Bordering with Tibet in the North, the greater culture, lifestyle, and tradition of Mustang resembles that of the Tibet. Upper Mustang Trek delves into a historical, cultural, and natural journey to one of the remotest regions in the world. Traversing a desert-like landscape in the northwest of Nepal; the Upper Mustang Trek offers natural ecstasy of arid landscapes and Himalayas. Along the trek you feel with the company of ancient culture engraved into the lives of the inhabitants of the entire region.
The 17-days Upper Mustang Trek commences at Kathmandu. The trip begins with a cultural tour of the Kathmandu city where you’ll get to witness a few of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Afterward, you’ll commute to the remote town of Jomsom via Pokhara. The trek commences at Jomsom and moves northward along the Kali Gandaki valley through the quaint Buddhist villages of Kagbeni, Chele, Syanbochen, and Tsarang before entering the ‘walled city’ of Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang was the capital of the Mustang region and the last monarch of Mustang resided in his palace inside Lo Manthang. Although a part of Nepal, the inhabitants adherently follow the Tibetan lifestyle.
After exploring the walled city, you’ll move north towards Niphu and Garphu along with Ghar Gumba (Buddhist Monastery) before making your way back to Jomsom via Dhakmar, Ghiling, Samar, and Kagbeni. The trans-Himalayan flight from Jomsom will bring you back to Pokhara. The trip concedes at Kathmandu. You’ll also get to relish the beautiful sight of Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) at their full glory. Upper mustang can be traveled from March to late December, whereas June to September is the best time of the year.
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Tilicho Lake Trek is one of the best trekking destinations for those who want to experience the beautiful scenery of mountains and lakes at the same time. Tilicho Lake elevated at an altitude of 4919m which is known as the highest lake in the world, located in the Manang District of Nepal Annapurna region. The mountains with the purest water with an attractive route follow Tilicho lake Trek.
The 18 days trek begins in Kathmandu with visits to several UNESCO cultural heritage sites. Afterward, a full day drives to Chamje the trek Start from here. From where you follow the trails of Marsayangdi River leading to the villages of Tal, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, Manang, Khangsar and finally to Tilicho Lake. From Tilicho Lake there is an option to crossing the Moesokanta La pass to Jomsom, instead of Thorang La pass, but additional tented camp is required because of no lodges around those places. After Tilicho the trek descends to Yak Kharka, Thorang Phedi, high camp and finally Thorang-La pass. After Thorang-La enjoying the view of Dhaulagiri massif, you trek down to the windy town Muktinath, Kagbeni and Jomsom. The 17 days Tilicho Lake trek concludes in Jomsom, then you will fly above the deepest gorge in the word (Kaligandaki River) to Pokhara.
Tilicho Lake trek attaches with the Annapurna Circuit route which is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal. The trail leads to the beautiful village of Manang inhabited by a wide diversity of people from different ethnic groups and cultures. The view of mountains, and walking over to gorgeous hills are stunning. Along the way, you will see numerous monasteries, gompas, and traditional villages of the Buddhist community. Tilicho Lake trek has a great variety of cultural and natural diversity with the lush green hill, dry valley and great Himalayan scenery of the highest mountains like Manaslu (8,163m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m) Annapurna I (8,091m) and other peaks.
This trek is not only for the scenery of Tilicho Lake but also for walking in Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail starts from subtropical climate-to snow land and end to the dry valley. The best time to do this trip is from March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn).