| ||Duration || 22|
| ||Group Size|| 2 or more|
| ||Transportaion||Private car & Tourist bus, Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara by flight|
|Altitude|| 3810 m/12,500ft|
| ||Accomodations|| Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea House/Lodge during trek|
| ||Best Seasons|| Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)|
|Activities || Trekking, Hiking|
| ||Meals|| Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks|
Upper Mustang trek is an
accepted destination for trekkers, who would like to explores the ancient
Monastery, diversified societies, more than thousand years of hundreds
ruined cave and Himalayan mountain desert with local tribes sphere of influence
with Tibetan culture are the main magnetism of this vicinity. Upper
Mustang region is positioned on the western Himalayan range and adjacent
plateau of Tibetan border of Nepal. Mustang is a rain shadowed area suitable
for trekking during the monsoons. Mustangi Raja (state king of the Mustang)
only one state king of Nepal, vestige on the River bank is one more charisma in
Upper Mustang was opened to non-Nepali trekkers
only before few years ago and even these days, entrance is very restricted. To
penetrate Upper Mustang, that is to travel further north from Kagbeni, trekkers
need a special trekking permit. The highest point reached being only 3,870
meters, but the conditions at times can be arduous. Lo Manthang, the old capital,
presents the ample magnetism and sound of unique walled settlement, local
culture, rituals and their method of livelihood. Ponies are accessible for
hired if someone wishes. The trek to Lo- Manthang is through high altitude
desert country climbing in and out of the huge sided valley of the Kali
Gandaki. This region is full of some of Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries,
ancient and isolated villages with pretty white washed houses. Kagbeni
literally means “bolt at the two Rivers”.
Arrival, transfer to Hotel
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Kathmandu to Pokhara [823m/2,700ft]: 6 hrs drive
Day 04: Drive
to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m/5,173 ft), 1 hr drive and 4 hrs
Day 05: Trek
to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft). 5-6 hrs walks
Ghorepani to Tatopani [1,190m/3,904ft]: 5-6 hrs
Tatopani to Ghasa [2,110m/6,922ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 08: Ghasa
to Marpha [2,680m/8,792ft]: 4-5hrs
Marpha to Kagbeni [2,810/9,218ft]: 4-5 hrs
Day 10: Kagbeni
to chele [3050m/10,004ft]: 5-6 hrs
Day 11: Chele
to Syanbochen [3475m/11,398ft]: 6-7 hrs
Syanbochen to Ghaymi [3520m/11,546ft]: 5-6 hrs
Ghaymi to Charang [3500m/11,480ft]: 4-5 hrs
Charang to Lo-Mangthang (3700m/12,136ft): 5-6 hrs
Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar [3810 m/12,500ft]: 6-7 hrs
Dhakmar t o Ghiling [3806m/12,484ft]: 5-6 hrs
Ghiling to Chhuksang [2980m/9,777ft]: 5-6 hrs
Chhuksang to Jomsom [2700/8,856ft]: 6-7 hrs
Day 20: Fly
back to Pokhara
Day 21: Drive
from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu
for next trip or to your home
Three-star hotel in
Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) and in
Pokhara(Hotel Crystal Palace or similar catagory) with breakfast.
Welcome and farewell
A full day sightseeing
tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private car/jeep (6-8hrs).
Pokhara - Nayapool by
tourist bus tickets & Jomsom to Pohara flight tickets.and airport departure
accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4
trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1
porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
Four seasonal sleeping
bag, and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
All necessary paper
work and permits (National park permit, TIMS ).
All government and
Nepal Visa fee.
to and from Kathmandu.
Excess baggage charges.
(Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu one way $120 extra upto 3 People).
Lunch and Dinner at
Kathmandu and Pokhara.
accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and during treks.
Travel and rescue insurance.
(phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or
boiled water, shower etc).
Tips for guides and
Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Large plastic bags
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
- Trekking Poles *
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
- Nail clippers
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti bacterial hands wash
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
- Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable)
- Binoculars (optional)
- Reading book
- Journal & Pen
- Pencils and small notebooks
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Upper Mustang Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.