15 Nights / 16 Days – Departure Guaranteed – KTM to KTM
This Upper Mustang trek has always transmitted a quality of sentiment. It is the bone-dry region toward the end of the Kali Gandaki, past the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Lower Mustang is possessed by peoples identified with the Manangis. Whilst in Northern Mustang (the old hidden Kingdom of Lo), dialect and societies are simply Tibetan with a rich and complex history, collected records date back to the eighth century.
Lo, as Dolpo, was at one time a piece of the western Tibetan area of Ngari and kept up its status as a different principality until 1951. It is a place where there are barley fields and buckwheat field. Immense spreads of gray and yellow heartbreaking slopes disintegrated by the wind that wails over the zone most afternoon. Sun heated blocks of pale mud are utilized for all development, including the walls and royal residence of Upper Mustang. The hidden kingdom of Lo Manthang.
Upper Mustang Trek – Facts
Trek Grade: Strenuous
Trek Code: SA-UMT
Duration: 16 Days
Trek Style: Tea House/ Camping trek
Greatest Time to go: March to November
Maximum Altitude: 4170 m
Group Dimension: Small Group
Begin from: Kathmandu (KTM)
Finish at: Kathmandu
Upper Mustang Trek – Summarize Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara or you may choose to fly (6 hr drive/25-minute Fly)
Day 03: Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2720m, 25 minutes), Trek to Kagbeni (2900m, 4 hr)
Day 04: Trek to Chaile (3050m, 6 hr)
Day 05: Trek to Syanbochen (3800m, 6 hr)
Day 06: Trek to Ghami (3520 m, 5:30 hr)
Day 07: Trek to Charang (3560 m, 5 hr)
Day 08: Trekking to Lo Manthang (The hidden kingdom)- (3910m, 5 hr)
Day 09: Exploration day of the Lo-Manthang valley
Day 10: Move to Dhakmar (3820 m, 6 hr)
Day 11: Trek to Syanbochen (3800 m, 5 hr)
Day 12: Trek to Chhusang (3040 m, 4 hr)
Day 13: Trek to Jomsom (2720 m, 6 hr)
Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara (830 m, 25min)
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure at any time or for more travel arrangements Contact us.
Upper Mustang Trek – Highlights
- The walled city of hidden kingdom Lo-Manthang.
- Tibetan Gompa and social customs.
- Prayers walls, hundreds of years old monasteries and speak with Tibetan like families.
- Villages, demolished palaces, and sky internment locales.
- Stunning scenes of the upper Mustang.
- Mesmerizing view of Nilgiri Peak, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and several others peaks.
- Peaceful and beautiful lake city Pokhara.
- Know-how the way of living of real mountain families, who were little in contact with the resting of Nepal for decades
- Gorgeous Trans-Himalaya terrain, historical Tibetan Buddhist shrines for instance Chorten, Stupas, Kanis.
- See Tibetan culture beyond Tibet.
- Charm valley along with the last forbidden kingdom in Nepal
Upper Mustang Trek – Detail Itinerary
Arrival Appearance at Kathmandu (1400 m)
After your presence in Tribhuwan Airport terminal in Kathmandu, a person coming from the office will grab you as well as transfer to the Hotel. In the evening, your trekking leader will certainly arrive for a pre-trek instruction regarding the trek provisions. For an instance; Time features as well as trip preparation.
Drive to Pokhara or you may choose a flight (6 hr drive/25 min Fly)
Beginning from Kathmandu, you’re driven to Pokhara or you can choose a Flight. Pokhara, the marvelous lake city, where it is possible to unwind and relax plus enjoy the superiority of Nature alongside surprising views of Himalayas tops like Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna’s etc. En route between upcoming Pokhara and Kathmandu, you’ll see a greater wide open view that offer greeneries, waterways, cities, cattle farms and mountain panoramas that are amazingly beautiful.
Upper Mustang Trek – Fly Pokhara to Jomsom (2720 m, 25 min) and Trekking to Kagbeni (2900 m, 4 hr)
After an early breakfast, you will transfer to the domestic airplane terminal for a morning flight to Jomsom. A flight will be 20 minutes over the Himalayas with an excellent view. For example, Mt. Annapurna & Mt. Dhaulagiri. As you reach Jomsom, Nilgiri Peak ignores the horizon. Another, you will find this place a prestigious for the best apples in Nepal. After that, you will proceed a 4-hour stroll along the bank of Kali Gandaki stream to Kagbeni. The gateway to Upper Mustang (The hidden kingdom place). Here houses are level roofed in the Tibetan style. Along the river on the way, it is not extraordinary to locate the dark ammonite fossils (Thought as the epitome of Lord Vishnu).
