Jomsom Trek

Daily Tour 5 day
Hanoi, Vietnam

Introduction

    Jomsom trek is a part of Annapurna trekking, located at the lower part of Mustang called “Lower Mustang” at an altitude 3800m above the sea level. This is the most popular trekking comparison to others. It is one of the easiest treks and done throughout all the year as it lies behind the Mountains and falls under rain shadow area. This is the remarkable trek where you can explore the Buddhist and Hindus culture as well as the deepest gorge in the World.  You can enjoy the spectacular Mountains views of Mt Dhaulagiri range, Mt Nilgiri range, and Mt Annapurna range. On the other hand, Muktinath is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of Hindu and Buddhist with one hundreds of eight stone taps and marvelous temples and natural flames.

   Jomsom trekking is start and end in Pokhara ”lake city” valley. It is a cultural trip package with offers some religious places like Muktinath, Galeshwor Dham temple and many other Hindu temple and Buddhist Monasteries as well as tradition and culture of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali Ethnic groups.  This Jomsom trekking itinerary is designed for trekkers who wish to reach the Muktinath temple and many Buddhist Monasteries, the marvelous land beyond the Himalayas, amazing landscapes with easy trekking trails in a more relaxed manner.  On behalf of you, we are happy to customize the trip itinerary as your time limits.

Highlights:

  • Muktinath Temple
  • Breathtaking Mountain views of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt Fishtail, Mt Nilgiri and many.
  • Buddhist monasteries
  • The charming rural village of Gurung, Magar and Thakali Ethnic groups.
  • Indigenous culture and traditions of Hindu and Buddhist.
  • The deepest gorge in the world (Kali Gandaki Gorge)
  • Sunrise and Sunsets views from Poonhill.

Day1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Day2: Pre-Departure Meeting and Kathmandu Tour

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1050 M) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1575 M)

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 M) from Tikhedhunga (1575 M)

Day 6: Early morning hike to Poonhill (3210 M) then back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tatopani (1190M)

Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2010 M) from Tatopani(1190 M) [5-6 hrs]

Day 8: Trek to Larjung (2550 M) from Ghasa (2010 M) [4-5 hrs]

Day 9: Trek to Marpha (2670 M) from Larjung (2550 M) [3-4 hrs]

Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2810 M) from Marpha (2670 M) [4-5 hrs]

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800 M) from Kagbeni (2810 M) [4-5 hrs]

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2720 M) via Lubra (2790 M) from Muktinath (3800 M) [5-6 hrs]

Day12: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and tour Pokhara

Day13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day14: Departure from Kathmandu

 

Day1: Arrival at Kathmandu

You will be picked up at the airport by a representative of Himalayan Sewa Expeditions and Trekking. You will then be transferred to Kathmandu Eco Hotel by our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day2: Pre-Departure Meeting and Kathmandu Tour

After breakfast we will organize a pre-departure meeting about your tour and treks. Our guide will provide detailed information about your tour or trek. During the meeting clear all the remaining dues if any, bring three copies of passport size photos, copy of your passport and travel insurance policy. Please feel free to ask any queries with our guide related to your trekking regions. After meeting, our tour guide will take you for Kathmandu valley sightseeing in private tourist vehicle. During the tour, you will visit major historical, cultural and religious places of Kathmandu valley including Swyambhunath Stupa (The Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. Our tour guide will explain about the cultural, historical and religious importance of these places in brief during the tour. You will be transferred to the hotel after the tour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

At 6:30am, our trekking staffs will pick up you at hotel and escort to the bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30am. You will drive by the beautiful rivers trisuli and marsyangdi which is very popular for rafting as well. Pokhara is very popular for the panoramic view of majestic Himalayas such as Annapurna, Machhapuchare(Fishtail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. After 7 hours of drive, you will arrive at Pokahara, beautiful city of lakes, caves Buddhist and Hindus temples. You can enjoy your evening wandering on lake sides. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1050 M) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1575 M)

After a good breakfast at Pokhara, we will hop on a bus to Nayapul (1050M). The bus hourney takes about 1hr to 2 hr. Nayapul is the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul it is an easy trek to Tikhedunga (1575M). We will pass through several small villages Ramghai, Sudame and Hille that reflect the authentic lifestyle of Nepalese people. Then we will reach Tikhedunga after 3hrs to 4hrs where we will stay overnight.

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 M) from Tikhedhunga (1575 M)

Today we ascend towards Ghorepani (2860M) from Tikhedunga (1575M). After Tikhedunga, our trail leads us to Bhurgundi Khola where the staircase to Ulleri begins. Locals say that there are over 3000 stone steps to Ulleri. After Ulleri, we pass through the village of Banthanti and a beautiful forest full of rhodhodendrons. We then reach to the village of Ghorepani, which is the closest to Poonhill.

Overnight at Ghorepani.

Day 6: Early morning hike to Poonhill (3210 M) then back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tatopani (1190M)

We will set out for an early morning hike to Poonhill (3210) from Ghorepani. Poonhill is a famous viewpoint which provide spectacular view of 30 snowcapped mountains including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Mt Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchre (fish tail), Nilgiri, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The sunrise as seen from Poonhill, when the white snowcapped mountains turns into a beautiful golden color is mesmerizing. After clicking a few snaps and observing the spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna range, we will hike back to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani we will then descend to Tatopani (2640M) where we will overnight. Tatopani is a small village which also provides spectacular mountain scenery of the Himalayas. Tatopani translates to hot springs in Nepali. The village has several hot springs which will help you relax for the upcoming days.

