Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base camp Trek

Trip Duration 15
Max Altitude 4130m at Annapurna Base Camp
Group Size 2-30
Best Time for Visit Mar - Apr and Sep - Nov

Trip Overview


The Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an exhilarating journey that combines two popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek also offers a diverse and awe-inspiring experience, showcasing the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region. The journey begins in the picturesque city of Pokhara, where trekkers gather and make final preparations before embarking on their adventure. The trek commences with a flight to Jomsom, a charming town nestled in the Kali Gandaki Valley. From Jomsom, the trek also winds through arid landscapes, quaint villages, and alongside the world-famous Kali Gandaki River. As trekkers ascend, they treat themselves with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including the mighty Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. The trail passes through charming settlements such as Kagbeni, known for its ancient Tibetan-influenced culture, and Marpha, famous for its apple orchards and locally brewed apple brandy.

From Muktinath to Annapurna Base Camp: A Sacred Trek into Majestic Heights

Continuing the journey, trekkers reach the sacred site of Muktinath, a significant pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhists. The temple complex at Muktinath is a harmonious blend of religious devotion and stunning natural surroundings, with 108 water spouts and mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains. Leaving Muktinath behind, the trek then leads towards the renowned Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). The trail gradually climbs through lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo, revealing an incredible array of flora and fauna along the way. As trekkers approach ABC, they  greet themselves by awe-inspiring panoramic vistas of the Annapurna mountain range, including the majestic peaks of Annapurna I, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Gangapurna. At Annapurna Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet), trekkers are rewarded with a truly unforgettable experience. Surrounded by towering peaks and glaciers, they can also bask in the breathtaking beauty of the amphitheater-like valley. The sense of accomplishment and wonder at reaching this remarkable destination is unparalleled. After savoring the magnificence of Annapurna Base Camp, trekkers retrace their steps, descending through picturesque Gurung villages such as Chhomrong and Landruk. The journey concludes back in Pokhara, where trekkers can relax, reflect on their incredible adventure, and celebrate their achievements.

Conclusion and Summary

The Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a remarkable odyssey that combines stunning landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and the thrill of reaching two iconic destinations. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that leaves trekkers with lasting memories of Nepal's natural beauty and the warmth of its people.

 Trip Highlight

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Enjoy the beautiful lakes of Pokhara.
  • Trek to picturesque villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Kagbeni amidst others.
  • Trek through rhododendron, orchid, lush meadows, and moraines of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
  • Catch sights of rare animals like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc in ACAP.
  • Mesmeric sunrise amidst mountains from Poon Hill.
  • Visit the world’s deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki gorge.
  •  Get blessings in Muktinath Temple
  • Learn mountain lifestyle and culture while spending nights in different villages
  • Cross thrilling suspension bridges & streams and pass by cascading waterfalls
  • Enjoy the trek to the lap of the tenth highest mountain in the world, Annapurna base camp, in one trip.
  • Enjoy natural hot springs in Tatopani
  • Explore the adventurous trail to ABC and spend a night at Mt. Annapurna lap before returning
  • Witness breathtaking western Himalayan mountain views along with diverse landscapes


After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu, you will see The Great Adventure Treks’ representatives. After you meet them at the airport, you will check in your hotel. You will also meet your guide of the trek. If there are any relevant information you want about the trek, you can ask your guide.

You will head out for a half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu after having breakfast. Kathmandu, despite being moderm, has a prolific display of its ancient culture. The architecture of the various temples and houses dates back hundreds of years.

Pashupatinath Temple:

Pashupatinath Temple is the most popular Hindu temple in the world. Millions of Hindu devotees from Nepal and outside the country come to visit this temple each year. Pashupatinath temple is on the banks of Bagmati river. Maha Shivaratri is the most popular time to visit this temple as Hindu aspirants fill this temple this day. It is a two-storied temple that has various other temples surrounding it.

