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 Package 17 Days Itinerary and Cost

We specialists in organizing Lo-Manthang Trekking holidays. Spectacular views are waiting for you in Lo-Manthang Trekking! Lo-Manthang Trekking is world famous walking holidays. Lo-Manthang Trekking is most popular trekking trail of Mustang  region. Lo-Manthang Trekking is the ideal destination for tourism in Nepal. Lo-Manthang Trekking is one of our popular adventure holidays. We offer special rates with best service on your Lo-Manthang Trekking.

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.

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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
                          Useful Information

                          Best seasons to do 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          The best seasons to do 17 days Lo-Manthang trek in Nepal are during the spring (march-may) and autumn (September to November). In the spring season, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The rhododendron forests along the trail are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the landscapes. The days are longer, allowing for more trekking hours, and the chances of encountering rain are relatively low. In the autumn seasons, the weather is dry and stable, with clear visibility and pleasant temperatures. The skies are generally clear, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including the stunning Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The trails are at their best conditions and you can witness various festival and cultural events during this time.

                          Packing tools for 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          • A few pairs of Thermal tops
                          • Fleece jacket/pullover
                          • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
                          • Down jacket
                          • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
                          • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
                          • Mittens/woolen gloves
                          • Warm Hiking socks
                          • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
                          • Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
                          • Sunglasses
                          • Sleeping bag
                          • Trekking poles
                          • Day bag above 40 L
                          • Basic personal first aid kit
                          • Water bottles, water purification tablets

                          Accommodations during 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          Along the popular trekking routes, you will find tea houses or lodges at regular intervals. These are simple guesthouses that provide rooms with twin beds or dormitory style accommodation. The facilities are basic, with shared bathrooms and communal dining areas. In some villages along the trek, you may have the opportunity to stay with local families in their traditional homes. The facilities in homestays are usually modest, with shared facilities and traditional meals cooked by your hosts. It’s advisable to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth and comfort.

                          Foods during 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          During the 17 days Lo Manthang trek, you can expect a variety of food options to keep you energized and satisfied along the way. Most teahouses along the trek offer meals to trekkers. You can enjoy a range of Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as western options. Typically meals include dal bhat (rice with lentil soup), momo (steamed dumplings), thukpa (noodles soup), ghundruk (fermented leafy greens), fried rice, chapatti (flat bread) and various vegetables and meat curries.

                          Drinking water during 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          Drinking water is important because it keeps you hydrated. The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the 17 days Lo Manthang trek. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. It is advisable that bring the water bottles and water purification tablets by yourself then it will be plus point for you. You don’t have to buy the mineral water daily, you can fill the water in the tap and purify by yourselves that will help you to save money.

                          Wi-Fi, electricity and hot shower availability 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          Wi-Fi availability is limited along the trekking route. In some tea houses, you may find Wi-Fi, but the connection can be unreliable and slow. It’s best not to rely on having consistent internet access during your trek. . Electricity will be limited because it is generated through solar panels. Charging electronic devices like cameras, phones or batteries may incur an additional fees. Hot shower facilities are available in most of the tea houses along the trekking routes. However, it’s important to note that hot showers are often not included in the standard room rate and may require an additional fee.

                          17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking Difficulty

                          The 17 days lo Manthang trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. While it may not be the most challenging trek in the region, it still requires a good level of physical fitness. The highest point of the trek is the Lo La Pass, reaching an altitude of about 4,950 meters. Trekking at higher altitude can present challenges such as decreased oxygen levels, potential altitude sickness and increase physical exertion. It’s important to note that individual fitness levels and personal experience can vary, and what may be challenging for one person might be manageable for another. It’s recommended to go on a trek with experienced guide who can provide guidance, safety and assist with logistics.

                          Guides and porters for 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          While hiring guides and porters for 17 days Lo-Manthang trek is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended. Guides are familiar with the terrain, weather conditions, and the trekking routes. They can provide valuable information, guide you safely, and make the trek more enjoyable. Having a guide ensures that you stay on the right path, especially in case of challenging sections or changing weather conditions. Guides often serves as a translator between trekkers and the local community, helping facilitate communications and interactions. Porters are beneficial for carrying your heavy backpacks, allowing you to trek with less weight and focus on enjoying the journey. This can be particularly helpful at higher altitudes where the trek becomes more physically demanding.

                          Permits during 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          The permits required for 17 days lo Manthang trek are: Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP), Restricted area permit (RAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card.

                          Travel insurance for17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          We strongly advise you to take travel insurance before joining 17 days lo Manthang trek or any trek in Nepal. Travel insurance provides coverage and financial protection in case of unforeseen events, accidents, medical emergencies, trip cancellations or interruptions and other unexpected situations that may arise during your trek.

                          Tipping for 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          Tipping is a common practice in the tourism industry, including for trekking guides, porters, and other support staff. While tipping is not mandatory, it is appreciated and considered a way to show gratitude for the service provided. It’s important to note that these are general guidelines, and tipping is ultimately personal decisions. You may choose to adjust the amount based on your satisfaction with the service and your budget.

                          Why to do 17 Days Lo-Manthang Trekking

                          The 17 days Lo Manthang trek takes you through the rugged landscapes of the mustang region, which is characterized by dramatic canyons, barren hills and deep gorges. The stark beauty of the landscapes with its unique rock formations, makes for incredible photo opportunities. You will also witness breathtaking views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. This region has preserve its ancient Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions, providing a unique opportunity to visitors to immerse themselves in a rich cultural experience. You can explore monasteries, visit the walled city of Lo Manthang with its unique architecture and interact with the friendly local people. The mustang region features a distinct landscapes that differs from the lush valleys and forests found in other parts of Nepal. The rugged terrain, eroded cliffs and vibrant colors of the earth create a mesmerizing environment. Additionally, you will encounter the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, as you make your way through the trek.

                          Why to do with 17 Days Lo-Manthang trekking with welcome Nepal Treks?

                          Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Nepal Treks offers a splendid 22 days damodar Kunda mustang Trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals.