Upper Mustang

  • Max elevation 4200m
  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Duration 16 days
  • Accomodation Hotel/Resort/Tea house
  • Transportation By air/tourist bus/private vehicle
  • Trip Style Sightseeing around Kathmandu
  • Group Size Min 2-max 20 people.
  • Best Season March - June and September –November

Upper mustang trekking is one of the fascinating travel experience jumping into semi-desert passing over the traditional Nepali settlements. Upper Mustang trekking region is encompassed by Dhaulagiri Massif along with its 35 other Himalayas of over 6000m. Upper Mustang trekking is remote and unspoiled due to its people living here still following their tradition, culture practice, social life along with their ancient religion of Bon-po which is older than Buddhism. This region trekking was closed until the year of 2000 to preserving its antiquity. The ancient city called Lo-Manthang which is walled like china and ruled by Lo-dynasty of ancient Tibet. Still other traditional villages in Upper Mustang which are part of the capital city of Lo-Manthang.  The descendant kings of Lo-dynasty still live in Lo-Manthang with his people. There is an ancient festival celebrated in this region called Tija festival become a point of interest on people from outside world.

The Upper mustang trekking starts from Jomsom village following a trekking trail towards kagbeni landing on the ancient city of Lo-Manthang.Lo-Manthang is the capital of ancient Mustang can be observed by trekking in on high altitude trail of the city. Lo-Manthang is a region of chronicled history of the thousand years of old religion, ancient neighborhood tribes and place of lost kingdom of ancient Tibet.Once visitour  enjoyed the Lo-Manthang and other traditional ancient villages of Upper mustang followed the trekking trail through Kali-Gandaki river valley back to Jomsom. The tourist from Jomsom can take a flight to Pokhara or drive continue to Kathmandu..

  • Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 2 : Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

    In the morning, after breakfast, will start sightseeing UNESCO Heritage sites of Kathmandu with our experience professional tour guide about 6 hrs..

  • Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara (900 meters) 7 hours by tourist private car.

    After breakfast you drive continue to Pokhara through trishuli river and Marshyangdi River bang as you will be enjoyes beautiful mountain,jugle, and agrilcultural field. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 4 : Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).

    Early morning we are flying from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the deepest gorge on this planet. On arrival to Jomsom you will meet the rest of the trekking staff. From Kathmandu you will have a guide with you. We start to trek towards Kagbeni, the main gate to Upper Mustang. Guest house

  • Day 5 : Trek to Chaile (3050 meter)

    The trail leads up towards the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, all the way by different shapes. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village in about 1/2 hr, then we trek and cross the river which continues north climbing up to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel that the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. From here the culture changes from the Manangi culture to the Tibetan culture of Lo. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 6 : Trek to Geling (3500 meters).

    The trek continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. We climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge, which the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at 3800 meters. Geling Village. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 7 : Trek to Charang (3620meters).

    Trekfrom Geling village the trail climbs gently up to NYI LA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI WALLl in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main to visit collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddha's. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 8 : Trek to Lo Manthang (3840 meters).

    This is an opportunity to visit two other villages. The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar continue trek to Lo-Manthang. The trail until Lo-Manthang is fine with some minor climbing. Finally from the ridge there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 9 : Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar.

    Today around 2 hours trek to Namgyal Gompa. This is situates on a hilltop, which serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the north-west of Lo-Manthang. After visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar return to Lo-Manthang. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 10 : Trek to Dhi (3410 meters)

    From Lo-Manthang the trail walks straight till Dhi pass 4100meters and descends down to Dhi village. The trek from Lo - Manthang to Muktinath is harder, but more rewarding and interesting than the west side of the valley. Dhi village is one of the best villages of whole Lo-mathang and it seems more prosperous and its settled in a very suitable place. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 11 : Trek to Tange (3370 meters).

    From Dhi the trail goes through the river for around 2 hours and crosses a river from Damodar Kunda, one of the sacred lakes, there has no bridge on the river so we need to walk across in bare feet to cross this river. After crossing the river the trail climbs up till high above a pass of 3850meters. The trail goes through a grassless, treeless bare hill. After the pass the trail again drops directly to Tangbe village at an elevation of 3370m.Tangbe is a small village of around 30 houses but most of the houses are attached to each other. On the rooftops one can see piles of dry woods, which also reflects the prosperity in their society. Guest house.

  • Day 12 : Trek to Tetang/ Chusang (3022 meters).

    The trail walks through a steep ridge of hills providing some fine views of the wind carved hills. Tetang village is formed between 2 hills; they should have found it a safe place to avoid the strong wind that hits the entire Kaligandaki valley. Tetang is the upper village of the Chuksang, which we visit on the first day entering to Mustang from Kagbeni. Overnight at guest house.

  • Day 13 : Trek to Jomsom (2713meters).

    This is the last day of the trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit the many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace. Continuing the trek towards Jomsom Over night at guest house.

  • Day 14 : Morning flight to Pokhara and same day Sightseeing around Pokhara.

    Today 30 minute morning flight takes us from Jomson back to Pokhara. Once we arrive at Pokhara airport, we then drive to hotel. In the afternoon we will have sightseeing tour around Pokhara valley, which covers Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 15 : Drive/Fly back to Kathmandu (1345meters)

  • Day 16 : Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

    The trip ends, Transfer to Kathmandu international airport to catch connecting flight to your home land

Includes:

  • 3 night 3 star Kathmandu hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • 2 night 3 star Pokhara hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private transport service Kathmandu-pokhara-kathmandu
  • Pokhara-jomsom-Pokhara air fare
  • Special restrict areas permits fees Annapurna conservation permits.
  • 3 times meal during the trek
  • Experience trekking guide with porter service two customer 1 porters.
  • 1 day Kathmandu valley sightseeing with experience guide
  • Staff insurance with first aid medicine
  • Airport pock up-drop with sightseeing by private car.

Excludes:

  • Your travel insurance
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Monument fees during the sight seeing
  • Staff tipping after the trek complete
  • Your necessary equipment etc……….

Happy Clients

This is the first time for our group to visit the Nepal, Bhutan and Kashmir region and we have enjoy it very much. It is very fortunate for us, being our first trip to select your company to arrange for us the tour, and we are very please with your service and support, and your co-ordination with the Bhutan operator. For the Indian operator, except for some minor situations, overall it is satisfactory.
I believe there will be more trips to come and will recommend to you potential future travellers there.

KH Liaw

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