“Trekking around world’s remote pockets of Upper Mustang near Tibet leading both side of Annapurna mountainous region from North & South travel from Himalayan Mediterranean-alpine to arctic climate awesome scenery of world’s 3 highest peaks Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu visiting the high mid hills traditional villages of Mustang, Gurung, Manang, Magar & Thakali tribe of peoples, vast extension of Tibetan plateau with unique colourful landscapes.,,
BUNA Treks & Expeditions welcomes travellers to join in our classic journey trekking to old Kingdom of Upper Mustang, where one can witness fabulous vista of exotic landscapes, old traditional villages, and ancient Walled Village of Lo Manthang, walk leads with super views on daily around high eroded red colour hill cliffs with high smaller caves where old treasure of ancient scrolls, idols, manuscripts where preserved.
This exotic journey offers tremendous views of the snow-capped mountain range of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s, Bhirkuti and Damodar Himal which is less seen in other areas of Himalaya or by trekkers. On this Upper Mustang trek vista of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,167m) Tukuche Peak (6,920 m) Nilgiri’s Peaks (7,061m) Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) Base Camp with 08thhighest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m, range of mountains with Lamjung Himal.
Upper Mustang trek one of the classic trekking regions, located in the remote area of Far North West Nepal on the old Trans Himalayan Trade and caravan route to Tibet. Actually, an extension of Tibetan vast plateau as culture, religion, traditions, custom, and way of life is similar to Tibetans, where this kingdom stands after separating from Tibet in the early 7th Century.
Upper Mustang is known as Lo where culture remains as it was for hundreds of years, on this trek where all types of travellers can join taking a little more than a week in the comfort and hospitality of Lo people in warm cosy lodge known as teahouses along the route.
Upper Mustang is rated as one of the best cultural and classic trekking destination, for its unique ancient traditions and way of life as it was from many centuries, this journey leads from the Mediterranean of mid hills to arctic landscapes and climate zone, all these drastic changes in temperature found only in the Mustang and Kaligandaki area, this makes a drastic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery and beautiful landscapes.
This journey starts from Jomsom of lower Mustang area and then walking over to higher Mustang region via Lho La pass to Dhakmar 3,810 m, highest point of this trip, after a great walk and exploring fascinating area of Upper Mustang slowly heading back to Jomsom for the scenic flight to Pokhara city where the high snow-capped peaks reflects in its serene lake Phewa.
Day 01: Morning drive to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Morning flight to Jomsom 2,715 m and trek to Kagbeni – 04 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Chhusang (2,920 m) Approx – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Samar (3,290m)Approx – 06-07hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghiling (3,600m) Approx – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Tsarang(3520m) Approx -06hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Lho-Manthang (3,780m) Approx – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Ghami (3,810m) Approx – 06 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Samar (3,290m) Approx – 04-05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,845m) – 06 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3,810m) – 04 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Morning flight to Pokhara 820 m and transfer to the hotel.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu and end of our good services.
Day 01: Morning drive to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.
Morning travel by tourist coach over the busy scenic highway towards amazing picturesque Pokhara valley driving through the Himalayan foothills, on arrival at Pokhara transfer to respective hotels nearby beautiful Phewa Lake with the afternoon free for short walks.
For flying option, 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara on arrival our staff will transfer you to respective hotels by the Phewa Lakeside with an afternoon at leisure.
Day 02: Morning Flight to Jomsom 2,700 and trek to Kagbeni - 04 hrs.
An early start from the hotel in Pokhara for a short flight to Jomsom, the flight takes only 22 mins with mind-blowing views of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri range of mountains, on reaching Jomsom meet our trekking crews and porters, Jomsom a large town and a headquarter of Mustang district.
First day walk of this fabulous journey starts right from Jomsom walking on a gentle path most of the day on the Kali-Gandaki river valley, after four hours of good walk on this windy valley reaching at Kagbeni village from here starts the Tibetan culture and religion with great scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri’s, this village, the door to Forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang.
Day 03: Trek to Chussang (2,920 m) Approx - 06 hrs.
After leaving the Kagbeni village, the walk is uphill for half an hour leaving the Kali-Gandaki River behind for a while. The path leads to harsh barren countryside all the way with occasional stop, passing through few small villages as the walking progress coming to the village Tangbe, another hour of good walk brings you to the overnight stop at Chusang line up with few trees amidst the red earth surrounding. Chusang lies at the confluence of the Narsang stream and the Kali Gandaki River.
Day 04: Trek to SAMAR. (3,290m) approx. 6-7 hrs walk.
Today's walk leads first to Chele village after crossing the stream through the broken canyons and ruin castle walls on the surrounding cliffs, across the river from Chusang are some spectacular red eroded cliffs above the mouths of inaccessible caves. After crossing the small bridge an uphill walk for 45 minutes brings you to Chele village. From Chele village the walk gets steeper for an hour up to the ridge at 3,130m, from here you can get a good view of Gyagar across a huge canyon. The trek continues with a slow climb on the windswept terrain till the pass is reached at 3,540m. From here a gradual descent leads you to Samar for the overnight stop
Day 05: Trek to Ghiling (3,600m) Approx - 06 hrs.
