Upper Mustang Trek takes you across those people who have the mountain's spirit flowing through their veins. With a special pemit, you can visit this restricted region which doesn't take take a toll on trekkers.
It’s rather a comfortable journey taking you at an elevation of 3800m. Even the monsoons steer clear the path keeping the place mostly dry and windy throughout the year.
For this 18 days trek, we 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 enjoying the local products such as 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's heavenly place of Upper Mustang increases its glamour.
This region is very well-known as a land of myths and mysteries. It is also very prominent for Buddhist pilgrims. It is one of the last places in the world where people follow Bon culture and sky burial. As fascinating as it sounds, a conversation with Lobas, inhabitants of Lo Manthang will allow you to know in-depth about their culture and tradition.
Hence, this trip is perfect for travelers who are enthusiastic about learning about new cultures.
This region dates way back so there you will also get to encounter with thousands-year-old mand-made caves which were used as meditation chamber, burial chamber, and even for living during the times of war.
Upper Mustang Trek Highlights
- 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.