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Jomsom Muktinath trek is loved by many visitors in today’s context. Jomsom Muktinath is situated in North direction from Pokhara. This trek is specially made for 12-15 days but it can be completed in 5 days as a short trek. The distance from Jomsom to Muktinath is 16 km. On this trek, you will be able to visit different caves, Buddhist monasteries, mountains, ancient fort’s ruins, etc. You will not be taken more than 12,464 feet at the entire time of this trek.
Kali Gandaki river route is followed at ancient and in present, it is the most developed trekking trails. This trail is mostly used by Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. Hindu is the lower part while Buddhists are the upper part. You will be able to see dazzling rhododendrons, rocky cliffs, and deserts.
You can see many breathtaking views of the mountains. You will be able to see 8 of the 20 highest peaks of the world during the time period of this trek: Dhaulagiri (26,788 feet), Annapurna I (26,538 feet), Annapurna II (26,040 feet), Nilgiri (23,097 feet), Annapurna South (23,684 feet), Annapurna III (24,787 feet), Mt. Annapurna IV (24,688 feet), Machhapuchhare ( 22,959 feet) it is known as Fishtail in English and Annapurna South (23,684 feet).
Mustang is counted as the best-preserved Tibetan Buddhist society in the world. Muktinath pilgrimage site, Kagbeni’s ancient fortress town, Frontier between lower and upper mustang, and the Tibetan Buddhist monasteries that are perched on ridges and cliffs of the Jomsom are revealed during this trek. You can find Tibetian culture in Nepali flavor in these places. The most exotic village which shimmers the shine of Tibetan culture is known as Kagbeni.
Traditional traders of Mustang and Jomsom are local people and Thakalis. They have changed their house into a tea house and count themselves among the successful innkeepers in Nepal. If you stay at a tea house, you can talk with the sougi(innkeeper) who will entertain you with the food or drink of your choice. Sougi will also share a different incident that might be knowledgeable for you of that place.
In the Annapurna area, Jomsom Muktinath trekking is taken as the most prominent trekking trail. The most pleasing experience is that you can dip your body into the hot spring at Tatopani. On your trek, you will also walk on trails along the Kali Gandaki gorge which is known as the deepest gorge on earth.
Thakali people are mostly found in these places. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang district that has made it more popular and commercial. When you will visit Kagbeni which is one of the popular Himalayan places in Nepal then you will understand the culture and customs of this high land.