To trek in Upper Mustang is a rare privilege. Here you will experience the way of life of true mountain people, who were not much in touch with the rest of Nepal for hundreds of years, and even until recent times had an officially recognized king. In many ways, Upper Mustang trekking is similar to treks in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang.
The Mustang trekking is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached being only 3,800 meters, but the conditions at times can be arduous. Mustang is cold in winter and is always windy and dusty through the year. Winter treks are best avoided due to harsh weather. Mustang trek requires a minimum of 9 days, starting and ending in Kagbeni. This allows the trek to be completed within the 10-day period that the permit allows. The route generally follows the Kali Gandaki valley but, occasionally climbs high above the valley walls. If you have a short time to go upper mustang then why you may not choose a Land Cruiser Overland Trip to Upper Mustang
During this exciting Upper Mustang Trekking, walk through the land of canyon vistas. These surround and revolve around the enormous valley of the Kali Gandaki. The Upper Mustang trekking isn’t just any ordinary remote valley in Nepal. The entire area of the Upper Mustang, from the Tibetan border in the north to Kagbeni in the south, tucks in a number of unique experiences for trekkers to feed their eyes and soul. From the panorama of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and other marvelous ranges towards the south, to the trans-Himalayan climate (cool and semi-arid), and the Tibetan–influenced, pristine medieval Buddhist arts, architecture and exotic culture & tradition dating back to the 13th and the 15th century. All contribute to make this, one of the super trekking destination in Nepal.
||Upper Mustang Trekking|
||16 Nights / 17 Days|
||Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Kagebni, Lo Manthang, Muktinath, Jomsom.|
|MODE OF TOURS:||Private transportation + Flight PKR – JOM – PKR|
||2 to 20 persons.|
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Note: All trekkers heading into Upper Mustang (north of Kagbeni) are required to purchase a $500 per person permit, which is valid for 10 days. You can stay longer, but every day after that will cost $50. At Kagbeni, you’ll be required to show your permit both on the way and the way out. In addition to the restricted permit, you’ll also need to purchase an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), which is $22 USD per person.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu / Welcome dinner, O/n at hotel / trek preparation
Day 02: Cultural tour / trek preparation / drive to Pokhara
Day 03: Fly to Jomsom (2725m/ 8,940ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m/ 9219ft). walk 3 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Chele (2920m / 10,006 ft ) (enter into the restricted upper Mustang area) walk 7 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Syangbochen (3800m/ 12467ft) 5-6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Ghami (3520m/ 11548ft) walk 5 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Tsarnag (3560m/11679ft) 4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang (3800m/ 12467ft) 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 09: Explore day at Lo Manthang
Day 10: Trek to Dhakmar (3800m/ 12467ft) 7 – 8 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Syanbochen (3800m/ 12467ft).
Day 12: Trek to Chhusang (3040m/ 9973ft) 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 13: Trek Chhusang to Muktinath (3710m) walk 6 hrs
Day 14: Trek/Drive to Jomsom (2720) – walk 5 hrs or 3 hours drive
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 17: Final Departure
Airport pick ups and drops in private vehicle
Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
Best available twin sharing local lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
Guided Kathmandu City Tour in private vehicle including tour guide
Kathmandu to Pokhara transfer by private vehicle
Pokhara -Jomsom – Pokhara flight
Special Trekking Permit US$ 500 per person for 10 days (the above price includes 10 days valid trekking permit from Kagbeni to Kagbeni. If you wish to stay more than 10 days in restricted area, you are subjected to extra charge for extra days (US$ 50 per day / per person).
Annapurna conservation permit and all necessary permits.
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Seasonal fruits during the trek
Staff– one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers : 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers : 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and accidental insurance
Duffle bag, Down jacket and sleeping bag for use during the trek
Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
First aid medical kit
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Government taxes & office service charge
Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu, Nagarkot & Pokhara.
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks).
All sightseeing fees in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
Personal travel and medical insurance.
Any kind of personal expense.
Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Tips for trekking staff, driver (Tipping is expected).