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Some Fact About Tourism in Jumla, Nepal

Destination: Jumla 

Highlights:

  • Check out what local events are taking place in the surrounding region and head to Karnali Zone or Mid-Western Region.

  • This region has an array of fun activities available for those who want to head outside and explore the surrounding landscape. You can try mountain biking or mountain climbing.

  • If you enjoy mixing with other adventure seekers, this region boasts an array of tours that might be worth your while. Among the most satisfying choices are wildlife spotting tours and wildlife safaris.

  • If the weather is good during your stay, take advantage of some of the available watersports. Rafting and canoeing are just two ways the locals like to cool off.

  • Visit the region's history museums. These cultural institutions are well frequented by travelers, particularly when the weather is unpleasant.

  • Relive the region's past when you stop by its age-old historic palaces.

  • Spend a bit of time at the region's temples and shrines for a moment of peaceful contemplation.

  • Trying different foods is about more than just nutrition. It's a look into a region's heart and soul.

  • A memorable meal is dependent upon the quality of its components. Luckily for us, the goat and chicken here are second-to-none.

  • If you want indugle in a tantalizing treat, kasaar (ball of rice flour and sugarcane juice) is a must.

Best time:

During winter, snow makes the town look utterly mesmerizing. However, it is usually not advisable to trek during this time. June to October is the best time to visit Jumla, due to its ambient weather and greenery.

Accommodation:

There are a handful of hotels in Jumla Bazaar. In recent years, facilities have advanced a lot to better cater to the tourist so now there is internet access (wifi) and attached bathrooms. 
  • Amar Sandesh guest house: Located in the centre of Bazaar, this is a family run place has a well-stocked shop in front. They have wifi and a number of rooms with attached baths and TV.


  • Snowland: Centrally located in town, Snowland has attached bathroom and wifi.


  • Kanjirowa Hotel: Still under construction, the Kanjirowa is a step up in price and presentation. There are five rooms open but you have to walk through sections of the hotel that are half-built. The quality of the rooms, although as yet unfinished, is a step up from any other hotel in the district. It is also conveniently close to the airport.


  • Shrestha Hotel: Conveniently located opposite the airport.


  • Hotel Manasorowar: This is newly opened hotel located close to Snowland Hotel.They have beautiful and well furnished room with good food.


  • Hotel Star: This hotel lies near to Jumla Buspark.This is the first disable friendly hotel in Jumla.They provides beautiful rooms and food service.


  • Gotichaur Chamena Griha: This Chamena Griha provides a good food and rooms service.We recommend better to brought their own sleeping bag though they provides very good cares to guest.Gotichaur is a beautiful grassland covered with mountains around. This lies on the way to Dolpa.A day hike from Jumla bazaar this is now connected by roads. One can hire Jeep or bike to reach up to their.This is the best point to start 4/5 days trek to Thakurgy lake and Meadow areas which end at Gidhikhola village.


  • Pooja Patarasi Hotel: Rama runs this popular hotel. Her kitchen is always a hive of activity and the place is in the heart of Chautara Bazaar (in the corner of the high street).

Transportation:

You can reach Jumla by plane, bus or jeep. An overland trip from Kathmandu to Jumla, though long at 30+ hours, is a must for adventure-seekers.

Description:

A remote district in the Karnali zone of mid-western Nepal, Jumla is usually the starting point for treks to Rara Lake in Mugu and Shey-Phoksundo Lake in Dolpa district. Unknown to many, Jumla is another corner of heaven on earth. Travellers will surely be amazed by the picturesque landscapes, rich wildlife and fascinating people and culture. 

Jumla is a district about 830 km from Kathmandu. Its headquarters, Jumla Khalanga, lies in a high altitude valley (2480 m). From the town center, the surrounding mountains form a scenic backdrop. You can climb the surrounding hills to enjoy panoramic views of interlocking hills and mountains. 

The Danphe and Patmara mountains form a commanding wall in the north. One has to cross the Danphe pass (3550 m) when doing the Rara trek. The ascent to Danphe and Patmara is quite challenging, especially during the rainy season, because of steep and slippery trails, and zillions of leeches. Nonetheless, it’s an exhilarating experience and once you reach the top, magnificent scenery is the reward.

Below the Danphe pass, Chere Chaur is a rolling plateau of grassland. The views here are also remarkable, and it’s possible to visit a Hindu temple that sits at the top of a hill, or enjoy a cup of tea at the only hotel (or tea house) here.

On a hike to Basi Malika temple, situated around 3300 m, you can see the rich high-altitude flora and fauna, and find a peaceful place to relax and meditate. Along the trails, various plants used in traditional healing systems–such as ayurveda–grow wild. While climbing the mountain, if you are lucky like we were, you will enjoy the sight of vultures looking for food.

After a walk of 6-8 hours on the eastern side of Jumla Khalanga, you will reach another beautiful valley called Gothichaur. The vast, lush meadows, grazing cattle and horses, meandering river and gushing streams, and the coniferous forests on the nearby mountains will make you feel like you are in a film set.

Another interesting thing about Jumla is that the culture and traditions are preserved very well. Sinja Valley, a western belt of Jumla, is the origin of the Khas language, from which Nepali originates. So if you want to experience cultural immersion in Nepal, this is definitely one of the best places to do so.

Jumla is also popular for its produce. From July to August, it becomes a paradise of orchards teeming with varieties of apples. Moreover, according to some sources, Jumla is the highest place that cultivates rice.



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