Lower Mustang Trek

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Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing

Tour Duration: 14 N/ 15 D

Max altitude: 3800m

Group Size: Min 2 pax

Trip Route: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul – Tikhedunga – Ulleri – Ghorepani – Ghorepani Poon Hill – Tatopani – Ghasa – Tukche – Kagbeni – Muktinath – Jomsom – Pokhara –  Kathmandu

Lower Mustnag Trek

Lower Mustang Trek occupies the southern fringes of the Tibetan Plateau. Geographically and culturally Lower Mustang Trek is as similar as Tibet, a part of china boarder with its tree less barren landscape and a steep rocky trail. The people from Lower Mustang are called Lobas and their culture, art and lifestyle are flourished due to contact of traders and monks as per our history.  Lower Mustang trek is an adventurous trek that takes us to the most remote kingdoms on earth and a trek done without extreme altitude. The trek provides magnificent panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other several nearby peaks.

Highlights of trip:

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Patan.
  • Lower Mustang trekking
  • Panoramic view of Himalayas (Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri)
  • The walled city of Lo-Manthang
  • Beautiful Tibetan monasteries & cultural traditions
  • Villages ruined castles & sky burial
  • Stunning landscapes
  • Muktinath- Sacred to Buddhists & hindus, frequented by sadhus & aesthetics
  • Peaceful Pokhara

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal. At your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks’ representative will be there to welcome you. The representative will help you to check in your hotel rooms. In the hotel, you will be briefed about your activities during the trip. In the evening you will be welcomed with a dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural programs. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & Patan

After breakfast in the hotel, we do sightseeing around Kathmandu City. We start our day trip from Thamel, this is the famous tourist street of Kathmandu city. You can shop your needy equipments, then to the famous historical place Kathmandu Durbar Square along with tour of local market and local lifestyle of Nepal. And then we will be visiting Patan Durbar Square and living goddess of Nepal – KUMARI of Patan. Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (about 7 hrs)

Our drive takes early in the morning from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. After reaching Pokhara we’ll drive to Nayapul for about 1.30 hrs. Then we started our trek from Nayapul to Tikhedunga passing through Modi River and Bhurungdi Khola with beautiful scenery of waterfalls and high green forest. Overnight  in Tirkhedunga.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1.5 hrs) and trek to Tikhedunga (4-5 hrs)

From Pokhara we’ll drive to Nayapul for about 1.30 hrs. Then we started our trek from Nayapul to Tikhedunga passing through Modi River and Bhurungdi Khola with beautiful scenery of waterfalls and high green forest. Overnight  in Tikhedunga

 

Day 05: Trek from Tirkhedunga to Ulleri to Ghorepani (5-6 hrs)

Our trek follows steeply ascends with stones paved to reach (Magar Village) Ulleri from where Annapurna Himal and beautiful greenery terraces can be viewed. Following gradual path, our trail leads through rhododendron and oak forest to Ghorepani from where we’ll be able to view amazing Annapurna Mountain Range. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 06: Trek from Ghorepani to Ghorepani Poonhill to Tatopani (7-8 hrs)

The day, we started our trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill. After 45 minutes hiking the brilliant viewpoint of our trek can be reached from where we can view wonderful sunrise over the mountains from eye level and panoramic views of mountains ie. Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and many others peaks. As we had a great time on Poonhill, our trail descends steeply towards toward Chaitre, Sikha and Ghara. We’ll cross the suspension bridge at Ghar Khola and climb above before crossing Kali Gandaki River. After some walk to the north our trail reaches to beautiful place Tatopani in which Tato means hot and Pani means water. Tatopani is the popular destination of Nepal and among Nepalese people too. Overnight in Tatopani.

Day 07: Trek from Tatopani to Ghasa (6-7 hrs)

Our trail continues to ascends Kali Gandaki George which is the deepest George in the world situated in between Annapurna peaks and Dhaulagiri. Enjoying the stunning waterfall our trail passes through Dana and Rupse Chhahara for crossing suspension bridge of Kopchepani. We’ll reach Pahirothapla through a steep climb and then at our trail continues to climb towards Ghasa. Overnight in Ghasa.

Day 08: Trek from Ghasa to Tukche (6-7 hrs)

Our trek ascends toward Lete and reaches at Kalopani. We’ll have a beautiful views of Nilgiri peaks at east side while we were at Kalo Pani. Then after some walks we’ll reaches to Larjung at 2530m. We’ll continue our trek and passes through narrow alleyway of Khobang village to Tukche. Overnight in Tukche.

Day 09: Trek from Tukche to Kagbeni (5-6 hrs)

We’ll ascend barren and increasing breeze path to Kali Gandaki. We’ll continue our trek from Marpha to Jomsom and then to Eklai Bhatti. We’ll pass through Tibetan Refugee settlements, horticulture research station and Nyingmapa Buddhist Gompa at Marpha. We’ll follow the river and reaches Kagbeni which is situated at the junction of the Jhong Khola and the Kali Gandaki. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 10: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (4-5 hrs)

Our trail continues to make a steep climb up towards Jhong Khola and Jharkot. We’ll continue our trek through Ranipauwa village and finally reaches to Muktinath(a popular Hindu and Bhuddhist pilgrimage site ). According to Hinduism, Muktinath is known to be the sacred palce Mukti Kshetra which means place of liberation or moksha. The people of both Hindu and Buddhist had a great importance for this place and a temple.

Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (4-5 hrs)

Today would be the last trek of our whole journey. We’ll descend back to Jomsom with beautiful scenario of surrounding villages. Overnight in Jomsom.

 

Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (about 30 min)

We’ll fly back to Pokhara via Jomsom as per our flight schedule. A 30 minutes flight would take us to Pokhara with mountain views of Annapurna ranges. And the rest of the day we’ll explore the Pokhara city and relax at hotel. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (about 7hrs)

We’ll take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu as we are informed by our guide. We can relax, have some gifts for relatives and friends from Nepal. If we want to travel or visit somewhere Himalayan Namobudhha Travel And Trek will manage for that too. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14:  Free day in Kathmandu

This day you will have free day on your own. Also, Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Trek will take you for a farewell lunch or dinner in one of the finest restaurant in Kathmandu. Overnight in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Today is your departure day. Himalayan Namobuddha’s representative will drop you to Airport 3 hours before scheduled flight. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. Hopefully we shall meet again.

*Note: Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make shorter or longer or any other further changes in above itinerary. We will provide you details accordingly.

Cost Includes

Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation
Domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
Private transportation during sightseeing.
License holder experienced tour guide during sightseeing and his salary, meal, transportation etc.
Full board meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and his salary, accommodation, food, transportation, insurance etc
All necessary ground transportation during the trek.
All necessary trekking permits and paper works.
Farewell lunch or dinner in Kathmandu.
Guided trekking map

Cost Excludes

Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara .
All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
Personal clothing and gears.
Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Emergency Helicopter rescue (to be covered by your insurance company)
Other things which are not mentioned above.

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