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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang - Lo Manthang.

The Mustang, an arid valley occupies the central northwest area of Nepal bordering Tibet. Access to the region is restricted. Trekking is possible with authorized trekking agents who can organize the legal permits, 500$.minimum 10 days 50 $ for extra extension of each days. The permits limit the number of trekkers entering the region, and therefore the area is much less crowded even during the tourist season. This is an arid, treeless Tibet- like region featuring the walled city of Lomanthang - the capital of an ancient Himalayan Kingdom.The legendary Himalayan kingdom Mustang, offers natural caves (an ancient meditating caves), historical and ancient Buddhist festivals, their everyday lifestyle, rituals and practices.
Trek features
Total duration: 19 days (For Mustang minimum16 and Maximum 24 days.)
Trek duration: 11 days
Max elevation: 4,320m. Grading: Moderate/Strenuous
Trek style: Camping/Home stay depending on group size & choice.
Best season: March-October
Trek starts/ends: Jomsom
Accommodation: 7 nights in hotels on bed and breakfast and tented camp with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
Trip highlights
discover the hidden an ancient Himalayan kingdom
Witness amazing landscape in the arid Mustang valley.
Remote villages and monastery such as Dhee/Yara/Luri Gompa and Tangye etc. could be organized up on client's time available and readiness.
Trip Outline
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Explore the best of Kathmandu (1,338m.)
Day 03: Trek briefing and preparations.

Trek days
Day 04: Fly or drive to Pokhara/ visit around.
Day 05: Fly to Jomsom (2,710m. Trek to Kagbeni.2800m.)
Day 06: Trek to Chele (3,050m.)
Day 07: Trek to Symbochen /Geling (3800m.)
Day 08: Trek to Dhakmar (3,820m.)
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (3,809m.)
Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang (3,809m.)
Day 11: Excursions to Tsoser (3,850m.)
Day 12: Trek to Charang (3,570m.)
Day 13: Trek to Syangboche (3,800m.)
Day 14: Trek to Chhusang (2,980m.)
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom (2,710m.)
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara (900m.)

Day17: Fly or drive to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final visit / farewell dinner.
Day 19: Upon flight time, transfer to airport.

Additional info: From Lo Manthang trek could be done via Dhe/Yara/Luri Gompa and one of the remote village Tyange, but this part is quite strenuous .People have to be fit and desiring to visit remote areas. Extra 2 more days are needed for this plan from the above itinerary.

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