Upper Mustang Trekking - 19 days

Explore the forbidden Kingdom of Upper Mustang Lo Manthang

Trip Facts

Max-Altitude 3,950m/12,956ft at Lo La Pass Transportation Private Vehicle and Flight
Grade Scenic/ Easy to Adventurous Accommodation Hotel/Resort at Kathmandu & Pokhara, Tea Houses During Trekking
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner During Trekking Best Season Spring (March, April, May) & Autumn (September, October & November)
Communication Satellite Phone Group Size Minimum 02 for private trip/ any size for group joining

Trip Highlights:

  • Upper Mustang – a Land of spirituality, mysticism, holiness, sanctity, religiousness, and devoutness.
  • Trendy even in monsoon season as it is popular rain shadow of Nepal.
  • Experience surprising wedding and family culture of Mustang people where still practicing of polyandry system.
  • Beautiful architecture, old ancient caves, Buddhist monasteries, monks, traditional healers can be experienced while traveling around.

Trip Introduction:

Upper Mustang Trekking 19 day’s package trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and Climbing Team surely is amusing and unforgettable trip ever. A remote separate kingdom until 2007 B.S and closed till 1992 for westerners is another extraordinary feature that make any travelers curious, inquisitive and most probable questioning. The only desert region of Nepal is located North of Annapurna at an altitude of 4000m at the border of Tibetan plateau.

After two days cultural tour in Kathmandu valley, exciting activity get started as soon as pokhara is reached. Breathtaking view of Himalayan ranges from since Pokhara to Upper mustang make any person put out of the mind. Jomsom and Kagbeni are another destination after Pokhara where the actual desert part is seen; a naked and barren landscape with prayers flags, chanting, ringing of religious bells and mind blowing wind. Chaile, Geling, Dakmar, Lo Manthang, Luri Gompa, are the places we follow for the Upper Mustang Trekking. The four storied palace of Lo manthang and its architecture is worth seeing. The high passes, Glaciers, Alpine valleys, kaligandaki river, George of kaligandaki is on the way to mesmerize your tour. Trekkers can also get opportunity to experience the festival Tiji, a popular Buddhist festival celebrated in late winter. Marrying the same girl by brothers of same family is another unique and surprising culture of mustange people. Surely, it will be a research report if someone is interested in life style, people and overall culture. Monasteries, Gompas, Traditional healers, monks add charm in this trek.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,689ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs drive)
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) & Trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3,080m/10,102ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Chaile to Geling (3,510m/11,513ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Giling to Dhakmar (3,820m/12,529ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09 & 10: Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang – Lo Manthang
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Lo – Manthang to Yara Gaon (3,530m/11,578ft) via Lo La Pass (3,950m/12,956ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Excursion hike to Luri Gompa (3,850m/12,628ft altitude) and back to Yara (2-3 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Yara to Tanggye (3,240ft/10,627ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Trek from Tanggye to Chuksang (3,050m/10,004ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation:
Tea House available
Meal includes:
Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 18: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
Accommodation:
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes:
BB Plan & Farewell Dinner

Day 19: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Remember: This itinerary outline can be easily changed as per your duration of stay, purpose of holiday and your preference. Cost of the package also depends upon Deluxe, Standard, Budget and your group size. You can easily feel free to CONTACT US any time for any queries.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft altitude) and transfer to Hotel
Once you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team will welcome and take you to your recommended hotel or resort. In addition, tour operator will detail you about the Upper Mustang Trekking program and introduce to the guide.
Accommodation: Hotel or Resort as per your request.
Meal includes: Breakfast. In general we prefer BB plan for your stay in cities so you can choose varieties of tastes in different restaurants around the city.

