Trip Code : DH/T-03
Duration : 19 Days

Overview

This amazing trek of Upper Mustang is one of the fascinating adventure tours in the hidden paradise of Mustang. Upper Mustang is well-known for its mystique valley and the last forbidden Kingdom in Nepal. This region is fused with wonderful Dhaulagiri Massif along with its 35 other Himalayan ranges. Lo-Manthang, the walled city is the major attraction of this trek. Trekkers usually consider this hidden paradise as it is one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. Isolated and unspoiled land of Upper Mustang is filled with a heavenly beautiful Trans-Himalaya landscape, Ancient Tibetan Buddhist Shrines such as; Prayers walls, Chhortens, Kaanis, centuries-old monasteries make a variable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.
This awe-inspiring trek offers us to encounter with the Tibetan like people who are still living and following traditional cultural practices along with their ancient religion of Bon-Po which is older than Buddhism. Mustang people still celebrate the ancient Tilji festival which is very famous among the people. You will trek through the desert like treeless barren landscapes with the views of yellow and grey rolling hills which is really amazing. Upper Mustang is a place of remote trans- Himalayan mountain region of Nepal, which offers privileged opportunity to experience the true life of the “highlanders” or the mountain people. Upper Mustang, having a geography and culture resembling Tibet is definitely surprising and an exciting trekking region to trek on, and also give similar feelings of trekking in Tibet. The whole isolated area of upper Mustang gives a mystical feel to it and enchanting and inspiring visitors to this region. 
This upper Mustang trek begins from the Jomsom village by following the beautiful Kali Gandaki River in Kagbeni. Then trekkers will enjoy the capital of ancient Mustang city called Lo- Manthang and traditional villages of Upper Mustang. After exploration of Upper Mustang, forbidden Kingdom of Nepal, we will return back to Jomsom by following Shyangboche route. From Jomsom, you will take a flight for Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu. During your back journey, there are two means of transportation (flight and drive )you can choose from. 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city
  • Scenic flight to and from Jomsom
  • Monasteries of high importance
  • Unique cultural and historical monuments
  • The region situated in the rain shadow
  • Picturesque mountains to the south
  • Lying in the rain shadow, a great trek to escape the summer monsoon-
  • Trek through a stark desert landscape with spires and cliffs
  • Visit the ancient Kingdom of Lo Manthang

Itenarary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu- Transfer to Hotel


After your arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our representative will welcome you and he/she will transfer you to your hotel where you can take a rest and be fresh yourself in the hotel. We’ll discuss further the trek late in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation


After having breakfast, we’ll manage you to visit some religious and historical places in Kathmandu Valley. We will begin our sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, observing the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Swoyambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.  We will have a brief discussion about the further trek in the evening. Overnight in the same hotel.

Day 3: : Kathmandu to Pokhara


Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we’ll drive towards Pokhara. Around 6 to 7 hours scenic drive takes you to the paradise city called Pokhara. As we reach to Pokhara, after short rest, we can visit the famous Fewa Lake, enjoy boating and if we have a time when we can visit Mahendra Cave, Devids Falls and many more. We’ll stay overnight in Pokhara. 

Day 4: Transfer to airport fly to Jomsom and Trek to Kagbeni


In this day, after having early morning breakfast, we’ll take an air-flight to Jomsom. This scenic adventurous flight takes around 20-25 minutes. During your flight, you will get chances to view Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Fishtail, and numerous famous summits. After reaching Jomsom, our trek begins toward Kagbeni, which is check post for entrance to restricted Upper Mustang trekking. It takes around 3-4 hours walk. The trail passes through Eaklibatti Village which is located at the bank of the beautiful two rivers. We’ll stay overnight in Jomsom. 

Day 5: Trekking from Kagbeni to Chele.


In this day, after an early breakfast, we’ll continue our trek towards Chele, the distance between Kagbeni to Chele is 15.3 kilometers/ 9.5 miles. It takes almost 6 to 7 hours trek. Chele Village is located at an altitude of 3050m above the sea level. During the journey, trekkers will enjoy awesome views of the majestic orange glow of Nilgiri sun reflection and Tukuche.  The villages such as; Kalobhir, Rock tunnel, organic apple farm, Tangbe village, red, white and black Chortens, Gumbakang and Chhusang are the famous village, where trekkers will get chances to know about the traditional culture and customs of the people. The trail passes alongside the Kali Gandaki River and Tangbe Village which follow the natural tunnel in the cliff. We’ll stay overnight in Chele.

Day 6: Trekking from Chele to Syanbochen


The trek this day will be a little hard than before. After an early breakfast, we’ll continue our trek towards Syanbochen. The trail passes alongside the Kali Gandaki River and Tangbe, which offers a beautiful view towards Samar, the Kali Gandaki valley, and snow-capped peaks. We should walk crossing two passes; Taklam La pass and Dajori La pass. This is the great opportunity to experience the great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang, Damodar Danga and Ramchung Cave. During your trek, you will also see amazing red painted cave monastery called Rangchyung Chorten, which looks as if it has been stuck on to the vertical wall. One of the most sacred places in Mustang. The trail passes through beautiful forests and green bushes that are surviving in the narrow gorge because the high vertical walls keep them cool and adequately moist. Another most interesting things here is, most often trekkers can get chances to see rare blue mountain sheep in this area. We’ll stay overnight in the Syanbochen.

Day 7: Trekking from Shyangboche to Ghami


As morning rises, we will have morning breakfast and continue our trek ascending towards the Yamda La pass. We’ll continue our trek through the dry and loose trail. We should walk through popular yellowish trees and barley fields and finally reach the Ghami. Overnight at Ghami. 

Day 8: Trekking from Ghami to Tsarang


In this day after having breakfast, we’ll walk towards Tsarang passing through a rough and slippery trail. We should cross the suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola. Where we’ll pass through one of the most famous and longest Buddhist Mani walls of Nepal. The wall is approximately 1000m long and surrounded by wonderful Himalayan range along with simple carvings in Ghami. During your journey, you will see amazing architecture which seems like a natural one. There is one of the popular red painted Stupa called Tsarang Chorten, which is situated in the middle of the landscape but interesting thing over there is, you will not see any sign of human being living over there but you will just see and enjoy barren hill with its creepy beauty. We’ll stay overnight in Tsarang.

Day 9: Trekking from Tsarang to Lo Manthang


Today, after having morning breakfast, we will continue our trek towards Lo Manthang. We’ll trek towards a canyon and cross a river and finally reach to the Lo- Manthang Village. Lo-Manthang is a beautiful walled village in Mustang. We’ll also experience the beautiful views of Himalayans including Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Tilicho, Khrikuti Peak and Damodar Kunda. We’ll stay overnight in Lo-Manthang.

Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Accommodation Day


Lo-Manthang is the walled village that lies in Mustang. The day will pass by exploring Lo-Manthang and its culture and tradition. We’ll also trek towards Tingkhar on the same day which is a beautiful village in the north of Lo-Manthang. We’ll spend overnight in Lo-Manthang.

Day 11: Trek from Lo Manthang -Tamr to Shyangboche


In this day, early in the morning, our trek will start from Lo-Manthang where you will walk down the yellow canyon to Tamar which seems large red vertical cliff from the North West side. On the way, not only that, you will get chance to see the barren landscape with the contrast color, you will see a combination of red rock, blue sky, green grass and white yaks seems very intense. We’ll trek towards Drakmar, there you will see numerous caves but the entrance is not accessible to the trekkers except rock climbers. In this magical cave, more than hundreds of prayer flags are woven into it. The trail passes through Shyangboche Village which has different old paintings preserved from past. We’ll stay overnight in Shyangboche.

Day 12: Trekking from Shyangboche to Tetang


The next day, your trail will head towards Samar which is situated high above the canyons. Where you have to cross both side valley from where you can enjoy the close view of the Annapurna range, Tilicho, and Nilgiri. Not only that you will also enjoy ice wall too. Then you will treks downhill toward Gyakar which way is quite spectacular, running high above the gorge until you reach to the Kali Gandaki region. There you will see beautiful Tetang’s Mani wall and wonderful Chorten, which has symbolic auspicious paint on each side

Day 13: Trekking from Tetang to Muktinath


The next morning, after having breakfast, we’ll have a beautiful view of the village of Tetang. The village consists of two separate high wall settlements, which seem like a large fort. During your trial, you will see amazing close mountains views which look quite impressive along with large glaciers. There is also one famous Tilicho glacier which is covered by snow. Then you will make the moderate walk down towards Muktinath along with a stunning view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. When you will reach near to the Muktinath, there you will see numerous sporadic houses. Muktinath is one of the famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist and Hindu. It is a sacred place of salvation for Hindu. All the Hindu people believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. We’ll stay overnight in the Muktinath.

Day 14: Trekking from Muktinath to Jomsom


It is the final day of your trek, early in the morning, you will enjoy the yellow-orange glow of Dhaulagiri. Not only that you will also make a side trip to the Bon Punt soiling monastery in Lubra which is one of the very old and famous monasteries in Nepal. Then finally, we’ll trek towards Jomsom. After the end of Mustang trails, we’ll then join the Annapurna Circuit. Our journey will continue towards Jomsom after a lunch break. We’ll stay overnight in Jomsom.

Day 15: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara


Early in the morning, after having breakfast, we’ll take a flight towards Pokhara. During your flight, you will get chances to amazing aerial views of Mountains and Himalayans. We’ll stay overnight in the naturally beautiful city after exploring the entire city.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu


The next morning, after the breakfast, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu. You can have a rest and shortly look after all the snaps that you captured along the trek. We’ll stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final Departure


This is the time to say goodbye and your final departure. Where you will leave all the beautiful moments and natural scenarios of the tour. A representative will help you to depart towards your final destination.

What's included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Guest house accommodations during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Local Save Himalaya Trek’s licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • All Land Transportations, to and from the trek. (Flight is optional)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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