Upper Mustang trek

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Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane

Accommodation: Lodge + Camping

Trek Style: 9

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     Upper Mustang, commonly referred to as "mini Tibet," offers a wonderful blend of natural beauty, a beautiful setting, a rich cultural legacy, a fascinating history, an old Buddhist monastery, and caves.

The entrance to Upper Mustang trekking lies in Jomsom. It spans the Kali Gandaki river bank and is situated at a height of 2800 meters. The Thakali people are the primary inhabitants of the area. The Mustang district's headquarters are located in Jomsom. From Pokhara, Jomsom is reachable by flight and road. Many hikers take a flight from Pokhara to Joimsom before continuing on to Lo-Manthang. Numerous trekkers have also concluded their journeys and flown to Pokhara.

In Jomsom, there are ATM machines. There are coffee shops, department stores, and other places to shop. It was a component of the Trans Himalayas salt in antiquity.

Village of Kagbeni

One of the most beautiful villages in the world is Kagbeni. situated in the Kali Gandaki River Valley.  With densely populated mud and brick homes, shadowy lanes, and imposing chhortens, it is an intriguing madival village. The main highlights of Kagbeni village are the vistas of Nilgiri Peak, Kaligandaki Valley, local dwellings, local people, red monasteries, and apple farming.

Mukteshwar Temple

Muktinath Temple, which is 3800 meters above sea level, is a sacred site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Hindus think that this is where Lord Bishnu found deliverance from the curse of Brinda. "Mukti" is Sanctification. For spiritual people in South Asia, the terms Nirvana and Nath, which both mean "God of the Master," are of enormous significance. 108 stone sacred buildings encircle a Tmpel of Muktinath in pagoda architecture.

Gorge of the Kaligandaki River

The deepest canyon in the world is the Kaligandaki River gorge.


In the Wall City The main attractions of Upper Mustang Trekking include Lo-manthang. According to legend, Ame Pal created the Kingdom of Lo in 1380 under the rain shadow of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas. A historical Buddhist monastery, a cave, and a museum surround Lo-manthnag. Upper Mustang is home to numerous monasteries, chortens, mahne walls, and caverns, all of which are examples of its rich cultural legacy. Travelers to Upper Mustang will notice monasteries and caverns among other things.

Cave and Monasteries of Choser

Upper Mustang's Choser region, located north of Lo-manthang, is well-known for its historical and religious attractions. Choser is home to the gompas of Garphu and Nymphu, as well as a well-preserved ancient cave habitation and settlements with cave-partially-built homes. Customers who purchase tickets can visit these religious sites and the caverns in the Choser region for Rs. 1000 NRS (about $10).

Gumpa Luri

Luri monastery, which is roughly a day travel from Lo-manthang and is situated close to the communities of Ghara and Yara, is a historic monastery with numerous antiquities, Buddhist frescoes, and chortens.     

Mustang trekking,

Trek to Upper Mustang in Nepal to explore an ancient, enigmatic world.

   When compared to other hiking in Nepal, the Upper Mustang trip is totally distinct in attitude. This journey gives you the chance to learn about the way of life of people who have lived in the mountains, apart from contemporary society, for a long time. Along this journey, you can take in the breathtaking Himalayan views, discover the diversity of the local flora and animals, and more. You can also learn more about the rich cultural legacy of the residents of the Mustang region. The Upper Mustang walk in Nepal has been open to foreign tourists since 1992.

      It is said that Guru Rinpoche traveled to the upper mustang region, where he pondered and engaged in combat with demons. In Mustang, Nepal, Padma Sambhava and his disciple spread Buddhism and built numerous monasteries. You will get a spiritual sensation while traveling thanks to these historic monasteries, prayer walls, Mani walls, prayer flags, Chortens, paintings, and caverns that date back a century.

     Villages in Mustang are constructed in the Tibetan style, and the locals still adhere to a highly pure type of Tibetan Buddhism. Local customs, culture, and way of life are strongly influenced by Tibet. Thus, the Upper Mustang Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience extraordinary nature and historic Buddhist culture. Given that Mustang is geographically a part of the Tibetan plateau, trekking here is quite similar to trekking in Tibet. The Upper Mustang region is renowned for its distinctive cliff formations, culture, tradition, and geology.

