Mustang Region

Nepal Beginner Travel & Treks Expedition P. Ltd.

Samakushi, Kathmandu, Nepal                                                                                                                 

 

Mustang Region

Mustang Trekking

The Mustang walk transports you into the concealed biosphere of the ancient Buddhist realm of Mustang, also called Lo.  Lo used to be share of the Tibetan empire, as well as is consequently thoroughly connected to Tibet.  Tibetan Buddhism is motionless being experienced in a actual unadulterated procedure as well as communities are constructed in Tibetan style, by means of white lapped houses using firewood introduced on the roofs. Not lone is the principles, likewise the countryside very much connected on the road to Tibet. Mustang lies in the rain gumshoe of the Dhaulagiri besides you gait in a comprehensive deserted countryside, hemmed in by rocks in all sympathetic of colors as well as inexplicable developments.  In this unproductive countryside the communities with their cheerful tinted arenas are similar an oases. 

This unique trek takes us into an arid region beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The route entails traveling across desert like landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys. It is a land of barley field and pasture where sheep are seen grazing and ponies are used to carry loads. The views of windswept Kali Gandaki Valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni, sprawling ridges and high mountains provide a mind blowing experience for the brave adventurer. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the most rewarding experiences in Nepal. Trekkers will have a close up view of the primitive society that has remained unaffected by modernization for centuries. The king still exists and grants audience to the visitors in his palace at the walled city of Lo Manthang. Lo Mangtang is a old-fashioned urban, delimited by a enormous municipality wall. From the badge Lo La (3950 m) you can comprehend the town twinkling in the coldness in the desolate background. We Nepal Beginner Travels and Treks Expedition assemble the Mustang Region Trekking according to as for each voyager /venture seekers holiday agenda and desire in the midst of life time astonishing ventures.

 

itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:   Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft.]

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Beginner Travels and Treks Expedition Pvt. ltd.. After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office; it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a Welcome Dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02:   Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. At the afternoon, preparation for the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03:   Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive 

Early morning at around 7 am, we set off for Pokhara on a tourist bus. Enroute we will see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. Afternoon, we reach Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is city of lakes and has numerous beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Fewa Lake during the afternoon -enjoy boating too. Explore, relax and dine by tranquil Lake Fewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours. Overnight in Pokhara

Day 04:   Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs 

After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes over the mountains with views of 8,000ers such as Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, Continue on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. In Kagbeni a major tributory, Kak Khola, coming from Muktinath, meets Mustang Khola, and from there the river is called the Kali Gandaki

Day 05:   Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village with narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we trek forward to Chhusang and after crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. We head on to small ridges reach at Chele village

Day 06:   Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Today, we start our trek again and walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Further descend a little to the village of Samar. Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another 3 hrs similar walk takes us to Syanbochen.  On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. Locals use the dried leaves of junipers as incenses to invite deities and start any auspicious work.  We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave

Day 07:   Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs

After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing a few teahouses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi. the third largest village in the Lo region, Ghayami is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren.  

Day 08:   Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs 

Start the trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk.  After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism.  From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of Charang with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon.  There is also a huge white dzong and red Gompa to get to our teahouse for tonight's stop. 

Day 09:  :  Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs 

Today, we trek to Lo-Mangthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. We stay at hotel for the overnight stop

Day 10:   Explore Lo-Mangthang

Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar,  the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang "God house" the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four- storey building of the Raja's palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya

Day 11:   Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs 

While returning from Lo-Mangthan, we take a different route than that we came by. Trek to Drakmar via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. explore the local area.  Likelihood of dusty wind, so suggested to walk in the morning

Day 12:   Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Today, we get back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon, better to walk in evening time

Day 13:   Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs 

We re-track back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Enjoy your trip and overnight at teahouse

Day 14:   Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Our last day of the day would be a long one.  Better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni. Finishing the upper Mustang trails and we join the normal Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stop. Or, if you can spare one more day, our guide would take you to Muktinath as well

Day 15:   Fly back to Pokhara

After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. A 30 min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. Rest of the time explores the lake and overnight at hotel

Day 16:   Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast, we start our 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 17:   Departure

Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure

Cost details

Price: $1655 per person

Min: 2-20 pax

Cost includes:

# Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle

# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara in  hotels with breakfast

# Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide, tourist car  & Entrance fee

# Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu (Tourist Bus)

# Pokhara/Jomsom /Pokhara flight tkt for member and Trekking Guide

# Accommodation in basic tea house during trek

# Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking

# 4 seasonal sleeping bag

# trekking map for group

# All necessary paper work & Permits

# All cost for a Nepal Beginner Travels and Treks Expedition staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and 1 porter between each two members during trek

# Travel & Rescue arrangement.

# All government taxes

Cost excludes:

# International Airfare

# Nepal Visa fee 

# Special restricted permit First 10 days US$ 500 per person and After first 10 days US$ 50 per day per person

# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.

# Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara

# Medical evacuation in case of emergency

# Water 

# Kathmandu Pokhara Kathamndu flight fare /Private 

# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

# Client's Insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.

# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual

 

Trip Highlights

Trip Highlights:

Grade: Moderate 

Max. Altitude: 3840 m  

Duration: 21 days 

Trek Days: 16 days 

Type of trek: Camping/Teahouse

Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast and tented camp during the trek with breakfast, lunch and dinner

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