The trekking to upper mustang is also popularly known as trekking to mustang only as it contains almost all parts of mustang districts. The trekking to this region will enables us to get candid with the local tradition of Buddhists of that region. At many part of the mustang districts people still practices the traditional Tibetan culture and traditions. The view of beautiful houses along with the hospitable and loyal people will surely makes our trekking to upper mustang notable. The region is blessed also with the beautiful landscapes. This district of Nepal is said as the desert of Nepal as very few rain falls occur during the whole year at these districts. The Rocky Mountains along with the view of snow capped mountains far from us will mesmerize us during the whole trek. The trail that we will take to go towards the upper part of mustang is actually the classic route of salt trading from Tibet to Nepal. The trekking to this region will be fantastic if we trek during the October, November, December, February, March and April. A Nepal Trek is organizing the trekking at these lands according to the wish of trekkers throughout the year.
Mustang “The forbidden kingdom of Nepal” is a delicate land, which is substitute of Tibet. This part is escapes with many windy passes as well as cultivated arid land. Many villages based on Tibet culture & about 20 Monasteries and picturesque flight between Mt. Annapurna 8091mtrs. & Dulagiri 8167mtrs,
The north of Kagbeni villages generally referred Upper Mustang. The capital of Mustang “Lo-Manthang” was attached into Tibet, centuries of 14th.It is identity since throughout century’s autonomous kingdom. It is a walled city where about 150 houses, with their own king and people are still mainly Tibetan. This is the reason rather restricted, which required special permit.
The poor vegetation landscape of Upper Mustang is barren moonscape of sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces which together present a colorful mosaic made up principally of an earthen brown, yellow and red. It is easy trekking along the permitted route to Lo-Manthang which lies in the very heart of Mustang. The trek to Upper Mustang is through an almost treeless barren landscape and strong wind across the area in the afternoon. Being called “Upper Mustang” is rain shadow of the Himalaya of Nepal. In reality, this kingdom gets rain much less than rest places of Nepal.
Legally allowed to be trek to Upper Mustang is in March 1992. The population of this kingdom was 15869 as year of 2008. They are ethnic group, specially Tibetan-Thakali as well as Buddhist religion.
- Drought windy landscape.
- Treeless environment with colors of nature.
- Trans Himalayan zone of Nepal with less rain part.
- Ancient monasteries and palace with clay walls.
- Air buried funeral system.
- Buddhism- Tibetan cultural.
- “If still real Tibetan culture alive in Upper Mustang in Nepal” Holiness Dalai Lama.
- Location:Upper Mustang Trekking[ central north of Nepal]
- Duration:16 days
- Grade :Medium-hard.
- Highest Access :4200mtrs.
- Best Season : March to October.
- Transportation :Flight/bus
- Group Size: 2 person minimum.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu at TIA, a representative of A Nepal Trek will warmly welcome you to Nepal. She/he will guide you towards the hotel room of Nepal. The day can be either rest day or some sightseeing day of Kathmandu. The night will be at the hotel by discussing about the tour and enjoying the delicious dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus/flight.
Early morning, the trekking will starts with a drive over to Pokhara. The route goes for about 7 to 8 hours on bus. Or 35 minutes scenic flight.We will certainly enjoy the panoramic view of the roadside houses and forest. The night will be fascinating at Pokhara viewing some spectacular places around the valley. The night will be at one of the best hotel at Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara to Jomsom to Kagbeni
Early morning with the rising sun, we will begin our trekking by moving towards the airport to catch the flight to Jomsom. From Jomsom, we will walk through the Kali Gandaki river route towards the Eklebahtti to reach to Kagbeni. Kagbeni is a beautiful village of that region where every one of us will be eager to stay and to explore more about the beautiful village.
Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele
After visiting around the Kagbeni in the mean time, we will continue our trekking following the way towards the restricted areas of mustang districts. The tail goes several ups and downs to reach to the Tangbe village and then Chhuksang village and finally to the Chele village. The ngiht will be splendidly fantastic at Chele at 3100m above sea level.
Day 05: Chele to Geling
From Chele village the trail will climb gradually towards the Chele pass at 3630m. Continuing our trail, we will enter into the beautiful and ever going trail and then descends to Samar at 3620m. We will be serves with the natural and beautiful view mountains ranges. The trail will climb towards the Bhena La, Yamdo La and then descend towards the Shyangmochen at 3800m. Then we will walk towards the beautiful village of Geling to clear the night.
Day 06: Geling to Charang
We will have the early morning view of the surrounding of Geling and will marched towards the west climbing to the gently sloped area and through the fields. Then the trail will follows towards the Tama Gaon, Nyi La pass and steeply to the Ghemi village. After spending some moments at Ghemi, we will climb towards the Choya La pass and then a gentle steep way will leads us to Chharang at 3560m.
Day 07: Charang to Lo Mangthang
From Charang, we will follow the descending trail to cross the Charang Chu and then we need to climb the steep and rocky trail to Tholung valley. After walking through the trail for several hours, we will see the wall of Lo Mangthang. Walking for several hours/minutes will be enough for us to reach at Lo Mangthang at 3840m.
Day 08: Lo Mangthang rest day
We will spend a day at lo Mangthang to explore more about the region. We will visit the local temples and monasteries along with several beautiful Gompas. Similarly, interacting with the local people to get candid with their local tradition will be exhilarating. The night will be splendid at Lo Mangthang.
Day 09: Lo Mangthang to Drakmar
From Lo Mangthang, we will have a climb towards the ridge at 4070m glimpsing some bravura view of Lo Mangthang from the increasing height. We will continue our way climbing to Chogo La at 4325m. We will continue our journey until we reach to Drakmar stopping at many places like Ghar Gompa, Chharang River and other beautiful places of that region. The night will be at Drakmar.
