Only in recent years, the Valley of Naar is open to tourism. So it is now possible to walk on a new route to Mustang into it. From the Hindu dominated and lush tropical lowland it comes initially through rice terraces up the valley of the Marsyandi River. Step by step you approach the Tibetan -Buddhist dominated culture area in desert-like alpine landscape, reminiscent of Tibet. Due to the spectacular gorge of the Naar Phu River takes you to the valley of the same . For a long time people lived here deposited their lifestyle is perfectly adapted to the environment. About the 5,560 m high Teri Pass , the route leads into the former Kingdom of Mustang - a precious jewel of Tibetan culture.
At Kathmandu international Airport, After Visa formalities complete, we have to come downstairs to collect Luggage and proceed to outside from terminal Building. Please check our Company Name board, Our Guide will be waiting with Guide Nepal Holidays display board at the arrival gate. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu international airport, we will be warmly welcome by our Airport representative guide with Silk scarves as per Sherpa customs.
You will be transfer to hotel by Private Vehicle. Check in at Hotel, free welcome drinks tea/coffee or any cold drinks/Juices. Company Manager will meet you as per your prefer time & will provide detailed Plans and Briefing about the trip. At the Evening we will offer you welcome dinner at best authentic Nepali restaurant where you can enjoy the best Nepali food and cultural show.
Dinner included overnight stay at best hotel in the Kathmandu.
After Breakfast your day will start for sightseeing tour of 4 Popular UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley. Our first destination is Swoyambhunath. This place offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Stupa of Swoyambhunath epitomizes Buddhism. Your guide will enlighten you with detailed historical and cultural information about the place. After this you will visit Living goddess home and Kathmandu Durbar square. Locally this, Old royal palace area is called Basantapur Area or Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square. Our next sightseeing will be at Boudha nath (the biggest & Largest Buddhist Stupa in the World). In this Area, you will visit Buddhist Monastery and stop for lunch Break. If weather is clear you can see nearest Mountain of Kathmandu- Ganesh Himal from top of Restaurant.
After Lunch, we will visit Hindus temple Pasupatinath and tour for today is finished. It normally takes 5-6 hours tour to visit all these 4 monuments within Kathmandu city. Afternoon free for packing for trek and getting ready.
After Breakfast. Our trekking guide will come to the hotel at 07:00 hrs to pick you with private transport to leave for Besi Shahar (185km) and will take us about 6 hours. Along the journey you will witness some spectacular scenery of White Mountains, green hills, rivers and hamlets. We overnight at a guesthouse.
Today we take Local jeep to drive up to Tal. The newly build road allows us to drive by Local jeep. We can see wonderful views of waterfalls, village, rivers and Marshyandi Valley along the way to Tal.
We walk towards the west and soon reach the next town Bagarchhap. Just beyond the village, the valley narrows Marsyandi to a ravine that we deal with a steep climb to Timang Besi. On a wide and cozy forest road it goes almost at ground level up to the place Thanchok and finally we reach Koto (2,600 m).
In Koto, there is a checkpoint, where we have to show our permits. Here we leave the so-called Annapurna Round and it then goes into the narrow and steep gorge of the Naar Phu Khola . We follow the spectacular gorge along some wild cliffs, partly through beautiful forests up and reach Dharamsala (about 3,250 m). After another hour we leave the gorge and climb steeply up to Meta (about 3,650 m) to the campsite. Walking time: about 7 hours. Overnight tented Camp.
We follow a route along the valley up to the crossroads Naar Phu . A short descent brings us to the spectacular 80 meter deep gorge of the Naar Phu Khola , which we cross on the famous Mahendra Bridge. Just arrived on the other side , the climb begins to Naar (about 4,100 m). Immediately after the second goal we achieve an incomparable place with ancient chortens and Mani walls . In the background, the 6,981 m high Kangguru Himal rises. In the afternoon there is time to explore Naar .Walking time: about 4 hours
This day is planned as a reserve and acclimatization. We remain in Naar and for walks in the area.
