UPPER MUSTANG TREKKING

  1. The once forbidden kingdom of Mustang lies in the north-west region of Nepal. Desolate landscapes and lavishly adorned monasteries, great rivers and fields created through the painstaking labour of humans over time, with the highland that extends endlessly northward and the pristine peaks of Annapurna and of the Nilgiri, which mark the horizon to the South, there are few places in the length of the great chain that cast anything like the spell of Mustang.

  2. This trip gives you the opportunity to go where few have been before. Most of the trek keeps to arid, high deserts inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan stock. The men folk are either traders or farmers while the women mostly tend the fields.

  3. Along with insights into the everyday lives of the people of "Lo" you will have the opportunity to witness their vibrant culture and also a chance to get a look at Lama Buddhism so little changed by time. Still somewhat restricted, the government limits the visitors in this area with high Trekking permit(TIMS Card) fees. Our trek to this land of magic and mystery begins at Jomsom, following a flight to Jomsom and trek to Kagbeni, a ruined citadel town that guards the entrance into Mustang. Entering Mustang, we visit the 16th century monastery at Charang and the fortress city of Lo-Manthang. Here we observe the splendor and traditions of old Tibet that have suffered extinction in Tibet due to the Chinese takeover of its sovereignty. On our return from Mustang we may visit the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath and end our trek in Jomsom.

  4. Trip profile:
    Trekking Destination : Lo Manthang
    Length of trip : 13 days
    Grade: Moderate
    Highest Alt: 3840m
    Type of trek: Tea House/Camping
    Best season: March/Nov

  5. ITINERARY

  6. Day 01 Drive or Fly to Pokhara & transfer to Hotel
    Day 02 Fly to Jomsom & trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
    Day 03 Trek to Chele, 3030m
    Day 04 Trek to Geling, 3570m
    Day 05 Trek to Charang, 3560m
    Day 06 Trek to Lo Manthang, 3840m
    Day 07 Rest day at Lo Manthang
    Day 08 Trek to Ghami, 3510m
    Day 09 Trek to Samar, 3620m
    Day 10 Trek to Kagbeni, 2800m
    Day 11 Trek to Jomsom
    Day 12 Fly back to Pokhara
    Day 13 Fly / Drive to Kathmandu, Hotel.
  7. Included services (Tea house/Lodge trek)
    • Land transportation
      Food, lodging and other expenses of trekking crew
      Food (3 meals a day )
      English speaking guide / porter
      National Park Permit fee
      Normal Trekking permit(TIMS Card)
    • Note: Camping details is not included
  8. Not included services:
    • Special Trekking permit fee
      Accommodation in Kathmandu
      Personal equipment and clothing
      Insurance
      Cold drinks, alcoholic beverages and desserts
      Personal expenses
      Tips to the crew