Day 10: Drakmar to Shyangmochen
The trail from the Drakmar will descends following the beautiful walls and fields of Drakmar. And then the trail climb towards the ridge for several moments and will descends back to Jaite after awhile. From Jaite again the path descends gently to Chhung -Kah. Continuing the trail will leads us to Tama gaon and then further to Shyangmochen. The night will be remarkable at Shyangmochen.
Day 11: Shyangmochen to Chhuksang
From Shyangmochen, we will return back to Chhuksang following the same path down to the region. We will view around our eyes with the pleasant state of mind which will surely mesmerize many of the fellow trekkers. The journey will be fun indeed. After descend of hourly long trail, we will spend the night at Chhuksang pleasantly.
Day 12: Chhuksang to Kagbeni
From Chhuksang, we will move towards our next journey following the return path to Kagbeni. The trekking to this returning way will mesmerize our mind and will compel us to remark these moments as the best moments of our life. After the daylong trekking, we will be finally to Kagbeni. If the visit to Kagbeni was not enough for the first time, then we will make another visit over to the beautiful village of Kagbeni.
Day 13: Kagbeni to Jomsom
Early morning, we will enjoy our breakfast the nearest hotel and will move towards the Jomsom. We can enjoy the return journey to the Jomsom by viewing the best sceneries along with the interaction of the local people. We will be served by the lunch on the way during the return trail to Jomsom. The night will be undoubtedly at Jomsom.
Day 14: Jomsom to Pokhara
From Jomsom, we will catch the early flight over to Pokhara. Within an interval of about 45 minutes, we will be at Pokhara. The leisure time of the day will be obviously being spending at the Pokhara to visit around the valley. We will definitely enjoy the day at Pokhara. Overnight at one of the best hotel arranged by A Nepal Trek at Pokhara.
Day 15: Pokhara to Kathmandu
From Pokhara, we will catch the local bus to return back to Kathmandu. Within the interval of about 7 to 8 hours, we will be at Kathmandu. We will surely enjoy the road trip to Kathmandu viewing some glorious view of surrounding from the windows of the vehicle. The night will be relaxing at Kathmandu at one of the best hotel.
Day 16: Farewell
After having a relaxing night at Kathmandu, finally, the day of returning back to our home country and busy schedule has come with the ending of our glittering tour over to the highlands of Nepal. A Nepal Trek will organize a small farewell program at the airport and will help for any inconvenience that may arise during the departure. We wish for your better journey ahead.
- All Airports pick up and drop.
- 3 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- 2 nights your standard hotel in Pokhara.
- 12 days in local lodges/ tea-houses/home stay accommodation during the trek.
- All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] and a cup of tea with every meal.
- Tourist standers bus, Or Private drive, Or Flight between Pokhara / Kathmandu.[ as per clients view]
- An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging.
- Trekking permit and ACAP fee.
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map, climbing rope. (Down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion.
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
- A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- All government and local taxes.
- Nepal Visa fee ( Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigrations, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Meal city like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Flight / Private drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
- Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
- Personal expenses ( Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
The cost will be valued by: Your standard of hotels, service, group size and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know for more details as your needed.
Safety – Health- facility:
Our first goal is “first safety” for all of our clients and staff. We have smartly experienced friendly and knowledge able workers team. All they are well trained and must of they are license holder Guides. We arrange first aid. Also the area has heath post on every 2 days, and main hospital is not farther than maximum 8 hrs, from any part. We can use a quick drive on ruff road, carry by the people, take a horse ride, and arrange the Helicopter at our needed as per the emergency encase. The physical walk is 6 hours average per day with mini bag with your valued things average 2-5 kg.
Your Personal Travel Insurance:
We highly advised you to make your travel insurance during Nepal trip from your own country.
It is a condition upon joining any of our trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs).we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
Local lodge during the Trek:
All accommodations are home stay single/ twin/group sharing basis in local house Or at community house. Based on standard of hygiene, and clean of tourist standard available. There are mostly shame styles of accommodations during our trekking. And some trekkers visit with camping trip. All the lodging and meal cost has controlled by management community at in area.
Trekking type and Trekking option:
Tea-house and camping both. We could make continue Tea-house trek down to Tataponi -Ghorepani-Pokhara as per your interest.
Meals and Water:
During our Trek, we can enjoy typical Nepali food; different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, & usually local typical.) are from the menu as per local supplement. Lodge has well trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates, variety of breads, variety of drinks, and snacks. You could have able to buy Bottled water from every settlement. Even we would like to support you to pay for local purifying water cheaper with that’s help to controlled plastic pollution. Also the boiled water, or running fresh water with your peals or filtering is much recommended.
USD 500 per person for 10 days, then USD 50 per day perperson fof next 2 more days. Minimum group size is 2 person.
What to bring with you:
Raincoat, bag cover, round sun hat, warm fleece cap, Half paint for rain, waterproof waking boot, Suntan lotion, sun-glass, light waterproof gore tax set, a pair of sleepers, some t-shirt, down Jacket, inner thermal, Gloves, If you have your private sleeping bag/If not we will provide, walking stick, your regular drug and necessary things.
The Annapurna region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. Hence, the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We are consideration a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live at the traveled places. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts. We also work alongside “KEEP” in order to maintain our environmental concerns.
March to November.
Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara: Let us advice as per your choice:
5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and others 4,3, 2,1 stars hotels:
5 stars hotel in Pokhara: Phulbari resort. And others standard hotels: Fishtail lodge, Meera hotel, Barahi hotel, Trek O’tel, Hotel kantipur.
Confirm your trip at least two months before, with 30% of payment and a copy of your passport. And all your payment before a week on your arrival. One group leader or agent will be free of service charge above 12 of paying person in a group.[tax, flight and monuments fee is not free]