Pokhara Jomsom Trekking takes the trekkers right through the deepest river gorge in the world formed by the mighty Kali Gandaki River between the famous Annapurna massifs and the Dhaulagiri range of mountain. Trekkers traverse along the last section of the Annapurna Circuit trek route and through the villages with diverse communities, culture and traditions, changing landscapes, rare wildlife, flora and fauna, and different climate as well as magnificent and glittering Himalayan ranges. Join the Pokhara Jomsom Trekking route and experience the natural, biotic and religious uniqueness besides the richness in various aspects.
This naturally rich and diverse trail in Pokhara Jomsom Trekking begins from the northwest of Tourist capital of Nepal, the Lake city of Pokhara. Beginning along the bank of Bhurungdi River the trail explores through the dense rhododendron forest, stone stairs, beautiful waterfalls, and pristine rivers and popular settlements such as Tikhedhungga and Ghorepani as we proceed further in the trail. Witnessing one of the most surreal scenery of sunrise in the famed Poonhill, the trail enters into the Kali Gandaki River valley as we are accompanied by the Kali Gandaki River in our upstream trek along the river.
Through the settlements of Sikha, Ghara, Tatopani, Larjung, Marpha, and others, trekkers in this Pokhara Jomsom Trekking get to the arid landscape of Jomsom valley and finally to the religious shrine of Muktinath, sacred for both the Buddhist and Hindu community. Intermittently trekkers get to experience the diversity in terms of inhabitation (such as Brahmin, Chhetris, Thakali, Magar and other communities), flora and fauna (including rhododendron flower in several colors such as red, pink, white and purple, conifers, Chestnut, Oak, Hemlock, Blue Pine and others, Langur moneys and various species of birds), landscape (from lush valleys in the lower altitude to the semi-desert terrain in and around Jomsom and Muktinath) and the panoramic view of mountain massifs including Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Gaganpurna, Mount Nilgiri, Tukuche peak and Thorung Peaks among the others mountains. Trekkers return from the flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu announcing the end of this relatively short yet extensively rich trekking destination.
Pokhara Jomsom Trekking offers the trekkers to experience extensive diversity and richness, thus scores of contrasts and myths in various dimensions. It begins with some easy trekking sections and exposes you to moderately challenging sections during the trek, thereby requiring the trekkers to be prepared for the same. Explore the Kali Gandaki River basin, the junction of Indian and Tibetan plateau, with comprehensive diversity and thereby forms an interesting trekking destination. Join us to experience the religious harmony, diversity and enthralling landscape and scenery. In a trekking trail that reaches up to 3800m at the most, trekkers find relatively easier to complete the trek. Join this trek as soon as possible!
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
- Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m) about 7hrs
- Day 04: Drive to Nayapul (1080m) about 02 hrs and trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 3-4 hrs walk
- Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m) 5-6 hrs walks
- Day 06: Trek to Tatopani (1190 m) via Poon Hill (3190 m) 6-7 hrs walks
- Day 07: Trek to Ghasa (2010m) 5-6 hrs walks
- Day 08: Trek to Tukuche (2586m) 5-6 hrs walks
- Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m) 5-6 hrs walks
- Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) 4-5 hrs walks
- Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2720m) via Jharkot (3550 m) 5-6 hrs walking
- Day 12: Fly to Pokhara
- Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Day 14: Final departure
→US 1250.00 per person
→Single Supplement US 180.00
- All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 03 night twin/double deluxe shearing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus (if you want flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
- 02 night twin/double deluxe shearing accommodation on BB in Pokhara
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
- Pokhara to Trekking starting point by private vehicle
- Jomsom to Pokhara by flight with airport departure tax
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment paid
- Twin/double shearing ccommodation in the mountain during the trekking
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner's sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps - if necessary.
- Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
- All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Meals during the traveling time
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
- Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
- The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
Difficulties rating of Pokhara Jomsom Trekking
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carring a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shakey so we recommend to use walking poles to feel more safe. Normally, maximum altitude of the trek is 3800m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks.
Safe drinking water on Pokhara Jomsom Trekking
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Pokhara Jomsom Trekking
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekkers.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left any thing anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anythings outside at night.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Pokhara Jomsom Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Pokhara Jomsom Trek
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
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- Free Cancellation
- No Down payment
- No Deposit
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