Upper Mustang Trek

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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$4,097

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Breakfast
    • 13x Dinner
    • 11x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 16 nights
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Domestic flights (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader
    • Porter service
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Himalayan Glacier’s trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,428ft)

    Pass By: Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours, Amrit Marga Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Himalayan Glacier. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

    Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    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. At noon, we are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip at Himalayan Glacier’s office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

    Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m/2689ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: 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. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Mount Kailash Resort or similar

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

    Pass By: Jomsom, Jomsom, Dhaulagiri Zone, Western Region
    Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress. Overnight in Kagbeni.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 5: Kagbeni to Chele (3,050m/10,004ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Chele, Chhusang 33100, Nepal
    We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village. Overnight in Chele.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: 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. Overnight in Syanboche.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    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 poplar 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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: 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. Overnight in Tsarang.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: 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. Overnight in Lo-Manthang.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 10: Explore Lo Manthang/ Acclimatization

    Pass By: 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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: Ghyakar, Chhusang 33100, Nepal
    We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar for an overnight stay.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: Ghiling, Dhami 33100, 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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: 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. Overnight in Chhuksang.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

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

    Pass By: Jomsom, Jomsom, 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.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara

    Pass By: Pokhara, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Mount Kailash Resort or similar

    Day 16: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Pass By: Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    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. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar

    Day 17: Final departure

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Our Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take us to the airport approximately three hours before the scheduled flight. On our flight back home, we take with us amazing memories of our Lo Manthang trip and Nepal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Himalayan Glacier's representative will be there at the airport holding the company's placard. He will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel in a private comfortable vehicle.Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/4/2020 - 11/29/2020
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    12/4/2020 - 12/7/2020
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    3/1/2021 - 4/26/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    5/3/2021 - 5/24/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    6/7/2021 - 8/23/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    9/6/2021 - 9/27/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    10/4/2021 - 11/29/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Return Detail :
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    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Itinerary details is in brief due to word constraints. Please visit Himalayan Glacier website for more details.
    • We will be staying in Yatri Suites & Spa or Similar in Kathmandu, Mt. Kailash Resort in Pokhara and the best available teahouses during the trek.All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 470. Please understand that since you will be trekking in remote regions, the services in the teahouses will be basic. We will try our best to arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places do not have attached bathrooms.
    • During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.
    • You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 3810 m with daily ascends of around 400-700m. You will also be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
    • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Upper Mustang Trek. Although this trip can be taken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
    • For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Himalayan Glacier

Activity ID: V-24589P34

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