Jomson is a trans-Himalayan town at the foot of the soaring Nilgiri and Dhawalagiri mountain ranges. At an altitude of 2800 metres, it nestles alongside the banks of the Kali Gandaki river and is the gateway to the hidden kingdom of Upper-Mustang, characterised by ancient forts, hidden caves and monasteries, offering a unique insight into the well-preserved Tibetan & Buddhist culture. In the local dialect, Jomsom is known as Dzong-Sampa meaning new fort, established for surveillance of people’s movement along the trade route to Tibet. It also served as an enroute stop for pilgrims heading to the sacred Muktinath temple.
Jomson is a blissful place, ideal for quiet contemplation and to experience powerful spiritualism in the way people live in the dry, desert mountains. It is popular among mountain lovers, culture and adventure enthusiasts alike, especially trekkers.
North of the town centre, lies Moksha Mustang, an oasis of luxury in an otherworldly, dramatic setting. As you walk into the property, the wide-open space edged by tall French windows instils a sense of calm, inviting you to unwind and rejuvenate. Stone walls, earthy tones and leather furnishings exude a sense of discerning elegance. These design elements were stylized by Vienna University educated local architect Prabal Thapa and the interiors were furnished by Thai national Sirikan Rungkaew. The aesthetics in the hotel carefully reflect the local area and culture of the indigenous Thakali and Lowa people of the Mustang region of Nepal.
The guest rooms at Moksha Mustang have fantastic views of snow-capped mountain peaks. All 29 (standard and deluxe) are meticulously decorated using local materials and are minimalistic, stylish and cosy all at once; a perfect balance between modern comforts and authentic rustic design. They offer guests a sense of privacy and peace in one of the most awe-inspiring natural landscapes in the world. All rooms are environment-friendly and are adorned with locally-sourced soft natural fabrics. A few rooms are accessible for the less abled as well, with especially designed ramps and bathrooms.
The leisure facilities include a signature Spa with four treatment rooms as well as a hot spring pool and steam and sauna to soak aching muscles after long days of exploration. Café New Fort is the main restaurant serving up fresh and healthy dishes infusing local ingredients and international flavours to bring out artful meals using produce from the organic farm. You can enjoy a tipple at the lovely alfresco Fossil Bar all evening and for those who like to read, there is a well-stocked library.
A walk into the town centre will lead you to the small Mustang Eco Museum that houses interesting exhibits on Tibetan lifestyle and medicine. You can also go further afield to see the Sakyapa monastery and picturesque lakes. The neighbouring village of Marpha, is known for its fresh, juicy organic apple orchards and its famous apple brandy.
Unforgettable experiences await the adventure enthusiast. The in-house team is adept at curating activities that showcase breath-taking natural scenery: Horse Riding, Cycling, Rock Climbing, Archery, Hiking and Trekking.
The Moksha Mustang Yoga Retreat is a dedicated residential centre for yoga and meditation programs with a heart and soul. Whether you are looking to begin your new yoga adventure, deepen your existing yoga practice or just rest, relax and enjoy this tranquil yogic environment, our centre is the perfect place for you.
Moksha Mustang is high on its sustainability quotient. Local resources were used exclusively for the main structure of the building. The rock walls ensure that the sun's warmth is absorbed and emanates throughout the property during the day. Use of plastic and paper is avoided. The property has its own organic farm and has planted over 3,000 apple trees. Moksha uses recyclable, clean electrical power from a nearby hydropower station. It also hosts an internship program in partnership with the local hospitality school allowing students to hone their skills at all aspects of hotel management. It is perhaps the only mountain lodge in the Nepal Himalayas to have its own extensive waste treatment and recycling plant.
Mustang enjoys the four distinct seasons. The best time of the year for visitors is from late February to early December with a pause in the coldest months and during the monsoon months of July and August.
Moksha Mustang is located close to Jomsom Airport which has daily flights to Pokhara with onward connections to Kathmandu. For a more leisurely and scenic journey, you can take a day long (7 - 8 hours) drive along the historic Annapurna Circuit trekking route from Pokhara, where we have the lovely Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, another stellar RARE property.
Nearest Airport : Jomsom airport nepal
Nearest Bus Station : Jomsom