Upper Mustang Trek

Duration: 18 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Aeroplane / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel And Guest House

Also termed as the Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang is truly the last stronghold of Tibetan culture and lifestyle on this side of the Himalaya. Upper Mustang trek has been declared a controlled area meaning that very few trekkers trek this beautiful valley every year. Tourists are mandatorily required to obtain permits and travel in groups.

Upper Mustang is located in northwestern region of Nepal borderd by Tibet (China) in the North. It falls within the Annapurna region and is touched by the famous Annapurna Trekking trail. The major higlight of this trek is the visit to the ancient kingdom of Lomanthang (3700m). The palace features Royal Palace, white washed walls and cobbled streets that reflect the unique architecture of Manangi people. Along the trail you will be greeted with spectacular views of Nilgiri, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The cultural heritage of Managi, Lhoba and Thakali people and their lifestyles influenced by Tibetan tradition and Buddhism will mesmerize any traveler.

Upper Mustang Trek goes through the Thakali towns of Jomsom and Kagbeni and moves upstream of Kali Gandaki river. While moving through the Kali Gandaki Valley, you can observe the Kali Gandaki gorge, the world’s deepest gorge. The temple of Chumig Gyatsa (Muktinath), temple dedicated to Padma Sambhava, is another landmark that is worth a visit. Guru Rimpoche is believed to have attained englightement by meditating here.

Highlights

  • Trek through trans Himalayan region of Upper Mustang
  • Visit the palace of Lo Manthang and Chumig Gyatsa (Muktinath)
  • Explore Kali Gandaki Gorge
  • Visit the Thakail town of Kagbeni and Jomsom
  • Learn about the culture of Thakali, Lhoba and Manangi people
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)
Day 04 Fly to Jomsom and then trek to Kagbeni
Day 05 Trek from Kagbeni to Chele (3050m)
Day 06 Trek from Chele to Geling (3570m)
Day 07 Trek from Geling to Tsarang (3560m)
Day 08 Trek from Tsarang to Lo Manthang (3810m)
Day 09 Lo Manthang Exploration day
Day 10 Trek from Lo manthang to Choser village
Day 11 Lomanthang to Drakmar (3800m)
Day 12 Trek from Drakmar to Shyangmochen (3920m)
Day 13 Trek from Syangbochen to Chhuksang
Day 14 Trek from Chhuksang to Kagbeni
Day 15 Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom
Day 16 Fly to Pokhara and transfer to Hotel. Sightseeing in Pokhara
Day 17 Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 18 Final Departure