Upper Mustang Trek

18 Days
Activity:
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek
  • Upper Mustang Trek

Overview

Upper Mustang is a Tibetan influenced dry land in the upper mountain region which is also called Hidden Kingdom of Nepal. It lies in the north of famous Muktinath temple. An ancient kingdom, Upper Mustang is given the status of ceremonial kingdom by democratic Nepal. Its capital is Lo Manthan, referred to as a forbidden wall city. It is one of the restricted areas of Nepal where special trekking permit is required. The trek to Upper Mustang (3,730 m.) is all through the arid desert land of the Kaligandaki valley. This land was completely virgin to the Western population till 1992. This region is popular for its beautiful unique landscape, cave and 12th century Monasteries, museum and dominantly Tibetan-origin people and culture. Exotic cliff-hanging cave and painted caves are found in this barren and windy valley. 
 
This trip starts from sightseeing in Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage sites. The next day is fly/drive to Pokhara from where you can either fly or drive to Jomsom (2,630 m.) and trek to Kagbeni, the border of Upper Mustang. From Lomanthan, you can also visit China Border.
 
Trip Highlight

  • Kaligandaki Valley
  • Tibetan Influenced Culture, People and their  life style
  • Ancient kingdom, wall-city.
  • Arid valley, caves, old monastery

Fitness level Strong
Trip Duration 18 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Tea House
Start - End Jomsom in Mustang - Jomsom in Mustang
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 3730 m
Trip Season Spring and Summer is Recommended
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m) and Transfer to the Hotel

Arrival and Pick up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The hotel is around 30 minutes drive from the airport on our private transportation. At the hotel, you are checked in and welcomed by a welcome drink, snack and dinner in the evening. In the evening you can visit some pretty famous bars and pubs in the town which are at walking distance from the hotel. Also, you can visit some shops that contain paintings and artifacts that describe Nepal in various ways.

Accommodation in Hotel

Dinner Included.

  • Day 02:  Sightseeing in Kathmandu and  Preparation for Trip and Permit

Today is kind of a rest day as it doesn't contain more traveling, this day is more likely a day to prepare your documents and make sure you have enough gears for the trek. Furthermore, we still continue the day visiting different world heritage sites in Kathmandu meanwhile your documents are made ready. We are more likely to visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa or Pashupatinath Temple which is all listed on the UNESCO world heritage site. On this day you get the quick tour of Kathmandu city. Later in the evening, you can visit pubs and clubs around Thamel and get prepared for the early morning bus to Pokhara the following day. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 5/6 hrs

Pokhara is another city in northwest Nepal and the gateway to the Annapurna Region. Pokhara is 200 Km drive from Kathmandu which takes us around 5-6 hours of drive through the windy roads at the hills of Nepal. On the way, we have some spectacular views of the Mountain regions. The way takes you out of the Kathmandu Valley towards the plains alongside the Trishuli River followed by the Marsyangdi River. We had Lunch at the Malekhu Bazar at Dhading District in Nepal. On reaching Pokhara, we check in to the hotel at the Lakeside. The lakeside is the most happening place in Pokhara with lots of tourist attractions. With a view of the Lake Fewa, you can visit bars and pubs or go back to sleep and take rest for trekking the next day.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast,  Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,713m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) 4/5 hrs

Today morning we wake up early and go to the airport to catch our short flight to Jomsom. The view during the flight is just amazing as this flights connects the two leeward and windward side of the mountain. We cross from one side of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains during this short flight. On reaching Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang district. We pass the Jomsom Town and start our trek in a proper trial towards Kagbeni after crossing a small bridge. The trail along the Kali Gandaki river is among the barren land from where we reach Kagbeni. The trek takes at most 5 hours today. At kagbeni we can further hike to the hill for an even better view.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m) 5/6 hrs

On the 5th day, we set off to upper Mustang alongside the Kali Gandaki river. Along the Apple fields, we walk further to Tangbe village which has white-washed houses and buckwheat fields. Furthermore, we reach Chusang village at a height of 2,950 meters. The breeze along the way is very strong and we pass the alleys of Chusnag village. Through the ridge, we reach Chele village late in the afternoon.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m)6/7 hrs

The hike today is a bit tough as we pass two passes today, which means we constantly go up and down the hill. Initially, we pass the Taklam la Pass at the height of 3624 meters and followed by Darjoji La pass at the height of 3735 meters. We also pass the chungsi cave today. Chungsi cave is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage sites of Nepal. It is also believed during the war, many soldiers hid inside the cave for several days and finally got victory over the Tibetan armies. From there, we move into the Samar village and finally follow the ridge and reach Syanbochen village. The trek is pretty tough today.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m) 5/6 hrs

