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