Upper Mustang Trek
The Upper Mustang trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is...
March to Nov
Upper Mustang Trek
The Upper Mustang Trek brings you into the hidden world of the old Buddhist kingdom of Mustang, also called Lo. Lo used to be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied to Tibet in culture, language and geography.Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri massif creating a ruggedly arid land surrounded by rocks in all kind of colors and impressive formations. This barren landscape is dotted with settlements of white washed houses, barley fields and chortens festooned with prayer flags which add a splash of color to the landscape.Tucked and hidden from the outside world, the culture, mostly of Tibetan origin, has been well preserved. The region boasts of unspoilt nature with landscape unlike any other places in Nepal. Although it lies in the Himalayas, the terrain is a mixture of snow-capped mountains and desert lands. The people of Mustang strives to preserve the beauty and culture of the place, and hence, trekking in this region is a privilege. The local government has imposed very strict policies, and expensive fees to limit the entry of the outside world to this secret kingdom in Nepal. And therefore, this place is not very known to many tourists and very much less travelled.
Day 01: Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara or drive 6 to 7 hrs
Day 02: Flight Pokharato Jomsom (2743 m), trek to Kagbeni (2810 m) 3 hrs.Trek from Kagbeni to Muktinath (3720 m) and back (6 hrs).
Day 03: Kagbeni (2810 m) to Chele (3050 m) 6 hrs
Day 04: Chele (3050 m) to Syangmochen (3800 m) 7to8 hrs
Day 05: Syangmochen (3800 m) to Tsarang (3560 m) 7 hrs
Day 06: Tsarang (3560 m) to Lo Manthang (3800 m) 4to5 hrs
Day 07: Lo Manthang (3800 m). Rest day and explore heritage sites.
Day 08: Day hike to Nyiphu and Garphu monasteries/caves and villages in the north of Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Lo Manthang (3800 m) to Dhakmar (3820 m) via Ghar Gumba (Loghekar Monastery) 6 hrs
Day 10: Dhakmar (3820 m) to Ghiling (3570 m) 6 hrs
Day 11: Ghiling (3570 m) to Samar (3550 m) 6 hrs
Day 12: Samar (3550 m) to Kagbeni (2810 m) 6to7 hrs
Day 13: Kagbeni (2810 m) to Jomsom (2750 m) 3 hrs
Day 14: Flight Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure
Airport pickups/drops as per itinerary and upon arrival and departure
Round trip flight Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu including departure taxes
One English speaking climbing leader including his salary, climb fee, food, accomodation, flight, equipment, insuracne, etc
Necessary numbers of porters and helpers including their salary, food, accmodation, insurance, equipment, etc
Accommodation in local lodges during the trek and tented accommodation during climb
Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek and climb
Group mountaineering equipment like tent, kitchen equipment, rope
Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Sherpa Expedition T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit
Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek and climb
All government taxes & office service charges
Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
Your meals at Kathmandu, except provided dinner and breakfast
Entire cold and alcoholic beverages on the trip
Necessary group climbing gears (Climbing rope, ice axe, ice crew and snow bar/ possible to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and trip cancellation)
Personal nature expenses
Any extending trips
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section