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.
Departure from Italy with scheduled flight.
Arrival in Kathmandu, meeting with our Nepalese partner, and transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon. Free dinner and overnight stay.
Early afternoon flight to Pokahra. Arrival and transfer to Beni, accommodation in lodge. Dinner and overnight stay.
Transfer Beni-Marpha via Ghasa by jeep(about 6 hours), arrival, and accommodation in the lodge.
Acclimatization excursion to Yak Kharka and return to Marpha.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer by jeep to Tatopani where there are natural hot springs and it is possible to swim. Arrival and accommodation in the lodge, dinner.
Transfer by jeep to Pokhara (about 6 hours). Arrival and accommodation in the hotel. Free visit of the city.
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.
Free visit of Kathmandu surroundings: Bakhtapur, Nagarkot, and Patan. Free dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning available for last visits. In the afternoon boarding on the return flight.
Arrival in Italy.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2/3 Persone||4/6 Persone||7/9 Persone||10/14 Persone|
|From 1 October 2019 to 30 June 2020||€ 3,350||€ 3,260||€ 3,120||€ 2,890|
(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
The tariff does not include
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
from € 1.940 - Voli inclusi
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
from € 1.690 - Voli esclusi
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