Upper Mustang Trekking


Arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu With the views of snow capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long , long time.we will be greeted by a representative from Create Himalaya Adventure who will drop you off at hotel. After checking in, you take a rest or visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Create Himalaya Adventure, you will be briefed about your daily activities.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meal: Welcome Dinner

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swyambhunath:-
Swyambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pasupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Bauddhanath Stupa:-
The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa's in South Asia.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Included Meal: Breakfast

We have breakfast then leave for Pokhara, also known as The Lake City owing to the large number of lakes in the city. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,794ft), Manaslu (8,156m/26,759ft), Machhapuchhre (6,993m/22,943ft), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. We then check-in to our hotel and take a rest. We enjoy boating in the Fewa Lake and stroll in the city’s quaint streets.
Hotel in Pokhara
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch

Today we will take an early morning flight to Jomsom which is famous for its apples, strong winds and the landscape. We begin our trek on an open trail alongside a beautiful valley. We pass through Eaklibatti village before reaching Jomsom which is ideally located at the bank of two rivers. The village is beautiful with flat-roofed houses and also has ruins of an old fortress.
Overnight at Teahouse in Kagbeni
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We get our permits checked then begin our trek on a trail alongside the Kali Gandaki River. We walk on sand amidst strong winds before ascending on a hill. We reach the Tangbe Village and admire its narrow alleyways, white-washed houses, barley and buckwheat fields, and apple orchards. We continue our walk and pass another village and cross a river on our way. Next, we walk on a ridge before reaching Chele Village.
Overnight at Teahouse in Chele
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our trek from today will be a little hard compared to what we experienced before. Our walk today involves crossing two passes, Taklam La pass (3,624m) and Dajori La pass (3,735). On our way, we enjoy great views of Tilicho, Yakawa Kang and Damodar Danda and pass by Ramchung Cave. We descend further and reach Samar Village. From here we walk on a trail above the village and reach a ridge. Next, we descend on a steep trail to a stream and continue our trek to Syanbochen.
Overnight at Teahouse in Syanbochen
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We ascend to the Yamda La pass at 3,850m. On the way, we pass by a few teahouses, chortens and beautiful villages. We trek through poplar forests and barley fields and reach Nyi Pass at 4,010m. From here, we descend to Ghami which is one of the biggest villages in the Lo region. The village is beautiful with fields surrounding the entire village.
Overnight at Teahouse in Ghami
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Our trek today begins with a descent through a rough and often slippery trail. We then cross a suspension bridge over the Ghami Khola and begin ascending. The pathway is beautiful with mani walls along the trail. Next, we cross the Tsarang La Pass at 3870m and reach Tsarang village. The village lies atop the Charang Chu canyon with a huge fortress and a red gompa towards its east.
Overnight at Teahouse in Tsarang
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek by descending to a canyon and cross a river before beginning our uphill trek to Lo La pass which at 3950m. From the top of the pass we can admire the beautiful Lo-Manthang village. From the pass we descend to Lo Manthang which is a beautiful walled village. From here the views of the Himalayas including Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I, Bhrikuti Peak as well as Damodar Kunda (pond) is quite good.
Overnight at Teahouse in Lo-Manthang
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Lo Manthang is a walled town of the remote Upper Mustang region of Nepal. We spend the day touring three major gompas of the town namely Jhampa, Thupchen and Chhoeda. All of these gompas have undergone expert restoration over the last two decades. We can also trek to Tingkhar which is a beautiful village located north-west of Lo-Mangthang.
Overnight at Teahouse in Lo-Manthang.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We trek on a different route when returning from Lo-Manthang. Our trail passes through Gyakar village which houses a century old Ghar Gompa with beautiful rock paintings. According to a local legend, anyone who makes a wish at the Gompa will have it fulfilled. We explore the Gompa and continue our trek to Drakmar.
Overnight at Teahouse in Drakmar
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We start our trek early to avoid strong winds and descend for the most part of the trek. Our trail passes through a dry plateau and fields before reaching Ghiling. The walk can be relatively difficult as we are most likely to experience strong winds on our face. Ghiling is mostly dry, but we still get good views of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri mountains. We can tour the village around the evening.
Overnight at Teahouse in Ghiling
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We begin our trek after breakfast. We walk on the same trail as before going up to Lo Manthang. On the way to Chhuksang we can enjoy great views of the Himalayas and small villages we pass en route.
Overnight at Teahouse in Chhuksang
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today is the last day of our trek and it is a long one. After trekking for a while, we come to an end of our Mustang trails and join the trails of the Annapurna circuit. We stop for lunch at Kagbeni. After lunch, we continue our trek to Jomsom.
Overnight at Teahouse in Jomsom
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. The airplane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains making the flight itself an amazing experience. After arriving in Pokhara, we can spend the rest of the day in leisure.
Hotel in Pokhara
Included meals: Breakfast.

