Mustang

Mustang

Tour Info

  • MU133
  • Nepal
  • 17 days
  • Medium to Challenging
  • Tour and sightseeing
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 4170m (Muil La Pass)

overview:

Muktinath is a popular pilgrimage site for both Hindu and Buddhist  followers.  Muktinath   literally   means   the god of salvation and Hindus believe that one can achieve salvation only after visiting this sacred place. The whitewashed temple    of Muktinath is located at an altitude of 3710 meters. The temple premises lie 48 km north east from the Mustang district headquarters Jomsom. The pagoda style temple is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. You can see 108 water  spouts in the  temple premises. It is believed that one must take a holy bath here before paying homage to Lord Muktinath. Muktinath draws lot  ofvisitors from different parts of the country as well as India where people take Muktinath as a pilgrimage that one  must make at least once in their lifetime. Muktinath area offers scenic view of the beautiful Kaligandaki Valley in the south and glittering snow-clad mountains in the north. There are two ways to reach Muktinath. One is to fly directly to Jomsom airport from Pokhara and take a jeep to the temple premises. The second option is a tiring journey on a dirt road from Beni of Myagdi district.

 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in kathmandu (1,370m).

Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (1,400m) — Approx 7 hrs.

Day 4: Fly to Jomsom (2,720m); Trek to Kagbeni (2900m) — Approx 4 hrs.

Day 5: Trek to Chele (3050m) — Approx 5 hrs.

Day 6: Trek to Geling (3570m) — Approx 6-7 hrs.

Day 7: Trek to Dhamkar (2,820m) — Approx 5 hrs.

Day 8: Trek to Tsarang (3,560m) via Mui La Pass (4170m) — Approx 5-6 hrs.

Day 9: Trek to Lo Manthang (3,810m) — Approx 3-4 hrs.

Day 10: Lo Manthang Excursion..

Day 11: Trek to Dhakmar (3,820m) — Approx 6 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Syangbochen (3,800m) — Approx 6-7 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Chhusang (2,900m) — Approx 5 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom — Approx 5 hrs.

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara.

Day 16: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Departure.

 

Mustang

 

Day 1: Arrival in kathmandu (1,370m).

 

Welcome to Nepal. Coming out of  Tribhuvan  International Airport in Kathmandu, you will see our representative waiting for you outside the   arrival   lounge   carrying   your   nameplate.   After according you warm welcome, our representative will transfer you to your hotel. Relax in the hotel to unwind after your long flight. In the evening, meet your guide and attend trek briefing. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

 

Today, we will take you on a tour of Kathmandu as our staff prepare your permits for the trek. We  will   begin   with a drive to Swoyambhunath Temple — a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the important Buddhist monuments in Nepal. The main   attraction is    the stupa —    a whitewashed    topped by a    golden pinnacle.    Then   we move   on to Kathmandu Durbar Square. This   amazing complex    used to   be the palace of the   rulers   of the ancient Kathmandu country. Here, you     will get    opportunity to   catch     sight of    Kumari — the living goddess. After that, we will visit Pashupatinath   Temple —    an important Hindu shrine in Nepal — believed to have been built in 5th century. Then we will return to hotel. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara.

 

Today, we will enjoy a scenic drive to Pokhara.   Located some 200 km west of   Kathmandu,   the city   of Pokhara is connected to Kathmandu by a well-maintained highway. Leaving Kathmandu, we drive through beautiful settlements, bustling market areas, forested areas and terraced fields.  The drive offers    you an insight   into the   beautiful Nepali countryside which you will be explore over the next fortnight or so. The   journey takes around seven hours and lunch will be served on the way. After checking into your hotel, you can step into   the tourist district of Lakeside. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs on the banks of the Fewa Lake. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day4: Fly to Jomsom (2,720m); Trek to Kagbeni (2900m) — Approx 4 hrs.

 

We will take a morning flight to Jomsom as flights are affected by strong winds as the day progresses. They flight is short bus spectacular as it flies above the deepest gorge in the world offering you beautiful mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The Himalayan town   of Jomsom is an    attraction in itself. The    landscape is    arid with low vegetation but the stone-pave narrow alleys provides tourists with a new experience. After meeting our support staff and arranging our loads, we hit the trekking trail. We walk along the Kali Gandaki River toward Kagbeni. The trail is inclined as lower areas get heavy windes. You can see mountains smiling all around you  on the first   day of the trek itself! Kagbeni is a small marketplace situated near the confluence of two rivers. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 5: Trek to Chele (3050m) — Approx 5 hrs.

 

We resume walk after having breakfast at our lodge.   The walk is    pleasing and quieter as we detach from the main Annapurna Circuit trail from Kagbeni. The trail is a bit uphill but rewards us with fascinating views. We pass through the settlements of  Tangbe and    Chhusang.    After crossing a   river, we make an uphill climb to Chele village. Before Chele, we can see a beautiful apple garden. View from Chele is simply mesmerizing. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 6: Trek to Geling (3570m) — Approx 6-7 hrs.

