Nepal Gov. Reg. No.: 52988/064/065

Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking


Jomsom Kali Gandaki trekking is the part of Annapurna region. Kali Gandaki trekking is said to be little easier in comparison to other treks. The peculiar characteristic of Kali Gandaki trek is that you can trek here through out the year. The route takes you to the other side of the main Himalaya range and it offers splendid views of northern flanks. The entire route remains below 4000m. However, it keeps on stimulating you through out the trekking. You can explore and learn many more things about Buddhist and Hindu culture. Spectacular mountain views, deepest gorge of the world and Jomsom are some of the major attraction of Annapurna region. You can’t stop yourself praising it. We also visit Muktinath which is a famous pilgrimage place for Hindus. You will see one hundred and eight stone taps and temples.

Trekking Styles in Annapurna region and Jomsom Kali Gandaki

Most of the trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well serviced by Teahouse for most of their length. This is particularly true for the most popular treks the Jomsom trek, the Annapurna circuit , Annapurna circuit Jomsom Trek, the Annapurna sanctuary and Ghorepani, the short trek Ghorepani throughout Ghandruk and Annapurna Base camp Trek.

The treks in less developed areas, particularly the Dhaulagiri circuit and the treks start of Lamjung, definitely require trekkers to be self sufficient in food and shelter.

Major Attractions of Annapurna region and Jomsom Kali Gandaki

The most prominent ethic in the groups in the Annapurna region is the Gurungs, Thakali, and Mangngba. The Gurungs are the most widely distributed being found from the hills of Gorkha district to as Far West as Palpa. The Thakali come from the upper Kali Gandaki Valley around Jomsom where their traditional forming has been supplement by trade and, in particular, hotel and restaurant business.

When to visit in Annapurna region and Jomsom Kali Gandaki?

The best times for trekking in Annapurna region are the main seasons of spring (February to late April ) and autumn (late September to late November) winter is possible, especially in Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna base camp Trek, Kali Gandki Trek, during this time, there are very few tourist on route, higher passes may have too much snow Annapurna circuit and Dhaulagiri are likely to be closed by snow at this time.

Highlight sights of Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking

Annapurna I- 8091m. Annapurna II-7937m.Annapurna III-7855m, Annapurna IV- 7525m, Annapurna South 7819m, Varaha Shikhar 7847m, Himchuli 6441m,Dhaulagiri 1- 8163m, Dhaulagiri II- 7751m, Nilgiri 6940m, Thapa Peak 6015m, Tukche Peak 6920m, Machhapuchhre 6993m, Mardi Himal 5588m. Singu Chuli 6500m, Tharpu Chuli 5663m. Gangapurna 7483m, Lamjung Himal 6931m, more

Facts of Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking:

Country Nepal
Trekking Destinatin: Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking
Trekking Starts in: Nayapul
Trekking Ends in: Jomsom
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Activities: Trekking & Walking, Cultural Tours & Sightseeing
Majors interesting: Gurung, Magar Thakali culture (natural Hot Spring)
Transportation: By tourist bus and flight
Accommodation: 3 Nights in Kathmandu, 3 Night in Pokhara, 10 Nights in trekking lodge
Trekking grade: Moderate
Max. Altitude: 3820m
Best season in Nepal: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct & Nov
Mode of Trekking: Lodge Trekking (Tea house Trekking or Camping Trekking)
Cost Start: USD 695 TO USD 819 PER PERSON
Group Size: Min 02 PAX, Max 12 PAX

