Jomsom Valley Trek is indeed classic and pilgrimage trek that takes you eventually to the dry and Tibetan plateaus of Muktinath in the Annapurna region. Muktinath is a famous Hindu holy temple visited by many pilgrims yearly. Annapurna region offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature & culture of the central Himalayan area of Nepal with the best & splendid Himalayan panorama of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli and several other mid western Himalayan ranges of Nepal.

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu(1400m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Heartly welcome to Crown Himalaya Treks. Today you are driving from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will find a beautiful land cafe, green forest and paddy field on the way to Pokhara. When you reach Pokhara, you can explore Pokhara lakeside where you will enjoy a guided walk around the lake side with a guide. 

Overnight at Lodge in Pokhara

Day 02:Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Nayapul(1070m) and trek to Tikhedhunga(1500m)

Duration of time:3-4 hours

After having breakfast, you drive to Nayapul from Pokhara via private bus. It takes around 1.5 hours to get to Nayapul. On the way to Nayapul, your way goes through Bamboo forests and a large waterfall. After reaching there, you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga. Birethanti also comes on your way. On the way, a large riverside village is located at the point of Modi and Bhurungdi stream. You will observe the beautiful farming lands. Finally you will reach Tikhedhunga

Overnight at hotel in Tikhedhunga

Day 03:Trek from Tikhedhunga(1500m) to Ghorepani(2870m)

Duration of time:5-6 hours

Early morning, after having breakfast you will trek to reach Ghorepani. You need to cross the metal’s suspension bridge and you will climb to the large Gurung village named Ulleri(2070m). Then you will ascend towards the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest. And then you will reach the small village named Banthanti(2250m). Walking slowly and steadily takes you to Ghorepani. The awesome views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna are seen from Upper Ghorepani(Deurali).

Overnight at hotel in Ghorepani

Day 04:Trek from Ghorepani(2870m) to Tatopani(1200m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Early in the morning, you will start your hiking to Poon Hill for the fascinating sunrise views. You will make a pre-down 45 minutes hike through rhododendron forests. From this viewpoint, sunrise can be seen clearly which will beautify the start of your trek. The panoramic view includes Annapurna ranges i.e Annapurna 1(8091m), Annapurna 2(7935m), Annapurna 3(7575m), and Dhaulagiri range(8167m), Mt. Manaslu(8156). After one hour on this spot, you will come down to Ghorepani and trek towards Tadapani where you reach Deurali in between. On the way to Tadapani, you can see a big group of energetic chinese hikers and other various nationalities.

Overnight at hotel in Tatopani

Day 05:Drive from Tatopani(1200m) to Marpha(2670m)

Duration of time:4 hours

This day your destination is to reach Ghasa by driving in a local vehicle. in which your trail follows the Kaligandaki river that flows under the deep canyon. On your way, you can see south Nilgiri(above 7000m). You can also see the village Danaque. On your way you will see the biggest waterfall(Rupse Chhahara). Then you will reach Ghasa where there are some gurung villages. Now the way is steep. After walking sometimes your way leads you to Marpha. While travelling in the local bus you can also see the fascinating Nilgiri range and annapurna I(8091m) and also Dhaulagiri range(8167m) which are above 8000m range. After that you will reach your today destination. Marpa is really famous. At the time of afternoon the scene from there is awesome. You will explore the apple farms too.

 Overnight at hotel in Marpha

Day 06:Trek from Marpha(2670m) to Kagbeni(2800m)

Duration of time:4-5 hours

On this day, you will trek with the extraordinary view to reach Kagbeni. You first need to cross the Jomsom(2720m) and Ekle Bhatti(2740m) to reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is one of the important villages of this trekking which is also the gateway for trekkers and tourists to go Upper Mustang Trekking. On the Jomsom there is the safe water drinking water station. There is also a museum where you can explore for sometime. After that you will head towards Kagbeni. You will visit some monasteries over there.

Overnight at hotel in Kagbeni

Day 07:Trek from Kagbeni(2800m) to Muktinath(3800m)

Duration of time:3-4 hours

After walking almost for 4 hours through Kinga(3355m) and Jharkot(3550m) you will be reaching Muktinath. You can see a helipad at Muktinath where a single helicopter can take off and land. At the time of evening you can have the opportunity to visit the Muktinath temples where you will also see natural gas fire. Muktinath temple is the temple which is mostly sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also one of the world’s highest temples. At the same time you will also see other some Hindu monuments.

Overnight at hotel in Muktinath

Day 08:Trek from Muktinath(3800m) to Jomsom(2720m)

Duration of time:4-5 hours

Today morning you will visit a temple. You, along with your guide, also visit there and do a puja program. You will worship and pray god. After visiting the temple you will have breakfast on the return. You will start your trek to Jomsom. While returning you will return through the shortcut road of Ekle Bhatti. The way from Kagbeni village is a bit long so you will not trek from there. After some time you will reach Jomsom.

Overnight at hotel in Muktinath  

Day 09:Fly from Jomsom(2720m) to Pokhara(850m)

Duration of time:25 minutes

Today you will fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. After reaching there you will have enough time for relaxing and visiting different places. You will visit places like Devi’s fall, Gupteshwor cave, International Mountain Museum, Bindabasini temple, White river(Seti Gorge), Regional Museum, Supermarket and Lakeside market. You will relish this day by sightseeing these famous places and rest for a while.