After breakfast, we say goodbye to the beautiful northern skyline of Pokhara and drive towards Kathmandu. This will be a journey along river banks with wonderful views of terraced hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, we take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
Hotel in Kathmandu
Included meals: Breakfast Farewell Dinner

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience.
Included Meal: Breakfast

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1. I hadn't tried trekking till date. Should I do training to trek for Upper Mustang Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Upper Mustang Trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively is not hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Upper Mustang Trekking is of 17 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 13 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (dal-bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.

Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5. What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.

But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7. What if I want a flight to/from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom?

In our pre-planned package of the trip, we had mentioned that we will provide the private vehicle to/from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom. But if you want a flight to/from Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Jomsom, you must add a charge for a flight ticket for airfare.   

8. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Upper Mustang Trekking destination in the same region?

 If you are seeking for an alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose the Annapurna Circuit with Poon Hill TrekAnnapurna Circuit Via Tilicho Base Camp TrekJomsom Muktinath Trek, and Annapurna Circuit Trek which are amazing trekking routes.

9. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.

On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with the deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.

You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive at Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  •  Domestic Airfare  Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Every 2 trekkers: 1 carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee per person US$ 50 only.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks,
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs etc.

Trip Introduction

Mustang is one of the most amazing spots with bared land and mountain ranges and one of the less-visited Alpine areas if you compare it to others, such as Annapurna or Everest Alps. Upper Mustang Trek has a lot to offer: Sky Caves, cliff dwellings, cloud-scraping mountains, idyllic lakes, and pristine Vegetation.

Nothing beats the Upper Mustang when it comes to trekking in Nepal, this area is full of trails and the best circuits in Annapurna Region located in the Dhaulagiri Zone and part of Gandaki Pradesh. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you: the perfectly shaped grand canyon and organized Apple garden is a trilogy of photogenic heights.

About the Trek:

The restricted area in the Northern part of Nepal can be an absolutely ideal spot for trekkers who want to go beyond the beaten track to explore the remote landscape, unique Tibetan culture, and local lifestyle in these present days will truly ensure the best adventure trekking in Nepal.

This Region occupied the southern plateau of Tibet along with the high Himalayan giants like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The ancient Kingdom of Mustang currently the capital spot of the area - Lo-Manthang which was attached to Tibet, Although it gained as its identity as an autonomous dynasty throughout the centuries which is a walled city with their own present King (Jigme Prabal Bista) and the people still remain predominantly Tibetan according to the history for long years ago.

Additional Feature:

One of the regions in which outsiders are inaccessible. During this trek, the Great River Kali Gandaki with a majestic and fast-flowing river that has carved a deep Gorge through the Himalayas and to the plains. 17 day's Upper Mustang Trekking counting from your Arrival in Kathmandu included sightseeing around UNESCO World's Heritage Site till Final Departure. The trek begins from Jomsom and ends at the Jomsom.

