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 (1300m)and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (820m) 6-7 hrs
Day 04: Pokhara-Jomsom(2720m) Flight/ Trek To Kagbeni (2800).
Day 05: Trek Kagbeni to Chaile, (3030m 4-5 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek to Chaile to Geling, (3440m). 7-8 hrs walk
Day 07: Trek Geling to Dhakmar, (3800m.) 5 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek Dhakmar to Lo Manthang, (3730m). 5 – 6 hrs walk.
Day 09: Explore Lo Manthang
Day 10: Lo Mantang to Charang, (3490m ) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek to Charang to Syangboche, 3800m. 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek Syangboche to Chuksang, 2965m. 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Muktinath, 3700m. 4-5 hrs walk
Day 14: Trek to Jomsom, 2713m. 4-5 hrs walk
Day 15: Fly to Pokhara
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final Departure