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Trip Overview of Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is a famous trekking area in the Himalayan Region of Nepal. It has the most suitable climate and a completely different lifestyle. Sacred Himalayas and incredible scenic beauty surround this place.  It also has a cultural and religious value to trek in this area. Thakalis, Gurung, and Tibetans are significant inhabitants. The neighborhood right there speaks the Tibetan Language. The Tibetans much influence lifestyle and culture.

It is a lifetime experience for any traveler to visit such a fantastic place. Moreover, this trek lets us enjoys the little Buddhist world. Upper Mustang Trek is the destination for those who wanted to know the isolated kingdom.  Moreover, the beautiful and fascinating views of snow-capped Mountains make this place mesmerizing.

Nepal, a small landlocked country serves a lot in terms of exploring natural beauty. It is a blessing with numerous temples, stunning Himalayas, crystal clear rivers, uncountable lakes, and many more that every traveler would love to explore. While talking about the beautiful places of Nepal, Mustang cannot be left behind. Mustang is a place with a true combination of lifetime memories and natural beauty. Get to know details info about the Upper mustang helicopter tour.

Another advantage that the Upper mustang trek possesses is, this is the all-time favorite for nature lovers. You can visit Mustang all the time of the year. What amazes you is, the beauty of this place is evergreen and remains the same for the entire year.

Mustang is the hidden paradise of Nepal

Upper mustang is truly a hidden paradise of Nepal. This is one of the best destinations that every traveler wishes to visit. Generally, Upper mustang lies in the northeast part of Nepal. Upper Mustang is nearer to the Tibet-Nepal border.

Upper Mustang may be a remote arid area of trans-Himalayan mountains. Bordering Tibet, this region features a distinct Tibetan feel – both in its people and culture and within the landscape. High rocky cliffs of bizarre formation and color, caves, rock paintings, monasteries, and, of course, high snowy mountains, are a feature of this region.

Mustang is one of the traditional and rare places to go to in Nepal. lately, therefore, the amount of individuals visiting Mustang has increased tremendously. Mustang laps at an altitude of 3840 meters within the northwest part of Nepal. It lies within the area of Annapurna and Dhawalagiri. Trek to Mustang will fulfill all of your dreams from viewing the magnificent mountain ranges to experience the local lifestyle and culture of local people.

beyond heaven and paradise exist the Mustang, they say. People call it the Last Forbidden Kingdom, and it’s no easy to describe the beauty of Mustang in words. The region is an isolated and undisturbed one and a highly preferred destination for tourism activities. Views of the surrounding are absolutely mesmerizing as nature has left no drawbacks on its creation. Components of the region have been so well–preserved that the department of immigration has applied strict procedures for incoming visitors to avoid negative foreign influence. However, a lot of customs of the country have been inspired by the Tibetan influence. But, they have been practiced over the years that gradually got combined with that of the country.

It is in trans Himalayan regions

The Upper Mustang Trek is an exceptional honor. You shall be spellbound to spend your days in the beautiful Trans – Himalaya region of the country. Breathtaking views shall leave you captivated, and prehistoric artificial structures that are hard to believe in their originality shall leave you questioning their existence. Of all visitors, most of the points of interests include panoramic insights of the nearby mountain peaks, visit some of the ancient Buddhist monasteries that are more than a thousand years old, savoring the harmony of isolation, and most probably, getting involved within the neighborly – friendly community where cultures are from the Tibetan influence. It’s guaranteed that you are most likely to admire every aspect that you see in the region.

Barren lands, rocky mountains, and steep climbs are the foremost attractions of the trek. Trekking in Upper Mustang has never been easy, yet unforgettable by activists and professionals of any kind. Rough rocky trails can get strenuous at times but completely achievable. Routes of such kind start to appear only after several days of the trek. During the initial stages, we fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then further to Jomsom from where the trekking phase starts. There are several points of interests during the trek such as the Royal Palace in
Lo – Manthang, eye-striking monasteries such as the Thungchen Gompa, Amchi Museum, and other forms of natural beauty.

