Upper Mustang Trek


Mustang remote and forbidden until 1991. The trek in to the kingdom of Mustang is an unforgettable experience, lying behind the main mountain in the rain shadow area. Mustang just out into the plateau, north of Jomsom and Pokhara. In the capital of Lomanthang an old walled town, undisturbed and untouched civilization life goes on as it has for centuries. The numerous Gompas and prayers flags performing their eternal ritual. A trip into Mustang is bound to be one of self-realization inspired by the all-encompassing teaching of Tibetan Buddhism.
Recognising the special nature of this old, tiny kingdom, the Nepalese have imposed a surcharge for anyone wishing to trek past Kagbeni, the border of Upper Mustang. With legal trekking groups only being allowed in for the first time in March 1992, you would be part of a small privileged minority to visit this remote outpost of Nepal. Mustang is the old kingdom of Lo. Actually the capital of the Mustang district is Jomsom, but the real Tibetan-style district lies north of Kagbeni and is usually referred to as Upper Mustang. The real capital, Lo Manthang, where the present king lives, is a fantastic square-walled town sitting on the ‘Plain of Prayers’. Mustang has an average elevation of 13,200ft/4,023m and is located to the north of the mountain giants of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna and is therefore north of the main Himalayan range and geographically is part of the highlands of Tibet. It is a vast high arid valley, characterised by eroded canyons, colourful stratified rock formations and has a barren, desertlike appearance.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Welcome Dinner in the evening.
Day 02 : Sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley and preparation for the trek.
Day 03 : Driven or fly Pokhara 7-8 hours
Day 04 : Fly to Jomsom the trek to Kagbeni 2850m 3 hrs.
Day 05 : Kagbeni – Chele / Tshe – Le (3050m) – 7 hours
Day 06 : Chele – Ghilling (3800m) – 7 hours
Day 07 : Ghilling – Tsarang (3500m) visit red, black and white small chortens – 5 hours
Day 08 : Tsarang – Lo-Manthang (3730m) 5 hours
Day 09 : Lo-Manthang, Rest in Lo Manthang
Day 10 : Lo-Manthang – Ghami (3690mt.) – 7 hours via Lo Ghakar monastery.
Day 11 : Ghami – Samar (3700m) – 7 hours
Day 12 : Samar – Tetang 3 hours
Day 13 : Tetang – Muktinath 3800m- crossing 4600meters pass. – 6 hours
Day 14 : Muktinath – Jomsom 2800m – 5 hours
Day 15 : Fly Back to Pokhara. 35 minutes.
Day 16 : Drive or flight to Kathmandu
Day 17 : Sightseeing in ancient city of Bhaktapur. Farewell dinner in the evening
Day 18 : Final Departure.


Cost Includes
All meals (B/L/D) & accommodation (Lodge/Tented camp) during the trekking period
National park permit
Domestic airfare
Domestic airport tax
English speaking guide
Highly experienced staffs
Staffs food, clothing & salary
Staffs insurance
All necessary grounded transportation
Airport picks up & drops
TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System)
Cost Excludes
Personal nature expenses
Bar bill
Rescue & Evacuation
Gratitude (tip) for staff

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