Jomsom Lower Mustang Trek

Duration: 15 Days

Months: June- September

Tour Grade: Moderate

The Kali Gandaki Valley

Often referred as the Apple Pie trek, is probably the most popular trek in Nepal. This trek requires ten days, possible to fly in and out of Jomsom and spend a few days exploring this region, with due respect to altitude, of course.

Technically speaking, the Kali Gandaki gorge is the deepest in the world, flanked by Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft) and Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft). Long before it assumed cult status as a popular trekking trail, the Kali Gandaki river valley was an important trade and pilgrimage route.

Jingling mule trains carrying loads of wool and salt down from Tibet bear witness to this old tradition, as do barefoot Hindu sadhus en route to the ancient power center of Muktinath.

Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu; evening walking tour of old Kathmandu

Day 2 – Morning tour of Pashupati and Boudha; afternoon fly to Pokhara

Day 3 – Fly Pokhara – Jomsom; trek to Kagbeni
Day 4 – Trek to Jharkot; afternoon trip to Muktinath
Day 5 – Trek to Marpha
Day 6 – Trek to Ghasa
Day 7 – Trek to Tatopani (Hot Springs)
Day 8 – Trek to Ghorepani
Day 9 – Early morning hike to Poon Hill; view sunrise over the Annapurnas; trek to Tadapani
Day 10 – Trek to Ghandruk
Day 11 – Trek to Dhampus, Pothana
Day 12 – Trek to Phedi; drive back to Pokhara
Day 13 – Drive back to Kathmandu; afternoon at leisure
Day 14 – Morning tour of Swayambhu and Patan; afternoon tour of Bhaktapur
Day 15 – Depart for onward destination

  • Spectacular views of the Nilgiri,   Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges
  • Phenomenal diversity of   topography, flora & fauna, people   and culture
  • Shrine sacred to Hindu and   Buddhist pilgrims, Muktinath
  • 9 nights lodges, full board
  • Grade 3
  • 10 days moderate trekking in the trans Himalaya / Middle hills (max elevation 3,194m/10,480ft)
  • 15 days in Nepal
  • 5 nights hotel, breakfast
  • 9 nights lodges, full board
  • US$ 1210 (2-6 persons)
  • US$ 1110 (7-12 persons)
  • US$ 200 single supplement
  • US$ 214 internal airfare

Cost Info

Grade: Moderate | 7 Days

Tour Reviews Write Some Reviews

Scott Berkson, United States of America

“During a month long trip to Nepal in 2004 I wanted to take a 10-day trek through the Himalayas. In searching all of the expedition companies in Kathmandu I found Karma Lama. With a name of “Karma Lama” as my guide I knew I would be in good hands. For 10-days Karma guided me on the Jomsom trek. Every village we passed through we were met by locals who not only knew Karma but liked him even more as I noticed the fun Karma had with the locals during the Holi festival. We were welcomed into every guesthouse with open arms, not just being a foreigner who would spend money, but as friends. Karma’s years of expertise of the terrain, weather conditions, village contacts and little secrets along the journey are evident. If you are in search of Himalayan small village culture or scenery for great photography Karma will there to meet your request. On our 10-days together I found out that I not only had a trustworthy guide but I made a friend for life.”

Mar 24, 2014