- Witness the Tibetan Buddhist culture and Architecture.
- Exploration of Panoramic Mountain view.
- Nepal's most spectacular scene.
- The worlds' deepest gorge & Marpha The apple garden.
- Experience the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali ethnic teams and their native lifestyles.
Lower Mustang trekking explores usually known as “The prohibited Kingdom” mustang located north of the Himalayas besides the southern part of the Tibetan plateau. As a section of the Annapurna region, it takes you to the southern border of the previous Mustang kingdom without high altitude. With spectacular big Himalayas, it presents a decade long culture of Himalayan folks. though it preserved its identity as an autonomous dynasty the ancient Kingdom had its strong connection with Tibet. Culture and faith are the bonds that keep mustang still preponderantly Tibetan.
Lower Mustang trekking explores natural beauties in addition cultural together with the historical setting of its own dynasty. mustang presents the return glimpse of what Tibet might have been before the Chinese occupation. the favored Mustangs path encompasses a strict control to form a visit for a foreigner, you have to get a special permit from the Department of Immigration. Our Lower mustang trekking takes you Muktinath, the holy temple area together with the Apple garden of Marpha. you’ll be able to get pleasure from hot spring at Tatopani with a gorgeous view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the whole Annapurna region.
Annapurna region is the best arrangement of the Himalaya Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8156m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Machapuchhre (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Tilicho Peak (7134m) and Nilgiri (6940m) with The Kaligandaki passing between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, the deepest gorge of the planet. besides these, on Lower mustang trekking you see barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces along presenting a colorful montage completed with earthen reds, yellows and brown. Himalaya Thunder Team arranges all requirements for you to explore and experience of the Himalaya with its cultural, spiritual worth.
- Day 1:
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [914m/2997ft]
- Day 2:
Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,850 m / 3 hrs)
- Day 3:
Trek to Muktinath (3,750 m / 5 Hrs)
- Day 4:
Take a detour to Lubra and back to Jomsom
- Day 5:
Trek to Tukuche
- Day 6:
Trek to Larjung.
- Day 7:
Trek or drive back to Jomsom, Muktinath
- Day 8:
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
- Day 9:
Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [914m/2997ft]
A fascinating and scenic 6hrs drive from Kathmandu takes us to the picturesque valley of Pokhara. On a transparent day, views of Ganesha Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna are seen from this lakeside city known for Phewa Lake, Peace Pagoda and after all, the mountain views. we tend to spend the afternoon in leisure and spend your time looking in Pokhara.
Day 2: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,850 m / 3 hrs)
Flying from Pokhara in the early morning, all flights go early to avoid the high winds that build up throughout the day. it’s a spectacular 30-minute flight, not for the cowardly as you’re feeling your wingtips nearly brushing the perimeters of the mighty Kali Gandaki river gorge and also the massive Dhaulagiri mountain on the high. As you go up, the landscape changes from the luxurious greenery of the Pokhara area to the barren, rocky piece of land of the Mustang.
Taken by jeep up to Kagbeni, this atmospheric medieval town could be an excellent base for exploring Lower Mustang. Hiking out from Kagbeni for a few hours, you stop for a leisurely lunch. you would possibly feel the altitude a little bit, thus take some time. Later within the afternoon, once you’ve refreshed and the winds have died down, you’ll be able to stroll around the pretty town of Kagbeni.
Day 3: Trek to Muktinath (3,750 m / 5 Hrs)
Our journey starts uphill towards Jharkot village. throughout the walk, we are going to have scenic picturesque places to prevent by and admire. From Kagbeni the path climbs steeply to re-join the direct trail leading to Khingar at 3200 meters. The path climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot Village. an additional climb reaches us to Muktinath.
Day 4: Take a detour to Lubra and back to Jomsom
Lubra (9,750 ft / 2,972 m) may be a Bon village and is alleged to be the last remaining place in Mustang wherever the pre-Buddhist religion is followed. On high of the Hill above the town sits what’s thought to be the last remaining Bon monastery in Nepal. Around twenty families live in Lubra, therefore it’s a tiny low town, and might only be accessed by hiking. you’ll be able to see the distinctive traditions dotted around town, like the colorful string ‘devil traps’ that individuals place in their doorways to catch the devil at midnight. It’s possible to spend the night in Lubra, instead of experience on the way between Kagbeni and Jomsom.
Day 5: Trek to Tukuche
The path follows the Kali Gandaki watercourse, passing through a slender gorge before reaching Thakali ancient villages. these days we will cross the gorge and watercourse varied times via long suspension bridges, that make nice exposure opportunities. we are going to pass a few of villages (e.g. Lete, Kalopani and Kokhethati). On the way, we are able to see the top of Dhaulagiri Mountain peeking over the side. we will finish our day within the village of Tukuche.
Day 6: Trek to Larjung.
Trek to Larjung village and explore the Ghhursanbo cave in the upper reaches of Larjung. relish the nice scenery and also the waterfalls.
Day 7: Trek or drive back to Jomsom, Muktinath
Muktinath is a very important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus, and a good example of a sacred place shared in harmony by followers of two religions. native Buddhist nuns care to take the location. Every year, thousands of devotees from India, Tibet, and Nepal come back here on pilgrimage for purification and salvation. it’s said that throughout history several kings throughout Asia did the same. It’s well worth disbursement on a daily basis here to not only visit this sacred shrine but additionally to relax and luxuriate in the attractive surroundings.
Day 8: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.
Get the first flight takes about only twenty-five minutes to reach Pokhara. The flights are accessible throughout the morning time. The gentle wind blows throughout and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. throughout the flights in the morning, the sky appearance terribly clear that makes you able to get pleasure from the most effective view of Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 9: Drive from Pokhara back to Kathmandu.
You Can Select The Means Of Transportation As Per Your Preference. If You’re In A Hurry, It’s Better For You To Decide On A Flight Because It Takes A Full Day Of Driving To Reach Kathmandu. However, If You Have Got Enough Time, It’ll Be A Pleasing Experience Riding A Bus To Kathmandu For Around Eight Hours.
Cost Includes and Excludes
- Airport Pickup and Drop
- Domestic Flight/Transportation
- Food along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
- Required permit works
- Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide/ Porter during the trip
- One licensed English speaking trekking guide
- Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
- First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide but you are also advised to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
- Certificate for Trek Completion
- International Airfare
- Your Visa Charges
- Your travel and medical insurance
- Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
- Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
- Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
- Tips for guides and porters
Lower Mustang Trekking