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18 Day Upper Mustang Horse Riding Holiday in Nepal
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Maya Manor Boutique Hotel, Hattisar Road, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

Adventure and Horse Riding Holiday Nepal

Upper Mustang offers a treasure trove of gems within its moonscape terrain. When you enter it at Gyu La Pass east of Kagbeni, you will get the chance to take in arid valleys with colorful rock formations containing many cave dwellings high in the cliffs. A jewel is the ancient walled city of Lo Manthang which has remained unchanged for centuries. Enjoy the scene of white-washed houses, famous palaces, and beautiful monasteries, amplifying in beauty when coordinated by sunset and sunrise.

Meet the instructors

Lapka Ongchhu
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Highlights

  • 11 days horse riding tour
  • English speaking guide and porters
  • Off-the-beaten-track mountain experience
  • Complimentary half-day sightseeing excursion
  • Take in arid valleys with colorful rock formations
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner with drinking water
  • All transfers and domestic flight
  • 17 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


11 days with instruction
Group size: 2-16 participants
Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
05:00
Check-out Time:
18:00

These are the plans for the accommodation:

  • Three nights stay in Kathmandu (3-star Maya Manor Boutique Hotel) on a twin-share basis with breakfasts included.
  • Two nights stay at Pokhara (3-star Dahlia Boutique Hotel) on a twin-share basis with breakfast included.
  • Twelve nights stay at guesthouses while on the horse riding tour.

Program

If you are interested in an off-the-beaten-track experience that explores the hidden world of the old Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang, Down to Earth Adventure has the perfect range of horse riding experiences for you. The trails will take you along the salt caravan route and will give you a sense of the importance of the lucrative trade of Tibetan salt for the lower land Mustang grains.

Your journey is made more authentic by the selection of extremely sure-footed and resilient Tibetan ponies which are perfectly suited to the rugged terrain. Don’t let their size fool you, with their short, powerful legs and strong hindquarters, these animals are the breed for their considerable strength and endurance. Descended from ancient stock including both the famous Mongolian pony and various Chinese breeds, these prized animals will lead you on an epic, life-changing adventure.

Flying into Jomsom from Pokhara will leapfrog you into an untouched world like no other you will ever see again in your life. It will also provide you with unique perspectives of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri as you soar above the Kali Gandaki River. Opportunities to visit local Tibetan homes and to be welcomed into the kitchen, the center of the house will give you an incredible insight into the lifestyle and culture of the Mustangs. A bonus incentive is to time your horse ride to coincide with the Tibetan Buddhist Tiji Festival which occurs at the end of the dry season in late winter.

Outline itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel, welcome dinner, overnight at hotel. (Dinner included.)
  • Day 02: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation day, overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara, the overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom, horse riding to Kagbeni (2810 meters), overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 05: Horse riding to Muktinath and return to Kagbeni, 6 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 06: Horse riding to Chele (3050 meters), 6 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 07: Horse riding to Syangboche (3800 meters), 7 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 08: Horse riding to Ghemi (3520 meters), 3 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 09: Horse riding to Tsarang (3560 meters), 3 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 10: Horse riding to Lo Mangthang (3800 meters), 4 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 11: Acclimatization day to explore Lo Mangthang, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 12: Horse riding to Dhakmar (3820 meters), 6 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 13: Horse riding to Ghiling (3570 meters), 6 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 14: Horse riding to Samar (3660 meters), 4 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 15: Horse riding to Jomsom (2720 meters), 3 hours, overnight at teahouse. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 16: Fly to Pokhara, sightseeing, overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner included.)
  • Day 18: International departure / onward travel. (Breakfast included.)

Rider Ability

  • Anyone who is fit and healthy enough to sit on a horse 4-6 hours a day can manage this moderate Horse ride.

Included excursions

Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from the hotel, and English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Monkey Temple) is included as part of the program.

Instructors

Lapka Ongchhu Sherpa

Location

This holiday will take place in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Nepal.

Food

  • Three delicious meals a day on the trek
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on the trek
  • Hot washing water provided daily on the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with the group
  • Meal inclusion as per itinerary

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Private vehicle transfers: international airports - hotel
  • Private vehicle transport: Kathmandu-Pokhara, Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight: Pokhara-Jomsom, Jomsom-Pokhara
  • 3 nights staying at Kathmandu (three-star) on a twin-share basis with breakfasts included
  • 2 nights staying at Pokhara (three-star) on a twin-share basis with breakfast included
  • 12 nights staying at guesthouses on trek
  • 3 delicious meals a day on trek
  • Hot drinks and hot washing water on trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners with the group
  • English speaking guide, experienced horse handler
  • Porter service (one porter: two clients; porter carries up to 15 kilograms of personal trek gear for each client)
  • Restricted area permit 500 USD
  • 11 days horse hire
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass
  • First-aid medicine box carried at all times by staff
  • Complimentary four season sleeping bags with hot water bag, waterproof duffle bag hire for the duration of horse riding (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary waterproof duffle bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the horse riding
  • Opportunities to experience authentic local culture and sample traditional foods and drinks
  • Complimentary Mustang region trekking map
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from the hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) - lunch not included
  • Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

What's not included

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night/s of accommodation
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on the trek
  • Drinking water
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport)
  • Private travel insurance
  • Personal shopping, sightseeing, and expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for staff
  • Optional trips and sightseeing
  • Personal snacks
  • Other items not specified as included

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Transfer from and to the airport is included in the package. Down to Earth Adventure will pick you up at the airport

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport Airport transfer included: Tribhuvan International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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