Upper Mustang Trek – Kagbeni to Chaile (3050 m, 6 hr)
Today, you will onward to the riverbank of Kaligandaki. After climbing up and downhill over many ridges, you will reach Tangbe village. The unique small town marked by the black, red and white chorten. A typical of Mustang. Like Kagbeni and other settlements in the area, Tangbe is a labyrinth of narrow alleys amongst whitewashed houses surrounded by fields of buckwheat, barley and wheat and apple orchards. Before climb out of the river valley to the Chaile, the spectacular eroded red cliffs (a mass of inaccessible caves) can be seen. As you enter Chaile, Tibetan cultural influence – houses have sheep horns above the doors, lucky charm to capture evil spirits and fierce Tibetan mastiffs guarding their property.
Upper Mustang Trek – Chaile to Syanbochen (3800 m, 6 hr)
Again, you will start your trek and walk further to Eklo Bhatti. After that, you will climb to Taklam La Pass (3,624 m) through plateaus and narrow stretches with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang, and Damodar Danda. After a long steep climb, you will further descent little and reach traditional stopping place of horse caravans, the Samar, which is situated amongst a grove of poplar trees. From Samar, Annapurna Himal is still visible to the south. Then after, walk on ridges by passing gorges and small passes, cross barley fields and juniper groves (Essential to invite deities and begin any auspicious work). Again, your descent steeply to a stream and climb up to the ridge and then descend to Syanbochen. Where you will spend your night.
Upper Mustang Trek – Syanbochen to Ghami (3520 m, 5:30 hr)
After the morning meal, you will trek to uphill by passing a few teahouses, chorten and local villages which influence Tibetan style of houses. Cross mountain passes, and poplar trees and fields of Barley. You will once climb to Nyi La Pass (4,010 m) which will be a bit longer. Afterward, your descent to the overnight stop spot at Ghami. The third largest village in the Lo- region of the hidden kingdom.
Upper Mustang Trek – Ghami to Charang (3560 m, 5 hr)
You will start your trek with the pleasant walk by crossing the Tangmar Chu River. After that, 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, you will head to the east of Charang village on a maze fields, willow trees and houses separated by stone walls at the top of the Tsarang Chu canyon. There are a large dzong and a Gompa with a good collection of statues and thangkas.
Upper Mustang Trek – Charang to Lo Manthang, The hidden empire (3910 m, 5 hr)
Today, you will first trek to the wide path trail across a desert-like landscape of gray and yellow with a magnificent view of Nilgiri, Tilicho, Annapurna I and Bhrikuti. After that, continue leaving some ridge behind and cross a small stream, you will be reaching windy pass of Lo. From where you can see the unique and everlasting impression of the Lo-Manthang (Hidden Kingdom Valley). Further, you will descend a little and again you cross another stream which will bring you at the plateau of Lo-Manthang. The capital of Upper Mustang and its central feature is the massive white-walled Royal Palace in which lives the world’s least-known monarch. It is a prosperous town between closely packed houses, temples, Gompa and the palace where the Lobas produce a single annual crop of wheat, barley, peas or mustard.
Exploration day of the Lo-Manthang, the hidden kingdom valley
Today, the exploring day of Lo-Manthang. The capital of Upper Mustang and the surrounding areas. After the breakfast, you will go to visit many historical places like Namgyal Gompa (3910m) and Thinggar (4025m) and Garphu Gomba (3900 m). Namgyal Gompa situated on a hilltop serves as an important monastery of the local community. After visiting Namgyal Gompa, you will continue the tour to Thinggar, the last main village of 40 houses to the northwest of Lo-Manthang, the secret kingdom. The Garphu Gomba an interesting cave where people private house inside of it. After visiting major attractions of the area, you will return back to Lo-Manthang in the guest house.
Note: In order to visit this all historical place, you need to hire the horse. Because it takes around four – five hr by a horse. Otherwise, you can also walk which takes a long time.
