Upper Mustang consists of two destine regions: the south region with five villages inhabited by people related to the Managis; and the northern region (the ancient kingdom of Lo), where the language, culture and traditions are almost purely Tibetan, the capital of Lo is named manthang, which translates from the Tibetan as ‘plain of aspiration’ many texts refer to the capital as Lo Manthang, but this is not strictly correct, Other texts spell the name of the kingdom as Lho, but this is a transliteration of the Tibetan word for ‘south’ and is also incorrect. Thus the portion of the upper Mustang district north of Samar is Lo and its capital is Mustang the king of Lo is the Lo Gyelbu, though I use the Nepali term raja here. To avoid total confusion with existing Maps and texts, there are many complex issues relating to the development of upper Mustang and the procedures under which trekkers are allowed to visit the area.
Day 1: Kathmandu - Pokhara (206km)
Day 2: Pokhara - Jomosom (2713m) by flight – trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 4 hr.
Day 3: Kagbeni - Chele (3000m) in 6h 30. (Enter Restricted Area)
Day 4: Chele - Geling (3500m) in 6h 30.
Day 5: Geling - Tsarang (3500m) in 6h.
Day 6: Tsarang - Lo Manthang (3700m) in 5h.
Day 7: Lo Manthang.
Day 8: Lo Manthang - Ghami (3460m) in 6h 30.
Day 9: Ghami - Samar (3300m) en 6h.
Day 10: Samar- Chuksang (3050m) in 4h.
Day 11: Chuksang - Kagbeni in 5h
Day 12: Kagbeni - Jomosom en 4h. (Exit Restricted Area)
Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara by flight.
Day 14: Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
Trip Cost Includes
Airport pick up and drop by our private car.
Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) (Note: A.P Plan) during the trek.
All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
All the necessary ground transportation.
An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter and their food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax etc.
All necessary paper works and national park entry permits & TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
All government taxes.
Trip Cost Excludes
Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu.
Laundry, telephone calls, Bar Bills ( Mineral Water, cold drinks, whisky, beer etc),
Emergency evacuation if required, donation, tips and all personal nature expenses.
Gloves with a waterproof shell outer.
Fleece or wool trousers/pants.
Trekking boots with spare laces.
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4).
Footwear for around tea house, eg running shoes and/or sandals.