Adventure A One Trek

Duration

18 days

Maximun Altitude

3,950 metres

Accomodation

3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.

Meals

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Price from
$ USD

Overview

Upper Mustang Trek is a scenic adventure around the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. The less explored trekking area in Nepal, Mustang valley is located in the western Himalayan belt beyond Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. Historically and culturally sound Mustang commence of treasures of the beautiful valley with the impressive Buddhist and Bon religion. Highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism and Bon traditions, the people still carry the true values and the norms the practices teach. 
One of the old trans-Himalaya trade route trail, trekking in Mustang was officially closed till 1980 for the tourists. Whereas, the route of the Upper Mustang is still a restricted area to travel. There are special rules set for travelers. A traveler wanting to trek to Upper Mustang must come with two trekkers, then have to go from a registered trekking company in Nepal and should be accompanied by a licensed trekking guide. Starting at the lower elevation of 830 meters at Pokhara, the maximum elevation of the trek is 3780 meters at Lo Manthang. The route of the trekking is typically easy and very minimal of high-altitude problems.
Thus, the Upper Mustang trek is a more preferred destination for travelers willing to go off the beaten route. The less crowded area, this trip yet includes the fantastic landscapes, the farm fields, cool forest, and the deserted surfaces of Mustang. Additionally, the trip also offers to collect the marvelous views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The rain shaded part of Nepal, trekking to Upper Mustang can be done around the year. 
The best months to trek Upper Mustang are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). But one can trek to Upper Mustang in the months of winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) as well. 

Trip highlights

  • Start with exploring Kathmandu valley-the city of arts, cultures ,and traditions. 
  • Take a scenic bus drive to Pokhara- the city of lakes and mountains. 
  • Enjoy a swift and scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and back. 
  • Go through the diverse landscapes and collect the great views of diverse landscapes. 
  • Collect the best views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.
  • Explore Lo Manthang- the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal. 
  • Visit the old Buddhist monastery of Lo Grek- made in the 8th century. 
  • Explore the 12th cave monastery and get to know about the history.
  • Create a lifetime experience with A1 Adventure Nepal. 

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

Food: Not Included.
Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get insights of the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can do the preparation for the trekking. 

Food: Breakfast Included.
Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

After the early breakfast, you will be taking a scenic drive to Pokhara. The route to Pokhara includes some small to larger settlements, green hills, Trishuli river plus occasional views of the mountains. There will be several breaks for the food/drinks and the toilet. After checking in the hotel; you can go for an evening walk around Phewa Lake. The sunset view from the lakeside looks stunning. For the food and drinks, you can find so many good options in Lakeside. 

Food: Breakfast Included.
Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

With an early morning flight, you will be arriving at Jomsom airport. You enjoy the greater views of the mountains during the flight. Upon arriving at Jomsom, you will be starting the journey to Kagbeni. The journey to Kagbeni from Jomsom is through a windy and rough terrain. Kagbeni is one of the most beautiful villages in Annapurna with a unique culture and traditions. The gateway to Upper Mustang, you can enjoy exploring the wonderful village in the free time. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.  

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

 

Passing through a beautiful village of Tangbe, you will be heading towards Chaile for the night. Along the way, you will get the chance to go through the barley fields, apple farm, and other farmland. Upon crossing the Chhuksand village, you will pass a stream to reach the destination of the day. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 
 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

 

Like other days, the trek starts after breakfast. The morning walk leads towards a beautiful village of Samar, then to a gorge. Upon crossing the gorge, you will be reaching to a wonderful chorten. The route then follows and passes the stream to reach Syangmochen top. You will be then taking a downhill route to get to Geling for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Following the wonderful path viewing the stunning landscapes and some mountain views, you will be trekking to Dhakmar today. In Dhakmar you will get the chance to visit one of the oldest monasteries of Lo Gekar Monastery. It was built by the great Guru Rinpoche back in the 8th century. You can go around and explore the wonderful monastery. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The walk starts with a short downhill towards the Charangchu river then it diverted into the uphill climb to reach a ridge passing the wonderful village of Tholung. The trail then progresses towards a large chorten which is in between to Tsarang and Lo. The final section of the walk towards Lo Manthang includes a high pass of 3850 meters, you will then further be climbing towards Lo Manthang village. Lo Manthang is one of the beautiful places to be during the whole trip. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The two days are dedicated to explore the exciting Lo Manthang village. A village with more the one hundred and fifty households, this is one of the kingdom. The village has several monasteries, chhortens and has a beautiful palace inside it. The exploration of the village also offers to witness the traditions and cultures followed by the people and the religion they are practicing. Also, the exploration around the city allows to get the closer ideas of the connection between Mustang and Tibet in the past and the present. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis

One of the exciting days, today, you will be trekking to Yara Gaon via Lo La pass. Elevated at 3950 meters above from the sea level, Lo La pass is an easy yet interesting pass. Upon pass the wonderful pass you will be getting to Yara Gaon for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The day is dedicated to explore around the village. You will be doing a short hike to Luri Gompa from Yara. Yara is a beautiful 12th cave monastery. You can visit the fantastic places before getting back to Yara for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After the early morning breakfast, you will be trekking to Tanggye this day. Following an easy trekking trail with the good views of landscapes and mountains, you will be getting to Tanggye, which is a beautiful village in the hills with good views of mountains. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Following the wonderful views of mountains and the landscapes, you will be trekking to Chuksang today. The trek through the Kali Gandaki valley is a fabulous journey. Upon reaching at Chuksang, you will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

 

You will be taking a downhill route to get back to Jomsom. Jomsom is the headquarter of the Mustang region. You can explore around the local village in the free time. You will be spending the night at a local lodge. 
 

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

 

With an early morning flight, you will be getting to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can do a half-day sightseeing to explore Phewa Lake, Devis Falls, and Gupteshwor cave. In the evening, you can collect a good sunset view from Phewa Lakeside. 

Food: Breakfast, Included.
Accommodation at: 3-star hotel twin/double sharing basis.

Collecting the great memories of the Ghorepani trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can walk around the local bazaar. Then you can prepare your luggage. You will be then staying overnight at a hotel. 

Food: Breakfast Included.
Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with a hope to see you again in Nepal.  “PHERI BHETAULA”. 

Food: Breakfast Included.
Accommodation at: not included.

 

Activities:
Trekking and Hiking
Grading:
3
Moderate

Includes & Excludes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle.
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast on twin/double sharing basis. 
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with private transportation and guide. 
  • Transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
  • Flight (Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and special trekking permits for Mustang trek
  • Experienced trekking guide(s) and his/her expenses during the trekking including their insurance. 
  • Porter(s) during the trek and their all expenses including insurance.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek and complimentary tea/coffee. 
  • Teahouse accommodation on twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
  • First aid kit carried by the guide with essential medicines. 
  • All the government taxes. 
    • International airfare 
    • Travel insurance
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Beverages, laundries, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
    • Gratitude
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.  

Departure Dates for Upper Mustang Trek. - 18 days

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