Mustang region of northern-central Nepal, lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif. It is unlike any other place in the country, it is characterized by its barren, windswept humps of mountain desert earth, all shades of pink, purple, brown, and gray but still a very magnificent place to trek through.
Geologically and culturally being a part of the Tibetan plateau, the Upper Mustang trek allows you to visit the whole region in just one trek. Trekkers will follow the lovely river called Kali Gandaki and walk beside its river bed for couple of days. We traverse through villages like Kagbeni, Lo Manthang and just so you know, Lo Manthang is a very important place for travelers and locals. It used to be the capital of Mustang kingdom in previous times. Upon reaching Lo-Manthang, we shall have at least one extra day for doing some sightseeing around this unique walled settlement. As our final point we then descend to Muktinath (3,750 m), a highly venerated sacred place for both Hindus and Buddhists. The greatest attribute of this place is that it represents the presence of all the five elements air, sky, earth, fire and water in their distinctive form. It is quite astonishing to see trees growing at such an unusual and high altitude. Afterward we then move on to Jomsom from where we take a flight to Pokhara.
Except from late December to beginning of March, rest other months, including October and November are considered as the perfect months for doing the Upper Mustang Trek. So, if you are want to do this trek then be ready for an adventurous uphill and downhill trek with some larger-than-life destinations on the way. Contact Incredible Mountains today and join our trekking team for this extravagant trek through Upper Mustang.
On arrival at Kathmandu, after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where your local tour guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.
Baudhanath Stupa. There is nowhere quite like Bodhnath. Asia’s largest stupa (temple) pulses with life as thousands of pilgrims gather daily to make a kora (ritual circumnavigation) of the dome, to spin the many prayer wheels, beneath the watchful eyes of the Buddha, which gazes out from the gilded central tower. You will see Tibetan monks in maroon robes and with shaved heads wander around the prayer flag–decked streets. You’re welcome to spin the prayer wheels, enjoy the view, or take a cup of local tea in one of the many cafes and watch the many people perform their prayers.
Pashupati Temple.One of the most mesmerizing rituals at Pashupatinath Temple is the Pashupati Bagmati Aarati (a religious ritual which involves cleansing in the river, or in oil). Bagmati is the holy river which flows through the temple. The river divides the temple into two sides, with the main Pashupatinath Temple being on one side and the location of the Aarati is performed on the other.Bagmati has great importance in Hindu religion. It is believed that taking a holy bath on this river washes away sins.
Around 8 am, after breakfast, we will drive to the majestic Pokhara, which is one of the most beautiful locations where you can catch many glimpses of the breath-taking Himalayas.
After reaching your hotel in Pokhara, you can take some time for refreshmentsand enjoy some well deserved leisure time. You might like to rest and have a few drinks or stretch your legs and take a walk to the wonderful lakeside. The main Lakeside road has many cafes, restaurants and shops selling items such as pashminas, or local handicrafts made by the Woman Skill’s Development Workshop (a fair trade organisation and a non-profit and income-generating program for economically disadvantaged, disabled, abused, single and outcast women from rural Nepal, supporting them to be self-supportive and independent.) or visit the Helping Hands Handicraft shop which employs Deaf workers who make items on their loom such as scarves. You could also visit the Seeing Hands Blind Massage Clinic, where you can receive a muscle relaxing massage from a well-trained blind masseuse!
Early in the morning depart to Pokhara airport to take flight to Jomsom. It is seated 14 seated small plan and it is depend on the good weather. After fly around 20 from Pokhara we will reach to Jomsom which is gateway to upper Mustang trek. We can hike to beautiful Dhumba lake foot of the Nilgeri Mountain and Nyingma Monastery.
After breakfast we start our trek to Kagbani. Trial continue up to Kaligandi we start to fill hill altitude desert most of land dry dusty and very less small bushe. Kagbani is very famus for old monastery and old town as well
After breakfast we will start our trek up to Kaligandi. We will so our permit at check point and than trip continue to Chele. On the way can see apple orchid. Barley padding. White washed house and painting of Om mane badhma hum.
After breakfast trek continue to Shyangboche. On the way we can see spectacularly jagged arid mountains enfold this magical Buddhist cultures of Mustang. Feel totally different world than where you from. Today we have two passes Taklam la Pass ( 3634m) and Dajori La Pass ( 3735 m).
Today also our trek continue upward. Today we have two passes Yamda La Pass (3850m) and Nyi Pass (4050m). On the way we have many beautiful Gombas, barley fields and beautiful forest and Sandy trial , origin of the seset is supposed to be from the Tethis sea from the depths of which is Himalayas are said to have resen.
Our trek continue to Tsarang on the way we can see very beautiful painting of mani walls it might be longest mani in Nepal. The trek Gemi to Tsarang is quite tuff but worth full aspect offering a mix of all the possible things one may do on the mountains. We have to Pass Tsarang la Pass (3870m). we will reach over night .
Today our main place of the trek. Descend trek down to Tsarang Chu after cross the river steeply climb up to Lo La Pass (3850m). from where we Have beautufl view of Lo Manthang. After Pass descend to wall city Lo Manthang village. From here we have nice view of mountains including Tilicho, Nilgeri, Annapurna I, Bhirkuti. After around 5 hours walk we well reach to Lo Manthang.
Lo Manthang is a ideal region for all mountainous adventure. The trek through Jomsom to Lo Manthang is one of best in this aspect offering mix of the all the possible things one may do on the mountains.
Today we will explore the old three monasteries. Chhodea, Jhampa and Thupchen
After explore Lo Manthang we trek to Tamar. After few hours walk we will reach to Chogo La Pass ( 4200m) we have breath taking spectacular view of mountains, valley and Yak grading. After completing 5 hours walk we will reach to Tamar Which is another beautiful place of Gumbas and beautiful old tiny village .
With Mt. Nilgiri visible we descend trek to Shyangboche. We trek above the Ghemi were we can see beautiful town with long mane wall On the way will pass many caves
From Shyangboche trek goes to down hill. Passing through small villages of Samar, Chele and Chuksang. We can enjoy great Himalayas and small villages in route. Overnight Tetang
Toda is our last day of trek and same way back to Kagbani we have stop here for lunch and contine trek to Jomsom
After long journey of trek you will have full rest in Pokhara. Optional can go massage hanging around lakeside market.
After breakfast we will have drive bank to Kathmandu and free time at Thamel Market
After breakfast there will be a shorter drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur, once the capital city of the Malla reign has remained one of the major attractions for tourists from the beginning of tourism activities in Nepal. Since the downfall of the Rana-Regime, Nepal has opened up to the outside world and has observed gradual growth in incoming cultural tourists. Many tourism entrepreneurs have established souvenir shops in Bhaktapur and it is a bustling, spiritual place. Enjoy the rustic shops, local Nepalese people and the magnificent temples surrounding you.
We will drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule. So today willbe a rest day;this is so that you can spend some time trying to figure out how to repack your bag with the multiple gifts and presents you’ve bought for your family (and yourself) back into your suitcase! This is the dilemma of those who visit Nepal. You might also like to have a final cup of local tea, and just take in a lovely long breath of the Nepali air as you say your farewells.
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