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Mustang Lomanthang Trekking

Mustang Lomanthang Trekking

Mustang Lo Mangthang Trekking is popular trek to upper Mustang region which is isolated from Nepal and near to Tibetan culture cum lifestyle. The region is important to explore Tibetan culture after it was opened for trekking in 1991 by Nepalese government for the tourists. Mustang Lo Mangthang Trekking gives pleasant experience of beautifully unique landscape and untouched culture of high mountain people. The trek is through high altitude Himalayan desert. Most of the trail leads through the valley’s of the river passing through the world’s deepest river gorge in Kali Gandaki River. Mustang Lo Mangthang region is also important for the ancient monasteries in Nepal.

Trekking to Mustang Lo Mangthang region provides the opportunity to explore the villages in Mustang region. These villages are isolated and ancient where there are no marks of modernization. The region has a local king to rule living in Lo Mangthang palace whose post is honorary colonel in Nepalese Army. The region was the part of Gung hang (Tibetan Kingdom) till 1830’s. Mustang Lo Mangthang includes holy trek to Muktinath. Muktinath Temple in Muktinath is sacred place for Hindus and Buddhists followers. Kagbeni to Lo exploration gives insightful knowledge about Upper Mustang region. The region is suitable for exploration trekking because it has so many ancient elements existing in the region. Mustang region is recently developing but Lo Mangthang is still untouched and unspoiled.

Trip Highlights :

Total trip Duration: 18 days or more
Mustang Trekking days: 09 days or 12 days
Trek Grade: moderate
Max altitude: 4210m
Mood of trek: Tea house / Camping
Best Seasons: March – November
Minimum group size: 2 pax

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Katmandu
Day 2: Sightseeing in Katmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 4: Fly to Jomsom from Pokhara and trek to Kagbeni
Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele
Day 6: Chele to Sangboche or Gilling
Day 7: Sangboche or Gilling to Ghami
Day 8: Ghami to Tsarang;
Day 9: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang;
Day 10: Lo-Mangthang - visiting surrounding areas.
Day 11: Lo-Manthang to Tsarang
Day 12: Tsarang to Ghami
Day 13: Ghami to Samar via. Nya-La pass;
Day 14: Samar to Kgbeni
Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom;
Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara - Rest
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu (Rest day shopping)
Day 18: Departure from Nepal

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive in Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check in and manage for your accommodation. We organize welcome dinner in the hotel in the evening with our team.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparing for trek
On this day, there will be a guided tour to the famous cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu including UNESCO enlisted world heritage sites. In the afternoon, you should involve pre- trip discussion with your guide for well preparation of the trip. You will have dinner in the hotel in the evening. You can experience night life in Thamel too.

Day 03: Kathmandu- Pokhara Drive (910m.), 6 hrs.
On this day after breakfast, we depart from Kathmandu to Pokhara through Prithivi Highway. You can enjoy scenic beauty and the overwhelming view of rocky hills while travelling along the Trishuli river bank. You will visit beautiful sites in Pokhara in the afternoon. We stay overnight in a hotel comfortably. (You can go by air in domestic flight within 30 minutes from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Flight to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni (2858m.), 4 hrs
On this day, you will be transferred to the airport for a short scenic flight of about 20 minutes over the mountains which is adventurous and exciting. You can explore the historical and trade value of Jomsom. Jomsom is the districts headquarter of Mustang District as well as Mustang region. We trek to Ekle Bhatti and explore Kagbeni village. We stay in a guest house in Kagbeni/ tent camp.

Day 05:  Kagbeni to Chele Trekking (3050m.), 6 hrs
On this day, we get checked our permits and follow the upstream of Kali Gandaki riverbank to reach Chele. We explore Tangbe village and reach at Chhusang and continue to Chele village. The trail is stony and diversely difficult with bends. We stay overnight at Chele in camp.

Day 06: Chele to Syangboche/Ghilling Trekking (3475m.), 7 hrs
On this day, we trek ascending to Takam-La Pass at the altitude of 3624m. We walk through narrow stretches and plateaus with the views of Tilicho Himal, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Himal including the views of natural landscapes. Trekking goes through the forest of juniper trees and passes by a cave known as Ramchung Cave. We reach Ghilling or Syangboche and stay overnight in a camp.

Day 07:  Ghiling/Syangboche to Ghaymi Trekking (3560m.), 7hrs
On this day, we climb uphill to the Yamda La at the height of 3850m. passing through a few teashops, chörtens and local people acquiring Tibetan style of houses. We climb the Nye-La Pass and descend to Ghaymi. We walk down following the trail to reach Tsarang Village enjoying the magnificent views of mountains. We stay overnight in a camp.

