Haven't been to it. The airlines operating out of Pokhara (Everest area flights) seemed to be fairly "simple" and quite dangerous. I guess Jomsom lies quite close to Dhaulagiri, the spectacular, seventh highest mountain, in the world.
Dhaulagiri, the Annapurnas. Spectacular flight from Pokhara, and not very long. But a dramatic change in climate. More like the moon up in Jomsom and beyond towards Muktinath, where we are in this picture in an earlier thread. (Ah, the halcyon days when we could post our own photos!)
Anybody here ever landed in St. George, Utah? I did on the way out of the '75 NCAA in Provo, in a small prop plane (Piper Comanche maybe?) on some never-heard-of air service.
At any rate, the airport in St. George is situated on a mesa outside of town and hundreds of feet higher. I swear, we flew straight at the rock wall (Tom Jordan was in the shotgun seat, bug-eyed) which was a hundred feet or so below the landing surface and when we were just a few hundred yards out there was a huge upwelling of air from below—the reverse feeling of an air-pocket—and we elevatored uuuup! and then proceeded to be on the level to land. Can't believe the FAA permits it.
That sounds awful. Wonder what the accident rate is there.
The Jomsom flight I was on, a Royal Nepal Pilatus Porter, was in good weather and uneventful, except for the scenery. You go right by Dhaulagiri. Though I did hear stories in Kathmandu from tourists who trekked north from Pokhara and got stuck in Jomsom for a couple of weeks because of the weather.