Mustang trekking is one of Nepal's most mysterious and least known kingdoms. The landscape of Mustang is a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces, which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown. It is relatively easy trekking along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, which lies in the very heart of Mustang. Lo-Mustang, the capital is walled city ruled by religious king. Untouched by modern civilization, life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries in unhurried pace.
Mustang trek lying in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is perhaps the last enclave of pristine Tibetan culture. Being in the rain shadow of the Himalaya, Mustang has much less rain then the rest of Nepal. Forbidden & isolated from the rest of the World it was able to evolve its own distinctive culture and traditional which is so rich & unique. This area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters (26,795ft) and Annapurna I at 8091 meters (26,545ft). You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high.
Trip: Upper Mustang Trek
Duration: 17 Days
Per Hour Walking: 6/7 hrs
Trip Type: Tea House
Experience the real Tibetan Life, explore ancient Buddhist monastery and primitive life, visit hidden kingdom, religious place Muktinath, adventure flight to Jomsom and so on….
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Himalayan Mountain Guides representative will meet you at the Tribhubhan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have short briefing regarding your trip.
Day 02: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing
In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath (Bhuddhists Shrine, also called monkey temple), Baudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pasupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Sqare (Historic place for ancient art and architecture). Your guide will check all your trekking and climbing equipment. You can rent or buy the required equipment in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from, Kathmandu to Pokhara (6hrs)
Drive 6 hours to Pokhara. Walk around the Pokhara city and enjoy the view of the mountains and beautiful Lake: Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in Pokhara at hotel.
Day 04: Flight from, Pokhara to Jomsom (18min) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
Early in the morning fly to Jomsom then trek to Kagbeni. This is quite short day so you get early to Kagbeni so after the lunch go to walk in Kagbeni village and monastery. This is really beautiful landscape in bank of Kaligandaki River. Stay overnight in kagbeni village.
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3100m)
It’s about 6 hours walk to Chele. Trail fallows the Kaligandaki valley through the Tangche,Chhusang at the confluence of the Narshing khola and the Kaligandaki. Trail continues north before crossing the river and climb up to Chele which is incredible place with quite dry land and you can see the Tibetan Buddhist culture. Stay overnight in Chele.
Day 06: Chele to Gheling (3570m)
It’s about 6 hours walk to Gheling, walking in wide and beautiful dry land with view of the white smiling mountain. Today trail goes up and down and today you will cross some high hill or pass as well like Shyangmochen pass, and descend the right sight then you will reach the Gheling. Stay overnight in Gheling.
Day 07: Gheling to Charang (3560m)
It’s about 5 to 6 hours walk to Charang. Today is gently up through the wide valley and you will reach the Nyi La at 3952m, then we descend the trail. After walking a while we will reach quite big village called Ghami. Then cross the bridge of Tangmar chhu river and after that you will reach long mani wall then cross the another pass and descend into Charang. Stay overnight in Charang.
Day 08: Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m)
It’s about 5 hours walk to Lo Manthang. Todays is the day that we will reach the destination of our trek and city of the Mustang valley. You will descend from the Charang and cross the Charang Chu then you will climb up again and first you will see the view of the Lo Manthang. Lo Manthang is surrounded by wall and there is a nice gate to entry the Lo Manthang. It’s a traditional and beautiful tiny city of the mountain. There and so many things to see and many place to visit. You will enjoy being here. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 09: In Lo Mathang
There are many things to see so you will enjoy the being here extra days. There are many fascinating ancient building to visit here. There is temple as well as king palace of Mustang district. Visit the monastery and many incredible things and see their real Tibetan culture, houses, lifestyle which makes you happy and you will realize lucky to being here. Stay overnight there.
Day 10: Lo Manthang to Drakmar (3820m)
It’s about 5 hours walk back to Dhakmar. After enjoying the nature, culture, people, and religion of the Mustangs incredible experience you will walk back down to Dhakmar. We take you different trail through the Lo Gekar along local trail and afterward you will reach the Ghar Gompa, which is one of the oldest active Gompa of Nepal. Then pass the hill and head down to Dhakmar and stay overnight.
Day 11: Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3650m)
The trail descends passing the stone walls and fields of Drakmar, then climbs to a ridge and descends to the lower part of Ghemi and further descending you will reach to Jaite (3820m) and descend again gently to Chhung-Kah. The trail then reaches to Tama Gaon (3710m) and continues descending to Shyangmochen. Stay overnight at Shyangmochen.
Day 12: Shyangmochen to Chhuksang (3000m)
From Shyangmochen the trail follows the quite stream all the way down to Chhuksang. Stay overnight at Chhuksang.
Day 13: Chuksang to Muktinath (3795m.)
Today you will reach Muktinath the holy place of the Hundu and Biddhist where located one of the famous Hindu temple Muktinath and Buddhist monasteries. While you are walking today you will pass many different villages and enjoy the walking with closest and front view of the beautiful mountains Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri etc. Visit the monastery and temple. This is large site of pilgrimage from India, Nepal and other countries as well. Stay overnight in Muktinath.
Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 m.)
Early morning go to the temple and worship the God and pray for good luck, good spirits and all the positive things and trek back t to Jomsom because Jomsom is strong windy place in the afternoon. Even its windy you can walk around the village. Jomsom is the districts headquarter of mustang district. Stay overnight in Jomsom.
Day 15: Fly from, Jomsom to Pokhara
Take the morning flight to Pokhara which leaves us time to explore Pokhara town for the remainder of the day.
Day 16: Drive from, Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive about 6 hours to reach Kathmandu. In the evening enjoy the farewell dinner in Nepali authentic restaurant with cultural shows.
Day 17: Final Departure
Himalayan Mountain Guides representative will drop you to the Tribhubhan International Airport and give you Khada, for good luck.
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