upper Mustang trek Itinerary Details for USA Group Sep 2014

 

Sept 04

Arrive Kathmandu

Arrival  Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and Overnight Kedar House in Patan.

Sept 05

Drive to Banepa Metta Centre and Overnight Nala village and see Hari's Family.( 1500m)

Sept 6

Banepa School  activity and Nala New Monastery visit with Neal.

Sept 07

Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m)

Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara  (30 minutes)
Regarding to timing of flight we come to pick up you in the Hotel and drive for few minutes to domestic airport  to fly  Pokhara. And it takes around 30 minutes with outstanding view of Mountains flight to Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is city of lakes and has numerous beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Phewa Lake during the afternoon -enjoy boating too. Explore, relax and dine by tranquil Lake Phewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours.

Overnight in  Sangrila village resort Pokhara.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sept 08:

Pokhara- Jomsom- Kagbeni (2,858m)

Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (20 minutes flight) & trek to Kagbeni: Approx 3-4 hrs walking
After an early breakfast, you will be transferred to the Pokhara airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, it will be a scenic flight of approx 20 minutes over the mountains with views of 8,000 meters such as Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang.

This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kali Gandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. Here we meet our trekking crew and prepare for our trek to Mustang. We begin by trekking north to the village of Kagbeni. Continue on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. In Kagbeni a major tributory, Kak Khola, coming from Muktinath, meets Mustang Khola, and from there the river is called the Kali Gandaki.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 09:

Kagbeni to Chele (3050m)

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele -Approx 6 hrs walking
Our journey starts once we have completed formalities at the police check post at the end of Kagbeni village we are then allowed to pass the sign which says 'restricted area' and enter the once forbidden region of Mustang. During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails.

Using a combination of the route along the river bank and a higher trail we reach Tangbe village (3060m), with its black, white and red chortens, narrow alleys and white painted houses surrounded by fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. Continuing north we cross the river by a bridge just before the Kali Gandaki enters a tunnel and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele set amongst extensive barley fields at 3100 metres. From this village as we travel north we are in the true Tibetan culture of the region of Lo.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 10:

Chele to Syanbochen (3475m)

Trek from Chele to Syanbochen Approx 6-7 hrs walkingToday, we start our trek again and walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Further descend a little to the village of Samar.

From Samar we climb to a ridge and descend into a gorge, passing a large chorten (memorial) painted in red, black, yellow and white. Cross several pasture areas then ascend to and cross the pass at Phyangbo La. Follow zig zags down into a narrow gorge then ascend steeply to the

Chungjen Rangjen Gompa tucked away in a side valley. The gompa houses a Guru Rimpoche stone carving and is a popular pilgrimage destination for local people. Himalayan Griffon vultures next in the cliffs above. Make a steep ascent to reach the small village of Shyangmochen

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 11:

Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m)

Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi-Approx 6 hrs walking
After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m ) passing a few teahouses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi. the third largest village in the Lo region, Ghayami is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 12:

Ghaymi to Tsarang (3560m)

Trek from Ghaymi to Tsarang - Approx 4-5 hrs walking 
Start the trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk. After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of Tsarang with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon. There is also a huge white dzong and red Gompa to get to our teahouse for tonight's stop.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 13:

Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3810m)

Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang-Approx 4-5 hrs walking
We descend from Tsarang to cross the Charang Chu then climb steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on the ridge opposite the village at 3950m for first views of the walled city of Lo Manthang. We then descend to the 'Plain of Aspiration' and climb to a plateau where the city is situated at 3840m.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 14:

Explore Lo-Manthang

A day for looking around Lo Manthang and the surrounding area. There is one main gate that gives access to the interior of Lo Manthang. From the narrow streets of the town it is difficult to get a clear impression of the layout. The raja's palace is a four storey building of mud and timber construction. Just to the north of the town there is a prominent hill that is capped by two ruined forts. From the highest point of this hill it is possible to look across Lo Manthang and back all the way to the Annapurnas - a fascinating perspective. Namgyal Monastery, which lies an hour's walk to the north west of Lo Manthang, is another option for those who want to stretch their legs.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 15:

Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3810 m)

Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar-Approx 6-7 hrs walking
Leaving Lo Manthang we take a slightly different return route and follow a trail to climb to the highest pass on our trek, Chogo La (4325m) before descending to Lo Gekar monastery (also called Ghar Gompa) which, dating back to the 8th Century, is thought to be one of the oldest gompas in Nepal which is still active. From Lo Gekar we climb to a ridge before descending to a pretty valley where the village of Dhakmar is situated at 3820m.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 16:

Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m]

Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling- Approx 5-6 hrs walking
Today, we get back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon, better to walk in evening time.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 17:

Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m)

Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang-Approx 5-6 hrs walking
We re-track back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Enjoy your trip and overnight at teahouse

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 18:

Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m)

Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m): Approx 6-7 hrs walking
Our last day of the day would be a long one. Better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni. Finishing the upper Mustang trails and we join the normal Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stop.

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Sept 19:

Fly back to Pokhara

After morning breakfast we check in the Jomsom airport to fly back to Pokhara. A 30 min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport , you will transfer to your hotel. Rest of the time explores the lake and overnight at hotel sangrila.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sept 20:

Pokhara – Kathmandu (1356m)

 

Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu 30 minutes 

Late morning again we drive to Pokhara domestic airport to fly back to Kathmandu. Better to hold on the left pane of the airplane to enjoy the outstanding view of Mountains. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together.

Overnight in Kathmandu Yak & Yeti Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Sept 21:

Kathmandu  Shopping  & Farwell  Dinner in Nepal Kitchen  Evening .

Sept 22:

Depart Kathmandu to Istanbul ..

Breakfast at the hotel

Free time till departure

Transfer to airport for final departure

You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us and we expect that you plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal again.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight time, we will transfer you to the airport.

 

Cost Include

 

  • Transport, Entrance Fee, Guide, etc
  • Welcome with flower garland by our representative upon arrival
  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • private vehicle in Kathmandu and Pokhara mentioned in the itinerary

Accommodations

  • 04 nights at 5 star Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • 24.3% VAT and Service Charge

 

Trekking Portion

  • 11 nights' accommodation at local lodge (Teahouse) during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the entire trek.
  • Services of an experienced trekking guide and  staff, one porter to every two trekkers during the trek
  • Special Mustang Trekking Permit from Immigration of Nepal.
  • TIMS CARD FEE.
  • Annapurna Area Conservation Fee.
  • Insurance for trek guide and porters

 

Cost Exclude

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal expenses (Tips, beverage, laundry, telephone call, etc)
  • Travel Insurance/ Emergency Evacuation Cost
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • The cost of the above program will be as follows
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  • USD 1805 + 500 = $ 2305 per person on  Deluxe twin room sharing basis.

 

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