Upper Mustang Trek – Lo Manthang to Dhakmar (3820 m, 6 hr)
You will give your pace onto the different direction followed by the irrigated fields out of the city. Take a last look back at the hidden kingdom (Lo-Manthang) from the pass. After a few minutes of walk, you reach Ghar Gompa. A place of the pure virtue of Lo Ning Sect scriptures of Padmasambhava, situated in a grove of trees by a stream. Almost certainly the Scripture date back from the same time as Tibet’s first monastic institution, Samye (built 775-87) was built. There are a self-emanating statue as well as hundreds of painted carved stones, paintings, and several large prayer wheels. Subsequently, you will climb step by step uphill to Mui La Pass (4170m) and slowly downhill to the Dhakmar. The overnight stay place.
Upper Mustang Trek – Dhakmar to Syanbochen (3800 m, 5 hr)
You will rejoin the trail you trekked in on, continue back to the Syanbochen, from where you have a generous opportunity to look back into the missed out views and overnight stay with dinner and breakfast.
Upper Mustang Trek – Syanbochen to Chhusang (3040 m, 4 hr)
You will walk all the way down to Chhusang with an excellent view of Nilgiri peak and wide stretch of the Kali Gandaki River. After crossing river through a rock tunnel, you will walk by riverbanks to Chhusang, a beautiful old settlement with apple orchard. Where you will make an overnight stay.
Upper Mustang Trek – Chhusang to Jomsom (2720 m, 6 hr)
This morning hours you stroll along the extraordinary path from extra Mustang villages. The place you should feast on tasty apples and observe the typical weaving methods trained by the community females.
Fly to Pokhara (830 m, 25 min)
Early in the morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (25 min). And transfer to the Hotel.
Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive from Pokhara or flight back to Kathmandu/Hotel.
Departure at any time
You can leave at any time or you can widen your Adventure. To find out more, Contact us.
In Upper Mustang Trek – What are Included?
- Airport Arrival / Departure transfer
- All transportation as per trip itinerary
- Airfare from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara
- Protected area trekking permit
- Porters for baggage carriage during trekking – 1 porter for 2 Trekkers
- 8kg luggage allowance while on trek
Finest Lodging/Guest House in the cities and Teahouse in the trekking -Twin share
Plane (PRK-JOM-PKR), minibusses, Jeep, car, coaches etc. relying on the group size and Walking/Hiking
No Meals Included (USD 25-30 per person/per day, meals not included)
- Competent Staffs
English speaking Certified Experienced Guide and Trekking Support Staffs
In Upper Mustang Trek – What are not Included?
- All meals
- Expenses due to individual nature like shopping, tipping or tips, and so forth.
- Expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like Emergency Fund.
- Expenses like the budget for drinks, cigarettes, laundry, the internet etc.
- Travel insurance
- Tip for the guide and porter
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Entrance fees for sightseeing
- International flight tickets and airport charges
- Expenses for the services other than included above
- Domestic flight Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and airport charges
Before You Go – Upper Mustang Trek
Note: If you do not feel the problem, remember of that published detail itinerary is a news of expectation and applied as a guide only. Every day may change due to the walking times of teams, climate condition, health and wellness condition of a team member, unforeseen all-natural calamities etc. The guide accountable for your trip will certainly alter the schedule as required and also any type of such adjustments of travel plan are at the alertness of Stunning Adventure team and also your guide. But, your guide will attempt to ensure that your trek or trip runs according to the original travel plan. But please be ready to be flexible if required.
Rooms in the main spots related to Kathmandu or Pokhara, you are getting on a twin share basis with personal conveniences. But, here in Upper Mustang trek, the resting place is in local lodges to teahouses and is of a necessary standard. Rooms may be twin or multiple shares with simple common toilet facilities. Hot shower facilities are accessible many spots for a little charge.
Transport inside major cities is by means of jeeps, cars, land cruisers, smaller than normal transports depending on the group size. In the mountains, many cases horses and mule are used for carrying stuff. On the Upper Mustang trek, strolling is the main method for transportation, while your things will be conveyed by porter or animals.
No Foods are incorporated into a tea house treks. In the urban areas like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you can locate an extensive variety of eateries of each style and value range. On the trekking trail, meals are accessible in teahouses, lodges with constrained menus. There is a considerable measure of lodges and tea houses in Upper Mustang trek area along the way. Meals are for the most part basic, however filling and very different than the urban cities.
Please note down: The cost of food does increases higher or further from principle city you go.
