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Upper Mustang trek - (16 Days )

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Upper Mustang trek

Description
Upper mustang is a very beautiful mystique valley located beyond Himalayas. This Upper mustang place is also famously called as “Mountain Desert”. Upper mustang was banned by the government at past but now has opened itself for the travelers to travel. Upper mustang is a perfect place to visit for adventure lovers. upper mustang trek provides you with challenges, panoramic mountain views, local hospitality, remote culture and tradition and many answers for the question you seek for.
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  • Overview
  • Duration 16 Days Group Size Min 2 Pax Max 10
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 3810
    Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation 3*** base hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea house, lodge during the trek.
    Meals 3 times a day along with tea and coffee.
    Transportation Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle, Tourist bus to Pokhara and flight to Jomson.

    Known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang trek is home to interesting Tibetan legends and stories. Hidden behind the Dhaulagiri massif, this beautiful mountain desert is a true gem. Upper Mustang, a part of Tibetan Plateau will certainly amaze you with its wind eroded canyon, vast landscapes, and rich culture.
    The most interesting part of Upper Mustang trek is the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Old monasteries, Mani walls, Chorten, and prayer flags make the environment positive and harmonious throughout, purifying your soul with each step. The ancient caves like Ramchung Cave, Nyphu Cave, and Jhong Sky Cave reveal the ancient Tibetan culture and lifestyles. The walled city of Lo-Mangthang bears its own exciting folklores as it was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang. We can see the old palaces and monasteries, and hear the stories even today.
    The road to Upper Mustang Trek is not smooth; it is rather coarse, dry and arid. Nevertheless, the views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna accompanying us throughout the journey will keep us amazed. The vast canyons, the valleys, and the rock formations make up a landscape that is beautiful beyond words. 
    You will have to actually travel to experience its magic and grandeur.     
    The Upper Mustang is dominantly inhabited by Thakali and Tibetan communities, and their white painted houses make the area inevitably attractive to look at. Their rich food, warm hospitality, and liquors please every visitor. The best season for the Upper Mustang trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November); during monsoon season the road might be blocked whereas the winter nights are quite unbearable. So, indulge yourself in this awesome trip and have a story to brag about for years. 
    Basic Information
    Geography: Mountain
    Level of Difficulty: Moderate
    Duration of Trek: 14 Days
    Altitude: ~3700m
    Religions: Buddhism
    Ethnic People: Thakali/Tibetan
    Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
    Transportation : Flight/bus/walk

    Some highlighted areas of:

    Mustang district is one of the rich in of cultural and diversity among this area. The most important village is Lo-Mangthang - the capital of Mustang district and also the home of the last king of Mustang. Holy and ancient caves, Amazing Kaligandaki valley, stunning view from the Thorong la summit, Mystical Marshyangdi valley, Lifestyles of Mustang and Mustang People, great Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna as well as Nilgiri and hundreds of snow-capped high mountains, explore pristine Gangapurna lakes, Muktinath Temple, Tilicho lake, Gangapurna lake and many more Buddhist and Hindu Monuments are most highlighted in this region.

    Outline Iteerary:

     

    Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

    on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.

     

    Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m), Driving time: 6 to 7 hrs.


    Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom and to Kagbeni (2,858m),Flight time: 30 minutes,Trekking time: 4 hrs


    Day 04: Kagbeni to Chaile (3,050m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


    Day 05: Chaile to Syangboche (3,475m), Trekking time: 7 to 8 hrs


    Day 06: Syangboche to Ghaymi (3,520m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


    Day 07: Ghyami to Charang (3,500m), Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


    Day 08: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,700m),Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


    Day 09: Rest day - Explore Lo-Mangthang


    Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar (3810m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


    Day 11: Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m), Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


    Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m), Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


    Day 13: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


    Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara.


    Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

    Day 16: Departure

    Malung treks and expedition bids you farewell with all the best wishes until we se

     

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m.)

      Driving time: 6 to 7 hours

      Flying time: 25 minutes

      Early morning wake up and drive to Pokhara or you can have flight to Pokhara as per your choice.

    • Day 2 Pokhara to Jomsom and to Kagbeni (2,858m.)

      Flight time: 30 minutes
      Trekking time: 4 hours

      Today we will go to airport and take the flight to Jomsom. You will see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and more on your flight. We then start our trek following a trial which will lead us to bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Gradually you will reach to Kagbeni village for overnight stay.

    • Day 3 Kagbeni to Chaile (3,050m.)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

      After breakfast in early morning, we will start our trek from Kagbeni to Chaile. The trial will be steep up and downhill. We will then reach Tangbe village crossing fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards, we trek forward to Chhusang and after crossing the river. We head on to small ridges and reach at Chaile village. 

    • Day 4 Chaile to Syangboche (3,475m.)

      Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours

      Today, we walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m) through plateaus and narrow stretches that rewards with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. We move further the trail that goes above Samar village and to a stream. En route you can visit natural cave (chung-shi) related with Buddhist religion. Another 3 hrs of walk through juniper forest we reach to Syangboche.  