Day 08: Ghaymi to Tsarang Trekking (3520m.), 6hrs.
On this day, we trek to Tsarang from Ghaymi. This is pleasant walk with the views of mountains and snow peaks. We pass across Mani walls and chörtens. The views of Annapurna I, Tilicho Himal and Nilgiri Himal are impressive while walking. We stay overnight in Tsarang in camp.

Day 09: Tsarang to Lo- Manthang Trek (3840m.), 5hrs.
On this day, we descend to the Tsarang Khola and after crossing it on Iron Bridge; we ascend to the rocky path towards the valley. The trail leads to the valley, the valley of Lo-Manthang which is rich in original Tibetan culture. The monasteries and Gompas are ancient with untouched culture of the local people’s life style. We stay in Charang for the night in a hotel.

Day 10:  Visiting and Rest Lo-Manthang Area
It is our acclimatization day in Lo- Manthang. You can explore the surrounding area of Lo- Manthang. Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar, Tall Champak Lakhang, Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall are important sites. Four- storey building of Raja’s palace is another attractive spot. The walled city of Upper Mustang provides enough insight about Lo-Manthang People. We stay overnight in the same hotel.

Day 11:  Trek to Tsarang (3520m.) 7 hrs.
On this day, we retrieve back to Tsarang from Lo Manthang. The returning journey is equally interesting with the views of mountains and peaks. The wide plateau of Tibet gives its dry images which is rain-back area of Himalayan range. We stay overnight in a tent in Tsarang.

Day 12:  Trek to Ghaymi (3510m.), 6 hrs
We continue retrieving journey to Ghaymi from Tsarang. We walk descending down for 6 hours enjoying the natural beauty of the area following the same trail. You can explore the surrounding in the evening because the afternoon is dusty wind. We stay overnight in Ghaymi in camp.

Day 13:  Trek to Samarvia (3290m.),  6 hrs.
On this day, we reach at Samar enjoying the astonishing views of Himalayan range. The breath-stopping scenario is unforgettable while trekking to Samarvia. You are free to explore the surrounding in the evening because afternoon is not easy because of dusty wind. We stay overnight in Samarvia in camp.

Day 14:  Trek to Kagbeni (2700m.), 7 hours
On this day, we reach Kagbeni enjoying the picturesque views of mountains and landscapes. The trail is difficult but the magnificent views work therapeutic work. It is retrieving trek back to Mustang. We trek enjoying picturesque scenarios along the way. We stay overnight in guest house/camp.

Day 15: Trek to Jomsom
On this day, we trek back to Jomsom from Kagbeni with the panoramic views of mountain and natural vegetation. Since it is the last day of trekking you can walk with full energy to reach Jomsom. You can explore Jomsom while there is spare time after arriving in Jomsom Bazaar. We stay in a guest house in Jomsom.

Day 16: Jomsom- Pokhara Flight and Pokhara city tour
On this day, you will catch a flight to Pokhara. The flight is short-scenic with exciting views as it goes through the two huge mountains- Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The flight is adventurous with scenic beauty of about 30 minutes or less. As we arrive in Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can explore Pokhara city or rest there. We stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 17: Fly back to Kathmandu
On this day, we retrieve back to Kathmandu by airways. You can enjoy exciting natural views of mountains and landscapes while you are in the sky. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representatives and transferred to hotel. There will be celebration dinner with our team in the evening. You can catch last moments to visit some sites or shopping in the markets.

Day 18: Departure Day
As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your homeland. You can extend your Nepal stay if you have time and desire too.

Cost Includes On :

  • Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel. by private car/van/Bus.
  • 3 Night night’s standard Hotel in Katmandu .
  • Katmandu Valley sightseeing by Government license holder tour guide.
  • Katmandu to Pokhara/ Kathmandu by stander tourist bus.
  • 2 Night stander hotel in Pokhara.
  • Pokhara to Jomsom / Pokhara by scenic flight with airport tax.
  • Annapurna conservation permit.
  • Special Mustang Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days
  • Your stander meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well paid Salary, Food, Drinks,
  • Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.( Guide flight Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.
  • Drop to airport by car/van/Bus.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Katmandu).
  • You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food in city like Katmandu and Pokhara. also in the case come back from Trek early.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic Drinks.
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara if arrive or late departure. also in the case come back from Trek.
  • Sweet desert
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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How this trip makes responsible ?

Adventure Great Himalaya works closely with the AGH Social Foundation. www.aghsocialwork.org  and is one of the main benefactors of the foundation; we give support to the Foundation in many different way, Our  10% income directly goes to this organization.