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Upper Mustang trek - 17 days

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
4200m
Group size
2-14
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at
Jomsom
Ends at
Jomsom
Trip Route

Highlights

    • The hidden world of the ancient kingdom and traditional Tibetan culture.
    • Mustang is a restricted region the foreign, recognized trekking agency organize.
    • exploring 3000 years old Chhoser five floor Cave and 1300 years old Gomba.
The breathtaking landscapes, ancient caves and majestic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, and several other mountains are what makeup Upper Mustang Trek. The cultural and historical richness of Upper Mustang adds value to its natural offerings to any trekker from around the world.
The trek is of moderate level leading to a maximum elevation of 3840m at Lo-Manthang and requiring 5-6 hours of a daily walk. This region was opened to the trekkers only after 1990. While the limited number of trekkers explored this region until a few years back, the number is increasing significantly in recent times. The unique offerings of Upper Mustang make it one of the most rewarding treks on earth. Since Upper Mustang is a restricted region the foreign trekkers need to pay to the Department of Immigration at Kathmandu $500 for a 10-days trip and $50 per day for an extended trip for next 3 days.
The trekkers need to travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu and then to Jomsom before starting the trek. They have option of taking flights or road trip to Pokhara and Jomsom respectively. The trek starts from Jomsom along the mountain valley anchored by the great Kali Gandaki River and ends at the historic Lo-Manthang, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Lo.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport. Glacier Nepal treks representative welcomes you at the airport and takes you to the hotel by privet vehicle. After a short rest, You will meet the guide at our office. you may have some questions about trekking he will give you an answer to the question. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, you have a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu. your tour guide take you to the world heritage site of Kathmandu valley, end of the day your trekking guide will check your trekking gear if anything missing you can buy it at Thamel. Overnight at hotel 

After having breakfast in the morning we drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. It takes around 6- 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu. You can also take the flight which takes about 30 minutes and in the remaining time, take your time to explore Pokhara city and Lakeside. We stay overnight at Pokhara

After having breakfast we leave the hotel and we have an early to fly to Jomsom from here we trek to the north side to pass through Ekle Bhatti's strong wind places and landscape before reaching Kagbeni. Kagbeni is the oldest village in this region there is a more than five hundred years old Monastery. We can see the view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri North, Tukuche peak from Kagbeni.  Overnight stay at the guest house

After having breakfast we get checked for our special permit then our trek will start alongside Kali Gandaki River. We walk through the strong wind and then ascend up to the apple garden descending to on a hill to reach Tangbe from here we can see apple orchards, barley, and buckwheat fields. We continue to walk past another village Chuksang and cross the Kali Gandaki River then we climb to reach Chele. Overnight at Chele.

After having breakfast today is a more difficult day than the first day because today we crossed two passes one is Taklam Pass 3624m and another pass is Dajori la pass from Chele. we need to ascend to a small pass then descend to reach Samar the village then again ascend up to first pass Taklam pass and Dajori la pass we continue descending to reach Syangbochen. Overnight at Syangbochen.

After having breakfast first, we need to ascend for a while and cross the Yamada la pass 3850 easy flat to reach Tama Gaon then we have to steep climb up to Nyi pass at 4010m from where we can see the views of Nilgiri North, Tilicho Peak. We continue descending to reach Ghami. Ghami is the biggest village in this region. The village is surrounded by a terrace field. Overnight at Ghami

After having breakfast we have to descend and cross the bridge over the Ghami Khola and start ascending through the longest Mani walls along the trail, this is the longest Mani walls in the Mustang region and we cross the Tsrang la pass at 3870 and continue to descend to reach Tsarang village this village has a very old Monastery and Royal place we can explore in the afternoon. Overnight at Tsrang 

After having breakfast the trek starts by descending to cross a river and gradually up to the top of Lola pass at 3950m from the top, we can see the views of the Tibet border, Lo-Manthang village, Chooser village, Nilgiri North, Tilicho Peak, and Bhrikuti Peak. Overnight at Lo-Manthang.

After having breakfast we can go to visit Chhoser village includes two monasteries and two thousand five hundred years old Jhong Cave and back to Lo-Manthang at lunchtime. We can spend the visit Three Monasteries Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda all these Monasteries are very old in Lo-Manthang.

After having breakfast we use a different route when we return back from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar. We have to ascend up to the pass at 4200m and down to Gyakar village via Ghar Gompa (Monastery). Ghar Gompa is the oldest Monastery in the Mustang region is more than 1300 years old anyone who makes a wish at the Monastery will have it fulfilled. We visit the Monastery and ascend up to then continue to descend to Drakmar. Overnight at Drakmar

After having breakfast we start our trek early in the morning because late afternoon strong windy descend to reach Ghami and ascend up to the top and continue down Ghiling. we trail through the dry plateau and Mani walls before reaching Ghiling.On the way still, we can see the views of the mountains Nilgiri North, Tilicho Peak, and Dhaulagiri. we can visit Monastery in let afternoon. Overnight at Ghiling.

After having breakfast we walk on the road for while then we have hours to walk the same trail as before going up to Lo-Manthang and reaching Syangbochen after that we ascend up to the top then most of the parts descend and cross the bridge over the Kali Gandaki River before reaching Chuksang. Overnight at Chuksang.

After having breakfast today is a long way but easy path up to Jomsom first we will be at Kagbeni checking our special Mustang permit and we end our Mustang trail and join another trail Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni and continue to reach Jomsom and finish our upper Mustang trek. Overnight at kagbeni.

After breakfast, we take it early to fly  Pokhara by plane we can enjoy views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Nilgiri North. Afternoon we can take a boat ride and visit Devis Falls evening visit around like side buying souvenirs.

After breakfast, we will leave the hotel at 7 AM for the tourist bus park. we enjoy magnificent views of Annapurna South, fishtail, and Himchuli.

 

This is your final day in Nepal. Glacier Nepal treks representative will drop you at Tribhuwan international airport by privet vehicle. Home sweet home.

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Includes

    • All airport and hotel transfers with private transportation.
    • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Flight ticket Pokhara /Jomsom/Pokhara.
    • By tourist bus Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu.
    • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
    • Government License holder trekking guide.
    • Coverage of guides and porter's meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
    • Other necessary equipment.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee, Acap permit fee.
    • Upper Mustang special permit.
    • First-Aid Medical kit.
    • All Government and Local Taxes.
    • Minus 20 sleeping bags and duffle bags need to return after trekking.
    • Farewell Dinner after trekking.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flight.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and battery recharge.
    • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
    • Laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather conditions, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concerns, and illness,
    • Change of government policy, political instability raises strikes, moments, etc.
    • Bar beverage bills.

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