Trek in the shadows of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna along the Kali Ghandaki River enroute to Mustang
White-washed mountain villages
Colourful Buddhist shrines and temples
Trip duration : 21 days
Start / Finish:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trek style:Lodge (Teahouse)
Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Trek Luggage: Carried by local porter
Best Season/ Month: Feb-May/Sep-Dec
Group Size: Min. 2 Pax
Wi-Fi: Every day
Per day walk: 4-7 Hours
Mustang Region is popular for ancient and historic caves. The caves all over Mustang bear evidence of prehistoric settlers. The Caves shows the origin and life of Mustangi Peoples. From the peoples of different country makes to many research in the caves of Mustang every year. Religion plays a vital role in the life of Upper Mustang's People.
Festivals like Loshar (Tibetan New Year), Saka Lug Ka (rites for timely rains and a good harvest) or Duk Chu (monks dance and prayers for a prosperous next year). On the various occasions, Monks (Lamas) are called to make Puza in individual houses. Culturally and historically costume and mask dances popular Three Days Tijji Festival take place near the King's Palace on the auspicious attendance of King.
The festival held in April/May every year and it is one of the major tourist attraction of Upper Mustang Trekking. Most Monasteries in Mustang belong to the Ngor subsect of Sakya Buddhism. These living monasteries, some of which are attached to caves, harbor great treasures of religious art.
Tijji Festival is annually celebrated festival for 3 day long at Lo Monthang (Upper Mustang). In Lo monthang there is still the King's Palace exits and in front of King's Palace this great festival TIjji is celebrate every year.
The festival initially began as a religious ceremony, to ward off obstacles and suffering that might befall the region. Later it also come to symbolize the hope and strength of the people of Lo which is divided into seven provinces known as Lo Tso Dhun. Geographically and culturally rich Mustangi People (People's from Mustang) strongly believe that the Tijji festival bring them the hope, peace and protection from the evil forces.
In Tijji Festival people of Mustang show us a different version of culture through various means such a Dances. There is a myth of god named Dorje Shunu who born again to make free from evil forces. Through the power of Tiji festival dances and the variety of forms he takes, the god defeats the demons and thereby bring peace and prosperity to the kingdom.
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Day 01 May02, Arrival at Kathmandu.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 May03 Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 May04, Drive to Pokhara (800m) by private car/bus 6-7 hours Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 May05, Fly to Jomsom (2729m) in the morning and 3 hrs trek to Kagbeni (2800m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 05 May06, Trek to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs (enter the special mustang trekking permit). Overnight at lodge.
Day 06 May07, Trek to Syangboche (3800m) via Ranchong cave. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07 May08, Trek to Ghami (3570m) via oldest monastery of Ghiling. 6-7 hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08 May09, Trek to Dhakmar (3820m). 4-5 hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09 May10, Trek to Ghargumba (3920m) via Muila Pass (4170m). 5-6 hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10 May11, Trek to Lo-Manthang (3840m) Morongla Pass (4230m). 6-7 hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 May12, Rest and observe Tiji Festival. Overnight at lodge.
Day 12 May13, Trek to Chhyoshar cave and back to Lomanthang for the festival. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13 May14, Visit around in the morning and join the Tiji Festival. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14 May15, Trek to Dhi (3390m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 15 May16, Trek to Luri Gompa and back to Yara. Overnight at lodge.
Day 16 May17, Trek to Tangbe (3240m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 17 May18 Trek to Tetang or Chhusang via Paha. Overnight at lodge.
Day 18 May19, Trek to MuktMay19, Trek to Muktinath via Gyula Pass (4077m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 19 May20, Trek to Jomsom. 6-7 hrs. Overnight at lodge.
Day 20 May21, Fly Back to Pokhara and sightseeing in around the Pokhara
Day 21 May22, Drive to Kathmandu
Day 22 May23, Final Departure to your home land.
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30 Days – 40 USD
90 Days – 100 USD
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Day 01May02, Arrival at Kathmandu.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Alpine Excursion Treks and expedition's representative welcome you warmly at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02May03 Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. After the breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath (Buddhist stupa and temple). Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03May04, Drive to Pokhara (800m) by private car/bus 6-7 hoursToday, we drive or fly to Pokhara, the city of Lakes. Driving through the highway takes about 6 hours and flight is just about half an hour. The views that can be explored during the driving are breathtaking. The winding road along the bank of the River is wonderful. Once you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04May05, Fly to Jomsom (2729m) in the morning and 3 hrs trek to Kagbeni (2800m).In the morning, we fly to Jomsom from Pokhara. On the clear weather, we can enjoy the panoramic wonders of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Jomsom is the district center of the Mustang. Meeting further crew, we begin the excursion through the Kaligandaki River bank and continually lead us to Kagbeni, which is the gateway of Upper Mustang. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05May06, Trek to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs (enter the special mustang trekking permit).With a check in of the restricted area trekking permit, we begin to walk in the less known world. The trail is dominated by the surprising sandy desert. In some places, we can see the barley and wheat field. Walking continually, we reach to the Chhusang village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06May07, Trek to Syangboche (3800m) via Ranchong cave. 7-8 hrs, including cave visit time. After the breakfast, we begin the trek ascending the Taklam pass that offers the wonderful view of the Tilicho Peak. Then we climb down to the Samar village and trek down to the stream. Exploring the Ranchong cave on the way, we trek continually to Syangboche. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07May08, Trek to Ghami (3570m) via oldest monastery of Ghiling. 6-7 hrs We begin to trek further From Ghyami after the breakfast. We pass several chhortens on the way and walk further passing the buckwheat fields. We cross two passes- namely Yamda and Nyi La Pass. We can visit the oldest monastery of Ghiling before reaching to Ghami that we reach after a gradual ascend. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08May09, Trek to Dhakmar (3820m). 4-5 hrsWe can explore the longest Mani Wall in Upper Mustang while heading from Ghami to Dhakmar. We have a relaxing walking hour today. Walking through the enticing landscape with the views of the sandy cliffs and steep sightings, we gradually reach to Dhakmar. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09May10, Trek to Ghargumba (3920m) via Muila Pass (4170m). 5-6 hrsAfter the breakfast, we begin to walk further from Dhakmar, taking the steep up trail. Mui La Pass (4170 meters) is located on the trail that we cross to reach to Ghar Gompa where pure virtue of Lo Nying Sect Scriptures of Padmasambhava can be explored. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10May11, Trek to Lo-Manthang (3840m) Morongla Pass (4230m). 6-7 hrsA wonderful day of our trekking, we head to the ultimate destination. The dazzling views of Mt. Annapurna, Tilicho and Nilgiri peaks can be explored from the trail. We climb down to the canyon and climb up from the next edge of the River. When we reach to Lo, the first sight of the Lomanthang, a stone walled town, can be seen. The picturesque Lomanthang is surrounded by the Tibetan Buddhist settlement. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11May12, Rest and observe Tiji Festival.The main three days of the Tiji festival, we enjoy the first day with a special ceremony. The participants wear different masks and perform in a traditional way. It is a festival celebrated to avoid the drought and asking for the rain. Various customs are used to make the diversities. Overnight at lodge.
