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Kaligandaki Valley Muktinath Trek

$1550 per person
14 Days
Max Elevation
3,860 m
Trip Mode
Tea House
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What's included

Departure Location
KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
Return Location
Departure to airport / international flight
Price includes
  • Accommodation 3 stars Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed with B/B plan
  • According to CHOICE of menu 3 times meal B/F, Lunch & Dinner with 2 cups of tea or coffee in breakfast and every meals a cup of while the trekking.
  • Responsible trekking policy of two Trekkers: One porter.
  • Accommodations at clean and comfortable local Tea House / Lodge during the trek
  • English speaking guided half day city tour with world heritage sites
  • All domestic flight, Airport taxes, private transportations starting & ending points of trek.
  • English Speaking Experience local Mountain Guides – by Himalayan Trails trained and Nepal government licensed holder as well as First Aid Eco trained, along the trek basic complete First Aid Kits
  • Assistants Guide and other support staff if indeed
  • Annapurna Trekking Map
  • Insurance of all staffs Guide, Assistants, Porters, Accommodations, food and reasonable salary during the treks
  • All necessary officials pepper work
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Fee (ACAP)
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters
  • Travel and Rescue arrangements
  • All the Government VATs & Taxes
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner as per itinerary
Price does not include
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • International Airfare
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Lunch, Dinner & Drinks in the cities.
  • Any kind of drinks & personal expenses on trek
  • Hot shower, Electricity Bills during trek
  • Personal gear & clothing
  • Medical evacuation encase of Emergency
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry
  • Expenses deserve due to Natural or manmade hazards like landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. will be charge extra as per actual and anything not specify on the cost above.


Kaligandaki valley & Muktinath trek is located at the north of Pokhara Middle West in Nepal, Nepal’s has spectacular diversity appears at its finest. The deepest gorge and high mountains encircling the enormous Annapurna range embrace a wide range of peoples and terrains. From subtropical jungle to a high, picturesque landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau can also be covered during Kaligandaki valley & Muktinath trek.

This is the most popular trekking region, attracting over 75% of all in previous years. However, now roads are building on the side of the trekking trail to Jomsom and Muktinath. However, the area has established a new route for trekking. It’s also among these areas with very good lodges lining in main routes. Finding Nepal beneath the flood of trekkers can be tricky but there will be always alternative trails that are amazing sceneries and cultures are unbelievable. Also, you can avoid the peak-season crush and still get good weather and stunning views.

Kaligandaki Valley Muktinath Trek

The views of the Kali Gandaki valley, mountains, and landscapes are spectacular. The route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range. Moreover, we can get some unusual scenery of the northern flanks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. It is reputed in Nepalese as a skyline trek. The Jomsom is a gateway to Nepal’s hidden treasure of “Mustang”. The trekker can observe the landscape part of Mustang and accomplish to the Hindu’s and Buddhist’s sacred pilgrimage place in Muktinath.

The major feature of this trek is walking through the deepest George in the world and Kaligandaki Valley. This river forms the largest gorge in the world. One side lies in the Annapurna Trekking region and on the other side is Dhaulagiri. The final destination of this trek is to reach the Muktinath.

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best months for the Jomsom Muktinath Trek. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Short Itinerary

  • Day 01: KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel
    O/ N Hotel -BB
  • Day 02: Half day city Tour world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines/ trek briefing/ preparation and welcome dinner
    O/ N Hotel – BDB
  • Day 03: Kathmandu (1,315m) to Pokhara (8200m), drives (7 hrs) or flies (30 min)
    O/ N Hotel – (B/B)
  • Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul via Hille drive (2 hr) trek to Ulleri (2,000m) 3 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 05: Tirkedhunga / Ulleri – Ghorepani (2,855m) 4 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 06: Ghorepani – Visit Poon hill (3,195m) – Tatopani (1,190m) 6/7 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 07: Tatopani – Ghasa (2,010m) 6 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 08: Ghasa – Tukuche (2,590m) 6 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 09: Tukuche – Kagbeni (2,810m) 6 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 10: Kagbeni – Muktinath (3,802m) 3/4 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 11: Muktinath – Jomsom (2,720m) 6 hrs
    O/N Lodge – (BLD)
  • Day 12: Jomsom – Pokhara, fly (30 min)
    O/N Hotel – (BLD)
  • Day 13: Drive / Fly to KTM
    O/N Hotel – (BDB)
  • Day 14: Departure day to airport by privet vehicle and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Kali Gandaki valley Muktinath trek

Important Note

The above itinerary is a guidelines and a standard outline we advise to help you to plan your trip, we can be Expand, modified and also offer Tailor–Made trips according to your requirements and availability of the time frame, before trip booked. But when trip starts your Leader or guide only legally responsibly to change itineraries foremost group interest.

