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Mustang And High Passes Trek

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  • Trekking to the Forbidden Kingdom Mustang.
  • Century Old Monasteries.
  • Dramatic Landscapes.
  • Crossing The Two High Passes Thorong La and Mesokanto La.
Hidden behind the giant peaks Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, Mustang lies in the southern border of the Tibetan highland and is one of the restricted areas which require a special trekking permit through a registered trekking company to visit.

Mustang trekking consists of treeless deserted scenery, vertical rocky tracks up and down and beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Annapurna, including many other peaks such as Tukche peak, Mustang Himal, Tilicho peak, and Arniko Chuli.

The route to Mustang implies traveling through landscapes of arid regions, barren edges, deep gorges, and moraine valleys and eroded rock faces. Also, barley fields and grazing land where sheep are seen grazing and horses are used to carry heaps. The views of the desolate Kali Gandaki Valley, almost infinite spaces surrounding Kagbeni, rambling ridges and elevated mountains offer an amazing experience for adventure lovers.

Trekking in Mustang is really one of the most gratifying experiences you can ever acquire. You will also get a chance to explore the ancient society that has been untouched by modernization for centuries. This Mustang trek can be also referred to as the Rhododendron trek as it takes you to different varieties of rhododendron forests and it looks more beautiful during spring season because of blossoming rhododendrons.

On this trek you will also get to cross Annapurna Circuit's Thorong La Pass (5417m.) where you will enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalaya scenery over the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal to the West. This trek will also take you to Mesokunda La pass (5315m) which allows you to witness the large Himalayas and the route to this pass is covered by snow almost all the time. You can go for this moderate and strenuous trek during spring, summer and autumn.

We kindly refer to the Day-by-Day itinerary for a detailed itinerary description.
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

On your arrival, you will be welcomed by our representative of Unique Adventure International at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but assure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then taken to the hotel where you can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well. We will be staying in a hotel for Overnight.

Day 2 Kathmandu, for preparation and sightseeing 3 Star Hotel

After having breakfast in the morning, our sightseeing trip will begin. The Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath; Patan Durbar Square Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main sightseeing attractions in Kathmandu valley. Later in the afternoon, we will have a final preparations and short briefing for the trek. We will stay overnight in a hotel.

Day 3 Depart to Pokhara (920m.) 6 hours 3 Star Hotel

After breakfast, early in the morning you will arrive at Pokhara after a drive for nearly 6 hours. You will be able to have a breathtaking panorama of river and scenery all the way through your drive. Or, you might also take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara in half an hour. You will be taken to your hotel and with a relaxing afternoon. You can even visit around lakeside region or you can go for boating at famous Fewa Lake. We will be staying overnight in the hotel.

Day 4 Drive to Nayapul and start trek to Tikhedhunga (1400m.) 5 hours Guest house

Today, driving for nearly 1 and 4 hours, you will reach Nayapul. Then, the trek begins by climbing through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms of local people. Walking all along the main trail of Birethanti allows us to pass through beautiful petite waterfalls. The path takes us to Sudami and then we gradually walk by the side of valley and reach at Hile. Eventually, after half an hour walk we will reach at Tikhedhunga for overnight stay or we can further climb 3000 stone steps to reach Ulleri from Tikhedhunga.

Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani (2856m.) 5 hours Guest house

Today, we will trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani, one of the well-known places of Annapurna region lyingat an altitude of 2856 meters. Our hike just moves up to Banthanti ( 2250m.) going across oak and rhododendron forest. We keep on trekking until we reach to our ultimate destination Ghorepani through Nangethanti (2460m.). Later we will be staying overnight in a hotel after trekking for almost 5 hours.

Day 6 Climb up to Poonhill (3210m) & trek to Tatopani (1100) 7 hours Guest house

Early morning we set off to reach Poonhill (3195m.) where the surroundings bestows us to view the striking mountains and beautiful sunrise. After an hour, we move down from Poonhill and incessantly walk to Tadopani taking around 7 hours.

Day 7 Drive to Kagbeni (2800m.) 4 hours Guest house

On this day, moving ahead from Tatopani you will trek to Kagbeni alongside Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the entire world. After trekking for around three and half hours you will arrive at Kagbeni where you can see the ancient houses, few monasteries, temples and more. Overnight in Kagbeni.

