Easily accessible via a 20-minutes flight from Pokhara, Jomsom lies nestled beneath the splendor of Mount Nilgiri. For those of you not inclined to make it to the mountains the hard way, i.e. slogging it on foot step by step, taking the flight from Pokhara would be the ideal alternative.
Jomsom at an altitude of 2700 meters lies tuck in between two giant mountain ranges, the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri – both reaching out to the sky beyond 8,000 meters at their highest points and although these ranges are around 35 kilometers apart, consider yourself to be technically positioned at the bottom of the world’s deepest gorge, the Kali Gandaki Valley with a spectacular view of Mt. Nilgiri looming ahead like a snowy pyramid.
From Jomsom, one may venture on to leisurely treks for a day or two northwards to Kagbeni or southwards to Marpha, Tukuche, and Lete – Kalapani, all of these places can be reached with effortless walking on an almost leveled surface. On the other hand, should the rarefied mountain mountain air hinder your walking ability: you may choose to explore the area on a pony that can be made available by pony that can be made available by your hotel at a reasonable price?