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


 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