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The forgotten kingdom of Mustang

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The forgotten kingdom of Mustang

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The forgotten kingdom of Upper Mustang

 17 days       Local tea-houses

An expedition through the lost kingdom of Upper Mustang in Nepal in a 17-days hiking trip in which we will visit the small villages in desert valleys, with their herds of Yaks and the constant presence of the eagles & the majestic vultures flying above us. Join our small group with one local guide and one Amarok Adventures guide in this trail through the forgotten kingdom until reaching the Lo Manthang, once the capital of the Kingdom of Lo.

We will be welcomed by the humble people who live every day being the heart of a millenary culture where the relationship between human beings and their natural environment is rough, deep and strong. 


1 certified mountain guide from Amarok Adventures.

1 certified local mountain guide from Nepal.

Standard accommodation in twin rooms in Kathmandu (3 nights) & Pokhara (2 nights).

Teahouse lodges accommodation during the whole hike.

All taxes & hiking permits to restricted areas.

Full-board during the hiking days.

...and much more!

Not included

International flights.

Sleeping bag & personal hiking equipment.

All meals not mentioned in the program.


*The itinerary of The forgotten kingdom of Upper Mustang can be change in case of adverse meteo conditions.

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Price: 580.000 ISK/person

Available dates

  • November 17th to December 3rd of 2022

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    Days 1 and 2: Welcome to Nepal
    Arrival and reception by the guides at the airport, transfer to the accommodation in Kathmandu. After some resting time, you will go for a welcome dinner in a Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu. Before dinner, briefing about the trip & introduction of our fellow hiking local guide. Overnight at the hotel.
    First day in the capital for discovering all the heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the highlights in the city, such as the pilgrimage Hindu temple of Pashupatinath; as well as the Boudhanath stupa or the Monkey temple with a local guide. After this, you will have time to check your mountain gear & to purchase anything extra you need for the trip. After this, relax in the hotel or enjoy Kathmandu on your own during the evening.
    Day 3 and 4: Routes to Pokhara and Jomsom
    Departure early in the morning for a long drive outside Kathmandu. Our driver will drive us along the Kathmandu - Pokhara highway for around 7 hours. Once there we will have time to explore the city. Take a walk along Phewa Lake and explore the streets of this city with the Machhapuchhre’s razor-edged peak always in the distance.
    Early in the morning we are flying Northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet. On arrival to Jomsom you will meet the rest of the trekking staff, there will be a guide with you from Kathmandu, and start the trek to Kagbeni, the main gate to Upper Mustang. A special permit for restricted areas (provided by Amarok Adventures) is requested for the following days. Overnight at Teahouse lodge.
    Days 5 & 6: From Kagbeni to Geling
    The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kali Gandaki river, climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. Labyrinthic towns made of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses & endless fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. Our trail will climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile, through steep, treeless & waterless terrain reaching a ridge at 3800 meters. We will descend into Shyangmochen, from there we will descend to Geling Village.
    Days7 & 8: from Geling to Lo Manthang
    Our trail climbs gently up t the Nyi La Pass and descends below the mythical blue, grey and red cliffs then you reached at Ghami village. After crossing the Tangmar Chu river we will arrive to the longest & most spectacular Mani Wall in Nepal. You continue walk to Dhakmar. From here we will continue towards the old Ghar Gompa monastery. After crossing the Marang La Pass, we will descend into the Lo Manthang Plateau, and we will reach the ancient capital of the forgotten Kingdom of Lo.
    Day 9: Lo Manthang valley
    Early in the morning, we will depart from Lo Manthang to visit Namgyal Gompa, the Tingkhar village & the caves close to the Tibetan border. We will meet the local people living in the area, Yak shepherds that from time to time are able to witness the legendary Snow Leopard. After this, we will access to the ancient man-made caves where the people of the region used to live thousands of years ago. An amazing tunnel network inside the mountains. Return to lo Manthang in the evening.
    Days 10 & 11: From Lo Manthang to Tange
    We will leave Lo Manthang early in the morning for crossing over the mountains towards the most remote part of the kingdom. Steep & rocky climbs and descends will await for us under the watchful eye of the mountains once carved by huge rivers. From now on, the lodges turn very simple and only local food might be available. On day 11 we will need to wake up very early to be able to cross the Pandey River with low water, following the trail that will lead us to Tange village. Overnight on a local teahouse lodge.
    Days 12 & 13: From Tange to Muktinath
    For the following two days we will start our long journey back to the Lower Mustang region. The trail leads along steep ridges and towards small settlements with several crop terraces and many caves where people used to live. If the days are clear, we will get great views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri & Tukuche peaks among others. Overnight on a local teahouse lodge.
    Days 14, 15 & 16: Return to Pokhara & Kathmandu
    After leaving Muktinath, we will return to Jomsom and spend one night in this small village. On day 15th we will take a very early morning flight for getting back to Pokhara and we will have a relaxing evening in this beautiful city. On day 16th we will fly back to Kathmandu and last dinner with the group in a local restaurant.
    Day 17: Return home
    Drop off in the international airport for final departure. We will settle the memories of this incredible adventure on the way back home. End of our services.