Meals: Full Board Meal on Trekking, Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Guest House on Trek
Max. Altitude: 4,210m/
Best Month: March - October
Group Size: 02 Minimum and 12 MaximumShow Less
Upper Mustang Trekking is lies in the remote Trans-Himalayan mountain area where Tibetan culture influences the lifestyle of people greatly. Kaligandaki, one of the areas where Tibetan culture influences greatly and lies in south of the Tibetan border, to Kagbeni is marked the Upper Mustang region. Upper Mustang Treks is full of cultural diversity that exhibits the ancient Buddhist cultures and its artifacts some of which includes old monasteries, caves and local tribes sparsely distributed along the diverse landscape of the Upper Mustang.
Upper Mustang Trek starts from the world’s deepest gorge in the Kaligandaki region and elevates into the world’s highest regions of the Lo-Mangthan Valley, an area which is nearly tree-less and barren. Then through the up and downhill trails full of panoramic views of the mountains, Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many other peaks of the Himalayan region, follow the trail. One also gets a chance to pass through the high peaks, various passes, mighty glaciers and serene alpine valleys. Isolated from mainstream culture, the lifestyle and heritage of this region is unique and promises to feast the eyes of the curious as the traditional ways of living here is unchanged for a thousand of years. The trek allows you to view houses made of stone and baked mud bricks.
Among the various architectural marvels of the region is the four story palace in Lo-Manthang. The Mustang Tiji festival of the Tibetan Buddhism culture can be experienced here in the Mustang region. The way of living of the people of Mustang contrasts from the normal way of living that many are used to and a trekking through the Mustang region will surely keep you surprised. For instance, many families of Mustang practice polyandry; all the brothers share the same wife!
Day 01Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.Our Airport staff will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. 5-6 hours Overnight at Hotel.you will take to Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath .
Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus. 6 hours. Overnight at Hotel.Today you will drive to Pokhara (200km) the road mostly follows the River Trisuli and Marshyangdi, Along the drive you will enjoy beautiful scenery. You will arrive late afternoon at Pokhara, enjoy the evening with boating in Fewa Lake.
Day 04Fly to Jomsom (2720m), and trek to Kagbeni (2800m). 3 hours. Overnight at Guest House.Early in morning fly Northwest from Pokhara toward the great portal between the snows covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You will enjoy the well-raised massifs of more than 8000 meters, and the river created deepest gorge on this planet. From here starts your trekking to Kagbeni the main gate to Upper Mustang. Kagbeni situated at an altitude of (2807m) Kagbeni village was formed around 14th century as a check post for traders between Nepal and Tibet and still there is a checkpoint to control the groups departing toward Muktinath and Mustang. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 05Trek to Chele (3050m). 5:30 hours. Overnight at Guest House.The trail leads up toward the east bank of the Kaligandaki climbing over many ridges as it heads north and reaches Tangbe village. The town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. The Nilgiri peak, dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni, will be enjoyed all the way by different shapes. Beyond Tangbe we reach Chhusang village in about 1-½-hrs trek and crosses the river and continues north climbing up to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliff above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki follows. The trek now leaves the Kali Gandaki valley and climbs steeply up a rocky gully to Chaile. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 06Trek to Geling (3500m). 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House.The trail climb continues along steep, treeless, waterless terrain, along the side of the spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock at (3540m) then the trail makes a long gradual descent to some chortens on a ridge, and then descends further on a pleasant trail to Samar village. The Annapurna, still dominated by Nilgiri, is visible far to the south. Climb above Samar to a ridge, then descend into a large gorge and the trail goes into another valley field, crosses a stream and climbs up to a ridge at (3800m) the route climbs over yet another pass, follows a ridge and then descends to Shyangmochen. From there gently climb to a pass at (3770m) and descend to Geling Village. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 07Trek to Tsarang (3620m). 5:30 hours. Overnight at Guest House.From Charang village the trail climbs gently up to an interesting pass NYI LA and descends below the blue, gray and red cliffs. After crossing a steel bridge of the Tangmar Chu (river) you will arrive to a MANI WALL perhaps the longest and most spectacular MANI wall in Nepal. Climbing over another pass at 3600meters, the route makes a long gentle descent to Charang village. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are the main attractions to visit and observe collections of statues and Thankas as well as many large paintings, of seated Buddha's. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 08Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m). 4 hours. Overnight at Guest House.This is an opportunity to visit two other villages on your trek. The trail climbs steadily until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than Samye Gompa in Tibet and one of the oldest Gompa of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar continue trek to Lomanthang. The trail until Lo-Manthang is fine with some minor climbing. Finally from the ridge there is a view of the walled city of LO. After a short descent, cross a stream then climb up into the plateau of Lo-Manthang. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 09Rest day at Lo Manthang. Overnight at Guest House.It takes around 2 hours to Namgyal Gompa. Namgyal Gompa situates on a hilltop, which serves as an important monastery for the local community, also serving as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar, which is a village of around 40 houses, the last main village to the northwest of Lomanthang. After visiting Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar return to Lomanthang. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 10Trek to Ghami (3545m). 5:30 hours. Overnight at Guest House.After a wonderful time at Lo-Manthang we back to Ghar Gompa and explore the local area. During the walk you will suffer the dusty wind and as suggested to walk in the morning. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 11Trek to Samar (3356m). 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House.Today, we will back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after arrival and lunch enjoy the day explore the area but it will be dusty better to walk in evening time. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals .
Day 12Trek to Kagbeni. 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House.We re-track back to Chele for the overnight stop; you will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 13Trek to Jomsom. 3 hours. Overnight at Guest House.This is the last day of the trek. The trail goes through the village of Jharkot where one can visit the many attractions such as the Jharkot monastery, Tibetan herbal medical center and the old fortress of Jharkot which once served as palace. Continuing the trek towards Jomsom one will enjoy the views of the Kaligandaki valley and Kagbeni village. This is the entry point to Mustang. We get a round trip of our trek in Ekle Bhatti visiting all the surprises of the human effort in this corner of the World of such an isolation and solitude. Arrive to Jomsom to celebrate the last day of the trek, with all the trekking staff. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of full board meals.
Day 14Fly to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15Leisure day in Pokhara incase bad weather in Jomsom. Overnight at hotel. B.L.D
Day 16Drive Back to kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17Transfer to International Airport for your onward destination.
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Above itinerary can be Change along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more days, you can do white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
Thank you very much once again to Binod ,his Team and his Trekking Company Beside The Himalayan Treks & Expedition for organized and guided such a beautiful Trek on Upper…
Susan & Elizabeth, Canada
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