Upper Mustang Trekking   |   17 Days

Welcome to the former Kingdom of Lo Upper Mustang...........

The Upper Mustang Trekking is an exciting journey in the former Kingdom of Lo and Tibetan plateau, which is similar to the Tibetan lifestyle. The trekking trail to Upper Mustang was opened since 1992, as a restricted area. It is also popular as off the beaten path in the trans-Himalayan region. Upper Mustang trekking package leads to the Lo Manthang, a mediaeval town and the capital of the Upper Mustang region through the trail of traditional salt trade route to Tibet. It includes the deepest Kaligandaki gorge. The cave like settlement and Tibetan Buddhist cultural preservations are distinct in this trekking.

The Upper Mustang area is surrounded by ancient monasteries including the Thugchen Gompa, built in the 15thcentury. The central part of capital is surrounded by the stone wall. The area is full of barren landscape, followed by a rugged trail. It was used by the people in their salt trade with the people from lowland region, known as the caravan route. All the houses are made of mud bricks, which are really antique and attractive. They celebrate the Tiji festivalon the full moon of May, which is celebrated to chase the demons, and have a strange social system of polyandry, transformed from the generations. In this Himalayan journey to Upper Mustang, the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri Himalayan regions are fantastic with several other attractive peaks. Lying in the Himalayan rain shadow area, The Upper Mustang has preserved its natural and mystic beauties, cultural prosperity and Tibetan Buddhist rituals. Several Gompas, Chhortens, mani walls are the live proofs of it. Trekkers can view several species of colorful flowers, lush vegetation and fauna in the lower parts of this trekking trail.

Our Upper Mustang trip starts after a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Then the trip leads through the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and enters into the restricted area from the Kagbeni. Muktinath, a famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage place, lie near the trekking trail. The trek can be customized by linking it to the Jomsom Muktinath trek. Due to its location in the Himalayan rain shadow area, the monsoon season is also a good season for the Upper Mustang trek. Please, contact us for the detailed information of Upper Mustang trekking.

Trip Highlights of Upper Mustang Trekking

  • The Upper Mustang trekking is popular as Lo Manthang trekking.
  • Explore the ancient monasteries and Tibetan similar lifestyles.
  • Cave like settlement and walled town.
  • Polyandry system still existed.
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom.
  • Visit the Muktinath temple, a pilgrimage place of both Hundus and Buddhists.

Welcome to the former Kingdom of Lo Upper Mustang...........

The Upper Mustang Trekking is an exciting journey in the former Kingdom of Lo and Tibetan plateau, which is similar to the Tibetan lifestyle. The trekking trail to Upper Mustang was opened since 1992, as a restricted area. It is also popular as off the beaten path in the trans-Himalayan region. Upper Mustang trekking package leads to the Lo Manthang, a mediaeval town and the capital of the Upper Mustang region through the trail of traditional salt trade route to Tibet. It includes the deepest Kaligandaki gorge. The cave like settlement and Tibetan Buddhist cultural preservations are distinct in this trekking.

The Upper Mustang area is surrounded by ancient monasteries including the Thugchen Gompa, built in the 15thcentury. The central part of capital is surrounded by the stone wall. The area is full of barren landscape, followed by a rugged trail. It was used by the people in their salt trade with the people from lowland region, known as the caravan route. All the houses are made of mud bricks, which are really antique and attractive. They celebrate the Tiji festivalon the full moon of May, which is celebrated to chase the demons, and have a strange social system of polyandry, transformed from the generations. In this Himalayan journey to Upper Mustang, the views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri Himalayan regions are fantastic with several other attractive peaks. Lying in the Himalayan rain shadow area, The Upper Mustang has preserved its natural and mystic beauties, cultural prosperity and Tibetan Buddhist rituals. Several Gompas, Chhortens, mani walls are the live proofs of it. Trekkers can view several species of colorful flowers, lush vegetation and fauna in the lower parts of this trekking trail.

Our Upper Mustang trip starts after a scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Then the trip leads through the deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and enters into the restricted area from the Kagbeni. Muktinath, a famous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage place, lie near the trekking trail. The trek can be customized by linking it to the Jomsom Muktinath trek. Due to its location in the Himalayan rain shadow area, the monsoon season is also a good season for the Upper Mustang trek. Please, contact us for the detailed information of Upper Mustang trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

  • 1Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • 2Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • 3Day 3: Fly/Drive to Pokhara (823m).
  • 4Day 4: Fly to Jomsom (20m.) and trek to Kagbeni (2858m): 3-4 hrs.
  • 5Day 5: Trek to Chele (3050m): 5-6 hrs.
  • 6Day 6: Trek to Syangbochen (3475m): 6-7 hrs
  • 7Day 7: Trek to Ghaymi (3520m): 5-6 hrs
  • 8Day 8: Trek to Charang (3500m): 4-5 hrs
  • 9Day 9: Trek to Lo-Manthang (3700m): 5-6 hrs
  • 10Day 10: Explore Lo-Mangthang.
  • 11Day 11: Trek to Drakmar (3810m): 6-7 hrs
  • 12Day 12: Trek to Ghiling (3806m): 5-6 hrs
  • 13Day 13: Trek to Chhuksang (3050m): 5-6 hrs
  • 14Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2700): 6-7 hrs
  • 15Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara
  • 16Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu.
  • 17Day 17: Final Departure.

Cost Includes

 Transport

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfers with private vehicles.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing by private Vehicle.
  • Both way (Round Trip) by tourist bus KTM- Pokhara –KTM. (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Flight KTM-Pokhara-KTM).
  • Both way (Round Trip) flight fare Pokhara - Jomsom- Pokhara and domestic airport taxes in Pokhara and Jomsom .
  • Drop and Pick up  to Nepali restaurant .

Accommodations

  • Kathmandu (3Ns): 2** Category Hotel  (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Hotel).
  • Pokhara( 2Ns):2**Category Hotel (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Hotel).
  • Upper Mustang trekking (11Ns): Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Everest region trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (11 Lunches)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (11 Dinners)

Guide and Potter

  • English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa potter for 2 trekkers in mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge in Mountain , all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  •  All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paper work and restricted area permits and Annapurna conservation area permit.

Others

  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.
     

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Entry fees for city sightseeing.
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
  • Trip Duration 17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tour and Trekking
  • Accomodation Lodge Trek
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