Jomsom

Description Of Jomsom

Jomsom (Nepali: जोमसोम), also known as Dzong-Sampa or New Fort, is the centre of Gharpajhong Gaunpalika and former independent village development committee at an altitude of about 2,700 m in Mustang District, Nepal. It extends over both the banks of the Kali Gandaki River. Along the banks of Kali Gandaki river, black rocks or stones called shaligram in the Hindu culture can be found, which locals see as the form of God Vishnu. This type of stone is only found in this Kali Gandaki River but people are unknown about it so, it is holy to the Hindus. The soaring peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri form a backdrop. As the district headquarters, it is primarily an administrative and commercial center with government officials and merchants rubbing shoulders with the local residents of the region, known as Thakalis. A company of the Nepalese Army is stationed here. Nearby is Jomsom Airport from where there are regular flights.


Kathmandu to Jomsom

Kathmandu to Jomsom is about 360 kilometer in road distance and 157 kilometer from Pokhara. Jomsom is situated at 2,743 miter place of Lower Mustang and entrance of Upper Mustang and ending point of Annapurna circuit trekking. The famous Hindu and Buddhist temple Muktinath is just 25 kilometer from Jomsom. Locality of Thakali peoples who are ethnical group of Nepal and are very good in hospitality. Peoples can choose many ways to reach Jomsom either from Pokhara or direct from Kathmandu. The Jomsom village at bank of Kaligandaki River. One small mountain airport is in side of Jomsom. Stunning views of Nilgiri Himalayan range and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range are clearly seen in clear weather. The valley is normally windy at day time. Here might get snow fall during winter season (December, January and February).

How to reach to Jomsom?

Comfortable way to reach Jomsom by short duration flight: There is every morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and return. It is only 15 minutes flight with tiny aircraft. It is one of the remote area flights if Nepal and weather conditions is really depend on flight. From Kathmandu, one can reach to Pokhara with road transport or by fight to catch next day morning flight to Jomsom. Jomsom Airport with the views of Nilgiri Himalayan range Jomsom airport is in the altitude of 2,742 meter.

Private jeep drive from Kathmandu or from Pokhara

Road to Jomsom from Kathmandu is about 360 kilometer and about 157 kilometer from Pokhara. After beni, entire road up to Jomsom is rough and 4wheel jeep drive is require to reach Jomsom. Pokhara to Jomsom road leads to Muktinath and Upper Mustang till Nepal Tibet boarder Korola. Private jeep takes a whole day drive from Pokhara to Jomsom one way, from Kathmandu one night two days only one way. There are no any shared jeep facility drives to Jomsom either from Kathmandu or from Pokhara. Direct local bus from Kathmandu or from Pokhara to Jomsom: Local bus service to Jomsom from Kathmandu is started. There is daily local bus from Gongabu bus station Kathmandu. It is night bus starts between 2 to 3 pm. Bus fair is 1,600 Nepali rupees if you buy it direct from ticket counter. Next day morning at around 8 to 9 am, you will reach at Jomsom. Daily local bus service from Pokhara to Jomsom is also in operation. It leaves at morning time at around 7:30 am and reach Jomsom at evening. Bus ticket cost one thousand Nepali rupees if you buy it direct from ticket counter.