Upper Mustang Trek

highlights
  • Sightseeing in UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara with breathtaking views of Snow Mountains.
  • Spectacular views of landscapes.
  • Explore lifestyle, culture and traditions of Mountains Peoples.
  • Visit of ancient Royal Palace of Mustang King.

Mustang is part of Tibetan plateau. Nowadays it is one of the districts of Nepal; however, before 1950 it was a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. Upper Mustang was opened for tourists only in 1992. Even today it is highly restricted area, and trekkers need special permit to trek there. Upper Mustang is also known as the Himalayan rain shadow because it receives no monsoon rain while most of the country is drained in monsoon season. However, the flip side of this is that the trekkers can trek this region even during monsoon season when other trekking trails are haunted by the danger of landslide at the time

Upper Mustang trek is known as moderate trek as it is one of the relatively easier trekking trails; the highest altitude on this trail is just 3920 meters. Nonetheless, the trekkers must be fit to trek as it is always windy and dusty throughout the year, and very cold if one treks during winter. During the trek one can experience fantastic view of high mountains, beautiful landscape, and experience authentic way of life of the mountain people.

The potential trekkers should be aware of the fact that they cannot expect sophisticated lodges here as it is relatively newer trail, nonetheless nowadays there are lot of tea houses in the region where the trekkers are accommodated.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

On arrival, a representative from Amazing Himalaya will receive you at the airport to take you to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Today, we will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan, and Swayambhunathstupa which are all in UN World Heritage sites. The Durbar Squares sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times.  Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple, it is on top of a hill, and has historical significance associated with the foundation of  Kathmandu valley. Patan, also one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world, is home to ancient temples and palaces. Patan is also known as Lalitpur, which means beautiful city in an ancient local language. Today we have to prepare your special permit for Mustang. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 7- hours drive

After breakfast, we will drive through a gorgeous mountain landscape, past peaceful villages, to Pokhara (200 km). If the weather permits, we can see a stunning view of Annapurna massif and Mt. Manaslu over the course of this 7-hour drive.  Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and hike up to Kagbeni 2858m. 20 minutes flight, 2-3 hours hike

After breakfast, we will head towards the airport to fly to Jomsom. It’s a very short flight of 20 minutes. Enroute to Kagbeni we will walk for 2-3 hours through the most ancient trade route to Tibet. In the afternoon in Kagbeni, we will come across Buddhist Gumbas, Stone Houses, and Dark alleyways of sturdy Tibetan population. Overnight in Kagbeni.

 Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele, walking time 5-6 hours 3050 m.

Our hike begins by getting a special permit to check into Kagbeni and continues alongside Kaligandaki River. We will make our way to a small village in upper Mustang called Tangbe through a very windy trail of sand. After half an hour of trekking, we will reach Chhussang. We will finally hike towards Chele from here. On our way there we will see a red conglomerate fallen from the top of the hill which makes a tunnel through which Kaligandaki River makes it way. Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

 Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen, walking time 6-7 hrs 3780m

Today we will begin our trek through Eklo Bhatti, Taklam La Pass (3624m) and eventually reach a plateau from where we can see a close-up view of Tilicho,  Nilgiri, and Damodar Danda. After a short walk we reach a village called Samar and here we get our lunch. After lunch, we will walk for approximately 3 hours to Syanbochen. Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghaymi, walk 5-6 hrs 3520m

After breakfast, we will hike uphill to Yamda la (3850 m) through some tea houses, and cross a pass called Nyi pass (4010 m. We will see architecture and sceneries like that of Tibetian highlands on our way. After lunch, we will descend to Ghaymi (3520m). Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

Day 08: Ghaymi to Tsarang. Time 4-5 hrs 3570m

After breakfast, we will head towards Tsarang. On our way to Tsarang, we will cross Ghaymi Khola, and eventually, stop at a plateau from where we will witness long Mani wall. The wall is thought to be very sacred by Buddhist in the region. From here we will commence our 5 hours long gradual ascend to Tsarang. Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

 Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Mangthang, walking time 5-6 hours 3840m

Today we hike to Lo-Mangthang along the way we will see a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Annapurna-I etc. The trail climbs to LoPass (3850m) from where we can see the Lo Mangthang Valley (3700m) at the bottom will eventually descend to Lo-Mangthang. We will enjoy a serene night at this stoned-walled town at the bed of the mountains brighten by the moon and stars. Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

 Day 10: In Lo-Mangthang .

Today you have plenty of opportunities to explore the area. We will visit Namgyal Gompa which is located on a hill.  Historically Namgyal Gompa was a palace of a local king, this palace used to serve as a local court in those times. We will then head towards Tingkhar where we can see exactly 40 identical houses built a long time ago. We will then visit Champa Lakhang “God’s house”, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, and some other main attractions of the town. Another attraction is the four-story residential Palace of an ancient king, we can see panoramic views of the Himalayas from the Palace. Each monastery requires either donations or entrance fees. Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

  Day 11: Lo Mangthang to Ghar Gompa, walk 4-5 hrs 3920m

After a nice time in Lo Mangthang, we will commence our retrace. Today we will return to Ghar Gompa, we will take our time such that we will have to face as less of dusty wind as possible. Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

Day 12: Ghar Gompa to Ghilling, walking time 5-6 hours.

Today we will walk back to Ghiling (3806m). Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

Day 13: Ghiling to Chusang, walking time 6-7 hrs.

We hike back through beautiful countryside, beautiful view the Himalayan to Chusung (3050m). Overnight in Trekkerslodge.

Day 14: Chusang to Muktinath Walking time 5-6 hrs.

Today is our last trekking day. First, we walk to Kagbeni and check out our special Permit. We will have lunch here and hike back to Muktinath (3700m) overnight in Trekkers lodge.

 Day 15: Muktinath – Jomsom. Walking time 4-5 hours. Overnight in Trekkers lodge.

Day 16: Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Usually, the flights are early in the morning, hence we will have ample of time to get rest and/or stroll around the beautiful city of Pokhara on the banks of Fewa lake. Overnight in Pokhara Hotel.

 Day 17: Return to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Free day in Kathmandu or Optional sightseeing program for the day

Day 19: Transfer to the airport and flight back home.

 

whats included
  • Airport transfer
  • All overland drive
  • All hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All  overland transfer by private vehicle.
  • Special Trek Permits for Uppermustang ,ACAP TIM’S and National park and conservation fees.
  • Staff insurance on Trek.
  • English Speaking Trekking  guide and porters on Trek.
  • Overnight at trekers lodge with  all meals on Trek.
  • Flight from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara.
whats exclude
  • Personal equipment.
  • Personal bills.
  • Nepal visa fee.
  • Insurance
  • Tipping
  • Flights to and from homeland .

Tour Details

Duration

19

Guide Language

Maximum Altitude

3920m

Trek Difficulty

Modrate

Trip Start/End

Jomsom/Jomsom

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