Upper Mustang Trek to the hidden paradise of Mustang is a fabulous tour that visitors experience ever best holiday trip in their life in Nepal. Upper Mustang; described as a mystique valley and the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal was just opened for foreigners in 1992. Trek to Mustang allows the travelers to witness heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, ancient Tibetan Buddhist shrines such as Stupas, Chhortens, Kaanis, Prayers walls, centuries old monasteries and interact with Tibetan like people makes the trip most lifetime memorable. Upper Mustang, also known as a ‘Mini Tibet of Nepal’ and a very well-liked trekking in Nepal, has been described as “Mountain Desert”. The trekking tour to Lo Manthang- isolated region is an incredibly satisfying one for those who want to experience the hospitality and warmth of the locals living in this remote region.
Mustang is one of those few places in the planet that has survived a very close-niche life and that region was, until recently, was a forbidden land for outsides till 1992. This loneliness and isolation contributed the people of Mustang to conserve their life style and cultural heritage that remained almost unaffected for centuries. Hidden behind the high Himalaya ranges, Mustang is filled with handsome trekking zones. The high desert rain shadow of Himalayas receives very little rainfall making this region dry and parched, similar to the bordering Tibetan Plateau. The Lo Manthang, capital of Upper Mustang, lies in the remote Himalaya desert behind the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, is an old traditional Tibetan Village, with rare medieval Buddhist arts and exotic culture. We, Wilderness Excursion offers perfect budget package trips to Mustang in most competitive trip cost and develop tailor made itinerary to meet your time frame for Nepal holiday.
Today; we meet in Kathmandu. A short briefing about the trip. Accommodation and meals on your. We can arrange if you ask us to help you. Airport pick up can be arranged if you want us to pick you. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today, we will get your upper mustang trekking permits. You could do trekking preparation or you have choice to visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu. In the evening; Wilderness Excursion’s manager will introduce your guide and final brief about your trip for next day departure. overnight in Kathmandu. Accommodation on your own.
Shuttle from your hotel in Kathmandu and take a flight to Pokhara. Your guide will accompany you from this day. You have choice to relax in Pokhara or have a sightseeing or walk around beautiful Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara. Accommodation included today in Pokhara.
Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village after Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight in Kagbeni.
We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele.
Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Ghilling. Overnight in Ghilling.
We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami.
Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east. Overnight in Tsarang.
We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good. Overnight in Lo-Manthang.
We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa which is 1200 years old and continue our trek to Drakmar for an overnight stay.
We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Syangmochen. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight in Yangmochen.
We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route. Overnight in Chhuksang.
Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom for an overnight stay.
We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight in Pokhara.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All ground transportation by private vehicles
- 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodations in tents and suitable Guest Houses during the treks
- Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Welcome & farewell dinner
- All porterages costs
- All cost for a Mustang Adventure Trek leader (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa assistant. Trek leader helps each individuals while on trek
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Travel & Rescue arrangements
- All government and local taxes if necessary
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Transfers, accommodation, meals and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- Meals in Pokhara except breakfasts
- Bar bills, beverages like coke, fanta, sprite, mineral water, can juice etc.
- Personal nature expenses, toiletries, hot shower, laundry, internet and phone calls.
- Personal travel insurance and rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
- Expenses of extra adventure, donations in monasteries (your choice).
- Gratitude and tips for your guide and porters.