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$1450 Outdoor Activities

11 Days Upper Mustang Trek with Experienced Senior Trekking Guide from Pokhara

Day 01: Early morning, 5am, our trekking crew (Porter, Guide, Driver) will come to receive you at your hotel in Pokhara. Then we will start our scenic 4 WD drive to Kagbeni (Approx. 10 hours drive). On the way, will enjoy Water fall, green hill landscape, mountain views during our off road drive. Overnight stay at Kagbeni in guest house. - 2810 meters. Day 02: 8am will start our trek, After walking approx. 5 hours, will reach to Chaile. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3050 Meters. Day 03: 8am, will start our trek to Sangboche. - Approx. 6 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3800 meters. Day 04: 8am, will start our trek to Ghami - Approx. 4 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3520 meters. Day 05: 8am, will start our trek to Charang - Approx. 4 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3560 meters. Day 06: 8am, will start our trek to Lo-manthang - Our destination. Approx. 4 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3810 meters. Day 07: Exploration of Forbidden kingdom Lo-Manthang. Will visit, Caves, Monastery, Village. Overnight stay in Guest house.  Day 08: 8am, will start our trek to Dhakmar - approx. 7 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3820 meters. Day 09: 8am, will start our trek to Samar - approx. 6 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 3735 meters. Day 10: 8am, will start our trek to Chhusang - approx. 3 hours. Overnight stay in Guest house. - 2980 meters. Day 11: 8am, will start our trek to Kagbeni - approx. 4 hours, then, your driver with private 4WD will be waiting for you for a long drive to Pokhara via Jomsom. Trip end.

$1505 Outdoor Activities

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang is a region untouched and unchanged from outside cultures almost for centuries. It lies unseen behind the Himalayan gigantic Dhaulagiri and Annapurna at the very roof of Asia on the dry Tibetan plateau. It has long been separated from the outside world (and only opened to trekking groups since 1992!). As you make your way through this isolated land, along the way you can find brightly painted chortens (Buddhist shrines) and tiny villages guarded by enormous monasteries, unusual and arresting views of the snow-covered mountains to the south, and isolated high plateaus, deep canyons and an ocean of windswept hills the fabulous colors of a desert sunset to the north. At the walled capital city of Lo Manthang, you’ll absorb a great sense of time pieces and appreciation of ancient culture as you can monasteries rich in art and history, see the remnants of old forts and caves replete with magnificent religious statues. History says Mustang is an old kingdom of Lo. The capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, but the real distinctive Tibetan style district lies north of Kagbeni and is usually said to as Upper Mustang. Lo Manthang is the residential of present king, is a fantastic square-walled town sitting on the ‘Plain of Prayers’. Mustang is rich in Buddhist culture an enchanting land of windswept vistas, red walled monasteries, and feudal towns. This tiny kingdom was a major corridor of trade from the 1400’s to Chinese.

$1220 Outdoor Activities

8 Days Jomsom-Muktinath Trek Nepal

Day 01: Kathmandu Day 02: Kathmandu  Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (827 m) Day 04: Pokhara to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni (2810 m) Day 05: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) and back to Kagbeni Day 06: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2,743 m) Day 07:  Jomsom to  Pokhara and back to Kathmandu Day 08: DepartureTrip Facts:Minimum Group size: 2 Max: 15Season: All year (on windy, cloudy or rainy days no flight goes to Jomsom)Grading: 3Departure date: as per your convenience.Cost Include:Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour• airport pick up and Drop off• Accommodation • A guided tour &  Trekking:• Daily itinerary as described,• All inclusive camping or lodge trek with English speaking guide and porters,• All meals on trek• All fees and land transportation, coffee and boiled water.• Flights (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Jomsom two-way) Option Drive in Drive Out

$1990 Outdoor Activities

Upper Mustang Trek

Guiding Method:Live guide/instructor Maximum altitude:4210 meters Trek difficulty:Medium Starts/Ends: Kathmandu, Nepal/Kathmandu, Nepal Route:Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Kagbeni-Chele-Geling-Tsarang-Lo Manthang-Dhakmar-Syangbochen-Chhusang-Muktinath-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu Duration: 17 Days Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02: Kathmandu: UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tour and Trek preparation Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni Day 05: Trek to Chele Day 06: Trek to Geling Day 07: Trek to Tsarang Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang Day 09: Exploration day in Lo Manthang – NamgyalGompa and Tingkhar Day 10: Lo Manthang to Dhakmar Day 11: Dhakmar to Syangbochen Day 12: Syangbochen to Chhusang Day 13: Trek to Muktinath Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom Day 15: Morning flight back to Pokhara Day 16: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu Day 17: Depart Kathmandu-Airport drop

