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Upper Mustang Trek - 17 Days

Overview and Highlights

Key Information

Best Seasons

Spring / Autumn

Group Size

Min 2 pax to more...

Duration

17 Days program

Trek Difficulty

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

3900m

Accommodation

Local Tea house

Meal

Available Delicious good food

Region

Mustang

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Destination

Jomsom to Lomangthan Trek

Trip Starts

Kathmandu

Trips Ends

Kathmandu

Upper Mustang trek offers you a novice and virgin experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal that starts from Kathmandu with tours of World Heritage Sites to Pokhara on drive and then fly to Jomsom. We can appreciate the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas. Only after 1990, the tourists have got permission to enter the region.Upper Mustang is one of the adventurous trekking in Nepal. The undisturbed and remote place of Mustang district of Nepal. Mustang is an ancient Himalayan kingdom in the northern central part of Nepal. This trekking route has two distinct regions; the southern part and the northern part having the similar culture and tradition to Tibetan people.

As this region consist of oldest Buddhist monasteries of Nepal, ancient and isolated villages with white washed houses, you can experience very different world. Along with the natural uniqueness like that of world deepest gorge, the culture and tradition with varied customs makes this destination perfect.The best season to be there is between: February to May and October to November. Mountain Layers Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. is proud to organise this Upper Mustang Trek

Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival TIA pick up by private transfer at hotel with B/B plan

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our friendly staff will be there to welcome you with a garland or Khata and a sign with your name. After the welcome, we'll take you to your hotel.

Our staff will make sure you reach your hotel safely. You can spend the rest of the day exploring Thamel Bazaar, which is a popular place for tourists. There are many places to eat there, offering both local and international food. You can also visit nearby religious sites.
If you still need to do some shopping, Thamel is a great place for it. You can find everything you need for trekking there.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (840 m) by tourist bus 7hrs overnight at hotel with B/B plan

You'll start your trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara early in the morning. It's a beautiful drive through the hills with winding roads and you'll cross two lovely rivers, Trishuli and Marshyangdi, on the way. The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is about 202 km or 125 miles, and it usually takes around 6 to 7 hours to get there. Once you arrive, you'll stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 840

Day 3 : Fly from Pokhara to Jomsom (2780m) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 4hrs overnight at lodge.

Get up early to catch a short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom, which only takes about 25 minutes. During the flight, enjoy the Ariel views of snowy mountains and green hills from your window. Jomsom is an important village in the Kali Gandaki valley because it has an airport, and this is where your trek begins.

Start your trek from Jomsom to the charming village of Kagbeni. You'll walk along a dirt road until you reach the entrance to Lower Mustang, where Kagbeni sits on top of a cliff. This village has a Tibetan influence and offers a unique cultural experience in its rugged surroundings.
Stay overnight in Kagbeni to rest and get ready for the adventures ahead.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2810

Day 4 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele Tsele (3050m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

Start hiking to Chele, which is part of the restricted Upper Mustang area. Don't forget to bring your permits, as they'll be checked at a checkpoint. Follow the path along the eastern side of the Kali Gandaki riverbank, going up and down some ridges until you reach Tangbe village.
Continue walking past Chhusang village and cross the Kali Gandaki River to get to Chele village. Chele sits high on a hill, so be ready for a steep climb.
Spend the night in Chele, getting ready for more adventures tomorrow.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3050

Day 5 : Trek to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft)

Today, you'll hike along a path that goes through steep and empty land. You'll also see a beautiful red canyon. As you walk, you'll go downhill slowly and spot some Buddhist shrines called chortens on a ridge.

Your trek will take you to Samar village, where you'll walk through fields and over ridges to get to Syangbochen village.

Get some rest in Syangbochen tonight, getting ready for more adventures tomorrow?

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3475

Day 6 : Trek from Chele to Ghiling (3570 m) 7hhrs overnight at lodge.

You'll hike through the big valleys near the Kali Gandaki River. First, you'll climb up a hill and cross a pass, then walk down to Gheling village. The next part of the trail is a bit hard because you'll cross Nyi La Pass (3,840m/12,598ft).

