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Short Jomsom Trekking, Day Hikes Around Jomsom and Muktinath

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

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09 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 3850 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local lodge

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Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

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 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. Since 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 guest houses 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.

Short Jomsom Trekking short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest day.
Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni.
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath.
Day 06: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.
Day 07: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Day 08: fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 09: Final departure.

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 above 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.

Short Jomsom Trekking - Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1350m).
pon 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.   

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley or rest day.
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.  

Day 03: Drive or fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
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.

Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni.
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.

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath.
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.  

Day 06: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.
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.  

Day 07: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
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. 

Day 08: fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
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.  

Day 09: Final departure.
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.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • 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

Service Excludes

  • 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

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Short Jomsom Trekking:

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.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Short Jomsom trekking:

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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