This is the most popular and fascinating trekking in Nepal. The Government of Nepal opened the door to this area for trekkers in October 1991 under strict control on obtaining a special permit for protect the tradition and as well as the environment of this region. The Government of Nepal has fixed certain number of trekkers as quota every year on this trekking route depending up on the season. The Government also has fixed special rules and regulations to obtain the permit for this region. This trek must be done as an organized one. The people of this region are fully influenced by Tibetan culture and the trek to Lo-Manthang has a different attraction. This route is an almost treeless barren the hill and eye- catching panoramic views of trekking a memory for the life time.
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred Hotel Hyatt Regency or Yak and Yeti (Deluxe room). Then you’ll have the welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant at evening time.
Free day in Kathmandu and preparing for the trek.
After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing Kathmandu City where you will visit the temple of living Goddess «Kasthmandap»and Durbar Square. Then you will be taken to Swayambhunath, a Buddhist stupa said to be of 2000 years old. Spend the day sightseeing. You will first visit Pasupatinath temple which is one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to lord Shiva and then to Boudhanath, one of the biggest stupas of its kind in the world. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning Flight to Pokhara and Check in to hotel Pokhara Grand or same standard. Sightseeing around Pokhara.
Early morning flight to Jomsom (2750)m, sightseeing around the Jomsom and Marpha. Over night in lodge.
Jomsom to Chhuksang (2900 m).
The trail starts up the east of Kaligandaki river which climbs over many ridge towards north and reaches to Tangbe village . This village has narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, Wheat, buckwheat, barley fields and apple orchards. The Nilgiri Peak can be seen dominating the northern skyline at Kagbeni. Walking about 1and half hrs form Tangbe the Chhusang village passes and continues to north while climbing up the trail finds the originate (main source) of Kaligandaki River. From here the trail leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climbs steeply up and reaches to Chele at 3030 m. By horse or local jeep.
Chhuksang –Samar (3150 m)
Trail continues to north while climbing up the trail we’ll find the originate of Kaligandaki River. From here the trail leaves the Kaligandaki valley and climbs steeply up and reaches to Chele at 3030 m. The culture changes at Chele into Tibetan culture of continues along steep, treeless, waterless, terrain along the side pass and cairns of rocks at 3540 m. Afterwards, the trail makes a ride and reaches to Samar. By horse and over night in lodge.
Samar — Bena Lha by horse and Bena Lha- Geling (3510 m) — Gami- Dakmar- Tsarang (3620 m) by jeep
Then climbs above to a ridge, again descends into a large gorge and enter into another valley the cross a stream; climb up to a ridge at 3800 m. The trail climbs ahead for another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen, then gently climb to Geling . The trail climbs gently to the interesting pass of this trek Nyuila and descend below the blue, gray and red cliffs across the valley and the Tangmar Chu river, then climbs the pass which is perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m. The trail makes a ling gentle descends to Charang. The five storied white Dzong and red Gompa is worthwhile to observe; the collections of statues and Thankas as will as several paintings of Lord Buddha. By local jeep and over night in lodge.
After breakfast visit the Gharm Gompa and Low Gyagar and Tsarang Summer palace and monastery. Over night in lodge.
Tsharang to Lo-Manthang (3730 m)
After descending about 100 m. down across the Charang Chu river and climb steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continue to climb, finally from a ridge at 3850 m. there is a view of the walled city of Lo. After short descending across a stream and climb up in to the plateau of Lo-Manthang. By local jeep.
Rest day in Lo-Manthang
Except four major places, several other interesting places like Tall Chanipa Lakhang «God House», Red Thungchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, Entrance Hall are the main attraction of this place. Raja’s four-storied palace and the surrounding panoramic view are another attraction; there are several other things to observe one after another. There are two other interesting valleys worthy visiting; Tingkhar, the Raja’s summer palace on the western valley, Kimling and Phuwa, the Gumpa of Nangyals «The Monastery of Victory» is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. Then the eastern valley of Chosar, the High School site, Garphu and Nymphu Gompa are the main trade route to Lhasa. Jeep Safari.
Drive back to Bena La and trek to Samer. Then Bena La to Samar by horse. Over night in lodge.
Samar to Chhusang by horse. Chhusang to Jomsom by local jeep. Over night in lodge.
Free day in Jomsom. Over night in to hotel.
Fly back to Pokhara and check in to hotel.
Fly back to Kathmandu and check in to hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu. Overnight in hotel.
Final departure from Kathmandu.
This 5 stars trek costs just 4500 USD per person.
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• Accommodation: 5 stars Hotel Hyatt or same standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara Grand and same standard Hotel in Pokhara.
• Welcome dinner at Typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
• Transportation: all the ground transportation as a listed in the program by private jeep and local jeep during the Mustang trek: Jomsom — Chhusang, Bena La- Lomanthang — Bena La, Chhusang — Jomsom.
• Annapurna conservation area fee.
• Special permit for the Upper Mustang trek.
• Accommodation in lodges during the trek.
• Three time food during the Mustang trek in lodges.
• Pokhara – Jomsom– Pokhara flight tickets and Airport taxes.
• Trek guide, sherpas and trekking staff daily wages and insurance.
• Horse transport as listed in the Itinerary.
• Day tour around Lo-Manthang by horse.
• Governments taxes.
• City tour by culture guide and entrance fee during the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
• Farewell dinner.
• Monastery entrance fee during the Mustang trek.
Cost does not include:
• Personal equipment for the trek.
• Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal.
• Lunch & dinner during you staying in Kathmandu and Pokahara.
• Emergency Rescue evacuation in case needed.
• Personal expenses.
Note: The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.