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Upper Mustang trek is a rare and privileged opportunity, you can experience the true life of the real mountain people of Nepal. In many ways, trekking into the Upper Mustang Area is similar to trekking in to Tibet, which geographically is a part of it. Upper Mustang is known by Tibet of Nepal. That was separate kingdom of Nepal during the king’s period.
Mustang, a land where the soul of man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on, while the land itself is almost treeless, barren landscape with a countryside similar to Tibetan plateau, but where beauty and happiness flourishes, in spite of hardship. This was part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830’s. The fabled medieval wall city of Lo Manthang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a kingdom its full of culture and religious heritage. The early history of Lo Manthang is embellished in myth and legend rather than the recorded fact. Mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Manthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepalese Army.
Arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu (1,300 m) Overnight at a Hotel.
Guided Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley overnight at a Hotel.
Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu 7 Hours. Overnight at a Hotel.
Flight to Jomsom from Pokhara Trek to Kagbeni (2,810 m) 5 Hours. overnight at a Guesthouse. OR driven by jeep to Kagbeni 9 hrs. Of drive
Kagbeni trek to Chaile (2,920 m) 6 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Chaile trek to Geling (3,570 m) 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Geling trek to Charang (3,620 m) 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Charang trek to Ghar Gumba (3,920 m) 2Hours. Trek Lo Manthang (3810 m) 4 Hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Tingkhar trek to Yara (3,650 m) 7 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Yara trek to Tange (3,370 m) 7 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Tang trek to Tetang / Chusang (3,022 m) 9 hours Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Chusang trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) 5 hours’ drive to Jomsom (2,715 m) 1 hour. overnight at a Guesthouse.
A 30-minute flight Back to Pokhara overnight at a hotel.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu overnight at a Hotel.
Transfer to International Airport in Kathmandu for your Final departure.
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,300 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Adventure White Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Note: Either on Day 01 or 02 depending upon your arrival, there will be a pre-trek meeting. During the meeting we will introduce you to your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about the trek. We will also supply you with our trek duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We will ask you to sign a legally binding trip form as well as a non-liability disclaimer.
Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at 8:30 AM in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagodas and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the Lion gate, the Golden gate, the Palace of fifty-five windows, art galleries, the Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.
Note: The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.
Drive to Pokhara (820 m) by Tourist Bus 7 Hours
Your guide will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 6:30 am to pick you up and then the bus leaves around 7.30 am to Pokhara. The bus ride will reach you to Pokhara after 7 continuous hours.
Morning Flight to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800 m) 4 Hours Or you may drive bus or jeep as well it will take 8 to 9 hours
Early morning you will be flying northwest from Pokhara towards the great portal between the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8,000 m and the deepest gorge on this planet.
On arrival to Jomsom, you will meet rest of the trekking staff. From Kathmandu, you will have a guide with you. You start to trek towards Kagbeni, the main gate to Upper Mustang and the trek will take you around 4 hours to reach Kagbeni.
Kagbeni Trek to Chaile (3,050 m) 6 Hours
The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kali Gandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, all the way with different shapes. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chusang village in about 1/2 hour, then we trek and cross the river which continues north climbing up to a huge red chunk of the conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel that the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. The trek will take you 6 hours in total to reach here. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo.
Chaile Trek to Geling (3,500 m) 7 Hours
The climb continues along steep, treeless, water less terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some Chortens on a ridge and with further descent comes a pleasant trail to Samar village. We climb above Samar to a ridge, and then descend into a large gorge, where the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3,800 m. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there we gently climb to a pass at (3,770 m) and descend to Geling Village. It will take around 7 hours to reach this village.
Geling Trek to Charang (3,620 m) 7 Hours
From Geling village, the trail climbs gently up to an interesting pass Nya La and descends below the blue, grey and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to Mani Wall, perhaps the longest and most spectacular Mani wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3,600 m, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit, and observe collection of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha’s. After 7 hours of walking, you finally reach Charang.
Charang Trek to Ghar Gumba (3,920 m) 2 Hours. Trek Lo Manthang (3,810 m) 4 Hours.
This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your trek. The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and is one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. Few meters ahead lie the 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. To reach here it takes approximately 2 and a half hours from Charang. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. After visiting Ghar gompa and spending an hour to roam around, the trek continues to Lo Manthang. The trail until Lo-Manthang is fine with some minor climbing. Finally, from the ridge, there is a view of the walled city of Lo. After a short descent, cross the stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. The total duration to reach Lo Manthang would be around 4 hours from Ghar Gumba.
Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar
It takes around 2 hours to reach Namgyal Gompa. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lomanthang. After visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar return to Lo Manthang.
Ghar gumba Trek to Yara (3,650 m) 7 Hours
From Lo-Manthang the trail walks straight till Dhi pass 4,100 m and descends down to Dhi village within 5 hours of the trek. The trek from Lo Manthang to Muktinath is harder, but more rewarding and interesting than the west side of the valley. Dhi village is one of the best villages of whole Lo-Manthang and it seems more prosperous and settled in a very suitable place. We then cross a river to follow a path along the left bank of a river side to Yara village at (3650m).
Yara Trek to Tange (3,370 m) 7 Hours
From Yara, the trail goes through the river for around 2 hours and crosses a river from Damodar Kunda, one of the sacred lakes. There is no bridge on the river so you need to walk across in bare feet to cross this river. After crossing the river, the trail climbs high above a pass of (3,850 m). The trail goes through a grassless, treeless bare hill. After the pass, the trail again drops directly to Tangbe village at an elevation of (3,370 m). Tangbe is a small village of around 30 houses but most of the houses are attached to each other. On the rooftops, one can see piles of dry woods, which also reflects the prosperity in their society. The duration of the trek for this day would be around 7 hours.
Tange Trek to Chusang (3,022 m) 9 Hours
The trail walks through a steep ridge of hills providing some fine views of the wind carved hills. Tetang village is formed between 2 hills; they must have found it a safe place to avoid the strong wind that hits the entire Kali Gandaki valley. Tetang is the upper village of Chusang, which we visit on the first day entering to Mustang from Kagbeni. It will take around 9 hours to reach Chusang.
Chusang Trek to Muktinath (3,800 m) 5 Hours drive to Jomsom (2,715 m) 1.5 Hour.
This is the last day of the trek. We follow our trail through the village after passing the scenic Mani walls. We walk past the plateau, and ascend until we reach a small pass from where we can see high mountains and picturesque view of the holy Muktinath temple. We follow the trail taking us to Muktinath temple passing the Kani/gate. We explore the temple, and rest for some time. From Muktinath we take a local jeep and drive back to Jomsom. The drive will be of around an hour.
Morning Flight from jomsom to Pokhara and Sightseeing around Pokhara
Today 30-minute morning flight takes us from Jomsom back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to a hotel. In the afternoon we will have sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Davis waterfall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave.
Flight back to Kathmandu (30 minutes) Or drive by tourist bus to till to Kathmandu 7 hours. Then over night stay at Pokhara in hotel.
Way to Pokhara to Kathmandu is quiet busy road the trial is paved road, but sometime may have traffic so it will be going to longer than the normal point time. May you will have to see the ago farm, dense forest, Hillock and others village community as well. After Muglin you may through the Trusuli river where lots of rafting group will be rafting in the Trusuli river that will be fantastic. Trusuli is religious serine of among the rivers of Nepal. Then, Finally after 7 hours we arrive Kathmandu then we celebrate farewell dinner with cultural restaurant with exchanging the full of enjoying over there
Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your country.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
Cost Included (✓)
✓ Entry permit for separate Upper Mustang
✓ TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
✓ All meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
✓ Accommodation in tea house
✓ All land transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu and Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara
✓ All pick up and drops (airports to hotel and airport to hotel)
✓ Duffle bag where you can put your trekking gears
✓ T-Shirt where our company’s logo will be printed
✓ One guide for below five persons below ten persons another guide will be add like same in groupism
✓ Each two persons get one porter (each porter can carry 25 kg of luggage)
✓ One day accommodation in Pokhara two-night accommodation in Kathmandu will provide you.
✓ Salary for guide and porters
✓ Insurance for guide and porters
✓ Sleeping bag for negative twenty temperature
✓ Certificate will be provided by Adventure White Himalaya Pvt.Ltd.
✓ Information about trekking, tour and expedition if anyone interested about the information
Cost Excluded (✗)
✗ Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
✗ Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
✗ Lunch and dinner in city
✗ Your personal trekking gears
✗ Food and accommodation in city
✗ Light weight trekking boot
✗ Down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
✗ Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
✗ Sun glass and sun hat
✗ One pairs of sandals
✗ Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
✗ First aids kits
✗ Flash light
✗ Sunblock cream
✗ Water bottle
✗ Chlorine for the water purification
✗ Some dry food and candy as well
Note: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
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