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 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.
Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek
- 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.
What are Included In Upper Mustang Trek?
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.
Accommodation: Finest Lodging/Guest House in the cities and Teahouse in the trekking -Twin share.
Transportation: Plane (PRK-JOM-PKR), minibusses, Jeep, car, coaches etc. relying on the group size and Walking/Hiking.
Meals: No Meals Included (USD 25-30 per person/per day, meals not included).
Competent Staffs: English speaking Certified Experienced Guide and Trekking Support Staffs.
What are not Included In Upper Mustang Trek?
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.
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.