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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]

Map of Jomsom
Jomsom Airport
  • 1 Jomsom Airport (JMO IATA). Has daily flight connections to Pokhara although cloud cover at Pokhara or Jomson and high winds particularly at Jomson might cause delays or cancellations. Airlines covering the area include Tara Airlines & Nepal Airlines. Jomsom Airport (Q1431605) on Wikidata Jomsom Airport on Wikipedia

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.


Jomsom is a beautiful small town, at an altitude of 2,800 meters, in the Kaligandaki River Valley, nestled in the lap of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Nilgiri. Tibetan culture and beautiful landscapes are featured here.


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 its terminus.


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 fossilized saligrams that are found in this area attesting to the fact that this was the sea bottom once!


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


See Eat


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

  • Jomsom Mountain Resort, P.O. Box: 3488 Nagpokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal (20 Minutes of walk form the airport), +977 69 4110394, +977 69 4419690, +977 69 2004262, .
  • Hotel Airport-Inn. nice hotel
  • Hotel Alka Marco Polo, Jomsom (Opposite of Airport), +977 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 House. 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-Inn, Near 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 Xanadu, jomsom (near the airport), +977 69-440060. Check-in: 5AM, check-out: 9PM. 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 Jomsom, Jomsom, Marpha, Puthan, +977 69 440042, . City Reservation Office Tilicho Home, G.P.O.Box 20587 Tridevi Marg, opposite Sanchaya Kosh Bhawan Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: 4420592 Fax: 4437183 Email: Website:, 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 its combination of Earth, water and Fire is a days walk or about an hour by jeep away.

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