Mustang district is set in the Himalayan region of Western Nepal at an altitude of 2.000- 8,167 meters. Located high in the harsh and rocky plains of the Himalayas is the feudal Kingdom of Upper Mustang. It is a sparsely populated region where an ancient Tibetan culture still reigns, protected from outside influence by
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Mustang district is set in the Himalayan region of Western Nepal at an altitude of 2.000- 8,167 meters. Located high in the harsh and rocky plains of the Himalayas is the feudal Kingdom of Upper Mustang. It is a sparsely populated region where an ancient Tibetan culture still reigns, protected from outside influence by its remote and inhospitable location.
The kingdom was founded in the 14th century by Ama-pal, the famous Tibetan warlord. Today Ama-pal’s 25th successor King Jigme Palvar Bista rules over his 7000 subjects from Lo-Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. His people are scattered amongst a series of 28 small communities and nomadic tribes. Upper Mustang maintains its own social hierarchy, culture and administrative norms that manage the social practices and natural resources of the region. The population is of Tibetan origin and Buddhism is practiced here.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. Meet, assist and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Briefing and Preparation day for trekking.
Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2700m). Acclimatization day, (visit Marpha a typical village of Jomsom) 5 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Kagbeni (2858m). Jomsom is the administrative headquarter of Mustang. During the flight time you will witness excellent view of Ganesh peak, Manaslu peak, fishtail peak, Annapurna range, Nilgiri peak, Dhaulagiri peak and Tukche Himal. From Jomsom the trail goes along the sandy and graveled river bed of Kaligandaki. While walking on the riverbed one can find the ancient holy tone “Saligram” which was formed some 300 million years ago. After about 45 minutes’ walk you will arrive at Aklai Bhatti. There are 2 hotels here. Form Aklai Bhatti the trail becomes gently ups and downs to the Kagbeni. It takes about one hour to Kagbeni from Aklai Bhatti. Total 3 hours’ trek approx.
Day 06: Kagbeni – Chele (3050m). From Kagbeni there is a trail up to the bank of Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges. After about 3 and half hours, you will arrive at Chhuksang. Continuing north, the trail now leaves Kali Gandaki Valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chele. This is the first village of upper Mustang valley. From here the culture changes from Manang culture to Tibetan culture. The approx. walking is 5 hours.
Day 07: Chele to Shyammochen (3806m): From Chele the trail is steep up to the Gyanger village. From Gyangar the climb continues a long, treeless, waterless desert-like sandy field up to the pass of 3806m and the trail gradually descend about 1hour to the village of Shyammochen.
Day 08: Shyammochen to Dhakmar (Tramar) 3200m: After break fast, you gently climb for about 1 hour to reach Giling. From here also gently climb to cross Nya La (3950m) 2hrs. Easy trial to reach you Ghami and half an hour climb than after easy trail to reach Dhakmar.
Day 09: Dhakmar to Tsarang (3560m) via Lo Geker: You will find easy trail half an hour then after stiff climbing up for about 1 hour to cross the LO Gekar 4100m and down to the Lo Gar Gompa.
Day 10: Tsarang to Lo – Manthang (3560m)
Day 11: Excursion of Lo –Manthang Village (Thinkar Valley)
Day 12: Excursion of Chyosar valley.
Day 13: Lo Manthang to Yara (4000m).
Day 14: Visiting Lhuri valley caves and Gumbas back to Yara.
Day 15: Yara to Tangya (3240m)
Day 16: Tangya to Chuksang (3050m)
Day 17: Chuksang to Kagbeni (2858m)
Day 18: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2700m).
Day 19: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
Day 20: Fly back to Kathmandu and Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 21: Free day for shopping and leisure
Day 22: Departure
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I'm a pioneer trekker, trekking guide, trekking entrepreneur, mountain rescuer and senior mountaineering instructor. I was the first person to undertake solo mountaineering expeditions in Nepal. I summited Mont Makalu solo in 1982, as a result of which many other mountaineers started going on solo expeditions.
My experience in the trekking industry in Nepal is unmatched. Over the last 30 years, I have organized and conducted countless expeditions, led VVIP trips, including accompanying the Prince and Princess of Spain, and surveyed many new trekking routes. I have received many awards and recognitions. I participated in many trainings, seminars and also conducted many trainings on mountaineering.
I'm the main co-coordinator for the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal and the founding member of Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA). I'm currently the Vice President of this organization and thanks to our efforts, the Nepal National Mountain Guide Association became a member of the International Union of Mountaineering Associations in 2007. I'm a IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide since 2013.
Please get in touch with me if you wish to come here and discover Nepal, hiking or climbing. I will guide you here with a great pleasure and share with you what I know about my country, my culture, our history...
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