Trekking Jomsom (Noreen & Aden)

Trekking the classic Jomsom route

Noreen and Aden approached us earlier this year for their trek to Jomsom, Nepal. At their request, Deepak put together a 19-day program covering the classic Jomsom route, whitewater rafting in the famous Kali Gandaki River and Chitwan National Park for a safari experience.

The Kali Gandaki River is one of the major rivers of Nepal and a left bank tributary of the Ganges in India. The headwaters of the river are formed at an altitude of 3,900 m in the Mustang region of Nepal, which borders Tibet. The river is notable for the deep gorge through which it flows and for a large hydroelectric facility in Nepal.

Deepak happened to be in Nepal while they were there so they met up for meals. It was unfortunate that the rafting at Kali Gandaki (Grade 4-5) did not happen due to transport strike. However, we managed to turn the situation around and arranged for rafting at Trishuli River (Grade 2) – well, not a total loss after all.

Rinji was their chief guide for this trek and apparently a joy to have around. Though a senior guide, Rinji still comes across as rather shy and can be quite stiff around strangers. That said, he is one real popular guy among our trekking groups!

Their customized itinerary is as follow while all photos featured are with compliments from Noreen and Aiden.

Day 1: Arrive – Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Birethanti
Day 3: Birethanti – Ulleri
Day 4: Ulleri – Ghorepani
Day 5: Ghorepani – Poonhill – Tatopani
Day 6: Tadapani – Ghasa
Day 7: Ghasa – Tukche
Day 8: Tukche – Marpha-Jomsom-Kagbeni
Day 9: Kagbeni – Muktinath
Day 10: Muktinath – Jomsom
Day 11: Jomsom – Pokhara
Day 12: Pokhara – Kali Gandaki Rafting
Day 13: Kali Gandaki Rafting
Day 14: Kali Gandaki Rafting – Pokhara
Day 15: Pokhara – Chitwan National Park
Day 16: Chitwan National Park
Day 17: Chitwan National Park – Kathmandu
Day 18: Kathmandu
Day 19: Kathmandu – Departure

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