Upper Mustang

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To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience the way of life of true mountain people, who were not much in touch with the rest of Nepal for hundreds of years, and even until recent times had an officially recognized king.

In many ways, a trek into Upper Mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.

Day 01: Kathmandu to Beni

Drive to Beni (302km), approximately 9/10hr away by private jeep. We will see good scenery of countryside while driving, Lunch on the way. We will arrive in the late evening at Beni around 7/8 pm.

Day 02: Beni to Muktinath

Breakfast at hotel, head towards to Muktinath from Beni via private 4 WD Jeep, through the river bank of Ghasa, Marpha, Jomsom along the Kaligandaki Valley(8 hrs) Arrival Muktinath, evening rest, Overnight Hotel. Along the way you will witness the barren wilderness of the mustang valley, Rupse waterfall and most of all the memorable off-road travel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Access: Surface transport

Day 03: Muktinath to Lo-manthang

After Breakfast we head towards Lo-Manthang. After about an hour drive we reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang. The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus peak will make you buy some extra rolls of film. The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and we reach Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed house. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the soughern skyline of Kagbeni. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village and we cross the river and continue north climbing up to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile at 3030 m. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo.The climb continues along step, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, then descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there gently climb to a pass at 3770m and descend to Geling. From Geling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYILA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar chu (river) we will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang- Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb. Finally from a ridge at3850m. there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo- Manthang.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Access: Surface transport

Day 04: Explore Lo-Manthang

There are four major places and several other places like the Tall champa Lakhang “God house”, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hal which are the main attraction of this town. An attraction is the four- story building of the Raja’s palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. Having seen one, you are exciting to see the others. Besides Lo Manthang there are two other interesting valley worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja’s summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as active Gompa in Lo. The eastern valley contains Chosar, the site of a high School, Garphu and Nyphu Gompa and is the main trading route to Lhasa. If we have enough time we can hike surrounded green hills from where we can easily get views of Tibet and Mt. Kailas.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Access: Surface transport

Day 05: Lo-Manthang to Marpha/Muktnath

After Breakfast we head back towards Muktinath, lunch on the way, overnight at muktinath/Marpha hotel with warm hospitality at Grand Sambala/ Marpha Palace Hotels.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Access: Surface transport

Day 06: Muktinath/Marpha

to Pokhara Breakfasts at Hotel, then a short 15 min trek to Muktinath temple, holy bath at 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara”, and dip in 2 MuktiKunda, & worship at Muktinath Temple, drive back to Jomsom. From Jomsom a short trek (1hr) to Dhumba Taal where you can experience pristine lake atop a barren hilltop. Visit Jomsom Baazar and drive to Maprha Village “the apple capital of Nepal”, where you can buy souvenirs at the souvenirs shop. Then Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Access: Surface transport

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu

From Pokhara the tourist bus leave early morning to Kathmandu. It takes same hours that take from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Meal: Breakfast Access: Surface transport

  •  1 Night accommodation in Beni
  •  1 Night accommodation in Jomsom or Muktinath
  •  2 Night accommodation in Lo-Manthang
  •  1 Night accommodation in Marpha
  •  1 Night accommodation in Pokhara
  •  Kathmandu-Mustang-Kathmandu by private vehicle(Minimum 7/8 Pax)
  •  Daily breakfast/Lunch/Dinner at hotel
  •  Dumba Lake, Bird Monastry
  •  Muktinath temple
  •  Thakali Cultures
  •  Thakali Cusiness
  •  Golden Apple
  •  Shaligram
  •  Annapurna Range
  •  Dhaulagiri Range
  •  Kaligandagi River
  •  The Three Gompa of Lo-Manthang
  • 75% of total amount at the time of package confirmation
  • 25% of total amount after visa granted or 15 days before travel date from kathmandu

Cancellation Policy

  • In case of airfare - Refund will be subject to airlines cancellation fees & NEAsia holidays service charge

Cancellation fee for land package

  • Before 45 days - No cancellation
  • 44 days - 33 days: 25% of total cost
  • 30 days - 16 days: 50% of total cost
  • 15 days - 10 days: 75% of total cost
  • Less than 10 days: 100% of total cost (Non Refundable)

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