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Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Facts

From
$1930 USD

17 days , Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Style of Trek Tea house & Camping
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transportation Car, Jeep & Flight
  • Maximum Altitude 3,942M
  • Grade

A horse trek through Upper Mustang is one rarely forgotten and a magical experience. You travel through arid and haunting wilderness amongst wind eroded hills and cliffs on your way to the borders of Tibet. Upper Mustang was a Kingdom within Nepal for many years up to 1994 and it retained its own monarch until a few years back. The area was first opened to tourists in 1992 and only then with strict limits on the amount of people allowed to travel there.

The final destination is Lo Manthang, the capital of Upper Mustang. The town was built on the orders of the first King of Lo in 1380 A.D.ThKali. stands as a monument to Lo Manthang's rich history and cultural heritage that flourished centuries ago due to its prominent position on the major ancient salt trade route from Tibet to Nepal.A maize of ghompas (religious shrines) and houses surround the king’s palace contained within the eight meters high and 700 meters long boundary wall. Along the periphery of the boundary wall are a series of 14 guard towers, built to protect the town from its many envious enemies of the past.

The trail is pretty strenous at times but the local hardy Mustang ponies you travel on are sure footed and very able.It follows The Ghandaki Valley with occasional detours above the valley walls. Settlements along the trail are scattered with little sign of cultivation between villages,

 


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Itinerary

Arrival at Kathmandu welcome and transfer to hotel Introduction with guide PREPARING FOR TREKKING Gears ,The Personal gears you can bring it from your home or you can buy or rent in Kathmandu,The good sleeping bag we will provide. O/n at Hotel, 

After breakfast drive to Pokhara with private car it takes around 5/ 6 hours through the middle hill mountain landscape and Trishuli River. O/n at Hotel, 

After an early breakfast transfer to the airport just 10 minutes from hotel for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. This is a large town, headquarter of the Mustang region; it is also a major village on the Kaligandaki area linking the age old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade route to Tibet. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, From Jomsom trek continues WITH THE HORSES on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village. After good stop here an hour of easy walk reaches you to Kagbeni (2,858m/9,375ft), which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni, an interesting wind swept villages situated on the main age old Trans Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. On arrival, check in the hotel with afternoon free for a stroll around the village. O/n at Tea House, 

Kagbeni to Chele (A, B, L, D) Actually, Kagbeni is the entry point to upper Mustang. From Kagbeni, trail leads up the east bank of Kali Gandaki and climbs over many ridges as it head north. After, that, through the interesting cave, Gompa crossing place of Tangbe, Chhuksang and reaches Chele (3,030m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours. O/n at tea house, 

From Chele, trail leads ascending to Samar. After that it climbs above Samar to a ridge, descends into a large gorge past a Chorten painted in red, black, yellow and white, all pigments made from local rock. From there one can enter another valley filled with juniper trees and drops to Bhena (3800m) and trail ascends goes to the place of Giling (3820m). Walking time takes approximately 6/7 hours,O/n at Tea house, 

Gilling to Charang At the place of Geling, the trail climbs gently through field up the centre of the valley; it passes above Tama Gaon and its imposing Chorten. After crosses Tangmar Chu River, with a short climbing enters Charang (3490m). Walking time takes about 5/6 hours, O/n at Tea House, 

Tsarang to Lo Manthang Lomanthang is the capital city of upper Mustang. To reach Lomanthang (3,730m) from Charang, trail leads descending about 125m and climbs steeply up a rock trail through a desert like landscape. Afternoon we will visit King Palace and Lo-mangthnag Walled city, Walking time takes about 3/4 hours, O/n at Tea house, 

Excursion day in Lomangthang city. Visit different Monasrty Gompa and Horse riding to Chhorsar Gompa. O/n at Tea house, 

A slight variation of the return route heading south first from Lomanthang to Chorang, later turns east, to reach Lo Gekar (signifying 'Pure virtue of Lo' and also known as Ghar Gompa or house temple). The trail climbs steadily to a pass which is marked by a terrain, from where one can have a beautiful view of Lomanthang. From Lo Gekar the trek continues to reach a valley and then descends to village Ghami at 3,440 m.O/n at Tea house, 

From Ghami a direct route is followed to Syangbochen.Climbing on a ridge the trek continues upward to meet the trails from Bhena and then descends to Samar. The trail retraces the track for the rest of the day with night at Samar. O/n at tea house, 

Samar to Kagbeni (2700m) Today, we will have a last day trek as well as long. It is better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni finished the upper Mustang trails. O/n at Tea house 

 After breakfast visit bank to Kaligandaki River a pilgrimage destination for Hindu people used to go there for puja with prist and walk along the trail to Jomsom.

Jomsom-Pokhara Fly back to Pokhara (900m) in the morning. Free day in Pokhara. guide and car can be arranged for sightseeing on request with the extra charge of just $60. O/n at a hotel in Pokhara. 

includes

You will be happily served and facilitated by Nepal Social Treks with:
  • Private Arrival & Departure transfers on both international and domestic flights,
  • Assistance for the trekking gears and the shopping for the trekking equipment if required, 
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking, 
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B/B basis, 
  • Acommodation in teahouse/lodge during trekking, 
  • Domestic flight Pokhara- Jomsom-Pokhara.
  • Nepal Social Treks Gears – sleeping bag, duffel bag for the use during the trip, 
  • Professional local guide with extensive experience, 
  • First Aid Kit Comprehensive, 
  • Necessary Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment, 
  • Insurance for all staff including porters, 
  • Trekking map 
  • Trek permit and government tax, 

excludes

You will be facilitated by Nepal Social Treks for :
  • Meals on the cities except Farewell and Welcome Dinner. 
  • Nepal Entry Visa fees.
  • Personal trekking equipments. 
  • Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry mineral water, hot shower, battery charge, Telephone, etc.
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, 
  • Valid Travel Insurance with Medical evacuation in case of emergency, 
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc, 

Elevation Chart

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang trek is suitable for anyone who is moderately fit and does not require any previous trekking experience. It is recommended to participate in some physical fitness activities such as running, swimming and walking before heading on to Upper Mustang Region. If you're suffering from a pre-existing medical condition, you must seek medical advice from your doctor before considering the trek.

 

Well, as it is a trek we will be walking most of the time whereas, in cities it depends on the size of your group. We can use cars, minibus, van, land cruiser for traveling. We prefer small light vehicles which are flexible to drive through the narrow roads of Nepal.

Of course. You can use ATM and credit card facilities in Kathmandu and Jomsom. Above Jomsom, you’ll need cash for various services as there are no ATM lounges and payment is accepted only in cash.

Whilst you stay in a 4 to a 5-star hotel in Kathmandu,but you will need to compromise on accommodations on the remote parts of the trek. You will stay in teahouses with basic amenities which are cozy and offer heartwarming hospitality. On the base camp, however, you will stay the night in a tented camp.

We strongly suggest you not to drink tap water. You can drink the tap water after using water purifying tablets or water filatures.

Electricity is available in upper mustang. You won’t have any problems to charge your camera battery, phone, and other electronics.

 

Upper Mustang trek is a moderate trek compared to other trekking and doesn't requires  

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