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Overview

Mustang the lost Tibetan Kingdom
Home to former Tibetan Kingdom of Lo, Upper Mustang is nestled between the border of Tibetan plateau in the north and Annapurna Himal in the south. The region has some of the world’s tallest peaks, including 8000-meter tall Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
Upper Mustang is one of the most preserved regions in the word as it was a restricted area, until it was open to tourism only 1992. Only a limited number of tourists are allowed to visit Upper Mustang which has helped in preserving the ancient Tibetan culture and language. Travelling to Upper Mustang is same as visiting Tibet as it share the same geography and tradition that are found in Tibet. Until 1950, the Mustang region was a independent kingdom with Lo Manthang being the capital. Today the last king of Mustang still has his place in the capital.
The trek to Upper Mustang is relatively easy as the highest point in the region is at 4000 meters. As the region lies in the rain shadow of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri rang the trek runs most part year.
From Kathmandu we fly or take a 6 hours drive to Pokhara and next day early morning take another flight to Jomsom which is in Lower mustang. The flight itself is a breath taking scenic flight as you will fly over the Kali Gandaki gorge is which deepest canyon in the world and sight the entire panoramic view of the Annapurna Mountain range.
Trekking in upper Mustang is a rare privilege and you will get chance to explore lifestyle, culture and tradition of true Himalayan people along with the breathtaking view of Himalayan landscapes. Trek is over mostly flat topography as you hike along the beautiful Kali Gandaki river. All through the trek you will witness landscape of indescribable vastness and beauty, home to the famous snow leopard, the endangered bharal (blue sheep), and the mythical mehti (abominable snowman). Rimmed by 20,000+ snowcapped peaks and bathed in hues of orange and red rocks with sporadic fields of vibrant green, yellow and red of barley, maize, and buckwheat, Mustang is a step back to a simpler time.
The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs provide an impressive backdrop as you trek up the Kali Gandaki river valley to the ancient city of Lo-Manthang.
Mustang is quintessentially Tibetan in character and to date largely unspoiled. However, the advent of a planned new road (progressing slowly) is likely to change this – so the time to see Mustang is now! will trek further for Lo Manthang

Brief ItineraryView full

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Exploration Day
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu - Pokhara (1,400 m)
  • Day 4 : Fly to Jomsom (2,743 m) - Trek to Kagbeni (2,804 m)
  • Day 5 : Kagbeni trek to Chhuksang (2,980 m)
  • Day 6 : Chhuksang trek to Samar (3,736 m)
  • Day 7 : Samar trek to Gheling (3,860 m)
  • Day 8 : Gheling trek to Dakmar (4,010 m)
  • Day 9 : Dakmar to Lo Manthang (3,840 m)
  • Day 10 : Lo Manthang Exploration Day (3,840 m)
  • Day 11 : Lo Manthang trek to Dhi (3,730 m)
  • Day 12 : Dhi Exploration Day (3,730 m)
  • Day 13 : Dhi trek to Tsarang (3,620 m)
  • Day 14 : Ghami trek to Samar (3,736 m)
  • Day 15 : Samar trek to Kagbeni (2,804 m)
  • Day 16 : Kagbeni Trek to Jomsom (2,743 m)
  • Day 17 : Fly out to Pokhara (1,400 m)
  • Day 18 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m)
  • Day 19 : Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 20 : Departure
Day
1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Arrival in Kathmandu and we will come to receive you there transfer to Hotel, rest day, itinerary briefing.

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1400

Day
2

Kathmandu Exploration Day

Full day for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes The Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO world heritage site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath, check into a hotel and stay. B. We receive the official permit from Immigration for Mustang.

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Altitude

1400

Day
3

Kathmandu - Pokhara (1,400 m)

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and stay in pokhara. B.

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Altitude

1400

Day
4

Fly to Jomsom (2,743 m) - Trek to Kagbeni (2,804 m)

Fly to Jomsom ( 20 min flight), after light lunch,start trek to Kagbeni (2810 mtr) the starting point of the \"Upper Mustang\". Camp / gust house at Kagbeni / 4 hrs. B.L.D. ( if flight cancel or delayed we may have option of driving to Jomsom about 10 – 12 hours)

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Altitude

2804

Day
5

Kagbeni trek to Chhuksang (2,980 m)

Kagbeni trek to Chhuksang (2980mtr) and if time permit side trip Tetang (2940mtr), Camp at Chhuksang - a beautiful village / 5 – 6 hours max., we can make a day tour to Tetang and nice village with beautiful landscape. B.L.D.

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Altitude

2980

Day
6

Chhuksang trek to Samar (3,736 m)

Chhuksang trek to Samar (3660mtr) crossing via Dajori la pass (3736mtr) / 5 hrs. B.L.D.

