Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

13 Nights 14 days - USD 2225 per person

Upper Mustang Trek 14 days

Upper Mustang Trek offers a spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area, mostly dominated by giants Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massif. Upper Mustang Valley, the lost forbidden kingdom of Tibet, is situated at the head of the Kali Gandaki in north central Nepal. Upper Mustang valley is naturally and culturally attractive, in particular, origin of Tibet.

Upper Mustang Trek requires special trekking permit as it lies in controlled and restricted trekking region of Nepal. One will observe strong Tibetan culture influence, as the ancient kingdom of Mustang (Lo-Manthang) was attached to Tibet in the ancient time. During Upper Mustang Trek, you will be able to explore many monasteries from the 14th century, Buddhist shrines, Thankas, Mandalas, and Deities in and around the cliff. It is believed that there are many caves in Upper Mustang where Tibetan masters have meditated.

One has to trek through an almost treeless barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill during Upper Mustang Trek while enjoying panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. Trekkers will be able to observe Tibetan Buddhism and Bon Po during Upper Mustang Trek.

Lo- Manthang retained as its identity as an autonomous dynasty throughout the centuries, while present king or Tribe Leader – Jigme Prabal Bista, can be a memorable time to have a coffee and chat with.

Another attraction in the Upper Mustang Trek is the Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring).

During Upper Mustang Trek, trekkers will be able to observe centuries old culture, lifestyle and heritage as this region has been isolated and protected from modern world for more than thousand years. So, there is strict control on obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect the culture from outside influence.

Itinerary
Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Driving Time: 6 hours

W set off for Pokhara on a tourist bus. Overnight at Pokhara.

Meals - Breakfast
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni

Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni(2858m.)

Flight Time: 20 minutes - a super scenic flight over the mountains
Trekking Time: 4 hours

Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Kagbeni to Chele

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele village(3050m.)

Trekking Time: 6 hours

Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onwards to the riverbank of Kaligandaki up stream.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Chele to Syanbochen

Trek from Chele to Syanbochen(3475m.)

Trekking Time: 7 hours

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Syanbochen to Ghaymi

Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m.)

Trekking Time: 6 hours

Ghaymi - the third largest village in the Lo region. Ghayami is surrounded by large fields most of which are barren.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Ghaymi to Charang

Trek from Ghaymi to Charang (3500m.)

Trekking Time: 4 hours

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Charang to Lo-Mangthang (Upper Mustang)

Trek from Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m.)


We trek to Lo-Mangthang (Upper Mustang) with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang (Upper Mustang), views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Explore Lo-Mangthang (Upper Mustang village)

Today we explore the surrounding areas


Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar

Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810m.)

Trekking Time: 7 hours

Trek to Drakmar via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. explore the local area.

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Dhakmar to Ghiling

Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m.)

Trekking Time: 6 hours

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Ghiling to Chhuksang

Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m.)

Trekking Time: 6 hours

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Chhuksang to Jomsom

Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m.)

Trekking Time: 7 hours

Meals - Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accommodation
Guide and Porter

Jomsom to Pokhara

Fly from Jomsom back to Pokhara

Flight Time: 30 minuties

Meals - Breakfast
Accommodation
Guide

Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu


Meals - Breakfast
Accommodation
Guide

Cost - USD 2225
Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

Cost Includes

01. Transport from Kathmandu - Pokhara and visa-versa.

02. 3 star hotel accommodation in Pokhara

03. Teahouse Lodge accommodation while trekking

04. Full board meal during the trekking

05. Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals

06. All entry fees and ACCAP + TIMS permit

07. All Domestic Flight as mentioned in itinerary

08. Insurance for the trekking staffs.

Cost Excludes

01. International Flight

02. Major meals in Cities

03. Monuments entrance fees

04. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.

05. Airport tax

06. Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.

07. Personal clothing and gears

08. Tips to guide and porter

09. Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control

Services
Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as mentioned in itinerary

Accommodation

3 star hotel at Pokhara and Good Lodge at trekking route

Guide and Porter

English speaking and experienced guide and porter

Transport

From Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu

Flight

Domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara

Highlights
Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

The best view of Mt. Everest, Amadablam, Lhotse, Pumori, Number, Cho-Oyu, Nuptse and many other peaks, the crystal at an altitude of 4730m

Popular mountaineer Sherpa people, their culture, custom and tradition.

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Reviews
Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

Excellent service with reasonably price

I really enjoyed my 16 days trip to the Khumbu valley. My guide was very knowledgeable and caringly porter was very lovely too and the whole trip went very smoothly. The altitude was a bit heavy gone but I did not have any sickness or stomach problems. I would recommend you to any one who wants a reasonably priced trek with excellent guides + porter. All times I found the lack of sleep due to altitude heavy goings but my guide remained positive and supportive at all times. Guides really loves their job and does his utmost to please. I really hope that I can trek with them again. Thank you for a brilliant trip.

Ms. Carolyn Angela Copperwheat, British

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Trip Notes
Upper Mustang Trek - 14 days

Medical facilities

There are some small drug store in Lukla and Namche. Khumjung have a small health center. Himalayan Rescue Association will operate a clinic with international standard in the busy season. We suggest you to bring general medicine (Headache, Stomachache, Diomax, pain killer, Bandage, Iodine, Common cold, fever or etc) with you.

Drinking Water

The bottle water is available along the trail until the last village. Optional you can buy boil water from the lodge or you can treat to a local water by yourself as well as with Iodine or some other water purifying medicines.

Lodges

We will manage the best local guest house (lodge) accommodation from the village. You will have a private room but bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses in the lower part. We will prioritize with good view, hygiene food, safety and friendly owner and staff.

Electricity

Most of the lodges/ guest house take an additional charge for battery charging.

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