Mustang Trekking

Mustang Trekking 16 days


Trip Type:
Tea House

Grade:
Moderate

Altitude:
3,840 m

Trek Duration:
11 days

Walk Per Day:
5 – 6 hours

Season:
Feb - May, Sep - Nov
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Mustang is a remote semi-independent Tibetan Kingdom north of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains and is one of the last bastions of undisturbed Tibetan culture in the world. Opened to westerners in 1992 only, this trek takes you to the capital Lo-Mangthang in the fascinating upper Mustang region. Indeed a challenging trek due to high altitude, exposed terrain and continuous strong winds. Lo-Mangthang- a walled city is the capital of Mustang situated at an elevation of nearly 3800 meters. It lies in the central part of northern Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. The entire region is famous for its inaccessible caves, chortans, monasteries and arid desert-like conditions. Hidden behind the majestic Himalaya ranges, Mustang is a truly beautiful trek zone. As everywhere in the Himalayas, this area provides spectacular mountain scenery highlighted by Dhaulagiri at 8167 meters (26,795ft) and Annapurna I at 8091 meters (26,545ft). You will be surrounded by more than 35 mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) high. The elevation of the the trails rise from 2815 meters (9,233ft) to 3780 meters (12,398ft) above sea level.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival [1,372m/4500ft] Arrive Kathmandu. Meet, assist and transfer to Hotel. Evening - Briefing on Mustang trekking.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [900m/2952ft] 5 - 6 hrs. Overnight hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,374ft] 3-4 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele [3,050m/10004ft] 6 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 05: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft] 7 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 06: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11546ft] 6 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 07: Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11480ft] 5 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 08: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12136ft]. 5 hours. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 09: Explore Lo- Mangthang. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek Lo- Mangthang to Drakmar [3810m/12497ft] 6 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 11: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3807m/12,487ft] 5-6 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10004ft]. 5 hours. Overnight guesthouse

Day 13: Chhiksang to Jomsom [2720m/8,922ft] about 7 hours walk. Overnight guesthouse.

Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara. Overnight hotel

Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight hotel.

Day 16: Fly for onward destination

Day 01: Kathmandu arrival [1,372m/4500ft]

Arrive Kathmandu. Meet, assist and transfer to Hotel. Evening - Briefing on Mustang trekking.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara [900m/2952ft]

After breakfast drive to Pokhara. This scenic drive goes through villages along Trishuli river and takes 5 1/2 hrs to 6 hrs. Rest of the day in Pokhara is free for walking by the lake Phewa or for boating on your own. Overnight hotel.

Day 03: Fly to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni [2,858m/9,374ft]

3-4 hours walk Early morning a 20 minutes picturesque flight from Pokhara to Jomsom gives you an opportunity to have views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri mountains. Jomsom is head quarter of Mustang also the main town for administrations offices. Have breakfast and start trekking following Kaligandaki River. After about 3 hours we arrive at Ekley-Bhatti located in isolated area. Then we continue our walk for another 1 hr to reach Kagbeni.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 04: Kagbeni to Chele [3,050m/10004ft] 6 hours walk

We enter the Upper Mustang restricted region and walking up and down we reach Tangbe village. Further trek through white colored homes surrounding by buckwheat, barley, wheat and apple farms we reach Chhusang and then Chele village.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 05: Chele to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft] 7 hours walk

From Chele we trek to Eklo Bhatti and ascend to Taklam La Pass (3,624m/11,887ft). From here observe the view of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Further move down apetite to the town of Samar, Hike up Samar village to the edge then downward sharply to a stream, for another about 3 hours to Syanbochen enjoying the cool sounds of streams and juniper trees.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 06: Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11546ft] 6 hours walk

We hike up hill to the Yamda La crossing some tea houses, Chortens and local community of Tibetan style residence. Crossing barley fields we climb Nyi Pass of 13,193ft. Here we descend for our overnight stop at Ghaymi which is the third biggest town in Lo area.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 07: Ghami to Charang [3500m/11480ft] 5 hours walk

After crossing Ghaymi Khola the trail leads Mani wall. From the Mani wall end the trek ahead east to the village of Charang.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 08: Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12136ft] 5 hours

Trek from Charang to Lo-Mangthang gives you the most beautiful view of Nilgiri, Tilicho Peak and Annapurna I mountains.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 09: Explore Lo- Mangthang

Being Lo-Mangthang our destination, we take an extra day for visiting Namgyal Hompa and Tingkhar. A Namgyal Gompa located at the top of hill also known as local court and we continue tour to Tingkhar which is last village situated northwest of Lo- Mangthang. You may also visit the Tall Champa Lakhang known as “God House”, Thugchen Gompa, Chyodi Gompa and the Entrance hall those are the major visiting places around Lo- Mangthang.

Overnight guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek Lo- Mangthang to Drakmar [3810m/12497ft] 6 hours walk

The different trek path while we coming back from Lo- Mangthang to Drakmar via Gyakar visiting ancient Ghar Gompa where we meet Guru Rinpoche as the main shape.

Overnight guesthouse

Day 11: Dhakmar to Ghiling [3807m/12,487ft] 5-6 hours walk

Enjoying the deserts type landscape with the view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains we arrive the Ghiling.

Overnight guesthouse

Day 12: Ghiling to Chhuksang [3050m/10004ft] 5 hours

The trek mostly is descending in dry and desert like area.

Overnight guesthouse

Day 13: Chhiksang to Jomsom [2720m/8,922ft] about 7 hours walk.

We start early and try to avoid wind while walking. Finishing the Mustang trail, we now link the Annapurna circuit regular trail in Kagbeni and continue walking to Jomsom for last night of our trek.

Overnight guesthouse

Day 14: Fly back to Pokhara

Flying between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range we land in Pokhara. Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight hotel

Day 15: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Transfer to airport for 25 minutes flight to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing or shopping.

Overnight hotel

Day 16: Fly for onward destination. Transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight to next destination.

Cost Include

  • Arrival, departure transfers and sightseeing tours as mentioned.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at hotel as per your choice of category.
  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by road or air as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in lodges/guesthouses during trekking.
  • 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during trekking.
  • Highly experienced trekking guide
  • Required number of porters during the trekking.
  • Camping equipments (if required as per the itinerary)
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Insurance of our staff and their salary, allowance.
  • National park and conservation area fees wherever applicable.
  • First-Aid box
  • Trekking permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) fee,

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Nepal entry visa fee (please see visa information)
  • Insurance to cover rescue & trip cancellation, accident or health emergency, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. (We strongly suggest you to purchase travel insurance policy as it is not available in Nepal).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as beverages, phone call, laundry etc.
  • Tips and gratuities.

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