From Mustang through the Damodar Himal to Narphu Valley Solitude and silence of the Himalayas Picturesque stone houses in Lo Manthang Visit remote mountain villages Climbing the Salibung (6,328 m) Until the late 18th century the prosperity Mustangs based on the control of the salt trade on one of the few passages between Tibet and India. Until the mid 20th century was a Mustang domestically autonomous territory within the Nepalese State. After the occupation of Tibet by China, the trade routes collapsed, and the standard of living declined continuously. The 29-day trekking is only suitable for fit climbers and mountaineers. The Route is new and extends from Mustang through the Damodar Himal hardly known to Marsyandi Valley. The highlight is the ascent of 6,328 m high Salibung.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley Sighseeing
We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats.(Breakfast)
Day 03 : Kathmandu – Pokhara,
Stroll along the Lakeside We are taken to the airport and fly to Pokhara. The relatively mild climate (Pokhara is located at about 800 m) favors a diverse,subtropical vegetation. Depending on your mood and timetable, we can take a walk to the famous Lakeside on the shores of Phewa Lake and take a boat trip.
Day 04: Pokhara – Jomosom – Kagbeni
With a propeller aircraft we fly in the morning from Pokhara (paved runway) by the deep gorge of the Kali Gandaki, between Located Dhaulagiri- and Annapurna massif, to Jomosom (paved runway) at 2,700 meters above sea level. On the old caravan route we hike now about 3 – 4 h by a boulder rich Schottertal, which is known for its strong winds, to Kagbeni (2,840 m).. A defiant Gompa, Stone houses and dark, winding streets characterize this inhabited by Tibetan population of ethnic settlement overlooking the Tilicho Peak and Dhaulagiri. In the afternoon we will have enough time to discover the medieval-looking village boundary.
Day 05: Kagbeni – Chusang – Tsele
In the morning the border formalities at Police Check Post are handled at the output of Kagbeni and equipment and food controlled. Then we set foot on formerly forbidden land – the trekking begins by Mustang! We follow the course of the Kali Gandaki on the east side to Chusang (from here is the river Mustang Khola) and then go up to the place Tsele (3,120 m), where we camp.
Day 06: About three passes by Geling
Through a gorge with fantastic views down our ascent leads up to a Pass (approximately 3,620 m). After descending to the green place Samar we overcome another pass (approximately 3,830 m) and place shortly thereafter our lunch break. Well fortified, we deal with the past Pass with sweeping views and arrive after a long stage to the village of Geling (approximately 3,540 m). Walking time: 7 hrs .; Tent (FMA)
Day 07: La Tsete – Gemi La – La Tsarang – Tsarang
The next stage via a panoramic path and the two passports Tsete La (ca 3,900 m) and La Gemi (ca 3700 m). In the nearest Valley location Gemi – a pretty village – we will have lunch. Our stage now runs across a river to one of the longest mani walls in Mustang. It follows a fairly strenuous climb to the Tsarang La (3,830 m). From here steadily downhill, we meet after approximately 7 hrs. In second largest location Mustangs, in Tsarang (approximately 3,540 m).
Day 08: Tsarang – Lo Manthang
Before departure, we can the monastery and the former royal residence visit (optional). On the direct path separates us only one Half-day stage of Lo Manthang. Soon we arrive at the “capital” of Mustang (ca 3800 m) The landscape is almost desert-like;. The Horizon limit to the north the Tibetan mountains, behind us is the Annapurna chain to see. In the afternoon we will visit the walled With its perpendicular landscaped streets and can (optionally) take city Lo Manthang a look in the gompas and courtyards of the monasteries. The houses with their flat roofs of Lobas lie around the Royal Palace, the centerpiece of Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Lo Manthang
For a whole day we take the time to explore the capital / royal city of Mustang. We will try also an audience to get the King of Mustang.
Day 10: Dhi – Yara
We leave Lo Manthang toward Lho La. A spacious back, which also forms the western edge of the Kali Gandaki, it goes to Dhi Gaon village. We reach the village by a steep descent by imposing erosion flanks. Finally we cross the Kali Gandaki and climb uphill to the day’s destination Yara Gaon (approximately 3,650 m).
Day 11: Luri
Today we leave it again tackle something cozy and climb the valley of Puyung Khola up to the attractive Gompa of Luri (4150 m).
Day 12: Ghuma Tanti
Steep climb, we initially up to a first, nameless pass with about 5,000 meters above sea level. On the other side of the transition we climb down to the hamlet Ghuma Tanti ( 4,750 m).
Day 13: Parsche Khola
Another pass (5,300 m), it is to be overcome before we reach our camp in the deep gorge on Parsye Khola (approx 4,850m).