Boudhanath Stupa:

Boudhanath is a Buddhist pilgrimage site in Kathmandu. Its construction dates back to the 5th century C.E. In 1979 A.D, UN declared it to be a World Heritage site. Hindus, Christians, and Buddhism alike come to the experience the wonderful vibe of Boudhanath stupa. Rotating the prayer wheels in the temple is one of the most popular activities here. Encircling this monastery on foot is another wonderful activity here.

Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Squares:

King of Kathmandu and Patan resided in Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square respectively in the past. These palaces reflect sumptuous architecte of Newari (an ethnic people of Nepal) artists and craftsmen.

Patan Durbar Square’s most popular temple is the Krishna Mandir while that of the Kathmandu Durbar Square is Hanuman Dhoka complex. The two Durbar Squares are also home to some of the most wonderful museums in the country

We advise resting and preparing for your journey for a half-day. We will meet at our office and help you with the final preparations for the trek.

Today, you will go to Pokhara (820 meters) on a 6-7 hours from Kathmandu. The bus ride takes you along the hills that surround the beautiful valleys like Pokhara and Kathmandu. Along the way, you will also encounter many small towns like Thankot amongst others. These towns are set alongside beautiful rivers like Trishuli and Marsyangdi.

No sooner you arrive in Pokhara, you will see a different vibe. This is due to the wonderful facilities for any traveler in Pokhara. Besides, this town buzzes with local and international tourists. Boating facilities here are also fantastic in lakes set in a wonderful backdrop of hills.

This morning we get up even earlier to check-in to catch the short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Sightseeing by plane! This amazing short flight takes through the mountains to the interesting market town for the Mustang area.

Set off through the town, over a small bridge then hit the trail proper to take an easy yet interesting hike to Kagbeni.

This afternoon there is time to explore the small and very unique village of Kagbeni with its walled passages and strange clay effigies decorating the walls.

You will need to hike slowly to Muktinath, which lies at an altitude of 3,750 meters. Muktinath is also highest spot on this trek. Initially, the route leads us along the busy road from Kagbeni. The road widens as you walk further before reaching Jharkot. This is an old village that looks almost ancient as it remains quite isolated from modern civilization. From Jharkot, the trail climbs gradually for another hour and a half to the holy place of Muktinath (3800 meters). The total length of today’s trek is 5-6 hours long.

Muktinath lies between the popular trek to Manang via the high pass of Thorong la and the trail to upper Mustang region. During Hindu or Buddhist festivals, the temple sees a large number of devout followers of these faiths. The temple’s location is quite sumptuous with superb views of Mt.Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Tilicho, and Nilgiri. You can also view these peaks from your campsite.

After breakfast, there is a beautiful drive to Tatopani. The path travels through lush tropical rainforests and grassy pastures. Compared to the desert-like scenery of the previous several days, we will have a wonderful change. The humidity and temperature difference are there as we go lower in the air. Before reaching Tatopani, our destination for the night, we will pass through the checkpoint through Ghasa. Tatopani, which in Nepali means “hot water,” is well for the hot springs. We can see travelers coming from around the world to take a dip in the hot springs’ healing water.

The route to Ghorepani is marked and stone-paved. We can see the signs pointing towards the direction of Ghorepani. It is a difficult hike through rhododendron and oak trees till you reach Ghorepani taking the uphill and downhill paths. The town was known as Ghorepani since it was a well-liked resting place for traders riding horses to Tibet.

We will hike to Poon Hill’s hilltop observation point before sunrise. Poon Hill, which gives a breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli, is the most well-known Himalayan sunrise viewpoint inside the Annapurna Region. A sight to recall is the beautiful sunrise over the snow-capped mountains. After admiring the scenery and snapping photos, we will trek down to Ghorepani to gather our belongings before continuing to Tadapani. Through a dense rhododendron forest, taking a track that goes up and down, we can find one of the largest rhododendron woods in the world along this path. The trail is lined with blooming trees in the spring. After passing through Deurali and Birethanti, we will eventually reach Tadapani.

Tadapani is where we start our journey to Chomrong. We can see Mt. Macchapucchre and the magnificent Annapurna South from the route. Chomrong is a little town surrounded by green hills, yet it is stunningly beautiful. It is the starting place and a well-liked rest break for the hikes to Annapurna Base Camp. Chomrong is bustling with stores, inns, and eateries.

