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Mustang Trek

Mustang is called "The lost of Kingdome" or "The Desert of Nepal" being in the Himalayan rain shadow, is one of the best part of the country that are suitable for trekking during the summer monsoon period. The main highlights of Mustang trekking are antique Tibetan villages, rare medieval Buddhist arts, the exotic culture and the unique beauty of the Himalayan desert. The medieval settlement of Upper Mustang and its capital Lo Manthang lie in the remote Himalayan desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains.

Theupper Mustang trekking is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached is only 3840 meters, but the conditions at times can be Cold in winter and windy and dusty all year. The Mustang trekking will reward you with a rare visit to a place perfectly untouched by modernity, preserving its ancient Buddhist culture, traditions and invaluable art objects in high Himalayan desert. Those having longer holiday can extend their Mustang trekking beyond Lo Manthang and visit these caves and further explore the region visiting many of its ancient monasteries and cultural resources until Tibet boarder by hose riding, jeep safari or by hiking.

Entering to the upper Mustang valley trekking from kagbeni trekkers need special upper Mustang trekking permit and have to accompany by the government appointed environmental office and have to be register at kagbeni. Trekkers must have arrange their trek through government recognized trekking agency in Nepal order to be issued permits. The cost of the special permit is US $500 per person for ten days and after 10 days per day $10 to be per day.

Trip Facts

Duration:
17
Primary Activity:
Trekking
Secondary Activity:
Excursion/sightseeing
Group Size:
2-16pax
Trip Altitude:
3840m
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Trip Transport:
Flight/private vehicles
Trip Meals:
During trekking full meal, in city B/B plan
Trip Season:
September-December/February to September
Trip Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Tent
Trip Cost:
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Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel, 1365m
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek,
Day 03: Flight or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara overnight at Hotel,
Day 04:  Early morning  flight  from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to kagabeni(2800m) 3hrs trek
Day 05: Trek from kagbeni to Chele(3050m), 6hrs trek
Day 06: Trek from Chele to  Syangmochen (3685 m),6-7hrs trek,
Day 07: Trek from syangmochen to Charang (3580m),6-7hrs trek
Day 08: Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang (3780 m),4-5hrs trek,
Day 09: Exploring  day around Lo Manthang
Day 10: Trek from Lomanthang to Ghami via GharGompa(3460 m),7-8hrs trek
Day 11: Trek from Ghami to to Samar(3450 m), 5-6hrs trek
Day 12: Trek from Samar to to Kagbeni,6-7hrs trek
Day 13: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath(3800m), 6-7hrs trek or direct to Jomsom,
Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom(2800m),6-7hrs trek
Day 15: Early in the morning fly to Pokhara and same day in the afternoon fly to Kathmandu,
Day 16: leisure day in Kathmandu and last day final cultural dinner,
Day 17: Departure to the Kathmandu airport and fly back to destination,

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the Hotel, 1365m
We will pick you up by private vehicles and take you to the Hotel, after short refreshment brief about the programs, overnight at Hotel,

Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and prepare for the trek,
After breakfast begins to sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambunath Stupa and patan durbar squire, overnight at Hotel,

Day 03: Flight or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara overnight at Hotel,
If we drive we have to get early in the morning but if you take fly take a time and fly in the afternoon to pokhara and overnight at Hotel,

Day 04:  Early morning  flight  from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to kagabeni(2800m) 3hrs trek
The flight offers great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains over 8000m height including panoramic view of Nilgiri,Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Tilicho peak, Fishtail, Manaslu and many more and flight take about 16 minute to Jomsome.Kagbeni.  Kagbeni is Nepal Tibet trade route is a traditional town with medieval look and interesting alleys and beautiful old town with very old Monastery. Upper Mustang trekking starts from here and your trekking permit days are counted once you enter the check point here in  Kagbeni .Overnight guest house,

Day 05: Trek from kagbeni to Chele(3050m), 6hrs trek

The little ascent from Kagbeni to small ridge and walk through the kali Gandakivalley, passes through beautiful village of Tangbe, which offers beautiful  of barley fields, buckwheat and apple orchards. On the way backyard we enjoying with excellent views of Nilgiriand TilichoMountainthrough passing couple of small ridge. We take lunch at Chhusangvillage, after lunch walk until the kali gandaki river and cross Kaligandaki river by one of the best metal bridge with beautiful picture squire behind and climb further to the village of Chele. Overnight at guest house,

