Info of Mustang and major highlights (Culture and Places)
Muktinath is a combination of two separate words. Mukti means savior, Nirvana, and Nath means god, master. Devotees visit Muktinath Temple for Moksha, or freedom, from the continuous spiritual cycle of birth and rebirth. Mukti Kshetra means Place of Salvation in Nepali, and Chumig Gyatsa means Hundred Waters in Tibetan.
Inside the Temple premise, we see all five elements of life together: Earth, Fire, Water, Sky, and Air.
Lower Mustang is the heartland of Thakali.
Marpa ‘Apple orchard’. Walk by ancient Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. We will visit Lupra where ancient Bom Buddhism is in practice, the district headquarter of Mustang Jomsom offers visitors modern facilities, an airport, and a splendid view of the Nilgiri range. Marpha village is famous for its unique setting, walking through Marpha you feel like you are walking to some ancient towns around the world, the monastery in Marpha offers a wide view of Mt Annapurna. The walking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri is another major attraction of the Mustang journey; you feel you are walking through another side of the mountain while you cross the world’s deepest gorge separating two 8000m High Mountain ranges -Annapurna range with Dhaulagiri range. Not to forget a warm dip in the natural hot spring in Tatopani. The best part of the Muktinath Mustang journey is reaching Pokhara where you can put your feet up and enjoy the variety of food, drinks, and natural beauty.
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu, pick up assistance and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Preparation for trek /around KTM valley.
Day 3: KTM- Pokhara (By Tourist Bus/ private van) (7 hours)
Day 4: Pokhara- Jomsom (Fly)-Around Jomsom
Day 5: Kagbeni - Muktinath (walk) (4-5 hours)
Day 6: Muktinath- Jomsom (jeep)- Jomsom- Marpha (walk)
Day 7: Marpha- Lete (Kalopani)
Day 8: Lete- Pokhara
Day 9: Pokhara Around beautiful Pokhara ( Sakangkot)- Peace Stupa
Day 10: Pokhara-KTM Option of (By surface or flight)
Day 11: Kathmandu free day
Day 12: Onwards