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Mountain Flight in Nepal

Mustang Trekking

Mustang Trekking, Trekking in Mustang: In common usage, the name Mustang refers to the arid, Tibet-like region, known to its inhabitants as Lo, at the northern end of the Kali Gandaki, Mustang is probably a Nepali mispronunciation of the name of the capital of Lo, the city of Manthang, the name is pronounced ‘moo-stang’ and has nothing to do with either the automobile or the horse with a similar name. Officially, Mustang is the name of the district along the kali Gandaki from the Tibetan border south to Ghasa. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom; the restricted area of Tibetan influence is north of Kagbeni, and is generally referred to as upper Mustang.

Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as ‘plain of aspiration’ many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for ‘south’ and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the upper Mustang district north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, I also refer to the capital of Lo as ‘Lo Manthang’.Completely closed to foreign trekkers until 1991, Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom. Inside the walled city of Lo Manthang are some of the largest Tibetan Buddhist gompas in Nepal. A difficult trek because of high altitude, exposed terrain and continual Strong winds.

 

Facts - Mustang Trekking                                              

Trekking Destination : Mustang
Group Size : Min - 2
Departure : On Request.
Maximum Altitude : 3760m.
Grade : Strenuous
Season : March - November
Accommodation : Camping and Lodge
Trekking Duration : 13 Days
Entry : Jomsom
Exit : Jomsom

 

 

Permit Fee:

US500 per person for the first ten days
US50 per person per day thereafter


Itinerary - Upper Mustang Trekking

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu:
You will meet on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel of your choice. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu:
This morning tour Kathmandu and Swayambhunath stupa. See Kathmandu Durbar Square including Kastmandap temple (known as temple made from wood of single tree), visit Kumari (the living goddess), temple of Akash Bhairab, Kalbhairab, temple of Taleju, and continue to Swayambhunath Stupa from where you can view all Kathmandu valley. This afternoon rejoin the coach and visit the Patan City. See Patan Durbar Square, including Krishna Mandir and more. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu-Pokhara:
Today travel west to Pokhara. The 6 hours scenic drive gives you spectacular and breathtaking view en-route. Enjoy lunch in Pokhara at one of the best restaurant in lakeside. The remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city and lakeside. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Pokhara-Jomsom:
Early morning drive to airport to board your flight 25-minute flight to Jomsom. Upon arrival in Jomsom meet with our crews and proceed toward Kagbeni. Camping in Kagbeni.

Day 05 : Kagbeni-Tsehile (3110m):
After early breakfast, proceed toward Tsehile. The trail follows to the bank of Kaligandaki, somewhere crossing the river. The journey passes the villages of Tangbe & Chunksang.

You will enjoy hot lunch cooked by our own cook on the way. Before we reach Tsehile we need to cross a bridge over Kaligandaki and climb steeply up about 35 minutes to the Tsiele Village. Camp at Tseile.

Day 06 : Tsehile-Syangbochen (3800m):
Enjoy early breakfast and start journey Today we cross four passes Taklam La (3240m) Dzong La (3550m), Baga La, Yemdo pass (4000m). You travel through Samar, Bhona, and Yemdo villages.

There are very few settlements in Mustang. Each village contains about 2-6 families. Each day we have to walk about 7-8 hours. There are three families or houses in Syambochhen. Camp in Syamgbochen.

Day 07 : Syambochen-Tsrang (3570m):

We have to start early each day and stop early. We have to pass four passes today, Shyammochhen la, Nyi or Nya la (4050m), Ghemila (3520m), Tsarang la (3920m).
There is a big village in Ghami. After Ghami, we see big Chhortens along the way and we travel through the Great Chorten Gate before we arrive in Tsarang. The Tsarang also a villages containing about 50 families or houses. Camp in Tsarang.

Day 08 : Tsarang-Lomanthang (3530m):

Early start, about 6-7 hours walk. Before we arrive in Lomanthang we pass Lo (Dry) pass from where you can view Lomanthang- Main city of Mustang where you can visit Palace of Historic King of Am Pal, Low caste village etc. Camp in Lomanthang.

Day 09 :
Explore Lomanthang (3760m):
Today whole day at leisure and visit King palace, Monasteries, Low Caste Village, Herbal Medical School, even you can visit with Traditional Herbal Medicine Doctor. Overnight in Lomanthang.

Day 10 : Lomanthang-Tsarang:
Your return journey will more easily than going up.

Day 11 :
Tsarang-Syambochhen.

Day 12 : Syambochhen-Chuksang (3050m).

Day 13 : Chuksang-Kagbeni.

Day 14 : Kagbeni-Jomsom (2743M):
Today is you last night with your all crews including cooks, porters, guide etc. You will enjoy your dinner this evening offering some drinks to your crews. Overnight at Jomsom.

Day 15 : Jomsom-Pokhara:

All flights to Pokhara start morning only. Wake up early and line-up for flight to Pokhara. Explore Pokhara for Free day. O/n at Hotel.

Day 16 : Pokhara – Kathmandu:
Drive or Fly Back to Kathmandu. O/n at Hotel.

Day 17 : Departure:
We will take you to Airport for your Final Destination.

 

Cost Includes:

Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek. Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge. All fees on Trek.

Cost Not Includes:

All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD25 for 15days, USD40 for 30days) and Airport Tax etc.



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