Stage 1: Kagbeni to Tsaile | 15km
||↑ 538m ↓ 316m
||(↑ 1,765ft ↓ 1,037ft)
|Start Finish elevation
Race > Kagbeni (2810m) – Tangbe (3060m) – Tetang (3040m) – Chuksang (2980m) – Chele (3070m).
Kagbeni is a typical stone built Mustangi village with a maze of passageways and a fort at its heart. This is the entry point to the restricted area of Upper Mustang, the former Kingdom of Lo.
The trail begins on jeep tracks before reaching the first mud-built village of Tangbe. The trails climb slowly from Tangbe to a small plateau before dropping into a valley toward Tetang, a stunning village with an ancient salt mine.
Lizzy Hawker in the barely fields of Mustang near Chuksang
From Tetang, the trail is almost level along the Kali Gandaki River, bounded on the west side by cliffs marked with meditation caves. There is a short sharp climb to the finish in the small and dramatically positioned Chele (also known as Tsaile).
From the “Before they pass away” project. Click and visit – it’s great.
We overnight in the two small tea-houses in this village.
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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