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Nepal Mustang Trek

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15 to 17 days
Availability : Jan 18’ - Dec 19’
London
Kathmandu
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 10

This 10 day Nepal Mustang Trek takes you to one of the most remote but fastest changing enclaves of Tibetan culture in Nepal, also known as the kingdom of Mustang. This restricted area is the worthy prize of a fortnight adventure that winds through arid, desert-like canyons to the fabled walled city of Lo Manthang. The scenery in these areas is spectacular with white snow peaks, barren brown and yellow eroded cliffs and red walled gompas all set against a blue sky. The other real draw of this Mustang Trek is the medieval style villages and Tibetan monasteries that you get to witness during your 18 day stay, with a 10 day Nepal Mustang Trek and 8 days to explore the surrounding areas.

Tour Details

This challenging 18-day trek holiday takes you through arid desert canyons to the walled city of Lo Manthang. A pocket of lost Tibet that boasts spectacular gompas, walled villages and remote cave shrines. We have also included some pre-trek days and post-trek days before your flight home so you can explore Kathmandu and other surrounding areas of your choice. Our Nepal Mustang Trek is ideal for those already with some experience of trekking.

Departure & Return Location

London Heathrow, Manchester

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares from UK to Khatmandu
  • 17 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Everest Holidays Travel Bag
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Step into the forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang on this Nepal Mustang Trek holiday. The former Himalayan kingdom of Mustang is a starkly beautiful land full of rich history and heritage where you can learn all there is to know about Tibetan culture. You will take a challenging trek through striking desert canyons before you reach the walled city of Lo Manthang, a lost Tibetan kingdom full of spectacular gompas, walled villages and secret cave shrines.

  • Return International Flights to Kathmandu
  • Airport Transfer
  • 17 Nights of Accommodation on a Bed and Breakfast Basis
  • 2 Pre-Trek nights in Kathmandu
  • 10 Day Trek
  • 1 Post-Flight Night in Kathmandu
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Fly from the UK into Kathamandu where you will be met by our concierge and transferred directly to your 4-star hotel in the centre of Thamel, Kathmandu. Please note flights usually arrive in the late morning although schedules can change.

Day 2Discover Kathmandu and Thamel

Take a day to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Kathmandu and Thamel. This breathtaking capital has boomed in recent years becoming a busy modern city with a rich medival heart. Explore the streets, restaurants and nightlife after relaxing in your hotel garden with a cup of Nepalise Tea in one hand and a tasty cake in the other.

Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Catch a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and spend the remaining day and night exploring the area.

Day 4Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom with 2 hour trek to Kagbeni

Take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and then walk north of Jomsom for 2 hours until you reach Kagbeni

Day 5Kagbeni to Chele (5-6 hours)

We start the trek from Kagbeni and head towards Chele. There are two routes to choose from depending on the season and it is worth getting local advice and sticking to either the high trail or the riverbed route. The riverbed route is usually your best chance in the high season whereas the high route takes a little longer and involves a fair amount climbing. Nevertheless, the high route does offer a visit to the picturesque village of Tangbe. Both routes meet up at the Narshing Khola just before you head across a steel foot bridge and up a rocky gully to Chele.

Day 6Chele to Geling (7-8 hours)

The climb from Chele leads up a steep spur to a cairn and a view of the Ghyakar across a huge canyon linked by a high suspension bridge. On route you will pass through several picturesque villages such as Samar, Bhena, Yamdo and Shyangmochen. From Shyangmochen it is a short and gentle climb to a road which leads you to the village of Geling with its poplar trees and extensive fields of barley.

Day 7Geling to Tsarang (6-7 hours)

The trail from Geling turns westward and climbs gently through fields in a broad valley, passing below Chhungar and its imposing chorten. Turning north, it re-joins the road and becomes a steep climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La. The trail then drops steeply to the whitewashed buildings of Ghemi, the third largest illage in Lo surrounded by extensive fields and a couple of comfortable guesthouses. The track to Tsarang descends below the cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge that crosses the Tangmar Chu, then climbs past what is perhaps the longest and most spectacular mani wall in Nepal. You will spot Tsarang from a distance with its maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls.

Day 8Tsarang to Lo Manthang (4-5 hours)

The trail descends from Tsarang and crosses the Tsarang Chu before following the road to a cairn on a ridge opposite the village. You will then enter the Tholung Valley and gently climb to the large isolated Sungda chorten that marks the boundary between Tsarang and Lo. At the top of the ascent you will see some tuning views of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The entrance to the city is at the north-eastern corner where you will be greeted by adults and children playing, spinning prayer wheels and gossiping.

Day 9&10Spend two days in Lo Manthang

With a handful of temples and the raja’s palace in town, plus some noteworthy sites in the surrounding area, there’s enough in around and Lo Manthang to explore for a couple of days. Lo Manthang is the highlight of this trek with four major temples within the city walls, plenty of narrow alleyways to venture down and the famous imposing palace to explore.

Day 11Lo Manthang to Drakmar (5-6.5 hours)

With an opportunity to vary the return route, you will leave Lo Manthang and head towards the village of Drakmar. Instead of following the trail south to Tsarang, turn south west along an indistinct trail that passes the irrigated fields of the city. On route you will pass Lo Gekar, a small monastery in a grove of large trees decorated by painted carved stones in wooden frames and a brass altar.

Day 12Drakmar to Shyangmochen (5-6 hours)

From Drakmar the trail descends alongside a stream passing the stone walls and fields of the village. Pass through Ghemi, the Nyi La and a campsite at Jaite before descending gently to Chhunga. The trail then makes a long traverse past a mani wall to the three houses of Tama Gaon and a climb to a huge painted chorten before re-joining the Geling trail near the ridge just below the Shyangmoche La.

Day 13Shyangmochen to Chhuksang (6-7 hours)

Retrace the upward trail through Yamdo and Bhena to Samar and descend through Chele to the Kali Gandaki. Trek downstream to Chhuksang.

Day 14Chhuksand to Kagbeni (3-4 hours)

Trek back to Kagbeni or take an additional 3 hour trek to Jomsom before your permit expires.

Day 15Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Walk back from Kagebni to Jomsom and catch a flight back to Pokhara where you will stay for 1 night

Day 16Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

You will catch a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and celebrate your return with some drinks and cake!

Day 17Explore Kathmandu or Bhaktapur

Spend the last day of the trip to explore the surrounding areas of Kathmandu or Bhaktapur

Day 18Fly back to the UK

Time to say goodbye to Nepal and fly back to the UK

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