Jomsom

Jomsom

Jomsom is a village in the Annapurna mountains of Nepal. It is the capital of the Mustang district of the Dhawalagiri (Dhaulagiri) zone of Nepal.

The town is a popular starting/ending point for treks along the Kali Gandaki River valley as well as up to Muktinath on the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek. Both the treks can be done as part of the Annapurna Circuit.

Get in

By plane

Jomsom Airport

Jomson has daily flight connections with Pokhara although cloud cover at Pokhara or Jomson and high winds particularly at Jomson might cause delays or cancelations. Airlines covering the area include: Tara Airlines, Nepal Airlines and Agni Air

By jeep

Jomsom now has a tenuous road connection with Beni and onwards to Pokhara. The road is prone to landslides and flooding particularly during the monsoon.

On foot

With the new road from Beni Jomson Has now become the terminus of the Annapurna circuit and a large number of trekkers come from Manang via the Thorung-La

Get around

Jomson is a compact little town.

See

Jomsom beautiful small town situated at 2800 m at Kaligandaki River Valley and lap of Mt Dhaulagiri and mt nilgri.Tibetan culture and beautiful landscapes iots feature

Do

Jomson has few attractions of its own but is a gateway for treks to Muktinath and Lo-Mantang as well as a common end point for treks from Manang. Jomson used to be the half way point on the Annapurna circuit but with the road construction it has now effectively become it's terminus.

Buy

There are a number of shops selling handicrafts as well as all the items trekkers normally would want from chocolate bars to trekking poles. One of the more unusual items commonly for sale are fossilised saligrams that are found in this area attesting to the fact that this was the sea bottom once!

Eat

All hotels have attached restaurants with remarkably comprehensive menus and as the food tends to subsidise the room cost you are expected to eat in your hotel or they will increase the room rate!

Drink

See Eat

Sleep

The following hotels are all on the tourist strip near the airport.

Opposite the second suspension bridge when you are going from the airport towards Muktinath are two more possibilities for accommodation.

Hotel Paradise : with Wi-fi internet connection.

Go next

The temple complex of Muktinath sacred to both Buddhist and Hindus for it's combination of Earth, water and Fire is a days walk or about an hour by jeep away.

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