Early morning take 25 minute flight to Jomsom, the districts headquarter of Mustang district. From Jomsom, you can have some spectacular snaps of Nigiri, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche peaks. We will trek through the Kaligandaki river valley before arrive at Kagbeni. Kagbeni still feels like a medieval village, with its closely packed mud houses and dark tunnels. Situated at an auspicious river confluence, it is also the gateway to Upper Mustang.
After breakfast our journey starts with a special permit check-up and onward to the riverbank of Kali Gandaki upstream. Well, during our walk, we will have scenic picturesque places to stop by. And from Kagbeni, the path climbs steeply to rejoin the direct trail leading to Khingar. Our trail finally climbs through a desert landscape till Jarkot village to finally reach at Muktinath.
In this area villages are built in the same style as the villages of “the forbidden kingdom”, Upper Mustang, which is very close to here but to enter it we need a special permit. We trek on a great route that trekkers on the Annapurna circuit miss out on, so you will be far away from the crowds and the jeep trail to Jharkot and Muktinath. We cross Lubra Pass (3920 m.) on the way and it takes us around 3 hours to reach Lubra.Lubra is famous for being the last stronghold in Nepal of the ancient bon pre-Buddhist religion. It is not represented by many monasteries these days, so it is a rare and special chance to learn about this ancient animist religion, while taking a stunning alternate route. After lunch back to jomsom.
Around 7:30 at the morning after breakfast we walk to dhumba Lake Dhumba Lake is a green water lake that sits at the base of Mt. Nilgiri. The lake is sacred for Buddhists. Locals have fenced the lake with traditional prayer flags to restrict visitors from entering and tampering with the lake water. There is an interesting story about the sacred lake. Legends say that one day suddenly, the lake water turned blood red. Long after, Tibetan Buddhists performed religious ceremonies, and the lake returned to its former green waters. After explore the dhumba lake we go to marpha village. We set off along the way of Annapurnas trek to the village of Marpha /in the high season it is full of beautiful views of the surrounding glacier giants/ famous for its apple liqueur. The apple trees are here literally covered with apples. The best view of Marpha is from the monastery Solmi Gomba.
Morning fly back to Pokhara and transform to hotel.