- Witness the astonishing scenes of Annapurna and upper mustang region of Nepal
- Pokhara–a delightful city in the lap of the Himalayas, with excellent lakes
- The forbidden ancient kingdom of lo presently called the upper mustang
- Astounding views on mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Macchapucchre, and many more
- Experience the wilderness of lo Manthang with the astounding blend of Buddhism religion
At a glance
The Upper Mustang Trek is not a high altitude (3,000m to 3,800m) trek, which is somehow intensified by the dry air. While it is no problem for those born at this altitude to travel at speed, visitors will be more leisurely in their hike to avoid any altitude related problems. On average walking takes place from 5 to 7 hours a day and some paths are particularly windy and dusty. But this trek into the restricted area of Upper Mustang, which in part follows the ancient salt route, is something that will remain in ones memory forever.
The historical remote Upper Mustang Trek unseal the once Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, tucked away from the rest of the world, lies just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang is a mystic land in the rain shadow area of Nepal. Upper Mustang, with topography and culture resembling Tibet has many unique features and attractions. Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. Upper Mustang is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal.
The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region. The major attraction of Upper Mustang is the walled city of Lo-Manthang. Upper Mustang was a separate kingdom within Nepal until the time of Monarchy till 2006 and even after the downfall of Monarchy this small Tibetan settlement has the same respect for their King Jigme Paramal Bista. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places the gorge which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel.
Day 02: Pre-trip meeting & sight seeing around Kathmandu valley
We will do sight-seeing around Katmandu valley. The vacation spot for sightseeing consist of Swoyambhunath – the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and different medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu loss of life rites on the financial institution of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a large Buddhist shrine regarded as the largest in the world.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
After breakfast, we set off early to pressure to Pokhara. The avenue winds its way out of the Kathmandu Valley alongside the Trishuli River till the factor we end for lunch when the street turns into flatter. On the way, we can watch rafters address the speedy on the river (your subsequent outing perhaps?), and capture glimpses of mountains in the distance. On arrival in Pokhara, there are even greater wonderful mountains to see. In fact, you can’t get away the gaze of Machhapuchhre (also acknowledged as Fishtail) which towers over the town at 6,993m. After checking into your inn you have time to discover the lakeside area, boat on Fewa Lake, go to one of the many lakeside bars earlier than dinner or honestly relax.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni
This morning we get up even beforehand to check-in to capture the quick flight from Pokhara to Jomson. Sightseeing by means of plane! This extraordinary quick flight takes via the mountains to the fascinating market city for the Mustang area. Set off thru the town, over a small bridge then hit the path acceptable to take an convenient but fascinating hike to Kagbeni. This afternoon there is time to discover the small and very special village of Kagbeni with its walled passages and peculiar clay effigies adorning the walls. If you like you can hike up the close by hill to get a exact view up the Kali Gandaki River to Upper Mustang and map out the zig zag path that leads over the contrary hill to Dolpo.
Day 05: Trek to Chhuksang
After breakfast, we set off to enter Upper Mustang! The path takes us alongside the Kali Gandaki River where the wind will project us as it whistles up the valley gorge. At Tangbe Village we word how the homes are white-washed, set amongst fields of buckwheat and barley. Apple orchards additionally dot the landscape. Following a ridge, we attain the village of Chhuksang.
Day 06: Trek to Syangboche
Today, the trekking turns into a bit more difficult as we move the Taklam La bypass (3,624m) and the Darjori La ignore (3,735m). But there are exquisite mountain views and exciting caves alongside the way to preserve our minds off our hard-working legs. The path descends into Samar Village from the place we stroll to a ridge and down some other steep path on to Syangboche.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami
Today there is every other massive pass, the Yamada La, to go (3,850m) as properly as chortens and fascinating villages with their barley fields to peek at. Trekking thru forests we then have any other ignore to cross. Nyi Pass is 4,010m however from right here we descend down to Ghami the place we spend the night. Ghami is a massive village for this vicinity and is fantastically positioned and surrounded via fields.
Day 08: Trek to Charang
Today’s trek starts offevolved off over tough and now and again slippery floor as we descend to a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola. The path takes us surpassed mani partitions (stone-built partitions with Tibetan mantras carved into the stones) and over the Charang La Pass (3,870m). At the pinnacle of the Charang Chu canyon lies the village of Charang. This village additionally has a fortress and crimson gompa to the east of it. There is masses of time to discover after lunch!
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang
Dropping down into a canyon we move a river and ascend to the Lo La omit (3,950m). From the bypass we get our first seem to be at the historical and stunning village of Lo Manthang. This walled village is the regular home to the King of Lo and is nevertheless the scene of many fascinating and vibrant Buddhist festivals. The surrounding mountains – Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti Peak at to the environment of the place.
Day 10: Exploration Day at Lo Manthang
Today we get to discover some of the mysteries of Upper Mustang. A quick trek to the place of Chhoser is the opening of a day you will now not forget! Here we locate what is recognized as the Jhong Caves or even Sky Caves. These are five-storey excessive caves constructed into the facet of cliffs. Researchers are nonetheless perplexing as to who constructed these caves and why. It is assumed they had been used as burial chambers, hiding places, locations of meditation and later, monasteries. But no one certainly is aware of the origins of these wonderful caves. We can discover some of these caves, taking a packed lunch with us so we can experience the surroundings of the caves, lunar-like panorama and mountains whilst enjoyable also. Then we head lower back to Lo Manthang had been we in a single day again.
Day 11: Trek back to Ghami via Ghar Gompa
Today is a longer trekking day however as usual, there is masses of fascinating matters to see on the way! Gyakar Village is domestic to the century-old Ghar Gompa which has gorgeous rock paintings. Here you need to make a wish, as is tradition. We have time to discover the gompa earlier than heading back to Ghami.
Day 12: Trek to Syangboche
There are generally very robust winds on this section of the path so we begin early in the morning to descend thru a dry plateau and some agricultural fields to attain the village of Syangboche. Although a difficult and tiring day due to the fact of the wind, we get awesome views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri to compensate.
Day 13: Trek to Chuksang
Today we explore thru small villages, have time to examine how the nearby natives stay and take in the mountain views.
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom
Today we say goodbye to Upper Mustang and enter the decrease areas (or Lower Mustang as it is additionally called) of the district at Jomsom. On this, our ultimate trekking day, we will have lunch at Kagbeni and possibly this time discover the little financial and appear fondly up the Kali Gandaki gorge to the place we have spent the final 10 days – the Kingdom of Lo. Our trek has in fact, rejoined the Annapurna Circuit Trek as we head from Kagbeni to Jomsom.
Day 15: Morning Flight To Pokhara
Today we upward shove early to capture the morning flight to Pokhara. The mountains appear to have taken on a new that means to us now that we have considered them from all angles. After checking into the lodge in Pokhara you are free to experience the metropolis and do a bit of buying at Lakeside. With its shiny bars and nightlife possibly you want to have fun the stop of your trek with a few drinks and a bit of dancing – Nepali or Western membership style! Or actually revel in the lights over Fewa Lake.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu & Farewell Dinner
Now, we will say goodbye to Fishtail and the Annapurnas as we drive back to Kathmandu. Catch up on your sleep on the way as you will choose to be part of us for an give up of trek dinner tonight! Before that you have time to discover Thamel, do some greater shopping, revive your physique with a rub down or sip espresso in one of the many cafes and eating places in town.
Day 17: Transfer to the airport for final departure
Today we complete our trip and drop you to Airport for your final departure.
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