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Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal- 17 days

Upper Mustang Trekking in Nepal- 17 days

Enter the land of rich Tibetan culture and magnificent scenic beauty with the 17 days of Upper Mustang trek. Known for the Kingdom of Lo, this place is one of the remotest areas of the Himalayas that have surprisingly beautiful scenic views.
This particular trek offers a world of Buddhist culture and heritage that is not really known by many. With the snow capped Himalayan peaks before your eyes, you are bound to get fascinated by its beauty. You will get to see beautiful plateaus, ranges of hills and deep canyons along with desert sunsets. The Upper Mustang is almost treeless and the paths are steep and rocky. As you walk through these you will get to witness the peaks of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna to name a few. Filled with historic monasteries and Dzongs, this trek will enhance your knowledge of the rich culture and history of the Buddhists in Tibet. As you trek through the upper Mustang, you cross a number of passes and glaciers and also walk through the alpine valleys.
The 16-centuary monasteries along with the Mani walls in Nepal is sure to blow your mind with their skills of architecture that stands as the proof of their rich history and culture even today. If you are a lover of snow capped peaks and excellent scenery you should be a part of this 17 day trek. You may get to visit the UNESCO world heritage temples while being in Kathmandu. Be a part of the Upper Mustang trek to embrace the beauty of nature.

Trip Highlights:

  • UNESCO world heritage sites like Pashupatinath and Swayambhunath temples

  • Spectacular view of the five peaks of Annapurna, Nilgiri and Tukuche.

  • Visit to Buddhist shrines and monasteries

  • Visit to Dzong (fortress) for Buddha paintings

  • Visit to the Raja's Darbar


Enter the land of rich Tibetan culture and magnificent scenic beauty with the 17 days of Upper Mustang trek. Known for the Kingdom of Lo, this place is one of the remotest areas of the Himalayas that have surprisingly beautiful scenic views.

This particular trek offers a world of Buddhist culture and heritage that is not really known by many. With the snow capped Himalayan peaks before your eyes, you are bound to get fascinated by its beauty. You will get to see beautiful plateaus, ranges of hills and deep canyons along with desert sunsets. The Upper Mustang is almost treeless and the paths are steep and rocky. As you walk through these you will get to witness the peaks of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna to name a few. Filled with historic monasteries and Dzongs, this trek will enhance your knowledge of the rich culture and history of the Buddhists in Tibet. As you trek through the upper Mustang, you cross a number of passes and glaciers and also walk through the alpine valleys.

The 16-centuary monasteries along with the Mani walls in Nepal is sure to blow your mind with their skills of architecture that stands as the proof of their rich history and culture even today. If you are a lover of snow capped peaks and excellent scenery you should be a part of this 17 day trek. You may get to visit the UNESCO world heritage temples while being in Kathmandu. Be a part of the Upper Mustang trek to embrace the beauty of nature.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek
  • Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours
  • Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization
  • Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
  • Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 17: Final departure
Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.

  • Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share with breakfast.

  • Full board meals while on Mustang trek.

  • Accommodation at a local teahouse on twin share bed while on Mustang trekking.

  • Upper Mustang trekking special Permit

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

  • Jomsom Pokhara Jomsom domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.

  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag and down jacket Mustang trek

  • Professional local trekking group leader trained

  • Trekking guides and other support staff.

  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.

  • Insurance of all staff including porters.

  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers for Upper Mustang trek

  • Annapurna conservation entry permit.


Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee

  • Excess baggage charge(s)

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

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

  • International flights

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

  • Tips


 
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)
 
  • You will be received at the Tribhuvan International Airport by our representative and will be transferred to hotel.
 
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
 
  • After breakfast you will be going for sightseeing around Kathmandu. There are some temples like Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath to see. We will also be preparing for the trek and also get the special permit for Mustang.
 
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours
 
  • Our private vehicles will take you to Pokhara. During the drive you can enjoy the scenic beauty and the views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and so on. You can visit the Bindavasini temple in the middle of the lake at Pokhara.
 
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek
 
  • You will fly to Jomsom in the morning. This is the district headquarter of Mustang. Our trek will start from here as to walk to reach Kagbeni. You will get to witness the peaks of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and many more.
 
  • Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
 
  • The day starts with the permit check up and we walk to the Kali Gandak upstream river bank.we trek  across many ridges and beautiful landscapes. After crossing Tangbe village which is known for its field of apple orchards we trek towards Kali gandaki valley. We finally reach the gully of chele.
 
  • Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft): 6-7 hours
 
  • We trek up to the Taklam La pass having the view of Tilicho peak and Damodar Danda. We gradually descend towards Syanbochen for the day. We get to see the Ramchung cave and its surroundings.
 
  • Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours
 
  • We slowly climb to Yamda la after breakfast. Crossing a village we come to the Nyi La pass which is the highest point of the trek. We descend to Ghemi and stay overnight.
 
  • Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours
 
  • We trek down the cliffs and cross the bridge across Tangmar Chu. We cross the Mani walls and trek towards Charang (Tsarang). We trek through fields and willow trees. We visit the Dzong  and Gompa having a huge collection of Buddha paintings.
 
  • Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours
 
  • We descend towards the Tholung village. Gradually we ascend towards the Lo pass, from where you can get the view of the picturesque Lo-Mathang valley. The view of the beautiful hills on the Tibetan border cannot be explained in words. We trek down and then climb up as we reach Lo-Mathang.
 
  • Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization
 
  • This day is to acclimatize in Manthang and explore the place. This place culturally important. It has a number of fortress and an important village that will provide a taste of their rich culture and heritage. The Royal palace is a must visit place where the king of Mustang offers Tibetan tea.
 
  • Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours
 
  • We continue to trek to cross Lo Gekar from where we can get the last glimpse of Mangthang. After crossing Chogo La, we trek down to visit Ghar Gompa to visit Guru Rimponche. As we continue to trek we cross the meadows and and gully we get to Drakmar.
 
  • Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours
 
  • Continuing down from Drakmar we cross the arid plateau. The windy trek will lead us to Kali Gandaki valley from where we get the view of Mt. Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri. We stop for the day at Ghiling.
 
  • Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours
 
  • We retreat to Chhksanng as we get to witness the Tibetan culture. Trek will cover the beautiful view of Tilicho and other peaks.
 
  • Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours
 
  • Trekking towards Kagbeni, you can see many monasteries and shrines of Buddha. We reach Jomson and call it a day.
 
  • Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
 
  • Flight back to Pokhara early morning and relax in hotel.
 
  • Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
 
  • Private vehicle will drive you to Kathmandu.
 
  • Day 17: Final departure
 
  • You will be dropped at the airport as the journey ends.

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