Annapurna Jomsom Trek by The Great Adventure Treks takes you to some of the most wonderful locations of the Annapurna region including places like Poon Hill, Jomsom, and the holy temple of Muktinath.
Not only are these places blesses with some of the most staggering views of the mountains, but they are also some of the best places in this region to get to know the culturally and historically rich region of Annapurna.
Many beautiful villages you will go to in the Jomsom Annapurna trek lie beautifully along hills that give you gorgeous views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre.
This trek starts after a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will take the route taken by trekkers to Poon Hill or Annapurna Base Camp up to Ghorepani. You will enjoy the views of many mountains from the hill station of Poon Hill.
From Poon Hill, you will go to various villages like Ghasa, Marpha, and Kagbeni before eventually reaching the highest point in your trek i.e. Muktinath temple.
Your trek to the village of Marpha gives you a chance to catch some of the freshest and the tastiest juices and brandy in Nepal. In Muktinath, you can explore the Hindu as well as Buddhist culture and get to know the various legends about this temple.
You will trek to Jomsom from Muktinath before heading out to Pokhara on a scenic flight that gives you a birds’ eye view of the Annapurna range.
Annapurna Jomsom trek by The Great Adventure Treks is perfect for all trekkers looking to enjoy the views of some gorgeous landscapes of the Annapurna region, learning the local culture of various villages along the way, and trekking through flora and fauna rich Annapurna Sanctuary.
Main Attractions of the Annapurna Jomsom Trek
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
- Enjoy the beautiful lakes of Pokhara.
- Trek to picturesque villages like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Kagbeni amidst others.
- Trek through rhododendron and orchid forests of Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
- Catch sights of rare animals like snow leopards, musk deer, Himalayan Tahr etc in ACAP.
- Visit Muktinath, which has panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna region.
- Mesmeric sunrise amidst mountains from Poon Hill.
- Visit the world’s deepest gorge- Kali Gandaki gorge.
Best Time for Annapurna Jomsom Trek
Autumn (September, October, and November) and Spring (March, April, and May) are the best seasons for completing the Annapurna Jomsom trek.
Unsurprisingly, most people also complete the Annapurna Jomsom trek in these seasons. Clear mornings of these seasons allow for some of the most splendid views of mountains. Further, it doesn’t get hot while trekking in these seasons. The rainfall is also low which means the trekking trails are dry.
Winter (December, January, February) is also a good time to complete the Annapurna Jomsom trek. The maximum altitude you will go to during this trek is 3800 meters in Muktinath. So the weather is not that cold.
Similarly, with appropriate gear and planning, you can complete the Annapurna Circuit Trek in the summer season (June, July, August) as well.
Annapurna Jomsom Trek Difficulty
Annapurna Jomsom trek lasts 14 days long. However, much of the trek lies at an altitude below 3000 meters. Only when you get to Muktinath will you cross the altitude of 3000 meters.
The altitude gains during this trek are also quite low. So adjusting to the altitude will not be much of a problem.
However, you will encounter plenty of uphills and downhills along the way. Trekking in mountainous means that sometimes the trail might be a steep ascent as well as some steep descents.
So the Annapurna Jomsom trek is moderately difficult. This means that preparation of 2-3 months before embarking upon this trek will make it really easy for you to complete this trek relatively easily.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara(820m) 6 – 7 hrs
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1520m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m). 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 06: Morning hike to Pun Hill (3210m) continue to Tatopani (Hot Spring) (1100m.) 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ghasa( 2010m) 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Marpha (2670m) 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Kagbeni. (2810m) 4 – 5 hrs. via jomsom (2720m)
Day 10: Trek to Muktinath (3800m). 4 – 5 hours.
Day 11: Trek back to Jomsom. 3 – 4 hrs.
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara (820m)
Day 13: Drive to kathmandu
Day 14: International Departure.