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Jomsom

Jomsom is an administrative and commercial center from where most of the Mustang region gets connected. This place is situated at an altitude of 2700 m and is extended to the bank of Kaligandaki River. The mysterious finding of this river Kaligandaki River is that we can find the black stone called Saligram which is precious and carries religious importance in Hindu religion. Hindu people see the form of Lord Vishnu in the stone. This region is guarded by the giants like Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri watching over the valley. The world deepest gorge also lies in this area between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

Often the trek start or end at this point, Jomsom. The trek offers amazing and diversified landscape and rural cultural life.  The Jomsom area is inhabited by Thakalis people while Magars, Gurungs reside at the lower region of the Kaligandaki region. Each indigenous communities have their distinct custom and attire. The part about the trek to Jomsom is an opportunity for observing ancient Tibetan culture along with Hindu influences. The houses in the Jomsom is quite unique as they have to be protected from extreme winds that flow afternoon. There is an airport at Jomsom which has become the easy escape route for the trekker at their final days of the trek and also consider as the easy entry point for those pilgrims who want to visit Muktinath Temple.

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