16 DAYS
Upper Mustang Trek
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The Upper Mustang Trek bring in to the forbidden of Kingdom (hidden valley) would be part of the Tibetan empire and is therefore closely tied.

Mustang trek is an observation of the hidden valleys of Upper Mustang, nestled between Tibet and the Himalayas – a place different from the rest of the world. The walled city of Lo-Manthang used to be a part of the Tibetan Kingdom of Gungthang until the 1830s. The early history of Lo-man thang is embellished in myths and legends rather than recorded facts. Even though Upper Mustang is changing it still surprises the visitors with its stunning vista and the stubborn way it clings to its unique culture. Crumbing artworks are slowly being restored further enhancing the beauty of this region.

Crumbling monasteries have been rebuilt and filled with the sound of shaved-headed children in robes studying ancient Buddhist ways and teachings. There are around 275 houses in Lo-Mangthang with four castes: the royal caste, the everyday folk, the blacksmiths and the butchers and millers. The royal palace roof has solar panels on it nowadays, along with a small herb garden of various holy decorations, flapping flags and of course stacked firewood. There was a time when it was mandatory for certain families to supply the firewood for the royal family. Sky burial and polyandry are still remaining cultural practices in the Upper Mustang region. Upper Mustang trekking is a once in a lifetime destination where you can explore the fascinating medieval walled kingdom.


Highlights of Upper Mustang Trek.


  • The ancient of Lo, Upper Mustang is one of the last places in Nepal with Tibetan Buddhist culture.
  • Wonderful landscape these are identical to the Tibetan village.
  • Include your trip during the Tiji festival, the festival celebrated in Lo- Mangthang is to pray for peace to concern evil.
  • Enjoys your tour to various historical, natural, cultural, heritage sites along with Nepal's oldest Buddhist monasteries
  • Unveil pre-historical culture by viewing a mysterious cave, cave temples are known for thousands of years old monasteries.

