Mustang Trekking

Duration
14 Days

Posted By
David Parker
I would like you to know that I enjoyed your quality of service and timeless serving by your company and group for the trekking of Annapurna Circuit short trek. It is especially the most memorable trekking of my life.
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Mustang trek is an exploration of the concealed valleys of upper Mustang in Nepal, nestled between Tibet and the Himalayas – a place different from the rest of the world. The wall city of Lomanthang used to be a part of Tibetan kingdom of Gungthang until 1830s. The early history of Lomanthang is embellished in myths and legends rather then the recorded facts. Even though the upper Mustang is changing it still surprises the visitors with its stunning vista and the stubborn way it cling to its unique culture. Indeed the culture is fighting back, crumbing art works are being restored. Crumbing monasteries have been rebuilt and refilled with the sound of bald-headed children in robes studying the ancient Buddhist ways. There are around 275 houses in Lo Mangthang having four castes: the royal caste, the everyday folk, the blacksmiths and the butchers and millers. The whole Lo manthang village has solar electricity now, along with a small herb garden of various holy decorations, flapping flags and of course stacked firewood. There was a time when it was the mandatory of certain family to supply the firewood for the royal family. Sky burial and polyandry are still remain practice in this upper mustang region. Once Nepal got republic in 2005 the royal family is symbolic only.


Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)
After completing the visa and custom formalities, you will meet with our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be escorted through the busy street of Kathmandu to the three star hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefly informed about your 10days Mustang trekking package. Enjoy the sumptuous meal and have a pleasant stay.  

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to our office where you will meet with your team members. You will be provided with Guided Kathmandu City Tour where you will be taken through the journey of UNESCO sites in Kathmandu. You will visit the holiest Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath, the largest Bouddhanath Stupa, the oldest Swayambhunath Stupa and the ancient Royal Residence of Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

Day 03: Kathmandu- Pokhara Drive by Tourist Bus ( 6/7 hrs )
This day 6 am our trek guide will come to pick you at hotel and take you to bus station wihch is 15 min walk from your hotel. Pokhara which is often regarded as City of Lakes is the second largest city of Nepal. It is popular for being the gateway to remote Mustang region. Explore around Pokhara. Enjoy boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple that is located at the middle of lake. Prepare the baggage for trek and stay overnight at hotel.  

Day 04: Pokhara- Jomsom (2800m) flight
Take an early morning flight from Pokhara to Jomsom. Jomsom can also be reached on foot from Pokhara but it consumes 7-8 days to cover the journey. The flight continues above world's deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge that lies in between Annapurna I (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m) mountains. Stay overnight in a hotel in Jomsom.

Day 05: Jomsom to Chele (3050m)
Assemble the crew, arrange for trekking gears and supplies and take 3 hours of trek to Kagbeni by walking alongside the Kaligandaki River. Kagbeni is the gateway to Upper Mustang. Enjoy the views of Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Tukuche and other mountains and move towards Kagbeni. Walk along the Chorten and follow uphill and downhill path to Tangbe village. Take lunch and cross the Chusang River. Cross the bridge on Kaligandaki and take short climb to Chele.

Day 06: Chele to Geling (3520m)
Begin your walk along dry valley with views of red brick houses. Take brief ascend and pass along chortens to small Samar village. Climb up the ridge at 3800m for panoramic view. Walk along Ramchung Cave to Geling which greets you with colorful landscape and mountains.

Day 07: Geling to Charang (3580m)
Leave Geling village early in the morning and walk through whitewashed local houses to Nyi Pass. Descend to the meadow. You can see cattle grazing in the lush green vegetation. Descend to Tangmar Chu River. Moving further, you will soon encounter with yet another small pass. Conquer the pass and descend to Charang Village where you will stay overnight.

Day 08: Charang to Lo Manthang (3780m)
Visit the wish fulfilling Gyokar Gompa. Continue the trek to Drakmar. Visit the 1200yr old Gyokar Gompa. Leave Lo Gyekar Gompa and pursue the ascending trail to the ridge. Get the first view of the fortified Lo city. Descend to Lomanthang for overnight stay.

Day 09: Explore day at Lo Manthang

Lo Manthang the capital city of Mustang contains about 150 houses and has some of the largest and finest Tibetan Buddhism gompas in Nepal. The city itself is absolutely fascinating place with four major ancient Monasteries which are impressive and an enormous 14th century palace imposing 4-storey building in the centre of the city.

