The Upper Mustang trek is an exotic tour to unspoil and ancient Tibetan villages, rare Buddhist arts, exotic culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. The medieval settlements of Upper Mustang and its capital Lo Mangthang, lie in the remote Himalayan desert behind the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. Geographically the land is an extension of the Tibetan plateau, characterized by windy and arid valleys, eroded canyons and unique stratified rock formations. The people in Upper Mustang are of Tibetan origin who migrated from Tibet many centuries ago, and belong to Bhotias and Loba communities. They practice Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Upper Mustang is the only place in the World to see Tibetan culture in its completely undisturbed state. The houses and monasteries in here have their own unique local architecture and medieval look. Mostly they are built with stone and sun baked mud bricks.
Upper Mustang is a land covering about 2,600 sq km in area and is home to 6,000 people. Festivals are religious in nature, the Tiji festival being the biggest. The capital called Lo Manthang , a walled complex with magnificent monasteries and the ancient houses of local nobilities, will be one of the main attraction of the trek.
Recently, in 2007, an international team of explorers discovered invaluable objects of cultural and historical importance in Upper Mustang. In high caves which required technical climbing they discovered beautiful Buddhist murals, manuscripts and other historical objects which, according to them, date back to 800 year. Our Upper Mustang trek offers a rare visit to a place perfectly untouched by modernity, preserving its ancient Buddhist culture, traditions and invaluable art objects in high Himalayan desert.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m.) , pick up then transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Full day Sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley.
Day 3: Drive or flight to Pokhara (915m.) then transfer to Hotel
Trek start: Trekking (14 days)
Day 1: Fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni (2800 m.) 3 hours.
Restricted area start
Day 2: Trek to Tsaile(3050m.) 5-6hrs, gradual , steep ups & downs.
Day 3: Trek to Syammochen (3800m.) 6-7 hrs, Steep trail, cross Vena -La 3860m , desert land with beautiful views.
Day 4: Trek to Ghami (3520 m.), 6-7hrs, Pleasant trail,cross the passes ; Nyi-la 4010m & Ghami la 3765m -gradual & steep ups & downs.
Day 5: Trek to T-Sarang (3560m,), 6-7 hrs. cross the Mane wall and steep ups Choyo la 3870m then beautiful view of the Tsarang valley gradual down.
Day 6: Trek to Lo_Manthang (3780m.), 5-6 hours , gradual ,steep ups & downs, passing though Sungda chhorten , Sungda -la 3910m., windy pass .
Day 7: Rest day, exploration surrounding the Lo Mangthang, meet with former king , visit Chhoser cave etc.
Day 8: Trek to Yara (3650m.) 6-7 hrs, gradul , steep ups & downs, beautiful landscape
Day 9: Trek to Ghara visit Luri- Gumba (historic place to visit ) and back to Yara (there is no any guest house at Ghara)
Day 10: Trek to Tange (3240m.) 5-6 hrs, gradual , steep ups & downs with scenic view.
Day 11: Trek to Chhuksang (2980m.), 9-10 hrs , steep ups to Paha then steep downs.
Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3760m) 5-6 hours , gradual ,steep ups & downs , beautiful landscape along trail passing Gyu-La 4077m.
Restricted area end
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2700m) , 5 hours , gradual & steep down hills , along with kaligandaki river.
Day 14: Fly back to pokhara (850m.), free day at pokhara
Day 18: Drive or flight to Kathmandu., farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant.
Day 19: Fly back to own destination or extra activities.
Drive from pokhara to Beni by public bus / car to Beni then drive by jeep/bus to Tatopani (hot spring) 6-7 hours drives -1190m., o/n at guest house.
Drive to Ghasa by jeep/ bus then change the bus / jeep to Kagbeni (2800m.), o/n at guest house.
Trek to Tsaile(2875m.) 5-6hrs, gradual up, o/n at guest house.
Trek to Geling(3520m.) 5-6hrs, Steep trail & desert land with beautiful views , o/n at guest house.
Trek to Tsarang(3580m.),5-6hrs, Pleasant trail, cross the pass at 3600m & gentle down o/n at guest house.
Trek to Lo_Mangthang(3780m.),Gradual ups & downs, o/n at guest house.
Rest day, Exploration surrounding the Lo Mangthang o/n at guest house.
Trek to Yara(3650m.), 6 hrs o/n tented camp.
Trek to Bas Khola – 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
Trek to Damodar Kund (Lake) 4890m – 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
Trek to Dhechang Khola – 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
Trek to Tange(3240m.)- 5 to 6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
Trek to Tetang (3040m.)– 5-6 hrs and o/n at tented camp.
Trek to Muktinath (3800m.) via Gyu La (4070m.)- 6 hrs and o/n at guest house
Drive to Tatopani (1190m.) 6-7 hrs.
Drive to Pokhara (850m.) 6-7 hrs.
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