Upper Mustang Trek
- Destination: Lomanthang
- Activities: Trekking
- Trip Grade: Moderate
- Departure from: Kathmandu
- Arrival on: Kathmandu
- Group size: Minimum 2 maximum 16
- Best Seasons: Monsoon
- Meals: Choose From Menu
- Accomodation: Tea House
- Transportation: Drive/Flight
The upper Mustang trek is a spectacular trekking experience of 17 days which offers you the chance to dwell deep into the realms of the mystical Trans-Himalayan area of Mustang. Highly influenced by Tibetan culture, the Upper Mustang was one a forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Upper Mustang was opened to outsiders only since 1991 and is still an area that requires a special permit to be trodden in.
Though an expensive trek, the upper Mustang trek is surely an experience of a lifetime. Thousand-year-old monasteries, caves, scenic landscapes and dry arid regions are the geographically diverse attractions of the trek. The Upper Mustang trek is also an experience full of cultural attractions; Tiji Festival as well as the living style of the ethnic inhabitants of the region is worth exploring too.
The trek starts off after a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a flight to Jomsom. From here, you trek to Kagbeni with the extremely alluring views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. From this point onwards, a special permit will be required to reach Chele through the banks of the Kaligandaki. From Chele, we reach Syanbochen through Eklo Bhatti from the Taklam La Pass. Another pass that we cross on the way is the Yamda La to reach Shaymin.
It’s almost like reaching a new environment from Lo Manthang. Views of the Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tilicho and Bhrikuti glorify the path to Drakmar. The path takes us into the depths of Ghiling, Chhuksang and finally comes to an end in Jomsom.
Mustang is surely one of the few places in the planet which have retained its old age glory and close-niched life until now. the isolated kingdom is still far from the realms of urbanization and globalization and the Upper Mustang trek, through this mystical land is surely set to take you as close to nature as possible.
Day 01: Arrive in international airport in Kathmandu and meet Himalaya View Treks representative then transport to Hotel in Thamel which is only catered for the tourists.
Day 02 : Preparing day and Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 : Flight to pokhara
Day 04 : Flight to jomsom N trek to Kagbeni
Day 05 : Trek to Chuksang
Day 06 : Trek to Samar
Day 07 : Trek to Gelling ( Via Chungsi gompa )
Day 08 : Trek to Tsharang
Day 09 : Trek to Lomanthang
Day 10 : Lomanthang ; Visit eastern and western valley : Chokser, Chonup,Namgyal ETC.
Day 11: Trek to Dakmar via Ghar gompa
Day 12 : Trek to Syangmochen
Day 13: Trek to Chuksang
Day 14: Trek to Muktinath
Day 15 : Trek to Jomsom
Day 16 : Flight to pokhara from Jomsom
Day 17 : Flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Day 18 : Departure Day in your home country. Himalaya View Treks will transport to international tribhuwan airport,
1. Airport- hotel- airport pick up and drop by car/ van depend on group size.
2.3 night hotel in kathmandu,( 1 nights before trek & 1 night after trek with BB basis).
3.Kathmandu / Pokhara/kathmandu by tourist bus
4.Hotel 2 nights in Pokhara (before trekking & after trekking with BB basis).
5.Both ways flight ticket Pokhara/Jomsom/Pokhara
6.Lodge accommodation on the way.
7.Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner tea/coffee three times a day).
8.ACAP permit and TIMS card permit.
9.Mustang Special permit
10.One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
11.Guides/Porter’s: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
1.Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
2.Hard and soft table drinks such as, coke, beer, Mineral water, hot shower, boiled water during your trekking.
4.Rescue operation charge if incase.
5.Tips for guide and porter.
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