- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 27 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- max group size 35
- Trekking to the Forbidden Kingdom Mustang.
- Century Old Monasteries.
- Dramatic Landscapes.
- Crossing The Two High Passes Thorong La and Mesokanto La.
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.
Value for Money: Good
Trip Changes accommodation: Very Good
The trek was challenging in places, especially with having to adjust to the altitude, but it was worth the effort for the rewards. The weather was great whilst we were there with us only needing shorts and t-shirts when trekking at lower-levels. The accommodation and food was as expected, considering the remoteness of the location.”
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu, for preparation and sightseeing
Day 3: Depart to Pokhara (920m.)
Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and start trek to Ulleri
Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani
Day 6: Climb up to Poonhill & continue trek to Tatopani
Day 7: Drive to Kagbeni
Day 8: Trek to Chele
Day 9: Trek to Geling
Day 10: Trek to Tsarang (Charang)
Day 11: Trek to Lo-Manthang
Day 12: Sightseeing in Lo - Manthang
Day 13: At Lo - Manthang, explore surrounding
Day 14: Trek to Yara (via Dhi, Dri)
Day 15: Trek to Tange
Day 16: Trek to Tetang (via Paha)
Day 17: Trek to Muktinath
Day 18: Trek to Thorung Phedi via cross Thorung La
Day 19: Trek to Manang
Day 20: Trek to Khangsar Village
Day 21: Trek to Tilicho Base Camp
Day 22: Trek to Tilicho Lake High Camp (5100m)
Day 23: Trek to Nam Phu Kharka
Day 24: Trek to Jomsom
Day 25: Fly to Pokhara & drive to Kathmandu
Day 26: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 27: Transfer to airport, departure back home
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu and Pokhara (International and domestic both).
- 3 night’s hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Tented Camp / guesthouses accommodation during the trekking period.
- All necessary permits (Annapurna Conservation Area and Special trekking permit for Upper Mustang).
- 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
- Well experienced English speaking assistant guide if the group size exceeds 5+ persons.
- Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara inclusive with airport tax. If in case the flight is not possible due to bad weather or overbooked alternative transportation by jeep will be arranged.
- All necessary ground transportation: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu, Pokhara - Nayapul, Tatopani - Kagbeni.
- First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher elevation.
- Unique Adventure sleeping bag, down jacket and duffel bag.
- Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
- All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
- All organisational requirements.
- Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days).
- Your international flight to and from Nepal.
- Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed while trekking).
- Bar and beverage bills, tea / coffee / drinking water. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet, battery charger, hot shower etc
- Tips for guide, porter, driver.
- Earn US$ 101+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationRecommended Gear Lists: 01.) Good wind/rain jacket 02.) Warm fleece jacket or jersey 03.) Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots 04.) Good -20 Sleeping bag (which can be rented or buy in Kathmandu) 05.) A comfortable day pack, preferably with a waistband. 06.) Fleece jacket or pullover 07.) Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) 08.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 09) Down vest and/or jacket (optional) 10.) Lightweight gloves 11.) Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer 12.) Sun hat or scarf 13) Light balaclava or warm fleece hat 14.) Sunglasses with UV protection 15.) T-shirts 16.) Underwear 17.) Hiking shorts 18.) Lightweight cotton long pants 19.) Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms 20.) Fleece or wool pants 21.) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants 22.) Thin, lightweight inner socks 23.) Thick, warm wool hiking socks 24.) Hiking boots with spare laces 25.) Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Other necessary equipment: 1.) Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries 2.) Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag 3.) Basic First Aid Kit (We also provide comprehensive first aid medical kit and Oxymeter) 4.) Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag 5.) Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 6.) Water bottles (2 bottles recommended) 7.) Toiletries 8.) Small wash towel COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- An average group size of maximum 8 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19.
- Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travelers safe.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.