Short Jomsom Trekking

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Short Jomsom trekking is a scenic and serene trek in the midst of the Annapurna region and, is well known for its baked landscapes with strong winds. Well, the Jomsom trekking is fantastic, however, the major highlights of this trip are the superb views of massif Nilgiri and a visit to the holy and enchanting Muktinath temple. Jomsom is the district headquarters of the Mustang region and hence, all the government offices of the district are present here with a comparatively high population. The Kali Gandaki valley proudly sits beside the main bazaar with plenty of street vendors and children playing around. This region is decorated by the small airstrip with regular flights from Pokhara to Jomsom. For decades, locals here typically the Thakali people have been serving exotic trekkers with a welcoming smile. Get a chance to experience the unique culture and tradition of the Thakali inhabitants in this ethnic place.

In order to accommodate and serve the thousands of trekkers, plenty of decent guesthouses have been built in the region. The short Jomsom trekking has a few altitude-related obstacles and never goes above 3000m. Nevertheless, you are rewarded with some stunning and unusual views of the high Annapurna.

Experience something like never before by walking into the deepest gorge in the world which is the narrow Kaligandaki valley. You will get to witness almost the impressive base of the stunning Nilgiri and then explore the ancient Mustang area. It tends to be a bit clouds early in the morning, however, the views are spectacular throughout the day. We begin the trek at Pokhara with a scenic flight amidst the Himalayas to Jomsom.
 

Highlights

  • Explore the breathtaking view of massif Nilgiri, Jomsom and Kagbeni villages along with the holy and enchanting Muktinath Temple

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m):

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, reception, one of our team leaders will greet you and transfer to hotel. Rest and relax till eveing. Join the welcome dinner with one of our tour managers at a typical Nepali restaurant; enjoy the meal with short briefing about Jomsom trekking. Overnight at hotel.   

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast starts full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Or rest day for shopping and packing for the trip. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After early breakfast, we take a scenic 6 hours bus drive or about 35 minutes flight to Pokhara. Check into hotel, rest of the time will be leisurely walking around Lakeside or rest and relax at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Lakeside. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

Transfer to airport, fly to Jomsom and trek continues to Kagbeni, about 3 hrs working through the bank of Kali Gandaki river bed and reach to Ekley- bhatti villages. Trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kagbeni

Four hours trek to Muktinath 3850m; is an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhist with a Gompa and a pagoda style temple. Pagoda is a dedicated to Lord bishnu. The most interesting and importance of the area however is the spot with burning natural gas. Overnight at guest house.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Muktinath

The trial descends very quickly to the valley floor more than 5,000 ft. below, we descend through a dramatic arid landscape and continues to Kagbeni and continues walking to Jomsom, a major village on Kaligandaki trading route. Overnight at guest house in Jomsom.  

  • Accommodation:guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jomsom

After an early breakfast, we leave our guest house and walk towards small airstrip from where we take a 35 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara. Upon arrive at Pokhara airport, transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be spent doing some sightseeing or boating on the Phewa Lake. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara

After breakfast at hotel, we take a short visit to international mountain museum and transfer to airport for a flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the day will free for shopping, evening join the farewell dinner with culture show. Overnight at hotel in Katmandu.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your flight back to home. We wish you have a safe and sound journey back to home and see you again in the future. 

    Inclusion

    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom return trips.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.


     

    Useful Information

    Trip Cost

    Please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

    Note: If the above Short Jomsom trekking itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

    FAQs

    How can I book Short Jomsom Trekking?
    Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

    Can I do Short Jomsom Trekking?

    This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Short Jomsom Trekking?

    This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April, May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

    Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?

    Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Short Jomsom Trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Short Jomsom Trekking is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3850m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.
     

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