Quick InfoMinimum: 2 persons
Price: USD 1650
Duration: 13 days
Lo Manthang – the name itself conjures up a sense of mystique, and that is what you get. Trekking in the area, walking in the villages, meeting the inhabitants, savoring the local sights and sounds, is completely magical.
Its the thinner air (above 3000 meters), the simple friendly people, the stark mesmerizing moonscape, the deeply pious mystique that emanates from deep rooted Buddhism, or something, but its there, and you can feel it.
No photographs adequately capture what you see, and no words can really describe what you experienced on this trip. It is something that stays with you forever – your journey and yours alone. Enough said! A trip into Upper Mustang is a trip of a lifetime! You will never forget it. Period.
Day 01: Jomsom – Kagbeni
Flight Pokhara to Jomsom. We collect our porters and start the short 2.5 hours trek to Kagbeni, at the border of Upper Mustang. We visit the 500+ year old monastery here and start getting a taste of things to come.
Day 02: Tsaile
Today we check in at the ACAP offices and register our permits for Upper Mustang and start the trek up the Kali Gandaki to Tsaile. Six hours
Day 03: Syangmochen
This is a uphill day, as we go uphill first to Samar for lunch and then select either the ‘Nepali flat’ way via Bhena or the one via the cave Gompa. Six hours
Day 04: Tsarang
It’s a long day today, as we go over three mountain passes, two before we reach our lunch location of Ghami, and one when we make the final trek to Tsarang.
Day 05: Lo Manthang
This morning we start a bit late, exploring the Gompa and the Palace at Tsarang first before we do the four hour or so trek to Lo Manthang
Day 06: Lo Manthang
A day of exploration at Lo Manthang.
Day 07: Lo Manthang
Free day at Lo Manthang to make side excursion on horseback to Chhoser and Chhonum or to just rest and continure the exploration of Lo Manthang.
Day 08: Ghami
Our trudge back comes via another route, the higher one going over two high mountain passes and visiting the 8th Century Mingma sect Gompa at Lo Ghakar.
Day 09: Samar
We retrace our steps, the only new part being to choose the alternative route from Syangmochen to Samar.
Day 10: Chhuksang
A relatively easy day as we come back to the Kali Gandaki river and walk the river bank of Chhuksang.
Day 11: Muktinath and Jharkot
Today we take a diversion and walk uphill to reach the fabled temple of Muktinath, and stay overnight at the lovely village of Jharkot.
Day 12: Jomsom
We slowly retrace our steps to Jomsom. We can also do this with a jeep if we so want
Day 13: Pokhara
Early morning flight back to Pokhara
The tour itinerary starts in Pokhara, but we recommend at least two pre-trek days in Kathmandu for arrival and briefings and two days after the tour for transfers.
The stated price includes the trek only; flights from/to Jomsom will cost around $110 per way. Any additional overnights, domestic flights, tour extensions and airport transfers can be booked with us. Send us a message and we arrange a customized full tour according to your wishes!
Included (during trek)