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Upper Mustang Trek 17 Days

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  • Trip Code:
  • HRUMT17
  • Country:
  • Nepal
  • Duration:
  • 17 days
  • Trip Level:
  • Moderate
    Paths can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure to altitude. Early in the season expect snow patches at higher altitudes. Good health conditions and level of fitness are essential. Generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3,000m.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 4,135 m /13562.8 ft
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Start at:
  • Kathmandu
  • End at:
  • Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Jomsom-Chele-Geling-Charang-Lo-Manthang -Jomsom-Muktinath-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Best Season:
  • 
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November

TRIP INFOMATION

Upper Mustang Trek is one such adventure that perfectly embodies the term “exotic”. It is unlike any other trekking adventure in Nepal and presents one of the most unique trekking experiences on the planet. A relatively lesser-known part of the country, Mustang is a perfect destination for off-the-beaten-paths summer trekking in Nepal. The Upper Mustang Trek also provides trekkers with a medley of natural and cultural aspects unlike any other treks in the country.

The Upper Mustang Trek begins in Kathmandu with the valley providing unreal diversity and richness in terms of religious and cultural origins. After exploring the city and its most intriguing sites, we head to Pokhara, also known as the ‘City of Lakes’. The trek continues to Kagbeni following a flight to Jomsom. Slowly making way towards Lo-Manthang, you notice the change in vegetation and landscapes with barren yet spectacular setting replacing greenery and lush biomes. Lo-Manthang was the capital of the once-promising kingdom. In fact, Lo-Manthang can also be considered as an important repository of Tibetan Buddhism tenor where the ancient practice still flourishes and is devoutly nurtured. The trekking adventure is as much of an exploration of this kingdom as it is an exploration of the desert-like terrain shadowed by the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Himalayas. The Upper Mustang offers cultural observations on arid terrains that are adorned with many historically significant hallmarks. The wind-eroded hillsides of Mustang are naturally sculpted into the most wonderful rock formations in the world and yet the idiosyncratic landscape of the region is shrouded in religious and traditional ambiance.  Situated in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, the Mustang valley is embodiment of rich culture and charming landscapes.

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You will be welcomed at the airport upon your arrival by one of our staff members and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Our airport representative will also explain further details of the program. Overnight at the Hotel.

Today, we will start our sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley which includes cultural heritage sites such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. The four heritage sites are located within the Kathmandu city and hold religious and historical importance in the context of Nepal. The guided tour will include excursing these sites and enjoying the art and architectural beauty of each destination.  After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

You will be met by your guide early in the morning for the drive to Pokhara. The drive is long but very scenic and interesting; it gives you fleeting glimpses of the countryside life of Nepal. The road winds through the verdant hills and alongside rivers and terrace farms of rice and wheat. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a Pokhara hotel for your check-in. In the evening, you can also enjoy boating on the Phewa Lake and you might also wish to photograph Mount Machhapuchhre (6997m) and the Annapurna Range that can be seen from the city. Overnight at the hotel

Early in the morning, we will fly over the snow-covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges to Jomsom. At Jomsom, we will start our Upper Mustang Trek to Kagbeni. This is the main gate to Upper Mustang, situated at an altitude of 2,800 meters. The village of Kagbeni dates from around the 14th century when it was a check post for traders from Nepal. Overnight at a guesthouse at Kagbeni.

The trail takes us to the east bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Traversing along several ridges, we will reach the Tangbe village. Beyond Tangbe, we will reach the Chhusang village after about one and half hours of walking. We continue ahead and leave the Kali Gandaki valley to climb steeply up a rocky gully towards Chele. Overnight at a guesthouse at Chele.

Ascending along the treeless, waterless terrain, we will trek along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass a rock cairn at 3540 meters. The trail then makes a long gradual descent to Samar village. The trail continues through another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge. The route traverses through another pass, follows a ridge and descends to Syangmochen. From here, we will gently climb to a pass and descend into Geling Village. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Leaving the beautiful barley fields in Geling, we begin our trek to Charang. The trek follows ascents and descents as we make way through the beautiful barren hills. We reach Ghemi region which boasts incredible Buddhist influence. Passing the longest Mani wall in Mustang, we reach Charang. We can also see blue sheeps along the way if we are fortunate enough.Overnight at a guesthouse at Charang.

We begin the trek with short ascend to reach Lo-Gekar. Following a short walk, we reach Ghar Gumba and explore around the area. After the short side-trip, we trek to Lo-Mangthang after passing through the Chogo La pass (4280m). Lo-Manthang was the capital of the ancient kingdom and the trade hub between Nepali and Tibetan traders. Overnight at a guesthouse at Lo-Manthang.

We ascend on today’s trek to a ridge and then climb to Chogo La pass (4280m). We retrace our steps back toLo-Geker and arrive at Ghar Gompa. We will then climb the ridge, cross a valley. We cross the Gyung Khola and the trail then drops down a steep eroded path to Dhakmar. Overnight at a guesthouse at Dhakmar.

The trail now descends, passing the stone walls and fields of Dhakmar before climbing to a ridge. It further descends to the lower part of Ghami and then to Jaite, dropping again to Chhung-Kah. From here, we will continue on to Tama Gaon and down to Syangmochen. Overnight at a guesthouse at Syangmochen.

Our long hike now follows a stream all the way down to Chhusang. We begin the trek with a walk to Ghami and continue to descend as we occasionally get views of Annapurna I (8091m) and Nilgiri (7061m). Following the trail through Syanboche and past numerous passes we reach Chhusang. The green barley and potato farms contrast quite amazingly with the colorful arid cliffs that tower the village. Overnight at a guesthouse at Chhusang.

Leaving Chhusang, we follow Nari Khola for a while and continue the walk along Dhingklo Khola. After walking on the path for some time, we reach Gyu La pass (4077m). The pass also offers a terrific panoramic view of the Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Tukuche Himalayan ranges. Descending along the path leading to Muktinath, we slowly notice thickening human settlements. Overnight at a guesthouse at Muktinath.

Our trip begins with a visit to a Hindu pilgrimage site, Muktinath temple. The temple is also renowned to be a revered Buddhist religious site. The temple f Muktinath has its unique origin story which can be learnt on the visit there. After a quick visit, we descend to reach Jomsom. We can rest or explore the areas around the area in the final day of our trek in the Mustang region.Overnight at a guesthouse at Jomsom.

Early in the morning, we will take the return flight to Pokhara. Upon your arrival at Pokhara, you can spend exploring this picturesque lakeside city. There are many tourist attractions in the city that you can visit, like the Davis Fall, the Mahendra Cave, and the World Peace Pagoda. Overnight at a hotel.

We will say goodbye to the Annapurna Mountains and have a scenic drive back to Kathmandu. The drive back to Kathmandu will be joyous as the rural setting slowly changes into an urban atmosphere. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can relax or explore the local marketplaces and shop for souvenirs. Overnight at a hotel

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Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from our company will bid you farewell after taking you to the International airport.

WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All

3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star
Tea house Accommodation during a trek
2 Night Hotel in Pokhaara with breakfast  in 3 star

Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.

Pokhara to Jomsom to Pokhara (Round Way Flight)

Private car in the necessary place

All the Pick up and Drop Off

3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
Porter service (2 Porter= 1 Client)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
Himalayan Recreation’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare and Airport Departure Tax
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  •  All items not listed in Cost included section

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