 

The trail to Geling is uphill initially. We first   climb    to a pass    and descend to    Samar. From the trail, we can see Annapurna and Nilgiri mountains toward our south. From Samar, it’s another uphill climb to a ridge. The trail drops to Syangbochen before making the final climb and a gentle   descent to   Ge ling. We find comfort in a lodge in Geling where we take rest after a long day. O.N: Lodge.

 

Day 7: Trek to Dhamkar (2,820m) — Approx 5 hrs.

 

The walk will be relatively shorter today. We walk along the dry and arid landscapes of Upper Mustang region as we approach our destination Lo Manthang. Amazing scenery greets us as we approach Dhakmar. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 8: Trek to Tsarang (3,560m) via Mui La Pass (4170m) — Approx 5-6 hrs.

 

Today, we will reach Tsarang via Mui La Pass. The walk till is difficult as it is mostly uphill. But view from the top is rewarding as we get to see   amazing sceneries all around. After spending some time at the pass, we make a gradual descent toward Tsarang.   A visit to   Tsarang is like   traveling   back into   time as locals here seemed untouched by modernization. Take time to observe   timeless   culture,   tradition   and lifestyle   of   the local people. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 9: Trek to Lo Manthang (3,810m) — Approx 3-4 hrs.

 

Today, we will reach to our ultimate destination.   The initial leg of  today’s trek is   steep uphill. After a tiring uphill  walk, we reach to a ridge which offers breathtaking view   of the   walled city of Lo    Manthang.   Lo Manthang is the  biggest village in the area and the capital of   Upper   Mustang.   The culture here resembles to that of Tibet. Though ancient culture in Tibet is destroyed, it is still preserved in Lo Manthang. The life and culture seem to be untouched  by modernization. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 10: Lo Manthang Excursion.

 

 

We take a extra   day here for   excursion of   this   beautiful walled city. Immerse in the natural, cultural and spiritual beauty of this place. Visit local   monastery where the famous Tiji festival is organized. Also, we will visit the palace of the rulers of Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang used to be a separate principality before it was unified into modern Nepal. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 11: Trek to Dhakmar (3,820m) — Approx 6 hrs.

 

Today, we begin our return leg of the trek. We use more the less the same trail to return to Dhakmar. The trail is a mixture of uphill and downhill on dry and arid landscape of Upper Mustang. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 12: Trek to Syangbochen (3,800m) — Approx 6-7 hrs.

 

We gradually leave Upper Mustang region behind us. We pass through the village of Ghami and down to Syangbochen where we will spend the night. As Lo  Mustang   now has road access, we will avoid the road and take off-beaten trails.
O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 13: Trek to Chhusang (2,900m) — Approx 5 hrs.

 

We resume our walk after breakfast at our lodge. Today, we lose around 900 meters in elevation. The trail passes through beautiful terrains and amazing landscapes. The beautiful village of Chusang can be reached after a walk of some five hours. After checking into the lodge, we will have plenty of time to explore the village. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom — Approx 5 hrs.

 

We descend to the Kagbeni village and start   walking along the river bank to Jomsom. The trail is pretty much jeep track. Upon our arrival in Jomsom, we check into our lodge. Later in the evening, we will explore the market to buy souvenirs for our friends and family back home. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara.

 

We take early morning flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we will have plenty of time to take rest. Or you can explore this beautiful city. There are plenty of activities to do here hiking, paragliding, bungee jump, zip line, among others. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 16: Drive/Fly to Kathmandu.

 

We start early in the morning and start our return journey to Kathmandu. The overland journey takes around seven hours, while flight is of about half an hour. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, a farewell dinner will be organized for you in restaurant serving typical Nepali meal. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 17: Departure.

 

Your last day in Nepal. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your return flight three hours before your flight time. While returning, you will have plenty of time to prepare your next trip.

                                                               

                                                                                      *** Tour Ends ***

    Price Includes

  • Airport Pick UP and Drop Off.
  • Hotel in Twin Sharing Basis.
  • Lunch and Dinner With Break Fast.
  • Private Car/Jeep / bus .
  • Government Taxes And Entrance Fees.
  • Experience Tour Guide.

    Price Not Includes

  • purely Natural Personal Expenses.
  • Bar and Beverage.
  • International Air Fare.
  • Travel Health Insurance.
  • Laundry.
  • Tipping/Tips (Expected) .

 

Trip Highlights:

Cultural excursion of Kathmandu Valley
Scenic Pokhara city
Dry and arid landscape
Amazing mountain views
Unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of local people
Walled city of Lo Manthang
Crossing of Mui La Pass

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