Highlights and Excursions:
After breakfast your leader will organize a jeep for Chhosar excursion.
What u see in chhosar:-
• Nyphu Cave monastery built into the side of a soaring cliff.
• 2500 years old Jhong Sky Cave that has more than 44 compartments and gives u the pre historic settlement of humans.
• During afternoon if you are not exhausted you can walk to Thinkar summer palace or explore the extraordinary ancient monasteries inside the walled city itself which is exceptional.

Day 10: Trek to Dhakmar (3800m/ 12467ft) 7 - 8 hrs.

Today we will walk different west terrain which offers you the most beautiful view despite few steep down hill trials. We visit the world’s oldest Tibetan monastery Ghar Gompa built around 7th century by the incarnated monk Padmasambhava.

Highlights:
• We take a different trail that leads us to the world’s oldest monastery, Ghar Gompa.
• The views of landscape and the mountain in the south is mesmerizing.
• Lunch at 7th century monastery is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
• Walk to Dhakmar is thrilling with different trail high above the canyons and eroded hills.
• Dhakmar, a land of red cliffs is one of its kind where overnight is worth.

Day 11: Trek to Syanboche

We trace back to the village of Syanboche where on the way back you have ample opportunity to look back into the missed out views.

Day 12: Trek to Chusang (3040m/ 9973ft) 5 – 6 hrs.

We again trace back our trail towards south. We start early today to visit the Chungsi Cave Monastery which is one of the most attractive among all cave monastery of Mustang where the Saint Padmasamvaba meditated around 7th century. But be prepared for all the steep ascent.

Highlights:
• Early trek to visit the legendary Chungsi Cave Monastery built on the side of the vertical canyon wall, this is where Padmasambava meditated with a vision to bring Buddhism in Tibet.
• We have lunch at a pretty village of Samar famous for its poplar grove.
• Descending down to the Chhusang with a great view of Nilgiri and a wide stretch of Kali Gandaki is significant.
• Chhusang is another pretty old village with apple orchard, there are too many nepali and Tibetan songs sung portraying the beauty of Chhusang.

Day 13: Trek to Kagbeni (2810m) walk 4 hrs

We again trace back our trail towards south.
Highlights:
• Descending down to the Chhusang with a great view of Nilgiri and a wide stretch of Kali Gandaki is significant.
• Chhusang is another pretty old village with apple orchard, there are too many nepali and Tibetan songs sung portraying the beauty of Chhusang.
• We exit from the restricted area of Mustang and stay overnight in Kagbeni

Day 14: Trek to Jomsom (2720)

This morning we trek along the wonderful trail through more Mustangi villages, where we will feast on delicious apples and see the traditional back-loom weaving techniques being practiced by the local women.
• Being it a last night fun activities follows with dancing, eating, drinking and tipping the local staff.

Day 15: Fly to Pokhara after the Upper MUSTANG TREKKING

We take an early morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara – a fantastic way to round off the trek, flying right along the Kali Gandaki Gorge between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Catch further flights to Kathmandu. Over night stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu / PM free in Kathmandu

Today we take back the scenic drive back to Kathmandu which takes around 6 hrs. There is an option to have flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara on added extra cost as required. 

Day 17: Final depature to your home / airport transportation

It is time to fly back to home keeping all the exhilarating experiences of Nepal in mind. Please make sure that you have collected all valuable from the Mountain Monarch security department. Those people traveling by aircraft to further destination will be transferred to the airport and assisted with check in procedures
 
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17th Aug, 2018
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30th Aug, 2018
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ost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share with breakfast.
  • Full board meals while on Mustang trek.
  • Accommodation at local teahouse on twin share bed while on Mustang trekking.
  • Upper Mustang trekking special Permit
  • Welcome dinner with ethno-cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour with entrance fees as listed in itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and end points of the trek
  • Jomsom Pokhara Jomasom domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket etc on Mustang trek.
  • Professional local trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid and comprehensive first aid kit.
  • Trekking guides and other support staff.
  • Mustang region trekking map.
  • Porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment.
  • Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Complementaty Mountain Monarch T-shirts and trek duffle bag.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers for Upper Mustang trek
  • Annapurna conservation entry permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fees.
  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind while on Mustang trip.
  • Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of a personal nature like postage and laundry

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 14 Days
Accomodation: Guest house
Seasons : March,April ,may and sep,oct,Nov
Type: Normal
Activities : Trekking and culture tour
No. of Pax : 2 pax
Starts From : kathamandu
Ends at : pokhara

Trip Highlights

best view of Kingdom of Mustang
visit mustang king place
drive to tibet border

Route Map

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