Beautiful panorama of Mt. Annapurna 1 (8091), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Nilgiri (7061m) and tilicho peak, Landscape looks like Tibetan plateau, Amazing Kaligandaki river and fossils are found on its bank, Muktinath temple, the pilgrimage center of Hindus as well as Buddhist and Culture, lifestyles of Thakali, Traditional agriculture system of local people.
High Altitude Sherpa invites all the trekkers to the heart of the Annapurna region. Here lies two of the most naturally blessed location in Nepal- Jomsom, and Muktinath. With the beautiful temples and monasteries together with the absolute beauty of mountains, forests, and waterfalls, the blend of nature and culture makes this trek one of the most popular in the mid-western Nepal.
This is a great to take a glimpse at the diverse culture of the Annapurna region while visiting the Holy Muktinath- famous pilgrimage site of Hindu and Buddhist alike. We also trek to the outskirt of the uncharted Mustang region. Trekking alongside the Kali Gandaki valley, we get to witness some of the greatest blessings of nature the earth can provide. From the thick forests to the tree-less landscape, from plain land to the rocky terrain, this is one of the most diverse treks you can embark upon. Annapurna range, Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m) and Lamjung Himal(6,893m) shines the brightest at the distance and provides a backdrop to the beautiful adventure.
The major highlight of this trek is Jomsom and Muktinath(3,800m). Jomsom acts as the entrance to the Mustang region and the dry wind and landscape with the beautiful mountains in the backdrop makes it a beautiful sight. Muktinath is regarded holy temple for Hindu and Buddhist with around 108 waterfalls in the vicinity
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
– There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be One assistant guide if required.
– this arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.
– porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk 5-7 hours a day with a light bag.
– jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.
– Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.
– you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.
– self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
– Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Pokhara (Drive)||840 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Pokhara drive to naya pul trek to tikhedhunga||1490 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani||2855 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Ghorepani to tato pani||1190 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Tato pani to Ghasa||2100 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Ghasa to Marpha||2665 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Marpha to kagbeni||2890 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||kabeni to muktinath||3738 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Muktinath to jomsom||2665 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||jomsom to pokhara (flight) to kathmandu||840 m||Lodge|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,337 meters).
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Jomsom Muktinath trek each day program. O/n at night.
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu (800): 6-7 hours.
Pokhara is located about 200 km west from Kathmandu and the tourist coach takes about 7 hours to get there. Tourist bus leaves at 7:00 am from Kantipath (Kathmanu) to Pokhara. The drive mostly fallows along Trishuli River side.At the Evening you may take short sightseeing around Pokhara city. O/n at hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1491m.): 1:30 drive and 4-5 hours.
After breakfast in Pokhara at 7:30 drive to Nayapul. this is starting point of Ghore pani jomsom muktinath trek. The drive takes 1:5 hours to Nayapul(42km) by car.Then trails leads up through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of locals. Fallowing the main trail of Birethanti passed small waterfall. The trail reaches Sudami where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily side of valley you reach at Hile and after half an hour you reach at Tikhedhunga. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2855m.): 6-7 hours.
In the morning breakfast will be served at hotel at 7:00 am to be prepared for Ulleri (2070m) climb. The trail goes steep up for 1.5 hours through stone steps where the trail leads through cultivated fields Rest of trails goes through inside blooming rhododendron and Oak forest. Final climb to Nangethanti which will be your lunch spot in Nangethanti.After luch trek rests for about an hour. Then climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass and camp there. O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Ghorepani to Tatopani (1,190m): 5-6 hours.
We enjoy views of Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains in the morning before starting our trek to Tatopani. We begin with a descent to Sikha Village and continue descending to Ghar Khola Village. After crossing a suspension bridge, our trail climbs up to Tatopani. While here we can enjoy hot spring water and relax. O/n at hotel.
Day 06: Tatopani trek to Ghasa (2100m): 6-7 hours.
From Tatopani, you can follow the road (or even take a jeep) all the way up to Ghasa. A lovely day walks along Kaligandaki riverside, Very interesting suspension bridges to be crossed which gives you the exciting sense of trekking. The village of Ghasa marks a cultural and ecological milestone. We spend our night here in Ghasa. O/n at hotel.
Day 07: Ghasa Trekking to Marpha (2665m): 7-8 hours.
The next day trail follows the Kaligandaki River through the narrow gorge, passing through traditional Thakali villages and red-roofed Taglung Gompa, on a hillside beside a huge sacred tree. Marpha is the main inhabitants of the ethnic group of Thakalis. O/n at hotel.
Day 08: Marpha to Kagbeni (2810m): 7-8 hours.
An easy and lovely day walking alongside the river to Jomsom, the districts headquarter of Mustang district. The foot trail continues the interesting and picturesque old town and large Dechenling and Tashi Lhankhang Monasteries. From Jomsom, you can have some spectacular snaps of Nigiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. O/n at hotel.
Day 09: Kagbeni trekking to Muktinath (3800m): 6-7 hours.
Get an early start from Kagbeni to avoid the winds that amazingly whistle up the valley after midday. Gradually ascends to Muktinath, most important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists During the walk we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by and admire. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200m. The trail climbs through a desert landscape untill Jarkot Village. A further climb reaches us to Muktinath. O/n at hotel.
Day 10: Muktinath Trek to Jomsom (2713m): 6-7 hours.
From Muktinath to Jomsom, we see people from Mustang who comes to sell handicrafts to pilgrims. Among them, merchandise is the highly revered mollusk fossil called Shaligram. We will pass some ancient caves and view the impressive white snow-capped mountains. We transit at the significant town Kagbeni. Enjoying the plateau few more hours walking takes us to Jomsom. O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
We fly back to Pokhara, early in the morning, enjoying an aerial view of the mountains. Later in the afternoon, we explore the beautiful Pokhara city boating in the Phewa Lake and visiting the famous places of Pokhara. Overnight hotel in Pokhara. O/n hotel.
Day 12: Fly /drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
We catch tourist bus or flight early morning back to the capital. After landing, we transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: sightseeing full day.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa in the world. O/ n at hotel.
Day 14: Final departure:
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
1. Sun hat or scarf.
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
3. Sunglasses with UV protection.
(B) Upper Body:-
4. T-shirts. ( According to length of your trip, normally 2 and above)
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
6. Fleece jacket or pullover.
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket. (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacke.t
9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary.
10. Gor-tax jacket.
11. Lightweight gloves
12. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
13. Fleece liner gloves.
(D) Lower Body:
14. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
15. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
16. Lightweight cotton long pants
17. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
18. Fleece or wool pants
19. Gor-tax pant
20. Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22. Hiking boots with spare laces
23. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fc. [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25. Headlamp and batteries.
26. Basic First Aid Kit.
27. Day pack.
28. Water bottles (2)oiletries.
29. Small wash towel.
30. Swise nkife.
31. Leap gurd 30spf.
32. Sun cream 50spf.
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape –1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg –10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges –20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant –10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine –10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic –10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg –10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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