Enjoy the panoramic views of Mount Nilgiri

The Barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills, the colors of a desert sunset add beauty to this amazing place.  Life is not meant to be lived in one place. So, spend your life exploring this fantastic hidden beauty of Upper Mustang Trek. The areas are often treeless, with a steep rocky path up and down to the hill. Likewise,  in the Upper mustang trek, you can observe the panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and many more mountains.

The fantastic landscapes, plateaus, and monasteries will take away all your sorrows. The great memories of the place and adventure will fill your life with happiness. At some point in the upper mustang trek, the trekkers can enjoy the useful resource of the thousand years ancient monastery. Caves, close by tribes, and scenic splendor of various landscapes. Not only that, but the trek also passes via excessive peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys.

Upper Mustang Trek 10 days

Upper Mustang Trekk10 days short trek in Nepal restricted trekking region. The Mustang area is famous all over the world for its beauty and the stunning Himalayas. Yet not everyone has become able to witness its beauty. So, this upper mustang trek 10 days allows you to explore this amazing beauty of the Mustang area along with the Nepalese culture and varieties of local food.

Nepal is not a new name in the field of trekking. The spectacular mountains of Nepal, the dense forests, pure rivers, lakes, glaciers, and unity in the diversity of many cultures and religions have earned names all over the world. There are so many pictures of Nepal on the internet and videos on YouTube as well. But those are just not enough to justify the beauty of this amazing and mesmerizing beautiful land across the seas. It is so beautiful in every way that words fall less to describe it.

The eight highest mountains and six thousand and more rivers and the birthplace of the light of Asia, Gautam Budhha, and this country’s name have a unique reputation in the world for years. You can be here to explore the mesmerizing mountain areas through trekking, rafting along the white rivers, and to get a close view of rare wildlife and plants in its dense forests. Or if you just want to chill and relax in the camps on the lakeside with the local music and even if you want to go on shopping and enjoy the nightlife, Nepal has it all and more than anything, the sunrise and sunsets in the mountains will just amaze you. It is such a beautiful view to watch the dusk and dawn above those snowy Himalayas.

Upper Mustang Trek Map

The Upper Mustang trek map shows the detail of the trail from Kagbeni to Lo Manthang via Jomsom. The map covers all alternative trails to reach Lo Manthang. Get the good map that allows you to explore the last forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang in a much deeper way

The area referred to as Upper Mustang is found within the Annapurna park within the northwest of Nepal. It is a restricted area that needs a special permit to enter it.

There are now good hotels and guest house facilities also on the trail which makes it an excellent choice for people seeking some comfort. The Upper Mustang Trek is right for those trying to find 20 years ago Nepal or undiscovered areas, off-world landscapes alongside unique cultures. It’s easily one among the foremost spectacular treks within the world between Upper Mustang’s views, culture, and other people.

The western Upper Mustang route may be a misunderstood trek somewhat. It’s more sort of a short diversion for 1-2 days than a separate trial. Essentially on the classic route from Ghami you detour west to go to Drakmar, Ghar Gompa, and cross a high pass at Chogo La (4230 m) before you enter Lo Manthang. you’ll avoid the road with this route and take another route back in order that you’ll see more. this will even be done on the way back from Lo Manthang, which is becoming increasingly popular.

The main Upper Mustang Classic route remains an equivalent, there are variations counting on side trails, road conditions, weather, time of the year, natural events, and physical changes to trekking trails. this is applicable especially to western and eastern routes. You can buy the Upper Mustang trekking map at Thamel.

Upper Mustang Trek Difficulty

Upper Mustang trek has a moderate difficulty level in terms of the many aspects. However, the trek is completely doable if you’re physically fit and hooked into exploring the trans-Himalayan terrain. If anyone cannot enter the center of the trail, there’s a jeep transfer facility also. Hence, this trek is safe and convenient.