Itinerary

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Welcome by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • 3-star Hotel
Assist by a guide to transfer from Hotel to Tourist Bus Departure place at 06:00 Hrs and about 6 hours journey toward Pokhara where overnight accommodation with BB Plan is arranged.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Our guide assists you to transfer for Pokhara Airport to fly for Jomsom. This scenic adventurous flight takes about 20-25 minutes passing through the world’s deepest George presenting spectacular mountain views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Ranges and Fishtail with several famous peaks within the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area from its both sides. The airstrip is in Jomsom, the main village in the Kali Gandaki valley. Jomsom is the beginning point of our trek. After landing here we start our trek toward Kagbeni which takes about 3-4 hours walk. Kagbeni is also the checkpoint for entrance to restricted Upper Mustang Trekking. We can enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Tukuche peak while walking the trail in the opposite direction. Your overnight accommodation is set here in tented camp/tea house/Lodge.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
After the formalities of showing your restricted area trekking permit in Kagbeni, we start our trekking early because in Mustang there is heavy wind which gets up later in the day, blowing dust and sand around. In the route, we can see Nilgiri glowing orange in the first rays of the sun. We take the western route, following the east bank of the river until we reach the end of a broad valley Chuksang, where we cross the Kali Gandaki. After Kagbeni, the trail climbs up, giving us a good view of the village, the valley, and Nilgiri. At first, the path follows the river closely and later it leads eastwards to flat dry, desert-like land. Here the scenery is amazing and very characteristic of Mustang with red sandstone pillars and rock formations with fantastic forms and colors, formed by thousands of years of erosion. The first main village we reach, Tangbe, has red and whitewashed houses and on the other side of the river from here are caves, perched high in a vertical wall, which were believed as habitations in previous times. Chaile appears as a small white dot at the end of the canyon. The trail towards here descends gradually to the river-bed – this area is well-known for its fossils. The wide valley ends abruptly at a vertical cliff and a bridge crosses the Kali Gandaki, which flows through a natural tunnel in the cliff. The valley narrows further north and a steep trail leads us up to Chele, which is a small town with good views towards the Himalayan ranges. Our tented camp or tea house accommodation is set here in Chele for today.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Today we will climb the treeless, waterless territory, at the edge of a stupendous soak ravine to a pass a stone cairn at 3540m. The trail at that point makes a long slow plummet to Samar town. The Annapurna, still overwhelmed by Nilgiri, is obvious far toward the south. We'll move up above Samar to an edge and plummet into an enormous canyon. The trail proceeds through another valley field, crosses a stream and moves up to an edge at 3800m. The course navigates another pass, pursues an edge and dives to Shyangmochen. From here, we tenderly move to a go at 3770m and dive into Geling Town. Overnight stay at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest house
From Geling, the trail climbs tenderly up to the intriguing go of NYI La and slides beneath the blue, dark and red precipices. We traverse the steel extension of the Tangmar Chu (stream) and land at the longest Mani divider in Colt. We move over another go at 3,600 m and start the long delicate plunge to Charang town. The huge five-story white Dzong and red Gompa are amazing attractions here. We can likewise watch the accumulations of statues, Thankas and other huge depictions of the situated Buddha. Over night stay at a guesthouse – breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
Our trail climbs consistently until Lo-Gekar. Lo-Gekar Gompa is more seasoned than Samye Gompa in Tibet. It is in certainty one of the most established Gompas the area. In the wake of visiting Lo-Gekar, we proceed with our upper Horse trek to Lo-Manthang. The trail to Lo-Manthang is well-characterized with some minor climbing. We will pass the walled city of Lo along the preliminary, at that point make a short plummet, cross a stream and move to the level of Lo-Manthang. Over night stay at a guesthouse - breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
We will climb for two hours to Namgyal Gompa. This is arranged on a peak and here is a significant cloister for the neighborhood network. It additionally underpins a neighborhood court. After our visit to Namgyal Gompa, we proceed with our visit to Tingkhar. This is the last town toward the northwest of Lomanthang with around 40 houses. Subsequent to visiting the two spots we will come back to Lomanthang. Over night stay at a guesthouse – breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
Today our trail rises consistently and offers a keep going look at Lo Manthang before climbing an edge at 4070m and proceeding to the Chogo La (4210m/13810ft). This is the most elevated point on our Upper Bronco Trek. The trail at that point advances to a short, soak plummet and crosses the Charang Stream. We will move to Lo Geker and touch base at Ghar Gompa, a little cloister. We at that point climb the edge, cross a valley and elevated glades, and afterward drop down a lofty dissolved way to Drakmar. Over night stay at a guesthouse – breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
The trail presently drops, passing the stone dividers and fields of Drakmar before moving to an edge. It further plunges to the lower some portion of Ghami and after that to Jaite (3820m), dropping again to Chhung-Kah. We keep on tama Gaon (3710m) and down to Shyangmochen. Over night stay at a guesthouse – breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Our long climb presently pursues a stream right down to Chhusang. We can likewise take an elective course to Samar visiting Ranchung Cavern. The elective course is only 30-minutes longer. Overnight stay at a guesthouse – breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
Today we will pursue the stream, pass Chhusang town and make a short steep rising onto the valley floor. We continue climbing until we arrive at a little go from where we can see Muktinath and the red painted Buddhist Religious communities. Subsequent to navigating the pass, we drop down to the stream and cross by means of a suspension connect. We climb for some time and stroll through the towns to Muktinath. This course is exceptionally famous for the Fossil stone "Saligrams" which is for the most part found among Tetang and Gyu La Pass (4077m). It additionally offers a stupendous 140 degree perspective on the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Himalayan range. Over night stay at a guesthouse – breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
As we begin the final day’s hiking, Dhaulagiri glows orange and the yellow in the early morning sun. Today we take a side trip to the Bon Punt soling monastery in Lubra, before returning to Jomsom for the flight back to Pokhara. The trail is rather sporadic. From a small hill, the views of Muktinath are good and it is plain that much of the valley is used for agriculture. We soon reach the Panga Khola valley and the track follows the course of the river, but high upstream. We have to cross the river and walk downstream on the other side, which seems like a major detour but is necessitated by the steep cliffs further down. After a steep ascent and descent, we come to an area of pine forest – a surprising change of scenery! We are high above the river again and must cross two bigger side-valleys on the way downstream. Eventually, we come to some fenced-in fields and a garden with apple trees, near Lubra’s village school. The settlement of Lubra consists of about 20 houses near a bend in the river and was founded in connection with the establishment of the Bon Punt soling monastery in the 12th century. This is one of the very few Bon monasteries remaining in Nepal. Bon was the predominant religion in Tibet before the spread of Buddhism and is also called the fifth tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. In the monastery are pictures of four Lokapalas and Buddha Shakyamuni. Bags of masks hang from the ceiling. It is still the tradition today that the head member of Lubra’s nine major families automatically becomes a priest. After Lubra, the trail leads to the Kali Gandaki and we have to leap across the river Panga a couple of times! At the confluence of the two rivers, we join the caravan of tourists going to Jomsom.
  • 25 minutes
  • 3-star Hotel
We take early morning 20min flight from Jomsom to Pokhara; we transfer you to the Hotel there in Bb Plan. The day we give you a chance for exploring the beautiful valley Pokhara with its Natural and cultural beauty
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star Hotel
After having breakfast your trip starts by a drive back from Pokhara to Katmandu by tourist Coach about 6 hours driving (or take a short 30-minute flight) and overnight is arranged in Kathmandu as per agreed category with BB Plan. At evening Sherpa Expedition and Trekking, Private Limited invites you to join in a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese cultural restaurant.
  • 25 min utes
  • None
We are saying goodbye as your journey to Nepal comes to an end today! Approximately 3-4 hours before your scheduled flight our representative will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Services

