Upper Mustang / Lo Mangtang Trekking/Tiji Festival trek

  • Upper Mustang / Lower Mustang Trekking

    Upper Mustang / Lower Mustang Trekking

  • Upper Mustang / Lower Mustang Trekking

    Upper Mustang / Lower Mustang Trekking

The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire, and is therefore closely related to Tibet. Tibetan Buddhism is still being practiced in a very pure form and villages are built in Tibetan style, with white washed houses with firewood tucked on the roofs.

Not only the culture, also the landscape is very much related to Tibet. Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and you walk in a complete desolate landscape, surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and bizarre formations. In this barren landscape the villages with their bright colored fields are like an oases .

The trail follows the salt caravan route of the old days, during which the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt with grain from the lowlands. The goal of the Upper Mustang trek is the capital of Upper Mustang, Lo Mangtang. Lo Mangtang is a medieval town, surrounded by a huge town wall. From the pass Lo La (3950 m) you can see the town shimmering in the distance in the barren landscape. Entering Lo Mangtang through the town gate you enter a different world. It is just wonderful to wander through the narrow alleys. On several corners of the street you can find small groups of women spinning wool and discussing the news of the day. At the end of the afternoon big herds of goats are being let through the city gate and through the narrow alleys, back to their sheds, which are inside the town. In Lo Mangtang you can find the palace of the king, a huge 4 story high building. When the king is at home, you can even pay him a visit sometimes. The king doesn’t have any real power anymore, but is of course still highly respected by his people. Besides, there are a few beautiful big monasteries, for example the Thugchen Gompa, built in the 15th century. Or visit the amchi museum and amchi school. An amchi is a traditional Tibetan doctor. There are 2 amchis living in Lo Mangtang, which are also the official doctors of the king. They founded a school to preserve this ancient wisdom. Also interesting is a ride by horse to Chhoser, where you can visit a small monastery and a century old cave dwelling, situated high in the rocks.

The treks it selves one of the best and interesting trekking in Nepal.

NOTE:
Tiji festival in upper mustang popular classical festival in trans Himalayan part of the Himalaya. Generally festival held in every year spring season. In 2017 Tiji festival held on MAY 22, 23 and 24. If you wish to attend the Festival Please make your plan to arrive in Kathmandu on Mid of the May 2017.

Cost Includes:
Airport-Hotel-Airport transportation
All domestic necessary land transportation
POKHARA-JOMSOM – POKHARA DOMESTIC AIR TICKET
Three star STANDARD Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB (Bed & Breakfast)
One full day Kathmandu City Sightseeing
Fare well Dinner in Kathmanud
One professional Trekking Guide During treks
One Porter for each 2 Person carry about 20-25 kgs stuff
Daily Guest house/ Tea House accommodation During treks
Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Tea/Coffee during treks
All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and Upper Mustang special trekking permit).
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
Minimum Group size: 2
Departure date: as per your convenience

Cost doesn’t include:
Travel and rescue insurance
Any Extra Day except Itinerary in the Mountain and City.
Bottled beverages
Trekking tips
Items of a personal nature
Delay due to weather
Equipment failure or situations beyond our control

  • Duration:17 Days
  • Primary activity:Sightseeing & Trekking
  • Group Size: N/A People
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:N/A
  • Trip grade:
  • Meals:Three star STANDARD Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on BB (Bed & Breakfast)
  • Accomodation:Daily Guest house/ Tea House accommodation During treks
  • Trip Code:
  • Max-Altitude:4090
  • Transportation:All domestic necessary land transportation
  • Departure from:Fare well Dinner in Kathmanudu

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft]

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs

Day 05: Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs

Day 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrsstop. Included meals:BLD

Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang

Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 12: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17: Fly Home: Farewell 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft]
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be greeted by a representative from Red Rose Travel, Tours and Trekking. You will transferred to Hotel , After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city, visit us; it all depends upon your interests and condition.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Red Rose Travel, Tours and Trekking briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Included meals:B

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive
Early morning at around 7 am, we set off for Pokhara on a tourist bus. Enroute we will see more of countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. Afternoon, we reach Pokhara. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara is city of lakes and has numerous beautiful lakes. We can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Fewa Lake during the afternoon -enjoy boating too. Explore, relax and dine by tranquil Lake Fewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals:B

Day 04: Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs
After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes over the mountains with views of 8,000ers such as Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, Continue on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. In Kagbeni a major tributory, Kak Khola, coming from Muktinath, meets Mustang Khola, and from there the river is called the Kali Gandaki. Included meals:BLD

Day 05: Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream. During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village with narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we trek forward to Chhusang and after crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. We head on to small ridges reach at Chele village. Included meals:BLD

Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs
Today, we start our trek again and walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Further descend a little to the village of Samar. Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another 3 hrs similar walk takes us to Syanbochen. On the way, we relax along the surrounding of cool streams and juniper trees. Locals use the dried leaves of junipers as incenses to invite deities and start any auspicious work. We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave. Included meals:BLD

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs
After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing a few teahouses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi. the third largest village in the Lo region, Ghayami is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren. Included meals:BLD

Day 08: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs
Start the trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk. After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of Charang with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon. There is also a huge white dzong and red Gompa to get to our teahouse for tonight’s stop. Included meals:BLD

Day 09: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs
Today, we trek to Lo-Mangthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. We stay at hotel for the overnight stop. Included meals:BLD

Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang
Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house” the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four- storey building of the Raja’s palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. Included meals:BLD

Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs
While returning from Lo-Mangthan, we take a different route than that we came by. Trek to Drakmar via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. explore the local area. Likelihood of dusty wind, so suggested to walk in the morning. Included meals:BLD

Day 12: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs
Today, we get back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon, better to walk in evening time. Included meals:BLD

Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
We re-track back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Enjoy your trip and overnight at teahouse. Included meals:BLD

Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs
Our last day of the day would be a long one. Better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni. Finishing the upper Mustang trails and we join the normal Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stop. Or, if you can spare one more day, our guide would take you to Muktinath as well. Included meals:BLD

Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. A 30 min dramatic flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. Rest of the time explores the lake and overnight at hotel. Included meals:B

Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we start our 200 kilometers drive back to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Red Rose Travel, Tours and Trekking staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu. Included meals:BD

Day 17: Fly Home: Farewell 
Breakfast at the Hotel,Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Red Rose Travel, Tours and Trekking will transfer you to the airport.

Fare well, End the Tour

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