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Upper Mustang Trek - 16 Days

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Upper Mustang Trek into the remote area is similar to trekking in Tibet, as geographically it is a part of the Tibetan plateau. The district of Mustang was, until 1950, a separate kingdom within the boundaries of Nepal. The last king, the Raja of Mustang, still has his home in the ancient capital known as Lo Manthang. Upper Mustang being in the Himalayan rain shadow is one of the regions in the country suitable for trekking even during the monsoons. During this time, the upper Kali Gandaki valley is still quite dry with only occasional rainfall.
The Mustang Trek is not particularly difficult, the highest point reached being only 3,800 meters, but the conditions at times can be arduous. Mustang is cold in winter and is always windy and dusty through the year. Winter treks are best avoided due to harsh weather. The Upper Mustang Trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of upper Mustang Region, so groups must be fully self-sufficient, especially in fuel. While porters are available in Jomsom it is preferable to use mules to carry the loads up to Mustang. These pack animals are available locally and are more economical, and certainly more environmentally friendly than porters. This allows the trek to be completed within the 11-12 day period that the permit allows. The route generally follows the Kali Gandaki valley but, occasionally climbs high above the valley walls. The settlements are scattered and there is little sign of cultivation between villages. In Mustang, little grows without irrigation, thus the region resembles a desert although it is mountainous and there are nuclear settlements in the more fertile areas.
Lo Manthang, the old capital, is reached in four days and at least one extra day should be spent here to soak in the sights and sounds of this unique walled settlement. Ponies are available for hire if you so desire. The return trip can either follow the same route as the one you took to enter or take an alternative route along the eastern bank of the Kali Gandaki River. Upper Mustang trek is a great adventure trek for those who wish to make a moderate trek along “off the beaten path” in the Trans-Himalayan Region.


Outline Itinerary (Upper Mustang Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Drive from kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m), 6-7 hrs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2700 m/8855 ft) then trek Kagbeni.
Day 04 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050 m)
Day 05 : Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570 m)
Day 06 : Trek from Gheling to Charang (3560 m)
Day 07 : Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang (3810m)
Day 08 : Acclimatization and exploration day
Day 09 : Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820m)
Day 10 : Trek from Drakmar to Syanboche (3800 m)
Day 11 : Trek from Syanboche to Chhusang (2980 m)
Day 12 : Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3800 m)
Day 13 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700 m)
Day 14 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (900 m) by air.
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. Overnight at hotel.
Day 16 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Upper Mustang Trek Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


NOTE : All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 2450

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expedition. The AlpineTrav representative will arrange your transfer & brief about pre-trip discussion meeting on the way to your hotel.

Day 2
Day 02 : Drive from kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m), 6-7 hrs. Overnight at hotel.

Early in the morning, we will drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. On the way we will enjoy with the views of diverse landscapes and small villages. We will have lunch on the way. After driving for approximately 6 hours we will reach Pokhara which is very famous as city of lakes. Overnight in Pokhara at hotel.

Day 3
Day 03 : Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2700 m/8855 ft) then trek Kagbeni (2,810 m).

After having breakfast, we will catch domestic flight to Jomsom which offers great aerial view of beautiful Pokhara city and different mountain ranges. After reaching Jomsom, we will trek towards Kagbeni. On the way we will pass through different small villages and diverse landscapes. Overnight in Kagbeni

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050 m). Overnight at Lodge.

Today we will walk toward Chele, after entering the restricted area of Mustang we will continue to walk upwards. Putting the Kagbeni and Nilgiri Mountain at the back, we will continue to ascent via. Rolling hills and passing by beautiful village of ethnic communities. We will get chance rto explore the local traditions, cultures and lifestyle on the way.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek from Chele to Gheling (3570 m). Overnight at Lodge.

Gheling is a beautiful village in the rural Himalaya. Today’s walk offers us the best views of snow capped mountains and walk above the rolling hills is also wonderful experience. We will again pass by the small and beautiful villages and somewhere we can find stone walls and Chortens too. We will get chance to observe the great scenarios.

