Nepal, Trekking around Annapurna - the Jomsom sidePfeil gelb rechts Gif transp

Pfeil gleb Gif transp Annapurna Circuit:  on this page you will find information and pictures of the trail going from jomsom to Marpha by the road


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NATT trail N0.55; From jomsom to Marpha by the road

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If you are in a hurry, you can reach Marpha in about 1.5hrs. Depending on the state of the riverbed after the monsoon you might also be able to walk on it instead of the road above,  but this will be rather windy and dusty. About one km after leaving Jomsom the dirt road climbs up a little bit and in a big bend descends to a river. After the bridge you can walk up to the traditional village of Upper Syang, definitively worth a detour of 30 min. From below you can see only a very few houses but if you reach the flat plateau it appears to be a large village. It rivals  villages like Marpha and Tukuche for its beauty and is not spoiled by many new houses and lodges.


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Between jomsom and Marpha it is very dry. here a picture from 1999

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Continuing on the road you reach some houses with a big Mani wall and soon you enter Marpha through a big entrance arch.

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Fortunately the road bypasses Marpha so that the traffic is not going through this beautiful village.



Overview Annapurna region

 Annapurna overview 

   NATT 54: Kagbeni to Jomsom high route Pfeil gleb Gif transp 

 Pfeil gelb rechts Gif transp NATT 60 part one : Jomsom to Marpha by Tini and Dumba Lake
Pfeil gelb rechts Gif transp NATT 60 part 2; Marpha

Annapurna NATT-Guide bookMap NA 503 Annapurna circuit NATTTo the page

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