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Chomrong is a village in the Annapurna.

Understand

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.

Get in

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

Get around

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

See

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

Do

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

Buy

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. Most hotels however sell filtered water as well.

Eat

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.

Drink

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

Just before you enter Chomrong there are two hotels

  • Summit View Lodge.
  • Heaven View Guest House.

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

  • Panorama Point Lodge. (28 24 56N,)
  • Himalaya View Guest House.
  • Fishtail Guest House.

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.
  • International Guest House.
  • Kalpana Guest House.
  • Mountain View Lodge.
  • Lucky Guest House.
  • Moonlight Lodge. Advertises that they were "Lodge of the year" in 1997.
  • Elysium Guesthouse.
  • 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. Singles/Doubles with common bathroom Rs100/200 Two rooms with ensuite. (28.42,-83.8175)
  • Chomrong Guest House.


Get out

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 Gandruk, six to eight hours to the road at Nayapul and two days to Phedi.



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