16 NIGHTS/ 17 DAYS

USD 2200.00 PER PERSON

Duration : 17 Days

Trek Period : 10 Days

Trek Type : Easy

Trek Start & End Point: Jomsom - Jomsom

Flights : Kathmandu - Jomsom - Kathmandu

Amazing Opportunity to

  • Be a part of Nepal’s one of the most popular Upper Mustang trek
  • Explore the spectacular trail which goes alongside terraced rice paddies, tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times.

Key Information

  • 2 Nights stay in Kathmandu at the Hotel Arts or similar on twin sharing B/B plan
  • 2 Nights stay in Pokhara at Kuti Resort or similar on twin sharing B/B plan
  • 08 Nights at Tea House on twin sharing basis on B/B plan
  • Highest Altitude 4130 meters, average 2100m
  • Emergency including first aid kit
  • Max Group Size: 16

What's Included

  • Airport pick-ups and transfers in a private AC vehicle with our representative
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist Bus from kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu with 2 fixed menu lunch.
  • An English Speaking Sherpa Guide
  • Porter Service (2:1)
  • Sleeping Bags (to be returned after the trek)
  • UpEverest T-shirts & Duffel Bag
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • All Government and local taxes

What's not Included

  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Rescue
  • Medical and Vaccinations
  • Any hot and alcoholics beverages during the trek
  • Hot Showers during the trek
  • Hot drinking water during the trek
  • Tips (Not compulsory but be resonable, while you do)
  • Single accommodation available(with supplement cost)
  • International Air tickets
  • Charger for Mobile & Electronic devices 
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Sattellite Phone usage ( USD 5 per minute )

ITINERARY

You will be met by our representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel

Overnight at Hotel Manaslu or similar [B/-/-]

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Visit Kathmandu City, Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath

Kathmandu City: Known as Kantipur, the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal. Here you will visit the temple of the Living Goddess, who acknowledges the greetings of the devotees from the balcony of her temple residence. Kasthamandap – the source of the name Kathmandu and supposed to be made from the timber of a single tree and Durbar Square are with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient place of the Nepalese Royalty.

Swayambhunath: Located approximately 4 km/2.5 miles, Buddhist stupa this is said to be 2000 years old, The stupa which forms the main structure is composed of a solid hemisphere of brick and earth supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt. Painted on the four sided base of the spire are the all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. This hill is a mosaic of small Chaityas and Pagodas temples.

Pashupatinath: Situated 5 Kilometers east of Kathmandu city, Pashupatinath temple is one of the holiest Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Situated amidst a lush green natural setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, the temple built in pagoda style has gilded roof and richly carved silver doors. Visitors will be permitted to view the temple from the east bank of Rivers Bagmati, entrance in the temple being strictly forbidden to all non Hindus. Pashupatinath is the center of annual pilgrimage on the day of Shivaratri which falls in the month of February / March. Behind the temples are the cremation grounds.

Pokhara Valley: The rare combination of snow clad peaks and snow fed lakes and rivers has helped to make the valley of Pokhara one of the most picturesque natural attractions in the Kingdom. Pokhara is the most popular destination in Nepal after Kathmandu. A must for all visitors to Pokhara valley is the Phewa Lake. The distance from Kathmandu – Pokhara is 210 km and takes about 5/6 hrs drive. Pokhara is the gateway to some of the most famous long-distance treks in Nepal; however there are plenty of rewarding short walks and day trips suitable for children or weary trekkers, which can be made around the valley. 

The Fewa (or Phewa) Lake 1.5 kilometer long, second largest lake in Nepal, offers an excellent view of the mountains and their reflections on the lake. Many tours and trekking operators and hotels are located on the lakeside. One can easily find a place to sit back, relax and enjoy great meal while enjoying scenery here. You will also enjoy boating on the lake. Most hotels and guest houses have traditional designs and layouts which match with the surrounding views. 

Davis fall’s: Witness a unique waterfall that lies 2 Km from central Pokhara City. The water fall directly goes into a deep and narrow canal with no ends. It is believed that this deadly waterfall took the life of a tourist named David, who fell down into the cannel and was never found, and hence the name David waterfall, named in his memory by the people of Pokhara. This place has many nick names like Davy's Fall, David's Fall or Davis's Fall, all mean the same thing `The Davis Water Fall'

You take the early morning flight which again will give close-up views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and nearby satellites, 20 minutes flight. Directly north of Jomsom is the pretty village of Kagbeni, The People living in this area, most of them are traders who are the link in the chain between modern Nepal and the Tibetan-type people of Mustang. Just out of Jomsom you cross a small hanging bridge and then walk along the banks of the Kali Gandaki. The trail is quite barren with craggy rocks and sand and is mostly flat, which makes it very easy going. This very easy, enjoyable start is at the same time picturesque, with views of big peaks all around such as Dhaulagiri (26,794ft), Tukuche (22,703ft) and in the west the awesome mountain above Kagbeni, Nilgiri (22,769ft). Over to the south and south-west can be seen the entire Annapurna Massif. You are more than likely to meet Indian pilgrims on their way to and from Muktinath on this stretch, and other Europeans for an hour or two who will be on the world-famous Annapurna Circuit. Upon reaching Kagbeni there is a taste of scenes to come in Upper Mustang, what with its narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley and a large red Gompa. At the police check-post at the north end of the village there is a sign saying ‘Restricted area, tourists please do not go beyond this point’. Here you will complete your paperwork formalities for you to enter this long-forbidden region of Nepal.

 You trek right up the river valley, but you use a combination of the high trail and the riverbank pathways. The trail then widens significantly revealing an endless stretch of sand but the path is kept interesting by the passing of mule trains bearing goods from Mustang and Tibet. On the west bank of the river are some caves and Gompa Kang. Unlike most monasteries in Upper Mustang which are of the Sakyapa sect, Gompa Kang is of the Nyingmapa sect. After that we reach at the village of Tangbe, where you come across the first black, white and red chortens that typify Upper Mustang. The little town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys among white washed houses, fields of buck wheat and barley and apple orchards. Nilgiri Peak continues to dominate the southern skyline. Chuksang village is only about 2hrs walk beyond Tangbe at the confluence of the Narshing Khola and the Kali Gandaki. There are three separate parts to this village and some ruined castle walls on the surrounding cliffs. Across the river from Chuksang are some spectacular red orange pipe eroded cliffs above the mouths of some inaccessible caves.

There is a distinct change here, in the culture, lifestyle and people, and the settlements become more scattered, smaller and more basic. The people of Lo or Mustang do practice agriculture, but because of the lack of rain and fertile soil, cultivation is in sheltered plots of land, scattering the brown landscape with patches of green. Continuing north, you reach a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the river flows. A steel bridge spans the river just in front of the tunnel and north of here the Kali Gandaki becomes impassable on foot. The trek now leaves the valley and climbs steeply up a rocky alley to the village of Chele. Watch out here for the ferocious Tibetan mastiffs which are chained to many of the houses. From Chele you climb a steep spur and then continue ascending along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass. Beyond the pass you descend on a pleasant trail to Samar, situated in a grove of poplar trees.

You climb above Samar to a ridge and then descend into a large gorge past a chorten before entering another valley filled with juniper trees. You then cross a stream and after climbing to a pass, you descend along a ridge to Shyangbochen a tiny settlement with a few tea shops. Nearby is Rangbyung, a cave containing stalagmites which have formed in the shape of chortens and one of the holiest places in Mustang. The trail climbs gently from Shyangbochen and you enter another huge valley before descending to Geling with its extensive fields of barley. As in all the settlements of Mustang, the white and ochre-painted houses are constructed using mud and stones, with roofs made of twigs, straw and a mixture of mud and pebbles.

From Geling the trail climbs gently through fields, up the center of the valley, passing above the settlement of Tama Gun and an imposing chorten. You then begin a taxing climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La [3840m]. The descent from the pass is quite gentle and about half an hour further on we come to a trail junction; the right trail is the direct route to Charang, the left trail leads to Ghami. Ghami is a large white-washed village sheltered by overhanging cliffs.

Today's walk is through perhaps the driest part of Mustang, and much of your energy will be spent negotiating loose, dry soil. However, the magnificent views of the countryside, from the gentle contours of the north to the rugged mountains in the east and west, are a source of inspiration. Finally, you come to Charang, a large spread-out village at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village are a huge dzong [fortress] and a red Gompa which houses an excellent collection of statues and thangkas.

You will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. You climb gently above the valley to a large isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. The trail then broadens and eventually you get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so you circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north east corner.

You will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. You climb gently above the valley to a large isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. The trail then broadens and eventually you get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so you circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north east corner.

You continue your journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded alley to Dhaka. You walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami.

You trek through wide and gentle path with some ascends and descends. The trail passes through desert like places though you can see some small thorny bushes. On the way, your trail goes along the river. You come across with some small streams. To reach from Ghami to Chuksang, you cross Kali Gandaki River.

The trail follows gently ascend and winding path passing through almost desert like places. On the way, you see at a distance some agricultural fields, apple orchard and some human settlements. You can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple garden, Yaks Herds, Sheep Herds, straight up to the Muktinath visit Monastery believed to be built in 15th century, walk about twenty minute to Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108Taps, Visit Monastery, Natural flaming and Hindus Temple. The people of Muktinath are close to the life style, culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people.

Easy day, trail gradually ascends to Éclair batty at Kali Gandaki River valley, walk another two hours along the wide sandy and windy valley. The way moves between two hills. From there you would reach to Jomsom.

Early morning fly from Jomsom to Pokhara and again connecting flight to Kathmandu.

Breakfast will be served early morning at the hotel and you will then be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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