Upper Mustang Trek, the far-famed destination as “kingdom Lo”. It is a remote space of Himalayan which is famous as “The Last Forbidden Kingdom”. Folks from the Thakali, Gurung and Tibetans inhabitants live in this area. The upper Mustang trek could be a rare privilege. Here we’ll experience the life of true mountain folks. They are still not in touch with the rest of Nepal for many years. Even till the recent time, had on formally recognized king. The higher you trek; you can accomplish to the Virgin land of classic Buddhists. And not to forget about the stunning view of snow capped Himalayan Mountains.
Moreover, Upper Mustang in the Himalaya region is the only region that is equally prodigious during monsoon. The settlement scatters with very little sign of cultivation between villages. In Mustang, there is only a very little growth that resembles a desert, albeit mountainous and nuclear settlements in fertile space. The return trip will follow an identical route, the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki. The read of inhospitable Kali Gandaki vale, massive areas around Kagbeni and outstanding ridges and the exclusive Mountain View offers a mind-blowing experience. The sky may be shiny blue with the red or yellow wind-eroded cliffs. In the late morning, the wind receives up and buffets as you walk more into this parched land of wondrous beauty. Hence, the residence and monasteries in top mustang have a medieval look and glorious native structure that is designed with stone and sun-baked mud bricks.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you from the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism, and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are neighbor cities which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest stupa of Nepal.
And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850M/2788ft), 7-8 hrs (or 25 minutes flight in option), (Hotel + B),
After early morning breakfast, we will drive to the airport for a flight to Pokhara. It’s a 25mins flight enjoying an idyllic view of Himalayan range or we can drive through a bus for about 6-7hrs in a tourist bus by enjoying the countryside highway at the bank of the Trishuli River.
Overnight in Pokhara
Day 04: Take a flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2858M/9376ft), 3-4 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
Next day, we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which takes about 25min with the spectacular views of the Mountain ranges. Jomsom is the headquarters of the Mustang district. We will start our trek following the trail till Kagbeni which offers the picturesque peaks of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peaks and landscape of Dhampus. Kagbeni will offer you the taste of scenes to Upper Mustang with narrow tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley along with large gompa.
Overnight in Kagbeni.
Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050M/10006ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After early morning breakfast, we will start the trek with the special permit checkup. We will move onward through the bank of Kaligandaki River. The trail leads us through the beautiful wasteland with windy valley following the trail ups and downs to Tangba village. Following the trail to the whitewashed house surrounded by fields of wheat, barley, and buckwheat, interspersed with small apple orchards we will trek forward Kaligandaki Valley and ascends sharply up to Chele.
Overnight in Chele.
Day 06: Trek from Chele to Syanbochen (3475M/11400ft) via Taklam-La Pass
(3624M/11889ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. We continue along a steep, treeless and dry stream with the idyllic deep views of the canyon to pass. The Annapurna Range, still dominated by Nilgiri Himal, stands magnificent far to the south. We relax descend into an oversized gorge and get into another depression on the encircling of cool streams. Further, we walk to reach Syanbonche.
Day 07: Trek from Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520M/11548ft) via Yamda-La (3850M/12631ft) and Nyi Pass (4010M/13156ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
We climb gently toYamda La (3850m). Descend through the large painted square chorten and village with a Tibetans styles house. Turning north, it rejoins the road and becomes unrelenting climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La (4020m) with wonderful landscape vista. Nyi Pass is that the highest elevation of the trek up to now and also the southern boundary of Lo. The path then drops steeply to the painted buildings of Ghemi. Ghemi is encircled by massive fields most of that square measure barren. Nightlong in Ghemi.
Day 08: Trek from Ghaymi to Charang (3500M/11482ft), 4-5 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, the track descends below the blue, grey and red cliffs across the valley to a steel bridge across the Tangmar Chu. Then climb to highland and passes the longest and most spectacular Mani walls in Nepal. From the end of the wall, the trail heads east to the village of Charang (Tsarang) with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. Nightlong in Charang.
Day 09: Trek from Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700 M), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, the trail descends about 125m from Charang, crosses the Tsarang Chu and follows the track to a cairn on a point opposite the village at 3,580m, then enters the Tholung village. Then the path any ascends gently to 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from wherever you’ll be able to see the Lo-Manthang vale (3700m), views of the walled town seem brilliant with its hills on the Tibetan Border. A short descent leads onto the plain of Aspiration, and then the trail crosses a stream and climbs up onto the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Nightlong.
Day 10: Explore day around Lo-Mangthang (3700M/12139ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
A day to explore this outstanding historical and cultural center. Kimling and Phuwa are prodigious as well as the Gompa of Namgyal serve as a crucial monastery of the local community. Hike to Tingkhar, a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang is picturesque. In the eastern vale nestles the village of Chosar; additionally made in Gompas, this valley is the main trading route to Lhasa. Visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house”, the red Thugchen Gomba, Chyodi Gomba and the Entrance Hall which are the main magnetize of lo Mangthang Trip. Also, you will have to visit the four-story building of the Raja’s room (Royal Palace) wherever the Mustang’s King offers Tibetan tea as his welcome.
Day 11: Trek from Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810M/12500ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
We will follow the trail to Lo Gekar, the trail that climbs steeply to a cairn on a pass at 4000m, offering a last glimpse of Lo Manthang. After crossing Chogo La (4325m), the highest point on this trek the path descends beside a stream taking us to the ancient Ghar Gomp. It is over 1200 years old and meets the Guru Rimponche with the rock paintings which is believed to fulfill our sensible needs. Once we climb to a ridge, the route crosses some alpine meadows to a crest and then drops down a steep eroded gully overshadowed by red rock towers to Drakmar.
Overnight in Darkmar.
Day 12: Trek from Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806M/12486ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will continue downhill the valley to Ghiling in the grimy and turbulent trail. The trail leads through the arid plateau and crop field in between. The walk may not be pleasant as we might suffer the wind on the face in Kali Gandaki wind valley. The landscapes are deserts types, offering the stunning views of Mt Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. At the late afternoon, we will travel around, encompassing Ghiling village.
Overnight in Ghiling village.
Day 13: Trek from Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10006ft), 5-6 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will trek back to Chhuksang, enjoying the Tibetan lifestyle and culture. You will have wonderful scenery and the amazing views of Nilgiri, Tilicho, and other tremendous Himalayan peaks.
Overnight in Chhuksung.
Day 14: Trek from Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700m/8858ft), 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
Today, we will walk all the way down to the southern border of the pony region to Kagbeni. We will gradually get down through the old salt trade route; the stupa, monasteries, and chortens (Buddhist shrine). We will then continue the path down on the stony way, facing Tukuche, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 15: Take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (850M/2788ft), 16 minutes, (Hotel + B),
Early morning, we enjoy a short picturesque flight to Pokhara. The view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains and that of the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki, are stunning. Relax the whole day in building or wander around Lake Facet with fascinating mountains panorama.
Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs or 25 minutes flight in option, (Hotel + B).
After breakfast, we will head for Kathmandu memorizing the good memories in this trip.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure
- Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer via private transportation,
- Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by a Private Vehicle,
Kathmandu & Pokhara accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
- Tourist Bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs) or flight in option,
- Flight Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara,
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit,
- Special Upper Mustang Restricted Area Entry Permit,
- TIMS Permit (Trekker’s Information Management System),
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
- Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek,
- Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
- Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
- Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter(s),
- All program according to itineraries on full board services,
- Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
- Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
- All kind of rescue arrangements,
- All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.
- The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
- Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
- We have got other additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultralight, Sightseeing, Jungle safari, etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
- Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).