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The trek into Upper Mustang is still a privileged entrance into the way of life of the true mountain people. Mustang is situated north of the Annapurna Himal on the borders of Tibet, which geographically it is part of. It was a separate Kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal as late as 1950, the "Raja" of Mustang still maintains his residence in Lo-Mantang (the region's Capital). Mustang's wealth was derived from being a major trading hub on the Kali Gandaki / Thak Khola trade route to Tibet. Mustang remains a restricted region and special permits are needed to visit, it was only in 1992 it was opened to foreigners, our destination is the exotic walled capital city of Lo Manthang . Built in 1380 A. D. by the first King of Lo, the city stands as a testimony to Lo-Manthang prosperity of rich cultural heritage. The city wall some 700 m. long and 8 m. high, has a series of 14 towers along its periphery these were guard towers in the past protecting the town from its enemies. The Kings Palace is surrounded by a maize of gompas and private houses all enshrined within the city boundary walls. Lo-Manthang's life is deep rooted in the religious sentiments and culture of its people where polyandry is still practiced. The township abounds with many chortens, maniwalls and Monasteries. Prayer flags flutter above all the houses in, what is, an almost surreal setting. A mystical region frozen in history, Mustang remains one of the ultimate journeys.
Day 01 : Arrival in Airport and transfer to Hotel and welcome dinner will be provided by company in the evening.
Day 02 : Full day sight seeing in Kathmandu and receive the official permit from Immigration.
Day 03 : Drive to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel free in Pokhara.
Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom and start trek to Kagbeni (2810masl) the starting point of the "Upper Mustang". Camp at Kagbeni / 4 hrs
Day 05 : Kagbeni trek to Chhuksang (2980masl) and side trip Tetang (2940masl), Camp at Chhuksang / 5hrs
Day 06 : Chhuksang trek to Samar (3660masl) crossing via Dajori la pass (3736masl) , Camp at Samar / 5hrs
Day 07 : Samar trek to Gheling (3510masl) with visiting Ranchen Chorten Cave at 3510masl and to Shyangmochen for lunch after Lunch 2 hours of trek to Gheling, Camp at Gheling / 6hrs
Day 08 : Gheling trek to Dhakmar (3820masl) via crossing Nyi La( 4010masl) and to Ghemi(3520masl) after lunch at Ghami trek to Dhakmar Camp at Dhakmar / 6hrs
Day 09 : Dhakmar trek start with cimbing up to Mu-i la and to Marang La 4125masl and trek down to Lo Geker Gompa after lunch and visiting at Lo Geker Monastery trek down to Charang Valley via crossing marang village. camp at Charang /6hrs.
Day 10 : Charang after visiting all the sites trek start gradually up to wards Lomanthang. This day is short trek day so after reaching the camp of Lo manthang all the members are free for visiting around but we request you all to have one sherpa with you to find the way back to camp. 4hrs
Day 11 : Lo manthang, Today we will explore in the valley of Nyaphu, Garphu and to Nechung with horse ride where are possibilities to visit 108 rooms of caves and Monasteries.
We will have this day of trip with pack lunch with us such as breads, fruits, juice and tea. at the evening we will be back to Lomanthang. The round day trip will be 6 hrs
Day 12 : Lo manthang, Today we will explore in the valley of Namgyal Gompa which is reaches monastery in the Lo manthang area. After here we will go further towards Tinghkar, Kimling and to Namdrul where are also to view the natural caves and landscapes. We will have this day of trip also with pack lunch with us such as breads, fruits, juice and tea. at the evening we will be back to Lomanthang. The round day trip will be 6 hrs
Day 13 : Lo Manthang, today we will trek down towards Tsarang for half an hour and then we will turn left to Dhi which will be around 4 hours after lunch at Dhi we will trek to Yara. Camp at Yara / 6:30 hrs
Day 14 : Today we will explore Ghara and Lori Gompa as a day hike and we will take pack lunch which was mention in Lo manthang day trip. The round trip will be 6 hrs. Camp at Yara
Day 15 : Yara we will trek towards Tangay and due to the problem of water supply we will carry our water with us from Yara and also take pack lunch and we will have it along the way. We can meet our kitchen crew at Tangay Camp at Tangay / 5hrs
Day 16 : Tangey trek towards Pa where are possibilities to get water so we will have our lunch at Pa after Pa we will trek Tetang Camp at Tetang / 7hrs
Day 17 : Tetang today we will hike to Muktinath with a pack lunch and we will cross Gnyu La 4135masl and to Muktinath via Dzong, Purang. Camp at Muktinath /5hrs
Day 18 : Muktinath we will trek down towards Jomsom but we will visit Lupra Monastery too where is a symble of Bon Religion for that we might have to take pack lunch with us. camp at Jomsom /6 to 6:30 hrs
Day 19 : Jomsom morning fly out to Pokhara (35mins) and same day drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel /6hrs
Day 20 : Kathmandu transfer to Airport and departure to Home