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Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour 14 days

Are you looking for an aerial ride over this region? Are you searching for the Upper Mustang Trek and Lo Manthang Helicopter tour 14 days itinerary?

The Upper Mustang region includes two third portion of Mustang district. The Upper Mustang territory is extremely remote. A hidden valley known as lo in the yesteryears, which are popularly known as Mustang now, is a land of Tibetan Buddhsit culture.

Mustang is a sacred valley and a walled city, holding breath taking arid landscapes, with cultural jewels. This trekking journey offers you the best chance to discover the hidden facts about the untouched and ancient living style of the Lo people.

It will also take you through the ancient trade route that dates back to 15 century passing through Chortens ,monasteries, traditional houses and barren landscapes to your surprise.

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Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour 14 days Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu:

Upon your arrival at the TIA aiport, our airport representative will pick you up from the arrival gate and transfer you to the hotel. The entire day is reserved for rest and then later in the evening, you will be briefed about the Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang 14 days Helicopter tour.

Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu and Trek preparation

The first day of your 14 days Upper Mustang and Lo Manthang Helicopter tour starts with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritge site. You will be visiting the Hindu temple of Lord Shiva Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, along with Patan Durbar Sqaure and few more.

Later in the evening you will be briefed about the 14 days Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour and necessary details that would be useful during the tour.

Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara :(820m) - 5-6 hrs

Today you will be driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu in a private vehicle. This scenic drive of 5 to 6 hours, passes through interesting terraced farmlands,deep ravines and structured houses, you will notice this througout untill you reach Pokhara.This is a popular place known for its lakes. Here you get to experience splendid views of the majestic Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Manasulu and Machhapuchhre,and few others.Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4 Fly to Jomsom(2713m) and trek to Kagbeni(2810m):3-4 hours

The fourth day of your Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang Helicopter tour starts with an early morning flight to Jomsom.A windy city,known for apples and interesting landscapes. Once you are here, you will be trekking towards Kagbeni.

Kagbeni is a fascinating medieval village with closely packed mud brick houses, dark alleys and imposing Chhortens.You will be spending the night in Kagbeni.

Day 5 Trekking from Kagbeni to Chuksang:(2900m)- 4-5 hours

Today the trekking trai takes you all along the banks f the Kali-Gandaki River Valley.As the trail runs down along this free flowing river, you will make your way along the river on this high valley trial.

This interesting trail walks you throught the ancient cave and reaches you to the Tangbe Village. On the way towards Chuksang you will discover whitewashed houses, narrow but well kept alleys, and barley and buckwheat fields. Chuksang, can be reached in 2 hours from Tangbe at a steady pace.You will be spending the night of fifth day of Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour in Chuksang.

Day 6 Trekking from Chuksang to Samar:(3150m) - 3-4 hrs

Your day starts with crossing of a high suspension bridge that goes all along the Kali-Gandaki River, following a steep trail towards the Chele Village. As you move on fantastic views of Nilgiri and Tilicho peaks mesmerizes you, a little further, you will then prepare to make a steep ascent alongside a canyon taking you to the Darori La pass.

Darori La Pass at 3735 meters presents you with a difficulty as you make your way up with a steady careful descent. Once you have made it to the top, you will be greeted by the wonderful village of Samar.The scenes of a village engulfed by poplar trees is unique. You will spend a night here.

Day 7 Trekking from Samar to Geling:(3510m) - 5-6 hours

On the seventh day of your 14 days Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour you will climb a ridge and then make a descend into a large ravine.

As soon as you move ahead, sight of fantastic juniper trees draws your attention, as you cross the stream. The trail from here ascends steeply towards the Bhena La 3838m. You will then make a descent through this pass before making an ascent towards Yamda La Pass.

You will greeted by fantastic views of the Upper Mustang from the top of the Yamda La Pass, from where you will continue walking towards a grand stupa. Crossing the cairns, you make a descent and follow the trail that leads you to the beautiful barley field adorned village of Geling. Overnight at Geling .

Day 8 Trek from Geling to Ghami:(3490m) - 5-6 hours

Your 14 days Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour starts with a a gentle ascend passing through the barley fields, making your way towards the Tama Gaon Village, and encounter a chorten on the way.

From here you will make a climb upto the Nyi La Pass for the excellent panoramic views of the Annapurna. Further you will walk on the trail that leads you to the large whitewashed housed village of Ghami, surrounded by overhanging cliffs. Overnight at Ghami.

Day 9 Trek from Ghami to Tsarang: (3620m) - 5-6 hours

The ninth day of Upper Mustang and Lo Manthang helicopter tour of 14 days starts with a descend on a slippery trail. Crossing the Ghami Khola, you will notice excellent mani walls all along the trail. As you move on surpassing the Tsarang La Pass, you then reach Tsarang village situated on the top of the Charang Chu Canyon, surrounded by a red Gompa to the east. Overnight at Tsarang

Day 10 Trekking from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang:(3730m) - 3-4 hours

The tenth day of your Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang 14 day’s helicopter tour starts by visiting a fortress and red gompa before the trek. The trail then descends gradually towards the Tsarang Khola and then making an ascent towards the Lo La pass.

From Lo La Pass the views of Lo-Manthang and northern Mustang are fantastic. You will then make a descentt which is an ancient walled capital city of Mustang. It has only one entrance point to enter, circumnavigating to its north eastern side. Overnight at Lo Manthang.

Day 11 Exploration Day of Lo Manthang:

The eleventh day of your Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter 14 days tour is scheduled for exploring this fabulous walled city of Upper Mustang, Lo Manthang. You will pay visit to the three major gompas such as Jhampa, Chhoeda and Thupchen of the town, which have been restored under expert guidance since twenty years. You will spend the night at Lo Manthang.

Day 12 Helicopter Ride over Lo Manthang/ Mustang to Pokhara:

Your 12th day of your Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour of 14 days is the most awaited and anticpated day of your entire tour, you will be taking to the air in a helicopter over Upper Mustang which is main attraction of the trip. You will gather breathtaking glimpses of Upper Mustang as well as a distinctive landscape of the mountainous region.

The landscape gradually changes as you get closer to Pokhara, here remarkable view of Himalayan ranges and beautiful lakes from high above is magnificent. Next you will be spending your day boating in the placid and serene Phewa Lake, taking rest and strolling in the streets of Pokhara is refreshing. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 13 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Today you will be heading towards Kathmandu. The ride of around 5 to 6 hours will take you through the beautiful terrace hills alongside a river. Once you are here in Kathmandu you have the entire day with you to either relax or go for a souvenir shopping, and also this is the last time to have a quick look around the city!

Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu:

The 14th Day of your Upper Mustang trek and Lo Manthang helicopter tour 14 days journey comes to a dramatic end. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport safely. You will leave Nepal, with life-changing experience, and memories to be cherished forever.

Price Include/Exclude:

Price Includes:

  • All Airport pickups and drops
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast
  • Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast for two nights with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation for 8 nights on trek
  • All meals during the trek
  • Ground transportation in a private vehicle
  • All domestic flights airfare
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits
  • Experienced, English-speaking guide and porter.
  • Helicopter expenses
  • Staff expenses including salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kits
  • All government and local taxes

Price Exclude:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Additional baggage charges
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara either for early arrival or late departure.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • International flight airfare
  • Helicopter ride from Pokhara to Jomsom upon request
  • Insurance for Travel and rescue
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for staff

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