religious tolerance among Nepalese.
A short walk to the left is the Buddhist Marme Lhakhang, whose central is image is of Tibetan Buddhist sage Guru Rinpoche, here holding a Hindu style trident.

Day 11: Muktinath Trek to Jomsom (2713m) : walking distance - 16.7 km
From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow capped mountains. We transit at the significant town Kagbeni. Enjoying the plateau few more hours walking takes us to Jomsom.

Day 12: Jomsom fight to Pokhara & Free time
We take our next flight back to pokhara and spent a day here. You're free here to feel the moderate climate and sceneries of this Magic land or Dream Land of Nepal.  you can relax yourself, take a time to visit the lake or boating in the lake by yourself.

Day 13: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Take a 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hour Drive.
Take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

Day 14: Final Departure
We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. Wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.


Special Note:

(The above itinerary can be tailor made as per  clients request, we can make the itinerary more shorter by cutting day 02 city tour, there is early morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 25 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back also late afternoon, So people have short time wanted to do this trek also possible, people who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, can spend more time in Pokhara by doing Paragliding, Zeep Flyer and other extra activities so feel free to write us your interest and time and we will make the itinerary to suites your needs).

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara ranges from US $ 12- US$ 14 per day
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.


Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information


Bring Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.


Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel


Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.


Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal

We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.


Who can trek?

No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.


Our Trekking Dates

Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.


Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list


Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu

It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.  


Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.


How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip

 

Q. Where is Mount Annapurna located?

Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,00m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000m. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.


Q. How to enter Jomsom Muktinath?

Beautiful Pokhara city is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Have a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara or drive of about 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. We have direct flight of 40 min to Jomsom too. From Nayapul or Dhampus, trek inside Annapurna region. You can also start from Besisahar for Annapurna circuit or round trek. You can also start your journey from Beni, which is about 9-10 hrs drive from Kathmandu.


Q. When is the best time to go to Jomsom Muktinath?

Mainly we have 2 seasons Jomsom Muktinath trekking, the autumn (September, October & November) and spring (March, April & May)season are good when weather is pleasant, The monsoon rains have cleared the sky of dust and the views are often spectacular, clear sky, flowers are in blooming, good trail condition. The winter Dec, Jan and Feb is recommended for this trek as it goes maximum height of 3800m, some time we may expect the foggy weather, The summer (June, July, August is rainy season so visibility can be less and rain will be issue, considering Summer June is ok as in general rain will nearly from last week of June. The benefit to do the trek in off season is there are not many tourists, very easy to find the best rooms in the lodge.

Q. How fit do I have to be?

Trekking to Muktinath is considered easy to moderate trekking, people have no previous trekking or mountaineering experience can do the trekking easily, only you need to trek 6 hours in the rocky trail, easy trek means we don’t go more heights and there is no altitude issue but working style is same mostly up and down hills and minimum 5 to 6 hours of walking.  We can tailor made the trip itinerary depends on people fitness level.

Q. Do I really need to use a guide for this trek?

We always recommend to have a guide for any trekking in Nepal Himalaya, there were few trekkers already missed and lost in the some trekking trail, the mountain trail is easily losable and most of the places have no sign for trail junction so people have difficulty which direction to go. A great guide will make your overall experience more memorable and enjoyable.


Q. Is it recommended to get Nepalese visa in advance or at the airport?

Obtaining Nepalese visa at arrival is easier expecting some time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue.
Don’t forget to carry two passport size photographs and to bring cash as ATM is not available at the site.
Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to ask visa for 30 day.
Download Nepalese visa application form and fill it advance to avoid some que.


Q. How difficult is the Jomsom Muktinath Trek?

Jomsom Muktinath Trek is considering moderate grade trekking and suitable for everybody Children to older people. The treks involve walking up and down but not going more than 3800m height so altitude is not issue on this trek this is the reason categorized on easy grade. We take 2 years old baby also for the trek carrying by our porter. As needed to walk 5/6 hours every day so if  you can train yourself  by jogging, running, yoga will be much more easier for you.

Q. How should I prepare for the trek?

The main things in the trek is one should able to walk 5-6 hours every day in rough rocky trail, so every day short walk up to 1 hour,1,2 month before the trek  is best suggestion, jogging, yoga will be also advisable.

Q. Can I trek as solo women, is it safe?

There is never problem trekking with solo women or join in the group, we have operated trek for many single female traversal our guide and porters are honest, trust worthy, reliable and carefully chosen for your trips, you will not face any problem trekking with your guide, you will meet many likeminded travelers during the trail.

Q. Can I drink the local water during the trek?

You can use the chlorine tablets and used the same water as locals do. bottled water also  available throughout the trek  but the prices are expensive, you can get a boiled or hot water also in the guest house, wise is get the water purification tablets and use the normal water.

