Want to experience and enjoy a trekking adventure that takes you to an incredibly rugged landscape in the mountains? Upper Mustang Trek offers you such an adventure trekking experience in Nepal. It is one of the restricted area trekking adventures in the mountains that offer you an experience of a lifetime.
You will walk through the rugged mountains of the Upper Mustang region of the Himalaya. The region comes under the restricted regions in the mountains. You will need a special permit for the trek. The permit is different than the one for regular trekking regions like Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
What you see during Upper Mustang Trek
When you are on this adventure, you will experience something that you cannot experience anywhere else. The adventure offers you a wonderful mixture of walking adventure, magnificent mountains, and beautiful culture. In addition to the walking adventure, you will get to see and experience a unique cultural lifestyle in the region.
Upper Mustang is a place with a colorful mountainous landscape and incredibly beautiful culture. While you are on a trek in the region, you will get to explore both. The final destination of the trek, Lo Manthang, is a beautiful village in the region that offers an incredible cultural immersion.
The walk from Jomsom to Lo Manthang and return is an experience to cherish for life. However, as a restricted region trekking, the adventure will require a special permit at the cost of USD 500 for ten days. But the experience that you will get on the trek is something that is incomparable to the money. It is simply invaluable. Walking through the Kali Gandaki River valley up towards the rugged mountain surroundings of Upper Mustang is an adventure to go for.
This trek starts from Jomsom where another beautiful trekking adventure, Annapurna Circuit Trek, in the Annapurna comes to end.
Reasons this trip becomes an Experience
Nepal Climbing Adventure always strives to offer an adventure traveling experience that you can cherish. While the Upper Mustang Trek is beautiful in its all essence, your experience of trekking there becomes even more beautiful with us.
By the time we take you to the base camp and bring you back, we take one step ahead to offer you a beautiful experience. We keep your safety and happiness is our top priority and you will experience the same during the trip.
Trekking with us to Upper Mustang is traveling in safe hands.
There are a number of things that you need to keep in mind if you ever plan for your vacation. Because you want to make the most out of your limited time, it is truly a hectic job for you to find a trustworthy and experienced traveling companion. With Nepal Climbing, you have your problem solved already as we are one of the leading Trekking and Mountaineering organizations in Nepal and have been providing first class service in several travelling packages across the country for many years.
We prioritize your satisfaction and safety
At Nepal Climbing Adventure, our ultimate objective is to arrange the programs for you to make the most out of your valuable time. We value your satisfaction, adventure, amusement and safety. Regardless of whether you are searching for stunning perspectives along the trekking trails in Himalayan mountain range or widely acclaimed, heavenly attractions with developed societies, our exposure and experience in travel business will help you ensure your requirements are met.
We have professional staffs and service
We trust that extraordinary staff lead awesome administration. That is the reason we are collaborated with experienced and eager individuals. We possess authorized and government certified guides who are very much furnished with broad learning of Nepali communities and traditions. They additionally have familiar English speaking abilities and hierarchical capacities to encourage all types trekking groups.
Responsible Tourism and social values
We are endeavoring to lessen the effect of tourism by guaranteeing our staff are very much aware of ecological issues. We are doing our best to create less waste as could be expected under the circumstances and make a point to reclaim non-compostable wastes. We outline our itineraries and work in the field guided by the standards of ecotourism and reasonable tourism. Moreover, all our staff have been given ecological preparing and are extremely aware to the eco-system we enter. Additionally, we are adhering to sustainable assets of energy. Our guides will share you the social values, culture and religious harmony for better understanding the groups you visit.
Our promise is to provide you with the travelling packages customizable according to your demand fulfilling your budget criteria. So, we can facilitate a minimum of 2 individuals with a personalized service at a reasonable cost.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Normally, your arrival in Kathmandu is the day one of this trip. We will come to pick you up at the airport as per your flight time and transfer you to the hotel. There are no activities today apart from a trip briefing meeting. The information about the meeting time will be available upon your arrival at the hotel.
You have time to relax and go for any last-minute preparation for the trip. Welcome to Kathmandu!
Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (900m) (6-7 Hrs. Drive by Tourist Bus)
On the second day of the trip, we have a long day drive to Pokhara. Our day starts pretty early in the morning and gets ready for the drive. We will go to the tourist bus station to board the bus to Pokhara.
It takes us 6-7 hours to drive 200 kilometers from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Although the drive is long for the distance, the scenic surroundings of the highway will ease the travel a bit. We will drive past small and beautiful towns and villages along the highway. Most of the time, we will drive along beautiful rivers.
Once we reach Pokhara 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, we will have enough time to go around and explore the Lakeside. Pokhara offers an incredibly beautiful view of the Annapurna range. This peaceful city has various natural attractions like lakes, caves, mountains, and green surroundings.
