Nepal Jomsom Trek

Himalaya, Nepal

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Close  Panoramic view of the Annapurna range from Sarangkot village, near Pokhra.

Jomsom Trek Luxe

Jomsom Trek is a high-altitude trek in the Annapurna and Mustang regions of western Nepal. The 14-day trek passes through the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest gorge in the world before reaching Jomsom. Along the route, we stay in traditional villages of Gurung, Magar & Thakali people. 

From Jomsom, you can either trek to the Muktinath temple, a sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists and further to Throng La (Pass), 5,416m or trek to Mustang, the former Lo Kingdom or lost kingdom of Tibet.

Beginning in Kathmandu, transfer to Chitwan National Park for a two-day safari on back of an elephant. Pokhara, west of Kathmandu, is a tourist resort with magnificent views of the Himalayas. More than a dozen treks start here, including to Jomsom. The 7-day trek passes through a deep gorge to reach Jomsom and to Kagbeni at 2,870m, with panoramic views of the Kali Gandaki valley. Return to Kathmandu by flight. 

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 14-DAY ADVENTURE TO JOMSOM…
And, see wildlife such as tigers, leopards and rare Gangetic dolphins. 
 

We Love
  • This 14-day tour can be customised for adrenalin junkies or romantics
  • Tigerland Safari Resort has created a sanctuary amidst lush green jungle where 32 deluxe air-conditioned villas, built on stilts blend perfectly with nature
  • Mountain Resort in Jomsom. The views of the mountains from here are awe inspiring. In the evenings, the entire panorama is filled with a golden, glittering light which forms a dramatic contrast with the barren, black and dry mountains of the surrounding Kali Gandaki valley
  • Local English speaking Naturalist/guide will be available during Jungle activities in /Chitwan and sightseeing in Pokhara
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. AwimAway can book your international and domestic flights.
  • Tea Houses are the houses of local people converted into local lodge/Guest houses. Rooms are small but neat & clean. Most lodges are equipped with clean common bath/toilet. Some lodges provide solar heated water for bathing purpose. There is no pre-reservation system and booking is on first-come first-served basis. Do not expect high service standard but you are guaranteed hospitality and a lifetime experience
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.
  • Drive Kathmandu/ Chitwan/ Pokhara will be without guide

Review

Nepal has an irresistible mystical allure for travellers. Trekkers from all over the world are drawn here for its most iconic and accessible hiking trails to Everest, the Annapurnas and beyond.

In the south lie Nepal’s wildlife parks - Chitwan National Park - where nature buffs scan the treetops for exotic bird species and comb the jungles for rhinos and tigers from the backs of lumbering Indian elephants. Those who prefer the luxury of a safari as well as a trek to the Tibetan landscape should take this tour.

After a comprehensive tour of Kathmandu, transfer to the Royal Chitwan National Park for two nights. Once a hunting ground for aristocrats, the park is now a protected area, and you have the chance to spot one-horned rhino, leopard, deer, sloth bear, and perhaps even the elusive Bengal tiger, all while riding high atop an elephant's back.

Next visit Pokhara, a quiet lakeside town with magnificent views of the Machhapuchare “Fish tail mountain”. It is the trekkers Mecca from where more than a dozen treks start including the most famous like the Jomsom and the Annapurna Circuit. Explore the town to get inspired by the trekkers enthusiasm or take a quiet walk on the adjoining hills to absorb yourself in the blissful beauty of nature.

Finally, we take the trek north to the trans-Himalayan town of Jomsom. Located on the banks of Kali Gandaki where the river opens up on the Tibetan plateau offering grand vistas of the high mountain peaks of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri ranges. We fly back to Kathmandu for a well deserved rest and last minute shopping before departure.

The tour ends with 2 nights in Kathmandu, where with your private guide you will explore the spectacular temples and stupas, the religious sites for Buddhists and Hindus. Visit surrounding towns to appreciate the Newari architecture and craftsmanship. Take an (optional) early morning flight to view the majestic peaks of Mt. Everest, Makalu and other mountains – a once in a lifetime experience.
 

 
Nepal Jomsom Trek Himalaya, Nepal

Luxury Jomsom Trek Visit Chitwan National Park and Pokhara  before trekking north to the trans-Himalayan town of Jomsom on the Tibetan plateau.
Kathmandu – Chitwan National Park – Pokhara – Jomsom
(14 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Kathmandu Meet and greet on arrival. After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 2 nights stay.

