Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Altitude: 1,300m/4,264 ft. Meal: Dinner)
On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.
Day 02 Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara valley (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Flight: 30 minutes Meal: B)
After having breakfast, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu domestic airport. Just flying of around 30 minutes, you will reach at Pokhara. Pokhara is most popular for its lakes Phewa, Begnas and Rupa. You can go for boating on these famous lakes. Exploring the deep-seated mysteries of intriguing caves like Mahendra Gupha, Bat Cave will further heighten your adventure spirit. Spend your time at your own.
Day 03 Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (Altitude: Jomsom: 2,715m/8,910ft. Kagbeni: 2,858/9,374ft Flight: 20 minutes Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Take an early morning flight to Jomsom over the mountains with the views of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri; you will land at tiny airstrip of a beautiful town, Jomsom. It is also a headquarters of Mustang region and a major village of the Kaligandaki valley that links the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt trade route to Tibet. After initial preparation of loads, begins trek to the pretty village of Kagbeni. Since, it will be very windy in the afternoon from Jomsom onwards, gradually starts trekking along the Kali-Gandaki River bed after crossing a suspension bridge in an easy trail. Grasp the closest view of the Mt. Dhauligiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri and the entire Annapurna massif in south. You will reach at a beautiful land with narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, wheat and barley field, a large red Gompa picturing the culture and nature if Upper Mustang. Kagbeni is a sacred place and a major junction of river Kagh Khola coming from Muktinath and Mustang Khola forming the River Kaligandaki. Here, at the north is a police station where you will need to complete a paperwork while entering to Upper Mustang- a forbidden region of Nepal. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 04 Trek Kagbeni to Chele (Altitude: 3050m/10,004ft Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Begins to walk up stream of the Kaligandaki River. On the way, catch the scenic photographs of some caves, and Gompa Kang. In the Upper Mustang, you will visit numerous monasteries of the Shakya-Pa sect, however, Kang Gompa is of Nyingma-Pa sect of Himalayan Buddhism. The trail you will follow will be the ups and downhill. You will reach at Tangbe for a while. Here you will see first black, white and red Chortens that symbolize the Upper Mustang. Tangbe is a tangle of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. Walking for hours, you will reach at Chukkung, from here onwards, you will see the distinct change in topography, lifestyle as well as culture and people. Spots you encounters will be the brown landscape with patches of green. And continuing the trail towards north, you will reach at the river where, you have to cross a steel bridge that takes you to the ridge village Chele. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 05 Trek Chele to Syanbochen (Altitude: 3475m/11,398ft Trek: 6-7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, you will have a climb in a steep trail and cross a Taklam-la Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft.) and Dajori la Pass (3735 m/12325 ft.). Walking through the plateaus and narrow stretches, you will view the mountains including Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. After crossing passes, descend down on a pleasant trail to Samar, situated in a grove of a poplar trees. It is a main place to stop for horses and mule caravans. Then, following the ascending trail above Samar village, you will reach to a ridge and starts descending steeply to a stream. Walking for nearly 3 hours in ups and downhill, you will reach at Syanbochen. On the way, you will enjoy cool streams, juniper trees, Chortens and some caves including a famous cave known as Ranchung cave. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 06 Trek Syanbochen to Ghaymi (Altitude: 3520m/11,546ft Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Starts walking gently in uphill trail to a huge village and descending for a while, you will reach at Geling. You will see the Tibetan style houses with walls of mud and stones and a roof with twigs, straw and a mixture of a mud and pebbles. From here, you will walk uphill through the mountain passes following the trail with poplar trees. Then, begins climbing to the Nyi-La Pass (4,010m/13,193ft.), would be a bit linger but interesting Viewing Mountains: Mustang, Annapurna and Nilgiri. The gentle descent from the pass will takes to a junction from where you will take left direction towards Ghami for overnight stay. Ghami is one of the largest village of Lo region surrounded by large fields, mostly barren. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 07 Trek Ghaymi to Charang (Altitude: 3500m/11,480ft Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
After breakfast, you trek starts with a pleasant walk crossing Ghami Khola. You will climb to a plateau and passes a longest Mani wall; then catching the trail towards east, you will continue to walk to the village of Charang. It is a large spread-out village with mess fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village, visit a huge white Dzong and Red Gompa that exhibits an excellent collection of ancient statues and Thankas. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 08 Trek Charang to Lo-Mangthang (Altitude: 3700m/12,136ft Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
Today, spend morning time exploring village of Charang and then get ready to trek for Lo-Manthang. You will gently walk in downhill to Charang Chu Canyon and then steeply climb above the valley crossing a river and gently ascending to a windy pass (3850 m) of Lo for a beautiful view of Lo-Manthang. Then walking for a while you will reach to a large isolated Chortens which is the entry point of Lo Manthang. View the walled city of Lo Manthang with a single entrance on the north east corner. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 09 Explore the Lo-Mangthang (Altitude: 3700m/12,136ft. Meal: BLD)
Today, take your own time to explore the surrounding of Lo Manthang. The city has around 150 houses, temples and monasteries. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar that lies on a hill top and stands as an important center of local communities and even a local court. First, you can visit Namgyal Gompa and the make your next destination to Tingkhar which is the main village in the northwest corner of the Lo Manthang. You can also make your journey to the Tall Champa Lakhang “God House” that contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as wall painting of “Mandala”; Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of the city. Likewise, the four stoyred palace of King at the center and the panoramic view of the Himalayas makes your trip overwhelming. Spend Overnight at local lodge.
Day 10 Drive Lo-Manthang to Jomsom (Altitude: 2,715m/8,910ft. Drive: 7/8 hrs. Meal: BLD)
It will be a long and exciting drive from Lo-Manthang and a sad final day of your trek in the Mustang. You can have good time with a nice hot shower. Celebrate final evening with Sherpas and porters and don’t missed to taste the “Marpha”, the local drink. Spend overnight at local lodge.
Day 11 Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Flight: 20 minutes Meal: BLD)
Take a spectacular early morning flight to Pokhara. It will be a 20 minutes dramatic flight between gorge of two giant mountains- Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhauligiri. On your arrival at airport in Pokhara, you will then, catch a flight to Kathmandu. Rest of the time, enjoy at your own. (Option: could make a flight to Kathmandu on next day). Spend overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 Departure transfer (Altitude: 823m/2,700ft Meal: B)
Our tour officer will pick you up from your hotel three hours prior to your departure time. You will be escorted in a private vehicle to the airport for your final departure. Have a safe flight home.