Upper Mustang Trekking
Nepal is a country of heaven and is a home to a large number of enchanting and mysterious landscapes belonging to the Himalayan mountain region. Upper Mustang Trekking, known popularly as a village behind mountain areas, is one of the best preserved away types of land belonging to the Mustang district in Nepal. The place has gained its name as the forbidden kingdom because only limited numbers of worldwide tourists get access to its majestic land. Nepal Trekking Routes and their expeditions make sure about providing an ultimate entertainment to tourists while they go for trek to the Upper Mustang region.
Trek in the Upper Mustang Region
Nowadays, drive via jeep to undergo Upper Mustang Trekking has become very much popular in Nepal, particularly during the famous Tiji Festival. However, as experts of trekking and expedition in Nepal, we always recommend our visitors to go for a scenic mountain flight that starts from Pokhara and goes to Jomsom.
Enchanting Walk to Explore Wilderness of the Nature
Later on, our team takes you for a walk over the trail to explore the hidden valleys of Upper Mustang. Even this itinerary is helpful to give you acclimatization at some points. Enchanting walk begins from the town of Jomsom across the bank of famous Kali Gandaki River to give your wilderness adventure. In addition, you will further become close to the nature when you pass through Muktinath and Kagbeni of the entire lower Mustang area.
Major Attractions of the Trek
- Lo Manthang-the Capital of Upper Mustang
Lo Manthang is the capital of Upper Mustang and it is nearby the border of Tibet. The complete region has rich monasteries blessed with the Mother Nature. Moreover, the place gives you a glimpse of both Nepal and Tibet culture. In terms of local dialect, Lo Manthang implies a place surrounded with walls.
- Nearby Villages to Observe Local Lifestyle
Villages belonging to the Upper Mustang region, such as Ghyaling, Chaile, Tsarang and Syanboche constitute the best places to get a glimpse of lifestyle and culture followed by local area people.
- Mysterious Holes and Cremation Technique
Besides the nature’s beauty and local villages, the trek to Upper Mustang region lets you to come across mysterious holes present over the hills of Upper Mustang. Here, ancient people and numerous revolutionaries used to live in the past. Along with this, people of the area perform a unique cremation technique and enjoy many special festivals to give you validate reasons to visit Upper Mustang.
Irrespective of your reason behind Upper Mustang Trek in Nepal, you will expect to get tons of enjoyment. Furthermore, depending primarily on the numbers of days, you may opt to customize your tour, so that you get enjoyment of the entire region to its fullest. Only you have to book with our Nepal Trekking Routes Group to explore the forbidden kingdom of Lo Manthang during your Upper Mustang trek.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara
You have to take a half an hour local flight from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal to reach to Pokhara. This is a short flight and presents you with scenic beauties. Alternatively, you may opt for a 6hours drive to Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 02: Pokhara to kagbeni via Jomsom flight
You will drive to the airport of Pokhara for catching another short flight of 15 minutes to reach at Jomsom i.e. headquarter of the district Mustang and a region of Thakali people. At this point, you will start your trek across Kali Gandaki valley for reaching to Kagbeni.
Day 03: Kagbeni to Chele
Today, our team will take you for a walk across the riverbed of Kali Gandaki to come across Chhusand and Tangbe veillages. The entire area consists of barren landscapes to remind you of the Tibetan plateau. Later on, you have to cross a suspension bridge for reaching the Chele village and stay overnight there.
Day 04: Chele to Syangboche
We will cross two passes named Dorje La Pass at 3735meters and Taklam La Pass at 3624meters via Ghiling Vhena to reach at Syangboche from Chele.
Day 05: Syangeboche to Gheling (3770 m)
We continue with our trek across barren and rugged landscapes to cross Yamda La and Nyi La mountain passes at 3850meters and 4010meters respectively to get spectacular views of Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Annapurna, while stay overnight in Gheling.
Day 06: Gheling to Ghami (3520 m)
Today, you will get stunning views of landscapes, cliffs and nearby villages to reach at Ghami
Day 07: Ghami to Charang (3560 m)
We will cross Charang La Pass at 3870meters to reach at Charang Village and have an overnight stay there. Specialty of Charang village is that it has mani walls and almost similar type of culture followed by Tibet people.
Day 08: Charang to Lo-Manthag (3809m)
Finally, today will reach at Lo-Manthang, known as the forbidden kingdom consists of many white washed walls and renowed palaces. Here, you will view old monasteries and get glimpse of Tibetan Buddhism.
Day 09: Lo-Manthang rest
You require taking rest and have relaxed in the Lo Manthang region to acclimatize yourself with the high altitude and weather. You may make a visit across the entire walled city and view a large number of beautiful monasteries.
Day 10: Lo-Manthang to Ghami via upper route
Our team will take back to Ghami by following the same route that you followed before.
Day 11: Ghami to Chele
Our downhill trek will continue to reach to Chele and stay overnight there.
Day 12: Chele to Jomsom
On the last day of your trek, you will go back to Jomdom across the Kali Gandaki River Bank. You may explore the entire area in Jomsom and enjoy views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain peaks.
Day 13: Jomsom to Pokhara flight
We will drive back to Jomsom and take a local flight to reach Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara.
Day 14: Pokhara to Kathmandu
You may go for a half an hour return flight to Kathmandu by starting from the airport of Pokhara or choose a private jeep or car to reach there.
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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