Upper- Mustang Trekking is also well known as lo-Manthang trekking. This Trek gives an opportunity to experience the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert and unusual landscape. Upper Mustang trek covers the northern two –thirds of Mustang district of Dhaulagiri Zone in Nepal. The major attraction of upper- mustang trekking is the walled city of Lo-Manthang. This trek offers to visit Natural Cave, Chorten, Monastery, palace and alpine village with friendly Bhotiya people. This trek consists of two district regions, the southern part and the northern where the language’s culture and traditions are like to those of the Tibetan People. Upper Mustang trek was opened in 1992 for foreigners. The trekking to Lo-manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In this trek, we will magnificent view of mountains and peaks along the trek are impressive with the opportunity of reaching the world’s deepest river gorge in Kaligandaki River. This trek includes the holy trek to Muktinath which is a sacred place for Hindu and Buddhists followers and also exploring the lo-manthang valley, Kagbeni village and many varieties of flora and fauna, etc. are rewarding opportunities of the trek.
We begin our 17 day trip in Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites before heading to the most popularly known as Mustang trekking.
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Airport (TIA) pick up by our office representative then transfer you to your Hotel, evening brief you about your programs, Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. (B)
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Baghmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.
We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. While going to the Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets.
Today we will head towards jomsom through our early morning flight which is famous for its apples, strong blowing winds and attractive landscapes. We begin our adventurous trek way from the beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching the beautiful destination, Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is wonderful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress.
When we get our permits checked then our trek begins from the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst heavy wind before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass next village and cross a river on our path. Further, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village.
Our trek from today will be a little bit hard compared to what we have experienced before. Our journey today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy outstanding views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We walk further and reach Samar Village and reach a ridge. Next, we go through a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche.
We go to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few tea houses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we head towards Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is amazing with fields surrounding the entire village.
Our trek today begins with a difficult and often slippery trail. After that, we cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and go on. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies at the top tof Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east.
We begin our trek by going through a canyon and cross a river before beginning our upper hill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can observe the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we go to Lo Manthang which is a wonderful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite impressive.
Lo Manthang is known as a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend our day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located at north-west of Lo-Mangthang
We trek on different routes while returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses are a century old Ghar Gompa with lovely rock paintings. According to a local, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will be fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar.
We start our trek early morning to avoid heavy wind. Our trail passes through a dry plateaus and fields before reaching Ghiling. Then the walk can be relatively hard as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get beautiful views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains.
We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy absolutely amazing views of the Himalayas.
Today is the final day of our trek so it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the attractive northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest.
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