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Upper Mustang Trek

From US$ 1,630 per person
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highlights
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara City Tour
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Beautiful, surreal high desert mountain landscapes
  • Man-made caves in Grand Canyon-like landscapes
Until recently the Upper Mustang was one of the most isolated and unexplored corners of the Trans-Himalayan region. Foreign trekkers were first allowed to visit in 1992. Since its opening this region has become a very special destination for trekkers, despite the expensive permit fees compared to other regions. Once Upper Mustang used to be a separate kingdom and still it looks like a kingdom of a different kind, not only because of its topographic uniqueness but also because of its untouched Tibetan culture, people and their traditions. New lodges have made this trek more comfortable these days.

On the Upper Mustang Trek you can explore many places and strange mysterious cave monasteries that are unique to the region. Some places are very ancient and have centuries of history to discover: places like the 2500-year-old Samdzong and Chosar villages or the walled capital city of Lo Manthang. Other ancient monasteries and castles of the 14th century are on the trails, like Luri, Yara and Konchok Ling. Fossils, which are believed to be older than the mountains, probably 3 billion years old, have been found. Colorful and unique rock formations along with canyons carved by the rivers are some of the most eye-catching sights of this region; the rock formations look like a genuine piece of artwork carved by a famous artist. Finally we can witness the lively day-to-day activities of the local people and their festivals.
Day 1 Drive to Pokhara (800m) 6/7 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Asia

Early morning after taking the breakfast in Hotel then reporting Tourist Bus Park at 6:45 AM. It will takes 6/7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. Lunch on the High way. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 2 Fly to Jomsom (2720m) & Trek to Kagbeni. 4/5 hours

Early morning we are flying Northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet. After having rest in Jomsom we are heading up to Kagbeni.

Day 3 Trek to Chele (3050 m). 5/6 hours Guest house

We trek along the river side of Kaligandaki. The gradual up and down sandy and windy trail offers to snatch charming natural sceneries. The first settlement that we see today is Tangbe village. Barley, wheat, apple and buckwheat are the main agricultural product of the village. On forward we trek to Chhusang, cross a river and then head towards Chele through a small ridge.

Day 4 Trek to Geling (3570m) 5/6 hours Guest house

The climb continues along steep, treeless, water less terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. Then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and with a further descent before coming along a pleasant trail to Samar village. We climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge, which the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 meters. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there we gently climb to a pass at 3770meters and descend to Geling Village.

Day 5 Trek to Dhakmar (2820m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After breakfast, we will start our trek with the climbing up to Nyila. And then we need to descend down below the blue, gray and red cliff to Ghaami- the biggest settlement of Upper Mustang. Continuing our trek, we move to Dhakmar through colorful cliffs and green scenery. After about 5 hours walk we will be at Dhakmar. Overnight at Lodge with full board of meals.

Day 6 Trek to Tsarang (3560m) & Cross Mui la pass (4170m) 5/6 hours Guest house

After breakfast we will continue to trek across crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters, the route makes a long gentle descent to Tsarang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit and observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddha's.

Day 7 Trek to Lo-Manthang (3810m) 5/6 hours Guest house

Today we make the trek from Tharang to Lo-Mangthang. For the first part of journey we descend down to Charang Chu Canyon, cross the river and then steep up to Lo pass (3,850m). From this windy pass, we get down to reach Lo-Mangthang. Lo-Mangthang is a walled city made by ancient style. The place offers the magnificent view of Tilicho, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. Overnight at Lo-Mangthang. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 8 Rest and Exploration Day at Lo-Manthang 5/6 hours Guest house

Today we explore around the Lo-Mangthang and is a acclimatization day also. We visit to Namgyal Gompa situated at the top of the hill. It is a famous monastery of the local area and also the local court. Next we go the northwest village of Lo-Mangthang called Tingkhar. In alternative, we may go Champa Lakhang “God house”, Thugchen Gompa, Chyaodi Gompa and the four storey local king’s palace. Local people’s lifestyle and their typical traditions make us to enter into the new world of human seniority. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Dhakmar (3820m) 5/6 hours Guest house

From the Lo-Mangthang, our return journey start but via different route. The trek forwards to Drakmar on passing Gyakar village. Gyakar houses a more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, which is famous for its rock painting and as a wish fulfilling divine place. We are recommended to walk in morning due to dusty wind in the afternoon. Overnight at Drakmar.

Day 10 Trek to Syangbochen (3800m) 5/6 hours Guest house

Today our trek is crossing of a series of large spure. We cross Taklam La Pass 3624mtrs through narrow trekking trail with view of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and Damodar Dnada.The valley is dissect the trail have cool streams and juniper trees to enable us to relax for a while. These altitudes should not present any acclimatization issues, so we just take our time and enjoy the walk then we will reach Syanboche after 6-7hours overnight there.

Day 11 Trek to Chhusang (2900m) 6/7 hours Guest house

From the Syanbochen we reach to Chhuksang to stop today. We trek for about 5-6 hours on the wonderful land of amazing hills and Himalayan views. Overnight at local teahouse of Chhuksang.

Day 12 Trek to Jomsom (2720m) 5/6 hours Guest house

This is the last day of the trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit the many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace. Continuing the trek towards Jomsom one will enjoy the views of the Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni village. This is the entry point to Mustang. We get a round trip of our trek in Ekle Bhatti visiting all the surprises of the human effort in this corner of the World of such an isolation and solitude. Arrive to Jomsom to celebrate the last day of the trek, with all the trekking staff.

Day 13 Fly back to Pokhara 30min hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Asia

We take early morning 30 min flight from Jomsom to Pokhara; we transfer you to the Hotel there in B/B Plan. The day we give you chance for exploring the beautiful valley Pokhara with its Natural and cultural beauty.

Day 14 Drive back to Kathmandu by Luxuary Tourist Coach 6/7 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Holy Himalaya

After having breakfast your trip starts by drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach about 6 hours driving (or take a short 30 minute flight) and overnight is arranged in Kathmandu as per agreed category with BB Plan. At evening Friends Adventure Team,s invites you to join in a fare well dinner in a typical Nepalese cultural restaurant.

Day 15 Final Departure

A Friends Adventure Team representative will pick us up from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuwan International Airport three hours before our scheduled flight.

what’s included
  • Pick up and drop service from Airport to Hotel and viceversa by Private vehicle.
  • Transportation by Luxuary Tourist Coach to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • Flight Tickets from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara with Airport Tax
  • Standard Lodge/Guest House accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
  • Trekking Permit and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder local Trekking Guide.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team’s Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
  • Group Trekking Gears.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
  • Farewell dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Hotel at KTM
what’s excluded
  • Meals and Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Porters to carry luggage (you can add a porter when booking).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Any other item not included in "Product Includes" Section
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 15 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language Chinese, English, French & Indian
Trek difficulty Hard
Maximum altitude 3380 meters
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
Good to know The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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