After you pass Charang village, you'll get to Ghami village. There, you'll see houses made of mud and stone, painted white, under a cliff.

You'll stay overnight in Ghami, getting ready for more adventures tomorrow.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3570

Day 7 : Trekfrom Ghiling to Charang (Tsarang) (3620 m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge

Today, you'll hike through the dry and rough terrain of Mustang. It might be tough, but the views of the Rocky Mountains are stunning and worth it.

You'll also visit Charang village, which sits by the Charang Chu Canyon. The village has a beautiful red Gompa with lots of statues and colorful paintings. And don't miss the big old fort to the east of the village.

You'll stay overnight in Charang, getting ready for more adventures tomorrow.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3620

Day 8 : Trek from Charang to Lomanthang (3840m) 5hrs. overnight at lodge.

Today, you'll hike to Lo Manthang, the old capital of the Kingdom of Lo. You'll walk past Lo Gekar on your way there.

Enjoy the amazing views of big mountains like Tilicho, Nilgiri, and Annapurna I. Explore the old temples and monasteries in Lo Manthang to learn about their culture and traditions.
You'll stay overnight in Lo Manthang, getting ready for more adventures tomorrow.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3840

Day 9 : Rest day and excursion of Lomanthang

Today, you'll check out the old walled city of Lo Manthang, built by Ame Pal in the 1380s. It has around 150 houses surrounded by tall mud walls. The main attractions are the gompas (monasteries) and the King’s Palace. The King’s Palace, with five stories and dating back to around 1400, sits in the center of the city. Although the King mostly has a ceremonial role, the villagers respect and seek advice from the King and queen who live there.

You'll also visit ancient gompas like Champa Lhakang, which has a big Buddha statue and Mandalas painted on the walls. Another stop is Namgyal Gompa, on a beautiful hilltop, which is important for religious, social, and legal matters, serving as a courthouse. You'll also see Thubchen Gompa, built in the 15th century with a big red hall, and Choprang Gompa, known as New Gompa, to learn about local customs.

Additionally, you'll visit Tsechen Shedrubling Monastic School, a part of the Monastic Museum, where young monks are trained.

After a day of exploration, you'll spend the night in Lo Manthang.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3840

Day 10 : Trek From Lomangthang to Yara (3838m) 6hrs overnight at lodge.

Today, you'll hike up a valley with a glacier, where you'll see a beautiful view of reddish-brown Lo Manthang below. As you climb, enjoy the pretty hills with farms by the river. Stop for lunch in the cute village of Dhi.

Then, you'll cross a river and walk beside it to Yara. If you're trekking in the dry season, you'll see amazing sandy formations that look like castles on the hills in Yara.
You'll stay overnight in Yara and get ready for more adventures tomorrow.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3838

Day 11 :  Trek from Yara to Tange (3340m) 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

You'll leave the steep path of Yara and walk towards Tangye. Along the way, you'll pass by Dhechaeng Khola, a stream that starts from Damodar Kunda. You'll also walk beside a small stream formed from melting ice.

After crossing the stream, you'll reach the town of DHI. Then, you'll see old sandy cliffs before reaching Tangbe, a small town.

You'll stay overnight in Tangye, getting ready for the next part of your journey.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3340

Day 12 : Trek from Tange to Chhusang (2980m) 9hrs. overnight at lodge.

Today, you'll have a longer trek, so wake up early and get ready. You'll climb stairs, cross a suspension bridge, and stick to the right side of the trail as you go to Yak Khola.

You'll also go over the PA pass, the highest point of the Upper Mustang Lo Manthang Trek, at 4,210 meters or 13,812 feet. Take some time to enjoy the amazing views of the Himalayas before going down.

Be careful as you walk downhill on rough ground to avoid getting hurt. Enjoy the nice views of the valley with houses having mud roofs before reaching Chhusang village.
You'll stay overnight in Chhusang.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2980

Day 13 : Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3800m 7hrs. overnight at lodge.