Day 12May13, Trek to Chhyoshar cave and back to Lomanthang for the festival.After the breakfast, we begin to walk through the easy and gentle trail that leads us to Arka and to Choser. We can explore the Chhyoshar cave and its surrounding. It is almost 4000 meters altitude. Then we trek down to Lomanthang to observe the second day of the Tiji festival and enjoy the cultural pattern of the Tibetan Buddhists. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13May14, Visit around in the morning and join the Tiji Festival.After the breakfast, we visit around the stone walled town and enjoy the local attractions. We can visit the Namgyal monastery, Thinggar or explore the Simdrubling cave. Then we back to Lomanthang and enjoy the last day at the Tiji festival ceremony. It represents the victory of the God and the defeat of demon after which there will be enough rain. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14May15, Trek to Dhi (3390m). 6-7 hrsAs we begin to leave Lomanthang, we move ahead through the windy pass and trek to Udi Danda. Then we cross the Dhi La Pass at 3950 after which we climb down to Dhi, which is located at 3400 meters. Overnight at lodge.
Day 15May16, Trek to Luri Gompa and back to Yara. 6-7 hrsAfter the breakfast, w=first we trek to Yara, take a short break and walk further to Luri Gompa via Tashi Kabum. It is also known as Drukpa Kargu. Exploring the monastery, we trek back to Yara for the overnight stay. We enjoy the spiritual surroundings along with the cultural attractions. Overnight at lodge.
Day 16May17, Trek to Tangbe (3240m) 6-7 hrsToday, we have a walk through the isolated area, with few habitats. The landscape is still enticing. All the way we trek down to Tangge, which is a wonderful place to stay. Overnight at lodge.
Day 17May18 Trek to Tetang or Chhusang via Paha. 8-9 hrsPassing some streams, we begin to trek down from Tangge. We reach to Pa, where we can see a small water spring. If we are there out of monsoon, the trek from Pa to Tetang is challenging as it is the driest part of the trek. Via Siyarko Tangk Danda, we trek to Tetang. Overnight at lodge.
Day 18May19, Trek to MuktMay19, Trek to Muktinath via Gyula Pass (4077m), end the special Mustang trek permit.May19, Trek to Muktinath via Gyula Pass (4077m), end the special Mustang trek permit.inath via Gyula Pass (4077m), end the special Mustang trek permit.From Tetang, we trek to Muktinath via Gyu La with a steep climb. From the pass, the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche can be explored wonderfully. Then we reach to Muktinath via Jhong, checking out from the restricted region of Upper Mustang. Enjoy the holy atmosphere of the Muktinath. Overnight at lodge.
Day 19May20, Trek to Jomsom. 6-7 hrs.From Muktinath temple we begin the trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni. It's pretty much long walk through the dusty Kali Gandaki River bank. As the region lies in the rain shadow area, the landscape is entirely brown and dotted with sandy rocks. Reach to Jomsom and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 20May21, Fly Back to Pokhara and sightseeing in around the Pokhara
Day 21May22, Drive to Kathmandu
Day 22May23, Final Departure to your home land.
1. 3 night's hotel in Kathmandu 3 star bed & breakfast
2. 2 night hotel in Pokhara Bed and breakfast.
3. Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu.
4. Lodge Trek with meal, guide, sherpas, porters, etc.
5. Mustang Special permit
6. Annapurna Conservation fee
7. Transportation of staff & equipment
8. Staff flight Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara
9. Cargo for trekking goods from Pokhara - Jomsom -Pokhara
10. Domestic airport tax
11. Insurance & clothing for trekking staff.
12. Airport /hotel/airport transfer
13. We will have self-cooking staffs during the Trekking.
14. Whole trip we will provide you hot and cold Drinking water by self-boiled water
15. First aid kit box for Nepali staffs
16. We will use cooking gas for cook.
17. We will serves best and hygienic food
18. 1 full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
19. Kathmandu - Pokhara Deluxe Air-Condition bus
20. Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu
21. Last day good bye dinner in Kathmandu with official staff.
22. Our Service Charge and all government taxes
1. All expenses of personal nature
2. Personal travel insurance
3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara excepted prove you from agency through
4. Helicopter rescue incase needed
5. Medicine as well as in trekking
6. International airport taxes
7. Tips for staff
8. Laundry, phone calls
9. Bar bills, Mineral water, Sweet, candy
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