Trekking in Mustang Nepal
Destination Nepal
Activity Trekking in Nepal
Grade
Region Nepal
Max Altitude 3730
Final Destination Mustang Lo-Manthang
Starts From Kathmandu
Ends At Kathmandu
Accomodation Hotel
No. of Days 18
Preferred Season Apr | May | Jun | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Activities Per Day Trekking

Trekking in Mustang Nepal | Mustang Trekking In Nepal

Red carpet Travel and tours offers trekking in Mustang Nepal, Mustang the forbidden kingdom of Nepal. Mustang valley lies in the remote Himalayan desert behind the Annapuna & Dhaulagiri.The unique culture of the ancient Tibetans, their typical lifestyles & the mesmarizing views of the Himalayan desserts seen from the Mustang are the main highlights of Mustang Valley.The ancient buddhist arts & culture,the way of living of the dwellers of Mustang  valley reveals that the valley is untouched from modernity, providing the unique charm of this valley for the new trekkers.Trekking in mustang Nepal is also one of the reknown trekking in Nepal admired by every trekkes till now.

Trekking in mustang Nepal or Mustang Lo-Manthang Trek is an outstanding trek in the isolated area of western Nepal where we can trek even in the mid monsoon. This area lies in the rain shadow area formed by the Dhaulagiri & Annapurna ranges. We begin our trek after a short flight from Pokhara to Jomsom which is also well connected by road.  Upper Mustang was closed to foreigners some years ago but now it is permitted for trekking with a special permit. This part of the world is windswept, dry and completely different than other parts of Nepal. Here the people have still preserved the last authentic remains of Tibetan culture and follow Buddhism. Barley, potatoes and buckwheat grown here are the staple food of the villagers.So guys barely miss a chance with trekking in Mustang Nepal.

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Highlights

Duration: 18 days
Grade: Moderate
Walking Hours: 5-6hrs
Max. Altitude: 3730 m
Best Seasons: Spring/ Autumn
Trek Style: Full Board Camping/ tea house