    • Day 5 Syangboche to Ghaymi (3,520m.)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

      After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m). Crossing through barley fields, mountain passes stupas; we climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m). We then descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi which is the third largest village in the Lo region.

    • Day 6 Ghyami to Charang (3,500m.)

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      Today after breakfast we cross Ghaymi khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall. Following maze fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls we move forward to Charang village. We will also move through huge white Dzong and red Gompa.

    • Day 7 Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,700m.)

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

      Today we trek to Lomangthang, at first the trial descends to Charang Chu Canyon. We then walk steep up crossing the river. Further the trail ascends to Lo pass (3,850m) from here you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. After certain walk we will reach Lomangthan. We can stay at hotel or camp for the overnight. 

    • Day 8 Rest day - Explore Lo-Mangthang

      Today we explore the surrounding areas. You can visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Or you may visit the Tall Champa Lakhang "God house" the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, the Entrance Hall and the four- storey building of the Raja's palace which are the main attraction of this town. We can also visit the local king of lomangthang. You can also watch panoramic views of the Himalayas and much more to rediscover.

    • Day 9 Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar (3810 m)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

      Today on our trek we take a different route than that we came by. We will trek to Dhakmar via Gyakar which has more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, Famous rock painting and with Guru Rinpoche. According to the legend, anyone who makes true wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. We will explore the local area and stay overnight.  

    • Day 10 Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m)

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

      After breakfast we will be trekking from Dhakmar to Ghilling. We will take a walk of around 5 to 6 hours and reach our destination for today Ghilling. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon so it is better to walk in evening time. 

       

    • Day 11 Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m)

      Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

      We will start our trek from Ghilling. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with Himalayan view and great land topography. After 5 hours of walk we will be at Chuksang and overnight at teahouse. 

       

    • Day 12 Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m)

      Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

      Today will be our last day of the trek so we better walk early. We will trek to kagbeni. After lunch at Kagbeni we will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stay.

       

    • Day 13 Fly back to Pokhara

      After morning breakfast we go in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. In Pokhara we will have sightseeing and other programs .Overnight stay at Pokhara

    • Day 14 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

      End of our trek we will be travelling to Kathmandu.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • All necessary entry permits
    • TIMS Card
    • English speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
    • Accommodations during the trekking part
    • Transport by land and by Air
    • Insurance for staff
    • Airports pick up and drop 2 times
    • First aid kit for our staff
    • Personal equipment for trekking gear
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Emergency rescue evacuation
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (tips)
    • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
    • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
  • Tour Notes
  • Equipment List
  • Reviews
  • Write your review
  • Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
    Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

    If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
    Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
    Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

Overview

Duration 16 Days Group Size Min 2 Pax Max 10
Grade moderate Max Altitude 3810
Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3*** base hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea house, lodge during the trek.
Meals 3 times a day along with tea and coffee.
Transportation Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle, Tourist bus to Pokhara and flight to Jomson.

Known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang trek is home to interesting Tibetan legends and stories. Hidden behind the Dhaulagiri massif, this beautiful mountain desert is a true gem. Upper Mustang, a part of Tibetan Plateau will certainly amaze you with its wind eroded canyon, vast landscapes, and rich culture.
The most interesting part of Upper Mustang trek is the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Old monasteries, Mani walls, Chorten, and prayer flags make the environment positive and harmonious throughout, purifying your soul with each step. The ancient caves like Ramchung Cave, Nyphu Cave, and Jhong Sky Cave reveal the ancient Tibetan culture and lifestyles. The walled city of Lo-Mangthang bears its own exciting folklores as it was a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang. We can see the old palaces and monasteries, and hear the stories even today.
The road to Upper Mustang Trek is not smooth; it is rather coarse, dry and arid. Nevertheless, the views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna accompanying us throughout the journey will keep us amazed. The vast canyons, the valleys, and the rock formations make up a landscape that is beautiful beyond words. 
You will have to actually travel to experience its magic and grandeur.     
The Upper Mustang is dominantly inhabited by Thakali and Tibetan communities, and their white painted houses make the area inevitably attractive to look at. Their rich food, warm hospitality, and liquors please every visitor. The best season for the Upper Mustang trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November); during monsoon season the road might be blocked whereas the winter nights are quite unbearable. So, indulge yourself in this awesome trip and have a story to brag about for years. 
Basic Information
Geography: Mountain
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Duration of Trek: 14 Days
Altitude: ~3700m
Religions: Buddhism
Ethnic People: Thakali/Tibetan
Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge
Transportation : Flight/bus/walk

Some highlighted areas of:

Mustang district is one of the rich in of cultural and diversity among this area. The most important village is Lo-Mangthang - the capital of Mustang district and also the home of the last king of Mustang. Holy and ancient caves, Amazing Kaligandaki valley, stunning view from the Thorong la summit, Mystical Marshyangdi valley, Lifestyles of Mustang and Mustang People, great Himalayan panorama including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna as well as Nilgiri and hundreds of snow-capped high mountains, explore pristine Gangapurna lakes, Muktinath Temple, Tilicho lake, Gangapurna lake and many more Buddhist and Hindu Monuments are most highlighted in this region.

