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Upper Mustang Trek

- 21 Days

Upper Mustang trek or Lo Manthang leads you into the hidden kingdom of Mustang district. It is called Lo. Lo used to be a part of the Tibetan empire. Here, villages are built in Tibetan style with white washed houses. The ultimate destination of Upper Mustang Trek is Lo-Manthang. Lo-Manthang is a capital of Upper Mustang. It is a medieval town surrounded by a huge wall. Upper Mustang trek not only offers its visitors beautiful views of the rugged landscape but also allows them to observe the Tibetan Buddhist cultures that have been practiced in this region since many century ago.

In an around Lo-Manthang hikers will also get to see ancient monasteries, Mani walls, Buddhist shrines, Gompas, and Mandalas. The Mustang people have their own way of family life, which is quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.Mustang is arid, tree less scenery and land of monasteries. Upper Mustang is one of the rain shadow regions of Nepal. Thus, trekkers also can visit Upper Mustang in monsoon season. Several years ago, trekking used to be organized as camping or tent trek.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Day 02:  Full daySightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trekking

Day 03: Drive  to Pokhara by tourist bus

Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni  (2800m)

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chhuksang (2980)

Day 06: Chhuksang to Samar (3660)

Day 07: Samar to Gehling (3570m)

Day 08: Gheling to Ghami (3520m)

Day 09: Ghami to Charang via Ghar Gompa (3560m)

Day 10: Charang to Lo-manthang

Day 11: Excursion Day in Lomangthang

Day 12: Lo-man thang to Chhosser caves and back to Lomanthang for night(by horse )

Day 13: Lo-man thang to Yara  (3700m)

Day 14: Visit Luri Gompa & back to Yara

Day 15: Yara to Tangbe (3240 )

Day 16:  Tangbe to Tetang  (3067m)

Day 17: Testing to Muktinath (3800m)

Day 18: Muktinath to Jomsom(2710m)

Day 19: Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Day 02:  Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trekking

Day 03: Drive  to Pokhara by tourist bus

Day 04: Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni  (2800m)

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chhuksang (2980)

Day 06: Chhuksang to Samar (3660)

Day 07: Samar to Gehling (3570m)

Day 08: Gheling to Ghami (3520m)

Day 09: Ghami to Charang via Ghar Gompa (3560m)

Day 10: Charang to Lo-manthang

Day 11: Excursion Day in Lomangthang

Day 12: Lo-man thang to Chhosser caves and back to Lomanthang for night(by horse )

Day 13: Lo-man thang to Yara  (3700m)

Day 14: Visit Luri Gompa & back to Yara

Day 15: Yara to Tangbe (3240 )

Day 16:  Tangbe to Tetang  (3067m)

Day 17: Testing to Muktinath (3800m)

Day 18: Muktinath to Jomsom(2710m)

Day 19: Fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

You will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our office representative and then you will transfer to hotel. Our staff will give the brief explanation about the program. This day you can stay at the hotel or enjoy the night at Kathmandu. you will be warmly welcomed at the airport by our office representative and then you will transfer to hotel. Our staff will give the brief explanation about the program. This day you can stay at the hotel or enjoy the night at Kathmandu.

Day 02:  Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu  and preparation for the trekking

This day, you will visit many cultural heritages, which includes some of the famous world’s heritages like Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Bouddhanath stupa. On the same time we can prepare the paper work and ready for trekking.

Day 03: Drive to pokhara by tourist bus.

Early Morning after breakfast will leave for pokhara with the scenic view along the road to Pokhara via Prithvi highway following the Trishuli river and Marshyangdi river, deep valley gorge and green field.. It  take approximately 6 hrs to reach Pokhara.  Evening we will do boating in fewa lake.

Day 04: Flight from pokhara to Jomsom (2710m) and trek to Kagbeni – (2800m) 

After breakfast we will fly to jomsom which is about 30 min flight.The scinery from the plane is  beautiful where we can see lots of mountain above 8000m like Dhaulagiri and Annappurna I Leaving the Jomsom village take ahead to EkleVatti then follow the left trail leads to Kagbeni along the left bank of Kali Gandaki river. Kali Gandaki is the deepest gorge in the world. It takes about three hours from Jomsom to Kagbeni(2,900m.). Kagbeni is the famous for the ruins of its medieval castle houses.

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chhuksang (2980m)

The trail leads along the right bank of the KaliGandaki River as you approach crosses riverbed farm field irrigating oasis. After three and a-half hours walking it is better to take a lunch break in Chhuksang village. You will see some dwelling houses, which is built by mud and whitewashed outside.

Day 06: Chhuksang to Samar (3660m)

The trail enters the area from the right bank crossing the riverbed you will find very interesting turquoise (a shaped piece of a precious greenish blue mineral). The Kali Gandaki River is running under the tunnel of the reddish erect mountain. As the pedestrian must follow that way the trail climbs up around another 45 minute to Tsele village. The steep path in middle both side stands about 18-20 houses. From the village can see the north face of Nilgiri 6,940m. The trail continues to climb up through the cliff to Samar pass. There is a crystal line mountain with reddish rock and some long ranges visible gorges. There is a long suspension bridge to the left side across the gorge go to Gyaker village. Some beautiful Himalayan plants can be seen nearby Samar village from the Samar pass. We will be reaching there at lunch time. It looks like greenery colorful.

