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SHORT TREK : CULTURAL TREK
 
 
Jomsom Cultural Trek : 07 Days

It is an easier trek. One of the most significant features of this trek is that it can be done through out the year as it falls under rain shadow area. The route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some magnificent views of the northern flanks. The entire route remains below 4000 meters but the trek is purely stimulating. This is a remarkable trek where you can explore the Buddhist and Hindu culture as well. To mention about some attractions of this trek are that there are spectacular mountain views, deepest gorge in the world and Jomsom is known as arid valley stunning you to praise it.

 
Facts of the Trek
Duration: 07 Days
Trek type: Tea House
Max Altitude: 2300 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Flight
Grade: Moderate
 
Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 02: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2713 m.) and trek Jomsom to Kagbeni (2895 m.) for about three hours. An early morning transfer to Airport, fly to Jomsom. . This is one of the world's exciting flight to see Mountain closely through plane, Annapurna One 8091 Meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 Meters, Fishtail 6997 Meter, and other numerous peaks.You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. En route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki river.

Day 03: Trek from Kagbeni to Tukuche (2550m.) and it takes about five hours. You trek along the bank of Kali Gandaki for two hours until you reach Jomsom. This is headquarters of Mustang district. From Jomsom, you can enjoy the splendid views of Tukuche peak, Nilgiri and many others. To reach Marpha from here, you trek along leveled path for one hour. Marpha is famous for its distillery and apple orchard. This is a pretty Thakali village. Leaving Marpha, you begin your journey to Tukuche trekking along flat leveled path at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Tukuche, a beautiful Thakali village is well known for its monastery, panoramic view of Dhaulagiri over 8000 m, you can meet people coming from Dhaulagiri round trek and Danish Bakery and there are excellent lodges for the guests offering services of standard quality.

Day 04: Trek from Tukuche to Kalopani (2500m.) which takes about five and half hours. After trekking along rocky trail with some bushes at some point at the bank of Kali Gandaki for nearly two hours you reach Larjung. This is the view point for Dhaulagiri glacier, Tukuche peak, Dhaulgiri I and many others. You find apple orchard in and around Larjung. After trekking along flat leveled path you crossi a suspension bridge and passing jungle you reach Kokkethanti where you can enjoy lunch. There are good lodges lying at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. Finally you have to trek along flat leveled path passing few villages, lodges, crossing a suspension bridge to reach Kalopani. This is a magnificent village surrounded by verdant forest from where you can have closer view of Annapurna I. 

Day 05: Trek from Kalopani to Jomsom (2713 m.) and it takes about six hours. While trekking along the bank of Kali Gandaki river, you will be mesmerized by the views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. This day you pass through jungle, villages, rocky trail from place to place. To reach Jomsom from Tukuche, you trek along flat trail at the bank of Kali Gandaki river. While trekking, you pass Tibetan refugee camp situated near Marpha, apple orchard, distillery, Agriculture Development farm and beautiful hills.

Day 06: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

Day 07: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus, which takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and  Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

 
Services Included
National Park entry permit, Trekking permit, transportation to and fro, Accommodation in lodges during the trek, Food: three meals a day, A guide & required number of porter(s), Essential equipment.
 
Services Excluded

Personal expenses, Insurance, Tips, Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.

 
Please contact us for the detailed itineraries for the short treks:
Chisapani - Nagarkot- Dhulikhel Trek   Chisapani - Nagarkot Trek
Duration : 04 Days   Duration : 03 Days
     
Cultural Trek to Annapurna   Cultural Trek to Jomsom
Duration :05 Days   Duration : 07 Days
     
Ganga - Jamuna Trek   Nagarkot- Dhulikhel Trek
Duration : 06 Days   Duration : 03 Days
     
Nagarkot - Changu Narayan Trek   Namobuddha _ Phulchowki Trek
Duration : 02 Days   Duration : 06 Days
     
Shiva Puri - Nagarkot Trek   More short treks in Nepal
Duration : 04 Days   Your short trek can be organized with combination of different trek routes as well.
 
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