DAY 01: DRIVE KATHMANDU/BENI
Drive to Beni (302km), approximately 9/10 hrs away by private jeep. We will see good scenery of countryside while driving,Lunch on the way. We will arrive in the late evening at Beni around 7/8 pm. Overnight at Beni.
DAY 02: BENI TO MUKTINATH
Breakfast at hotel, head towards to Muktinath from Beni via private 4 WD Jeep, through the river bank of Ghasa, Marpha, Jomsom along the Kaligandaki Valley(8 hrs). Arrival at Muktinath, evening rest, Overnight Hotel. Along the way you will witness the barren wilderness of the mustang valley, Rupse waterfall and most of all the memorable off-road travel. Overnight at Muktinath.
DAY 03: MUKTINATH LO-MANTHANG
After Breakfast we head towards Lo-Manthang. After about an hour drive we reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the entry point of the upper Mustang and the spectacular views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Dhampus peak from Kagbeni will make you buy some extra rolls of film.
The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and we reach Tangbe village. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the soughern skyline of Kagbeni. After Tangbe we head to Chhusang village and cross the river and continue north climbing up. This leads to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaileat 3030 m. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo. The climb continues along step, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. The trail now makes a long descent to some chortens on a ridge. This descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. The route then descends to Shyangmochen. From there gently climb to a pass at 3770m and descend to Geling. From Geling, the trail climbs gently to the interesting pass on our trek NYILA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmarchu (river) we will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch and main wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600m the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang. From Charang The trail descends about 100 meters down, crosses the Charang- Chu and then climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge. Finally from a ridge at 3850m there is a view of the walled city of Lo-Manthang. . Overnight at Lo-Manthang.
DAY 04: EXPLORE LO-MANTHANG
There are four major places and several other places like the Tall champa Lakhang “God house”, the red ThugchenGompa, ChyodiGompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. An attraction is the four- story building of the Raja’s palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya. Having seen one, you will be excited to see the others.
Besides Lo Manthang there are two other interesting valley worth visiting. The western valley Tingkhar, the sight of Raja’s summer palace, Kimling and Phuwa as active Gompa in Lo. The eastern valley contains Chosar, the site of a high School, Garphu and NyphuGompa and is the main trading route to Lhasa. If we have enough time we can hike surrounded green hills from where we can easily get views of Tibet and Mt. Kailas.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 05: LO-MANTHANG TO MARPHA/MUKTINATH
After Breakfast we head back towards Muktinath, lunch on the way, overnight at muktinath/Marpha hotel with warm hospitality at Grand Sambala/ Marpha Palace Hotels.
DAY 06: MARPHA/MUKTINATH TO POKHARA
Breakfasts at Hotel, then a short 15 min trek to Muktinath temple, holy bath at 108 waterspouts “Muktidhara”, and dip in 2 MuktiKunda, & worship at Muktinath Temple, drive back to Jomsom. From Jomsom a short trek (1hr) to Dhumba Taal where you can experience pristine lake atop a barren hilltop. Visit Jomsom Baazar and drive to Marpha Village “the apple capital of Nepal”, where you can buy souvenirs at the souvenirs shop. Then Drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 06: POKHARA TO KATHMABDU
From Pokhara the tourist bus leave early morning to Kathmandu. It takes same hours that take from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
- Round trip transportation by private jeep or tourist bus.
- 1 Night’s accommodation in Beni on full board basis.
- 1 Night’s accommodation in Muktinathon full board basis.
- 2 Night’s accommodation in Lo-Manthang on full board basis.
- 1 Night’s accommodation in Marpha on full board basis.
- 1 Night’s accommodation in Pokhara on full board basis.
- All sightseeing tours as mentioned above.
- Personal interest items .Misplace of goods and having except inside hotel and vehicles.
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