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Trip Code #: MAI-UMT-13
price per person $1,650.00
duration 13 Days

Upper Mustang Trekking – Mustang is arid and starkly land beyond the mountains. It is also known as the desert of Nepal, which is bordered with Tibet. The Upper Mustang lifestyle and culture is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Lo-Manthang is the center of this ancient Himalayan Kingdom. Lo refers to upper Mustang and the capital of Lo is called Lo-Manthang. Still, the locals are practicing one of the oldest monarchy systems in the world. Still, local people have the same respect and love to their kings, even after the downfall of the monarchy in Nepal.

Upper Mustang Trekking – Mustang is arid and starkly land beyond the mountains. It is also known as the desert of Nepal, which is bordered with Tibet. The Upper Mustang lifestyle and culture are highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Lo-Manthang is the center of this ancient Himalayan Kingdom. Lo refers to upper Mustang and the capital of Lo is called Lo-Manthang. 

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OVERVIEW

Short Intro
Upper Mustang Trekking – Mustang is arid and starkly land beyond the mountains. It is also known as the desert of Nepal, which is bordered with Tibet. The Upper Mustang lifestyle and culture are highly influenced by Tibetan culture. Lo-Manthang is the center of this ancient Himalayan Kingdom. Lo refers to upper Mustang and the capital of Lo is called Lo-Manthang. Still, the locals are practicing one of the oldest monarchy systems in the world. Still, local people have the same respect and love to their kings, even after the downfall of the monarchy in Nepal.
Being under the rain shadow the barren land has very rare rainfalls. It has much less rain than in other parts of Nepal. The trekking trails go virtually treeless place in barren landscapes and with endless expanses of yellow and gray hills eroded by winds.

Being under the rain shadow the barren land has very rare rainfalls. It has much less rain than in other parts of Nepal. The trekking trails go virtually treeless place in barren landscapes and with endless expanses of yellow and gray hills eroded by winds.

The People of Lo-Manthang are known as Lobos. Agricultural is their main occupation. They usually herd yak, goat, and sheep, and buckwheat, barley, wheat, and mustard are the main crops they grow. To avoid the snow and cold most of the people depart down in winter. Some of them drop down up to the middle hilly reason and dwell in a different village for trade with some Tibetan medicine and other goods from Tibet.

May to October is the best time to visit Mustang. Depending on your time and interest their different mode of access. You can directly fly from Pokhara to Jomsom and start to trek or drive from Pokhara to Beni to Jomsom and start to trek. Also one can add few more days after doing throng- la pass of Annapurna Circuit trek and visit upper mustang.

Highlights of the trek

  • One of the world’s oldest monastery system ( local king), Kingdom beyond the giant mountains.
  • Centuries old caves and their significance.
  • The resemblance of traditional Tibetan culture.
  • Desert in the mountains.
  • Un-shamed, naughty, naked hills 🙂 barren ridges, deep canyons, bare cliffs, and moraines.
  • Golden apple garden.
  • Some of the oldest monasteries in the world.
arrival city Kathmandu
departure city Kathmandu
price per person
$1,650.00
duration 13 days
trekking days 5 days
difficulty
Medium-Hard
max elevation 3840m/12598ft
primary activities Trekking & Sightseeing
best season February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.
TRIP ROUTE Pokhara- Jomsom- Kagbeni- Charang- Lomanthang- Ghimi - Muktinath- Jomsom
includes
  • All necessary land transport as per the plan.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 2 nights in normal nice hotel in BB Plan – twin share basis.
  • Hotel in Pokhara 2 nights in normal nice hotel in BB Plan- twin share basis.
  • Flights from Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara for members and guide.
  • Kathmandu-Jomsom-Kathmandu bus fare for porters.
  • Breakfast – lunch and dinner during the trekking period.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trekking.
  • Professional English speaking guide and his salary.
  • Porter Salary.
  • Special permit for restricted area.
  • Annapurna Conservation area project fee.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs.
excludes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks.
  • Emergency medical evacuation.
  • Tips for staffs (mandatory).
  • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary.
ITINERARY
  • Day 01: Arrived in Kathmandu. Representative will pick up you in the airport and transfer to hotel Note: arrival should not be Friday)
  • Day 02: Preparation day for trek.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara- around 6 hours’ drive (Tourist Vehicle)
  • Day 04: Fly to Jomsom and Drive to kagbeni (2800m) & Trek to Chele (3570m)
  • Day 05: Trek Chele to Geling (3800m) – Walking hours around 6 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Geling to Charang (3560m) – Walking hours around 5:30 hours
  • Day 07: Lo Manthang (3840m) – Walking hours around 5 hours
  • Day 08: Explore around Lo Manthang (II)
  • Day 09: Drive to Jomsom from Lo Manthang – around 6 hours’ drive
  • Day 10: Morning flight from Jomsom to Pokhara & rest of the day tour around Pokhara.
  • Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu (Tourist Vehicle)
  • Day 13: Departure
OUR FIXED DEPARTURE DATES

If our fixed departure dates doesn’t match your holidays , feel free to let us know your appropriate dates. We will organize this trip in your given dates also. No sooner you send us email our travel expert quickly respond you with all details.

Do you like to do something different than in our standard itinerary or do you want to designed your own travel itinerary. Please send us your travel plan, we are always happy to organize your trip, depending on a itinerary specially designed by yourself.  More than that our travel expert will help you to designed a perfect itinerary based on your raw ideas. Feel difference with us while exploring the untamed land with our expert.


TRAIN YOURSELF

Qualification/Training

Best physical condition is required to do trekking in Nepal in high altitude. Lots of up down includes while doing trekking. We suggest running, walking, hiking in the hill, climbing stairs rather than elevator to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, biking in your daily base training.

Basic further Experience to do Trekking.

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 8 kg themselves on backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you to run about 4/5 miles in home for the preparation with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months to make yours climbing much more easier. Or use treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go to hike with load packed bag pack. If you do not have mountain and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than elevator.
  • Do regular swimming, biking, rowing for additional training
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  • To be like a local

    Travelling is not only to see, it is also like to be, everybody will walk the same way, but we lead you differently in the same trial. Everybody can see everything, but there is something that you can only see and feel. We will bring you to the school of kids, farms of farmers and also to the home of locals, and also eating and dancing with local.

  • We respect human and animal rights

    We always care about our guides and porters, about their foods, accommodation and even about their gears. Our porters never carry the weight more than 25 kgs, we always provide good wages on time. Not only that we never allowed to load more weight for donkeys, yaks, and jopkeys and also consult with their owner to feed them on time.