Upper Mustang Trekking leads you with fascinating and exciting and it takes your to the hidden world of the vintage Buddhist nation of Mustang which might be the most mysterious where our guide will feed you with full information of the area of travel, as this adventure starts with scenic sweeping flight from picturesque Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty of high green hills, mountains, and lakes.
The least mention Kingdom fortunate with vistas such as uncommon and fascinating views of the snow-capped Himalaya, barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills, the colors of a desert sunset. Upper Mustang region is a land in which the soul of man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on. The lands are almost treeless, a steep rocky path up and down the hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and numerous distinctive peaks, barren panorama with a geographical area much like Tibetan plateau in which beauty and happiness prosper, will amaze you notwithstanding trouble. At some point of the Trek, the trekkers can be attracted with the useful resource of the thousand years historic monastery, caves, close by tribes and scenic splendor of various landscapes. The trek passes via excessive peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. Mustang is the hinterland enriched within particular barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs, and Moraine valleys. Upper Mustang Trek is underneath the rain shadow of the big Himalayas range whose panorama is unmatched for it has a phenomenal wasteland, pristine scenery, snowcapped peaks, mind-blowing 16th-century monasteries and many other precise points of interest. The view of windswept Kali-Gandaki valley, big spaces around Kagbeni and big ridges, excessive mountains provide a mind-blowing experience. The sky is a shiny blue contrasting with the red, yellow and grey of the wind-eroded cliffs. In the overdue morning, the wind receives up and buffets you as you walk further into this parched land of wondrous beauty. The residence and monasteries in top Mustang have a medieval look and first-rate local structure built with stone and sun-baked dust bricks. Another enchantment in the Mustang region is the Tiji festival inspired with the aid of Tibetan Buddhism, that's timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring).
Far away from the modern world makes this region Nepal's natural and cultural treasure. Mustang's history, as well as its natural and cultural treasures, have made it one of the most mysterious and intriguing trekking destinations's in Nepal. For those who love challenges, Mustang Trek would be the enormous and adventures’ trekking as traveling around the challenging trail off the Tibetans path round the Trans-Himalaya area of Nepal makes it possible.
NAMESTE! Satellite Treks And Expedition heartily welcomes you to the Beautiful country Nepal. We will meet you at the International Airport at Kathmandu. Our Companies Representative will be there holding placard on which either the company or client's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and ager your reception, we will transfer you to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and will you settle rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be three copy of passport size photos, a copy of the passport and copy of travel insurance.
After breakfast, we first get you familiar with the Kathmandu valley by taking you for sightseeing. We first take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also take you to swyombhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath then after we will take you to Thamel – the vibrant tourist area with hotels, restaurants and outdoor shops. Briefing hotel where we will be discussing the technicalities of the trek. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner with cultural Dance. Overnight stay at Hotel
Morning travel by private coach or in tourist bus (depending upon the size of the group) with an exciting overland drive on main Kathmandu to Pokhara highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels by the beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks. (Options by Air 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).
After a wonderful stop at Pokhara, depart from the hotel for an early morning short scenic flight to Jomsom, during airborne views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and then reaching Jomsom small airstrip, located on the shelf of Kali-Gandaki River.
Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district after Jomsom first day trek begins on Kali-Gandaki river valley around the windswept country. Afternoon time carries heavy wind, after few hours of a great walk with super views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris and ending our first day walk at Kagbeni village for an overnight stop. Kagbeni a windswept Tibetan like a village which is the starting and ending point of Upper Mustang, located on an old Himalayan Caravan Salt Trade route of Nepal and Tibet.overnight stay at Tea House or Camp.
Next day journey starts with a special permit check up onwards to the riverbank of Kali Gandaki upstream. We enter upper Mustang and follow the east bank of the river over a series of small ridges. The trail leads us through the scenic picturesque wasteland landscape windy valley following up and down hills to Tangbe village. The town of, houses contains an intriguing pattern of alleyways and is surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, and buckwheat, interspersed with small apple orchards. The Nilgiri peaks, which dominate the southern skyline of Kagbeni, provide a spectacular backdrop. From here we trek forward to Chhusang crossing the river heading up to the huge red chunk of a conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above forming a tunnel through which the Kali Gandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chele.
