Upper Mustang

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Bold Himalaya

Embark on a 14-day journey through the Upper Mustang, a hidden gem in the heart of Nepal. Tucked away in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, this trek offers an intimate glimpse into preserved Tibetan culture and rugged landscapes. Navigate through arid terrains, ancient Tibetan villages, and sacred monasteries, culminating in the walled city of Lo Manthang. The trek's desert-like beauty, dramatic canyons, and mysterious cave murals will leave you spellbound.

Trip Highlights:

Explore the walled city of Lo Manthang

Discover ancient Buddhist murals in caves

Immerse yourself in the traditional lifestyle of Mustangi people

Day #1

Upon arriving in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital city of Nepal, a representative from Bold Himalaya will pick you up and proceed to the designated hotel for check-in and a well-deserved rest. After settling in, you will gather for a trek briefing and preparation session. During this meeting, you will receive important information about our upcoming trek, including safety guidelines, itinerary details, and essential packing tips. This briefing will help you get ready for the exciting adventure that lies ahead, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the journey through Nepal's stunning landscapes.

Day #2

Embark on a breathtaking journey as you set out on a scenic drive from the vibrant city of Kathmandu to the tranquil paradise of Pokhara. This approximately 6-7 hour drive takes you through winding roads that unveil the spectacular landscapes of Nepal. Along the way, you'll be captivated by the majestic Himalayan peaks, lush green valleys, and charming villages that dot the route. As you finally arrive in Pokhara, you'll be greeted by the serene beauty of the lakeside city, which is nestled against the backdrop of the Annapurna mountain range. Here, you can immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance, explore the shimmering lakes, and experience the unique blend of nature and culture that Pokhara has to offer.

Day #3

Embark on an exhilarating adventure as you board an early morning flight from the serene city of Pokhara to the enchanting destination of Jomsom. The journey promises to be a visual feast, with awe-inspiring mountain vistas unfolding before your eyes. Upon landing in Jomsom, your trekking expedition commences, leading you through a landscape of unparalleled beauty. As you make your way towards Kagbeni, you'll find yourself amidst a landscape adorned with picturesque mud-brick houses that exude an air of timeless tradition. This quaint village, nestled amidst the Himalayan splendor, offers a glimpse into the heart of rural Nepal, where the ancient and the natural blend harmoniously to create an unforgettable experience.

Day #4

Embark on an enchanting journey from Kagbeni to Chele, as you traverse the captivating Kali Gandaki River valley. This trek promises a mesmerizing experience, with the river's glistening waters accompanying you on your path. To explore the secluded Upper Mustang region, ensure that you secure the required permits before venturing forth. This permits entry into a mystical land where ancient traditions and breathtaking landscapes await, making your trek an unforgettable adventure.

Day #5

Embark on an enchanting journey from Chele to Syangboche, where you'll traverse through breathtaking landscapes and discover the charm of age-old settlements along the way. As you step onto this scenic path, nature's beauty will envelop you, with majestic mountains, lush forests, and pristine rivers painting the backdrop of your adventure. Amidst this picturesque scenery, you'll also encounter the rich history and culture of ancient villages that have stood the test of time, adding depth and character to your trek. So, prepare to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature and the heritage of the land as you make your way from Chele to Syangboche.

Day #6

Embark on an enchanting trek from the picturesque village of Syangboche to the captivating destination of Ghemi, nestled amidst the breathtaking Himalayan landscape. As you traverse the rugged terrain, be prepared to be spellbound by the awe-inspiring vistas of the towering mountains that envelop you. Ghemi, a charming hamlet, awaits your arrival, promising not only its quaint beauty but also its mesmerizing panoramic views of the majestic peaks that grace the horizon. This trek promises an unforgettable journey through nature's grandeur, where every step unveils a new facet of the Himalayan wonderland.

