Upper Mustang Trekking
- Durations: 17 Days
- Price:On Request
- Max Elevation:3850 Meters
- Types of Trek: Camping/Tea House
- Trek Grade:Medium / Hard
- Journey Starts / Ends Kathmandu Nepal
- Culture: Tibetan
- Group Size:Min.2 Max.10
Upper Mustang is one of the Nepal’s oldest heritages closely associated with Tibetan culture. In this stark landscape trekkers encounter medieval town, surrounded by a huge wall with some of the oldest scriptures. The last resort of Upper Mustang Trek is Lo Mangtang that is believed to be the old Buddhist kingdom. There is an old 4-story royal palace with Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains in the background. Stark Tibetan Landscapes, golden rice fields, Hindu shrines with cliff hanging Monasteries, ruggedly carved mountains reaching the blue sky, glittery icy peaks to the south, vast and barren ridges extending to the northern horizon and its insignificant horizon turns dream of every adventure lover to reality. The Monasteries of 16th century still are active and preserving the magnificent Trans Himalayan Kingdom, they have some of the great unrivaled piece of creations like Thanka, Mandalas and Deitis.
Itenary of Upper Mustang Trekking
Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 ft] Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM) you will be then transferred to Hotel for our representative . After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city.
Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks include the World Heritage Sites: the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members.
Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive/fly 30 min
If you drive to pokhara it taks 6 hours but if we fly it taks 30 min . Pokhara offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. in Pokhara city you can explore the most accessible and beautiful, Fewa Lake during the afternoon -enjoy boating too. Explore, relax and dine by tranquil Lake Fewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Day 04:Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs
After an early breakfast transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Jomsom, a super scenic flight of 20 minutes over the mountains with views of 8,000ers such as Annapurna & Dhaulagiri, brings you at Jomsom, the district headquarter of Mustang. From Jomsom onwards it is very windy in the afternoon, Continue on the gradual path on the Kali Gandaki river bed for about 3 hrs and finally reaching at Ekley-bhatti village and continue to Kagbeni, which lies at the bank of two rivers. Kagbeni is an interesting windswept villages situated on the main age old Trans-himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang area. overnight at tea house.
Day 05:Kagbeni to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
After breaks fast we go for special permit check up than start trek onwards to the riverbank of kaligandaki . During the walk we have scenic picturesque place to stop through the sandy and windy trails. This trails follows the up and downhill. Firstly we reach Tangbe village with narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. From there we trek forward to Chhusang and after crossing the river head up to the huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. We head on to small ridges reach at Chele village and overnight at tea house .
Day 06:Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs
Today, we start our trek around 8am walk to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another 3 hrs similar walk takes us to Syanbochen. On the way, We also pass by a cave famously known as Ramchung Cave. overnight at tea hous
Day 07:Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs
After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing a few teahouses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at the third largest village in the Lo region Ghaymi.
Day 08:Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs
Start the trek after breakfast with a pleasant walk. After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism. From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of Charang with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon.
Day 09:Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs
Today, we trek to Lo-Mangthang with the view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border. overnight at tea house .
Day 10:Explore Lo-Mangthang
Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house” the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four- storey building of the Raja’s palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya.
Day 11:Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs
Trek to Drakmar via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. explore the local area.
Day 12:Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs
Today, we get back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs.
Day 13:Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
We trek back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view
Day 14:Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs
Treak to kagebeni ,lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stop.
Day 15:Fly back to Pokhara
After morning breakfast we check in the airport to fly back to Pokhara.overnight at hotel.
Drive/fly Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast depending on your schedule transfer to International Airport.
Trip / Package Includes
* Domestic Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle.
* Transportation Kathmandu / Sybrubensi / Kathmandu by bus
* 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee.
* Accommodation on Tea House .
* 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu
* An English speaking Trekking Guide.
* Necessary Porter.
* All Government Taxes.
* All needed National park Fees.
* (TIMS)Trekkers information Management System.
* First Aid kit.
* Guide and porter salary ,Accommodation, food,insurance during the trekking .
Trip / Package Excludes
* Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
* International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
* Excess baggage charges.
* Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
* Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case you return early from the 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.