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Upper Mustang Trekking
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Upper Mustang Trekking

Upper Mustang Trekking

Mustang has a long, rich and complex history that makes it one of the most interesting places in Nepal and offering a fantastic landscape and a very untouched life style, culture and tradition which is very much influenced by Tibetans. Mustang has been described as a thumb-like part of Nepal extending into Tibet and Sakyapa form of Tibetan Buddhism is highly practiced, this sect was established at Sakya monastery in Tibet. It is situated the central north of Nepal and behind the Himalayas and rain shaded area so it is unique to trek in summer seasons. Since 1994 the Government opened this forbidden Kingdom for the limited number of tourist every year.
Shortcut Itinerary
Day 01 - Kathmandu (4,430ft).
Day 02 - Kathmandu (4,430ft).
Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04 - Pokhara to Marpha (8,750 ft.)
Day 05 - Marpha to Kagbeni (9,215 ft.)
Day 06 - Kagbeni to Chele (9,950 ft.)
Day 07 - Chele to Syangbochen (11,900 ft.)
Day 08 - Syangboche to Ghemi (11,300 ft.)
Day 09 - Ghemi to Tsarang (11,500 ft.)
Day 10 - Tsarang to Lo Manthang (12,400 ft.)
Day 11 - Lo Manthang
Day 12 - Lo Manthang to Dri (11,100 ft.)
Day 13 - Luri Gompa excursion
Day 14 - Dri to Tange (11,050 ft.)
Day 15 - Tange to Pa (13,300 ft.)
Day 16 - Pa to Tetang (9,900 ft.)
Day 17 - Tetang to Muktinath
Day 18 - Muktinath to Jomsom
Day 19 - Fly Jomsom to Kathmandu
Day 20 - Kathmandu
Day 21 - Departure

Minimum Pax: 02              Maximum Pax: 18
Lodge and Tent both Are possible.
Date:  We can arrange tour on any date as per your requirement.
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Full Program.

Day 01 - Kathmandu (4,430ft).
Arrivalin Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel..

Day 02 - Kathmandu (4,430ft).
Full-day sightseeing ,Visit Boudha, Pashupati and Patan.

Day 03 - Kathmandu to Pokhara
Fly to Pokhara. Overnight Hotel driving hrs 6-7 hrs.

Day 04 - Pokhara to Marpha (8,750 ft.) (5-6 hrs)
Early morning flight to Jomsom. And trek to Marpha. Overnight lodge or camp.

Day 05 - Marpha to Kagbeni (9,215 ft.) (4-5 hrs)
Begin your trek up the windy Kali Gandaki valley to its confluence with the Jhog Khola. Kagbeni is the gateway to Upper Mustang and was formed in the 14th century as a checkpoint to control travel. Overnight Camp.

Day 06 - Kagbeni to Chele (9,950 ft.) (6-7 hrs)
Heading north along the river, snowy Nilgiri (22,431 feet) will dominate the skyline in sharp contrast to the river canyon below. Enter Tange Village, a labyrinth of narrow alleys among whitewashed houses with fields of buckwheat, barley, wheat, and apple trees. Then continue toward Chhuksang along a trail lined with chortens (Buddhist wayside shrines) painted the traditional colors of red, black, and white -- colors made from local rocks and minerals. Eventually cross the Kali Gandaki River on a steel footbridge, then climb up to the village of Chele, perched on a ridge above the gorge. Overnight Camp.

Day 07 - Chele to Syangbochen (11,900 ft.) (5-6 hrs)
Today will begin with an unrelenting climb -- the trail often hewn out of the canyon wall -- continuing more gently to your lunch stop at the pleasant village of Samar. In the afternoon, navigate over two more ridges (highest pass is about 12,500 feet) to Syangbochen, a small cliff-side settlement with a panoramic view of the Annapurnas. Overnight Camp.

Day 08 - Syangboche to Ghemi (11,300 ft.) (4-5hrs)
Start uphill to another pass of about 12,500 feet. The trail then descends with two drops into small canyons, and then continues with a gentle ascent toward Chyunkar and the Nye La (12,720 feet). From this pass, you'll have incredible views of the Annapurnas and Nilgiris as well as sweeping views of Mustang. Ghemi Village, built on the edge of a steep cliff, appears in the distance. Visit the 13th century gompa here. Overnight Camp.

Day 09 - Ghemi to Tsarang (11,500 ft.)(5-6 hrs)
Descend to the tributary of the Kali Gandaki and cross on a steel footbridge. On the opposite side you will find the longest mani wall (tens of thousands of rocks carved with sacred prayers) in Nepal. Follow an alternate trail to two interesting villages, Tramar and Lo Gekhar. Lo Gekhar contains one of the oldest gompas in Nepal (built in the eighth century -- even older than Samye in Tibet), a great red-and-white structure surrounded by trees. At Marang turn to follow the drainage to Tsarang, the impressive village that contains a huge five-story white dzong (fortress) and well as the imposing red gompa, Dorje Dhen. Overnight Camp.

Day 10 - Tsarang to Lo Manthang (12,400 ft.) ( 6-7 hrs)
The trail follows a gentle but unrelenting climb for increasingly beautiful views of the mountains to the south, past numerous caves in the cliffs adjacent to Lo La (pass) at 12,800 feet. From here, you'll have our first view of the impenetrable fortress of Lo Manthang. Enter this walled city through the imposing main gate. Overnight Camp.