We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. The climb continues along the steep, treeless and dry terrain, along the side of a spectacular deep canyon to pass a cairn of rock. The trail then makes a long gradual descent to some chores on a ridge, and descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna Range, still dominated by Nilgiri, stands magnificently far to the south. We relax descend into a gorge and go into another valley along the surrounding of cool streams and junipers trees, crossing a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. A further walk to reach at Syanbochen for the overnight stay. We also pass by a famous Ramchung Cave and explore surroundings ancient unique village area.
After breakfast, the trail climbs gently toYamda La (3850m). Descend past a large painted square chorten and village with a Tibetans styles house. Turning north, it rejoins road and becomes unrelenting climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La (4020m) with wonderful landscape vista. Nyi Pass is the highest point of the trek thus far and the southern boundary of Lo. The trail then drops steeply to the whitewashed buildings of Ghemi. Ghemi is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren. The afternoon is in perhaps the driest part of Mustang and views of the countryside are magnificent with the rugged mountains in the east and west. Overnight stay in Ghemi.
The track descends below the blue, grey and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmar Chu. Then climb to a plateau and passes the longest and most spectacular Mani walls in Nepal. From the end of the wall, the trail heads east to the village of Charang (Tsarang) with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village, are huge Dzong [fortress] and a red Gompa which houses an excellent collection of statues and Thanks as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha’s. The huge five-story monastery fortress is perched on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge. overnight stay at lodge/ Camp.
The trail descends about 125m from Charang, crosses the Tsarang Chu and follows the track to a cairn on a ridge opposite the village at 3580m, then enters the Tholung village. Then the trail further ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Manthang Valley (3700m), views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. A short descent leads onto the plain of Aspiration and then the trail crosses a stream and climbs up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Stay overnight at lodge or camping here.
Lo Manthang highest overnight stop of this journey, with time to explore this fascinating village with old Tibetan like houses enclosed within the great high wall, visit historical and cultural center the main attraction of Lo-Manthang. The four main monasteries are Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the great Entrance Hall. Advance permission required to enter king’s palace to visit the interior of the old palace and to grant an audience with former king or Raja of Mustang if possible. Additionally, there are many places to explore as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya, where you may not tire to an overnight stay at Tea House or Camping.
Instead of following the trail south to Tsarang, turn southwest along an indistinct trail that passes the irrigated fields of the city. After Lo Gekar, the trail climbs steeply to a cairn on a pass at 4000m, offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. Cross the Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on this trek. The trail makes descend beside a stream visiting ancient Ghar Gompa more than 1200 years old and meet the Guru Rinpoche. Gompa is famous for its rock paintings and the legend of fulfilling our good wishes. Climb to a ridge, the route crosses some alpine meadows to a crest and then drops down a steep eroded gully overshadowed by red rock towers to Drakmar. Overnight at Tea House and camp.
Today we continue down the valley to Ghiling in the dusty and windy trail. The trail leads passing through the arid plateau and crops field in between, the walks may not be pleasant on the back as we suffer the wind on the face in Kali Gandaki wind valley. The landscapes are deserts types offering the majestic views of Mt Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. At the late afternoon travels around the surrounding of Ghiling village.
The path trekking back to Chhuksang is easy working down enjoying the Tibetan life style and culture. You will have wonderful scenery and the amazing views of Nilgiri, Tilicho and others tremendous Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight at Tea House.
Today we walk down to the southern border of the Mustang region to Kagbeni. We gradually get down through the old salt trade route; the stupa, monasteries, and chortens (Buddhist shrine) are the main attractions of the day. After having a lunch at Kagbeni we will head to Jomsom following the Kali Gandaki River Bank with an easy and flat work. Continue the trail down on the stony path facing Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. Explore the headquarter city and overnight stay here.
An early morning we will take a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and world's deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki are stunning. Relax whole day in Hotel or wander around Lake Side with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming
After breakfast, your trip starts by the drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach takes about 6 hours driving and afternoon free at leisure for shopping in accordance to own wiliness. overnight at schedule Hotel in Kathmandu.
This day is the last day for yours in Nepal as per your schedule. After breakfast and check out from the hotel we will take you to the airport. If you want more exploring here, we will be ready to help and manage your best. Thank you for choosing Satellite Treks And Expedition to travel with and we look forward to seeing you again in Nepal.
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