Day 6
Day 06 : Trek from Gheling to Charang (3560 m). Overnight at Lodge.

After having breakfast in Gheling, we will continue our trek toward Charang. We will observe the great panorama of different snow capped mountains including Tilicho, Nilgiri and Annapurna. Passing through the small villages, cultivated lands and patches of forests we will reach Charang. One can explore thye beautiful chortens in Charang.

Day 7
Day 07 : Trek from Charang to Lo Manthang (3810m). Overnight at Lodge.

After ascending from Charang we will travel via small patches of forests and cultivated lands. After some ascends we will reach the entrance of Lo Manthang valley. The maniwalls and chortens will make our trip more exciting. Lo Manthang is the capital of Mustang where king lives. This place also offers the best views of gigantic peaks and diverse landscape.

Day 8
Day 08 : Acclimatization and exploration day. Overnight at Lodge.

Today after having breakfast we will explore the surrounding of Lo Manthang. As today is a day for acclimatization, we will not trek uphill. We will rest in Lo Manthang to make our trek complete happily and more comfortably.

Day 9
Day 09 : Trek from Lo-Manthang to Drakmar (3820m). Overnight atLodge.

After one day of resting in Lo Manthang, we will continue toward Drakmar. On the way we will visit Buddhist chortens and gompas. The beautiful maniwalls and best views of high peaks adds the beauty to the trail. After walking for approximately 7 hours, we will reach Drakmar.

Day 10
Day 10 : Trek from Drakmar to Syanboche (3800 m). Overnight at Lodge.

After having breakfast, we will retrace our footsteps and trek back to Syangboche.

Day 11
Day 11 : Trek from Syanboche to Chhusang (2980 m). Overnight at Lodge.

After having breakfast, we will trek back to Chhusang. On the way we will make a visit to Chungsi cave monastery which was originated thousands of years before. Retracing the footsteps we will reach Chhusang.

Day 12
Day 12 : Trek from Chhusang to Muktinath (3800  m). Overnight at Lodge.

Today we will make a visit to the sacred land of Hindus- Muktinath. Muktinath is very famous pilgrimage site of Hindu devotees. Thousands of people makes pilgrim to Muktinath Temple every year. Peoples believes that worshipping Muktinath will release a person from the chain of birth and death and one can rest in peace in heaven.

Day 13
Day 13 : Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2700 m). Overnight at Lodge.

Today we will trek from Muktinath toward Jomsom. After having breakfast we will have quite easy walk through the rolling hills. We will enjoy the great mountain vistas from the trail. After 5/6 hours of walking we will reach Jomsom valley.

Day 14
Day 14 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (900 m) by air. Transfer to hotel.

After having breakfast, we will take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. This will offer us an opportunity to observe the aerial view of beautiful valleys and high gigantic peaks. On reaching Pokhara you can go for sightseeing in the famous sites of Pokhara including Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake and Davis Falls etc.

Day 15
Day 15 : Drive back to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. Overnight at hotel.

Today is the last day of our trekking. We will drive back in our private vehicle following the same trail. We will enjoy the great views landscapes and patches of small settlements. After reaching Kathmandu you can relax in your hotel room.

Day 16
Day 16 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

Our airport representative will shift you to the airport from the hotel for your way back to home country.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by private AC vehicles
  • Accommodation at Hotel Mount View with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara Flight (inclusive with airport tax)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porters
  • Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Guide, assistant guide and porters’ insurance
  • Upper Mustang special permit/Conservation Area permit Fee & TIMS permit
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Upper Mustang Trek – 16 Days: (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 2 Person basis : EUR 2450 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 3-5 Person basis : EUR 2350 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 6-8 Person basis : EUR 2250 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 person basis : EUR 2150 Per person


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Upper Mustang Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 16 Days
  • Moderate
  • 2700 - 3820 Meter
  • Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Private AC Vehicle & Flight
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