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May 22, 2014 B+Michael, USA
Thank you for your trekking service in Nepal. Our guide Mingmar Sherpa was outstanding! He took good care of us from Monday evening (when we landed late to Lukla)... Read More
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Annapurna Jomsom trekking is very much popular for trekkers who want to cross high pass and enjoy scenery of Himalayas Within short timeframe, Trek starts from Kathmandu with 5/6 hrs of Scenic drive to besisahar.
This is a magnificent trek, covering two different river valleys. It encircles the Annapurna Massif, crossing Thorong La [5416 m.] the highest pass on this trek. The trek begins at Besisahar in the Marsyangdi river valley after a drive of about six hours from Kathmandu. Along the trek, the beautiful mountain scenery and fascinating village life will keep you enthralled, day after day. A moderate to challenging trek which sometime requires climbing up and down the steep mountain path. Annapurna Jomsom trekking, considered one of the best trekking/hiking trails in the world, is the classic long distance trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek is one of contrasts between the green, terraced farmland of the Marshyangdi valley and the semi-arid environs of Lower Mustang. The two areas are separated by the Thorong La Pass (5416m), which we must cross on a long day, to reach the sacred site of Muktinath. The temple complex is a pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists and when seen from here the sunrise on Dhaulagiri is particularly striking. After Thorong- la pass (5,416m), the Trek descends to popular Muktinath temple and ends at Jomsom following Kagbeni. From Jomsom we will fly to Pokhara. With Mountain Hiking & Trekking , you can expect the very best service and specialist knowledge on your Annapurna jomsom trekking. All our Annapurna Jomsom trekking are led by experienced Local Sherpa guides, most of who have minimum 10 years experience.We provide you clean & comfortable room in best selected mountain Lodge for good night sleep in our Annapurna jomsom trek. Hygienic & High quality meal, hot drinks will be provided in our Annapurna Jomsom trekking. For your assurance and safety we provide you medical kit bag for trekking as well as free emergency helicopter rescue service on time. All your trekking gears will carry by our strong porter. We highly recommend you to just carry your small day bag with Camera & necessary items during trekking day. We have been organizing this trek for 20 years. So, Our Annapurna Jomsom Trek itineraries are carefully designed to ensure you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortable thereby enjoying the trekking experience to the full.
Type of Trip: Private group Departures & Group joins departures Meals during Trip: Breakfast in Cities & all meals during Trekking
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). B/B
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar by tourist bus (830meters). 6 hours.B/L/D
Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar. It is about 185km from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 03: Drive to Syange and trek to Chamje (1400meters). 5 hours B/L/D
The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070meters from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. Crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160meters). 5 hours. B/L/D
Our day begins with the rocky trail following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675meters, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890 meters. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 meters the typical flat roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2630meters). 5 hours. B/L/D
The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360 meters, then continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590meters. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3300 meters) 5 hours.B/L/D
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540 meters). 5 hours.B/L/D
Today we continue through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyangdi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Hongde, with its airstrip, at 3325meters which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji, the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Bryanga at 3475meters to nearby Manang at 3540meters. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 08: Acclimatization day at Manang village.B/LD
Today we spend a day acclimatizing in Manang. The whole day we spend doing some fine day walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000 meters) 5 hours.B/LD
Today we leave Manang, & the trail makes an ascent of nearly 500meters to the Yak Kharka. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyangi Valley. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 meters, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 meters) 5 hours.B/L/D
After asending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310meters we then climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450meters where we have recently found some good Guesthouses built. Our overnight stay will be there. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3800 meters) via Thorung La pass (5416 meters) 8 hours. B/L/D
Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at 4 am to reach the pass by 9-10 am otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416 meters we can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. We start to climb steeply that is regularly used and easy to follow. However, the problem may arise due to the altitude and snow. It often causes terrible problems to cross the pass if it is covered by heavy snow. About four hours climb up to the pass marked by the chortens & prayer flags. As you reach the top, you are rewarded by the magnificent view from the top with another 4 hours trek will take to the holy town of Muktinath.
Muktinath means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2720meters) 5 hours.B/L/D
Today we follow the trail down to the Eklebhatti, and then follow the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom. Jomsom is large town with many facilities, it is also headquarter and official town for whole Mustang district where all the government office are available for local people in Mustang. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 13: Morning flight to Pokhara.B/L/D
Today 35 minutes morning flight takes us to Pokhara from Jomsom. Once we arrived at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have a sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum. Overnight back at hotel.
Day 14: drive back to Kathmandu (1345meters).B/L
Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Transfer to international airport for your final departure. B/B
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal
B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Nepal Jomsom Trekking Special price ( Gap Trekking guide & porters service )
1 pax US$ 1399 per person USD 699 per person 2-6 Pax US$ 1299 per person cost includes : guide & porters 7-12 pax US$ 1090 per person Trekking permit,flight ticket from pokhara 13-16 pax US$ 899 per person to kathamandu, accommodation in trek Narmal lodge guest house
Price includes following services:
KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car/Van/ Hiace
Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Kathmandu at standard hotel
Total 2 Nights DELUXE Accommodations on B/B Plan Twin Sharing in Pokhara at standard hotel
One WAY( KATHMANDU-BESISAHAR) by Private Comfortable CAR/VAN/HIACE
One WAY(POKHARA- KATHMANDU) Flight fare for Guests with all taxes
One WAY(JOMSOM-POKHARA) Flight fare for Guests & Guide with all taxes
English Speaking experienced Sherpa Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
Porter (1 porter Between 2 Person basis, Max 30 KGS per Porter) for Whole Trek
Annapurna Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner- Self Lodges Menu Choice) as per above Itinerary
Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations in Twin Sharing during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
Round Trip(Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) By Tourist Bus for Guide
Half day sightseeing in Pokhara ( Devi’s fall, Gupteshower cave, Mahendra cave, White River George, Temples: Bindyabasini Temple, Barahi Temple & Boating at Fewa Lake(1hr)by guide,CAR/VAN( 3 hrs program in Total)
All entrance fees during all tours places as per itinerary in Pokhara city tours
Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa (US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days. you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara - keep $ 5 to 10 for per meal in Tourist Restaurant
Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages, deserts Etc in Trek
Tips for Guide & Porter( expected)
Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our contro
Note of above Itinerary:
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 15 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.