Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek - 14 Days

Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek - 14 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration14 Days

The Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek is a most admired and popular trekking excursion to view the excellence of the Annapurna area amid a short period. Striking views of incredible mountain vistas, Unique temples and monasteries along the windy valley through the Kaligandaki river, the deepest gorge in the world, social divergence, traditional culture, temples and religious shrines and many others proves the popularity of this trek.

The Kali Gandaki to Muktinath trek begins just from the north of Pokhara and goes through the Poon Hill zone going beyond the Dhaulagiri foothills giving you a prime perspective of the a number of Himalayas and taking you through picturesque Gurung village, continue through lichen-draped rhododendron forest to climb Poon hill at dawn for spectacular views of grand Mountain ranges and Propelling you through the pleased waterway of Kali Gandaki valley – the most profound valley on the planet prestigious for its untamed nature situated in the terrains commanded by summit of Annapurna I( 8091m) and Dhaulagiri(8167m) we pass through traditional and prosperous villages of Tukuche, Ghasa, Marpha and Jomsom and reach Muktinath. This territory gives you an ordeal of a high elevation dry scene that is arranged in the whole Tibetan level. Himalayan gloriousness is the most enchanting story to tell about this spot. 

Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trekking plan prompts the door of Nepal’s restricted area due to its ancient significance is known as Mustang. The social divergence is another spectacular occurrence found amid Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek of different ethical tribes of Buddhist Community living in their ancient way of life which is untouched and untamed because this is the restricted zone and is isolated from the human progress with its rooftop as the highest peaks of the world. At the start of the trek, you pass first through Brahman and Chhetri villages then Gurung and Magars villages and finally, along with the Thakali villages. Thakali, One of the most successful and gracious innkeepers in Nepal, have converted their charming and wonderfully clean homes into trekker’s lodges.

Kali Gandaki to Muktinath Trek has been categorized as moderate to difficult level trekking from 900m to 38,00m. Accommodation in the comfortable lodges of Thakali, having a mesmerizing time through the mountain vista and religious and cultural aspects makes this trek a precious one.So, get ready for this enthralling experience of your lifetime.

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Up on arrival you will be picked up by our office representative and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment your tour guide will come to pick you up for half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on this evening we will provide you cultural welcome dinner. Stay over night at the hotel.

    Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

      Today an early morning breakfast at the hotel in your hotel your guide will come to pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station for day scenic countryside drive to lakeside city of Pokhara. On arrival you will transfer to the hotel. After refreshment you will have half day guided sightseeing tours to lake, waterfall and Cave. Stay over night at the hotel.

      Note:  You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

        Today in the morning you will be picked up as per the time given by our guide the day before. You will drive on good motor able road for about 45 km. The journey continues along with the great scenery passing through several villages Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On reaching at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at the tea house.

          After an early morning breakfast at the lodge you will start day trek to Ghorepani. The trail steeply ascends on the long stone steps to Ulleri village with the scenery of terrace landscape and Annapurna Himalaya range. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to Ghorepani, from where you will able to see nice view of Annapuran, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri mountain. Stay overnight at the tea house.

            Your guide will wake you up an early morning before the sunrise hike to poon hill about 45 minutes and after sunrise view from the High Mountain and beautiful panoramic scenery of Himalayas of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri range you will back to hotel. This is a heart touching place for views of Mountain. You may have chance to see in autumn full of blooming Rhodondren flower passes through en-route to Poon hill. After back and breakfast long downhill to Shikha and where we will have our lunch and continue walking down to Tatopani crossing through the Magar villages and some others groups with different scenery and terrace field and finally reach to Tatopani. Enjoy your day in Hot spring bath and rest. Stay over night at the tea house lodge.

              Today, after your breakfast in your hotel you will continues walk up gradually following the narrow gorge path of the high cliff and at one tip you have to pass through the subway carved towards the huge rocks.  The trail goes along with the gorgeous Rukse Chhahara waterfall before reaching Ghasa. Ghasa is a first Tibetan style beautiful rural community with the lovely stone houses and fine narrow path. Overnight stay at Teahouses.

