Muktinath ABC Trekking is nice chance to observe the complete blend of diffrent ethnic groups of people and dramatic landscapes of Annapurna region walking through partial Annapurna Circuit trails cultural beauty and South Annapurna Base Camp splendid vista of stunning peaks. It is the experience with variety of landscapes and encounter of various faces also includes warm dip on natural Hotspring and delicious Apple Pie during the journey and of course, the shy Himalayan giants will always be soothing the spirit of adventure. It is quite fascinating to witness array of high Himalayas from many vantage point in different shapes from different direction. Sunset view can be impressive to observe in places like Jomsom – with golden rays spilled over Mt. Dhaulagiri and barren Tibetan landscapes whereas ABC serves colorful light on clustered mountain range, just like vivid dramatic themes. Muktinath to Annapurna Base Camp trekking is fit for any travelers with moderate level of fitness and it is truly a walk onto nature’s paradise learning about cultural jewels of the country.
Our trip starts with scenic flight to Jomsom and five hours walk to sacred temple of both Hindu and Buddhist– Muktinath. Next day’s morning visit this holy temple amaze you with legendary ever-burning flame (believed to be ignited by God Brahma himself who is believed to be the creator of Universe in Hinduism) and also grant a marvelous view of lower mustang region and stunning Mt. Dhaulagiri. After beautiful morning, this day become more exciting on the way down as we will visit many old monasteries at Kagbeni village from where we also make a quick walk to Tiri village to feel the first step to Historical Upper Mustang Trekking trailand then continue for overnight towards Marpha village – another historical Buddhist heritage site also popular as Apple Capital of Nepal. After we stroll around the streets of Marpha, we will try local Apple Pie and local Apple Brandy (if you like). We will take uneven bus/jeep drive to natural hot-spring (avoiding road walk) of Tatopani and dip ourselves to warm to relax our bones before ascending whole day tomorrow to Ghorepani. We climb through beautiful rhododendron forest to join famous Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route at Ghorepani and hike to Poon Hill (3210m), the next morning for sunrise and panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna and their complete range with several others beautiful +6000m and +7000m peaks. The trail passes through sub-tropical calm forest towards Tadapani and Choomrong village and continues following Modi River until it becomes treeless dry landscapes again at Deurali. Calm sound of nature refresh the mood and put effort to reach the sanctuary of Annapurnas. Our venture will be rewarded with awesome sunset over Mt. Fishtail and breathtaking sunrise over whole Annapurna range and after gathering what you need on your camera, we retrace our path to Choomrong and another hot-spring at Jhinu to relax before we drive to City of Lake - Pokhara.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 30-45 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: D
Day 2Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Preparation Day for Trekking Drive: 3-4 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, D
Day 4Early flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2810m / 9219 ft) Flight: 20 min | Walk: 2.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft) Walk: 3.5 - 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2670m / 8760 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Drive from Marpha to Tatopani (1190m / 3904 ft) Drive: 3-3.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Tatopani to Ghorepani (2850m / 9350 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Sunrise Poon Hill (3210m/10531 ft) hike then trek to Tadapani (2630m/8628 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Tadapani to Choomrong (2170m/7120 ft) Walk: 5.5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Choomrong to Himalaya (3100m/10170 ft) Walk: 6 – 6.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13550 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Catch early sunrise and descend to Bamboo (2245m/7365 ft) Walk: 6.5 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5774 ft) Walk: 5 – 5.5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Jhinu Danda to Sewei (1130m/3707 ft) and drive to Pokhara Walk: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Drive: 4 – 4.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, D
Day 16Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 7-7.5 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, D
Day 17Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
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