Mustang is situated in the north of the Kali-Gandaki valley and the name is originated from Tibetan word “Mun Tang” meaning "fertile plain". Upper Mustang trek offers a spectacular trekking experience in the remote trans-Himalayan mountain region of Nepal. Upper Mustang is also known as the Last Forbidden Kingdom because it wasn’t until the 1990s that tourists were allowed to enter the region. Even today, to be able to go trekking, you need to apply for a specific permit and the entry visa to Nepal alone is not enough. While trekking in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal, we can admire the uniqueness of tree-less landscape, rocky trails and views of Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas
Day 01: International flight to Kathmandu
It usually take one to two days for your international flight to Kathmandu Nepal.
Day 02: UNESCO sites visit
Possible walk through the streets of Thamel, a tourist center in Kathmandu with souvenir shops. And visit Soyambunath and Budhanilkantha and Baudhanath. Welcome dinner all together in the evening. Overnight at Hotel, Thamel (Chettrapati), Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu, trekking preparation:
After breakfast at the hotel you will visit some of the historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, including the UNESCO sites: the historic Durbar Square, the Hindu holy temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) In the afternoon, preparation meeting with the other members of the Nepalese team.
Day 04: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823 mt.) 6-7 hours by mini bus / private vehicle.
Around 7:00 am, we leave for Pokhara by bus. During the trip we will see the Nepal countryside that offers lush vegetation, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain scenery. In the afternoon we will reach Pokhara which offers magnificent views of Machhapuchhare, Annapurna and other mountains. Pokhara is the city with numerous and beautiful lakes. Overnight in the city.
Day 05: flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and trekking from Jomsom (2743mt.) To Kagbeni (2858mt.) 3-4 hours
After breakfast transfer to the airport to Jomsom. The flight will be superpanoramic: 30 minutes in the mountains with views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Jomsom is a large city, home to the Mustang region; in the past it was an important village in the Kaligandaki area where the trans-Himalayan (via del sale) crossroads with Tibet passed through. From Jomsom continue on the path along the Kali Gandaki river for about 3 hours and finally reach the village Ekley-Bhatti. From Jomsom onwards it will be easy to meet windy afternoons. After a good stop, an hour of easy walk takes us to Kagbeni, an interesting village located on the bank of two rivers. Dinner and overnight in the lodge.
Day 06: Kagbeni at Chele (3050mt.) 5-6 hours
You start walking, after the special permission for entry into the Mustgang, along the bank of the Kaligandaki river. The walks will always be panoramic, with stops in picturesque places. With various ups and downs you reach the village Tangbe with narrow alleys between white houses, fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat and fields of apples. We have lunch and then continue to Chhusang and after crossing the river, following small ridges we reach the village of Chele.
Day 07: Chele at Syanbochen (3475m) 6-7 hours
The trail is a bit longer than usual. Climb to the Taklam La Pass (3,624m) through plateaus and gorges with views of Tilicho Peak, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda. Then we descend to the village of Samar. After 3 hours of walking you reach Syanbochen. Along the way, we will relax among fresh streams and juniper trees. The locals use the dried juniper leaves as incense to honor the deities and start any work under a good omen. We also pass in a famous cave known as Ramchung Cave.
Day 08: Syanbochen to Ghaymi (3520m) 5-6 hours
After breakfast we climb to the Yamda La (3,850m) passing a couple of tea houses, chortens and local villages, with Tibetan style houses. We cross mountain passes, and an avenue of trees and barley fields until you reach the Nyi Pass pass (4.010m). Then descend to spend the night at Ghaymi, the third largest village in the Lo region.
Day 09: Ghaymi to Charang (3500m) 4-5 hours
The day starts after breakfast with a pleasant walk. After crossing the Ghaymi Khola river, the path climbs to a plateau and passes by a very long Mani wall, a sacred stone wall made by Buddhism followers. After passing Gaymi La (3861 meters) we continue trekking towards downhill and up to Tsarang village. Where we can see wheat fields, willows and houses separated by stone walls. We also see a huge white and red Dzong Gompa (monastery) .
