Upper Mustang Lo-Manthang Trekking – 17 Days

  • Trip Duration:17 Days
  • Trip Grading: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 3800m
  • Best Time: March, April, may,Aug, Sept, Oct & Nov
  • Group Size: 2- 30

Trip Overview

The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely related to Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism is still being practiced in a very pure form and villages are built in Tibetan style, with whitewashed houses with firewood tucked on the roofs.

The trail follows the salt caravan route of the old days, during which the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt with grain from the lowlands. The goal of the Upper Mustang trek is the capital of the Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is a medieval town, surrounded by a huge town wall. From the pass Lo La (3950 m) you can see the town shimmering in the distance in the barren landscape. Entering Lo Mangtang through the town gate you enter a different world. It is just wonderful to wander through the narrow alleys. On several corners of the street, you can find small groups of women spinning wool and discussing the news of the day.

At the end of the afternoon, big herds of goats are being let through the city gate and through the narrow alleys, back to their sheds, which are inside the town? In Lo Mantang you can find the palace of the king, a huge 4-story high building. When the king is at home, you can even pay him a visit sometimes. The king doesn’t have any real power anymore but is of course still highly respected by his people. Besides, there are a few beautiful big monasteries, for example, the Thugchen Gompa, built in the 15th century. Or visit the amchi museum and Amchi School. An amchi is a traditional Tibetan doctor. There are 2 amchis living in Lo Mangtang, who are also the official doctors of the king. They founded a school to preserve this ancient wisdom. Also interesting is a ride by horse to Chooser, where you can visit a small monastery and a century-old cave-dwelling, situated high in the rocks.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival at international airport Kathmandu and then transfer to hotel Overnight stay in Hotel (B)

Day 2 – After breakfast sightseeing old heritage site in Kathmandu valley Overnight stay in hotel (B/B)

Day 3 – Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu Overnight stay in hotel (B/B)

Day 4 – Flight to Jomsom and trek continue Kagbeni (2800m) walking 4 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 5 – Trek to Tsaile (3050m) walking 6 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 6 – Trek to Ghiling (3490m) walking 6 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 7 – Trek to Tsarang (3620m) walking 5.5hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 8 – Trek to Lo-Manthang (3720m) walking 4 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 9 – Excursion Chosar village trek back to Lo-Manthang after visit monasteries & Cave (Possible pony trek) overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10 – Trek to Dhakmar (3800m) walking 6.5 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11- Trek back to Ghiling (3570m) walking 5 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12 – Trek back to Tsaile (3490m) walking 6 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13 – Trek back to Kagbeni (2800m) walking 5 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14 – Trek back to Jomsom(2720m) walking 4 hours overnight stay in lodge (B/L/D)

Day 15 – Fight to Pokhara from Jomsom around 30 minute, Taking rest and trekker spa and some shopping also Evening walk around the lake Overnight stay in Hotel. (B/B)

Day 16 – Drive back to Kathmandu from pokhara and some shopping Overnight stay in Hotel. (B/B)

Day 17 – After breakfast, our guide will drop to you at international airport for departure from Nepal.

B/B= (breakfast & bed), B/L/D= (breakfast, lunch &dinner)

Cost Included

Pick up from international airport by private tourist vehicles & transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation 3 nights in Kathmandu & 2 night in pokhara with breakfast

Sightseeing at Monkey temple, Boudhha & Pasupati temple with company guide & transport

During trek 3 time meals & 5 time tea or coffee. (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner)

On the trekking neat & clean twin share room.

Round way domestic flight with tax Kathmandu -Pokhara -Jomsom- Jomsom- Pokhara – Kathmandu

English & Chinese speaker experience guide

5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide & 2 trekkers: 1 porter

Guide & porter insurance, equipment, Flights, lodging & food during trek

Free trek map and

Tims card (trekking information management system)

Trekking permit (conservation permit fee/ Special permit fee)

Emergency evacuation service if in case need

First aid

Farewell dinner

Cost not Include

International airfare arrival /departure also visa fee.

Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara around 10 $ to 20$ per person

Sightseeing entry fee 5$ to 15$ each spot

Personal expenses & alcohols

Tips for guide & porter (it expect)

Emergency rescue service fee if in case

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