          Buddhist culture, traditional villages, historic monasteries, snow-capped mountains, a spectacular semi-arid desert, sky caves, incredible cliffs, vibrant rock formations, and the walled city Lo Manthang are some of the top attractions in upper Mustang. An Upper Mustang trek in Nepal is not a particularly challenging journey because the maximum altitude is only 4200 meters. You can choose to do this trip at any time of the year, with the exception of the winter months, as this region of the Himalayas happens to be in a rain-shadow. It indicates that the best months to visit Upper Mustang are the spring, fall, and monsoon seasons. This trip's difficulty level is regarded as moderate. It takes around 10 days to finish the entire itinerary of upper mustang trekking along the Kali

    On the trip to Upper Mustang, you must decide between staying in tea houses or basic lodges. Even though these services might not offer the conveniences of five-star hotels, they do give a welcoming atmosphere that is unmatched by even the most luxurious lodgings. When doing a Himalayan hiking tour, you must try genuine Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. In actuality, the Upper Mustang Trek offers all the necessary amenities to make your journey as exciting as possible. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu.Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Alpine Excursion Treks and expedition's representative welcome you warmly at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu City. After the breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath (Buddhist stupa and temple). Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03Drive to Pokhara (800m) by private car/bus 7-8 hours or flight Today, we drive or fly to Pokhara, the city of Lakes. Driving through the highway takes about 6 hours and flight is just about half an hour. The views that can be explored during the driving are breathtaking. The winding road along the bank of the River is wonderful. Once you reach Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04Fly to Jomsom (2729m) in the morning and 3 hrs trek to Kagbeni (2800m). or Drive to jomosom from pkr In the morning, we fly to Jomsom from Pokhara. On the clear weather, we can enjoy the panoramic wonders of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges. Jomsom is the district center of the Mustang. Meeting further crew, we begin the excursion through the Kaligandaki River bank and continually lead us to Kagbeni, which is the gateway of Upper Mustang. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05Trek to Chele (3100m) 6-7 hrs (enter the special mustang trekking permit). With a check in of the restricted area trekking permit, we begin to walk in the less known world. The trail is dominated by the surprising sandy desert. In some places, we can see the barley and wheat field. Walking continually, we reach to the Chhusang village. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06Trek to Syangboche (3800m) via Ranchong cave. 7-8 hrs, including cave visit time. After the breakfast, we begin the trek ascending the Taklam pass that offers the wonderful view of the Tilicho Peak. Then we climb down to the Samar village and trek down to the stream. Exploring the Ranchong cave on the way, we trek continually to Syangboche. Overnight at lodge.

Day 07Trek to Ghami (3570m) via oldest monastery of Ghiling. 6-7 hrs We begin to trek further From Ghyami after the breakfast. We pass several chhortens on the way and walk further passing the buckwheat fields. We cross two passes- namely Yamda and Nyi La Pass. We can visit the oldest monastery of Ghiling before reaching to Ghami that we reach after a gradual ascend. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08Trek to Dhakmar (3820m). 4-5 hrs We can explore the longest Mani Wall in Upper Mustang while heading from Ghami to Dhakmar. We have a relaxing walking hour today. Walking through the enticing landscape with the views of the sandy cliffs and steep sightings, we gradually reach to Dhakmar. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09Trek to Ghargumba (3920m) via Muila Pass (4170m). 5-6 hrs After the breakfast, we begin to walk further from Dhakmar, taking the steep up trail. Mui La Pass (4170 meters) is located on the trail that we cross to reach to Ghar Gompa where pure virtue of Lo Nying Sect Scriptures of Padmasambhava can be explored. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10Trek to Lo-Manthang (3840m) Morongla Pass (4230m). 6-7 hrs A wonderful day of our trekking, we head to the ultimate destination. The dazzling views of Mt. Annapurna, Tilicho and Nilgiri peaks can be explored from the trail. We climb down to the canyon and climb up from the next edge of the River. When we reach to Lo, the first sight of the Lomanthang, a stone walled town, can be seen. The picturesque Lomanthang is surrounded by the Tibetan Buddhist settlement. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11 Trek to Chhyoshar cave and back to Lomanthang 6-7 rhs After the breakfast, we begin to walk through the easy and gentle trail that leads us to Arka and to Choser. We can explore the Chhyoshar cave and its surrounding. It is almost 4000 meters altitude. Then we trek down to Lomanthang

Day 12Rest and observe the Lo- Monthang city We will explore the Lo Manthang and visit local monastery.

