Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

Day-11 Mukthinath > Kagbeni
Day-12 Kagbeni > Jhomsom > Syang > Marpha

From Muktinath to Marpha ..... via Kagbeni, Jhomsom


Mithoo at Muktinath Temple

 

The 108 Water Spouts fed by sacred spring around the Vishnu temple

 

Jwalamukhi  or Nying-ma Gompa with a natural gas flame inside.

 

The Gompa at Ranipuwa as we pass by on trail to Kagbeni

 View of surrounding mountains from Muktinath temple


 Paintings on the ceiling of a Kagbeni Gompa, in Main Street

 

Hotel Nilgiri View where we stayed


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 Arriving at Jhomosom


 Jhomsom Runaway north-end

 

 Marpha's clean & paved main street

 Steps leading up to Marpha's Gompa



Day-11 Morning visit to the sacred Mukthinath temple and a 3 Hr downhill trek to Kagbeni -  10Kms & Descent of 1024m  

Day-11 .... At Muktinath Vishnu Temple built in Buddhist style

Dhaulagiri (8167m) view from the Muktinath Temple doorway.

A zoom view of Dhaulagiri Ice Pyramid from Muktinath temple

 

 The Mustang Valley terrain appears moon like as we near Kagbeni

 

 View from the top lip of the Kagbeni (hidden below) valley

 Kagbeni appears below in the Kali Gandaki river valley.

View of the restricted Upper Mustang Valley from Kagbeni


Day-12 Kagbeni to Marpha via Jhomosom & Syang - 4 Hrs trek mostly on Kali Gandaki river bed - 16 Kms & Ascent of 178m   

Nilgiri (7061m) view on the trail to Marpa, from Kali Gandaki riverbed

 

 Jhomsom Airport runaway (south end) and Niligiris & the Grand Barrier 

 Arriving at Marpha at Noon