Upper Mustang Trek

This Upper Mustang trek starts from Jomsom to Kagbeni, the entry point of the upper Mustang Region. Follow the banks of Kaligandaki River upstream to get to Lo – Mangthang. Which is the capital of the upper Mustang and ends at Jomsom after completing a round of Nilgiri Mountain.

The 17 days Upper Mustang trek is an immense venture trek. It is perfect for those who wish to make a tough trek along “off the beaten path”  in the Trans-Himalayan Region. In addition trek offers a fantastic trekking into the distant Trans-Himalayan mountain area with Tibetan influence civilization. The high desert region of the Tibetan manipulates. Explore the thousand years of an old monastery, caves, local tribes and scenic beauties of the diverse landscapes. Make an adventure starting from world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki Region into world’s highest regions of  Lo-Mangthang Valley. That passes through an almost tree-less barren setting. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys.

Mustang Region is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom because of the region is restricted to outsiders. There is also strict control in obtaining a special permit from the department of immigration to protect their tradition from outside influence as well as to protect their environment.

Upper Mustang Trek Highlights

  1. Trained and experienced guide and porters
  2. Maximum flexibility in itinerary, route with personalized service
  3. Trekking with minimum impact in the local environment
  4. Stays in villages with great Himalaya views
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to your Hotel.
Our office representative will pick up you from Kathmandu Airport & Transfer to your hotel. O/N stay at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (200 KM). Approx 7 Hours
After breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara by Tourist Coach.Prepare & rest day in Pokhara. O/N stay at Pokhara. Optional: Domestic flight available from Kathmandu to Pokhara. ( 25 Minutes)

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni (2810m). Approx. 4 hours
After early breakfast scenic flight to Jomsom from Pokhara  and trek to Kagbeni through the Kaligandaki rid for about 3 Hours. Overnight Stay at Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Chele (3050m).Approx. 6 Hours
After breakfast, Trek start walking through the Kaligandaki River bank with the beautiful  scenery of villages, paddy fields and mountain ranges . Overnight Stay at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Syanbochen (3475M) Approx. 6 Hours
Today, our trek again and walk further to Eklo Bhatti. We climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,923 ft) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Further descend a little to the village of Samar. Climb the trail that goes above Samar village to the ridge then descending steeply to a stream. Another 3 hrs similar walk takes us to Syanbochen.

Day 06: Trek to Ghami (3,460m).Approx. 5 Hours
After breakfast we trek uphill to the Yamda La (3,850m /12,667ft) passing a few teahouses, chortens and local villages which is like Tibetan style of houses with open Varanda. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of poplar trees and fields of Barley. The climb to Nyi Pass (4,010m/13,193ft) would be a little longer. Descend to our overnight stop at Ghaymi.

Day 07: Trek to Charanag (3560m). Approx. 5 Hours
After crossing Ghaymi Khola, the trail climbs to a plateau and passes beside a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by the followers Buddhism.  From the end of the wall the trail heads east to the village of Charang with a maze of fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon.

Day 08: Trek to Lo Manthang (3,730m). Approx. 6 Hours
Today, we trek to Lo-Mangthang with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti peak. The trail first descends to Charang Chu Canyon and then climbs steeply after crossing the river. Further the trail ascends gently to the 3,850m windy pass of Lo, from where you can see the Lo-Mangthang Valley. While descending to Lo-Mangthang, views of the walled city appear magnificent with its hills on the Tibetan Border.

Day 09: Excursion around Lo Manthang
Today we explore the surrounding areas. Visit Namgyal Gompa and Tingkhar. Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community and also as a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa continue the tour to Tingkhar,  the last main village to the northwest of Lo-Mangthang and stroll back to hotel. Or you may have another option to visit the Tall Champa Lakhang “God house” the red Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance Hall which are the main attraction of this town. Another attraction is the four- storey building of the Raja’s palace as well as the surrounding panoramic views of the Himalaya.

Day 10: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m): Approx. 6-7 hours
While returning from Lo-Mangthan, we take a different route than that we came by. Trek to Drakmar via Gyakar with more than 1200 years old Ghar Gompa with Guru Rinpoche as the primary figure. The Gompa is also famous for its rock paintings. According to the legend, anyone who makes one wish at the Ghar Gompa, their wish is fulfilled. explore the local area.  Likelihood of dusty wind, so suggested to walk in the morning.

Day 11: Dhakmar to Ghiling (3806m). Approx. 5-6 Hours
Today, we get back to Ghiling as our journey for our overnight stay after a long walk takes 5-6 hrs. After arrival and lunch enjoy the day exploring the area.

Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m). Approx. 5-6 Hours
We re-track back to Ghiling for the overnight stop after 5 hrs walk. You will have wonderful scenery during the journey with a Himalayan view.

