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Jomsom Trekking (11 days)

Trip Code:NETE-TR-JMSM

  • Trip Type Tea house / Camping
  • Duration 11 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 3800m.
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land & Flight
Jomsom Valley

Jomsom Valley

Jomsom Trekking is one of the easiest trekking in the famed Annapurna region. Since there are now road connections to Jomsom, it can be done over different duration. 
 
Moreover, Jomsom is suitable for trekking on all seasons as it lies in the trans-himalayan region and receives no rainfall during monsoon. The original name of Jomsom is Dzong-Sampa which means New Fort in Bhote language. Jomsom lies on the banks of Kali Gandaki River at 2700m. The deepest ravine in the world is situated in Jomsom, between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains. The inhabitants of Jomsom are called Thakalis, who are renowned for their trade skills. Jomsom falls in the ancient trade route between Tibet and Nepal.
 
Kagbeni is one of the important point along the trek, with beautiful settlements, monasteries and chortens. The highlight of the Jomsom Trekking is to visit Chumig Gyatsa Temple. The temple is revered by bhotia people of both Nepal and Tibet and dedicated to Avalokitesvara. The Hindus also regard the temple as sacred and call it Muktinath Temple. There are 108 natural spring sprouts where taking a bath is regarded as a pious activity.
 
Travellers will be able to capture magnificent views of tallest Himalayan peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, taste the famous Thakali cuisine and Apple brandy and appreciate the natural beauties. For relaxation, you can visit Tatopani for a bathe in natural hot spring.
 
This 11 days Jomsom Trekking will allow you plenty of time to explore and relish the Himalayan culture and nature. 

 

 Trip code: NETE-TR-JMSM
  Region Annapurna Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 11 days
 Trip Type: Tea house / Camping
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Max Altitude: 3800m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: SEP-OCT-NOV
MAR-APR-MAY
JUN-JUL-AUG
 Transportaion: Land & Flight
 Meals: 3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Accommodation in Kathmandu
Lodge Accommodation during Trek
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.
 
This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to explore the various sites of Pokhara. Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel

Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes one and half hours. 
 
You begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) and pass via Birethanti (1065m.). The first part of your trek is comfortable, alongside numerous small hamlets and settlements. Afterwards you ascend gently to the final destination of the day to Tikhedhunga (1577 m). The journey will involve four and half hours of trekking. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours. 
 
Your trek begins with a steep 2 hours ascend and then level gently passing through  Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way, you can see the scenic view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m). Now your trail becomes easier, as it passes through the forest and descends gently to the final camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) takes about seven and half hours.
 
This day offers you an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast, you trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani. After descending through the rhododendron forest, fine vistas open up as you approach Chitre, with the Dhaulagiri Range straight ahead. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. You continue to descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb you then cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name from the hot springs near the river below the village. At Tatopani you can enjoy a Natural Hot Springs sauna. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m.) takes about five hours.
 
The followed route ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. From autumn to winter, baskets of these oranges are offered for sale to passing travelers. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. From here, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge, but the layered stone path is well-constructed and wide. When the rock cliffs end, you descend to the river before making the short climb back up to Ghasa. This is the first Thakali village you come across and the houses here are all built in the flat-roofed Tibetan style. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m.) takes about six and half hours.
 
The trek ascends crossing the wide valley of Kali Gandaki for about six to seven hours. Throughout the trek you enjoy hiking below the mighty Rhododendron trees and many ethnic villages with a sparse population of Gurungs, Thakalis and a few Tibetans. On the way to Marpha you trek along the banks of Kali Gandaki through apple orchards which you can eat for free if it happens to be the fruit season. Marpha is a big village enriched with a Buddhist Monastery in between the village which has its own cultural importance. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2713m.) to Kagbeni (2897m.) takes about five hours.
 
You continue to follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. Tukuche is a delightful village where narrow alleyways and houses are built around enclosed courtyards which attempt to provide some shelter from the winds which howl through the gorge. The wind generally picks up about midday, but will at least be blowing at your back as you head up to Jomsom. After passing through stone-walled orchards, a stone gate marks the entrance to Marpha. White walled houses line both sides of the narrow paved street, under which flows a cleverly made drainage system. Marpha makes a good lunch stop and the courtyards of the many lodges make ideal resting and refreshment places. The local apple brandy is especially well-known! As the trail continues towards Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of brown, yellow and grey landscapes, contrasting with the white snowcaps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening your way to Jomsom. Stay over night in Jomsom where the howling winds gently take you to a well earned sleep. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) takes about 4 hours.
 
