A representative of Adventure Glacier Treks will meet you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. And you will be transferred to a hotel, after which there will be a briefing about the necessary procedures, the climbing route, and your climbing permit. Depending on your arrival time, you can spend your free time visiting nearby temples or taking a break.
After breakfast on another day in Kathmandu, our tour guide will come to pick you up for sightseeing. You will have the opportunity to learn about famous monuments, culture, and art. The tour guide will take you to the following locations that are Pashupatinath Temple, Shyambhu Nath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast and begin your private Jeep trip to Pokhara. We will see more of Nepal's countryside along the way, which is filled with greenery, rivers, villages, farms, and stunning mountain scenery. It will take around 7 hrs depending upon road conditions to reach Pokhara. After arriving in Pokhara, we will check into the hotel, eat lunch, and then, if you'd like, take some time to relax. Otherwise, you can go boating on Phew Lake and take a nighttime walking tour of Pokhara lakeside. Explore, rest, and have dinner near beautiful Lake Fewa.
We will begin our journey to Mustang after breakfast from Pokhara by private jeep. The Kali Gandaki River is followed after we first follow the blacktop road to Beni in the west. After Beni, the road is off-road. The Kali Gandaki valley, which stretches between the Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna I Himalayas, is the deepest gorge in the world (8,091 m). Tatopani is a little village where you may take advantage of the nearby activities and natural hot springs.
After having breakfast, you will drive via the nearby villages of Kalopani and Ghasa, where you will stop to see how apples are grown, as well as the local market in Jomsom. After that, you will pass via Kagbeni village and go to the famous Muktinath temple, where there are 108 taps dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Buddhist monastery in Jharkot, which offers breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Tukuche Peak, the nearby town of Muktinath, and Jal Devi will also be on your itinerary. Finally, you'll drive to Kagbeni for the night. The fire at Jal Devi can be seen lighting itself (using natural gas).
We will tour Kagbeni Monastery after breakfast. Kagbeni is famous for its Pitri-Puja, also known as Pitri-Moksastala, which is carried out to save the lost souls of ancestors from hell and help them get to heaven, bringing blessings to the entire family. Only after submitting them with a special permit at the checkpoint could we enter the Upper Mustang area, which has already been arranged by our office team.
To begin, take a Jeep across the Kaligandaki River near Chhusang Village and, then ascend to Chella Village, Samar Village, Syangboche Village, Bhina Village, Ghiling Village, and finally Ghami Village. Today's daytime scenery from Syngboche and other locations will be stunning. Since this is your journey of discovery, feel free to park your Jeep where you like and take photos. You will also see Tibetan culture, neighborhood activities, and farmer cottages with yaks and house caravans in the area.
You will visit several important monasteries today, including Mustang's Lo Gager Ghar Gompa, Charang Monastery, Lo-mang Thang City, "Jampa Gompa," the oldest monastery called "God House," a massive, red assembly hall and gompa created in the late 15th century, and "Chodey Gompa," the current center of the city and home to a monastic museum. Additionally, you will see domestic yak and cow caravans, as well as the scenery from and around Wonder Mountain.
After breakfast today, you will visit Namgyal Gompa, the Chhoser sky caves, and the almost 3,000-year-old Shija Jhong cave in Mustang, which has been explored by archaeologists from all over the world. There are other caverns close to Chhoser that have been used for living, meditation, and even burial. You'll ride back to the guesthouse in a jeep once your tour around the neighborhood is over.
We will drive back to Jomsom today. Along the route, they passed by several nearby villages, the Kaligandaki River, Buddhist stupas, and monasteries. The local market in Jomsom can be explored in the evening.
You will travel the entire distance to Jomsom today by car, passing through several nearby villages, the Kaligandaki River, and Buddhist stupas and temples. The local market in Jomsom can be explored in the evening.
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