The walk today leads to a short climb above Samar village to a ridge, with a downhill leading to a large gorge past a chorten painted red, black, yellow and white-all the colours are made from local rocks. The journey continues into another valley with juniper trees, after crossing the stream the walk follows the uphill path to a ridge at 3,800m, the trail climbs over to another pass, from here the route descends to Shyangmochen, a small settlement with few tea shops at 3,710m. After a good break here, the trek continues to a gentle climb to a pass at 3,770m entering towards a huge valley, from here taking the right downhill path towards our overnight stop at Gelling with its large fields of barley on the outskirt of the village.
Day 06: Trek to Tsarang 3,560 m - 06 hrs.
Morning an optional tour of old Gelling monastery before beginning the walk to Tsarang “Charang” village, an interesting old monastery of Gelling here visiting the monastery with Buddhist mani (prayer) wheels run with water power, after a quick tour, morning walk leads to cross over Ghaymi Khola (stream) and then following a long row of interesting Mani walls (holy prayer stone) and reaching at Dhakmar village, after a short rest here couple of hours of god walk brings at overnight stop at Tsarang village encircled by large crops fields with buck wheat’s and barely the only crops that can be grown on this high elevation and cold climate, at Tsarang after getting organized in local lodge or guesthouse for overnight stop, with time to visit another monastery of Tsarang village.
Day 07: Trek to Lho-Manthang 3,700 m - 04 hrs.
Walk today leads to our main highlight and to our destination reaching the higher side of Upper Mustang at Lho Manthang. A half day walk to Lho Manthang for lunch and overnights, the pleasant morning walk follows a gentle path and then crossing a steel bridge to reach at Marang village, from here the trail winds up to a ridge top, coming across chortens and mani stones in between Tsarang and Lho Manthang, offering amazing views of windswept terrain landscapes and of true Tibetan plateau country with super panorama of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti mountains, after a wonderful moment walk leads to a climb at Lo La pass 3,950 meters elevation and looking below views of Lo Manthang walled city with its fortress, and then on the downhill path reaching a stream and an hour walk reaches inside a mystical, medieval walled city of Lho Manthang here check into a lodge for overnight stop for two nights.
Day 08: Trek to Ghami (3,440m)Approx - 06 hrs.
Today’s walks is more of a descend with few short climb all the way to Ghami, once outside the walled Lo Manthang village-town the path leads to a steady climb to the pass offering the last glimpse of Lo Manthang, the walk from here on is more or less gradual on the downhill slopes most of the way to Ghami village. Ghami is another important village of this region.
Day 09: Trek to Samar- 05 hrs.
The trek today follows the straight route to the Nyi La, with a climb to the ridge and then contouring upwards and encountering the road from Tsarang. From the top of the ridge, a steep descend awaits you all the way to Geling Valley. The trail continues bypassing Geling to a lone teahouse and then a gentle downhill to a small settlement of Tama Gung. A steep switchbacks trail leads to a stream; the trail climbs to a largely painted chorten. From here it is a straightforward route to the overnight camp at Samar.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (3,845m) Approx - 06 hrs.
Our route from Samar diverts to the less known area by the westerners, our first portion of the walk leads downhill on the same trail for 2-3 hours through Chele village and then reaching to the Mustang Khola, from here our walk leads uphill for another two hours towards the remote village of Chhomang at 2,940m. Passing through this village our walk climbs further up to the ridge, on leaving the village way down below the walk is more less on the gradual uphill trail, then coming to our overnight camp near the pass at Yak Kharka, depending upon the time of our arrival and the availability of clean water we camp before the pass on the nice grassy field.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath 3,870 m – 07 hrs.
Today one of the longest treks of this trip, but interesting as the route leads to an awesome Muktinath Temple area, where hundreds of pilgrims visit this temple inauspicious time from all over Nepal and India.
Walk follows the upper trail leaving the villages behind passing several Yak herders huts and shelters around summer grazing area, with fantastic vista of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri’s peaks as the walk eventually end reaching at Muktinath, here in the comfort of nice lodge, as this place leads to famous and popular Thorang la pass, on route Annapurna circuit and Manang area.
Here, visit the holy Muktinath premises with 108 water spouts and other places of interest.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom 2,715 m - 06 hrs.
After a wonderful time at Muktinath with long walk of previous day, today an easy short trek to Jomsom as the walk leads downhill passing the old Jharkot village and towards Kaligandaki River valley near Eklabhatti small place with few lodges, after a stop here walking for another few hours on the valley floor reaching at Jomsom and the end of the long walk of this amazing trips, in Jomsom in comfort of nice and good lodges and enjoy the party with fellow members and staffs with apple products of Mustang area, as Jomsom, Kagbeni to Marpha famous for apples and its products.
Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara.
Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for a scenic short flight back to Pokhara on reaching Pokhara airport, transfer to respective hotels by the Phewa lakeside, after a wonderful memorable trip in Upper Mustang, afternoon free at leisure.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Morning drive back Kathmandu on reaching Kathmandu our staff will receive and transfer you back to respective hotels and then our service concludes after providing our utmost hospitality and good management.
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