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Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek
Upper Mustang Trek

The Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang is one of Nepal’s greatest national treasures. Surrounded by mountainous plateaus in the east and west, Upper Mustang is renowned for its contrasting natural beauty. An arid land with bare hills, imposing silver vistas of snow-capped mountains and rich seasonal colours. It is a luscious green during harvest months and crimson throughout Autumn.

Upper Mustang has two distinct regions. The northern area belongs to the surviving walled-in kingdom of the Lo introduced by Ame Pal in the 14th century. Languages, culture and traditions of the Lo are almost purely Tibetan. The southern part has five villages inhabited by Manangi descendants. It is home to Jong Gharpu, a 5-storey mountain cave which in ancient times was fitted out with 44 rooms, and to Muktinath (ChumigGyatsa), a major settlement, holy place and pilgrimage for Buddhists and Hindus.
Until recently, Upper Mustang was isolated with very limited travellers able to enter this sacred region. Distinctive features of medieval Asia are present with mud-walled towns arranged in a circular pattern; village entrance gates flanked with local carvings of sinister figures warding off evil spirits; and monasteries covered in original frescoes.

Upper Mustang is a special zone and part of the Trans-Himalayan

Ecosystem: Trekkers must be issued a special permit through a registered trekking agency. We request experienced trekkers to enquire about extended permits for loops accessible from Lo Monthang. The permit fees for the first 10 days per person US $500 and After 10 days per day per person USD50, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.

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Highlights:

 Enjoy this restricted region beset within uniqueand shadowy yellow-grey mountains
Watch sunset and sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs in Jomson
Cross through old trade routes by the Kali Gandaki river
Spend three nights in the walled kingdom of Lo Manthang; an oasis of poplar and willow trees, tall white-washed mud brick homes,the Raja’s Palace, gompas and a short distance fromancient caves
Visit the Muktidahara holy bath with 108 waterspouts,Jwala Mai temple set above a spring housing three eternal flames, the Buddhist-Hindu temple of Vishnu/Chenrezig, and several marvelous monasteries in Muktinath.

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Overnight at hotel]

02

Day 02

Free Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tour, rock climbing, etc.
[Meals included: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

03

Day 03

Scenic drive to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft.), 6hr drive

We drive to Pokhara. From Kathmandu we follow the Prithvi Highway that leads to Galchi and Mugling Bazaar. After a pleasant drive (6hr) we reach our destination Pokhara(823m)
[Included meals: Bed and Breakfast]
Overnight at Hotel

04

Day 04

Scenic flight to Jomsom (2720m/8923ft.) & trek to Kagbeni (2810m/9219ft.), 25min fly+3-4hr walk

We fly to Jomsom. We will enjoy the spectacular view of Fishtail Mountain, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Ranges with its some popular peaks on both side from the plane. We will experience the distinct changes in the geographical appearance as the plane approach higher to the northern side. After 30min of flight, the chilling weather will welcome us to Jomsom airport. Here we meet with the rest of the trekking staffs and we follow the Kali Ghandaki valley to Kabbeni. We will enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri and Tukche peak while walking against the direction. 3-4hr of walk, the gate way to restricted area of Lo Manthang (Kagbeni) will reach.
[Included meals: Lunch & Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

05

Day 05

Trek to Chele (3100m/10171ft.), 5-6hr walk

We start our trial from the east side of Kaligadaki river bank with the spectacular morning sunrise. Our journey passing the high ridges, we will observe some remarkable caves and Gompa Kang on the west side of the Kali Gandaki River. Soon we arrive picturesque at Tangbe village by passing the trio of black, white and red Chorten that represents the Upper Mustang. The village is the labyrinth of narrow alleys among whitewashed houses, field of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. It manifests the conspicuous view of Mt Nilgiri on the southern part of skyline. The typical village of Chugsang is half an hour beyond Tangbe situated at the confluence of the Kaligandaki River and Narshing khola. Up the Narshing khola is Tetang where there is a gompa and salt mine. After crossing the river of Chugsang, we see some spectacular sight of red eroded cave. The vast Kali Gandi valley gradually narrowed and more meditative caves are perceived over the high cliff where there is a tunnel through which Kaligandaki river flow out under the steel bridge. Further short ascend walk on rocky gully trail bring us to Chele. Chele is one of the pretty village offer us comfort accommodation.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Geling (3, 570m/ 11713 ft.), 7-8hr walk