Day 11 - Lo Manthang
Explore the maze of narrow streets winding through approximately 150 houses, and three important gompas built in the early 15th century. These temples (along with those in Tsarang and Lo Gekhar) have been rescued from the ravages of time by the efforts and heart of local people (Lo Gyalpo Jigme Foundation in collaboration with the American Himalayan Foundation) -- with stunning results. If you are very fortunate we may get an audience with the king or queen at the four-story palace. The king, Raja Jigme Parbal Bista, although his duties are mostly ceremonial, is well loved and respected throughout the region. Overnight Camp.

Day 12 - Lo Manthang to Dri (11,100 ft.) (3-4 hrs)
Our route south is unusual; most groups return the same way they came, but we will make a loop following remote trails on the east side of the Kali Gandaki. Back over the Lo La, head southeast to the Tholung Valley, with terrific views of Nilgiri as we climb higher. Tsarang will come into view across the way, and finally descend steeply into the bowels of the canyon to the village of Dri, one of the most prosperous villages in Mustang. Overnight Camp.

Day 13 - Luri Gompa excursion
It is a whole day's trip to Luri Gompa and back via Yara and Ghara villages. The landscape here contains strange, fluted pinnacles eroded by wind. At 13,500 feet, Luri sits like an eagle's nest in the cliffs. This mysterious cave monastery dates from the 13th century. The central chamber is carved directly into the rock. The domed ceiling is covered with murals, and in the center of the chamber there is a large and finely crafted chorten. Luri is a true jewel in a most unbelievable setting -- the artwork here is considered to be some the finest and most unusual in the Himalayas. Overnight Camp.

Day 14 - Dri to Tange (11,050 ft.) (5-6 hrs)
The trail follows the river for a while, and we'll negotiate five or six fairly shallow crossings of tributary streams (wading shoes will be necessary). This is a very good time to look for spiral fossils (saligrams) scattered among the rocks along the shore. Cross the river that is coming down from the sacred lakes of Damodar Kunda, and then over desolate terrain up to a pass of 12,600 feet. This is a long day, but finally the fields of the prosperous village of Tangye will appear below, and we'll arrive at camp after passing a series of large chortens. Overnight Camp.

Day 15 - Tange to Pa (13,300 ft.) (5-6hrs)
After another river crossing ascend steeply to a higher plateau. You'll have increasingly fantastic views of not only much of the Mustang we have traveled through, but of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukche, Tilicho, and Annapurna. You'll look for blue sheep and enjoy the wildflowers as we traverse to a shepherd's camp by the stone hut near the pass. Overnight Camp.

Day 16 - Pa to Tetang (9,900 ft.) (5-6 hrs)
Ascending and descending, travel through the vast and silent world of the wild uplands. Along a ridge, again have views of Mustang, the wind carved hills all around, and the snow peaks stretching from Dhaulagiri in the south to Tibet in the north. Care must be taken on this path that contours along and into a steep and contorted canyon. Tetang is on the Narsing River above Chhuksang, which we passed our first day out of Kagbeni. Overnight Camp.

Day 17 - Tetang to Muktinath (3790 ft) (6-7 hrs)
It will take about five hours to reach the pass, Gnyu La, at 13,000 feet. It is a rewarding route providing fine views the entire way and wildflowers. From the pass one can see Muktinath, and within a few hours we will arrive at the final stretch where the trail goes through a grove of trees, across a bridge, past a nunnery, and finally joins the main trail from Manang. Here officially exit the restricted area of Upper Mustang. Muktinath is a holy place, the destination of thousands of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims every year. We'll have time to visit the many fine temples and shrines. Overnight Camp.

Day 18 - Muktinath to Jomsom (6-7 hrs)
On the last day of trek you'll be on the main Annapurna circuit route. Enter the village of Jharkot and visit the monastery and the traditional Tibetan medicinal center. Heading west to the Kali Gandaki, we'll pass Eklobatti, then south along the river to Jomosom. While still beautiful, Jomosom will be quite a culture shock compared to where we have been with all its busy activity -- perhaps including a newly arrived highway (which may even have some internal combustion vehicles plying the gravel and spewing exhaust). Overnight Camp.

Day 19 - Fly Jomsom to Pokhara
Fly Jomsom to Pokhara rest day and sightseeing in Pokhara.

Day 20 –Pokhara- Kathmandu (Drive) (6-7 hrs)
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at Boudhanath..

Day 21 - Departure.
Transfer to airport for your final departure.


Cost Inclusive:

Transfer as per program with private transportation
Hotel in Bhaktapur; Sweet home bhaktapur or same standard hotel with bed and breakfast basis
Hotel in kathmandu: 3 star standard Hotel with Bed and Break fast.
Hotel in Pokhara: 3 star standard Hotel with bed and break fast.
Necessary entrance fee for trekking and sightseeing
simple Clean lodge accommodation during the Trekking
Break fast and dinner during the Trekking
English Speaking Trekking Guide.
One porter for 2 person.
Wel come and farewell dinner at typical nepali restarant
Insurance of Staff
All our Government taxex and office expenses

Cost exclusive:

International air fare
Travel Insurance.
Lunch during the trekking
personal expenses such as :Laundry,telephone calls,snacks, beverages etc
Travel insurance
Other cost not mention in cost inclusive sector
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Upper Mustang Trekking

Duration :

21 Days

Grading :

fairly strenuous

Group Size :

02-12 (Average size: 6)

Trip Seasons :

May , June , July , Aug, Sept, oct

Maximum Altitude :

4100 M.

Transportation :

plane Car / Van

Accommodation :

3 star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tent or lodge as per your wishes

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GPO BOX No. 20815, Kathmandu-3, Basundhara, Nepal
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