This is the famous pilgrimage spot for both Hindus and Buddhists. To the Hindus, it is sacred as the place of salvation. The Hindus believe that to wash in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. The Hindu god, Bramha, is thought to have lit the eternal flames that still burn at Muktinath. To the Buddhists, it is a place that the great sage Guru Rinpochhe (Padmasambava) had meditation, and to all, it is the source of fossilized ammonites, known locally as saligrams, which are found all along the upper reaches of the Kaligandaki valley.
Highlights of the Trekking
Muktinath Temple , natural flame, natural shower, Kaligandaki valley, great Himalayan panorama
In this package, we have included 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 star hotels on BB plan, meals and accommodations during trekking, farewell dinner in Kathmandu, domestic flights from Jomsom to Pokhara, all ground transportation by private car, an experienced guide and porter and all of the government taxes and necessary permits.
DAY 01 Arrive Kathmandu:-
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu meet our airport representative and transfer to the hotel .Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing:-
In the morning after breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu , the most popular Place in the kingdom was known as kantipur in earlier times. The tour highlights are the Living Goddess ” Kumari” who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees; Kastamandap temple, the temple made out of single tree and name Kathmandu is derived from durbar square and drive to Soyambhunath which lies on top of hill is the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city
DAY 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara:-
You will have breakfast in the early morning before 7:00 AM. This morning you will be drive to Pokhara (200km), depart 7:00 AM in the morning, approximately 7hrs away by tourist bus. Lunch spot on the way to Pokhara. You will be arrived late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 O’clock. Pokhara lakeside villages sits, “front row centre” to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world. Overnight at Pokhara
Day 04 Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri [2000m]:-
We leave Pokhara by road, driving along the valley of the Modi Khola for about an hour, before walking a short distance from the road to Birethanti, a busy village of lodges, shops and houses. We commence our trek with a gradual ascent along the left bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. We then leave the river and follow a trail along the upper edge of terraced fields through Hille to Tikedungha. From here, we cross a stream beyond the village and then drop down to the suspension bridge over the Bhurungdi Khola. Now we begin a long, steep, seemingly endless climb up a stone staircase, eventually arriving at the village of Ulleri . From this village, there are fine views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli and we camp in the terraced fields beyond the village.[walk approx 5 hours]
Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani [2855m]:-
Annapurna South is hidden by a ridge as we climb the path into a forest. Beyond Banthanti, there are magnificent oak and rhododendron forests and after crossing several crystal clear mountain streams we arrive at a clearing and the village of Nangathanti . Continuing through the forest for another hour brings us to Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and it is a popular watering spot for the mule trains which ply this route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond.
Ten minutes walk beyond Ghorepani is a small pass and the village of Deorali . Although there is time enough to continue, it is better to stay here overnight so that we can make the morning trip to Poon Hill for an outstanding panorama of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal. [walk approx 3 hours]
Day 06 Trek to Tatopani [1190m]:-
After the pre-dawn start to see the classic sunrise view from Poon Hill, we return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then begin the long descent to Tatopani. After descending through the rhododendron forest, fine vistas open up as we approach Chitre, with the Dhaulagiri Range straight ahead. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. We continue to descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, we then cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name from the hot springs near the river below the village. [walk approx 5-6 hours]
Day 07 Trek to Ghasa [2000m]:-
Our route ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana . which is surrounded by orange groves. From autumn to winter, baskets of these oranges are offered for sale to passing travellers. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. From here, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge, but the layered stone path is well-constructed and wide. When the rock cliffs end, we descend to the river before making the short climb back up to Ghasa. This is the first Thakali village we come across and the houses here are all built in the flat-roofed Tibetan style. [walk approx 5-6 hours]
Day 08 Trek to Larjung [2560m]:-
From Hike, a further descent on big steps takes it out of your legs, but it is then followed by a more level stretch beside the river, which leads eventually to to Birethanti. Thirty minutes beyond Birethanti we arrive back at the road and meet up with our transport for the one hour drive to Pokhara airport and fly to Kathmandu. [Walk approx 2 hours].