The trail steeply ascends for a couple of hundred meters. While walking you can enjoy a beautiful deserted landscape, caves, old Tibetan style villages, apple gardens, yak and sheep herds and the peaceful and happy local folks. You can view Thorong La valley straight up to Muktinath. You can also enjoy a delicious lunch at Jharkot and visit a Monastery believed to be built in the 15th century. You then head towards Muktinath following a steeply ascending path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village. From here you hike to Rani Pauwa (3700m.), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see splendid views of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Next you hike for fifteen minutes to reach Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. The people of Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath are close to the life style, culture, religion and ideas of the Tibetan people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 m.) takes about 5 hours.
 
Today you continue down for an early two hours and then walk along a flat path until you reach Jomsom. Between the walk lies Eklebhatti village where you find tea houses and lodges. Stay overnight at lodge.

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.
 
The flights are available during the morning time. A strong breeze blows during and after and frequent changes in the weather prevent flights from landing and taking off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the skies look very clear which allows you to enjoy splendid views of different mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours.
 
While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge) 
 
 
The Trip does not include:
 
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
 
 
Note:  There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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    Bob & Sylvia Maclean,
    Scotland

    Jomsom - Muktinath - Pokhara

    Fantastic 11 day trek through some wonderful scenery and landscape. A brilliant way to meet a Nepali and also some Tibetans. We were very well looked after by our guide, Krishna and porter Bhakta. Always the best rooms and food in the teahouses. For someone whose only experience is golf, Krsihna make sure the pace was just right for me ! We had a great fun, singing and dancing on some evenings. 
     
    Chitwan - Again a brilliant experience. Saw lots of animals and birds, including a bear. Bathing with the elephant cannot be missed. Jungle activities were catered to meet our interests. 
     
    We shall be recommending Nepal Environmental to our friends back home. 
    If you're reading this and not too certain of going on a trek - Don't hesitate, go for it. You will be well cared for and looked after. 
     
    Many thanks to all and in particular Krishna and Bhakta. 
     
    Bob & Sylvia Maclean 
    Edinburgh, Scotland 
    4 Murrayfield Road 
    Edinburgh 
    EH12 6 EJ 
    UK

    Jeneifier Lavallei,
    Canada

    Jomsom Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    I have returned from a 14-day trek up to Annnapurna Base camp & then over the Jomsom. The trek went very well & I was extremely pleased with the services provided by the guide, Shiva, and my porter, Surya, It was a fabulous experience & I would highly recommend the team of Nepal Environmental. They were very professional & Knowledgable , as well as knowing how to deal with minor injuries. I hope anyone that chooses a trek - The Annapurna region has a wonderful time as well. 
     
    Jeneifier Lavallei 
    Canada 
    118 Main St 
    Toronto, ONT 
    Canada 
    M4E 2V8

    Simon,
    Ireland

    Our Trek With Environmental Trek Was Just Perfect, Clock Work, Well Arranged And Managed.

    Our trek with environmental trek was just perfect, clock work, well arranged and managed.Our 5 years old and 7 years old kids absolutely loved ach and everyday of the Jomsom trek.
     
    Our guide Surya was great and with the two porters; Ram and Godess nothing was too much trouble for them. They were great with the kids too.
     
    The scenery and excitement of each day was awesome, can not wait to do it again with environmental trek and Surya, Ram and Godess. 
     
    Simon, Chen Chen Moynihan
    Ireland 
    20/10/2009 

    Gerd Heino Hochapfel ,
    Germany

    Jomsom Trek

    Being the first time – Nepal I really enjoyed this beautiful trek - the Annapurna area. It was challenging teaching and fulfilled a life dream. Many thanks to our guide Ramesh and Gopal, our friendly and helpful porter. A marvelous experience. 
     
    Gerd Heino Hochapfel 
    Frankfort, Germany 
    27/10/2010

    Reinhard Wolfang Traub,
    UK

    Jomsom Trek

    Many thanks for a wonderful trek in Mustang and beyond to Nava and our guide Ramesh and the most helpful Gopal, our porter. This was a challenging and enjoyable experience. 
     
    Reinhard Wolfang Traub 
    London, UK 
    27/10/2010

    Ian Roger Trythall,
    Canada

    Jomsom Trek

    I had traveled with Nepal for six times in Khumbu & Annapurna Region. This particular trek was ideal for its challenge and the mountains, rivers and streams. 
     
    Ian Roger Trythall 
    Montreal, Canada 
    27/10/2010

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