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Jomsom Trek (Trek in / Fly out) - 11 Days

Rated 5/5 based on 2 customer reviews

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 11 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house / Camping

Max Altitude: 3800 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation , Flight

Grade: Moderate

Jomsom Trek is a great way to absorb stunning mountain views and spend time in quaint and remote villages in the Annapurna region. The Jomsom trek takes you to an ancient kingdom of Mustang where lifestyles of locals have not changed since centuries. Visit the shrine of Muktinath and mesmerize by the barren landscape of Mustang. To top it all, you will be presented with majestic vistas of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges. Not to mention the deepest gorge in the world that falls between these two giant massifs.  

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes one and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) takes about seven and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m.) takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m.) takes about six and half hours.

Day 07: Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2713m.) to Kagbeni (2897m.) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) takes about 4 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 m.) takes about 5 hours.

Day 10: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes about seven hours.

Day 01: 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

Day 02: 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.

Day 03: 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.

Day 04: 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.

Day 05: 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.

Day 06: 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.

Day 07: 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.

Day 08: 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.

Day 09: 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.

Day 10: 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.

Day 11: 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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Clients Reviews

Nayapul-Muktinath Trek

(5/5)

Our experience with Environmental Trekking was great - Nava was amazing in communicating online with us, and showed us a range of possible trekking routes and different prizes before we chose one, with great patience and detail. The actual trek was superb and the route challenging, but rewarding overall. Our guide, Pancha, was amazing (ask for him if you can!), both confidently navigating the Himalaya while also accommodating our interests us we travelled up the valley, allowing us to stop off at a few gompas and explaining Buddhist theory/architecture to us too! Our porter, Combo, was also great, always cheery and polite, raising spirits throughout the trip. The accommodation varied a little, some with hot water and amazing views, others with some thin beds and dauntingly large spiders, but we did go for a cheaper package, and I'm sure if you were a bit pushy you could ensure consistently good accommodation. Overall, however, a brilliant experience and I'll be sure to return to Nava and his team for future treks here!

Just a note: If possible, avoid using the main road with the cars and take the old route - we had to use the former, partly due to poor weather conditions and partly due to a lack of time so the road offered a faster alternative, but next time we'll definitely stick to the older paths.

Visited July 2016

Our trek with environmental trek was just perfect, clock work, well arranged and managed.

(5/5)

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

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