Jomsom trek is a famous pilgrimage trek in the Annapurna Region. An explorer can travel around various settings and observe culture and the lifestyle of rural people in Nepal. The trail goes after the old trade route from India to Tibet over the Kali Gandaki valley which commences from the road head near Pokhara and eventually reaches the pilgrimage site of Muktinath where you will view the actions of several Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Similarly, Jomsom trek will let you observe stunning peak views of Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (7041m.) and Annapurna mountain range.
Most significantly, the trek gives you many extravagant views of the two giant mountains particularly Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Also, you will perceive subtropical forest to a geographic extension of high, arid Tibetan Plateau and more moderate forest trees of beech, oak, and rhododendron. This combination of stunning mountain peaks, lush vegetation and meeting with different tribal people will make your trek to Jomsom an extraordinary one. The Jomsom Trek is a classic tea-house trek which offers you comfortable accommodation along with unforgettable trekking experience.
You will see the renowned temple of Lord Muktinath lying in the district of Mustang and is located about 18km northeast of Jomsom (3,802m.). It is temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and you will also see 108 water taps pouring sacred water. And, visiting Jwala Mai temple nearby contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural gas. Unique Adventure International will arrange it all for you if you are interested to go for Jomsom trek.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the hotel
On your arrival, our representative of Unique Adventure International will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food.
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, overnight at hotel
Today you go around Kathmandu valley and see Durbar Squares at Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Visit to Bouddhanath will be unforgettable experience since it is one of the biggest stupas in Nepal. And, Swayambhunath located top on the mount in the city known as the Monkey Temple will also captivate you. Also, you will visit Pashupatinath, at the bank of Bagmati River which is one of the Hindus sacred places.
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara, overnight at hotel
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu and drive for 6 hours we travel to Pokhara by tourist bus, or car depending upon the number in your group. You will be walking through exciting panorama of river and landscape. On the other hand, you might take a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes half an hour. Then, you will get into the hotel and you relax in the afternoon on your own. You can visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at Fewa Lake.
Day 04 : Drive to Nayapool and start trek to Ulleri, overnight at guesthouse
Today, driving for about 1 and half hour, you will reach Nayapool. Then, the trek begins by ascending through the beautiful rice, millet and maze farms of local people. Walking all along the major trail of Birethanti allows us to pass through beautiful petite waterfalls. The path takes us to Sudami and then we gradually walk by the side of valley and reach at Hile. Eventually, after half an hour walk we will reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or we can further climb 3000 stone steps to reach Ulleri from Tikhedhunga.
Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani, overnight at guesthouse
Today, we will march from Ulleri to reach Ghorepani, one of the well-known spot of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856 meters. Our hike simply moves up to Banthanti (2250 m.) going across oak and rhododendron forest. We keep on trekking until we reach to our ultimate destination Ghorepani through Nangethanti (2460m.).
Day 06 : Climb up to Poonhill (early in the morning to see the Himalayan panorama and sunrise views) and trek to Tatopani, overnight at guesthouse
Early in the morning we walk to Poonhill (3195m.) where nature allows us to view the striking mountains and beautiful sunrise. After an hour, we descend from Poonhill and continuously walk to Tatopani taking around 7 hours where you can bath at natural hot water spring.
Day 07 : Trek to Ghasa, overnight at guesthouse
Trek Ghasa from Tadapani takes about 6 hours.
Day 08 : Trek to Tukuche, overnight at guesthouse
After having breakfast at Ghasa we move to Tukuche. Now, the path is very striking with forests and fantastic views of the peaks. From the peak of an edge, we move down to a river before making our way up once more all the way through the forest. After crossing Kaiku, we go down to a valley and move quickly across a big landslide before going across the Lete Khola. The path then moves up through the wide village of Lete and moves on across a broad plain all the way through pine orchard to Kalopani. With breathtaking peak views in the setting, the lane keeps moving alongside the riverbank before separating into two paths. The track on the east shore moves up over a forested edge before returning back to the river. A series of impermanent bridges traverse the river. The west shore trail ascends to Sukung before sliding through jungles to the riverbank. We go on to follow the broad valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing all the way through Khobang and Tukuche.
Day 09 : Trek to Jomsom, overnight at guesthouse
Tukuche is a pleasant village where contracted alleys and houses constructed around encircled quad provide some protection from the strong winds. After coming across stoned orchards, a stone gateway marks the entry to Marpha. Here, the local apple brandy is famous. As the track continues to Jomsom, the scenery becomes more and more arid and remarkable with its combination of browns and grey environment with the snow topped peaks of Nilgiri and Tilicho. The stiff winds start on to speed up on our way to Jomsom in the afternoon.
Day 10 : Fly back to Pokhara and exploring around the Lakeside, overnight at hotel
Taking about twenty minutes, we fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. The major fascinations of Pokhara are natural as well as cultural sites such as lakes, temples of Hindus and Buddhist, caves, mountain views. You can view the north region across the hill, Phewa lake to the snow peaks of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara.
Day 11 : Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
We set off from Pokhara and travel for 6 hours to return back to Kathmandu. We can either take a vehicle for a drive or fly back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Free day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel
Today, we can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.
Day 13 : Departure on your own destination
This is your final day, our airport representative of Unique Adventure International will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.
Highlights of the Trekking
Gorgeous Kalaigandaki valley, Dhaulagiri ice fall, Monasteries, Mustang eco museum, Great Himalayan panorama, majority of Thakali people.
Whatever conditions the stated itinerary follow, are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.