With the spectacular landscape upper mustang is least identified kingdom. It is an unproductive landscape of irregular moraine terraces which present a colorful mosaic made up of earthen reds, yellows, browns. It is moderately easy trip along the acceptable route to low mustang which lies in the heart of mustang.
Upper mustang trek might be the last remnant of pristine Tibetan culture. It was able to evolve its own unique culture and tradition that is so rich and unique. You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. The elevation trails rise from 2815 meter (9,233ft) to 3780 meters (12,398ft) above the sea level.
Trip's General Information
|Trip Code : TPC0023||Country : Nepal|
|Duration : 11 Days||Trip Level : Medium|
|Max. Altitude : 3,840 mt.||Activity : Welcome, Sightseeing,Trek, Farewell|
|Starts at : Pokhara||Ends at : Pokhara|
Best Season : February, Match, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
|Trip Route: Pokhara- Jomsom- Kagbeni- Chaile- Geling- Charang- Mangthang- Namgyal Gompa- Dhi- Tange- -Jomsom- Pokhara|
Trip Short Itinerary
Day 01 : Morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).
Day 02 : Trek to Chaile (3050 mt.)
Day 03 : Trek to Geling (3500 mt.).
Day 04 : Trek to Charang (3620 mt.).
Day 05 : Trek to Lo Manthang (3840 mt.).
Day 06 : Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar.
Day 07 : Trek to Dhi (3410 mt.)
Day 08: Trek to Tange (3370 mt.).
Day 09 : Trek to Tetang/ Chusang (3022 mt.).
Day 10 : Trek to Jomsom (2713 mt.).
Day 11 : Morning flight to Pokhara.
Day 01- Morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).
Early morning we are flying Northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet.
On arrival to Jomsom you will meet the rest of the trekking staff. From Kathmandu you will have a guide with you. We start to trek towards Kagbeni, the main gate to Upper Mustang. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 02- Trek to Chaile (3050 meter)
The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, all the way by different shapes. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village in about 1/2 hr, then we trek and cross the river which continues north climbing up to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel that the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 03- Trek to Geling (3500 meters)
The climb continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and with a further descent before coming along a pleasant trail to Samar village. We climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge, which the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 meters. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there we gently climb to a pass at 3770 meters and descend to Geling Village. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04- Trek to Charang (3620meters)
From Geling village the trail climbs gently up to an interesting pass NYI LA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit and observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddha's. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05- Trek to Lo Manthang (3840 meters)
This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your trek. The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar continue trek to Lomanthang. The trail until Lo-Manthang is fine with some minor climbing. Finally from the ridge there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06- Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar
It takes around 2 hours to Namgyal Gompa. Namgyal Gompa situates on a hilltop, which serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lomanthang. After visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar return to Lomanthang. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07- Trek to Dhi (3410 meters)
From Lo-Manthang the trail walks straight till Dhi pass 4100meters and descends down to Dhi village. The trek from Lo Manthang to Muktinath is harder, but more rewarding and interesting than the west side of the valley. Dhi village is one of the best villages of whole Lo-mathang and it seems more prosperous and it is settled in a very suitable place. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08- Trek to Tange (3370 meters)
From Dhi the trail goes through the river for around 2 hours and crosses a river from Damodar Kunda, one of the sacred lakes, there is no bridge on the river so we need to walk across in bare feet to cross this river. After crossing the river the trail climbs up till high above a pass of 3850meters. The trail goes through a grassless, treeless bare hill. After the pass the trail again drops directly to Tangbe village at an elevation of 3370m.Tangbe is a small village of around 30 houses but most of the houses are attached to each other. On the rooftops one can see piles of dry woods, which also reflects the prosperity in their society. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09- Trek to Tetang/ Chusang (3022 meters)
The trail walks through a steep ridge of hills providing some fine views of the wind carved hills. Tetang village is formed between 2 hills; they should have found it a safe place to avoid the strong wind that hits the entire Kaligandaki valley. Tetang is the upper village of the Chuksang, which we visit on the first day entering to Mustang from Kagbeni. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10- Trek to Jomsom (2713 meters)
This is the last day of the trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit the many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace. Continuing the trek towards Jomsom one will enjoy the views of the Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni village. This is the entry point to Mustang. We get a round trip of our trek in Ekle Bhatti visiting all the surprises of the human effort in this corner of the World of such an isolation and solitude. Arrive to Jomsom to celebrate the last day of the trek, with all the trekking staff. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11- Morning flight to Pokhara
Today 30 minute morning flight takes us from Jomson back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. Upon request, we could have sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. Overnight stay at hotel or travelling back to Kathmandu.
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