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Mustang Trek 18 Days

Mustang Trek  
Trip Duration : 18 Days
Trek Length : 11 Days
Trip Rating : Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude : 12,595ft
Activity : Cultural tour and trekking
Lodging : Hotels and Tents
Transportation : by Vehicle and Flight
Begins & Ends : Kathmandu
Best Season : May to September
Trip Date :
Land Cost :
Single Supp :
Group Size : 2-16 Persons

Highlights:

Mustang region is a high desert plateau at 12,400 feet. Dry, wild and windy, it is a paradise like no other on earth. The strong winds blowing between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains have created this desert landscape, dusty and bare in its beauty. Mustang was off limits to foreigners until 1964 when French anthropologist and author, Michel Peissel, was granted a one-time permit into the region. In 1992, it was partially opened to foreigners. Today, only a limited number of tourists are granted ten-day permits to visit this region. This is the last remaining Kingdom in Nepal. Mustang is currently ruled by Raja Jigme Palbar Bista, the 25th descendent of the founder of the kingdom of Lo. The largest settlement in this area is Lomanthang, a small fort city with high surrounding walls, sentinel turrets at each corner and prayer flags blowing in the wind. This city is as good as having been frozen in a time capsule dating to pre-Buddhist Bon Po culture, more exotic and protected than even Tibet. The whitewashed walls around Lomanthang is shaped like a misshapen L with a short vertical arm oriented north-south and a very fat, almost square horizontal arm. The closely packed houses, the palace and temples are in the bottom portion, the vertical part of the L houses the monastic community and two gompas; this portion of the city wall is painted red. The school, health post, police post and several important chhortens are located outside the walls to the North of the gate and East of the monastic part of the city. The city contains 150 houses plus numerous residences for Lamas. The only agricultural land inside the walls is a field owned by the monastery situated near the center of the city. The walls of Lomanthang were once more imposing than it is now. In the mid 1980s, the Raja sold much of the land surrounding the city and as a result, numerous stables, houses and stone-walled fields now adjoin the wall.

Special Trekking permit costs are US$700 per person for 10 days.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu (4,500ft),
On arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel,

Day 2 Kathmandu heritage tour
Katmandu Durbar Square, Swayambunath, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddha Stupa.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara flight,
On arrival, transfer to hotel and at leisure to explore Phewa Lake area.

Day 4 Flight Pokhara to Jomsom (8,922ft) & trek to Kagbeni (9,217ft)
Day 5 trek to Chele (10,168ft)
Day 6 trek to Geling (11,710ft)
Day 7 trek to Charang (11,678ft)
Day 8 trek to Lo Manthang (12,595ft)
Day 9 Lo manthang Rest day with local home and monastery visits,
Day 10 trek to Drakmar (12,530ft)
Day 11 trek to Shyangmochen,
Day 12 trek to Chhuksang,
Day 13 trek to Kagbeni,
Day 14 trek to Jomsom,
Day 15 flight Jomsom to Pokhara and to Kathmandu,
Day 16 Kathmandu free day,
Day 17 Extra day for contingency plan should flight delay due to bad weather,
Day 18 Departure from Kathmandu.

 

Service Includes:

  • Six nights in 4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing with breakfast,
  • Trip activities as per itinerary,
  • 11 days camping trek with overnights in tents,
  • Trekking equipment (two person tents, foam pads, dining tent, tables, chairs, and kitchen utensils),
  • Meals (3 meals a day) freshly cooked and served while on camping trek,
  • Trekking staff (guide(s), cooking crew, and porters),
  • Porters to carry your luggage on the trek,
  • Entrance fees to monuments and parks as per program,
  • Domestic airfares Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Kathmandu including departure tax,
  • Ground transfers on arrivals, sightseeing, to and from trailheads and departures,
  • Nepalese staff insurance.

Service Excludes:

  • Visa fees, international airfares and airport departure tax,
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu,
  • Beverages such as alcohol and soft drinks,
  • Restricted area trekking permit fees,
  • All personal items such as travel gear, laundry, telephone, tips,
  • Personal medical and travel insurance,
  • Emergency rescue evacuation fees,
  • Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest and emergencies.

Restricted Permit Fees:

Restricted permit for the first 10 days USD$500 per person and after that USD$50 per day or equivalent convertible foreign currency. Restricted area begins from Kagbeni.

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