Jomsom Mountain Resort - INTRODUCTION
" If there be a paradise on earth, this is it, this is it...!"
The Jomsom Mountain Resort below the Nilgiri Mountain. Jomsom Mountain Resort is a 100 room international standard 5 star hotel on a superb plateau at Jomsom. The hotel will be unique, not only in Nepal but also in the entire sub-continent. This ethnic multi-million dollar hotel will be open to visiting guests from December 1999. It is the only resort in Nepal that fully meets the International Environment Standards and minute care is taken to maintain the eco-system of the surrounding area. It is a perfect example of the delicate balance between nature and man at work. If you love the mountains and are also environmentally conscious about their preservation, then this is the holiday you've been dreaming about. A two-week holiday in Jomsom will relieve your mind of tensions, cleanse your soul and revitalize your body!
In the middle of high Himalayan settlements of Tibetan-speaking people is a village called Jomsom. Life here is a balance of hard work, and ancient culture. Jomsom, at an altitude of 2713 M., is often thought of as an attractive and even romantic example of high-altitude settlement. There may be no other resort in the world from where the Himalayan peaks can be admired so closely. Giants of the Himalayan Range like Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Range seems almost at touching distance.
Many visitors find their most lasting impression of Nepal comes not from the ancient temples in the urban valleys but from visits to places like Jomsom and its exhilarating spiritual environment. Jomsom area is not only the most popular trekking destination in Nepal but also the gateway to Upper Mustang — "Kingdom" within the Hindu Kingdom of Nepal. Jomsom is also the gateway to The Muktinath shrine that holds great religious significance to both Buddhists and Hindus.
How To Get There
Jomsom can be reached through trekking, small aircraft or helicopter as there are no motorable roads leading to Jomsom. About 8 daily flights connect Jomsom with Pokhara each flight taking about 20 minutes. Pokhara is in turn connected to Kathmandu by road and air which is about 30 minutes by air and 5 hours by road.
Usually, a short flight takes the passengers from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Jomsom. The flights to Jomsom are held early in the morning when there are no clouds covering the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges of the Himalayas, leaving most guests thrilled even before they reach Jomsom.