Mustang gate trekking has been one of mysterious and popular trekking destinations in recent days in Nepal. It is relatively easy trekking as this route lies along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, in the very heart of Mustangthe best preserved destination restricting tourists travel. The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape and a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown color mosaic. Mustang trekking is one of Nepal s most mysterious and least known kingdoms, where we can explore a weird and wonderful landscape of eroded conglomerate cliffs, colored by natural earth pigments - reds, yellows, browns and blues. It is really a picturesque like a white painted villages and Tibetan monasteries, which set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. No doubt that you will have an unforgettable journey to this heart once forbidden Kingdom.
Mustang lies in the Himalaya shadow, therefore, Mustang has much less rain then the rest of Nepal. It is one of the few places in the world that has long-lived and a very close-niche life, as it has remained inaccessible to outsiders. This isolation helped the people of Mustang to maintain their lifestyle and heritage that remained almost unchanged for centuries. Hidden behind the majestic Himalayan ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang is filled with beautiful trekking zones. The tourists require permits to visit this region. Budget Adventure Treks Expedition has long been organizing trekking to the area, as it is one of authorized trekking agencies.
We begin our trek across the foothills of the Himalayas from Pokhara, where we take either flight or bus from Kathmandu. We pass through the small villages, terraced hillsides, rhododendron and bamboo forests, ascending to Ghorapani and Poon Hill for splendid dawn views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. At Tatopani--famous for its hot springs, we enter the spectacular Kali Gandaki river valley, the deepest gorge in the world. The mighty Kali Gandaki River passes between the mountains of Annapurna 1 and Dhaulagiri, both over 8000 m high. The Kali Gandaki valley was the main trading route with Tibet and the system of lodges and tea-houses here is well developed.
The Thakali ethnic groups who inhabit in this area are renowned for their hospitality and for being obliging hosts. Our trail follows the Kali Gandaki river valley from the Hindu lowlands in the south to the Buddhist villages and people in the upper valley. At Tukche we head off the main trail and head to the spectacular Dhaulagiri icefall, from where we can have superb views of the icefall and across the deep valley to Annapurna. Subsequently, we continue to the north and finally we reach to the Mustang, where we make trips to the area and explore the places lying alongside and descend down to Muktinathfamous temples and make excursion to the base of Thorung La Pass and descend down to Jomsom and we catch flight to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport transfer to Hotel
Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours by tourist bus.
Day 03:Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).
Day 04:Trek to Chaile (3050 meter)
Day 05:Trek to Geling (3500 meters).
Day 06:Trek to Charang (3620meters).
Day 07:Trek to Lo Manthang (3840 meters).
Day 08:Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar.
Day 09:Trek to Dhi (3410 meters)
Day 10:Trek to Tange (3370 meters).
Day 11:Trek to Tetang/ Chusang (3022 meters).
Day 12:Trek to Jomsom (2713meters).
Day 13:Morning flight to Pokhara and same day Sightseeing around Pokhara.
Day 14:Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15:Transfer to international airport for your final departure or as per your Itinerary