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Lower Mustang Trek

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Duration

8N/9D

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

20 people

Languages

English

Overview

Lower Mustang Trek is one of the best and convenient trekking options in Nepal. Nepal's Mustang region used to be a semi-self-reliant kingdom till 2008, and nonetheless stays one of the most quality-preserved Tibetan Buddhist societies on this planet. Flying to Jomsom and then trekking around curb Mustang—through Kagbeni, Muktinath,... More

Lower Mustang Trek is one of the best and convenient trekking options in Nepal. Nepal’s Mustang region used to be a semi-self-reliant kingdom till 2008, and nonetheless stays one of the most quality-preserved Tibetan Buddhist societies on this planet. Flying to Jomsom and then trekking around curb Mustang—through Kagbeni, Muktinath, Jharkot, and Lupra—is the best method of getting a style of exciting Mustang without needing to pay for the expensive upper Mustang allow.

Mustang has arid landscape because it lies in the rain shadow area of giant Himalaya. Flying from Pokhara goes through the way of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest on the planet. On the opposite aspect, a thoroughly distinct landscape opens up that is like a few different places in Nepal. Perched on ridges and cliffs which revel Tibetan Buddhist Monastery while trekking around Jomsom.

Muktinath is the holy Hindu Pilgrimage site and the ancient fortress town of Kagbeni, the frontier between reduce and higher Mustang. Greenery is sparse and provided most effective by way of the irrigated fields around settlements. The precise panorama and culture combine to create an exciting, trekking experience during Lower Mustang Trek.

In Upper Mustang we can discover the well preserved Tibetan culture where we will visit Muktinath which is the holiest shrines among Buddhists and Hindus. We can also have views of the north face of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Also, we will fly over the Kali Gandaki gorge which is the deepest gorge on earth.

Important Information Before Your Trek Commence in Himalaya.

  • In tea house/guest house/lodge/hotel trek we don’t want so much apparatus.
  • First aid medical kit Camping trek and peak climbing, we can provide all of the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lanterns, tables and stools, kitchen tent, eating tent and bathroom tent. All the organic foods at the same time trekking; however, not snacks and the elegant carrier we can control.
  • Two guests for one porter and one respectable trekking advisor.
  • All entrance and regional allows some may not include. We strongly advise checking inclusion, exclusion, and terms of the condition of individual trekking itinerary.
  • You could request us for any additional requirements.
  • We provide all meals during trek day and one farewell dinner.
  • Except for camping trek and peak climbing, you can ask rate without meals. Otherwise, all itineraries included meals during the trek.
  • The sleeping bag provided if you’re going higher than 4000M peak.

Nepal has one of the finest altitude variants on this planet as altitude levels from 60 meters from sea degree to the absolute best point on earth 8848 meters so that you have got to be very careful while you plan your Trek right here. Relying upon places, you consult with and the climatic conditions that may range from arctic bloodless to tropical scorching. You can also need to carry garments those which could use each of the conditions. If you’re trekking within the curb altitudes less than 3000 meters mild t-shirts in the day time and a gentle down jacket for the night can be adequate. The climate within the mountains is very unpredictable, so it’s a good suggestion to carry a waterproof Jacket and a few heat clothes as things can trade very speedy on this a part of the world. For the night time which might be chilling cold within the mountains a down jacket or a heat fleece jacket and thermo-coats and pants shall be important. The advantage of traveling right here is if you come from a scorching country the place you employ warm garments very seldom, you’ve choices to rent down jackets, snow boots, snoozing bags and so on. At a very fair cost in Kathmandu itself.