We leave Naar (approx. 4,100 m) in the north and get off at first very steeply down to the Lapse Khola . At its narrowest point, we cross the river and begin the ascent to our camp Chhubche Kharka (about 4,350 m). Walking time: about 4.5 hours
Along a beautiful sloping path we walk further into the valley of the Lapse Khola . In Bandi we again reach the valley floor, where we stop for lunch. After another hour , in which we follow the stream, we reach already the beautifully situated campsite in Chandau (about 4,450 m). Walking time : about 4 hours
After crossing the stream on a rickety bridge thing in the morning our route on a beautiful hillside way above the Lapse Khola on. Again and again we must overcome small side valleys before out of nowhere appears in the valley below our next camp Lungre . Next to the river , we set up camp ( 4,600 m).Walking time: about 5 hours
We follow the Lapse Khola until the next bottleneck. This we deal in a left loop through a side and a very steep ascent over a moraine. After a long slope crossing we finally leave the valley of the Lapse Khola and climb through a rocky mountain valley to our camp below the Teri La. Walking time: about 5 hours
The rise to about 5,560 meters high Teri La; we need 2-3 hours. The way is simple and takes us on screen and snow to the pass. Almost close enough to touch the 6,500 m high Purbang Himal rises south of us, while spreading the huge dry plateau of Mustang in the north. The challenging descent from the pass leads us down a steep and partly block of rock and screen to the valley of the Rijung Khola. At the end of a long trekking day and just before reaching our campsite in a valley (about 4,650 m) , we cross on a steep descent an erosion slope, which again demands our full attention and sure-footedness of us . .Walking time: about 7 hours
In everlasting up and down it goes initially high above the Yak Khola then. After a lunch break right on the river we walk over some hills to the next beautiful storage place in samena Khola (4,300 m), where we may encounter nomads. Walking time: about 6 hours
First it goes again about 400 meters uphill to a small pass. An overwhelming view to Mustang is soon brought us before then the long descent begins after Tangye. In the village we set up camp (about 3,350 m). Walking time: about 6 hours
We enjoy a well deserved rest day . Tangye is a fascinating place and gives us the opportunity to get a glimpse into the simple life of the people here . This tag can also be used to reserve , if the prior has been delayed due to bad weather or other unforeseeable events.
A steep climb takes us from the deep Tangy Khola up to the wide plateaus of Mustang ( 4,000 m). For lunch place in Dhechyang Khola (approx. 3,450 m) , it then goes back down steeply . For the last path segment after Dhi Gaon ( 3,400 m ) states that either ascend to the plateaus (about 3,900 m) or the deep cut valley of the Kali Gandaki to follow. Here we have a few times to cross the river. Walking time: about 7 hours
A steep at first by the enormous erosion wall up on a ridge. Now let’s look at the opposite side of the valley already the main trail to Lo - Manthang , in the south we see the peaks of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri of . We continue along the spectacular mountain ridge and reach the main road just before the city gates. For 2 nights we now set up camp in the walled city of Lo Manthang - on (about 3,800 m). Walking time: about 4 hours
This day is available to us to explore the walled city of Lo Manthang with its landscaped streets at right angles . Maybe we can have a look in the gompas and courtyards of the monasteries. The houses of the Lobas with their flat roofs arranged around the Royal Palace, the centerpiece of Lo Manthang . In the afternoon we can take a trip into the surrounding area. Mustang owes its existence primarily to the trade between Tibet and Nepal, who was admitted again in recent years. Otherwise, the Mustangi from barley cultivation and cattle breeding life (yaks, horses, sheep and goats). From time to time the king whose dynasty reigns since 1430 holds an audience.
We leave Lo Manthang and hike on the classic route over the Lo La to Tsarang (about 3,550 m). In the afternoon we cross the Tsarang La (about 3,830 m). On the descent to Ghemi (3,600 m) we pass the longest Mani wall of Mustang. We set up camp in the village close to a lodge. Walking time: about 6 hours)
On our stage to Samar ( 3,600 m) we deal with again two passes: the Nyi La ( 4,000 m) and the Shyangmochen La (about 3,850 m). Samar was an important stopping point for the caravans of traders who came with their horses from Tibet , and thus many accommodations with horse stables are still standing. We set up our camp in one of those old caravanserais . During the day we enjoy fantastic views of the Annapurna massif, here from the Nilgiri mountain range ( Nilgiri North , 7,061 m) is dominated .Walking time: about 7 hours)
After we have made the spectacular descent to Tsele (approx. 3,100 m) , we cross the Upper Kali Gandaki on a steel bridge . Then it goes comfortably over Chuksang and Gangbe to Kagbeni ( 2,800 m). A defiant Gompa, stone houses and winding streets characterize this inhabited by Tibetan -born population settlement overlooking the Tilicho Peak and Dhaulagiri. Kagbeni appears like a green oasis at the confluence of the Jhong Khola and Kali Gandaki . Here we set up our camp for the last time . The medieval-looking border village no longer belongs to Mustang and thus we take on much more trekkers and tourist infrastructure such as lodges and small shops. Walking time: about 6 hours
The strenuous part of the trek is over, so we can enjoy our last day to the fullest. We encounter more and more trekkers, the further we the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest valley in the world ( it is located between the 8,000 m high peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif ) go down . Finally we reach Jomosom (2,700 m), a small culture shock for us - as we have seen in recent weeks, few other trekkers, tea houses and lodges. We source our room in a lodge. There is opportunity for a farewell evening with the escort. Walking time: about 3 hours Lodge (BLD)
In the morning we start with a propeller plane from the paved runway and look forward to a spectacular flight to Pokhara. Then it comes with a larger machine to Kathmandu . We are taken to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. Hotel (F)