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.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
DURATION DAYS
TREKKING DAYS
12 Days
05 Days
DIFFICULTY
MAX ELEVATION
PRIMARY ACTIVITIES
Medium-Hard
3840m/12598ft
Trekking & Sightseeing

BEST SEASON

TRIP ROUTE

 

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December.

Pokhara- Jomsom- Kagbeni- Charang- Lomanthang- Ghimi – Muktinath- Jomsom

INCLUDED 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.
NOT INCLUDED 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.

 

1

Day 1

ARRIVED IN KATHMANDU. REPRESENTATIVE WILL PICK UP YOU IN THE AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL NOTE: ARRIVAL SHOULD NOT BE FRIDAY)
2

Day 2

PREPARATION DAY FOR TREK.
3

Day 3

DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO POKHARA- AROUND 6 HOURS’ DRIVE (TOURIST VEHICLE)
4

Day 4

FLY TO JOMSOM AND DRIVE TO KAGBENI (2800M) & TREK TO CHELE (3570M)
5

Day 5

TTREK CHELE TO GELING (3800M) – WALKING HOURS AROUND 6 HOURS
6

Day 6

TREK GELING TO CHARANG (3560M) – WALKING HOURS AROUND 5:30 HOURS
7

Day 7

LO MANTHANG (3840M) – WALKING HOURS AROUND 5 HOURS
8

Day 8

EXPLORE AROUND LO MANTHANG (II)
9

Day 9

DRIVE TO JOMSOM FROM LO MANTHANG – AROUND 6 HOURS’ DRIVE
10

Day 10

MORNING FLIGHT FROM JOMSOM TO POKHARA & REST OF THE DAY TOUR AROUND POKHARA.
11

Day 11

DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (TOURIST VEHICLE)
12

Day 12

DEPARTURE

Peak physical condition is required to do trekking in the high altitudes of Nepal. We recommend doing extensive training for the up and down routes of Nepal trekking trips. We suggest running, walking, hiking in the hills, and climbing stairs rather than using elevators to help you prepare for the trek. Daily base training can also include swimming, rowing, biking.

Basic Training to Experience our Trekking Tours

  • One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry a 35lb backpack.
  • We suggest you run about 4/5 miles at home with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months in preparation for this trek.
  • You may also use a treadmill (with incline adjustments) for everyday running and walking training.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain, then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded/packed backpack.
  • If you do not have mountains or nearby high hills, then use stairs to go up/down whenever you can, rather than using elevators.
2018 AVAILABLE DATES (Minimum of 2 People)
MAY 1-12
JUNE 1-12
JULY 1-12
AUG 1-12
SEPT 1-12

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