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Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo-Mangthang, the capital of the upper Mustang.

The Upper Mustang trek offers spectacular trekking into the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence culture. Explore the thousand-year-old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of different landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki into the high region of  Lo-Mangthang Valley. Hike through almost tree-less barren landscape, follow a steep rocky trail up and down hill enjoying panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. Thousands years of isolation has kept the culture, lifestyle and heritage unchanged for centuries to this date. The houses in Mustang are mostly made from stone and sun baked mud bricks. The city wall and the four-store palace in Lo-Manthang are some of the beautiful landmarks of Mustang region. Another attraction in the Mustang region is the Tiji Festival influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which is timed to coincide with the end of the dry season (late winter/spring).

The Transhimalayan Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, since the region was restricted for outsiders until Nepal Government announced the opening of the restricted areas in October 1991. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment.

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Duration: 17
Max elevation: 3890 m
Activity: trekking
Best time: Mar-Jun/Sep-Dec


Brief Itinerary

Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu airport

Day 02:
Kathmandu city sightseeing (1315m)

Day 03:
Flight Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m), Pokhara sightseeing

Day 04:
Flight to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,375ft]: 3-4 hrs

Day 05:
Kagbeni to Chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 06:
Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 07:
Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 08:
Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs

Day 09:
Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs

Day 10:
Explore Lo-Mangthang

Day 11:
Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 12:
Dhakmar to Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 13:
Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs

Day 14:
Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs

Day 15:
Flight back to Pokhara

Day 16:
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 17:
Departure

Included

  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in Royal Penguin Boutique Hotel & Spa, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Pokhara, double occupancy, with breakfast
  • All transfers by private Japanese vehicle for the whole trip
  • English speaking tour guide for 2 days of S/S
  • Flight ticket KTM – PKR – JOM – PKR
  • Domestic airport taxes
  • Full trekking package for Upper Mustang
  • Accommodation in normal teahouse lodges while trekking
  • All meals & tea or coffee 3 times a day while on trek
  • 1 good English speaking Sherpa guide with necessary porters
  • Special permit, TIMS card & ACAP permit
  • Trekking equipment like: dawn jacket, sleeping bag, trekking stick, water bottle, rain poncho etc
  • Insurance for our staff
  • All Government taxes

Not included

  • Lunch & dinner during stay in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Any bar bills, laundry, tips
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Any extra cost not mentioned in “Included” section

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