Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by
our representative who will take you to the hotel for
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
You have a scenic drive to Pokhara (by car/van). O/N in
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
Fly to Jomsom. From Jomsom follow the Kali Gandaki River
route forward to Eklebhatti and reach Kagbeni. From
Kagbeni the route meets the junction where the trail
splits for Muktinath, the pilgrimage temple and for
Upper Mustang (Lo-Manthang). Kagbeni is a delightful
village on the edge of the Mustang restricted area; it’s
a hive of activity for donkey and yak caravans coming
and going to and from mustang and for pilgrims taking a
rest on route to Mukthinath. In Kagbeni, you can easily
spend a few hours wondering around taking in this lovely
village. O/N at Kagbeni.
Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)
From Kagbeni you enter the restricted area of Upper
Mustang. The trail makes several ups and downs to arrive
at Tangbe village (3060m). Walking further and
descending you will reach to Chhuksang village (2980m)
where you will see many beautiful white washed houses
and agriculture fields. From Chhuksang making more ups
and downs along the Kali Gandaki River you will get to
Chele village. O/N at Chele.
Day 05: Chele to Geling (3570m)
From Chele the trail climbs up to the Chele La (3630m)
(pass). After crossing the ridge from Chele La the trail
enters a large sided valley and descends to Samar
(3620m) where you will have views of the distant
Annapurna Himal dominated by Nil Giri. The trail climbs
up to the Bhena La (3830m) and to Bhena (3860m).
Climbing to another pass, the Yamdo La (4010m), you will
descend steeply following a ridge to Shyangmochen
(3800m). From Shyangmochen you descend to the
picturesque village of Geling, spend some time here
soaking up the village atmosphere. O/N at Geling.
Day 06: Geling to Charang (3560m)
Turning west from Geling, climbing gently through the
fields, passing below Tama Gaon and turning north you
will reach Nyi La (4020m). The trail then drops steeply
to Ghemi (3510m), a large village surrounded by many
fields busy with the activity of the local people
working this arid landscape. From Ghemi the trail first
descends and then climbs a rocky path to Choya la
(3870m). Making a gentle descent the trail reaches to
Chharang. O/N at Chharang.
Day 07: Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m)
The trail descends from Charang, crosses the Charang Chu
and climbs steeply up a rocky trail, then enters the
Tholung valley. The trail turns north and climbs gently
to a large isolated chorten, then crosses a stream and
reaches the LoLa (3950m) where you will see the view of
the walled city of Lo Manthang. Descending for some time
the trail crosses a stream and climbs up to Lo Manthang
where you will see the school, health post, and police
check post and several important chortens. O/N at Lo
Day 08: In Lo Mathang
This day will be spent in this mystical and isolated
city. You will awake to the mystical sounds of monks
chanting and the heady sent of temple candles. After
having breakfast you will visit the four major temples
within the city walls. The major attraction of this area
is the three storey’s Jampa Lhakhang, the red Thubchen
gompa with a massive assembly hall, Chodey gompa and
Choprang gompa. After visiting the temples you will take
a walk to visit the ACAP office and to Tarchun Gurung’s
shop where you can climb up to the roof for a view of
the town, and buy a memento to take away with you.
Return back to Lo Manthang Camp. O/N at Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Trip around Lo Manthang
Again you spend another day in Lo Manthang getting to
know the place and getting an incite into how the people
live in this remote and arid landscape. After having
breakfast you will visit the raja’s Place which is an
imposing four storey building in the centre of the city.
Then you will hire a horse to visit some other villages
in this area where you will observe the local culture,
life style, tradition and warm heartedness of these
people. Return back to Lo Manthang Camp. O/N at Lo
Day 10: Lo Manthang to Drakmar
From Lo Manthang the trail climbs steadily offering a
last glimpse of Lo Manthang. The trail climbs a ridge at
4070m and continues climbing to the Chogo La (4325m),
the highest point on the trek. The trail makes a short,
steep descent and crosses the Chharang River, then
climbs to Lo Geker and reaches to Ghar gompa a small
monastery. Climbing to the ridge, crossing a valley
along some alpine meadows, and then dropping down a
steep eroded path you will reach Drakmar. O/N at Drakmar.
Day 11: Drakmar to Shyangmochen
The trail descends passing the stone walls and fields of
Drakmar, then climbs to a ridge and descends to the
lower part of Ghemi and further descending you will
reach to Jaite (3820m) and descend again gently to
Chhung-Kah. The trail then reaches to Tama Gaon (3710m)
and continues descending to Shyangmochen. O/N at
Day 12: `Shyangmochen to Chhuksang
From Shyangmochen the trail follows the quite stream all
the way down to Chhuksang. O/N at Chhuksang.
Day 13: Chhuksang to Kagbeni
Trek back to Kagbeni from Chhuksang. O/N at Kagbeni.
Day 14: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Trek back to Jomsom. O/N at Jomsom.
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara
Fly back to Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Transfer to the Airport for your onward
here for Lomanthang Trekking