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Upper Mustang Valley Trek - 15 Days

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Upper Mustang Valley is a rare privilege. Here you will experience a way of life of true mountain people, who for hundreds of years, had very little contact with the rest of Nepal and retained their rich cultural heritage.


Upper Mustang Valley 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.


Outline itinerary of the Upper Mustang Valley Trek 15 Days
Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hrs, overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Fly Jomsom from Pokhara and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m), Overnight in Kagbeni.
Day 03 : Kagbeni to Chele 3050m. 7hrs. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Chele to Syangboche overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 : Syangboche to Ghami overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Ghami to Charang overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 : Charang to Lo Manthang overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 : Day trip to Chooser Cave overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 : Lo Mangthang to Drakmar Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10 : Drakmar to Ghiling overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 : Ghiling to Chuksang, Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12 : Chuksang to Jomson, Overnight at Lodge.
Day 13 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 14 : Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15 : 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 Valley 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.

Day 1
Day 01 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hrs, overnight in the hotel.

After breakfast, today early in the morning you will move to Pokhara after completing nearly 6 -7 hours drive. You will be able to have a magnificent panorama of river and vista all the way through your drive.

Day 2
Day 02 : Fly Jomsom from Pokhara and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m), Overnight in Kagbeni.

Today, we fly from Pokhara to Jomsom which lies at an altitude of 2,710 meters. And then, you will trek to Kagbeni beside Kaligandaki, the deepest gorge in the whole world. After trekking for about three and half hours you will get there at Kagbeni where you can see the antique houses, few monasteries, temples and more.

Day 3
Day 03 : Kagbeni to Chele 3050m. 7hrs. Overnight at Lodge.

After breakfast, we set off to enter Upper Mustang! The trail takes us along the Kali Gandaki River where the wind will challenge us as it whistles up the valley gorge. At Tangbe Village we notice how the houses are white-washed, set among fields of buckwheat and barley. Apple orchards also dot the landscape. Following a ridge, we reach the village of Chele.

Day 4
Day 04 : Chele to Syangboche overnight at Lodge.

Today the hiking becomes a bit harder as we cross the Taklam La pass (3,624m) and the Darjori La pass (3,735m). But there are amazing mountain views and intriguing caves along the way to keep our minds off our hard-working legs. The trail descends into Samar Village from where we walk to a ridge and down another steep trail on to Syanboche.

Day 5
Day 05 : Syangboche to Ghami overnight at Lodge.

Today there is another big pass, the Yamada La, to cross (3,850m) as well as chortens and interesting villages with their barley fields to peek at. Trekking through forests we then have another pass to cross. Nyi Pass is 4,010m but from here we descend down to Ghami where we spend the night. Ghami is a large village for this area and is beautifully located and surrounded by fields.

Day 6
Day 06 : Ghami to Charang overnight at Lodge.

Today’s trek starts off over rough and sometimes slippery ground as we descend to a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola. The trail takes us passed mani walls (stone-built walls with Tibetan mantras carved into the stones) and over the Charang La Pass (3,870m).

At the top of the Charang Chu canyon lies the village of Charang. This village also has a fortress and red gompa to the east of it. There is plenty of time to explore after lunch!

Day 7
Day 07 : Charang to Lo Manthang overnight at Lodge.

Dropping down into a canyon we cross a river and ascend to the Lo La pass (3,950m). From the pass we get our first look at the historic and beautiful village of Lo Manthang.

This walled village is the traditional home to the King of Lo and is still the scene of many interesting and colourful Buddhist festivals. The surrounding mountains – Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti Peak at to the atmosphere of the place.

Day 8
Day 08 : Day trip to Chooser Cave overnight at Lodge.

Today we get to explore some of the mysteries of Upper Mustang. A short trek to the area of Chhoser is the beginning of a day you will not forget! Here we find what is known as the Jhong Caves or even Sky Caves.

What these are five-storey high caves built into the side of cliffs. Researchers are still puzzling as to who built these caves and why. It is assumed they were used as burial chambers, hiding places, places of meditation and later, monasteries.

But no one really knows the origins of these amazing caves. We can explore some of these caves, taking a packed lunch with us so we can enjoy the atmosphere of the caves, lunar-like landscape and mountains while relaxing also. Then we head back to Lo Manthang were we overnight again.

