Nepal Mustang Trek

21 days / 18 nights

Nepal, Mustang Trek

from € 2890 Flights excluded

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Extraordinary trekking in Nepal, in the Mustang area!

We present you with an incredible Trekking in Nepal, more precisely in the Mustang, an arid area very similar to Tibet, north of the Kali Gandaki valley. There are two main regions; the south has villages inhabited by populations of the Manang ethnic group, while the northern one, the ancient kingdom of Lo, is characterized by villages of exclusively Tibetan culture, traditions, and language.

The history of the Mustang is rich and complex, often cloaked in legend. Surely the Mustang was once part of the Ngari, as it was called the westernmost part of Tibet and in medieval times it became part of the Malla Empire together with the Dolpo and most of western Nepal. Until 1951 the small kingdom maintained a fairly substantial independence, only to become more “included” in Nepal. In the 60s, after the invasion of Tibet by China, the Mustang was a center of guerrilla operations against Chinese soldiers, the Khampas protagonists, historic and fearsome Tibetan warriors from the Kham area, east of Lhasa. The Mustang, which remained open for many years only to researchers and a small number of special guests, was opened to tourism in the spring of 1992.

The trek develops in an environment with large arid and rocky spaces. You will be fascinated by both the landscape and ethnocultural side. Only in summer, with the cultivated fields, the villages appear as green oases in the surrounding desert landscape. Monsoon rains are also less consistent than in the rest of Nepal. Very beautiful are the buildings of Lo Manthang, the temples, and the royal palace built with dry mud and wood. The trek shown here proposes reaching the Mustang through the classic itinerary.

1° day

Departure from Italy (- / - / -)

Departure from Italy with scheduled flight.

2° day

arrival in Kathmandu (- / - / -)

Arrival in Kathmandu, meeting with our Nepalese partner, and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Free dinner and overnight stay.

3° day

Kathmandu - Beni (B / - / D)

Early afternoon flight to Pokahra. Arrival and transfer to Beni, accommodation in lodge. Dinner and overnight stay.

4° day

Beni-Marpha (B/-/D)

Transfer Beni-Marpha via Ghasa by jeep(about 6 hours), arrival, and accommodation in the lodge.

5° day

Marpha - Yak Kharka – Marpha (B/-/D)

Acclimatization excursion to Yak Kharka and return to Marpha.

6° day

Marpha-Kagbeni - Tshe Le (B / L / D)

Transfer Marpha-Kagbeni by jeep and trek to Tshe Le. This stage is traveled along the river, which must be waded a few times, depending on the water level. It is a very interesting route even if a little tiring for the terrain. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

7° day

Thse Le-Syangmochen (B / L / D)

Trek Thse Le-Syangmochen. The path begins to climb steeply along the sides of the mountains that rise from the bed of the Kali Gandaki. Arriving at an average altitude of 3600 meters, the route leads to Samar, a small and fresh oasis of poplars, a stopping place for the horse caravan. The Annapurna range dominated by the Nilgiri is visible to the south. The trail now starts to go up and down several times, until it reaches Syangmochen, a small village at 3800 meters above sea level. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

8° day

Syangmochen(3850 m.)  - Ghami  (3510 m.) (B/L/D)

Trek from Syangmochen to Ghami. It starts to rise slightly towards Syangmoche La (3850 m.) and then gently descends towards the picturesque village of Geling, with its red gompa and subsequently Ghami (3510 m.) surrounded by hectares of more or less cultivated fields. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

9° day

Ghami-Lo Ghekar (B / L / D)

Trek from Ghami to Lo Ghekar. After crossing a metal bridge, the path continues uphill until it reaches the small village of Lo Ghekar. Here there is Ghar Gompa, a small monastery that seems to have seen the visit of the legendary lama Guru Rimpoche. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

10° day

Lo Ghekar-Lo Manthang (B / L / D)

