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 Guiseppi Tucci visited Mustang in the 1950’s and it has largely been their tales of a Tibetan like 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 remote cultural destination of Nepal on the old Trans-Himalayan Caravan route, ancient Bon-po (pre-buddhist) culture, 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: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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 hours walk

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

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

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

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

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final Departure

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: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.
Next day, we will go on a guided city tour around Kathmandu city. Some of the popular landmarks of the tour are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swaymbhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

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. 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
Ascent 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 airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Accomodation in pokhara as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • 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
  • Rescue  Help
  • Restricted Area Permit
  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks (soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.

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

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

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

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

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

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 hours walk

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

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

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

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

Day 15: Jomson to Pokhara

Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

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: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing Tour.
Next day, we will go on a guided city tour around Kathmandu city. Some of the popular landmarks of the tour are Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Swaymbhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square.

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. 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
Ascent 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.

Cost Include

  • Pick up from airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in kathmandu  as your Budget.
  • Accomodation in pokhara as your Budget.
  • Kathmandu valley sight seeing and prepare for trek
  • An  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage (2 person 1 sherpa porter)
  • Food in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner)
  • All Accommodation during Trekking(Tea House/ Camping)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • 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
  • Rescue  Help
  • Restricted Area Permit

Cost Exclude

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

Trip Facts

  • Moderate / Adventurous
  • Camping
  • Private vehicle & flight
  • Yes
  • April - May - September - October
  • Thakali, Mustang tribes of Bon & Buddhist religions