MUSTANG TREK–18 DAYS - GT. 209.
The opening of the Mustang area to trekkers had long been awaited. This fascinating trail is still used as a trading route by the Tibetans.
THE LAND OF LO: The trek to Lo is thourgh an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds usually howl across the area in the afternoon, gererally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Lo has much less rain than the rest of Nepal, though the skies are cloudy and there is some rain during the monsoon. In the winter there is usually snow, sometimes as much a s30 or 40 centimetres on the groungd. In Lo itself the countryside is similar to the Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and grey rolling hills eroded by wing. There is more rain in the lower part of upper Mustang and the hills tend to be great red fluted cliffs of tiny round stones cemented together by mud. Villages are several hours apart and appear in the distance almost as mirages; during the summer season after the crops are planted, they are green oases in the desert-like landscape. House and temple construction throughout the region uses some stone but mostly sun-baked bricks of mud. Astonishing edifices, such as the city wall and the 4-story palace in Lo Manthang, are built in this manner. It is daid that there were once large forests in Lo Manthang, are built in this summer. It is daid that there were once large forests in Lo, but now wood for construction is hauled II all the from Jomsom or pruned from Popal trees that are carefully planted in every village. The people of upper Mustang call themselves Lobas. To be strictly correct, this word would be spelled "Lopa", meaning " Lo People", in the same way as Sherpa, which means "east Nepal, " of Khampa, which means "Kham People". The people of Lo:probably because of regional dialect, pronopunce the word with a definite B sound instead of the P sound that the Sherpas and Khampas use. I will follow Lo tradition an spell the word as it is pronounced: Loba: Most anthropological texts, however, disagree with this.
|Group Size||Trek Grade||Maxi. Altitude||Trek Start||Trek End||Hotel Accomodation|
|02-12 Pax Max||IV||3810 mt.||Pokhara||Pokhara||Hotel Manaslu (Heritage)|
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Full day city sight-seeing in Kathmandu city.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel, 6 – 7 hours drive.
Day 04: Fly to Jomosom 2710m and trek start to Kagbeni.2810 mt. 3 – 4 hours walk.
Day 05: Kagbeni / Chele 3050 mt. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Chele / Syanbochen 3475 mt. 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 07: Syanbochen / Ghaymi 3520 mt. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 08: Ghaymi / Charang 3500 mt. 4 – 5 hours walk.
Day 09: Charang / Lo Mangthang 3700 mt. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 10: Expore Lo Mangthang
Day 11: Lo Mangthang / Drakmar 3810 mt. 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 12: Drakmar / Ghiling 3806 mt. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 13: Ghiling / Chhuksang 3050 mt. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 14: Chhuksang / Jomosom 2700 mt. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara and transfer to hotel.
Day 16: Fly or Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 17: Kathmandu own activities.
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu.
- Two airport transfer: Airport / Hotel / Airport by private car.
- One full day city sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary by private car.
- Kathmandu / Arughat Bazar / Syange / Kathmandu by private vehicles.
- Four night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis.
- Two night hotel accommodation in Pokhara in twin sharing on bed and breakfast.
- 11 days complete trekking arrangement on tea house trekking on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Trekking English speaking Nepali guide for trekking.
- Special Permit for Upper Mustang restricted areas.
- One porter for two pax clients for luggage carry.
- TIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System) card for trekking.
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit charge.
- Insurance for trekking crews’only for trekking period.
- Farewell Dinner before group depart.
- City entrance fees for sightseeing.
- City tour guide charge.
- All Government Taxes & VAT.
- Personal warm clothes, down jacket, trekking boots, stick and Sleeping bag.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Lunch and Dinner while staying in Kathmandu.