Day 10: Charang at Lo-Mangthang (3700m) 5-6 hours
We continue our trek towards Lo-Manthang. This is an opportunity to visit two other villages along the trek. The path climbs steadily to Lo-Gekar. The Lo-Gekar Gompa is older than the Samye Gompa in Tibet, and one of the oldest Gompas in all of Nepal. After visiting Lo-Gekar, we will continue to Lo-Manthang. We arrive at a ridge where there is a breathtaking view of the walled city of Lo. After a short descent we cross a stream and climb up to the Lo- Manthang plateau. We will stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Lo-Mangthang Lo-Mangthang's Exploratory Visit
The day is dedicated to exploring the surroundings of Lo-Manthang. It takes about two hours to reach Namgyal Gompan, which is located on a hill and serves as an important monastery for the local community and a local court. After visiting Namgyal Gompa, we will continue to Tingkah, which is a village of about 40 dwellings, the last village to the northwest of Lo- Manthang. We will return to Lo-Manthang in the evening
Day 12: Yara (3720m) and explore Luri Gumba, 6-7 hours
We walk from Lo-Manthang to Tsarang, from the top we head to the left. We arrive at Die village, where we take our lunch break. Afterwards we continue to move towards Yara. If we have enough time we can visit Luri Gumba in the afternoon.
Day 13: Tange (3520 meters) 8-9 hours
The day starts early in the morning. Today we bring packed lunch. We try to cross the river as soon as possible. Towards evening we arrive at Tange.
Day 14: Chusang (3050 m), 8-9 hours
Another long day of trekking starts early in the morning. The route passes through the local village, over the Tibetan bridge and Pa pass (4,060 miter). If there is good weather we can see the Tilicho, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche and Mustang Peak from afar. We pass by Cha Cha La passo (4,040 meters) and arrive at Chusang.
Day 15: Chhuksang to Jomsom via Muktinath (3,760m) 8-9 hours
Our last day of trekking will be a bit long. For this we start walking early in the morning. After breakfast it moves towards Muktinath, we take the slightly different path that is slightly uphill. We head towards Muktinath temple which is the center of spiritual faith. Both Hindus and Buddhists. We will visit Muktinath temple and 108 water taps. The Jwala Mai temple and ancient Vishnu temple. Then we take jeeps to Jomsom in the afternoon. From Muktinath we follow the same road as the Annapurna Trekking circuit to Jomsom and Overnight at the hotel in Jomsom.
Day 16: Return flight to Pokhara
After breakfast, we will fly from Jonsom to Pokhara for about 30 minutes. We will fly over the two beautiful mountains again (Annapurna and Dhaulagiri). From Pokhara transfer to the hotel near Lake Fewa, the rest of the time will be dedicated to Pokhara's visit. Overnight at Hotel
Day 17: Journey from Pokhara to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we travel by bus to Kathmandu. To celebrate the completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. For dinner, excellent Nepali cuisine is served, which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18: visit UNESCO sites in Kathmandu
We can visit UNESCO sites in the Kathmandu valley; Bhuddhnath, Pasupatinath and Kritipur and do some shopping.
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
Final departure to your native country
Domestic flight (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara) and all transport within Nepal during the trip
Private transfers to and from airports in Nepal
Hotel accommodation in twin shared with breakfast for 3 nights in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara
Mustang special permit of $ 500, $ 40 ACAP and $ 20 TIMS card and other extra fees.
1 welcome or farewell dinner with cultural show in Kathmandu
Full board(breakfast, lunch and dinner), tea included for the entire trek
Entrance fees to monuments and national parks
English speaking tour guide in Kathmandu UNESCO sites visit
Portar service during the trek
Professional trekking guide guide during the trek
Salaries, insurance, equipment, flights, accommodation and meals for guides and porters
Trekking duffle bag (Printed: Himalayan Travel Partner)
Government and local taxes
Group first aid KIT
Entry visa issued on arrival ($ 40 for 30 days)
Lunch and dinner in the city
Tips and anything not mentioned in "The cost include"
Travel insurance (medical insurance in case of emergency evacuation)
Important note: Your safety is the most important thing during the journey. So please note that for safety reasons the guide has the right to partially modify or cancel any trekking route mentioned above. As this adventure takes place in a remote mountainous area, sometimes the weather conditions, health conditions, natural phenomena, etc. can change the route. However, the guide will try to operate the trip as safely as possible and according to the original itinerary.