Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )
After your arrival at the International Airport, one of Trekking Planner’s representatives will be there at the airport terminal to greet you and then transfer you to your respective hotels. There you can rest and relax your jet lagged bodies and afterward prepare yourself for a cultural and historical tour of Kathmandu valley tomorrow. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Cultural and Historical tours in Kathmandu/ Trek preparation
Today we take you on a cultural and historical tour of Kathmandu valley. Our guide is going to take you through Kathmandu Valley’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage sites. You get the opportunity to go the Buddhist stupas of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, sacred Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan, and the other big and small heritages. While Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, is one of the oldest stupas in Nepal and famous for whitewashed monasteries in the surrounding and the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in Nepal. Pashupatinath Temple represents the faith of Hindus all over the world and is known for Hindu architecture. The Durbar Squares are vast complexes with historic royal palaces, temples, beautiful carvings on the windows and doors and other heritages are equally enchanting. In the pre-trip meeting you shall be provided with necessary information about the trek and you shall also have the chance to clarify your doubts. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 7 hrs drive
Today we shall drive to the beautiful city of Pokhara before starting the trek to the foothills of Annapurna massifs and Fishtail Mountain. Beginning with the drive on the highway accompanied by the popular Trishuli River and past the lush hills and twisting road, roadside settlements before branching off to Prithvi Highway leading to Pokhara. Through the rural settlements and past lush hills, beautiful waterfall and mighty river, looked over by soaring and snowcapped mountain from far away and welcomed by the unique Fishtail Mountain we reach to Pokhara, the Lake City of Nepal. Afternoon you arrive in Pokhara then check in your hotel and refresh and look around lakeside. Pokhara is a beautiful valley, with panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. The town of Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2710m/8891ft) about 25min and trek to Kagbeni (2807m/9209ft) 3-4 hrs walk
From Pokhara you will take a flight to Jomsom where you can view an electrifying outlook of graceful world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge all along to the bank of Kali Gandaki Valley. You will get pleasure from the eye-catching sceneries of Nilgiri Mountain. Afterward, you will turn up to Kagbeni which is resting at 2,810 meter altitude. Stay overnight at Kagbeni.
Day 05:. Day 05: Trek to Chussang (2920m/9580ft) 5-6 hrs walk
After checking your special Mustang permits in Kagbeni the trek goes uphill for while leaving Kaligandaki River behind. The trail goes to harsh barren countryside all the way with some stops. Here you cross some small and tiny villages as walk progress coming to the town called Tangbe, after walking an hour more brings the overnight stop place. Chusang located at the confluence of the Narsang River and the Kali Gandaki River. Stay overnight at Chussang.
Day 06: Trek to Samar (3290m/10793ft) 5-6 hrs walk
First villages comes Chele after passing this village the stream via the broken canyons and ruin castle walls on the around cliffs. Pass the river from Chussang are some massive red eroded cliffs higher the mouths of unreachable caves. After passing the tiny bridge an up climb for about 45 minutes brings to Chele town. From this village walk gets steep up for an hour up to ridge at 3,130m, a perfect vistas of Gyagar across a big canyon is visible. Afterwards the path goes up slowly windswept terrain up to at 3,540m. Normal decent for a while takes you to Samar. Stay overnight at Samar.
Day 07: Trek to Ghiling (3600m/11811ft) 5-6 hrs walk
The trek today fallow the tiny climb above Samar village to a ridge, with a downhill leading to a large gorge past a Chorten tainted red, black, yellow and white all the colors are made from local stones. Meeting some Juniper trees the trek goes on to another township. From here the path descends to Shyangmochen, am tiny livings with some tea houses at 3,710m, taking right downhill the trek descends towards to Gelling. Stay overnight at Ghiling.
Day 08: Trek to Tsarang (3520m/11549ft) 6-7 hrs walk
From gelling, the path goes up genteelly via the fields up the centre of the valley, crossing below the Tama Gung village, the walk carry on a long climb across the head of the valley to the ByiLa Pass 3,950m which is also elevated place of the trek as well the cross itself happens to be the southern boundary of Lo. From here a normal down for half an hour arrives to junction the right trail leads to Tsarang where the left leads to Ghami town. Stay overnight at Tsarang.
