Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Muktinath temple located in this region holds a great significance for Hindu and Buddhists, We can see 108 holy stone taps at the height of 7 feet surrounding the pagoda style temple
  • The numerous monasteries, mahne walls, and caves of the Upper Mustang shows the rich culture
  • Witness the first rays of Sun falling on the mountains
  • Walk through the Kaligandaki river and witness the ammonite fossils in the bank of Kaligandaki river also known as “Saligram”

You have not lived the mountain life if you haven’t done three things; first, witness the Sunrise from the mountains;  there is no beauty like the first rays of the sun falling on the peaks; Second, relive the day with the most thrilling sunset ever and finally look up at the clear night sky; with a new found wonder as what you witness will leave you to star-struck, literally. Such is the wonder of Upper Mustang also popularly termed as the forbidden kingdom of Nepal.

The Upper Mustang Trek in the Annapurna Region is a unique blend of wonder and mystery at an altitude of 3,810m. Mountains such as the Nilgiri(7,062m), Dhaulagiri(8,167m) and Annapurna(8,091m) will keep us company as we reach the of the Kingdom of Lo in Upper Mustang.

The area in our trek may look inhabitable but the settlements here date back to the centuries. Upper Mustang trek nestled in such a prime position was a trade route during the 16th century. Tibetan neighborhood influences the culture of The kingdom of Lo that is rich in history and traditions. The caves found in top hills across Mustang bear witness to the culture of the people that once inhabited these areas.

Attraction point of Upper Mustang Trek

The fierce Kali Gandaki flows through this region which is famous for ammonites also known as “Saligram”; they hold a spiritual place in the Hindu community and cherished. With a moderate difficulty level, this trek is strenuous for the long walking hours, so we advise that only people in good shape follow this trail. The highest altitude for this trek is 3,806 m.

At Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition we know that trekking is a serious business. As of our policy, we make sure that you receive the best guiding and porter services in all your Himalayan trekking. Our guides many of whom are locals of the trekking routes are well trained in first aid. Your safety remains our prime concern.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Vacation Style Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 3,810m
  • Activity Level Tough
  • Best Season Mar - May , Sep - Dec
  • Group Size 2 - 12 pax
ACCOMODATION

Double/Twin Sharing In Hotel/Lodge

Transportation:
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight

Meal:
Full Board During The Trek


    Our team will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel. We will check in and then head out to make preparation for the upcoming trip. Shop for supplies and so on. Overnight at Hotel.

    A full day sightseeing around the religiously significant sites in Kathmandu will be followed by a cultural dinner at the end of the day. The Kathmandu sightseeing will take you to culturally and historically significant places, chiefly Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Overnight at Hotel.

    We start early morning and we drive to Pokhara. Feel pleasure in astonishing views of green landscape and villages. Upon reaching the fascinating city of Pokhara which offers wonderful views of Machhapuchhre (6,993m), five peaks of Annapurna and others (8,091m), we check in to the hotel. Pokhara has many lakes, known as ‘Tal’ in Nepali which lets you do fishing, boating, and swimming. Walking around the Lakeside streets and discovering it in the evening is entertaining. Overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

    Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom, which is a complete change in the landscape. From the bustling city to a high altitude cold desert. From Jomsom, we will make our way to the beautiful village of Kagbeni along the fierce Kali Gandaki River. The village of Kagbeni is like an oasis in the dry surroundings.

    Kagbeni has one of the fastest winds in Nepal and has great potential for harvesting it. With the cold winds, we will walk towards Chele. From above we can see the fields of Kagbeni, the crops swaying with the wind performing a beautiful dance with Nilgiri right beside us. On reaching Chele, overnight at guest house.

    We will leave early in the morning and make our way to Syanbochen. Right after Chele, we will be climbing one of many steep hills. We will be walking past deep canyons, valleys, and small villages. Through rusty old bridges, we will walk down to Syanbochen. Upon reaching, overnight at a teahouse.

    After breakfast, we move to Ghaymi. We will be walking up to Yamda La and crossing few teahouses and small settlements. The houses in upper mustang have a distinct Tibetan influence and beauty. We will see many fields of barley, tress and passes before we enter Ghaymi which rests above the river. Overnight at the teahouse.

    After breakfast, we move to Charang alongside the Ghaymi River. Along with this walk to you will see many structures depicting the Tibetan arts and culture. We will see colorful Gompas as we enter Charang with the omnipresent mountains. Overnight at Teahouse.

    After breakfast, we move to much-anticipated lo-Manthang. The Nilgiri, Annapurna keeping us company, we will be descending and ascending the hills. After crossing a river, we will reach the Kingdom of Lo. Overnight at Teahouse.

    Lo-Manthang was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Lo that was ruled by Tibetan kings. The walled city houses many Gompas and is a great place to find some peace and solace. During the festivities, Lo-Manthang sees many rituals and traditional rites performed. With limited permits and being out of touch with much of world, the culture and practices have been preserved in time making it richer and more attractive. Overnight at the teahouse.

    After breakfast, we will move from Lo-Manthang to Dagmar following similar paths. Dagmar is a beautiful small village and we will see marvelous sights as we make our way there. On arrival, overnight at a teahouse.

    We will follow similar paths and landscapes and make our way to the village of Ghiling. Overnight at the teahouse.

    After breakfast, we will take an alternative route to Jomsom than the popular one which is via Chhuksang. We will make our way through bent apple trees, a sign of just how strong the winds are on stone paved streets with fields of barley and potato growing. Upon reaching overnight at Teahouse.

