Drive/Flight all included
Sept - Nov and Mar - May
Would you believe if someone said you that there are civilized people who have kept to themselves away from the hustle-bustle of the modern world?
The residents of Upper Mustang secluded from the rest of the world for centuries and had their own Kingdom with an official king although Nepal was ruled by the Shah dynasty.
Upper Mustang has a history of its own. On your Upper Mustang Trek, you would come across these people who have the mountain's spirit flowing through their veins. But to have that privilege you need to get a special permit for this restricted region and a guide is mandatory.
Moreover, the Mustang Trek doesn’t take a toll on trekkers. It’s rather a comfortable journey taking you as high as 3800m. Even the monsoons steer clear of this path keeping the place mostly dry and windy throughout the year. For this 18 days trek, we usually start from Jomsom going through the barren fields with rocky steeps and rare vegetation.
Mustang was part of the old Tibetan kingdom and has various cultural and religious ties to it. As you make your way up from Jomsom to Lo Mangthang you get to encounter several villages like Eklo Bhatti, Tangbe and get to enjoy short rests at the teahouses with local produce like apple, buckwheat, and beer.
As you reach Lo Mangthang you get to explore the ancient capital of Mustang with breathtaking panoramas of Annapurna I and Nilgiri. Here you get to witness the life of the indigenous people, visit their monasteries including the Namgyal Gompa and even have a look at the four-storied residence of this semi-autonomous region's local king. A trip to this “Last Forbidden Kingdom” is definitely going to be a delightful journey. The world is full of wonderful destinations and Nepal is one heavenly place with Upper Mustang Trek increasing its glamour.
What's more for Upper Mustang
- Challenging trek along "off the beaten trail".
- Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Stunning trek in the isolated Trans-Himalayan Mountain region.
- Tibetan influence culture, traditions, and hospitality.
- Many high passes, peaks, glaciers, and alpine valleys.
- Explore Nepal's oldest Buddhist Monasteries, ancient and isolated villages with quaint whitewashed houses.
Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Explore the city and prepare for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara.
Day 04: Fly to Jomsom (2700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
Day 05: Trek to Chuksang (2900m)
Day 06: Trek to Samar (3150m)
Day 07: Trek to Geling (3510m)
Day 08: Trek to Ghami (3490m)
Day 09: Trek to Charang (3620m)
Day 10: Trek to Lo Manthang (3840m)
Day 11: Explore Lo Manthang
Day 12: Trek back to Ghami (3490m)
Day 13: Ghami to Chuksang (2900m)
Day 14: Chuksang to Muktinath (3795m)
Day 15: Trek to Jomsom
Day 16: Fly to Pokhara
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek.