Pony Trek In Mustang
Duration : 14 day(s)
Nepal is a unique and rare destination in the world for trekking and culture tour enthusiasts. Lower Mustang, is the best way to experience wonderful combination of natural beauty and cultural riches through walking or by pony back riding on exotic terrain. You will have an opportunity to visit Buddhist Monasteries and Muktinanth Temple, a sacred place for the Tibetan Buddhists and the Hindus devotees. It is believed that all miseries and sorrow are relieved once you visit the Temple of Muktinanth ( Mukti means nirvana / salvation and Nath means God). It is situated in the district of Mustang and is about 18 kilometers northeast of Jomsom at an altitude 3760 meter. The principal shrine is a pagoda-shaped Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. There are 108 holy water spot which is set into the wall around the Temple. The Jwala Mai Temple nearby contains a spring and eternal flame fed by underground natural gas which is denoted for three element. We, Manakamana treks team warm welcome you to experience Muktinanth and Bhuddhist Monasteries, the holy land of Mustang.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel:
Prior to landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport, you could have some excellent views of Himalayan ranges, after custom clearance, meet with our tour coordinator and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 1367 meter:
After breakfast sightseeing tour on Kathmandu Durbar-Square, which it is situated in the heart of the Kathmandu city, it is called also Hanuman Dhoka- an ancient residence of King. This entire Royal Palace complex is full of historical monuments, stone statue of Hanuman and next to the Golden Gate of the Palace, the powerful protector of the entire Durba-Square. Visit Taleju Temple, one of the tallest Powerful Goddess Templeis 36.6 meter high, Lord Krishna Temple which was built in 1649 AD by King Pratap Malla on memory of his favorite two dead Queens,Jaggannath Temple, a famous for erotic arts. Visit huge stone statue of Kalbhairab, a ferocious form of Lord Shiva, Living Goddess Templeand Kasthamandap which built on 12th century by wood of single tree, hence Kathmandu obtains its name from this historic building.Visit Swayambhu Nath Stupa which is situated on a hillock, it provides incredible views of Kathmandu valley and Himalayan ranges. The tradition in the Stupa follows the Vajrayana form of Buddhism which is a tantric variation of the Mahayana Buddhism (the great vehicle).Visit Pasupatinath Temple, literally means" Lord of Animals" and famous Shrines for Hinudes devotees. Two storied golden roofed pagoda style Temple has four silver doors. Enroture visit Boudhananth Stupa, it is called also little Tibet, which Stupa is the largest in South Asia. In surrounding area can experience lifestyles of Tibetan People and monks.
Day 03: Sightseeing tour in Patan and Bhaktapur:
After breakfast drive to Patan, the city of art and beauty, which it was founded in 3rd century AD by King Veera Deva. Visit Krishna Temple, Taleju Temple, Bhimsen Temple, Golden Gate and main courtyards of Patan Durbar. Visit Bhaktapur, the city examples of wood-carving. Bhaktapur meaning the city of devotees was founded by King Ananda Dev in 1197 AD according to the Gopala Raj Vamsabali.Visit Lion Gate, the two Lions symbolizes the elements of power and protection, Golden Gate, the entrance of Taleju complex, Stone column of King Bhupendra Malla seated atop one stone column in an attitude of prayer to Taleju Bhavani. Taleju Temple, a powerful Goddess, 55 windows Palace, a supreme wooden architectural structure, Vastala Temple, Mother Goddess Durga, Pasupatinath Temple, Natapola Temple, the temple of five basic elements. Bhairav Nanth Temple, ferocious form of Lord Shiva, Dattatreya Temple, the combined incarnation of the tree supreme Gods- Bhrahma, Visnu and Shiva, Peacock window and Pottery square, then drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 04: Fly or drive to Pokhara 900 meter:
This is the second largest valley in Nepal which is situated about 200 km west of Kathamdnu and its climate is mild. It takes about 30 minutes by flight and six hours by driving. It is surrounded by beautiful lush hills. Brahman, Chhetri, Gurung, Magar, Newar, Thakali and Muslim people are living in the Pokahra valley. It provides excellent views of Annapurna South ( 7219 meter), Machhapuchare Himal ( Fishtail Mountain), Annapurna I ( 8091 meter), Annapurna III and Iv also beautiful lakes. Overnight stay at Pokhara.
Day 05: Early morning fly from Pokhara to Jomsom 2720 meter, it takes about 25 minutes.
Jomsom (2713 meter), This is a popular place of Mustang region where the administrative headquarter for this region, Government official and airport are situated. Also Merchants are busy in the distribution of goods at this spot. Great chance to visit Mustang Eco Museums.