                After breakfast trek onwards to Kalopani passes throught the pine forest and with a tropical scenery of pine forest and some places you may have chane to see the Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri Ice-fall as well. After 2 hrs finally reaches at Lete/Kalopani. After lunch trek onward to Tukuche and overnight at teahouse lodge with scenery of mt. Dhaulagiri.

                  Today after your breakfast in your hotel you will continues walk up gradually enjoying the Dhaulagiri Icefall view and Nilgiri following up stream up to Marpha village. Marpha is a classic traditional village of Thakali from that areas and garden of apple. You can visit Monastery and explore and onwards to Jomsom. From here another 2 more hours walk bring you at Kagbeni for your overnight stay.

                    After wonderful time in and around Kagbeni, today after breakfast trek onwards further crossing the mountain desert scenery with some mountain view and reached at Muktinath. This is an important pilgrimage for both Buddhists with a Gompa. This is a very old and tradition village from Mountain, all houses looks Tibetan types of houses and old Monastery. Explore the area and enjoy the view. Feel differentiate in Nepalese life style and landscapes as well. Stay overnight at tea house.

                      Today after breakfast in the hotel you will re-trace down to Jomsom through the several villages. On arrival you will visit around Jomsom include eco mountain museum. Stay over night at the tea house.

                        Today after last breakfast in the mountain as per our morning flight schedule we walk up to airport for your short but scenic flight back to lakeside city of Pokhara where upon arrival you will be received by our hotel representative to help with your transfer to hotel in Pokhara. As you will have enough time today to rest and relax until noon time after your lunch and short rest you can have optional tour sightseeing tour of the places of interest in Pokhara. The places to visit are Davies Fall, Tibetan Refugee Camp, Gupteshwor Cave and visit to International Mt. Museum. Stay over night at the hotel.

                          After wonderful time in and around Pokhara, today after breakfast you will transfer to the tourist bus station for day countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay over night at hotel

                          Note:  You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35min

                            Today you will transfer to the International airport for final departure.

                              Cost Details
                              What's Included
                              • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
                              • 03 night twin/double deluxe shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
                              • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
                              • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus (if you want flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
                              • 02 night twin/double deluxe shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara
                              • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
                              • Pokhara to Trekking starting point by private vehicle and Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
                              • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
                              • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment paid
                              • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
                              • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
                              • Safe drinking water
                              What's not Included
                              • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
                              • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
                              • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
                              • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
                              • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in the city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of an itinerary
                              • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
                              •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
                              • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
                              • Anything not included in service includes column 
                              • The trip departs everyday day of the year
                              • The trip and trek are fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

                              • The trip is available for solo travellers group travelers and private travelers

                              • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

                              • If the given date are not appropriate for the travellers and trekkers, the trip can be conducted on the customary date provided by our clients

                              • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time, especially sometimes in the mountains where the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

                              Contact us at [email protected] or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on WhatsApp, Viber, and WeChat for additional information.

                              Useful Information

                              Equipment and Gear List


                              • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
                              • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
                              • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

                              CatUpper Body

                              • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
                              • Warm woolen hat
                              • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
                              • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
                              • Polarized sunglasses


                              • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
                              • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
                              • Waterproof rain jacket
                              • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
                              • Fleece jacket or down jacket

                              LowerLower Body

                              • Thermals inner
                              • Hiking pants at least 3
                              • Comfortable pants for teahouses
                              • Waterproof, windproof shell
                              • Hiking shorts


                              • Woolen gloves for the tea house
                              • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


                              • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
                              • Hiking socks
                              • Liner socks
                              • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
                              • Crampons (For passes)
                              • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
                              • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

                              undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

                              • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
                              • Sports bras (women)
                              • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

                              FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

                              Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

                              • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
                              • Lip balm or Vaseline
                              • ointment cream
                              • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
                              • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

                              Optional Other Essentials

                              • Passport
                              • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
                              • Reusable water bottle
                              • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
                              • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
                              • Water bladder for the day bag
                              • Small towel for personal use
                              • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
                              • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
                              • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
                              • Power bank or extra batteries
                              • Cameras and mobile phone
                              • Cards/book
                              • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
                              • Trekking poles
                              • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
                              • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
                              • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
                              • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
                              • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
                              • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
                              • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
                              • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
                              • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
                              • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

                              What to pack for nepal trekking?

                              Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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