Day 14: High camp on Lake Damodar
Passport number three is on the (approximately 5,500 m) program, before we reach after a long slope crossing the sacred lakes of the Damodar. On a beautiful meadow, we set up camp on (approximately 4,980 m).
Day 15: Japanese base camp
A “Recovery Stage” is upon us. Slightly uphill we reach the so-called Japanese base camp (about 5,260m).
Day 16: moraine camp
Closer and closer we get to our mountain destination – the Saribung. About the medial Bhatchauk the glacier reach our last Storage space at about 5,750 m before the Mustang or Salibung La.
Day 17: Ascent Salibung Peak (6,328 m)
If all goes well, we want to start our summit attempt. From Salibung Pass it comes with a simple glacier back (approximately 30 ° inclination) up to the summit. Ideally, we want to climb the east side over glaciated terrain to the Bhrikuti Base Camp (5,050m descend).
Day 18: Reserve day
This day we have provided as a reserve day!
Day 19: Descent to Phu Gaon
We’ll leave the icy mountains behind us and climb the valley of Layju Khola down. And immediately we discover the first traces of human and then the stage destination Phu Gaon (approximately 2,650 m) is reached. The place is spectacular on a slope built and it has been here a very receive special habitat.
Day 20: Reserve day resting and in Phu Gaon
Here we have another spare day provided.
Day 21: Trek to Gompa 3500m
Another classic Himalayan trekking day, as we trek down to the old bridge spanning a deep, contoured and narrow gorge and then all the way back up again. It’s a good thing the scenery is so stunning …Below us sit Gyalbu Kumbum, built in 1650, and Satte gompa, and TameLoppchen monastries, & the view of north part Pisang Peak which is so beautiful. We stay overnight there
Day 22: Trek to Naar Village.(4110m)
We climb up to the Nar gates at the top of the hill, and pass by yet another line of wonderfully painted, bamboo-topped chortens and a large tiered chorten before turning the corner and being rewarded with sublime views of Nar, the undulating patterns of the surrounding barley and mustard fields, four old, colorful and traditional gompas and the snow-peaks looming overhead. Pisang Peak and Kangaru Himal (6538m) are the best views. We arrive early, so will have some lunch in the sun before doing some exploring.
Day 23: Descent by the Narphu Valley by Meta
it goes on as far as Meta – today’s storage space (about 3,560 meters). This is a beautiful village.
Day 24: Meta – Koto Manang
We leave the small plateau of Meta and get straight down to the Naur Gorge. About Dharamsala eventually it comes out to Koto Manang Marsyangdi in the valley (approximately 2,650 m).
Day 25: Dharamsala – Jagat
Located on the famous Annapurna Highway takes you back.
Day 26: Besisahar
We reach the end point of our trek.
Day 27: Bus Besisahar – Kathmandu
Once again we are facing a long day of driving. In Dumre we meet the famous Highway Kathmandu-Pokhara and achieve through this Kathmandu again.
Day 28: Kathmandu stay
The day is at our leisure in Kathmandu. It is possible to take optional excursions with our guide.
In the morning, we can, for example, visit the historic city of Kathmandu. Are around the ancient royal palace Hanuman Dhoka
To see dozens of Hindu temples; harmonious effect of the warm russet brick and richly decorated with carvings beams brown black Salbaumholz. Past the largest and oldest temple in the city, the Taleju Pagoda, we stroll through a busy bazaar streets northwards to the shopping district of Thamel, before returning to the hotel.
In the afternoon we can walk an excursion to Swayambunath. The local Stupa is the largest sanctuary of Newari Buddhists and rises on a promising hill above the Kathmandu Valley. 365 pilgrim steps lead us from the foot of the “monkey temple” always becoming steeper for gilded stupa with the numerous surrounding memorial shrines and temples. Many monkeys jump in the Trees, between the statues and temples around.
Day 29: Return flight
Fly back to home with lot of happy Nature Travel memories.
Single Supplement: US$ ..
Extra: Flight fare from Kathmandu- Pokhara and Pokhara – Jomsom US$ ….Per Person
Experienced Climbing Sherpa & English speaking guide .
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
All your standard Meals prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, )
The required number of local staff, porters and Yaks or Jhopkey (Strong Animal similar to Yak) to carry your luggage during the trek.
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
Special Trekking Permit mustang upper part, Naar Phu village + Saribung Climbing Permit fee and all local conservation fees.
Nepali (guide, cook & sherpa) flights for all .
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
Alcoholic and cold drinks.
Personal trekking Equipments
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.
|Trek Region:||N/A||Starts in/ Ends in:||Jomsom/Besisahar|
|Trek Duration:||29 days (24days trek)||Type of trek:||Camping|
|Best Season:||March to May and September to November|