Nepal, Trekking around Annapurna - the Jomsom side
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
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.
Between jomsom and Marpha it is very dry. here a picture from 1999
Continuing on the road you reach some houses with a big Mani wall and soon you enter Marpha through a big entrance arch.
Fortunately the road bypasses Marpha so that the traffic is not going through this beautiful village.
Overview Annapurna region
NATT 54: Kagbeni to Jomsom high route
NATT 60 part one : Jomsom to Marpha by Tini and Dumba Lake
NATT 60 part 2; Marpha
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NATT- guidebook and maps