    After breakfast, we will leave from Chhuksang and continue the familiar paths to Jomsom. Jomsom is famous for apples and various stone fruits. It also has a special brew and dried apples that are yummy to gorge on.

    We will take an early morning flight from Jomsom and reach Pokhara bright and early. After checking in to the hotel, we can spend rest of the day exploring Pokhara. A popular tourist destination, these are much to do and see here.

    From Pokhara, we drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

    Our team will drop you at the airport ending your holiday.

Fixed Departure
TRIP DATES PRICE STATUS
March 5, 2019 - March 21, 2019 $1735
March 7, 2019 - March 23, 2019 $1735
March 9, 2019 - March 1, 2019 $1735
March 10, 2019 - March 26, 2019 $1735
March 12, 2019 - March 28, 2019 $1735
March 14, 2019 - March 30, 2019 $1735
March 16, 2019 - April 1, 2019 $1735
March 17, 2019 - April 2, 2019 $1735
March 19, 2019 - April 4, 2019 $1735
March 21, 2019 - April 6, 2019 $1735
March 23, 2019 - April 8, 2019 $1735
March 24, 2019 - April 10, 2019 $1735
March 26, 2019 - April 12, 2019 $1735
March 28, 2019 - April 14, 2019 $1735
March 30, 2019 - April 16, 2019 $1735
March 31, 2019 - April 24, 2019 $1735
April 2, 2019 - April 19, 2019 $1735
April 4, 2019 - April 21, 2019 $1735
April 6, 2019 - April 23, 2019 $1735
April 7, 2019 - April 24, 2019 $1735
April 9, 2019 - April 26, 2019 $1735
April 11, 2019 - April 28, 2019 $1735
April 13, 2019 - April 30, 2019 $1735
April 14, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $1735
April 16, 2019 - May 3, 2019 $1735
April 25, 2019 - May 5, 2019 $1735
April 20, 2019 - May 7, 2019 $1735
April 21, 2019 - May 8, 2019 $1735
April 23, 2019 - May 10, 2019 $1735
April 25, 2019 - May 12, 2019 $1735
April 27, 2019 - May 14, 2019 $1735
April 28, 2019 - May 15, 2019 $1735
April 30, 2019 - May 17, 2019 $1735
May 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 $1735
May 4, 2019 - May 21, 2019 $1735
May 5, 2019 - May 22, 2019 $1735
May 7, 2019 - May 24, 2019 $1735
May 9, 2019 - May 26, 2019 $1735
May 11, 2019 - May 28, 2019 $1735
May 12, 2019 - May 29, 2019 $1735
May 14, 2019 - May 31, 2019 $1735
May 16, 2019 - June 2, 2019 $1735
May 18, 2019 - June 4, 2019 $1735
May 19, 2019 - June 5, 2019 $1735
May 21, 2019 - June 12, 2019 $1735
May 23, 2019 - June 9, 2019 $1735
May 25, 2019 - June 11, 2019 $1735
May 26, 2019 - June 12, 2019 $1735
May 28, 2019 - June 14, 2019 $1735
May 30, 2019 - June 16, 2019 $1735
September 1, 2019 - September 17, 2019 $1735
September 4, 2019 - September 20, 2019 $1735
September 7, 2019 - September 23, 2019 $1735
September 8, 2019 - September 24, 2019 $1735
September 14, 2019 - September 30, 2019 $1735
September 15, 2019 - October 1, 2019 $1735
September 19, 2019 - October 5, 2019 $1735
September 21, 2019 - October 7, 2019 $1735
September 22, 2019 - October 8, 2019 $1735
September 25, 2019 - October 11, 2019 $1735
September 28, 2019 - October 14, 2019 $1735
September 29, 2019 - October 15, 2019 $1735
October 5, 2019 - October 21, 2019 $1735
October 6, 2019 - October 22, 2019 $1735
October 10, 2019 - October 26, 2019 $1735
October 12, 2019 - October 28, 2019 $1735
October 13, 2019 - October 29, 2019 $1735
October 16, 2019 - November 1, 2019 $1735
October 19, 2019 - November 4, 2019 $1735
October 20, 2019 - November 5, 2019 $1735
October 26, 2019 - November 11, 2019 $1735
October 27, 2019 - November 12, 2019 $1735
October 31, 2019 - November 16, 2019 $1735
November 2, 2019 - November 18, 2019 $1735
November 3, 2019 - November 19, 2019 $1735
November 7, 2019 - November 23, 2019 $1735
November 9, 2019 - November 25, 2019 $1735
November 10, 2019 - November 26, 2019 $1735
November 16, 2019 - December 2, 2019 $1735
November 17, 2019 - December 3, 2019 $1735
November 21, 2019 - December 7, 2019 $1735
November 23, 2019 - December 9, 2019 $1735
November 24, 2019 - December 10, 2019 $1735
November 30, 2019 - December 16, 2019 $1735

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Stay in the city at the finest hotel (3 nights, twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 2 nights at Pokhara).
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight tickets.
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • The cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

Packing Checklist

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chipstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears
  • Trekking boot
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners / Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  • Day pack Minimum 25L with side pocket for water bottle

One Review to “Upper Mustang Trek”

    • Dolma M

    As I was a solo traveler, Himalayan Summit helped me pair up with another one and took care of all the necessary logistics. Everything went smoothly and my trek couldn’t have been better. I was there in December and there were very few trekkers on the way. My guide was Ganga was great and knowledgeable. He went beyond his ways to make sure we have a great trip. Really unforgettable movements with Himalayan Summit team.


    Rating: 5 / 5

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