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Asia » Nepal » Lo Manthang March 24th 2013

This turned out to be my favourite day of the Upper Mustang. Lo Manthang Rest Day- A visit to the Chosar Valley NPI score of 0 this morning- no oats, therefore no porridge. We have a bowl of cooked muslei- courtesy of Dhana's food stockpile! Set off after 8 - it's our big day out (BDO) to the Chosar Valley with the Belgians. Packed lunch- check, Nike Ipod pedometer- check, enthusiasm - check. We detour via the Lo Manthang gompa on the way out and then we're off. Another beautiful blue sky, more good weather. It is great to be striding it out and mixing up the combination of walkers. One thing I LOVE about trekking is meeting new people from diverse backgrounds and just getting to know them within the constraints of time spent in ... read more
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Panorama heading out
Looking back across to LM

Asia » Nepal » Lo Manthang March 23rd 2013

Tsarang to Lo Manthang The big day of the trek- the day we get to Lo Manthang! In all honesty Lo Manthang,the destination, isn't the big thing for me at all- it is the entire trek in this region. So far it has been such an incredibly different experience to the Everest region and the Annapurnas; in the culture, in the architecture, the people and the landscapes, it is very unique. So a routine breakfast? In a way- porridge as usual but.... this porridge is standout with an NPI (Nepali Porridge Index Score) 10/10!!! Departure is just after 8 this morning via the Tserang Thupten Shedrub Dhargyeling Monastery, phew, what a mouthful. The monastery is 700-800 years old. There are normally 45 monks in residence but right now most of them are away on holidays for ... read more
Leave for the day via the Pop-up Tibetan gift shop
The Monastery
Monastery and chorten

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