Pokhara Trekking - 14 Days
The Jomsom trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. The 6 day trek to Jomsom is essentially the last third of the Annapurna circuit. The trip starts just north of the city of Pokhara and winds through the Poon Hill area and then passes the Dhalagiri icefall giving you a prime view of all the mountains. After reaching Jomsom the trek heads up to Muktinath, an important pilgrimage place for Buddhists and Hindu's which lies on the Tibetan plateau. This area gives you a look at the high and dry landscape that is the entire Tibetan plateau. The trek ends with a plane ride from Jomsom to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. This is one of the lower elevation treks that we offer rising to only 3800 m.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & transferto Hotel.
Day 02: Full day Guided tour in Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Nayapool (1070m) Via Pokhara. Trek to Birethanti (1080m). Early in the morning the trip takes about 6-8 hours for the 235k from Kathmandu and short trek for the day till Birethanti of 30-45 minutes walk. This first day of the trek we take a packed lunch for the group and stop at Mugling or Dumre for the first break.
Day 04: Birethanti to Ulleri (2080m).
The trail follows the main street of Birethanty then on through bamboo forests and past a waterfall and swimming hole. We follow the Bhurundi Khola on the north bank until we reach Baajgara next is Sudami then up through a valley. We pass several Tea Houses on the way and finally arrive at Ulleri.
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2874m).
Today we climb a steep staircase as we climb the tops of Annapurna South 7273 metres and Himchuli begin to emerge from behind the hills. We then enter thick forests as we climb to Banthanti a settlement of tea houses in a forest clearing 2250 metres up. From Banthanti we trek for another two hours to reach Gorepani.
Day 06: Ghorepani Poon Hill to Tatopani (1190m).
We rise early in the morning for a short excursion to Poon Hill of 3193 meters. It is about one hours climb. From this vantage point you can see a spectacular panorama of Dhauagiri (8,167m), Tuckche (6,920m), Nilgiri (6,839m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) and Glacier Dome (7,202m) after viewing this unique scene of the high Himalaya we descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we then begin a long descent croons a river and camp at Tatopani and we can bathe in the hot springs.
Day 07: Tatopani rest day
Day 08: Tatopani to Ghasa (2084m)
The gorge Kali Gandaki rises 4 miles above us to the summits of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and the vegetation becomes sparse with the dry climate. A short climb after lunch brings us to Ghasa where we camp.
Day 09: Ghasa to Kalopani (2530m)
Gradual climbing through pine forests with views of Tukche Peak, Dhalagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas. We camp in Thakli village of Kalopani.
Day 10: Kalopani to Jomsom (2713m)
Easy walking to a long lunch stop in beautiful Thakali village in Tuckche. We visit a Gompa and stop to try apple juice brandy a local concoction. Level walking from now on to Jomsom and our final camp.
Day 11: By Plane: Jomsom to Pokhara.
Take the morning flight to Pokhara which leaves us time to
explore Pokhara town for the remainder of the day.
Day 12: Transfer Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities.
Day 14: Drive to airport/departure or stay as your time permits.
Cost: Please contact us.
Minimum Group size: 2
Season: March to November
Departure date: as per your convenience.
- Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
- All entrance fees
- All necessary transportations
- Airport pick up/drops
- Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
- 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 1 night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
- Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
- First aid kits
- All government taxes and official charges.
- Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
- Road transport/ one way flight as well.
- Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).
In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.
- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
- Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
- Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
- Personal equipments and personal expenses.
- Tips (usually people can keep US $2/day in total for tips and donation which is good amount)
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