- Duration:12 Days
- Trip Grade:Strenuous
- Max Elevation:4200 m.
- Start Point:Pokhara
- End Point:Pokhara
- Walking Hours:6-7 hrs.
- Max Group Size:2
- Best Time:April till November
Upper Mustang Trek is located in the ancient Himalayan Kingdom which lies in the northern central part of Nepal and at the top of the Kaligandaki River. When you enter the restricted area, you enter an ancient land with its own distinct history and tradition. Part of Nepal for two hundred years, Upper Mustang remains one of the few areas in Tibet’s original sphere of influence where Tibetan culture continues to survive. The challenge we face today is to improve our living conditions, and at the same time to strengthen and keep alive our unique culture.
Mustang was a forbidden land for centuries and little was known of this Trans Himalayan valley which has a wonderful variety of its heritage, lively Tibetan culture, and fascinating landscape. Early visitors explored the silent features of this unique hidden land, its great castle, ancient monasteries, lonely hermitage, and remote villages.
The Mustang region is dry, desolate, and windy, and is a paradise like no other on earth. Strong winds blowing up between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains have created a dry desert landscape- dusty and bare in all its beauty. Because of the dry climate found over here, agriculture is impossible without irrigation and agro-productive land is also very nominal. Polyandry, the marriage of one woman with two or more brothers, is still in practice to avoid the splitting of the family’s farmland. But like all traditional ways, these are changing too.
Note: The trek can be operated in both village stay local lodge and camping (tented camp) on your request. The itinerary can be customized according to the duration of your holiday. Similarly, hotels can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your budget.
Day 01 Drive to Pokhara (827m) /Hotel (B)
Day 02 Fly to Jomsom (2710m) & Trek to Kagbeni (2800m); 25 minutes flight and 3 hrs trek (B, L, D)
Day 03 Trek to Chele (3050m); 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 04 Trek to Geling (3570m); 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 05 Trek to Drakmar (3840m); 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 06 Trek to Lo Manthang (3820m); 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 07 Rest & explore Around Lo Manthang (B, L, D)
Day 08 Walk Lo Manthang to Yara (3650m); 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 09 Today long day walk; Yara to Tsarang (3560m). Visit Luri Gompa (4000m); 8 hrs minimum (B, L, D)
Day 10 drive by public jeep to Jomsom via Chele (2710m); 7 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 11 Buffer day
Day 12 Fly to Pokhara (B)
- Trekking transport start from Kathmandu
- Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket
- Trekking conservation permit
- Special Mustang permit
- Trekking Register Certificate
- Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 people)
- Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
- Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
- All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
- Sleeping bag (only if require)
- Government taxes and service charges
- Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
- Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
- Personal insurance
- Personal use trekking equipment
- Tipping to guide and porter
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Nepal is a nation between India and Tibet known for its temples and Himalayan mountains, which include Mt. Everest. Kathmandu, the capital, has a mazelike old quarter filled with Hindu and Buddhist shrines.
From Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
I have been from Kathmandu to Pokhara alone, trekking team was very organized and professional! advice to anyone who wants to move to contact the agency, Hari and his brothers will realize your dreams! The landscape was simply extraordinary and people are very hospitable!!
We did the 12-day itinerary trekking to Everest Base Camp. We booked it all from England and communicated with the owner Hari via email. Such a nice family that owns and runs this business. Very friendly and welcoming. We had loads of cups of tea with them in their shop in Thamel before and after our trek.