Our next journey starts with climb on loose rocky slope from where gradient ease. By leaving Chele, we have a wonderful sight of Gyakar village with its fields surrounded by the stone with mud covered wall which lies far away across the deep canyon. The trial continues to climb on the long, steep, treeless and waterless reach at the pass. After a long descends leads to some chorten and further more walk will reach at Samar Village. The resting point for all travellers and the horse caravans where it provides horse stables and camping space. Next we climb above the summer village to the ridge and after sometimes we descend from thick junipers trees and reach to Bhena. The trial climb slightly up to Yamda, further climb some ridges and descends with emerging spectacular view of landscape reaches at Sangpoche. We will again slightly climb to a pass and reach to another valley. There is a junction of trial in the valley, from which left trial leads to Nyi la by passing Geling and other descends to the beautiful village of Geling.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Tsarang (3575m/11729ft.), 6-7hr walk

We start our walk gently through the field by passing the typical village of Tama Gaon and its imposing chorten. The trail regions the main route to the Nyi la after continuous climb to the pass. This pass is the southern boundary of the Lo itself. We will have a wonderful and gentle descends from the Nyi la pass and after half an hour is a junction, the right trial is the direct route to Charang, the left trial lead to Ghami. The Charang trial descends to the Tangmar Chu River and it passes the steel bridge over there. After gentle climb is the long stretched red wall called Mani (the longest Mani wall in Nepal) is observed on the way. The red coloured cliff to the northeast part from the Mani wall has a spectacular sight with its beautifully eroded shapes. Another pass has to be ascend and the gently descends of the routes lead to Charang village.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at We start our walk gently through the field by passing the typical village of Tama Gaon and its imposing chorten. The trail regions the main route to the Nyi la after continuous climb to the pass. This pass is the southern boundary of the Lo itself. We will have a wonderful and gentle descends from the Nyi la pass and after half an hour is a junction, the right trial is the direct route to Charang, the left trial lead to Ghami. The Charang trial descends to the Tangmar Chu River and it passes the steel bridge over there. After gentle climb is the long stretched red wall called Mani (the longest Mani wall in Nepal) is observed on the way. The red coloured cliff to the northeast part from the Mani wall has a spectacular sight with its beautifully eroded shapes. Another pass has to be ascend and the gently descends of the routes lead to Charang village.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m/12598.43 ft.), 4-5hr walk

Our initial section of the walk commences with gentle ascend and far ascends to the steep rocky trial to the cairn at ridges opposite to the Charang village. Further we climb towards north and passing the giant isolated chorten which marks a boundary between Tsarang and LoManthang. Then the trial passes the stream and desert like landscape with hue of grey and yellow is crossed. The giant cliff with several caves on it is perceived on the right side while heading towards Lo la (pass). Following the trial for sometimes reaches Lo la from where it views the spectacular sight of Lo-Manthang city and the neighbouring villages. The muddy trial then descends from the Lo la reaches to the stream and climb up to LoManthang plateau we have marvellous site of giant wall which encircle the city. The main entrance of the walled city exists to the northeast side. Inside the walled city, it contains the five storied royal palace, three large monasteries. Himalayan Amchi Museum and local houses.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

09/10

Day 09/10

Explore days in Lo Manthang Choedey Monastery

Lo Manthang Choedey Monastery is the main Gompa of the city which is located to the northwest part of the walled city. This Gompa carries all the monastic activities like Buddhist text schooling, Buddhist rituals performance, teaching Buddhist philosophy and so on. It also takes care of the preservation of the Buddhist ancient thanka paintings, precious religious text, and antiquity of monastics belongings etc. This monastery belongs to the Ngor Sakya clan of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a saying that in 17th century, the king Sabdung Rapten invited his religious teacher Jamgong Ngawang Kunga Sonam to Lo-manthag and later during his stayed in Lo manthang (in the Choedey Monastery) he introduced the popular festivals of Tiji (rituals dance perform by the Lama). The monastery also features the museum where one can visit the antique collection of art, sculptures, scriptures and copper wares related to ancient civilization of Lo manthang as well as the whole Lo kingdom.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Drakmar (3820m/12533ft.), 5-6hr walk

