Straddling the Kali Gandaki, Jomsom (2760m), or more correctly Dzongsam (New Fort), is the region's administrative headquarters and the main hub for onward travel to Upper Mustang and Muktinath. At the southwestern end of town is the airport, where you’ll also find the bus station and ticket office, tourist hotels, restaurants, shops and airline offices.
Also at the southern end of town, a concrete stairway leads to the Mustang Eco Museum, which is worth a visit for its displays on Tibetan herbal medicine (amchi) and its re-created Buddhist chapel.
Taking the bus or flying here brings you very close to the peaks. With a few days to spare, you could walk south to Marpha or go northeast to Kagbeni and Muktinath. Hotels can arrange porters for around Rs 1500 per day.