This morning, we set out early to complete a lengthy walk distance. As we hike, we will take in the vistas of Chomrong Khola. We will soon arrive at Sinuwa, a little settlement standing on a hill. As we ascend higher to Bamboo village, the scenarios enhance even more. We will hike to Dovan from Bamboo. Oak, bamboo, and rhododendron woods are everywhere along the trail. To get to Dovan, we need to traverse several wooden bridges. From Dovan, we will climb for a few more hours until we get to the Himalaya Hotel.

We will leave early in the morning for our major trekking destination, Annapurna Base Camp. We pass via the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. We will not experience the pain associated with hiking at such a higher elevation since our body is acclimated to the high altitude. From the Annapurna Base Camp, we will take in close-up perspectives of the Annapurna Massif.

We will get up early and head out to continue our trek. The trek is in a glacier basin surrounded by the peaks of Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and Annapurna I, the tenth-highest mountain in the world. We will take in the view of 8000 and 7000 meters high peaks. After taking photographs, descend to your teahouse.

To get to Matque, we will descend to Bamboo. Along the way, you’ll pass through the villages of Chhomrong, Sinuwa, and Jhinu Danda. Your last hike route passes through typical Nepalese scenery, with farms, terraced fields, and traditional mud huts. When we get to Matque, we will proceed to the roadway and take a vehicle headed for Pokhara.

We will return to Kathmandu city via the Prithvi Highway after a lengthy and memorable trip. We will take in the sights of hills, lush fields, and rivers as we travel. We will have lunch and refreshments at a nearby restaurant off the highway. We will have a farewell dinner at Thamel in a fine restaurant.

Note: If you are tired of the trek and drive to Pokhara on the previous day. You can stroll around Pokhara in the morning and take the flight to Kathmandu in the afternoon

We will transfer you to the international airport for your flight back home. Our representatives from The Friendship World Treks will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. Make sure that you have your confirmed air ticket with you along with other necessary travel documents. We could also arrange another tour for you in Nepal if you want to.

Departures & Availability

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Start Date Price Availability

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star level hotel.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by car.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus.
  • Hotel in Pokhara on a BB plan basis
  • Government-certified trekking guide
  • Accommodation in Pokhara (3 star level hotel )
  • An Professional trekking guide with government license.
  • A porter who will carry your baggage (2 guest 1 porter: 25 kg max )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit ( ACAP )
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card.
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map of Friendship World Trek, and Water purifications tablets
  • Food, salary Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Farewell dinner in a fine restaurant.
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition
  • Emergency Rescue Help ( covered by your travel insurance)
  • Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • All program as per Itinerary
  • Airport drop.
  • Airport departure to your sweet home

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara monuments fees
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost
  • Additional snacks, drinks, bottled water, Wi-Fi, etc., during the trek.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty

Annapurna Base Camp along with Josmom and Muktinath Trek is a strenuous trek. The trek is for experienced trekkers who can spend more than 15 days in the mountains and adjust to basic services. You walk 6 hours a day at a minimum, so physical and mental fitness is important. The terrain is steep and rough. The trail has constant ascends and descends through dense forests, terraced fields, pastures, and moraines.

You cross a high and challenging pass on Annapurna Circuit with the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Likewise, the trail also passes by avalanche-prone areas. The weather at the high altitude can get unstable even in the peak season too, so you have to be well prepared for the trek.

Altitude Sickness

The Friendship World 18 days lead above 5,400 meters. Every day you’ll gain elevation on this trek, which also increases the risk of altitude sickness. It’s a common illness, but if it gets worse, the patient needs to be air evacuated to a hospital. Cases like this are rare, so you do not have to worry about anything. Moreover, our Friendship World itinerary has an adequate acclimatization day that allows you to adjust to the elevation during the trek.

Last Minute Booking

To make last minute booking for Friendship World trekking, you have to make the full payment of the package. Once our team receives the full payment and other details about you, we’ll proceed with the booking process and send you the trip confirmation mail. Do know that booking at the last minute may not leave you with ample time to prepare for the trek. For any query, you can call us at………..

