Lower Mustang Trek is specially designed for those who are eager to visit the Kingdom of Tibetan Buddhists within a short period frame. Lower Mustang Trek falls under Annapurna Region Trekking. It is a moderate short trek, and you don’t need expensive permits to trek to lower Mustang. The region has the most extensive protected biodiversity area in Nepal and passes by the oldest monastery and unique lifestyle of people.
The Trek to Lower Mustang starts with a flight or Drive to Jomsom Via Pokhara. The Trek further takes you to Kagbeni to Muktinath to Lupra village. Lower Mustang is known as the best place to experience the Tibetan culture as it is considered to have a historical and cultural relationship with Tibet for a long time. With this, the trek offers you the opportunity to witness the Gurung community and their unique lifestyle. During your journey through the Jomsom area, you will experience beautiful, traditional Nepali lifestyle and culture.
The highlights of lower mustang trek are visited Kagbeni, which is a unique famous village of Baarah Gaun (lit. twelve communities) region in Mustang district and a gateway to Upper Mustang. It is a fascinating medieval village with carefully packed mud-brick houses, dark alleys, and imposing Chhortens. The town stands in a little green oasis dominated by its red monastery. The “Kag” of “Kagbeni” used to be “Ghag” meaning center and hence, is a center of nearby villages of Jomsom to south and Muktinath to the east. after visiting this we will go to visit another famous place Muktinath which is highly reversed site of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists.
Above the Himalaya brings you the Lower Mustang Trek with unlimited fun, enjoyable memories, and a remarkable trip. With the professional guides and porters, we ensure you the best trip of your life.
Duration: 08 days
Max. Altitude: Muktinath (3800m/12467ft)
Trek Grade: Moderate
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November is the best season. Dec & January is Winter, July & August is rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.
Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket, Other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
Day 01: - Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Very warm ‘Namaste’ (welcome in Nepali) for your great journey with us. We will meet at the Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, and would drive to your hotel. As you get ease and freshen up after your long flight, we humbly request you to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion the next day morning after breakfast.
Day 02: - Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hour drive to Pokhara.
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short trip, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snow-capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. You will transfer to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free and can look around the lakeside city by yourself, you can visit the Phewa lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat. Meals included: Breakfast.
Day 03: - Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2,720 m)
Early in the morning after having our breakfast, we will take a 30 minutes flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which will take us over the deepest George in the world “Kali Gandaki.” Peaks like Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri can be witnessed while on our way to trek. After reaching to Jomsom, we will explore the beautiful places, home of Thakali people and their famous Marpha apples and apple brandy. Stay there overnight.
Day 04: - Trek to Kagbeni (2,900 m)
Next morning, we will towards Kagbeni after freshen up and having our breakfast. Kagbeni is the last village and the entrance point of Lower Mustang, which is situated at the top cliff. Along the trek, you will be visiting the King’s palace of 100 rooms, 800-year-old brick red Shakya Gompa, Kali Gandaki, and the Jhong Khola rivers, and so forth. Also, on the way, you will view Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Nilgiri, and, to the south, the Annapurna Massif.
Day 05: - Trek to Muktinath (3710 m) with visit to Red Gompa.
The very next day, after being ready and having breakfast, we will head towards Muktinath. Muktinath is one of the holy places of Hindu and Buddhist and a pilgrimage site. Each year more than 1000 people from India, Tibet, and Nepal come here for purification and salvation. It is not only famous for pilgrimage site, but you can relax and enjoy the natural environment too.
Day 06: - Trek to Jomsom via Lupra Valley (2,790)
The next day is Trek to Jomsom. We will trek towards Jomsom via Lupra Valley. Along the way, we will be witnessing the local Bonpo Monastery, which is an ancient pre-Buddhist religion and a rare one.
Day 07: - Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara
We took our next flight back to Kathmandu via Pokhara and spent a day here. In the evening, you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps, and making up your mind about the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging with friends and with all Nepalese people.
Day 08: - Final Departure, Airport drop off.
We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. We wish you a happy journey traditionally and culturally of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.
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