Day 13: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2700). Approx. 6-7 hours
Our last day of the day would be a long one.  Better to walk early start as before and trek to Kagbeni. Finishing the upper Mustang trails and we join the normal Annapurna circuit trek. After lunch at Kagbeni will head on to Jomsom for the overnight stop. Or, if you can spare one more day, our guide would take you to Muktinath as well.

Day 14: Fly to Pokhara and sightseeing
A 15 minutes flight to Pokhara between gorge of the two huge mountains Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. On arrival at Pokhara airport guide will transfer to your hotel & you will be proceed for city tour.

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (200 KM) Approx. 7 Hours
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Coach. At evening we will met for farewell cultural Nepalese dinner.

Day 16: Kathmandu city sightseeing and leisure day
A full day Kathmandu city sightseeing will follow you day, during that time you will be visiting 4 major UNESCO listed heritage sites around Kathmandu. Leisure evening & O/N stay at the hotel.

Day 17: Departure
You will be free until your flight time; we will drop you at Kathmandu Airport 3 hour before you flight.

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Transfer

No of PassengersVehicle Type(A/C)Model
2-3 PersonsCar or SICSkoda, Toyota, Tata Manza
4-6 PersonsVan / Jeep or SICToyota Van, Scorpio Jeep
7-12 PersonsHi-Ace Van or SICToyota Hi-Ace Van
12-20 PersonsCoaster / Mini Bus or SIC
20-35 PersonsCoach or SIC
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Note: Minimum 2 person require.

Group SizeStandard PackageDeluxe PackageLuxury Package
2 PersonsINR 106000 | USD 1590INR 123000 | USD 1850INR 147000 | USD 2200
Extra NightINR 1100 | USD 25INR 1750 | USD 35INR 4000 | USD 90
Optional: Mt. FlightINR 7000 | USD 190 (Including Transport)INR 7000 | USD 190 (Including Transport)INR 7000 | USD 190 (Including Transport)
Taxes & FeesIncludedIncludedIncluded

Inclusion:

  1. Airport pick up & drop on private vehicle
  2. Hotel accommodation based on twin sharing in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the package
  3. Daily breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  4. SIC transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
  5. Flight transfer from Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara
  6. Tea House accommodation during the Trek
  7. All meals will be provided during the trek
  8. Fully experienced English speaking treking guide
  9. Necessary porter (1:2 ratio/15 Kg each)
  10. Medical first aid kit box
  11. Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  12. Trekking Route Map
  13. All necessary permits (TIMS/ACAP)
  14. Local SIM card for communication
  15. Complementary Nepali Cultural Dinner
  16. All government and local taxes

Exclusion:

  1. Nepal visa fee
  2. Personal expanses
  3. Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara
  4. Optional activities cost
  5. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  6. Travel & Rescue Insurance
  7. Tips and Donation
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All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.

Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu. However, nationals of the following countries will not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.

Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.

Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. For more information please visit to Nepal government official website here.

For online visa application click here. You will find information to get the Nepal visa online.

Generally, Nepal is for all seasons, however, if you are going to the high Himalayas for trekking, the best months are between September to November and February to May, when the weather is pleasant during the day and the temperatures do not drop rapidly during the night. You can still visit the mid-hills, including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon hill and flat area Lumbini and Chitwan during the winter months (January and February). June to August is rainy season in Nepal. The rain is expected every day. It brings landslides and clouds often cover the mountain views. It is the best time to travel in Nepal.

For confirmation of your booking, we need advance payment of USD 100 / INR 5,000 per person. We accept payment through major credit card, i.e. Visa, Master card, PayPal however 4% will be added to the amount as a bank service charge.

Yes, you have to pay USD 100 / INR 5000 per person to secure your tour booking. Balance amount can be paid upon arrival at Kathmandu. You can use a different mode to transfer to transfer your booking amount. Click Here for Payment Options

You can cancel your trip at any time by paying a cancelation charge. We have a provision to transfer your booking to third person without any charges. If cancellation takes place at the prior to arrival due to client’s personal problems, the advance deposit amount will be forfeited.

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Our Guest Reviews

  • Thank you Santosh for providing excellent service for our tour. We enjoyed every moments. simply it was great! Keep it up!.

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  • I visited Nepal a number of times and the last visit was made with the help of the travel agency ” Holidays To Nepal ” Kathmundu during Oct 2013. We had the mortification to miss Muktinath due to bad weather cancelling the flight. Santosh Shresta ,Sales Manager could have tried at least to use the alternate roadways to help us to make the trip.Unfortunately Nepal fell into one of the biggest calamity from which it will take a long time to recover and the return of good time for immediate touring in Nepal which beckons me so much with its nature gifted beauty, its flora and fauna and minimum pollution.I hope and pray that Nepal will soon get over the misery and again hundred and thousands tourists to be roaming in every nook and corner of the country. Like the phoenix Nepal will surely rise again, I have no doubt and am fully convinced.

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