Overnight at hotel in Pokhara

Day 10:Drive from Pokhara(850m) to Kathmandu(1400m)

Duration of time:6-7 hours

Today you will be driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. On your way, you will see more terrace farming and land capped. You can enjoy the beautiful scenes throughout the day.  You will get a good memento in Kathmandu. After your arrival, you can take rest at your hotel or even explore Kathmandu.

The Trip cost will vary depending on the Group Size Duration of days and Services required please contact us via our website with your details to obtain a Quote.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pickup after Arrival in Kathmandu on Request
  • All Land Transportation as per Itinerary
  • 3 Meals per Day During the Trek (B L D) Including Tea or Coffee
  • An Experienced, English-Speaking and Government-Licensed Trek Leader and Assistant Trek Leader (6 Trekkers: 1 Assistant Guide)
  • Porter Service (2 Trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • All the Staff Salary, Insurance, Equipment, Domestic Airfare, Food and Accommodation
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (To be returned after the Completion of the Trip)
  • All the Required Paperwork, Documents
  • Trekking Permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the Local and Governmental Taxes
  • Medical Kit (Carried by Trek Leader)
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Cost Exclude

  • International Flight and Visa Fees
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Extra Baggage Charges
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu ( In case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain due to any reason) than the Scheduled Itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Any Type of Personal Expenses such as Alcoholic Beverages, Phone Bills, Internet Bills, Laundry and Hot Shower
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Cost
  • Accident or Health Issues
  • Loss Theft or Damage of Personal Properties(We advice you to take out Personal Travel Insurance)
  • Tips and Gratuities

Accommodation

We will be accommodated in star hotel or similar in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouse during the trek. All the accommodation are offered on twin-shared basis. Single accommodation can be provided on request and will cost an additional charge. The charge depends on the hotel you are staying.

Private rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, Pokhara and the trekking region, except in high altitudes where there will be just dormitories. Usually there are no heaters in teahouse; they provide warm blanket. You can bring sleeping bag with extra liner for more comfort and warm. There is normally on electricity connection in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric powers. The rooms and dining halls are connected with solar lighting. Most teahouses now have source of power to charge small appliances – mobile phones and cameras.

Meals

During Jomsom Valley Trek, we get to taste authentic Nepalese cuisine and as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) but the choice of foods are limited. We provide the “Breakfast & Dinner” from the teahouse or lodge where we will be spending overnight and lunch will be served on the way to next destination.

We also offer welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. All the meals (B, L, D) will be provided during the trek but only the breakfast will be served in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for welcome and farewell dinner).

Drinking Water

Crown Himalaya Trek offers Chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All the teahouses provide mineral water and boiled water for trekkers on additional charge. We suggest you not to buy mineral water or bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles are difficult to dispose- off.

What to bring

Firstly, you need to carry some documents to purchase Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP) and TIMS. Passport size phots and valid passport are required for ACAP. For Jomsom Valley Trek, you have to bring hiking boots, trousers, wind and water proof jacket and trousers, down jacket, sun glasses, hat, flash light, water bottle, refillable water and positive attitude. As it is difficult to find the charging port in high mountains, you need to bring back-up for your camera and mobile phones. Crown Himalaya Treks will arrange comprehensive medical kit for the trekkers.

This is very physical trip, meaning you will be walking on rough terrain, so pack as lightly as possible. Crown Himalaya Trek provide an experienced porter on (2 trekkers: 1 porter) basis. Your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag; the maximum of 15 kgs are carried by porters – 30 kgs by 2 porters. You can stock your unnecessary luggage in Kathmandu on absolutely free of cost.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is the unusual physical condition that occurs at higher elevation (more than 2,000m) due to change in air pressures. The symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness and loss of appetite that may lead to fatal conditions.

The Jomsom Valley Trek itinerary offered by Crown Himalaya Treks offers ample time to acclimatize and rest. We walk on slow pace; taking proper rest which lets your body acclimatize well. We ensure our “trekkers” zero risk of altitude threat.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

ABC trek is a moderate trek perfect for passionate hikers with the ability to walk at least 5 – 7 hours on mountain terrain with a light rucksack. With excellent physical condition, positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination, anyone regardless of size and age can accomplish the trek successfully.

We suggest you to engage on physical training for few weeks prior the trip to boost your strength, stamina and confidence. Cardio, swimming, running and leg exercise are few recommended physical training to prepare yourself for the trek. Previous trekking experience is always an asset but not mandatory. And no technical skills are required as well.

Trekkers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung and blood diseases are suggested to consult their doctor prior the trip.

Best Time to Trek

Jomsom Valley Trek is possible to conduct throughout the year but autumn (Sept to Nov) and spring (March – May) are considered as the best time of the year for the trek. If you want to avoid the traffic, you can enjoy the trek during winter (Dec, Jan and Feb). However, the extremely cold temperature and frequent snow-fall might distract the trek. Trekking in summer or Monsoon seasons (June – August) are full of rain; which might invite the risk of landslide and flood. But the rainy season could be paradise for keen botanist.

Route Map

Crown Himalaya Treks will provide the complementary route map and T-shirt for the trekkers.


Trip Facts

Duration10 Days

Best MonthFeb – June, Sept – Nov. However, July & Aug are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.

Group Size1-15 persons

Max. Elevation5,416 m

GradeModerate + Fairly Strenuous

Trek StyleTea House/Camping

Walk Per Day5-6 hours

MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu and all meals(B L D) during the trek

AccommodationSimple lodge to 5 star hotels in cities but in trekking only simple lodge available

TransportCar/Van/Bus to Nayapool/Pokhara and Tourist bus to and from Pokhara and Kathmandu

Departure FromKathmandu

Arrival InKathmandu