The town is a popular starting/ending point for treks along the Kali Gandaki River valley as well as up to Muktinath on the Jomsom-Muktinath Trek. Both the treks can be done as part of the Annapurna Circuit.
Jomson has daily flight connections with Pokhara although cloud cover at Pokhara or Jomson and high winds particuarly at Jomson might cause delays or cancelations.
Airlines covering the area include:
Tara Airlines and
In 2013 ticket prices were 80-90$ to Pokhara. Flights are departing in early morning as it is usually best weather.
Jomsom now has a tenuous road connection with Beni and onwards to Pokhara. The road is prone to landslides and flooding particularly during the monsoon. Tourist can hire four wheel drive jeep from Pokhara to go Jomsom.
New red ACAP trail avoiding the new road is now considered as one of the best part of Annapurna circuit and can take you through old villages and walleys all the way to Kande passing Ghasa, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon Hill and Ghandruk.
Jomson has few attractions of its own but is a gateway for treks to Muktinath and Lo-Mantang as well as a common end point for treks from Manang. Jomson used to be the half way point on the Annapurna circuit but with the road construction it has now effectively become it's terminus.
There are a number of shops selling handicrafts as well as all the items trekkers normally would want from chocolate bars to trekking poles. One of the more unusual items commonly for sale are fossilised saligrams that are found in this area attesting to the fact that this was the sea bottom once!
Jomsom is famous for it's local drink, Marpha's apple brandy. It's available at a very reasonable rate.
Marpha is a village, 3km from Jomsom and has a huge apple garden with a brandy processing unit. Visitors are allowed inside factory & garden.
Hotel Alka Marco Polo, Jomsom (Opposite of Airport), ☎ 00977-9849202086. checkin: 5:00AM; checkout: 9:00PM. One of the best and preferred hotels in Jomsom today. Established in 1972 and is currently owned and managed by Mr. Bardaan Rai. Located in the heart of Jomsom with magnificent view, it provides guest with utmost care and friendly service. The rooms are nice & cozy, exceptionally good restaurant and a welcoming atmosphere. It is the only Hotel which provides "INTERNET" service. Mr. Rai himself is available in providing the customers with "THE JOMSOM EXPERIENCE". Services include hot water (at guests request), SAUNA(to pamper yourself), a perfectly set Restaurant(specialty: Illy Coffee with Apple Pie), Airline Ticketing, Money Exchange and Trekking services. Others such as "Mountain Biking" and "Hire a Bike" services are opening shortly. Two types of rooms are available. Rooms having attached bathroom with hot & cold water is priced at Rs 1000(negotiable). Rooms without attached toilets are priced at Rs 800(negotiable). The hotel provides a package with lunch or dinner and transportation at around Rs 2500(negotiable) per night. So, to truly feel "THE JOMSOM EXPERIENCE" you have to come visit us and try it out. edit
The Dancing Yak Lodge. A fun little place near the airport. Great momos. Go for it!edit
Hotel Tilicho. Run by a lovely Tibetan family, the Hotel Tilcho provides a comfortable rest after trekking. On cold nights you may enjoy dining at the large dining table heated by hot coals while you visit with other travelers and your host. Rooms with attached western bathrooms with hot showers available, and they have laundry service if needed.edit
Hotel Trekkers-Inn, Near Jomsom Airport, ☎ 069440146. Just a minute walk from Jomsom Airport. Hotel Trekkers Inn provide the best customer service, delivious food, luxury room at the most competitive price. Providing customers with additional services like airlines ticketing,Money Exchange and trekking guides.NRP 3350. edit
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Hotel Xanadu, jomsom (near the airport), ☎ 069-440060. checkin: 5:00AM; checkout: 9:00PM. one of the best hotel in jomsom. where people enjoy the food. Mr. Chandra Mohan Gauchan is owner who also is staff G.S.A. of Agni Air.100-500. edit
Opposite the second suspension bridge when you are going from the airport towards Muktinath are two more possibilities for accommodation.
The temple complex of Muktinath sacred to both Budhist and Hindus for it's combination of Earth, water and Fire is a days walk (28Km)or about two hour by jeep away.
Accommodation available at Muktinath.
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