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Altitude

3736

Day
7

Samar trek to Gheling (3,860 m)

Samar trek to Gheling (3820mtr) crossing via Yamdo la (3860mtr) & Shyangmochen, Visit the Gheling Gompa of Maha Kala and Shkya Monastery ( claim as 600 years old) – Max 6 hours walk. Camp at Gheling - beautiful landscape B.L.D.

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Altitude

3860

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8

Gheling trek to Dakmar (4,010 m)

Gheling trek to Dakmar (3820mtr) via Ghami, crossing Nyi La (4010mtr), Ghemi la (3520mtr) stay in Dakmar, beautiful colorful landscape and village, if time permit go up to Lo-Ghakyar and camp there so we can reach to Lo-Manthang earlier next day Max 6 hours walk, B.L.D.

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4010

Day
9

Dakmar to Lo Manthang (3,840 m)

Dakmar to Lo Manthang via Lo Gekar (3800mtr), visit the Oldest Gompa in Mustang \"1400 years old\" we have to cross Mui La (4170mtr) and trek to Lo Manthang (3840mtr) crossing Chogo La (4230mtr), Camp at Lo Manthang, reach at the afternoon.

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Altitude

3840

Day
10

Lo Manthang Exploration Day (3,840 m)

One day more in Lo manthang to visit Near by village . Camp at Lo Manthang, B.L.D. If we are free at afternoon can visit Monasteries nearby. At night if King is there, try to meet with him in his palace.

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Altitude

3840

Day
11

Lo Manthang trek to Dhi (3,730 m)

After breakfast, from Lo Manthang trek to Dhi via beautiful landscape, It is like grand canyon. Stay in Dhi, a small town. B, L, D

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Altitude

3730

Day
12

Dhi Exploration Day (3,730 m)

We take the pack Lunch from our camp at Dhi and go for explore to Lori (Ghar gompa), a beautiful walk via river & village. Impressive landscape and cave monastery, back to Dhi at evening Our crew stay at Dhi and wait us there, a long day at least 7 hours, Camp at Dhi, B.L.D.

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Altitude

3730

Day
13

Dhi trek to Tsarang (3,620 m)

From Dhi trek to Tsarang and then to Ghami ( 3560mtr) and explore the valley, we visit Old Buddhist Library of Lo Manthang and Monastery, after lunch continue trek to Ghami crossing via Tsarang la (3870mtr), Stay at King\'s relative\'s lodge, it is very nice to be their guest, they have lovely house. Max 6.5 hours, Camp at Ghami, B.L.D.

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Altitude

3620

Day
14

Ghami trek to Samar (3,736 m)

From Ghami trek to Samar. Camp at local apple garden Samar. B.L.D. ( Now a days from Samer we can trek to Chaile and get the Jeep and go to Jomsom same day if you wish).

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Altitude

3736

Day
15

Samar trek to Kagbeni (2,804 m)

From Samar trek to Kagbeni, Stay in Kagbeni - Max 6 hours, B.L.D

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Altitude

2804

Day
16

Kagbeni Trek to Jomsom (2,743 m)

From Kagbeni Trek to Jomsom, Stay in Jomsom, visits across village etc, B.L.D.

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Altitude

2743

Day
17

Fly out to Pokhara (1,400 m)

Morning fly out to Pokhara ( 25 mins) and stay in Pokhara. B ( if flight cancel or delayed we may have option of driving to Jomsom about 10 – 12 hours)

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Altitude

1400

Day
18

Drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Drive to Kathmandu. Stay in Kathmandu.B

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1400

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19

Free day in Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu, evening join cultural show and dinner B. D

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1400

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20

Departure

Airport drive to final departure . B

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Altitude

1400

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Includes

 

  • All accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara on B / B basis ( 3 star hotels)
  • National park entry fees
  • Upper Mustang fee USD 50 per day for 11 days ( USD 550)
  • Food for all trek, camping equipments ( matress, pots, pans etc, a full service camping)
  • Airfare - Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara
  • Fully supported camping trek with all meals in Mustang region / or whatever package you choose
  • All camping gears, donkey, porter etc All helpers, cook, guide with their Insurance, flight and meals
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing , cultural show and dinner

Exclude

 

  • Personal travel insurance and all items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities, city entrance fees
  • Major meals in cities in Kathmandu, Pokhara, when not mentioned
  • Mountain, Road rescue or any other emergency evacuation charges
  • Expenses incurred as a result of illness, landslide, re-routing, flight cancellation, political disturbance and of any other unforeseen situation and events which is not under our control
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