Outline Iteerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (884m), Driving time: 6 to 7 hrs.


Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom and to Kagbeni (2,858m),Flight time: 30 minutes,Trekking time: 4 hrs


Day 04: Kagbeni to Chaile (3,050m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


Day 05: Chaile to Syangboche (3,475m), Trekking time: 7 to 8 hrs


Day 06: Syangboche to Ghaymi (3,520m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


Day 07: Ghyami to Charang (3,500m), Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


Day 08: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,700m),Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


Day 09: Rest day - Explore Lo-Mangthang


Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar (3810m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


Day 11: Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m), Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m), Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs


Day 13: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m), Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs


Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara.


Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Departure

Malung treks and expedition bids you farewell with all the best wishes until we se

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m.)

    Driving time: 6 to 7 hours

    Flying time: 25 minutes

    Early morning wake up and drive to Pokhara or you can have flight to Pokhara as per your choice.

  • Day 2 Pokhara to Jomsom and to Kagbeni (2,858m.)

    Flight time: 30 minutes
    Trekking time: 4 hours

    Today we will go to airport and take the flight to Jomsom. You will see Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and more on your flight. We then start our trek following a trial which will lead us to bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Gradually you will reach to Kagbeni village for overnight stay.

  • Day 3 Kagbeni to Chaile (3,050m.)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

    After breakfast in early morning, we will start our trek from Kagbeni to Chaile. The trial will be steep up and downhill. We will then reach Tangbe village crossing fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards, we trek forward to Chhusang and after crossing the river. We head on to small ridges and reach at Chaile village. 

  • Day 4 Chaile to Syangboche (3,475m.)

    Trekking time: 7 to 8 hours

    Today, we walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m) through plateaus and narrow stretches that rewards with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. We move further the trail that goes above Samar village and to a stream. En route you can visit natural cave (chung-shi) related with Buddhist religion. Another 3 hrs of walk through juniper forest we reach to Syangboche.  

  • Day 5 Syangboche to Ghaymi (3,520m.)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hours

    After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m). Crossing through barley fields, mountain passes stupas; we climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m). We then descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi which is the third largest village in the Lo region.

  • Day 6 Ghyami to Charang (3,500m.)

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    Today after breakfast we cross Ghaymi khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall. Following maze fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls we move forward to Charang village. We will also move through huge white Dzong and red Gompa.

  • Day 7 Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,700m.)

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hours

    Today we trek to Lomangthang, at first the trial descends to Charang Chu Canyon. We then walk steep up crossing the river. Further the trail ascends to Lo pass (3,850m) from here you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. After certain walk we will reach Lomangthan. We can stay at hotel or camp for the overnight. 

  • Day 8 Rest day - Explore Lo-Mangthang

    Today we explore the surrounding areas. You can visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Or you may visit the Tall Champa Lakhang "God house" the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa, the Entrance Hall and the four- storey building of the Raja's palace which are the main attraction of this town. We can also visit the local king of lomangthang. You can also watch panoramic views of the Himalayas and much more to rediscover.

  • Day 9 Lo-Mangthang to Dhakmar (3810 m)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

    Today on our trek we take a different route than that we came by. We will trek to Dhakmar via Gyakar which has more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa, Famous rock painting and with Guru Rinpoche. According to the legend, anyone who makes true wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. We will explore the local area and stay overnight.  

  • Day 10 Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m)

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

    After breakfast we will be trekking from Dhakmar to Ghilling. We will take a walk of around 5 to 6 hours and reach our destination for today Ghilling. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area, but it will be dusty wind in the afternoon so it is better to walk in evening time. 

     

  • Day 11 Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m)

    Trekking time: 5 to 6 hrs

    We will start our trek from Ghilling. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with Himalayan view and great land topography. After 5 hours of walk we will be at Chuksang and overnight at teahouse. 

     

  • Day 12 Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m)

    Trekking time: 6 to 7 hrs

    Today will be our last day of the trek so we better walk early. We will trek to kagbeni. After lunch at Kagbeni we will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stay.

     

  • Day 13 Fly back to Pokhara

    After morning breakfast we go in the airport to fly back to Pokhara. In Pokhara we will have sightseeing and other programs .Overnight stay at Pokhara

  • Day 14 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    End of our trek we will be travelling to Kathmandu.

Extensions & Optional Tours

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Departure

No departure dates as of now

Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • All necessary entry permits
  • TIMS Card
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
  • Accommodations during the trekking part
  • Transport by land and by Air
  • Insurance for staff
  • Airports pick up and drop 2 times
  • First aid kit for our staff
  • Personal equipment for trekking gear
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
  • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek

Tour Notes

Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

Equipment List

Trekking Equipment:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.
 

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece wind-stopper jacket

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

Down Jacket

Down sleeping bag

Light weight gloves

Sun hat or scarf

Sunglasses

Sun cream

Extra T-shirts

Underwear

Lightweight cotton long pants

Fleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots

Sneakers or sandals

 Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

 Basic first aid kit

 Large plastic bags for keeping item dry inside trek bag

 Daypack

 Water bottles

 Shower towel

 Walking stick

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