Upper Mustang trekking

upper mustang trekking

The trekking to upper mustang is also popularly known as trekking to mustang only as it contains almost all parts of mustang districts. The trekking to this region will enables us to get candid with the local tradition of Buddhists of that region. At many part of the mustang districts people still practices the traditional Tibetan culture and traditions. The view of beautiful houses along with the hospitable and loyal people will surely makes our trekking to upper mustang notable.  The region is blessed also with the beautiful landscapes.  This district of Nepal is said as the desert of Nepal as very few rain falls occur during the whole year at these districts. The Rocky Mountains along with the view of snow capped mountains far from us will mesmerize us during the whole trek. The trail that we will take to go towards the Upper Mustang Trekking is actually the classic route of salt trading from Tibet to Nepal. The trekking to this region will be fantastic if we trek during the October, November, December, February, March and April. A Nepal Trek is organizing the trekking at these lands according to the wish of trekkers throughout the year.

Our trekking starts with the splendid flight over to the mountain to Jomsom accessible from Pokhara. Then the route will follow the villages like Kagbeni, Syanbochen, Ghami, Tsarang and Lo Mangthang viewing and enjoying the beautiful scenery of natural things presented there. During our trek, we will visit the holy places i.e. Muktinath temple which will make ours trekking worthwhile. The trekking will be start and end at Jomsom.

 

Trekking types:

⇒Tea-house/local lodge/ Camping for 11 days.

⇒ Medium.

⇒Maximum height is 4650m . And Lo-Manthang village 3710m must visiable.

⇒ Minimum group size: 2persons.

⇒ Permit for 10 days USD 500 per person. And “ACAP” entry ticket.

 Fixed operation date with group join basis/Private basic from: Jan 2015 to Dec 2015.

15, and 30, Mar,

 01,10,20 and 28 Apr.

01,10,,20 and 30 May.

01 and 15 Jun.

01 and 15 Jul.

01,15,and 30,Aug.

10,20, and 30 Sep,

Every day in Oct.

01,10,20, and 30 Nov.

                                             

                              Itinerary

Day01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu, I will be a representative to visit your group in Nepal airport on time. Then transfer to hotel as per booking of the town. The night will be enchanting at Kathmandu visiting the local market and buying some necessary things as well. The night will be delighted at Kathmandu with the “Traditional Nepali dinner” and a short discussion about the upcoming journey. [Overnight at hotel]

Day02: City tour, Permit and ready prepare.

Visit world’s heritage sites. Which is the oldest of the three major cities in Kathmandu Valley – famous for its Buddhist monuments and Hindu temples, and you can catch the traditional artisans working with wood, stones and metals.

Pashupatinath: It is one of the most known holy places for Hindu pilgrims in Kathmandu valley. The whole vicinity of Pashupatinath is densed with ages old pagoda model temples with golden plated roofs and the gorgeous woodcarvings on the doors and windows. To the south of the temple, the holy Bagmati river flows down sweeping the burnt dust of dead bodies produced from the cremation on its side. A small green holy wood forest breeze maintains the site cool all the time.

 Boudhanath: It is one of the nice places to visit in Kathmandu valley, which has the biggest stupa. When someone enters the gate the holy prayer to sense peace is heard all around. All the Buddhists want to visit Boudhanath to feel the real sense of Buddhism. Boudhanath Stupa – one of biggest stupas in the valley, has been built on 17th Century.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Around the square there are some temples stood upright piercing the sky canopy and through the thousands of pigeon they spread the message of peace. Kumari temple is one of the most important parts of the square site where the ‘Living Goddess’ resides. Apart from those temples, a museum will be waiting for its visitors with an opportunity to unravel the treasures unabashedly. To visit this site is to know the historical facts of Nepal.

Soyambhunath: It is also known as ‘Monkey Temple’. The wide area of Soyambhunath is a hillock surrounded by small forest with some golden temples of Lord Buddha at the western gate and a main temple at the top of the hill. The most interesting thing with Soyambhunath is the nice view of Kathmandu valley to be seen from the top of the hill. Various kinds and sizes of  monkeys are seen guarding the hillock. A lot of monasteries with big prayer wheels are the main attraction for the visitors.[Hotel+Breakfast]

Day03: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus/flight.

Early morning, we will have a fresh breakfast at the hotel room at Kathmandu. After having the breakfast, we will pack some important luggage and will drive towards Pokhara.The way goes through the Prithivi highway glimpsing the most panoramic view all around us. We can enjoy the leisure time at Pokhara visiting the beautiful lakes, caves, forest, temples and Mountain View point. flight takes 35min, through hillside.

Day04: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and trek to Kagbeni.

Early morning with the rising sun, we will begin our trek by moving towards to the airport to catch the flight to Jomsom.From Jomsom, we walk through the Kali Gandaki river route leads the Eklebhatti to reach Kagbeni village 2860m. Kagbeni is a beautiful village of the region where every one of us will be eager to stay and to explore more about the nature and cultures. 

Day05: Kagbeni to Chaile village.

After visiting around the village in mean time,we will continue our trekking following the way towards the restricted areas of Mustang district.The trail goes 4-5 hrs ups and downs to reach to the Tangbe village and  then Chhuksang village and finally to the Chaile village.The night will be splendidly fantastic at Chaile at 3100m above sea level.

 Day06:Chaile to Gheling village.

