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Upper Mustang Trekking - 17 Days

Upper Mustang Trekking

A fascinating, wonderful journey in the Far North Western at Upper Mustang with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions, this trip begins with a drive or flight to scenic Pokhara, and then a short flight to Nepal’s North West at Jomsom 2,716m Jomsom, a large town and a head-quarter of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above by the river Kaligandaki, from here heading towards Lomanthang the old kingdom of Mustang.

Mustang has an average elevation of 3,000 meters, situated to the north between World’s 7th and 10th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m and Mt.Annapurna 8,091 m and is the main Himalayan range and geographically an extension of Tibetan Plateau, this high land wind swept valley is barren with eroded canyons, colorful rock formations.

Fascinating old Tibetan culture, traditions and religions still exist, with a tinge of Shangri-la, and the old walled city of Lho-Manthang where the kingdom lies within its large desert-like territory close to the border of Western Tibet.

Well known, intrepid explorers such as Professor David Snellgrove and the Italian scholar Giuseppe Tucci visited Mustang in the 1950’s and it has largely been their tales of a Tibetan like an arid region that has placed interest in this once forbidden kingdom area.

After a wonderful time at Upper Mustang return to Jomsom by an alternative route offering you the best of this beautiful country, Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Upper Mustang concludes with a memorable journey at Jomsom with a flight or drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Trip Highlights: “Trekking in a remote cultural destination of Nepal on the old Trans-Himalayan Caravan route, ancient Bon-po (pre-Buddhist) culture, the extension of Tibetan plateau, ancient walled town-village of Lo-Manthang, on the backdrop of the high snow capped peaks.”

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara-Jomsom(2700m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).

Day 04: Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, 3030m 7 hours walking.

Day 05: Trek to Chaile to Geling, 3440m. 8 hours walk

Day 06: Trek Geling to Dhakmar, 3800m. 5 hours walking

Day 07: Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, 3730m. 5 – 6 hrs walk.

Day 08: Explore Lo Manthang

Day 09: Lo Mantang to Charang, 3490m 4 hours walk

Day 10: Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 7 hours walk

Day 11: Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 7 hours walk

Day 12: Chhuksang to Muktinath, 3700m. hours walk

Day 13: Muktinath to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hours walk

Day 14: Jomson to Pokhara

Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final Departure

If you want to extend your trip, please feel free to choose from our DAY TOURS, NEPAL TOURS or Jungle Safaris. here are some trip extensions that might interest you.

extended trips

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Our representative will come pick and drop you off at a hotel. Take rest for some time, we will gather in the evening for a welcome dinner and prepare for the trek.

Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Early morning, after breakfast, you will be taken for a cultural tour of Kathmandu city. Some of the main highlights will be Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square,  Patan Durbar.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara and transfer to a hotel.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport and fly to Pokhara on earliest flight possible. you will have a whole afternoon and evening to enjoy the beautiful city with lakes, POKHARA.

Day 04: Pokhara-Jomsom(2700m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).

Breakfast then flight to Jomsom in the early morning with trekking guide. The flight is 20 minutes only and offers a great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.Trek to Kagbeni(2800m).

Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, 3030m 7 hours walking.

Breakfast and walk slightly up along the Kali Gandaki riverside while visiting two beautiful villages Tangbe and Chhuksang. The crossing of the Kali Gandaki River to reach Chaile.

Day 06: Trek to Chaile to Geling, 3440m. 8 hours walk

The rocky trail mounts up until Dajori La; 3550m then descends slightly until Samar, 3290m. Walking down and up again to Bhena and Yamda by ascending a pass of 3800m.

Day 07: Trek Geling to Dhakmar, 3800m. 5 hours walking

Slight ascents of Nyi La pass, 3975 m. Descent to Ghami, 3545m. The Beautiful village of white houses in a deep gorge.

Day 08: Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, 3730m. 5 – 6 hrs walk.

Eye-catching view of the Annapurna and the Mustang. Then the trail follows on the hillside until Lo Gekar (which means pure virtue of Lo) Visit of Ghar Gumba (House temple). Lunch. Then the trail ascends gradually until Chogo La, 4325m. Continuations of walking on the ridge then descend to Lo-Manthang, the fortified city having an ancient king’s palace and the important monasteries.

Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang

Rest and visit of the monasteries and Buddhist school of the Chhyodi Gompa. Excursion to the summer palace of Garphu. Visit of the monasteries and Buddhist school of the Chhyodi Gompa.

Day 10: Lo Mantang to Charang, 3490m 4 hours walk

Ascend the pass of 3910 m. Nice view of the capital of Mustang, Lo Manthang.

Day 11: Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 7 hours walk

Slight Uphill until Choya La, 3870m. Beautiful landscape. Visit of the longest and most spectacular Maniwall of Nepal while descending to Ghami. Then again uphill to Ghami La and Nya La, 3590m. Downhill to Tamagaun. Slight ascend to Syanbochen La, 3850m.

Day 12: Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 7 hours walk

The trail ascends up to Yamdo La, 4010m, then it follows hillside. Crosses Yamda, Bhena, samara, and Chaile to arrive at Chhuksang.

Day 13: Chhuksang to Muktinath, 3700m. hours walk

Uphill until a pass of 3970m. Beautiful view of the white-capped mountains and barren landscape of mustang. Then downhill to Muktinath. World famous pilgrimage of all the Hindus.

Day 14: Muktinath to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hours walk

Trek or drive on a local jeep to Jomsom. Overnight stay at Jomsom.

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

Next day, we take a flight to Pokhara and spend a leisure day at Pokhara around Lakeside.

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.

Early flight to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel or you can go for a stroll as per your wish. At evening, we will gather for a farewell dinner to celebrate our wonderful trek experience!

Day 17: Final Departure

Transfer to airport for International departure.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • Restricted Area Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • All programme as per Itinerary
  • Necessary flight Ticket/ Land Transport(Domestic only)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmanduthmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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Trip Facts

  • Syangboche, 3800m
  • Lodges and Tea Houses
  • Available
  • October - December and March - May

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