Jomsom

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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[edit]

By plane[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Jomson is a compact little town.

See[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

See Eat

Sleep[edit]

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

  • Hotel Airport-Inn. nice hotel
  • Hotel Alka Marco PoloJomsom (Opposite of Airport),  00977-9849202086. Check-in: 5AM, check-out: 9PM. Established in 1972. Has internet.
  • The Dancing Yak Lodge. A fun little place near the airport. Great momos. Go for it!
  • Hotel Dreamland.
  • Hotel Himalayan-Inn.
  • Hotel Holiday Home.
  • Krishnu Guest Housebangalore. Check-in: 01052009, check-out: 01052009. tarif
  • Hotel Laligurans.
  • Hotel Majesty. Basically Indians guest stay here.
  • Hotel Mona Lisa.
  • Moonlight Guesthouse. If you wish to charter Helicopter contact this hotel.
  • Hotel Mountain Breeze.
  • Hotel Mountain view.
  • Neeru Guest House (Opposite to Alka Marcopolo). Mrs. Soni will serve nice food
  • Hotel Nilgiri View.
  • OM's Home +977 69-440042. Very comfortable hotel. Very good restaurant with a perfect view to Nilgiri. Superb staff and you often will meet interesting people staying for short or some times even longer terms.
  • Hotel Snowland.
  • Hotel Tilicho (30 sec away from airport),  +977 69-440004. Hygienic and clean rooms with an amazing view of mountains and airport. Serves delicious food of your choice along with free WI-FI affordable.
  • Hotel Trekkers-InnNear Jomsom Airport +977 69-440146. Just a minute walk from Jomsom Airport. Hotel Trekkers Inn provide the best customer service, delicious food, luxury room at the most competitive price. Providing customers with additional services like airlines ticketing,Money Exchange and trekking guides. NRP 350.
  • Hotel Xanadujomsom (near the airport),  +977 69-440060. Check-in: 5AM, check-out: 9PM. one of the best hotel in jomsom. where people enjoy the food. Mr. Chandra Mohan Gauchan is owner who also is staff G.S.A. of Agni Air. 100-500.

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

  • Annapurna Guesthouse.
  • Thak-Khola Lodge. Apparently Jimmy Hendrix once stayed here.

Hotel Paradise : with Wi-fi internet connection.

  • Oms Home JomsomJomsom, Marpha, Puthan +977-069-440042, e-mail: . City Reservation Office Tilicho Home, G.P.O.Box 20587 Tridevi Marg, opposite Sanchaya Kosh Bhawan Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 4420592 Fax: 4437183 Email: info@omshomejomsom.com Website: www.hotelomshome.com, www.omshomejomsom.com Jomsom Address Jomsom, Marpha, Puthan Tel: 069-440042 Fax: 069-440051

Go next[edit]

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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