Day 07: Samar to Gehling (3570m)

Beyond this Samar village there are two ways go to Syanmochen village. If you have planned to visit Chhugsi Monastry cave you have to follow the right bank of the trail. The narrow way lined up with unpleasantly burning suns brings hit cover your body by the sweats. It takes to summit approximately one hour. Through the Samar hill, your step goes down to the left precipitous path. Let it down the cliff, it is better to careful when the fallen dry sweep. The magnificent view of dipping down gorge soon it reaches the famous Chhunsi Kangchung monastery cave(3,400 m). The Chhunsi Kangchung cave monastery appearance the most important place of pilgrimage for Buddhist who interest on it. It says many years ago Yogi Padmasamvab (Guru Rempochen) choose the peaceful place for meditation job. Therefore this place is made defiant (openly and fearlessly) popular. Now, it climbs again through the narrow path between two lines of hills. It takes time about one and a-half hour to Sanmochen where will be our lunch break. Then after climb little cliff with the pass, you will be seen towards the valley of Gelling and back sight some mountain views.

Day 08: Gheling to Ghami (3520m)

After crosses the village there is an unreasonable hill to ride up on the top of Nyi La pass 4010m. This is the good view point of the Mustang landscape as well as Annapurna, Nilgiri ranges. The trail descends to down just move left site when your eyes approach the beautiful green valley. Exact that is Ghami village where we stop for the night but we are already at lunch time. After lunch, next sight of the Ghami where you can find Japanese Hospital, primary school, longest Mani wall of the Mustang with prayer wheel & apple garden. Or you may hike to the up valley of Ghami which trail leads to Dolph.

Day 09: Ghami to Charang via Ghar Gompa – (3560m)

We head towards Dhakmar through colorful cliffs and green scenery. Immediately leaving Ghami trail follows little descend & ascend which takes approximately 45 minutes. Then we get the valley of Dhakmar. There are lots of cliffy caves above the village with colorful hills. After the Dhakmar will be a chance to see blue sheep during climbing the Mui La pass 4170m. Ghar Gompa is the oldest monastery of Nepal which is built before then Samey Monastery of Lhasa . This monastery is Ngyinmapa sect were found the hidden scriptures of Padmasambhava. Then we follow the Tsarang Khola  via Lo Ghekar reach to Tsarang.

Day 10: Trek to Lo-manthang (3840m)

Finally, leaving Tsarang descends to Tsarang river then climb a step by slowly up then almost follow towards the scenic valley. Before entering the Lo-Manthang you able to be seen the South face of Nilgiri Himal(6,940mtr.) then continue the steps through the desert area to historical wall city. The walk takes 3 to 4 hours normally. You can stay at the hotel or campsite in the desert dust garden of the Lo-Manthang.

Day 11: Excursion Day in Lomangthang

In the walled city the houses stand against one another in a line to form small street(alley)sometimes tunnel, if you have no idea you will loose end in that passes-ways. It is mostly, built their mud houses with flat roofs white washed painted outside. The interior of a house is very large and spacious behind it is the main living room with long benches lining one wall and a large ornamental(iron) fire place at the end. Lo-pa people grow wheat, barley buck- wheat and some potatoes. Lo-pa people like the business they want to do some business from Tibet like Chinese goods. During the winter the Lo-Pa people come down to lower part the temperature fall down it’s in minus. This day visit to Chode Gmpa, Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa & King’s palace.

Day 12: Lo-man thang to Chhosser caves and back to Lomanthang for night( by horse)

We will visit the Chhosser riding by horse and carry self-packed lunch. Chhosser is a mysterious, by its beauty of architecture. This cave looks like the cliff but inside it, there is step by step floor with 44 rooms. This cave is so amazing that it gives the feeling of being in Alien place and returned back to Lo-manthang.

Day 13: Lo-man thang to Yara  (3700m)

Finally from the camp (Lo-Manthang) a short climb takes (the Trekker)up to a glacial valley with the view of reddish brown historical wall city(the rainless zone)during the return back. It was the really unforgettable image of the Lo manthang. Along the mountain ridge after one hour the trail descends to down in village Dhi. The time is taken in between streaming to down. Meanwhile you able to see the meadows of the farming field nearby river side. That is Dhi village better time for lunch break over here. After the lunch break crossing the river follow the path along the left bank of river side to Yara (3,838mtr.). From there in the dry season the trail follows the riverbed but in the monsoon, it winds up the hills to a final steep climb to the top. It looks a natural sandy castle in front of you when just you are top on the Yara hills. Some places you will find a kind of salty dust like mineral on the hill. Overnight at camp on full board meals.