  • Day 01
  • Day 02
  • Day 03
  • Day 04
  • Day 05
  • Day 06
  • Day 07
  • Day 08
  • Day 09
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
Day 01

KTM Arrival pick up from Airport and welcoming by garland and transfer to Hotel O/ N Hotel -BB

On your arrival day in Kathmandu, You will be received by the representative staff from Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing P Ltd with proper greeting. You will be taken to the hotel where you have your time to settle in and freshen up.

Overnight at Hotel –B/D

Day 02

Half day city Tour world heritage sights Hindus & Buddhist shrines/ trek briefing/ preparation and welcome dinner O/ N Hotel – BDB

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a half day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit our office there will be short trip briefing and introduction with your trekking guide. After short briefing you can hang out to the necessary places you might need to go before trekking like, Money changer, ATM, Market ETC. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Trails Trekking & Climbing. For dinner, you will be served excellent cuisine.

Overnight at Hotel – BDB

Day 03

Kathmandu (1,315m) to Pokhara (8200m), drives (7 hrs) or flies (30 min) O/ N Hotel – (B/B)

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport we take an early morning 30 minutes Pokhara flight and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. Check in to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free to explore the city by yourself.

Overnight at Hotel B B

Day 04

Pokhara – Nayapul via Hille drive (2 hr) trek to Ulleri (2,000m) 3 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul. After reaching Nayapul you will start your trekking. After 30-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a gorgeous village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left direction through the village. Your trek continues heading to Ulleri along the bank of the Burungdi stream. You will hike up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large stunning Magar village.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

Day 05

Tirkedhunga / Ulleri – Ghorepani (2,855m) 4 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After breakfast we continue walking towards Ghorepani from Ulleri. This path gives us breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. The trail is quite easy and we pass forest and rhododendron trees on the way to Ghorepani.

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

Day 06

Ghorepani – Visit Poon hill (3,195m) – Tatopani (1,190m) 6/7 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

An hour early morning hike to Poon Hill offers the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains. We hike down to Ghorepani for breakfast and after breakfast and will descend through the forests with excellent mountain views to reach Tatopani (hot spring).

Overnight at Lodge –BLD

Day 07

Tatopani – Ghasa (2,010m) 6 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast we trek along the gorge of Kali Gandaki River and take continuous ups to reach Rupsi Charra (waterfall). From here, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge. We climb up to the ridge and descend down to the beautiful village of Thakalis Ghasa.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

Day 08

Ghasa – Tukuche (2,590m) 6 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our trek towards Tikuche. We travels through coniferous forests past Kalopani to Tukche. During the day, there are good views of the Dhaulagiri Icefalls to the west. On a hill above Larjung an interesting Gompa with many old paints.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

Day 09

Tukuche – Kagbeni (2,810m) 6 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we start our travel through Kali Gandaki towards Kagbeni, the most beautiful village in the world.On the way we can get spectacular view of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. We trek down towards Eklaibhatti and then take the direct route to Muktinath. We follow the trail along the river to Kagbeni.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

Day 10

Kagbeni – Muktinath (3,802m) 3/4 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast, we trek through the Jhong Khola valley. We passing through Jharkot, we eventually reach the holy temple of Muktinath, which is considered one of the holiest pilgrimages in Nepal. Muktinath Area is home to several monasteries along with the temple of Muktinath. Interestingly, Muktinath is sacred pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. You can witness 108 water sprouts around it and a gorgeous natural spring and an eternal flame fueled by natural gas.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

Day 11

Muktinath – Jomsom (2,720m) 6 hrs O/N Lodge – (BLD)

After having breakfast we start our trek follow the same trail back to Kagbeni. We continue down to the Ekle Bhatti then walk through the flat path till we reach Jomsom.

Overnight at Lodge – (BLD)

Day 12

Jomsom – Pokhara, fly (30 min) O/N Hotel – (BLD)

Early breakfast and transfer to Jomsom airport for sweeping short flight of 25 minutes to Pokhara, during airborne spectacular views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and Annapurna range of mountains with rolling hills dotted with farm villages,On reaching Pokhara airport transfer to respective hotels by the serene lake Phewa, afternoon free for individual activities or just relax and enjoy the views of the Annapurna Himalaya.

