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Upper Mustang Trekking

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 19 days
Max. Altitude: 4230m
Grade: Strenuous
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Jomsom
Trek End Point: Jomsom
Accommodation: Hotel & Guest House
Meals: Full Board
Mode of Travel: By Land & Air
Transportation: By Car/Bus/Flight
Minimum Pax: 02
Best season: Spring - Autumn
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Overview

Upper Mustang Trekking to the hidden valley of Mustang is a fabulous and unforgettable tour for the trekkers. This is one of Nepal’s most mysterious and least known trekking. Mustang is one of the few places in the Himalayan region that has been able to keep its traditional Tibetan culture. Authentic Tibetan culture survives only in few places like Mustang. It has long historical and cultural ties with Tibet.

Mustang has a landscape of a barren moonscape of eroded sandstone pillars and discontinuous moraine terraces; which together present a colourful mosaic made up principally of earthen reds, yellows and brown. Relatively, it is easy to trek along the permitted route to Lo Manthang, which lies in the very heart of Mustang. Upper Mustang trekking trail passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape. Strong winds howl across the area in the afternoon, generally subsiding at night. Mustang has much less rain than the rest of Nepal; it is also familiar as rain shadow of the Himalaya.

Mustang lies in the rain shadow of the Himalayas is perhaps the last territory of pristine Tibetan culture. This region is also forbidden & isolated from other parts of the world, however, it is able to evolve its own distinctive culture and tradition; which is so rich & unique. Lo-Mustang is the capital which is walled city ruled by a religious king. Life in Mustang goes on as it has for centuries in an unhurried pace and untouched by modern civilization. As everywhere in the Himalayas, Upper Mustang Trekking offers spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri (8167m/26,795ft) and Annapurna I (8091m/26,545ft). In this region, more than 35 mountains surround you having over 6000 m/19,680ft high. The elevation of the trails rises from 2815m/9,233ft to 3780m/12,398ft above sea level.

    Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (D)
    Day 02: Kathmandu – Sightseeing (B/L)
    Day 03: Kathmandu – White Water Rafting – Pokhara (B/L)
    Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing (B)
    Day 05: Pokhara – Jomsom (2720 m) by Flight and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)
    Day 06: Kagbeni (2810 m) – Muktinath (3720 m) – Kagbeni
    Day 07: Kagbeni (2810 m) – Chele (3050 m) 6 hrs
    Day 08: Chele (3050 m) – Syangboche (3800 m) 7 hrs
    Day 09: Syangboche (3800 m) – Ghemi (3520 m) 3 hrs
    Day 10: Ghemi – Tsarang (3560 m) 3 hrs
    Day 11: Tsarang (3560 m) – Lo Mangtang (3800 m) 4 hrs
    Day 12: Free and easy day Lo Mangtang
    Day 13: Lo Mangtang (3800 m) -o Dhakmar (3820 m) 6 hrs
    Day 14: Dhakmar (3820 m) – Ghiling (3570 m) 6 hrs
    Day 15: Ghiling (3570 m) -Samar (3660 m) 4 hrs
    Day 16: Samar (3660 m) – Jomsom (2720 m) 3 hrs
    Day 17: Jomsom – Pokhara – Morning Flight (B)
    Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)
    Day 19: Kathmandu – Departure (B)

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (D)
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred to your hotel.  Free & easy for your sightseeing around Thamel, the tourist area and followed by a welcome dinner.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Sightseeing (B/L)
After breakfast, depart for a cultural and historical tour of Kathmandu tour of Kathmandu city.
– Swayambhunath (For eyes temple), a hilltop temple in the middle of the Kathmandu valley.
– Bouddhanath Stupa, one of the biggest stupa in the world.  Its four pairs of eyes in the four cardinal directions is keeping watch for righteous behavior and human prosperity.
– Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva setting on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River.
– Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 03: Kathmandu – White Water Rafting – Pokhara (B/L)
After breakfast, we will be off for our white water rafting down the Trisuli River.  The raft starts off at a leisurely pace, giving u ample time to familiarize on rafting techniques and build up teamwork.  Numerous rapids await you along the river, building up in crescendo from “Butterfly” to the big water of “Pinball”, guaranteed to send thrills down your spine!  Ending at the village of Mugling, we will be transferred to the second largest city in Nepal, Pokhara by bus, arriving in the evening.

Day 04: Pokhara Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast, we will proceed for sightseeing around Pokhara. Visit Mahendra’s Cave where there is a small statue of Ganesh, the god of knowledge. This statue is not created by man but formed naturally by the flowing waters of the cave. A visit to David’s Falls, not far from the town where you can see a waterfall appearing from nowhere into many pools and finally disappearing after flowing through small cascades into cracks in the ground. Late afternoon you will proceed for a Boating at the Phewa Lake.  In the evening, free time for you to do your shopping pleasure. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05: Pokhara – Jomsom (2720 m) by Flight and trek to Kagbeni (2810m)

Day 06: Kagbeni (2810 m) – Muktinath (3720 m) – Kagbeni
After breakfast, From Kagbeni we make a steep climb up the Jhong Khola valley and join the direct trail to Muktinath just below Khingar at 3200m. From here the trail continues on high above the Jhong Khola to the imposing village of Jharkot at 3500m. From Jharkot the trail climbs up to our ultimate destination of Muktinath at 3800m. We initially reach Ranipauwa where there are many tea-houses and shops, and where we stay for the night. The actual religious site of Muktinath is a further 10 minutes walk up the hill and this area is kept free of hotels and camping sites. Muktinath is an important pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists alike, and the area includes a Buddhist gompa and a Hindu temple. Overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Kagbeni (2810 m) – Chele (3050 m) 6 hrs

Day 08: Chele (3050 m) – Syangboche (3800 m) 7 hrs

Day 09: Syangboche (3800 m) – Ghemi (3520 m) 3 hrs

Day 10: Ghemi – Tsarang (3560 m) 3 hrs

Day 11: Tsarang (3560 m) – Lo Mangtang (3800 m) 4 hrs

Day 12: Free and easy day Lo Mangtang

Day 13: Lo Mangtang (3800 m) -o Dhakmar (3820 m) 6 hrs

Day 14: Dhakmar (3820 m) – Ghiling (3570 m) 6 hrs

Day 15: Ghiling (3570 m) -Samar (3660 m) 4 hrs

Day 16: Samar (3660 m) – Jomsom (2720 m) 3 hrs

Day 17: Jomsom – Pokhara – Morning Flight (B)
After breakfast, Jomsom fly to Pokhara followed by Pokhara half day sightseeing. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 18: Pokhara – Kathmandu (B)
After breakfast, we will proceed to Take Tourist Bus back to Kathmandu (6-7 hours) and transfer to the hotel.

Day 19: Kathmandu – Departure (B) ( Home Sweet Home)
After breakfast, have your last minute shopping and Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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