Upper Mustang Trek 12 days
The Upper Mustang trekking is popularly known as Mustang trek, a interesting tour to unspoiled Tibetan villages on the other side of Nepalese Himalaya bordering with Tibet. The main places of interest of Mustang trekking are ancient Tibetan villages, rare medieval Buddhist arts, the interesting culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. Lo- Manthang is capital of the medieval settlement of Upper Mustang lies in the remote Himalayan desert behind the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Untill1992 foreigners were not allowed to enter Upper Mustang and keep an appearance of a remote, strange and unusual land. this is the unique charms of the Mustang trek. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations. People in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin, migrated from Tibet centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities and practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. This is perhaps only the place to see Tibetan culture in completely undisturbed state the houses and monasteries have medieval look and unique local architecture. Mostly those are built with stone and sun baked mud bricks. Here mostly grow potatoes, barley and buck wheat and about 2’600 sq km in area and 6’500 population. Tiji festival is being the greatest religious and nature festival of their. This small medieval kingdom in the vast desert is ruled by a local king. A walled complex with the houses of local nobilities and monasteries will be one of the main attractions of your Mustang trek. Recently in 2007, an international team of explorers have discovered invaluable objects. In high caves requiring technical climbing they have discovered beautiful Buddhist murals, and historical objects, dating back to about 800years ago. The Mustang trekking will reward you with a rare visit to a place perfectly untouched by modernity, preserving its ancient Buddhist culture, traditions and invaluable art objects in high Himalayan desert. This program start from Pokhara to Jomsom 25 minutes short flight and hiking along the Kaligandaki gorge, the deepest in the world , heading to medieval village of Kagbeni. The trail north of Kagbeni leads to the Mustang trek. Depending on our itinerary, for the next 09 – 12 days we trek through the ancient villages of Samar, Charang and Geling before we reach the capital Lo- Manthang at 3750m. Besides Lo Manthang, there are places of great interest including the Namgyal Gompa (which also serves as a local court) and the village of Tingkar, Garfuk and Nifuk. You still find people dwelling in the caves in these villages and some caves have amazing stupas and Buddhist murals. Upper Mustang trekking is cultural and rare adventure tour. This is a fully supported camping trek, have to sleep in the tents and eat the meals prepared by our camp staff cook. The average walking distance is about 6 hour per day and you have carried just your light day pack during the trek.
Mustang Trekking days: 12 days
Trek Grade: moderate
Max altitude: 4210m
Trekking style: Full board Camping
Best Seasons: March – November
Minimum group size: 2 pax
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Fly to Pokhara (820m.) Sightseeing Pokhara city,Boating Fewa Lake
Day 03: Pokhara Flight to Jomsom trek to Kagbeni(2,810m.) Chusang(2,910m)
Day 04: Chusang-Syangbuchen(3,800m.)
Day 05: Syangbuchen trek to Charang (3,560m.)
Day 06: Charang trek to Lo-mangthang(3,840m.)
Day 07: Lo-mangthang village,monastries sightseeing by horse riding
Day 08: Lo-mangthang- trek to Gemi (3,510m) via Dhakmar(3,820m.)
Day 09: Gemi trek to Samar(3,620)
Day 10: Samar trek to kagbeni-Jomsom(2,720m.)
Day 11: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara(30m.) Rest & free time
Day 12: Fly Pokhara -Kathmandu(25m.) & Sightseeing world heritage city Bhaktapur & drive airport for Departure home
Included in the price:
All Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Domestic airfare from Kathmandu/Pokhara/Jomsom/Kathmandu
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara in twin sharing breakfast basis
Accommodation and All meal during the trek.
Treeking guide,sherpa,Kitchen staffs,Porters with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
Mustang permit and Annapurna conservation fees
Not included in the price:
Personal equipment and clothing.
International airfare and your insurances
Cold drinks and beverages
Personal expenses and tips to the trekking staffs