From Syanbochen village, we visit the monastery there and head towards the Ghami Village. We pass the Yamada La pass at the height of 3850 meters. We cross the forests and head towards another pass, the Nyu Pass at the height of 4010 meters. After crossing the pass, we descend down to Ghami village which is full of Barley fields. On the way, we pass Ghiling village today. If the weather is clear, we can be able to view Tilicho, Damodar Mountain and Yakawa Kang mountain.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m)5/6 hrs 

Today’s trek starts with we crossing the suspension bridge of Ghami Khola, from there we pass Drakmar and Ghar Ghumba. Along the way, we pass mani walls and head towards the Charang la pass at the height of 3870 meters. We view the Charang canyon and head towards Tsarang village. After almost 6 hours of walk, we reach the Tsarang Village, which is only a camp away from our main destination.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m)4/5 hrs

From the Tsarang village, we descend down to a canyon at the Kali Gandaki Valley and cross the river there, then we ascend and pass the Lo La pass at 3950 meters from where we can see the historic and the hidden kingdom of Nepal, the majestic village of Lo Manthang. We enter the kingdom with their own king and own kingdom at Lo Manthang. The beautiful village is surrounded by mountains like Bhrikuti Peak, Tilicho, Nilgiri and Annapurna Mountains. We reach Lo-Manthang village after 5 hours of trek today. In the evening we enjoy the cultural dance at the village of Lo Manthang. 

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

  • Day 10: Rest day In Lo manthang/ Explore Lo Manthang

At Lo Manthang, we stay for a day. It is because we can explore Lo as well as we get used to altitude as well and don’t fall sick due to altitude. At lo manthang we visit the king palace there, also visit chooser cave, there are more than ten thousand cave in this area, these caves are made on cliffs and believed that people stayed on these caves several hundred years back. These mysterious caves are one of the main attractions and also they are pilgrimages sites for Buddhists. Furthermore, we visit the village of Lo for the rest of the day and visit monasteries there.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Ghami(3520m)  6/7 hrs

On the 11th day, we start making our treks back from our final point. From Lo, we take the same route back towards the village of Tsarang till Ghami village. Today’s trek is a little longer but mostly downhill, so we take just a day for which we had taken 2 days on our way to Lo Manthang a few days back. Enjoying the mountains and villages on the way we reach Ghami village for calling our day off.
Accommodation in Lodge.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 12: Ghami to Samar(3620)6/7hrs 

From Ghami Village we trek further back on the same way, on the way we view mountains like Amikot chuli, Dhampus Peak, Tilicho Peak, Thorang Peak, etc. Samar village has a great viewpoint at the height of 3620 meters between the mountains. The village is beautiful and we stay there and connect with the people at the place there.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 13: Samar to Chhuksang (3050m) 4/5 hrs

From Samar, we take our breakfast and head back to Chhuksang village. We pass the Chungsi cave and Tsehile village. Along the way we view Dunupa, Pechi Thanka, and Palksang mountain if at the southwestern side of us. We reach Chhuksang village after 5 hours of trek today.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 14: Chhuksang to Muktinath (3760m) 6/7 hrs

Today we go to another important destination of our trek. we reach the Muktinath Temple which is very famous among people in Nepal and India. Lots of people come here to visit this temple. Muktinath Temple is religious among the pilgrimages. It is believed that all our sins are washed away if we take shower in the 108 taps in the temple and take a dip at the temple pond. After visiting the temple at Muktinath we accommodate here for the day. Today’s trek is around 6 hours.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and, Dinner Included

  • Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom(2720m)6/7

From Muktinath, we trek towards Jomsom which also headquarters of Mustang District.  Which also has an airport which operates flights to Pokhara. This region is also famous for many Buddhist pilgrimages. We trek for 5-6 hours today. 

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and, Dinner Included.

  • Day 16: Jomsom to Pokhara(820m) by flight(30m)

From Jomsom, we take an early flight to Pokhara which is 30 minutes long flight and takes you from one side of the mountain to another. The view on the way is indescribable as you cross the most amazing mountains in the Himalayas. On Pokhara, you can try adventure sports like the Bunjee Jump, Para Gliding or other water sports of your choice. Visiting Pubs and Clubs in Pokhara, we end our trek on this day.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 17: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today after grabbing our breakfast, we take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu or Fly to Kathmandu. The roads are the same yet you will have some spare time around the Thamel after reaching Kathmandu.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day 18: Drive to International airport and Departure to your own Country.

Checkout from the hotel. And we end our trip with you dropping at the airport and seeing you goodbye and wising for a safe flight back home. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Included.

INCLUDED
  • Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu World heritage Sight
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • 2  Night accommodation in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • All the Permit include Special Permit 
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • Lodge during the Trek
  • Jomsom Pokhara Flight fare to Client and Guide Porter
  • Insurance for all Staffs 
Not Included
  • International Flight and Nepal Visa 
  • Food in Kathmandu and pokhara except Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
  • Travel Insurance and rescue 
  • Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on.)
  • Tip to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Price:$1955

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