Upper Mustang Lo Manthang Trekking Nepaloffered by supplier M16846 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 17 - 22 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking Cultural Journey
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2399 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2659 US Dollar (USD)
At present Mustang is a very popular trekking region in Nepal. The Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the Department of Immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. The high desert region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as “Upper Mustang" that has its own nominal king. The Mustang is one of the very few places on earth which is not spoilt by trekkers. Being under the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the area receives scanty rainfall making the region dry and arid-very similar to the adjoining Tibetan plateau. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make your trek memorable.
Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as ‘plain of aspiration’ many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for ‘south’ and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the upper Mustang district north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, I also refer to the capital of Lo as ‘Lo Manthang’.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. Includes: (A).
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B).
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (Bus). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Fly to Jomsom from Pokhara and trek to Kagbeni. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Chele to Sangboche or Gilling (3806 m). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Sangboche or Gilling to Ghami. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Ghami to Tsarang. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Lo-Mangthang - visiting surrounding areas, excursion to Tibetan border. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: Lo-Manthang to Tsarang. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 12: Tsarang to Ghami. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 13: Ghami to Samar via. Nya-La pass. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 14: Samar to Kgbeni. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara - Rest. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu (Rest day shopping). Includes: (A), (B).
Day 18: Departure from Nepal. Includes: (B).
Note: Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Airport pick up & drop
- Trekking guide
- One porter each two clients in tea-house trek, required cook, trek crews & porters in tent trek
- Insurance, lodging, food & allowance to your trek crews
- Tent & mattress for tent trekking
- All meals as per itinerary
- Land transportation as per itinerary
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Trekking Permit & National Park Fee
- Domestic Flight Ticket as per itinerary.
- International airfares & war insurance
- The cost of personal items like laundry & all kind of soft & hard drinks
- Optional excursions
- Cost of visas, insurance charges & passports where is necessary
- Gratuities for services provided on a personal basis
- The single supplement payable on all bookings where only one person is traveling
- All others except committed to provide in ‘cost included’ section above.
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Eco-friendly adventure holiday leaders and leading climate justice research group to Nepal Himalayas. Krishna, the team leader of M16846 is also right to life related climate justice advocate. He is dedicating in this sectors researching and advocating climate justice. From 2006, he is advocating basic rights for...