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Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region. The trek to Lo- Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places the gorge which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses.
Luri Gompa and Yara/Ghara village is lies East South of Lo-Manthang,Luri Gompa (Cave monastery) sits high above the crumbling landscape like an eagle's nest. It is some of the last cave monasteries in Lo and Tibet. No written record exists for the construction of Luri Gompa. Luri Gompa and some other monasteries are affiliated with the Kagyu sect (one of the sect of Buddhism). The style of painting suggests they were done by Nepalese (Newari) artists working for Tibetan patrons. The cave temple dates from the 13th - 14th century. The central chamber of the Gompa is carved out of the rock creating a domed ceiling on which are painted a series of Mahasiddha, Sakyamuni Buddha and Chenrezig figures etc, which are the true masterpieces. Lining the walls are series of 14th century paintings, which depict India Mahasiddahs. Some are real individual and other mythical.
Day 1: Arrival then transfer to Hotel O/N Hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley O/N Hotel
Day 3: After noon fly to Pokhara O/N Hotel
Day 4: Early morning fly to Jomsom met with staff trek to Kagbeni O/N Camp
Day 5: Trek to Chusang / Chaile O/N Camp
Day 6: Trek to Samar O/N Camp
Day 7: Trek to Giling O/N Camp
Day 8: Trek to Dakmara O/N Camp
Day 9: Trek to Charang via (Logakar Manastery, second oldest monastery on the World) O/N Camp
Day 10: Trek to Lomanthang (Mustang) O/N Camp
Day 11: Excursion day Around Chousar Cave O/N Camp
Day 12: Excursion Thinger and Namgel Monastery O/N Camp
Day 13: Trek back to Yara O/N Camp
Day 14: Excursion Luri Gumpa (Cave monastery) O/N Camp
Day 15: Trek to Tange O/N Camp
Day 16: Trek to Chetang O/N Camp
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath O/N Camp
Day 18: Trek to Jomsom O/N Camp
Day 19: Fly to Jomsom/ Pokhara and transfer to Hotel and site seeing to pokhara O/N Hotel
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu O/N Hotel
Day 21: Free Day at Kathmandu O/N Hotel
Day 22: Final Departure.
Note: Upper mustang trek is operated on specially conserved area. A special permit is required for Upper mustang trekking.
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