With indelible memory of Lo-Manthang we return to southwest avoiding the  oute to Tsarang which go down towards the south. We follow the trail which leads through the fields of Lo -Manthang city and following the irrigated canal. The trial to Lo Gekar is not a main trading route as it follows the indistinct trail of herders which makes crisscrossed on the hills. We have to climb up straight to the cairn of pass from where it gives a final glimpse to Lo Manthang, the trial climbs the ridges, reaches another huge cairn making a pass and further more climb will arrive the highest peak of the trek Cho Go La (4270m). Then we will enter the grassy valley where trials lead to a long ridge, furthermore descends from a short steep gully arrives Charang Khola and by passing some Chorten arrived Ghar Gompa. After visiting the Gompa (8th century, oldest Gompa of whole Himalayas including Tibet), we climb the ridges to cross the pass and enter the alpine meadow and steep town to the gully which is over shaded on the top with red color. There is a myth on red cliff that the red colour is the blood of Ogress which once vanquished by Guru Rinpoche. Now soon our journey brings us to a beautiful village of Drakmar.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

12

Day 12

Trek to Shyangboche (3850m/12631ft.), 5-6hr walk

With astonishing site of landscape intensify by the morning sunrise we start our trek which goes down with the stream passing the stone walls and the fields of Drakmar. The trial then climbs the ridge to the chorten and again descend to another stream is small climb and we follow the trial till Ghami la which contouring to the Nyi la. Descending the steep trial to the Geling valley but stay high by passing the Geling village and later gently walk down the Chungar, a large Chorten, house and camp sites. The trial passes the Mani wall and the three typical houses of Tama Gaon, which later leads down to the rocky canyon to the stream and turn up to the Shyangboche La. We will see huge painted Chorten before re-joining with Giling trial. Our trek of the day end after descending the Shyangboche la and reach to the village of Shyangboche.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

13/14

Day 13/14

Trek to Chhuksang (3050m/10007ft.) & Jomsom (2720m/8923ft.), 5-6hr walk

We start our trek after breakfast by retracing the upwards trial through Yamdo and Bhena to Samar. We will enjoy the downwards trail which are of less ascends. It is an hour of descends from Samar to Chele and still an hour to follow the bank of Kaligandaki River
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

15/16

Day 15/16

Scenic flight to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) & drive to KTM, 25min fly+ 6hr drive

From Jomsom to Pokhara, retrace our fly to Pokhara and next day drive to Kathmandu following Prithvi Highway witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers with full of fun throughout the drive. It takes about 6hr drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: dinner in Ktm]
Overnight at hotel

17

Day 17

Final Departure, transfer to Airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle.
[Included meals: breakfast]

 

Location

 

 

Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Flight from PKR-Jomsom & return
  • Sharing Tourist to bus KTM-PKR & return
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness


Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.


Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.


Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light


Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves


Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm


Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp


Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.


Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius


Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)


Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Information

Festivals/Religious Events:

Winter: Loshar or Chhongo(Tibetan New Year- falls in Falgun, February/March), GyangKorto (Crop Festival –early March);

Spring: Tiji (Effigy to ward off evil spirits and Lama dance - mid-May), Dhajyang (Archery Festival –falls in Baisakh, April/May), Tharpitharchyang (Celebration of Elders – May);

Summer: Yartung (Harvest celebration and Horse racing, falls in Bhadra, August/September);

Autumn: Bhadan Fair (Comedy and Cultural Satire – no fixed date), Degyap – (Jhong, Tharkot & Kagbeni Lamas worship for world peace, September)

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Duration

17 days

Season

Feb-Dec

Region

Annapurna, Nepal

Grade

Medium

Altitude

4325m

Walking

5hr

Accommodation

Tea-house

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Private Vehicle & flight

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