Day 14: Visit Luri Gompa & back to Yara

Today we, visit Luri Gompa which founded on 13th centuries, it is Kagyukpa cave monastery. There are golden written lamas books. That leads continue up to Duyung Khola. which is running from the Damodar Kund (basin). It is the famous pilgrimage for Hindu religious. It’s including the headwater an area of land which water runs down into a Kali Gandaki river. This place is famous for black ammonite fossils where is found it. It’s Hindu and Buddhist religious like to collect that for praying service and they believe these as the embodiment of God Vishnu.

Day 15: Yara to Tangbe (3240 m)

Early in the morning you are leaving from Yara along the high winding path. That soon leads down to the Dhechaeng Khola(river) which is running from the Damodar Kund (basin). It is the famous pilgrimage for Hindu religious. It’s including the headwater an area of land which water runs down into a KaliGandaki river. This place is famous for black ammonite fossils where is found it. It’s Hindu and Buddhist religious like to collect that for praying service and they believe these as the embodiment of God Vishnu. The trail just crosses the small river but it melting ice water then climb up around one and a-half hour to Dhi village along the winding desert mountain path to the Lo-Pa village of Tanya. The inhabitant of the gentle religious group of Buddhism is busy in their local business as a small foot hill rolling away to distance horizons sheltering gentle wind valley. From the village turn your face to north the standing some sandy cliff over several hundred years. There is the small village in Tange.

Day 16:  Tangbe to Tetang  (3067 m)

Today we leave very early morning with your pack lunch because of long distance than normal past days. Some step walks then crossing the suspension bridge following the trail to the right site. Soon comes the Yak Khola(river) before climbing a terraced hill to Pass 4210m, it is the highest point of the Upper Mustang trip. The trail climbs for about two and a half hours then you summit on the top (4,200mtr.) It suffers an unpleasant situation then covers your body by the sweat. Although, you able to see the far distance the Damodar Himal and Saribung Himal(6,346mtr.) The main trail continuing along the flat land to leave after one and a-half hour walking. It’s better time and spot to lunch at PA. No house only the ruins remaining but drinking water sources available over there. Please, do not waste your time it is just crossed only half way. Still, this leg takes another four to five hours total walking in your target of the day. Now the trail descends to down it is rough way plz. Be careful! Happen twist or break if you are careless? The feel brings to be rested when you’ve tired the steps goes down to down. Meanwhile, you able to be seen deep down mud roof valley that is your destination of the day. The village calls Chhuksang or Testing.

Day 17: Testing to Muktinath (3800m)

Today gradually we trek up till to Gyu La pass 4077m. It is one of the beautiful days and takes it easy to walk. We will pass through Kharkas where can be seen grazing domestic animals as well as wild like mountain goats. It’s peaceful up Valley reach to the top of Gyu La. From the pass, you can see the panoramic view of Thorong Peak, Nilgiri, Tukche Peak & Muktinath valley. Then we reach to Muktinath via Chhenkar village.

Day 18: Muktinath to Jomsom(2710m)

Muktinath to jomsom is an interesting and scenic trekking trail to catch Jomsom. We will get the chance to see spectacular mountains view including Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri before descend to Lupra rivers(Pangda Khola). Lupra is an isolated village with legendary. There are two Bonpo monasteries with the big settlement. It is the windy day so far. After following Pangda River about half an hour more trail will be joined to high way trekking route or Kaligandaki from Lupra village, reach to Jomsom.

Day 19: Fly back to Pokhara

Early morning after breakfast we fly to pokhara which is about 30 min flight. After noon after fresh up we visit some places in pokhara like Bindabasani temple,Seti gorge river, Davis fall and guptseshowar manadev temple cave.

Day 20: Pokhara to Kathmandu

After breakfast we drive back to kathmandu by tourist bus which take 7 hours .

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.

 

 

 Includes:

Pick/drop up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel.

3 Night 3* hotel in kathmandu and 2 night 3* hotel in pokhara on BB plan.

Domestic flight ticket to Jomsom and back Pokhara.

Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.

Tourist Bus ticket.

Trekking permit.

Special Permit

All necessary paper works.

All accommodations in Camping/tea houses during the treks.

‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.

An experienced, helpful, Govt Licence holder and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).

Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).

All government taxes.

Excludes:

Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.

International air fare to and from Kathmandu.

Extra night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

All meals in Kathmandu and pokhara. (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

Travel and rescue insurance.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

Tips for guides and porters.

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Product Highlights
  • Price : US$ 2299/ pp
  • Start point: Kathmandu
  • End Point: Kathmandu
  • Trek Duration: 21 Days
  • Difficulty : Medium
  • Max Elevation: 3800m
  • Meal: All meals on Trekking
  • Accommodation: 3 *hotel in Kathmandu,pokhara & Tea houses on a Trek
  • Transportation: Private Car/ Tourist Bus & Domestic flight
  • Best Month : All year
  • Group Size: 2+
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