Trip Overview

For a long time Mustang had been a forbidden land. But recently the Upper Mustang region has been opened for a limited number of trekkers. Lo -Manthang (Mustang) is located on the north of the main Himalayan chain, between the snow-capped mountains on the east and the west bordering Tibet. The climate and land in the region is dry and arid just like a desert.  This is the route where you are likely to come across some very important historical sites such as the 800 year old cave and religious carvings which have been recently discovered.

A cultural King, who is very much loved by the Tibetan  people from long  time. Along the  way you can  see hundreds of old monasteries, shorten, old cave, old villages as well good  view of  annapurna and Dhaulagiri range includs many peaks. Inhabit by Tibetan people who are emigrate from Tibet nearly thousand years ago. In this region due to  temperature and less rain even in monsoon season  doesn’t much sport to group  more foods ,each year they only  able to grow one item food  like a barley, wide and potato are the major farming  here, others necessary goods they supply   from lower part of Nepal. Winters is very cold  weather  here because of  heavy  snowing everywhere in the region , most of the people use to go down to  pokhara or Kathmandu, only few people use to  live in villages   for look after  house and animal, but in spring  everyone  re-turn back to village for trade and farming,  as well  in monsoon  is the good  temperature for live  in this region.

Mustang is famous for being an important salt trading post in the Trans Himalayan belt and is thus yak caravans and traders are a common sight here. This trek is unlike any other and is sure to give you a lifetime experience and many memories sights and scenes.

  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End At Pokhara
  • Country Nepal
  • Duration 15 days
  • Best Season Mar-Nov

Activities

  • Trekking
  • Culture
  • Photography

Activity Level

  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Hard

Duration

15 days

Budget

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Itinerary

Our journey is maintained focusing Total Days of trip, distance, geography, and individual capable efforts. We will hike 4-8 hours per day. Each day hike is balanced with scheduled breakfast, launch, and dinner in pre destined hotel, Guest House, camp and locality.

Days Location Duration Altitude Overnight More
Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu

Altitude 1350m At hotel
Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

6-7 hours Altitude 820m At hotel

 

We drive out of the Kathmandu valley following the Prithvi highway, and descend to the scenic and tranquil town of Pokhara. En route we will have outstanding views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges of the Himalayas, along with river valleys, terraced fields and local villages.

Day 3

Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and then trek to Kagbeni

3-4 hours Jomsom, altitude 2713m and Kagbeni, altitude 2820m Home stay

Nice views of the Gorkha Himal.

Day 4

Trek from Kagbeni top Chele

6 hours Altitude 3000m Home stay

The trail climbs up steadily towards the Tibetan plateau. At first, the path follows the river closely, later it leads eastwards to a flat piece of dry and desert-like land. The scenery is amazing with its red sandstone pillars and canyons. Thousands of years of erosion have formed the landscape; rock formations in fantastic forms and colours will be our companion throughout the trip. The small town of Chele is nestled among extensive barley fields that blanket the hillside.

Day 5

Trek from Chele to Geling

6 hours Altitude 3500m Home stay

The climb continues along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass at 3500m with great views of the Himalayan chain, the Nilgiri and Tilicho. From here, it descends on a pleasant trail to Samar (3300m) situated in a grove of poplar trees. This is a major stopping place for horse and mule caravans. Then the trail climbs steadily into a valley filled with juniper trees to reach 3800m. We then descend gently towards Geling.

Day 6

Trek from Geling toTsarang

5 hours Altitude 3809m Home stay

The trail climbs gently through fields, and then becomes steeper to reach Nyi La (3840m). This pass is the southern boundary of Lo or Mustang itself. We descend to Tsarang, a large spread-out village inhabited entirely by Lobas. The huge five-story monastery fortress is perched on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge, to the East end of the village. The Gompa houses an excellent collection of statues and Thanks.

