Upper Mustang Trekking

In Upper Mustang trekking, the former Kingdom of Lo, Tibetan culture and language still prevail. The area previously forbidden for foreigners has been open for visitors since 1992. Although the monarchy formally ended in 2008, the King of Mustang is still widely recognised by his people. The area lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, north of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range and at the northern end of the Kaligandaki River. It is a high altitude desert zone, marked by its starkly dry moonscape like landscape with sandstone pillars and irregular moraine terraces presented in a colourful mix of earthen brown, yellow, red and grey. This region is also full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint white washed houses. Together with the traditionally built mud-brick house villages, the Tibetan culture and the almost treeless barren landscape it is one of the most interesting and picturesque places in Nepal. The whole area has an isolated and mystical feel to it.

Our trek starts from Jomsom, first along the Kali Gandki River and then continuing climbing on out of one Kali gandaki huge side valleys all the way to Lo Manthang, the old capital of upper mustang. Lo Manthang is a walled city still with a number of ancient monasteries that contain magnificent old wall paintings large parts of which have been restored recently. We would recommend to stay in Lo manthang for a couple of days as the surrounding areas offer interesting options for day excursions. We hike back to Jomsom on a different route, via Muktinatrh which is an important pilfrimage place for Hindus & Buddhist alike. There are several tour options though.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 19 day
  • Trip Grade Medium hard
  • Maximum Altitude: 4325m
  • Trip Cost: US$please ask for cost details pp
  • Trip Start End in: Jomsom to Jomsom
  • Session may-oct
Short Itinerary

Day 01 Welcome to Kathmandu
Day 02 Sightseeing day 
Day 03 Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight 
Day 04 Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni (2810m) 
Day 05 Kagbeni to Chele (3100m) 
Day 06 Chele to Shyangmochen (3800m) 
Day 07 Shyangmochen to Drkmar (3560m) 
Day 08 Charang to Lo Manthang (3840m) 
Day 09 Lo Mathang 
Day 10 Lo Manthang 
Day 11 Lo Manthang to Yara (3820m) 
Day 12 Luri Gomba excursion day    
Day 13 Yara to Tange  
Day 14 Tange to Tetang (long day) 
Day 15 Tetang to Muktinath 
Day 16 Trek down to Jomsom  
Day 17 Fly to Kathmandu via Pokhara 
Day 18 Free day
Day 19 Fly back home

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Detail Itinerary
Cost Details
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Service Includes

*Airport pick up/drop, transfer to/from hotel
*Four night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast & one night Pokhara 
*Accommodation during the trek with B.L.D.
*Domestic flight & airport pick up/drop
*All necessary permits for this region
*Professional guide & Nepali porter/staff
*First aid kit box
*Nepali staff insurance, salary & B.L.D.
*Farewell dinner

(B.L.D. = breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Service Excludes

*Visa fee for Nepal
*Personal medical and emergency insurance
*Extra night in Kathmandu, in case early return from trekking due to any change in schedule
*During the trek: personal expenses, laundry, battery recharge, soft drinks and alcohol, tissue paper, boiled water, shower, chocolate etc.
*Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
*Tips for driver, porter and guide

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