Mustang may be a famous place in Nepal for trekking and adventure tours. The region offers views of unspoiled nature with a landscape unlike the other places in Nepal. While visiting Mustang, you’ll find tons of similarities with Tibet due to the culture and language. Although it lies within the Himalayas, the terrain may be a mixture of snow-capped mountains and desert lands.

The Upper Mustang region lies within the area of the Annapurna and therefore the Dhaulagiri massif. Thus, trekking during this region is feasible even during the monsoon. Yet, it’s best to feature each day or two for travel interruptions thanks to inclemency within the lowlands.

Upper Mustang trek is suitable for many walkers with no restriction or limitation. Yet, this trek requires an inexpensive level of fitness. The walking hours per day on average are between 6-7 hours. Lo Manthang and Chooser are a number of the main attraction of this region and its elevation is 3810m and 3900m respectively. Walking at a higher altitude is certainly more demanding than walking at a lower altitude. So, you would like to organize yourselves in order that you’ll adjust within the high altitude. This makes your treks tons easier. Well, trek to Mustang isn’t difficult and simply doable.

Some prior exercise and hiking make your trips tons easier. If you’ve got pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lung, and blood diseases it’s important to consult your doctor before the trek.

Itinerary for the trek

Our Upper Mustang Trek itinerary starts and ends from Pokhara, which may be a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu. Your trip also can be organized from Kathmandu, consistent with your preference. If you’re curious about a more unique perspective on the Upper Mustang and have the time, below is an extended version (by two days) of the trek that follows the eastern side of the Kali Gandaki valley, as against the more trodden, western route.

The Upper Mustang trek itinerary takes you thru the copper-red parched valleys, eroded canyon, and deep gorges. you’ll find the paths decorated with colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and mudbrick houses. It also remains flourishing because it did a few years ago. Mustang might be a superb place to experience untouched Tibetan Buddhist culture. you’ll see its impact on the arts, language, and architecture of Upper Mustang.

There are different itineraries for Upper Mustang Trek. You can check the full details itinerary in our itinerary tab.

The summary of the Upper Mustang trek itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu, trek preparation. time for special permit making, day of rest, and sightseeing. The next day after the Kathmandu tour we will fly or drive to Pokhara and spend the afternoon exploring the colorful town. Our Upper Mustang trek begins with the short flight to Jomsom and hiking to Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the trek will Enter the Upper Mustang region and trek up to Lo Manthang and back to Jomsom. W will take a flight back to Pokhara you can enjoy your time there. The next day takes a short flight or drives back to Kathmandu. On your final Departure day, we will take you to the airport to fly home or other destination.

We can also tailor-made your Upper Mustang trek itinerary. We can descend to Tatopani natural hot spring via the apple kingdom valley of Nepal Marpha. Instead of taking flight, you can enjoy the Himalayan off-road driving also on the mountain road.

Upper Mustang Trek Cost

Upper Mustang trek lies in the Himalayan rain shadow, and this trek starts from Jomsom. You will have a scenic flight from Pokhara. Upper Mustang trek destination is suitable even in the monsoons. You will find the Upper Kali Gandaki quite dry during this time. To the fact that Upper Mustang trek cost is not particularly challenging. You can experience different landscapes and cultures during this trek. Fortunately, this is a place that is still away from modernization and also considers one of the least traveled areas of Nepal.

In Upper Mustang Trek, the highest point that you can reach is 3800 meters. Therefore Mustang is extremely cold during the time of winter. The climate and weather conditions of this trek in winter is mostly windy and dusty. The harsh weather is the major hindrances of this trek. The Wonderful Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom and leads you to the hidden Shangri-La of the ancient Buddhist Kingdom of Mustang. This hidden kingdom is also called Lo.

