Upper Mustang Trekking

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Trip Overview Upper Mustang Trekking

UPPER MUSTANG- LO-MANTHANG TREK

Upper Mustang is a forbidden kingdom, which lies in the northern central part of Nepal. This area is considered to visit as one of the most interesting and picturesque place. Trek to upper mustang is an exceptional, extended trek pass through an almost tree less barren unique landscape with great culture of Nepal Himalaya. The region of Kaligandaki from the Tibetan border to south to Kagbeni is generally referred as upper mustang. A legend city Lo –Manthang is a capital of Upper Mustang, situated at an altitude of 3800 meters with a magical place and centuries of rugged history.

Upper Mustang trek offers myriad attraction to visitors’ ecologically and biologically unique habitant harbors high value species, both flora and fauna. The trail, trek to Lo – Monthang follows high altitude desert with panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several peaks give a truly memorable trek. Moreover, the gorge, which the Kaligandaki River runs through, is the deepest in the world. The rich and colorful strands of natural and cultural diversity combine to weave the unique tapestry that is mustang the destination with difference.

Culture: The Tibetan Buddhism as well as the ancient Bonpo religion also has been preserved in Upper Mustang as a part of vibrant culture heritage. Oldest Buddhist monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses are highlight of upper mustang. Indeed, Mustang is a living museum a veritable repository of natural and culture riches waiting to be discover.

Festival: Teji is main festival. According myth a deity named Dorje Jono who had battle against his demon father. The demon planned to bring a shortage of water in this very dry land to create disasters but Dorje Jono ultimately got victory over him and saved the kingdom from possibly disasters. Now people celebrate Tiji festival for 3 days as chase of the Demons. Moreover, Tiji means the faith of people in Buddhism and prevailing to it all over the world effectively.
Climate: Upper Mustang is a largely dry and arid with annual participation in the range of 250- 400 mm due to its position in the rain shadow of Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri range towards the south.

History: Mustang was an independent kingdom, although closely tied by language and culture to Tibet. From 15th to 17 century, its strategic location granted Mustang control over the trade between the Himalaya and India. At the end of 18th century, the kingdom became annex of Nepal.

Tourism: Foreign visitors have been allowed trek to upper Mustang since 1992. However, tourism to upper mustang is strictly regulated in order to protect local traditions from outside influence as well as protect their environment. Foreigners need to obtain a special entry permit from the department of immigration government of Nepal, which cost is USD 500 per person for 10 days minimum 2 person basis.
 

STRIKING FEATURES 

upper mustang trek situated behind the Annapurna Himalaya range.
• Almost tree less barren unique landscape with great culture of Nepal Himalaya.
• Ecologically and biologically unique habitant harbors high value species, both flora and fauna.
• High altitude desert with panoramic views of  several peaks give a truly memorable trek.
• The gorge, which the Kaligandaki River runs through, is the deepest in the world.
• Colorful strands of natural & cultural diversity  that is mustang the destination with difference.
Lo –Manthang city & oldest  monasteries, ancient & isolated villages are highlight of upper mustang.
 

SUGGESTED ITINERARY 


DAY|01|  Arrive to Kathmandu (1300 Meter)
DAY|02|  Drive or fly to Pokhara (820 Meter)
DAY|03|  Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2810 Meter)
DAY|04|  Trek to Chele (3060 Meter)
DAY|05|  Trek to Synbochen (3500 Meter)
DAY|06|  Trek to Charang (3560 Meter)
DAY|07|  Trek to Lo-Manthang (3809 Meter)
DAY|08|  Trek back to Ghami (3490 Meter)
DAY|09|  Trek to Geling (3510 Meter)
DAY|10|  Trek to Chhusang village (2980 Meter)
DAY|11|  Trek to Jomsom (2720 Meter)
DAY|12|   Fly to Pokhara.
DAY|13|   Drive to Chitwan
DAY|14|   Jungle Activities
DAY|15|   Drive to Kathmandu
DAY|16|   Sightseeing Kathmandu
DAY|17|   Departure
 

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LO-MANTHANG TREK ITINERARY DETAILS


DAY|01| ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU 

Arrive in Kathmandu the beautiful capital city of Nepal. The beautiful snow-clad Himalayan mountain range, apart from the peak of Mount Everest, can be viewed from the Kathmandu valley. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel A trip briefing and official meeting will be held. Forms and disclaimers need to be filled out and signed and final cash payments. You will be introduced to your group leader and given an overview of the trip and remaining time explores local market. Stay overnight at hotel on Bed & breakfast basis.

