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Upper Mustang-Lo- Manthang trek

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 8 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Best Season: May to September
Per Day Hiking: 6/8 hrs
Elevation: 3890 m
Accomodation: Tea House /Lodge
Transportation: Air / Land
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Overview

Upper Mustang-Lo- Manthang trek is a trek to forbidden kingdom, which lies in the northern central part of Nepal. This area is considered to visit as one of the most interesting and picturesque place. Trek to upper mustang is an exceptional, extended trek pass through an almost tree less barren unique landscape with great culture of Nepal Himalaya. The region of Kaligandaki from the Tibetan border to south to Kagbeni is generally referred as upper mustang. A legend city Lo –Manthang is a capital of Upper Mustang, situated at an altitude of 3800 meters with a magical place and centuries of rugged history.   Mustang trek offers myriad attraction to visitors’ ecologically and biologically unique habitant harbors high value species, both flora and fauna. The trail, trek to Lo – Monthang follows high altitude desert with panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several peaks give a truly memorable trek. Moreover, the gorge, which the Kaligandaki River runs through, is the deepest in the world. The rich and colorful strands of natural and cultural diversity combine to weave the unique tapestry that is mustang the destination with difference.

Trip Features

  • Jomsom is a beautiful town and gateway of upper mustang trek situated behind the Annapurna Himalaya  at an altitude of 2700 m.
  • Almost tree less barren unique landscape with great culture of Nepal Himalaya.
  • Ecologically and biologically unique habitant harbors high value species, both flora and fauna.
  • High altitude desert with panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several peaks give a truly memorable trek.
  • The gorge, which the Kaligandaki River runs through, is the deepest in the world.
  • The rich and colorful strands of natural and cultural diversity combine to weave the unique tapestry that is mustang the destination with difference.
  • A legend city Lo –Manthang and oldest Buddhist monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses are highlight of upper mustang.

Short Itinerary

Day |01| Arrived to Kathmandu  

Day |02| Kathmandu city tour (1300 Meter)

Day |03| Kathmandu to Pokhara (820 Meter)

Day |04| Fly to Jomsom and day trip in Jomsom (2700m)

Day |05| Drive to Lo – Manthang (3890m)

Day |06| Explore day in Lo – Manthang  

Day |07|Drive to Choser village

Day |08| Drive back to Jomsom

Day |09| Fly to Pokhara and free day

Day |10| Drive to Kathmandu

Day |11| Departure (Optional tour)

Detail Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu the beautiful capital city of Nepal. The beautiful snow-clad Himalayan mountain range, apart from the peak of Mount Everest, can be viewed from the Kathmandu valley. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel A trip briefing and official meeting will be held. Forms and disclaimers need to be filled out and signed and final cash payments. You will be introduced to your group leader and given an overview of the trip and remaining time explores local market. Stay overnight at hotel on Bed & breakfast basis.
Today, you will be taken on an interesting guided tour of Kathmandu city, you will visit historical monuments and religious holy places like temples, Stupas and durbar squares. The rest of the time, we will spend in preparation for upper mustang trek.
Drive or fly to Pokhara then couple of hours explore a wonderful natural beauty city. Pokhara is get-way town to trek Annapurna region including Annapurna base camp. Pokhara is itself a popular tourist destination. Travelers can enjoy in the evening in down – town with local cultural programs and their choice foods.
Early morning fly to Jomsom check in to hotel and breakfast restaurant.  After breakfast short hike to Dhuma lake and apple garden and back to hotel for lunch and after lunch walk around down town. overnight at hotel.
After Breakfast drive to Charang village. this village situated at an altitude 3620 meter. It takes almost 9 hours drive to be there. while you are driving you can enjoy and explore few beautiful village like kagbeni, Chuksang, Tsele, Samar, Syanbochen, Gelling and Ghami. Either Samar or Syanbochen will be the place for lunch break.
Cross the Charang Chu River,  follow the off road to the Lo- Gekar Gumba. it is the oldest gumba in the region. on the way we can  visit beautiful Marang Village. it takes almost 5 hours to reach Lo - Manthang via Lo- Gekar. Today lunch will be in Lo-Manthang. after lunch we will explore the walled city. to a cairn on a ridge, It is a politically interesting and culturally rich. The Tall Champa Lakhang, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the entrance hall are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four-story building of recent past king’s places as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalayas.
After breakfast hike to old palace, it is like view point, from here we can see whole Lo –Manthang valley as well as many villages of upper mustang. After lunch we will visit to Choser Village, where we can see the biggest cave of upper Mustang's region.
After breakfast we will drive all the way back to Jomsom for overnight. Today we will have lunch in Chukksang village and evening dinner party with staff as last day of trip.
After breakfast fly back to Pokhara and after being refresh a day trip sightseeing of pokhara valley. Stay overnight at hotel on bed & breakfast basis.
After breakfast drive to Kathmand, transfer to hotel, evening farewell dinner.
You will be free until your dipature to the airport for your final departure.

What are included ?

  • Airport to hotel and airport transfer by private car.
  • 3nights Accommodation twin sharing in Kathmandu include breakfast.
  • 2nights Accommodation twin sharing in Pokhara include breakfast.
  • Guided city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu includes entry fees.
  • Pokhara city sightseeing and an hour boating in Fewa Lake.
  • Kathmandu /Pokhara /Kathmandu transfer by tourist bus.
  • Flight Ticket from Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara
  • Require trekking permit, TIMS and other entry fees.
  • Upper Mustang special permit.
  • A English speaking experience & license holder trekking guide.
  • Trekking porter / s ( 2 trekkers can share a porter) carrying 15 KG
  • Teahouse / lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) during the trek
  • A route map
  • Welcome & farewell dinner

What are not included ?

  1. Nepal visa fee (bring require cash and two passport size Photos)
  2. International airfare To and From
  3. Lunch and Dinner in the city( even late departure or early return)
  4. Extra accommodation in city due to any reason late departure or early return
  5. Insurance for rescue and medical
  6. Personal expenses (laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottle or boiled water shower etc)
  7. Tips for guide & porters

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.
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