Upper Mustang Trekking-14 Days

Trip Highlights


  • View of mysterious sky caves (10,000 man-made caves dug into the sides of valleys)
  • Breathtaking view of mountains like Annapurna , Dhaulagiri , Nilgiri and many more
  • Visit Lo Manthang capital of the kingdom of Lo (Mustang)
  • Visit ancient monasteries
  • Kailash circuit tour

Trip Introduction


Upper Mustang Trekking is an amazing and beautiful trek. It offers beautiful perfect snow-capped mountains. Tourists from a different part of the world come to this magnificent and serene place for peace of mind and soul. Upper Mustang trekking gives travelers witness highly beautiful Himalayan landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines, Stupas, Prayers walls,  old monasteries Chortens, and painted mud brick houses. You will get the majestic view of Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri. Upper Mustang trekking is famous for mini Tibet.

 

Upper Mustang trekking offers you a chance to witness remote area and explores the ancient Monastery, thousand years old cave and mountains. This site is located on the western Tibetan border of Nepal. The culture and tradition is very unique resemblance with the Tibetan culture but also the landscape is very much related to Tibet.

 

Mustang situated in the shadow of the Dhaulagiri. You walk in a complete isolated landscape, surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and bizarre formations.  In this sterile landscape, the villages with their bright colored fields are like oases. The path continues the salt caravan route of the old days. In this time, the people of Mustang traded Tibetan salt with grain from the lowlands. The goal of the Upper Mustang trek is the capital of Upper Mustang, LoManthang. Lo Manthang is an old age town which is surrounded by a huge town wall. From the pass Lo La (3950 m) you can see the town shining in the distance in the unfertile landscape.  Entering LoManthang through the town gate you will enter a different world. It is just pleasing to stroll through the narrow alleys.

This beautiful trek will start from the Pokhara, passing the Annapurna conservation area and finally to Upper Mustang.  Our trek will start through the Holy river bank of Kaligandaki and passing through Lo-Mangthang, capital of the upper Mustang. In this journey, you will get a chance to explore the thousand years of old monastery, and caves. You will have a great chance to accomplish the blessing from the King and the royal palace during the visit. En route to the upper Mustang, you will get panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and various other peaks.

 

Mustang Region features another of the best trip of Teji Festival so do check the Mustang Tiji Festival Trek.

Outline Itinenary


  • Day 1:  Drive to Pokhara (900m)
  • Day 2:  Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m)
  • Day 3:  Trek to Chele (3,050m)
  • Day 4:  Trek to Syangbochen (3,800m)
  • Day 5:  Trek to Ghami (3,520m)
  • Day 6:  Trek to Charang (3,560m)
  • Day 7:  Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,840m)
  • Day 8:  Exploration of Lo-Manthang
  • Day 9:  Trek to Dhamkar (3,820m)
  • Day 10:  Trek down to Syangbochen
  • Day 11:  Trek to Chhusang (2,980m)
  • Day 12:  Trek to Jomsom (2,720m)
  • Day 13:  Fly to Pokhara and rest
  • Day 14:  Drive back to Kathmandu

Itinerary


  • Day 1: Drive to Pokhara (900m)

    Early in the morning, we will travel to the beautiful valley of Pokhara via Prithvi Highway. You will see western Himalayans during this scenic 6 to 7-hour long bus ride. You will have the opportunity to explore around this beautiful lake city in the night or go for boating in the grand Phewa Lake. We will spend the night at the local Hotel.

  • Day 2: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m)

    We will catch a plane from Pokhara to Jomsom, headquarter of Mustang. It will take around 20 minutes to reach the beautiful town of Jomsom. We will fly North-West from Pokhara towards great portal between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will enjoy beautiful views of the lofty hills and mountains during your flight. From Jomsom, we will trek uphill for 3 hours alongside Kali Gandaki to reach Kagbeni, the gateway to Upper Mustang. The village is located at the bank of two rivers. We will spend the night in a Guesthouse.

  • Day 3: Trek to Chele (3,050m)

    We will continue our journey towards the east bank of the Kali Gandaki climbing through numerous ridges, and then reach north to the Tangbe village. This picturesque town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amid white-washed mud and stone houses, buckwheat fields and apple trees. The majestic Nilgiri domintates the southern sky of Kagbeni. From there, we will hike to Chhusang village for 2 hours and then cross the dwindling Kali Gandaki. We will climb up to huge red mass of Conlomerate that had fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which Kali Gandaki flows. Crossing the Kali Gandaki Valley, we will climb uphill to tiche Chele. You will witness the slow transition in culture, from Manangi culture to Tibetan. We will spend the night in a Guesthouse.

  • Day 4: Trek to Syangbochen (3,800m)

    Our trek goes along a steep barren land, alongside the copper red canyon. We will make a gradual descent to some Chortens on a ridge, and after hiking downhill for some more time we will reach the beautiful village of Samar. From there, we will climb a ridge and descend into a giant gorge. We will keep trekking through another valley, fields, cross a stream and climb up a ridge which lies at 3,800m. We will climb yet another pass, go through another ridge and trek downhill to Syangbochen. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 5: Trek to Ghami (3,520m)

    From Syangbochen, we will gently hike uphill to a pass at 3,770 and trek downhill to reach the village of Geling. From Gheling, we will go uphill passing through fields to the center of the valley. Then we will climb a tough terrain across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass (3,840m). From there we will climb downhill for half an hour to reach a trail junction, the right trail is a route to Charang while the left one leads to Ghami. It is a village of clustered white washed mud and stone houses canopied by an overhanging cliff. Overnight at Guesthouse.

