Kingdom of Mustang with Land cruiser

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:11 Days
  • Trekking Duration:11 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

Discover the new path of life in the restricted and unique area of Mustang in a 4 wheel Jeep drive. Leap into the quest of thrilling natural adventure across arid landscapes, barren ridges, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and above 4000 meter high passes.

• Drive through unforgiving terrains of Marpha, Jomsom and Kagbeni and Lo Manthang
• Visit Muktinath important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhist
• Visit the picturesque areas including magnificent barren landscapes ancient caves
• Cross through the world’s deepest gorge in Kaligandaki

Trip Overview

Take a look into the land beyond the Himalayas, that spreads out at the edge of Tibetan plateau rich in centuries old culture and untouched gem for historical studies and rick archaeological site. Kingdom of Mustang offers the magnificent landscapes and picturesque beauty that is beyond imagination.

The land cruiser trip to Mustang provides the perfect alternative to the trekking into travelers’ dreamland of Lower and Upper Mustang. Mustang is one of the Hidden gems of Nepal, kept out from outsiders for quite an elaborated period. As a result, completely untouched by the influence of outside culture, the region has a rich Tibetan culture and traditions to offer. Located to the north of the mountain giants of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mustang offers a natural Himalayan camping and tea house trekking trails through the untouched lifestyle of the local people, authentic religious and cultural aspects of their lives and wonderful landscapes.

The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang possesses natural beauty that traverse beyond human imagination. The area is covered with thousands of cliffs, tough hard rocky terrain, changing colors with the pace of the sun, giving a new sense to beauty to the barren land which is theorized to have been much greener land dating some 10,000 BC but not anymore. The region stretches through the trails comprising rugged arid mountains, deep canyons, eroded cliffs and moraine valleys.  The landscapes resembling the Tibetan ones with the mountain backdrop lures thousands of trekkers all around the year deeply bounded by love with the wonderful feeling and trekking adventure as soon as they put a foot on the airport ground in the Windy City Jomsom.

Beside the natural beauties, Mustang highlights cultural delights so diverse that trekkers get to witness the authentic cultures of four to five ethnical tribes in short span of time, wholesomely unique and amazing in their own ways. Mustang accommodates several ancient monasteries, the ruins of the palace of ancient kingdom of Lo, and the walled city of Lomanthang has incredibly settled ancient hamlet.

The Land cruiser fun adventure trip to Mustang starts with your arrival at the beautiful city Pokhara, leading to the Beni from where the off roads start. Passing through numerous gorges, barren lands, various passes and cliffs, you will witness the world’s deepest gorge in Kaligandai with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs on the drop-back. You will further get to explore the fascinating Lo Manthang and later descent the same routes.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Getting permits and preparation
  • Day 03: Fly to Pokhara and sightseeing in City of Lakes.
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and 4WD drive to Kagbeni via Muktinath.
  • Day 05: Drive to Ghami Village.
  • Day 06: Drive to Lo-Mangthang.
  • Day 07: Exploring day.
  • Day 08: Drive back to Chuksung Village.
  • Day 09: Drive back to Jomsom.
  • Day 10: Fly to Pokhara then fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 11: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels.Short briefing about the trip will be given.

Today we will get the permits for you Mustang trekking. You can visit around the city - sightseeing around Kathmandu valley visit UNESCO world heritage sites. Specially visit Swayambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupathinath and Boudhanath Stupa. Preparation for the trekking - Overnight at the hotel

You will be taking the early flight to Pokhara. Boating at Fewa Lake, visit International Mountain Museum, Mahendra Cave, Davi's Fall.

We will take the Land cruiser to Jomsom local market, Kalagandaki gorge, Kaligandaki river, holy temple complex of Muktinath and 108 taps dedicated to lord Vishnun, Jal Devi where you can see the fire lighting itself (Natural gas), Buddhist monastery in Jharkot, Incredible views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche Peak and local activities.

We will visit Kagbeni Monastery and Buddhist School, Crossing Kaligandaki, ancient Buddhist Stupas, Crossing Kaligandaki, Chuksung Village, Chella Village, Samar Village, Syangboche, Bhina, Ghiling, Ghami village, Beautiful Landscape, Local Farmer houses with Yak and houses caravan, Tibetan culture  and local activities.

Today we will visit Monastery of Mustang Lo Gager Ghar Gompa, Visit Lo-mangthang city, Observe domestic Yaks and cattle caravans, Wonder mountain views and landscape from the passes, Buddhist school, arts, king palace  and local activities.

Today we will visit Chhosar Monastery, Khangchuling cave, Jhong cave, NYFU Monastery, Chhonup Village, Nymagel Village and Tingkar Village a for cave monastery and life, Namgyal Monastery and Summer Palace and local activities.

Today we will drive to Yara / Ghara and Dhi village, Crossing Kaligandaki river, Buddhist stupa on the way, Tibetian monastery and local activities.

Today we will drive back to Jomsom. We will interact with local culture, Kagbeni village, Kaligandaki River, Jomsom market, Local product and local activities.

