our client says Reise ins geheimnisvolle Königreich Mustang Am 1. Mai 2010 machten sich, 7 abenteuerhungrige Schweizer auf den langen Flug nach Kathmandu. Einerseits mit grosser Vorfreude und andererseits mit einem etwas mulmigen Gefühl, da in ganz Nepal einen Generalstreik vorausgesagt wurde und wir nicht wussten ob unser Trekking ins Königreich Mustang wirklich zustande kommen wird. Doch am Flughafen in Kathmandu wurden wir schon von Yagya unserem Trekkinguide vor Ort freundlich empfangen und er cauffierte uns mit dem Bus das erste Mal durch die Strassen von Kathmandu in unser Hotel im Stadtteil Tamel. Durch den Streik waren alle Einheimischen auf der Strasse, überall wurden Parolen gerufen , rote Flaggen und T-Shirt getragen, es herrschte ein richtiges Chaos und das richtige Leben stand völlig still, ausser wir als Touristen wurden noch in der Stadt herumgefahren. Müde und froh sind wir dann im Hotel angekommen und genossen ein par Stunden für uns bis wir uns dann gemeinsam zum Abendessen trafen. read more View All
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Cultural Trek to Jomsom : 12 Days
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Facts of the Trek The trek takes you along the Kali Gandaki to Muktinath on the border of Mustang, which is popularly known as the Himalayan Shangri-la.

As you hike through the Kali Gandaki Valley, passing through the deepest gorge in the world; the trek finally emerges into the wide valley of Jomsom, a Himalayan Shangri-la. Beginning the trek from Nayapul after a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, the trail passes over the Ghorepani pass and descends down to Kali Gandaki valley. The views from the first rays of the sun at the break of dawn grace the pinnacles of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna from Ghorepani, creating a landscape that is absolutely magnificent to behold. Along the route, fascinating traditional villages of Gurung, Magar & Thakali will keep you enthralled day after day as you hike along the way. Once you reach Jomsom you can either trek to the famous Muktinath temple [Temple of Lord Vishnu] at 3710 meter or explore the fascinating villages around Jomsom.

This is an easy trek that can be done any time of the year except during the monsoons [July & August].

Duration:12 days
Maximum Altitude:3795 m
Minimum Pack:1+
Program Grading: Moderate
Itinerary Detail
Day 01: Arrival at the Kathmandu international airport.
Gracehimalayan trekking will officially greet you at the airport and transfer at the deluxe hotel. you will drive out about 25minuts from the airport to Hotel You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant called Nepali chulo. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft).

Day 02: Half-day guided city tours with Home language tour guide (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - Hindu Temple & Buddha Nath - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). Afternoon pre-trip discussion and preparation for the next day. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/3,280ft). 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart early morning at 7 o’clock for the six hours drive by tourist deluxe bus to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty.

Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2713 m.) and trek from Jomsom to Kagbeni (2895 m.) for about three hours. An early morning transfer to Airport, fly to Jomsom. . This is one of the world's exciting flight to see Mountain closely through plane, Annapurna One 8091 Meters, Dhaulagiri 8167 Meters, Fishtail 6997 Meter, and other numerous peaks.You begin your trek to Kagbeni following along the bank of Kali Gandaki river. En route, you pass through arid part of Kali Gandaki river.

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795 m.) which takes about four hours. The Trail steeply ascends for couple of hundred Meters. While gradually walking you can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple Garden, Yaks Herds, sheep Herds and so on. You can look at Thorong La valley straight up to the Muktinath. You can enjoy delicious lunch at Jharkot and visit Monastery believed to be built in 15 century. Now you head towards Muktinath following steep ascent path for half an hour. You stay overnight at Muktinath village. From here you hike to Rani Pauwa (3700m.), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. At this point, you can see splendid view of Dhaulagiri (8165m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and others. Now you walk for fifteen minutes to reach Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps. The people of Kagbeni, Jharkot and Muktinath are close to the life style, culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people

Day 06: Trek from Muktinath to Marpha (2667m.)
and it takes about approximately six hours. You now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot and Khingar, villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom. Jomsom is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki and from here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. You continue down to Marpha, a delightful Thakali village, complete with a drainage system beneath the flagstone streets. Its narrow alleys and passageways provide welcome shelter from the strong winds of the Kali Gandaki Gorge and Marpha is particularly well known for its apples, apple cider and apple, apricot and peach rakshi. 

Day 07: Trek from Marpha to Kalopani and it takes about four hours. The trail is quite flat moving along the bank of Kali Gandaki. While trekking, you pass few Thakali villages and sometimes you walk through sparse forest covered mainly by pine, rhododendron and bamboo. From Kalopani, you can have closer view of Dhaulagiri mountain. Besides this, you can enjoy the splendid views of Nilgiri, Annapurna fang (Barahshikhar) and many more unnamed mountains and peaks. Kalopani is small town and there are run small projects, Hotel Management training centre and few offices along with good lodges and guest houses.

Day 08: Trek from Kalopani to Jomsom which takes about six hours. This day also you have to trek along quite flat and dry path. The path moves along the bank of Kali Gandaki. While trekking, you pass few Thakali villages and sometimes you walk through sparse forest covered mainly by pine, rhododendron and bamboo.

Day 09: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus, which takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and  Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minu

Day 11: Explore day in Kathmandu-1,350/4,428ft
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure and either relax at hotel or explore the Thamel and overnight at hotel.

Day 12: Final Depature to your onward Destination
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.
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Cost Include
  • All domestic flight or local Transportation , hotel/airport transfer
  • Deluxe Hotel at Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and all ground transportation by private vehicles
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses and all meals during the treks
  • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag  on your request
  • Welcome & farewell dinner
  • All porterages costs
  • All cost for a English Speaking Guide and sherpa, a sherpa assistance leader(s) and assistance Trek leader help each individuals while on trek
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Travel & Rescue arrangements
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes if necessary
Cost Exclude
  • Visa fees/ International airfare to & from home city 
  • Excess baggage charges 
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and rescue insurance 
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters 
  • Tips. 
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
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