It also used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is clean surely connected to Tibet. In Mustang, Tibet, Buddhism is being practiced, and most of the villages are of the Tibetan style. The houses are decorated with whitewashed houses made of firewood tucked on the roofs.

Best time for Upper Mustang Trek

The best time to go to Upper Mustang is during Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November). you’ll also get an opportunity to celebrate the Tiji festival of Upper Mustang if you visit Mustang in May. As Upper Mustang maybe an area, there’s no rain during Monsoon/Summer (June, July, August). So Monsoon/Summer is additionally one among the simplest seasons for visiting Upper Mustang. But in winter, the upper Mustang is extremely cold and other people migrate to a lower settlement during this season. due to this, people usually avoid visiting Mustang during winter.

 Upper Mustang trek goes to the kingdom of Lo Manthang

Local people all around the small village of  Lo Manthang come to watch the dancing. they participate in the Tiji festival. Enjoy the journey of this forbidden kingdom of vast, arid valleys. Eroded canyons, ochre valley, and yak caravans. Colorful-painted mud-brick houses. On our Upper Mustang Trek, we get a spectacular view of Mount Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna. The Dhaulagiri makes your medieval walled kingdom Mustang trekking an exceptional one.

We start the Upper Mustang trek after the flight to Jomsom and walking to the Kagbeni village, Chele, Ghiling, and Chharang to Lo-Manthang start. You will hike through deep canyons and amongst stunning rock formations backed by snow-capped peaks. You will visit homes, villages, and active monasteries set in ethereal landscapes. On the fringe of the Tibetan Plateau. Forbidden & isolated from the rest of the World.  Mustang Tiji Festival can evolve its own distinctive culture and tradition, which is so precious & unique.

The jeep tour in Upper  Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang trek Jeep tour is the best off wd jeep riding tour. This is an amazing tour in the Mustang valley.  travelers from inside as well as outside of the country love this tour. If you have less time to travel and are willing to tour Upper Mustang, Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is one of the best choices for them. Upper Mustang trek is also Famous as the Kingdom of Lo. It is one of the remotest areas of Nepal and also called The Last Forbidden Kingdom. The vicinity of Upper Mustang is mainly inhabitant by the communities like Thakalis, Gurungs, and Tibetans. And also, this community speaks the Tibetan language and follows the Tibetan culture and lifestyle.

This is is a short tour and escapes the dusty trails. You do not have to walk through the dusty and dry route while you are on the Jeep tour to the Upper Mustang trek. The tour offers an opportunity to experience the caves, monasteries, archeological sites, and the beauty of hidden treasures. It takes you to the hidden world of the vintage Buddhist nation of Mustang which might be the most mysterious and least mentioned Kingdom fortunate with vistas such as different and fascinating views of the snow-capped Himalaya, barren high plateaus, deep canyons, and an ocean of exposed hills, the colors of a desert sunset.

Enjoy the Himalayan off-road ride

Upper Mustang trek Jeep tour is especially making for those who are eager to visit the Kingdom of Tibetan Buddhists. Within a short period frame. It falls under Annapurna Region Trekking. It is a moderate short trek. The region has the most extensive biodiversity area in Nepal. The trek passes by the oldest monastery and unique lifestyle of people. we will drive off-road with the best Himalayan view.

The Lo Manthang Upper Mustang trek in this region starts with a flight or Drive to Jomsom Via Pokhara. The Lower Mustang trek further takes you from Kagbeni to Muktinath to Lupra village. Lower Mustang trekking is the best place to experience the Tibetan culture. As it is considering 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 its unique lifestyle. During your journey through the Jomsom area, you will experience a beautiful, traditional Nepali lifestyle and culture.


Upper Mustang Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 16 Days from arrival to departure Nepal.

Trek Grade: Moderate

Festival Date:  May 31, June 01,02

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Tea house during the trek.

Group Size: Min.2 pax

Max altitude: 4320 m

Mode of Travel: Drive/Flight: Pokhara/ Flight Jomsom.