You will take flight back to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. Reaching Kathmandu, you can take rest and in the evening go for shopping.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

" Dolma Treks covered all aspects of my dream trip: hotels, logistics, food, permits.
Tsering Lama is a very seasoned trip organizer and guide that knows the way things work locally, which means a hassle-free, pure joy adventure. I have traveled to Nepal 5 times so far, always with Dolma Treks. Have done a bit of everything: culture, trekking, yoga retreat, educational visits, rescue visits (Earthquake 2015). I have been solo, with friends, and even with my young son since he was 7. Everything was perfect, every single time.

I loved every second of my trips to Nepal and I simply can't wait to be back" 

M/s C. Kasper,

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

I recently went on Tsering's 17-day tour of Nepal, in Oct/Nov 2013.
Tsering is an exceptional tour leader, very organized and a welcoming host. 
He paid much attention to detail both in the planning of the itinerary and throughout the course of the trip.  Right from the beginning, the pre-departure information was excellent and I felt very well-prepared.  Any questions I had about the trekking were answered promptly by email.
Tsering's itinerary has a lovely variety of places to visit: in Kathmandu, trekking in the Annapurna mountains, visiting the Chitwan National Park, and a stunning flight over Mount Everest.  On our trek, the porters were very helpful, friendly and spoke a little English.
Tsering was always professional and timely. We were also given great insight into the generosity of the Nepali people by being invited into his family home.
Heartfelt thanks again from me for a wonderful trip!

Mrs. M. Barnett,
Auckland, NZ

We joined one of Tsering's trips to Annapurna and Chitwan in October 2013, where Tsering warmly welcomed us at the airport and confidently and efficiently organized everything for us from the moment we arrived until our departure 17 days later, making the entire trip extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
His guidance with local customs and his ability to communicate clearly in English was invaluable in ensuring we were completely informed at all times of our programme.  His command of local languages meant we were afforded the best treatment at the local hotels, lodges, and restaurants throughout our trip.
The trip was a wonderful balanced mix of the frantic bustle of Kathmandu, the grandeur of the Annapurna mountains, and the thrill of the Chitwan jungle, all complemented by a style of travel that exposes you to, and allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture to the extent you are personally willing and comfortable with.
The local guides Tsering organized were very competent and knowledgeable, giving us a great opportunity to absorb, understand and appreciate the breadth and depth of Nepal's history and the many cultures that make up its friendly people. Tsering gave us a marvelous insight into the recent history and of current events that gave us a wonderful context and appreciation of what makes the nation of Nepal what it is today and influences its future.
For the trek, Tsering organized a friendly team of local porters and guides who worked so hard carrying our gear over the often steep terrain of the mountains. Special mention goes to our lead guide Lale, who ensured the trek was perfectly paced to match the abilities of our relatively senior group. The guides and porters always had a friendly and smiling disposition, and we had a marvelous party with them on our last night, sharing cultural song and dance.
Tsering is generous of both time and nature, we were privileged to meet his family, and we particularly enjoyed the company of his enchanting 11yo son Jigme on our trip, and of his young friend Amod.
I would unreservedly recommend Tsering as a guide to anyone travelling to Nepal who is wanting to get to know this intriguing and beautiful country and its friendly people, and who enjoys knowing everything is confidently organized for you in a relaxed and efficient manner by a knowledgeable local who is a marvelous ambassador for his people and his country.
Thank you, Tsering, I sincerely hope we have the opportunity to visit Nepal again someday and enjoy your friendly and proficient service.

Mr. G. Clark,
Auckland NZ

Tsering and his trekking company were brought to my attention by my daughter who had trekked with friends in Nepal. That trip was led by Tsering who was already known to one of the group. This group so recommended Tsering, that my wife and I decided upon a trekking tour under his guidance.
We were not any stage disappointed. Tsering contacted us and after considering age, fitness and wishes, designed what he thought was an appropriate tour. He emailed a comprehensive programme with some beautiful pictures and suggested dates. We arranged the flights to and from Kathmandu and brought in a couple of friends.
From our arrival until our departure, every detail was arranged. All accommodation, transport guides, porters, and dining was minutely cared for leaving us the freedom to simply enjoy ourselves. The team he engaged were known to him and endlessly strived to assist. Friendliness and honesty were so obvious.
Westerners are usually apprehensive about local cooking and food hygiene. Tsering always stationed one of the porters in the kitchens of the tea houses to oversee the cleanliness of food preparation. Some of his team are also chefs. It is a matter of pride for him that virtually all his tourists complete their trips without gastric upset.
Tsering is very kind, caring and attentive to detail. He is great fun, has a keen political insight as well as concern for the education of his young countrymen. He is honest and generous to a fault - as are his lovely family whom we met. We also enjoyed their hospitality.
If we return to Nepal there is absolutely no doubt we would ask Tsering to undertake our planning and if possible accompany us. He was faultless and thus I have no hesitation in recommending his company to your favorable attention.

Mr. & Mrs. Peters from Poole,
Poole, UK

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