Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang trek is the hidden treasure of Mustang which is also called Lo and it offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remotes trans-Himalayan mountain regions of Nepal. It is one of the Buddhist kingdoms of Nepal which lies in a remotes area of Nepal. This trek is an exploration of the concealed valleys of upper Mustang in Nepal. The trek is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during monsoon time. Trekking in this route, we get an opportunity to explore the wonderful village of this region. The trek is best to experience the brilliance of solitary ever snowcapped peaks and the great opportunity of an excellent cultural experience. During the time of trekking, we offer and promoting this trekking for those who are at beginner trekkers and you can enjoy local home stay and tea garden last day of your trek. In the time of trekking, we will follow through clam nature and peaceful hill and dazzling mountains all around. It is an area of spectacular scenery, trekking through beautiful villages inhabited by the Sherpa’s people. The discovery and adventure are much more similar to normal a trekking package which is one of the best and popular trekking destinations. the start poin Kagbeni which is Annapurna Circuit Trek.
Upper Mustang trek is the most popular trekking destination in the world where you can experience the true life of the real mountain people of Nepal. The main highlights of mustang trekking are Tibetan villages, rare medieval, Buddhist arts, the exotic culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. The trails complete with lush forests, interesting villages, terraced farms, dazzling rivers and the extraordinary views of the mountain. The path is so less used and non-touristy that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition. The trail mostly stays along the ridge; the altitude gain becomes more gradual. It is one of the restricted trekking routes of Nepal where for trekking you need special trekking permit for trekking in this region. This barren landscape is dotted with settlements of whitewashed houses, barley field, and Chortens festooned with prayers flag. This place is not very known to many tourists and very much less travelled. It is a classic trekking route to give you tastes of unspoiled culture and villages. If you don’t have enough time, not prefer to walk or physically not fit. The season between April to August and September to November is considered as the best season for trekking in this route.
Duration: 16 days
Size of Group: 02+
Maximum Hight: 3800 m.
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu sight seeing Tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2858m) – 4 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) – 6 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syangboche (3475m) – 7 Hours
Day 08: Trek from Ghaymi to Charang (3500m) — 5 Hours
Day 09: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3700m) – 6 Hours
Day 10: Acclimatization at Lo-Manthang
Day 11: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3810m) – 7 Hours
Day 12: Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling (3806m) – 6 Hours
Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) – 6 Hours
Day 14: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m) – 7 Hours
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and drive back to kathmandu Day 16: Final Depparture
Day 01: After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will transfer you to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu.
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu sight seeing Tour: You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society including the World Heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Stupa (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath, Pathupatinath Temple and Patan Darbar Square.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara Early morning after having breakfast we drive to Pokhara. It takes about 7 hours. We will be enjoyed with outstanding scenery all around us. After reaching pokhare we will be shifted in hotel. Then we will spend our leisure time on exploring the Pokhara city (beautiful city of Kathmandu) and Lakeside. We will spend our night at pokhara.
Day 04: Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2858m) – 4 Hours We will have early morning flight to Jomsom (headquarter of Mustang). During our flight we will be pleased with the beautiful mountain ranges. From Jomsom our real trekking starts. We will walk towards Kagbeni through the path of Kali Gandaki River. During our journey we will we will pass through Ekley Bhatti village. Lastly we will reach Kagbeni to stay our night.
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) – 6 Hours In Kagbeni we need to checkup ore special permit to continue our journey. In contineuing our journey we picturesque desert valley of Nepal will be so much interesting. Our full track goes through sandy and windy trails. We need to walk on uphill and downhill. Slowly going ahead we will reach to the small ridges at Chele Village. We will spend our night at Chele.
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syangboche (3475m) – 7 Hours From Chele, our journey goes toward Ekle Bhatti. We need to cross the Taklam La Pass (3624m). The entire path will be on plateaus and narrow stretches. In our way we can view paranomic scene of Tilicho Peak, Damodar Danda, and Yakawa Kang. During this moment we will reach Syangboche where we spend our night. Day 07: Trek from Syangboche to Ghaymi (3520m) – 6 Hours After having light breakfast we start our trekking at Ghaymi. At first we need to walk uphill to Yamda La (3850m). In our way we can see many teahouses and local villages having Tibetan culture and traditions. Lastly we need to climb the Nyi Pass (4010m) and descending down we reach Ghaymi village.
Day 08: Trek from Ghaymi to Charang (3500m) — 5 Hours Early morning after having breakfast we start our journey crossing Ghaymi Khola. We need to ascend on plateau and then pass beside a very long Mani wall (a sacred stone wall made by the followers of Buddhism). Walking and talking we will reach the village of Charang with a maze of fields.
Day 09: Trek from Charang to Lo-Manthang (3700m) – 6 Hours We trek to Lo-Manthang with magnificent views of Tilicho, Annapurna I, Nilgiri and Bhrikuti Peak. At first our trial descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then ascends steeply after crossing the river. Gently we will pass Lo from where panoramic view of Lo-Mangthang valley can be observed.
Day 10: Acclimatization at Lo-Manthang Today we spend our whole day explore Lo-Manthang. At first we will visit Namgyal Gompa (situated on a hilltop considered as an important monastery in the local community) and Tingkhar (last main village to the northwest of Lo-Manthang). Then we will return back to spend our night.
Day 11: Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3810m) – 7 Hours From Lo-Manthang we will start our journey from different path of returning Lo-Manthang. We need to walk on the route through Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Ringpoche as the primary figure. We continue tour trek by exploring the local area and reach Drakmar.
Day 12: Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling (3806m) – 6 Hours After having breakfast we will return back toward Ghiling. We will reach Ghiling at mid day. So we spend our remaining time exploring the area but it's more likely to get dusty wind at afternoon, so it is suggested to walk in the evening time. After exploring all the time we will return back to stay our night.
Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) – 6 Hours From Ghiling, we start our journey toward Chhuksang. In our route beautiful scenery will be so much impressive. Walking slowly on humpty dumpty way we eventually reach the village of Chhuksang, where we stay night at a local guesthouse.
Day 14: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m) – 7 Hours Today’s walk will be our last day of our trekking. And it’s going to be long day trek. It’s better to walk as early as possible to reach Kagbeni. After finishing the Upper Mustang trails, we now join the usual Annapurna Circuit trail. We head on to Jomsom after having lunch at kagbeni. At Jomsom we will spend our last night.
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara and drive back to kathmandu From Jomsom, we will catch the early morning flight over to Pokhara. The magnificent view of mountain ranges with snow cap from the plane will be so much memorable. After reaching Pokhara we will return by driving back to Kathmandu. It will take about 7 to 8 hours. The night will be relaxing at hotel of Kathmandu valley.
Day 16: Final Depparture After having a night rest at Kathmandu, we will pack our luggage to march ourselves towards the international airport of Nepal. We have to reach at airport 3 hours before the flight. We will attend a small farewell program organized by Adventure Mountain Guide (Rabin Gurung). After then we will catch the flight to return back to the home country. We hope, while returning back to home country you will think for a re visit to Nepal. We hope for your better journey.
Package Price Includes
- 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 or flight
- Pokhara to Jomsom and jomsom to Kathmandu both 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 $ 500 Per Person) 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, Everest Trekking Routes 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.
Package Price Excludes
- Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
- 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
According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.