We will spend quite a relaxing time in Pokhara after checking into the hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara - Jomsom - Kagbeni
Early in the morning, we will catch our flight to Jomsom of around 20 minutes. The scenic flight lets us the view of the Majestic Himalayas and forests. After reaching Jomsom, the largest village of the Kaligandaki valley, we will begin our trek and head towards Kagbeni. Our trail follows along a narrow ascending pathway with a panoramic view of Nilgiri. Overnight at Kagbeni.
Day 04: Kagbeni - Chele
At Kagbeni, we will have our permits checked and will begin our trek passing across the Kaligandaki River.We will go through a few hollows, religious communities, excellent fields of grain, buckwheat, apple and wheat close Tangbe town. Proceeding through the blustery valley we will achieve Chhusang town. We will cross a little stream and leave the Kaligandaki valley before reaching Chele for overnight.
Day 05: Chele - Ghiling
When we proceed across Kali Gandaki River and climb towards the town of Samar, we will leave the Chhortens behind before we reach another valley with juniper trees. We will have an incredible day with high elevation chilly deserts in front and leaving the shining mountains behind. Proceeding further we will descend to Shyangboche which is a locale of neighborhood individuals. From here the trail drops to Ghiling where we stop for the night.
Day 06: Ghiling - Tsarang
We will have our breakfast before we begin the day for Tsarang. Proceeding with our excursion through a dry trial, we will reach Ghami where we will go through one of the longest Buddhist mani walls of Nepal encompassed by the lovely Himalayas at Ghami. Going forward will take us to Tsarang where we remain overnight.
Day 07: Tsarang - Lo Manthang
We start our trek for the day by going down to a canyon and crossing a river before starting our tough trek to Lo La pass which is at 3950m. From the highest point of the pass, we can appreciate the delightful Lo Manthang town. From the pass, we descend to Lo Manthang which is an excellent village. From here the perspectives of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak, and also Damodar Kunda (lake) is very amazing. Overnight at Lo Manthang.
Day 08: Lo Manthang Exploration
Lo Manthang is a delightful walled town of the remote Upper Mustang district of Nepal. We spend the day visiting three noteworthy gompas of the town in particular Jhampa, Thupchen, and Chhoeda. These gompas have experienced master reclamation in the course of the most recent two decades. We can likewise trek to Tingkhar which is a wonderful town situated in the north-west of Lo-Manthang.
Day 09: Lo Manthang - Dhakmar
We will take an alternate course to Drakmar than the one we took while coming to Lo Manthang. After so ups and downs, we will reach Ghar gompa where we will investigate a cloister that is accepted to be 1200 years of age. Local individuals believe that any wishing made in the cloister is satisfied. Proceeding forwards will take us to Dhakmar town for overnight.
Day 10: Dhakmar - Syangboche
Before proceeding to Syangboche, we will have breakfast in the morning. Visiting several caves, we will rise to the edge above Ghami from where we will have incredible perspectives of the past and the long mani wall that we passed a few days prior. Besides, crossing two excellent passes will take us to Syangboche for overnight remain.
Day 11: Syangboche - Chhusang
We begin our adventure to Chele through a valley where we will meet sheep and goats brushing in the valley. Passing along the trail will take us to Samar, then Chele, and afterward to Chhusang for overnight remain. We will have an excellent Himalayan landscape en route.
Day 12: Chhusang - Jomsom
As we begin for the last day of the trek, we arrive at an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We will have our lunch Kagbeni and continue again with our trek to Jomsom. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 13: Jomsom – Pokhara (900m)
We have an early morning flight to Pokhara. The flight is a short one of just 20 minutes but it takes us along the river valley and past the massive mountains. Even during this short flight to Pokhara, we can see the breathtaking view of the mountains.
Once we reach Pokhara and check into a hotel, we will have the day to relax. The Lakeside in Pokhara is a beautiful place to hang around and relax after the trek. We can just take a leisurely stroll on the Lakeside or find some relaxing massage or just sit at a restaurant eating and drinking. There are lots of options to spend the day at leisure in Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara – Kathmandu
As we have completed our trekking journey, it’s time now to return back to Kathmandu. We will get ready for the early morning bus ride back to Kathmandu. It will take another seven hours to reach Kathmandu.
Day 15: Departure Day
The trip has come to an end today. We have to bid farewell for this time hoping to meet again for another adventure soon. We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as scheduled.
Frequently Asked Questions - Trekking in Nepal
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What is exactly 'teahouse' trekking?
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What is security like during trekking?
Security for our clients is always a foremost priority for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping treks’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach the campsite. At night, all bags and belongings are kept in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on a rotation basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a ‘Tea house or GAP trek’ arrangement, you will be sleeping in local teahouses. You need to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.
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Can we change the itinerary?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your senior guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions in the world, where many unforeseen circumstances may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.