The Ghorepani & Jomsom Trek begins in Pokhara and follows a fascinating trail across the lower Annapurna region and Mustang.
The trek begins the day after you arrive in Pokhara. A taxi will take you to Nayapul from Pokhara. Once you get on the dirt road heading down to the village and suspension bridge the trail is pretty straight forward. You’ll cross another bridge to Birethanti, check in at a check post and walk along a trail that follows the river. Next morning you drop sharply down to the river, cross one more suspension bridge (you’ll come across several on this trek) and start the long climb up to Ulleri, Banthanti and then walk through a rhododendron forest before reaching Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the views keep getting better and there is no backtracking . After a good night’s sleep in Ghorepani, a morning ascent will take you to Poon Hill, one of the most popular places in the entire Annapurna region. From Poon Hill you can see the sun come up over the remarkable mountains – which is breathtaking in every way!
From Ghorepani you’ll walk along a long ridge through rhododendron forests, impressive river gorges and a winding stone staircase before stopping at Tatopani. The trail will then become steeper because it passes through deep gorges and winding stone steps, and the landscape around you gradually changes as you enter Mustang. Progress and road construction is on its way in Mustang and soon there’ll be no ‘old’ Mustang, but just another commercial attraction where lazy people will be able to drive to.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
We drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) about 6 hours and catch the taxi to Nayapul for 2 hours and overnight stay in Tikhedunga
Today we head to Ghorepani from Tikhe Dhunga, passing through Ulleri and Nange Thati. The trail passes through pastures, cultivated fields and Rhododendron forests. We camp in Ghorepani.
One of the most popular places in the Annapurna Region is the Poon Hill (3153m) at Ghorepani. The small flat top of this hill is worth climbing as the view from the top is incomparable. The Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and Dhaulagiri are majestic mountains that can be best seen from only a few places and Poon Hill is one such place. From Ghorepani we descend through Chitre, Shikha and Ghara crossing the Kali Gandaki river and reach Tatopani.
Our trek becomes steeper today as we pass through the deepest gorges at Dana, stopping in between at Rupse Chhahra. Then we continue walking up to Ghasa from where the trail climbs steadily to Lete.
after spending a night in the beautiful village of Lete we head to the famous Thakali village of Marpha.
From Marpha we head north and walk for about three hours until we reach the Tibetan village of Kagbeni.
Today we trek to the holy Muktinath temple which is a pilgrimage site for both the Hindu and Buddhists. After spending some time in Muktinath we hike back to Kagbeni.
Jomsom is a three hour hike from Kagbeni. The town of Jomsom boasts of an airport, the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) office and a museum worth visiting.
After breakfast, we take a flight from the Jomsom Airport to Pokhara from where we are transferred to a Hotel. O/N in the Hotel
Option: if you are happy to catch local bus Jomsom to Pokhara about 12 hours, this is also possible but the road is off road and lots of dusty.
Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
Nepal has four climatic seasons
While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
If you’d prefer to share this Peace Nepal holiday trip with your own group of friends, we’ve got good news, it’s also available as a Private Adventure!, Our Private Adventure specialists are on hand to give you a quote or talk through some different options.
In 2005 I had the honor assisting to build a primary school in Pakuwal Tulo Parsel Nepal, together with a friend and on behalf of the Lions Club Schoorl. Tulo Parsel is the home ground of Nir Bahadur Lama, managing director of Peace Nepal Treks. During the building time I was in close contact with him, and still we are.…