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Jomsom Trek Nepal

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 15 days
Max. Altitude: 3800m
Grade: Strenuous
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Nayapul, Pokhara
Trek End Point: Pokhara
Accommodation: Hotel & Guest House
Meals: Full Board
Mode of Travel: By Car/Bus/Air
Transportation: Land & Air
Minimum Pax: 02
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Overview

Jomsom Trek Nepal follows the ancient trading route from India to Tibet up to the Kali Gandaki valley.  The trail starts from near Pokhara and finishing at the pilgrimage site of Muktinath. On this trek, one can experience a range of surroundings; from the culture of the lowland villages to the splendour of the high Himalaya. Jomsom trek Nepal gives many spectacular views of the two Himalayan giants, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. It also gives a flavour of the Tibet-like country north of Jomsom. This trek is indeed a classic trek which allows access to the high mountains of the Himalaya within a reasonable timeframe and without ascending to extreme altitude.

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (D)
    Day 02:  Kathmandu – Sightseeing (B/L)
    Day 03: Kathmandu – White Water Rafting – Pokhara (B/L)
    Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing (B)
    Day 05: Pokhara – NayaPul – Tirkedhunga (B/L/D)
    Day 06; Tirkhedhunga – Ghorapani (B/L/D)
    Day 07: Ghorepani – Tatopani (B/L/D)
    Day 08: Tatopani – Kalopani (B/L/D)
    Day 09: Kalopani – Marpha (B/L/D)
    Day 10: Marpha – Kagbeni (B/L/D)
    Day 11: Kagbeni – Muktinath (B/L/D)
    Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom (B/L/D)
    Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara – Morning Flight (B)
    Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)
    Day 15: Kathmandu – Departure (B) (Home Sweet Home)

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (D)
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred to your hotel.  Free & easy for your sightseeing around Thamel, the tourist area and follow by a welcome dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Sightseeing (B/L)
After breakfast, depart for a cultural and historical tour of Kathmandu tour of Kathmandu city.
– Swayambhunath (For eyes temple), a hilltop temple in the middle of the Kathmandu valley.
– Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupa in the world.  Its four pair of eyes in the four cardinal directions is keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity.
– Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River.
– Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Kathmandu – White Water Rafting – Pokhara (B/L)
After breakfast, we will be off for our white water rafting down the Trisuli River.  The raft starts off at a leisurely pace, giving u ample time to familiarize on rafting techniques and build up teamwork.  Numerous rapids await you along the river, building up in crescendo from “Butterfly” to the big water of “Pinball”, guaranteed to send thrills down your spine!  Ending at the village of Mugling, we will be transferred to the second largest city in Nepal, Pokhara by bus, arriving in the evening.

Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast, we will proceed for sightseeing around Pokhara. Visit Mahendra’s Cave where there is a small statue of Ganesh, the god of knowledge. This statue is not created by man but formed naturally by the flowing waters of the cave. A visit to David’s Falls, not far from the town where you can see a waterfall appearing from nowhere into many pools and finally disappearing after flowing through small cascades into cracks in the ground. Late afternoon you will proceed for a Boating at the Phewa Lake.  In the evening, free time for you to do your shopping pleasure. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara – NayaPul – Tirkedhunga (B/L/D)
After breakfast, Drive from Pokhara to the road head at Nayapul where the trek begins. The trail leads along the bank of the Modi Khola to Birethanti (1065m), a large village which has many shops and tea-houses. From here the trail continues through the village and then follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m and shortly after reaches Tirkedhunga at 1525m for the overnight. This is a short, relatively easy day, which allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Tirkhedhunga – Ghorapani (B/L/D)
After breakfast, The trek today involves a long climb up to Ghorepani at 2850m. The trail continues upwards on a steep stone staircase to Ulleri at 2070m. From here the trail leads through the thick forest to Banthanti at 2250m and then continues through oak and rhododendron forest to Nangathanti at 2460m. The trail continues to rise and after approx. one hour reaches Ghorapani. We continue to the main concentration of tea-houses at Deorali (2834m), a further 10 mins walk, where we obtain fantastic views of the surrounding peaks including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Ghorepani – Tatopani (B/L/D)
After breakfast, today’s walk is a lot easier as it is mainly downhill to Tatopani. In the early morning, we climb up to Poon Hill (3210m) to obtain magnificent, unobstructed views of the surrounding mountains. The walk up to the top of Poon Hill takes approx. one hour but is well worth the effort. From Deorali, the trail descends through rhododendron and magnolia forest, to Chitre at 2390m, and continues down to Sikha at 1980m, and then Ghara at 1705m. From here it is a steep descent of 500m to the Ghar Khola, where the trail then climbs briefly before crossing the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge. It is then a short walk to Tatopani at 1180m. Tatopani is a large village with many well-appointed tea-houses and takes its name, ‘hot water’, from the hot spring bathing pools on the banks of the river. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Tatopani – Kalopani (B/L/D)
After breakfast, The trail continues up the Kali Gandaki gorge, which is considered to be the deepest in the world, situated as it is between the two 8000m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The trail rises gently to reach Dana at 1400m, and on to Rupse Chhahara at 1550m, where there is a stunning waterfall. The trail then crosses to the eastern bank of the river to reach Kopchepani but then crosses back to the western side on a suspension bridge at 1935m. From here it is a short climb to Ghasa at 2080m. We continue to ascend and pass through Lete at 2470m, shortly before arriving at Kalopani at an elevation of 2560m. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09: Kalopani – Marpha (B/L/D)
After breakfast, The trail starts by crossing to the eastern side of the river, but cross back again further up the trail before entering Larjung at 2560m. The trail then continues on reach the village of Khobang and on to Tukuche. From Tukuche the trail continues up the Kali Gandaki, with the terrain becoming much more barren and the breeze increasing as it passes through the gorge. Marpha at 2665m is a large Thakali village with many excellent tea houses, but it still retains the typical architectural features of narrow alleyways, flat roofs, and whitewashed buildings. There is also a superb Nyingmapa Buddhist gompa which can be visited. Overnight at guest house.

Day 10: Marpha – Kagbeni (B/L/D)
After breakfast, The trail climbs along the side of the valley to reach Jomsom at 2713m. The trail crosses the river to the eastern bank and continues onwards to Eklai Bhatti at 2730m. From here the trail leads along the river to Kagbeni at 2810m. Kagbeni is situated at the junction of the Jhong Khola and the Kali Gandaki and is the northernmost village that can be visited without a permit to continue on to Mustang. It is a fascinating village with many Tibetan influences. Overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Kagbeni – Muktinath (B/L/D)
After breakfast, From Kagbeni we make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley and join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3200m. From here the trail continues on high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3500m. From Jharkot the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3800m. We initially reach Ranipauwa where there are many tea-houses and shops, and where we stay for the night. The actual religious site of Muktinath is a further 10 minutes walk up the hill and this area is kept free of hotels and camping sites. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists alike, and the area includes a Buddhist gompa and a Hindu temple. Overnight at guest house.

Day 12: Muktinath – Jomsom (B/L/D)
After breakfast, You can now look forward to a reduction in altitude and easier going, as the trail descends back down the trail to Jomsom. Overnight at guest house.

Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara – Morning Flight (B)
After breakfast, Jomsom fly to Pokhara follows by Pokhara half day sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)
After breakfast, we will proceed to Take Tourist Bus back to Kathmandu (6-7 hours) and transfer to the hotel.

Day 15: Kathmandu – Departure (B) (^^ Home Sweet Home)
After breakfast, have your last minute shopping and Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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