Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna.
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.
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.
The only way to get to Chomrong is on foot. There are no roads or air strips.
Just like getting to Chomrong the only way around is on foot.
The Himalaya of course. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machupacharre are all visible from here.
Relax after a hard days trekking and eat chocolate cake at Chomrong Cottage.
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.
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).
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.
Just before you enter Chomrong there are two hotels
After another five minutes walk you get to the first group of hotels that get views of the Annapurnas
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.
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.
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.