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16 Jan 2020 Magic Himalaya Treks

Jomsom Muktinath Trek FAQs

Jomsom Muktinath trek is one of the easy as well as a short trek in comparison to Annapurna circuit or Everest base camp trek. There are also many visitors for this trek. The number of visitors is increasing day by day. Those people doing the Annapurna circuit as well as Upper Mustang are also able to experience the trekking of Jomsom Muktinath trek. Jomsom and Muktinath are treks that have lots of things to offer. With the increase in visitors, there are many Jomsom Muktinath trek FAQs.

All the trekking companies in Nepal have an FAQ section. Many people find their answers through Google searches whereas some have to do lots of research. There might be many people who don’t have answers to their questions.

Today here I am going to Answer some Jomsom Muktinath Trek FAQs ( FAQs = Frequently Asked Questions).

Jomsom Muktinath Trek FAQs

Is it allowed for people to get inside the temple if they are not Hindu or Buddhist?

First of all, I will let you know that Nepal is a secular country now. In the past, it used to be a Hindu kingdom. Now all people are equal in terms of religion. The Muktinath temple is open for all visitors whether the visitors are Christian religious people or Muslims. We respect all religions and want some respect from anyone while they are in Nepal. So forget about religions and culture while in Nepal. The main temple is just to see from outside but anyone can enter and walk around the temple compound.

What will we do if there are no flights from Jomsom to Pokhara?

If there are no flights due to bad weather we will arrange a jeep or other transportation to get to Pokhara on the same day. You will be in Pokhara to spend the night. If you have some plan after the flights then you need to cancel that program. If you have time we can wait for the next day to have clear weather. We are very flexible and your decision will be the main priority.

Are you walking all the way on the road?

No, we are not walking all the way on the road. We will walk from Nayapul to Hile on the road. In the same place, we will have shortcuts. From Sikha to Tatopani time on-road and sometimes not on-road. From Tatopani, we walk most of the time on the road. There are also some shortcuts where we can escape the road. We can use that trail to have better hiking.

Are there any leeches on the trail?

There might be some leaches in the forest area but it’s not that much worse. The guide will help you with some preparations for leaches. You can follow him and take his advice. Most of the case guides will carry salt while walking in forests.

Is it possible to rent a bicycle or motorcycle during the trek?

Yes, it’s possible to rent a bicycle as well as a motorcycle from Jomsom to Muktinath or Muktinath to Jomsom. It is possible to rent for a couple of days until Pokhara. It might be a bit more expensive than booking earlier. We all know that the last-minute deal costs you more.

Do we need swimming customs for Hot springs?

Yes, you can have your customs. It’s not a pool. It’s small like a pond which can fit around 15 to 25 people. Swimming is not allowed. Sitting in hot water and relaxing is what we are allowed to do in Tatopani Hot Springs.

What time we will get up for sunrise?

While you are on the Ghorepani trek, Guide will check the regular sunrise time from local. The sunrise time changes from time to time so Guide will brief you on what time to wake up the next morning and what time to start hiking. Usually, people start walking at 5 or 5:30. Most of the time sunrise is 6:15 to 6:30. The sunrise may be earlier some time of year.

Are we able to Annapurna I from the Poon Hill Visitors Tower?

We will only be able to see the small top of Annapurna I just behind Barashikhar Mountain. To Have a clear view and to stand in front of Annapurna I. we need to do the Annapurna base camp trek. The base camp has a view of many mountains.


Remember us if you have any confusion. Magic Himalaya will try to answer them. We are the best operators of the Everet heli tour, Everest luxury travel, and Everest yoga trek. We are also the best operator for the Abc trek, Annapurna circuit trek, and Mardi Himal Trek.

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