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Upper Mustang Trek

Upper Mustang Trek

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Trip Facts

Duration : 14 Days Max-Altitude : 3710m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to August Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land
All price inclusive
$ 1700 $ 1520

Overview

Upper Mustang Trek 14 days Itinerary 2021 & 2022

The Upper Mustang Trek is the ultimate distance experience trek of  The last Forbidden Kingdom Lo Manthang Village 3,840 M. above sea level, and one of the closest Board with Tibet KARA LA Pass 4660 M. 

Upper Mustang Trek itinerary explores Tibetan plateau desert land, it was opened in 1992 for tourism markets when king Birendra Bir Bikram Shaha was KING in Nepal. This trek is a scenic alternative route trek that cannot compare with other Nepalese Himalayan treks. To do trek into the Upper mustang valley, all the trekkers require a special permit, which costs you $500 per person for 10 days and $50 per person per extra day if you spend more than 10 days, though permit cost is including in our package. 

In Addition, the Upper Mustang Trek itinerary begins with a scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and Trek to Kagbeni at 2,810 meters altitude. Secondly, we will trek 5 hours to Chele 3,050 m, Thirdly, Gilling 3,570 m, then continues to Ghami, Tsarang, Lo Manthang, one extra rest day in Lo Manthang for Excursion Chosar village, after that, trek back to Jomsom via Ghargompa monastery.

The Culture and Religious

The Culture and Religious of Upper Mustang (Lo Manthang), the Peoples are Tibetan Buddhism followers, a sacred sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries and spinning prayer wheels, traditional Tibetan people lifestyle, harmony classified through varied landscapes villages which main attraction for tourists to enjoy, the language and culture area totally deferent. 

Geographically, the upper mustang is a part of the Primitive Nepal plateau, but peoples are Inhabitain Tibetan-Nepali and still separate kingdom the historical capital recognized as Upper Mustang, to enter the territory permissions permits are under the Nepal Government under the Department of Immigration.

Farming Crops

Ummer Mustang territory is less rainfall because of dry and windy geographical lands, the rainfall amounts are about 800 mm per year, the Farmer crops only wheat and potatoes in the less number, however, irrigation yield systems area also doesn’t work because of geographically. but Apples and Peach fruits are the best crops and better income source, the Mustang brandy is good markets in the abroad which is Product by Machhapuchchhre Distillery Pvt.

The Trail

Upper mustang trek is easy to access, gradual ascent in good condition, Not required technical skills, just normal hiking is pretty fine, though high mountainous land sometimes feels quickly tired. there are alternative options too if required, hire Horses or drive-by jeep also possible to the upper Mustang-Lo Manthang kingdom.

Lo Manthang side trip

day hike side trip from Lo Manthang is Choser monastery and cave, which is beautiful yak and horse grazing dry land, high range plateau with gray mountainous similar valley like an Upper Dolpo Trek ultimate plateau. From Lo Manthang to KARA LA Pass China border is just 4 hours driving by bike, many Nepalese bike rider tours visit the border by bike.  it is an adventure ride in the snow.

Accommodations on the Mustang trek

every place has a nice and clean tea house during your upper Mustang Trek, but the dining hall and lobby can fly the dust in the daytime because of the more windy inflow valley same as Jomsom and Kagbeni, the day time became stronger wind inflow at 1122 LST. but after 4 Pm it will disappear completely in the ground levels. 

What is the best season?
Trekking to Upper Mustang’s best season is Monsson time, this region is what we call rain shadow trek, so from May, June, July, August, September, and Oct is the best time. several trekking territories are the best trek to do during the Monsoon season, Upper Dolpo, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang.

What’s so special about us?

Nepal wilderness trek will provide you an experienced expert guide who specializes in only the upper mustang trek. The guide speaks fluent English and is well educated, familiar with the Upper Mustang region, Culture, local Peoples, our full board package trip is a very competitive cost for couples and small group visitors, if any emergencies then you are in good hands.

Upper Mustang trip Highlights

  • Get a glimpse of the sunset on Phewa Lake
  • Scenic flight to Jomsom 
  • Kaligandaki Gorgeous Valley
  • The Mustang Eco-Museum 
  • Explore Tsarang village 
  • Temple courtyard.
  • Lo Manthang former capital of the Kingdom 
  • Thubten Gompa
  • Jampa Gompa
  •  Chodey Gompa

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus overnight at a hotel in Lake Site
  • Day 02: Fly to Jomsom (8921ft. 2720m) and trek to Kagbeni 2810m. 3 hours, Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 03: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 04: Trek to Gilling (11709ft. 3570m). 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft). 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Tsarang (11677ft. 3560m). 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m).4 hours hike Visit monasteries, king´s palace and museum overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Excursion Choser village and back to Lo Manthang after visiting monasteries and caves
  • Day 09: Trek back to Ghargompa, Visit the monastery 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek back to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 11: Trek back to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m). 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 12: Trek back to Jomsom 4 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing around Lakeside.
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 am and transfer to hotel.

Cost Included

  • Two nights clean hotel in Pokhara on b/b plan at Lakeside in Pokhara.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu) tea/coffee).
  • Clean Lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, individual in Upper Mustang trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters ( One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and other staff's food, flight, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourists bus.
  • Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara flight tickets.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Taxi from and to the domestic airport in Pokhara.
  • The Mustang special permit.
  • ACAP( Annapurna conservation area project).
  • First aid medical box

Cost Excluded

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visas)
  • Tips for guide and porter(Highly suggested but not compulsory)

Reviews

Upper Mustang Trek 14 days Itinerary 2021 & 2022

The Upper Mustang Trek is the ultimate distance experience trek of  The last Forbidden Kingdom Lo Manthang Village 3,840 M. above sea level, and one of the closest Board with Tibet KARA LA Pass 4660 M. 

Upper Mustang Trek itinerary explores Tibetan plateau desert land, it was opened in 1992 for tourism markets when king Birendra Bir Bikram Shaha was KING in Nepal. This trek is a scenic alternative route trek that cannot compare with other Nepalese Himalayan treks. To do trek into the Upper mustang valley, all the trekkers require a special permit, which costs you $500 per person for 10 days and $50 per person per extra day if you spend more than 10 days, though permit cost is including in our package. 

In Addition, the Upper Mustang Trek itinerary begins with a scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara and Trek to Kagbeni at 2,810 meters altitude. Secondly, we will trek 5 hours to Chele 3,050 m, Thirdly, Gilling 3,570 m, then continues to Ghami, Tsarang, Lo Manthang, one extra rest day in Lo Manthang for Excursion Chosar village, after that, trek back to Jomsom via Ghargompa monastery.

The Culture and Religious

The Culture and Religious of Upper Mustang (Lo Manthang), the Peoples are Tibetan Buddhism followers, a sacred sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries and spinning prayer wheels, traditional Tibetan people lifestyle, harmony classified through varied landscapes villages which main attraction for tourists to enjoy, the language and culture area totally deferent. 

Geographically, the upper mustang is a part of the Primitive Nepal plateau, but peoples are Inhabitain Tibetan-Nepali and still separate kingdom the historical capital recognized as Upper Mustang, to enter the territory permissions permits are under the Nepal Government under the Department of Immigration.

Farming Crops

Ummer Mustang territory is less rainfall because of dry and windy geographical lands, the rainfall amounts are about 800 mm per year, the Farmer crops only wheat and potatoes in the less number, however, irrigation yield systems area also doesn’t work because of geographically. but Apples and Peach fruits are the best crops and better income source, the Mustang brandy is good markets in the abroad which is Product by Machhapuchchhre Distillery Pvt.

The Trail

Upper mustang trek is easy to access, gradual ascent in good condition, Not required technical skills, just normal hiking is pretty fine, though high mountainous land sometimes feels quickly tired. there are alternative options too if required, hire Horses or drive-by jeep also possible to the upper Mustang-Lo Manthang kingdom.

Lo Manthang side trip

day hike side trip from Lo Manthang is Choser monastery and cave, which is beautiful yak and horse grazing dry land, high range plateau with gray mountainous similar valley like an Upper Dolpo Trek ultimate plateau. From Lo Manthang to KARA LA Pass China border is just 4 hours driving by bike, many Nepalese bike rider tours visit the border by bike.  it is an adventure ride in the snow.

Accommodations on the Mustang trek

every place has a nice and clean tea house during your upper Mustang Trek, but the dining hall and lobby can fly the dust in the daytime because of the more windy inflow valley same as Jomsom and Kagbeni, the day time became stronger wind inflow at 1122 LST. but after 4 Pm it will disappear completely in the ground levels. 

What is the best season?
Trekking to Upper Mustang’s best season is Monsson time, this region is what we call rain shadow trek, so from May, June, July, August, September, and Oct is the best time. several trekking territories are the best trek to do during the Monsoon season, Upper Dolpo, Annapurna Circuit, and Upper Mustang.

What’s so special about us?

Nepal wilderness trek will provide you an experienced expert guide who specializes in only the upper mustang trek. The guide speaks fluent English and is well educated, familiar with the Upper Mustang region, Culture, local Peoples, our full board package trip is a very competitive cost for couples and small group visitors, if any emergencies then you are in good hands.

Upper Mustang trip Highlights

  • Get a glimpse of the sunset on Phewa Lake
  • Scenic flight to Jomsom 
  • Kaligandaki Gorgeous Valley
  • The Mustang Eco-Museum 
  • Explore Tsarang village 
  • Temple courtyard.
  • Lo Manthang former capital of the Kingdom 
  • Thubten Gompa
  • Jampa Gompa
  •  Chodey Gompa

  • Day 01: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus overnight at a hotel in Lake Site
  • Day 02: Fly to Jomsom (8921ft. 2720m) and trek to Kagbeni 2810m. 3 hours, Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 03: Trek to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 04: Trek to Gilling (11709ft. 3570m). 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghami (3,460m/11,352ft). 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Tsarang (11677ft. 3560m). 6 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Lo Manthang (12,238ft. 3,730m).4 hours hike Visit monasteries, king´s palace and museum overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08: Excursion Choser village and back to Lo Manthang after visiting monasteries and caves
  • Day 09: Trek back to Ghargompa, Visit the monastery 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek back to Chele (10004ft. 3050m) 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 11: Trek back to Kagbeni (9216ft. 2810m). 5 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 12: Trek back to Jomsom 4 hours hike Stay overnight at lodge
  • Day 13: Fly back to Pokhara and sightseeing around Lakeside.
  • Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus at 7:30 am and transfer to hotel.

Cost Included

  • Two nights clean hotel in Pokhara on b/b plan at Lakeside in Pokhara.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu) tea/coffee).
  • Clean Lodge accommodation during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, individual in Upper Mustang trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters ( One porter for two persons).
  • Guide and other staff's food, flight, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourists bus.
  • Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara flight tickets.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Taxi from and to the domestic airport in Pokhara.
  • The Mustang special permit.
  • ACAP( Annapurna conservation area project).
  • First aid medical box

Cost Excluded

  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as Coke, Fanta, mineral water, beer.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operation.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visas)
  • Tips for guide and porter(Highly suggested but not compulsory)

Frequently Asked Questions

Upper Mustang trek is Moderate trek, 3710 m altitudes which everyone would be able to do.
Everyday 5 to 6 hours walk and 12-15 km, the hike starts at 7:30 AM after breakfast, and Lunch will be 1 Am, and arrive to the next place at 3:00 PM
The Accommodation for Upper Mustang Trek is basic tea house, nice and clean comfortable twin sharing beds and single bed.
Our guide is well trained about the altitude sickness and if there is an emergency, then our guide will call the insurance office and us for rescue. (if the insurance cover the evacuations)
This trekking is can do monsoon time also because of called rain shadow area, Best time is April to November.
TIMS and ACAP Permit and Upper Mustang restricted area Permit is $500 for 10 days
Strong Windy after 11 Am every day.

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