- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 14 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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- Walled City Lo Manthang
- Centuries old monasteries in Tsarang, Lomanthang and Ghar Gompa
- Jhong Cave
The route to Mustang demands traveling transversely through arid landscape with barren edges, deep gorges, moraine valleys and eroded rock faces. The trail features barley fields and grazing lands where sheep are seen grazing, and horses walk by carrying heaps. The views of the desolate Kali Gandaki valley, almost infinite spaces surrounding Kagbeni, sharp ridges and elevated mountains sum up to an amazing experience for adventure lovers.
Trekking in Mustang is really one of the most gratifying experiences you can get. Also, you will get a firsthand glimpse into the ancient Buddhist culture in the area that has been untouched by modernization for centuries. The Mustang trek as designed by Unique Adventure International can be also referred as the “Rhododendron trek” because it takes you to different varieties of rhododendron forests and looks absolutely enchanting during the spring season because of blooming rhododendrons. Moreover, you will come across the Thorang La pass (5417 m) where you will enjoy some stunning high Himalayan scenery over the Kali Gandaki valley, with the entire Annapurna range, Mukut and Mustang Himal overlooking your trek from the west.
We begin our biking tour from Besisahar in the lush central hills, riding our way through the beautiful path until we enter Yak Kharka (4000 m). From here, the track is vertical up to the base camp of Chulu East. Then we follow the route climbing to the summit of Chulu Far East which is pebbly, icy and very much vertical. From the top of Chulu Far East we will get some spectacular close-up views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Chulu West, Pisang Peak, and the north part of Himlung Valley. After mountaineering, we move towards Manang and on the next morning, we take a bike ride to Thorong La Pass (5416 m) and continue riding along the way to a holy Hindu temple – Muktinath. Finally, we reach Jomsom from where we can fly back to Pokhara.
The larger expenses charged for visiting this area is well worth it. Tea-houses are good and lees busy than other areas and the culture has a different history than other valleys. Beautiful combination of apple fields, willow trees, corn and crops in well-kept farming and the last of horse caravan history in the area still around.
Don't miss out on this gem!”
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara
Day 2: Fly / drive to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
Day 3: Trek to Chele
Day 4: Trek to Geling
Day 5: Trek to Tsarang (Charang)
Day 6: Trek to Lo-Manthang
Day 7: Sightseeing in Lo - Manthang
Day 8: At Lo - Manthang, explore surrounding
Day 9: Trek to Dhakmar
Day 10: Trek to Syangmoche
Day 11: Trek to Chhusang
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom
Day 13: Fly / drive to Pokhara
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu and Pokhara (International and domestic both).
- 2 night's hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- 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 Pokhara - Jomsom - 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 by tourist bus.
- 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.
- Hotel in KTM/Night
- 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).
- Hotel in Kathmandu.
- 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$ 54+ 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.