Mustang: Ancient Kingdom

Mountains, monks and miracles.
Historical and remote forbidden kingdom upper Mustang lies behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range of Nepal and northern border with Trans Himalayan range and Tibet which is the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal opened for foreigners in 1992. Upper Mustang is known as a ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal ‘or described as ‘mountain desert’. While trekking the Upper Mustang we admit the scenic beauty of the tree-less landscape, grey rocky trail, holy river kaligandaki and view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many mountains. The monasteries with unique and old paintings, palace, fort, unique chhorten are the attraction of upper Mustang trek. Another attraction is festival celebrated in the Upper Mustang. They celebrate a demon chasing festival called Tiji on full moon day in May. Similarly, Yartung and Yarne are the major festivals celebrated in Upper Mustang. The unique Polyandry marriage system still exists in the society.
Upper Mustang trek arranged by Precious Adventures is one of the most wonderful Trekking for those who are looking for a unique travel destination. The 20 days of this upper mustang tea trekking with walking hours 5/6 hours per day will bring you full of energy.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHT

  • Camping and Tea house Trek possible
  • Unique culture and traditions
  • Live preserved Tibetan culture
  • Extraordinary geographical foundation
  • unique fairs & festivals
  • Easy excess in emergency
  • Wall city, Monasteries and palaces of medieval era.
  • The first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Lo Gyakar (before Samye Monastery in Tibet)
  • Polyandry marriage system is still exist.

TRIP ITINERARY

You will be welcome by our representative in Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu and bring you in hotel. The original passport will be ask by our representative for the special permit of Upper mustang. You will have time to visit around Baudanath area (a famous Buddhist Stupa) and you will be served welcome dinner in Baudanath.
Today after breakfast, we will walk to kapan monastery. It takes about one hours to the destination.On the way, we will experience the local lifestyle and daily activities of local communities. This monastery is a famous monastery to study the Buddhism. We will have lunch in the restaurant of monastery and return back to Guest house. Evening Boudhanath Stupa sighseeing and discussion program about our trekking.
We drive to pokhara early in the morning. It takes about 6/7hours by bus.we reach afternoon in pokhara. Pokhara offers the magnificent view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri himalayan range.Fewa lakes is another attraction of pokhara. Pokhara itself rich in natural beauty. Travel come to Pokhara for the adventure activities e.g. paragliding, Altra flight, zip flyers etc.
After 20 minutes of breathtaking flight to one of the mysterious Jomson Bazzer crossing through the path of worlds deepest Kaligandaki George with the beautiful and Mountanious view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri . An excursion to the Ancient Monasteries and Villages with the typical Tibetean Cultural vibes at Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.
After breakfast, Our journey will starts towards a small village Kagbeni with 3 hours of walk, An excursion to the ancient monasteries and villages with the typical tibetean cultural vibes at Kagbeni. Afternoon we will go village walk and visit to the Tibetan Buddhist school
The existing journey starts from kagbeni special permit check point, the gateway of mustang walking through the trails along with the river banks of Kaligandaki and the dazzing view of Nilgiri Mountain and Tukche peak in the back ground. After an hour, the trail goes up and arrive the nice Village called Tange where we can see the Apple Garden, Barley Field, BuckWheat Field and especially the very old Traditional White Washed Houses. The main highlights are yet to come where we enjoy the Sky Caves, Rock Tunnel, Organic Apple Farm Gumbakhang and Chhusang Villages which enhance the Upper Mustang Trek. After short relaxing break with lunch at Chhusang we will walk towards Chele for overnight.
After breakfast we will move towards the route of Syangboche. We had to climb up pretty steeply and across the Deep Canyan Bridge with view of Nilgiri,Annapurna,Tilicho peak and Yakawakang. We will cross different passes likeTaklam La (3624m), Dajori La (3736), Bena La (3838m) until Lunch Break. Lunch at Bhena with scenic beauty and climb upto the Syangboche La (3850m) pass and downhill’s to Syanboche. Overnight at Syangboche.
After breakfast,walking quarter an hour,we will arrive at Yamda La(3850) and cross the Chorten, Yellowish Tree, Barley Field and Small Villages. We will visit ancient Village Gilling. The word Ghilling came from Tibetan word Gelog which means “Monks”. We will have lunch at Zeite. After lunch we will continue to climb up to the 4000 meter pass (Nyi La) from where we see the scenic beauty of Mt Damodar Himal, Thorong peak, Annapurna range and Many More. We slowly continue our journey to Ghami which is also an ancient settlement. Overnight at Ghami.
Our destination Charang is an oldest city in Mustang Valley. It was capital city of Mustang before Lo- Manthang. The Monastery of Charang is very famous because of Old Paintings and Sculptures. There is still Old Royal Palace and Museum of 13 century. Early Morning after having a breakfast starts our trips with Natural Beauty. We will cross the World Longest Maniwall with dazzling view of Red Rock Hills. We pass the Charang La (3870m). After walking an hour we arrive at Charang. We will stay and have lunch at Charang. After lunch we recommend to visit Monastery, Museum, Forts and Village sightseeing. Overnight at Charang.
After breakfast we will start our windy journey. We will walk with beautiful scenery of Nilgiri, Tilicho peak, Annapurna, Bhrikuti Peak, Damodar kunda on the sightseeing and cross the Deep Canyan Bridge. We will climb the pass from where the mind blowing scenario of Walled City knowns as Lo Mangthang Village which is also the capital city of Lo Mangthang Village. Stay overnight at Lo Mangthang.
We will start our sightseeing trip to Lo-Manthang, ancient Walled City visiting Jhampa, Chode, Thupten Monastery and also visit King Palace as well as Tibetan Medicine School. Or who wish to go for day excursion to Jong Cave and Monastery in Chosser Village will be wonderful idea. You can either go by walking or riding Horse. Stay overnight at Lo Mangthang.
After breakfast we will back to Jomsom from another route trail to Dhakmar. On the way we will visit Oldest Gompa which is called Ghar Gompa (1200 year old) and make a wish to be fulfilled.Through the route view of natural beauty of Rock Hills and Mountains, we will arrive to imagine Village Dhakmar. Stay overnight at Dhakmar Hotel.
We will start our trip early morning due to reason of afternoon strong gusty wind. We will leave the colourful Village Dhakmar decending down to Ghami. Today we have more possibility to see the Musk Deer and different types of ventures on the way to Ghami. After taking short break to Ghami, we will continue to walk to Zeite for the Lunch Break. Overnight at Syangboche.
After breakfast the journey will start apart from the desert landscape and view of Mountain and visit the Chungsi cave near gorge which is most attractive Monastery. We will have our Lunch at beautiful Village named called Samar. On the trail Chhusang we will have great view of Nilgiri and stretch of Kali Gandaki.Stay overnight at the Chhusang hotel.
Today we will cross the trail escalates uphill to ridge to the pass.The trail will offer us beautiful scenery of the surrounding. We will make our journey through the Gyu La pass situating at the altitude of 4090m above sea level. From the pass, the trail will begin to slope gently towards the Muktinath to the altitude of 3760m. We will visit Muktinath temple, 108 water sprouts. Jwala Mai Monastery etc are the attractions in Muktinath. Stay overnight at Muktinath.
Our last day of trekking journey starts gradually descending down to Eklebhatti where we will have Lunch Break. We will wake forther along the Kaligandaki River to Jomsom through windy and sandy path. There is another alternative trail from Mukhtinath to Jomsom via Lubra until Eklebhatti and further to Jomsom. Overnight at Jomsom.
From Jomsom, we will take the flight over to Pokhara the flight will takes about 20 minutes to reach at Pokhara and drive to Hotel. As per your choice you may face adventages of adventures and soft activities like paragliding, Zip Flyet, Boating in Phewa Lake,Sighseeing around Pokhara in your free time. Overnight at Pokhara.
Note : The itinerary we have made is based on our previous experiences and clients' reviews. This itinerary can be customized according to your interest, schedule and budget.

