Best Season: April to November.
Accommodation: trekkers huts and tents Altitude Starting Point: 2713 meters Highest Point: 3780 meters
Average trek per day: 5 - 6 hours
First Aid: We carry basic first aid kits and for the high altitude trek we also carry an oxygen bottle and gamma bags (inflatable pressure bag big enough to fit a person inside which simulate the conditions of lower altitude in order to help alleviate the symptoms of AMS)
Our Team: We have a dedicated and experienced team. Your guide knows the terrain well and is supported by a professional sherpa, cook and kitchen staff for camping. Our cooks are also highly experienced and understand what food to provide as the altitude varies. All of them have had a great deal of experience cooking for long term treks.
Itinerary: D1. Arrive Kathmandu D2. Kathmandu D3. Kathmandu ~ Pokhara (flight) D4. Pokhara ~ Jomsom (flight) Kagbeni Trek D5. Chele Village D6. Syangmochen (3,710m) D7. Tsarang (3,520m) Trek D8. Lo-Manthang (3,780m) D9. Lo-Manthang D10. Ghami (3,440m)
D11. Samar D12. Tangbe D13. Kagbeni (end of the trek) and drive to Jomsom D14. Jomsom ~ Kathmandu (flight) D15. Fly out
This once independent kingdom, now part of Nepal, has only recently been opened to foreign travel, and allows only 5000 tourists access per year - priority is given on a first come, first served basis.
Founded in 1380 by Ame Pal, the Kingdom of Lo-Manthang was much later annexed by Nepal in the 18th Century. The Mustang District (as it is now called) is home to the medieval walled city of Lo Manthang – many of it’s most important buildings, including four major temples and the King’s Palace, remain almost untouched since their construction centuries ago.
The people call themselves Lobas - the people from Lo - and though linguistically and historically they are closely tied to Tibet, the Lobas have developed a distinct culture and economy of their own. Nepal abolished the monarchy in 2008, but Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista, the direct descendant of the founder and first king of Lo-Manthang (via 25 generations) still resides here in Lo Manthang.
Note: By law, every trekking group must be accompanied by a Government liaison officer from Nepal, with each visitor required to pay a restricted area entrance fee of US$ 700.00. The fee allows 10 days from the date of entry. If visitors wish to proceed to other areas north of Lo-Manthang such as the Garphu, Nyaphu and Chosar Gompas, an additional US$ 210.00 per person is levied.
Note: We design only tailor-made tours, using our years of knowledge to create experiences that exceed expectations. It is a time consuming and specialized process, accordingly our prices reflect this personalized service. If you have a program from another agent that you’re happy with, please do not contact us to compare rates.