Trek from Lo Ghekar to Lo Manthang. The stage leads to the capital of Mustang, Lo Manthang. The entrance to the city, which takes place only through the door located in the north-east corner of the walls, really brings time back, offering the feeling of being in the medieval era. An irrigation canal surrounds the city, while others transport water to the fields that surround the capital. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

11° day

Lo Manthang (B / L / D)

Day dedicated to the visit of Lo Manthang. Despite the rather "rough" aspect of the city, life here is quite prosperous and it offers a strong sense of community. To visit there are the four main gompa: Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, and Choprang Gompa, and the royal palace where the current raja lives. Generally interesting is the visit of the whole city which offers contacts with the population, curious and helpful. Accommodation in tent, dinner.

12° day

Lo Manthang-Tsarang (B / L / D)

Trek from Lo Manthang to Tsarang. The journey continues in stages almost completely different from those covered on the outward journey, offering the visit of interesting villages such as Tsarang and its gompa. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

13° day

Tsarang-Ghiling (B / L / D)

Trek from Tsarang to Ghiling. This stage retraces a part of the path made on the outward journey until you reach the village of Ghiling where you will spend the night. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

14° day

Ghiling-Tetang (B / L / D)

Trek from Ghiling to Tetang. A very interesting part of the trek begins, which leaves the usual route to face a path parallel to the one that runs along the river, and which is very little and very fascinating. Arrival at the Gurung village of Tetang and accommodation in a tent, dinner.

15° day

Tetang-Muktinath (B / L / D)

Trek from Tetang to Muktinath. Follows the path that leads through Gnyu La (about 4100 meters), through large spaces to Mukhtinath. Arrival and accommodation in tent, dinner.

16° day

Muktinath-Tatopani (B/L/D)

Transfer by jeep to Tatopani where there are natural hot springs and it is possible to swim. Arrival and accommodation in the lodge, dinner.

17° day

Tatopani-Pokhara (B/-/-)

Transfer by jeep to Pokhara (about 6 hours). Arrival and accommodation in the hotel. Free visit of the city.

18° day

Pokhara-Kathmandu (B/-/-)

Flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Arrival and accommodation in the hotel. Free visit of the city: Swayambunath, Bodnath, Pashupatinath, and Namobuddha. Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

19° day

Kathmandu (B / - / -)

Free visit of Kathmandu surroundings: Bakhtapur, Nagarkot, and Patan. Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

20° day

Kathmandu (B / - / -)

Morning available for last visits. In the afternoon boarding on the return flight.

21° day

Italy

Arrival in Italy.

Tariff per person, starting from:

Departure2/3 Persone4/6 Persone7/9 Persone10/14 Persone
DoubleDoubleDoubleDouble
From 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020€ 3,350€ 3,260€ 3,120€ 2,890

Notes

(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner

Reference exchange rates for currencies Currency: US dollar (USD) – Exchange rate: 1.10

Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.


The tariff includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights), 1 night in Pokhara double room, Bed and Breakfast, in lodge in Marpha (2 nights), double room and dinner, as per program.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara land transport by private vehicle.
  • Flights Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in a two-person tent and mattresses for the whole trek, from Kagbeni to Jomsom, as scheduled.
  • Canteen tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment, chairs, table, lights, fuel.
  • Cook + help (equipment, food, transportation, insurance, salary).
  • English speaking guide / Sirdar (equipment, food, transportation, insurance, salary).
  • 1 Head bearer for personal equipment, max 25 kg. (equipment, food, transportation, insurance, salary).
  • Entrance to the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).
  • Special permission to access the Mustang.
  • Cultural dinner at the end of the trip.
  • Gadget

The tariff does not include

  • Round trip international flight in economy class and airport taxes.
  • Cancellation insurance (optional).
  • Personal equipment.
  • Visa for Nepal (US $ 40, obtainable directly on arrival at the airport).
  • Meals in Kathmandu, except breakfasts.
  • All visits to Kathmandu and its surroundings.
  • Extras in general, gratuities, drinks, and everything not mentioned in “the tariff includes”
  • Registration fee of 95 euros

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