IAEGARC11NGS Jomsom Muktinath Trek 2017

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1st Day: KATHMANDU / BESI SAHAR / Bhulbhule (823m)

This morning you will be drive to Besi Sahar, depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 6 hrs away by bus. You can see the good scenery during the drive. Lunch spot on the way to Besi Sahar. You will be arriving late afternoon at Bhulbhule.  O/N in Bhulbhule at Teahouse Lodge.

 

2nd Day: Bhulbhule/ BAHUNDANDA (1311m)

The route follows the Marsyangdi River upstream, crossing a long suspension bridge and pasing a beautiful, thin waterfall with a fine bathing pool. We ascend to the town of Bahundanda, which means ‘Brahman Hill’. There are good views to the north and a little-known hot spring here. O/N in Bhaundanda at Teahouse Lodge.

 

3th Day: BAHUNDANDA / CHAMJE (1390m)

The gorge becomes narrower as we cross a cantilever bridge followed by a suspension bridge. We pass a few small settlements along the route and Chamje, the destination for the day, is one of them. Having traveled upstream, we observe many changes in the people, architecture and vegetation. Houses are now built of rocks, the vegetation is less tropical and the culture more Tibetan-like. O/N in Chamje at Teahouse Lodge.

 

4th Day: CHAMJE / BAGARCHAP (2103m)

Leaving Chamje, the gorge becomes more impressive. We cross into the district of Manang and see more Bhotia people. These are primarily agro-pastoralists and the real trans-Himalayan traders of the region. The route climbs gradually to the town of Bagarchap meaning (butcher’s place). The houses here have flat roofs, indicating that there is less rainfall here than the south. There is a temple here worth visiting, and views of the Annapurnas and the Lamjung Himal. O/N in Bagarchap at Teahouse Lodge.

 

5th Day: BAGARCHAP / CHAME (2615m)

Leaving Bagarchap, the valley becomes narrow and picturesque. The vegetation is temperate, broad-leaved forest. Chame is a government town and district center for Manang. There are interesting religious buildings and hot springs. O/N in Chame at Teahouse Lodge

 

6th Day: CHAME / PISANG (3133m)

we will continue in an unrelenting narrow valley of pine, hemlock and cypress forest. The trail through a serene forest leads tolower Pisang; a side trip to higher Pisang (100m higher) is a must for an amazing view of Annapurna II. This arid region is in the rain shadow of the Himalaya. The men here are traders – and may sell or trade almost anything – and part-time farmers, and the women are full-time farmers. O/N in Pisang at Teahouse Lodge.

 

7th Day: PISANG / MANANG (3500m)

There are 2 routes from here: a low road and a high road, the latter taking longer but affording outstanding views of the Annapurna Himal and few trekkers. Both routes converge in the large and interesting village of Braga, which is the seat of the oldest monastery in the area. The gomba is about 900 years old and belongs to the Kargyupa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and contains some unique works of art. Manang is 30 minutes from here. O/N in Manang at Teahouse Lodge.

 

8th Day: MANANG ACCILIMAZATION (3500m)

Today is acclimatization day, which is best, spent being active and climbing to higher elevations for views but returning to lower altitudes to sleep. Manang itself is in a spectacular location with many attractions. There are lakes, caves, moraine-hills, monasteries or local activities in town. O/N in Manang at Teahouse Lodge.

 

9th Day: MANANG / LATDAR (4176m)  

Leaving Manang, facilities become scarcer. We cross small tributaries and contour along pleasant meadows with occasional birch groves. There is a chance to see herds of blue sheep. O/N in Latdar at Teahouse Lodge.

 

10th Day: LATDAR / THORUNG PHEDI (4404m)

We gain altitude gradually, and spend the night at the phedi, meaning ‘foot of a hill’. If you are lucky you may spot a snow leopard near here at dusk! O/N in Thorung Phedi at Teahouse Lodge.

 

11th Day: THORUNG PHEDI / THORUNG LA (5416m) / MUKTINATH (3802m)

The trail now leaves the river valley and climbs steadily over lateral moraine. The pass, marked by a large cairn, is the high point of our trek. It is an exhilarating geographical feature, dividing 2 mighty Himalayan valleys. Far below to the west is the Kaligandaki River. We descend in that direction for the village of Muktinath, located in a poplar grove. It is a sacred shrine and pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists. O/N in Muktinath at Teahouse Lodge.

 

12th Day: MUKTINATH / JOMSOM (2713m)

From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang, a restricted area to the north, who come to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among their merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and see the impressive White Mountain that is the Dhaulagiri. We also transit at the significant town of Kagbeni, which is at a junction of 2 rivers and the north-south and east-west trading routes. O/N in Jomsom at Teahouse Lodge.
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 13th Day: JOMSOM / POKHARA (960)

After breakfast you will drive downward to Ghasa. From Ghasa again you need to change bus to Beni. Once you will Reach Beni you will get the direct local bus to Pokhara. From Jomsom to Pokhara it takes about 8/9 hours drive. O/N Pokhara.

 

14th Day: POKHARA TO KATHMANDU: We can either fly or drive back to Kathmandu according to your demand or choice.

 

 

Cost US $ 829.00 per person +13% VAT (Minimum 3 Person)

Additional Cost:

Flight Fare from Jomsom to Pokhara $113.00 per person.(Subject to change as per airlines rate.)

 

Price Includes:

 

* Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
* Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara With breakfast included.
* All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
* Tea Houses/Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
* A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek.
* Porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
* Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staff.
* National Park permits.

* Kathmandu to Besisahari by public transport and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.

* TIMS Card

*Government Tax

*Welcome Dinner

 

Price does not include

 

* Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Your travel insurance (compulsory).

*Domestic air tickets and tax
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
* Personal trekking Equipment.
* Tips for trekking staff and driver.

* Emergency Rescue Charge
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.