Meal:

Package cost includes the full board meal during the trek (Lunch, breakfast and dinner with a cup of coffee/ tea in each meal). We will have dinner and breakfast in same hotel where we overnight. We have lunch on the way in simple tea house. In dinner, you will have one soup and one main course in dinner and one main course in lunch. Because of less effect of tourist in Tsum valley area, we will have fewer options in Menu in Guest house/ home stay. We recommend bringing some dry food and chocolate for small hunger. So please do not expect verities of food. Mainly available food are Dhal Bhat, Tibetan bread, Chapatti, potato items, Tsampa porridge and other simple local food. There are many excellent restaurants in Kathmandu to try verities of food

Accommodation & toilets

The accommodation in trekking is very simple. There will be normally two beds in the room but sometime only dormitory. There may not have single room available. The toilet may not be always in the house. Sometime it will be outside the house. There will not be proper hot shower in every home stay. If you need hot shower, you can order bucket shower in payable basis.

Excess

If there is too much snow in the Larkye Pass and if it not possible to cross the pass, we will come back from Barpak , Laprak trail. In upper part of Manaslu and Tsum valley area, there is less electricity energy to charge the battery. So we recommend bringing extra battery charger for your gadgets. It does not work Handy after Jagat but there are landline excess in some tea houses. In some places there is internet facilities but sometime it does not work and it is not available everywhere.

Physical condition

you to be prepare for it. We have to walk per day 7-8 hours almost every day. It means you have to be fit for walking.

Thank you for showing interest to travel Nepal. Namaste

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, Boudha(2 night at the beginning and 2 night at the end
  • Special permit of Mustang trekking, TIMS
  • All meal full board basis during the trek
  • English speaking guide, his food accommodation and insurance
  • A porter, his food, accommodation and insurance and equipment
  • Pokhara-Jomsom- Pokhara flight
  • A trekking Map
  • All arrangement cost
  • All government Taxes and services
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