Day 09: Trek to Lo Manthang (3780m/12402ft) 4-5 hrs walk
In the morning after breakfast, we will visit the Old Palace and Ancient Buddhist Monastery which is said to be that the Tibetan Buddhism flourished in Upper Mustang from this Monastery. Then, we descend to the gorge of the Tsarang Khola, making a big traverse upstream and cross by an Iron Bridge over the River. We ascend to about the same height as Tsarang on the rocky gully. Now we enter the valley and the dirt road turns north and climbs gently to a large isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Tsarang and Lo-Manthang. The road crosses a stream, and then becomes a wide thoroughfare traveling across a desert-like landscape painted in every hue of grey and yellow. Finally we arrive in Lo-La from where we can see the first view of the wall city of Lo-Manthang and the player flags are flapping in the wind. A short dusty descent leads onto the plain of aspiration; the, the trail crosses a stream by wooden bridge. Now we climb up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang, crossing an irrigation canal at the southern wall of the city of Lo-Manthang. In the evening, we meet with King of Lo and visit the insight city as well as ancient Buddhist Monasteries. Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 10: Full day in Local Excursion in Lo Manthang
Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Manthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may hire horse to go to Chosar village to see the beautiful two Gompa (monasteries) called Garphu and Nyphu Gompas as well as Chosar village is main trading route to Lhasa (Tibet) and return to Lo-manthang (3810m). Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 11:. Trek to Dri /Yara
After an expended and memorable visit of the historical places in Lo Manthang we start our trek today with an easy walk. We walk in the flat path for about 2.30 hours without any strenuous trail and then lately gentle descending down ward. But, before reaching Dhie village it’s a steep down walk for half an hour and we reach Dhie village. After crossing Dhie village we come to cross the river on a metallic bridge and also enjoy walking on the bank of the river. Now we have a steep climb up for about an hour and some gentle steep walk before coming to Yara (3650m). Stay overnight at Yara.
Day 12: Trek to Bas Khola
Today we wake up with a mindset for a new destination. From Yara we now trek towards Bas Khola for an overnight stay there.
Day 13:. Bas Khola, acclimatization day
This is the day to acclimatize you with new environment. As this is the new trek for you we cannot make you to continue the trek without any acclimatization. As a rest day you will make yourself adjust with the changing altitude. You can move around the tent to know more about this place, Stay overnight at Bas Khola.
Day 14: Trek to Damodar Lake (4890m/16043ft)
Damodar Kund is a holy site for Hindus and Buddhists alike, and is the home of a big festival during the August full moon. From Damodar Kund, we will be treated to magnificent views of the Annapurna Massif and Damodar Himal. Stay overnight at Damodar Lake.
Day 15: Trek to Ghechung Khola
Now from the Damodar Lake we move on towards Ghechung Khola. From here on wards we get to see the decrease in the altitude as we now move downwards to the lower regions. Today we reach Ghechung Khola as our final destination. We stay overnight at Ghechung Khola.
Day 16: Trek to Tangye (3240m/10629ft)
Each new day brings us closer to the end of our amazing trek. We now head towards Tangye. We take a walk to Tangye, followed by the stunning lady finger canyons before reaching Tetang and the Kali Gandaki River. We stay overnight at Tangye.
Day 17: Trek to Tetang (2940m/9645ft)
Today, our trek begins with a fine trail for around an hour before crossing another river. From here, we can have a wide range view of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Tilicho peak and Thorong Peak. The trail passes through a steep ridge with beautiful views of wind-eroded hills. Continuing the trek, you can see the village of Tetang. We stay overnight at Tetang.
Day 18: Trek to Muktinath (3700m/12140ft)
Today, we begin the trek with a descent downhill to dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge, initially through arid country in the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. After passing through Jharkot (3500m) and Khingar (3280m), villages with typical Tibetan architecture, you follow the valley floor most of the way to Jomsom (2713m) through Ekle Bhatti (2740m) which is sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki .From here there are fine views of the Nilgiri peaks. Stay overnight at Muktinath.
Day 19: Trek to Jomsom(2710m/8891ft) about 4 hrs walk
Trekking into the lower part with graceful world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge. Walking forward, you will move all along to the bank of Kali Gandaki Valley. You will get pleasure from the eye-catching sceneries of Nilgiri Mountain. You trek back to Jomsom with numerous upwards and downwards and it takes 5 to 6 hours. In the morning after breakfast, we leave the village and drop down to Jharkot village where we visit the ancient Sakyamuni Buddhist Monastery and Traditional Medical Center. Then, we follow the dusty road trail for a while and choose short cut left trail until reaching Eklebatti where we have our lunch. After lunch, we follow again dusty and strong wind road level trail along the Kaligandaki River to reach Jomsom. Stay overnight at tented camp. Stay overnight in Jomsom.
Day 20: Fly back to Pokhara (820m/2690ft) about 25min
After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara with a 30 min dramatic flight to Pokhara between the gorge of two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport guide will transfer to the lakeside hotel. Rest of the time explores the lake and overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day 21: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) about 7 hrs drive
It 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 minutes. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 22: Final departure
Today your Upper Mustang Domodar Lake Trek comes to an end. A representative of Trekking Planner shall transfer you to the International Airport and see you off if you wish to wrap up your stay in Nepal. We hope that you had some wonderful memories during your adventure in Nepal and are enthralled to be back in this nation for other adventures and touristic activities. Have a wonderful journey ahead and keep undertaking adventures.