Lower Mustang is a part of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, that has the largest protected biodiversity area in Nepal. The trek offers the opportunity to explore the Tibetan culture as Mustang is considered for its long historical and cultural relationship with Tibet.Lower Mustang Trek with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a six hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then two hours drive further to Nayapul from where the trekking starts. The route heads towards Ghandruk (1950m) - a Gurung community-based village popular for its cultural and traditional significance. Walking through dense rhododendron filled forests the trail reaches Ghorepani (2874m). An early morning hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) is a must for breathtaking scenic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif. The trail then goes through Tatopani, Ghasa towards the apple garden of Marpha(2670m).
The Hindu dominance of Nepali culture fades as you cross the Himalayas, and Lower Mustang is rich in Tibetan Buddhist culture. In Kagbeni there is an old monastery, from which you’ll probably hear loud horns being blown early in the morning. Prayer flags flutter along bridges, and large prayer wheels are spun in the narrow lanes of the town. The local people dress in a more Tibetan-influenced style, with women wearing distinctive colourful striped aprons and their hair in long braids. This is a culturally fascinating part of the country that proves how diverse Nepal • Opportunity for exploring the cultural village of Gurung people at Ghandruk. • Poon Hill (3210m) - the best view of Dhaulagiri and the entire Annapurna massif. • Trek along Kali Gandaki Valley - the worlds' deepest gorge, Marpha - the apple garden & Muktinath - the holy temple. • Hot spring at Tatopani. • Scenic flight from Jomsom-Pokhara ItineraryDay 01Arrival at Kathmandu 1,400m. Welcome by Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure member and transfer you to Hotel . Day 02Sightseeing in Patan Durbar Square,Boudha nath Stupa , Pasupatinath Temple and Swaymbhunath overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan. Day 03Drive to Pokhara 200km 6 hours overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan. Day 04Drive to Nayapul 40km then trek to Tikhedunga 1,480m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 05Trek to Gorepani 2,860m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 06Early morning trek visit to (Poon Hill view point 3,193m) 1 hour see the incredible view of Annapurna , Machhapuchhere ,Dhaulagiri , Manaslu Mountains range with Sunrise Than trek Down to Tatopani ( Hot spring) 1190m including full day 8/9 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 07Trek to Ghasa 2,010m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 08Trek to Marpha 2,670m 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 09Trek to Kagbeni 2,800m 6 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 10Trek to Muktinath 3,760m 4 hours visit Hindu and Buddhist famous Temple overnight at Lodge Day 11Trek to Jomsom 2,120m 5 hours overnight at Lodge. Day 12 Morning Domestic Flight to Pokhara 25 minute afternoon free day or Sightseeing tour in Pokhara overnight at Hotel with Bed & Breakfast plan. Day 13Drive to Kathmandu evening together farewell dinner with Typical Nepali Culture. Day 14Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.