The Himalayas of Nepal can be trekked with the family and smaller kids. This ‘Family Trip to Upper Mustang’ is moderately customized to meet the need and expectation of the family. Within ten days, the family can experience the thrill and joy of exploring the ancient villages, amazing landscape, interesting cultures and breathtaking scenery.
Mustang was once an important route for crossing the Himalaya between Tibet and Nepal, and many of the old salt caravans passed through Mustang. It is this area which we will travel to, discovering the wonders of the architecture, language, culture and traditions which are almost purely Tibetan in this once-upon-a-time mystical kingdom. We get to enjoy the rich culture of the Bhotias and the Lobas in their traditional form, unchanged with time and modernization. This trek takes you to the once hidden kingdom of Lo and offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the ancient villages, palaces, forts and monasteries. Once you reach the walled village of Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, you get to explore the walled village and its ancient monasteries. There are more wonders to explore around Lo-Manthang including monasteries hung on the cliffs, the man-made dug-in-tunnel caves on the cliffs where people used to live and colorful villages of Tibetan influence
Let also the little ones enjoy the Himalaya adventure in Nepal.
Day 01:Fly to Pokhara(885m/2903ft)/ 25 minutes flight Drive to the Hotel and relax/ Pokhara sightseeing (Davi’s falls, Gupteshwor Cave, Tibetan Refugee Camp and Peace Pagoda)
Day 02:Fly to Jomsom (2760m/9053ft) 25 minutes flight Then drive to Chhuksang (2980m) on jeep and trek to Chele (3100m/10168ft) 2-3 hours jeep drive and 1 and half hours trek
Day 03:Trek from Chele to Samar (3620m/11874ft) 3-4 hours/ Explore around the beautiful village of Samar
Day 04:Jeep drive from Samar to Ghemi (3510m/11513ft) 2 -3 hours drive/ Explore the third largest village of Upper Mustang and its ancient monastery
Day 05:Trek from Ghemi to Tsarang (3750m/12300ft) 5-6 hours trek/ Explore the second largest village of Upper Mustang, the former capital of Mustang kingdom, its five-story white Dzong (fortified palace) and the ancient monastery
Day 06:Trek from Tsarang to Lomanthang (3840m/12595ft) 5-6 hours trek/ Explore the walled city of Lo Manthang and its colorful monasteries and hopefully we get to visit the royal palace of the Mustange King and have an audience with him
Day 07:Explore around Lomanthang/ Horse riding to Chhoser and Garphu
Day 08:Jeep drive back to Jomsom (2760m/9053ft) 7-9 hours
Day 09:Fly to Pokhara (885m/2903ft) 25 minutes flight/ Fly back to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft)/25 minutes flight
Day 10:Extra Day for contingencies like foul weather, strikes, flight cancellation etc.