Forbidden Kingdom

This challenging journey to Lo Manthang will add new perspective to your life. Negotiating treacherous terrain to discover the last vestiges of the Himalayan countryside will show you another side of yourself.


11 Days

Kathmandu | Pokhara | Kagbeni | Ghami | Lomanthang | Jomsom | Kathmandu

Journey Highlights

Detailed Journey

Day 1


Landing in Kathmandu is like entering a magical new world.  We’ll start the trip with a journey through the historical capital, seeing places like Durbar Square, the Old Royal Palace, the magnificent temples of Taleju and Kasthamandap, and the Palace of the living goddess Kumari.

Day 2


Start your day with a visit to Swyambhunath Temple and then the Pashupatinath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and located 6 kilometers deep in a scenic valley. Later we’ll go to Boudhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world, and a powerful dedication to Lord Buddha. We’ll end the day with an exploration of the exciting alleys of Thamel.

Day 3


On the third day of your stay in Kathmandu we’ll head to Patan. Often called the city of artisans, it is renown for its architectural splendour. After we’ll drive to Bhaktapur, the smallest city in the Kathmandu Valley. It’s known for its beautiful temples.

Day 4

Kathmandu –Pokhara

Embark on a Road trip to Pokhara, around 200 km away. Enjoy the incredible views of the Annapurna Mountain Range. Take a boat ride at Fewa Lake. Choose from the many interesting activities on offer and indulge in the awe-inspiring scenic splendours of the city.

Day 5

Pokhara –Jomsom

Next we’ll take a flight to Jomsom, a major spot on trade routes for centuries. Upon arrival we’ll embark on a journey through the mountains of Muktinath (3,710 m) and Kagbeni (2,810 m). Then we’ll make our way to Jharkot and explore its budhist Gompa. Finally we’ll leave for Muktinath, an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Day 6

Jomsom - Ghami

Embark on a   journey to Ghami village, visiting the villages of Tangbe, Chhusang and Ghilling on the way. The trip. will take us through the famous Nyi-La pass (3,950 m), where we’ll stop to take in the breathtaking views of the Nilgiri and Annapurna mountains. We’ll then descend along colorful mountain rock formations to finally reach the village of Ghami.

Day 7

Ghami – Lo Manthang

One of our more adventurous days, we’ll drive through the beautiful villages of Dragmar and Tsarang, passing a 1200 year old Ghar Gompa to reach our destination, Lo Manthang. Once there, we’ll climb up the valley to a serene, isolated Chorten that marks the boundary between Tsarang and Lo.

Day 8

Lo Manthang

There is so much to do and see that you will never have enough of this magical city. The beautiful caves in the Lo Mathang Valley reach as high as 4 stories. The regal Mustangs of the valley will take you on a trot through nature. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet former members of the royal family (subject to their availability & permission) at their summer palace.

Day 9

Lo Manthang – Jomsom

Hit the roads for a long, picturesque drive back to Jomsom. Over the course of 7-8 hours we’ll stop often to relish in the grandeur of the landscape, take photos, and converse with locals in the villages along the way. Then we’ll spend the night in Jomsom.

Day 10

Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu

Fly back to Kathmandu with a transit stop in Pokhara. This will be your last night in the country, so make it one to remember. We’ll reminisce about the journey while enjoying the lively atmosphere of the capital, mingling with locals and other travellers on a celebratory night in the city.

Day 11


Time to catch your flight home. As your plane soars through the sky you’ll get one last look at the spectacular mountain vista. Book a sunset flight and get an extra special parting gift from Nepal as the sun casts its glow over the Himalayas.

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