Upper Mustang Trekking

Trek Duration : 17 Days

2199

trip cost

Strenuous

High


3810m

highest access

Tourist bus & Flight

transportation


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Upper Mustang Trek | Trek to Upper Mustang

The upper mustang is prominent for the adventurous trekking and highlands. Likewise, the lower Mustang is prominent for its beautiful scenery. The upper part has a Trans Himalayan climate which is cool and semi-arid. It lies in the rain shadow of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There are lots of caves in this part. Chhoser cave is amazing, with 50 plus individual rooms and 4 individual levels, all of which are linked by a ladder. Lo Manthang, the capital of upper mustang also known as the “City of Clay” and “City of Wall”. Not to mention, it is a hidden treasure behind the Himalayas.

Upper Mustang is one half of the beautiful Mustang district in the north west of Nepal. It has outstanding snowcapped mountains, the mysterious caves, and amazing architectures. The well-preserved culture and tradition beautify this place. Although, an underrated destination, trek to Upper Mustang has proved itself a worthy exploration. Also, the trek is an opportunity to visit the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal which was close to outsiders until 1992. During the trek to the upper Mustang, you get to admire the breathtaking views of snow peaks such as Nilgiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and others.

The trek initiated from Kathmandu with a short drive to Pokhara. The trail leads lets you pass many villages, valleys through the rough yet exciting trails. You will get to experience high trails, rocky trails, riverbank pathways, roaming the orchards and exploring the alleyways. On the way, you will also witness Nepal’s second deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki. Not only that the Ramchung Cave that stands as an antique piece to boost the excitement. Not to mention, the trekking will be the combination of easy and hard adventurous trails. The snowcapped mountains and the pleasant countryside views will be admirable compensation for your effort.

Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang is the central attraction of the trek. It is the walled city with the royal palace in the middle of it. The all whitewashed mud-brick walls and muddyroofs of the houses are the signature piece of Lo Manthang. ChampaLhakang, with a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborate mandalas painted on the walls, is a major temple which is like a must visit one. Likewise, one should not miss Damodar Kunda (pond) and gompas like Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda. Beyond the central attraction, the views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang, DamodarDanda will entertain you on the route to Upper Mustang.

Best time to visit

June to September is the best time to visit Upper Mustang as you can get the glance of the vegetation along with joyous weather. Moreover, it is possible to visit here from the beginning of March to late December.

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Upper Mustang Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu city 
Day 3: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus
Day 4: Domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni
Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele
Day 6: Trek from Chele to Syangboche
Day 7: Trek from Syangboche to Ghaymi
Day 8: Trek from Ghaymi to Tsarang
Day 9: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang
Day 10: Acclimatization at Lo Manthang
Day 11: Trek from Lo Manthang to Drakmar
Day 12: Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling
Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chuksang
Day 14: Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom
Day 15: Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara
Day 16: Full day at Kathmandu
Day 17: Departure

 

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
You will heartily be welcomed by our representative at the Tribhuwan International Airport. From thereon, you will be dropped at the hotel for relaxing. After that, you will be given a brief orientation of the Upper Mustang Trek by our representative.

Meal: Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 2

Sightseeing at Kathmandu
After having our early morning breakfast, you will have a full day sightseeing plan at Kathmandu. Also popular as ‘the city of Temples’, you can visit the world heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the beauty of the city, its culture, and tradition on this day. Furthermore, you will be prepared for trekking overnight. Overnight at the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 3

Drive to Pokhara
Today we head towards the beautiful Lake city Pokhara on a tourist bus. After having our breakfast, we head towards our next destination. Pokhara is a beautiful city known for its natural beauty. The city is a perfect blend of natural and cultural beauty. Some major attractions of the place are The Shanty Stupa (World Peace Pagoda), Davis Fall, Begnas Lake, Phewa Lake, Rupa Tal,  Mahendra Cave, Bat Cave is also known as ‘Chamero Gufa’. Also, you can enjoy at Fewa Lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 4

Domestic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, Trek to Kagbeni
After having an energetic breakfast, we will take a flight to Jomsom from Pokhara. A short flight will land on Jomsom, the initial point of the trekking. From there the real trek begins towards Kagbeni. We initiate our trek through an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. Located at the banks of two rivers, to reach Jomsom, we pass through the Eakllibatti village. The village is beautiful with flat roof houses and also will let you explore the ruins of an old fortress.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 5

Trek from Kagbeni to Chele
Before we begin our trek, we take our trekking permits. Then, we move ahead alongside the Kali Gandaki river. Walking on a sandy road, with every step you can feel the strong wind blow. We reach the Tangbe village heading through the narrow alleys. Enjoy the glances of white-washed houses, buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. Further on our way, we cross a village and a river. Then before reaching Chele, we walk on a ridge to get there.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 6



