Upper Mustang Trek 4280 m 17 days

US $ 1800 per person
Trip Code : FTT 22
Duration : 17 days
Accomodation : 3* hotel and Lodges/Tea house
Meals : Breakfast
Max Altitude : 4280m
Activity : Trekking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu
Best Season : March- November

Overview

Mustang trek is an exploration of the concealed valleys of upper Mustang in Nepal, nestled between Tibet and the Himalayas – a place different from the rest of the world. The wall city of Lomanthang used to be a part of Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang until 1830s. The early history of Lomanthang is embellished in myths and legends rather then the recorded facts. Even though the upper Mustang is changing it still surprises the visitors with its stunning vista and the stubborn way it cling to its unique culture. Indeed the culture is fighting back, crumbing art works are being restored. Crumbing monasteries have been rebuilt and refilled with the sound of bald-headed children in robes studying the ancient Buddhist ways. There are around 275 houses in Lo Mangthang having four castes: the royal caste, the everyday folk, the blacksmiths and the butchers and millers. The whole Lo manthang village has solar electricity now, along with a small herb garden of various holy decorations, flapping flags and of course stacked firewood. There was a time when it was the mandatory of certain family to supply the firewood for the royal family. Sky burial and polyandry are still remain practice in this upper mustang region. Once Nepal got republic in 2005 the royal family is symbolic only. There is no any major effects or damage of April 2015 earthquake in the whole Mustang region – totally safe for trekking.
It is believed that Guru Rinpoche had fought with demon among the Mustang ‘s snow capped mountain, desert canyons, and grassland. Once Guru Rinpoche killed the demon, it is said he scattered the demon’s body parts across Mustang valley: its blood formed the towering red cliffs and its intestines tumbled near to Ghami where people have later on build the stone prayer wall, the longest in Nepal, on top of the demon’s intestines.
Upper Mustang trek
Upper Mustang trekking in Nepal was officially opened in 1992 and limited numbers of trekkers are only allowed each year in order to protect and conserve the local Tibetan tradition and the fragile environment. Mustang trek unfolds the fabled forbidden kingdom’s vast and arid valleys, eroded canyons, yak caravans, colorful – painted mud brick houses on the back dropped of majestic mountain of Nilgiri, Tukche, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
This Upper Mustang trekking is one of the best trek to do even in the monsoon time as the entire Upper Mustang lies in the rain shadow, north of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, completely sheltered from the monsoon downfall in Nepal. We take both ways of Pokhara Jomsom Pokhara flight on this Mustang trekking that does avoid the lower rainy section of Annapurna. The best advantage of doing this cultural trek in monsoon time is that the village are full of local people busy at their every day works and the whole region are in bloom which makes really a fabulous contrast with the wind eroded hills, red cliffs and snow capped mountains on the back ground – a great vista. Thus upper Mustang trek is once in a lifetime destination to explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom of Lo Manthang.

Itenarary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu


  • Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Welcome dinner
  • O/n at hotel
  • trek preparation

Day 2: Pokhara


  • Cultural tour 
  • drive to Pokhara

Day 3: Fly to Jomsom


  • Fly to Jomsom (2725m/ 8,940ft) 
  • trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 9219ft)
  • walk 3 hrs

Day 4: Trek to Chele


  • Trek to Chele (2920m / 10,006 ft )
  • Enter into the restricted upper Mustang area
  • Walk 7 hrs

Day 5: Trek to Syangboche


Trek to Syangboche (3800m/ 12467ft) 5-6 hrs.

Day 6: Trek to Ghami


Trek to Ghami (3520m/ 11548ft) walk 5 hrs.

Day 7: Trek to Tsarnag


Trek to Tsarnag (3560m/11679ft) 4 hrs

Day 8: Trek to Lo Manthang


Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m/ 12467ft) 4 - 5 hrs.

Day 9: Lo Manthang


Explore day at Lo Manthang

Day 10: Trek to Dhakmar


Trek to Dhakmar (3800m/ 12467ft) 7 - 8 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Syanboche


Trek to Syanboche

Day 12: Trek to Chusang


Trek to Chusang (3040m/ 9973ft) 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni


Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) walk 4 hrs

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom


Trek to Jomsom (2720)

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara


Fly to Pokhara after the Upper MUSTANG TREKKING

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu


Drive to Kathmandu / PM free in Kathmandu

Day 17: Departure Day


Mustang trekking ends / airport transportation
 

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Well English speaking Guide
  • 2 night Kathmandu and 2 night Pokhara Accommodation at 3*hotel with Breakfast basis
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • farewell dinners

What's not included

  • Lunch, Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Mineral Water or any kind of Drinks(soft and hard)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses
  • Tips for Guide and Porter
  • Travel insurance,Visa fee,International Ticket

Good to Know

Extra: As you know Nepal is offering much more than only Trekking so if you have time & interest then you could do some other activities too. We organize different kind of other activities to make your holiday longer. 

  • Mountain Flight 

  • White water rafting 

  • Jungle Safari 

  • Bungee Jump 

  • Paragliding 

  • Mountain Biking 

  
Note: Above itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and we can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly to your choice. 

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