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  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 3 Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 4 Morning flight to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] & Trek to Kagbeni [2810m/9216ft][3-4Hrs.Trek
  • Day 5 Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang [2900m/9512ft] [4-5 hrs Trek]
  • Day 6 Trek from Chuksang to Samar [3150m/10332ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
  • Day 7 Trek from Samar to Geling [3510m/11513ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 8 Trek from Giling to Ghami [3490m/11447ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 9 Trek from Ghami to Tsarang [3620m/11873ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 10 Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang [3730m/12234ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
  • Day 11 Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang Lo Manthang
  • Day 12 Trek from Lo-Manthang to Ghami [3490m/11447ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 13 Trek from Ghami to Chuksang [2900m/9512ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 14 Trek from Chuksang to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]
  • Day 15 Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [5-6 hrs Trek]
  • Day 16 Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min fly] - leisure activity in Pokhara
  • Day 17 Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 18 Final Departure
  • Day 1( Arrival in Kathmandu (1300 m) & transfer to hotel)
    You will be arrived at International Airport Nepal. Our company Red carpet Travels and Tours representative will transfer to your hotel. Overnight at  Manag hotel  
  • Day 2(Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation)
    Half day sight-seeing. You will visit PaupatinathSwaymbunath temple and Basantapurdarbar square with our professional tour guide.
  • Day 3(Drive to Pokhara)
    After your breakfast, we walk 20 mins from your hotel to Bus park. We than drive to Pokhara (915m)by tourist coach which is also known as the hub of tourist destination), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you go out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel.
  • Day 4(Morning flight to Jomsom [2713m/8898ft] & Trek to Kagbeni [2810m/9216ft][3-4Hrs.Trek)
    You take the early morning flight which again will give close-up views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulre are about 80 families living here, most of them traders who are the link in the chain between modern Nepal and thagiri and nearby satellites, 25 minutes flight in a small aircraft. Directly north of Jomsom is the pretty village of Kagbeni, Thee Tibetan-type people of Mustang. Just out of Jomsom you cross a small hanging bridge and then walk along the banks of the Kali Gandaki. The trail is quite barren with craggy rocks and sand and is mostly flat, which makes it very easy going. This very easy, enjoyable start is at the same time picturesque, with views of big peaks all around such as Dhaulagiri (26,794ft), Tukuche (22,703ft) and in the west the awesome mountain above Kagbeni, Nilgiri (22,769ft). Over to the south and south-west can be seen the entire Annapurna Massif. You are more than likely to meet Indian pilgrims on their way to and from Muktinath on this stretch, and other Europeans for an hour or two who will be on the world-famous Annapurna Circuit. Upon reaching Kagbeni there is a taste of scenes to come in Upper Mustang, what with its narrow alleyways and tunnels, irrigation canals, green fields of wheat and barley and a large red Gompa. At the police check-post at the north end of the village there is a sign saying Restricted area, tourists must register their documentation as per the rules. Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 5(Trek from Kagbeni to Chuksang [2900m/9512ft] [4-5 hrs Trek] )
    You trek right up the river valley, but you use a combination of the high trail and the riverbank pathways. The trail then widens significantly revealing an endless stretch of sand but the path is kept interesting by the passing of mule trains bearing goods from Mustang and Tibet. On the west bank of the river are some caves and Gompa Kang. Unlike most monasteries in Upper Mustang which are of the Sakyapa sect, Gompa Kang is of the Nyingmapa sect. You stop for lunch at the village of Tangbe, where you come across the first black, white and red chortens that typify Upper Mustang. The little town is a labyrinth of narrow alleys among white washed houses, fields of buck wheat and barley and apple orchards. Nilgiri Peak continues to dominate the southern skyline. Chusang village is only about 2hrs walk beyond Tangbe at the confluence of the NarshingKhola and the Kali Gandaki. There are three separate parts to this village and some ruined castle walls on the surrounding cliffs. Across the river from Chusang are some spectacular red organe pipe eroded cliffs above the mouths of some inaccessible caves.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 6(Trek from Chuksang to Samar [3150m/10332ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] )
    There is a distinct change here, not only in the topography, but also in the culture, lifestyle and people, and the settlements become more scattered, smaller and more basic. The people of Lo or Mustang do practice agriculture, but because of the lack of rain and fertile soil, cultivation is in sheltered plots of land, scattering the brown landscape with patches of green. Continuing north, you reach a huge red chunk of conglomerate that has fallen from the cliffs above, forming a tunnel through which the river flows. A steel bridge spans the river just in front of the tunnel and north of here the Kali Gandaki becomes impassable on foot. The trek now leaves the valley and climbs steeply up a rocky alley to the village of Chele. Watch out here for the ferocious Tibetan mastiffs which are chained to many of the houses. From Chele you climb a steep spur and then continue ascending along the side of a spectacular steep canyon to a pass. Beyond the pass you descend on a pleasant trail to Samar, situated in a grove of poplar trees. This is a major stopping place for horse and mule caravans.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 7(Trek from Samar to Geling [3510m/11513ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] )
