Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
We pick you up at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, and escort you to a hotel in Thamel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Permits procedure and afternoon flight to Pokhara
Today, we get all kind of permits required for our trek. In the afternoon, we fly to the City of Lakes, Pokhara. You can spend the evening walking by the Fewa Lake. Overnight at a hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara to Jomsom by flight and ride & trek to Kagbeni 2800m, 3-4 hours riding
Relishing the stunning view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, we take a 25-minute flight to Jomsom. Upon landing in Jomsom, we meet our team of horses and their horse man and begin our ride to Kagbeni. Riding our horses along the Kali Gandaki River, we pass beautiful Ekleybatti village with small houses and old fortresses and reach Kagbeni after 4 hours of riding. Overnight at a lodge in Kagbeni.
Day 4: Ride & trek from Kagbeni to Tsaile 3100m, 5-6 hours riding
Registering our permit in check point, we ride our horses along the bank of Kali Gandaki River and reach Tangbe village. We ride along a couple of Buddhist monasteries and Chortens before we enter Chhusang village. We then ride on rocky ridges for a couple of hours and reach Tsaile, where we will spend our overnight at a lodge.
Day 5: Ride & trek from Tsaile to Syangboche 3600m via Rachung Cave, 6-7 hours riding
We ride our horses uphill to Ridge canyon and continue our ride on steep terrain to Taklam La Pass (3624m). Relishing the mesmerizing view of Nilgiri Himal (7061m), Yakawa Kang (6482m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m), and Damodar Danda (4975m), we pass several lush forests, water streams, and villages to reach Rachung Cave. From Rachung Cave, we ride for a couple of hours and arrive at Syangboche. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 6: Ride & trek from Syangboche to Drakmar 3820m, 5-6 hours riding
We leave Syangboche for Drakmar with a beautiful panorama of Dhaulagiri ranges behind us. On our way, we come across many monasteries, Chortens, small villages, and lush Himalayan forests. After riding for 5 hours, we reach Drakmar. Overnight at a lodge in Drakmar.
Day 7: Ride & trek from Drakmar to Lo-Manthang 3810m via Ghar Gompa, 6-7 hours riding
Leaving Drakmar, we ascend on a steep trail and pass a couple of lush Himalayan forests of rhododendron. We then ride downhill and then climb a ridge to reach Ghar Gompa. Ghar Gompa is the oldest Buddhist monastery in Mustang that is also known as Lo Gyaker which means “Pure virtue of Lo”. From Ghar Gompa, we ride and trek to Marang-La Pass (4230m) which is the gateway to Lo-Manthang and all the way downhill riding until reaching Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang is the walled capital of the Kingdom of Mustang and is composed of colorful dessert and rugged houses. Overnight at a lodge in Lo-Manthang.
Day 8: Exploration Day to Chosar village and caves 6-7 hours riding
We take a day exploration on horseback riding and hike up to Chosar village and Jhong Cave which is the largest man-made cave in Upper Mustang. We relish the panorama from Chosar and return back to Lo-Manthang. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 9: Ride & trek from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang 3560m/3-4 hours riding
Riding along a steep sandy trail, we climb Lo-La Pass (3950m) which leads us to Tsarang. We ride our horses along Tsarang Khola and cross an iron bridge over it to reach Tsarang. We then explore Tsarang Palace and monastery. Overnight at a lodge in Tsarang.
Day 10: Ride & trek from Tsarang to Syangboche 3500m/6-7 hours riding
We come across many Mani walls, Chortens, and Buddhist monasteries before reaching Ghami. From Ghami, we climb Ghami-La Pass (3250m) and Nyi-La Pass (3932m) which leads us to Tamagaon. We ride along streams to reach Syangboche. Overnight at a lodge in Syangboche.
Day 11: Ride & trek from Syangboche to Chhusang 2980m, 6-7 hours riding
Riding and climbing Yamdo-La (4010m), we descend down to Bhena. We then ride along streams and pass Samar, then Tsaile. From Tsaile, we follow the flow of Kali Gandaki River and finally reach Chhusang after 7 hours of riding and trekking. Overnight at a lodge in Chhusang.
Day 12: Ride & trek from Chhusang to Jomsom 2720m 5-6 hours riding
On our last day of the horseback riding trek, we move on a rocky trail till we reach Tangbe. We then ride along small streams on a steep trail and pass beautiful small villages. After 6 hours of ride and trek, we reach Jomsom. Overnight at a lodge in Jomsom.
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
We fly off to Pokhara with a splendid view of the Himalayas. You can enjoy the day relaxing by the lakeside. Overnight at a hotel in Lakeside, Pokhara.
Day 14: Reserve Day for flight delay/cancellation and an afternoon flight back to Kathmandu
In case of a flight delay on the previous day from Jomsom to Pokhara, we fly back to Pokhara in the morning. Later, we fly back to the capital city in Kathmandu. Feel free to spend your leisure time as you please. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast in the hotel, we drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight back to home or other destination.
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