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Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek

Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
5416m
Group size
Min 1
Level
MODERATE
Transportation

Kathmandu - Ngadi and Pokhara - Kathmandu by bus & Jomsom - Pokhara by flight

Best Season
SEP-OCT-NOV MAR-APR-MAY JUN-JUL-AUG
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation during Trek and Standard Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara
Meals
3 times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
[ Kathmandu - Besisahar - Ngadi - Chamje - Dharapani - Chame - Pisang - Manang - Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi - Thorong La - Muktinath - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu ]

Highlights

    • Superb views of Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri 
    • Thorong La (5416m.)
    • Visit the Muktinath temple
    • Jomsom town which is inhabited by Thakali people

Overview

Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek is the best option for those who have limited time and wanting to do Annapurna Circuit. 

Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek offers superb views of Annapurna and Mount Dhaulagiri and a train of contrasting landscapes ranging from sub-tropical and alpine to arid semi-desert. At the climax of the trek there is a formidable 5416m pass, called the Thorong La, one of the highest passes in the Himalayas. Thorong La in Tamang language means ‘cock is croaking, begin your day’. 
 
During Annapurna Circuit Jomsom Trek, you will also visit the temple of Chumig Gyatsa or Muktinath. In Tibetan language, Chumig Gyatsa means hundred waters. Chumig Gyatsa is an important shrine for Buddhists as well as Hindus and hosts a mud statue of Buddha and an eternal flame. You will trek down from Muktinath via Kagbeni to arrive at the town of Dzong Sam or Jomsom. 
 
Formerly known as Dzong-Sam or new fort, Jomsom is a town inhabited by Thakali people. The town is located on the banks of Kali Gandaki river and affords beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. Kali Gandaki valley has the deepest gorge in the world along with beautiful monasteries and chorten walls. 
 
You can fly out of Jomsom to Pokhara. As this is a lodge-based trek it provides opportunity to gain an insight into the local culture and interact with the local communities.

Important Note

Note: There are different categories of hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5-star hotels. We are happy to book hotel accommodation for you in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please feel free to suggest to us the type or category or price range of the hotel that you would like to stay in Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

After early-morning breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Ngadi via Besisahar, takes about eight hours. Stay overnight at lodge in Ngadi.

Max. altitude

760m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Ngadi (930m) to Chamje (1410m.) takes about six hours.  Ahead the Marshyangdi valley forms a steep V-shape and you follow the winding mountain path down through Syange (1100m.) where there is a beautiful waterfall above it and along the river for some distance. The trail then climbs steeply and the path is cut into the sheer cliff-face some 200-300m above the riverbed.. Now the trail begins to observe small ups and downs to Chamje through the forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

1410m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Chamje (1410m) to Dharapani (1960m) consumes around six hours. The trail initially descends to the Marshyangdi River, crossing a suspension bridge before ascending steeply to Sattale (1550m). Continuing onwards, we pass through Tal (1700m) and Karte village, ultimately arriving at the Mani entrance to Dharapani (1960m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

1960m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Your journey from Dharapani to Chame (2675m) lasts approximately five and a half hours. You trek alongside the DudhKhola, passing through Bagarchhap village and ascending through forests of pine and oak to Danaque (2210m), before reaching Chame, the administrative hub of the Manang district. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2675m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Chame to Pisang (3100m) takes about five hours. You ascend the valley, passing through apple orchards, fir, and pine forests, offering splendid views of Lamjung Himal (6893m). After traversing a steep rocky cliff, you arrive at Pisang village, passing along a section of Mani wall. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3100m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Pisang to Manang (3440m) spans approximately five and a half hours. You ascend a steep ridge, providing panoramic views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak (7145m). Descending to Hungde (3320m), we encounter the Sabje Khola Valley, surrounded by towering peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

A rest day at Manang for acclimatization. Explore the surroundings, with options to view the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3440m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m) takes around three and a half hours. We ascend gently, passing through Gunsang village (3960m) and enjoying panoramic mountain views. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

4350m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m) consumes approximately three and a half hours. We ascend to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of Marshyangdi, then follow a narrow trail to Thorong Phedi. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

4420m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3710m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass takes about seven hours. We start early in the morning, embarking on a challenging ascent to Thorong La pass. Descending, we reach Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

5416m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743m.) takes about four hours. Enjoy an easy descent to Jomsom, a popular town on the banks of the Kali Gandaki River and the starting point for the Upper Mustang trek. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2743m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

An early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara offers scenic views of the Kaligandaki River and Himalayan peaks. Alternatively, in case of flight cancellations, a seven-hour drive to Pokhara is available. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Max. altitude

914m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

After breakfast, a seven-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu concludes our journey, offering picturesque views of the mountains and rural landscapes.

Max. altitude

1400m

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

    * Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
    * Trekking guide/s
    * Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
    * All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trek
    * Accommodation in lodges during the trek
    * 1-night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
    * Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, and trekking poles if required
    * Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP)
    * Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
    * All land transportation: - Kathmandu to Ngadi and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus
    * Flight tickets from Jomsom to Pokhara
    * Meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for the guide/s and porter/s
    * First aid kit
    * Tax, VAT, and our service charge
    * Rescue assistance (In case of an emergency during the trek, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services by helicopter. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must have travel insurance from a reliable insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment costs.)

Doesn't Include

    • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, or any alcoholic beverages)
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for the guide and porter
    • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
    • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (Applicable also in case of an early return from trekking due to any unforeseen or personal reasons than the scheduled itinerary)

Equipment List

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking.

General Items

Daypack, Rucksack, sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.)

Clothing Items

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/waterproof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff  

Sun-worn Items

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets

Headlamp, Flashlight, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries)

Liquid/Snacks

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials

First Aid Kit

Optional

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocketknife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen etc

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price.

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