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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and adventure lovers of the world. Talking about Mustang, this forbidden valley is the home of thousands of beautiful and majestic things that will surely amaze the visitors. Starting from getting an opportunity to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of the people to the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world, Upper Mustang has lots of things to offer to its visitors. A trek to Upper Mustang offers the best views of ancient Tibetan culture, a wide variety of landscapes, spectacular view of mountains peaks, unique lifestyle and breathtaking natural scenarios.

Upper Mustang Trek offers the visitors with an awesome trekking experience in the remote and most isolated land of Mustang region. This is a trek to Mustang Valley which is located at the Nepal-Tibet border and is a home of the centuries of old monasteries, Chhortens and mediaeval caves. It is believed that the Tibetan Buddhist monks used to live and do their prayers in these natural caves. You will also do the sightseeing of the unique ancient Tibetan Buddhism which is still followed in the Upper Mustang. Trekking to this forbidden land is mysterious so one should have a special permit to visit this area. Beside the culture, this place also offers the spectacular view of mountain ranges, colorful and wide variety of flowers, brown hills and an opportunity to see the Tiji festival of this region.

Upper Mustang trek starts with the sightseeing of some of famous places of the capital city of our country, Kathmandu. We will then take a short flight to Pokhara and then another flight will take us to Jomsom from where we will start our trek. Trekking about 5-6 hours passing Kagbeni will take us to Chele village. After that we will head to Syanbochen, Ghami, Tsarang, Lo-Manthang, Drakmar, Ghiling and finally we will end our trek at Chhuksang. Then we will be back to Jomsom from Chhuksang and fly back to Pokhara and departure.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste and welcome to Nepal!

Our staff will be waiting for you outside the airport on your arrival. He will warmly receive you at the airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), and transfer you to the hotel in private vehicle.

On this day, you will meet your city guide who will accompany you tomorrow. Depending upon your arrival schedule in Kathmandu, you will also have some time to explore around Thamel. It (Thamel) is the prominent touristic site of the country.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/Climbing Preparation

It is an interesting day as we will lead you to four key UNESCO listed cultural sites of this city of temples—Kathmandu. We will provide you with a certified professional city tour guide and a private vehicle to make your city tour informative. You will be visiting Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara

We will reach Pokhara by bus and it is a scenic ride of nearly six hours following Prithvi Highway. The ride is pleasing as you will be riding along the bank of Trishuli and Marshyangdi River.

The view of mountains before entering Pokhara will capture your heart.

Upon your arrival in Pokhara, we will transfer you to the hotel where you can get fresh before enjoying a walk-in lakeside—Phewa Lake—in the evening.

Day 04: Flight to Jomsom/Trek to Kagbeni

We try to catch the first flight to Jomsom as this will give us spare time to enjoy in the town of Jomsom and Kagbeni. The flight is of 20 minutes.

After landing in Jomsom, we will prepare for the trek and proceed toward Kagbeni. It is such a heart capturing walk that will make a deep impression in your heart forever.

Walking along the bank of Kali Gandaki River, we arrive at Ekley Bhatti. We take a short break here and proceed ahead. The village of Kagbeni is picturesque. You will immerse in its beauty. I bet.  

Day 05: Trek to Chele

As we head toward Chele, we will produce permit at the check-post in Kagbeni. It is mandatory. We will arrive in Tanbe village followed by Chhusang. The further walk will bring us in a river falling from a cliff, cross this we will get in Chele.

Day 06: Trek to Syanbochen

It is an interesting hike today as you will cross a pass called Taklma La Pass. We arrive at Samar village. Syanbochen is nearly three hours walk in distance from Samar.

Day 07: Trek to Ghaymi

The uphill trail will bring us in Yamda La. We will spend a few moments here and enjoy the breath-taking view of the surrounding. We move toward Nyi Pass and descend trail now onward will lead you to Ghaymi.

Day 08: Trek to Charan

We cross Ghyami Khola (river) and a course will lead us to Mani Wall. These walls depict that the area has the deep impact of Buddhism. The site is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. With the end of Mani Wall, we are in Charan. The White Dzong and red Gompa are key attractions of this place.

Day 09: Trek to Lo-Mangthang

The hike to Lo-Mangthang from Charan is amazing. It is simply awe-inspiring. The view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti Peaks are majestic. Simply superb!

The course then declines to Charang Chu Canyon. Now you climb uphill to get in the windy pass of Lo. Finally, you arrive at Lo-Mangthang.

Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang

What a pleasant day full of surprises!

One of the reasons to acclimatize today is that your body can adjust with the increasing altitude as this will minimize the chances of being arrested by altitude sickness.

We will visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. If time permits, we will also visit Champa Lakhang which translates to God’s House.

Day 11: Trek to Drakmar

We will head toward Gyakar, the first on the way destination to Drakmar from Lo-Mangthang. Drakmar is not that far from here—Gyakar—just at a distance of a couple of hours.

The key attractions of Drakmar are: Ghar Gompa and Guru Rimpoche

Day 12: Trek to Ghiling

Huh! You will be walking for long hours today. It takes nearly six hours to get in Ghiling from Drakmar. But, the site—Ghiling—is full of beauty and benediction.

Day 13: Trek to Chhuksang

The view of great Himalayas while on the way to Chhuksang is impressive. This is some kind of special walk which you will treasure as a special moment of life forever.

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom

Hike to Jomsom from Chhuksang is fascinating. You will just love it because of the picturesque view of the surrounding. We arrive in Kagbeni and move ahead toward Jomsom.

Day 15: Flight to Pokhara

We catch a flight to Pokhara early in the morning. It is a scenic flight of around 20 minutes.

We will have the entire day to explore Pokhara. Things to do in Pokhara today:

  • Experience paragliding
  • Visit World Peace Pagoda
  • Visit Bat Cave, Mahendra Cave, Devi’s Fall,
  • Boating in Phewa Lake

 

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

We ride to Kathmandu following Prithvi Highway and reach the capital by 2 pm. In Kathmandu, you will get time to roam around the street of Thamel and can purchase a gift for your family and friends.

In the evening, we will offer you a farewell dinner and exchange your experience.

Day 17: Back to your Destination

So, here ends your fascinating Upper Mustang Trek. We will drop you at TIA three hours prior to your scheduled flight. See you next time for another trip!

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 3-star hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center.
  • (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grape.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Flight ticket Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu tourist bus.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits & TIMS card
  • Special Permit for Upper Mustang.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • We will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, and Duffle bag.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  •  International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  •  Alcoholic and cold drinks, hot showers.
  •  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance.
  •  Personal trekking gears
  •  Tips for trekking staffs
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Equipments list

Your personal list

1. Water Bottle

2. Dry Fruits, Chocolates or Energy Bars

3. Day-pack or Backpack

4. Trekking Shoes or Hiking Boots

5. Swiss Knife

6. Torchlight or Flashlight

7. Hand Sanitizer

8. Trek Pants or Trousers

9. Cap or Hat

10. Sunscreen, Sunblocks, and Lipbalms

11. Hiking Pole

12. Smart-phone or Compact Camera

13. Power-bank

14. Sunglasses