Day #7

Embark on a mesmerizing journey to Tsarang, where your path will lead you through lush barley fields that paint a picturesque landscape. Along this scenic route, you'll have the opportunity to explore the Tsarang Monastery, a revered cultural gem that holds significant historical and spiritual importance. This trek promises not only breathtaking natural beauty but also a rich cultural experience, as you traverse the barley fields and immerse yourself in the spirituality of the Tsarang Monastery.

Day #8

Embark on a captivating journey to Lo Manthang, an age-old fortified city that serves as the capital of Upper Mustang. This trek promises a remarkable adventure as you traverse the rugged terrain of the Himalayas, leading you to the heart of this historic settlement. Once inside the ancient city walls, you'll have the opportunity to delve into its rich cultural heritage. Explore the magnificent royal palace, witness the serenity of monasteries steeped in Buddhist traditions, and immerse yourself in the unique customs and traditions of this remote region. Lo Manthang offers a glimpse into a bygone era, a place where history and culture intertwine to create an unforgettable experience for intrepid travelers.

Day #9

Embark on a captivating journey through Lo Manthang as you delve into the heart of its cultural treasures. Begin your day by visiting ancient monasteries that stand as silent witnesses to centuries of spiritual devotion. The air is filled with the scent of incense and the echoes of prayers as you explore these sacred sites. As you wander through the labyrinthine streets of the town, don't miss the chance to interact with the warm and welcoming locals, who are eager to share stories of their traditions and way of life. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Lo Manthang's culture, where every corner unveils a new facet of its history and heritage.

Day #10

Embark on the captivating return trek from the ancient kingdom of Lo Manthang, setting out on a mesmerizing journey toward Dhakmar. This trail will lead you through a diverse tapestry of landscapes that are nothing short of extraordinary. As you leave the walled city of Lo Manthang behind, you'll traverse a terrain unlike any other, filled with breathtaking vistas and ever-changing scenery. From arid desert plains to rugged mountain passes, each step reveals a new facet of this remote Himalayan region. The trek to Dhakmar promises to be a memorable adventure, offering a glimpse into the unique natural beauty and cultural richness of the Mustang region.

Day #11

Embark on a captivating trek that meanders from Dhakmar to Ghiling, treating your senses to a mesmerizing tapestry of picturesque vistas. As you traverse this enchanting path, your eyes will feast upon the breathtaking beauty of the landscape, each step revealing a new and awe-inspiring scene. The rugged terrain unfolds in a symphony of colors, with dramatic cliffs, rolling hills, and vibrant flora that paint a vivid canvas against the clear blue skies. This journey offers not only a physical adventure but also a spiritual one, as you immerse yourself in the serene and untouched beauty of the natural world. As you make your way from Dhakmar to Ghiling, let the captivating surroundings inspire you and leave an indelible mark on your soul.

Day #12

The journey from Ghiling to Chhusang involves retracing your steps through several familiar villages and landmarks. As you embark on this trek, you'll find yourself retracing the paths you've previously traversed, reacquainting yourself with the charming villages and significant landmarks you've encountered along the way. It's a chance to revisit the memories and experiences that have shaped your trekking adventure, reconnecting with the unique culture and natural beauty that define this remarkable region.

Day #13

After an incredible journey through the rugged and enchanting landscapes of Upper Mustang, your adventure reaches its culmination as you trek back to the picturesque town of Jomsom. This charming endpoint serves as the perfect backdrop to celebrate the triumphant completion of your trek with the close-knit team that has become like family during your expedition. The sense of accomplishment and camaraderie fills the air as you gather, sharing stories of your adventures, savoring local cuisine, and relishing the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Day #14

Begin your day with an early morning flight from the picturesque town of Jomsom, embarking on a journey to Pokhara, and subsequently, to Kathmandu. As you touch down in Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the vibrant energy of the capital city. With some free time on your hands, you can explore the bustling markets for shopping or simply unwind, savoring the essence of this enchanting destination.

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