Do consider: Bring your most loved snacks excessively like Sneakers, Chocolate bar, Mints & so on simply recall that you need to take for lengthy drives and treks.
We will grant you govt. endorsed skilled trek guide helped by the porter who will carry your things. 1 porter for 2 traveler or trekkers. Your assistance or simply guide is in the charge of the trip and this is the individual that you should go with any worries, issues, and request. The greater part of our tour leader is capable in all bits of trekking. Such as security, restorative aid, emergency techniques and high elevation pharmaceutical. They are specialists chosen for their comprehension and dynamism for Nepal including its society. Then again, you should realize that they are a local guide and their English might be basic and expert to the Trek-related subjects matter only.
Your Days Begin with
When you are on the hidden kingdom in Upper Mustang trek, days start with breakfast time at the tea house the place where you stay in. And you should pack up your stuff before breakfast. Coz your porter will set off before timetable. Actually, to appreciate the brilliant sun’s beams that strike on the mountain. You should be on the trail by around 8 am. Stopping for an agreeable lunch around 12 noon. Day meal break is generally around one and half hours. You will have a considerable time to explore your surroundings or relax up.
The evening walk is overall shorter. You by and large arrive around 4 pm in the destination. Remaining time, you can go for a hike nearby to explore the village or you can busy in reading or writing books. Dinner is generally around 7 pm. After which you have room schedule-wise to unwind.
Your Baggage carriage for Upper Mustang Trek
Your things are bound to 16 kgs (8 kgs for every person). The things are carried by a porter and is not available to open you amid the day. Your bag pack should contain all that you require during the day. This generally involves warm dress, sunscreen, water bottle, camera, lip analgesic et cetera. Your guide will let you know each night of any extra things that you need for the following day. You can make your pleasing bag pack, which is a couple of kilograms.
It is hard to have a full evidence grading system in this Upper Mustang trek. Because everyone has different passions and impression on their own fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll around all incorporate going all over at height and that height impacts everyone in a surprising way.
Physical Preparation before you go
Regardless of age or wellness, preparation, before you arrive, is vital. Spirited movements, swimming, cycling or vigorous walking is recommended. Otherwise, at least, walk up and down stairs in your trekking boots. Typically, every day strolling hours in this Mustang trek is 5 – 6 hours.
It is for the most part impractical to change the foreign currency or travel cheque with the exception of the greater urban areas like Kathmandu or Pokhara. Thusly, whenever you are in the Upper Mustang trek, money is the greatest. In this way, it is recommending to change the Nepali cash money in the urban areas before your trek begin.
Nepal official money is Nepalese rupee, NRP or Rs. Ensure for the small denomination in Nepalese rupees that comes in (1, 2, 5,10,20,50,100,500 or 1000). Since you require hard cash for expenses like; spending plan for beverages, an extra charge may be required for touring, emergency fund, tips or tipping, additional costs for a porter and so forth. This is to inform you that around 25 $– 30 $or 2500rs – 3000rs (rupees) for each day per individual regularly may be costs in your suppers or others which is excluded in your packages.
In Nepal, some of the currencies are banned for conversion and you must find the convertible currencies while you are in Nepal. USD, CAD, EUR, and AUD are generally convertible.
Due to the western influence trekking staff, for instance, your guide and porter have common to expecting a tip. It’s compulsory here and not a need. In the event that you have had a good service, use your humanity.
Tipping is a personal and volunteer matter. And tips are no incorporated into your trek cost.
If you wish to compensate the diligent work of the individuals who have endeavored to make your Upper Mustang trek expected, we propose 5 USD for consistently for groups of 8+, 6 USD for every day for the little group.
Travel Insurance is not a part of this trek cost. We strongly suggest you that, take out a noteworthy travel insurance preceding your trek from your nation of origin. This insurance must cover against individual accident, therapeutic costs, critical point evacuation and individual obligation (robbery of things and materials). We likewise suggest that it covers cancellation of the trek, loss of gear and belongings.
Health Conditions and Requirements
As you will trek to the height, your Health must be sound. Trekking in Nepal need not be viewed as a dangerous part. But, your health is a concern. There are no particular health prerequisites for access into Nepal. Immediately, protective measure, for example, through medical checkup and immunization before you begin trekking can save you from shocking danger. In any case, you ought to counsel your specialist for up-to-date info in regards to inoculations, high altitude medicine. Medication for any sensibly predictable infection is to be carried with you while traveling into Nepal.
