Mustang (Restricted Area) for 16 Days
Mustang lies in rain shadow area of Himalayas that is quite magnificent during monsoon season. The best season for this trek is June to September. During these months you can get an opportunity to see the vegetation of Himalayan arid plateau.Mustang trek is one of the famous destinations for...
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Mustang lies in rain shadow area of Himalayas that is quite magnificent during monsoon season. The best season for this trek is June to September. During these months you can get an opportunity to see the vegetation of Himalayan arid plateau.Mustang trek is one of the famous destinations for those trekkers who want to explore monasteries and beautiful landscapes. This trek offers Red Gompa, Statues and Thankas. During trek, you can observe scenic views of great Himalayan with wonderful landscape.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival, a representative from Mountain Leaders will receive you at the Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending upon your arrival time, we will arrange for activities for the day. In the evening, you will enjoy the welcome dinner alongside a lovely cultural performance program. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and start a day with full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square which is the old palace square. Next we will proceed to Swayambhunath temple- one of the oldest Buddhist Shrines .We will then processed to Visit Pashupatinath- the holiest Hindu temple and Boudhanath- one of the biggest and holiest stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2689ft): 5-6 hours
After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara which takes approximately 6-7 hours. You will reach late afternoon so you can visit lake side in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
Fly to Jomsom (2,713m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek
Early morning after breakfast, you will fly to Jomsom which takes 25 minutes. You can enjoy beautiful views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains during your flight. After reaching Jomsom, we will start our trek towards Kagbeni(2800 m). It is a traditional town with medieval looks. Finally we reach Kagbeni where you can visit Yak cheese factory and Monastery. Overnight stay in Jomsom.
Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. We will be staying at Chele.
Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours
Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. We will be staying at Syanboche.
Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours
We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. We will be staying at Ghami.
Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours
Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red Gompa towards its east. We will be staying at Tsarang.
Overnight stay at Lo-Manthang.
After visiting Charang village we will proceed to Lo Manthang. We will then climb up to Lo- Gekar Gompa which is the oldest monasteries in Nepal. Today trek is very easy it has only minor ups and downs. On the way you can observe views of Lo Manthang and Charang valley .Overnight stay in Manthang.
Lo-Manthang- Acclimatization day (3800 m)
On this day we will explore the surrounding areas of Lo- Manthang village. You will visit Namgyal Gompa Monastery and continue to Tingkhar or you can visit the Tall Champa Lakhang which is also called ‘ God House’, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance hall. Beside this you can also visit four- storey king’s Palace. Overnight stay in Lo- Manthang village.
Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours
We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a
Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours
We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. We will be staying at Ghiling.
Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route. We will be staying at Chhuksang.
Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours
Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom. We will be staying at Jomsom.
Fly back to Pokhara
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. We will be staying at Pokhara.
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. We will be staying at Kathmandu.
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, our representative from Mountain leaders will transfer you to the airport from where you will fly towards your next destination.