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Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna.

Understand[edit]

Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna area of Nepal and a popular overnight stop for those walking the Annapurna sanctuary trek. The village is spread over a hillside that has stunning views of the Annapurnas and Machupachare. Views are particularly good in the early morning.

Electricity[edit]

Expect to pay Rs100 per hour to charge goods in most of hotels, and accordingly there won't be available any plug sockets inside rooms. Exception to this rule are the first five hotels located right before the entrance to Chomrong which have some rooms equipped with sockets.

Get in[edit]

The only way to get to Chomrong is on foot. There are no roads or air strips.

Get around[edit]

Just like getting to Chomrong the only way around is on foot.

See[edit][add listing]

The Himalaya of course. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machupacharre are all visible from here.

Do[edit][add listing]

Relax after a hard days trekking and eat chocolate cake at Chomrong Cottage.

Buy[edit][add listing]

There are a number of shops that sell trekking supplies and a dispensary that stocks various pills and potions. Next to the chautara at the first cluster of hotels is a small souvenir shop selling the usual knick knacks as well as a clean drinking water station.

Money exchange is possible in one of the hotels.

Eat[edit][add listing]

All hotels have attached restaurants and like elsewhere in the mountains of Nepal the expectation is that you have your meals at the place you are staying.

Also most of hotels sell filtered water (Rs70 per liter).

Drink[edit][add listing]

The Himal bar and cafe seems to be the only independent watering hole in town it has a pool table down stairs. It is located near the Lucky Guest House.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Just before you enter Chomrong there are two hotels

  • Summit View Lodge.  edit
  • Heaven View Guest House.  edit

After another five minutes walk you get to the first group of hotels that get views of the Annapurnas

  • Panorama Point Lodge. Good views, nice owners. There are 2 very decent rooms equipped with plug sockets and lots of very average, basic rooms. Rs300 double. (28 24 56N,) edit
  • Himalaya View Guest House. Basic rooms like everywhere in Chomrong. Rs 300 double.  edit
  • Fishtail Guest House. It has good views, tranquil location, plug sockets in couple of rooms, hot shower costs Rs100, very nice owners and staff. On the other side, there were mouses in room #1 (although it was during rain season, may be later it's better); they also don't change bed sheets - just sweep them with the broom; rooms are very basic. Rs300 double, Rs150 single.  edit

From here it's a four to five minute walk to the next cluster of lodges and this is also the point where the staircase down to the river starts.

  • Excelent View Top Lodge. It seems to be the most decent hotel in Chomrong. WiFi. However, there is construction happenning nearby as they try to enlarge the hotel (2013).  edit
  • International Guest House.  edit
  • Kalpana Guest House.  edit
  • Mountain View Lodge, (in the middle of Chomrong). Run by very nice family. There is 1 good room with glass walls, all others are typical basic rooms. Rs100 per battery charge. Good food. Rs200 double.  edit
  • Lucky Guest House.  edit
  • Moonlight Lodge. Advertises that they were "Lodge of the year" in 1997.  edit
  • Elysium Guesthouse.  edit
  • Chomrong Cottage, 975 6000 211. Run by a pleasant family and rightly famous for their food including their awesome chocolate cake that they bake fresh everyday. Two rooms with ensuite. Wi-Fi Singles/Doubles with common bathroom Rs100/200. (28.42,-83.8175) edit
  • Chomrong Guest House. They have ADSL internet which seems to work quite well. The lobby and restaurant is a bit gloomy. Quite basic rooms. Rs300.  edit

Contact[edit]

Some of the guesthouses have internet access (which doesn't work quite often).

As for internet on mobile handsets: NTC offers GPRS, NCell - very spotty and unreliable EDGE. The quality of connection is quite good in the first part of Chomrong (when you're still able to see Jhindu and Tolka) and gets worse when you move further towards ABC.

Get out[edit]

If walking towards the Annapurna Sanctuary the next village is Sinuwa about 1.5 hours away. In the opposite direction it is approximately 4 hours to Ghandruk, six to eight hours to the road at Nayapul and two days to Phedi.



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