  • Day 6: Trek to Charang (3,560m)

    We will trek to the driest part of Mustang today. It will be a tiring trek in this rough terrain. However, on reaching our destination, we will be rewarded with splendid views of the remote countryside, and Rocky Mountains in all directions. On reaching Charang, a large village at the top of the Charang Chu Canyon, we will take a rest. On the east of the village, there’s a big fort from the medieval times and a red Gompas which house a spectacular collection of statues and thangkas. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 7: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3,840m)

    We will trek to one of the major attraction centers of this trip: Lo Manthang, which was a principality up until the 1950s. It consists of around 150 households and residences for lama gurus. We will trek through Lo-Gekar, which is the oldest Gompa in Nepal and older than the Samye Gompa of the Tibet. On reaching the walled city of Lo, you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient temples and monasteries of the region and the periphery of the King’s impressive palace, where the King and Queen of Lo- Manthang reside. You will have the chance to take horses on lease and visit the beautiful valley. Overnight Guesthouse.

  • Day 8: Exploration of Lo-Manthang

    We will explore this mystical town of Lo-Manthang, starting with a 2-hour visit of the Namgyal Gompa. This beautiful Gompa is situated on a hilltop, which is of high social, religious as well as legal importance as it serves as a local courthouse. After that, we will visit the village of Tingkhar, northwest of Lomanthang with its 40 households. We will also visit Champa Lhakang where you will admire a large Buddha statue and intricate Mandalas painted on the walls. We will spend the night in a guesthouse situated in Lo-Manthang.

  • Day 9: Trek to Dhamkar (3,820m)

    We will exit the Lo-Manthang taking the upper highland trail. It will reward us with splendid views of Lo-Manthang and Charang Valley, with snowy mounts in the background. We will cross the Dhi Pass at 4,100m and reach Dhamkar, where we will spend the night at Guesthouse.

  • Day 10: Trek down to Syangbochen

    With Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri among other mounts standing tall in the background, we will hike down to Syangbochen. Via Rachen Gompa. Rachen Gompa is a mystical Gompa which grew by itself at the lap of a rocky cave. We will spend the night in a guesthouse in Syangbochen.

  • Day 11: Trek to Chhusang (2,980m)

    We will continue our trail through steep ridges and hills along pleasing sceneries of mountains and hills. We will trek to Tetang, the upper village of Chuksang which lies between two hills. It is a safe escapade from the fierce wind that hits the Kali Gandaki valley frequently. The night will be spent in a Guesthouse.

  • Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2,720m)

    On the last day of this memorable trek, we will go through the trail of Jharkot village and visit the its Monastery, Tibetan Herbal Medicine Center, and ancient fortress which once was a palace. During descend towards Jomsom we will relish the view of Kali Gandaki Valley and Kagbeni Village. This is the gateway to Mustang. We will celebrate the last day of the trek in Jomsom with all the trekking staffs. We will spend the night in a Guesthouse.

  • Day 13: Fly to Pokhara and rest

    After taking a 20-minute flight to Pokhara, we will spend the rest of the day in this beautiful lake city to explore, go boating in exotic Phewa, Rupa and Begnas Lake, visit the beautiful hilltop monastery or go exploring the mystical caves. You will have the chance to buy some souvenirs and enjoy nightlife in the vivacious city. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we will travel to the capital via Prithvi Highway. Once again, the scenic bus ride will keep you refreshed throughout the journey. We will say farewell once in Kathmandu. May you enjoy the rest of your time in Nepal!

Cost Includes and Excludes


Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop off service
  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu with included breakfast
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara both ways and other grounded transports for the trip
  • Flight from Pohara to Jomsom both ways
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you dont have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • One licensed English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide/ Porter during the trip
  • Required permit works
  • First Aid kits (Carried by the guide)
  • Mobile SIM Card that works all over Nepal and a map of the trekking region
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
  • Certificate for Trek Completion

Optional Addons

  • Porter

Cost Disincludes

  • International Airfare
  • Your Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Upper Mustang Trekking

Start Date
2019-07-07
End Time
07:00
Duration
14 Days
No.of Traveller
1 people
No.of Porters
0-5 people
Type
Private
Total Amount
USD 2300
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  • Trip Code

    NLT-UMT-14
  • Trip Duration

    14 Days
  • Destination

    Nepal/mustang Region
  • Activity

    Trekking
  • Price

    USD 2300
  • Meal

    Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
  • Transportation

    bus,jeep,flight
  • Accommodation

    Tea Hous/Lodge
  • Group Size

    2-10
  • Trip Grade

    Moderate
  • Season

    AUTUMN (Sept – Nov WINTER (Dec – Feb)Spring (March – May)Summer (Jun-Aug)
  • Altitude

    5,010 m at Dri Ra Phuk Gompa
  • Trip Attraction

    Mustang Caves or Sky Caves of Nepal are a collection of some 10,000 man-made caves dug into the sides of valleys in the Mustang District of Nepal,Mustang District a part of Province No. 4 in Dhawalagiri Zone of northernp Nea,

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