Kagbeni trekking information


28° 49' 59.88" N, 83° 46' 59.88" E

Kagbeni surroundingsKagbeni (2840m) is situated in the valley of the Kali Gandaki. Kagbeni is just 2 hours trek from Muktinath to Jomsom. It looks like a medieval town with closelt packed mud house, dark tunnels, alleys, ochre-cloured gompa. The houses of Kagbeni are meant to be around 2700 years old. 
There are very few people in Kagbeni who still wears typical Tibetan dress. The kids of this area learned to beg but specially for sweet. Kagbeni immense strategic importance. It is located as it is at the confluence of two rivers valley. The distinctive gompa is known as Kag Chode Thupten Samphel Gompa (The Monastery of the Place to Stop and Develop Concentration on the Teaching of the Lord Buddha). It was founded in the 13th century. Kagbeni has excellent facilities because it is also the starting point for the strictly controlled Upper Mustang trek to Lo Manthang.

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