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Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

Upper Mustang Trek
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Upper Mustang Trek to hidden paradise of Mustang is fabulous tour that visitors experience ever best holiday trip in their life in Nepal. a mystique valley and the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal was just opened for foreigners in 1992.  Trek to Mustang allows the travelers to witness heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, centuries old monasteries and interact with Tibetan like people makes the trip most lifetime memorable. Upper Mustang, also known as a ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’ and a very well-liked trekking in Nepal, has been described as “Mountain Desert”.  Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones.  The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.

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Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival at the international airport, you will meet our office representative, transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel, Back to the hotel and be ready for welcome dinner and briefing in the evening. Stay over night at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Full Day in Kathmandu

You have sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar square, Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. Cultural dinner at on of the famous traditional restaurant. Back to hotel and stay overnight.

Day 3
Drive to pokhara about 07 hrs drive.

On arrival in Pokhara bus station, our hotel representative of Pokhara will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel, your guide will take you to the walking tours around the lake. Stay over night at the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4
Fly to Jomsom about 25 min and trek to kagbeni 3-4 hrs walk.

Upon arrival, collect the gears and supplies and trek 3 hours to Kagbeni alongside the Kaligandaki River with the magnificent Mountain View. Stay over night at the tea house or tent.

Day 5
Trek to chussang 5-6 hrs walk.

The path leads to harsh barren countryside all the way with occasional stop, passing through few small villages as the walk progress coming to the village Tangbe, another hour of good walk from Tangbe reach Chusang. Stay over night at the tea house or tent.

Day 6
Trek to samsar 5-6 hrs walk.

Trek start from chele village crossing the small bridge and reach to samar.

Day 7
Trek to ghiling 5-6 hrs walk

Trek start from Samar vilage to a ridge and downhill leading to a large gorge past a chorten. The walk continues into another valley with juniper trees, after crossing the stream the walk follows an uphill path to a ridge at 3,800m, the trail climbs over to another pass, from here the route descends to Shyangmochen, a small settlement with few tea shops and O/N at hotel or tent.

Day 8
Trek to Tsarang 6-7 hrs walk

From Geling, the trail climbs gradually through the fields up the centre of the valley, passing below the settlements, the walk continues a long climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La pass 3,950m, the highest point of this trek. From here the final climb of the brings to a 3,600m pass, after the last pass a gentle descent leads to the Tsarang, Tsarang is the very interesting village. Stay over night at the tea house or tent.

Day 9
Trek to Lo manthang 4-5 hrs walk

Today the trail goes up and down through the several interesting village, along with the river and nice and big Chorten. This walk offers nice view of the mountain and great wide windswept landscape with cross several passes. Finally, reach at the Lomanthang for over night stay.

Day 10
Full day in local excursion in lo manthang

This is one of the largest villages in this trek, about 160 houses and the number of resident for the lamas. The school, health post, police post and several important chortens are located outside the walls to the north of the gate and east of the monastic part of the city.O/N at hotel or lodge.

Day 11
Trek to ghami 5-6 hrs walk

Once reach at the Ghami you will have to explore in and around. It has many important things to see. Stay over night at the tea house or tent.

Day 12
Trek to samar 4-5 hrs walk

Today after breakfast, we re-trace back to Samar. Today the trail less ascend and more descend with the nice view of the mountain rang. Stay over night at the tea house or tent.

Day 13
Trek to kagbeni 4-5 hrs walk

Back to kagbeni and O/N at hotel or tent.

Day 14
Trek to Jomsom

This trek offers the fantastic view of the Dhaulagri and Nilgiri Mountain. Stay over night at the hotel jomsom.

Day 15
Fly back to Pokhara

Sightseeing of pokhara ,have a leisure time.O/N at hotel.

Day 16
Drive back to kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu and have a leisure time. O/N at hotel.

Day 17
Final departure.

Free till final departure.have a nice flight.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • 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
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Upper mustang a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing upper mustang?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 3810m. This is the elevation of upper mustang. upper mustang is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Upper mustang trek?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What trekking equipment is needed when trekking in upper mustang trek?

Down-jacket All season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip).

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for upper mustang trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, Upper mustang trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Upper mustang, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate