- Day 1-2
Flying into Kathmandu is an unforgettable experience with the Himalaya spread out before you. You will be met at the airport on arrival and transferred to your hotel. In the morning of day two, a half-day city tour will introduce you to some of the highlights of Kathmandu.
- Day 3
Drive to Pokhara, or you may choose to fly.
- Day 4
A morning flight to Jomson is followed by a 4-hour walk along the Kali Gandaki to Kagbeni, gateway to Mustang. Here houses are flat-roofed in the Tibetan style and it is not uncommon to find ammonite fossils along the riverbed.
- Day 5
This morning’s walk passes the medieval village of Jharkot with its ruined dzong and Bon gompa. Continuing to Muktinath, the afternoon is free to explore this fascinating village. Sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists, it attracts many pilgrims. Here spring water flows from a rock face via 108 spouts (108 is a sacred number to Buddhists). This water wall surrounds a temple sacred to Vishnu and below the statue runs a trickle of water with pale flames caused by natural gas. There are shrines to Shiva and his consort and Padmasambhava as well as numerous chortens and the surrounding poplar grove supposedly sprang from the staffs of the 84 Siddhas. The massive of Dhaulagiri I along the valley makes a striking contrast.
The return to Jomson, renowned for the best apples in Nepal, via a slightly different route is mostly downhill with dramatic landscapes along the way.