Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

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Region
Annapurna Region
Best time to visit
All Season
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  • Transportation
    Flight/Drive
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Lodge
  • Altitude
    3,840m
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking

Overview

Mustang is a small and restricted area that lies on the southern border of the Tibetan highland which needs a special trekking permit through a registered trekking company. The Mustang trekking trail consists of treeless deserted scenery, vertical rocky paths up and down the hill, and beautiful views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tukuche Peak, Mustang Himal, Tilicho Peak, Arniko Chuli, and many other splendid peaks. Upper Mustang Trek is a very popular trek in the Manaslu region in Nepal since the Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of restricted areas in October 1991.

Brief Itinerary Upper Mustang Trek:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom flight and trek to Kagbeni
Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele
Day 05: Chele to Geling
Day 06: Geling to Charang
Day 07: Charang to Lo Manthang
Day 08: Rest day at Lo Manthang                                                              
Day 09: Lo Manthang to Ghami
Day 10: Ghami to Samar
Day 11: Samar to Kagbeni
Day 12: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhra
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final departure

Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu(1,300m/4,264ft)

On the very first day of your trek you will be picked up at the airport by our representative and will be assisted to the hotel where you will be given the brief explanation of your trek and stay overnight.

Day 02Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m/2,986ft)

This is the second day on which we will drive you to Pokhara which is 200 km away from Kathmandu. It takes about 6 hours to get to Pokhara and at the end of the day stay overnight in the hotel in Pokhara.

Day 03 Pokhara to Jomsom flight(25mtrek to Kagbeni(2,858m/9,375ft) 3-4hrs

Today, we will fly from Pokhara to Jomsom which takes approximately 25 minutes and then trek to Kagbeni.From Jomsom we have to walk through the bank of Kaligandaki river and at arrive at Kagbeni after 3 hours of walking. We stay a night there.

Day 04Kagbeni to Chele(3050m/10,004ft)5-6hrs

Kagbeni is a small village from where the trail goes along the east bank of the Kaligandaki that climbs over numerous ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe Village. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang Village and cross the river there. The trail continues passing Kalingandaki River and ancient caves and finally reach at Chele. We stay a night there.

Day 05Chele to Geling (3,570m/11,200ft)6-7hrs

The way is uphill from here and continues through steep, tree-less, water-less terrain, along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock at 3540m. This is followed by a long, gradual descent to some Chortens on a ridge before descending further on a pleasant trail to Samar. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, and then descend into a large gorge and to another valley field. The route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there gently climb to a pass at 3770m and descend to Geling.

Day 06Geling to Charang(3,575m/11,750ft)6-7hrs

Geling is a small beautiful village from where the trail climbs gently up to the interesting pass on Nyila and descends below blue, gray and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmar Chu River. We then climb past what is perhaps the longest and most spectacular stretch of Mani walls in Nepal. Climb over another pass at 3600m then make a long gentle descent to Charang where we spend a night.

Day 07Charang to Lo Manthang(3,840m/12,800ft)4-5 hrs

Today the way is not difficult and the way descends crosses the Charang-Chu, and climbs steeply via a rocky trail to the small hill of Lomanthang from where you can see the view of the walled city of Lomanthang. After a short descent cross a stream before climbing up to the plateau of LoManthang.

Day 08Rest day at Lo Manthang

There are four major attractions, and several other places to visit here. The tall Champa Lakhang “good house”, the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the entrance hall are the main attractions of this town. Another attraction is the four-story building of the King’s Palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalayas. Beside Lo Manthang there are two other interesting Valleys worth visiting: the western Tingkhar, the site of the King’s summer Palace, Kimling and Phuwa as well as the Gompa of Nangyals “The Monastery of Victory”, which is the newest and most active Gompa in Lo. The eastern valley contains Chosar, the site of a high school, Garphu and Nyaphu Gompa. This is the main trading route to Lhasa.

Day 09Lo Manthang to Ghami(3520m)

After having spent 2 nights at Lomanthang, we will return back to Ghami through the same way with the beautiful scenery of green hilly region along with Lomanthang and Charang village and finally arrive at Ghami where we spend a night.

Day 10Ghami to Samar (3660m)

From Ghami we will return back to Samar via the outward route.

Day 11Samar to Kagbeni 2,858m)

Samar is a small nice Tibetan village from where we trek back to Kagbeni.

Day 12 Kagbeni to Jomsom(2,743m)

Kagbeni is the main entrance of Upper Mustang and from here we return back to Jomsom through Kaligandaki River via the same way.

Day 13 Jomsom to Pokhra

Jomsom is the final place of our trek. From here we fly back to Pokhara with the magnificent views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak and Annapurna range which takes about 25 minutes.

Day 14Pokhara to Kathmandu

Fly or drive back to Kathmandu

Day 15Departure to Airport

We will drop you to the airport for your final departure

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Includes/Excludes

What's included?

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • Trekking poles with company T-shirt
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the tre

What's excluded?

  • Kathmandu city tour guide and entrance fees
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Mineral Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Electronic device re- charge
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Expenses
  • Wi-fi
  • Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters

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Reviews

Oct 2016 • Solo
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