Kali Gandaki Valley Trek

  • 14 Days
  • US$ 1099
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 3760M.
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Trip Highlights

  • 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.

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 the 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 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 their sins of the lifetime. The trek ends in Jomsom after you retrace from Muktinath.

Frolic Adventure offers 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.

Outline Itinerary

  • 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.) and transfer to hotel.
  • 02Full day cultural sightseeing.
  • 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.)6 hrs.
  • 04Drive to Nayapul (1070m.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m.)4 hrs.
  • 05Trek from Nayapul to Ghorepani (2,850m.)6-7 hrs.
  • 06Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tatopani (1190m.)6 hrs.
  • 07Trek from Tatopani to Kalopani (2530m.)5-6 hrs.
  • 08Trek from Kalopani to Marpha (2670m.)5 hrs.
  • 09Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2800m.) to Kagbeni (2,897m): 5-6 hrs.
  • 10Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3760m.)5 hrs.
  • 11Trek back to Jomsom (2720m.)5 hrs.
  • 1225 minutes morning flight o Pokhara, explore around Lake city.
  • 13Drive back to Kathmandu.( 6 hrs.).Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.
  • 14Departure to international airport for your final flight.

Cost included

  • Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for the cultural tour.
  • 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
  • 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 emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • 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 on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m.) and transfer to hotel.We will be greeted by a representative from Frolic adventure at the Kathmandu international airport and takes us with a private transport to our hotel where we meet a manager from the company and talk about the trip. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02Full day cultural sightseeing. 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 the 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.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.)6 hrs.

Day 04Drive to Nayapul (1070m.) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m.)4 hrs.

Day 05Trek from Nayapul to Ghorepani (2,850m.)6-7 hrs.

Day 06Hike up to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tatopani (1190m.)6 hrs.

Day 07Trek from Tatopani to Kalopani (2530m.)5-6 hrs.

Day 08Trek from Kalopani to Marpha (2670m.)5 hrs.

Day 09Trek from Marpha to Kagbeni (2800m.) to Kagbeni (2,897m): 5-6 hrs.

Day 10Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3760m.)5 hrs.

Day 11Trek back to Jomsom (2720m.)5 hrs.

Day 1225 minutes morning flight o Pokhara, explore around Lake city.

Day 13Drive back to Kathmandu.( 6 hrs.).Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.

Day 14Departure to international airport for your final flight.

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