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. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions are always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After having breakfast, we will retrace our footsteps and trek back to Syangboche.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
- 2 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
- Domestic airfer (Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara).
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
- Accommodation: Full Board (breakfast, lunch, Dinner), during the trek.
- Professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide, and Assistant guide.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
- National Park – Conservation. Area entry permits.
- Insurance, medication, and equipment for guide, Porter and staff.
- One porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 20 kgs - 25kgs).
- AlpineTrav Treks sleeping bag,down jacket, Poles area trekking map.
- First aid medical kit.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)
- Farewell dinner second last day of departure.
- Meals at Kathmandu - Pokhara.
- Your international airfare.
- Nepal visa.
- Personal expenses.
- Internet, battery charging.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel Insurance.
- Gratitude tips.
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