Stage 3: Ghemi to Lo Manthang | 21km
||↑ 1097m ↓ 849m
||(↑ 3,599ft ↓ 2,785ft)
|Start Finish elevation
Race: Ghemi (3500m) → Drakmar (3700m) → Mui La (4000m) → Ghar Gompa (3950m) → Lo Manthang (3800m).
From Ghemi we head to the longest prayer wall in Nepal whence the red cliffs of Drakmar will be beckoning us. From Drakmar, a gradual climb amidst a labyrinth of bizarrely contorted crags lead us to Mui La, from where the Annapurna range can be admired.
Cave complex in Drakmar crags
From Mui La a short descent brings us to the oldest monastery in the region, Ghar Gompa, reputed to have been founded in the eighth century.
After quite a run from the monastery, passing yak grazing areas with nomad’s tents, we will be rewarded with the first glimpse of the remote walled city of Lo Manthang. We finish at the gates to the city.
Overnight in tea-houses in Lo Manthang.
Stage by Stage
|Day 4, Tue, Apr 18th|
Stage 1: Kagbeni to Tsaile
|Day 5, Wed, Apr 19th|
Stage 2: Tsaile to Ghemi
|Day 6, Thu, Apr 20th|
Stage 3: Ghemi to Lo Manthang
|Day 7, Fri, Apr 21st|
Lo Manthang – rest & acclimatisation
|Day 8, Sat, Apr 22nd|
Stage 4: Lo Manthang to Konchok Ling
|Day 9, Sun, Apr 23rd|
Stage 5: Lo Manthang to Yara
|Day 10, Mon, Apr 24th|
Stage 6: Yara to Tanggye
|Day 11, Tue, Apr 25th|
Stage 7: Tanggye to Chuksang
|Day 12, Wed, Apr 26th|
Stage 8: Chuksang to Jomsom via Muktinath
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