Extension tour to Jomsom Nepal
Trip Highlights :- Pokhara | Jomsom | Marpha | Kagbeni | Pokhara | Kathmandu |
Tour duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
This great addition to the Amazing Nepal Discovery program has been specially created for mountain lovers. Pick up from Day 6 to spend a few days off the beaten track at the unexplored mountain town of Jomsom. Perched at an altitude 8,800 ft at the crossroads of the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau, Jomsom invites you to experience its beauty, to get a taste of life in the high mountain reaches of Nepal.
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, meeting assistance at the airport, later transfer to hotel / resort. After check in, take a walk to the Eco Museum where you will see the black fossils of marine animals known as ‘saligrams’, and learn about the fauna and flora of the Himalayas. Move on to the nearby village of Thini, ride a pony along the sacred lake of the Buddhists, the turquoise Dhumba lake nestling between the mighty Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains that is also an ideal place for a picnic lunch. Overnight stay in hotel / resort.
After breakfast, take an excursion to Marpha, famous for its apple gardens and local monastery. At the village of Thakali you will see the typical Thak Khola flat-roofed architecture, with narrow paved alleys and passageways, with grain and vegetables drying on the rooftops. Marpha’s imposing Gompa (Tibetan monastery), renovated and enlarged in 1996, is a Nyingmapa monastery like the one in Tengpoche, and here as well, the people celebrate the colourful festival of Mani Rimdu with fervour in the autumn months. While you’re here, you will enjoy a delicious traditional Thakali lunch. Return to hotel / resort for overnight stay.
Enjoy a full day tour by pony to Kagbeni, a medieval looking village at 9,219 ft with its closely packed mud houses, dark tunnels and alleyways, imposing chortens and a large ochre-coloured Gompa perched above the town at the junction of the Jhong Khola and the Kali Gandaki, Return to hotel / resort for overnight stay.
Breakfast and check-out. Time to fly back to Pokhara, and spend the day gazing for one last time at the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountain peaks against the glistening lake. Overnight stay at hotel.
Take the flight back to Kathmandu, take connecting international flight for return journey.
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