Upper Mustang Trekking
In March 1992, the forbidden kingdom of Upper Mustang Trekking was opened to the outside world. Now for the first time in recent history, tourists are able to visit Lo Manthang, the seat of an ancient kingdom dating back to the 15th century. The kingdom of Lo is situated along the north central border of the main range of the Himalayas in the upper reaches of Mustang district. Lo and the area directly to its south, called Baragaon, which both fall within upper Mustang, can be claimed as one of the most outstanding areas of the Himalayas. The climate and geography of upper Mustang are nearly identical to those of Western Tibet and as such, they are dramatically different from the temperature and tropical area of the south side of the Himalayas. The dry, wind swept ecology of this Trans-Himalayan region is extremely fragile. Fuel wood is virtually non - existent, water is scare, the agriculture land yields insufficient food grain and the marginal and grasslands support only limited numbers of life stock and wildlife. With the influx of tourists, the already pressured desert environment risks further degradation. Trekking here is physically not demanding has the advantage of all season trekking.
The king (Raja) lives in his palace in the center while the four major temples from the corners of the town. The people of upper Mustang are called Bhotias and those from Lo are called Lobas. They speak various dialects of Tibetan. Historically, their art and culture flourished due to contact of the traders, monks and religious master passing between Tibet and India or between Ladakh and Bhutan.
(The itinerary and price can be customized to visit Damodar Kunde up on demand).
Day 01: Pick up from airport and drive to Hotel. Over night at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Pashupatinath, Bhaudhanath and Bhaktapur by drive with professional culture
guide. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Beni by drive, 9 hrs drive.
Day 04: Beni to Kagbeni (2920 m) by jeep drive via Jomsom (2720 m).
Day 05: Trek to Chele, 3130 m. Upper Mustang trek starting day.
Day 06: Trek to Ghiling, 3570 m.
Day 07: Trek to Tsarang, 3560 m.
Day 08: Trek to Lomanthang 3809 m.
Day 09: Lomanthang - Exploration: Visit western valley, Namgyal & Tingkar, 3809 m by jeep or horse.
Day 10: Lomanthang - Exploration: Visit eastern valley, Nyphu & Gharpu ( 3897 m), 3809 m by jeep or horse.
Day 11: Trek to Ghemi via Ghar Gompa, Lo Gekar, 3520 m.
Day 12: Trek to Samar, 3660 m.
Day 13: Trek to Geling, 3570 m.
Day 14: Trek to Kagbeni, 2920 m.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom, 2720 m, reconfirm flight tickets.
Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara (or 3 days long jeep and bus ride to Kathmandu or 2 days jeep ride to Pokhara).
Day 17: Sightseeing at Patan, Swayambhunath, and old Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu.
Trekking types: both camping and tea house lodges possible.
Group size: Minimum 2 persons to obtion trekking permits from immigration office.
Best season: March to November.
Departure date: Every day
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Trip Cost Includes:
§ Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private transport.
§ Standard accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara hotel. (in twin sharing basis)
§ City tours by professional culture guide in Kathmandu and Pokhara by private transport.
§ Full board meals during tea house lodges.
§ Accommodation in tea house lodges.
§ A local government licensed English speaking Guide, required number of porters, their food, accommodation salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine.
§ All trekking permits & fees.
§ Ground transfer to and from Kathmandu.
§ Comprehensive first aid medical kit.
§ All our government taxes.
Trip Cost Exclude:
§ International airfare.
§ Nepal entry visa fee.
§ Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
§ Your travel insurance.
§ Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
§ Personal trekking equipment.
§ Tips for trekking staff and driver.
§ Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned in trip cost.