What permits do I need for the Friendship World Treks?

Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) permit and a TIMS card are needed for Friendship World trek. The package cost covers the permit fees. We also obtain the permits on behalf of our guests to save them from hassle.

ACAP permit costs for SAARC nationals: NPR 1000
ACAP permit costs for other nationals: NPR 3000
TIMS card costs: NPR 2000

*Note: Trekkers below age 10 do not need this permit

Best time to trek to Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The best time to trek in the Annapurna region is spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). These seasons have the perfect weather conditions for trekking. You’ll come across a range of flora & fauna along the trail and witness breathtaking mountain views. There is almost no chance of rain or unstable weather, so you’ll be on the itinerary and do not have to face any delays.

The climate in spring and autumn is mild. The day is bright and breezy. Whereas nights & mornings are a bit colder, which makes the trek fantastic. In the autumn season particularly, you may get to be part of some of the biggest festivals of Nepal like Dashain, Tihar & Chhat. The temperature ranges between 23°C to 18°C in the lower part of the trail and 15°C to 0°C in the upper part of the trail.


You stay overnight in a lodge or teahouse during Friendship World trekking. The accommodation along the trail is basic, but you’ll get comfortable & clean bedding to have a good night’s sleep. The rooms are double occupancy, so you’ll be sharing them with one of your fellow trekkers.

The washroom is shared mostly and in some places, you may get a private washroom. The services in the lodge are minimal. Facilities like hot showers, wifi, and charging are available on paid. These expenses are not covered in the package cost, so carry some additional Nepali cash with you.


The Friendship World trek package covers three meals during the trek. All the meals are provided as per the menu of the lodge/teahouse. As you can guess, the menu is not anything fancy. You’ll get simple Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan dishes on the menu. These are some common dishes seen on the menu- momo, noodles, roti tarkari, Tibetan bread, sandwich, pasta, thenduk, soup, porridge, french fries, etc.

The most common meal will be dal bhat during the trek, and it’s our favorite. Dal Bhat means rice and lentil soup that comes with veggies, curries, pickles, and a few other side dishes. It’s very rich in minerals, tastes delicious, and gives ample energy to walk. Moreover, it is made from fresh ingredients, so you’ll not have an upset stomach or indigestion.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is needed during the Annapurna Circuit with the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It’s a high-altitude trek with the potential risk of altitude sickness and unseen accidents. We make sure the trek goes as smoothly as possible, but it’s better to be prepared than to be sorry. So, we’ll need travel insurance covering emergency air evacuation and medical bills.

Make sure your travel insurance has an airlift up to 6,000 meters. Failure of providing travel insurance documents at the time of booking may result in the cancellation of the trip from the company side.

Travel Tips (electricity, internet, ATM, luggage, tipping, personal expenses)

  • To charge your devices while trekking, you can pay a few extra bucks in the lodge. Spare batteries or a solar charger will come in extremely handy during the trek.
  • The Friendship World Trek has no ATM or banks, so there’s no way you can withdraw cash while trekking. Get it in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • The internet along the trail is okay. Use cellular data for better connection. Wifi service is available in some lodges but may cost you additional money for the service.
  • For trekking luggage, we use a duffel bag and a daypack. Duffel bags are carried by porters and each trekker gets a 10 kg weight limit. In a rucksack, you can pack up to 5 kg.
  • Drink plenty of water while walking to keep yourself hydrated and avoid altitude sickness. Maintain your walking pace and get ample rest.
  • We suggest our guests tip our crew members themselves if they are happy with their service. Even though we make sure our guide & porters get paid well, giving them tips is the best thank you gesture for the trekkers.
  • Buy or rent heavy clothing for the trek and other gear in Thamel instead of carrying it from your home. It’ll save you a lot of money and space.
  • Make sure to have an emergency fund and spare money for personal expenses like international flights, shopping, personal expenses, etc.

Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

Jomsom Muktinath with Annapurna Base Camp


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