Upper Mustang Trek - 18 Days

18 days trip | Price from:  1985
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Upper Mustang Trek - 18 Days

Trip Description

Mustang formally known as Lo is the remote and isolated region of Nepalese Himalayas. The place was forbidden for outsiders until 1992 so it is well preserved and unspoiled region comprising ancient, medieval Tibetan culture. Mustang lies in the rain shadow of Dhaulagiri massif creating rugged arid landscape surrounded by rocks of different color and in every kind of formations.
Thousand years of monasteries, gumbas, caves and barren landscape with dotted settlements and small valleys along the bank of Kali Gandaki river and panoramic view of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna mountains throughout the trail pays off the hard toil. A trek to this fabled forbidden kingdom of vast arid valleys, eroded canyons, yak caravans, colorful mud painted stone houses and chortens , unique culture of Mustangi people and lifestyle of locals on the backdrops of many snow capped mountains makes the Mustang trek especial one.

Upper Mustang Trek - 18 Days Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrival Kathmandu-Transfer to hotel

Day 02:  Sightseeing Kathmandu and pre-trip meeting and planning O/N at hotel


Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2713ft) 6/7 hrs O/N at hotel

Day 04:  Fly to Jhomsom(2743m/8,999ft)& trek to Kagbeni (3092m/9276ft) 2/3 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 05:  Trek to Chele(3050m/9150ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 06:  Trek to Syanbochen(3475m/10371ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 07:  Trek to Dhakmar(3810m/12,500ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 08:  Trek to Tsarang(3500m/11,480ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 09:  Trek to Lo-Manthang(3700m/12136ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 10:  Rest Day at Lo-Manthang

Day 11:  Trek to Yara(3608m/11,837ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 12:  Rest Day at Yara

Day 13:  Trek to Tangee(3662m/10,985ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 14:  Trek to Tsugsang(3050m/10,004ft) 7/8 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 15:  Trek to Jhomsom(2743m/8,999ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Day 16:  Fly to Pokhara(827m/2,700ft) and sightseeing Pokhara O/N at hotel

Day 17:  rive to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs of driving and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Day 18:  Fly back to your onward destination

Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu-Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival in Kathmandu our representative from Access the Asia will pick us from Tribhuvan International Airport and take us to our hotel with Bed and Breakfast plan.

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu and pre – trek meeting and planning

On this day, cultural city guide will meet you at hotel and he/she will guide you around the Kathmandu valley and you will visit to world heritage sites  Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath  Stupa and other cultural and traditional areas after completion of city tour we will return back to office and meet the team and other participant members and discuss over the trip and  we will give you a briefing about  tour and we will make sure your all the equipments are ready and in fine condition.

Day 03:  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2713ft) 6/7 hrs O/N at hotel

We take a scenic bus drive to Pokhara, we can experience typical country side of Nepal comprising the view of green mountains, rivers, farmlands and glimpses of mountains. After a 5/6 hours bus drive we reach Pokhara. Pokhara offers a beautiful view of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other peaks of Annapurna range and many more. After we check in hotel and freshen up we can explore a most accessible Fewa lake and Pokhara city on our own in evening. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04:  Fly Jhomsom (2743m/8,999ft) & trek to Kagbeni (3092m/9276ft) 2/3 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

We take an early morning flight to Jhomsom so as to avoid strong afternoon wind in Jhomsom. After landing Jhomsom, we take a rest, take tea/coffee and fix our trekking gear and hike to Kagbeni along the bank of Kali Gandaki River passing Eklye Bhatti and axing strong wind infront of us. Kagbeni is a small beautiful village on the confluence of Kak Khola and Mustang Khola and from there the river is called Kali Gandaki.

Day 05:  Trek to Chele(3050m/9150ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

We leave Kagbeni in the morning after fulfilling some formalities regarding our special permit. We follow the river bank of Kali Gandaki river from the east side of the river and head towards west. We can see the Nilgiri mountain glowing red with the burst of first rays of sunlight in the morning. Passing Tangbe village we reach Tsugsang where we cross Kali Gandaki river and climb the steep trail consisting massive conglomerate of cliffs and reach Chele village. Overnight at chele.

Day 06:  Trek to Syanbochen(3475m/10371ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Today, we leave Kali Gandaki river behind us. Our steep trail continues as previous, we climb uphill the trail consist of desert and arid landscape with red stone and cliffs until we reach Samar. Leaving Samar we walk through dotted bushy green vegetation and climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. After 2-3 hours of similar walk brings us to Syanbochen which is home to a number of ferocious Tibetan mastiffs.Near Syanbochen is the Rangbyung which has stalagmites alike to chorten making it one of the scared places in Mustang. Overnight at Syanbochen.

