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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek offers a daring experience for enthusiast trekkers in the remote trans- Himalayan mountain region; the ancient forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Upper Mustang Trek trek starts from Jomsom through Kagbeni, and then intersecting the cosmic Kaligandaki river, heading towards Lo Manthang.

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Beginners
Trip Starts At
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
3840 m.
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking
Trek Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni - Ghami - Lo Mangthang - Muktinath - Pokhara
Best Season
September - December and march - June

About the Trek

Upper Mustang  Trek – possesses a trans- Himalayan climate; cool and semi-arid with precipitation located in the rain shadow of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri (the 7th highest mountain in the world) ranges.

Being rich in Buddhist culture, Upper Mustang gratifies the visitors to experience the Tibetan culture and beautiful barren landscapes as it is part of the Tibetan plateau. Also, 55 cave paintings depicting the life of Lord Buddha – Light of Asia can be observed in  Upper Mustang Trek.

Kagbeni is a gateway to enter the Upper Mustang Trek and you are required to hold the special trekking permit along with the companion of a government official during the entrance to the gateway. You will get an opportunity to choose the commuting means; an exclusive drift ride on a horse or an enjoyable off-road jeep drive to explore after reaching Lo Manthang, the final destination situated at an altitude of 3,840m.

You will unveil the real lifestyle of Mustang people who are acquiring animal husbandry as one of the prime options of livelihood with an equal focus on the huge production of apples. Not to mention, seeing Chhortens, buckwheat fields, caves, and cliffs during the Upper Mustang Trek would add up the glory to the trek.

 

 

THE REASON FOR YOU

Key Highlights

Explore Nepal rich culture and diverse nature in the Upper Mustang region.
Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys
Observe the tibetian culture , tradition , custom ,language and lifestyle .
Different colors of the cliffs
wide valley , historic cave , high Himalayan desert .
Forbidden Royal palace , ancient monasteries and many more ...

Our International Advisors

MARTA FABRA
Spain
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SHASHANK MORE
Asia
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HAI SHYSIRI
Thailand
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LURDES
Europe
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Trek Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1400M)

Welcome to Nepal! well, upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from the Himalayan Connection will greet you and take you to the hotel. After having some rest you’ll join to team meet–up and pre-trip discussion of the trek. where you will meet your trek guide/leader before the Upper Mustang Trek starts. In the evening Himalayan Connection will organize a welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and a cultural show.

          

DAY 02 : KATHMANDU VALLEY SIGHTSEEING AND TRIP PREPARATION

Camp: Thamel Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m. / 4592 ft.

Time:

Meals: breakfast

Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Main Attractions: world heritage sites( Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, Newari culture, durbar squares (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan ), etc.

 

DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA (827M): 6-7 HRS

Camp : Pokhara

Altitude : 827m / 2712ft

Time : 25min flight / 6-7 hrs drive

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : 3 star hotel

Main Attractions: stunning mountain views, beautiful lakes, paragliding, mountain flights, temple, pagoda, cave, and many more.

Be ready for the historical forbidden kingdom Upper Mustang trek.

DAY 04: FLY TO JOMSOM (2,743M) AND TREK TO KAGBENI (2,810M) 2-3 HRS

Camp : Kagbeni

Altitude : 2810 m / 9217 ft.

Time: 15 min flight / 2 – 3 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions:  breathtaking flights between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massive, stunning mountain views, world deepest gorge, wind valley Jomsom, gorgeous Kali Gandaki valley apple farm, and beguiling Kagbeni village, and more.

 

 

DAY 05: KAGBENI TO CHHUSANG (3,050M/ 5 - 6 HRS

Camp: Chhusang

Altitude : 3050 m /  10004 ft

Time:  5 – 6 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: walking through the windy valley, high Himalayan desert, different colors of the cliff, a huge number of mountain goats, etc.

DAY 06: CHHUSANG TO SYANBOCHE (3,475M) 6 - 7 HRS

Camp: Syangboche

Altitude : 3475 m /  11398 ft

Time:  6 – 7 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: beautiful surroundings, wide high Himalayan desert view, monastery cave, deep narrow valley, and more.Upper Mustang Trek.

DAY 07: SYANBOCHEN TO GHAMI (3,520M) 5-6 HRS

Camp: Ghami

Altitude : 3520 m /  11546 ft

Time:  5 – 6 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: old village Ghami, people their culture, tradition and lifestyle, mud and wooden houses and many things …

One of the beautiful places of upper Mustang Trek.

DAY 08: GHAMI TO TSARANG (3,620M) 5-6 HRS

Camp: Tsarang

Altitude : 3620 m /  11874 ft

Time:  5 – 6 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: Nepal’s longest mani wall, red cliff, old Tsarang village, culture and tradition, old royal palace and fortress, ( it almost collapsed) hundreds of years old red Gomba and more…

DAY 09: TSARANG TO LO-MANTHANG (3810M) 3 - 4 HRS

Camp: Lo-Manthang

Altitude : 3810 m /  12497 ft

Time :  3 – 4 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: Ancient mud city (Lo-Manthang ) royal palace, oldest monasteries, wheat, and buckwheat cultivation, people, Tibetan culture, tradition and lifestyle, supper narrow street into the village .and so many things…

The main point of Upper Mustang Trek.

DAY 10: EXPLORE LO MANTHANG

Camp: Lo-Manthang

Altitude : 3810 m/ 12497 ft

Time :

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: horse riding to the Jhong, explore Chhoser cave, 15th centuries gompa ( Champa Lakhang and red Thubchen ) Chodi and Choprang gompa from 18th century, and Namgyal gompa which is more special for the local community and also serves as a local court. Tinkar village and many more…

DAY 11: DRIVE TO MUKTINATH (3800M) 5 - 6 HRS DRIVE

Camp: Muktinath

Altitude : 3800 m/ 12464 ft

Time:  4 – 5 hrs drive

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: high Himalaya drive experience, windy valley, Muktinath temple ( biggest holy place of Hindus and Buddhists, and many more…

DAY 12: MUKTINATH TO JOMSOM (2743M) 5 - 6 HRS

Camp: Jomsom

Altitude : 2743 m/ 8997 ft.

Time:  5 – 6 hrs.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: tea house

Main Attractions: splendid view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and other mountains, beautiful Kali Gandaki valley, Himalayan town Jomsom…

 

DAY 13: FLY TO POKHARA (827M) 15 MIN FLIGHT

Camp: Pokhara

Altitude : 827 m/ 2713 ft

Time:  15 min. flight

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Main Attractions: Best view of massive mountains, deep valley, beautiful lake city Pokhara, and more…

DAY 14: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU 6-7 HRS

Camp: Kathamandu

Altitude : 1400 m / 4592 ft

Time:6 -7 hrs bus drive

Meals: Breakfast and special farewell Dinner with Nepali cultural show.

Accommodation : 3-star hotel

Main Attractions: a wonderful road trip along the famous rivers (Marsyangdi and Trisuli ). massive hills, local markets deep valley, amazing settlements around the hills, cultivation, etc.

DAY 15: DEPARTURE DAY

Your new adventure experience in Nepal ( Upper Mustang Trek ) ends today. A representative from Himalayan connections will take you to the airport, 3 hrs. before your flight schedule. we wish you a safe journey to your home and hope to see you soon for your

next adventure.

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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Hats

For Body

Fleece Jacket
Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Camera
Cell Phone
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
Tea-house accommodation during the Upper Mustang Trek.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits ( Upper Mustang special permit and TIMS) All government and local taxes
Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara).
English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader for a group.
One porter for Two guests.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation during the Upper Mustang Trek.
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the Trek.
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Cost Exludes

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Any kind of beverage during Upper mustang Trek.
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide porter and driver

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Frequently Asked Questions

WILL SOMEBODY COME TO PICK ME UP AT THE AIRPORT UPON MY ARRIVAL?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying our company signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

CAN I OBTAIN A VISA FOR NEPAL UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Testimonials

I have had booked for ABC trip, and I got a wonderful experience journey on my first trekking trip. The staff of Himalayanconnections is professional, especially the guide’s name is Sujan he is a nice funny and pro photographer. I promise myself when COVID-19 is gone; I will choose Himalayanconnections for my EBC trekking trip.

Henry

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