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Mustang : The Forbidden Kingdom

Nepal

The kingdom of Lo, better known by the name of Mustang, is a Tibetan enclave in the Nepalese territory. Located at the north of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, it has always been the synonym of the Forbidden Kingdom for the Westerners. For many years, The Mustang remained an unknown land for the westerners. It was recently in 1952 that a foreigner, the Swiss geologist Toni Hagen, discovered Mustang.

The landscapes are typically Tibetan with high, dry and colourful wind-swept plateaus. The monsoon is very moderate but the winter is very hard. For sure, the Mustang is one of the most authentic destinations for the lovers of the Himalayas.

This 13-day trek requires you to be in good physical condition and goes through off-the-beaten-track paths. Going through villages, you'll walk along the Kali Gandaki, next to some troglodyte cities, and go through small passes situated beyond an altitude of 4000 m. You will meet herds of yaks and sheep and finally you'll arrive in the beautiful fortress city of Lo Manthang. Just next to Tibet, you'll can explore this area and visit the different villages, the surrounding monasteries and caves. To return to Jomosom, you'll take a different itinerary and discover the Hindu sanctuary of Muktinath, on the famous path of the « Annapurna go round ».

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Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel located in the area of Thamel (city center). Night at the hotel.


Flight or bus Kathmandu - Pokhara (800 m)
Day 2
Flight or bus Kathmandu - Pokhara (800 m)

7h bus

Free morning in Kathmandu. Flight or bus to Pokhara in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. Walk along the lake. Night at the hotel.


Flight Pokhara - Jomosom and trek Jomosom - Kagbeni (2800 m)
Day 3
Flight Pokhara - Jomosom and trek Jomosom - Kagbeni (2800 m)

3 h of walk

Early flight to Jomosom (2700 m). Beginning of the trek in direction to Kangbei. Camping.


Kagbeni - Chhuksang (2950 m)
Day 4
Kagbeni - Chhuksang (2950 m)

4/5 h of walk

We carry on to Chhuksang, fortified town grouping a few villages. Optional walk to the fortified village of Tethang (2 H of walk, go and back). Camping.


Chhuksang - Samar (3450 m)
Day 5
Chhuksang - Samar (3450 m)

4 h of walk

Ascent to Chele. Visit of the village. We carry on to Samar. Pass (3550 m) and slope down to Samar. Visit of the school and the monastery. Camping.


Samar - Geling (3520 m)
Day 6
Samar - Geling (3520 m)

4/6 h of walk

Two possible itineraries : the main path (4 H) or the pilgrims path (6 H). For the second one, steep slope down in a gorge. Ascent by a canyon to Syangmochen pass (3860 m) and slope down to Geiling. Visit of the monastery. Camping.


Geiling - Tramar (3520 m)
Day 7
Geiling - Tramar (3520 m)

5 h of walk

Ascent to a pass and slope down to Gemi. By a steep path and then in balcony path, continuation to Tramar, village sheltered at the bottom of big red rocks. Camping.


Tramar - Lo Gekar and Tsarang (3580 m)
Day 8
Tramar - Lo Gekar and Tsarang (3580 m)

6/7 h of walk

Steep ascent in a canyon to the pass. Slope down to Lo Gekar, XIe century monastery. Continuation to Tsarang. Camping.


Tsarang - Lo Manthang (3750 m)
Day 9
Tsarang - Lo Manthang (3750 m)

5 h of walk

Visit of Tsarang monastery. Continuation to Lo Manthang. A last pass (3870 m) where praying flags fly and we arrive to Lo Manthang. Camping above the walls of the city.


Lo Manthang
Day 10
Lo Manthang

Discovery of the old city. Walk around the Lo Manthang to the isolated villages of Gharphu and Nyphu. Camping.


Lo Manthang - Yara (3580 m)
Day 11
Lo Manthang - Yara (3580 m)

6 h of walk

Ascent towards a pass above Lo Manthang. Steep slope down in the middle of earth pillars up to Die (3360 m). Crossing of the river and ascent to Yara. Camping.


Yara - Tanggye (3320 m)
Day 12
Yara - Tanggye (3320 m)

7 h of walk

Long plateau and steep slope down to cross a torrent. New ascent to a pass (3860 m) and slope down through earth pillars. Visit of Tanggye monastery. Camping.


Tanggye - Chhuksang (2950 m)
Day 13
Tanggye - Chhuksang (2950 m)

8 h of walk

Long stage with a pass aTag 4100 m. We go through a bare plateau. Long slope down to Chhuksang. Camping.


Chhuksang - Muktinath (3800 m)
Day 14
Chhuksang - Muktinath (3800 m)

7 h of walk

Early departure to Tethang. Ascent in a talweg with few mountain pastures in the middle of rocks. We go through a pass (4050 m) that indicates the exit of Mustang. Slope down to Muktinath. Camping.


Muktinath - Jomosom (2800 m)
Day 15
Muktinath - Jomosom (2800 m)

5 h of walk

The last and long slope down to Jomosom. We go through the fortified village of Jarkhot. Night at the lodge.


Flight Jomosom - Pokhara
Day 16
Flight Jomosom - Pokhara

Early in the morning flight back to Pokhara. Transfer to the hotel in Phewa lake. Night at the hotel.


Flight Pokhara > Kathmandu
Day 17
Flight Pokhara > Kathmandu

At the beginning of the afternoon, flight back to Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel in the area of Thamel. Night at the hotel.


Kathmandu
Day 18
Kathmandu

Free day in Kathamndu. Night at the hotel. Extra charge for a guided visit (optional).


Kathmandu - International airport
Day 19
Kathmandu - International airport

Transfer to the international airport. End of our services.


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