Upper Mustang trek is recognized as a Lo Manthang trekking which is one of the most famous trek destination in Nepal lies in Annapurna Himalayas combines with majestic scenery and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. Lo manthang or upper Mustang trekking up to corola boarder trek with private guide or with an independent and experienced guide makes your journey one of the best memorable for your life time.
Detailed travel Itinerary
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, I receive you with private vehicle and transfer to home stay in Kathmandu located near by Thamel. Then I will give you an information about further programs. As upon your request, we go to short walk around old city area.
All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you're fully prepared for the trip. After lunch we explore this medieval capital city Kathmandu. Being a professional and licensed holder guide, I will take you for full day sightseeing such as Boudhanath stupa, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square the city of glory where you can explore living goddess. And transfer to home stay.
Better to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara because by bus it takes 6 hrs roughly to reach pokhara city fewa lake side. Transfer to hotel. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to observe the Natural Beautiful town Pokhara, boating on Fewa lake.
You will be land on District headquarters of Mustang Jomsom and will start trek to Kagbeni. The starting point of the Upper Mustang, where you can make your eyes busy for The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus. Kagbeni is the most interesting typical Tibetan village and the entry point of the upper Mustang for overnight stop. Overnight camping at Kagbeni.
The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. The town is labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed house, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peaks, which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Continue to loom massively at the foot of the valley. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang Village and crosses the river, continue climbing north up the trail 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 Kaligandaki valley and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele at 3030m.
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, and then the trail 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 sharply up and down over a series of high passes, before the final descend to Geiling.
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 (Prayer 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 huge five – storey white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas paintings of seated Buddha’s.
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 at 3850m, 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.
Another day in Lo - Manthang gives you the chance to explore its many sights; the Tall Champa Lakhang (God house,) the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Raja's Palace; as well as to gaze at the surrounding panoramic views of the Tibetan Plateau and the Himalaya. Besides Lo-Manthang there are two other interesting valleys worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja's summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Namgyal (The Monastery of Victory) is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. In the eastern valley lies the village of Chosar, also rich in gompas and the valley is the main trading route to Lhasa.
This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your return trek. The trail climbs steadily to the pass marked by a cairn, offering a last glimpse of Lo-Manthang. We cross highest pass this trek and arrive in Ghar Gompa (3920 Meters). This monastery is very old and older than Samye monastery in Tibet, supposed to be built around 730AD. After crossing the pass around 4100 meters, we descend down to the way to Dhakmar (3520m) where we are going to fix our camp site for stay overnight.
From Dhakmar the way goes down to until Ghami (3460m) the huge greenery village in Mustang where we can see the ancient monastery and Stupas with. You can see the local houses here like a cave. Than after the trail goes ascend until Nyi La pass and descend to Samar through the same route. We fix our camp for stay overnight here
Today, trek descends all the way downhill to Chhusang with panoramic red stone cliffs. After Chhusang we ascend up little more than arrive in Tangbe village and finally we will be in Kagbeni.
We trek back to Jomsom with the valley of Kaligandaki River which is also known as windy valley where every day big wind blowing. Rest of the time, you might explore Jomsom town. And in the afternoon, I will take you to the Museum which is just about 20 minutes to walk above the road. We can stay overnight in Jomsom.
Early morning we fly together to Pokhara with thrilling spectacular Mountain View including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Annapurna I and Machhapuchre during the flight. In the day Time if we have time we will meet the places are in Pokhara such as International Mountain Museum, Devi’s falls, and Boating on Fewa Lake and transfer to hotel.
Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus 6 hours and transfer to hotel Kathmandu. We drive together until your hotel. After your arrival into the hotel, the rest of teh time you can manage to go for shopping or relaxing or reading books. or if you want to have some sightseeing or additional tour activities with me, just let me know. However at evening , short discussion about the whole trip feedback and suggestion. Trip finished however if you wish to have more activities then kindly request us.
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