Horse riding holiday in Upper Mustang region will be unique and unforgettable experience for those adventure lovers who wish to explore the Trans Himalayan region without a challenge. Mustang, situated in the northern central part of Nepal, and at the top of the Kaligandaki River where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. This area is consider as one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it, enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region. The upper Mustang is dominated by an endless expanse of yellow and grey rolling hills made smooth by the wind. We traverse this lonely landscape on horseback via several passes (The highest being the Nyi-La at 3990m), camping in villages nestled in their green irrigated oasis until we reach the spectacular walled town of Lo-Monthang. Visually, this is an extraordinary place and home of the Mustang Raja (King) as well as some beautiful temples and monasteries. The people of Upper Mustang are always curious about new arrivals and we can expect children, with scary windblown hair and apple red cheeks, will gather to confront the spectacle of foreign visitors. The abrasive lifestyle required to survive is easily evident here.
Horse riding in Upper Mustang starts after flight from Pokhara to Jomsom on the upper Kali Gandaki River between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, this holiday to Mustang allows us to explore a weird and wonderful landscape of eroded conglomerate cliffs, colored by natural earth pigments - reds, yellows, browns and blues. Horse riding trekking across passes of up to 4100m, we will also be riding through a succession of picturesque white painted Mustang villages and Tibetan monasteries, set against a backdrop of the distant snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. We have a day to explore our ultimate destination for excursion in Lo Manthang, a fairy-tale walled city and the capital of Mustang which is quite unlike anything else in Nepal. This enlightening horse riding adventure to Mustang in Nepal will surely appeal to those looking to explore a very special part of the Himalaya and finally by flight from Jomsom to Pokhara or continue trek to Ghorepani Poon hill and ending Himalayan adventure trip at Pokhara.
Horse riding in upper Mustang – itinerary
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport, reception and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley including Patan. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then horse ride trek to Kagbeni , 2750m/3-hrs.
Day 05: Kagbeni horse riding to Chele 3050m/5-hrs.
Day 06: Chele horse riding to Geling 3570m/6-hrs.
Day 07: Geling horse riding to Tsarang 3565m/6-hrs.
Day 08: Tsarang horse riding to Lo-Manthang 3730m/4/5-hrs.
Day 09: Explore around Lo-Manthang.
Day 10: Lomanthang horse riding to Lo-Gekar 4200m//5-hrs.
Day 11: Lo-Gekar horse riding to Ghami 3530m/4-hrs.
Day 12: Ghami horse riding to Syangbochen 3540m/ 5-hrs.
Day 13: Syangbochen horse riding to Tetang 2985m/5-hrs.
Day 14: Tetang horse riding to Muktinath 3760m/ 6-hrs.
Day 15: Muktinath horse riding back to Jomsom 2750m/5-hrs.
Day 16: Jomsom 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 17: Pokhara drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 18: Excursion day in Kathmandu. Alpine Eco Trek team will offer Farewell Dinner with cultural show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 19: Final departure to your home.
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Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.
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