Duration: ( 06 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara )

Max. Altitude: Mardi Himal High Camp (4,250m/13,600ft)

When to Travel: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trip Details: 06 days, 5 nights Lodges, Breakfast lunch, and dinner during the trek.

Our trek 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 2 to 12 people.

Trek Grade: Moderate

Our Upper Mustang trek is a moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.

The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb high and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home for the Mardi Himal trek, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment. 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 trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., 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.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Upper mustang trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation on Upper Mustang trek

For the Upper mustang trek, there are different means of transport. our trip starts from Pokhara and end there till Jomsom we take a flight, if in case of flight get canceled we can drive by Jeep. Now from Jomsom also some trekkers do the Jeep tour, Lest we know about the Jeep 4 wd driving tour. for Kathmandu, Pokhara,  Kathmandu you can take 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hours drive by bus or by private car. the main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

for your extra expenses for your Upper mustang trek, you can exchange it for Nepali rupees. Nepal banknote that comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Mardi Himal trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek for an emergency you can use ATM at Jomsom.

Note: Most of the bank and money changers in Nepal will not accept old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Drinking water during Upper Mustang trek

On the upper Mustang trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Upper mustang trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Upper mustang trek group size

We need a minimum of 2 people for the upper mustang trek, Our group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main thing to trek in Upper mustang trek is to need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours on the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for Upper Mustang. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Communication  during Upper Mustang trek

Upper Mustang Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodge, Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate to them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free

Upper Mustang trek package Cost

Upper mustang trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Upper Mustang trek and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Upper Mustang Trek

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up, We meet to check your equipment and process for special permits.  If you arrive at night, we will early morning meeting tomorrow.

After breakfast, you will leave a tour of Kathmandu valley. We will take you to  Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient, and mostly enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath. Which is reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture, which is highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore local Thamel street.

We will drive you to the Domestic Airport, for 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. You can have an option to take a Tourist bus/Private car also to Pokhara about 6 hours of drive. During the drive at Prithvi highway, we can explore & enjoy the scenic beauty all the way around. Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, and others. After checking into the hotel, you can boat in Phewa Lake where enjoy the spectacular views of the Annapurna Himalaya Range. walking around the lakeside area before goodnight’s sleep.

We will take a flight early in the morning to Jomsom of about 25min with spectacular views of the Mountains. From here onwards, it is very windy in the afternoon; the trail is quite barren with craggy rocks and sand and is mostly flat. Get the spectacular view of Mount  Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak to all the away of d Dhampus peak  You walk flat trails through the Kali Gandaki river valley on a windy trail to reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni provides you with a taste of scenes to come in upper Mustang, with its narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley.

We start our journey with a special permit checks up onwards to the riverbank of Kali Gandaki upstream.  Today we are starting trekking of the upper Mustang region and follow the east bank of the river over a series of small ridges. The trail leads us through the picturesque scenic villages surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, and buckwheat, interspersed with small apple orchards. We trek forward, crossing the river heading up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kali Gandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chele.

Today the trail from Chele starts the climbing along steep, treeless, and dry terrain with passing on a  pass a cairn of rock. We further climb above Samar and descend into a massive gorge and go into another valley. The valley is surrounding by cold streams and juniper trees, crossing a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800m. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda.  We are crossing the Nyi Pass, which is the highest point of the trek thus far, and the southern boundary of Lo. From here we will trek to the steeply downhill of whitewashed buildings of Ghiling.

Today we will first trek downhill with the blue, grey, and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmar Chu. Then climb to a plateau and passes the longest and most spectacular Mani walls in Nepal. From the end of the wall, the trail heads east to the village of Charang (Tsarang) with a maze of fields, willow trees, and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village are huge Dzong [fortress] and a red Gompa, which houses an excellent collection of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddhas.

