Lo-Manthang Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 4320m
  • Best Season February, March, April, May, October, November

Lo-Manthang Trekking | Lomanthang Trek Package Cost & Itinerary

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Lo-Manthang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River, in the upper Mustang Region. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region.

The trek to Lo- Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki. In places the gorge which the Kali Gandaki River runs through is the deepest in the world. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses.

Itinerary
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On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night.

  • Accommodation:Hotel

You have a scenic drive to Pokhara (by car/van). O/N in Pokhara.

    From Jomsom follow the Kali Gandaki River route forward to Eklebhatti and reach Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the route meets the junction where the trail splits for Muktinath, the pilgrimage temple and for Upper Mustang (Lo-Manthang). Kagbeni is a delightful village on the edge of the Mustang restricted area; it’s a hive of activity for donkey and yak caravans coming and going to and from mustang and for pilgrims taking a rest on route to Mukthinath. In Kagbeni, you can easily spend a few hours wondering around taking in this lovely village. O/N at Kagbeni.

      From Kagbeni you enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. The trail makes several ups and downs to arrive at Tangbe village (3060m). Walking further and descending you will reach to Chhuksang village (2980m) where you will see many beautiful white washed houses and agriculture fields. From Chhuksang making more ups and downs along the Kali Gandaki River you will get to Chele village. O/N at Chele.

      • Max. Altitude: 3100m

      From Chele the trail climbs up to the Chele La (3630m) (pass). After crossing the ridge from Chele La the trail enters a large sided valley and descends to Samar (3620m) where you will have views of the distant Annapurna Himal dominated by Nil Giri. The trail climbs up to the Bhena La (3830m) and to Bhena (3860m). Climbing to another pass, the Yamdo La (4010m), you will descend steeply following a ridge to Shyangmochen (3800m). From Shyangmochen you descend to the picturesque village of Geling, spend some time here soaking up the village atmosphere. O/N at Geling.

      • Max. Altitude: 3570m

      Turning west from Geling, climbing gently through the fields, passing below Tama Gaon and turning north you will reach Nyi La (4020m). The trail then drops steeply to Ghemi (3510m), a large village surrounded by many fields busy with the activity of the local people working this arid landscape. From Ghemi the trail first descends and then climbs a rocky path to Choya la (3870m). Making a gentle descent the trail reaches to Chharang. O/N at Chharang.

      • Max. Altitude: 3560m

      The trail descends from Charang, crosses the Charang Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail, then enters the Tholung valley. The trail turns north and climbs gently to a large isolated chorten, then crosses a stream and reaches the LoLa (3950m) where you will see the view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. Descending for some time the trail crosses a stream and climbs up to Lo Manthang where you will see the school, health post, and police check post and several important chortens. O/N at Lo Manthang.

      • Max. Altitude: 3840m

      This day will be spent in this mystical and isolated city. You will awake to the mystical sounds of monks chanting and the heady sent of temple candles. After having breakfast you will visit the four major temples within the city walls. The major attraction of this area is the three storey’s Jampa Lhakhang, the red Thubchen gompa with a massive assembly hall, Chodey gompa and Choprang gompa. After visiting the temples you will take a walk to visit the ACAP office and to Tarchun Gurung’s shop where you can climb up to the roof for a view of the town, and buy a memento to take away with you. Return back to Lo Manthang Camp. O/N at Lo Manthang.

        Again you spend another day in Lo Manthang getting to know the place and getting an incite into how the people live in this remote and arid landscape. After having breakfast you will visit the raja’s Place which is an imposing four storey building in the centre of the city. Then you will hire a horse to visit some other villages in this area where you will observe the local culture, life style, tradition and warm heartedness of these people. Return back to Lo Manthang Camp. O/N at Lo Manthang.

          From Lo Manthang the trail climbs steadily offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. The trail climbs a ridge at 4070m and continues climbing to the Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on the trek. The trail makes a short, steep descent and crosses the Chharang River, then climbs to Lo Geker and reaches to Ghar gompa a small monastery. Climbing to the ridge, crossing a valley along some alpine meadows, and then dropping down a steep eroded path you will reach Drakmar. O/N at Drakmar.

            The trail descends passing the stone walls and fields of Drakmar, then climbs to a ridge and descends to the lower part of Ghemi and further descending you will reach to Jaite (3820m) and descend again gently to Chhung-Kah. The trail then reaches to Tama Gaon (3710m) and continues descending to Shyangmochen. O/N at Shyangmochen.

              From Shyangmochen the trail follows the quite stream all the way down to Chhuksang. O/N at Chhuksang

                Trek back to Kagbeni from Chhuksang. O/N at Kagbeni.

                  Trek back to Jomsom. O/N at Jomsom.

                    Fly back to Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara.

                      Drive back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu

                          What's Included
                          • Airport pick up drop by private tourist vehicles by car
                          • Ground transportation by private car/flight  from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu
                          • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and airport departure taxes
                          • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & diner)
                          • Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the itinerary with breakfast
                          • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
                          • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
                          • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
                          • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
                          • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
                          • Upper Mustang special Permits
                          • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
                          • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
                          • First aid medical kit.
                          • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
                          • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                          • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                          What's not Included
                          • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
                          • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
                          • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
                          • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
                          • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                          • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control