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Upper Mustang Trekking

Few regions of the great Himalayas remain unraveled. The ancient kingdom of Mustang in western Nepal is one of them. It is divided into two parts namely the Upper Mustang and the Lower Mustang. Upper Mustang is largely inhabited by Manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. Whereas Lower Mustang covers the part of lower valley along the Kali Gandaki river. Forbidden & isolated from the rest of the world Mustang was able to evolve its own culture and traditional which so rich and unique. This is the only district in Nepal with its own religious King. The people of Mustang call themselves Lobas. Their house and temple construction all over the region use stone but mostly mud bricks that are sun baked. Some beautiful architectures in this region are the city wall and the four story palace in Lo Manthang. Untouched by modern civilization, life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries in unhurried pace. There are so many caves, Monasteries, Schools and hills around Lomanthang where you can hike to observe Tibetan border.

Upper Mustang being in the Himalayan rain shadow is one of the few parts of the country that are suitable for trekking during the summer monsoon period. Even at this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall. The Mustang trek is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached in only 3,800m. But the conditions at times can be arduous. Cold in winter and windy and dusty all year. Winter treks are best avoided due to the cold when many of the locals migrate to southern parts of the country and even to India.

Upper Mustang is restricted area of Nepal. According to government rule, liaison officers should always accompany with the trekking groups. There are few accommodation facilities available above Kagbeni so we must be fully self- sufficient especially in fuel. We can take mules/horses to carry the loads. The into the Kingdom of Mustang is through an almost tree - less barren landscape, a steep rocky trail up and down hill panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several other peaks make the trek memorable.

Itinerary  

Day 01: Join Kathmandu/1300m, a welcome dinner and a short briefing about the trip is held in the evening. Relax and overnight in hotel. 
Day 02: Sightseeing in UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites (Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinaht and Kathmandu Durbar Square etc. with tour guide. 
Day 03
: Drive or fly to Pokhara, (200km, 6/7 hours drive by tourist bus or 25 minutes domestic flight) then stay in hotel at Lake Side in Pokhara. Relax and enjoy the evening. 
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (8921ft. 2720m), and trek to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m). Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05
: Trek to Chusang or Chele (10004ft. 3050m) via Tangbe for lunch. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06
: Trek to Gilling (11709ft. 3570m). Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft). Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Charanag (11677ft. 3560m). Explore monasteries and village. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09
: Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m). Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10
: Excursion around Lo Manthang. Visit the villages, monasteries and the King’s palace.
Day 11
: Hike up to Choser or Namgyal Monastery. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12
: Trek to Ghargompa, Visit the monastery. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13
: Trek to Chele and stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14
: Trek to Kagbeni stay overnight in lodge.
Day 15
: Trek to Jomsom then stay overnight in lodge.
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara and sightseeing around Lakeside.
Day 17
: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30am and transfer to hotel

Note:- For Your Information, Upper Mustang Trek Permit Costs USD 500 .00 for first 10 days then USD 50.00 each extra day and ACAP Permit is required that cost NPR. 2000.00 Per person. No TIMS Card for this trek. You must trek with a licensed guide and organize with a government registered trekking agency. Minimum group size must be two people. This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your budget and time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program.

 

     Upper Mustang Trekking - Service Includes in the Cost:

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by Private Car, Haice, Mini Bus (as per our needs)
  • Two night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan as per your request
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking for you and Private Room during the trek.
  • An experienced Government Licensed Holder Guide and Porter, their food, drinks, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax etc.
  • Ground transportation by Tourist Bus or Private Car, Haice, Jeep, Min Bus (as per no. of guest), Kathmandu to Pokhara and up to Naya Pool, return Pokhara to Kathmandu and fly ticket to Pokhara, Jomsom, Pokhara.
  • TIMS (Trekkers\' Information Management System) and all Trekking Permit
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

     Upper Mustang Trekking - Service Excludes in the Cost:

  • Your Travel insurance and Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • International Airfare and Airport departure tax.
  • Tips for trekking Guide, Porter and Driver. (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory).
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic), During the trek Hot Shower
  • Personal Shopping and Laundry, Personal trekking Equipments etc.