Description

The forbidden Kingdom of Mustang is located at the northern end of the Kali Ghandaki Valley, the worlds deepest gorge which at its southern end lies between the spectacular peaks of the Niligiri Range (7,055m 7,134m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m). At an average altitude of 4,000m theMustang is geologically and culturally part of the Tibetan Plateau and has an arid and dry landscape with colorful rock formations containing thousands of long abandoned cave dwellings. Trekking groups were first allowed into this restricted area in 1992 with the government charging for special area permits. In recent years, only about 1,000 visitors reach Lo Manthang, the capital and this has resulted in the Tibetan culture being largely undisturbed. The trekking routes were used by salt caravans crossing from Tibet into Nepal and settlements are few and far between. Mustang became an independent kingdom in 1380 and theformer royal family can trace their lineage back to this date. But nowadays the King doesnt have any powerafterwhen we have Federal Republican system.The Government of Nepal already cut his power. But the local people respecting him as a king of Mustang. He is staying at this Palace.

This area has long been inhabited by Tibetan Buddhists and nowhere else in Nepal can such rich, untouched culture be found. Trekkers are not common here which is why this trek provides such a rare and up close look at a society that has remained unaffected by change for centuries. Unfortunately there is a high price to pay have such an experience. Permits areFive hundred dollars per person for 10 days. The starting and ending point for all treks in Mustang isKagbeni. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the rarest and most rewarding experiences in all Nepal.

Fitness Level : Challenging Max-Altitude : 5416 m
Duration : 17 Group Size :2-10
Best Season : Nepal for all Season. (Autumn-Spring and Summer: June-July) Recommended

 Itinerary Outline

Day 1 :Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2 :Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 3 :Fly/Drive to Pokhara 827m./(40 minute Flight, 7hrs. Drive)

Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom 2700m./ (20 minute)Trek to Kagbeni 2810m./3hrs.

Day 5 : Trek to Tsele 3050m./ 6-7 hrs.

Day 6 :Trek to Syangbuchen 3800m./ 7hrs.

Day 7 :Trek to Tsarang 3560m./6-7 hrs

Day 8 :Trek to Lo-Manthang 3810m./4hrs.

Day 9 :Sightseeing in Lomanthang walled city

Day 10 :Visit to Chhuser Cave and Namgyal Monastery.

Day 11 : Trek to Dhakmar via Ghar Gompa 3820m./6 hrs. (Same day 4280m. chogo-La Pass)

Day 12 :Trek to Ghiling 3570m./6hrs.

Day 13 :Trek to Chhuksang 2980m./6-7hrs.

Day 14 :Trek to Jomsom 2700m./ 7hrs.

Day 15 :Fly/Drive to Pokhara

Day 16 :Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (40 minute flight, 7 hrs Drive)

Day 17 :Departure


 Accomodation

Himalaya Family provide the accommodations during the trek are on twin sharing basis with inclusive cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene food and suitable location. Most of the Lodges has clean rooms and separate Bathrooms. We will use small lodge during the trek and 2/3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We also provide 3/4/5 star hotel on your request.


 Meals

We will provide the Food on full board basis will be served during the trek in the mountains. Three meals in a day (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner) will be served from  the lodge. The dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination at a tea houses. Breakfasts will be served in Kathmandu/Pokhara as well. Most of the lodges has the food menu, Our Guide will suggest you the organic and hygienic local meal.


Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), our company representative will welcome you and drive towards the designated hotel. After a rest for a while, we will give a short briefing about our program and you will be provided with a Typical Nepali welcome Dinner in the evening.

Day 2 : Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Next day, we provide sightseeing guided by an expert to visit many beautiful places listed in the UNESCO heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Durbar Square and many more.

Day 3 : Fly/Drive to Pokhara 827m./(40 minute Flight, 7hrs. Drive)

Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom 2700m./ (20 minute)Trek to Kagbeni 2810m./3hrs.

Day 5 : Trek to Tsele 3050m./ 6-7 hrs.

Day 6 : Trek to Syangbuchen 3800m./ 7hrs.

Day 7 : Trek to Tsarang 3560m./6-7 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Lo-Manthang 3810m./4hrs.

Day 9 : Sightseeing in Lomanthang walled city

Day 10 : Visit to Chhuser Cave and Namgyal Monastery.

Day 11 : Trek to Dhakmar via Ghar Gompa 3820m./6 hrs. (Same day 4280m. chogo-La Pass)

Day 12 : Trek to Ghiling 3570m./6hrs.

Day 13 : Trek to Chhuksang 2980m./6-7hrs.

Day 14 : Trek to Jomsom 2700m./ 7hrs.

Day 15 : Fly/Drive to Pokhara

Day 16 : Fly/Drive to Kathmandu (40 minute flight, 7 hrs Drive)

Day 17 : Departure

Cost Include

Airport picks up and drops by tourist car

Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant

Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle

3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast

One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide

Trekking Permit and TIMS permit, Mustang Permit (US$500 P/P)

Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)

Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks

First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters

Tea House accommodation during the trek

All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles

Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.

Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)

Government Taxes and paper works.


Cost Exclude

International air fare and Nepal Visa Fee

Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara accept Breakfast

Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)

Temple/Monastery entrance fees

Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek

Travel Insurance and rescue flights

Late arrival and late departure extra night

Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)

Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Above itinerary can be customized as per our guest specific requirements and can make shorter or longer. We are very flexible to update.