Upper Mustang Trek

16 Day(s) From USD $ 3330 Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 4 star- Luxury | 3 star hotel- Budget & Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 3840 m at Lo Manthangm

The Upper Mustang-a former Kingdom of Lo is a fabulous arena of monumental beauty where Tibetan Buddhism stills remain intact.

Upper Mustang is mystique valley steeped in undisturbed Tibetan Buddhist culture with imposing treasury residing on Mustang's rocky highlands. The ancient monasteries, traditional villages, cave dwellings, barren lands, orchard & degraded shrublands there's something unique about Mustang. Lying in the trans-Himalayan region amid two 8000m peaks: Annapurna & Dhaulagiri cuts through the deepest valley in the world: Kali Gandaki River.

Trekking to Upper Mustang- a semi-independent Tibetan kingdom offers trekking through staggering landscapes, red cliffs, Chortens, deep ravines, buckwheat fields & snow-capped peaks.

The amusing tales of history, Hospitable peoples, small village settlements & the wide silence: only the wind, makes mustang a perfect wonderland of Nepal.

History

  • Mustang was once an independent kingdom influenced by Tibetan culture.
  • Around 15th century to the 17th century, Mustang was the major trade route between the Himalayas and India.
  • The Mustang Trek follows the ancient Salt Caravan route
  • Since 1795, the kingdom was annexed by Nepal
  • The last official and later unofficial king (raja or gyelpo) was Jigme Dorje Palbar Bista (1930–2016)
  • In 2007, a shepherd in Mustang discovered a collection of 55 cave paintings depicting the life of the Buddha
  • Mustang region was officially opened for tourists since 1992
  • Foreigners need to obtain a special permit to enter, Mustang region
  • Form years, Tiji festival in Lo-Manthang has been major attraction for tourists.
  • The first westerner in Mustang  was Swiss explorer and geologist Toni Hagen
  • in 1964, French Michel Peissel took a first visit to Mustang & stayed in Lo Manthang during the first authorised exploration of Mustang

Highlights

  • Kaligandaki River Gorge-the deepest canyon in the word.
  • Lo-Manthang- the capital of Upper Mustang
  • Muktinath Temple- a Holy spot for Hindu and Buddhist.
  • Kagbeni village- one of the beautiful village
  • Luri Gompa-is ancient monastery filled with artifacts
  • Spot the views of Annapurna Massif & Dhaulagiri range

Top things to do

  • Visit Amchi museum and school
  • Explore Four storey Chhoser Cave with 50 + private room and community kitchen
  • Hire a trekking guide, You cannot go on this trek independent.
  • Pick a date to catch up for Tiji Festival
  • Take time to see The Mysteries Sky Caves, a collection of some 10,000 man-made caves dug into the sides of valleys.
  • At muktinath, take shower form 108 sacred tap water
  • Be sure to reach muktinath in the evening to catch sunrise view in the morning
  • Spend overnight at Kagbeni village

What to expect

  • Fewer lodges/per village, not as many luxury options
  • Fairly good bathrooms, Dining & beds
  • Hot showers available
  • Decent Wifi service
  • Camping, in case of room occupancy
  • Special permit for mustang might cost extra

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • 4-star or equivalent hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • All internal flights and domestic hotel/airport transfers
  • All meals on trek including tea and coffee
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
  • Domestic flights (as per the itinerary)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag(to be returned after the trek use) Free T-shirt
  • Free Trip dossiers & other information in a printable format
  • General first aid kits
  • OPEN & CHOICE: All meals(B,L,D) on trek including tea & coffee
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Based on your picks (Any 4), with entrance fees by private vehicle
  • Signature Accommodations-Best Available in the mountains
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at finest local restaurant
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners

What's excluded ?

  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival or late departure
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation)

Detailed Itinerary (15 Days)

  • Day 1 : Welcome to Kathmandu

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer offering, so our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner

    Highlights:  Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel, one-stop shop for backpackers, clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kathmandu 4 star hotel.

    Elevation: 1,400 metres

  • Day 2 : Explore Kathmandu

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 3 : Morning flight to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni

    Flight: 25 minutes

    Walking hours: 3-4 hours walk

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2810m

    Topography:  open trail, river crossings

    Highlights: Flight to Jomsom, Eaklibatti village, Kali Gandaki River, the oldest monastery in Kagbeni

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 4 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,050m

    Topography:  narrow alleyways, farmlands, river crossings

    Highlights: apple orchards, Tangbe Village,  Chele Village

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 5 : Trek from Chele to Zhaite

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,730m

    Topography:  steep trail, countryside paths

    Highlights: Taklam La pass, Dajori La pass

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 6 : Trek from Zhaite to Tsarang via Dhakmnar & Lo Gekar

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3575m

    Topography:  Gentle descents, crossing mountain pass

    Highlights: Longest mani wall in Nepal, River Tangmar chu

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Camping

  • Day 7 : Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (explore the ancient city)

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate/difficult.

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,840m

    Topography:  Steep, rocky paths, ridge ascends

    Highlights: Thong Valley,  Lo-Manthang, Himalayan panoramas, Namgyal Gompa,  Tingkhar, Thugchen Gompa

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 8 : Exploration day (Namgyal Gompa and Thinggar Valley)

    Today we will visit Chyodi Gompa & Tall Champa followed by the four-storey building of the Raja’s palace.

  • Day 9 : Stay in Lo Manthang (the Chosar Valley)

    The walled town of Lo Manthang is considered as a remote region of Nepal. we explore the major gompas of the town named Jhampa & Stay overnight at Lo Manthang.

  • Day 10 : Trek from Lo Manthang to Dhakmar via Lo Gekar

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate/strenuous

    Accommodation: camping

    Elevation: 3810 m

    Topography:  rocky, riverbank paths.

    Highlights: old Ghar Gompa,  rock paintings, Gyakar village, promising views of Himalayas

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 11 : Trek from Dhakmar to Geling

    Walking hours: 4-5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,570m

    Topography:  Gradual descends, dry plateau, farmlands

    Highlights: Local Hospitality, Gheling village, Views- Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains.

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

     

  • Day 12 : Trek from Geling to Chuksang

    Walking hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2,950m

    Topography:  Gradual descends, Steep paths,

    Highlights: Himalayan views, Small village settlements

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 13 : Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2,715m

    Topography:  flat, well-defined trekking route

    Highlights: Local Hospitality, a wide variety of food menus, the cool wind of Jomsom, an old fortress, views-annapurna range

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day 14 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

    Today we take an Early morning flight to Pokhara. The comfortable stay & food is amazing in Pokhara

    Flight: 30 minutes

    Elevation: 827m

    Highlights:  Music, souvenir shopping, lakeside view. an array of restaurants, a wide variety of food menus

    Accommodation: Pokhara 4 star hotel

  • Day 15 : Fly to Kathmandu

    An early morning flight will take you to Kathmandu. On reaching Hotel we will be having farewell dinner together in the evening.

    Highlights: Bird's eye view of lake city Pokhara, Towering hills, a glimpse of fishtail mountain

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel in Kathmandu

  • Day 16 : Departure from Kathmandu

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country, Nepal

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