Day 06: Trek from Chele to  Syangmochen (3685 m),6-7hrs trek
Today mostly the trail  have to trek ascent through desert land see several eroded canyons, and some interesting chortenson the way and Mani wall. After gaining substantial height, we reach to the small beautiful ancient village of Samar, where you can stop for  refreshment .Climbing again to a ridge of 3820 m ,and passing through some gorges, to reach at Syangmochen,overngitha t guest house,

Day 07: Trek from syangmochento Charang (3580m),6-7hrs trek
The trails begins little flat and down until next small river and climbs gently to the small ridge and trek all the way down valley to the Gelling village and crossing a steel bridge at Tangmar river we arrive to a one of the longest Mani Wall and continue limbing over another pass at 3620 m , and after pass  the route makes a long gentle descent to village of Charang . The huge five-story white Dzong(  is a fort ) and red Gompa are the main attractions for visitors. The collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings of seated Buddhas are also equally interesting. Overnight at Guest House,

Day 08: Trek from Charangto Lo Manthang (3780 m),4-5hrs trek
The trek start through crossing Small River and we continue trek through desrtland and sometime dusty by the wind, leaving some ridges, several huge Chorten (Stupa) on the valley taking with beautiful picture, finally reach a pass from where there is a view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. After pass little down to crossing small stream and reach to the Lo-manthang, the main destination. Overnight at Guest House,

Day 09: Exploring  day around Lo Manthang
Today is full day excursion around the Lomanthang village, inside the walled settlement of Lo Manthang are the houses of local nobilities and important monasteries, the palce of the King. After completing the tour of  LoManthang ,we hike or take a horse ride to the famous NamgyalGompa which is about two hour walk, one way or visit to Tibet boarder by jeep, overnight at Guest house,

Day 10: Trek from Lomanthang to Ghami via GharGompa(3460 m),7-8hrs trek
Today we ascent from Lo Manthang to until first pass and passing several small passes and reach to the GharGompa. The GharGompa is oldest monasteries in Nepal. After Ghargompawe continue walk via small pass and reach to the beautiful village of Ghami, overnight at Guest House,

Day 11: Trek from Ghami to toSamar(3450 m), 5-6hrs trek
Today we trek through same way back before we did via Syangmochen.

Day 12: Trek from Samar to to Kagbeni,6-7hrs trek

Day 13: Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath(3800m), 6-7hrs trek or direct to Jomsom,
Trekking along the popular trail of Muktinath trek is very popular for the both of Hindus and Buddhist pilgrimage people.From kagabeni to Muktinaththe trail ascent via Kingha village and goes through the ancient village of Jharkot where one can visit the Jharkot monastery wich is lie on the small beautiful hill side. From Jharkot we continue climb to reach Muktinath,where we meet lots of trekkers who come over Annapurna circuit trek,overnight at guest House,

Day 14: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom(2800m),6-7hrs trek
The trails ascent until kagbeni via same way back through the Jhakot and Khinga village and reach to Eklebatti. After Eklebhati we continue flow the Kaligandaki River walking over the sand and during the mid-day windy.

Day 15: Early in the morning fly to Pokhara and same day in the afternoon fly to Kathmandu,

Day 16: leisure day in Kathmandu and last day final cultural dinner,

Day 17: Departure to the Kathmandu airport and fly back to destination,

Note: The above given itinerary is outline and standard pattern which we provide but trek itinerary can be modified according to your time schedule, Interest and requirements. So please, do not hesitate to write us back for customize a those trip as your own wish and interest.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival/departure transport by private vehicles,
  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on B/B plan
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with guide
  • All the entrance fee for the sightseeing
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu pokhara
  • All the domestic flight
  • Upper mustang special permit
  • Other necessariespermit and office documents
  • All the meal during the trekking
  • An experience sherpa guide and porter
  • Insurance for the trekking staff

Cost Excludes

  • International flight fare
  • Travel insurance
  • Bar bill/beverage drinks
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips and other expenses
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