$1640 Outdoor Activities

Upper Mustang Trek

Brief Itinerary:Day 01:  Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)Day 02:   Sightseeing in Kathmandu ValleyDay 03:   drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) 6 hrs driveDay 04:   Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni (2,858m/9,375ft) 3/4 hrs treksDay 05:   Kagbeni to Chele (3050m/10,004ft) 5/6 hrs treksDay 06:   Chele to Syanbochen (3475m/11,398ft) 6/7 hrs treksDay 07:   Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m/11,546ft) 5/6 hrs treksDay 08:   Ghaymi to Charang (3500m/11,480ft) 4/5 hrs treksDay 09:   Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5/6 hrs treksDay 10:   Explore at Lo-MangthangDay 11:   Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft) 6/7 hrs treksDay 12:   Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m/12,484ft) 5/6 hrs treksDay 13:   Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft) 5/6 hrs treksDay 14:   Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700/8,856ft) 6/7 hrsDay 15:   Fly back to PokharaDay 16:   Drive from Pokhara to KathmanduDay 17: Transfer to airport for your departureTrekking Route of Upper Mustang TrekThe ever-flowing Kaligandaki River has become the witness to the lifestyle of the people of this part of Nepal. The deepest gorge to the driest and windiest places makes your trip to Upper Mustangthe adventurous and memorable one. The Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Mountain’s glacial are the sources of the Kaligandaki River. The final trekking point of this route is Lo Manthang Pass. Upper Mustang Trek touches the exit point of Nepal towards China. The journey could be a double whammy and the treats at Jomsom, Kagbeni, Muktinath, Lomanthang Pass and the clustered Tibetan villages, Thakali community.  Along with the wonderful views of mountains would give you worth of every penny spent on the tour.

$1799 Outdoor Activities

Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied to Tibet in culture, language and geography.The regions isolation from the outside world has contributed to a highly preserved Tibetan culture and unspoiled nature. Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif creating a ruggedly arid land surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors .Points of interest in Lo Manthang are the royal palace, a few beautiful monasteries like the Thugchen Gompa built in the 15th century. Or visit the amchi museum and amchi school. An amchi is a traditional Tibetan doctor. There are 2 amchis living in Lo Mangtang, which are also the official doctors of the king. They founded a school to preserve this ancient wisdom. For an excursion outside the city you can hire Tibetan ponies for a ride to Chhoser where you can visit a small monastery and a century old cave dwelling situated high in the rocks.The most convenient way to get to Upper Mustang is to fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and start the trek from there. The flight is an adventure in itself flying through the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki, which runs between the Dhaulagiri and the Nilgiri mountains. You follow the famous Kali Gandaki River upstream, partly walking in the river bed itself, to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the restricted area of Upper Mustang starts. However, it is worthwhile to pay a visit to the famous pilgrim destination of Muktinath before heading north into Upper Mustang. From Kagbeni the trek goes norhtwards and leads to Lo Manthang in 4 to 5 days. You cross pass after pass, which are all between 3,500 and 4,000 m. You can return partly by a different way via Dhakmar, crossing 2 passes of around 4,200 m. Close to Dhakmar you can find the oldest Tibetan monastery in the world, the Lo Gekar Monastery. Lo Gekar Monastery was built in the 8th century by the famous Tibetan magician Guru Rinpoche. It is said that he killed a powerful demon and the blood of the demon has painted the rocks around Dhakmar bright red.Upper Mustang is a restricted area and up till 1992 it was forbidden for foreign visitors to enter the kingdom. Nowadays foreigners are welcome to Upper Mustang for a permit fee of US$ 500 (to be arranged through a trekking agency and valid for 10 days, each additional day costs US$ 50).Trekking in Mustang is a great option during the monsoon months (June-August) as the region is in the rain shadow. However, it is best to add a day or two on each side of your itinerary for travel interruptions due to bad weather in the lowlands.

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