Upper Mustang Trek

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Upper Mustang Trek is one of the most remote treks of Nepal that takes you through dense forest, isolated traditional settlements of ethnic people, steeply passes, and gangways, dry landscape, terraced fields, always offering you something pure and captivating. Once you come to Lo Manthang, all your expectations shall surpass, and you shall be arrested by the pure and untouched, and beautiful culture there. Being a remote trek, you shall certainly be making through lots of passes, and other rugged land surfaces. However, if you wish to tap the experience of traditional culture and untouched and unmolested region of Nepal, never miss the Upper Mustang Trek.
You are required to have a moderate level of fitness to complete the trek. Though it is really remote in comparison to other classic treks in Nepal, you aren’t required to have any athletic body fitness. A body capable enough to endure long hours of walking for some days in a row is sufficient. Do ensure that you don’t have any severe problem with your knees and legs that might directly affect your trekking. Expect a moderate level of amenities in the teahouses, which gets limited as you go higher and higher. March to May, and September to November are considered the best times for doing any trek in Nepal. Furthermore, if you wish to customize the itinerary we have, do inform us before we make any progress in making arrangement. 

Itineary
Arrival in Kathmandu
At Kathmandu
Drive to Pokhara
Flight to Jomsom/ trek to Kagbeni
Trek to Chele
Trek to Syanbochen
Trek to Ghami
Trek to Tsarang
Trek to Lo Manthang
Trek to Drakmar
Trek to Ghiling
Trek to Chhuksang
Trek to Jomsom
Flight to Pokhara
Drive to Kathmandu
Departure
Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,300m

Welcome to Kathmandu, our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. Depending upon the available time, you can visit some of the nearby places of the valley. This is a great day to explain you what to expect in this country. Stay overnight in your hotel in Kathmandu. 

At Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1300m

You shall visit some of the world heritage sites enlisted by UNESCO such as the Pashupatinath Temple, the Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. After that, you can do some shopping for your trek starting from the next day. We shall be sitting together over Welcome Dinner in a popular restaurant of the town. Stay overnight at Kathmandu. 

Drive to Pokhara
Altitude: Pokhara: 827m

This is a 6-7 hour ride to Pokhara, witnessing the scattered villages over the hilltops and enjoying the bumpy ride. Once you reach there, you shall get to see the mountains waiting for you; Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna ranges, etc. You shall stay overnight in a beautiful hotel lakeside. 

Flight to Jomsom/ trek to Kagbeni
Altitude: Jomsom: 2,700m; Kagbeni: 2,810m

Early in the morning, you shall fly all the way to Jomsom, the place pretty popular for apples. Once you reach there, you shall embark your trek towards Kagbeni. Walking through beautiful valleys, passing Eklebhatti, you shall complete the first day of your trek. It might take around 3-4 hours to arrive at Jomsom from Kagbeni. Stay overnight at Kagbeni. 

Trek to Chele
Altitude: Chele: 3,050m

After your permits are checked, you shall trek alongside the Kali Gandaki River. You shall climb a hill after walking in sand and wind.  Passing the Tangbe Village, witnessing the small alleyways and traditional houses, terraced fields of buckwheat and barley, you shall continue further to pass another village. Further trekking takes you to the Chele Village. Stay overnight at Chele Village. 

Trek to Syanbochen
Altitude: Syanbochen: 3,475m

Trek from today onwards get quite challenging every day. You shall make through the Taklam La Pass and Dajori La Pass, which are situated at an altitude of 3,624m and 3,735m respectively. Witnessing the amazing views of Damodar Danda, Ramchung Cave, Yakawa Kang, and Tilicho, you shall descend down to Samar Village. Walking above, making to the top of a ridge and descending down, you shall reach all the way to the Syanbochen village. Stay overnight at Syanbochen. 

Trek to Ghami
Altitude: Ghami: 3,520m

Climbing the Yamda La Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 3,850m, you shall make through several teahouses, and settlements. Walking through forest and fields with with barleys you shall cross the Nyi Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 4,010m. Then, you shall descend down all the way to Ghami Village. Stay overnight at Ghami Village. 

Trek to Tsarang
Altitude: Tsarang: 3,620m

You shall descend downhill via rugged trail before crossing a bridge at Ghami Khola. Then, you shall climb uphill, passing through several Mani Walls, Chortens, before crossing the Tsarang La Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 3,870m. After you make through the Pass, you shall arrive at Tsarang. Stay overnight at Tsarang.

Trek to Lo Manthang
Altitude: Lo Manthang: 3,730m

Descending downhill, crossing a river, you shall climb uphill to Lo La Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 3,950m. The top of the pass shall award you with one of the best panoramic views you shall gather in the whole trek. Then, you shall descend downhill to Lo Manthag. The walled village shall make you wonder if you have penetrated into an unknown world. Stay overnight at Lo Manthang. 

At Lo Manthang
Altitude: Lo Manthang: 3,730m

Acclimatization is the key to any trek, because as you gain altitude, you shall have to adapt with the atmosphere that contains less amount of oxygen in the air. You shall spend the whole day visiting some of the popular Gompas, i.e. the Jhampa Gompa, the Thupchen Gompa, and the Chhoeda Gompa. You shall also visit to the Tingkhar Village. Stay overnight at Lo Manthang. 

Trek to Drakmar
Altitude: Drakmar: 3,810m

On you return journey from Lo Manthang, you shall trek via a different route. Passing through Gyakar Village, the Old Ghar Gompa situated there, you shall make towards Drakmar. The Gompa consists of attractive rock paintings; you shall spare some time to explore the Gompa. Stay overnight at Drakmar.

Trek to Ghiling
Altitude: Ghiling: 3,806m

Early in the morning, you shall start making towards Ghiling, descending downhill. Passing through a dry plateau, and terraced fields, you shall reach Ghiling. Since you shall be struggling with the strong wind, trekking downhill can be quite challenging. However, you due effort is awarded with this relatively dry village overlooking the Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri mountains. Stay overnight at Ghiling.

Trek to Chhuksang
Altitude: Chhuksang: 3,050m

Today, you shall walk on the same trail you had done for heading to Lo Manthang. Witnessing the breathtaking views of mountains and scattered villages, you shall reach to Chhuksang. Once you reach Chhuksang, you shall be enveloped by the strong lamentation over the starting of the journey. Though you are making on the same trail backward, you shall always find newness in it. Stay overnight at Chhuksang.

Trek to Jomsom
Altitude: Jomsom: 2,700m

Today you shall walk for 6-7 hours to reach Jomsom, and is the last trek. After you trek for a couple of hours, the Mustang trail shall end, and you shall start walking on the Annapurna Circuit trail. Lunch at Kagbeni surely will make you miss the whole trek badly. Stay overnight at Jomsom.

Flight to Pokhara
Altitude: Pokhara: 827m

Early in the morning, you shall fly all the way to Pokhara. You shall watch the gorge situated between the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Mountains. Once you arrive in Pokhara, depending upon the time you have and the energy left, you shall explore the most beautiful city of Nepal. Stay overnight at Pokhara.

Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1300m

It is a 6-7 hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Witnessing the fading mountains, hurrying villages, lush green vegetation, you shall enjoy the bumpy way all the way to Kathmandu. Once you reach there, you might hurry for shopping, as you shall have your departure flight the next day. Our representative shall take you to your hotel. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Departure
Our representative shall take you from your hotel to the Tribhuvan International Airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. They shall then bade farewell and part away. Have a safe and happy journey back to your nation. 

Trip Facts

Duration: 16 days

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