Jomsom Muktinath trek is shared between the Annapurna and Mustang region of Nepal. It is also one of the most interesting terrains amongst the Himalayas. The trail passes through picturesque villages, beautiful waterfalls, lush forests and surprisingly an almost-barren and rugged side of the Himalayas.
Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The word Muktinath, literally translates into the "place of liberation or moksh".
This route was one of the most ancient trade routes in the Trans- Himalayan circuit for trading salt. Hence, tourism and mule rearing have always been important occupations here.
One of the most incredible places during the trek is the village of Marpha. Keeping in mind its remoteness and its barren terrain, one must say that the village is suitably named (‘Mar” stands for hard-working and ‘pha’ means people. Marpha is now also known as the ‘Village of Orchards’. Its apples are known all over the country as being extremely delicious. Today, many locals, belonging to almost every household, are somehow or the other engaged in the farming of apples.