Upper Mustang Trekking 10 days
Nepal is the heavenly country with full of mysterious and enchanting landscapes up in the Himalayas to the flatlands. Upper Mustang trekking which is often referred as the village behind mountains is the best preserved far away land in the Mustang district of Nepal. It calls itself the forbidden kingdom as the limited number of tourists can only get access to this majestic land. Nepal Trekking Routes Treks and Expedition ensures the total infotainment while trekking to the Upper Mustang.
These days the jeep drive to Upper Mustang trekking especially during the Tiji festival period is very popular however Nepal Trekking Routes Treks would like to suggest the visitors to take the scenic mountain flight from Pokhara to Jomsom then start walking on the trail to Upper Mustang. This would be very helpful for the acclimatization purpose as well. The enchanting walking from the windiest town of Nepal Jomsom along the bank of Kaligandaki river can be wilderness adventure in itself while passing by the Kagbeni and Muktinath of the lower Mustang area. The Upper Mustang has its capital as Lo Manthang near to the Tibetan border and rich in monasteries blessed by Mother Nature and cared by the Nepali Tibetan Culture. Lo Manthang in local dialect refers to the place surrounded by walls. The villages like Chaile, Ghyaling, tsarang and Syanboche would be great place to observe the lifestyle of the people. The mysterious holes on the hills of the Upper Mustang trekking where ancient people and revolutionaries were used to live could be another major attraction of the region. The cremation technique of the people and the various festivals could be another purpose of visiting Upper Mustang. Whichever is your purpose of travelling to Upper Mustang Nepal Trekking Routes Treks is willing to make customized tour for you so that you could enjoy the delights of the region to the fullest.
Book with us for the glorious trekking in Nepal this forbidden kingdom Lo Manthang at Upper Mustang trekking in upper mustang region and let’s get amazed with its beauty.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
You will take a 30 min flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight will be short and scenic. Or alternatively you can drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 6 hours. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 02: Pokhara to kagbeni via Jomsom flight
After early morning breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara airport to catch a short flight to Jomsom. The flight takes about 15 minutes and lands directly at Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarters of Mustang district and is the home of Thakali people. Once you are in Jomsom, you can start trekking along Kali Gandaki Valley to reach Kagbeni. Kagben is a small town famous for Thakali food and hospitality.
Day 03: Kagbeni to Chele
Today you will be walking along the Kali gandaki river bed pass the unique villages. Enroute you will come across Tangbe and Chhusang villages. The landscape is quite barren and reminds one of Tibetan plateau. You will cross the river on a suspension bridge and reach the village of Chele with traditional mud brick houses. Overnight in Chele.
Day 04: Chele to Syangboche
You will reach Syanboche from Chele via Ghiling Vhena crossing two passes Taklam La (3,624m) and Dorje La (3,735m). On the way you will be mesmerized by red cliffs and attractive vegetation. The trail will have lots of ups and downs. Overnight in Syanboche.
Day 05: Syangeboche to Gheling (3770 m)
The trek continues to pass through rugged and barren landscape. Today you will cross two more high passes Yamda La (3850m) and Nyi La (4010m) which offers spectacular views of Annpuran and Dhaulagiri. Overnight in Gheling.
Day 06: Gheling to Ghami (3520 m)
The passing from Gheling to Ghami will be exhausting but rewarding with beautiful views of villages and impressive landscape and cliffs. Overnight in Ghami.
Day 07: Ghami to Charang (3560 m)
Our objective today is to reach Charang Village. You will have to cross over yet another rpass called Charang La at an altitude of 3870m. Charang Village has beautiful mani walls and the culture of locals is similar to Tibetans. Overnight in Charang.
Day 08: Charang to Lo-Manthag (3809m)
Today you will reach the climax of your trekking journey however not without some challenging walk on some of the most rugged terrains. You will visit the Lo Manthang, the forbidden kingdom that hosts beautiful white washed walls and palaces. One can visit monasteries, interact with locals and appreciate Tibetan Buddhism here. Overnight in Lo Manthang.
Day 09: Lo-Manthang rest
In order to acclimatize with the weather and altitude, you will be resting and relaxing in Lo Manthang. You can visit this ancient walled city and its beautiful monasteries and speak with the venerable Lamas and the family members of Royal family. You will definitely be inspired by the simplicity and spiritual essence of the the people of Lo Manthang. Overnight in Lo Manthang.
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Ghami via upper route
You will return to Ghami today by following the same route you used before. You will continually be impressed as you discover stunning mountain peaks and brilliant landscape. Overnight in Lo Manthang.
Day 11: Ghami to Chele
Retrace your steps back to Chele. The trail will be familiar and the walk very easy as you trek downhill for most part. Overnight in Chele.
Day 12: Chele to Jomsom
This is your last day of trekking. You will return to Jomsom on the banks of Kali Gandaki River. Explore the town of Jomsom, try Thakali cuisine and take in impressive views of Annapurna and Dhaulaigir peaks. Overnight in Jomsom.
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara flight
Get up early, have breakfast and drive to Jomsom airport to catch morning flight back to Pokhara. This is a scenic mountain flight that lasts about 15 minutes Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
You can either take a 30 min flight back to Kathmandu from Pokhara airport or hop on a private car or jeep back to Kathmandu. The drive takes about 6 hours and passes through winding and scenic Prithivi Highway.
The price include the following
- Airport pick-up and drop off service ,
- Trekking Guide and Trekking porter (Two participant=1 porter =Maximum 25 kg of luggage )
- Breakfast,accommodation during the trekking and Kathmandu following iteniry
- Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required,
- Trekking permit of National park,
- TIMS(Trekking Information Management System )
- Insurance and equipment for the trekking staffs
- First aid kit
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with cultural program in typical Traditional Nepali resturant
The price does not include:
- Personal expenses
- Lunch dinner Drinks, beverages, hot shower,
- Travel insurance
- Tips for Guide and porter (trekking staff)
- Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (with out iteniry )
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