Mustang is a remote and semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom. It lies in the northern part of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains and is one of the last fortresses of undisturbed Tibetan culture in the world. Only opened to westerners in 1992, the trek takes you to the capital Lo-Mangthang in the fascinating upper Mustang region. It is indeed a challenging trek due to high altitude, exposed terrain and continuous strong winds. Lo-Mangthang- a walled city is the capital of Mustang situated at an elevation of nearly 3800 meters. It lies in the central part of northern Nepal and at the top of the Kali Gandaki River. The entire region is famous for its inaccessible caves, Chortens, monasteries and barren desert-like conditions. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges, Mustang is a truly beautiful trekking zone. Special Area trekking Permits is required for the trekkers to visit this region.
This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.
Our team will come to pick you up at the hotel to travel to Pokhara. It is a long journey so sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery along the highway as the farms, river, hills pass by. Pokhara lies in west-direction of Kathmandu and is 200Km away. On reaching Pokhara, check-in at the hotel and rest or roam around the Lakeside to enjoy the sunset. Overnight in Hotel.
Today you will commence your trek from Kagbeni. After walking for some time you will see the caves on the west hand side and the Gompa Kang. You will have a good climb to Tangebe (3060m), a labyrinth of narrow alleyways; here you will find the typical Mustang chortens painted in black, white and red colours. Now, Chele is just two hours walking from here. Overnight in local lodge.
With the dream of reaching to the extremely new world near Nepal - Tibet border, you will start trekking from Chele for the beautiful Place Syangbochen. You will pass through summer pass on the way. Now you will find two walking paths, the upper path leads to Syangbochen via Vena and the lower pass leads to Milarepa cave. The more adventurous path will be the lower one as you will find the herds of the Himalayan transportation i.e. ponies, horses and donkeys carrying heavy loads on their back which are supported by ropes on their body. You will reach Syangbochen walking for the whole day. Syangbochen is a tiny Tibetan style village with some small shops and houses. Overnight in local lodge.
In the early morning, you can have a beautiful view of Dhaulagiri (8167m) standing with other surrounding mountains from Syangbochen. After having Breakfast, you will start walking for Dhakmar to the beautiful village i.e. Ghami passing Syangmochen Pass of 3850 m altitude. From Ghami you continue walking to Tsarang. The place is surrounded by red muddy rocks all around with the Buddhists Prayer flags fluttering due to the gushing wind. Overnight in local lodge
Your trekking resumes for Lo-Manthang as you walk through Dhakmar pass. The pass is really magnificent as there are natural rocks which look like the frozen ice and the architectures as made by human beings. From the pass, you will reach the Ghar Monastery having a red color, which stands with the 1200 years old historical importance. Continuing your trekking to Lo-Manthang. Lo Manthang was formerly a walled capital of the Lo Kingdom. Lo is culturally and linguistically Tibetan northern two-thirds of Mustang District. The homeland of Thakali people who speak a different language and have a synthesis of Tibetan and Nepalese culture. The village is noted for its tall whitewashed mud-brick walls, gompas and the King's Palace, nine-cornered, five-story structures built around 1400. There are four major temples: Jampa Lhakhang or Jampa Gompa, the oldest, built in the early 15th century and also known as the "God house"; Thubchen Gompa, a huge, red assembly hall and gompa built in the late 15th century and located just southwest of Jampa Gompa; Chodey Gompa, now the main city gompa; and the Choprang Gompa, which is popularly known as the "New Gompa". The presence of the architectures in the almost treeless barren landscape which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown color mosaic has increased the value of this destination. Overnight in local lodge.
Today is your sightseeing day in and around Lo-Manthang. The city contains about 150 houses, as well as residences for many lamas. You will start your day for Zhong cave and Tshosher Monastery (a 1000 years old Tibetan Monastery) by hiring either a Horse or by Jeep. After returning from these places to Lo-Manthang, you will start the local sightseeing which includes King's palace, Monastery, local surroundings and the village. The king's palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people. Throughout the kingdom, the villagers continue to seek his advice regarding many issues. Overnight in local lodge.
From today, we will start our return journey from Lo-Manthang to modern civilization. On the way, you can see many natural scenes which increase the joy of traveling. Afterward, you will return to Ghami. Overnight in local lodge.
In the morning, you will continue our way back to the village of Samar. It will take about 7 to 8 hours of trekking. Overnight in local lodge.
In the morning, you will continue our journey to Muktinath. If Muktinath is not possible then Kagbeni will be your final destination for today. Overnight in local lodge.
In the morning, you will have a sightseeing tour of the very famous Hindu temple Muktinath, where lots of pilgrims come to worship their god. From here you can experience one of a kind panorama view of the mountain so don’t forget your camera to capture the moments. You will start descending towards Jomsom to catch the flight to Pokhara, the next morning. Overnight in local lodge.
We take early morning 20 min flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon landing at Pokhara airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Today, you will have free time so we give you chance for exploring the beautiful valley Pokhara with its Natural and cultural beauty. Overnight in Hotel.
In the morning, our driver will receive you at your hotel and then drive you to Kathmandu. The drive is about 6 to 7 hours and is a scenic drive to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, you'll be then transferred to your hotel.
|All land transportation by private vehicle|
|Flight ticket from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara.|
|2-night Hotel accommodation in Batika Classic Hotel or similar at Pokhara on breakfast basis|
|11-nights accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel or lodge.|
|ACAP, Restricted Area Entry permit, TIMS & other necessary permits.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.|
|All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment and accommodation.|
|All government and local taxes.|
|First aid kit.|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills.|
|Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|Donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.|
To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.
Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.Kanchenjunga Basecamp Trek Bungee Jump in The Last Resort Canyoning Cooking Workshop in Kathmandu Golf Tour Everest Heli Tour Mountain Flight Paragliding in Pokhara Rafting/Kayaking in Trishuli Rickshaw ride at Kathmandu Skydiving Zipline at Pokhara Ultralight flight at Pokhara Heli tour in Nepal
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