Q. Can I charge my gadgets?

Yes, you can charge batteries along the trek (US$2-3 per hour) most of the  guest houses have electricity facilities. You may want to consider bringing a solar charger which is now widely available.

Q. Can I buy a Sim Card in Nepal and will it work on the trek?

You can buy the Ncell Sim very easily (you need passport photo and passport copy). It worked at most places during the trekking.

Q. Bank and ATM services are available or not?

Yes, you will have facilities like bank and ATM service in Pokhara & Muktinath. In both the mentioned places there are banks and ATM service. But it's better to carry cash as it's uncertain to function.

Q. Am I too old to do this trek?

We saw older people on the trail more easily they finish the trek, this trek is suitable for 2 years to 80 years old people, for baby we provide the extra porter to carry and have already organize a trek for many families with their small children’s. People who have passion for mountain can do this trek.

Q. What type of shoes should I buy?

Good comfortable trekking shoes is the most important for the trek, for shorter trek tennis shoes or snickers is ok while longer treks requites the good boots have good ankle support, plenty of tow room for long descents, a bit like timberlands, they are a bit heavier, but most importantly you want to get those that wrap the angle, this prevents you from twisting your ankles on uneven grounds. Good lightweight trekking boots or light all leather boots are perfect. Proper fit is a must for boots and must be lightly worn before use it for trekking.

Q. What if I get sick while on trek?

It depends on nature of sickness. If you have a some minor health problem we will give you our medicine, our guide will take immediate action according to the situation, for worse case we will arrange a helicopter consulting with your Insurance company and rescue you, altitude is not big issue trek nearly 3000m.
These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. We are often asked the above questions and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or just want to have a chat about the trek.

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Jomsom Muktinath Trekking October 2009

Dear Puru,

We had a really good time and our trek. The mountain peaks take our breath way and there was great diversity of scenery en route ranging from subtropical to alpine to desert –like terrain in Mustang

The trek was very well organized, all our emails were promptly answered by Puru and he made sure we had the guide he wanted for us. Mohan by delaying our trek for 2 days. Mohan is a very caring person and treated us all like family, including our 12 years old daughter. WE would highly recommend our guide and porters, for whom nothing was trouble despite carrying our awkward bags!

Hope to come here again one day

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
2013-09-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

21 Oct 2008 Jomsom Trek

To Dhampus via Ghorepani the cultural and landscape variety of this trek was awesome, with plenty of physical challenge to mark it a superb and memorable Experience it all was enhanced, through the professional and efficient support by my Guide Ramesh

My thanks go to the company Above the Himalaya trekking company for provide a regarding Treks at such short notice.

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
2013-03-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Jomsom Muktinath Trek November 2008

Many thanks for an enjoyable trek to Muktinath and Ghorepani. My guide/Porter Bhola was very friendly and polite friend. I was looked after well and the choice of hotels was fine. Thanks for all the organization.

Many Thanks Puru and his team

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
2013-03-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Jomsom Muktinath Trek March/April 2008

Dear Puru
We enjoyed the trek you arranged for us very much.
We very appreciate your service and your willingness to changing plans according to our wishes.

The guide you send us was very considerate and gave us best service. It was really good decision to come here with out any worried to arrangement let you take care of everything so well.


Jomsom Muktinath Trek
2013-03-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Jomosm Muktinath Trekking November 2009

I had an awesome time on my trek with Above The Himalaya Trekking and Puru. As a young female traveler I was a bit worried to be on my own with a guide, but it turns out that those fears were completely unfounded.

Puru who was previously a guide himself, assured me that I would be safe and set me up with a guide who understand and respected my situation.
Bhola was attentive and made sure that I felt comfortable and safe everywhere we went. He told me a lot abut Nepali culture and 2wa happy to answer all of my questions but he also often left me alone with my thoughts- the perfect balance!
Puru could not have chosen a nicer or more knowledgeable guide.

I would definitely recommend Above the Himalaya Trekking to anyone coming to Nepal because I really feel like they offered me safety,secutiry,and and amazing time. Money completely well spent-my time trekking was by far the best time I spent in Nepal and I am eager to come back

Jomsom Muktinath Trek
2013-09-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 14 days

Max. Altitude: Muktinath (3800m)

Trek Grade: Moderate

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Snippets: 14 days, 5 night’s hotels, 8 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van,Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Photos

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Trekking Map:

Gear List

Personal necessary

The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 2 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants
05: T-shirts - 3
06. Fleece jacket or pullover or Sweater also recommended
07. 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
08. 1 Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket heavy one
09. Thermal Inners.
10. Socks, Cotton 2/3 pairs, Woolen 2/3 pairs
11. 2 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended, Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
14. Underwear (6)
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1

 
Other necessary equipments

1. Sleeping bag rated to (-20 degree Celsius), if traveling in winter sleeping bag liner also recommended
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
7. Toiletries
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.

For more ideas what should bring please visit the Equipment list Or get back to us on puru@abovethehimalaya.com