Mustang Trekking (Restricted Area)
This trek opened in October 1991 to trekkers under a special permit is the most popular and fascinating trekking in Nepal. It should be done in compliance with the rules of the Nepalese Government setting the rules of quota system depending upon the season, requiring a liaison officer, and that it be fully organized. Most of the people of this region are influenced by Tibetan culture. This route almost treeless barren landscape, steep rocky trail up and down the hill and eye-catching panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and many other beautiful peaks is very attractive trekking destination.
The Kingdom of Mustang had been a forbidden land until just recently when it was opened for only a limited number of trekkers. Lo Manthang (Mustang) is located north of the main Himalayan chain between the snow capped mountains on the east and west bordering Tibet. It forms a relatively wide and leveled ridge towards the north with passes not lower than 4600m. The climate and land is dry and arid making it an amazing high altitude desert. Villages are located in the valley at altitudes of 3300m to 4000m where important and historical sites can also be found. Mustang is famous for being an important salt trading post in the Trans Himalayan belt, thus it has seen its fair share of yak caravans and traders in its time. From Kagbeni to Tzug as you walk north towards the Kali Gandaki Valley the land extends and becomes broader.
The walk to Samar is littered with ruins of temples and fortes. The famous cave speaks the history of this Valley of Lo before the advent of Buddhism. Travel through High Mountain passes scattered with ancient ruins and natural beauty, while in the distance you will see the ancient monastery of Tsarang. In the monastery there are ancient fresco paintings of a thousand Buddhas, hanging thankas, antique ceilings, and other sacred objects depicting its rich cultural past. After Tsarang the walk to Lo Manthang is short. Enclosed in this village fortress is land dotted with houses and monasteries. The route to Lo has been used for centuries by traders and a few scholars, and now by a few trekkers. A journey to Mustang is a journey of remarkable contrasts. Stark Tibetan landscape in contrast with lush rice fields, Hindu shrines, and cliff hanging monasteries make a magnificent retreat.
Facts of the trek
Duration of the Trek: 15 Days,
Highest Point: 3780 m.
No. of Pax: +2
Types of Trek: Camping Trek only
Best Season: Spring, Autumn.
Himalayan Sights:- Annapurana Range, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri and Manaslu etc.
Culture:-Gurung and Thakali
Other Attraction of the trek:- Close mountains Views colourful life, traditional types of Houses in Village, Ancient Monasteries, and Culture etc .
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu-Pokhara by fly/drive.
Day 03: Pokhara - Jomsom flight & Trek to Kagbeni, (2800 m.)
Day 04: Kagbeni - Chele. (3035 m.)
Day 05: Chele - Geling. (3510 m.)
Day 06: Geling - Charang. (3610 m.)
Day 07: Charang - Lo Manthang. (3730 m.)
Day 08: Lo Manthang. (3730 m.)
Day 09: Lo Manthang - Cherang (3645 m.) / Ghami via Gekar.
Day 10: Ghami (3645 m.)- Samar.
Day 11: Samar - Kagbeni (2800 m.) – Exit Restricted Area
Day 12: Kagbeni to Jomsom. (2700 m.)
Day 13: Rest day
Day 14: Fly Jomsom to Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure.
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Notes: The departure schedule can be changed on any avoidable circumstance such as weather, hazards, natural changes of walking track, road slides and avalanches, public strikes etc.
- Airport pick up and drop.
- Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara with B.B Plan
- National Park permit and Tims cards permit
- All meal while in trekking days (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) in both types of trekking
- Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee. Three times a day, only cup)
- Guide and Porter
- Staffs salary, food, accommodation and equipments
- Ground Transport
- Airport tax in Kathmandu, Pokhara & Jomsom domestic airport if fly
- Staff's Insurance
- All necessaries camping equipments and staffs for camping trekking
- Down jacket and sleeping bags
- Camping charge or fee in trekking routes
- Special Trekking Permit Fee
- Personal expenses
- Personal equipments / medicine
- Travel Insurance
- All meal while in Kathmandu & Pokhara Hotel (Lunch & Dinner)
- Drinks (Water, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks etc.)
- Snacks and chocolates
- Tips for staffs
- Clients Domestic flight ticket fair (Jomsom - Pokhara)
- International flights and departure taxes and visa fees
- Extra staffs wages and luggage charge in camping trek.
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