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Upper Mustang Trek, Off Beaten Path

Type

Trekking

Span

17 Days

Accomodation

3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during the trek

Meal Plan

Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara. Full board meals during trek.

Upper Mustang Trek at a glance

Mustang, being one of the rain-shadow areas, can be trekked throughout the year. Unlike other northern regions, Mustang isn't much affected by rain or continuous snowfall. The decreasing level of Kali Gandaki river also enables to take a vehicle to farther distances, hence, creating ease on commute. The temperature during the night can go down to -25°F or less. The inhabitants move to warmer locations during winter, causing Mustang to appear almost empty, however, one can opt. to camp or stay in tea-house as well. The fantastic view of the barren high plateau and the mystical panoramas are the main attractions of the extraordinary trekking in the Upper Mustang.

Highlights
● Jomsom and the Kali Gandaki valley
● The old settlement at Kagbeni
● Stone walls Lo-Manthang and surroundings
● Ancient monasteries, Chortens and caves

17 Day(s) Detailed Itinerary

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Activities:

  • TIA to Kathmandu city, pickup
  • Kathmandu hotel check-in
  • Trek preparation & meet-up with guide
  • Collect all trekking permits & registration at one place
  • Local souvenir

Elevation: 1,400 m
Meals Provided: Welcome dinner

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Activities:

  • Visit UNESCO World heritage site- Boudhanath Pashupatinath, the monkey temple Swayambhunath
  • Explore city streets & traditional crafts such as pottery and weaving.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara

Activities:

  • Drive to Pokhara
  • Stroll around Phewa lake during the evening
  • Enjoy boating in Phewa lake

Elevation:827 m
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel In Pokhara

 

Day 4: From Pokhara fly to Jomsom & Trek to Kagbeni

Activities:

  • Early morning flight to Jomsom
  • Explore Eakli Bhatti village
  • Passy By Kali Gandaki River
  • Visit the oldest monastery in Kagbeni

Elevation: 2810m
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele

Activities:

  • Walk along the narrow alleyways and farmlands
  • Witness apple orchards on the trail
  • Discover Small Village of Tangbe, a development committee of Chhusang 
  • Good View over Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Stop by Chele village on the junction of the Narshing river and the Kali Gandaki.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Elevation: 3,050m
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5: Trek from Kagbeni to Chele

Activities:

  • Walk along the narrow alleyways and farmlands
  • Witness apple orchards on the trail
  • Discover Small Village of Tangbe, a development committee of Chhusang 
  • Good View over Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Stop by Chele village on the junction of the Narshing river and the Kali Gandaki.

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse
Elevation: 3,050m
Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 6: Chele to Geling

Activities:

  • Pass by spectacular steep canyon
  • Hie through  treeless, waterless terrain
  • Stop by Samar village
  • Catch views of Damodar Himal at a distance and the canyon landscape from Samar village
  • Past Samar descend to Shyangmochen 

Elevation: 3500m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Geling to Charang

Activities:

  • Navigate through the interesting pass of Nyi La
  • Cross steel bridge of Tangmar chu river
  • Pass by longest Mani wall in Mustang
  • Witness Dzong and red Gompa
  • Stop at Charang village

Elevation: 3620m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8: Charang to Lo - Manthang

Activities:

  • Explore Lo-Gekar Gompa, oldest gompa in the region
  • Pass by the walled city of Lo kingdom.
  • Cross a small stream & ascend to the plateau of Lo manthang

Elevation: 3840m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Exploration of Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar and return

Activities:

  • Explore Namagyal Gompa 
  • Hike all the way till Tingkhar, last village to the northwest of Lomanthang
  • Return back to Lo Manthang

Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Drakmar

Activities:

  • Catch the Final glimpse of Lo Manthang
  • Hike up to Chogo La(4210m), the highest point
  • Climb to Lo geker
  • Explore Ghar Gompa, a small monastery

Elevation: 3820m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Drakmar to Shyangmochen

Activities:

  • Pass through the stone walls 
  • Navigate through the fields of Dramkar
  • Descend to Jaite and hike to Tamagaon
  • Stop by Shyangmochen

Elevation: 3800m
Accommodation:  Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Shyangbochen to Chhusang

Activities:

  • Follow a stream till Chhusang
  • Take an alternative route to Samar
  • Optional visit to Ranchung Cave

Elevation: 2980m
Accommodation:  Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13: Chusang to Muktinath

Activities:

  • Past Chhusang village, take a short ascent
  • Traverse through a small pass & see red painted Buddhist monasteries
  • Cross the suspension bridge
  • Navigate through the village of Muktinath
  • Catch alluring views of  Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Himalayan range

Elevation: 3800m
Accommodation:  Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom

Activities:

  • Visit main temple Muktinath temple
  • Visit Buddhist monastery nearby Muktinath area
  • Views: Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri

Elevation : 2,743 m
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

 

Day 15: Jomsom To Pokhara

Activities:

  • Depart for Pokhara on an early morning flight
  • 30 Minutes of Dramatic flight with a scenic view of varied landscapes
  • Explore Pokhara city During Evening

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel In Pokhara

 

Day 16: Pokhara To Kathmandu
  • Drive to Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel In Kathmandu

Meals Provided: Breakfast

 

Day 17: Final Departure

Activities: 

  • Bid final goodbye to the team
  • Airport Drop off

Meals: Breakfast

 

Inclusion

What's included?
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two people.
  • Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara flight tickets
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 2 nights at Pokhara).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Upscale Adventures duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's not included?
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra porter charge.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation

Departures

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