Day 02: Guided tour around world’s Heritage sites of Kathmandu
Today, we will have a sightseeing tour of the capital city Kathmandu to view Durbar Square, Kasthamandap Temple, Kumari Ghar, Hanuman Dhoka, Kal Bhairav and varioys other famous temples. Moreover, you will visit to Swoyambhunath Stupa, recognized as the oldest stupa of Buddhist community across the world. It has gained its name as a monkey temple. Other than this, you will visit a famous Hindu temple named Pashupatinath temple.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,689ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs drive)
We will start early morning to drive to Pokhara via beautiful Nepalese countryside and allow you to explore the amazing beautiful valleys, mid-hill landscapes and other interesting settlements across the mountains.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 04: Morning flight to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) & Trek to Kagbeni (2,810m/9,216ft altitude) (3-4 Hrs walk)
Today, we will have an early morning flight to the Jomsom valley and later on, move ahead towards the northern region of Kali Gandaki by crossing the nearby suspension bridge. While you walk, you may enjoy the views of snow-capped mountains named Tukuche, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri and the complete Annapurna massif across the south area. We complete our trek of the day by reaching at teahouse in Kagbeni.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 05: Trek from Kagbeni to Chaile (3,080m/10,102ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Our trek will start from the northern valley of Kagbeni to reach to Chele, from where we will pass through Tangbe, a beautiful village incorporating picturesque traditional homes and barley fields, apple orchards and buckwheat. Once you cross the Chhuksand village, we will cross a stream and leave the valley of Kali Gandaki to reach Chaile village and stop overnight.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 06: Trek from Chaile to Geling (3,510m/11,513ft altitude) (6-7 Hrs walk)
Trail for today lead you to Samar village, which belongs to the ridge top and later on, descends within a big gorge before Chorten. Then, we have to climb to a pass and follow a stream before we should descend across Shyangmochen ridge, a tiny settlement consisting of only few teashops. Our trail will continue descending to reach at Geling, which has extensive barley fields.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 07: Trek from Geling to Dhakmar (3,820m/12,529ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We will continue with our trek from Geling to reach Dhakmar. Here, you will find an oldest Tibet monastery named Lo Gekar Monastery built during the eighth century by a worldwide famous magician of Tibet named Guru Rinpoche.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 08: Trek from Dhakmar to Lo-Manthang (3,730m/12,234ft altitude) (6-7 hrs walk)
On our 8th day of trekking, our trail will broad and let us to get the first view of Lo Manthang, known popularly as the walled city. Since the city has a single entrance, we have to circumambulate the wall towards the gate present on its northeastern corner. We will start with our return journey via upper highland route and again get dramatic views of the Charang Valley and Lo Manthang, along with snow cladding peaks in background. Just before our settlement at Ko Gekar, we will reach to the Mustang’s oldest monastery named Ghare Gompa and finally have overnight stay at Lo-Manthang.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 09 & 10: Free Exploration day at Upper Mustang – Lo Manthang
Now, we will explore various wonderful monasteries available in the close proximity of this wonderful cultural town and visit across Champa Lakhang, Chyodi Gompa and various other prime highlights of the King’s palace in Upper Mustang.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 11: Trek from Lo – Manthang to Yara Gaon (3,530m/11,578ft) via Lo La Pass (3,950m/12,956ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We will move to Yara Gaon by starting from Lo-Manthang region by passing through the famous Lo La Pass.
Accommodation:
 Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 12: Excursion hike to Luri Gompa (3,850m/12,628ft altitude) and back to Yara (2-3 Hrs walk)
Today we have an excursion hike to the 12th cave monastery of Nepal i.e. Luri Gompa and then, we return to Yara Gaon.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 13: Trek from Yara to Tanggye (3,240ft/10,627ft altitude) (4-5 Hrs walk)
Today, we will take to reach Tanggye by walking for about 4 to 5 hours. During our walk, we can get continuous views of mountains.
Accommodation:
 Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 14: Trek from Tanggye to Chuksang (3,050m/10,004ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
We will trek via deep ridges and landscapes to hit the entire valley of Kali Gandaki and finally, reaches to a high altitude village named Chuksang.
Accommodation:
 Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 15: Trek from Chuksang to Jomsom (2,730m/8,954ft altitude) (5-6 Hrs walk)
Our walking continues through the Kali Gandaki river valley to cross headquarter of Mustang named Jomsom, while we will stay overnight there.
Accommodation: Tea House available
Meal includes: Full Board – Dinner, Breakfast, & Lunch

Day 16: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing, boating or free for any other personal activities
We will wind up our trekking tour by taking a local flight to Pokhara. Here, you may participate in different activities, boating, sightseeing and other personal activities.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Now, we will drive back from Pokhara to reach at the capital city Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: Breakfast

Day 18: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.
Here, you will again get a spare day to view the beauties of Kathmandu City and be the part of shopping and various personal activities. In the evening, join with our dinner program with authentic Nepali cultural program.
Accommodation: 
Hotel/Resort
Meal includes: BB Plan & Farewell Dinner

Day 19: Farewell, departure transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.
Our team will depart you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, from where you will get the flight as per your own chosen schedule.
Meal includes: Breakfast

Cost Includes: 

  • All land transportation by private vehicle including Airport Pick up & Drop
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu & 2 Nights stay in Pokhara with BB Plan (3 star category Hotel/Resort)
  • A day guided sightseeing tour in world heritage sites of Kathmandu including private vehicle, experienced city tour guide, all entrance permits
  • Tea house (lodge) accommodation during the entire trekking as per mentioned in itinerary
  • Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the entire trek as per mentioned in itinerary
  • A duffel bag, Trekking Map and trekking pole
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fee
  • Restricted Area permit of Upper Mustang (USD 500 per person)
  • Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara round trip flight
  • An experienced government certified Trekking Guide
  • Required numbers of experienced porters (2:1 ratio)
  • Staff’s foods, salary and insurance
  • General first Aid Kid
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu with entire Adventure Mountain Trekking Team
  • All government taxes and applicable paperwork

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance (essential for high altitude trekking)
  • Lunch and Dinner in city as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses (bar, laundry, personal shopping, internet usages during the trek, hot shower during the trek, battery charge during the trek etc.)
  • Alcoholic beverage
  • TIPS for Staff
Start Date End Date Price In US Dollar($) AVAILABILITY Booking
A private departures on any day all around the year can be arranged for this trek/tour, for more details and dates E-mail info@adventuremountaintreks.com

AVAILABILITY OPTIONS

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CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

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Namaste!
After my trek to the Annapurna Bace Camp in 2011 with Ajeeb I knew I have to come back to Nepal. In 2017 I decided to return to this beautiful country to visit a region that I only had read of in National Geographic stories before. My plan was to explore Upper Mustang, formerly known as “Kingdom of Lo”. Ajeeb and Pradip helped me a lot, answered questions and organized the trek for me. Raj and Sujan guided me all the way from Jomsom to Lo Manthang and back again. I had an amazing time and a lot of fun on this trip and I’ll never ever forget my days in that breathtaking part of Nepal. All four of my nepalese friends were very friendly, helpful and supportive. I can only highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to have an amazing adventure and a great time in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Andreas from Austria

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