Trek from Chele to Syangboche
Today we begin our trek from Chele to Syangboche. After having our early morning breakfast we get ready for the trek to Syangboche. The trail would be a little difficult compared to the other trails in this trek. Today we cross two passes, Taklam La pass, and Dajori La pass. Not to mention, the spectacular views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang, Damodar Danda, and also pass through Ramchung cave. Descending through an abrupt trail we reach Syangboche.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 7

Trek from Syangboche to Ghaymi
Ascending through the Yamda La pass, we head towards our destination. We pass through a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. Hiking through forests and barley fields we reach Nyi pass. Furthermore, we descend towards the Ghaymi village which is the biggest one in the Lo region. Overnight at Ghaymi village.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 8

Trek from Ghaymi to Tsarang

Today our trekking trail begins by descending through a rough and often slippery trail. Then, crossing the suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending ahead the trail. We move the beautiful pathways with mani walls. Then, we cross Tsarang la pass and finally reach Tsarang.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 9

Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang

We head towards the capital of Mustang, the Lo Manthang. It is the walled

a city with the royal palace in the middle of it. Descending to a canyon, we move ahead 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. Furthermore, 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 amazing.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 10

Acclimatization at Lo Manthang

Today we spend our entire day at Lo Manthang. You will get to explore the culture and tradition of Lo Manthang. The all whitewashed mud-brick walls and muddy roofs of the houses are the signature piece of Lo Manthang. ChampaLhakang, with a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborate mandalas painted on the walls, is a major temple which is like a must visit one.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 11

Trek from Lo Manthang to Drakmar

Today we are on a different trekking route. Moving ahead from Lo Manthang, we head towards Drakmar. We pass through the Gyakar village which has a century-old Gompa. You will be amazed to see the beautiful rock paintings there. Moreover, it is believed that whoever makes a wish at the Gompa, it gets fulfilled. Continuing our trek, we reach Drakmar.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 12

Trek from Drakmar to Ghiling

After having our early morning breakfast, we start our trek to avoid the strong winds and descend for the most part of the treks. Before reaching Ghiling, we pass through a dry plateau and fields. Ghiling is mostly a dry place, but the views we get of Mt. Nilgiri and Mt. Dhaulagiri is truly amazing.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 13

Trek from Ghiling to Chuksang

After having our breakfast, we hike on the same trail as before going to Lo Manthang. Not to mention, on the way to Chuksang we will get to enjoy some spectacular views of Himalayas and villages.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Guesthouse


Day 14

Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom

Today is the last day of the trek but it surely is the long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of Mustang trails and continue the trek on the trails of Annapurna circuit. We relax and have our lunch at Kagbeni. After that, we finally head towards Jomsom.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 15

Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara
After having our breakfast, we take a flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara. The flight in itself would create some unforgettable experiences for you. The jaw-dropping views of Annapurna ranges and Mt Dhaulagiri makes it even worthy.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 16

Full day at Kathmandu

Today we spend our entire day exploring the capital city Kathmandu. Also popular as ‘the city of Temples’, you can visit the world heritage sites such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the beauty of the city, its culture, and tradition on this day. Furthermore, you will be prepared for trekking overnight. Overnight at the hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel


Day 17

Departure

After having your breakfast, you can have a relaxing time shopping in the city. At the evening our representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Not to mention, you will be taking tons of memories of the trip.




service include:

    • Airport Pick up and drop.
    • Accommodation hotel with breakfast Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Sightseeing tour Kathmandu city by private car
    • Ground transportation Kathmandu to pokhara one way by Tourist bus .
    • Pokhara to Jomsom  Flight ticket
    • Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu connecting Flight Ticket
    • Three meals a day while trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated in the itinerary.
    • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis  Tent Camp
    • All trekking and related special permit & fees.
    • English speaking, professional guides and porters.

service exclude:

    • International airfare.
    • Meals at airports and whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • Entry Visa fee
    • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
    • Drinks
    • Laundry fee.
    • Personal gears and expenses.

    Equipments:

    • Lightweight walking boots & a pair of track shoes 
    • Guaranteed Waterproof & rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho.
    • Windproof, waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
    • A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
    • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
    • Loose cotton pants, long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
    • A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
    • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
    • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
    • Down jacket, Woolen shirts and thick sweaters for winter December, January & February.
    • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
    • Daypack: toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc. 
    • Water bottle, sunglasses
    • 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones. 
    • Toiletries with small towels
    • Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries 
    • Raincoat (optional), which is useful when it rains. 

     

Fact of the Trip:

  • Trekking Destination:Upper Mustang 
  • Trip Duration:17 Days including Kathmandu & Pokhara Tour
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Altitude:3810 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse / Camping
  • Transportation:Tourist bus & flight
  • Group Size:Min 2 persons

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