Day 8 Trek to Chele (3050m.) 5 hours Guest house

From Kagbeni, we move further toward Chele early in the morning today. The track still moves alongside the bank of Kaligandaki. We cross the villages of Chunksang and Tangbe. And, before arriving at Chele we have to come across a bridge over Kaligandaki and go up abruptly up for around 35 minutes to reach Chele Village. Overnight at Chele.

Day 9 Trek to Syangmochen (3650m.) 6 hours Guest house

We leave Chele, we will start our trek to Shyangmochen. We come across the passes like Taklam La (3240m.), Yemdo pass (4000m.), Baga La and Dzong La (3550m.). You will be trekking passing through arresting communities of Yemdo, Samar and Bhena. Then, we enter Shyangmochen. Overnight in Shyangmochen.

Day 10 Trek to Ghami (3510m.) 5 hours Guest house

As in all arid regions in Mustang on the way to Ghami too most houses are build out of mud, stones with roof of straw and a combination of mud, pebbles. After walking for 5 hours we will reach to Ghami.

Day 11 Trek to Tsarang (Charang - 3620m.) 5.30 hours Guest house

The splendid views of the landscape the gentle curve of the north dissimilar to the uneven mountain gorge in the east and west are arresting part of the trek. We walk for around 5 hours which brings us to Charang, a large broaden village occupied by the people of Lo, actually of Tibetan origin. The aged monastery and the adjacent Gompa are supposed to be some 500 years old and surrounded by some of the best religious wall paintings. Overnight at Tsarang.

Day 12 Trek to Lo Mangthang (3840m.) 5.30 hours Guest house

On this day, we trek to Lo-Mangthang, the capital region of Mustang. The 300 meters long and 150 meters broad wall has sheltered the region against robbers and the brutal winds. The small area of Lo-Mangthang is occupied by more than a 1000 inhabitants whose houses are connected by fine rope stone lanes. Overnight in Lo Mangthang.

Day 13 Rest day in Lo Mangthang and explore around 6 hours Guest house

Today we have a rest day in Lo Mangthang, we will walk around Lo Mangthang whole day and visit king's palace, low caste settlements, monasteries, herbal medical school and more. Overnight in Lo Mangthang.

Day 14 Trek to Ghami (3510m.) 6-7 hours Guest house

Today, we walk through the barren landscape which takes us to Gekar. Walking for around 3 hours from Lo Mangthang, we arrive at Chogo La Pass (4230m.) and then move down for about 1 hour to reach Lo Gekar where we go around Ghar Gompa, perhaps the oldest one of the region. Then once more we go up to the next pass Mui La (4170m.) and descend, wondering at the strange rock creation and mystifying caves. We as a final point reach the striking village Ghami in the evening.

Day 15 Trek to Samar (3700m.) 6 hours Guest house

We walk all the way through narrow path until we reach Geling. Beyond from Geling, the trail expands. We view barren landscapes, farm terraces, villages and also Mt. Nilgiri. Samar is a tiny village that has the influence of Tibetan culture. We stay overnight in Samar.

Day 16 Trek to Chhusang (3370m.) 4.30 hours Guest house

We today pass all the way through a vertical ridge of hills which offers some very well views of the lush hills. Then we move to Tetang village which lies between two hills and is identified as the upper village of Chusang. We stay overnight at guest house in Chusang.

Day 17 Trek to Muktinath (3800m.) 5.30 hours Guest house

The day starts ascending via Tetang. On the way, we will get a chance to sight terrific Mountain View of the Nilgiri and Tukuche and the Kaligandaki valley. We then reach the village of Dzong. We have an easy path that takes us to the holy temple of Muktinath and see 108 stone taps pouring out water. It is believed that taking a bath these holy taps take away all the sins.

Day 18 Trek to Thorung Phedi (4450m.) cross Thorung La (5416m) 8 hours Guest house

Early in the morning slowly reach the top of Thorung Pass (5417m.) and enjoy some absolutely stunning high Himalaya scenery and over to the Kaligandaki valley through the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal to the west.