DAY|02| KATHMANDU TO POKHARA

Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (approximate 5/6-hours), passing through beautiful landscapes as well as a variety of the rural villages of Nepal. After reaching Pokhara being refresh and explore city and couple of our boating in Fewa Lake. Pokhara is one of the most remarkable scenic beauty valleys. It is the only valley in the world from where one can have the stunning panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains higher than 8000m. Stay overnight at hotel on Bed & Breakfast basis.

DAY| 03| FLY TO JOMSOM THEN TREK TO KAGBENI  (2810 METER)

From Jomsom the trek commences with a 3 hr walk along the bank of Kaligandaki to Ekley-Bhatti village. Trek one hour more to reach Kagbeni, which lies at the junction of two rivers. Stay overnight at lodge on full board basis.

DAY|04| TREK TO TSELE  (3060 METER)
There is a trail along the east bank of Kaligandaki that climbs over numbers ridges as it heads north and reach to Tangbe village. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village which is situated at bank of the Kaligandaki River. Cross the river start climbing up towards north then we reach a huge red mass of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above forming a tunnel through which Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climbs steeply up to Chele at 3030m.

DAY|05| TREK TO SYNBOCHEN (3500 METER)

The trail continually climbs up through the steep tree less terrain, along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. This is followed by a long gradual decent to some chortens on ridge before descending on a pleasant trail to Samar. And descend into large & deep gorge, cross a stream and climb up to ridge at 3800m. And then again climb down to Shyangmochen village.

DAY|06| TREK TO CHARANG (3620 METER)

After breakfast, climb to a pass at 3770m and keep continue to walk with trail slightly descend but almost flat up to Jaite. Again the trail climbs up to the interesting pass NYI- LA and descend to the Chu River. We then climb past what is perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch of mani walls in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m then make a long gentle descend to Charang village. The huge five story white Dzong and red Gompa makes an interesting visit in which to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as numerous paintings of seated Buddha’s.

DAY|07| TREK TO LO-MANTHANG  (3809 METER)

The trail climbs about 100 meters down to Charang Chu River, cross the river, climbs steeply via rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge, and continues to climb. Finally, from ridge at 3850m there is view of walled city of LO. After a short descend cross a stream and sooner reach to the plateau of Lo- Manthang. It is a politically interesting culturally rich. The Tall Champa Lakhang, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the entrance hall are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four-story building of recent past king’s places as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalayas.

DAY|08| TREK BACK TO GHAMI  (3490 METER)  

The trail climbs steadily to a pass marked by a cairn offering last glimpse of Lo- Manthang. The trail counters past two small ridges and valleys before crossing a ridge at 4070m and descending southwards through two more valleys, meadows and a stream. It is short descent to Ghami.

DAY|09| TREK TO GELLING  (3510 METER)

Same way back to Geling village, it is situated near by Jaite.

DAY|10| TREK DOWN TO CHHUSANG


DAY|11| TREK TO JOMSOM 


DAY|12| JOMSOM TO POKHARA 

After breakfast fly back to Pokhara and after being refresh a day trip sightseeing of pokhara valley. Stay overnight at hotel on bed & breakfast basis.

DAY|13| POKHARA TO CHITWAN 

Drive to chitwan Jungle safari, upon arrival at Resort, welcome drinks, briefing about the programmed, escort, guests up to the room, and ox cart drive to the Tharu village, sunset view and dinner. Stay overnight at Luxury Resort on full board basis.

DAY|14| FULL DAY JUNGLE ACTIVITIES 

Wake up call for breakfast. Then canoeing on a traditional dugout canoe takes you on a trip down the River Rapti to view birds, crocodiles and animals of the riverbanks. Visit elephant breeding centre. Then back to Resort, lunch and relax. In the afternoon elephant back safari to explore the jungle and wildlife animals then back to the Resort. In the evening, enjoy with Tharu stick dance and dinner. Stay overnight at Luxury Resort on full board basis.

DAY|15| CHITWAN TO KATHMANDU

Wake up call with by tea or coffee, and then head a natural walk to encounter on foot with the environment, Sal forest, open grassland and rive ring jungle. Our guides will help you to identify several species of birds, plants and other wildlife. After breakfast drive to airport and fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel.

