Manthang is the only one living walled city of Nepal guarded
by armed policemen to defend the town from the enemies where
the 22nd king of Mustang, Jhigmi Palber Bista is ruling in
the present. We arrange the special visit with the king. There
are many chortens, Mani walls and monasteries. About 4000
Lobas people are in upper Mustang, most of them temporarily
migrate to lower land Pokhara and Kathmandu during the winter
time but very few people stay there to take care of their
livestock and houses. Tichi is the popular festival of Lo
Manthang that usually occurs in May and the festival is celebrated
for over three days on the occasion of killing damon's son
by Dorje Sonnu.
His Majesty the Government of Nepal issues
the limited number of permits with special fee for the trekkers
to protect the fragile ecosystem of Mustang. There must
be at least 2 persons in a group. The trail is very gentle
with scenic view. Maximum highest point of the hiking trail
is only 3950m so any healthy person can easily make it but
requires the sunglasses. There are seasonal trails along
the river valley that may vary the standard itinerary plus
minus one or two days.
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 02 : Fly or drive to Pokhara
Day 03 : Fly to Jomsom (2700m) and stay there.
Day 04 : Hike up to Kagbeni(2810m) and explore the
monastery and village.
Day 05 : Hike to Chusang(3100m) and stay there.
Day 06 : Ascend about 500m up to Samar
village (3550m), a nice green patches in the arid valley.
Day 07 : Hike up to Tama Gaon (3400m).
Day 08 : Early hike to Ghemi (3550m) passing the
highest point Nya La (3950m).
Day 09 : Hike to Tsarang (3600m) and camp there.
Day 10 : Hike up to the kingdom walled city, Lo Manthang(3730m).
Day 11-13 : Explore in and around the
walled city, day trip to Achenbuk, a cave village and to
Thinker village where is Mustang king's 1st palace built
in early 14th century. Nowadays Mustang king lives there
Day 14-18 : Hike back to Jomsom.
Day 16-17 : Fly back to Pokhara(820m) explore Pokhara,
a lake side city.
Day 18 : Fly or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 19 : Sightseeing and shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 20 : Fly back home.