First day of Upper mustang trek starts after landing at Jomsom airport Mustang. Jomsom to Kagbeni distance is 10.7 kilometers / 6.6 mile. It takes 3 to 4 hours, depends on your walking speed. Altitude of Kagbeni village is 2810 meters above sea level. Kagbeni is a small town famous for its ancient monasteries, narrow alleys, and traditional mud-brick houses and glimpse of traditional lifestyle of local. Jomsom to Kagbeni trek route is very beautiful trek; the scenery on the way is fabulous.
Kagbeni to Jomsom trail is flat and easy to walk. Kagbeni village known as the gateway to Upper Mustang. Trail from Jomsom to Kagbeni is relatively easy, walk along scenic Kaligandaki river, which is known for its unique rock formations and ancient fossils.
Kagbeni is not only a sightseeing place but also a pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists. Kagbeni trek is a typical blend of culture, natural beauty and myth. More than 50 years old village with crumbling mud wall, Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Ling Monastery, Nilgiri and Tukuche peak are major visible landmarks from Kagbeni.
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Kali Gandaki corridor of this area become very windy after 11 am. It is better to start trek early morning to avoid the wind. After Eklebhatti leave wide track, follow the small walking trail to reach Kagbeni quickly through the riverbed.
There are many tourists’ stander lodges & hotels in Kagbeni to spend night before heading to upper mustang or Muktinath. Explore whole Kagbeni village to capture its scenic beauty.
Jomsom trek goes along the banks of the Kali Gandaki River follows the ancient trade route to Tibet.
Situated against the backdrop of the majestic Himalaya Mountains, Mustang is a beautiful place to visit. Kagbeni is the gateway of Mustang well known for its scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes in Annapurna region.
Jomsom to Kagbeni distance is a must-visit destination for trekkers who want to experience the unique culture, stunning beauty, and rugged terrain of the Mustang region. The trek offers an excellent opportunity to witness the local lifestyle of the Thakali people, explore ancient monasteries, and witness the stunning beauty of the Himalayan landscape.
Travelers can cross Jomsom to Kagbeni trek distance in a different way by jeep drive, horse ride and trekking. If you have dream to see lower Mustang to Upper Mustang by jeep, trek or other alternative ways write us. It’s our pleasure to show you Jomsom Kagbeni part of upper mustang trek as well as whole forbidden kingdom of Himalayas.