Jomsom Cultural Trek

Jomsom Cultural Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Hotel / Lodge

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

2,713 m

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring

Jomsom Cultural trek is an easier trek in Annapurna Circuit and is ideal for those with less time or for those who do not prefer to go at risky altitude. One of the most significant features of Jomsom Cultural trek is that it can be done throughout the year as it falls under the rain shadow area. Although the trek remains below 4000 meters, Cultural Trek to Jomsom is purely stimulating and possesses a true sense of adventure. This remarkable trek allows you to explore the Buddhist and Hindu cultures and how both religions coexisted harmoniously from hundreds of years. Some of the other attractions of the Cultural Trek to Jomsom are the spectacular mountain views, witnessing the deepest gorge in the world and Jomsom which is a stunning arid valley. 

To begin Jomsom Cultural Trek, you will take short 20 minutes flights into the headquarters of the Mustang district; you will walk to one of the most beautiful ancient village, Kagbeni that separates lower Mustang with Upper Mustang. From Kagbeni, you trek North-East to the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath through arid landscape. Muktinath is also commonly popular as “MuktiKshetra” in Nepal and India which literally means place of liberation. It is believed that Muktinath originated more than 2000 years ago. The journey then descends down following Kaligandaki River. Witnessing fascinating Hilltop vistas and the deepest Kaligandaki Gorge, you will finish your walking at Thakali and Gurung dominated Jomsom town. Thakali cuisines could grab your attention as their meals are quite popular in Nepal. Those who believe in Hinduism can visit Kaligandaki River to collect Saligrams, fossilized seashell stones. 

Jomsom Cultural Trek is suitable for all seasons and for people of all age groups. However, trekking requires some sort of physical fitness such as ability to walk 4-5 hours a day. Contact us to book your next adventure trip and make memories that will last forever. 

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Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
914

After early morning breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the tourist bus station. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours. The drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warm glimpse of Pokhara Valley and its beauty. If you choose to fly, you can reach Pokhara in 25 minutes. There are several flights from morning to afternoon available from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2895

You begin your trek to Kagbeni followed by the bank of Kali Gandaki River. En-route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2550

You trek along the bank of Kali Gandaki for two hours until you reach Jomsom. From Jomsom, you enjoy the splendid views of Tukuche peak, Nilgiri and many others. To reach Marpha from here, you trek along a leveled path for one hour. Leaving Marpha, you begin your journey to Tukuche trekking along a flat leveled path at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Tukuche, a beautiful Thakali village, is well known for its monastery, panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and excellent lodges that provide quality service to the guests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2500

After trekking along a rocky trail with some bushes at the bank of Kali Gandaki, you reach Larjung. This is the view point for Dhaulagiri glacier, Tukuche peak, Dhaulgiri I and many others. You find apple orchards in and around Larjung. After trekking along a flat leveled path you cross a suspension bridge and after passing through the jungle you reach at Kokkethanti where you can enjoy lunch. There are good lodges lying at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Finally you have to trek along a flat leveled path passing a few villages, lodges and cross a suspension bridge to reach Kalopani. This is a magnificent village surrounded by verdant forests from where you can have a closer view of Annapurna I. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2713

While trekking along the bank of Kali Gandaki river, you will be mesmerized by the views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. This day you pass through jungle and villages along rocky trail from one place to another. To reach Jomsom from Tukuche, you trek along a flat trail at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. While trekking, you pass through a Tibetan refugee camp situated nearby Marpha, an apple orchard, distillery, an agriculture development farm and beautiful hills. Stay overnight at lodge.

Flights are available in the morning time. On the morning flight, the sky is usually very clear and allows you to enjoy the splendid views of the different mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you pass through Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and finally Kurintar where Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. Leaving Kurintar you head towards Thankot via Naubise. Thankot is the entry point to Kathmandu. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmand to Pokhara from morning to afternoon. 

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Trekking guide/s
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe A/C tourist bus
  • Flight ticket from Pokhara - Jomsom and Jomsom - Pokhara
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Jomsom Cultural Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

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, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

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

Sun-worn Items:

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

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, 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, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

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. 

Client Reviews

Mike Gonzales & Carol Jenkins

United States

27th Feb, 2024

Annapurna Jomsom - Beni Trek   We had a wonderful 7-day trek from Jomsom to Beni along the river valley in the Annapurna region. Our guide, Ang Dawa Sherpa, had a comprehensive knowledge of the region, it's history, travel routes a times, mountain characteristics, and alternative options. His English was also superb. The trek route was beautiful with a varied terrain & variety of vegetation, environment settings.  


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