    You climb above Samar to a ridge and then descend into a large gorge past a chorten before entering another valley filled with juniper trees. You then cross a stream and after climbing to a pass, you descend along a ridge to Shyangmochen a tiny settlement with a few tea shops. Nearby is Rangbyung, a cave containing stalagmites which have formed in the shape of chortens and one of the holiest places in Mustang. The trail climbs gently from Shyangmochen and you enter another huge valley before descending to Geling with its extensive fields of barley. As in all the settlements of Mustang, the white and ochre-painted houses are constructed using mud and stones, with roofs made of twigs, straw and a mixture of mud and pebbles. Overnight at Tea House.
  • Day 8(Trek from Giling to Ghami [3490m/11447ft] [5-6 hrs Trek])
    From Geling the trail climbs gently through fields, up the center of the valley, passing above the settlement of Tama Gun and an imposing chorten. You then begin a taxing climb across the head of the valley to the Nyi La [3840m]. The descent from the pass is quite gentle and about half an hour further on we come to a trail junction; the right trail is the direct route to Charang, the left trail leads to Ghami. Ghami is a large white-washed village sheltered by overhanging cliffs.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 9(Trek from Ghami to Tsarang [3620m/11873ft] [5-6 hrs Trek])
    Today's walk is through perhaps the driest part of Mustang, and much of your energy will be spent negotiating loose, dry soil. However, the magnificent views of the countryside, from the gentle contours of the north to the rugged mountains in the east and west, are a source of inspiration. Finally, you come to Charang, a large spread-out village at the top of the Charang Chu canyon. At the eastern end of the village is a huge dzong [fortress] and a red gompa which houses an excellent collection of statues and Thangkas. Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 10(Trek from Tsarang to Lo-Manthang [3730m/12234ft] [3-4 hrs Trek] )
    You will spend part of the morning exploring the interesting village of Charang and its large monastery, before setting out for Lo Manthang. You climb gently above the valley to a large isolated chorten that marks the boundary between Charang and Lo. The trail then broadens and eventually you get our first view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The city has only one entrance so you circumambulate the wall to the gate on the north east corner. Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 11(Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang Lo Manthang )
    There are four major temples within the city and one of these, ChampaLhakang, contains a huge clay statue of Buddha as well as elaborates mandalas painted on the walls. The king's palace is an imposing building in the center of the city and is occupied by the current King and Queen. Although his duties are largely ceremonial, the King is respected by the people and consulted about many issues by villagers throughout the kingdom. Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 12(Trek from Lo-Manthang to Ghami [3490m/11447ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] )
    You continue your journey on the highland route, crossing alpine meadows before dropping down a steep eroded alley to Dhakmar for lunch. After lunch, you walk through the pretty valley, climb to a ridge and descend from there back to Ghami.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 13(Trek from Ghami to Chuksang [2900m/9512ft] [5-6 hrs Trek] )
    through desert like places though you can see some small thorny bushes. On the way, your trail goes along the river. You come across with some small streams. To reach from Ghami to Chuksang, you cross Kali Gandaki River.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 14(Trek from Chuksang to Muktinath [3,800/12,467ft] [6-7 hrs Trek])
    The trail follows gently ascend and winding path passing through almost desert like places. On the way, you see at a distance some agricultural fields, apple orchard and some human settlements. You can enjoy beautiful deserted landscape, Caves, old Tibetan Style Villages, apple Garden, Yaks Herds, Sheep Herds, straight up to the Muktinath, visit Monastery believed to be built in 15th century, walk about twenty minute to Muktinath Temple, where you can enjoy a holy bath of 108 Taps, Visit Monastery, Natural flaming and Hindus Temple. The people of Muktinath are closed to the life style,culture, religion and idea of Tibetan people.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 15(Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom [5-6 hrs Trek])
    Easy day, trail gradually ascends to Eklebhati at Kali Gandaki River valley, walk another two hours along the wide sandy and windy valley. The way moves between two hills.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 16(Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara [25 min fly] - leisure activity in Pokhara)
    The flights are available during the morning time. The strong breeze blows during the after and frequent change of the weather prevent the flight being landed and taken off in the afternoon. During the flights in morning, the sky looks very clear which makes you able to enjoy the splendid views of different mountain peaks.Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 17(Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu )
    While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. Overnight at Tea House and Lodge.
  • Day 18(Final Departure)
    Today our representative will drop you to Tribhuwan Airport for you onward destination.

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Domestic flight Pokhara- Jomsom- Pokhara
  • All teahouse accommodation/ Full board camping as per the program
  • 3-meals per day prepared by our experienced cook if it is camping trek
  • Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent, table, chairs and toilet tent)
  • Supporting field staffs including professional Sherpa trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, porters as well as their necessary insurance, meals and allowances
  • Restricted area entrance permits fee for Upper Mustang
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project entrance permit fee
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu airport departure tax
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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