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Upper Mustang Trek

Trekking in the hidden valley (Uper Mustang) of Nepal

Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek opened in October 1991 to trekkers under a special permit is the most popular and fascinating trekking in Nepal. Mustang is recently opened areas to the north from Pokhara. Special permit is require to go Mustang for trekking. It was the previous Buddhist kingdom of Lo, extended to the upper Kali Gandaki River which has carved the deepest gorge in the world between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The Upper Mustang has a long and rich history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal. Most of the people follow the Tibetan culture. The deasert like topograhy and carved caves in the heap of the lands are most interesting.

The region of the Tibetan influence, Kaligandaki, from the Tibetan border south to Kagbeni is generally referred to as “Upper Mustang". The trek to Lo Manthang is through an almost "Dry and Desert", a steep rocky trail up and down hill and panoramic views of Himalaya and several other peaks make your trek memorable. Trekking route towards Upper Mustang is almost treeless barren Landscape, steep rocky trail up and down the hill and eye-catching panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri range and many other beautiful snow peaks is a very attractive trekking destination. Not suffered from mass influx of tourists, the region has retained its unique and un-spoilt nature by less human impact in the area. The countryside of Lo Manthang is similar to Tibetan plateau with its endless expanses of yellow and gray rolling hills.

At present Mustang is a very popular area for trekking in Nepal. In 1991, Home Ministry of Nepal announced the opening of restricted areas for tourist and allowed group trek. In order to preseve the culture and bio diversity, still it is not so easy to get permit. Speical permit is require to enter in the Upper mustang, so the trip cost also high incomparision to other trekking. .

Fact File

Name of the Trail: Upper Mustang Trek

Best Season: September to December & March to May

Trekking Type: Camping/Lodge Trek [ Tea House]

Grade: Easy - Moderate

Duration: 23 or 13 days

Maximum elevation: 5140Meters

Accommodation:Simple lodge to 5 star accommodation in cities (your choice) but in trekking only simple lodge available

Transport: Car / Bus and by Plane

Upper Mustang Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel and wel come diner.

Day 02: Kathmandu-Pokhara by fly/drive.

Day 03: Pokhara - Jomsom flight & Trek to Kagbeni, O/N camp, Enter the Restricted Area

Day 04: Kagbeni - Chele.

Day 05: Chele - Geling.

Day 06: Geling - Tsarang.

Day 07: Charang - Lo Manthang.

Day 08: Lo Manthang Excursion day.

Day 09: Lo Manthang - Ghami via Gekar.

Day 10: Ghami - Samar.

Day 11: Samar - Kagbeni – Exit Restricted Area

Day 12: Kagbeni to Jomsom.

Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara about 25 minutes

Day 14: Drive or Fly back to Kathmandu

Day 15: Departure to home

Please Note:

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possbile to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop by private car / van/ Haice
  • City sightseeing with English speaking guide
  • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights accomodation in Pokhara
  • Meals during trek
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek
  • An experience guide and trekking porters in required number, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, table with chairs, kitchen utensils, and other necessary equipments during the trek)
  • Special trekking permit.
  • National park permit and TIM's card.
  • Safe drinking water, boiled/iodine tablets.
  • First aid medical kit bag.
  • All government and local taxes and office service charge.

Trip Cost Excluedes

  • subsequent for this trip.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara city
  • Sightseeing entrance fee.
  • Your Travel insurance, medical insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • All cold drinks such as: alcoholic beverages, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, juice, etc.
  • Hot and cold showers during the trek
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, laundry, internet, battery charge in camera, phone call and donation in Monastery and temple.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price including section.