The excursion includes a scenic trek to Dumba Lake and Khutsab Terenga Monastery, offering stunning views of the Kali Gandaki Valley and a charming breakfast picnic. Afterward, you can explore Marpha Village, shop for local handicrafts, savor a classic Thakali meal prepared by Mrs. Kamala, and dive into the village's rich history and traditions, making it a truly enriching experience.
Nestled at the southern edge of Nepal’s stunning Mustang region, Marpha Village is a hidden gem that captivates every traveler with its timeless charm. Famous for its apple orchards and traditional stone houses, this picturesque village offers an authentic encounter with Nepalese rural life. The narrow flagstone streets, beautifully painted Buddhist monasteries, and the unforgettable taste of local apple brandy and cider gives a special character to this place.
Surrounded by majestic mountains, Marpha Village is not only a perfect spot for trekkers seeking tranquility after the Annapurna Circuit but also for those who crave cultural immersion and tranquility amidst nature’s grandeur.
Your Marpha excursion begins in the morning with a refreshing 2-hour trek from our lodge to Dumba Lake and the iconic Khutsab Terenga Monastery. This route offers stunning views of the Kali Gandaki Valley, the deepest valley in the world. At the Monastery, you’ll be treated to an elegant breakfast picnic under the shade of an old apricot tree, adding a touch of charm to your morning.
Post breakfast, you have the option to either drive, trek, or mountain bike to the picturesque Marpha Village. Spend your day strolling through the stone streets, shopping for local handicrafts, and immersing in the sights and sounds of this quaint village.
For lunch, you’ll be hosted by Mrs. Kamala, a renowned Thakali Chef and civic leader, at her kitchen table. She will prepare a classic Thakali meal for you, offering an authentic taste of the local cuisine.
After lunch, continue your exploration of Marpha Village, delving deeper into its fascinating history and traditions. From the apple orchards to the Buddhist monasteries, every corner of this village has a story to tell, making your Marpha excursion a truly enriching experience.