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Mustang and High Passes Trek

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 27 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • max group size 35
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-380
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +20
HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • 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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 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.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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.
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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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • 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.

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