Flight From Pokhara to Jomsom

By NepFlights
27 Jan 2016
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TitleDescription
Airport nameJomsom Airport (IATA Code : JMO; ICAO: VNJS)
Airport typePublic
free baggage15 kg
LocationMustang(district), Dhaulagiri (Zone), Nepal
AirlinesTara airline(TA 193), Simrik Air (RMK 51, RMK 53, RMK 55)
AirfareNPR/USD 2680/111
Flight durationabout 20 minutes

Major attraction: – Muktinath Temple; Kaligandaki River; Annapurna Trek Route;

Major Trek Routes like Kagbeni, Marpha and Mustang

Pokhara to Jomsom flights

Jomsom is a town located in the Mustang district, Gandaki Province. The town is situated at an elevation of 2800 meters. Other names of Jomsom are Dzongsam and New Fort. Jomsom is a windy place with dry climatic circumstances and light vegetation. It is popular among the trekkers as Jomsom is home to two beautiful mountains above 8000 meters: Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri.  Some of the popular trek routes of Jomsom are Annapurna Trek Route, Kagbeni Trek Route, Marpha Trek Route, and Mustang Trek Route. 

Besides trekkers, Jomsom also carries an important value for Hindu pilgrims all over the world which is Muktinath temple. The temple is the world’s only temple built at such a high altitude. Likewise, the route passing via Jomsom follows the sacred Kali Gandaki River which forms the world’s deepest canyon. the river is considered sacred due to the presence of the holy stone ‘Saligram’. Hindu mythology regards this particular stone as the Hindu god “Vishnu”. Hindus regard the god Vishnu as the guardian of the universe. The Kali Gandaki river flows in the summertime however in the cold winter, the river stays frozen. 

Wherever you talk about a trip from Pokhara to Jomsom, flying is considered the quickest and the most convenient one. While the trekkers love to take the trek route to Jomsom from Pokhara, other visitors like pilgrims prefer taking flight.  

Pokhara to Jomsom flights information

If you are a foreigner and wish to fly to Jomsom, you will first fly from Tribhuvan international airport to Pokhara airport and then Pokhara airport to Jomsom airport. There are no direct flights to Jomsom from anywhere else but Pokhara. 

Tara airlines are one of the Domestic airlines that flies from Pokhara to Jomsom. The duration of the flight is around 20 minutes. You can check out the flight details to know when they operate. It might cost you around NRP 3000 for a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Likewise, if you are a foreigner, the flight will cost you 125 USD. Similarly, if you are an Indian citizen it might take you around 50 USD for a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. 

Trip from Pokhara to Jomsom 

1.By flight:

You can plan a trip to Jomsom either by plane or by road. By plane, as mentioned above it will take you around 20 minutes to arrive at Pokhara airport. Flight is the most convenient, easy, and brief way to travel to Jomsom Flying to Jomsom from Pokhara is a beautiful experience as you can view majestic mountains during the flight. Besides, you can expect flight delays or flight cancelations due to weather conditions and the strong wind.  

2.By road:

You can choose to travel to Jomsom by road as another option. It takes around 9 hours to travel to Jomsom by road. The distance between Pokhara and Jomsom is 155 kilometers. In case of any trouble with your flight like flight cancelation, you can choose the by road option.  

Besides, you can also choose to walk from Pokhara to Jomsom. This is the trekker’s preferred way of visiting Jomsom on foot.

FAQ

1.How much weight can I carry while traveling?

You can carry free baggage of around 15 kgs while traveling. 

2.Which domestic airlines fly from Pokhara to Jomsom?

Two airlines namely, Tara Airlines and Simrik Airlines fly from  Pokhara to Jomsom.

3.What are the major attractions of Jomsom?

  • Muktinath Temple, 
  • Mount. Annapurna, 
  • Kagbeni river, 
  • Marpha and Mustang Trek Route and 
  • Kaligandaki river 

4.Is flying to Jomsom safe?

There is no reason to be scared about your flight to Jomsom, it’s absolutely safe. If there are any weather issues, you will be informed before your flight. 

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