During this trip you'll experience desolate landscapes and lavishly adorned monasteries, cross great rivers and fields
created through the painstaking labor of humans over time, visit with the highland that extends
endlessly northward and view the immaculate white peaks of the Nilgiri and Annapurna peaks. Tightly
sealed off from the outside world until 1992, the tiny Kingdom of Mustang was preserved within
its boundaries, a culture and a way of life that has changed little over the centuries. Still
presided over by its hereditary dynasty, this unique kingdom-within-a-kingdom has ancient Tibetan
Buddhist monasteries (that predate any monasteries within Tibet) and a well preserved Tibetan
Buddhism which has thrived with little influence from the outside world. In fact, it is said
by many that there is more of Tibet in Mustang than there is in today's Tibet. On top of all
of this, the trekking in Mustang's territory is fabulous and only moderately difficult. This
is truly a connoisseur's trek.
The trip begins with a flight to Pokhara and a connecting flight to Jomsom, the latter taking us through the spectacular Kali Gandaki River Gorge. Our first day's trek is an easy walk to Kagbeni. The following day, we will be entering an area that was virtually untrekked until 1992. After a full day beside the Kali Gandaki, we'll climb up onto a shoulder above the river and enter the Mustang proper.
As we work our way up the river, each day seems to take us back several decades or more. The highlight of this trek is seeing beautiful old monasteries, especially the Luri Gompa Lomathang is the home of the King of Mustang. We are permitted to visit the King who serves his guests Tibetan tea when he is in residence. This is the culmination of our trek. From there, we walk back to Jomsom to fly out of Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3: Pokhara
Day 4: Kagbeni
Days 5 - 9: Kali Gandi Gorge
Day 10: Full day of rest in Lo Manthang
Days 11 - 13: Return trek to Jomsom
Day 14: Flight day
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 16: Depart from Kathmandu
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Choosing Your Trip
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Reserving Your Place
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