Lo Manthang Trekking

Lo Manthang Trekking is a unique and rewarding trek experience that takes you to the forbidden kingdom of Mustang. It offers breathtaking landscapes, ancient monasteries, and experience the Tibetan culture and lifestyle.

Lo Manthang Trekking

This unique trek takes us into an arid region beyond the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The route entails traveling across desert like landscape, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys, It is a land of barley field and pasture where sheep are seen grazing and ponies are used to carry loads. The views of wind-swept Kali Gandaki Valley, vast spaces around Kagbeni, sprawling ridges and high mountains provide a mind-blowing experience for the brave adventurer. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the most rewarding experiences in Nepal. Trekkers will have a close-up view of the primitive society that has remained unaffected by modernization for centuries. The king still exists and grants audience to the visitors in his palace at the walled city of Lo Manthang.

18 Days Lo Manthang Trekking Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 
Day 02: Kathmandu.
Day 04: Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni
Day 05: Kagbeni - Chele
Day 06: Chele - Geling
Day 07: Geling - Charang
Day 08: Charang - Lo Manthang
Day 09-10-11: Lo Manthang Valley
Day 12: Lo Manthang - Ghami via Gekar
Day 13: Ghami - Samar
Day 14: Samar - Kagbeni 
Day 15: Kagbeni - Jomsom 
Day 16: Jomsom - Pokhara 
Day 17: Kathmandu 
Day 18 Departure to Airport

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 
Meet with our representative at the airport. Drive to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu.
Half Day visit of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kumari Goddess and Swayambhunath. PM: Free, preparation for the trekking. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni
Fly to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang. This is the most interesting town in the area. The spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus peak will make you buy some extra rolls of film. After breakfast trek along the Kali Gandaki River. Arrive Kagbeni, the entry point of the upper Mustang for overnight stop. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 05: Kagbeni - Chele
There is a trail up the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst whitewashed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards.  Nilgiri peak which dominates the southern skyline at Kagbeni continues to loom massively at the foot of the valley.  Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village about 1 1/2 hrs trek, and cross the river from there and continue north climbing up the trail to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chele at 3030 Mt. The culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo from here. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 06: Chele - Geling
The climb continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock at 3540 Mt.  Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, then descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 Mt.  The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen.  From there gently climb to a pass at 3770mt and descend to Geling. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 07: Geling - Charang
From Geling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on your trek Nyi LA pass and descend below the blue, grey and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmar Chu (river), then climbs past what is perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal.  Climbing over another pass at 3600m, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang.  The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa is an interesting visit to observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddha's. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 08: Charang - Lo Manthang
The trail descends about 100 meters down from Charang, crosses the Charang-Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge and continues to climb.  Finally, from a ridge at 3850meter there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of LO Manthang. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 09-10-11: Lo Manthang
There are four major places and several other places like the Tall Champa Lakhang "God house", the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attractions of this town.  Another attraction is the four-story building of the Raja's Palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya.  Having seen one, you are excited to see the others.

Besides Lo Manthang there are two other interesting valleys worth visiting.  The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja's summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Nangyals "The Monastery of Victory" is the newest and most active Gompa in LO.  The eastern valley contains Chosar, the site of a High School, Garphu and Nyphu Gompa and is the main trading route to Lhasa. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 12: Lo Manthang - Ghami via Gekar
This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your return trek.  The trail climbs steadily to the pass marked by a cairn, offering a last glimpse of LO Manthang.  The trail contours past two small ridges and valleys and across a ridge at 4070m then descends across to the south through two more valleys, meadows and a stream. The trail then makes a long rocky descent to Gekar. LO Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa in Nepal.  Then crosses a ridge after a little climbing and drops down steeply to Thamar village. The trail descends along the side of the stone walls and fields of extensive villages, then climbs to a ridge. It is a short descent to Ghami. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 13: Ghami - Samar
From Ghami climb to Nyi La Pass and descend to Samar through the same route. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 14: Samar - Kagbeni 
Return trek to Kagbeni. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 15: Kagbeni - Jomsom 
Trek back to Jomsom. Overnight stay in lodge.

Day 16: Jomsom - Pokhara 
After breakfast, fly to Pokhara and continue fly back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 17: Kathmandu 
After breakfast you're free as your own in Kathmandu.  Overnight stay in hotel.

Day 18 Departure to Airport
After breakfast, Drop to airport, fly back to Home.

Cost Include

  • Airports pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • All Transportation
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara BB (Bed & Breakfast) basis
  • Internal domestic flights
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) each day during the trek
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during mustang valley trek period
  • Professional English-speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require

Cost Exclude

  • International Flight Ticet.
  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, postage, laundry.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Emergency evacuation.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Costs arising from unforeseen events outside the control of our company.
  • Domestic flight ticket (optional)

From

$1790


Trip Code
LMT

Trip Duration
18

Group Size
12

Accomodation
Lodges

Best Season
March to November

Trip Difficulty
Moderate

Transportation
Private

Starts In
Kathmandu

Ends In
Kathmandu

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