Upper Mustang

Upper Mustang Trek

Mustang trekking trail is one of the most famous and stunning trails named as “The forbidden kingdom of Himalaya”. Mustang trekking trail was officially opened in 1992 for foreigners. Mustang allows limited numbers of trekkers each year in order to preserve and protect the local ancient style of Tibetan traditional environment. Mustang: “Off The beaten Trek”, A land where the soul of the man is still considered to be as real as the feet he walks on: a land said to be “barren as a dead deer” but where beauty and happiness abound is spite of hardship, was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until 1830′s. The walled city of Lo Monthang, unofficial capital of Mustang still remains a kingdom within a kingdom. The early history to Lo Monthang is embellished in myth and legend rather than the recorded fact. Mustang has maintained its status as a separate principality until 1951. The king of Lo Monthang still retains his title and he has been given the honorary rank of Colonel in the Nepal army.
A trek into this flaked forbidden kingdom of arid valleys, landscapes, strong winds, eroded canyons, orchid valley, yak caravans, colorful mud brick houses on the back of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes a great and lifetime memories marking as a special one. Opportunity of trekking in a barren region further Dhaulagiri and Annapurna lead us across the land like the desert, crest, moraine valleys and deep gorges. As the world knows Mustang was listed in “Lonely Planet” as a third most top destination of the world and must be visited once in a lifetime.
Entire trek of Mustang represents the great influences of ancient Tibetan Heritage still in practice. A distinctive culture and traditional beauties which are unique and this made Mustang really isolated from the entire world. Mustang offers amazing views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukche. Mustang, “Off the Beaten Trail” offers all the opportunities in Himalaya also known as an Ideal destination.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Day 3 : Drive/Fly to Pokhara
  • Day 4 : Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
  • Day 5 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3045m)
  • Day 6 : Trek from Chaile to Geling
  • Day 7 : Trek from Geling to Charang
  • Day 8 : Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang
  • Day 9 : Excursion of Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar and back to Lo-Manthang
  • Day 10 : Trek from Lo-Manthang to Dhi
  • Day 11 : Trek from Dhi to Tangbe
  • Day 12 : Trek from Tangbe to Tetang/ Chusang
  • Day 13 : Trek to Jomsom
  • Day 14 : Morning flight to Pokhara
  • Day 15 : Exploration day in Pokhara
  • Day 16 : Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu
  • Day 17 : Departure

