Upper Mustang Trekking Nepal
Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to retain its traditional Tibetan culture unmolested… authentic Tibetan culture now survives only in exile and a few places like mustang, which have had long historical and cultural ties with Tibet. The trek to upper mustang is a rare privilege. You can experience the way of life of the true mountain people, which has not been changed for years because the region has been cut off rest of Nepal. Trekking to upper mustang is similar to trekking in Tibet. The region was a forbidden land for many centuries. Lo manthang is the isolated kingdom of upper mustang. The fort city was built in 1380 AD by the first king of Lo, Ame Pal. At present, there are 1100 people are living in 180 mud houses of the wall city. It is currently ruled by the Raja Jigmi palbar Bista, the 25th king of Mustang. This is in the Himalayan rain shadow and is one of the few parts of the country where you can explore fascinating landscapes of great castles, ancient monasteries and lonely remote villages. The highest part of this trek is 4,300m ( Chongo-La).
Until the 1990s, the isolated region of the Kali Gandaki valley known as Upper Mustang was closed to trekkers due to its sensitive location next to the Tibetan border. Today, however, with special area (control area) trekking permit, you can venture into this arid and remote region, which is home to a relatively undisturbed Tibetan culture. Mustang is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. Although officially part of Nepal, the Mustang region in the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki River is a world unto itself. Long closed to foreigners because of its strategic location on the Tibetan border, Mustang has only been open to trekkers for less than a decade and is closely regulated by the Nepali government. Only organized treks are allowed into the region. The brown landscape, jagged peaks, and mud-walled villages are reminders of what Tibet must have been like before the Chinese invasion.
Day 01: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni 2850m.
Day 02: Kagbeni to Chele.
Day 03: Chele to Sangboche or Gilling (3806 m.)
Day 04: Sangboche or Gilling to Ghami.
Day 05: Ghami to Tsarang
Day 06: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang 3750m.
Day 07: Lo-Mangthang – visiting surrounding areas, excursion to Tibetan border
Day 08: Lo-Manthang to Tsarang
Day 09: Tsarang to Ghami
Day 10: Ghami to Sammar via.
Day 11: Samar to Kagbeni
Day 12: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara in the morning and free day.
The Package cost Includes
• Assisted upon arrival at the airport by our office representative.
• All arrival and departure transfers as per the itinerary by Private vehicles.
• Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB basis.
• Accommodation in local Guest House on twin sharing basis for trekking area on Full board
• Necessary National Park Entry fee / Mustang Trekking Permit Fee.
• English Speaking Trekking Guide
• Trekking Porters
• All sightseeing tours mentioned above itinerary with our local English speaking guide in Kathmandu including entrance fee.
• All applicable taxes
Cost does not include:
• International Airfare and taxes.
• Nepal visa fee.
• Lunch and Dinner city / out of trekking area.
• Sightseeing which is not mentioned in above itinerary.
• Personal expenses.
• Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary.
• Any insurance.
• Expenses of personal nature.
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