Upper Mustang trek unseal the once Forbidden historical Kingdom of Mustang, slipped away from the rest of the world, situated just north of the main Himalayan range of Nepal. Mustang, a land where the soul of the man is still measured to be as real as the feet he walks on a land said to be "barren as a dead deer" but where loveliness and gladness flourish is spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830. The wall city of Lo Monthang, informal capital of Mustang still remnants a kingdom within a kingdom. The early history to Lo Monthang is overstated in myth and legend rather than the recorded fact. Mustang has preserved its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Mustang still holds his title and he has been given the rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.
Mustang has long been isolated from the outside world (and only opened to trekking groups since 1992!). As you make your way through this isolated land, you’ll pass brilliantly painted chortens (Buddhist shrines) and tiny villages protected by massive monasteries. Vistas include unusual and eye-catching views of the snow-covered Himalaya to the south, and barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills the colors of a desert sunset to the north. Once at the walled capital city of Lo Manthang, you’ll soak up a great sense of timelessness and appreciation for an primeval culture as you discover the ruins of old forts, monasteries rich in art and history, and caves replete with magnificent religious statues.
Destination Himalaya Treks frequently organized trek to the Himalayan Kingdom of Upper Mustang targeting “TIJI” festival a three days long ceremony known as" The chasing of the Demons", the most significant festival of the regionDuring the festival monks dressed in elaborate costumes and masks perform dances and rituals that are supposed to take away evil spirits. Dressed in their finery, people from all over Mustang gather in Lo Monthang to celebrate the Tiji festival.
Day 01: After your arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing Around Kathmandu Valley and pre trip meeting.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 minutes flight or 6 hours drive as your prefer).
Day 04: Pokhara flight to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni.
Day 05: Kagbeni to Cheile, 3100meters.
Day 06: Chele to samar, 3620meters.
Day 07: Samar to Ghiling, 3570 meters.
Day 08: Ghiling to Ghami, 3510meters.
Day 09: Ghami to Charang, 3560meters.
Day 10: Charang to Lomanthang, 3840meters.
Day 11: Day trip to Garphu and back to Lomanthng.
Day 12: Lomanthang to Drakmar, 3820meters.
Day 13: Drakmar to samar.
Day 14: Samar to Kagbeni.
Day 15: Kagbeni to Jomsom.
Day 16: Jomsom fly to Pokhara.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu or Fly.
All land transportation as required for trip and airport pick up-drop.
Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara for above mentioned program.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu and Bhaktapur with guide and private vehicle
Domestic flight Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara
Accommodation and food during the trek.
Mustang entry permit, trekking permit and national park permit.
Related language speaking guide and necessary porter
Emergency evacuation service if in case...
Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Your personal trekking gears and expenses
Entry fees during sightseeing
Emergency rescue fee if in case..
Tip to guide, porters and driver
Down jacket,Sleeping bag,Trekking poles,Sun glasses,Sun cream,Cold cream,Hand gloves, Daily wearing warm and normal cotton clothes,Trekking boots........and so on.
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