Overnight at Tatopani.

Day 7: Trek to Ghasa (2010 M) from Tatopani(1190 M) [5-6 hrs]

After an early breakfast we start our trek towards Ghasa. The trail to Ghasa follows the Gandaki River and passes a beautiful waterfall, Rupse Chahara. Ghasa is the gateway of lower mustang region.

Overnight at Ghasa.

Day 8: Trek to Larjung (2550 M) from Ghasa (2010 M) [4-5 hrs]

From Ghasa we start our journey towards Larjung village. The trail is quite steep and narrow, and slowly we can see the varying and unique landscape of the Mustang region. We pass Lete village before arriving at Larjung, our end point for the day.

Day 9: Trek to Marpha (2670 M) from Larjung (2550 M) [3-4 hrs]

We start our trek towards Marpha, after breakfast. The trail is moderate and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. We will also pass through several orchads on the way. Marpha is a small village in lower Mustang famous for its apples.

Overnight at Marpha.

Day 9: Trek to Kagbeni (2810 M) from Marpha (2670 M) [4-5 hrs]

After an early breakfast, we will start our journey. The trail gradually ascends following the Kali Gandaki River through Jomsom towards Kagbeni. Kagbeni is famous for its spectacular mountain desert scenery and windy breezes.

Overnight at Kagbeni.

Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800 M) from Kagbeni (2810 M) [4-5 hrs]

Today is an important day of the trek .From Kagbeni we will start our journey towards Muktinath. The trail gradually ascends through desert like plains. Some parts of the trail is narrow and steep and requires extra caution.

Muktinath is a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists and is a popular destination for tourists visiting the Mustang region. The temple has a total of 108 water taps. The water from these taps is said to have great spiritual and religious importance. Another attraction in the temple is the natural flame. The temple has a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere with panoramic views of snowcapped mountains.

Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2720 M) via Lubra (2790 M) from Muktinath (3800 M) [5-6 hrs]

After Breakfast at Muktinath valley we will trek back to Jomsom via the Lupra village. Lupra is a traditional village hidden in the Panda Khola gorges between Kagbeni and Jomsom. We will overnight at Jomsom.

Day12: Fly to Pokhara from Jomsom and tour Pokhara

After exploring the city of Jomsom for a short period we check into the airport for a flight back to Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara airport, our guide will transfer you to a lakeside hotel in Pokhara.

We will visit some important places of the lake city for the rest of our day. The most beautiful places like Phewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, International Mountaineering museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshowr cave will be visited. You can also spend some hours boating in Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by company vehicle that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. In the evening you can take a short walk around Thamel if you need to purchase some souvenirs to take back to your country.  We will provide you a fully sponsored farewell dinner for your great achievement in successfully completing the Trek at a restaurant of your choice or our home. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day14: Departure from Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure by our company van.

The trip includes following services:

1. Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
2. Well experience trekking guide/s
3. Porters/s (a porter carries up to 25 kg luggage for 2 person)
4. Entry permit for Annapurna Conservation Area Project
5. Trekkers information management service(TIMS) card
6. All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
7. Tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast basis for single night.
8. Tea house/ guest house basis accommodation during trek (we recommend hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara according to your budget.)
9. Sleeping bag, down jacket duffle bags and trekking poles, etc. (as per your need.)
10. All land transportation where applicable
11. Insurance and equipment for our trekking staffs
12. First aid kits
13. One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at Authentic Nepal restaurant on the last evening.
14. Rescue Assistance incase required [provided by your insurance company]15. Souvenir such as t-shirt, mug, posters and many more

The trip doesn’t include following services:

1. Personal natural expenses
2. Hot/cold drinks, beverage, shower, heater, wifi, battery charge,etc
3. Tips for staffs
4. Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and pokhara
5. Travel insurance
6. Local area entry fee such as monastery, museum, park, etc

The following equipment list is suggested an essential for camping or tea house trekking in the Himalayas. Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara as well. Make sure that you at least have the following listed items.
1. One large duffel bag for your personal gears
2. One small padlock for your duffel bag
3. One rucksack or day bag/pack according to the needs of your personal belongings
4. Power bars/ Chocolates/ candies
5. Sunhats, Sunglasses, warm hats, sunscreens, lip care
6. Lightweight gloves/ heavy weight gloves with a waterproof shell outer
7. T-shirts
8. Thermal undergarments- top & bottom [synthetic is the best]

9. Undergarments
10. Long shirts
11. Warm trousers (loose & comfortable)
12. Down Jackets
13. Jacket (windproof, waterproof with hood), waterproof pants
14. Lightweight walking boots(leather recommended)
15. Woolen socks(thin, thick)
16. Pair of comfortable shoes
17. Water bottle ( thermos recommended)
18. Water purification tablet or liquid (chlorine/iodine)
19. Waterproof bag cover
20. Sleeping bag( temperature resistance as low as -15 degree Celsius)
21. Binoculars
22. Books, pen, journal
23. Trekking map/ guide book
24. Spare batteries or Power bank

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