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Pokhara , Nepal
Country:Nepal Duration:17 Days
Trip Level:Moderate-Hard Altitude:3,810m/12,500ft
Activities:Trekking Accommodation:Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek /3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Teahouses during the trek
Group Size:Minimum of 2 people Transport:Trek
Starts at:Jomsom Ends at:Jomsom
Trip Route:Trek
Best Seasons:Oct-Nov

Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking is located in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of Kali Gandaki River, which has been opened for trekkers since 1992. It is the most mysterious and least known kingdom of Nepal. The landscape of Upper Mustang Trek is a barren moonscape of battered sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful assortment made up mainly of earthen reds, yellows, and browns often known as “Hidden Valley”. It is relatively easy trekking for all ages along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, a small kingdom under one of the few Nepalese principalities supposed kings, King Jigme Palwar Bista. Upper Mustang Trekking is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang has much less rainfall than the rest of Nepal. Most of the population of Mustang live near the river around 2300m above sea level. Upper Mustang Trekking is religion & cultural trek in Nepal and as Tibetan lifestyle. they have own culture and languages. The Upper Mustang Trek start fly from Jomsom Muktinath trek in Annapurna region trek.

Upper Mustang Trekking consists of two distinct regions: the southern and the northern parts where the languages, culture, and traditions are alike to those of the Tibetan people. Mustang lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is perhaps the last enclave of pristine Tibetan culture. Forbidden and isolated from the rest of the World it was able to progress its own characteristic culture and tradition which is so rich and unique. Lo-Mustang, the capital is a walled city ruled by a religious king. Untouched by modern civilization, life in Mustang goes on, as it has for centuries in an unhurried pace. As everywhere else in the Himalayas, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 m and Annapurna I at 8091 m You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000m high. Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the great culture and nature, as well as religion exploration trek and landscapes, are totally different as desert part but public local people are the farmer and they grow buckwheat, potato, wheat, apple etc. it is the outstanding destination to explore the different natural various. We arrange 10 days program inside the Lo Manthang because entry fees are the US $ 500. Unique Nepal Adventure Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. arranges best Upper Mustang Trek and provide excellent services in regional price. The trekking is in monsoon time also better because Upper Mustang Trekking part is rain shadow area in Nepal. The US$ 500 entrance fee is only for 10 days if in case needed more days us$ 50 must pay each day. It is Terms & condition of Mustang trek. further information please query to us we always pleased to share our experience with anyone. Inside the Lo- Manthang will be 10 days program and it will be more than enough.

Note: How to get upper mustang trekking? Upper Mustang trekking is situated in North West part of Nepal. First of all, need to go Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus or by private vehicle 7 hrs drive or by flight 35 minutes must stay overnight at Pokhara then next morning need to fly Pokhara to Jomsom takes time 20 minutes. Same day trek will start but short walking 3 hours Jomsom to Kagbeni next day will enter the upper mustang part restricted area. Then after 10 days visit inside the Upper Mustang part trek will end in holy place Muktinath where is both of Hindus & Buddhist God & Goddess living. Then trek can end from Jomsom to Pokhara by flight or option by Jeep to Pokhara or on walking down to Pokhara many options can choose. How is upper mustang trekking trail and landscapes? Well, Upper Mustang part is kind of moraines, open part, windy valley, need to walk along the Kaligandaki river flowing through the Tibet. Cross the many typical villages & Yaks sheep’s grazing land & mainly buckwheat growing part trekking trail is such wide trail easiness not too ascending as well as not too descending, must get the highest spot is 4010m but need to sleep 3800m. What types of trekking gear need to prepare for Upper Mustang Trekking? Upper Mustang trekking is one of the most beautiful, unique culture, typical lifestyle, local culture, unique landscapes open valley trekking most of the time morning & evening will be cooling weather where we must prepare for warm enough clothing and gears as big jacket as down jacket, warm enough fleece, warm hat, gloves, warm enough sucks, warm trouser or trekking pains, some quick dry trekking t-shirt, half paint, warm enough negative sleeping bag, comfortable trekking boot, light sandal, headlight, 2 liter  water bottle, sun cream, sun glasses, day pack comfort bag etc.  What type of People, their cultures, and religion can we explore in Upper Mustang trekking? Upper Mustang Trekking region most of the people are living as Tibetan inhabitant and they have own cultures, all of the people are Buddhist & they have every village monasteries and most of the monasteries are very famous and typical style, they have own languages similar to Tibetan slang, lots of caves where many years ago there people used to live very historical caves where allowed to see it. They have still ceremony king who is living in Lo Manthang palace. It is big palace & old famous monasteries, the place is unique typical locality very genuine and tradition place. What type of Nature beauty scenery can we see in Upper Mustang Trek? Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the unique trekking in Nepal where is an open landscape as the desert but they grow seasonal crops as buckwheat, many vegetables, potatoes & apples. There is following beautiful river which one is coming from Tibet where we can find Saligram kind of stone. Visitor can see lots of mountains as Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges & many mores, There is one famous lake Kunda also possibilities to visit there but not lodge for few days need to organize for that, where need to visit just 10 days fees are us$ 500 per person. It is very special trekking & can explore unique culture and nature as well as that areas local people life style. Carry your important medicine: Medicine is very important if you have any disease you must carry the medicine with you. I mean “prevention is better than care” mountain region we can’t find any health care, clinic, and hospital if there is clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request please prepare if you are continually taking the any medicine please. It is very important but our company will provide something first aid kit bag normally as headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cool some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude sickness etc.
  • Day 01

    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

    After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Himalayan Glacier. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Dinner
  • Day 02

    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast
  • Day 03

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours

    We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals:Breakfast
  • Day 04

    Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek

    Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight in Kagbeni. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 05

    Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

    We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 06

    Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours

    Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche. Overnight in Syanboche. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 07

    Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours

    We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 08

    Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours

    Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight in Tsarang. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 09

    Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours

    We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good. Overnight in Lo-Manthang. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 010

    Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

    Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 011

    Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours

    We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar for an overnight stay. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 012

    Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours

    We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight in Ghiling. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 013

    Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

    We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route. Overnight in Chhuksang. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 014

    Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours

    Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom for an overnight stay. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 015

    Fly back to Pokhara

    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight in Pokhara. Included meals:Breakfast
  • Day 016

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 017

    Final departure

    ur Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. On our flight back home, we take with us amazing memories of our Lo Manthang trip and Nepal. Included meals:Breakfast

Additional Information

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours
Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours
Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours
Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours
Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization
Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours
Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours
Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final departure
  • 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
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Glacier’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
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

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