Outside Kathmandu and Pokhara, drug stores will be few and far between and furthermore restricted in what they can supply. On the off chance that if not any drug store is available then evacuation and rescue are taken in days. If you don’t mind, know that the medicinal facilities are not of the same standard, you may expect at home. Along these lines, it is honestly that you should bring an individual emergency treatment pack and in addition adequate amount of individual medicinal prerequisites. Basic issues like dehydration, looseness of the bowels, fever, headache, and tonsil can occur amid Upper Mustang trek period. Thus, arrange in like manner. When you feel a lot of cold, frisk your body & drink boiling point water, garlic or ginger tea or both.
High height sickness is often known as Acute Mountain sickness. It is the effect of the failure of the human body to acclimate in high height and can influence anyone, no matter of age or wellness. It, by and large, happens more than 2500 meters and being influenced when we climb rapidly. The taking care idea high mountain sickness is to rise bit by bit, 300 meter for consistently more than 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized.
At the beginning mountain, sickness will manifest itself in a cerebral pain, loss of hunger, restlessness, wooziness, sickness, nausea, somewhat swelling on face and hand. Try not to disregard this notice generally. Otherwise, life-threatening symptoms can appear which can cause fatal death inside a couple of hours. The main treatment for Acute Mountain Sickness AMS is to descent to a lower height and your guide’s choice in this situation is last. The chances of AMS on this specific Upper Mustang trek is high. Because this trail goes elevations above 3,800 m.
Preventive Measure: Drink no less than 4-5 liters of water for every day and adjust your body to an environment with an apt measure of rest are the best strategy for remedial action of intense mountain sickness. Try not to think it will be serious, relax and please inform your guide when you feel more extreme side effects. Remember that don’t try to medicate yourself without consulting about it with them first.
A variety of atmosphere is aroused in respect to the height. For this Upper Mustang trek, the trekking course experiences heights from 2,550 m up to 4000 m. Actually, around 2,650m to 3,000m a cool quiet atmosphere apparent. And around 3,450 m to 4000 m, summers are cool and winters are incredibly ice-cold. There is a mixture of height in this trekking course. You ought to expect cool summer and frosty winter. The recent global warming effect on the Himalayan environment and mountain atmosphere is broadly variable.
Continuously, be set up for an adjustment in conditions and remember that if extreme or risky climate conditions arose. Your guide’s decision on any activity is last.
Trekking permission is essential for this Upper Mustang trek and will be provided by Stunning Adventure. For the trekking to a restricted part of the region, a special permit is required for the records to the Nepal Tourism Board. Full name, Gender, nationality, Home location, identification number, date of birth (DOB) and a photo is required.
Take advantage of safety bag for your important things. Don’t place money and other worthy lying around in the room or living area, similar to the identification, camera, cash belt and so on. Know about pickpockets in a crowd or any locations.
Vital gear for Upper Mustang Trek
You should bring an agreeable medium measured bag pack to carry the things that you will require amid the day. This ought to have a tummy strap or better an extended waist belt.
- Jogging Footwear – lighter in weight, waterproof and easy to wear
- Water proof, Lightweight walking boot or footwear to dress in the hotels.
- Water container – not less than 1 liter, lightweight aluminum or Nalgene Polypropylene are finest
- Light weight and thick trouser are valued for higher up in the foothills in the morning and during the evening.
- First – Aid – Kit
- Around 2 sets of thinner and 2 sets of thick woolen socks.
- A sunhat and make sure it has a wide overflow to cover the face and neck.
- A sun glass or snow eyeglasses.
- Naturally degradable necessities with extensive and little towels. Bathroom toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and Pokhara or a few urban centers in the mountains.
- Undersized head light or light or blaze light.
- 2 to 3 cotton thread T-shirts
- Knife or sewing unit
- Sunscreen lotion or sunblock or suntan moisturizer or creams
- Warm coat Wool coat
- Sleeping bag or dozing sheet.
- Windcheater/water evidence trouser and Raincoat also
- Woolen hat to wear in the morning and evening.
- Pair of gloves-Wool or downy
- Lighter-For burning the bathroom tissue and waste materials
- Bag liners – extensive, thick waste sacks to line and water/dust evidence your duffle pack
- Money belt
- Woolen shirt and thick sweater
- Thermal Underwear