Jomsom at an altitude of 2800m, is more correctly known as Dzongsam or New Fort. It spreads over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki. The towering peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form an attractive backdrop. Being the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local inhabitants of the region, known as the Thakalis. It has a wireless station, a police station, a bank, a hospital and a veterinary hospital. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is an airfield, from where flights operate regularly. However, due to the strong winds that buffet the area in the afternoons, the airfield is functional only in the forenoon.
The views from Jomsom are enchanting as the Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) ranges reflect the golden rays of the rising and setting sun. 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. Life here is a balance of hard work, and ancient culture. Many visitors find their most lasting impression of Nepal comes not from the ancient temples in the urban valleys but from visits to places like Jomsom and its exhilarating spiritual environment. Jomsom area is not only the most popular trekking destination in Nepal but also the gateway to Upper Mustang - "Kingdom" within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Jomsom is also the gateway to The Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Buddhists and Hindus. This area is also famous for its delicious apples.
Day 1: Arrival Jomsom and short walk to Markhu
Day 2: Jomsom – visit Muktinath – Jomsom
Day 3: Departure
- Trip Code: ATT – JOM – 04
- Trip Grade:
- Activity: Sightseeing
- Total Duration: 2 Nights / 3 Days
- Best Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer
- Transportation: Transport (Fly)
- Highest Altitude: 2713m.
- Group Size: 1 +
- Start From: Jomsom
- Ends In: Jomsom
- Super Deluxe: $290.00
- Deluxe: $265.00
- Super Standard: $255.00