Muktinath is a revered site located at the foot of Thorong La Pass in the Mustang district of Nepal. A fervently visited site by both the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, it also makes up for a great outdoor destination for the trekkers. The shorter trail starting from the outskirts of Pokhara is well gifted with some great scenery, villages and tourist sites, like; Ghorepani, Kagbeni and Jomsom.

The ancient temple of Muktinath is dedicated to God Vishnu (One of the Hindu-Trinity) and this temple is considered to be the 105th among the available Divya Desam (108 Vishnu temples that are mentioned in the works of the Tamil Azhvars [saints]). Hindus call the sacred place ‘Mukti Kshetra,’ which literally means the “place of liberation or moksha.”

During the holy month, primarily September/October, the pilgrims make a visit to the temple every year. If you’re lucky, you could trace the holy trail with them and enjoy the outdoors.

The courtyard of temple has 108 Bull-faced spouts pouring out cold water. Pilgrims, making a visit to the temple, must also consider taking a shower under every spout for the ‘soul cleansing’ purpose. You can find a locally produced wine made from the apples, Marpha, in and around Jomsom. It’s quite popular among the locals and tourists alike.

Is This Trip for me?
Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 7-8 hours
Day 3 Drive up to Nayapul, and trek to Tikhedhunga 1,577 m (5,173 ft) 6 hours
Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani 2,850 m (9,350 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 5 Early hike to Poon Hill & Trek  to Tatopani 1,190 m (8,546 ft) 6-7 hours
Day 6 Trek to Ghasa 2,010 m (6,592 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 7 Trek to Larjung 2,560 m (8,396 ft) 4-5 hours
Day 8 Trek to Jomsom 2,710 m (8,890 ft) 4-5 hours
Day 9 Trek to Kagbeni 2,800 m (9,184 ft) 4 hours
Day 10 Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m (12,464 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 11 Trek to Jomsom 2,710 m (8,890 ft) 4-5 hours
Day 12 Fly to Pokhara via Trans-Himalaya flight
Day 13 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 7-8 hours
Day 14 Depart from Kathmandu
  • Arrival airport pick and drop.
  • Dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu before and after the trek.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★★★ hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2 Nights at ★★★★ hotel in Pokhara.
  • Tourist coach from and to Pokhara
  • Standard Tea-house/ Lodge during the trek.
  • A la Carte (B,L,D) Meals during the trek.
  • 1 Certified Guide (Licensed & First Aid Trained)/1 Porter (For two)
  • Guide’s insurance, meals and lodging
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Trekking Map and Group medical kit box (Diamox and First Aid Medicine)
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • Arrangement of Rescue/Medical Helicopter service; covered by your Insurance agency.
  • Visa & Processing Fee
  • International flight fares
  • Meals other than during the trek and before/after complimentary dinner
  • Mineral water and refreshments during the trek
  • Travel insurance (Cover Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges)
  • Guide/Porter Tipping


We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.

They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)

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Additional information

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

Responsible Tourism

Being a responsible tourism stakeholder, we strive to offer our utmost help to the under-privileged and impoverished community. We work along with the Pioneer Foundation, a non-profit entity based in Kathmandu.

Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu At your arrival in Kathmandu, a member of our team will greet and receive you at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel. Our representative will brief on your arrival about the trip. The rest of the day is yours. The evening we be spent enjoying complimentary local dinner one of the finest local diner with cultural program
  2. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara After the early morning breakfast, you will drove from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist coach bus. The 6-7 hours ride will be provided with mineral water and enough loo breaks. The noon at the lakeside city of Pokhara will invite you with a great ambiance. You can take a short walk around the city and enjoy your lunch. Pokhara is the most popular getaway in Nepal, therefore, you may find many like-minded tourists strolling around the city.
  3. Drive to Nayapul/Trek to Tikhedhunga You’ll take a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Basically, this is where the trek begins. The trek trail follows the Modi River towards Birethanti. You’ll trek up to Bhurungdi Khola and take a rest. After 3-4 hrs of continuous hike, you will reach Tikhedhunga village.
  4. Trek to Ghorepani Ghorepani is one of the most popular trek destinations in Nepal. A small village atop the hills attracts many tourists in a year. You will start the day with the ascent on the longer steps towards Ulleri village. After few hours of long hard ascent with several breaks in between, you’ll reach Ulleri village. Afterwards, you’ll continue hiking in amidst the giant rhododendron forest. After a while, you’ll reach the Ghorepani for the overnight stay.
  5. Early Hike to Poon Hill & Trek to Tatopani Early morning, you can make a short  hike towards the Poon Hill. It’s a popular place to catch the sunrise  and sunset with local scenery. You’ll even get to see the Annapurna mountain range, Machhapuchhre and Dahulagiri from here. From here, you start descending down towards Tatopani via Chitre and Phalate. Tatopani is a popular local place for its natural hot spring. It brings in lots of locals and tourists.
  6. Trek to Ghasa From Tatopani, the route goes towards Dana, a predominately Magar village. You’ll also pass  through Kali Gandaki gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. After Dana, you will reach Rupse Chhahara, the place famous for its scenic waterfall and later onward to Ghasa.
  7. Trek to Larjung After crossing several uneven terrains, you will reach Lete. From here, you can enter Kalopani. The trail leads to Larjung.
  8. Trek to Jomsom The trail goes towards Khobang and enters the large village of Tukuche, a predominantly Thakali village. The Marpha is located at the short distance from here. You can enjoy the locally produced apple wine here. Following the Kali Gandaki River, you will get to Jomsom, a budding city.
  9. Trek to Kagbeni The way up to Kagbeni is easier, flat and mostly windy. In Eklaibhatti, you may find a few lodges on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. After further steps, you will reach Kagbeni which is the entrance of Upper Mustang region.
  10. Trek to Muktinath The early morning hike will start with an ascent of the Jhong valley. From here, you will join the direct trail to Muktinath from Eklebatti and reach Jharkot. The trail climbs towards Muktinath, which is the most revered place for both the Hindus and Buddhists.
  11. Trek to Jomsom You’ll return back to Jomsom along the Kali Gandaki River and following the similar route you took earlier.
  12. Fly to Pokhara via Trans Himalaya  flight You can catch an early morning flight back to Pokhara. The Trans Himalayan flight may last 25 minutes. You will have an entire day in Pokhara, which you can choose to spend wisely, and visit some interesting sites; Davis Fall, Guptashor Cave, Barahi Temple or boat at Fewa Lake.
  13. Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu A 6-7 hours ride will take you back to Kathmandu. Our representative will transfer you in a Hotel, followed by a humongous farewell dinner.
  14. Depart from Kathmandu You will be transferred to the Airport to catch your flight back home.
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Trip Length 14 days
Trek Length 09 days
Activities Trekking, Sightseeing
Max. Altitude 3,800 meters (12,464 ft)
Trek Style Tea-house (Lodges)
Meal Full board on trek
★★★★ Hotel ( Kathmandu) Standard BB Lodges on Trail
Transportation Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus
Best Month February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November
Group Size 2-10 Persons
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