Upper Mustang trek takes you to the capital of the medieval kingdom of Mustang in the Trans Himalayan region of the central northern part of Nepal. Mustang region is bordered with Tibet. Upper mustang trekking region was opened for foreign trekkers in 1992 and limited tourist visit this region in a year and requires the special permit from the government of Nepal. Mustang trek offers the pristine beauty of nature and culture. Mustang Trekking region is more close to Tibet in terms of cultural practices and the geographical structure than rest of the Nepal. Upper mustang trek also offers the views of the mountains like Annapurna (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Machhapuchhre (6996m.), Nilgiri, Tukuche, Himalchuli etc. During the upper mustang trek trekkers get chance to explore the culture and lifestyle of the ethnic people like Thakali, Gurung, Magar, Ghale etc. Lo Mangthang, the capital of the upper mustang, is the walled city of just 106 houses which is inhabited by the Tibetan Buddhist people. In Lo Mangthang you can see many Buddhist monasteries.
Upper Mustang trek also known as the Lo Mangthang Trek begins with the scenic flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Then you head to the gate way of Upper mustang Kagbeni which is situated on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River. You follow the bank of the Kali Gandaki River there. Kagbeni is famous for Saligram, a stone on which the image of Hindu Lord Vishnu is carved. There you see the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims flocked to Muktinath, the sacred place of Hindu and Buddhist. The deepest gorge of the world made by Kali Gandaki River between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna is another remarkable attraction of this trek. You visit many centuries old Tibetan monasteries like Tiger Monastery, Namgyal monastery, Choser Monastery in Lo Mangthang. While trekking you traverse the desert land of the Trans Himalayan region, rugged mountains, villages etc. you can combine this trek to the Muktinath temple. The best season to go for upper mustang trek are autumn and spring when the weather is clear and you can have the clear view of the mountains.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1310m/4264ft.).
Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing day.
Day 03:Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by Bus (910m.).
Day 04:Flight to Jomsom and Trekking to Kagbeni (2858m.), about 4 hours.
Day 05:Kagbeni to Chele Trek (3050m.), 5-6 hours.
Day 06:Chele to Syanbochen Trek (3475m.) 6-7 hours.
Day 07:Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m.), 6 hours.
Day 08:Ghaymi to Charang Trek (3500m.).
Day 09:Charang to Lo-Mangthang Trek (3700m), 6 hours.
Day 10:Rest at Lo-Mangthang.
Day 11:Trek to Drakmar (3810m.) 6-7 hours.
Day 12:Drakmar to Ghiling trek (3806m.), 6 hours.
Day 13:Trek to Chhuksang (3050m.), 5/6 hrs.
Day 14:Chhuksang to Jomsom Trek (2700m.), 7 hours.
Day 15:Fly back to Pokhara and Exploring the city, 30 minutes.
Day 16:Drive back to Kathmandu, 200km. (6hrs.).
Day 17:Free from program.
- Three nights hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast at 3 stars hotel
- TIMS permit,daily meals( Breakfast, lunh & dinner) during trekking
- trekking guide trekking porter to carry your baggage
- Pick up from Airport on your arrival day
- lodge accommodation during trekking
- Transportation to Kathmandu
- Transportation to Pokhara
- Sight seeing in Kathmandu
- Annapurna Trekking permit
- Hotel in Pokhara
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- entry fee in palaces & temples of Kathmandu
- drinks (hot/cold/alcoholic)
- personal nature expenses
- travel insurance