Upper Mustang Trek

12 Days Itinerary

Trek Duration
12 Days

Max Trekking Altitude
3840m

Trek Grade
Moderate

Accommodation
Teahouse

Hours of Walking
5-7 Hours

Area
Upper Mustang

Best Time to go
Mar - Nov

Upper Mustang Trek Highlights


  • Trekking on the remote trails following old nomadic trade-routes
  • Exploring ancient Tibetan villages and visit Lo Manthang
  • Meeting the local villagers over a cup of traditional salty butter-tea
  • Sublimely stunning Himlayan views and desert landscapes
  • A luxury camping experience with first-class service
Trip Details

Spiritual Encounters in an Ancient Buddhist Kingdom


Upper Mustang stands as a living repository of ancient Tibetan traditions unfazed by external influences, the culture here has endured for centuries, preserving rituals, customs, and artistic expressions in their purest forms. The region's remoteness and challenging topography have acted as a shield, keeping it untouched by mass tourism and making it a secluded haven for those in pursuit of an off-the-beaten-path adventure.

Embarking on our trek, we commence our journey from Jomsom, a place that introduces us to the unique charm of the region. Here, mud and stone houses, a red-colored gompa, and historical ruins paint the backdrop of our exploration. As we travel through this remote land, we encounter prehistoric cave dwellings and the remnants of scattered castles, each echoing the tales of a bygone era.

The path unfolds with steep ascents and vast plateaus, presenting both challenges and breathtaking landscapes. En route, we visit a lot of unique destinations namely the revered Luri Gompa, a sacred sanctuary resonating with ancient spirituality. Continuing our odyssey, the path leads us to Tashi Kabum, adorned with some of the most impeccably preserved murals in the Tibetan Buddhist world.

Traversing through isolated villages, our route predominantly follows the course of the Kali Gandaki riverbed, passing through elevated paths above river and through impressively sculpted gorges. The culmination of this awe-inspiring trek awaits in Lo Manthang, where the walled city reveals a panorama that encapsulates the Mustang region's unique cultural and historical significance.

Lo Manthang reveals intriguing cave monasteries, and a trek to Yara includes visits to Gara village and the ancient Luri Gompa cave monastery. The return route leads through Tsarang, Sangmoche, and Tangbe, offering a blend of historical exploration and scenic landscapes. The trek concludes with a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 1. Fly to Jomsom (2,700m) and trek to Kagbeni (2,800m): 3-4 hours walking

Day 2. Kagbeni to Chele (3,100m), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 3. Chele to Syanbochen (3,800m), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 4. Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3,510m), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 5. Ghaymi to Charang (3,560m), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 6. Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3,840m), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 7. Explore to Lo-Mangthang

Day 8. Lo-Mangthang to Ghar Gompa (3,920m), 4-5 hrs walk

Day 9. Ghar Gompa to Ghiling (3,570m), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 10. Ghiling to Chele (3,100m), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 11. Chele to Jomsom (2,720m), 6-7 hrs walk

Day 12. Fly back to Pokhara & Free relax day in Pokhara

Confirmation of booking

All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price Increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.
This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.

Change of Itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.
Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.

Payment conditions


Cost Includes
  • Airfare two ways – POKHARA/JOMSOM & JOMSOM/POKHARA (subject to change)
  • Airport transfer service before and after the trek
  • Full Board meals a day with hot water and tea and coffee during the trek Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner/Main course
  • Trekking accommodation in trekkers lodge/teahouse during the trek (twin sharing room)
  • Experienced English Speaking, government licensed guide and porter and all their expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation (porter will carry max. 20 kg luggage).
  • All Trekking permit – ACAP Permit fee and TIMS card
  • Restricted Permit for Upper Mustang
  • Personal warm sleeping bag and liner
  • First aid kit and duffel bag
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Flights or road transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara and vice-versa
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after the trek however, we can book upon your request
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication
  • Entry visas fee for Nepal
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
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