Jomsom is a great place to start trekking The diverse landscape and culture found along this trekking route give marvelous insight into the way of life of Nepali people of various ethnic groups.The highlight is a trek through the deepest gorge in the world carved by the Kali Gandaki River, which originates in the Tibetan plateau to eventually flow into the Ganges in India.
Not too far from Jomsom, you find Muktinath, the famous pilgrimage site for Hindu as well as Buddhist. To Hindus, Muktinath is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. The Hindu god, Brahma, is said to have lit the eternal flames that burn at Muktinath.
To Buddhists, Muktinath is a place where the great sage Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) who brought Buddhism to Tibet, came to meditate.
The area is a perfect place to find fossilized ammonites, known locally as Shaligram, which are found all along the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki.
This part of Nepal is inhabited by Gurungs and Magars in the lower regions of the Kali Gandaki, Thakalis around Jomsom and people with strong Tibetan roots, the Lopa, around Muktinath and up in Mustang.
Most of the route along the Jomsom trek forms a part of the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna foothill treks. The usual starting point is Naya Pul on the Pokhara to Baglung road and from there, via Ghorepani and Tatopani, into the gorge of the Kali Gandaki.
Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus/Private Transportation
Drive to Tikhedhunda and trek to Ghorepani
Fly/ drive to Pokhara to Kathmandu