Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek
16 Days

Upper Mustang Trek is an off beaten path in Nepal. To trek in this valley is a rare privilege. This area is used to be a kingdom of Bhote and Thakali community until Nepal is declared a newest secular and republican country in 2008. It unique dramatic landscape has opened up the door for wide world trekkers. It is one of Nepal’s most mysterious least identified kingdoms. Trekking in this valley is particularly to the observation of last forbidden kingdom of upper Mustang and their local living with pure diversity into the myths land of Tibetan ancient. This lost world was restricted to foreigners which earned the valley the team forbidden kingdom. For trekking in these trails, we need special permit card to explore in this valley. It is situated on the other hidden sides of Annapurna region and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. It is taken as one of the most interesting places of Nepal.

Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes of Nepal. The trek starts from the Kathmandu valley. The trekking to the Mustang is through a nearly treeless barren landscape. It is taken as one of the most interesting and picturesque places of Nepal. The language, traditions, customs, and heritage are very much similar to the neighboring land of Tibet. On the time of trekking, we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine and get the opportunity to explore this valley, culture, custom, and traditions. The area is restricted because the historical and religious monuments and the natural and geographical diversity are supposed to be protected as their importance is essential for the nation. This region is covered by the oldest Buddhist monasteries, the ancient and secluded village with a bizarre whitewashed house. This season between April to August and September to November are the best seasons for trekking in this route lead by Expert Mountain Guide.

Outline itinerary  

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m) 5-6 hours

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) 3-4 hours trek

Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m) 5-6 hours

Day 05: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m) 6-7 hours

Day 06: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m) 5-6 hours

Day 07: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m) 5-6 hours

Day 08: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m) 3-4 hours

Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m) 6-7 hours

Day 11: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m) 5-6 hours

Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) 5-6 hours

Day 13: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700) 6-7 hours

Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 16: Final departure

Details Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Journey Nepal Adventure will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may take a rest or visit office Journey Nepal Adventure In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Journey Nepal Adventure. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture. Overnight in  Kathmandu.

Included meal: Dinner

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m) 5-6 hours

Starting Upper Mustang Trek with a tourist bus drive on Nepal’s interesting highway to reach Pokhara, journey leads past many farm villages and towns with views of mountains.
The drive finally ends on reaching Pokhara and transfer to hotel near beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located

Included meal: Breakfast

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m) 3-4 hours trek

we take the spectacular early morning flight to Jomsom. After some initial preparation of loads and logistics, you begin your trek to the beautiful village of Kagbeni. Just out of Jomsom you cross a suspension bridge and then walk along the riverbank of the Kali Gandaki. The trail is quite barren with craggy rocks and sand and is mostly flat, which makes it very easy going. It is also very picturesque, with views of big peaks all around such as Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Nilgiri, whilst to the south can be seen the entire Annapurna Massif. Kagbeni provides you with a taste of scenes to come in upper Mustang, with its narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley and a large red gompa. Stay overnight at camp at Kagbeni.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m) 5-6 hours

Leaving Kagbeni behind us today we will enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. Following Kali Gandaki river the trail goes both uphill and downhill to reach the village of Tangbe(3060m). From Tangbe the trail goes downhill through barley, wheat and buckwheat farm to Chhuksang village (2980m). We will continue the walk following Kali Gandaki River to the village of Chele.over night at Chele.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m) 6-7 hours

Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before.  Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and DamodarDanda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. Overnight in Syanboche.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m) 5-6 hours

Within 15 minutes of the start of today’s trek we have already negotiated the first of today’s three high passes, Yanda La, and passed a distinctive red chorten painted with Buddhism’s eight auspicious symbols. A terraced valley with groups of yellowish trees appears and above the village of Ghelung are two red Gompas. Unlike other villages in Mustang, where the houses are built close together and look fortress-like, Ghelung is spread out wide on a patch of green grass and gives the impression of being a fairly affluent little community. Rising above the village are barren, brown hills and we can see the Nyi La pass straight ahead. The path descends gradually towards the Ghami La pass and on the way we see a rundown, deserted village downstream. By now the landscape is even more rugged – a deep riverbed has snaked its way down from the red cliffs and immediately ahead are hills which have the outline and colour of enormous sand-dunes. Another broad valley comes in from the left-hand side and in its centre is Ghami, Mustang’s third largest town, which is high above the river and surrounded by fields.overnight at Ghimi.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m) 5-6 hours

After morning breakfast begins our journey with more uphill climbing once you have cleared Syangboche La and Nyi La (4010m), rest assured the reminder of the day has mostly flat tracks. It also provide us some of the best scenery will provide  on this trip, with magnificent views of the Himalaya, valley and bright- yellow mustarded fields. Overnight at Charang, this is 400 years old Gulpa sect Monastery.Overnight at Tsatang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m) 3-4 hours

On this day, we will walk to Lo-Mangthang, The trek to Lo-Manthang offers you the magnificent views of Nilgiri, Tilcho, Annapurna I, and the Bhrikuti Peak. Begin by descending through the Charang Chu Canyon before climbing steeply and ascending the windy pass of Lo from where you will have a magnificent view of the walled city of Lo-Manthang on the Tibetan border.The Lo-Manthahgis  capital region of Mustang. A 300 m long and 150 m wide wall has secluded against warriors, thief and the fierce winds. The small settlement of Lo-Mangthang is made up of over a thousand of people whose homes are linked by fine cable stony alleys.Overnight at Lo-manthng.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

 Today we will be Visitto NamgyalGompa and Tingkhar. It takes around 2 hours to reach NamgyalGompa. NamgyalGompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting NamgyalGompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lomanthang. After visiting NamgyalGompa and Tingkhar return to Lo Manthang.Overnight at Lo-Manthang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m) 6-7 hours

We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. the trail climbs up a ridge to 4070m and continues to Chogo La(4325m) which is the highest point of the trek. From here the trail goes downhill and cross Tsarangriver and climbs to Lo Geker and reaches to Ghargompa. We will climb to the ridge and walk along the alpine pastures and walk downhill to Dhakmar. Overnight at Drakmar

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m) 5-6 hours

We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight in Ghiling.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) 5-6 hours

We enjoy our breakfast at the lodge and get ready to walk for the day to Chhusang. Our trek descends a good elevation. When we reach Chhusang through the amazing terrains and magical landscapes around, we will drop our elevation almost by 900 meters. Once in Chhusang, we can go for exploration of the area for a while or just laze around.Overnight at Chhuksang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Chhuksangto Jomsom (2,700) 6-7 hours

This is the last day of the Upper Mustang Trek.. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as a palace. Continue the trek towards Jomsom one will enjoy the view of the Kali Gandaki valley and Kagbeni village. This is the entry point to Mustang. We get a round trip of our trek in EkleBhatti,where is the lunch places, visiting all the surprises of the human effort in this corner of the World of such isolation and solitude. Arrive to Jomsom after trekking for 7 hours to celebrate the last day of the trek, with all the trekking staff.

Overnight at jomsom.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara

In the morning time, we will go to the Jomsom airport to fly towards the Pokhara city which takes only 15 minutes after scenic fly from Jomsom. After reach in the Pokhara then we will first check out the hotels and have our lunch and went out to explore the Pokhara city. The whole day we will explore Pokhara city or take rest in the hotel. And we will spend one night in this city.  Overnight at pokhara.

Included meals:Breakfast .

Day 15: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

After enjoying a marvelous time on high mountains and culture Mustang Trekking, after breakfast in the morning depart Pokhara with overland drive back to Kathmandu( 6 hour). (Or flying options which taked about 30 mins by air to Kathmandu)

Included : Breakfast

Day 16: Final departure

Our culture mustang trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A Journey Nepal Adventure representative will escort us to the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals:Breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist bus, private transport or flight
  • Pokhara to Jomsom and jomsom to Pokhara both way by flight
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit (Special Upper mustang Permit) and ACAP Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance and flight ticket etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Journey Nepal Adventure will Provides Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost does not include on:

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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