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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trekking, Mustang it is on of the Beautiful highland District in Nepal. The place Located in between Annapurna and Dolpo Region. Which are similar like in Tibet? Mustang was one of the separate kingdoms in Nepal. It is Nepal’s most restricted trekking area. Mustang is in the North West area Capital of Kathmandu Nepal that is part similar of the Tibetan plateau. It was only opened to foreigners in 1992 and has been strictly regulated ever since. This area has long been inhabited by Tibetan Buddhism and no where else in Nepal can such rich, untouched culture and traditional which is so rich and unique be found. The landscape of Mustang is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown. It is relatively easy trek along the permitted route to Lo-Manthang, which lies in the very heart of Mustang. Lo-Manthang is the capital city ruled by religious king. Untouched by modern civilization, life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries in unhurried pace.
The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds usually howl across the area in the afternoon, normally subsiding at night. From the Mustang we can have spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8,167 meters and Annapurna I at 8,091 meters. It’s surrounded many more mountains over 6,000 meters high. The elevation of the trails is rise from 2,815 meters to 3,780 meters above sea level. Mustang has much less rain then the rest of Nepal, but this area Trekkers are not common here which is why this trek provides such a rare and up close look at a society that has remained unaffected by change for centuries. Unfortunately there is a high price to pay have such an experience. Permits are five hundred dollars per person for 10 days. The starting and ending point for all treks in Mustang is Jomsom which can only be reached by plane. Trekking in Mustang is truly one of the rarest and most rewarding experiences in all Nepal.

Trip Facts
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Altitude: 4,090m.
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Best Season: Feb – Jun, Aug – Dec
  • Trip Accomodation: Lodge (Tea House)
  • Trip Cost:

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
You have a scenic drive to Pokhara (by car/van). O/N in Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
Fly to Jomsom. From Jomsom follow the Kali Gandaki River route forward to Eklebhatti and reach Kagbeni. From Kagbeni the route meets the junction where the trail splits for Muktinath, the pilgrimage temple and for Upper Mustang (Lo-Manthang). Kagbeni is a delightful village on the edge of the Mustang restricted area; it’s a hive of activity for donkey and yak caravans coming and going to and from mustang and for pilgrims taking a rest on route to Mukthinath. In Kagbeni, you can easily spend a few hours wondering around taking in this lovely village. O/N at Kagbeni.
Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)
From Kagbeni you enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. The trail makes several ups and downs to arrive at Tangbe village (3060m). Walking further and descending you will reach to Chhuksang village (2980m) where you will see many beautiful white washed houses and agriculture fields. From Chhuksang making more ups and downs along the Kali Gandaki River you will get to Chele village. O/N at Chele.
Day 05: Chele to Geling (3570m)
From Chele the trail climbs up to the Chele La (3630m) (pass). After crossing the ridge from Chele La the trail enters a large sided valley and descends to Samar (3620m) where you will have views of the distant Annapurna Himal dominated by Nil Giri. The trail climbs up to the Bhena La (3830m) and to Bhena (3860m). Climbing to another pass, the Yamdo La (4010m), you will descend steeply following a ridge to Shyangmochen (3800m). From Shyangmochen you descend to the picturesque village of Geling, spend some time here soaking up the village atmosphere. O/N at Geling.
Day 06: Geling to Charang (3560m)
Turning west from Geling, climbing gently through the fields, passing below Tama Gaon and turning north you will reach Nyi La (4020m). The trail then drops steeply to Ghemi (3510m), a large village surrounded by many fields busy with the activity of the local people working this arid landscape. From Ghemi the trail first descends and then climbs a rocky path to Choya la (3870m). Making a gentle descent the trail reaches to Chharang. O/N at Chharang.
Day 07: Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m)
The trail descends from Charang, crosses the Charang Chu and climbs steeply up a rocky trail, then enters the Tholung valley. The trail turns north and climbs gently to a large isolated chorten, then crosses a stream and reaches the LoLa (3950m) where you will see the view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. Descending for some time the trail crosses a stream and climbs up to Lo Manthang where you will see the school, health post, and police check post and several important chortens. O/N at Lo Manthang.
Day 08: In Lo Mathang
This day will be spent in this mystical and isolated city. You will awake to the mystical sounds of monks chanting and the heady sent of temple candles. After having breakfast you will visit the four major temples within the city walls. The major attraction of this area is the three storey’s Jampa Lhakhang, the red Thubchen gompa with a massive assembly hall, Chodey gompa and Choprang gompa. After visiting the temples you will take a walk to visit the ACAP office and to Tarchun Gurung’s shop where you can climb up to the roof for a view of the town, and buy a memento to take away with you. Return back to Lo Manthang Camp. O/N at Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Trip around Lo Manthang
Again you spend another day in Lo Manthang getting to know the place and getting an incite into how the people live in this remote and arid landscape. After having breakfast you will visit the raja’s Place which is an imposing four storey building in the centre of the city. Then you will hire a horse to visit some other villages in this area where you will observe the local culture, life style, tradition and warm heartedness of these people. Return back to Lo Manthang Camp. O/N at Lo Manthang.
Day 10: Lo Manthang to Drakmar
From Lo Manthang the trail climbs steadily offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. The trail climbs a ridge at 4070m and continues climbing to the Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on the trek. The trail makes a short, steep descent and crosses the Chharang River, then climbs to Lo Geker and reaches to Ghar gompa a small monastery. Climbing to the ridge, crossing a valley along some alpine meadows, and then dropping down a steep eroded path you will reach Drakmar. O/N at Drakmar.
Day 11: Drakmar to Shyangmochen
The trail descends passing the stone walls and fields of Drakmar, then climbs to a ridge and descends to the lower part of Ghemi and further descending you will reach to Jaite (3820m) and descend again gently to Chhung-Kah. The trail then reaches to Tama Gaon (3710m) and continues descending to Shyangmochen. O/N at Shyangmochen.
Day 12: `Shyangmochen to Chhuksang
From Shyangmochen the trail follows the quite stream all the way down to Chhuksang. O/N at Chhuksang
Day 13: Chhuksang to Kagbeni
Trek back to Kagbeni from Chhuksang. O/N at Kagbeni.
Day 14: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Trek back to Jomsom. O/N at Jomsom.
Day 15: Jomsom to Pokhara
Fly back to Pokhara. O/N at Pokhara.
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive back to Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.
Day 17: Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.

* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at Standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* Accommodation in tents during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, 1 sherpa(tents), porters (1 porter for 2 person), their food & accommodation, bus ticket, salary, equipment and insurance.
* All transportation by private land cruiser.
* All trekking equipment (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
* flight Ticket from PKR Jomsom PKR.
* All necessary permits.  First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Tourist service charge,  Office Service charges.
* All Government Tax.

 

* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and
strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…