  1. Today's trek starts with going up a hill, where you'll see Muktinath and red Buddhist monasteries. Then, you'll cross Gyu La Pass (4,077m or 15,650 ft), with great views of mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

After crossing the pass, you'll go down to a stream and cross a suspension bridge before reaching Muktinath. Along the way, you'll find Fossil stone, known locally as ‘Saligram.’
Muktinath is important to both Hindus and Buddhists. It's a temple for Lord Vishnu, with 108 water spouts with detailed carvings. You'll also visit the nearby ancient temple of Jwalamai, known for its eternal flame of natural gas.

You'll spend the night in Muktinath.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 3800

Day 14 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2743m) 6hrs. overnight at lodge.

You'll start by visiting Muktinath temple, which offers beautiful views of Dhaulagiri. Nearby, there's a Buddhist monastery you can explore. Then, you'll trek to Panga Khola valley, passing through dense pine forests to reach Lubra village.

Lubra village has about 20 houses and is home to the 12th-century Bon Punt Soling monastery, one of the few Bon Monasteries left in Nepal. Inside, you'll see pictures of four Lokapalas and Buddha Shakyamuni.

Situated above Jomsom, Lubra village gives you a peek into rural life unchanged by modernization. Look out for colorful strings called devil traps hanging on doorways, believed to catch the devil at night. Afterward, trek back to Jomsom.
You'll stay overnight in Jomsom.

Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge
Elevation 2743

Day 15 : fly from Jomsom to Pokhara by (840m) 20minutes overnight at hotel with B/B plan

Wake up early to catch a flight back to Pokhara and enjoy the astonishing views of the big mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from your airplane window.

After you check into your hotel, you'll have the whole day to relax in the lovely city of Pokhara. You can choose what you want to do, like taking a walk by the lake, shopping for souvenirs, or paying extra for a tour with a guide.

You'll spend the night in Pokhara, enjoying the calm atmosphere.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 840

Day 16 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 202km. by tourist bus 7hrs. overer night at hotel.with B/B plan.

Start your scenic trip from Pokhara to Kathmandu via the beautiful Prithivi Highway. Enjoy the beautiful views of green hills, rivers, and farms as you travel.

Once you reach Kathmandu, check into your hotel and relax or go out to explore the city.
You'll stay overnight in Kathmandu, getting ready for more adventures tomorrow.

Food Breakfast
Accomodation Hotel
Elevation 1350

Day 17 : Departure own your destination drove from hotel to TIA by private transfer.

After beautiful sunshine morning will sadly wake up you, your trip in Nepal comes to an end today; our spokesperson will escort you to the airport approx 3 hours before your flight scheduled. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour in the amazing Himalayan country. There will be a heart touching relationship between you and our company during this trip.

Food Breakfast

Cost Includes

  1. Permits and Fees:

    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
    • Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for Upper Mustang
  2. Transportation:

    • Domestic flights (if applicable)
    • Ground transportation to and from trek starting/ending point
  3. Accommodation:

    • Tea house or lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu (often on a bed and breakfast basis)
  4. Meals:

    • Full board during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
    • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
  5. Guides and Porters:

    • Experienced trekking guide
    • Porters to carry trekking equipment and personal belongings
  6. Equipment:

    • Trekking equipment (tents, sleeping bags, etc.)
  7. Orientation and Briefing:

    • Pre-trek briefing in Kathmandu
  8. Insurance:

    • Emergency evacuation insurance for trekking staff
  9. Miscellaneous:

    • First aid kit
    • Trekking map

Cost Excludes

  1. International Flights:

    • Airfare to and from Nepal
  2. Visa Fees:

    • Cost of obtaining a Nepalese visa upon arrival in Kathmandu
  3. Travel Insurance:

    • Comprehensive travel insurance covering trip cancellations, health, and emergency evacuation
  4. Personal Expenses:

    • Additional meals and beverages
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
  5. Trekking Gear:

    • Personal trekking gear (e.g., trekking poles, boots, clothing)
  6. Optional Extras:

    • Optional side trips or excursions not included in the standard itinerary
  7. Tips:

    • Tips for guides, porters, and other trekking staff
  8. Excess Baggage Charges:

    • Charges for excess baggage on domestic flights

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