- Duration 16 Nights / 17 Days.
- Indian Price Call Us
- Best Time Jan
- Difficulty Level Moderate.
|Region||Himalayan Ranges in Nepal.|
|Tour Activity Type:||Group Adventure|
|Group Size:||Not Described|
|Duration:||16 Nights / 17 Days.|
|Best time to travel||Jan|
|Approx Trekking Km||Not Described|
|Trip Begins and Ends at||Kathmandu/Kathmandu.|
|Maximum Altitude Gain||3,810 meters / 12,500 feet.|
|Type of Accommodation||Tent/Guest House.|
A journey into the wilderness of remote Nepal filled with a barren landscape, the Upper Mustang Trek is a journey of an incomparable thrill for a total of 17 days. The treeless landscape and the rocky trail add an exclusivity to the region. The views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri among the other Himalayan Peaks are quite fascinating. Kathmandu is the very first stop on the journey, where one gets to witness the rich culture, traditions, and heritage of Nepal and also the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kagbeni – Chele – Syanbochen – Ghami – Tsarang – Lo Manthang – Drakmar – Ghiling – Chhuksam – Jomsom – Pokhara – Kathmandu is the best route to follow for a pukka trekking experience.
When it comes to travel, Trekking is one such important branch of the huge tree that has gained attention over the years. A trek journey packs the right proportion of adventure and thrill and serves with the best experience.
The Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal gives you an insight of the local culture, the barren rocky landscapes, and some ecstatic views of the Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. Check out the 17 days itinerary to have a closer look at the journey.
What does it include
- Airport pick-up and drop-offs to the international terminal.
- Domestic airport transfers.
- All meals during the trek (Vegetarian).
- Accommodation in Kathmandu (2 nights).
- Local transports.
- Accommodation during the trekking period.
- Domestic return flights (If applicable).
- Certified guide.
- Trek completion certificate by Nepal Govt.
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
- The porter will carry only one luggage per person.
- All necessary permits.
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
Please Note: For single trekker we provide porter cum guide.
What it does not include?
- Travel expenses to reach and return from Kathmandu.
- Drinking water throughout the trip.
- Soft-drinks / Beverages / Alcohols / Snacks / Chocolates Etc.
- Additional accommodation and food expenses if trek gets delayed due to weather, flight cancellation, health or any other reason.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Nepalese visa fee. (For Non-Indian and Non-Nepali customers)
- Health Insurance, Personal Insurance, and other travel insurance.
- Expenses for evacuation and rescue operations due to natural calamity, mishaps, injury or any health problem.
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s).
Items to bring with you
- Trekking Bag.
- UV Protected Sun Glasses.
- Best Quality Hiking Shoes (Preferably Water Proof).
- Trekking Poles.
- Crocs Shoes/sandal.
- Water disinfection Drops / Tablets.
- Knapsack / Backpack / Rucksack.
- Good jacket to protect from cold.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Thermals – Top and Bottom.
- Poncho (for rain).
- Knee Cap 1 Pair.
- 1 quick drying towel.
- Sunblocks (SPF 50 and above) and Lip Salve with Sunblocks.
- Toilet Paper.
- Wet-Tissue Papers/ Baby Wipes.
- Headlamp, Torch with spare batteries.
- Trekking Socks.
- Gaiters for hiking in winter.
- Basic First Aid Kit.
- 2 lightweight trekking pants.
- 3 lightweight trekking T-Shirt.
- 4 pairs trekking socks.
- Dry Fruits and Chocolates.
- Small, basic first aid kit(a cough and/or cold medicine, headache pills etc.).
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
The capital of the country, Kathmandu will be your first stop on the long journey. Kathmandu is a paradise where nature’s beauty congregates rich culture and heritage. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage sights like the Monkey temple, the Hindu temple, and the Buddhist Shrine. Stroll the market areas of Kathmandu, enjoy the vivid colors of the city, the exotic views in the background, and the warm heart locals. Kathmandu is an ideal place to mingle with the Nepalese culture and the best place to try the finest and most authentic Nepalese cuisines. Make your day a happening one in the capital, spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft).
Today the journey will witness a drive to the beautiful Pokhara also known as the Lake City. Pokhara makes justice to the name as you will be amazed to see numerous numbers of lakes in the close vicinity.
They are huge, they are calm and gives you a beautiful opportunity to enjoy a light stroll along the banks of the lakes. You can also enjoy an incredible boating experience in the serene Fewa lake. Pokhara is just not about lakes, and from here you will be rewarded with great views of the Annapurna peaks, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, and the Himalayas among the others. Enjoy the day and spend a quaint night in Pokhara.
Day 3: Pokhara to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft).
From Pokhara, you will start the journey to the popular village of Jomson. Enjoy the walk along the vivid landscapes to reach the Jomson village which is famous for its sweet apples, extraordinary landscapes, and the always flowing strong winds. Stay the night in Jomson.
Day 4: Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft).
