Trip Facts

Grade: Moderate
Daily Walk Duration: 4 - 7 hours
Altitude: Max. 4325m
Group Size : 2 - 15 Pax
Season: March to November

Description

Trekking in Mustang, Mustang is popular as a “Lost Kingdom of Tibet”, landscape similar as Tibetan plateau, in rain shadow of Himalaya with remains of ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture. Behind Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, a vast barren ridges with sandy plateau which has dramatic change of color depending on season. There are Gurung and Thakali settlements close to Kali Gandaki river at around 2000 to 4000m. Normal tourist lodges and local tea house available. During summer, gypsy’s camp can be seen, grazing their cattle.  
 
The early history of Lo is shrouded in legend, myth and mystery. Teeji festival during May is one of the biggest and special ceremony, so many local people from different villages come to attend it. The terrain is striking, cultivated barley field in dessert, flat roofed village, Chorten and passes with colorful prayer flags, rocky hills with cave like dwellings are the highlights of the trek.
 
landscape of amazing rock formation which has almost 10,000 man made caves which was a buriel chambers. Later used as a dwelling for people and in later years it is used as meditation (Cham in Tibetan) chambers who would like to be in isolation. 
 
Travel through the Kali Gandaki canyon and crossing over high passes where fluttering prayer flags be seen. 
 
Optional possibility to go further and longer route to Damodar Kund (lake) to Saribung (6340m) and Bhrikuti (6364m) peaks for more adventure high treks which comes to Nar valley.
 
 
NOTE: All trips can be customized as per your interest, fitness level and schedule.
Day 01-02: Fly to Pokhara and explore rest of the afternoon visiting by the lake side. There are good restaurant and shops for souvenirs. We take the earlier flight to Jomsom due to the strong winds in the afternoon. Meet your staff and start trek to Kagbeni.
Day 03-04: After checking formality, trek north by crossing river beds, where you might find fossils of Kali Gandaki. With view of canyon of the Lungpa Khola, we continue uphill route to Chele (3050m) by tunnel gully which gradually open up reaching Geling.
Day 05-06: Trekking over 3000 meter in deep canyon, passes with bushes around. We cross Nyi pass of 3950m and long descent to Ghemi. Leaving route of Dragmar, we continue to Tsarang, cross Lho la pass of 3950 meter and descend to Lo-Manthang.
Day 07-08: Visit King Palace, Champa Lhakang, Thugchen Gompa established from 1420s. Lomanthang was the main centre for salt and wool trading to Tibet from Kali Gandaki. Visit to western valley with places call Tingkar, Kimling, Phuwa and Namgyal gompa and eastern
Day 09-10: Trek down to the village of Dri at the bottom of the Kali Gandaki gorge, then follow the Puyon Khola, upto Yara village. A tough trek excursion to 14 century old Luri gompa or Tashi Khabum in rocky cliff. We return to Yara for overnight.
Day 11-15: We trek down by crossing river frequently – depending on seasonal movement of the tributaries of Kali Gandaki – Ghechang Khola, Tangya Khola, Yak Khola, Mustang Khola etc., we may change the route.
Day 16-17: We take option retur route to Muktinath. More trekkers arriving from Annapurna circuit crossing Thorong pass and from Jomsom. Many locals visit Muktinath as the Holy Hindu and Buddhist temple. Return to Jomsom to fly back via Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes: Local transportation, Reliable English speaking guide and porters, permits,

Accommodation: Local lodges
Meals: On your choice in lodges

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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Trek Grading

The Following Is Designed to be a Rough Guide to help you select the trek that suits you best.

Moderate/Reasonable

More remote country, often camping in the wild, the occasional 7 or 8 hour day (camp to camp) but not more than 5 days consecutive walking. Altitude gains of up to 600m. a day.

Adventurous/Vigorous

Up to 9 days consecutive walking including high passes up to 4500m. (With snow covering), but more typically on passes of 3650-4300m. Again, occasionally a 7 or 8 hour day, but usually 5 or 6 hours. A long way from any road!

Challenging / Strenuous

Only one of our treks, "A Himalayan Summit" fully merits this grade. This is purely on account of its altitude, 6000m. Given the time for acclimatization, this is well within the grasp of the fit and healthy.

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