As the drive continues with few steep ups and descends towardsGeling village with a large barley field, the journey then climbs to the highest Nyi-La pass at 3, 932 m and 12, 900 feet high. Then reach our overnight stop at Charang, spelled as Tsarang also, after climbing past long series of Mani a prayer wall, one of the longest around Nepal Himalaya. Charang a nice and interesting village with a maze of fields, willow trees, and a huge five tiers of white-painted Dzong/fort, with a red Gomba / monastery located on the edge of the Kali Gandaki gorge. The village with its own electricity supply from a nearby stream. Here check into a nice homely style guest-house.
The main reason is to preserve and conserve the country's pristine environment and limiting the mass flow of visitors. The other reason is it falls close to the frontier of Tibet / China, where few travelers might enter mistakenly.
Most villages and towns like Jomsom, Kagbeni, and Charang, including Lo-Manthang do have nice lodges and guest-houses of simple tourist standards. Serves good meals of variations from Continental, Indian, Chinese to Nepalese popular dish of Dal Bhat (boiled rice with lentil soup and mild veg or meat curry where available). At Jomsom and Kagbeni with many facilities for an enjoyable stay, of best tourist standard lodges and hotels with a large item of food menu.
Best in April to May and September to October, days are much warmer with enough sunlight hours as well for clear views of snow-capped peaks and for a pleasant drive. Cold in the morning and from late afternoon till night time, with chances of snowfall, sometimes can be very windy from mid-afternoon.
On route at Jomsom and Charang including Lo-Manthang, have electricity with hydropower, and some places with personal solar power where guest can charge the gadgets paying some fees at the cost of per hour basis.
Some people might catch a slight headache from the gain of altitude, but it will soon fade after having rest, and drinking enough fluid and water, helps to acclimatize from the symptoms of AMS or altitude sickness. Chances are small, that you get severe AMS, as we have set the itinerary day with enough time on route to Lo-Manthang. Our flexible program itinerary helps and supports proper acclimatization before reaching a higher altitude and crossing passes of above 3,500 m high. For serious conditions, the sick person needs to bring down to Jomsom or Pokhara / Kathmandu by any means of fast transport either hiring a local jeep or taking helicopter service to reach the nearest with best medical facilities and hospitals.