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Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall trek details
Overview

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall Trek description:

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall trek combine with an ancient trading route and takes you on an excursion to the magnificent Dhaulagiri Ice Fall where you can truly appreciate the size of these mountains with busy lower mustang. While on your trekking, you will be in Lower Mustang, the legendary region which lies under the Trans Himalayan region, in one of soft adventure trekking there is in the world.
Muktinath Mandir is one of the highest and holiest shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction and liberation. And once you reach there and see pilgrims reaching the temple from all over the world and taking a dip in freezing water as worship to the god, you will feel that this place really does have some power. The foot trails to this holy destination run through tiny villages resting along world’ deepest gorges combine with dhaulagiri ice fall and have the magnificent Himalayas as the background to give you a trip combined with both nature and culture. This trip can be done in any time through out the year.

What is the highlights of Lower Mustang combine with Dhaulagiri ice fall view trek ?

Mystical mountain flight, Explore beautiful Kagbeni, The Pilgrimage Muktinath Mandir, View of Dhawalagiri Ice- falls, The world deepest gorge of the Kaligandaki valley, Tatopani Hots pring, Sunrise and sunset at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall Trek grades

This trekking is an easy and enjoyable as the landscapes are great. It doesn’t require any special training experience.

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall trek cover

Jomsom – Muktinath – Tatopani – Ghorepani – Poon hill – Mystical Gurung village Ghandrung

Best season to visit Dhaulagiri ice fall combine with Muntinath Mandir

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and December.

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall trek outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel. Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m), 6 hours, B/B Plan) Day 03: Drive to Nayapul. Trek to Tikhedundha (1577m), 4 hours Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m), 6 hours Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m), 5 hours Day 06: Trek from Tatopani to Larjung (2025m.), 6 hours Day 07: Day hiking to get Dhaulagiri Ice fall view point. Day 08: Trek from Larjung to Kagbeni (2800m), 7 hours Day 09: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m), 5 hours Day 10: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2730m), 5 hours Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara than to Kathmandu. Day 12: Final departure
Itinerary

Lower Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall trek itinerary in details

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu valley (1350m/4,415 ft)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport we will receive you with private car and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu or Bhaktapur with breakfast. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m/2,989 ft) 6hrs

Pokhara city lies on 210 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley Thangkot, only to quickly descend again to the Trishuli 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 tourists paradise with the combination of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. During the journey, one can observe views to the north across the hills and Fewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. You can also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara instead of drive.

Day 03 : Drive from Pokhara (915 m) to Nayapul (1050m/3,434 ft) and trek to Tikhedundha, 4 hrs

It takes one and half hours drive by private car / taxi / van / jeep. Now, you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

Day 04 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m/8,747 ft), 6 hrs

As you ascend along the path that leads to a forest, you will find Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge. Beyond Banthanti, there are magnificent forests of oak and rhododendron. After crossing several crystal-clear mountain streams, you arrive at the village of Nangethanti. Another few hours of trekking through the forest, you reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani literally means “horse water” and is a popular watering spot for mules, which ply this route from Pokhara to Jomsom and beyond. A ten minutes walk takes you to a small pass and further to the village of Deurali. For proper acclimatization, you rest at Ghorepani.

Day 05 : Trek from Ghorepani to Tatopani (1189m/3,888 ft), 5 hrs

You can catch an amazing view of the sunrise from an ideal vantage point of Poon Hill. After breakfast, you descend to Tatopani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas. As you near Chitre, you get an awe-inspiring view of Dhaulagiri range. The path then leads through terraced fields to Sikha, a Magars village clustered on a ridge. You continue descending, gradually at first and then more steeply to cross the Ghar Khola. After a short climb, you cross the Kali Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and from thereon, it is only a short distance upstream to Tatopani. Tatopani takes its name after Natural hot springs near the river below the village.

Day 06 : Trek from Tatopani to Larjung (2025m/6,622 ft), 7 hrs

You have to follow the trail that ascends gently up the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world, towards the village of Dana, which is surrounded by orange groves. During the trails, you come across local people selling baskets of oranges. Just beyond the small hamlet of Rupse, a thundering waterfall cascades down beside the trail. Thereafter, the trail enters the steepest and narrowest section of the gorge. You will find the layered stone path well-constructed and wide. As the rock cliff ends, you head towards larjung village where you can see several flat-roofed Tibetan style houses in Ghasa.

Day 07 : Dhaulagiri Ice fall trekking day tour (2,800m/9,156 ft), 8 hrs

Today, we can hike roughly about 800 meter up towards dhaulagiri glacier to get best view of Annapurna range and as well as Dhaulagiri ice fall. If you are interested to explore dhaulagiri ice fall than you can extend your trip two or three more days.

Day 08 : Trek from Larjung to Kagbeni (2800m/9,156 ft), 7 hrs

The trek ascends crossing the wide valley of Kali. Through out the trek you will be enjoying with Thakali people and their tradition. Marpha we trek along the banks of Kali Gandaki through the Apple orchard, you can eat apples if it happens to be the fruit season. Marpha is a big village enriched with a Buddhist Monastery in between the village which has its own cultural importance. As the trail continues towards Jomsom bazaar, the landscape becomes increasingly barren and impressive with its mixture of browns, yellows and grey, contrasting with the white snow caps of Tilicho and Nilgiri. Finally we reach at Kagbeni where we stay overnight. Kagbeni is a gateway to upper mustang with an ancient forts.

Day 09 : Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3795m/12,410 ft) 5 hrs

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 (3710m), an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you come across Natural flaming which really exhilarates you. Visit a holy Muktinath Mandir where you shower in 108 Taps to get salvation. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (7061m.) and many other mountains can be seen from here.

Day 10 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom Bazaar (2730m/8,927 ft) 5 hrs

Heading away from Muktinath, you retrace your steps to Jomsom taking on the magnificent view of Nilgiri. You stay overnight in Jomsom. In the evening you celebrate the completion of your trek with the crew.

Day 11 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during and after and frequent change of the weather prevents the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks. As you landing in Pokhara, take a available either tourist bus or Micro bus back to Kathmandu city. You can also fly to Kathmandu if you don’t like the long journey bus ride.

Day 12 : Final departure

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your destination and our trip end.

Cost

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Kathmandu to Pokhara airfare with airport departure tax.
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize a private trip about Dhaulagiri ice fall combine with muktinath mandir trekking in lower mustang trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for jomsom muktinath combine with dhaulagiri ic fall Trekking?

Answer: This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers / walkers who are able to walk around 5 – 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For this trekking or dhaulagiri ice fall combine with muktinath trekking – yes, you need to have experience of walking 5- 6 hours a day in high altitude – somehow about 2000m above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on dhaulagiri ice fall combine with muktinath Trekking?

Answer: We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in lower mustang deluxe Trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along dhaulagiri ice fall combine and muktinath standard Trekking?

Answer: As you are choosing lodge trek, all the guest houses have shower which you can get it free of cost but may be some places you need to pay.

Question: How do I get drinking water on lower mustang express Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking .

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or mobile batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the guest house trekking, you can recharge your battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters ! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on lower mustang short lodge Trek?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings. We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Muktinath combine with dhaulagiri ice fall Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters they will carry your luggage.

Question: Is there any communication while we are on lower mustang Trekking?

Answer: There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: You have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for lower mustang Trekking?

Answer: We recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Mustang with Dhaulagiri ice fall fact

    1. Trip Duration: 10 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 3,795m / 12,410 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct – May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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