Yartung Festival trek in Upper Mustang
The Upper Mustang Yartung Festival trip to Lo Manthang is the perfect opportunity to explore the century-old religious and social customs, in addition to relish the exceptional scenic beauty of the place, surrounded by the Himalayas. This is an annual celebration in Lo-manthang, organized during the mid of August every year, and this even turns into a socializing opportunity for the people from the adjacent areas. Tourists, visiting the Upper Mustang region during this festival will be impressed with the positive vibes and the celebration spirit that prevails in this region during the course of this event.
The Yartung Festival is among the major annual celebrations in this region. It is basically a festival of horse racing. This 3-day long event features a unique blending of competition with camaraderie. This is the time when people from the nearby region will socialize and spend a few days together as a community in Upper mustang Nepal.
The festival is celebrated for rejuvenation, after the hard work of the cropping season and to offer a chance to the people of this region to relish the leisure time. One of the key attractions for the tourists in this event is to relish the local folktale and cuisine, as people would sign their folk songs, and authentic Tibetan cuisines are made available at various stalls in the venue.
Participation in this event is the best chance to discover the culture and heritage of Mustang, as well as to explore its customs and lifestyle in the contemporary times. During the course of the celebration, you can catch the locals to perform some of the folk activities that you cannot catch, visiting the place in some other parts of the year. As such, visiting the Upper Mustang region during the course of this festival will be surely a wise move.
Yartung Festival trip to Lo Manthang itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara by luxury car / jeep
Day 04: Drive to Tatopani 1190 m enjoy natural hot spring
Day 05: Drive to Kagbeni 2810 m via Deepest gorge in the world
Day 06: Drive to Ghiling 3850 m via Sammar, Syangboche la
Day 07: Drive to Tsarang 3560 m by exploring Dhakmar
Day 08: Drive to Lo Manthang 3840 m via Sungda la and Lo la
Day 09: Drive to Kora la 4660 m, back to Chhoser visit caves and monasteries
Day 10: Yartung festival celebration in Lo – Manthang (First Day)
Day 11: Yartung festival exploration and rest
Day 12: Drive to to Yara village 3650m explore around
Day 13: Drive to Chhusang village 2980 m
Day 14: Drive to Marpha 2670 m exploring Muktinath 3710 m
Day 15: Drive to Pokhara 820 m via Beni and Kusma
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight or drive
Day 17: Airport transfer to depart Nepal
Services included on Lo Manthang Yartung Festival trip
# Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
# Round trip drive / flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
# Pokhara to Nayapul by private vehicle (trek start point)
# All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
# Best accommodation at tea houses during trekking period
# Professional yoga teacher during lower mustang trek
# Every day yoga and meditation course each Morning and evening
# English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
# Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porters basic) to carry your backpack
# All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
# Jomsom to Pokhara by drive / flight on choice / situation
#Hotel accommodation in Pokhara for 2 nights before and after trek
# Travel and rescue arrangements if require
Service excludes on Upper Mustang Yartung Festival trek cost
* Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
* Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
* Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
* Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
Yartung Festival is an annual festival celebrated in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The festival is primarily celebrated in the districts of Mustang, Manang, Dolpo, and Jumla. It is known as the “Horse Festival” because of the horse racing and other equestrian activities that take place during the event. Yartung usually occurs in late summer or early autumn and is a time for community gatherings, music, dancing, and traditional sports.
The Yartung Festival usually falls in the month of August or September, marking the end of the monsoon season. It is a time when people of the Himalayan region gather to celebrate their cultural heritage and enjoy the festive spirit. Apart from the horse race, the Yartung Festival also involves various cultural events, including traditional dances, songs, and other performances. People of the Himalayan region come together to celebrate festivals, pray for good harvest and prosperity. Festival is an opportunity for visitors to experience the natural beauty and cultural heritages. If you interested observe the celebration of Yartung Festival a Century-old festival of horse racing in Lo Manthang write us to get the dates and trip quote.