Day 7

Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang

5 hours Altitude 3809m Home stay

We climb gently above the valley to round a large chorten visible for miles around, then continue to the final ridge (3850m). Through a prayer flagged notch, a natural portal, lies the ‘plain of inspiration’ beneath our feet. Out in front of us, the red and grew monastery of Namgyal, summer residence of the kings of Mustang. In the centre, surrounded by a ring of rounded hills, each topped by a crumbling fort, stands the amazing walled city of Lo Manthang, the capital of the inner kingdom, and the seat of its great monastic tradition. The prosperity of the city comes mostly from the time of intense commerce with Tibet (salt and wool).

Day 8

Explore the Lo Manthang valley

Home stay

We now have two full days to explore the many monasteries, ancient halls and temples of the walled city and the areas around it. The centre of the city is dominated by the three major buildings: the Champa Lhakang, (housing an enormous painted seated Buddha, claimed to be dating back to the early 15th century); the Thugchen Gompa, with its wonderful frescoes; and the King’s Palace, the most imposing building in the city, with its solid tapering walls sweeping up to a full four stories. You might even have the occasion to meet Jigme Dorje, the King. We also visit Chhoser Village where we can visit one of the old cave called Jhong Cave.

Jhong Cave and its history…

The cave itself bears a great historic importance. It is about 2500 years old. It has one entrance gate, which leads to several rooms. Once “HAJIGAVA” a Tibetan terrorist Gang attacked the village. The villagers escaped and hid themselves inside Jhong cave. The terrorist tried to enter the cave but were unable to do so, lastly they blocked the water supply. The villagers now thought of an idea. They washed their heads with mustard oil. Then the terrorist thought that the villagers had plenty of water with them. So they failed to capture the villagers and thus went empty handed. In this way, the cave provided shelter for the villagers.

Day 9

Explore the Lo Manthang valley

Home stay
Day 10

Trek from Lo Manthang to Ghami

6 hours Altitude 3460m Home stay

For the first part of the return journey to Kagbeni, an alternative route crosses the Tsarang Khola farther westward. Our track meanders through this wide sparse pastureland. Then we reach a greener valley and descend past the isolated settlement of Lo Gekar to the welcome lush green of the trees around Ghar Gompa. Afterwards, we walk up to a small pass and continue over to the lovely green valley of Tramar, where the distinctive red-fluted cliffs return to contrast with the yellow hues of the north. Continuing down through the village fields we reach Ghami, a pretty whitewashed village with a small gompa and a nunnery.

Day 11

Trek from Ghami to samar

6 hour Altitude 3300m Home stay
Day 12

Trek Samar to Kagbeni

7 hours Altitude 2700m Home stay
Day 13

Trek to Jomsom

2 hours Altitude 2700m Home stay
Day 14

Flight to Pokhara

25 minutes At hotel
Day 15

Fly/Drive to Kathmandu

Flight 25 minutes, Drive 6-7 hours
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Inclusions

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast ,lunch , Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsome pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after trek)
  • Down Jacket for cold place (Refundable after trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T- short as a gift
  • Medical Kit bag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax , services

Exclusions

  • International air ticket( Home to Home)
  • personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
  • personal trekking gear
  • Accommodations , lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks like
  • Personal expenses like use internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
  • Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in mountain.
  • Tipping to staff

 

