Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Highlights:

  • Country:
    Nepal

  • Duration:
    17 Days
  • Grade:
    Medium

  • Max Altitude:
    12,467ft / 3800m
  • Best:
    Mar - May / Aug - Dec

  • Max. Group Size:
    30
  • Accommodation: Star Hotel & Lodge

  • Transportation:

    Private vehicle service

Overview:

Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal was officially opened in 1992 and limited numbers of trekkers are only allowed each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment.Upper Mustang Trek located north of Annapurna region at an elevation of 4000m is physically and culturally division of the Tibetan highland. The landscape of Mustang is an unproductive moonscape of worn sandstone pillars that are irregular moraine terraces, which presents a colorful mosaic made up mainly of earthen reds, yellows and brown.The mystic Trans Himalayan’s tiny kingdom Upper Mustang is well renowned as restricted area among adventure mountain travelers. This trekking trail is getting thereafter one of the most visited trails as a different challenging high plain desert.  Mustang is an ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. Upper Mustang consists of two distinct regions: the southern part and the northern where the languages, culture and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. Upper Mustang was a separate kingdom within Nepal until the time of Monarchy till 2006 and even after the downfall of Monarchy this small Tibetan settlement has the same respect for their King JigmeParamalBista. The trek to Lo-Manthang is through high altitude desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali Gandaki.

This Upper Mustang trekking is one of the best trek to do even in the monsoon time as the entire Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, completely sheltered from the monsoon downfall in Nepal. We take both ways of Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara flight on this Mustang trekking that does avoid the lower rainy section of Annapurna. The best advantage of doing this cultural trek in monsoon time is that the village are full of local people busy at their every day works and the whole region are in bloom which makes really a fabulous contrast with the wind eroded hills, red cliffs and snow capped mountains on the back ground – a great vista.Thus upper Mustang trek is once in a lifetime destination to explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom of Lo Manthang.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites & trek Preparation
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 5-6 hours trek
Day 4: From Pokhara fly to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni, 3 hours trek
Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele, 5-6 hours trek
Day 6: Chele to Syanbochen, 6-7 hours trek
Day 7: Trek to Ghami, 5 hours trek
Day 8: Ghami to Tsarang, 5-6 hours trek
Day 9: Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang, 5-6 hours trek
Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization
Day 11: Lo-Manthang to Drakmar, 6-7 hours trek
Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling, 5-6 hours trek
Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang, 5-6 hours trek
Day 14: Chusang to Muktinath, 7 hours trek
Day 15: Muktinath to Jomsom, 5-6 hours trek
Day 16: Fly back to Pokhara
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Cost Details:

Group Size:

1pax

Cost Per Person:

$ 1800

What's Included:

  • Airport Pick Up / Drop service
  • All ground transportation service by private vehicle
  • Star Hotel accommodation service
  • Tea house accommodation during trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trek
  • Sightseeing Kathmandu by Licensed English speaking Tour guide
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • An experienced, english-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers= 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare and food and accommodation
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge

What's Excluded:

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses and gear
  • Mineral water, Drinks and Chocolates
  • Tips for guide, Driver and staff
  • Others not mentioned in "What's Included"