Follow the trail along an open and beautiful valley from Jomsom. On you’re to Kagbeni from Jomson, you will have o cross the Ekle Bhatti village. The village of Kagbeni is amazingly located on the banks of two rivers, it is small and beautiful, the flat-roofed houses are widespread throughout the village and you will also witness ruins of old fortresses. Spend the night in Kagbeni.
Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft).
Start the day by getting your permits checked before starting on the trail that follows along the KaliGandaki River. The path is sandy and you will experience strong winds as you walk till you reach the base of a hill which you will have to climb. The trail will lead you to the Tangbe Village; the village has beautiful farmlands with many kinds of vegetation.
You will get to see Apple orchards, barley & buckwheat fields in the area. Walk your way through the narrow alleys of the village amidst the whitewashed houses. The trail will pass through another village before crossing a river, from here move forward to hike on a ridge and finally reach the Chele village where you will be spending the night.
Day 6: Chele to Syanbochen (3,475m/11,398ft).
The trail today will include a harder trek as you move towards the village of Syanboche. On your way to the village, you will cross the Dajori La Pass and the Taklam La pass through a rough terrain. Follow the trail to pass the Ramchung cave and along the way enjoy blissful views of the Damodar Danda, Tilicho, and Yakawa Kang. The trail will take you the Samar village which you will cross and walk on a path above the village to finally climb a ridge.
The further journey will make you descend a steep trail to a stream and move further on the way to Syanboche village where you will be spending the night.
Day 7: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft).
The village of Ghami is one the largest village in the Lo region and is beautiful, surrounded by fields on all sides. The journey will start with an ascent to the Yamda La pass and along the way, you will also pass other beautiful villages, chortens, and a few teahouses. Follow the trail through barley fields and Poplar forests to reach the Nyi Pass located at 4101m. From the pass descend down on the trail to reach the beautiful Ghami village and spend the night there.
Day 8: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft).
The trail you will cover today is rough and often slippery so you need to walk with great caution. The trail will begin with a descend on this rough terrain and then an ascend to cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola. The journey from here is beautiful as you will cross many Mani walls before reaching the Tsarang La pass, follow the trail from here to reach the Tsarang village. The huge fortress and the red gompa in the village compliment the overall beauty of the place. Spend the night in Tsarang village.
Day 9: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft).
Start the day early with descends to a canyon followed by crossing a river and walking uphill to reach the Lo La pass. The beautiful walled village of Lo Manthang can be witnessed from the top of the pass. Follow the trail to reach the LO Manthang village. The village will present you with some breath-taking views of the Annapurna I, Nilgiri, Tilicho, and Bhrukti Peak. Spend the night in Lo- Manthang.
Day 10: Rest Day.
The journey was long and the trail was moderately difficult so a rest is required to keep the journey alive. Spend the day exploring the beautiful Lo-Manthang village in the Upper Mustang region, do not miss out on visiting the major gompas of the village namely the Jhampa, Tupchen, and Chhoeda. You can also have a short trek to the Tingkhar village to have a better look at the culture of the region. Spend the night in Lo-Manthang.[/su_service]
Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft).
The trail while returning is on a different route as you visit the Drakmar village, famous for housing the century-old Ghar Gompa that has incredible rock paintings. The Gompa has religious histories associated with it, explore the gompa and walk to Drakmar village where you will spend the night.
Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft).
You need to start the day early as the there are strong winds that you need to avoid. Follow the descending trail through fields and a dry place to reach the Ghiling village. You will get to enjoy great views of the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri as you move towards the Ghiling village. Spend the night in the windy Ghiling village
Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft).
You have reached the very climax of the journey and here onwards you will travel towards the completion of the trek. The walk to Chuksang will run along the same trail as you followed before reaching Lo Manthan. Pass through the beautiful villages on the route and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas as you reach Chuksang. Stay the night in Chuksang.
Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft).
The walk to Jomson is the last walk you will be having as you have nearly reached the finishing line of the journey. The last trekking is on a relatively long trail and the journey may take as much as 7 hours to complete. Follow the trail for few hours before bidding the final farewell to the Mustang trail as you will join the Annapurna circuit trail from here to Jomson.
Walk your way through the Kagbeni village where you can take some rest, move on the forward journey to reach Jomson where you will be spending the night.
Day 15: Drive back from Jomsom to Pokhara
Today you will be back in the beautiful ‘Lake City’, Pokhara. Enjoy the journey back to Pokhara as this will be your last stop before reaching back to Kathmandu. After you reach Pokhara, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Walk on the beautiful shores of the lake, enjoy the calmness of the Fewa lake and spend a night of prosperity and serenity in Pokhara.
Day 16: Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Start the day after breakfast and enjoy a beautiful drive back to the capital as you pay your final acknowledgment of the mesmerizing journey you have just experienced. Cross your way through the rural Nepalese lifestyle and vast terraced fields to finally reach Kathmandu. Spend the day souvenir shopping for your loved ones, explore the parts of the capital you have missed, and enjoy a great Nepalese dish. Spend the night in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure.
Your amazing 16 days come to an end as you turn your back to Nepal and head towards your hometown. Nepal has much more equally amazing places you can explore next, plan your next trip to the country as early as possible.