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
    Our representative will greet you at International Airport and drive to the booked hotel. After freshen up, you will be guided to our corporate office for further procedure. If time allows us, we will guide around ancient market and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening we will invite you, for welcome dinner in our Restaurants. Overnight at sleep Hotel.
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
    After breakfast, start to visit Kathmandu valley, this day you will be taken to Swayambhunath (monkey temple), and Boudhanath with our local guide. Afternoon meeting with trekking guide, check the trekking gears. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 3 : Drive/Fly to Pokhara
    Early in the morning our guide will come to pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station for your day drive to Pokhara. After transfer to hotel in Pokhara you will be guided by our guide for a short walk around Pokhara City and lake side. Stay overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 4 : Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni
    Early in the morning we fly northwest from Pokhara toward the snow caped giant peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From the flight you will enjoy the view of deepest gorge and mountains. Landing in Jomsom you will meet entire crew member of our agency and trek begins for Kagbeni. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 5 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3045m)
    Today, your tail goes towards the bank o Kaligandaki River climbing over many ridges and passing several villages until you reach Chaile. Along the way apple orchids, fields of buckwheat, barley fields and Peak of Nilgiri appears. After leaving the Kali Gandaki Valley and climbs steeply up a rock gully to Chaile. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 6 : Trek from Chaile to Geling
    The trek goes on steep, treeless, water less terrain continues to the Samar village along the side of the steep canyon to a pass and the cairn of rock. We hike up above Samar to a ridge, and then descend into a large gorge and lead us to another valley field. Today, route of ups and down come one after another and passing Pass of Shyangmochen finally reaches at Geling Village. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 7 : Trek from Geling to Charang
    Today, after leaving the Geling village the trail goes gradually up to NYILA and down below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing the Chu River we will arrive to a MANIWALL and considered as a longest MANIWALL in Nepal. Climbing over another pass our trail lead us to Charang Village. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 8 : Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang
    Today, passing Lo-Gekar and reaching Lo Manthang is our mission and so we are following it by climbing steadily. During the way visiting Lo –Gekar Gompa and continue trek to Lo-Manthang. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 9 : Excursion of Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar and back to Lo-Manthang
    2.5hours of hiking up to top of hill we reach Namgyal Gompa, which is an important monastery for the local life’s. After Namgyal Gompa we move towards Tingkhar, a village of 40 houses and still following the ancient culture. Trek back to Lo-Manthang. Overnight at tented camp.
  • Day 10 : Trek from Lo-Manthang to Dhi
    Today, we descend down to Dhil village through crossing Dhi Pass. Dhi village is one of the perfect villages of Lo-Manthang. It’s an opportunity to explore the prosperous village of Lo-Manthang after lunch. Overnight at tented Camp.
  • Day 11 : Trek from Dhi to Tangbe
    Today, the route continues through the river and crossing the river from Damodar Kunda by bare feet because of not having bridge on this river. After crossing river trail goes through a treeless bare hill and after reaching pass trail again drops directly to Tangbe village. An amazing village of 30-35 houses and closely attached to each other. Villagers have great belief that, rooftops covered by piles of dry woods is a sign of prosperity. Stay Overnight at tented Camp.
  • Day 12 : Trek from Tangbe to Tetang/ Chusang
    Fine views of carved hills can be seen along the way and continue our trail until we reach Chusang. Overnight at Tented Camp.
  • Day 13 : Trek to Jomsom
    After reaching Jomsom, our trek is going to finished so today is our last day to taste the real path of Himalaya. Today, our path continues through Jharkot village, and can visit the Jharkot Monastery, Tibetan Herbal Medical center and fort of Jharkot. Finally, after crossing Kagbeni village and Kaligandaki River we are at Jomsom. Stay overnight at tented Camp.
  • Day 14 : Morning flight to Pokhara
    We take flight in the morning time and it takes us to reach Pokhara in 30 minutes. After landing at Pokhara airport we drive back to hotel. After rest for hour our guide will take you for sightseeing around Pokhara which include, Devi’s fall, Fewa Lake, Tibetan Refugee settlement. Stay overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 15 : Exploration day in Pokhara
    Tpday, we get closer of Pokhara city for exploration. Early in the morning driving towards Sangkot to view the sunrise in Himalaya, BindaBasini Temple, and World Peace Stupa after lunch free to walk around Lake Side. Stay Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 16 : Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu
    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. After arriving at Hotel, we will dine together and will discuss about trekking experience on Forbidden Kingdom. Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 17 : Departure
    Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination. In case of if you stay longer in Nepal. It is possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting, wildlife safari and other adventure activities. Also possible to customize your itinerary according to your duration of holidays in Nepal and itinerary are subject to change due to weather, route conditions, local politics, transport or and other factors of beyond our control. We would do our best.

Includes/Excludes

  • Includes
    • Airport, Hotel picks up and drops by private vehicle.
    • Tourist Standard Twin-Sharing Basis with Breakfast.
    • Guided tour of the city in Private vehicle mentioned on the itinerary.
    • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during trek
    • 3cups of tea/coffee during trek
    • Welcome Dinner and Farewell dinner.
    • All entrance fees and permit as well as government tax or charges.
    • Trekking Guides and porter.
    • Duffel bag.
    • Medical insurance for guides and porter.
    • Camping equipments.
    • First Aid kits.
    • Map.
  • Excludes
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Nepal entry Tourist Visa fee.
    • International Airfare.
    • Airport taxes as well as extra baggage charges.
    • Personal trekking gears and equipment's.
    • Personal stuff such as electronic device, phone call, internet charges, essential drugs, telephone and its charge etc.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water and hot shower, cold drinks.
    • Laundries.
    • Tips for Trekking Guide and Porter (not mandatory)
    • Medical evacuation in case of emergency
    • In case of further stay due to Natural calamities or disaster such as political unrest, landslides, cancellation of flight due to weather, strikes, accident etc.

Map of Trip

Upper Mustang

Trip Facts

  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Duration: 17 Day(s)
  • Max. Altitude: 4315m
  • Grade :
  • Rating: Best
  • Region: Annapurna Region
  • Activity:Sightseeing, Cultural Tour, High Altitude Trekking, Photography, Remote Area Trekking
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