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The Kingdom of Lo in the Mustang Region of Nepal is one of the most remote kingdoms on earth. One of the few remaining authentic Tibetan cultures still left in the world, the northern part of this astounding kingdom is open to a small number of fortunate permit holders each year. For the adventure of a lifetime, join us as we explore the dramatic landscape and ancient culture of this isolated region.
Sheltered by such massive Himalayan peaks as Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Mustang is a rugged moonscape of walled monasteries, windy plains and towns that time forgot. The founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmasambhava, came here in the 8th century to defend Buddhism against the forces trying to destroy it. To celebrate his successful battle, he built the temple of Lo Gekhar that still stands today, surviving along with an unadulterated Tibetan culture that cannot be found elsewhere.
The kingdom of Lo is strategically positioned along the main trade route between Tibet and India. In the 15th-17th centuries traders carried salt and wool to India and spices and grain back to Tibet, following the course of the mighty Kali Gandaki River. The Kingdom of Lo was part of Tibet until it joined with Nepal in 1790. This district is the lone bastion of traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion in the predominantly Hindu Nepal.The kingdom was closed to outsiders in 1960, when eastern Tibetans began their fight against Chinese forces. The region was not reopened to outsiders until 1991, and upper Mustang is still closed to casual visitors. A small number of permits are issued each year to trekking companies, and a government liaison accompanies each trekking party in the restricted area of upper Mustang.
Mustang enjoys a longer trekking season than the rest of Nepal because it lies beneath the rain shadow of the Himalayas. It is not subject to the monsoons that hit other parts of the country and make trekking difficult. Because of the windy plains and arid landscape, this region is more rugged than other trekking areas of Nepal.
Trek style: Tea-house Or Camping
Transport: Fly In & Out from Jomsom
Activities: Cultural tour/ Trekking
Grade : Energetic
Best season: Sep/ Oct/ Nov/ Feb/ March/ Apr/ May/ June.
Trip starts: Kathmandu
Ends: Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
Day 1. Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 2. Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and trek to Kagbeni
Day 3. Kagbeni to Chele (3100 m)
Day 4. Chele-Geling (3570 m)
Day 5. Geling-Charang (3560 m)
Day 6. Charang-Lo Manthang (3700 m)
Day 7. Rest Day
We spend the day exploring this ancient city, capital of the kingdom and the center of its culture. Monasteries, temples, and ancient structures tell the story of the ancient Tibetan culture and the monastic traditions that are still alive here. Visit the huge seated Buddha in the Champa Lhakang that dates back to the 15th century and examine the beautiful frescoes of the Thugchen Gompa. The Raja may well be in residence at the Raja’s Palace, the largest building in Lo Manthang.
Day 8. Lo-Manthang-Ghami (3460 m) via Gekar
Day 9. Ghami-Samar (3300 M)
Day 10. Samar to Kagbeni
Day 11. Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 12. Flight to pokhara and explore pokhara
Day 13. Pokhara to kathmandu
• Airport Pick up by private car
• Kathmandu hotel room & accommodation as per you're requested
• All land transfer as per given itinerary
• Upper Mustang entry permits fees
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees
• Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit fee
• Accommodation and 3 meals a day while on the trek
• Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Sherpa Guide & necessary porter
• All program according to itineraries on full board.
• Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
• Nepal visa fee
• International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot and cold drinks, shower etc)
• Tips for guides and porters