Upper Mustang Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Upper Mustang Trek certainly excites you on this beautiful and scenic journey towards Nepal Far North West Himalaya, where route leads to arid and barren terrain facing beautiful scenery, listed as the most photogenic country.

Upper Mustang Trek located Far West Nepal an extension of vast Tibetan landscapes regarded as world’s largest and highest plateau on this planet, truly an amazing place to be with its deep canyon and high eroded cliffs of varied colors which makes Upper Mustang a photogenic paradise. Besides its magnificent views of landscapes and high peaks of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Nilgiri’s with Mustang high mountains, the culture and its traditional heritage villages are equally interesting, where walk leads to impressive villages and old monasteries of Buddhism and Bon sect of pre-Buddhism still practice in this remote part of Himalaya.

The main highlight leads you into former walled kingdom at Lo-Manthang of great interest walking into its narrow paved streets visiting its monasteries and palace fort of late Raja/king of Mustang. Starting with a swift early morning flight from scenic Pokhara a famous and popular touristic city, renowned for its natural beauty of mountains, green hills, and lakes, as the flight takes you between massive mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to land at Jomsom, the headquarter town of whole Mustang area.

The walk leads on wide Kaligandaki River Valley to reach old lovely Kagbeni village as well the entrance of Upper Mustang area, where walk leads into windswept scenic country past several nice villages of Chusang-Chele and Tsarang crossing few scenic passes above 3,000 m to reach once forbidden kingdom at Lo-Manthang. With exciting and interesting time around Lo-Manthang, return journey leads back on the same scenic route to reach at Jomsom for a sweeping short flight to Pokhara City where our marvelous and overwhelming Upper Mustang Trek completes.

Why Upper Mustang Trek?

“An adventure on Old Trans Himalaya Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet via Upper Mustang

Journey to beautiful and scenic windswept country of Nepal Far North West Himalaya

Walking into the world largest and highest extension of Tibetan vast South West plateau

Incredible views of Dhaulagiri-Annapurna-Nilgiri’s with massive Mustang Himal range of peaks

Explore impressive villages of age-old culture interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism and custom

Photogenic country of arid and barren terrain within the former walled kingdom of Lo-Manthang”

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide/leader will brief on Upper Mustang Trek that includes information of hotels, lodges on the route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Morning, we start this wonderful adventure to Upper Mustang taking a scenic overland drive of near 6 hours to beautiful Pokhara city with its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes where the high Annapurna Himalaya reflects on its calm lakes.
(Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to Pokhara)

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Early morning departure from the hotel for a short sweeping flight of 22 mins to Jomsom with alluring views of Annapurna-Dhaulagiri-Manaslu and Nilgiris peaks including majestic Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.
On reaching Jomsom, received by our trekking staff and start walks from Jomsom the headquarter town of Mustang district. A large town, famous for delicious apples and its various products located on ancient Trans-Himalayan Caravan and Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet, where walk leads towards river valley of Kaligandaki. After few hours of good gradual walk we reach at the interesting Kagbeni village. From this village onwards one can witness strong Tibetan influence in culture and way of life. Kagbeni is the door to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet border.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,800 m

From Kagbeni our actual trek starts towards Upper Mustang as the morning walk follows uphill into canyon and gorge by the river upstream, overlooking unbelievable views of landscapes and red cliff wall in-between. Walking through many farm villages with cultivated lands then reaching a nice village at Tirigaon. This pleasant trek with views of natural erosion from wind and rains with red colored cliff canyon, a few hours of nice walk leads to overnight stop at Chele village also spelled as Tshele, a moderate size village with nice tended farms.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,050 m

From Chele morning walk leads to a climb reaching at Gyakar village, into arid and dry windswept country and then walk leads past Samar village to Bhena and then climb on steep hill to reach at the top of Yamda La pass 3,860 m high, offers great vista of Mustang area with Mt. Dhaulagiri, from here downhill to overnight stop at Geling village after walking past Syangboche village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,540 m

Morning with time tour of old Geling monastery and observe interesting Buddhist mani prayer wheels run with fast flowing water after an interesting tour walk continues towards Ghami village crossing Ghaymi Khola (stream) and then follow an interesting line of Mani walls (holy prayer stone) to reach Dhakmar village. From Dhakmar few hours of good steady walk reaches at Charang village also spelled as Tsarang, this village surrounded by large fields of buckwheat and barley. At Charang after getting organized in a nice lodge/guesthouse visit Charang monastery.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,560 m

Today will be a short hour of walking to reach our destination at Lo Manthang within its classic wall guarding the large village of Lo Manthang and once a forbidden kingdom.
As the morning walk climbs to reach a ridge top, encountering several Chorten and Mani stones, between Charang and Lo Manthang walk, offers interesting views of arid landscapes with peaks of Nilgiri’s, Tilicho and Bhrikuti. A short climb over Lo La passes at 3,950 meters overlooking Lo Manthang walled city in a distance. Then descend leading on a gentle path to Lo Manthang for overnight stops for two days.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,700 m

Our highest overnight stop of this trip at Lo Manthang, morning explore this impressive village with Tibetan culture, the tour of a historical and cultural center which is the main attraction of Lo-Manthang. Tour includes the visit of four main monasteries Namgyal Gompa, Champa Lakhang (God House), Red Thubchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and the great Entrance Hall. To grant an audience with the former king of Mustang needs advance permission and to enter the king’s palace.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,950 m

After a wonderful time in Lo-Manthang walk back on the same trail to Marang village, and then using an old path to Dhakmar village for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,810 m

After Dhakmar village morning walk on the same route encountering series of long Mani Walls, then crossing a bridge over Ghami Khola to reach at Ghami village for overnight, as time permits visit Geling monastery.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,806 m

Slowly this great adventure nears to an end, starting morning walk with a short climb to Syangboche village. From here it leads to Yamda La with super views of peaks, and then heading downhill to Bhena and Samar villages. As the walk progress passing Gyakar and Chele villages and finally this good walk of the day concludes at Chusang or Tsusang village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,980 m

Heading back to Kagbeni village after an enjoyable moment around Upper Mustang, a nice and good walk brings at Kagbeni village before Jomsom.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

2,830 m

Final and last day trekking of this wonderful adventure, morning starts on a gradual path following Kaligandaki river valley most of the way to reach at Jomsom town, in Jomsom check into a nice lodge for last overnight at Mustang area. One can celebrate last night dinner with local apple products.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,715 m

Morning transfer to Jomsom airport for short flight to Pokhara with views of Annapurna mountain range during airborne, on reaching Pokhara transfer to Phewa Lake side. Where all nice hotels are located, afternoon free for individual activities and souvenir shopping or just relax and enjoy the views.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

A free and leisure day in Kathmandu for individual activities or shopping, interested people can join in for interesting sightseeing tours around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan cities, as these city steeped with historical and World Heritage Sites.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Last day in Nepal after a wonderful experience and adventure on scenic far western Nepal around Upper Mustang trekking, as per your flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • Upper mustang restricted permit
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus.
    • Service of trekking guides his equipment, daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
    • Service of trekking staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
    • Domestic flight ticket Pokhara--Jomsom--Pokhara
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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