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 (Upper Mustang Valley Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 6-7 hrs, overnight in the hotel.
Day 03 : Fly Jomsom from Pokhara and Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m) walk – Duration: 3 hrs
Day 04 : Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Trek Chele to Syangboche (3475m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 06 : Trek from Syangboche to Ghami (3520m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 07 : Trek Ghami to Charang (3500m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 08 : Charang to Lo Manthang (3700m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 09 : Lo Mangthang to Drakmar (3810m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Drakmar to Ghiling (3806m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 11 : Ghiling to Chuksang (3050m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 12 : Chuksang to Jomsom (2700m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 13 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel (Boudhanath)
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: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.