From Chele village the trail will climb gradually towards the Chele pass at 3630m.continuing our trail, we will enter into the beautiful and ever going descends to Samar village 3620m.we will be serve with the natural and beautiful views of long mountains ranges.The trail will climb above the Bhena-la, Yamdo-la descends toward the Shyangbochen at 3800m.Then we will have walk 40min to Ghiling village to clear the night.

Day07: Ghiling to Charang village.

We will have the early morning view of the surrounding of Geling and will marched forwards to west climbing to the gentally sloped area and through the fields.then the way follows via the Tama Gown,Nye-la pass,and steeply to the Ghami village.After lunch at Ghemi, we will climb  up to Choya-la pass and then a gentle steep track to Charang village at 3560m.

Day08: Charang to Lo-manthang.

From Charang, we will follow the descending trail to cross the Charang-Chu then we need to climb the rocky hill to Tholung valet.After 3 hours walk on we will have see an ancient wall of Lo-Manthang village at 3840m.

Day08: Full day in Lo-manthng.

Today, we will spend a day at Lo-Manthang to explore more about the region.We will visit the local temples, monasteries with along with several beautiful Gompas and visit local Royal family and his palace.Similarly,interacting with the local people to get candid with their tradition will be exhilarating.The night will be splendid at Lo-manthang village.

Day10: Lo-manthang to Dharmakar.

From Li-manthang, we will have a climb towards the ridge at 4070m glimpsing some bravura view of Lo-manthang from the increasing height.We will continue our way ascend to Chono-la at 4325m.Then  reach to Dharmakar stopping  at many places like, Ghar Gompa,Charang river and others beautiful places of the region. The night will be at Dharmaker.

Day11: Drive from Dharmakar to Jomsom.

After breakfast, we will have take a jeep to drive for Jomsom for 5hrs on ruff bumpy road. This is an opportunity to observe nature around.

Day12: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara/flight.

 We will have take 20min.flight to Pokhara from Jomsom or 9 hrs drive to Pokhara via Tatopani , Beni and several others villages.Hotel in Pokhara.

 Day13: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

From Pokhara, a drive of 6 to 7 hours will be enough to return to Kathmandu. We will definitely enjoy the view of green forest and the road side houses while returning to Kathmandu. The evening will be delightful visiting the market area of Kathmandu. We will take rest at night at the hotel.[Flight from Pokhara takes 35m to Kathmandu]

Day 14: Farewell program.

After having the refreshing breakfast in the breeze of the early morning, we will be in motion towards the airport. A Nepal Trek will arrange the facility of vehicle which will drop us to the airport. After attending the farewell program organized by the A Nepal Trek we can precede further for the flight.

Cost:

  Group size          –                       Budget cost             –                  Deluxe cost.

  @ 3 person of group,               USD  1650  Per person,        As per your hotel standard

  @ 4-7     ”             ”                      USD  1500  P.P,                     in Kathamndu N Pokhara. 

 @  8-12  Person “”                    USD  1360  P.P                                ”  “”  

  Note: Above 12 person of paying person of group, one person of leader or agent will be free service.[domestic flight ticket/ tax  must have to pay]. 

##Cost includes:

*All Airports pick up and drop.

*3/1, night’s standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

*11 days in local lodges/ tea-house accommodation during the trek.

* Pokhara – Jomsom by flight.

* Drive from Lo-manthang to Pokhara as per plan.

*All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.

*All ground transport. Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist standard bus.

*An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant  trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging, }

*Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.

*All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

*A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)

*All government and local taxes.

##Cost excludes:

*Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigrations, bring accurate USD cash and *two passport photographs,)

*Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

*Flight ticket from/to Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu, And  Jomsom to Pokhara.[If your group want to take flight]

*Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.

*Travel insurance.

*Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.

*Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Note:

⇒ The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please, kindly let us know for more details as your needed.

⇒ Cost will be considerable for regular travel agent.

Trek highlights:

VIP restricts popular trekking part of Nepal.Cultural “If Tibetan culture still alive on this earth! Surly at Upper Mustang in Nepal” as His holiness DALAI LAMA. Based on good Tea-house stay as familiar atmosphere with local people.Tea house available at all of trekking part. Buddies people with tourism business, agriculture, animal husbandry. Colourful culture and massive Mountains. Heavy colourful  fauna. Really memorable high picks could have seen. World’s classical, Thakali,Bhotia and Gurung ethnics groups and them lifestyle.

Safety – Health- facility:

Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every day, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 8 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg.

 Your Personal Travel Insurance:

We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country.It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.

Local lodge during the Trek: Camping gear for bigger group above 10 person.

All accommodations are Tea-house twin/group sharing basis in local house based on standard of hygiene, and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. Nice kitchen supplies all types’ food and beverage.

Meals and Water:

During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food; different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, & usually local typical.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.

What to bring with you:

Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat, warm fleece cap, Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sun-glass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt,  Down Jacket, inner thermal, Gloves,  your regular drug,5 pc of PP size photos, and necessary  things.

Environmental sensitive:

The region is belonging to “ACAP” Annapurna conservation area project. Offers sub alpine vagetations, to alpine desert and rich of faunas. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the travelled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns. Also the place, is more sensitive with border with Tibet.

 Best Season:

Best season, March to November.

Hotels in Kathmandu :

Let us advice as per your choice: If your groups are looking for deluxe hotel.

5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel.

 Booking Policy:

Confirm your trip at least 3 months before, with 25% of payment and a copy of your passport. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free.]

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