Day 9 Trek to Jomsom [2713m]:-
We continue to follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. Tukuche is a delightful village where narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards attempt to provide some shelter from the winds which howl through the gorge. The wind generally picks up after about midday , but will at least be blowing at our backs as we head up to Jomsom. After passing through stone-walled orchards, a stone gate marks the entrance to Marpha. White walled houses line both sides of the narrow paved street, under which flows a cleverly made drainage system. Marpha make a good lunch stop and the courtyards of the many lodges make ideal resting and refreshment places. The local apple brandy is especially well-known! As the trail continues towards Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and greys, contrasting with the white snowcaps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening our way to Jomsom. [walk approx 5 hours]
Day 10 Trek to Muktinath [3710m]:-
Today we continue up the vast gravel riverbed of the Kali Gandaki, passing mule trains travelling down from Tibet . The medieval village of Kagbeni lies right on the border of Mustang and there is time to explore the intriguing alleys and courtyards of this timeless place. All around is the strange rocky landscape that is typical of mysterious Mustang and quite alien to the lushness of pokhara and Tatopani just a few days ago. Continuing along the Jhong Khola Valley we pass through the fortress-like village of Jharkot before reaching Muktinath with its temples and religious shrines. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. [walk approx 4-5 hours]
Day 11 Trek to Jomsom [2713m]:-
It’s an easy return trip to Jomsom today and the view down the stony plains of the Kali Gandaki to the vast white-topped wall of the Nilgiris, is simply stunning. We will spend the last night of the trek in Jomsom and take the opportunity to have a farewell party with the crew who we have come to know so well over the last 10 days. [walk approx 3 hours]
Day 12 Flignt to Pokhara:-
We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara – a fantastic way to round off the trek, flying right along the Kali Gandaki Gorge between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges overnight at Pokhara.
DAY 13: Pokhara City Tour:-
After breakfast we’ve sightseeing around Pokhara valley. You’re free in Pokhara Valley also called “Magic Land” or Dreamland” of Nepal, to explore the various interesting place like a boating in Fewa Lake & over looking the region of Annapurna Areas, David Falls, Mahendra Cave and some Temples. After lunch you’re free to shop for souvenirs or rest overnight at Pokhara.
Day 14:- Drive or flight from pokhara to Kathmandu or Extend other activities:-
After breakfast drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu or combine with other trip from Pokhara like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan national Park. The cost will be extra for rafting & safari.
Above itinerary can be designed according to your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make it a shorter or longer trek. Also, if you would like to stay more than 15 days,we offer Paragliding in Pokhara, city guided tours in Pokhara & Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safaris, Bungee jump or Everest mountain flights from Kathmandu.
For your information, you must stay one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek. But we have 3night in kathmandu. That is why we have included them. They are 2-3 star hotels. You may upgrade your accommodations for a surcharge.
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Day pack 1
Water Bottle 1
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve.
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavy weight Gloves 1
How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. If you want to come by land, you will entry from China & India.
Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of Unique Path trekking company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, you do have pre departure meeting. Please, bring two copies passport size photos, photo copy of the passport and travel insurance while meeting.
What is our daily routine while in trekking?
We wake-up call at 7 am an early morning then order your breakfast & do your own refreshing
, dress up & repack your duffel bag and leave it with our Sherpas.
We are normally on the trail before 8 a.m. Trek at your own pace; all you need carry is a daypack and camera. Sherpa guides hike along to point out interesting flora, fauna and sights. Along the trail are spots to relax, purchase a snack or drinks, and use toilet facilities.
We will have lunch between 12:30 pm to 1:30pm afternoons. A typical day’s hike usually ends in the early afternoon about 3:30 pm to 4 pm. Time to read or nap before dinner.
After dinner there is time to play cards, reflect on all the wondrous moments of your day and talk about tomorrow plan.
What kind of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking?
We do provide 2-3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan and in trekking tea house (mountain lodge) in AP plan (accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner). Tea Houses (mountain lodge) are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). In this arrangement overnight halt with dinner and breakfast will be same Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places).
Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones service in all trekking routes and some place internet service in Everest, Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Can I re-charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).
What about water – are they available at each teahouse? I know we supposed to bring iodine tablets.
Regarding about the water, you can buy mineral water, boiled water or filter water during the trekking. If you are going to bring iodine tablets, it would be great.
What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepalese, Chinese, Indian and Tibetan meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.