Day 19 Trek to Manang (3550m.) 6 hours Guest house

Today, we descend to the Manang Valley and tag along the main track to Manang. We can go aroundthe small village of Braga en route with its ancient monastery higher than the village. Braga, a home to a small tree nursery project has been supported for the last 10 years. A short trek from Braga takes you to Manang. Here we stay in a guest house.

Day 20 Trek to Khangsar Village 3 hours Guest house

Moving down from old Manang and crossing Chorten, we reach Marsyangdi river. Then we come across a suspension bridge above Jharsing Khola. We descend to the glacial lake at the bottom of an enormous icefall downward from the northern slant of Gangapurna. The path stays near to the river bed and quickly we come near Khangsar, splendid sight of the Great Barrier. Also, here you will find a small monastery, Mani walls, chorten and prayer flags. Stay overnight at guest house in Khangsar.

Day 21 Trek to Tilicho Base Camp 4 hours Guest house

From Khangsar the track ascends steeply passing the Gompa, small chorten. Now, the track goes through juniper, sea buckthorn scrub etc. The trail is quite covered by small crystals and shrubs and we cross some streams. You arrive at a peak (4650m.) where you will see prayer flags after the exhausting climb and then through a chain of crisscross down way get you to the Tilicho Base Camp. From here you can take pleasure in the close views of Tilicho peak and many others.

Day 22 Trek to Tilicho Lake High Camp (5100m) 5 hours Camping

The path to the Tilicho commences up valley then come across onto a moraine, with a long climb. There are stupendous sights of Tarkeghyang, Khangsar Kang, Gangapurna. Tilicho Lake, lying in the uppermost region in the world at (4919m.), offers a dramatic sight reflecting surrounding peaks but most of the time it is in the solid form. We now continue to High Camp and set the camp for overnight before crossing Mesokanto La Pass.

Day 23 Trek to Nam Phu Kharka 8 hours Camping

Today the day starts gentle steep towards the Mesokanto La Pass (5315m). Crossing Mesokanto La can be technical sometime due to heavy snow and slippery ice. Then the trail all descends towards Nam Phu Kharka.

Day 24 Trek to Jomsom 7 hours 1 Star Hotel

We, today trek to Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang is divided into two settlements and Kali Gandaki river passes between these two settlements. In Jomsom, you can enjoy the splendid views of Nilgiri, Tilicho peak. Overnight at guest house in Jomsom.

Day 25 Fly to Pokhara (920m.) & drive to Kathmandu 7.30 hours 3 Star Hotel

Leaving behind the superb countryside early in the morning and travelling for 6 hours we return back to Kathmandu. We then take a vehicle for a drive back from the beautiful city Pokhara. On arrival at Kathmandu you will be shifted to the hotel. You can then relax for rest of the day and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 26 Leisure day in Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

We can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 27 Departure

This is your last day, our airport representative of Unique Adventure International will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

what’s included
  • All government paperwork, organizational requirements.
  • Rescue and Evacuation arrangement if needed (your travel and medical insurance is mandatory for this).
  • First aid medical kit.
  • All necessary ground transportation.
  • Jomsom - Pokhara domestic flight inclusive with airport tax.
  • All necessary equipment: Camping equipment and kitchen utensils.
  • Staffs daily wages, equipment allowances, insurance, transportation, food, accommodation.
  • Porters / Donkeys for carrying luggage, food and tent.
  • Expert cook prepare varieties of foods.
  • Well Experienced fluent English speaking trekking guide trained by Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation and recognized by Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management.
  • All necessary permits (Annapurna Conservation Area permit and Special trekking permit for Upepr Mustang).
  • Guesthouse / tented Camp accommodation where during the trekking period.
  • Three meals in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with hot tea / coffee whilst on trekking.
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Airport transfers.
what’s excluded
  • Gratitude (tip) for staffs.
  • Rescue & Evacuation cost if needed.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Mandatory).
  • Your International flights.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Personal nature expenses (telephone, laundry etc.).
  • Extra night's hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara (after 4 nights in Kathmandu and 2 night's in Pokhara).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 27 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Japanese
Maximum altitude 5416 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
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