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    Nepal
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    Easy
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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport+Tourist Bus
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
  • group
    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
  • altitude
    3760m.

About Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

Kali Gandaki Valley Trek is also known as Jomsom Muktinath Trek as well as Muktinath Pilgrimage Trek. It is located in the lower Mustang region. It is relatively an easy trek. Muktinath temple is located around 3800 meters, so acclimatization is needed to avoid mountain sickness. Trekkers can see different snow-capped Himalayas and diverse flora and fauna. During the trek, you walk through the deepest gorge of the world- Kali Gandaki.

Barley, rice, millet, potatoes and other seasonal vegetables are grown in the trekking area. The first part of the trek is to Poon Hill. It is the best viewpoint of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region white peaks, hills and gorges. Walking through the rhododendron forest, you reach Tatopani (natural hot spring). After heading on through the bank of the Kali Gandaki River, the jaw-dropping rock walls make the trek awe-inspiring. The sacred stone (Shaligrams) are found at the bank of the River. Several waterfalls lie on the way. Reaching to Kalopani and Marpha, you move towards Kagbeni, which is a gateway of Upper Mustang. The apple orchard in Kaligandaki valley trekking is wonderful. Marpha is known as delightful apple capital city of Nepal and they also make Brandi, cider and Apple pie from apple. Thakali people from Thakkhola are renowned for serving delicious meals. Typical Nepali food- Dal Bhat is what they offer the most delicious. Muktinath temple is a step ahead from here. Muktinath trek is equally popular for the pilgrimage devotees. Hindu and Buddhist followers conduct this journey to avoid the sins of the lifetime. The trek ends in Jomsom after you retrace from Muktinath.

Frolic Adventure offers a trek to Muktinath with experienced guides and the required arrangements. If you are searching for the proper destination with the soft trail, we recommend you Kali Gandaki valley trek. Please, contact us for more details.

Highlights of Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

  • Cultural heritage tour in Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful lake city Pokhara.
  • Poonhill viewpoint to see Stunning mountain view and Sunrise.
  • Natural hot spring.
  • Delightful fresh apple and it's brandy and cider.
  • A big Rupse Waterfall.
  • World's deepest Kaligandaki gorge.
  • Wide Kaligandaki valley and Saligrama (Fossil).
  • Beautiful villages like Kagbeni and Jharkot.
  • The caves for the meditation.
  • Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and Hindu famous temple Muktinath.
  • Natural gas flame.
  • Scenic mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Itinerary

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We will be greeted by a representative from Frolic Adventure at the Kathmandu international airport and takes us with private transport to our hotel where we meet a manager from the company and talk about the trip. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
We explore in Kathmandu by visiting the world heritage sites of UNESCO today. The tour starts at 9:00 am with an expert tour guide and private transport. We visit four world heritage cultural sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Pashupatinath, and Bouddhanath and drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
Today we drive early morning with a tourist bus following the Trisuli, Marsyangdi, Madi, and some other valleys. After 6-7 hours long bus drive on the Prithvi highway, we reach in Pokhara and check in first then walk around the lakeside. overnight at the hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
After our breakfast at the hotel, we drive about an hour and a half to Nayapul with private transport. Here we prepare our first-day walk, buy some water, use sunblock and start the trek. Passing the checkpoint of the ACAP in Birethanti, we follow the Bhurungdi river valley and trek on the normal road. After walking for about three hours, we arrive Tikhedhunga.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tikhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1540m.
We cross 2 different suspension bridge and see the beautiful waterfall from the bridge. Right after the bridge, we start climbing following the stone steps until Ulleri and stop to catch up our breath. We trek another hour to Banthanti and stop for our Lunch. Here we enter the deep forest after the lunch and trek another 2 hours to Ghorepani.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2850m.
We hike very early with the flashlight to Poon hill to see the unblock sunrise and the mountains. We see Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif from here and hike back to the lodge. We pack everything and have our breakfast then trek down to Tatopani. Today all the way descends from 2850m to 1190m. After checking to the lodge, we walk about 10 minutes to the hot pool for the natural hot bath.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 1190m.
After our breakfast at the lodge, we trek through an easy path to Rupse waterfall and the world's deepest Kali Gandaki river gorge and cross a bridge to Kopchepani leaving the road. and cross to Ghasa and again walk on the road until Kalopani.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kalopani
  • Altitude: 2530m.
After the nice view of the Annapurna 1st and other mountains in the morning, we trek through the Kali Gandaki valley. Today, we see lots of Apple orchids along the trail. The Kali Gandaki valley is a windy valley. Once we reach Marpha, we can enjoy the apple items like apple cider, apple brandy, apple pie, and more. Marpha is known as a delightful apple capital city.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Marpha
  • Altitude: 2670m.
Crossing the district headquarter of the Mustang (Jomsom), we again walk following the windy Kali Gandaki Valley and arrive Eklebhatti. We may collect some fossil from the Kali Gandaki river bank along the way and reach Kagbeni which a famous and beautiful village.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kagbeni
  • Altitude: 2800m.
We descend to the Muktinath all the way today. We go almost a thousand meters but we don't feel like ascending one thousand meters. We see man-made caves around and reach Jharkot. Jharkot is another beautiful settlement. Once we reach Muktinath then visit the famous Hindu and Buddhist temple Muktinath. Here we see a natural gas flame, monastery, temple, and the shrines and back to the lodge.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Muktinath
  • Altitude: 3760m.
Today we need to start our trek early because if we become late, there will be a big wind from the opposite side of our trail and will be difficult to walk. There is not compulsory to go to Kagbeni again so wee crosses Kagbeni by the short cut trail and arrive Eklebhatti. We follow the same trail from here to Jomsom for another two hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jomsom
  • Altitude: 2720m.
We have an early morning flight to Pokhara which takes around 20 to 25 minutes with the scenic mountain flight and land in Pokhara airport. After checking into the Hotel, we walk around the lakeside with the beautiful trekking memories. We can celebrate our trekking here visiting some bars and more this evening.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Pokhara
  • Altitude: 820m.
We drive by a tourist bus back to Kathmandu again. The tourist bus leaves 7:30 in the morning and drives 6-7 hours to Kathmandu. After riching to the hotel, we will be fresh and have a farewell dinner with the company and talk about our trek.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
The company representative will be at our hotel to say goodbye until our next visit to Nepal and transfer to the international airport with private transport.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour (60 USD extra).
  • All the ground transportations in city and air transportation to the mountain.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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