FAQ

Nepal is renowned for consisting world’s climate. Himalayas, mountains and low land terai lets you experience different climates with different altitudes. Nepal is rich is culture, tradition, art and architecture. Nepal is multi culture, multi religion, and multi language and multi ethnic country. Nepal offers century’s old monuments, palaces, buildings, statues and much other. To be true, Nepal is living legendry museum. Gigantic Himalayas, mountains, glaciers, appealing forestry, flowers, divine lakes, more than hundred local languages and cultural, divine lake and temple are few to mention, significance of Nepal.
We are a group of art compiled together. Our team is systematically organized. Our team has required knowledge, experience, and familiarity with the Himalayan Mountains, Nepal climates, cultures, and vegetations. Each member of the team is assigned to their specific responsibility. We prioritize every visitor as a team. We believe our success is in your gratification.
One must pay US $ 25 for 15 days single/multiple entry, US $40 for 30 days single/multiple entry, US $ 100 for 90 days single/multiple entry. Those individual passport holders from the member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) do not need to pay visa fee for 30 days.
We will provide you manual, training and assist in the trekking. It is possible to travel. Our obligation is to ascertain the fine trek that suits your physical and mental capability, ambition and experiences.
During autumn (mid-September-November), Nepal’s weather gets highly pleasant and the mountains, hills, Himalaya’s beauty captivates any visitors. Spring season (march-may) is also a good time to visit Nepal. The temperature gets mildly warm in the lowlands and moderates in higher altitudes. On this very season, we can have abundance opportunity to view the dominant and brilliance attributes of mountains, blossom flowers like Nepal national flower Rhododendron that decorates the whole hills and forests with its pink, white and crimson affections. On winter (January-February) one can tour, have safari to lowland altitudes below 4000m. And on summer (June- August) one can experience rains shadows and light monsoon. You can choose any seasons to visit Nepal.
Yes, we assist in all domestic flights, international flights, hotel bookings and other services. However, we recommend you to arrange international flights from your native country.
You cannot get insurance in Nepal. The insurance conditions for joining any of our tours includes protection against comprehensive investments that are likely to occur such as medical issues or accident that can include air ambulance and treatment costs. We do not arrange or sell insurance. Travel insurance assures your trip relaxation. Sickness, injury, emergency treatment and evacuation are important subject and matter in expeditions. Therefore, we highly recommend having travel insurance especially when you sign for the Himalayan glacier. Also, be careful when choosing insurance policy as some are special exceptions for adventure. Before taking insurance be sure that company has good knowledge of High Gran Tourism' (HGT) adventure itinerary you are going to carry out and is to your liking to cover all activities being undertaken in the tour. For like to cover emergency air ambulance rescue including medical costs if you are planning expedition in the Himalayas. You have to send your insurance certificate to us or you can carry with you when you come on the tour.
Indeed foods and water are hygienic in the lodges, camp, and hotels. We provide only hygienic foods prepared on lodges. Our team has a cook to assist you fresh and hygienic food on the trek and hike. Further, to assure ourselves we check goods and ingredients before preparing in the kitchen. Most of the local teahouse has simply trained but experienced cook. However, if you prefer well trained and 5-star class cook then we can arrange accordingly with additional cost. You will be provided boiled water or sealed water bottles in the lodges. You can also purify the water with tablets. On HGT’s camp, we will have technically and practically well trained and experienced guides, cook, kitchen staffs and porters. Varieties of food will be prepared which are hygienic and full of ingredients.
You can have both warm and light clothes of comfortable and casual styles as Nepal has a wide range of climates. Warm woolen clothes are required in mountain areas and cotton cloths in lower altitudes. You can even buy clothes in Nepal and we will assist you in what types of clothes to purchase.
Yes, we have ATM facilities mainly in cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Dharan and Butwal and other major as well in developed cities and community. In Nepal VISA, MASTERCARD and American Express are popularly accepted cards, both Debit and Credit cards are accepted.
Yes, we have tourist police situated near the Nepal Tourism Development Board’s Office. There are also compliant counters at the airport and Basantapur. For any travel related assistance you can call at 4-247041, 4-4268969 in between 11 am to 5 p.m.
One has many other things in Nepal besides trekking and hiking in Nepal. At some least part of the country, people celebrate festivals. Nepal is also known as land of festivals. Nepal’s festivals are full of joyous. Kathmandu valley rich in Newari heritages and cultures celebrates festivals almost every day in a year. Other parts of the country also have their own fanfare. One can check Nepali Calendar for major festivals details and accord tour and visits accordingly. Nepal is a complete garden of multi-culture, multi-language and vibrant multi-festive. As surrounded by geographical unique and appealing features, Nepal is as well encircled with vibrant and multi-religious festivals and celebrations.
It will a plus point if you the native folks language. But in case you do not know the language, we will assist you by translating native language into your language with absolute meaning.
The domestic flight has normal limit of 15 kg. We therefore request you not to overload yourself.