  1. Sleeping bag – although you’re going for a Tea apartment trek we advise you to deliver a snoozing bag (Down-filled baggage, four seasons or – 20-Degree Celsius) because of the nights may be tremendously cold, and you may also want one even inside of a tea house. For tents, we can provide an excellent one.
  2. Sleeping bag liner (interior set) – this can be a small item but will also be useful within the mountains, and it gives you extra warmth inside the drowsing bag. When you’ve got your possess Thermosets, convey it.
  3. Daypack/Rucksack – Day pack is so that you can raise things like cameras, water bottles, jackets, etc. And another personal object you require. Preserve these things in the day pack and handover the relaxation of the luggage to the porters and please make sure you’ve gotten integrated the whole thing as we received meet the porters till we reach the overnight tenting website online or tea-apartment.
  4. Boots – Please bring boots of fine satisfaction because the mountain terrain is elaborate to walk generally. A good boot needs to provide ankle help, plenty of toe room for lengthy descents, a stiff sole and are ought to be gentle due to the fact with each step you carry your boot up.
  5. Socks – in the cities skinny socks will do for you but in the mountains deliver thick warm socks at the least four pairs depending upon the duration of the Trek.
  6. Slippers/Sandals – besides sneakers in the Trek you can also need a slipper to move round in the hotels or the periphery of the hotel as after an extended trek your ft must feel some air.
  7. Down Jacket – this is the essential thing while you go for a trek. That you can both carry it from a dwelling or hire it in Kathmandu and it’s now not high priced at all (USD 2 per day minimum).
  8. Wind/Rain Jacket – Get s set of water-resistant and breathable rain jacket as there might be occasional rainfalls within the high mountains. Plastic ponchos can be used, but they don’t seem to believe very precious.
  9. First-aid Package – even though the trek consultant could have a first aid kit, you can elevate few medicines that you just might in finding indispensable to carry.
  • Fleece/sweat pants
  • Daywear shirt
  • Trekking pants
  • Wind pants
  • Underwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens/Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Torch Light
  • Toiletries and odds and ends
  • Towel
  • Moisturizer
  • Camera/Notebook/Pen
  • Video camera
  • Some reading materials (Magazines, Novels, etc.)
  • Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
  • Snow gaiters
  • Snacks and nutrition

Which you could readily rent matters required for trekking reminiscent of sleeping bags, down Jackets, Boots and different apparatus in Kathmandu. Thamel as there are lots of shops that offer revenue and rent each. That you may opt for what to rent, in the event, you don’t wish to carry it from dwelling after arriving here as we will be able to aid you before you start the trek. Our trek advisor will lead you to one of the crucial stores with massive stocks of trekking components and bargain for you as well.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Travel Destination: Nepal/Annapurna Region
  • Trek Days: 4 Days
  • Group Size: 2 Pax Minimum
  • Transfer: Land Transfer/Flight/Trek
  • Trip Type: Moderate
  • Meal: Restaurant and Tea House
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House
  • Maximum Altitude: 3710M
  • Best Season: September to November and March to June.
  • Trips Cover - Return Airport Transfer, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Kali Gandaki, Marpha, Kagbeni, Lower Mustang, Lo Manthang, Jharkot, Red Gompa, Muktinath, Lupra, All Permission Fees and All Government Taxes.

Itinerary

Day 01: Once arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Nebula Travels and Tours representative will meet and transfer to the hotel.

Once arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Nebula Travels and Tours representative will meet and transfer to the hotel. Late-night entertainment stroll in Thamel, a popular touristic location in Kathmandu and a bustling bazaar which presents a glimpse of Nepal's brilliant ethnic tradition after that overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu,

Explore Kathmandu, Kathmandu has particular surroundings during the early morning hours when the city is slowly coming to lifestyles yet no longer too chaotic. It is a first-class time to walk and explore the streets or have a chai overlooking one of the most local courtyards or durbar squares. There are several methods you can spend the day given the various splendid points of interest across the Kathmandu. We will head out for dinner later in the evening at one of the vital city's best eateries, or your expert can arrange a residence-cooked dinner with a nearby household and overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom (2720M),

Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom (2720M), After an early breakfast in Kathmandu transfer to the domestic airport in Kathmandu and fly to Pokhara and again catch the connecting flight to Jomsom which is the headquarter of Mustang district. You will fly through the world’s deepest gorge named Kaligandagi gorge. you can have exceptional views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from the plane. Jomsom is likely one of the only a few places in Nepal from the place the Himalayan peaks will also be admired at the sort of close range and but from a riskless altitude of most effective 8,800 feet. Massive mountains like Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Dhaulagiri look so close you might reach out to touch them.
In Jomsom, you can suppose how a lot cooler and drier the air is. At present is a day for taking it convenient and exploring the charming city of Jomsom and beyond to get a consider for your environment. Depending on the way you think, there is an excellent two-hour stroll down the Kali Gandaki Valley to Marpha, home of Thakali individuals and their famous Marpha apples and apple brandy. You can discover the village studying concerning the typical design principles, together with the flat roofs to dry products to be used in the long winters and the underground drainage procedure that you would be able to additionally visit the distillery and sample their wares before returning to Jomsom and overnight at the tea house.

👉🏿 Kathmandu to Pokhara to Jomsom flight depends on the weather, in case no flight wishes additional yet another day.

Day 04: Trek to Kagbeni (2900M),

Trek to Kagbeni (2900M), This morning, you'll be able to trek north to Kagbeni, arriving in time for lunch. The broad path alongside the western facet of the sandy, Saligram-filled riverbed provides views of the neighborhood peaks of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Nilgiri, and, to the south, the Annapurna Massif. Kagbeni, spectacularly headquartered atop a cliff overlooking the confluence of the Kali Gandaki and the Jhong Khola rivers, is the last village in scale down Mustang and guards the doorway into higher Mustang (obvious throughout the Kali Gandaki riverbed).
It's an oasis of green fields amidst rocky, arid mountains, with Niligiri looming past. This historical, partly ruined fortress city is a glimpse into a unique way of life, with its slim alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of barley and its tremendous, 800-1200 months-historic brick-purple Sayaka Gompa. You could also wander previous the historical one hundred-room King's Palace. At the police investigate post at the north end of the village, there's a sign that reads "constrained discipline, vacationers, please do not go beyond this factor.

Day 05: Visit to the Pink Gompa (3519 M) and trek to Jharkot.

Visit to the Pink Gompa (3519 M) and trek to Jharkot. it would be best to consume a hearty breakfast this morning, as, at present, the mountaineering starts off evolved. From Kagbeni to Jharkot is roughly 3-4 hours walking, depending on how you're feeling within the dry air and the altitude. It is an uphill trek from Kagbeni to Jarkhot, and also you gain fairly a little bit of elevation, so it's excellent to discontinue right here and take the afternoon to explore this old fortified village.
The major characteristic of the village is the hanging pink Gompa (monastery) of the Sakya sect of Buddhism that sits prominently at the entrance of the village. This Gompa is more than 500 years historic and has an active Tibetan remedy school. Down the valley, there are stunning views and hike upwards to the famous (cross) Thorong La. which is the best point of the Annapurna Circuit trek.

Day 06: Trek to Jharkot through Muktinath (3710M),

Trek to Jharkot through Muktinath (3710M), Muktinath is a fundamental pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus, and an exceptional illustration of a sacred location shared in concord by way of followers of two religions. Neighborhood Buddhist nuns (belonging to the lineage of Lama Wangyal) caretaker the site. Every year, countless numbers of devotees from India, Tibet, and Nepal come right here on pilgrimage for purification and salvation. It's stated that throughout history, many kings for the period of Asia did the equal. It's well valued at spending a day here to not only discuss with this sacred shrine but in addition to chill out and benefit from the stunning surroundings.

Day 07: Trek to Jomsom by way of Lupra (2790M),

Trek to Jomsom by way of Lupra (2790M), you'll descend to Jomsom by way of Lupra village, visiting a nearby Bonpo Monastery.
Again ascend the mountain for a brief option to get back on the path, it is a great route that trekkers on the Annapurna circuit fail to notice, so you'll be a long way far from the crowds and the jeep trail to Jharkot and Muktinath. Bonpo is a historic pre-Buddhist religion not represented via many monasteries in this day and age, so it is a rare and targeted chance to gain knowledge of this old animist faith while taking an attractive alternate route back to Jomsom Bazar.

Day 08: We will take a flight to Kathmandu from Jomsom via Pokhara,

We will take a flight to Kathmandu from Jomsom via Pokhara after an early breakfast in Jomsom, you'll be able to be transferred to the regional airstrip to catch your return flight to Pokhara. From right here, you'll trap a connecting flight to Kathmandu. If you arrive, you'll be able to be transferred to your resort within the capital metropolis. Spend the relaxation of the day on your own, maybe exploring the streets taking walks, bicycle, or rickshaw, and seeing whatever you might have neglected at the starting of your travel.

👉🏿 Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu flight depends upon the climate, in case no flight needs further one other day.

Day 09: Departure Day

After having breakfast at the Hotel, wait till flight time then drives to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home.

Included/Excluded

  • All arrival and departure transfer to/from airport domestic and international.
  • 03 overnight accommodations at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Twin sharing basis.
  • 7 days’ lodge/tea house based trek on a full board basis (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner).
  • Accommodation at a tea house during trek
  • 01 government licensed and friendly trek guide during the trek with potters to carry luggage.
  • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conversation Area Project)
  • TIMS for the trek (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Three times tea/coffee per day during the trek
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live cultural show.
  • Staffs insurance, salary and clothing
  • All necessary paperwork and government taxes
  • All government and applicable local taxes.
  • Personal nature expenses such as alcohol, telephone bills, laundry services etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Porters and Guide Tipping.
  • Personal Guide and Sightseeing, Accommodation if Extended.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Restricted Area Permit.
  • Any Domestic and International Airfare.
  • Any extra cost arising from bad weather, unfavorable circumstances (road blockage, landslide, flight cancellation, etc.

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