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Upper Mustang Trek

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Overview

Get away from the masses and explore the hidden Kingdom of Mustang. You will be met with interesting wind-swept villages such as Kagbeni along the main Trans-Himalayan salt trade route to Tibet via Upper Mustang region. Investigate the ancient capital of Lo Mangthang along with its treasure trove of architectural gems set in the arid desert-like environs of transhimalayan plateau. Soak up the rich culture and traditions of this forgotten world. For the ultimate contrast, link up your Mustang adventure with connecting trails into the Annapurna region!


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2200

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    18 Days 17 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    3820m (Dhakmar)

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

Tour Map

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Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Pokhara, overnight Hotel .

Day 4

Fly to Jomsom, trek to Kagbeni (2810m),overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Muktinath and return to Kagbeni, 6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Chele (3050m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Syangboche (3800m), 7 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Trek to Ghemi (3520m), 3 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 9

Trek to Tsarang (3560m) , 3 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Lo Mangthang (3800m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Acclimatization day to explore Lo Mangthang, overnight teahouse.

Day 12

Trek to Dhakmar (3820m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Ghiling (3570m), 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Trek to Samar (3660m), 4 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 15

Trek to Jomsom (2720m),3 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 16

Fly to Pokhara, sightseeing, overnight Hotel

Day 17

Drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight Hotel .

Day 18

International departure / onward travel.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle transfers: International airports – hotel.
  • Private vehicle transport: Kathmandu – Pokhara, Pokhara- Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight: Pokhara- Jomsom, Jomsom- Pokhara
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights staying at Kathmandu (three star) on a twin-share basis with breakfasts included.
  • 2 nights staying at Pokhara (three star) on a twin-share basis with breakfast included.
  • 12 nights staying at guesthouses on trek
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek
  • Hot Drinks provided with each meal on trek
  • Hot washing water provided daily on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group.
  • *Meal inclusion: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Trekking

  • English speaking guide, Sherpa (assistant guide) and porter service (1 Porter: 2 clients; Porter carries up to 15kg of personal trek gear for each client)
  • Restricted area permit $500 USD
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other

  • Complimentary four season sleeping bags with hot water bag, waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary Mustang region Trekking map, trek shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Opportunities to experience authentic local culture and sample traditional foods and drinks.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • Extra night/s of accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. (See terms and conditions for more details)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages on trek
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Personal snacks
  • Other 

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Private travel insurance
  • Personal shopping, sightseeing and expenses.
  • Tips / gratuities for staff.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Meet Our Experts

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Lakpa Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

Devi Ojha

Bimal Basnet

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