Day 9
Day 09 : Lo Mangthang to Drakmar Overnight at Lodge.

Today is a longer trekking day but as usual, there is plenty of interesting things to see on the way! Gyakar Village is home to the century-old Ghar Gompa which has stunning rock paintings. Here you must make a wish, as is tradition. We have time to explore the gompa before heading on to Drakmar.

Day 10
Day 10 : Drakmar to Ghiling overnight at Lodge.

There are normally very strong winds on this part of the trail so we start early in the morning to descend through a dry plateau and some agricultural fields to reach the village of Ghiling. Although a challenging and tiring day because of the wind, we get great views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri to compensate.

Day 11
Day 11 : Ghiling to Chuksang, Overnight at Lodge,

Today we pass through small villages, have time to observe how the local people live and take in the mountain views.

Day 12
Day 12 : Chuksang to Jomson, Overnight at Lodge.

Today we say goodbye to Upper Mustang and enter the lower regions (or Lower Mustang as it is also called) of the district at Jomson. On this, our final trekking day, we will have lunch at Kagbeni and perhaps this time explore the little monetary and look fondly up the Kali Gandaki gorge to where we have spent the last 10 days – the Kingdom of Lo. Our trek has in fact, rejoined the Annapurna Circuit Trek as we head from Kagbeni to Jomson.

Day 13
Day 13 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel,

Today we rise early to catch the morning flight to Pokhara. The mountains seem to have taken on a new meaning to us now that we have seen them from all angles.

After checking into the hotel in Pokhara you are free to enjoy the city and do a bit of shopping at Lakeside. With its vibrant bars and nightlife perhaps you wish to celebrate the end of your trek with a few drinks and a bit of dancing – Nepali or Western club style! Or simply enjoy the lights over Fewa Lake.

Day 14
Day 14 : Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.

Say goodbye to Fishtail and the Annapurnas as we begin the drive back to Kathmandu. Catch up on your sleep on the way as you will want to join us for an end of trek dinner tonight! Before that you have time to explore Thamel, do some more shopping, revive your body with a massage or sip coffee in one of the many cafes and restaurants in town.

Day 15
Day 15 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
  • 2Night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Ground Transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu for member and involved staffs.
  • Flight from Pokhara - Jomsom and Jomsom - Pokhara only 15 kg luggage allowed. (10 kg Big bag & 5kg handbag)
  • Domestic flight from Pokhara – Jomsom and Jomsom - Pokhara for member and involved staffs.
  • Best accommodation & full board meals throughout the trek.
  • Provision of eating stuffs to boost up energy level on the way.
  • As per group size experienced, government licensed holder trek guide, helpful and friendly strong, porters (1 porter for 2 Trekkers.) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff ( 4 trekkers 1 assistant guide ). Are included in Cost.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) and Upper Mustang special trekking permit with Annapurna Conservation entree Fees.
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups.
  • All applicbale taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • All organisational requirements.
  • Farewell dinner second last day of departure.

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverages and others personal expenses.
  • Battery charge & international phone calls.
  • Trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Your Travel Insurance.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and Driver.
  • Services not mentioned here in.

Upper Mustang Valley Trek 14 days: (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person : EUR 2450
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-3 Person basis: EUR 2330 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4-6 Person basis: EUR 2210 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 7-10 person basis: EUR 2090 Per person


The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require.


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:

Packing essential gear before trekking is a must in any situation. Thesegears can protect you from the harsh conditions you may face during the trek.


Clothings : Woolen caps, hats, Neckwear, Sunglasses, Hiking boots,
Trekking socks.
Trekking trousers, Waterproof, (preferably breathable fabric) shell
pants,Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell  jacket, Fleece,
jackets, down Jackets, Cotton T-shirts, Sweaters, Lightweight gloves.
Headgear : Woolen caps, hats, Neckwear, Sunglasses.
Accessories :  Batteries, Chargers, Sleeping bag, First-aid kit.
Toiletries : Toilet papers, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Soap, Body
Lotions Sanitary, napkins, tampons, Cotton towel, Sunscreen, Hand Sanitizers.


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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  • 14 Days
  • Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • 3840 Meter
  • Kathmandu
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