The origin of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has seen an interesting past. From a wooden rest house on the Indo-Tibet trade route it became a hippy destination and the next two decades, a starting point for trekkers and mountaineers.  In recent times, it has become a destination for the rich who also wish to have a glimpse of the Himalayas. They travel by helicopter, car and foot but with one ultimate aim; to see the unrivalled beauty of the Himalayas.
Hotel Soaltee (Nil)

Day 02 – Transfer
Chitwan National Park After a leisurely breakfast, take a private transfer to Chitwan National Park. After lunch, you will have a chance to settle into your room before gathering for tea prior to setting off on your afternoon elephant-back safari that generally takes around two and half hours.
Tiger Tops Resort (B, L, D)

Day 03 – Safari
Chitwan National Park Early this morning you will be woken up for your morning safari. You will mount your elephants and swing gently off through the undergrowth, watching as the jungle come alive with the sunrise, tracking the events of the previous night. After breakfast you will have time to explore the village with our naturalist guide.
Tigerland Safari (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Transfer
Pokhara After breakfast, drive to Pokhara. The beauty of Pokhara however lies in its panoramic views with its northern skyline offering views of some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas. The most dramatic view being the perfect pyramid of Mt Machhapuchhare that looms high above Pokhara, reflected in the placid waters of Phewa Tal.
Shangrila Village (B)

Day 05 – Trek
Tirkhedhunga The trek starts from bridge about an hour and half away. The trail is easy, through beautiful rice, maze and millet farms until we reach the Tikhedhunga village.
Height – 1,495m. Time – 4-5hrs.
Shangrila Village (B, L, D)

Day 06 – Trek
Ghorepani The trek to Ghorepani is a long hard walk but there are some rewards from the passes that offer one of the best mountain panoramas in Nepal.  
Height – 2,880m Trek – 5-6 hrs
Trekking Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 07 – Trek
Tatopani An early morning climb to Poon Hill to enjoy the beautiful panoramas and then back on the trail to Tatopani through small villages to Kali Gandhaki river. We stay overnight at lodge in Tatopani, meaning, hot water springs.
Height – 1,255m Trek – 5-6 hrs
Trekking Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 08 – Trek
Ghasa The trek today is along the banks of Kaligandaki river (the world's deepest river) and through subtropical forest to Ghasa.  
Height – 1,960m. Trek – 5-6hrs
Trekking Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 09 – Trek
Larjung There are good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri North along this section of the Kali Gandaki Valley. Trek is through lovely pine trees until you reach Larjung where there is plenty to do.
Height – 2,560m Time – 5-6 hrs
Trekking Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 10 – Trek
Jomsom Today we will be trekking in the high land reaching an altitude of about 3,000m. Yet in this part of the trek the difficulty of trekking is not so much the altitude but the ferocious winds that roar down from the mountaintops in mid-morning and continue until early evening.
Height – 2,70m Time – 5-6 hrs
Jomsom Mountain Resort (B, L, D)

Day 11 – Rest
Jomsom The Jomsom town lies along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River in Mustang. The open valley at an altitude of about 2,800m is more like Tibet; arid and dry where the cold wind blows and the head spins on the first day due to altitude.
Height – 2,870m Time – 5-6 hrs
Jomsom Mountain Resort (B, L, D)

Day 12 – Transfer
Kathmandu Transfer to Kathmandu. Meet and greet on arrival. After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
Hotel Soaltee (B)

Day 13 – Tour
Kathmandu Begin your comprehensive tour of Kathmandu with your private guide and driver. Visit the Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath, a holy structure with eyes that watch over Kathmandu. Later take a leisurely walk through Thamel Street and observe everyday life. It provides a better understanding of the local people and their culture. Later in the afternoon, visit Patan, one of 3 royal cities in the valley and a destination for connoisseurs of fine arts.
Hotel Soaltee (B)

Day 14 – Depart
Kathmandu After breakfast transfer to the Kathmandu airport for your onward journey.
Meals (B)
 

 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


When to go Nepal like the rest of the Gangetic plains has four seasons. The winter in the Himalayas is cold and damp, when the high passes are closed and certainly not a good time to visit Nepal. But beginning February as the weather gets warmer, travellers rush to make high-altitude treks. The skies may not be very clear but the forests are full of rhododendrons and other flowers are in bloom.

The heat wave runs through May and the high altitude plateau sees dust storms until the monsoon finally arrives in mid-June. Mountain streams become torrents, landslides take down mountain paths and the Himalayas itself get shrouded in mist and mystery. It is not a popular time to visit Nepal.

But in September, when the rains stop, the dust has settled, the weather is balmy, the air is crip and the sky is clear; it is the most perfect time to visit Nepal. Visitors, trekkers and mountaineers are rewarded with gorgeous uninterrupted views of the high Himalayas.

Getting There Kathmandu has an international airport and is easily accessed via flights with Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Lufthansa. On arrival you can exchange your money at a bank just before immigration. Nearby is the visa counter where you can pay for your visa if you haven't got one already. While departing, for an international flight check-in at least two hours before departure, if not earlier as the counter gets busy during high season.

Passport/Visa A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. A valid passport is required for all tourists except Indian nationals to travel to Nepal. You can apply for a visa on any entry points upon arrival. Payment should be made in US currency (exact change). Any other currency or credit cards are not accepted for visa payment. You will also need a photograph. However, to save time, tourist visa can also be obtained from Nepalese Embassies or Consulates abroad.