Mustang district, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali gandaki river. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river there are rocks holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a Jomsom also known as Dzong-Sampa or New Fort, is a town located at an altitude of about 2700 m in backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakkalis. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is the Jomsom airport from where there are regular flights. A Jomsom trek (North of Pokhara) reveals Nepal's spectacular diversity at its finest. The deep valleys and high mountains encircling the giant Annapurna Himal embrace a wide range of peoples and terrain, from subtropical jungle to a high, dry landscape resembling the Tibetan Plateau. The Annapurna region is most the popular trekking area in Nepal with plenty of trekking places, attracting over 75% of all trekkers (more than 30,000 annually). It's also among the tamest areas, with excellent lodges lining the main routes.
Jomsom is a very cool place to have trekking .People can take advantage of trekking and sightseeing at the same time because Jomsom is full of natural beauties.With mountains,Himalayas and the perfect weather to trek ,one can make their journey mysterious and full of excitement.
Day 01: Arrival
You will be picked up from Tribhuvan international airport by our staffs in private vehicles and drop to hotel where you will have warm welcome and night at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing
The very second day you will be alarmed at 7 o’clock and will have breakfast at 7:30 am.After that we will be out for visiting Kathmandu valley.You can start from the monkey temple,bodhhanath,hanumandhoka durbar square and many more.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara
You will have wake up alarm at 7 o’clock and after having breakfast we will head towards our next destination Pokhara in tourist bus for 4-5 hours where you will have lunch on your way to pokhara.After reaching there you can rest for sometime and visit pokhara’s beautiful places and can also capture natural beauties in your camera.
Day 04: Pokhara-Tikedhunga
We will leave pokhara at 9:00 am and will head to nayapul,which is about 1.5 hours away by car.From nayapul youcan view Annapurna range that loomed in the distance, peak sticking out on the right Machhapuchhre(6,998m) or Fishtail mountain.It’s a scared mountain.Upon arrival at nayapul (1,070m) we can began trek.The trek began by passing muddy roads lined with little houses and shops.Soon we will pass Birethani checkpoint and after walking some time you will reach tikedhunga hile (1500m).
Day 05: Tikedhunga-Ghorepani
From Tikedhunga we will march forward to 3200 stone steps to Ulleri on the way to Ghorepani where we will spend night.We will stay at Ulleri for an hour or so eaing lunch,enjoying the view, relaxing and dancing after conquering the famed steps.
Day 06: Ghorepani-Tatopani
It is a short trek in Annapurna region.Along this trek ,we will pass through the villages,forest,waterfall and enjoy the stunning the view of peaks.Tatopani is a natural hot spring where people enjoy taking bath in the hot spring which has magic to cure skin diseases and also helps to relieve stress.This trek leads to poonhill.
Day 07: Tatopani-Lete
We wil continue up the valley along the deepest gorge at Dana than becomes progressively steeper and narrow as the river becomes young when the river meets the Rupse Chhahra. There is a spectacular waterfall and the Geology here changes. Still we will continue north along the steep Cliffside to Kabre then Ghasa. Ghasa (2040m) a sprawling flat-roofed village, which contains tea shops and hotels is the first Thakali village on the trek and it marks the end of the subtropical vegetation and the beginning of the conifer forests. From Ghasa, the trail climbs steadily but not steeply, and it soon enters pine forests, crossing a stream on a wooden bridge, and climb up about 15 minutes we reach to Lete, which is a wonderful place for staying overnight and Sunsets from Lete are memorable.
Day 08: Lete-Marpha
The spread- out village of Lete, which then combines into Kalopani. At Kalopani we cross the river where it is narrow and back again over suspension bridge. Aim to reach the pretty village of Marpha today. The trail passes through the interesting Thakali village of Larjung, Khobang and Tukuche. There are lots of lodge to choose from. After walking about 1.30 hour from Tukuche we finally we reach to a charming town of Marfa where we pass by the Marpha Agricultural farm, which has introduced new crops into the area.
Day 09: Maroha-Kagbeni
We will early begin to walk as wind blows heavily over here.The trail begins to enter the rain shadow caused by the mountains and the tree becomes smaller.So they are few and far between and far between and scrub taken its place.As we approach Jomsom the scenery changers again becomes like a desert.Jomsom is the center of mustang that contains several good hotels,bakery,shops,army police check post,government offices.About three hours walking along the valley we reach to Tibetan pretty village of kagbeni where we will stay overnight.
Day 10: Kagbeni-Muktinath and back to kagbeni
Next morning without our heavy pack we head up east away from kaligandaki river there are views to Muktinath and Thourung pass in the distance.We pass traditional village of jarkot where we may stop for lunch and finally reach to muktinath.Muktinath temple is a point of pilgrimage for Buddhist and hindus where flam,water,air meet.Enjoy the views from here before returning to kagbeni.
Day 11: Kagbeni – Jomsom
After having Lunch we can stroll around Jomsom or hike up to the next village crossing the Kali Gandaki village as it only takes 3 hours to be back to Jomsom. Jomsom has an Annapurna Conservation Area Project office, museum.
Day 12: Jomsom-Fly to Pokhara
After breakfast we will head towards pokhara and stay at pokhara hotel.
Day 13: Pokhara
Will spend day relaxing in the lovely town with its wonderful lakeside and other beautiful places .
Day 14: Pokhara - Kathmandu
You will be back to Kathmandu after having your breakfast.You can visit places in Kathmandu as there are many beautiful places and can also do shopping at thamel.
Day 15: Departure
On this day you will be departed to your hometown after having good and memorable vacation.