Tatopani Muktinath Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Total Duration: 12 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 06 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Max Elevation: 3800m
  • Best Season: October to December February to May
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hrs everyday
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Tatopani
  • Finishing point of trek: Jomsom
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people

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  • Destination:Nepal

Tatopani Muktinath Trek is one of the easiest and short trek. It belongs to the Annapurna conservation area. This route is well known for both internal and eternal tourists.

Comparing with other trekking routes, this one is different because of hot spring, Marpha orchard, (apple garden), Muktinath Temple (salvation temple) and the world’s deepest gorge Kali Gandaki. Kali Gandaki river banks’ green forests, huge rocks with trees, snow-capped mountains, Thakali culture make tourists’ trek success during the trek. This trek offers the views of these mountains like Dhaulagiri (8172m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Dhampus Peak (5981m), Nilgiri North (7061m), Nilgiri Central (6940m), Nilgiri South (6839m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Annapurna i (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m) and some ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna plus alpine juniper bush.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 Sightseeing Swayambhu, Boudha and Durbar square
  • Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (850m) (max 6hrs)
  • Day 04 Pokhara to Tatopani by Car (1190m) (5hrs)
  • Day 05 Tatopani to Marpha (2675m)(max 5hrs)
  • Day 06 Rest day in Marpha
  • Day 07 Marpha to Muktinath by Jeep (3800m) (max 4rs)
  • Day 08 Muktinath to Jomsom (2800m) (2hrs)
  • Day 09 Jomsom to Pokhara by plane (morning) (820m) (max 25 minutes)
  • Day 10 Rest or Sightseeing in Pokhara
  • Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu (1200m)
  • Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport then transfer to your hotel.A short briefing is given concerning trekking itinerary.

Day 02 Sightseeing Swayambhu, Boudha and Durbar square

Day 03 Drive to Pokhara by car (850m) (max 6hrs)

Kathmandu to Pokhara is by car. Rest at the hotel and visit the market. Pokhara is one of the busiest tourist center and the most beautiful city of Nepal. Mt Fishtail and some parts of Annapurna range are attractively seen from here. It is both trekking starting and ending point. There are trekking shops, banks, all kinds of the standard hotel for tourists. Phewa Lake has joined to the Pokhara city. People enjoy boating, paragliding, golf and horse riding.

Day 04 Pokhara to Tatopani by Car (1190m) (5hrs)

While traveling to Tatopani, on the way, there are many things to see such as Modi Khola, Kali Gandaki their both sides of green forests, the flat row of rice fields and passing away many small towns make our journey romantic. Our car takes us heading to the north through along the Kali Gandaki river from where amazing rocks appear on the left and right sides then to Tatopani. In Tatopani, each guest houses has an orange garden and to the north side, Nilgiri South stands with (6839m). There are two good hot spring hath ponds managed by local people.

Day 05 Tatopani to Marpha (2675m)(max 5hrs)

Tatopani to Marpha is by jeep takes us to the north direction along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. The main villages which we crossings are Ghasa (2010m), Lete (2480m), Tukuche (2590m). Views of mountains are Dhaulagiri (8172m), Tukuche Peak (6920m) and Nilgiri Central (6940m). The ethnics are Thakali people.

Day 06 Rest day in Marpha

On this day, we visit some orchard gardens, typical Thakali houses, and visiting surrounding areas of Marpha village is one of the most beautiful Thakali habitant rich in tradition and culture.

Day 07 Marpha to Muktinath by Jeep (3800m) (max 4rs)

As we leave for Muktinath, the Jeep heads up along the Kali Gandaki gorge which is the deepest in the world. Dhaulagiri ( 8172m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Nilgiri North (7061m) are seen. Alpine Juniper bush is in this route. Muktinath is a complex temple as well as there are monasteries. This place is sacred of both Hindus and Buddhist. The temple is famous for Lord Vishnu. It has 108 water sprouts which are regarded as holy water pours. Eastside of the temple, there’s another temple called Jawal Mai. Inside the temple flows spring on it an eternal flame burning by natural underground gas.

Day 08 Muktinath to Jomsom (2800m) (2hrs)

Today is the last day of Tatopani Muktinath Trek. We reverse down to the same road to Jomsom at our guest house. Today’s our camp is in Jomsom is district headquarter of Mustang. People of Jomsom are Thakali who are Buddhist and their income source is business and tourism. These ethnics are believed Mongolian race. There is an airport which is one of the busiest in the hilly region. In Jomsom, every day after twelve o’clock a strong wind blows due to it no flight after it.

Day 09 Jomsom to Pokhara by plane (morning) (820m) (max 25 minutes)

Day 10 Rest or Sightseeing in Pokhara

Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu (1200m)

Day 12 Departure from Kathmandu

You are assisted to reach at the airport by our staff. You have to reach at the airport 3 hours before your plane leave.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off
  • Three nights hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Licensed trained trekking guide
  • Porters to carry goods
  • Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner)  coffee & tea in trekking
  • Cook, kitchen utensils
  • Transportation by land and air
  • All necessary documents permit for trekking
  • National park/ conservation area entry permit
  • Camping charge, tents, foam mattress
  • City tour in Kathmandu(Durbar square, Swayambhu, Boudha stupa

Cost Excludes

  • International air fare
  • International and airport departure tax
  • Travel trekking insurance
  • Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charge more than air lines allowed both domestic and international
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  • Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Tips and gratuities for field staff
  • Rescue travel insurance trips cancellation costs
  •  Lost theft and damage to baggage, Accident or health emergency

Equipments & Gears

Trekking shoes, down jacket, trekking pant, gloves, hat, woolen cap, sunglasses, raincoat, headlamp, walking stick, water bottle, sleeping bag, trekking bag waterproof and changing clothes

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