Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

Mustang is one of Nepal's most mysterious and least known kingdoms. The landscape of Mustang is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colourful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown. It is relatively easy trekking along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, which lies in the very heart of Mustang. The trek to Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape. Strong winds generally howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang has much less rain then the rest of Nepal.

Mustang trek lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is perhaps the last enclave of pristine Tibetan culture. Forbidden & isolated from the rest of the World it was able to evolve its own distinctive culture and traditional which is so rich & unique. Lo-Mustang, the capital is walled city ruled by religious king. Untouched by modern civilization, life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries in unhurried pace. As everywhere in the Himalayas, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters (26,795ft) and Annapurna I at 8091 meters (26,545ft). You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. The elevation of the the trails rise from 2815 meters (9,233ft) to 3780 meters (12,398ft) above sea level.

Mustang Area Trek information
Beginning with a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki we pass between the great mountain massifs of Annapurna and Dhawalagiri to reach Jomsom. From here our trek begins, following the Kali Gandaki River into the restricted area of Mustang. Geographically and culturally more a part of Tibet than Nepal, Mustang contains a wild landscape of eroded cliffs and hidden caves. We trek through remote villages, little changed by twentieth century influences, and have time to appreciate the culture of the hardy Lobas people. After five days we reach the spectacular walled city of Lo Manthang , the capital of Mustang, and the incredible four storey palace. Scenically unlike any other area in Nepal, a trek into the hidden Kingdom of Mustang is a uniquely rewarding experience.

Trip Highlights:

Trekking Destination: Lo manthang
Group Size: Min.- 2
Manimum altitude:
2750m
Maximum altitude:
3780m.
Season: August to November, and early Feb to late June.
Grade info:
Moderate
Transportation: By Aeroplane.
Types of Trek:
Tented camp trek.
Total days:
12 days (Kathmandu – Kathmandu.
Trekking Hour:
Approximately 6 - 7 hours each day.
Special Permit for 10 days:
US$ 700.00 Per Person & extra per day US$ 70.

Itinerary


Day 01: Kathmandu-Pokhara by fly/drive.
Day 02: Pokhara - Jomsom flight & Trek to Kagbeni, O/N camp Enter the Restricted Area
Day 03: Kagbeni - Chele.
Day 04: Chele - Geling.
Day 05: Geling - Charang.
Day 06: Charang - Lo Manthang.
Day 07: Lo Manthang.
Day 08: Lo Manthang - Ghami via Gekar.
Day 09: Ghami - Samar.
Day 10: Samar - Kagbeni – Exit Restricted Area
Day 11: Kagbeni to Jomsom.
Day 12: Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu fly.

Note: The trek can be organized in both tea houses and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. For price and further information, Please contact us.

Cost Includes: 

  • Completely lodges trekking which includes Breakfast, Lunch, dinner and room during the whole trekking periods.
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/ one way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost Non-Include:

  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips for staffs
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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Facts of The Trek:

Trekking Destination: Lo manthang
Group Size: Min.- 2
Manimum altitude: 2750m
Maximum altitude: 3780m.
Season: August to November, and early Feb to late June.
Grade info: Moderate
Transportation: By Aeroplane.
Types of Trek: Tented camp trek.
Total days: 12 days (Kathmandu – Kathmandu.
Trekking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours each day.