Major Highlights of the Trip

→ Exciting Bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara with Excellent Mountain View and Green Hills
→ Scenic Mountain Flight From Pokhara to Jomsom
→ Kagbeni, Jomsom, Muktinath Village
→ Upper Mustang Forbidden Kings and Cave
→ Lo-Manthang Durbar and Tiji Festival
→ Thakali, Tibetan & Bon Religion
→ Panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Dhampus peak, Tilicho peak, Throng peak, Nilgiri Annapurna, Hiunchuli, etc.
→ Muktinath Buddhist and Hindu Temple
→ The deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki River

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Kathmandu full day Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) 6-7 hrs drive
Day 04: Pokhara fly to Jomsom (2670m), trek to Kagbeni (2850m) & 3-4 hrs walk
Day 05: Kagbeni to Chele (3050m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06: Chele to Syanbochen (3475m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 07: Syanbochen to Ghami (3520m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 08: Ghami to Tsarang (3620m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 09: Tsarang to Lo-Manthang (3730m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 10: Explore Lo-Manthang & Acclimatization
Day 11: Lo-Mangthang to Drakmar (3810m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 12: Drakmar to Ghiling (3806m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 13: Ghiling to Chhuksang (3050m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 14: Chhuksang to Jomsom (2670m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 15: Fly back to Pokhara (820m) 30 min. flight
Day 16: Pokhara to Kathmandu 6-7 hrs drive
Day 17: Final Departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Domestic Airfare  (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Every 2 trekkers: 1 carrier
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

When is the Best season for trekking in Upper Mustang?

Winter

December to February are the coldest months to trek, with the shortest days and the fewest people. There is often a lot of snow on the ground, especially above Jomsom Kagbeni, and getting to Destination can sometimes be very difficult or impossible. Many of the higher villages are abandoned for the winter.

Spring

March, April, and May are some of the busier months and for good reason. The days are getting warmer, the weather is mostly stable and the climbing season is in full swing. It really is an amazing sight from Jomsom Muktinath, Lo-Manthang. In the lower valleys, the flowers are blooming on the Rhododendrons and the terraced fields turn green with new shoots of vegetables.

Summer

From June to August the summer monsoons bring rain and snow. There are fewer visitors during these months, although some of the most beautiful, warm, blue-sky days occur now. Usually, by the afternoon, there is a rainstorm or snow higher up.

Autumn

This is the most popular time to visit the Annapurna Area. September through November is a time of steady weather patterns, less precipitation, and cleaner air. The lodges are full and everyone is friendly. If you enjoy meeting new friends, want the best chance for great weather and don’t mind an empty, this is the best trekking season.

Tour Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. However, this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

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2018-09-13 12:58:10

Rah Kel

"The best Experience in Himalaya"

Thanks, dear Ramji for being the best guide in Nepal! ... sharing some of your cultural ''secrets'' & realities... ''teaching'' us so much about local nature at Himalayas and above all becoming a full hearted friend! Haven't forget our deals... Just waiting for the perfect time 4 it! Dhanyabadh

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2017-10-05 07:58:08

Kirsten and Geir

"An amazing trekking-tour with Ram in the Himalayan mountains."

We have known Ramchandra since 2013 and had an amazing trekking-tour with him in the Himalayan mountains. Ramchandra is a good and trust-worthy guide, and because of his experience we felt safe and well taken care of throughout the hike.
He cooked great meals for us and was a nice travel-companien too. He has great knowledge about the culture, history and geography of Himalaya, which gave us unique insight and hiking-experience. Our trip with him in Himalaya was one of our best vacations.
We wish him all the best with his company and will definitely go trekking with him again!

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Upper Mustang Trekking

From $2699 USD
Duration 17 Days

Tour Grade moderate
Group Size 2- 30 Max
Max. Altitude 3810m
Starting point Jomsom
Ending Point Jomsom
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara / Full Board in Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu / Teahouse in Trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation / Jomsom Airfare

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