Nepal is a land of Festivals. For the Nepalese, festivals are not merely the annual spectacles, but also are the living part of their rich cultural heritage. Most Nepalese festivals are related to different Hindu and Buddhist gods and goddesses and they are celebrated on such days consecrated for them by religion and tradition. Some of the festivals are of national significance while still others are celebrated only within one or two villages or cities. This trek does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. Sherpa and sufficient number of porters will carry all your trekking gear and necessary equipment.
The trek to Lo Manthang, a capital of Mustang will lead you through high altitude picturesque desert 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. Lo Manthang itself is a walled city ruled by religious king. However, the monarchy ceased to exist as the Kingdom of Lo in Upper (northern) Mustang on October 7 2008. Untouched by modern civilization as everywhere in the Himalayas, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters and Annapurna I at 8091 meters. During the trek you will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters high. The elevation of the trails rise from 2815 meters to 4270 meters above sea level. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with narrow streets and white or colored houses.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, meet assist and transfer to Hotel. Over night at Hotel.
Day 2: Half day sightseeing at Kathmandu city and preparation day for the Upper Mustang permits. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Early after breakfast drive to Pokhara it takes 6 hours, Over night at Hotel.
Day 4: Take breakfast at the hotel and then fly to Jomsom at 6:30 am (20 minutes flight) and rest for couple of hours for acclimatization and then trek to Kagbeni (2810 mtr. 2 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Tshuksang (3210 mtr. 5/6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 6: Trek from Tshuksang to Geling (3500 mtr. 6/7 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 7: Trek to Geling to Ghami (3645 mtr. 5/6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 8: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang (3550 mtr. 5/6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 9: Trek from Tsarang to Lomanthang (3800 mtr. 5/6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 10: Rest day and explore the Mustang village. Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 11: Lomanthang to Ghami (5/6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 12: Ghami to Geling (5 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 13: Geling to Tshele (6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 14: Tshele to Kagbeni (5/6 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (3 hours walking). Overnight at Lodge/tent.
Day 16: Early morning fly or drive to Kathmandu. Check in to hotel.
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