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Pokhara to Muktinath over Poon Hill 11 days

Pokhara to Muktinath over Poon Hill 11 Days

  • Duration: 11 days

  • Trip level: moderate (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 3710 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

  • Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

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Muktinath trek landscape

If you want a shorter, comparatively easier and a low altitude trek to experience the Annapurna region, Pokhara to Muktinath trek is the perfect trek for you. With the natural beauty, easy trails and the holy site of Muktinath, it is famous among locals and foreigners alike.

From Kathmandu the trip takes you to Pokhara; a town situated at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains. Pokhara is situated at the Phewa Lake. A pleasant and comfortable place to relax and to enjoy the first glimpses of the Annapurna region.
Near Pokhara the trek begins. Hiking besides the rice terraces you rise higher every day. Each day passing through local villages and teahouses. In Ghorepani we get up early to walk up to Poon Hill. From here the sunrise on the entire Annapurna region is a most impressive spectacle. The Annapurna mountains, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare, you will see them from this exquisite spot.
The following days the lush green valleys of the Annapurna region transform into the cold barren landscape of Mustang. Mustang is ,geographically, the extension of the Tibetan plateau and lies in the shadow of the Annapurna Mountains. The surrealistic landscapes are formed by drought and wind. Tibetan Buddhism still lives heavily among the population. You will pass by remote, traditional villages. The interesting destination is Muktinath. Hindus worship Muktinath as an incarnation of Lord Bishnu and believe that bathing in the holy taps here brings salvation after death. For Buddhists, it is a site where sage guru Rinpoche meditated. From Jomsom it is a five hour drive back to Pokhara.

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Day 02                  Drive Pokhara to Nayapull (2 hrs.) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1450 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Ghorepani (2874 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 04                  Climb Poon Hill (3119 m) for sunset and trek to Tatopani (1190 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Gasa (2110 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Marpha (2680 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Kagbeni (2800 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Muktinath (3710 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 09                  Trek to Jomsom (2720 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10                  Drive Jomsom to Pokhara, flight is optional ( 5hrs.)
Day 11                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional (6 hrs.)

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.

The starting price for Annapurna Base Camp 11 days is:
€ 325,00 per person ( party of 4 persons)
€ 450,00 per person ( party of 2 persons)

We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
– Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
– Return drive by tourist bus with A/C Kathmandu to Pokhara; return flight is optional
– Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive or flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
– One night in guesthouse in Pokhara before and after trek
– Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
– Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
– Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
– ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
– Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
– International flight to Kathmandu
– Nepal entrance visa
– Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
– All meals in Pokhara
– Lodging and food during trek
– Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
– All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
– Personal travel insurance
– Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
– Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
– Gratitude and tips for guide ( and porter)