Upper Mustang Trek- 17 Days

Upper Mustang trek offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. The 17-day trip begins in Kathmandu with tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then we drive to Pokhara and fly to Jomsom the next day and begin trekking. Upper Mustang is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom because it wasn’t until the 1990s that tourists were allowed to enter the region. While trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, we can admire the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas.

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$3,180

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 13 nights
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    What's excluded :
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Public insurance liabilities
    • Hot shower during the trek

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4428ft)

    Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    You will be welcomed at the airport by one of our staff members and transferred to your hotel for check in. Our airport representative will explain further details of the program. Overnight at the hotel with breakfast included.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

    Pass By: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. Enjoy the artistic palace, paintings, sculptures and a brief look at the history of Nepal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft)

    Stop At: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. In the evening, you can enjoy boating on Fewa Lake and you might wish to photograph the reflection of Mount Machhapuchhre and the Annapurna Range on the serene water.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 4: Fly to Jomsom (2,700m/8898ft) and trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft): 3-4 hours trek

    Stop At: Jomsom, Jomsom, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
    Early in morning, we will fly between the snow covered peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri to Jomsom. The sights of towering massifs rising to more than 8,000 meters, and the river with the deepest gorge on the planet are just mind-blowing. At Jomsom we will start our Upper Mustang trek to Kagbeni. This is the main gate to Upper Mustang, situated at an altitude of (2,800m), Kagbeni village dates from around the 14th century when it was a check post for traders from Nepal. There is still a checkpoint to control the groups departing for Muktinath and Mustang.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele (3050m/10,004ft):5-6 hours

    Stop At: Kaligandaki River, 33100, Nepal
    The trail takes us to the east bank of the Kaligandaki River. We traverse several ridges to Tangbe village. This village is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst white washed houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple orchards. We can take in the view of the Nilgiri peak which dominates the southern skyline of Kagbeni. Beyond Tangbe we will reach Chhusang village after about one and half hours walking. We cross the river and continue climbing to a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the Kaligandaki flows. We leave the Kali Gandaki valley and climb steeply up a rocky gully to Chele.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: guesthouse

    Day 6: chele to syanbochen(3,475m/11,398ft):6-7 hours

    Stop At: Syanboche 33100, Nepal
    Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanboche.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Syanboche

    Day 7: Syanbochen to Ghami (3,520m/11,546ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Ghami, Ghami, Western Region
    We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through popular forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village. Overnight in Ghami. Overnight at a guesthouse.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: guesthouse

    Day 8: Ghami to Tsarang (3,620m/11,873ft): 5-6 hours

    Stop At: Tsarang, Charang 33100, Nepal
    Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Tsarang

    Day 9: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft): 3-4 hours

    Stop At: Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Lo-Manthang

    Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

    Stop At: Lo Manthang 33100, Nepal
    Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Lo Manthang

    Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810 m/12,500ft): 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Ghar Gompa, Lo Gekar Nepal
    Today our trail ascends steadily and offers a last glimpse of Lo Manthang before climbing a ridge at 4070m and continuing to the Chogo La (4210m/13810ft). This is the highest point on our Upper Mustang Trek. The trail then advances to a short, steep descent and crosses the Charang River. We will climb to Lo Geker and arrive at Ghar Gompa, a small monastery. We then climb the ridge, cross a valley and alpine meadows, and then drop down a steep eroded path to Drakmar.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: guesthouse

    Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3,806m/12,484ft): 5-6 hours

    Stop At: Nepal, Nepal
    We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening. Overnight in Ghiling.
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    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

    Stop At: Chhusang, Nepal
    We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Chhuksang

    Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2,700/8,856ft): 6-7 hours

    Stop At: Kagbeni, Kagbeni, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
    Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom for an overnight stay.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Jomsom

    Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

    Stop At: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    Early in the morning we will take the return flight to Pokhara. The afternoon can be spent exploring this picture of lakeside town as your fancy takes you.
    Duration: 0

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: hotel

    Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.
    Duration: 0

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Kathmandu

    Day 17: Final departure

    Pass By: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Messenger Travels and Tours will bid you farewell after taking you to the International airport. You will take away your photographs and memories of a truly remarkable adventure.

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Karmachari Sanchaya Kosh Building, Tridevi Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    near Chhaya CenterAirports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    10:15 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Messenger Tours and Travel

Activity ID: V-216279P11

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