Upper Mustang Trek
|1 Person (per pax.)
||2-5 Person (per pax.)
||5+ Person (per pax.)
Upper Mustang is one of the remote and least developed and least populated regions of Nepal and touches the Tibetan border in the North. In the ancient times, this was a place for trade between Nepal and Tibet, especially for trading salt. It was the restricted place until 1991 and from then was reopened by the government for the tourists. The place still preserves the ancient monasteries and caves. The ancient architecture and craft have been well preserved in these monasteries and caves. The four-storey palace of the ancient king is the highlight of this place. The population here still speaks the Tibetan language. People also follow the traditional cultural practices of Tibetan religion. The place is also popularly known as “The Forbidden Kingdom”.
Upper Mustang is a valley surrounded by Himalayan range with the cold and dry atmosphere. There is no any vegetation in the entire region and is thus also called the “Desert land”. The landscape is barren and mostly has rocky cliffs and deep canyons.
Trek to Upper Mustang is an ideal destination for adventure seekers. You can get a wide range of experiences through this trek. You get to explore Buddhist art, architecture, culture and tradition. Similarly, the inexplicable natural beauty of snowy peaks, gorges and vast landscapes will give you a beautiful experience.
- Explore the forbidden kingdom of Mustang-Culturally and geographically similar to the Tibet.
- Discover the ancient city of Lo-manthang ,wth its royal palace and old monasteries.
- Explore the amazing Choser cave and Ghar Gompa.
- Experience the inexplicable natural beauty of snowy peaks, gorges and vast landscapes .
- Experience the stunning high altitude windswept desert.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265.092ft)
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and trek preparation
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690.29ft) 7 hours drive
Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kaagbeni (2,800m/9,186.352ft)
Trek from Kaagbeni to Chele (3,100m/10,170.6ft)
Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3,570m/11,712.6ft)
Trek from Ghiling to Charang (3,560m/11,679.79ft)
Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3,840m/12,598.43ft)
Explore day at Lo-Manthang (3,840m/12,598.43ft)
Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3,820m/12,532.81ft) 5-6 hrs walk
Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling (3,570m/ 11712.6ft)5-6 hours
Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (2,980m/9,776.903ft) 5-6 hour walk
Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,720m/8,923.885ft) 6-7 hour walk
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m/2,690.29ft) 25 minutes flight
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs drive
What's included ?
- Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 2 nights at Pokhara).
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- All required local and government taxes.
- Airport pickup and drop facility.
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets
- Trekking permits/TIMS.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's excluded ?
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Extra porter charge.
- Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
16 Days Upper Mustang Trek
3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & tea house during trek.
All meals included during the trek
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we offer you pick up facility from the airport and manage your stay at the most comfortable hotel in the city. You get to meet the team of trekkers and together we prepare for the trek. At the evening we offer you lavish welcome dinner with authentic Nepali Cuisine.
We offer you a short trip to historical and cultural sites around Kathmandu valley: Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple. You can also do some souvenir shopping during the sightseeing. After sightseeing, we head back to the hotel and get our clothing and trekking equipment ready and prepare for the trek.
We start with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- the famous tourist destination in Nepal. During the journey, we enjoy the natural landscapes and beauty of green hillside. Upon reaching Pokhara we head for the hotel and take rest. We might roam around the city in the evening spend the night at Pokhara.
We take an early flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. The view during the flight is stunning. We can see the deepest George, Kaligandaki George. From Jomsom, we take the trail along the kaligandaki river and head north. During the walk, we can view beautiful snowcapped peaks like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche. We walk until reaching Kagbeni. It is also known as the gateway to Mustang. The village has uniquely clustered houses. We roam around the village and visit some temples and monasteries. We will spend the night at a lodge in Kagbeni.
We start the trek with the walk towards the northern valley of kagbeni. We then come across Tangbe village. It is populated with traditional houses. There are also fields Barly, buckwheat and garden of an apple orchard. We then head ahead toward Chhusang village. Along the way, the up close and majestic view of Nilgiri peak leaves us feeling excited. We cross many streams on our way ahead and finally reach Chele. We will spend the night at a lodge there.
We take the uphill trail that takes us to Taklam Pass. From there the trail is easy and flat. We continue our walk and head towards Samar village. Then we take downhill walk and pass few chortens on our way. We then reach a small village called Syangmochen. There are few tea shops around. There is also a cave nearby, it is called Rangbyung. From there we descend to Ghiling and prepare for our night’s stay.
We start our walk heading towards the west and through the fields. It is the driest place in Mustang and the terrain is rough and barren. There are few settlement area and huge rugged mountains surround the region. We leave Tama Gaon and Nyi La on our way. We then reach Ghyami and cross the Ghyami river. Finally, we reach Charang, a via that rests on top of Charang Chu canyon. We will spend the night at a lodge there.
We start with a walk around exploring the Charang village. We will also visit the red gompa there. The walk ahead will take us to a Chorten that stands between Charang and Lo Manthang. Walking ahead we get a first look at Lo Manthang. It is also known as a walled city as there is only one way to get into the city. We walk along the wall towards the gate on north-eastern corner. We will spend the night at Lo Manthang.
Today we will be spending the day exploring Lo Manthang. The place is famous for historical and cultural significance. There are many Gompas and Chortens around. We also get to observe the Tibetan culture from close. One of the major attractions of the place is the Palace which was home to ancient King and Queen. The magnificent view of surrounding Himalayas adds beauty to the place. We will spend the night at Lo Manthang.
We start the trek early to prevent strong wind hitting us. We pass through fields and come across Lo Gekar. The trail then takes us to a pass at the highest altitude from where we get the wide view of Lo Manthang. The trail then descends towards Ghar Gopa. We explore the Gompa for some time and then again continue our walk until reaching Drakmar. We will spend the night at a lodge in Drakmar.
We start the trek early and head towards south. We come across many caves on our way. Further ahead, we pass Mani wall and pass and continue walking. Shortly afterwards we reach Ghami village. We then take an uphill climb on Ghiling hill and from there towards Ghiling village. We roam around the village in the evening and spend the night there at a lodge.
We start the trek taking a downhill trail. The walk offers us an enchanting view of Himalayas along with enticing landscapes and hills. We also come across few villages where people follow Tibetan culture and lifestyle. We continue our walk until reaching Chhuksang. We will spend some time walking around the village and spend the night at a lodge there.
We leave Chhuksang early in the morning and take downhill trail towards Tangbe. There is uniquely clustered settlement area. Walking ahead we come across few caves and the landscape view is amazing. We then head towards Kaagbeni. From there we take the trail along the Kali Gandaki river and towards Jomsom. Here the trek on foot comes to an end. We take rest and prepare for our night’s stay at a lodge there.
Today we will be taking an early flight and heading towards Pokhara. We can have an enigmatic view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri during the flight. Shortly we will land at Pokhara airport. We will take rest for some time and spend rest of the day exploring the beautiful city. We will be spending the night in Pokhara.
Today we head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. We take good rest and soothe our aching muscles. We also muse over the exciting trek we had. At Kathmandu, we organize farewell dinner for you and celebrate the successful completion of the trek and prepare for final departure.
Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish pleasant journey and bid the final goodbye.
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
write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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|29th Apr, 2018
||15th May, 2018