The trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni after a scenic flight from Pokhara with pleasing views of mountains like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m), Damodar (4890m), Annapurna (8091m), and many more. Along the way, you get to view the stunning Kaligandaki river valleys.
Following the views of the high Tibetan Plateau, you will explore the region of Upper Mustang. Taking an alternative trail from Samar via Chungsi cave, reach Ghilling. A trek path joins at Jhaite and walking at a few intersections in the road then take a trekking trail to reach Ghami. Leaving Ghami, from left side a trekking path takes you to Dakmar with an outstanding view of the world’s longest Mani wall and red cliff. We again leave the road behind and take a new trail via a beautiful pass to Tsarang. We walk to Marang and Ghar Gompa then after lunch crossing the tough and beautiful Chogo La Pass (4230m), you will arrive in Lo Mangthang. Observe the traditional houses of Lo Mangthang village and explore the royal palace and the impressive caves, including Shija Jhong caves and en route Nagyal, Fuwa ,Kymling, Chumjung and Nymdo local villages.
Leaving Lomanthang behind, a gentle climb to Lo La pass, walk on the ridge for a while then reach another beautiful pass 4060m then a quite narrow and challenging but beautiful trail takes you to Dhee village for lunch stop then continue walk to Yara. Following alternative trail to Dhey Khola only the place for lunch stop then steep climb to 4100 meter pass then downhill to Tange village. With packed lunch, 10 hours beautiful walk with Dhaulagiri View takes you to Tetang village passing Pa Pass ( 4183m.). Last day of the Upper Mustang will cross a pass with packed lunch and ends walk at Jhong then visit Muktinath temple and a short drive to Marpha village.
Visit the stunning monasteries that showcase the Tibetan culture. Passing through the quaint villages, you will return to Marpha and then drive back to Pokhara. From the lake city of Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Since the region lies in the rain shadow, you can trek all year round. However, trekking is tough during winter due to harsh climatic conditions.
Upper Mustang Alternative Trek is a carefully designed itinerary with challenging new trekking route to avoid roads. The alternative route takes you through unexplored local villages, caves, monasteries and numbers of 4000 meter passes with amazing himalaya sceneries .
The landscape of Mustang is 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 browns. The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang has much less rain than the rest of Nepal.
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