Day 07:  Trek to Dhakmar(3810m/12,500ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

After warm breakfast we trek uphill, passing few Tibetan settlements, chortens and local villages. We cross mountain passes and an avenue of poplar trees and barley fields. The climb continues along steep,treeless,waterless terrain along the side of spectacular steep canyon to a pass and cairn of rock. Crossing Nyi La pass we descend down to Ghami and then which is preety big village in Mustang region outside Ghami we can see longest Mani walls along with barley fields crossing Ghami we hike uphill and then descend down to Dhakmar which lies below the blue,grey and red cliffs hanging above the village. Overnight at Dhakmar.

Day 08:  Trek to Tsarang(3500m/11,480ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

We take a pleasant walk after our breakfast. Today’s trail consists of driest area in mustang region with barren after barren landscape, with creepy beauty but our trip freshens up with the view of high mountains in the backdrops. Throughout todays trip we hardly see any settlements and vegetation the only human settlements we see is reaching Tsarang chorten gate. Tsarang carries many historical stories there is huge white Dzong and red Gomba at the eastern end which is home to a collection of thankas and statues.

Day 09:  Trek to Lo-Manthang(3700m/12136ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

After our breakfast today we start our journey to Lo-Manthang. We climb gentle downhill leaving Tsarang to reach Tsasang chu canyon and after crossing a river we climb a steep hill reaching the top of hill we can observe the magnificent distance view of Nilgiri, Tilcho, Annapurna I and Brikuti peak. Then our trekking begins on a flat terrain with minor ups and downs from the pass of Lo we can see the Lo-Manthang. As we descend down to the city of Lo we can see the walled city appearing magnificient with Tibetan border. Overnight at Lo-Manthang.

Day 10:  Spare Day/Explore day at Lo-Manthang

Exploring Lo-Manthang is quite informative. Lo-Manthang is pretty historic village. The city is noted for its tall white washed mud bricks wall, gompas and kings Royal Palace a nine cornered five story structure built around 1400. Old caves and Namgyal Gompa located on a top of hill which serves as the important monastery for local people is main attraction of the city. Similarly Tingkhar is also another beautiful monastery which is located last main village northwest of Lo-Manthang. Besides these there are lots of other options to explore.

Day 11:  Trek to Yara(3608m/11,837ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Today we are set for our return to Jhomsom, but we take a different route than we came. We leave the main road and head towards Yara through a less travelled trail. Our trail gradually drops leading to Kali Gandaki River and to Dhi Gaon (village) which lies at the contour of Kali Gandaki River and Puyung Khola. Dhi village is relatively prosperous village in the region. After crossing Kali Gandaki river we follow Puyung Khola which leads to the peace and small settlements with few chortens and mani walls Known as Yara.

Day 12:  Spare Day/Rest Day at Yara

Though it is a rest day we can use this day to explore around Yara. The village is petty old village. Strolling on the bank of river and decent uphill hike will lead us to Lauri Gompa which is the most sacred monastery in the region. After spending some time around Lauri Gompa we return back to Yara following the same path.

Day 13:  Trek to Tangge (3662m/10,985ft) 6/7 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

We follow our trail back to Dhi village and then the trail goes through the Kali Gandaki River. Passing bridgeless rivers and many small tributaries with bare foot we arrive at a pass, we climb uphill to cross the pass and hike downhill trough the treeless and grassless barren land to reach Tangge village.

Day 14:  Trek to Tsugsang(3050m/10,004ft) 7/8 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

Our trail continues ascending uphill through steep ridges for whole morning. The trail gets easier latter in the day and starts to go downward to reach Tsugsang village. Tsugsang village is located between the two hills and above Tsugsang lies Tetang village.

Day 15:  Trek to Jhomsom(2743m/8,999ft) 5/6 hrs of walking O/N at lodge

We are at the end of our 12 days trek, this is the last day of our trek. After our early morning breakfast without further delay we start our journey to Jhomsom, this is going to be a bit long journey. Now we are back to the main road finishing the upper mustang and join the normal Annapurna circuit trek. After our lunch in Kagbeni we follow the Kali Gandaki river down to Jhomsom.

Day 16:  Fly to Pokhara (827m/2,700ft) and sightseeing Pokhara O/N at hotel

After our breakfast we collect our ticket and check in to Jhomsom airport to fly back to Pokhara. The flight itself is a bit roller coaster passing between the gorge of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains. After landing in Pokhara airport our guide will take us to our hotel. We can rest in hotel and explore Pokhara around lake side and in the evening we can stroll around the city.

Day 17:  Drive to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs of driving and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

After breakfast we drive 200km back to Kathmandu. We can enjoy the greeneries and rivers from the window pane throughout drive. As we arrive Kathmandu we check in to hotel and in the evening we gather together for farewell dinner.

Day 18:  Fly back to your onward destination

Now it’s time to say good bye. Access the Asia would like to thank you for visiting Nepal and we hope you had a wonderful trek with us. We arrive in Tribhuvan international airport 3 hours before the schedule flight a representative from Access The Asia will accompany you. Good Bye. Have a Safe Journey back home.

 

Date & Price

All Trekking in Nepal,Himalaya Trek,Peak Climbing-Access The Asia Treks adventure travel trips are small group departures and therefore places can fill quickly. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you book your trip as soon as possible.

Reference Start Date End Date Availability Price pp Trip Info  
00M001 2018-12-15 2019-01-02 A $1,985.00 OA Book Now
Reference Supplementary extras
00M001 : $0.00 : $0.00 : $0.00 : $0.00

Availability Explained

  • A AVAILABLE - Trip date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!
  • G GUARANTEED - Trip is reached minimum numbers and this is 'Guaranteed to Run'
  • L LIMITED - Trip is 'Guaranteed to Run' and there are a very limited number of available places remaining. Immediate booking is recommended.
  • C CLOSED - Trip has reached maximum numbers and it is unavailable. Please Contact Us to enquire about other trip departure dates or booking this trip as a private departure

Trip Info (Tour/Trek Styles) Explained

  • PG Private Group: this trip departure organizes for specific group only and it is close if you are not in that group. If you are interested on this particular trip departure date then please get in touch with us.
  • OA Open to All:
  • LT Lodge Based Trip/Trek:
  • CT Camping Based Trip/Trek:
  • GAP Guide, Accommodation and Porter only: In this trip NO food and transportation included and porter included. Client pays all foods, all lodge accommodation and transportation, and we just provide guide and porter and their insurance and permit.
  • SG Self Guided/Budget Trip: This trip is specially design for tight budget travellers who are happy to accept farley basic facilities reduce services, three normal meals, transportation and require is included. Self-guided is a perfect choice for the who like a independent trevelling and minimise the costs. We have added support to minimise the hard work, planning and cost, and we will be there for you and your team/group when you need support and unlikely event of emergency. We arrange your accommodation, internal transportation (flight/road), and provided you with detailed information, route notes, and map so you and your team/group can travel your own pace from one place to next. We will organize porter/s as well to transport your luggage, and all you carry is what you need for the day trek/ride and enjoy on your own pace.

If our fixed departure dates are not convenient for you or your group, we can also arrange private departures on all of our small group tours. Private group departures will follow the same itineraries as our usual small group tours, or itineraries may be tailormade to suit your own convenient tour date/budgets.

Itineraries may be tailor-made to suit your dates. So if you can’t find a date to suit you or if you want to have your very own tour just with your friends or family then we can help you.

Customised Private Groups:

For most of our usual tours, or itineraries, where there is a group numbering 2 or more, we can customise and organise private group trip(s) where we design the itinerary and activities exclusively for you, according to your requirements and budgets, such as Honeymoon, Anniversary, Family, Scouts, School, College, Fundraising or Charity trips. Find out more about our private group tours.

To enquire about booking a private departure of this tour or about organising your own private group tour, please fill in the form below and we will get back to you shortly with details.

Private departure form

  • Upper Body

    o   Base Layer
    o   Down Jacket
    o   Gilet
    o   Gloves
    o   Hard Shell
    o   Light Insulated Jacket
    o   Mid Layer
     
    Lower Body

    o   Long Johns
    o   Softshell Trousers
    o   Trekking Trousers
    o   Underwear
    o   Waterproof Trouser
    Feet
    o   4 season walking boots
    o   Trainers
    o   Trekking Socks
    o   Flip-flops/sandals
    Note: Trainers usually light weight (water proof is more convenient as you may be walking through streams and wet landscapes and there is always possibilities of rain) and spare laces just in case.

    Medication

    o   Personal Medication
    o   Personal First Aid Ki

    Water & Hygiene 

    o   Hand sanitizer
    o   Mosquito/Insect Repellent
    o   Nappy Bags
    o   Toilet Paper
    o   Wash Kit
    o   Water Bottles
    o   Water Purifier/Purifications
    o   Wet Wipes
     

    o   Heavyweight pants
    o   Long underwear (wool thermals are highly recommended)

    o   Down jacket

    o   Thick gloves
    o   Winter warm hat
    o   Fleece
    o   Warm/thick woolen socks usually 2-3 pairs
    o   Plastic boots also for Climbingthe temperatures in altitudes above 6000m is below -10 degree so leather boots are not suitable for peaks and mountain climbing as plastic boots are lighter and more waterproof than leather, furthermore, these plastic boots are designed to fit crampons also.
    o   Gaiters
    o   Climbing Gears

Cost includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
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  • 3 star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
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  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
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  • Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
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  • Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
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  • Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
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  • Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
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  • Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
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  • Farewell dinner
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  • Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
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  • All government taxes
 
Cost excludes
  • Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
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  • Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
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  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
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  • International airfare and airport departure tax
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  • Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
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  • Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
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  • Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.