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private Car/Jeep including airport transfers.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Both way flight from Pokhara to Jomsom and Jomsom to Pokhara including departure taxes
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking duffel bag, and trekking map.
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Special trekking permit), please bring 2 passport size photos for permit
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks, water, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment’s
  • Tips for trekking staff

Equipments

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Good to Know

Accommodation

In cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara accommodation will be in a 3-star category hotel. While on a trek, you will be accommodated in teahouses or lodges. The accommodation can be pretty basic except for a few villages as teahouses of this trail started only a few years back. Despite having relatively basic rooms and less facility, teahouses of this trail offer you the best possible services. Lodges with twin sharing rooms with clean common toilets are to be found often during the trek.


Meals and drinks during the trek

Your first meal of a day starts with plentiful western breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On the trek, teahouses provide you breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You have a variety of choices for food from local cuisine to International, generally, rice, noodles, spaghetti, egg, and macaroni are available. We highly recommend you to buy water purifying pills as you get to have stream water; however, you have an option of buying mineral water and boiled water at an additional cost. Note that, purchasing plastic bottled water is not eco-friendly.
 

Best time to travel

March till November is considered as the best period to trek to Upper Mustang. This trek is one of the few trekking routes doable even in monsoon season as the Upper Mustang region is on the leeward side, it won’t rain much so doing this trek in monsoon season is fine. Often trekkers travel during the month of May where festival like Tiji orTenchi is celebrated which happens to be a colorful festival for the people of Upper Mustang.
 

 Physical fitness

Upper Mustang Trek is a moderate trek suitable for all novice walkers and experienced trekkers but we recommend you to be prepared before embarking, regular exercises outdoor activities like swimming, cycling, jogging, makes your trek a lot easier, however, pass experienced is a plus.
 

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Duration
Duration
16 days
Season
Season
Spring / Autumn
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Advance
Altitude
Altitude
3,840m
Walking
Walking
6-7 Hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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Duration
Duration
16 days
Season
Season
Spring / Autumn
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Advance
Altitude
Altitude
3,840m
Walking
Walking
6-7 Hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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