Mustang Tiji Festival

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The region of Mustang has long, rich and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal . The early history of Lo is shrouded in legend, myth and mystery, but there are records of events in Lo as early as the 8th century. It is quite likely that the Tibetan poet Milarepa, who lived from 1040 to 1123, visited Lo Upper Mustang was once part of Ngari, a name for far western Tibet .Ngari was not a true political entity, but rather a loose collection of feudal domains that also included part of Dolpa. By the fourteenth century much of Ngari, as well as most of what today is western Nepal , was part of the Malla empire government from Sinja.

 

It is generally believed that Ame Pal (A-ma-dpal) was the founder King of Lo in 1380. The ancestry of the present Mustang Raja can be traced 25 generation back to AmePal .AmePal, or perhaps his father conquered a large part of the territory in the upper Kali Gandaki and was responsible for the development of the city of Lo Mantahng and many Gompas.

Starting Point: Jomsom

Ending Point: Jomsom

Duration: 22 Days

Maximum Altitude; 3850m

Lodging: Tea Houses/Lodge

Difficulty Level: Challenging

Highlights: Magnificent views of Annapurna Himal, Mt.Dhaulagir  & plenty of mountain peaks  

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INCLUDED

# 3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara  with Bed & Breakfast 

# Private transportation including airport pickup/drop

# Tea house lodge trek on full board. TIMS Permit

# Annapurna conservation fee

# 10 days restricted Permit  

# Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter]

# Staff  salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging 

# All necessary paper works

#Air fare Kathmandu/Pokhara/Jomsom/Kathmandu

# Travel and rescue arrangements, All taxes

NOT INCLUDED

# Nepal visa fee [ 1 passport size photograph ]

 

#International airfare to and from Kathmandu 

 

#Extra night accommodation in  Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from 

mountain [due to any reason]  than the scheduled itinerary

 

#,Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu [and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary]

 

# Travel and rescue insurance, personal expenses & equipments [ phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.]

 

# Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

 

# entrance fee of city sightseeing 

 

# Any cost of Kathmandu & Pokhara except accommodation on BB plan as per mentioned itinerary 

 

#Tips for guides and porters

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1 May4, 2018 : Arrival at Kathmandu & transfer to hotel [1336m]

 

Day  2  May 5, 2018 : Preparation for trekking/ Sightseeing 

 

Day 3  May 6, 2018 : (Kathmandu/Pokhara) Fly to Pokhara  

 

Day 4 May 7, 2018 : (Pokhara/Jomosom) Early flight to Jomosom and trek to Kagbeni. This day is an easy day hike to Kagbeni along the Kaligandakiriver. Today there is not much of climb up and down mostly gradual up to Kagbeni. 

 

Day  5 May 8, 2018: (Kagbeni/Chele) The trail takes you up the east bank of Kali Gandagi that climbs over many ridges as it heads north. In the dry season, it is possible to trek the entire route up the river along the sand and gravel of the riverbed. 

 

Day  6 May 9, 2018: (Chele/Geling) The climb from Chele is up a steep spur to a cairn at 3130 metres. Here there is view of the village of Gyagar across a huge canyon. A long wall of packed earth encircles Gyagar and its field. The climb continue, as long, steep, treeless, waterless slog, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rocks at 3540 metres. Here the trails makes a long gradual descent to some chorten on ridge, then descends further on a pleasant trail to samer. Climb above Samar to a ridge then descend into a large gorge past chorten painted in red, black,yellow and white. Along the way the Annapurna himal still visible far to the south. From here you will descend to Geling with its extensive field of barley at 3600 metres. 

 

Day  7  May 10, 2018: (Geling/Charang) From Geling , the trail climbs gently through fields up the center of the valley, passing below the settlement of Tama Gaun and an imposing chorten. It rejoin the direct trail and then becomes an unrelenting climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass at 3950 metres, the highest point reached on the trek. Cherang is a maze of field, willow trees and house separated by stone walls at the top of the large Charang Cho canyon. The huge 5 story white zdong and red gompa are perched on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge on the east end of the valley. Near the Gompa is the house of Maya Bista which, if you have the nerve to get past the ferocious mastiff at the door, doubles as a hotel and restaurant. The village has its own electricity system. 

 

Day 8  May 11, 2018: (Charanbg/Lo Manthang) The trail descends about 100 meters from Charang, crosses the Charang Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail to a cairn on a ridge opposite the village at 3580 meters, then enters the Thulung valley. The trail turns north and climbs gently as the valley climbs to a large isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. Still climbing , the trail crosses stream, then becomes a grand wide thoroughfare travelling across a desert-like landscape painted in every hue of grey and yellow. Finally from a ridge at 3850 metres, there is a view of the walled city of Lo .

 

Day  9  May 12, 2018: (Teiji Festival Starts) Day in (Lo Manthang.) There are four major temples within the city wall of Lo Manthang. Each of these buildings is locked. The villager feel it necessary to control accesss to the temples: the caretaker and the key are avaibable only at certain times, and usually only after a bit negotiation you may be able to enter in side of the Gompas. 

 

Day 10  May 13, 2018: (Teiji Festival) Day in (Lo Manthang.) There are lot to do in Lo Manthang beside visiting the Gompas. Consider renting a horse to visit some of the other village in the area. 

 

Day 11 May 14, 2018: (Teiji Festival) Day in (Lo Manthang.) This day is either free day or explore further to north of Lo Manthang depending weather and physical condition. 

 

Day 12  May 15 , 2018: Trek to LuriGumba [3450m]

 

Day 13  May 16, 2018: Trek to Yara Tange [3200m]  

 

Day 14  May 17, 2018: Trek to Tetang [2940m] 

 

Day 15  May 18, 2018: Trek to Muktinath [3750m] 

 

Day 16  May 19, 2018: Day in Muktinath  

 

Day 17  May 20, 2018: (Muktinath-Kagbeni/Jomosom): You will reach Jomosom by lunch and rest of the day will be free. 

 

Day 18  May 21, 2018: (Jomosom/Pokhara): Fly early in the morning to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. 

 

Day 19  May 22, 2018: Sightseeing of Pokhara and o/n at hotel. 

 

Day 20  May 23, 2018: Fly to Kathmandu 

 

Day 21  May 24, 2018: Free day/optional sightseeing 

 

Day 22  May 25, 2018: Departure transfer to the airport for onward destination.

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