The trail descends about 125m from Charang, crosses the Tsarang Chu, and follows the track to a cairn on a ridge opposite the village at 3580m, then enters the Tholung village. Then the trail further ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Manthang valley (3700m), views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. We will have a short downhill trekking on the plain of Aspiration and then the trail crosses a stream and climbs up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang.

A day is less to explore this outstanding historical and cultural center. Kimling and Phewa are impressive as well as the Gompa of Namgyal serves as a famous monastery of the local community and also as a local court. We can make a short hiking to the village of Tinghar. This village has around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang is picturesque. In the eastern valley nestles the town of Chosar; also rich in Gompas, this valley is the main trading route to Lhasa. Visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house,” the red Thugchen Gomba, Chyodi Gomba, and the Entrance Hall, which are the main magnetize of lo Mangthang Trip. Also, you may have visited the four-story building of the Raja’s Durbar (Royal Palace), where the Mustang’s King offers Tibetan tea as his hospitality. There are many places to explore as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalayas, where you may not tire to.

Today is our returning back after visiting the Lo Manthang. We will trek on a trail of highland rouge crossing the alpine meadows. From Lo Gekar we need to walk in the steeply up hills trail which follows the pass at 4000m, offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. Cross the Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on this trek. The trail makes descend beside a stream visiting ancient Ghar Gompa more than 1200 years old and meets the Guru Rimpoche. Gompa is famous for its rock paintings and the legend of fulfilling our good wishes. The trail then drops steeply to the whitewashed buildings of Ghemi. Ghemi is surrounded by vast fields, most of which are barren.

Today we are following the downhill trails till the valley to  Ghiling, the trails are more dusty and windy today so protect your eyes and lips with sunglass and lip balm.  The trail leads passing through the arid plateau and crops field in between; the walks may not be pleasant on the back as we suffer the wind on the face in Kali Gandaki wind valley. Arrive Samar; it is a small village with lovely terraces, and people follow the Tibetan lifestyle and tradition here.

We will mostly walk along the bank of Kali Gandaki River with the views of natural vegetation and apple orchards to Kagbeni. Spend the night enjoying the ancient and uniqueness of the Kagbeni village.

The last day of the trekking is an easy day and smooth working in the river bank. The trail passes through Eklebhatti and continues working to Jomsom. Arrive at Jomsom; celebrate the last day of the trekking with the trekking crew.

Early morning we will take a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, is stunning. You have time to relax and enjoy the Himalayan coffee at a local coffee house.  Look around the  Lake Side with fascinating mountains panorama view and nature charming.

Today you have an option of short flight versus 6/7 hours bus or private car journey to Kathmandu. 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 for the returning journey. You can have greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

We will take you to the International Airport for your convenience. Wish you a happy journey in the traditional and cultural way of us Nepalese and Good-Bye with a hope to see you again.

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Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu Airport to Hotel and back to Airport transfers by private car.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu, Includes breakfast.
  • Complimentary day tour of Kathmandu valley with good English speaking tour guide, private car, and driver.
  • Your hotel twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara, Includes breakfast.
  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Local trekking porter who carries your luggage, 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Round Trip flight ticket for Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back transport by Tourist bus/Private Car/Van and Flights depends on the Client’s requirement and budget.
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area  Trekking Permit.
  • Group medical supplies ( Guide will carry basic medicines).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us before you arrive in Kathmandu so that easy for us to prepare.)
  • All the trip information and details for the trek.
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts and Trekking certificate after finish your trek.
  • We offer you 1 dinner in Kathmandu in a Nepali restaurant
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for breakfast at your hotel.
  • Airfare to Nepal, Kathmandu city entrance fees
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Insurance for trekking with medical rescue up to 5000+ meters).
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can buy and rent in Kathmandu or in Pokhara trekking stores.
  • gratitude  for the tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Other of your personal expenses not mentioned cost includes section.

 

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There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    16 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2 People

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    Maximum Altitude
    4320 m

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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