Overnight at Hotel BLD

Day 13

Drive / Fly to KTM O/N Hotel – (BDB)

After Breakfast, transfer to airport and fly back to Kathmandu or we can also drive back via Tourist bus. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the rest of the day off to rest or do some souvenir shopping.

Overnight at Hotel (B B)

Day 14

Departure day to airport by privet vehicle and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Kali Gandaki valley Muktinath trek.

Final Departure One of our company representatives will assist you to get to the airport by privet vehicle as per your flight departure time and back to home share experiences with family and friends unforgettable memory of Kali Gandaki valley Muktinath trek.

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The trekking rout and area of Nepal mostly well trodden and natural path most of the way, even though it can be rocky and rough in some parts. It is not precipitous and there is no rock climbing or Mountaineering’ which is require equipments. It is hike most of the way in Himalaya, but some parts of the hills can be steep and never-ends!

You will meet many people along the trails as well as Donkeys, Yaks and heavy load porters. Walking in the Himalaya there is rule of the way when meet an approaching Donkeys, Yaks and porters always make sure you step to one side, towards slopes side of the hill/ inside of the Trail. Note that: never ever stand ridged side of the trail; it can be push by them down to mountains.

The trekking poles are very useful, if you have problems with knees, depending on weather or personal choice for using them. Even though higher up, ice path, moraine, open slopes may give you additional support from it, also quite easy to follow the path.
Always final sections are can be Glacier itself and high elevation, it is bit difficult and occasionally slippery under trails. The ice is covered in water stones and dirt, so where a coolant produces cold temperatures in the surface below.

Comfortable, good sole, ankle support (4 seasons) trekking boots water proof are recommended for the high passes trek but for the lower trek light weight hiking boots are fine to protect you beside probably going over an ankle, low altitude trek heavy boots will be hot and unwieldy.


The trekking in the Himalayan is not forced on it and pacing is always slow, most of the days generally being shorter than a hiking day at your home country.

Himalayan Trails do recommend that you assume on a good fitness agenda proceeding to your trip although and one that builds up general strength and specific leg muscle groups. There is nothing like hiking with a bag pack to train for trek in Himalaya. So our best advice is to get out into the Hills or Alps as often as you can. You can likely to carry about 5-6 kg in your day bag this is a good weight to walk with it.

If you are doing Gym then which can be helpful and work on the thigh and calf muscles but better to build your heart rate over 50%. Any kind of heart breed activities are good but swimming will not add it doesn’t train right muscles groups better added other exercise to be effective. Hiking in Hills, Alps and running would be the best preparation for a trek.


Tea house trek accommodation will be in comfortable tea houses and lodges run most of the area by local families, except people specify a preference for tents. Every tea house or lodge has a common heated Chimney in the dining hall, although the bedrooms are not heated with mattresses, pillows and two beds in a room. We recommend you to bring your own sleeping bag (3seasons in normally fine) but possibility is also you can buy and hire in Kathmandu.

Generally most of the tea houses have hot showers by gas gizzards and they have squire toilets but some area have and use drop toilets with flush systems.

For the Camping/ Tent trekking we use branded company tents which are for two persons comfortably can sleep and can put your luggage on side, and we provide you the mattresses. Tents are fixed always near the guest house and eating in our own dining tent, sometimes eating can be indoors, depends on possibility. So toilets sometimes you will use from the lodge but obvious we will have our privet toilet tents too.

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The porters will carry your main bag up to a maximum weight of 15 kg and cater for all the group needs, including assisting you if you need to go back down the valley. Unless specifically tenting, all accommodation is in lodges or teahouses which are very well equipped, warm and sociable. Our main back bones of the trek the porters will carry you main luggage max. Weights up to 10 – 12 kg per person and supply for all the groups needs, if you need to go back down to the valley including assisting you. Except specially camping, all the accommodations are in local lodge or teahouses which are well prepared, warm and friendly environment.

Our entire trip we run from permanently guide or leaders and porters are always who works with us forever all our teams are dedicated and they will provide high standard services.

All of our Guides have been employed over ten years with us; we were friends each other since long time and we have been trained personally high standard leadership and first aid by our company. They know how to deal with emergencies and speak fluently English. They are always helpful and look after you so many years have been working with westerners, they know westerns needs and understanding.

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