Tara Himalayan Vision Pvt Ltd
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Gokarneshwar Municipality 5, Jorpati, Kathmandu, Nepal
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Mustang, last forbidden kingdom

Mustang, last forbidden kingdom

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During this hiking trip (with moderate intensity) you will discover a magical place where nature and culture work together to keep a very old tradition alive. We will practice yoga and meditation together in the stunning nature and sacred Buddhist places.

Mustang was and still is an enchanted region where nature and culture intermingled to keep a very old tradition alive. Culturally, geopgraphically, and historically Tibetan, but within the borders of Nepal, it has become a time capsule of Tibetan heritahe and a place where the rich tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is carried on to this.

The essence of Mustang’s beauty is within the contrast between the desert-like landscape and the richness of the culture.

Destination

Mustang – Nepal

Altitude

max 4000 m

Trekking/hiking

Medium Trek

Yoga level

(breathing) Yoga
sword practice
meditation

Bhuddist wisdom

Buddhist background
expl. esoteric symbols

Group Size

min 3 – max 10

Begin and end

Kathmandu
Kathmandu

Highlights of this travel

o Buddhist chorten, stupa and monasteries

o Impressive gorges and cliffs

o The Kaligandaki river valley

o Guru Rinpoche meditation cave

o Jong cave

o Mud structures

o Mountains such as the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mustang Himal, Throngla Peak and the Annapurna

  • Destination
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    Mustang, last forbidden kingdom
1
Day 1:

Pick-up at the airport of Kathmandu.


Transfer to the hotel and free time.

Welcomes diner and briefing.

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Day 2:

We travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. During the 7-hour trip you will have a nice view of Nepal. In the late afternoon we learn the five basic Lu Jong exercises, which will take about 2 hours.

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Day 3:

From Pokhara we fly to lower Mustang, Jomsom, a 30-minute flight. There, we start the first part of our trekking tour, walking 2 hours to Kagbeni village, where we visit the Sakaya monasteries and Kag Choede Monastery. At Kag Choede you will learn all about the wheel of life and the four noble truths, which are the foundation of Buddhism. Afterwards, we take a walk into the town, where you will discover residues of the old Bön culture, such as the meme and pepe protector. We spend the night at a local guesthouse.

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Day 4:

After breakfast we practice 20 minutes of yoga and meditation before we start our trekking from Kagbeni to Chele (6 hours).

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Day 5:

After breakfast we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. We then travel from Chele to Tsarang by jeep, which will take 4 to 5 hours. On the way to Tsarang we will take the time to visit the monastery of Ghemi. We will spend the night in Tsarang.

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Day 6:

After breakfast we practice 20 minutes of yoga and meditation before we walk from Tsarang to Lo Gekar Gompa, which is a 2-hour walk. Lo Gekar Gompa is one of the oldest Tibetan monasteries – it is even older than Samye in Tibet, and was built for Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche. After our visit to this beautiful old monastery, we will learn the wisdom of sword practice or sword yoga. It is a fight with your own ego in order to overcome fear and expectations, and to become more aware of the moment you are experiencing. Afterwards, we will walk back to Tsarang, where we spend another night.

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Day 7:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. Then, we start our trekking tour of 4 to 5 hours from Tsarang to Lo Manthang, Mustang’s capital.

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Day 8:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. We travel from Lo Manthang to Garphu, which is very close to the Tibetan border. Here, we visit the spectacular Jhong cave, which was inhabited by people during the Tibetan- Nepalese war. Inside, it has more than three floors. We also visit the Nyiphu Gompa of the Sakyapa lineage. This beautiful monastery is in fact a meditation cave, which became the heart of the building that was built around it. In the afternoon, there is time to practice sword yoga in this breathtaking environment. We practice yoga and meditation and spend the night in a local guesthouse.

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Day 9:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. Then we start our 2- to 3-hour walk from Garphu back to Lo Mantang. You will have some free time there to do some sightseeing and some shopping

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Day 10:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. Afterwards, we pay a visit to the three unique monasteries of Lo Mantang: Thubchen Lhakhang, Byamps-pa Lhakhang and Shakya Chyodi Gompa with their beautiful mandalas and remarkable, large statues. In the afternoon, we do sword practice, yoga and meditation in a very unique location.

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Day 11:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. We then continue our trekking from Lo Manthang to Ghemi, which will take 6 to 7 hours.

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Day 12:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation, before we visit Syangboche: a trekking tour of 6 hours. We will stop at Ghilling and will take the time to visit the Tashi Chöling Gompa along the way. We will spend the night in Syangboche.

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Day 13:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. Afterwards, we visit the beautiful cave of Padmashambahava, Guru Rinpoche and practice meditation there. We walk 4 hours from Syangboche to Samar where we take the jeep to Jomsom, which will be another 4-hour drive.

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Day 14:

After breakfast, we start the day with 20 minutes of yoga and meditation. From Jomsom, we fly back to Pokhara in about 30 minutes. In the afternoon we do some sightseeing in Pokhara, where we visit the Shanti Peace Pagode, Devi’s Falls and the Tibetan refugee camp.

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Day 15:

In the early morning, we will take the tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu for a 6-hour drive. In Kathmandu you will have some free time in the afternoon and a farewell dinner in the evening.

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Day 16:

Our special journey ends today and we drive you to the airport.

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Comments:

  • T Kindt
    01/15/2018 at 14:50

    “Tara Himalayan Vision is a young travel agency, but its service is just as good as any well-known agency in the travel industry. Everything had been taken care of and there was a great follow-up during our trip. When you are on an adventurous trip there are always unforeseen circumstances, but any issue was quickly resolved. We had a very nice trip.”
    Family ’t Kindt – De Wolf (Belgium)

  • Beda Belpeer (Belgium)
    01/22/2018 at 13:32

    Mustang reminded me of how Tibet must have ever been. The unspoiltness and purity was the most eye-catching for me. In Lo-Mantang, the murals in the temple were a gem of Buddhist art. The highlight for me was the cave of Padmasambava. Our guide Pramod managed to lead us safely over all obstacles and to solve all unexpected problems effortlessly. It was an adventure never to be forgotten and that I would like to go back with pleasure.

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Highlights:

o Buddhist chorten, stupa and monasteries
o Impressive gorges and cliffs
o The Kaligandaki river valley
o Guru Rinpoche meditation cave
o Jong cave
o Mud structures
o Mountains such as the Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mustang Himal, Throngla Peak and the Annapurna

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ADDITIONAL INFO

Included:

  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Welcome and farewell diner
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2-star hotel in with breakfast
  • Tea house accomodation in Mustang
  • Lunch/dinner we take on the way (water,tea or coffee is included) - note: our meals exist of a main dish (dessert and starters are not included)
  • Permit for Mustang (50 dollar) and Annapurna conservation fee (20 dollar)
  • All transportations inside Nepal (as mentioned in intineray)
  • All excursions and entrance fees are included, as per itinerary
  • All excursions are guided by an experience guide who speaks very good English, Pramod Tamang.
  • Yoga and meditation guidance on the different spots as descripted in our itinerary
  • All government and local taxes


Not included:

  • International air fare and transportation in and out of Nepal (Kathmandu).
  • Please buy your own travel & annulation insurance
  • Make sure your health insurance cover your assistance abroad
  • extra drinks (like alcohol,cold drinks, coffee and tea outside the meals)
  • Personal expenses
  • Nepali visa fee
  • Tip for guide(s) and driver(s)

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