Itinerary for Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking

Days Day to Day Activities
01 Arrival in kathmandu:
Upon your arrival at international airport, After the completion of Visa formalities you have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please look at your Printed Name and Our Company Signboard Annapurna Foothills Treks & Exp and follow them. Meet our representative you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu . You should clear your dues before we proceed for the trip. You are free to relax or explore around the city in the very first day.
02 Sight seeing kathmandu:
After breakfast, we visit Bodhanath, the Stupa of a Million Dew-Drops. We circumambulate the stupa with monks and devotees. then we Visit Pashupatinath , Nepal 's most sacred Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, the destroyer. We watch Hindu cremation along the banks of the Bagmati River .
After visiting Pashupatinath, we drive to Bhaktapur - the City of Devotees . There is a one big museum in Bhaktapur which is famous for temples, palaces and houses dating back several centuries. Drive back to Kathmandu . Overnight stay at hotel
03 Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) for 7 hours by tourist bus. Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 6:30AM to pick you up then leaving around 7:30AM to Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel with breakfast included tea and coffee.
04 Drive to Nayapul (1010 meters) and trek to Hile(1400 meters) for 3 hours. Ghorepani Trekking begins at Nayapul after 1 hour driving by private vehicle from Pokhara. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1015 meters), a large village that has many shops and teahouses.
From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhudhigandaki Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
05 Trek to Ghorepani (2840 meters)
Hile to Ghorepani (2855m.): A steep ascends up to Ulleri and gradually ascending up to Ghorepani takes about 7 hours. You will walk whole day through dense forest of Rhododendron , oak trees and bamboo grooves watching beautiful rhododendron and orchid flowers. You will certainly enjoy the chipping birds and butterflies. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
06 Trekking from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189M)
Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m.) trek takes about seven and half hours. This day offers you an early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast, you trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani. After descending through the rhododendron forest, fine vistas open up we approach Chitre, with the Dhaulagiri Range straight ahead. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magar village clustered on a ridge. You continue to descend, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, we then cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from here it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name from the hot springs near the river below the village. At Tatopani, you can enjoy the Natural Hot Spring Bath. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
07 Trek to Ghasa
Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (2013m, it takes about five hours. The followed route ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana , which is surrounded by orange groves. From autumn to winter, baskets of these oranges are offered for sale to passing travelers. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. From here, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge, but the layered stone path is well-constructed and wide. When the rock cliffs end, we descend to the river before making the short climb back up to Ghasa. This is the first Thakali village we come across and the houses here are all built in the flat-roofed Tibetan style. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
08 Trek to Marpha
Trek from Ghasa to Marpha (2667m.) which takes about six and half hours. The trek ascends crossing the wide valley of Kali Gandaki for about six to seven hours. Through out the trek you will be enjoying the mighty Rhododendron trees and many ethnic villages with a sparse population of Gurung, Thakali and few Tibetans. On the way to Marpha we trek along the banks of Kali Gandaki through the Apple orchard, you can eat apples if it happens to be the fruit season. Marpha is a big village enriched with a Buddhist Monastery in between the village which has its own cultural importance. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
09 Trek to Jomsom / Kagbeni
Trek from Marpha to Jomsom (2713m.) to Kagbeni (2897m.) and it takes about five hours. You continue to follow the wide valley of the Kali Gandaki, passing through Khobang and Tukuche. Tukuche is a delightful village where narrow alleyways and houses built around enclosed courtyards attempt to provide some shelter from the winds which howl through the gorge. The wind generally picks up after about midday, but will at least be blowing at our backs as you head up to Jomsom. After passing through stone-walled orchards, a stone gate marks the entrance to Marpha. White walled houses line both sides of the narrow paved street, under which flows a cleverly made drainage system. Marpha makes a good lunch stop and the courtyards of the many lodges make ideal resting and refreshment places. The local apple brandy is especially well-known! As the trail continues towards Jomsom, the landscape becomes increasingly arid and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and grey, contrasting with the white snowcaps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. By afternoon, the stiff winds begin to blow, hastening our way to Jomsom. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
10 Trek to Moktinath
Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) which takes about 4 hours. The Trail steeply ascends for couple of hundred Meters. While gradually walking, you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages , apple Garden , Yaks Herds, Sheep Herds and so on. You can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. You can enjoy delicious lunch at Jharkot and visit Monastery believed to be built in 15 century. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village. From here you hike to Rani Pauwa (3700m.), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Now you walk for fifteen minutes to reach Muktinath Temple , where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. The people of Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath are close to the life style, culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people. Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
11 Rest day in Muktinath
12 Trek to Jomsom [2713m]
We now begin descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet . After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, we follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. En route, we sight tremendous views of both Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River , and it is here we will spend the final night of our trek. [Walk approx 3 hours] Overnight stay at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch and dinner included with Tea and Coffee.
13 Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. We then catch a further flight back to Kathmandu . overnight stay at hotel.
14 Pokhara to Kathmandu
Early morning, transfer to pokhara tourist bus station for driving back to Kathmandu and it takes around 6 hours, check in Hotel in Kathmandu , overnight stay at hotel.
15 Kathmandu city tour.
After breakfast, our city guide will come to the hotel with vehicles and then we leave hotel to visit Kathmandu Darbar Square , the house of living Goddess Kumari, the ferocious Kal Bhairab. Then we visit the 5th century Swayambunath temple with its characteristic Buddha eyes that keep a protective watch over Kathmandu Valley. Better known as the "monkey temple", pilgrims climb up the 365 steps to the temple. This climb is optional. Then we drive to the Patan Durbar Square for lunch, followed by a tour of the ancient Palace Square and temples.
At the end of the day, we even go to visit Tibetan Refugees center at Jawalakhel if time permits.
Then we return to hotel and you are free until the dinner is served. Tonight, attend a traditional Nepali dinner accompanied by a cultural program that presents glimpses of colorful Nepal. (Culture program), overnight stay at hotel.
16 Departure your destination.
Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal

