Requires Camping trek: 2 to 4 porters for 1 member (camping/expedition), Special permit fee $500 per person up to 10 days and $50 per person after 10 days
Trekking Season-April to Mid June, Late September to Mid November
Trek Highlights: The Upper Mustang region offers a hidden and unique culture with a spectacular adventure trekking into the last forbidden kingdom. This area was first opened for outsiders in 1991. While there you will explore the ancient monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of this unique landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world's deepest gorge Kaligandaki into the highest regions of Lo-Mangthang Valley that passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill, panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The thousands years of isolation has helped keep the culture, lifestyle and heritage unchanged for centuries. The city wall and the four story palace in Lo-Manthang offer some of the most beautiful architectures in the Mustang region. Another attraction in the Mustang region is the Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring).
The people of Mustang call themselves Lobas, and they have their own King/tribal-leader, Jigme Palbar Bista. After Nepal was declared a republic in 2007, the Nepal Government took back the official recognition of the Bista as the Mustangi King. However, the people there still respect him as their King or tribe-leader. Bista also grants audience to visitors upon request. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment. Join our US Sherpa International team in this majestic journey to the mystical land of Lo-Manthang!
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu Day 2: Drive to Pokhara, night in Pokhara Day 3: Day in Pokhara Day 4: Fly to Jomsom (8,891 ft) & Trek to Kagbeni (9,186 ft) Day 5:Trek to Chele (10,000 ft)/Chusang Valley Day 6:Trek to Geling (11,712 ft) Day 7:Trek to Tsarang (11,679 ft) Day 8:Trek to Lo Manthang (12,496 ft) Day 9:Rest & Explore Around Lo Manthang Day 10: Trek to Dri/Yara (13,123 ft) Day 11: Trek to Bas Khola (14,763 ft) Day 12:Acclimatization day Day 13:Trek to Damodar Kund (lake)/ camp at 16,043 ft Day 14:Trek to Ghechung Khola (13,123 ft) Day 15: Trek to Tange (10,629 ft) Day 16: Trek to Tetang (9,514 ft) Day 17: Trek to Muktinath (12, 335 ft) Day 18: Trek to Jomsom (8,891 ft) Day 19: Fly to Pokhara then back to Kathmandu) Day 20:Last day in Kathmandu Day 21: Transfer to airport for departure