Upper Mustang Trek

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destination Annapurna
duration 16 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 3,840m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Tea House
season All Season

Upper Mustang Trek

The Upper Mustang trek is a definitive door to the secretive universe of the old Buddhist realm of Mustang, likewise called Lo. When prohibited and segregated from the remainder of the world for quite a long time, the zone had the option to advance inside its own particular culture and rich customs intently attached to Tibet. This moderate, lesser-realized trek goes through probably the driest area of Nepal and gives astounding mountain landscape. 

Bronco—normally alluded to as 'Upper Mustang'— is a parched waterway valley that runs north-south off the upper corner of the Annapurna Circuit. Both socially and topographically, it's more like Tibet than Nepal and used to shape its own realm, with its capital in Lo Manthang (the turnaround purpose of your trek). Lying in the downpour shadow of the Himalaya, and authoritatively one of Nepal's limited districts, this trek is known for its desert excellence and cruel, bluff confronted scenes.


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Soon you land in Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Highlights: • Pick up from the international airport. • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader. • Trek briefing and equipment distribution. • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu. • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
Visit to Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.Flying or the other Today after the cultural tour in Kathmandu we drive to Pokhara fo the over night stay at hotel, Pokhara is the second biggest city of Nepal. Highlights: . We explore the sights and sounds of world heritage sites in Ktm in morning and later in the day we drive to Pokhara • 6 hours drive. • Very relaxing, fabulous scenery with multiple breaks giving you time to stretch and enjoy. • Being in Pokhara unlike Kathmandu will definitely add more excitement to your anticipation.
A short morning flight to Jomsom, the district headquarters of Mustang, through the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge with the glorious view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri is exceptional. Highlights: • 20 minutes breathtaking flight to the windy valley of Jomsom is unbelievable. • Great view with dozens of Himalayan giants poking into the sky. • Witness the Kali Gandaki river which dates back to 80 million old flowing from Tibetan Plateau. • After morning tea walk to Kagbeni, the gateway of Upper Mustang through the ancient salt trade trail is unique. • Easy walk, lunch at Kagbeni itself – and after lunch excursion around the antique village of Kagbeni which is not to be missed.
Having completed the permit formalities today we enter the restricted area of Upper Mustang. As said to be the desert of Nepal the valley widens with barren and arid surroundings with green villages in the middle that appears more like a mirage which is simply incredible. Highlights: • Walking on the extended trail with Kagbeni and Nilgiri mountain at the backdrop is dazzling. • Witness the different part of the world, the land of ammonites (pre historic stone) with striking views. • The stretch of Kali Gandaki river bed gives u the ancient history of its existence. • The dramatic setting of the landscape with canyons and wind eroded hills is phenomenal. • Lunch at Tangbe or Chhusang, another ancient village. • Chele is a small beautiful settlement from where u can overlook the valley with its picturesque setting.
Today’s walk is more into undulating trails with couple of steep climb and descents. Despite 6 hour walk the tremendous canyons with its unusual colour that opens out is extraordinary. In this bizarre the farming fields with rich red buckwheat and brilliant green and the south view offering you a panorama of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Tilicho Peak, and YakawaKang adds up to its magnificence. Highlights: • The initial steep walk through the hill cut trail in one of these tremendous canyons is remarkable. • You would witness the sky caves which date back more than 3000 years that were used as human settlement, burial chambers and now lama hermit retreats. • Lunch at the small settlement of Bhena which is now a jeep station but with fabulous scenic beauty. • Climb up to the pass before dropping down to Syangboche is remarkable for its unexpected views. • Syangboche is small settlement deep into the valley but has a theatrical setting.
From Syangboche we climb gently to a small pass of 3800m/12,467ft with extraordinary views of mountains and deep valleys into the wind eroded canyons. Today’s walk is effortless with few short climbs in between but beautiful scenery alongside would hardly allow us to realize the passing away of time and arrive at Ghami for lunch. Highlights: • Endless colourful gullies to the north, east and west which is outstanding. • South is still dominated by the soaring peak of Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna. • After lunch free afternoon to explore Ghami, the ancient village with time honoured monastery, Chortens and mani (prayer) walls.
This short trek to Tsarang takes us into the ‘Land of Chortens”. This trail marks the history and legend of the Indian saint Padmasambhava (750-810 AD), the founder of Tibetan Buddhism who created a fusion of Buddhism with the original Shamanistic religion of Tibet called Bon – whose influence upon the Indian Buddhism makes Tibetan Buddhism so fascinating. Highlights: • Half an hour walk from Ghami we see the Longest ancient mani wall of Mustang. • The soaring red cliffs to the west that tells you the legends of Padmasambhaba is intriguing. • 4 hours walk brings you to the fascinating big village of Tsarang that just looks dramatic. • After lunch visit to the ancient Monastery and the white palace of Tsarang which is their heritage. • Self exploration around maze like Tsarang is worth it.
