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Mustang: A Trekking Guide (With Maps)

Mustang: A Trekking Guide (With Maps)
Item Code: IDJ018
Author: Bob Gibbons and Sian Pritchard-Jones
Publisher: Tiwari Pilgrims Book House
Language: English
Edition: 1997
Pages: 30 (Color Illustrations 3)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 60 gms

In October 1991 the Nepalese government announced that all of Nepal was open to trekking groups (but not to individuals), allowing us the long awaited opportunity to visit the upper reaches of the Kali Gandaki valley known as Mustang. Only a handful of foreigners have ever visited this isolated region. It is to be hoped that the limited number of trekkers allowed into Mustang will also limit the amount of adverse change.

The ancient Kingdom of Mustang was attached to Tibet in the 14th century although it remained an autonomous dynasty. Later it was annexed by Nepal, but the people still remain predominantly Tibetan. Untouched by the outside world or the remain active to preserve this magnificent trans-himalayan kingdom, with their unrivalled thankas, mandalas and deities.

In this wild lunar landscape of unreal colour and beauty, ruggedly carved mountains reach up to deep blue skies, while icy peaks glimmer majestically to the south. Vast and barren ridges extend to the northern horizon making one feel like an insignificant dot on a timeless landscape. A journey to Mustang is a journey of remarkable contrasts. Stark Tibetan landscapes contrast with lush rice fields and Hindu shrines with cliff hanging monasteries.

For our journey we must extend our warmest thanks to Ravi Chandra, the staff and crew of Ama Dablam Trekking who made our adventure truly outstanding.


  Introduction 7
Day 1. Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni 8
Day 2. Kagbeni - Chele 9
Day 3. Chele - Eklobhatti 11
Day 4. Eklobhati - Ghami 12
Day 5. Ghami - Tsarang 13
Day 6. Tsarang - Lo Manthang 14
Day 7. Lo Manthang and Eastern valley, Nyphu, Gharphu 15
Day 8. Lo Manthang and Western valley, Namgyal, Tingkar 16
Day 9. Lo Manthang - Tsarang 17
Day 10. Tsarang - Tange 17
Day 11. Tange - Tetang 19
Day 12. Tetang - Muktinath 21
Day 13. Muktinath - Jomsom 22
  Altitude & Health 22
  Equipment and Supplies 23
  Porterage 23
  Weather 24
  Delays 24
  Notes on Route Information / Maps 25
  Permits and Rules 26
  Maps 28-30


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