DAY|16| SIGHTSEEING IN KATHMANDU 


DAY|17| FINAL DEPARTURE 

You will be free until transfer to the airport for your final departure.

FOR FURTHER MORE INFORMATION

We tried make more informative to our website contains as much information as possible. However, if you have question or wish to be clear any aspect of this trip please contact us by e-mail or feel free directly talk to with us at : Telephone: +977-1-4216521, cell: 9851085386 (Gupta Bhandari)


 SERVICES INCLUDE ON COST

• Annapurna conservation entry fee & TIMS card
• Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up & drops by car/ van.
• 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on B.B. basis
• 2 nights’ accommodation in Pokhara on B.B. basis
• Kathmandu city Tours with entry fees
• Pokhara city Tours with entry fees.
• Meals (B/L/D) full board basis during the trek.
• Tea Houses/Lodges accommodation during the trek
• A local government license holder Trekking Guide.
• Food, accommodation, salary, insurance & equipment for staff
• Flight Ticket from Pokhara / Jomsom / Pokhara
• KTM-PKR-KTM transfer by air/ car/ tourist bus
• A guide & require porter/porters
• Most essential equipment sleeping bag, down jacket
• A route map
• Farewell dinner
• All pick up drop

SERVICES DOES NOT INCLUDE ON COST

• Emergency evacuation/ Insurance
• Personal expenses
• Airfare to any destination for the trekking or car rent
• Personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks

FOR FURTHER MORE INFORMATION

We tried make more informative to our website contains as much information as possible. However, if you have question or wish to be clear any aspect of this trip please contact us by e-mail or feel free directly talk to with us at : Telephone: +977-1-4216521, cell: 9851085386 (Gupta Bhandari)

BASIC AND ESSENTIAL INFO FOR TREKKING TRIP

Destination Management Inc (DMI) would like kindly inform to our valued visitors/ trekkers’ about the importance of equipments and others information about the trekking trip in Nepal. The trekking equipment means or it indicates to those things, which needed personally for you during the trekking. Due to trekking is a way of travelling in remote and high Himalayas region, the trekkers should be fully equipped for their safety. Trekkers have to manage the following equipment according to their trekking destination.

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU (Basic Equipment)

• Sun Hat and Sun Cream
• Woolen cap and glove
• Light sweater or jacket, T-short for during the day
• Warm jacket, paints
• Sleeping bag & Rain poncho
• Trekking shoes Poly propylene/wool socks
• Swiss knife
• Big backpack and rain cover for it
• Small backpack,
• Sandals for shower,
• Flashlight & spare batteries
• Reading book, Pen & Note book
• Sunglasses, sun screen & camera etc.
• Water bottle
• personal towel

SAFETY & SUCCESS 

Our principle is first safety than success so kindly request to all our trekkers, when you start the trip, do not walk alone, always follow the group, do not make ostentatious display of valuable possessions and do not leave lodge door unlocked. Always follows the rules of Acute Mountain Sickness.

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

During the trek, all accommodations will be on twin sharing basis. However, teahouse / lodges of some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities and food will be provided at lodge chose from menu, all types of international cuisine including typical Nepali food. As the trail goes up the water, prices increase. It is possible to use water purification tablets as option.

SHOWERS

In the beginning of trek, you may find running hot water for shower, but as you climb do not expect for daily shower. If want or need to wash your body further on trek, you can ask for bucket of hot water, if it is possible.

ACCLIMATIZATION 

All trek itineraries are planned with level of awareness of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above 3000meters. You should have to be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore it. If you or anyone in your group begins to experience symptoms of AMS then do not heisted or delay inform to your group leader (trekking guide).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

This is non-technical trekking route will push you but do not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. You will want to be in good physical condition and be able to trek for 5-7 hours daily at altitude.

INSURENCE

Insurance policy should cover for helicopter evacuation expenses in the eventuality of a serious illness or accident. The insurance should also cover for possible evacuation in case of getting stranded in remote airfield due to bad weather condition.

FOR FURTHER MORE INFORMATION 

We tried make more informative to our website contains as much information as possible. However, if you have question or wish to be clear any aspect of this trip please contact us by e-mail or feel free directly talk to with us at : Telephone: +977-1-4216521, cell: 9851085386 (Gupta Bhandari)


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