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UPPER MUSTANG TREK (THE LAST FORBIDDEN KINGDOM IN NEPAL)-12N 13D

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit to the Ancient Kingdom Lo-Manthang which is also called the Last Forbidden Kingdom of Nepal
  • Visit the Century back historical Monasteries of high importance back from 14th Century
  • Trek through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Unique cultural and historical monuments related to the Tibetan culture

  • Nepali |English | Hindi
  • 3000 ft.
  • 1- 10 people

The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied to Tibet in culture, language and geography. The regions isolated from the outside world has contributed to a highly preserved Tibetan culture and unspoiled nature.  The trail follows the ancient salt caravan route through which the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt for grain from the lowlands.

Despite the apparent squalor of Lo Manthang, the city is prosperous and maintains a strong sense of community. Although the people called them Lobas (people from Lo) they are very much Tibetan and have a sophisticated culture and economy. Before trade with Tibet was disrupted, all the salt and wool trade on the Kali Gandaki passed through Lo Manthang, and this brought a sizeable amount of money to the city. Wealth is now primarily measured in land, horses and social standing. The doors of most houses open onto a two-storey open central courtyard. The ground floor is used for storage of food, horse trappings, a pile of dung for fuel, and farm implements. A wooden staircase leads to the first storey, which typically has a balcony overlooking the courtyard and doors leading off to living rooms and the kitchen.

Entering Lo Manthang through the town gate is like stepping into a different world. A world of narrow alley ways, hidden chortens, long walls of beautiful prayer wheels and herds of farming animals sauntering in from the fields in the afternoon to adjourn to their sheds inside the city. Points of interest in Lo Manthang are the royal palace, a few beautiful monasteries like the Thubchen Gompa built in the 15th century, the Jampa(Champa) Lhakhang means ‘house of the Gods’ which was built in 1447-48 AD Or visit the Amchi museum and Amchi school. An Amchi is a traditional Tibetan doctor. There are 2 Amchis living in Lo Manthang, which are also the official doctors of the king. They founded a school to preserve this ancient wisdom. For an excursion outside the city you can hire Tibetan ponies for a ride to Chosar Cave where you can visit a small monastery and a century old cave dwelling situated high in the rocks.

The Tiji Festival in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal

MEAL GUIDE

YOUR INCLUDED MEAL GUIDE: B= BREAKFAST, L= LUNCH, D=DINNER

DAY ITINERARY

  • DAY 1- FLIGHT FROM POKHARA- JOMSOM (2743 M), TREK TO KAGBENI (2810 M) -HIKING 3 HRS: L/D
  • DAY 2 -(ENTRY POINT) KAGBENI (2810 M) – TO CHELE (3100 M)- HIKING 5– 6 HRS: B/L/D
  • DAY 3 -CHELE (3100 M) VIA LOWER TRAIL (CHUNGSI CAVE) - SYANBOCHE (3780 M)- HIKING 6-7 HRS: B/L/D
  • DAY 4 -SYANBOCHE (3780 M) - DHAKMAR (3810 M)- HIKING 6-7 HRS: B/L/D
  • DAY 5 -DHAKMAR (3810 M) – GHAR GHOMPA (LOGHEKAR MONASTERY) – LO- MANTHANG (3840M)- HIKING 7 HRS: B/L/D
  • DAY 6 - LO MANTHANG (3840M). EXPLORE HERITAGE SITES EXPLORE CHOSAR CAVE AND GARPHU MONASTERIES: B/L/D
  • DAY 7 - LO MANTHANG (3840 M) - YARA (3560 M) -HIKING 7HRS: B/L/D
  • DAY 8 – YARA – EXPLORE LURI GUMBA -YARA: B/L/D
  • DAY 9 – YARA – TANGGE (3240 M): B/L/D
  • DAY 10 – TANGGE TO CHHUKSANG (2980 M): B/L/D
  • DAY 11 - CHHUKSANG (2980 M) – MUKTINATH (EXIT POINT): B/L/D
  • DAY 12 – MUKTINATH TO JOMSOM: B/L/D
  • DAY 13- JOMSOM TO POKHARA: B/L

NOTE: We can customise the Trek Itinerary as per requirements of our valuable customers.  Please don’t forget to write your details inquire through Enquire Now button page.  

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Fully Escorted trek with English Speaking Professional and Friendly Local Guide (who have experience of 20 years doing Upper Mustang Trek).
  • Tea Houses / B & B Hotels Accommodation
  • Meals as specified on the respective days (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Flight ticket or 4 wheeler private Jeep from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • 3 Cup tea every day for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Flight ticket or 4-wheeler private jeep from Jomsom to Pokhara  
  • Restricted Area Trekking Permit for Upper Mustang valid for 10 days
  • ACAP & TIMS permits required for your Trek
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • All Government and Local taxes

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Your international flights Tickets
  • Nepal Visa fees & Airport Taxes
  • Cold drinks, Beverages and your personal expenses along the trek
  • Evacuation in case of emergency (But we will arrange to help the Heli rescue service in case of Emergency which your Travel Insurance company will bear up)
  • Personal Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended to get yourself)
  • Gear for your Trek
  • Anything else not mentioned in 'WHAT INCLUDED’
  • Tips for your drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.

WHAT TO BRING DURING YOU TREK

ESSENTIAL

Medical Masks (useful for dusty conditions)

Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)

Headlamp with extra batteries

Sunglasses with UV protection (Only in Summer days)

Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks

2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks

1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)

1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

Rucksack and Travel Bags

MEDICAL

Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhoea pills

Anti-headache pills

Cough and/or cold medicine

Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.

Water purification tablets or water filter (optional)

PRACTICAL ITEMS 

1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit

Smartphone contains Alarm clock, GPS and Altitude finder

1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries

2/3 Large Ziplocs bag

1 litre water bottle

1 small folding knife

Binoculars (optional)

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