Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking

Upper Mustang trekking is one of the most popular trekking trail in Mustang region. Trekking  in Upper Mustang, a remote trans Himalayan region north of Annapurna region at an average altitude of 4,000m which culturally and geologically comparable like Tibet.Upper Mustang trek take to you heart of Mustang region. Nepal Upper Mustang trekking offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m, Mt. Nilgiri 7041m, Mt. Fishtail 6998m, Mt. Hiunchuli 6441m, beautiful mustang landscape, Gompa, Mustang king palace. If you are looking for a “off the beaten path” cultural trekking in Nepal then Upper Mustang trek is a great off the beaten trek to experience unique Tibetan like culture, trans Himalayan zone. Upper Mustang trekking is a restricted area and up till 1991 it was forbidden for foreign visitors to enter the kingdom. Now a days foreigners are welcome to Upper Mustang trekking  through the government registered  Nepal trekking agency for a permit fee of US$ 500 valid for 10 days &  additional day costs US$ 50. Minimum two people required to obtain the Upper Mustang trekking permit. Nepal Upper Mustang trekking take to you heart of the Annapurna trekking trail & Kali gandaki valley with beautiful Himalayan views of  2above 8000m mountains ( Mt. Dhaualgiri 8167m, & Mt. Annapurna 8091m)  & 14 snowy capped mountains. 

            

           Upper Mustang trekking start from kagbeni after 3-4 hours walk from Jomsom.  We Himalaya Journey Trekking has two different options Upper Mustang trekking route fly in fly out from Jomsom & drive in fly out as below mentioned in itinerary but HJT arrange customized trip service for trekkers as per their holiday frame. Himalaya Journey Treks  & Expedition’s trekking guide led  you though beautiful Kali gandaki valley Yekle bhatti Kagbeni Chele syagboche Ghemi Tsarang & finally reach at  Mustang Lo – Manthang where you will see Mustangi king and mustang king palace then trail continue to D  , Ghara luri gompa Tange Tetang muktinath Jomsom then by fly back to Pokhara . May, June, July & August are best month trekking in upper mustang but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per trekkers wish and holiday schedule. Minimum two weeks Nepal holidays required for Upper mustang trekking but customized trekking  package also available as per trekkers request. we have mentioned two differnt itinerary fly in fly our &  drive in fly out  for upper Mustang trekking but trip itinerary extend or short asper trekkers wish and desire.

Upper Mustang trekking itinerary:

Upper Mustang  Trekking (Fly in Fly Out)Itinerary: Option I

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Mustang  trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath temple: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.and prepare for the Mustang trekking because this day is required to make Mustang special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 915m. by tourist bus or by flight. overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: After breakfast,pokhara to Jomsom 2710m. by flight and trek to Kagbeni 2810m. walk approximately 4-5 hours

Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele 3050m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Chele trek to Geling 3560m .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 07: Geling trek to Tsarang/Chharang 3620m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Tsarang/Chharang trek to Lo- Manthang 3840m .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 09: Acclimatization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang. During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King palace and monasteries.

Day 10: Lo-Manthang trek to "D”3756m .walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: " D" trek to Ghara via Luri Gomba 3775m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Ghara trek to Tange 3370 .walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Tange trek to Tetang 3022m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 14: Tetang trek to Muktinath 3802m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Muktinath trek to Jomsom 2710m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 16: Jomsom to pokhra 915m. fly approximately 25 minutes, transfer to hotel. overnight at Kathamndu 

Day 17: After breakfast, Pokhara to kathmandu by tourist bus or by flight . by bus drive approximatley 6-7 hours, by flgiht 35 minutes only. we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange either by tourist bus , by private car or by flight as per trekkers choice  &  in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at Kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 18: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Upper Mustang Trekking (Drive in Fly Out)Itinerary: Option II

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition’s representative will transfer to hotel , Mustang trekking briefing with officially arrangements. overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in Kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath stupa: visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and prepare for the Upper Mustang trekking because this day is required to make Mustang special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 915m. by tourist bus or by flight. overnight at Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 04: After breakfast, Pokhara by private vehicle to Nayapul 956m than trek to Hile/Tikhedhunga 1555m. walk approximately 4-5 hours Overnight at Hile/Tikhedhunga.

Day 05: Hile/Tikhedhunga trek to Ghorepani 2855m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 06: Early in the morning HJT trekking guide will take to you Poon Hill 3210m for superb Himalayan scenery including the Dhaulagiri 8167m, Nilgiri 7041m, Fishtail/Machhapuchhare 6998m, Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7939m , Annapurna III7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, Annapurna south 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Lamjung Himal 6986m,Tukuche peak 6920m etc , breakfast at ghorepani and continue trek to Tatopani/Natural hot spring 1179m.walk approximately 6-7 hours

Day 07: Tatopani trek to Ghasa 2013m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 08: Ghasa trek to Marpha 2667m. walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 09: Marpha trek to Kagbeni 2810m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 10: Kagbeni to Chele 3050m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 11: Chele trek to Geling 3500m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 12: Geling trek to Dhakmar 3587m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 13: Dhakmar trek to Tsarang/Chharang 3620m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 14: Tsarang/Chharang trek to Lo- Manthang 3840m. walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 15: Acclimatization or Rest day in Lo-Manthang. During this, you can make sightseeing or excursion tour around Mustang King palace and monasteries.Overnight at tented camp.

Day 16: Lo-Manthang trek to "D " 3754m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 17: " D" trek to Ghara via Luri Gomba 3567m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 18: Ghara trek to Tange 3370m.walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 19: Tange trek to Tetang 3326m.walk approximately 5-6 hours.

Day 20: Tetang trek to Muktinath 3802m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 21: Muktinath trek to Jomsom 2710m.walk approximately 5-6 hours

Day 22: Jomsom to pokhara by flight than by private vehicle or by flight back to Kathmandu.Overnight at hotel.

Day 23: After breakfast, Relaxing or shopping with own activities than in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel .

Day 24: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities , Himalaya Journey Treks & Expedition's representative will drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journeys or if you have time to stay in Nepal will arrange any other trip such as Chitwan Junlge safari tour, Lumbini tour, Chitwan jungle safari tour , river rafting etc.

Trip Cost: USD 1950 per person

Trip cost : USD 2485 Per person

Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Kathmandu to pokhara overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinreary
  • Tourist bus station to Pokhara hotel transfer by private vehicle as mentioed in itinerary
  • Two night hotel accomodation in Pokhara on BB basis ( two star catagory hotel ) as mentioned in itinerary
  • Pokhara hotel to domestic airport drop by private vehicle as mentioed in itinerary
  • Pokhara jomsom Pokhara flight ticket as metioed in itinerary
  • Trekking porter /sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.(two person will get one trekking sherpa/ porter)
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the upper mustang trekking as mentined in itinerary
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Upper mustang trekking permit
  • Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit)
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Pokhara Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus as mentioned in itinerary
  • guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valey sightseeing tour with private vehilce as menioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Upper Mustang Trekking Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

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Useful Information:

Upper Mustang trekking is one of the popular trekking in mustang region offer beautiful High Himalayan views, lush valley, the last forbidden kingdom of Nepal, old monasteries, beautiful landscape like in Tibet & Rainshadow trekking zone in Nepal required minimum two people to obtain Upper mustang trekking permit through government registered Nepal trekking agency .

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