Day 13Trek to Dhi (3390m). 6-7 hrs As we begin to leave Lomanthang, we move ahead through the windy pass and trek to Udi Danda. Then we cross the Dhi La Pass at 3950 after which we climb down to Dhi, which is located at 3400 meters. Overnight at lodge.

Day 14Trek to Luri Gompa and back to Yara. 6-7 hrs After the breakfast, w=first we trek to Yara, take a short break and walk further to Luri Gompa via Tashi Kabum. It is also known as Drukpa Kargu. Exploring the monastery, we trek back to Yara for the overnight stay. We enjoy the spiritual surroundings along with the cultural attractions. Overnight at lodge.

Day 15Trek to Tangbe (3240m) 6-7 hrs Today, we have a walk through the isolated area, with few habitats. The landscape is still enticing. All the way we trek down to Tangge, which is a wonderful place to stay. Overnight at lodge.

Day 16Trek to Tetang or Chhusang via Paha. 8-9 hrs Passing some streams, we begin to trek down from Tangge. We reach to Pa, where we can see a small water spring. If we are there out of monsoon, the trek from Pa to Tetang is challenging as it is the driest part of the trek. Via Siyarko Tangk Danda, we trek to Tetang. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17Trek to Muktinath via Gyula Pass (4077m), end the special Mustang trek permit From Tetang, we trek to Muktinath via Gyu La with a steep climb. From the pass, the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche can be explored wonderfully. Then we reach to Muktinath via Jhong, checking out from the restricted region of Upper Mustang. Enjoy the holy atmosphere of the Muktinath. Overnight at lodge.

Day 18Trek to Jomsom. 6-7 hrs. Via Lupbra Bon Village From Muktinath temple we begin the trek to Jomsom via Kagbeni. It's pretty much long walk through the dusty Kali Gandaki River bank. As the region lies in the rain shadow area, the landscape is entirely brown and dotted with sandy rocks. Reach to Jomsom and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.

Day 19 Fly Back to Pokhara and sightseeing in around the Pokhara Fly Back to Pokhara and sightseeing in around the Pokhara

Day 20Drive to Kathmandu Drive or fly back to kathmandu from pokhara

Day 21Final Departure to your home land. Finally you will departure your homeland after your approximately three weeks trek,.

Cost Include

1. 3 night's hotel in Kathmandu in  bed & breakfast

2. 2 night hotel in Pokhara in  Bed and breakfast.

3. Flight Kathmandu - Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu.

4. Lodge Trek with meal, guide, sherpas, porters, etc.

5. Mustang Special permit

6. Annapurna Conservation fee

7. Transportation of staff & equipment

8. Staff flight Pokhara - Jomsom - Pokhara

9. Cargo for trekking goods from Pokhara - Jomsom -Pokhara

10. Domestic airport tax

11. Insurance & clothing for trekking staff.

12. Airport /hotel/airport transfer

13. We will have self-cooking staffs during the Trekking.

14. Whole trip we will provide you hot and cold Drinking water by self-boiled water

15. First aid kit box for Nepali staffs

16. 1 full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

17. Kathmandu - Pokhara Deluxe Air-Condition bus

18. Welcome Dinner in Kathmandu

19. Last day fairewell dinner in Kathmandu with official staff.

20. Our Service Charge and all government taxes 

Cost Exclude

1. All expenses of personal nature

2. Personal travel insurance

3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara excepted prove you from agency through

4. Helicopter rescue incase needed

5. Medicine as well as in trekking

6. International airport taxes

7. Tips for staff

8. Laundry, phone calls

9. Bar bills, Mineral water, Sweet, candy 



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