Finally we get to the plateau of Lo Monthang, ‘The Capital city and the Plain of Aspiration’ of Mustang. The fabled walled city of Lo, the kingdom with a single entrance is a welcome sight! The king, “Lo Gyelbu”, named Jigme Palbar Bista, still resides at his four-storied palace inside the walled city of Lo Manthang.
Lo Manthang the capital city of Mustang contains around 150 houses and has the absolute biggest and best Tibetan Buddhism gompas in Nepal. The city itself is completely interesting spot with four significant old Monasteries which are noteworthy and a gigantic fourteenth century castle forcing 4-story working in the focal point of the city. Features and Excursions: After breakfast your pioneer will sort out a jeep for Chhosar trip. What u see in chhosar:- • Nyphu Cave cloister incorporated with the side of a taking off bluff. • 2500 years of age Jhong Sky Cave that has in excess of 44 compartments and gives u the pre notable settlement of people. • During evening on the off chance that you are not depleted you can stroll to Thinkar summer castle or investigate the remarkable old cloisters inside the walled city itself which is outstanding.
Today we will walk distinctive west landscape which offers you the most wonderful view regardless of not many soak down slope preliminaries. We visit the world's most seasoned Tibetan cloister Ghar Gompa worked around seventh century by the manifested priest Padmasambhava. Features: • We take an alternate path that leads us to the world's most seasoned religious community, Ghar Gompa. • The perspectives on scene and the mountain in the south is entrancing. • Lunch at seventh century religious community is a rare chance. • Walk to Dhakmar is exciting with various path high over the gorge and disintegrated slopes. • Dhakmar, a place that is known for red bluffs is one of its sort where medium-term is worth.
We follow back to the town of Syanboche where in transit back you have sufficient chance to think once again into the passed up a major opportunity sees.
We again follow back our path towards south. We start early today to visit the Chungsi Cave Monastery which is one of the most alluring among all cavern religious community of Mustang where the Saint Padmasamvaba contemplated around seventh century. In any case, be set up for all the precarious rising. Features: • Early trek to visit the amazing Chungsi Cave Monastery based on the vertical gorge divider, this is the place Padmasambava contemplated with a dream to acquire Buddhism Tibet. • We eat at a pretty town of Samar popular for its poplar woods. • Descending down to the Chhusang with an incredible perspective on Nilgiri and a wide stretch of Kali Gandaki is huge. • Chhusang is another quite old town with apple plantation, there are such a large number of nepali and Tibetan tunes sung depicting the excellence of Chhusang.
We again follow back our path towards south. Features: • Descending down to the Chhusang with an incredible perspective on Nilgiri and a wide stretch of Kali Gandaki is huge. • Chhusang is another quite old town with apple plantation, there are such a large number of nepali and Tibetan tunes sung depicting the excellence of Chhusang. • We exit from the limited zone of Mustang and remain medium-term in Kagbeni
At the beginning of today we trek along the superb path through more Mustangi towns, where we will devour delightful apples and see the conventional back-loom weaving methods being drilled by the nearby ladies. • Being it a last night fun exercises follows with moving, eating, drinking and tipping the nearby staff.
We take an early morning departure from Jomsom to Pokhara – an incredible method to adjust the trek, flying right along the Kali Gandaki Gorge between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Catch further flights to Kathmandu. Over night remai
Today we reclaim the picturesque drive back to Kathmandu which takes around 6 hrs. There is a choice to have trip to Kathmandu from Pokhara on included additional expense as required.
The time has come to fly back to home remembering all the thrilling encounters of Nepal. It would be ideal if you ensure that you have gathered all important from the Uma Holidays security division. Those individuals making a trip via airplane to assist goal will be moved to the air terminal and helped with check in strategies.


Cost 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.
  • 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


Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  • Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack bag for yourself
  • A down Jacket
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  • T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket.
  • Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  • A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  • Underwear
  • Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  • A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair sandal (Optional)
  • A water bottle.
  • Head/Torch Light.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount



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No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,600
2 Pax USD 1,550
3 Pax USD 1,450
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,350
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,250
13 - 18 Pax USD 1,200
19 - 24 Pax USD 1,170
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