Muktinath Trek

Muktinath Trek

Trip Cost

$ 790

Muktinath Trek

Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3710 M af the foot of Thorong la mountain pass( pass of…

Duration

13 Days

Country

Nepal

Grade

Moderate

Max altitude

3800m

Transportation

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Accommodation

3-Star Hotels and Lodges

Best season

All Seasons

Group Size

2-16

Overview

Muktinath Trek


Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists located in Muktinath Valley at an altitude of 3710 M af the foot of Thorong la mountain pass( pass of the Himalayas ) in Mustang, Nepal. The site is close to the village Ranipauwa, which is sometimes mistakenly called Muktinath.

Within Hinduism, it is called Mukti Kshetra, which is literally  means the “ palace of Liberation or "Mokshya" (Nirvana). This temple is considered to be 106th among the available 108 Diya Desam considered sacred by the Shree Vaishanava sect. The ancient name of this place is Shree Vaishanava Literature, before Buddhist Origin, is Thiru Saligramam. This house is Saligram Shila, considered to be the natural available from the the Hindu God Vishnu. It is also one of the 51 Shakti Peethams (Energy Spots). The Buddhists call it Chumig Gystsa, "Hundred Waters" in Tibetan Language. Although the temple has a Hindu origin, it is equally revered in Buddhism. For Tibetan Buddhists, Muktinath is a one of the 24 Tantric places. They believe the temple statue to be a manifestation of Lord Buddha.

Detail Itenerary


  • day 1

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) / Transfer to Hotel

    HAT Representative will be waiting with your name plate just outside the International Airport in Kathmandu. After your arrival, we will organize your transportation to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. Spend the afternoon browsing the beautiful streets of Thamel or visit the nearby Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we will meet for welcome dinner and tour briefing.
    Included Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 2

    Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (800m) on a tourist bus [7-Hours]

    Drive to Pokhara by Green Line Bus at 7:30AM in the morning. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal popular among trekkers and vacationers. Once at Pokhara, we will spend the evening browsing the famous Lakeside Market and Phewa Lake.
    Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Pokhara

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 3

    Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1070m) [2-Hours] & trek to Tirkhedhunga (1520m) [3/4-Hours]

    After breakfast, we drive to Nayapul in a local bus. From Nayapul, our trekking journey starts. Trek along the well-established trails and gradually enter the forest region. Enjoy the greenery, fresh air and mountain views (now and then) until reaching Tirkhedhunga.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Tirkhedhunga.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 4

    Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2853m) [7/8-Hours]

    Continue trekking along the wilderness and village clusters here and there. Today's journey will be challenging with steep climb. Our destination is Ghorepani, a beautiful spot tucked at the top of one of the hills along our trail. Once at Ghorepani, take a rest. For more experience, hike up to Poonhill, one of the most beautiful spot for viewing northern mountains. Enjoy the sunset and get back to the lodge in Ghorepani.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Ghorepani

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 5

    Day 05: Hike to Poonhill (3210m) [1-Hour], enjoy sunrise & trek to Tatopani (1189m) [7/8-Hours]

    Wake up early morning and prepare for a 1 hour hike to Poonhill. Most importantly, we make it before sunrise. That's the point, really - enjoy the magnificent sunrise view along with Panoramic view of Mount Machhapuchhre along with Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range, and other sibling peaks. Enjoy the peace and serenity. Hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast, and prepare for a 8-hour trek towards Tatopani. "Tatopani" translate to hot water, and there's a hot water spring ready for you to plunge your sore feet and body once you arrive.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Tatopani

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 6

    Day 06: Trek to Ghasa (2450m) [5-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Ghasa.We walk along the edge of Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest in the world. Follow the trail with views of rocky landscape and waterfalls. A 5-hour journey will bring us to our tea-house for the overnight stay.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Ghasa.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 7

    Day 07: Trek to Marpha (2670m) [4/5-Hours]

    Follow along Lete Khola and arrive at Lete village and later to Larjung. Marpha Village is popular among local Nepali people for the delicious apples that grow naturally in the region. And you will come across various apple farms. We will help ourselves some as well.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Marpha

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 8

    Day 08: Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2,800m) [4/5-Hours]

    Brace yourself as you walk along the windy trails in the rocky terrain of Muktinath Region. First, we will reach Jomsom Village. Later, we arrive at Eklebhatti Village and finally at Kagbeni. Enjoy great views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri peaks.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Kagbeni

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 9

    Day 09: Trek to Muktinath (3710m) [5-Hours]

    Today's trek will be interesting. Every step we take brings us nearer to the temple of Muktinath, a must-visit-once-in-life pilgrimage of Hindus and Buddhists. "Muktinath" translates to Lord of Salvation. And the people believe that visiting the temple provides the ultimate Nirvana we all seek. From Kagbeni, it takes around 5/6 hours depending on our pace to reach this holy temple.

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Muktinath

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 10

    Day 10: Trek to Jomsom Market (2715m) [6-Hours]

    In the morning, we will visit the temple of Muktinath. The 108 water sprouts and two ponds at the front of the temple are very important. If lucky, you will see believers taking a dip in the pond and running under the water sprouts. After breakfast, we continue our journey towards Jomsom. And yes, there is a beautiful monastery near Muktinath which we will also visit before leaving for Jomsom.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
    Accommodation: Lodge in Jomsom

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 11

    Day 11: Domestic Flight to Pokhara [15-Minutes]

    Enjoy your breakfast before boarding a quick flight to Pokhara. From a window seat, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful view of the terrain from above. We will spend the rest of the day by the Phewa Lake and bustling street of Lakeside.

    Included Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Pokhara

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 12

    Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu [7-Hours]

    After breakfast, we will board a tourist bus headed towards Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, we will rest, buy souvenirs and later meet up for a farewell dinner. Let's share our trip experience with each other while we enjoy the beautiful and delicious cuisines.

    Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • day 13

    Day 13: Airport Transfer / Departure

    We are back where we started in the capital city. Pack your bags and make sure you have brought some sovereigns to take back home to friends and family. Enjoy your breakfast in relief. Hiking Adventure staff will arrange your transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport according to your departure schedule.
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private car / van
    • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary
    • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea & coffee during the trek
    • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
    • All surface transfer to/from Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during Annapurna Base Camp Trek
    • Annapurna conservation permit
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
    • Two nights accommodation in Pokhara at two star category hotel
    • Government taxes & office service charge
    • Hiking Adventure Special Gift or T- Shirt

Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
    • Travel insurance,
    • International airfare,
    • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips for Nepalese staff's
    • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water and beverages
    • Hot and cold showers during the trek
    • Personal shopping and laundry,
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.