Lower Mustang Trek

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Duration 5 Days
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$675 USD

  • Holiday Type

    Family
  • Best Season

    Always
  • Max-Altitude

    3920m
  • Difficulty Level

    Easy
  • Group Size

    1-25 persons
  • Accomodation

    Tea House /Lodge

Overview

Lower Mustang Trek also known as Jomsom MuktinathTrek. Jomsom is located at an altitude of 2700m in Mustang District and is also famous with the name as Dzong-Sampa. Lower mustang trek takes you to Pokhara thru the Valley of Kali Gandaki River to the Pilgrimage site of Muktinath. It is a part of the Annapurna Circuit Region and Annapurna Circuit Trek prevails as one of the most admired and classic pilgrimage trek. In the Lower mustang trek you can observe the panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt Tilicho (7134m), Mt Thorongla (5415 m) and Mt Nilgiri (7061m). Another attraction of this trekking is culture, lifestyle of Thakali. Thakalis are indigenous group staying in the northwestern part of Nepal.

The way of life a number of the path is rich (a combination of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhism). The trail weaves thru the lower Mustang vicinity of Nepal, Finishing at the village of Kagbeni, a Tibetan inspired village full of prayer wheels, chortens, and a Buddhist monastery. The path’s maximum factor is Muktinath at 3800 meters, a holy site of temples sacred to both Buddhists and Hindus for centuries. We are able to explore a day around historical Muktinath temple; a pagoda fashioned temple of Lord Vishnu.

Trip Highlights

  • Getaways to Upper mustang trek
  • 25 minutes scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom
  • Beautiful panorama of Mt. Annapurna1(8091), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Mt. Nilgiri (7061m)
  • Amazing Kaligandaki river and fossils are found on its bank
  • Landscape looks like Tibetan plateau
  • Muktinath temple, the pilgrimage center of Hindus as well as Buddhist
  • Unique culture, lifestyles of Thakali, the indigenous group of northwestern part Nepal
  • Traditional agriculture system of local people.

 

Itineraries

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.


Trip Includes

  • Pokhara to Jomsom/Pokhara round trip flight ticket.
  • Airport transfer and pickup by private van/jeep.
  • Trekking guide
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Comprehensive per-departure information and trip dossiers
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

 

Trip Excludes

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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