Perfect for first-time trekkers! We start gentle with a 2- 3-hour walk, straightforward, to the medieval village of Kagbeni where we will spend three nights. Soak in the sight and sounds as we immerse ourselves into playful yoga flow. From Kagbeni we trek up to Muktinath and visit the sacred shrine and stay the night among the gardens in Jharkot. We start the descent into the lowlands, spend a night each in the “Apple village” Marpa, and Larjung before we reach the charming village Tatopani, where we spend two nights enjoying our Yoga practice and the ambience of natural hot springs!
Lower Mustang Trek is a classic teahouse trek in Nepal where we explore and observe the lifestyle and traditions of Gurung, Magar and Thakali, ethnic communities of Nepal. The trek follows the ancient trading route to Tibet of the Kali Gandaki valley. It is reputed in Nepalese as a skyline trek. It is the gateway of the Nepal's hidden treasure "Mustang", the trekker can see the landscape of Mustang and reach to the Hindu's and Buddhist's sacred pilgrimage Muktinath Temple.
We experience a range of surroundings, from the culture of the lowland villages to the splendour of the high Himalaya. This trek gives many spectacular views of the two Himalayan giants, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This is indeed a classic trek, which allows access to the high mountains of the Himalaya within a reasonable time frame and without ascending to extreme altitude. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges.
When: 23 Mar - 09 Apr 2017
Location: Lower Mustang
Yoga style: Yoga flow, all levels
Instructor: Camilla Vik
Altitude: 3802 m maximum
Trek grade: Easy, perfect for beginners
Price: USD 2395
Including: Nice high standard hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara, welcome and farewell dinners, all transportation in Nepal (incl flight Pokhara – Jomsom), during trek: accommodation with meals, permits, guide, porters and yoga instructor.
Excluding: Yoga Festivals Fees, Personal Insurance, Emergency evacuation charges, Personal medication, Bar Bills, Tips and Gratitude
Camilla Nikoline Vik, comes from Norway and works at HiYoga in Oslo. She is Manager for Digital Medias and yoga instructor. She is passionate about educating others about a healthy lifestyle, mentally and physically. Her daily yoga practice guides her through her life and she has found great joy and happiness through her daily practice. Camilla is a former international high-class professional kickboxer. Her biggest achievement was winning gold at the World-Cup in Cape Town.
Camilla is certified Flow Arts instructor under Master Duncan Wong, Yin Yoga under leadership of Ina Løvdal and Hatha Yoga from the Abhijna School of Yoga and Meditation, India.
Day 01 – 23 March, 2018, Friday: Arrival Kathmandu (1,400m) – Welcome dinner
Namaste - welcome to Kathmandu!
You will be met at the airport by our representatives holding a “Yoga in the Mountains” signboard and transferred to your hotel in a private vehicle. If you are already in Kathmandu, we organize accordingly!
In the early evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant, and get to know each other better.
Day 02 – 24 March, 2018, Saturday: Yoga in the Mountains Festival
Yoga Festival Day
Day 03 – 25 March, 2018, Sunday: Yoga in the Mountains Festival
Yoga Festival Day
Today is also preparation day. We will go through every little detail with you before the trek. Your guide and yoga instructor will also be present. You will also have time to buy whatever you may have forgotten or planned to buy in Nepal.
Day 04 - 26 March, 2018, Monday: Kathmandu – Pokhara (990 m)
Today is an early start. The trekking crew will come to the hotel early in the morning and pick up the group. We drive in private vehicle to Pokhara. This trip will take about 8 hours.
We arrive Pokhara early afternoon. Later, it is time for the first yoga session. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Day 05 – 27 March, 2018, Tuesday: Fly to Jomsom (2,682 m)– Kagbeni (2810 m)
Wake up early morning – look out of the window and check if you can see the amazing Fishtail – with a summit just less than 7000 metres.
Transport to the airport where we will be flying northwest towards the great portal between the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri which takes around 25 minutes. Enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet.
On arrival in Jomsom you will meet the rest of the trekking crew (your guide will be with you from Kathmandu). Jomsom is headquartering of Mustang region, linking the age-old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. We have an easy start today. To Kagbeni it is 2 – 3 hours trek on easy trails, straightforward. We will stay in Kagbeni for three nights.
Overnight at local lodge / teahouse throughout the trek.
(Max altitude 2810 m / 3-4 hrs trekking)
Day 06 – 28 March, 2018, Wednesday: Kagbeni
Kagbeni is a very nice medieval village, beautifully located and a good place to get used to the altitude and start our Yoga Mountain Flow. The village also hosts one of the oldest monasteries, which is close to 600 years old. Today we will visit the Monastery, which is also a school for young monks.
(Max altitude 2900m)
Day 07 – 29 March,2018, Thursday: Kagbeni
Today we will go on a day hike and we will reach out highest point on our journey and also the highest point Hinduism ever reached, at Muktinath 3800m! Our trekking time today is about four – five hours, depending on our speed.
On arrival Muktinath, we will be visiting the temple complex, and the monastery. We will also do a Mountain Yoga Flow session. After the session, we return back to Kagbeni.
(Max Altitude 3800m)
Day 08 - 30 March, 2018, Friday: Kagbeni – Marpha (2670 m)
Today we will hike for 5 hrs. ahead of us, but it will mostly do downwards and straightforward. We will return to Jomsom and then onwards to the “apple-village” Marpha, where the apple trees hopefully are in full blossom!
(Max altitude 2810m / 5 to 6 hrs of descends trekking)
Day 09 – 31 March, 2018, Saturday: Marpha – Larjung (2550m)
Today we will hike from Marpha to Larjung which takes around 4 hrs. We will be walking through the Kali Gandaki valley.
(Max altitude 2670m / 4 to 5 hrs of descends trekking)
Day 10 – 01 April, 2018, Sunday: Larjung - Kalopani (2530m)
Another early morning with refreshing Yoga Mountain Flow! After breakfast, we will start our hike to Kalopani. As we go, we the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains are visible.
(Max altitude 2550m /4 hrs trekking)
Day 11 – 02 April, 2018, Monday: Kalopani – Ghasa (2010m)
Do Sun Salutations to some of the highest peaks in the world!
From Kalapani, we have to follow the road till Lete and then as we cross the bridge, we hit a remote forest trail above the road, until Ghasa.
(Max altitude 2530m / 4 hours trekking)
Day 12 – 03 April, 2018, Tuesday: Ghasa – Tatopani (1190m)
Today is out last trekking day. After early morning Yoga Mountain Flow, followed by breakfast we continue our trek. We cross the suspension bridge at Ghasa, where mule trains would cause traffic jams when the roads were not there, and follow the trail that is on the other side of the river all the way to Tatopani. Tatopani means hot water, and here you will also find hot springs!
(Max altitude 2010m / 5 to 6 hrs trekking)
Day 13 – 04 April, 2018, Wednesday: Tatopani – Pokhara (990m)
Today is our last morning yoga in the mountains for this time. After breakfast we will be crossing the Kali Gandaki River and slowly drive back to Pokhara, about 4-5 hours.
Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14 – 05 April, 2018, Friday: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Today we drive back to Kathmandu, 6 – 7 hrs. On arrival you will have a few hours at own leisure before we go for a farewell dinner in a Nepalese traditional restaurant.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 15 – 06 April, 2018, Saturday: Kathmandu – departure
Free until transfer to the airport. You will be transferred to the airport as per your flight schedule.
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