Sample of the Menu at the tea house
Hot Drinks Black tea, Milk Tea, Lemon tea, Hot Lemon, Ginger Tea, Masala Tea, Jasmine Tea, Black Coffee, Milk Coffee, Hot Chocolate
Soup TomatoSoup, Vegetable Soup, Mushroom Soup, Chicken Soup, Chicken -, MushroomSoup, Onion Soup, Garlic Soup, Potato Soup, French Onion Soup, MixSoup( Veg, Chicken, Mushroom, Cheese), Noodle Soup, Egg-Veg-Noodle Soup
Potato Variety BoiledPotato, Fried Potato, Fried Potato with Veg., Fried Potato with eggTop, Fried Potato with cheese, veg & Egg, Potato Chips, French fry, Massed Potato, Potato bread
Delicious Noodle / Pasta DeliciousNoodle/Pasta, Fried Noodle plain, Fried Noodle with veg, Fried noodlewith Egg, Fried Noodle with Cheese, Mix Fried Noodle( Veg, Cheese,Chicken, Egg)
Italian Taste CheeseTomato Pizza, Cheese Veg Tomato Pizza, Salami Pizza, Mushroom Pizza,Tuna Piza, Mix Pizza, Spagatti Cheese, Macaroni Cheese, Lazani Cheese
Maxican Gourmet Chhese Bean Burrito, Cheese been Inchilada, Tacco
Indian Kitchen Indian Kitchen, Veg Curry with rice, Chicken Curry With Rice, Egg Curry With Rice, Chapati & potato Curry
Chinese Dine VegThukpa, Veg Egg, Chicken Thukpa, Chinese noodle, Tibetan Bread, VegMo:Mo, Chicken Mo:Mo, Mix Mo:Mo( Veg, Cheese, Egg), Fried Rice Plain,Chicken Fried Rice, Mushroom Fried rice, Veg Fried rice, Mix Fried Rice
Nepali Traditional Special Rice, Veg & Dal soup (serve with Picle, Papad , Salad)
Breakfast Boiled Egg, Fried Egg, Scrambled Egg, Poached Egg, Omlet plain, Veg Omlet, Cheese Omlet, Emlet Tomato, Potato Omlet Chapatiplain/jam/honey/butter, Toast Plain/Jam/Honey/Butter, TibetanBreadPlain/Jam/Honey/Butter, Musley fruit curd, Mushley With Milk orCurd, Corn Flask with Curd or Milk, Granola with Milk or Curd, Porridgewith Milk, Plain Porrige
From Bread Item Pancake plain/Jam/honey/Butter, Apple Pancake, Cinamon Rool, Apple Strudle, Brown/ white bread plain/jam/Honey/Butter
Mouth Watering Desert Apple Pie, Custard pudding, Rice Pudding, Lemon Sugar Pancake, Chocolate Cake
Occasional Teste Chicken Sizzler, Chicken Fried, Chicken Tawa, Chicken Curry, Chicken Steak, Yak Steak.
What happens if there is an emergency?
All of our guides are trained in basic first aid and can deal with the basic ailments that may occur on trek. In the event of an emergency Zen Adventure Nepal Treks will cover initial expenses of any rescue operation. It is a condition of booking that you are adequately insured for such an event as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. In the more frequented regions there are health posts, which have been established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel. Zen Adventure Nepal Treks is associated members of The Himalayan Rescue Association.
Are the Zen Adventure Nepal Treks’s staffs insured?
Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guides, cooks, sherpas and porters are insured. Please, click here (We take pride in the fact that every single porter and guide employed by us is not only well paid but also protected by a life insurance policy. They are provided with warm clothing and proper shelter on all high altitude treks. All our treks benefit the village economics by using local services (manpower, produce, lodges and other services). We ensure that all our staff is well paid, insured and properly equipped).
Could you give us some information about the guide?
All of our guides are highly skilled professionals who have been selected based on their technical proficiency, proven safety records, careful judgment, patient and supportive teaching styles and great personalities. Our guides are trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, the Ministry of Tourism and at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our guides are very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes and since they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can better care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and can assist you with basic first aid treatment.
What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some international banks even have offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa, and Master card are accepted in Nepal. Nepal has also ATM facilities as well.
How safe traveling alone women with your company?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman traveller while with us, we are more confidence for this issues, believe us. We have train our guides, the way our clients want. We give you personal room on lodge trek and personal tent for camping (tented camp) trek.
What happens if I need to leave the trip early?
Communication is sometimes difficult in the mountains. However our guides will make the necessary efforts to obtain the necessary transportation and reservations to get you home as quickly as possible if for any reason you need to depart early.
Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services?
We are Nepal based company. So we suggest you to arrange your destination International flight from your hometown. Domestic flight ticket is included in our packages tour. If you need extra domestic flight, we will arrange different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Mountain flight, jungle safari, paragliding etc according to your requirements.
Does Zen Adventure Nepal Treks accept credit cards?
We accept American Express, Visa and Master cards. If you are paying in person in Nepal, we request that you pay in cash or Travelers cheques as the bank charges for credit cards are quite high.
What if I arrive early or depart late? Can you arrange extra night lodging? Is there a single room option?
We are happy to make arrangements such as personalized tours, extra hotels rooms, airport pick up and arrange for private rooms. Please indicate that you would like a private room on your application and we will contact you with information on single room supplement costs.
Can I bring some food from home?
You may bring power bars, Gu, Power Gel, cereal bars or similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.
How much extra money should take with me except trip price?
It depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 15 to 20 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$ 12 to 15 a day should be enough to buy water, hot drinks, hot shower, chocolates, Coca Cola.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal? What do I need to get my visa?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need to obtain visas to enter Nepal. You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ 40 for 30 days.
The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country or from Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal.
What’s the common form of greeting in Nepal?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or some one’s home.
Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple.
Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal.
Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?
Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977-1- ****** First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last (6 or 7) digits are telephone numbers. if you want to call in cell phone dial 977 & then cell number.
What is the currency of Nepal?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25,20, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn’t been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found:
1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.
Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?
Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.
Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?
Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their ‘Global roaming’ package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.
What are health requirements to visit Nepal?
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advise you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.
How can I book this trip?
When you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport or your personal information (Surname, Name, and date of birth, Passport number, nationality and gender) and 20% down payment of the total price for advance domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. Remaining balance can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. For the details, please visit at: