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Upper Mustang Trek

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Overview

Upper Mustang Trekking is a journey to the former Hidden Kingdom of Lo. It was mysterious for a long time and opened as a restricted area trekking permit only after 1992. The trek leads you through the unique and magnificent landscape of the Mustang region, which requires a special trekking permit. Lomanthang, the capital of Upper Mustang, is the ultimate destination of the trek, which is surrounded by the stone wall.

 

Upper Mustang Trek commences from Jomsom after a picturesque flight from Pokhara. It is a district center of Mustang. Walking through the Kali Gandaki River, the restricted zone begins after checking in from Kagbeni. It is an antique town in this region. The diverse pictures of the remote and striking landscape are equally assisted by the cultural affluence as monasteries, chhortens, mani walls and the white painted houses throughout the trail. The Himalayan views on the horizon, seasonal vegetations and crops, some high passes, sandy cliffs and much more attractions have made the trek to Upper Mustang a different trip than others in Nepal. Reaching Lomanthang, you have an excellent opportunity to explore the unique way of living standards, Tibetan Buddhist cultural influence, monasteries, chhortens and caves. If you want to enjoy the festival, you need to find out the date of Tiji festival in Upper Mustang every year.

 

March to May, September and Monsoon are the best preferable seasons for the trek to Upper Mustang. Reliance Trekking organizes  the trek with a well managed customized itinerary as per your request. Please, feel free to contact us for more details.

Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and you will be transferred to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel.(Breakfast  included)

 

Day 02- Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)

 

 Day 03: Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara By Tourist bus

In the morning, drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu through the winding road. The Prithvi highway goes along the Trishuli River side. Exploring the side valleys and terraced hillside, you reach to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel. O/N at Hotel. (Breakfast included)

 

Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2800 meters).

We take an early flight from Pokhara to Jomsom that offers the outstanding views of the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Daulagiri range. The 8000 meter peaks look dramatic. Landing at Jomsom, the district center of Mustang, meet further crew (if we have), we begin the trek to Kagbeni through the Kali Gandaki River bank. Kagbeni is a gateway of Upper Mustang. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 05- Trek from Kagbeni  to Chele (3050 meter).

The first day through the restricted region of Upper Mustang, we walk towards the east bank of the Kaligandaki, ascending over many ridges and the trail escorts us north and reaches Tangbe village. It is an amazing town with white washed houses and prayer flags on the roof top. From Tangbe, we head towards Chhusang village, cross the River and climb towards the ridge through the tunnel. Following the narrow trail, we reach to Chele, which is culturally a loaded town, influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 06: Trek  from Chele to Shyangbochen (3820m) via Chorten  Cave 

After the breakfast at Chele, we commence the journey with a steep climb as we follow the trail westwards and see Ghyakar on the opposite side of a deep canyon. Then, the trail leads us through the gorge. Descending, we can enjoy the picturesque view of the Samar village and the stunning Himalayas a bit far away. From Samar village, we head continually, exploring the red painted monastery and passing Rangchyung Chhorten. With some up and down and with a final ascent, we reach to Syangbuchen and rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07: Trek from Shyangbochen to Ghami (3490m.)

Heading from Shyangbochen, we begin to climb to the Yanda La Pass, discovering the red painted Chhorten and various Tibetan Buddhist attractions. Passing Ghelung, where we explore a couple of red monasteries, we follow the grassy trail. Then we ascend towards the Nyi La Pass, continually following the Ghami La Pass, we trek down to the downstream. The sandy dust and arid landscape is a different scenery. Walking further, we reach to the widespread valley with the beautiful Ghami village. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 08: Trek from Ghami to Tsarang (2620m)

After the breakfast at Ghami, we embark passing the longest Mani wall of the Upper Mustang. It is decorated with the wonderful carvings. Things are painted red that offer the typical scenery around the area. It is beyond the greenery, which is devoured by the desert landscape. Then we head gradually through the Tsarang Chhorten and begin to see the human settlements again on the route. We reach to Tsarang and rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 09: Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang and Explore.

Relatively an easy and exciting trek we have on today's trip. After the breakfast at Tsarang, we begin to walk through the flat trail, passing a chhorten and ancient caves. The mixture of the desert landscape and seasonal wild flowers is wonderful. From the ridge we see a stone walled town of Lomanthang. After a short descend and a couple of hours walk, we reach to this fabulous town of Upper Mustang. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 10: Visit Namgyal Gompa and Chhoser village (Nifuk cave Monastry, Jhong Cave).

A huge day to explore the mystical land and the capital of Upper Mustang. After the breakfast, we stroll around to unveil the mysteries of the cultural prosperity in Lomanthang and its surroundings. Namgyal Monastery, visit to the Tingkhar village, Jhong cave (5 stories) and others are dramatic. The cultural affluence of the local people is equally outstanding. The Tiji festival is celebrated in Lomanthang, which is a world renowned festival. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 11: Trek from Lo Mangthang  to Yara (3750 meters)

After the breakfast, we begin to trek from Lomanthang, taking a different route. Through the up and down trail and the flat land, we reach to Yara for the rest today.Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 12: Trek to Tange (3500 meters).

Having breakfast, we embark the journey through the Riverbank. Via Damodar Kunda, we cross the River and ascend to the high pass of 3850 meters, which offers the enticing view of the Tange village that is beautifully located at 3500 meters.Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 13: Trek from Tange to Tetang (2920meters) VIA  Chhachula pass (4100 meters).

Beginning the trek from Tange after the breakfast, we climb through the steep trail and the wonderful views greet us. The Chachula Pass is a magnificent viewpoint of the snow covered peaks and the mind blowing valleys. Heading through the gentle up and down trail from here leads us gradually to Tetang, which is the Upper Chuksang village. Overnight at lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 14:Trek from Tetang to Muktinath (3800meters).

After the breakfast at Tetang, we climb up steeply and through the narrow gorge. Reaching to the hill ridge, the magnificent views of the Thorung peak and the pass becomes visible. Heading through the gentle trail, we pass through the beautiful valley and we get closer to the famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage destination, known as Muktinath. The 108 water sprouts, sacred pond and the surroundings are taken extremely sacred. Having bath on the water sprouts is believed to wash away your sins. Overnight at lodge.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 15- Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713meters).

After paying the homage at the Muktinath temple, the trek leads you via Ranipauwa village after the breakfast. Several attractions during the trek as Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace.The trail goes through the steep and barren hillside that takes you to the Jomsom via the dusty Kali Gandaki valley. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

 

Day 16: Morning flight to Pokhara and same day Sightseeing around Pokhara.

About half an hour flight from Jomsom to Pokhara offers magnificent views of the Annaourna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Arriving at Pokhara, transfer to the hotel. After the refreshment and rest, we take a half day sightseeing tour in Pokhara, exploring Fewa Lake, Devi’s water fall, Museum, Tibetan refugee settlement and Gupteshower cave. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast Included)

 

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

It is all the way about 7 hours beautiful road drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu through the Prithvi highway and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast Included)

 

Day 18: Departure day your Destination.

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include:


*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights, 2nighs in Pokhara, on BB basis as per the itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara & return back to  Kathmandu by Vehicle. Flight from Pokhara to Jomsom & return back to Pokhara.
*Accommodation & transportation on  guest houses during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea & Coffiee only for breakfast).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced guide and porters services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
 
Cost does not include:


* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu and Pokhara.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
*International airfare and departure airport tax
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary.

Departure Dates

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Oct 21, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018 Available $ Book Now

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Duration 18 Days

Grade Moderate

Max-Altitude 3780m

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Country Nepal

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