Commence trek to Tukuche 2590 meter. Tukuche means 'Land of Abundant Grain' It was an important place during the transhimalyan salt trade. It was the Custom Post whereTibetant and Nepalese traders exchanged salt with grain. Visit Rani Gomba, this Monastery was renovated in 1836 by Queen Subarna Prabha Devi Shah, the second wife of King Rana Bahadur Shah. Since it is called Rani Gomba. Actually its orginal name was Tashi Choin, it means " Religion's Isle of Blessing". It said that the followers of Kagyu-Pa sect, it was founded in the early 1600s. Later 1962-23, it was restored and converted to the Nyingma-Pa sect. This Monastery has Buddha and other deities. Vist Mahakala Gomba, itmeans fierce male deity. It was built in 1930. It is said that this icon was brought from Tibet. The Monastery has beautiful images of Guru Rimpoche ( Padmasambhava), Buddha and other deities. Overnight stay at Trekking lodge in Tukcuhe.
Day 06: After breakfast,excursion to Koban and Larjung village:
Koban village 2560 meter: This is one of the most popular village in Mustang district. It is separated from Larjung village by a small stream. Koban and Larjung are the places of religious and ancestral significance for four Thakali
clans:- Gauchen, Tulachan, Sherchan and Bhattachan, who believed that their founidng ancestors first came to this village. Each clan has its own animal deity- Gauchan ( Elephant), Tulachan (Seamonster), Serchan ( Lioness) and Bhattachan ( Yak). The Temple of deities of Sherchan and Tulachan are in Larjung village and Bhattachan are in Koban.
Visit Lha-Kang Gomba: This is a Nyingma-Pa sect monastery which is situated at Nakung village. Originally it was Shakya-Pa Monastery and once considered among major Monasteries holding Lal Mohar (Lit.red Royal Seal) of Thak Satsae region. It was reconstructed in 1935-36. It looks after jointly by three villages: Larjung, Nakung and Naurikot. The Monastery has images of Buddha, Dakpo ( the firesce diety), Raktaryalokesvara ( red bodied), Gonpo ( Vajrayana diety) and Guru Rimpoche ( Padmasambhava).
Visit Khanti cave: This is a picturesque complex, there is serval water ponds inside the cave. It is believed that this cave marked the border between Nepal and Tibet in historic times. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche ( Padmasambhava) was meditated in this cave. Thousand of Buddhist devotees visit the cave every year. Overnight stay at lodge in Tukuche/ Larjung.
Day 07: Trek to Marpha village 2680 meter:
This is the most beautiful village in Mustang region. White stoned walled houses, stone paved way, life styles of Thakali people are another attraction for visitors. In the main centre of village, there is a intereseting Gomba which is called Tashi Lhakhang Monastery. A masked- dance festival of Tibetant Buddhism will organize every year at October. It provides excellent views of snowy mountains.
Day 08: After breakfast, excursion to Dhimpa Lake and Kychab Terang Gomba 2850 Meter:
It is said that Kychab means the things had been kept instead of human physical. Tera means precious stone ( Jewels). Ang means five. It is believed that Guru Rimpoche ( Padmasambhava) was meditation in this place. This Monastery was founded by Lama Longtet Andhon Pasang. The matter was about 1100 years ago, Longtet Lama was borne at Thini village. In young stage, he went to Syame in Tibet where he learned Buddhism by Guru Rinjhi Chelpo Dhu Jul. When he had finished the philosophy of Buddhism. He had received a precious Kychab Terang from Guru Rinji. Guru said that it is put in your beautiful palce and worship always. At the same time, Lama Longtet asked to Guru, where would be better to keep it. Guru said that the place is magnificent, where is silvery mountains in right side, beautiful river is in left side, At the middle portion, a big black stone is situated in Elephant head hill and in-front of the hill, situated a beautiful holy lake which is called Dhimpa Lake. According to advice of Guru Rinjhi, he had put precious Kychab Terang in this place. Then return back to Kagbeni for overnight 2840 meter.
Day 09: Trek to Muktinanth 3760,
Muktinanth Temple, a sacred place for the Tibetan Buddhists and the Hindus devotees. It is believed that all miseries and sorrow are relieved once you visit the Temple of Muktinanth ( Mukti means nirvana / salvation and Nath means God) Overnight stay at lodge in Muktinanth.
Day 10: Explore Muktinanth.
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom 2720 meter. Overnight at Jomsom.
Day 12: Early morning fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Check into hotel in Pokhara.
Day 13: Afternoon fly back to Kathmandu. Check into hotel.
Day 14: Departure to airport to connect the flight to onward destination.
- Twin-sharing accommodation on B/B basis at Kathmandu and Pokahra as per itinerary.
- During the trek all Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Diner) with including accommodation at lodges.
- Well trained and experienced trekking guide and Porter.
- National Park and TIMS Permit.
- Horse back riding on request.
- All kind of personal nature expenses, liquors, tips, emergency rescue operation charges, insurance