located at an altitude of 2800m in Mustang District in Nepal. It extends
over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali
Gandaki river people collect Saligram rocks holy to the Hindus. The
soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district
headquarters, Jomsom is primarily an administrative and commercial
center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with
the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis. Nearby is Jomsom
Airport from where there are regular flights.
A trail passes through the Lower Mustang region of Nepal, ending at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan influenced village filled with prayer wheels and a Buddhist monastery. The walking trail follows the Kali Gandaki River which forms the deepest ravine in the world; on one side lies the Annapurna mountain range and on the other side is Dhaulagiri. Between the two ranges, there are views of 8 of the 20 highest mountains in the world. The Kali Gandaki is a quarter of a mile wide river bed; during the winter the river will be dry, but during the summer and monsoon it fills with rain water and melting snow. The scenery of the trail ranges from forests of brilliant red rhododendrons to rocky cliffs and desert. The culture along the track is a rich mixture of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism. The trail's highest point is Muktinath at 3800 m, a holy site of temples sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus for centuries.
Jomsom trek is very popular trek in 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. Most of travel and Trekking companies from Kathmandu and Pokhara offering different packages for Jomsom.
How to go Jomsom?
By jeep / Cost of 4WD Jeep
Muktinath by Jeep, Hire 4wd mahindra scorpio jeep to go Muktinath. Price is 20000 ( 20 thousands) Indian rupees or 320 US$ for Pokhara to Jomsom Muktinath and back to Pokhara.
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