Classic Upper Mustang Trek 2024

The classic upper mustang trek is the ideal blend of culture and hiking in its purest form. In the heart of the wilderness, far from the more populated world.

Upper Mustang became accessible for hikes and excursions in 1992. , Nepal’s last prohibited kingdom, and it was isolated for hundreds of years, creating its own distinct culture and customs.

The trip explores Kagbeni, the entrance to Upper Mustang, and includes panoramic views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, to the Hidden Tibetan Kingdom in Nepal – Lo-Manthang, as well as old rock paintings, monasteries, gompas, and spectacular caverns.

  • Special health and safety measures are in place
  • Private Car, Van
  • 4000
  • Passport or ID card , Comfortable Cloths

Overview

The Upper Mustang trek is an extraordinary journey into the once-forbidden kingdom of Lo, situated in northern Nepal near the Tibetan border. This trek offers trekkers an exclusive glimpse into the preserved Tibetan culture and traditions, set against a backdrop of starkly beautiful landscapes characterized by barren cliffs, deep canyons, and colorful rock formations. The Upper Mustang region was restricted to outsiders until 1992, preserving its unique culture and way of life.

Highlights

  • The Classic Upper Mustang trek is a unique journey into the hidden kingdom of Lo,
  • Known for its remote and isolated location.
  • Offers a rare glimpse into the preserved Tibetan culture and traditions.
  • The landscape is characterized by barren cliffs, deep canyons, and colorful rock formations, making it a paradise for geologists and adventure seekers alike.

Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Transfer to your hotel and rest.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Highlights: Initial briefing about the trek, preparation for permits and equipment.

Activities: Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Highlights: Cultural immersion, final trek preparations, and permit arrangements.

Activities: A scenic 25-minute flight to Pokhara.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara
Highlights: Explore Pokhara's lakeside area, enjoy views of the Annapurna range.

Activities: Early morning flight to Jomsom, start trek to Kagbeni (2,800m).
Trekking Hours: 3-4 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Kagbeni
Highlights: Walk along the Kali Gandaki River, explore the gateway to Upper Mustang.

Activities: Trek through arid landscapes, passing through traditional villages.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Chele
Highlights: Views of Nilgiri and Tukuche peaks, crossing the Kali Gandaki Valley.

Activities: Continue trekking through the Mustang region, crossing high passes.
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Syanbochen
Highlights: Views of deep canyons and colorful rock formations.

Activities: Trek to Ghami (3,520m), passing the Yamda La (3,850m).
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Ghami
Highlights: Encounter chortens (Buddhist shrines) and traditional villages.

Activities: Cross the Tsarang La (3,870m) and descend into Tsarang.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Tsarang
Highlights: Tsarang monastery, ancient Tibetan walls.

Activities: Final trek to the walled city of Lo Manthang (3,810m).
Trekking Hours: 4-5 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Lo Manthang
Highlights: Explore the ancient capital of Mustang, visit monasteries and palaces.

Activities: Full day to explore the historical and cultural sites of Lo Manthang.
Accommodation: Tea house in Lo Manthang
Highlights: Royal Palace, Jampa Lhakhang, Thubchen Gompa.

Activities: Trek back to Drakmar (3,820m) via Gyakar.
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Drakmar
Highlights: Ghar Gompa, stunning red cliffs of Drakmar.

Activities: Continue trekking back towards Ghiling.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Ghiling
Highlights: Retracing steps through Mustang's rugged terrain.

Activities: Descend further to Chhuksang.
Trekking Hours: 5-6 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Chhuksang
Highlights: Traditional Mustang villages, beautiful landscapes.

Activities: Final trek back to Jomsom.
Trekking Hours: 6-7 hours
Accommodation: Tea house in Jomsom
Highlights: End of the trek, celebration dinner.

Activities: Early morning flight back to Pokhara.
Accommodation: Hotel in Pokhara
Highlights: Relaxation, optional sightseeing around Pokhara.

Activities: Flight back to Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Highlights: Last-minute shopping, rest.

Day 17 :
Departure

Activities: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for departure.
Highlights: Reflect on an unforgettable journey.

What is includes ?

  • Private airport pickup and drop-off.
  • Standards for three nights of twin sharing Kathmandu hotel with breakfast.
  • During the walk, three meals per day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided.
  • Throughout the trek, the Trekking Lodge provides twin-sharing accommodations.
  • Permit to enter Langtang National Park.
  • Permission to use the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, kind, English-speaking, government-licensed guide with all of his Salary, Meals, Beverages, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance.
  • A strong, helpful porter with the necessary equipment (one porter for two people).
  • There will be a comprehensive first-aid kit box accessible.
  • Your travel insurance company will cover the cost of an emergency helicopter service.
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags, and walking poles (please return when your trip is complete).
  • Government taxes and expenditures.
  • T-shirt and cap from the Nepal Eco Adventure.
  • Trekking map Langtang-Gosiankunda.
  • Private sightseeing tour with a guide.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily (very useful for checking Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) These will ensure that your trek is in the best possible hands for all levels of trekker.
  • Assistance guide for groups of at least 6 people.

What is excludes ?

  • Meals when visiting Kathmandu Lunch and dinner are served.
  • Fee for Nepal entrance visa (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). Visa for 15 days costs $25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance policy (recommended).
  • International flights.
  • Your personal costs.
  • Both hot and cold drinks, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
  • Deserts Chocolate, cake, pie, and pudding are examples of sweets.
  • Gratuities for the tour guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Entrance cost for Kathmandu sightseeing tour (about $30 USD).
How hard is Upper Mustang trek?

The Upper Mustang hike is rated as somewhat challenging. This hike is neither as easy nor as demanding as the tough level treks. However, like with most treks, you can tailor the difficulty level of the Upper Mustang walk to fit your preferences.

What Is the Best Time to Trek in the Upper Mustang?

Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons. If you want to go trekking in Nepal during the summer, this is the time to go (Jun-August).

Why is Upper Mustang restricted?

Upper Mustang trip is one of the most popular and difficult hiking programs in the Annapurna area. This trip requires a special permission and a well-trained guide. The Nepalese government has labeled it a restricted zone. To preserve the uncommon organic culture and tradition, as well as its lifestyle and important minerals.

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Classic Upper Mustang Trek 2024
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