Cost of Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking

Group Size 1 pax 2-4 pax 5-8 pax 9-12 pax
USD (US$) per person Inquiry 819 710 695

Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trekking, and Helicopter rescue in Trekking, Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control.

The safety and security of clients is a matter of great importance for us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional and government license holder guides and they have received adequate training from the government of Nepal. We always carry first aid kits in our trip. Out duty is to work hard for you safety and comfort, no matter where we go. Therefore, we work very honestly to provide you with Himalayan experience following willingness your. Please feel free to put forward your queries for making your trip significant and memorable.

Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking Service Includes

  1. Transportations from Airport – Hotel – Airport Car, Van, Heice and Coaster
  2. Transfer Kathamndu Pokhara – Kathmandu, by Car, Van and Heice
  3. Welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  4. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  5. English Speaking experienced Sherpa, Govt. Trained/Licensed Holder guide
  6. Porters (One porter for 2 people’s basis, Max 30 KGS per porter from Pokhara – whole Trek
  7. Personal insurance for Nepalese staffs.
  8. Transportation from Naya Pul private Vehicles to drop
  9. Full board basis during trekking, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea coffee and Bed
  10. Jomsom Pokhara Airfare and local Airport tax in Jomsom
  11. One Sherpa,(guide assistance) group size more than 4
  12. Drive from Kathmandu – Pokhara Kathmandu by tourist bus

Jomsom Kali Gandaki Trekking Service Excludes

  1. Beverages ( Coca, mineral water and beer ) Hot shower, Hitter Charged
  2. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu - keep $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurant
  3. Tips for driver and guide (mandatory)
  4. Travel insurance,
  5. Personal expenses, what are not mentioned in above services?
  6. International roundtrip Airfare
  7. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara can be managed upon your request (Click for Hotel)
  8. Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu can be arranged upon your request (Click for tour in Kathamndu)

Client Testimonials

While doing trek in the khumbu region, we will witness the different views of mountains such as Kwangde, Thamserku, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, the "horse saddle" of Kanteiga and of course the summit of Everest itself. We take a short rest for a while and it allows us little time for acclimatization. Here, you prepare yourself to explore the ascent of kalapatthar which is an altitude of 5545m. While climbing down from Lobuche, you will see some glacial moraine until the peak comes into view. Finally, you will be witnessing the north face of Mt. Everest . We return through a different route through Panboche to Lukla. We catch a flight for Kathmandu from Lukla.
micke, USA

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