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Upper Mustang Trek

From US$ 1,775 per person
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highlights
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visiting the Capital of Mustang "The Lo Manthang"
  • Human built caves in Grand Canyon-like landscapes
  • The stunning treeless and barren mountain landscapes
Upper Mustang trekking is getting more popular day by day because of the Annapurna Circuit trek losing some popularity caused by rampant road construction.

The Upper Mustang trek is the most culturally rich trekking region in Nepal and for travellers who would like to trek in a very remote area, and explore pristine Buddhist culture, which has remained more or less the same throughout the centuries.

The region houses several monasteries that are over a thousand years old, and also hundreds of ancient caves. The terrain is mostly Himalayan mountain desert, where local families get by with growing whatever they possibly can to feed themselves. Ancient Tibetan civilisation is the main attraction of the Mustang area. The Upper Mustang region is situated on the western Himalayan range, close to the Tibetan border. The high desert region of the Tibetan plateau between the Tibetan border to Kagbeni is usually referred to as "Upper Mustang".

Our Upper Mustang trek begins from Pokhara valley in the western part of Nepal. You will fly from Pokhara to Jomsom, which takes about 25 minutes. After we arrive in Jomsom, we start our upper Mustang trek through the holy bank of the Kaligandaki river and follow it upstream to get to Lo-Manthang, the capital of upper Mustang. On the Upper Mustang trek, you will get a chance to visit thousand-year-old monasteries, ancient caves, local tribes and an amazing landscape. From upper Mustang you can see panoramic views of the majestic himalayan mountains Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and a number of other peaks, adding a natural delight to your cultural feast.

The Home Ministry of Nepal opened the restricted Upper Mustang area for trekking in October only in 1991. However, Upper Mustang is still strictly managed, and you need to obtain a special permit from the department of immigration, which is meant to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect the environment. We will be staying in guesthouses for the night all along the way.

Note: This trek requires some effort. If you can manage up to 6 hours of walking per day, you can easily do this trek.
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7-8 hours Hotel
With a morning wake up our guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach Pokhara lakeside (823 m /2,700 ft) and transfer to the hotel and rest of the time explore the surrounding lakeside areas and overnight at hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
3-4 hours Hotel
After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kali Gandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onward it is very windy in the afternoon, From Jomsom trek continues on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk reaches you to Kagbeni (2,858 m / 9,375 ft), which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni, an interesting wind swept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. On arrival, check in the hotel with afternoon free for a stroll around the village.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Guest house
Our journey starts with a special permit check up and onward to the riverbank of Kali Gandaki up stream. During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we will reach at Tangbe village with crops field. From here we trek forward to Chhusang after 1.5 hour walk and crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kali Gandaki follows. We head on to small ridges reach at Chele village (3,050 m / 10,004 ft) after 18 kilometers for overnight at teahouse.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6-7 hours Guest house
Today, we start our trek again and walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We will climb to the Taklam La Pass (3,624 m / 11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, Nilgiri and Damodar Danda. Further descends a little to the village of Samar for our lunch. Further walk around 3 hrs similar walk will reach you at Syanbochen (3,475 m / 11,398 ft) after 8 kilometers for the overnight at teahouse. Remaining time explore the surrounding area.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Guest house
After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850 m /12,667 ft) passing few tea-houses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda, and crosses over a few other passes. The longer climb will be to Nyi Pass (4,010 m /13,193 ft) after lunch, we descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi (3,520 m / 11,546 ft) after 12 kilometers walk.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4-5 hours Guest house
We start your trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk and easily get to the Charang (3,500 m / 11,480 ft) for the overnight. After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall (Secret stone wall of the Buddhism). From the end of the wall the trail heads east to Tsarang after 11 kilometers up and down to get to our teahouse for tonight stop.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Hotel
Today, we trek to Lo Mangthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Tsarang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850 m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley (3,700 m / 12,136 ft). While descending to Lo Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. We stay at hotel for the overnight stop. Rest of the time explores the surrounding area.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel
After breakfast visit Ghar Gompa which is also interesting place to explore the local area takes 4-5 hrs. Overnight in Lomanthang.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4-5 hours Guest house
After a wonderful time at Lo Mangthang we back to Ghar Gompa which is also interesting place to explore the local area takes 4-5 hrs. During the walk you will suffer the dusty wind and as suggested to walk in the morning.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Guest house
Today, we will back to Ghiling (3,806 m / 12,484 ft) as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day explore the area but it will be dusty better to walk in evening time.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5-6 hours Camping
We re-track back to Chele (3,050 m / 10,004 ft) for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Enjoy your trip and overnight at camp.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6-7 hours Guest house
Today, we will have a last day trek as well as long. It is better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni finished the upper Mustang trails and join to the normal as Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom (2,700 m / 8,856 ft) for the overnight stop.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel
This wonderful morning, after breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. This is a dramatic flight between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. will transfer to the lakeside hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
7 hours
Today, in the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. It takes approx. 7 hours to arrive in Kathmandu. We celebrate the farewell dinner together with Green Valley Nepal Trekking Team.
what’s included
  • Airport pickup and drop-off at Kathmandu international airport by Private Coach.
  • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Three times food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea and coffee during the trek.
  • 11 nights’ accommodation during the trek on best available guesthouse.
  • An experience trekking Guide, trained by Ministry of tourism, including his flights, food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation etc
  • Return flight ticket between Pokhara/Jomsom
  • Return bus ticket between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Mustang special trekking permit (costs USD 500 per person)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom)
  • Worst case, arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, if needed (paid by your Travel insurance).
  • All tourist service charge and vat.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what's excluded
  • International airfare to Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events such as road wrecks, flight delays etc
  • Tips for guide and staffs
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English & nepali
Trek difficulty Medium
Maximum altitude 4200 meters
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in kathmandu, Nepal
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